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Another Fruitful Year for Share Market

For stock market in India, 2012 was a fruitful year posting biggest gain after 2009. BSE Sensex gained 26%, NSE Nifty 28% while my portfolio gained 30%. H

As at the end of the year, my most successful investments are in Wim Plast, Mayur Uniquoter, Astral Poly Technik, Hawkins Cooker and National Peroxide. These five stocks account for 95% of my total net gain (Unrealised gain/loss till date and realised gain/loss of 2012). All of them are in my top 10 holding in terms of current value as on 31st December 2012.

My worst Investments are in Opto Circuits, Ess Dee Aluminium, BHEL, Technofab Engg and TIL. These five stocks together swallowed 23% of my total gain (Unrealised gain till date and realised gain of 2012). Out of these, I sold Ess Dee Aluminium completely while I have considerable holding in BHEL and Technofab Engg. Loss on BHEL largely comes from shares I bought in 2010-11 and I have been buying it during 2012 which fared better. I have been buying Technofab last two years, but still at loss. I remain hopeful about the future of Technofab Engg.

In the year, my top 5 buys were BHEL, eClerx, Clariant Chemicals, Titan Industries and National Peroxide. Investments in some companies in which I had very marginal holding were completely offloaded. Top 5 in value sold are Mayur Uniquoter, Hindustan Zinc, NESCO, Tata Sponge Iron and HUL. All of them were partial profit booking and I currently hold a considerable number in some of these stocks.

As on 31st December 2012, my top ten holdings are Wim Plast, BHEL, Page Industries, Clariant Chemicals, National Peroxide, eClerx Services, Mayur Uniquoters, Astral Poly Technik, Hawkins Cooker and Titan Industries. These account for 49% of my total investments.

As the quarterly results will be coming out in coming months, a review of the investments becomes imminent.

What’s your best and worst?

Portfolio Review: 30 April 2011

My buys for this week

Astral Poly Technik (171.90)

Bajaj Auto (1,462.80)

Maharashtra Seamless (356.95)

Honeywell Automation (2,482.50)

Balmer Lawrie & Co (593.40)

Clariant Chemicals (725.20)

Exide Industries (152.90)

Weekly Portfolio Review: 16 January 2011

My portfolio lost 3.15% in the last week, the biggest weekly loss in over a year. BSE Sensex lost 4.22% and NSE Nifty 4.23%. The loss in the month to date for Sensex is 8.04%, for Nifty 7.82% and for my portfolio 4.79%. Inflation continued to be the major news that affected the market negatively.

Zensar Technology, NIIT Technology and Bharti Airtel gained 1% to 4% while TIL, L&T, GAIL and Reliance lost 6% to 8%. I bought Tech Mahindra, Zensar Technology and Clariant Chemicals in the last week.

The market may go up or down J , but what an investor should do is use the opportunity to buy good companies at a better price. Keep buying, slow and steady.

Good buys in my watch list

Company Sector 3 Years Target Current Price Expected Margin
Swaraj Engines Auto Ancil 850.00 471.65 80%
Zensar Tech IT 318.00 180.00 77%
Honeywell Automation Engineering 4,100.00 2,362.90 74%
Bharti Airtel Telecom 551.00 342.70 61%
Clariant Chemicals Chemicals 1,095.00 735.25 49%

I will be buying all of the above in small quantities in the coming week. All of them are already in my portfolio.  Even though it is advised to diversify into multiple companies, it is better to keep within a manageable numbers.  I have 33 companies at present, but would bring it down to 30 as soon as I get an opportunity to sell some of them at a good price.

Weekly Portfolio Review: 08 January 2011

BSE Sensex lost 817 points (3.98%) to close the week at 19,692 and NSE Nifty 230 points (3.75%) to close at 5,905. My portfolio lost 1.69% in the week. In my portfolio, Opto Circuits lost 10.9%. Other major losers were L&T, Oil Country Tubular, Hero Honda, Bharti Airtel and Biocon which lost 5% to 7%.   Zensar Technology and GAIL were major gainers.

