Non-ferrous metals companies were in demand during the fortnight. Hindustan Zinc soared 14% and Arcotech rose 7%. Man Industries (India) ended flat. Hindalco Industries declined 1%.
Refinery companies were punished. Hindustan Petroleum Corp tanked 10%. Indian Oil Corp, Reliance Industries and Bharat Petroleum Corp declined 7% each. Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals fell 2%.