Non-ferrous metal companies were a mixed bag during the fortnight. Hindalco and Arcotech advanced 9% and 4%, respectively. Hindustan Zinc and Nissan Copper ended flat. National Aluminium Co fell 5% .
Farm and farm input companies were punished. Nagarjuna Agrichem, Excel Crop Care, RCF and National Fertilisers declined 19%, 18%, 17% and 16%, respectively. Escorts and Excel Industries fell 11% each.