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UltraTech Cement, Grasim, Adani Enterprises, Kotak Mahindra Bank among top Nifty gainers this week

UltraTech Cement, Grasim, Adani Enterprises, Kotak Mahindra Bank among top Nifty gainers this week
  • It was a mixed week for India's Nifty50 as the index recorded three days of upside and pared the gains in the next two days.
  • However, despite the plunge in the past two days, all Nifty components ended in the green, except four stocks — Airtel, IndusInd Bank, SBI and Coal India.
  • These were the top ten Nifty gainers this week.
  • Check out the latest news and updates on Business Insider.
It was a mixed week for India's Nifty50 as the index recorded three days of upside and pared the gains in the next two days. On average, the index is up 2.6% from the closing price on February 26.

The market recorded dramatic mood swings amid the global stock's retreat. This led to an over 300 points plunge in the past two days. The meltdown in global shares was triggered after US treasury yields rattled equity investors while hoisting the dollar to a three-month high. The 10-year treasury yield spiked back above 1.5%, indicating renewed inflation fears.

However, despite the plunge in the past two days, all Nifty components except four stocks — Airtel, IndusInd Bank, SBI and Coal India — ended in the green, adding up to a maximum of 12% of their value.

These were the top 10 Nifty gainers this week:

​#1 UltraTech Cement gained over 12% since February 26

​#1 UltraTech Cement gained over 12% since February 26
BI India

The Aditya Birla Group's cement subsidiary, UltraTech Cement, shares recorded an all-time high of ₹6,944 a share this week after a great demand for cement shares flooded the otherwise tepid market. Its peers ACC, Ambuja Cement and Ramco also recorded their fresh highs.

The stock has already surpassed ICICI Securities and Motilal Oswal's target price, and Share Khan expects the company to touch ₹7,200 a piece led by healthy demand.

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​#2 Grasim Industries gained over 11% in the past one week

​#2 Grasim Industries gained over 11% in the past one week
BI India

Another Aditya Birla Group's subsidiary Grasim Industries was the second top gainer in Nifty's weekly list. The Analysts have maintained a bullish recommendation for the stock expecting an upside of nearly 10% from here onwards. Independent market expert Kunal Bothra told ET Now that he expects a target price of ₹1,456.

Share Khan also expects the stock to touch ₹1,430 led by strong performance.

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​#3 Adani Enterprises gained over 11% in the past one week

​#3 Adani Enterprises gained over 11% in the past one week
BI India

Adani Enterprises joined the ₹1 trillion market capitalisation party after an 11% rally in its shares in the past one week. The stock has rallied more than 44% percent since the company acquired a stake in Mumbai Airport.

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​#4 Kotak Mahindra Bank is up nearly 8% in the last one week

​#4 Kotak Mahindra Bank is up nearly 8% in the last one week
BI India

There were many triggers for Kotak Mahindra Bank's share price this week. The private sector lenders acquired a 9.99% stake in Ferbine Private Limited's equity shareholding at the beginning of the week. Followed by inking a pact with the Indian Army to handle their salary accounts and divestment of a 10% stake in ECA Trading Services to one of its subsidiaries for nearly ₹2 crore.

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​#5 Hero MotoCorp up nearly 8% since February 26

​#5 Hero MotoCorp up nearly 8% since February 26
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The shares of Hero MotoCorp saw an increased interest from investors after the bike two-wheeler major beat the street's expectations and reported higher sales. The company's total sales were marginally higher at 1.5% YoY to 5,05,467 units.

Brokerage firm Sharekhan is bullish on Hero MotoCorp and has pegged a target price of ₹4030.

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​#6 UPL gained over 6% in the past one week

​#6 UPL gained over 6% in the past one week
BI India

The chemical industry company UPL gained over 6% after the company said there was no material impact on revenues while responding to the clarification sought by the exchange about Tuesday's fire incident.

There are alternative sources available for the products that were manufactured in the Jagadia unit in Gujarat, the company said.

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​#7 Maruti Suzuki up nearly 6% in the past one week

​#7 Maruti Suzuki up nearly 6% in the past one week
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Maruti Suzuki also had many triggers this week. India’s largest carmaker reported 11.8% higher sales to 1,64,469 units in February. The company also announced that its service network had crossed 4,000 touch-points across the country, covering 1989 towns and cities. This is the widest service network offered by any automobile brand in the country.

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​#8 Infosys stood eighth in the weekly list after gaining nearly 6%

​#8 Infosys stood eighth in the weekly list after gaining nearly 6%
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A reported $500 million deal with internet giant Google once again brought the limelight back on Infosys. The stock rallied 6% in the past one week. The company also announced that it would double Canada’s employee headcount to 4,000 by 2023.

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​#9 Asian Paints gained 5% in the past one week

​#9 Asian Paints gained 5% in the past one week
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Credit Suisse has maintained an “outperform” outlook on Asian Paints with a target price of ₹2800. Edelweiss has also maintained a “buy” rating for the stock with a target price of ₹3140 after it clocked a record-breaking third quarter.

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​#10 Shree Cement gained over 5% in the past one week

​#10 Shree Cement gained over 5% in the past one week
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Shree Cement is another cement stock that saw a great demand in the market. Just like its peers ACC, Ambuja Cement and Ramco — Shree Cement was up 5% this week.

Sharekhan expects the stock to hit the target price of ₹31,610 in its research report dated February 19.

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