Dalal Street extends jubilation: Real estate, BFSI, metal emerge as most promising sectors in 2017

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Updated: March 14, 2018 6:02:14 PM

Dalal Street extended the year-long jubilation on Friday with Sensex and Nifty mounting to fresh record highs. We take a look at the best performing sectors and a few stocks which have outperformed the headline indices in the period of one year.

BSE Sensex inched up 134.93 points to hit a record high of 34,638.42 whereas NSE Nifty added as much as 39.05 points to hit a fresh peak of 10,690.25 on Friday. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Dalal Street extended the year-long jubilation on Friday with Sensex and Nifty mounting to fresh record highs. The bull phase in Indian stock markets has steered the headline indices Sensex and Nifty to fresh benchmarks in the new year 2018 day after day. With an extended rally of nearly a 13-month in the domestic markets, Sensex and Nifty has returned more than 30% while the returns inch up to over 50% if a 24-month period is taken into consideration. Other sectoral indices such as real estate, bank, metal, financial services have also rallied in the same period vastly outperforming Sensex and Nifty. Over the course of one year, Sensex and Nifty have returned about 26-27% with the blue-chip stocks such as Maruti Suzuki, HDFC Bank, HDFC, Tata Steel, DLF, Bharti Airtel, Indiabulls Housing Finance, Yes Bank, HUL, Kotak Mahindra Bank, IndusInd Bank and Reliance Industries rising between 30% to 90%. We take a look at the best performing sectors and a few stocks which have risen phenomenally well in the period of last year. Annual review of best-performing sectors and key equity indices Sensex, Nifty

IndexAnnual Returns (%)
Nifty Realty107
Nifty Metal42
Nifty Next 5041
Nifty Financial Services40
Nifty Bank36
Sensex27
Nifty27

Annual review of best-performing stocks across sectors

StockAnnual Returns (%)
Jindal Steel & Power227
Indiabulls Real Estate224
Godrej Properties157
Tata Global Beverages155
Titan154
Jindal Stainless (Hisar)133
APL Apollo Tubes131
Sobha131
Jubilant Foodworks130
DLF115
Welspun Corp104
Bajaj Finance101
United Spirits101
JSW Steel99
Sun TV Network97
Prestige Estates Projects95
TVS Motors92
Motherson Sumi76
Reliance Industries75
Oberoi Realty75
Tata Steel73
SAIL73
Bajaj Finserv71
Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services70
Indiabulls Housing Finance69
HUL67
The Phoenix Mills66
Maruti Suzuki64
Piramal Enterprises61
Britannia61
Shriram Transport Finance61
Federal Bank59
Bharti Airtel58
Bharat Financial Inclusion58
Bharat Forge55
South Indian Bank53
Hindalco52
HDFC Bank51
Ashok Leyland51
Bajaj Holdings & Investment51
Indian Bank49
Idea Cellular47
Container Corporation of India46
RBL Bank45
Apollo Tyres44
Godrej Industries44
Bank of India44
HDFC43
Vedanta43
Kotak Mahindra Bank41
Interglobe Aviation41
Pidilite Industries41
Hindustan Copper41
IndusInd Bank39
Punjab National Bank38
Wipro32
Yes Bank29

Even today, India’s stock markets extended gains with Sensex and Nifty hitting their respective fresh lifetime highs. Sensex topped 34,638 while Nifty was just 10 points away from 10,700. Infosys shares hit a fresh 52-week high ahead of Q3 earnings later today with shares of Reliance Industries, ICICI Bank, Tata Motors, HDFC and L&T rallying the most. BSE Sensex inched up 134.93 points to hit a record high of 34,638.42 whereas NSE Nifty added as much as 39.05 points to hit a fresh peak of 10,690.25.

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