India shares mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.13%

© Reuters. India shares mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.13% – India equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the fell 0.13%, while the index climbed 0.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were Asian Paints Ltd. (NS:), which rose 8.54% or 218.30 points to trade at 2774.50 at the close. UPL Ltd (NS:) added 7.47% or 51.65 points to end at 743.30 and ITC Ltd (NS:) was up 4.43% or 9.00 points to 212.25 in late trade.

Biggest losers included GAIL Ltd (NS:), which lost 5.18% or 8.35 points to trade at 152.70 in late trade. Coal India Ltd (NS:) declined 4.36% or 6.70 points to end at 146.80 and Tata Motors Ltd (NS:) shed 4.22% or 13.75 points to 312.25.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Asian Paints Ltd. (BO:) which rose 8.51% to 2773.60, ITC Ltd (BO:) which was up 4.45% to settle at 212.35 and Nestle India Ltd (BO:) which gained 2.78% to close at 17177.80.

The worst performers were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:) which was down 2.82% to 891.40 in late trade, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO:) which lost 2.45% to settle at 741.65 and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (BO:) which was down 2.00% to 5195.85 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1038 to 625 and 64 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1615 fell and 1347 advanced, while 133 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

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The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 0.93% to 20.2675.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.57% or 10.35 to $1834.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.88% or 0.56 to hit $64.38 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.92% or 0.62 to trade at $67.67 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.24% to 73.291, while EUR/INR fell 0.02% to 88.7225.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 90.537.

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