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Marico stocks surge 11% as falling input cost prices aid margins

Copra prices have come down by 32% in the current year

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The stock of Marico is up over 11 per cent since the end of the July-September quarter, aided by a fall in input cost prices. This has helped the stock outperform benchmark indices this year. A Marico investor would have made 14.9 per cent gains since December last year, even as the S&P BSE Sensex is up 4.1 per cent.   Falling raw material costs, especially copra, has buoyed sentiment for the stock. Copra is a key raw material in the making of coconut oil. A continuing fall is likely to help act as a tailwind in the next quarter too, if past trends are anything to go ...