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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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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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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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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Wondering where to invest? MFs have these 20 large & midcap stocks in their kitty

Wondering where to invest? MFs have these 20 large & midcap stocks in their kitty

Investing becomes tricky, especially in a bull market when every stock seems to be on the ‘cloud 9’. Well, one way is to do your research and buy stocks on declines and the other way could be to look at the portfolio where foreign institutional investors (FIIs) or mutual funds are betting. We don’t advise investors to blindly replicate FII or MF portfolio, but it could certainly provide you clues as to where the smart money is moving and after doing your own research investors should place their bets accordingly….

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