Shares of state-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs) were under pressure in the late morning deals on Tuesday with Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) and Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) falling up to 6 per cent on the BSE, on profit booking.
In the past three months, HPCL (up 33 per cent), IOCL (up 22 per cent) and BPCL (up 15 per cent) have outperformed the market. In comparison, the S&P BSE Sensex has gained 10 per cent during the same period till yesterday.
In January-March (Q4FY19) quarter, IOCL, BPCL and HPCL reported a combined net profit of Rs 12,099 crore, up 21 per cent over previous year quarter, aided by stronger marketing margins during the quarter and inventory gains. Read More
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