Shares of shipping companies were in demand during the fortnight. Varun Shipping Co soared 20%, Bharati Shipyard surged 18%, Shipping Corp of India advanced 17% and Great Eastern Shipping Co rose 10%.
Real estate companies were punished. Orbit Corporation tumbled 15%; DLF and Ansal Buildwell tanked 14% each; Parsvnath Developers, Peninsula Land and Ansal Housing fell 10% each. Kolte Patil Developers fell 8%.