Calm stocks make big ripples on choppy D Street

Calm stocks make big ripples on choppy D Street

Risk-averse investors often prefer buying low-beta stocks, whose returns are ideally more stable than high-beta shares While low-beta in the financial world is often synonymous with safety but boring returns, in the year that has seen equity market rallying over 20%, as many as 24 low-beta stocks in the BSE 100 index outperformed the index itself as on September 22. In comparison, just 21 high-beta stocks beat the benchmark, shows a DNA Money analysis. Risk-averse investors often prefer buying low-beta stocks, whose returns are ideally more stable than high-beta shares….

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They all ask you only to buy & hold: So, when to sell a stock?

They all ask you only to buy & hold: So, when to sell a stock?

Most investment adviser tell investors what and when to buy a stock; seldom do they talk about selling. Selling a stock at the right time is key to making money in equity. The buy-and-hold investment philosophy does not hold good all the time. However, selling stocks because the benchmarks are trading at record highs is not a sound investment approach either. The movement of the Sensex and the Nifty50 may not have any direct impact on specific sectors or stocks. Here are four easy-to-understand reasons that tell you when to sell…

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Top 20 multibagger stocks which rose over up to 700% and doubled PAT in 1 year

Top 20 multibagger stocks which rose over up to 700% and doubled PAT in 1 year

P/E is a volatile indicator because it frequently changes with the slight change in either earnings or stock price. Big gains come in small sizes, which is especially true for smallcap stocks which have outperformed benchmark indices by a wide margin in the last one year. The S&P BSE Sensex rose 17 percent while the S&P BSE Smallcap Index rallied by about 30 percent in the same period. Smallcap stocks which are always labelled as ‘high risk’ but give big returns when compared with largecaps. Choosing the right stocks matters…

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Top 10 stocks whose profit more than doubled & gave up to 300% return in 1 year

Top 10 stocks whose profit more than doubled & gave up to 300% return in 1 year

Almost 43 companies saw their profit doubling for the quarter ended March 31 compared to corresponding quarter of last fiscal.   If you report results which surpass analyst expectations of on continuous basis rest assured that D-Street will reward you. The March quarter results for India Inc. did not disappoint D-Street much, in fact in some cases it was better than expectations. India Inc. reported steady progress in revenue and net profit growth for the quarter ended March 31. A sample of top ten companies whose net profit more than…

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Nearly 100 stocks which pared debt in last one year gave multibagger returns of up to 600%

Nearly 100 stocks which pared debt in last one year gave multibagger returns of up to 600%

Investors should give equal importance to sector outlook, business efficiency and ability to turn around the business.   Debt is an important aspect of a balance sheet especially for capital intensive companies but too much of debt without adequate cash flow will start to hurt margins. A lot of companies with excessive debt on the books are struggling to keep up with repayments. A scenario which was brought to light by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) last week when the central bank released a list of top 50 stressed…

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To find hidden gems, track PE ratio! 15 stocks which more than doubled in last 1 year

To find hidden gems, track PE ratio! 15 stocks which more than doubled in last 1 year

Companies which have a low P/E multiple compared to industry P/E have given exceptional returns of up to 280 percent. There are a lot of methods which can help you pick the right kind of stocks for trading, but for investment, focus on few parameters which could help you to pick winning bets. A small analysis run on BSE 500 companies on return on capital employed (RoCE) and Price-earnings (P/E) ratio threw many companies which have outperformed Sensex returns in the last one year. These companies have either more than…

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FII betting on leverage play! Top 10 stocks which have given up to 120% return in last 1 year

FII betting on leverage play! Top 10 stocks which have given up to 120% return in last 1 year

Raymond, Sterlite Tech, Apollo Tyres, Reliance Infrastructure, and Astra Microwave, among others, are some stocks where FIIs have raised their shareholding in last 4 quarters If you have read financial management books then the component ‘debt’ plays a very important role in the growth of the company. A highly levered firm does pose a risk but if the business model is robust and there is no scarcity of demand then it will give a decent return. But, not every levered firm can be termed risky. In the S&P BSE 500…

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MARKETS HAVE KISSED AND RETREATED!

MARKETS HAVE KISSED AND RETREATED!

Nobody has missed this headlines from two days ago and am sure that you have clients calling you to – Shall we book profits; and / or What is the market outlook. I have tried to answer the second question in my article that I have published in the social media platforms. I hope you find this interested. Ab Kya Hoga? (what happens next…)   Ab Kya Hoga is a series that I had written many times in the past and at this opportune when several events that have been…

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Big gains in small packages! Stay with midcaps for potential multibagger play

Big gains in small packages! Stay with midcaps for potential multibagger play

As many as 5 stocks more than doubled investors’ wealth in the last one year. The broader market raced ahead of Sensex and Nifty to scale fresh peak on Tuesday and over 140 hit fresh 52-weeks high on the BSE suggesting strength in the market.The S&P BSE Midcap index rose to a fresh record high of 13,904.73 while the S&P BSE Smallcap index scaled a fresh peak of 15,489.47. As much as 5 stocks more than doubled investors’ wealth in the last one year which includes names like Indian Bank,…

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