Rollercoaster week sees 11 BSE 500 stocks give double-digit returns, ITC among them

The government hiked the National Calamity Contingent Duty (NCCD) on cigarettes by 16%. NCCD accounts for about 10% of overall taxes on cigarettes. Analysts expect the hike in the duty to give room for ITC to raise prices by about 1-3% across categories, which will subsequently drive its profitability.

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