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

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

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.

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

Index Annual Returns (%)
Nifty Realty 107
Nifty Metal 42
Nifty Next 50 41
Nifty Financial Services 40
Nifty Bank 36
Sensex 27
Nifty 27

Annual review of best-performing stocks across sectors

Stock Annual Returns (%)
Jindal Steel & Power 227
Indiabulls Real Estate 224
Godrej Properties 157
Tata Global Beverages 155
Titan 154
Jindal Stainless (Hisar) 133
APL Apollo Tubes 131
Sobha 131
Jubilant Foodworks 130
DLF 115
Welspun Corp 104
Bajaj Finance 101
United Spirits 101
JSW Steel 99
Sun TV Network 97
Prestige Estates Projects 95
TVS Motors 92
Motherson Sumi 76
Reliance Industries 75
Oberoi Realty 75
Tata Steel 73
SAIL 73
Bajaj Finserv 71
Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services 70
Indiabulls Housing Finance 69
HUL 67
The Phoenix Mills 66
Maruti Suzuki 64
Piramal Enterprises 61
Britannia 61
Shriram Transport Finance 61
Federal Bank 59
Bharti Airtel 58
Bharat Financial Inclusion 58
Bharat Forge 55
South Indian Bank 53
Hindalco 52
HDFC Bank 51
Ashok Leyland 51
Bajaj Holdings & Investment 51
Indian Bank 49
Idea Cellular 47
Container Corporation of India 46
RBL Bank 45
Apollo Tyres 44
Godrej Industries 44
Bank of India 44
HDFC 43
Vedanta 43
Kotak Mahindra Bank 41
Interglobe Aviation 41
Pidilite Industries 41
Hindustan Copper 41
IndusInd Bank 39
Punjab National Bank 38
Wipro 32
Yes Bank 29

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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