In the last one year, the big story has always been about small caps and mid caps which have outperformed the Sensex and the Nifty by a distance.
It is always very difficult to pick the best performing small cap and mid cap as these are high beta stocks, that may fall faster then the overall markets.
Here are 7 small stocks that have given good returns in the last 1 year.
This company has given a returns of 301 per cent in the last one year. It is one of the best performing small cap stocks.
Manappuram Finance is one of the leading gold loan companies in the country. Interestingly, gold prices too have rallied and the company's financial performance is also boosting the stock.
It would be interesting to see where the stock is headed and much of movement may depend on gold prices.
Manappuram shares are now trading at Rs 95 on the NSE.
All stocks cannot give 300 per cent returns. However, GNFC with close to 200 per cent returns, is another stock thathas grown investor wealth in the last 1 year.
Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizer Corporation (GNFC) is a government of Gujarat enterprise that manufacturers urea.
Again, solid demand for its products, which reflected in the results, saw a sharp jump in the share price.
Even as the government aims to double farmer wealth, this company could be one of the major beneficiaries.
The shares of GNFC were last trading at Rs 161 on the NSE.
Sugar stocks have been on a roll in the last one year and Balrampur Chini, being one of the major players in the industry, has seen its stock rally.
The shares of the company have gained a staggering 140 per cent, making it among the great small cap stories this year.
The rally was on the back of a sharp increase in the price of sugar.
Balrampur Chini Mills share price was last seen trading at Rs 104 on the NSE.
Like Manappuram Finance, this is also a Kerala based gold loan financing company. The shares of the company are trading at Rs 341 and have seen a solid rally of more than 115 per cent in the last one year.
The rally has largely been led by a solid financial performance.
Also, gold prices have gained almost 20 per cent in the last one year, which has also pushed the prices of companies lending against gold higher.
As long as gold prices remain high, expect these companies also to do well.
Shree Renuka Sugars is yet another sugar company that has seen its share prices rally higher, gaining almost 115 per cent in the last one year. This is largely on the back of gains seen in sugar prices.
This story is similar to Balramput Chini, though the latter has gained more.
Shree Renuka Sugars is the amongst the biggest sugar players in the world and operates eleven mills globally (four in Centre-South Brazil and seven in India). It also has an integrated ethanol and power co-generation capacity.
India Cements is another stock that has gained almost 110 per cent in the last one year.
Firming-up of cement prices in the areas that it operates has helped support the stock price. The company has also performed reasonably well, which has helped support the share price.
The company has 11 cement plans spread over several states.
The share price of the company is currently trading at Rs 149 on the NSE.
Delta Corp a gaming and hospitality company has seen its share price rally by 104 per cent in the last 1 year.
The stock is now trading at Rs 156.
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