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.
Phanishankar Balle: Am holding 20,000 of Alok Industries shares which I bought an average price of Rs 13. As the company is going to delist what can be done with the shares? What are the possible options I have?
Ajit Mishra: You will receive notification from the company regarding the de-listing and you can surrender the shares to the company.
Sanjeev Dhingra: I am having below shares and need your kind advice whether to hold /add/exit. I can hold for 2 years.
- Jain Irrigation 42@142 – Exit
- Oriental Hotels 64@62 – Exit
- PNB Bank 433@93 (average thrice) -- Wait for one more quarter for the results and exit on an upmove
David Kokkan: I am holding following shares for a long time. Please advise whether to hold or sell them.
- Bajaj Hindusthan 50 @ 310 -- Sell
- JTEKT 300 @ 33.23 -- book profits
- Bharat Electronics 110 @ 121.29 -- Hold
- MCX 6 @ 1302 -- Hold
- Manappuram finance 50 @ 150 -- Sell on an upmove (the stock has nearly doubled in a year so upside from current levels may be limited)
- Engineers India 60 @ 373 -- Sell
- Prakash Industries 100 @ 236 -- Sell
- HUDCO 200 @ 58 -- Exit on an upmove
Sagar Walvekar: Please advise on these stocks. Have purchased on E-margin
- Ashok Leyland: Qty 1200 @ 89 -- Hold
- IDFCFirst Bank: Qty 2000 @ 49 -- Hold
- Yes Bank: Qty 150 @ 270 -- Stock is likely to remain volatile in the short to medium term. You may book losses.
Venu Gopala Reddy: I bought 1500 shares of Kiri Industries @ 525.00 one year back. I am long term investor. Shall I hold it or average at current price of Rs 380? Also Ramky Infrastructure bought 400 @ Rs 100. Now I would like to invest Rs 5 lakh. Kindly suggest some good shares.
Ajit Mishra: Avoid fresh investments in both these stocks and exit both the stocks on an upmove. You can invest in stocks like Voltas, Havells India, M&M, Britannia, HDFC Bank for 2-3 years for healthy returns.
Nivedita Tharoor: I am holding Rain Industries @ 180. Shall I keep it? Need your advice, Sir.
Ajit Mishra: Exit the stock on an upmove as the company is facing business specific issues (due to ban on import of pet coke). The stock may take time for turnaround.
Ashish Agarwal: Need your views on following stocks:
- Aimco Pesticides -- Sell/Avoid
- Ferro Alloys -- Sell
- Hindustan Oil Exploration HOEC -- Sell
- Hindustan Tin Works -- Hold
- IL&FS Engg -- Sell
- JP Associates -- Sell
- L&T Fin Holdings -- Hold
- MIC Electronics -- Sell
- Mold Tek Packaging -- Hold
- Motherson Sumi -- Hold
- NACL Ind -- Sell
- Prozone Intu -- Sell
- Shree Rama Multi -- Sell
- Suzlon -- Sell
- Trident Ltd -- Sell
- Vidhi Speciality -- Hold
- Websolar Energy -- Sell
- Lupin -- Hold
- Aditya Birla Fashion Retail -- Hold
- Ashok Leyland -- Hold
- Bharat Forge -- Hold
- Eris Life -- Hold
- Essel Propack -- Sell on an upmove
- Finolex Ind -- Hold
- Finolex Cables -- Hold (sell on an upmove)
- Inox Wind -- Sell
- Ipca Labs -- Hold
- Nocil -- Hold
- Page Ind -- Hold
- Sudarshan Chem -- Sell on an upmove
- Tata Chemicals -- Hold
- Torrent Power -- Sell
- Varun Beverages -- Sell
- SIS -- Sell
- Lactose Ind -- Sell
- Mahindra Logistics -- Hold for 2-3 years (the business is going through a slowdown and may take time to turnaround)
The hold recommendation is for at least 2 years to enable you to earn healthy returns.
Ashish: I have 168 shares @ Rs 601 of Jubilant Life. Please suggest if I should I exit or hold?
Ajit Mishra: You can hold the stock for long-term as the company plans to demerge its life sciences and pharmaceutical businesses that could unlock value for shareholders.
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