While the frontline indices are slowly coming off the coronavirus crisis induced market mayhem, there have been some stocks from the "essential" category that have zoomed up to 80% since March 25, 2020 when the nationwide lockdown came into force to curb Covid 19, a highly contagious virus that has taken global economy by storm.
Here is the list of all such stocks that have moved up sharply even in the lockdown when market witnessed tremendous sell-off:
|Stock||Last Traded Price as on April 8, 2020 on BSE||Percentage gain since March 25||Price on March 25||52-week high price|
|KRBL||Rs. 173.45||77%||Rs. 97.75||Rs. 365|
|Balrampur Chini Mills||Rs. 125.95||69%||Rs. 74.55||Rs. 195|
|Himadri Speciality Chemical||Rs. 47.95||68%||Rs 28.45||Rs. 121.95|
|Gujarat Alkalies & Chemicals||Rs. 319.35||50%||Rs. 212.55||Rs. 595.80|
|Heritage Foods||Rs. 249.15||44%||Rs. 173.30||Rs. 545|
|Emami||Rs. 217.5||40%||Rs. 155.15||Rs. 416.4|
|Aurobindo Pharma||Rs. 444.30||33%||Rs. 333.65||Rs. 838|
|Torrent Pharma||Rs. 2533.90||42%||Rs. 1779.25||Rs. 2640.95|
|Cipla||Rs. 511.8||36%||Rs. 376.45||Rs. 585.5|
The gains have primarily come due to first round buying seen by investors in businesses associated with supplies of essentials as well as pharma.