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Year in review: Top 10 best and worst performing stocks of 2017

There were at least 79 stocks on the BSE-500 which gained over 100% in 2017

Aprajita Sharma  |  New Delhi 

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A broker monitors share prices while trading at a brokerage firm in Mumbai. (File photo: Reuters)

The year 2017 was rewarding one for Dalal Street, with over 80 stocks on the more than doubling investors' wealth during the year, even as the S&P BSE Sensex rallied 27%. Two stocks - and - delivered over 1,000% during the period. There were at least 80 stocks on the BSE-500 that gained over 100% in 2017. By comparison, the BSE-500 and the S&P BSE Sensex advanced 35% and 27%, respectively. The top performer HEG, engaged in manufacturing of graphite electrodes, spiked as much as 1,455% in 2017. The industrial goods company's sales revenue and operating profit grew by 101% and 778%, respectively in the September quarter as compared to the same quarter of 2016. Earlier this month, rating agency India Ratings & Research (Ind-Ra) had upgraded the credit rating of the company as 'IND A+' with a positive outlook. was a close second, rallying 1192% so far in 2017 even as market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) allegedly raised a red flag on the sharp rally in the stock following a preferential allotment to institutional investors between April and June. In September, Global brokerage house CLSA added the stock in its Asia ex-Japan long-only portfolio. READ FULL REPORT Graphite electrodes manufacturer, Graphite India, surged over 800% this year.

The company's sales revenue jumped 35.8% year-on-year in the September quarter, while EPS grew over 460%. Venky's India, and rallied over 500% each, while Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Company, Avanti Feeds, and Himadri Speciality Chemical gained 487%, 416% and 361%, respectively. There were some losers as well. At least 29 stocks on the shed in the range of 10 to 66% so far in 2017. These include (down 40%), Glenmark Pharma (down 33%), Siti Networks (down 32%), Advanced Enzyme Technologies (down 30%), MCX (down 28%) and (down 22%) etc. Top 10 best performers on BSE-500

Stock price (Rs)
Stock name 30-Dec-2016 29-Dec-17 (% change)
HEG 150.00 2332.35 1454.90
Indiabulls Ventures 20.55 265.60 1192.46
Graphite India 72.95 709.60 872.72
Rain Industries 54.80 371 577.01
VenkyS (India) 427.90 2781.80 550.11
Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Company 47.25 277.50 487.30
Avanti Feeds 490.95 2533.35 416.01
Himadri Speciality Chemical 33.30 153.55 361.11
Phillips Carbon Black 222.85 975.30 337.65
Dilip Buildcon 229.25 986.80 330.45
Top 10 worst performers on BSE 500
Stock price (Rs) % Change
Stock name 30-Dec-16 29-Dec-17
Lupin 1483.70 884.65 -40.38
Glenmark Pharma. 888.55 595.05 -33.03
Siti Networks 38.10 25.80 -32.28
Advance. Enzyme. 396.75 276.70 -30.26
Multi Comm. Exc. 1266.55 912.80 -27.93
Indo Count Inds. 163.60 124.25 -24.05
Dena Bank 32.75 25.30 -22.75
Strides Shasun 1060.60 822.75 -22.43
Dr Reddy's Labs 3058.50 2414.40 -21.06
Inox Wind 182.00 143.95 -20.91
Source: AceEquity

First Published: Fri, December 29 2017. 16:27 IST
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