FIIs buoyant on Tata group stocks, up stake in 13 cos in Sep qtr

PTI Posted online: Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 0000 hrs
Mumbai : Reflecting robust sentiment on Tata Group companies, foreign investors raised their holding in as many as 13 firms, including biggies like TCS, Tata Motors, Tata Steel and Tata Power in the July-September quarter.

Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) have raised their exposure in 13 out of the 16 major Tata companies in the quarter ended September, 2013, as per the latest shareholding data of these companies.

The USD 100-billion Tata group garners nearly 60 per cent of its revenue from overseas business.

Among the flagship Tata firms, overseas investors raised their stake in IT major TCS from 15.67 per cent to 16.09 per cent during the three-month period ended September 30.

Besides, in Tata Motors the FII holding went up to 26.73 per cent from 26.59 per cent, while the same in Tata Steel rose to 13.56 per cent from 13.2 per cent and in Tata Power the stake jumped to 25.05 per cent from 24.78 per cent.

"Tata group is the most credible name in the country. As a group Tata's are almost in every business industry today. So, FIIs cannot escape them," said Gajendra Nagpal, CEO & Founder, Augment Financial Services.

The other companies of the salt-to-software conglomerate where the FII holding went up include Tata Chemicals, Tata Communications, Tata Elxsi Ltd, Trent, Indian Hotels Company Ltd, Tata Global Beverages, Rallis India and Titan Industries.

Meanwhile, the firms where foreign investors slashed their holding include Tata Metaliks, Tata Sponge Iron and Voltas.

FII holding in Tata Metaliks fell to 0.05 per cent from 0.06 per cent, while in Tata Sponge Iron the stake reduced to 6.82 per cent from 7.72 per cent.

Besides, overseas stake in Voltas dipped to 14.47 per cent from 18.12 per cent.

The benchmark Sensex, had lost one per cent during July-September period.