India stocks mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.01% By

India stocks mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.01% – India stocks were mixed after the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher while losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the added 0.01%, while the index declined 0.08%.

The best performers of the session on the were Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS:), which rose 3.12% or 10.55 points to trade at 349.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Divi’s Laboratories Ltd. (NS:) added 1.98% or 64.75 points to end at 3,338.80 and Coal India Ltd (NS:) was up 1.55% or 3.55 points to 232.40 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Asian Paints Ltd. (NS:), which fell 1.86% or 59.95 points to trade at 3,167.00 at the close. Infosys Ltd (NS:) declined 1.41% or 22.10 points to end at 1,547.20 and Titan Company Ltd (NS:) was down 1.18% or 30.80 points to 2,584.65.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tata Steel Ltd (BO:) which rose 1.18% to 111.75, Nestle India Ltd (BO:) which was up 1.13% to settle at 20,476.30 and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (BO:) which gained 1.02% to close at 4,453.00.

The worst performers were Asian Paints Ltd. (BO:) which was down 1.94% to 3,164.75 in late trade, Infosys Ltd (BO:) which lost 1.39% to settle at 1,547.10 and Titan Company Ltd (BO:) which was down 1.24% to 2,583.00 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1028 to 886 and 65 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1738 rose and 1726 declined, while 189 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.19% to 13.32 a new 52-week low.

Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.44% or 7.90 to $1,802.80 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.56% or 0.40 to hit $70.62 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.64% or 0.49 to trade at $75.61 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.13% to 82.52, while EUR/INR rose 0.43% to 87.15.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 104.41.

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