Banking companies were in demand during the fortnight. Oriental Bank of Commerce, Andhra Bank and Bank of India advanced 18%, 13% and 12%, respectively. Indian Bank and Union Bank of India rose 10% each.
Real estate companies were punished. DLF, Ansal Buildwell and BL Kashyap & Sons declined 20%, 10% and 9%, respectively. Housing Development & Infrastructure fell 6%, while Hubtown fell 5%.