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ASK AJIT: How to get 20% return on shares?

December 17, 2021 08:54 IST

'I intend to invest about Rs 15 lakhs for six months.'

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Ajit Mishra, vice president, Research, Religare Broking, answers your queries:

Anil Mahajan: I have the following shares; please give your advice whether to sell or hold.

Ajit Mishra:

Company No of shares Price Recommendation
1. Alembic Pharma 50 Rs 500 Hold
2. Aurobindo Pharma 20 Rs 800 Hold
3. Finolex Cables 30 Rs 890 Hold
4. Karur Vysya Bank 160 Rs 65 Prefer ICICI Bank
5. Lupin Ltd 50 Rs 1,580 Hold
6. LIC Housing 50 Rs 540 Hold
7. Novartis 10 Rs 670 Hold
8. Sundram Fasteners 30 Rs 690 Hold
9. Whirlpool 10 Rs 2,250 Hold
10. Xpro India 23 Rs 35 Exit


Anand Prakash: I am a retired man. I want to invest in the following stocks -- Lupin, Stride Pharma, Alemic Pharmaceuticals, Tide Water Oil, Sumitomo Chemical, Clariant Specialty Chemicals. Please advise.

Ajit Mishra: Except Tide Water, hold the other stocks. Also, you can look at more bluechip stocks to add to your portfolio.


Gireesh Hiremath: I am from Hubli, Karnataka. I have started investing in equity shares from June 1, 2021.

I have a few queries on some of the shares recently bought by me (CNC Orders: Equity Holdings).

Currently, these shares are under loss.

Is there any worrying sign as I have invested more than Rs 1 lakh in these shares? Or is it just a matter of time and these share prices will rise in the near future?

Ajit Mishra:

Company Price No of shares Recommendation
1. Mastek Ltd Rs 2,671.03 25 Hold
2. Glenmark Pharma Rs 618.54 40 Hold
3. Cadila Healthcare Pharma Rs 594.95 30 Hold


Anurag Arora: Please give your view on the following for a one year horizon.

Ajit Mishra:

Company Price Recommendation
HCL TECH Rs 1,126 Hold
HDFC BANK Rs 998 Hold


Kiran Patil: I have following shares in my portfolio. Please advise.

Ajit Mishra:

Company Price Recommendation
1. 500 shares of Jindal Steel and Power Rs 495 Hold
2. 160 shares of Greaves Cotton Rs 180 Exit
3. 74 shares of Tata Motors Rs 301 Hold


Salim Rajan: I have the following shares. Please suggest for the long term whether to hold or sell/buy:

Ajit Mishra:

Company Price Recommendation
1. Asian Paints Rs 2,987 Hold
2. HDFC Rs 1,909 Hold
3. HDFC BANK Rs 1,068 Hold
4. HINDUNILVR Rs 2,390 Hold
5. IDFCFIRSTB Rs 52 Prefer ICICI Bank
6. INFY Rs 383 Hold
7. KPRMILL Rs 893 Hold
8. LAURRSLABS Rs 349 Hold
9. MARICO Rs 421 Hold
10. MOTILALOFS Rs 975 Hold
11. ORIENT CEMENT Rs 154 Hold
12. TATAMOTORS Rs 331 Hold
13. TATASTLBSL Rs 98 Hold
14. YESBANK Rs 19 Exit


Ramdas K P: Please let me know whether to hold or exit VGuard. Bought @ Rs 249.

Ajit Mishra: Hold.


Asheesh Sudan: Needed views on a few stocks I hold which are running into losses like IDFC First @ Rs 52, Yes Bank @ Rs 59 (including lock-in part) and Coal India @ Rs 145.

Have seen your advice to exit Yes Bank and Coal India scrips, but is it wise to exit on losses?

Are these total gone cases with no scope of revival in 4-5 years as well?

Other scrips I have are performing well like Axis, Infosys and L&T, which I plan to hold. Any advice on them? Should I book profit?

Ajit Mishra: For Yes Bank and Coal India, it would be prudent to exit.

Hold Axis, Infosys and L&T.


Rajiv Angra: I have the following stocks, please advise.

Ajit Mishra:

Company Price No of shares Recommendation
VTXL 500 shares Rs 1,805 Hold
VHL 100 shares Rs 3,255 Hold
Yes Bank 2500 shares Rs 12.50 Exit


Raj Kumar Bhatia: I have following holdings and request your advice.

Ajit Mishra:

Company Price No of shares Recommendation
Bandhan Bank 500 Rs 292 Hold
IOL Chemical & Pharma 1,000 Rs 755 Hold
Associate Alcohols 500 Rs 446 Hold
Radico Khaitan 100 Rs 892 Hold
Syncom Formulations 6,000 Rs 7 Exit
Granules India 500 Rs 350 Hold
Jindal Poly Films 50 Rs 1,000 Hold

I also intend to invest about Rs 15 lakhs for six months.

Request your suggestion for a 20 per cent return.

Ajit Mishra: Hold these stocks for long-term and also look to add some bluechip names.


Please mail your questions to with the subject line 'Ask Ajit', along with your name, and Mr Ajit Mishra will offer his unbiased views.

Disclaimer: This article is meant for information purposes only. This article and information do not constitute a distribution, an endorsement, an investment advice, an offer to buy or sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any securities/schemes or any other financial products/investment products mentioned in this QnA or an attempt to influence the opinion or behaviour of the investors/recipients.

Any use of the information/any investment and investment related decisions of the investors/recipients are at their sole discretion and risk. Any advice herein is made on a general basis and does not take into account the specific investment objectives of the specific person or group of persons. Opinions expressed herein are subject to change without notice.

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