80% of stocks that zoomed over 50% belonged to the segment; but there were big losers too

In the raging bull market of 2017, small stocks have roared the loudest. The BSE S&P Small Cap index has rallied about 50 per cent over the past year, double the 25 per cent gain in the benchmark Sensex. But that just gives a hint of the mega-gains made by several small-cap stocks (that is, stocks with a market capitalisation of less than ₹5,000 crore).More than 80 per cent of the 861 stock...