As per directions from market regulator Sebi (Securities and Exchange Board of India), the BSE has listed out 2,135 such stocks, while NSE has also named 300 illiquid stocks where additional due diligence is required.
Illiquid stocks are those where trading activities are limited and are said to pose higher risks to the investors, as compared to the frequently traded shares.
There are about 5,000 listed companies on the BSE, while NSE has more than 1,600 companies listed on its platform, while there are many common stocks between the two bourses.
As per Sebi directions, the two exchanges are required to draw up a list of illiquid securities, based on a criteria jointly agreed with Sebi, and make it available to the trading members on a quarterly basis.
Accordingly, the two exchanges have drawn up their respective lists of such illiquid securities based on trading activity during the quarter JulySeptember 2012.
"Trading members are advised to exercise additional due diligence while trading in these securities either on own account or on behalf of their clients," BSE and NSE said in similar-worded separate circulars to their broker members.
These include a host of financial services firms and textile retail companies, as also some newly listed firms.
The NSE list includes Ansal Housing and Construction, Bang Overseas, Bharatiya Global Infomedia, Bharat Rasayan [ Get Quote ], Aditya Birla Money, Celebrity Fashions [ Get Quote ], Cyber Media, Deccan Cements [ Get Quote ] Emkay Global, Gokaldas Exports [ Get Quote ], Indian Terrain Fashions, Indus Fila [ Get Quote ], Keynote Corporate Services [ Get Quote ], Khandwala Securities [ Get Quote ], Mawana Sugars [ Get Quote ] and Mudra Lifestyle [ Get Quote ].
The BSE list also includes Kinetic Engineering [ Get Quote ], Kirloskar Industries, Oswal Spinning & Weaving Mills, Modi Rubber, Sahara One [ Get Quote ] Media and Entertainment, Scooters India [ Get Quote ], Benares Hotels [ Get Quote ], Jaybharat Textiles and Real Estate, Mahindra Composites [ Get Quote ] and Gujarat NRE Coke Ltd [ Get Quote ].