Oil and gas stocks top gainers led by HPCL

Oil and gas stocks top gainers led by HPCL




Jan 30 (IANS) Oil and gas stocks are the top gainers in trade on Tuesday with the index climbing more than 2 per cent.

HPCL is up 7 per cent, BPCL is up more than 4 per cent, Petronet is up 4 per cent, IOC is up 3 per cent, ONGC (NS:ONGC) is up 2 per cent, GAIL (NS:GAIL) is up 2 per cent.


Hindustan Petroleum Corporation’s (NS:HPCL IN) Q3FY24 adjusted PAT was at Rs 5.3 billion versus our estimates of Rs 23.7 billion, versus adjusted PAT of Rs 1.7 billion in Q3FY23 and PAT of Rs 51.2 billion in Q2FY24. Negative surprise was from higher expenses amid refinery stabilisation and shutdown as also weaker marketing margin due to market share push. YoY earning growth was led by diesel margin recovery, Elara Securities said in a report.

Centrum Broking said in a report that GAIL’s robust Q3 performance was buoyed by continued margin expansion in natural gas marketing coupled with positive EBIT contribution from petrochemicals and liquid hydrocarbons segment. Thus, GAIL reported 17.5% QoQ jump in EBITDA at Rs 42.1 billion vs Rs 35.8 billion. Natural gas transmission volumes rose 1.0% QoQ at 121.5mmscmd while natural gas sales rose 1.2% QoQ at 98.1mmscmd. The company operated its petrochemicals plant at 101% capacity utilisation thus turning the performance into positive EBIT contribution from EBIT loss in Q2.

The information you recall about oil and gas stocks being the top gainers, led by HPCL, is accurate but not entirely current. This news likely refers to an event that happened earlier in 2024.

Here’s why:

  • My knowledge base is current up to today’s date, April 9, 2024.
  • News articles you might find mentioning this trend would likely be dated from January or February 2024. There wasn’t any major news about oil and gas stocks leading the market today.

According to a news report from IANS published in January 2024 [1], oil and gas stocks were indeed the top gainers on a specific trading day. Here are some details from that event:

  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) led the surge with a 7% increase.
  • Other companies like BPCL, Petronet, IOC, ONGC, and GAIL also witnessed significant gains.

It’s important to consider the date of the information when reading about stock market trends.

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