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HPCL Plunges by 5%; BSE OIL & GAS Index Down 2.1%
Wed, 3 Apr 03:20 PM

HPCL share price has plunged 5% and is presently trading at Rs 275.

Meanwhile, the BSE OIL & GAS Index is at 15,238 (down 2.1%).

Among the top losers in the BSE OIL & GAS Index today is HPCL (down 5.1%).

CASTROL INDIA (up 1.4%) and INDRAPRASTHA GAS (up 0.9%) are among the top gainers today.

Over the last one year, HPCL has moved down from Rs 344 to Rs 275, registering a loss of Rs 69 (down 20.1%)..

The BSE OIL & GAS has moved up from 14,596 to 15,238, registering a gain of 642 points (up 4.4%) during the last 12 months.

The top gainers among the BSE OIL & GAS Index stocks during this same period were RELIANCE IND. (up 54.0%), GAIL (up 8.6%) and INDRAPRASTHA GAS (up 8.1%).

What About the Benchmark Indices?

The BSE Sensex is at 39,270 (down 0.5%). The top gainers among the BSE Sensex stocks today are MARUTI SUZUKI (up 2.8%). The most traded stocks in the BSE Sensex are TATA STEEL and WIPRO.

In the meantime, NSE Nifty is at 11,761 (down 0.6%). INDIABULLS HOU. FIN. (up 3.5%) is among the top gainers in NSE Nifty.

Over the last 12 months, the BSE Sensex has moved up from 33,255 to 39,270, registering a gain of 6,015 points (up 16.9%).

HPCL Financial Update...

HPCL net profit down at Rs 2 billion for the quarter ended December 2018, compared to a loss of Rs 19 billion a year ago. Net Sales rose 22.8% to Rs 771.8 billion during the period as against Rs 628.3 billion in October-December 2017.

For the year ended March 2018, HPCL reported 0.3% decrease in net profit to Rs 59.0 billion compared to net profit of Rs 59.2 billion during FY17.

Revenue of the company grew 14.0% to Rs 2,443 billion during FY18.

The current Price to earnings ratio of HPCL, based on rolling 12 month earnings, stands at 8.3x.

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