Interest rate hike fears amid raising inflation affected the market negatively and going forward it will be a great concern in the short term. Interest rate hike will affect the overall economic activities in the country while food inflation may continue in top gear due to supply constraints.

Good buys in my watch list

Script Sector 3 Years Target Current Price Expected Margin
Mangalam Cement Cement 400.00 133.25 200%
Tata Sponge Iron Metal 700.00 366.00 91%
Zensar Tech IT 318.00 173.25 84%
Tech Mahindra IT 1,074.00 707.95 52%
Clariant Chemicals Chemicals 1,092.00 751.05 45%

I will be buying Zensar Technologies, Tech Mahindra and Clariant Chemicals in coming week.

Clariant Chemicals is a new entrant to my portfolio. Clariant Chemicals (India) Limited is one of India’s leading specialty chemicals companies and is the No. 1 player in  pigments, textile chemicals, leather chemicals. Its products serve a wide range of industries from consumer goods to oil and gas. . www.clariant.in

Zensar Technologies is a globally focused software and services company spread across eighteen countries across the world. Zensar provides end-to-end services from IT development to Business Process Outsourcing, from consulting to implementation.

Tech Mahindra is part of the Mahindra Group, in partnership with British Telecommunications plc (BT), one of the world’s leading communications service providers. Focused primarily on the telecommunications industry, Tech Mahindra is a leading global systems integrator and business transformation consulting organization. Tech Mahindra expanded its IT portfolio by acquiring the leading global business and information technology services company, Mahindra Satyam (earlier known as Satyam Computer Services). www.techmahindra.com

Interesting Read

New arena for 2-wheeler firms

With global markets open to the Hero Group after its split with Japan’s Honda Motor, the next battleground for Indian two-wheeler companies could be overseas. Until now, the joint venture was restricted from exporting freely to other markets and was forced to ship to a handful of countries through Honda subsidiaries. http://www.business-standard.com/taketwo/news/new-arena-for-2-wheeler-firms/420613/

My Portfolio


My Portfolio BSE Sensex NSE Nifty
This Week -1.69% -3.98% -3.75%
Since 1-1-2010 10.21% 12.75% 13.53%
Since 1-1-2009 125.66% 104.12% 99.55%
Since 1-1-2008 51.68% -2.55% -2.88%
Since 1-4-2007 88.44% 50.64% 54.51%

Top 5 holding in my equity portfolio

Company Sector % of Total Value Average Holding Period Absolute Return %
Infosys IT 7 3.2 Years 102
Graphite India Engineering 6 3 Months 7
HUL FMCG 5 5 Months 19
KSB Pumps Engineering 5 3 Months -5
Divi’s Laboratories Pharma 5 2 Months -9

Shares I bought this month

Company Average Cost
Amara Raja Batteries 195.57
Zensar Technology 170.48
Oil Country Tubular 98.45

Shares I sold this month

Company Average Price

Top 5 most gain (absolute)

Company Return % Average Holding Period
Gujarat Gas 209 2.7 Years
Dabur India 152 4.7 Years
Tata Global Beverages 103 2.2 Years
Berger Paints 148 3.8 Years
Infosys 102 3.2 Years

Top 5 most loss (absolute)

Company Return % Average Holding Period
Opto Circuits -19 2 months
Ess Dee Aluminium -5 2 month
Tata Communication -25 12 months
Mangalam Cement -15 3 months
Divi’s Laboratories -9 2 months

Archive of previous portfolio reviews

Clariant Chemicals (India) Limited represents a valuable repository of manufacturing and marketing experience. Its constituents were all well respected companies who played an invaluable role in the development of the textiles, leather, paints, plastics, printing inks and agrochemicals industries in India. Today Clariant Chemicals (India) Limited is – No.1 in pigments, No.1 in textile chemicals and No.1 in leather chemicals.