Mutual fund shareholding in Sensex cos shrink in 2012
According to Bombay Stock Exchange data, only six companies out of the 30, saw mutual funds and UTI raise their holdings in them during the year. The remaining 24 companies saw a fall in the mutual funds shareholding at December-end 2012 against December 2011.
Mutual fundís holding in Cipla went down by 4.1 percentage point during the year as it came down from 9.12 per cent in December 2011 to 5.02 per cent in December 2012. That in Tata Power went down by 2.9 percentage points and in Mahindra & Mahindra it came down from 3.23 per cent in December 2011 to 1.74 per cent in December 2012.
Industry experts say that the decline in holdings by mutual funds is on account of redemption done by investors. ďIt is simply because of the redemptionís by investors as they exited when the markets rose,Ē said S Naren, CIO, ICICI Prudential AMC.
While the redemption picked up in February 2012 when the markets rose sharply in the first two months of the calendar, the trend picked up again towards the end of the year and the net outflow from equity schemes in the last 5 months between August and December 2012 stood at Rs 9,837 crore. The ones that saw
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