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IDFC, JP Associates top 2012 returns on Nifty

Boith stocks delivered 86% to investors, Tata Motors was third best stock, yielding 75%

Neha Pandey Deoras  |  Bangalore 

Banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI), auto and infrastructure stocks were among the stronger performers at the bourses in calendar 2012, as the National Stock Exchange's (NSE) 50-stock index jumped 36.56 per cent and the Bombay Stock Exchange's 30-stock sensitive index or rose 25 per cent between December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2012.

The best of Nifty, 2012
Stock Price: Dec 31, 2011 (Rs) Price: Dec 31, 2012 (Rs) Returns (%)
JP Associates 52 97 86.56
IDFC 92 171 85.86
Tata Motors 179 313 75
Asian Paints 2,592 4,433 71
Ultra Tech Cement 1,167 1,986 70
Axis Bank 808 1,357 68
ICICI Bank 685 1,138 66
Maruti Suzuki 918 1,490 62
L&T 995 1,607 61.50
HCL Tech 388 619 59.53
HDFC Bank 477 679 59
Closing price source: NSE
Among stocks, and delivered the highest returns of about 86 per cent each. jumped from Rs 92 to Rs 171 between December 2011 and December 2012 and rose from Rs 52 to Rs 97. was the third best stock in this period, yielding 75 per cent to investors. The stock moved from Rs 179 to Rs 313. (at Rs 4,433 in December 2012) and UltraTech Cements (at Rs 1,986 in December 2012) gave 71 and 70 per cent, respectively, in the past one calendar year. gave the highest return among banks at 68 per cent and returned 66 per cent.

While ICICI Bank's stock price stood at Rs 1,138 from Rs 685, moved from Rs 808 to Rs 1,357. returned 59 per cent to its investors, the stock price moved from Rs 427 to Rs 679. Maruti Suzuki was the next best auto stock in the Nifty, after Tata Motors, the stock price moved from Rs 918 to Rs 1,490, up 62 per cent. Infrastructure major L&T stock moved up to Rs 1,607 from Rs 995, up nearly 62 per cent. Lastly, HCL Tech gave nearly 60 per cent as the stock moved up from Rs 388 to Rs 619.

First Published: Thu, January 03 2013. 12:46 IST
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