SBI, Power Grid among top technical stocks to buy; if Nifty trades above 14,700, it may move towards 15,000

May 12, 2021 8:52 AM

Currently, the Nifty is trading near its previous resistance level and on the intraday chart it has formed lower top formation which suggests temporary weakness

SBI, stocks to buy, State bank of india, power gridif the indices succeeds to trade above the 50 day SMA or 14700/48500 level then uptrend formation will continue up to 15000/ 49500Image: Reuters

By Shrikant Chouhan

After a sharp pullback rally from 14415/48720, benchmark indices hovering in the range of 14750 to 14950/ 49600-49000. Currently, the Nifty is trading near its previous resistance level and on the intraday chart it has formed lower top formation which suggests temporary weakness. However, the larger texture of the market is still bullish and likely to continue in the medium term. Technically, if indices succeed to trade above the 50 day SMA or 14700/48500 level then uptrend formation will continue up to 15000/ 49500. Further upside may also continue which could lift indices till 15200/ 50600. However, dismissal of 14700/ 48500 could trigger further weakness up to 14600-14500/48200-47950.

Technical stock picks

State Bank of India (SBI)
BUY, CMP: Rs 364.65, TARGET: Rs 383, SL: Rs 355

For the last two months, the stock has been in a downward channel after hitting the all-time high at around 425, however it managed to bounce back from its key retracement zone and currently forming an Ascending Triangle chart formation where it seems that breakout is likely to occur from its resistance line.

Havells India
BUY, CMP: Rs 1,029.65, TARGET: Rs 1,080, SL: Rs 1,000

Post decline from the highs of 1230, the stock has formed a strong base in its multiple support area of around 1000, meanwhile a positive crossover in Stochastic near support and a breakout of the short-term sloping trend line on the daily chart indicates a new leg of bullish movement in the counter.

BATA India
BUY, CMP: Rs 1,368.45, TARGET: Rs 1,440, SL: Rs 1,340

On a broader time frame chart, it is evident that the stock has a strong demand zone in the 1300 and 1400 range where earlier it has formed a drop, base, and rally formation. Recently a Cup and Handle pattern on the daily chart can be seen hence strong upside is expected from the current levels.

Power Grid Corporation of India
BUY, CMP: Rs 223.4, TARGET: Rs 235, SL: Rs 216

The stock is trading into an Ascending Triangle chart pattern with incremental volume activity on the daily chart, additionally, all major technical trend indicators such as Stochastic and ADX are strong and intact. Thus breakout up move from the current level is very likely to occur in the near term.

(Shrikant Chouhan is Executive Vice President (Equity Technical Research), Kotak Securities. Views expressed are the author’s own.)

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