Ajit Mishra, Vice President, Research, Religare Broking, answers readers' queries on a weekly basis.
Here are his replies to some of the 'buy, sell, hold or avoid?' emails that we have received.
If you want his advice on your investments, please mail your questions to email@example.com with the subject line, 'Stock Market Query', along with your name, and Ajit Mishra will offer his unbiased views.
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Dipankar Chakraborty: I am holding a few stocks since long & performance is also very poor. Any positivity is there if I Hold for further time. Need your kind advice Sir.
Ravi Jadhav: Please give me guidance for below stocks on mail reply. I can Hold for 4-5 years view. Suggest whether to Hold/add/reduce/sell.
R S Mani: Greetings Mr.Ajith Mishra. I would like to have your advice on the following stocks I have currently. Please suggest buy, sell or hold accordingly.
Puneet Suri: Should I Hold the following?
- SAIL @60: Stock is trading under pressure for more than a year now. Though marginal bounce can’t be ruled out at the current levels but upside is capped. Hold with strict SL at 36
- NBCC @ 55: Stock is trading under pressure and still there is no sign of relief. Better to Exit on any bounce.
- SBI @ 280: SBI is one of the strong counters in PSU pack and still holding strong in multiple time frames. Immediate support is at 318 and Resistance is at 342. Hold
Anil S Mahajan: I have following shares for last 2 to 4 years. Please give your advice whether to hold or sell.
K M: I am a long term investor, looking for super-duper, astonishing capital gains. I have shares of only two companies in good quantity: Maruti Suzuki & Infosys.
- Can you tell me if these two scrips qualify for super-duper capital gains in the long run?
- Which other companies qualify for fantastic capital gains better than Maruti Suzuki & Infosys in your order of preference?
If these two are the best & none other better than these, then say so because I will sell these to buy your recommendation as good quantity can give good capital gains.
Million thanks & looking forward for your expert advice, thanking you in advance, I remain.
Ajit Mishra: Yes, Maruti and Infosys both can fetch good returns over long term. We believe you should hold these stocks. However, if you want to switch to other stocks then exit only part of your investments. Further, investment can be made in companies like Marico, Britannia and M&M.
Ajay Seth: I am long term investor having following stocks: Kindly advise if I should hold or exit
- Titan 50 @ 1180
- ITC 250 @ 261
Ajit Mishra: Continue to hold both the stocks as it can fetch healthy return over long term.
Suresh Kasliwal: Kindly advise about following stocks.
- Hikal Ltd 50 @ 168: On short-term chart, it’s looking weak. Better to exit or else put strict SL at 105
- Indian Energy Exchange 64 @ 168: After a swift rebound from its support zone around 115, it’s currently consolidating in a narrow range around the support zone of moving averages ribbon. Breakout above 150 will lead to rise in price else consolidation will resume. Support is at 136
- Zee Learn 450 @ 42: Hold with strict SL at 25
- GNFC 50 @ 500: After a decent correction from its record high, GNFC is currently hovering in a narrow range for past two months or so on chart. At the current juncture, marginal bounce can’t be ruled out however upside is capped as it has got multiple resistance around 200, 210 and then at 230. For any upside surge, breakout above all these level is crucial else sideway s to negative trend will continue.
- Praj Industries 50 @ 119: Hold with strict SL at 105
- Arvind Ltd 50 @ 95: Hold with strict SL at 45 else on any bounce try to exit. Upside resistance is at 55.
Manish Mohta: I have following scrips in my portfolio. Please give your expert advice on long term holding for following scrips:
S K Singh: I am holding following stocks. Please advise whether, I should add, hold, or sell them. I can hold them for another six-month period.
- Infosys 750 shares @ 565
- SBI 700 shares @ 232
Ajit Mishra: Continue holding both the stocks for at least 1-2 years for healthy return.
Dr Mohit: I have shares of Spicejet @ 140, South Indian Bank @ 27. I have been holding these shares since 18 months. Kindly suggest what to do! Hope to hear from you soon.
Ajit Mishra: Exit both the stocks.
Reno Mammoottil John: Should I hold/quit on the following stocks:
- 30 Ashok Leyland @ 135: Hold
- 60 Jain irrigation @ 136: Exit
- 55 Tata Steel @ 711: Hold
- 9 Vedanta @ 224: Hold
Anant Kamat: I am holding these stocks from past couple of years. Please let me know if I can continue holding them or exit.
Pankaj Chandra: I am holding the following:
Dr Neeraj Kumar Sharma: I have following shares. Should I Hold or sell?
- Ballarpur Industries Ltd 900 @ 2.85
- Vodafone Idea 100 @ 15.02
- Jaypee Infratech @ 2.50
- Shree Renuka Sugars @ 12.01
Ajit Mishra: Hold Idea and exit others.
Shanti Raghavan: I have the following stocks. Kindly let me know should I hold or sell. Looking forward to hear from you
Anup Bhura: Dear Sir, please advise on the following stocks:
- Coal India 400 @ 262: Hold with SL at 195
- La Opala 200 @ 294: Looking weak on short-term chart, better to exit else Hold with strict SL at 135
- ONGC 500 @ 188: Hold with strict SL at 130
- Sun Pharma 500 @ 727: Hold with SL at 400
- Vakranghee 200 @ 201: Exit
- Zee Media 2000 @ 21.80: Exit
Prasun Jain: I have 200 shares of PI Industries, 100 of HDFC Bank and 100 for Jindal Steel. Please suggest whether to hold or sell?
Ajit Mishra: Continue to hold PI Ind. and HDFC Bank as both the stocks are fundamentally stable. However exit Jindal Steel on poor financial.
Krishan Garg: Should I sell Siemens, Avenue Supermart, Avanti Feeds and Ceat Tyres?
- SIEMENS: After making a record high at 1717.45, it’s currently witnessing profit taking, however overall strong on the chart. Hold with SL at 1490
- DMART: Strong on the chart, one can hold with SL at 1780.
- AVANTI FEED: Holding strong on multiple time frames. Hold
- CEATLTD: It has been an underperforming counter for past two years or so on daily chart and still looking weak. Exit else hold with SL at 920.
Dr R K Gupta: Kindly advise one-year prospect of these stocks at current prices.
- Tata Steel: Hold
- Bhusan Ltd: Exit
- Rain Industries: Exit
- Graphite India: Hold
Ashish Sheth: I have Maruti shares purchased @ 6492. Please confirm if I can sell or hold them to avail maximum profit.
Ajit Mishra: Mostly auto packs are witnessing rebound and Maruti is no different. It has witnessed a sharp rebound from 5450 to 7758 levels and thereafter witnessed an intermediate dip of late, offering fresh buying opportunity for those who missed the chance earlier. Considering its current chart pattern, we expect a strong surge in near term. We thus suggest trader to book part profit at the current levels and Hold rest of the remaining positions with SL at 7000.
Kumar Chakraborty: I Hold the shares of the following companies, all stocks are currently in loss in my portfolio since the last 2 years. Should I wait till these stocks recover and sell at profit or exit immediately and invest in blue chip stocks? Please advise some good blue chip stocks with strong fundamentals for long term investment.
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