[email protected] high: Here are stocks that turned multibaggers since last high

NEW DELHI: Since the peak of 62,245 touched on October 19 last year, Indian equity indexSensexhas hardly given any return in more than a year but 10 stocks have turned multibaggers in between the two peaks.

With a return of 238% PSU defence stock

Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders

tops the list of best performing stocks within the BSE500 pack, shows data from ACE Equity.

The list is dominated by three Adani stocks – Adani Total Gas (164.55%), Adani Power (160.42%) and

Adani Enterprises

(149.85%).

Bharat Dynamics and

Rail Vikas Nigam

Ltd (RVNL) are the two other PSU stocks that have more than doubled during the period.

Others on the multibagger list include

Elgi Equipments

, Bharat Dynamics,

RHI Magnesita India

,

CG Power and Industrial Solutions

and

KPIT Technologies

.

On the other hand, at least 13 stocks have eroded wealth of over 50% since the last market high. Bhopal-based construction company

Dilip Buildcon

has been the worst performer with a loss of over 66%. Zomato,

Gland Pharma

,

Shilpa Medicare

,

Zensar Technologies

, Mastek, Quess Corp and Vaibhav Global have been other top wealth eroders during the period.

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What should investors do?Many analysts are cautious about high valuations amid looming demand slowdown but say there are enough stock picking opportunities in the broader market as several pockets have not participated in the rally.

The current leg of the rally is driven by heavyweights like HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC, Infosys, TCS, HCL Tech and RIL. “But the market is unlikely to surge from the record highs since the valuation headwind will act as a restraint,” said Dr V K Vijayakumar, Chief Investment Strategist at

Geojit Financial Services

.

Domestic brokerage firm Nuvama Institutional Equities has an overweight stance on FMCG, auto, telecom, internet and pharma stocks and underweight on industrials, commodities, real estate and durables.

Global brokerage Goldman Sachs, which expects Nifty to reach 20,500 by the end of 2023, is bullish on banks, insurers, industrials and cement.

Over FY22-24, Nifty earnings are seen growing at 14.9% CAGR, domestic brokerage

ICICI Securities

said. “Keeping the same PE multiple, we now value Nifty at 20,000 i.e. 21x PE on FY24E EPS of Rs 950. On forward earnings front, BFSI space witnessed healthy earnings upgrade (led by corporate banks) while marginal upgrades were witnessed in the FMCG, IT & oil & gas space,” it said.

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