S&P BSE Smallcap index hit a fresh 52-week high for the second straight day at 15,336.94 on Tuesday, following SEBI’s directive on the multicap funds. SEBI notified new asset allocation guidelines for mandated the multi-cap funds, where these funds are mandated to invest minimum 75 per cent of assets in equity and related instruments (65 per cent now), with at least 25 per cent of AUM to each be invested in large, mid and small-cap stocks, by early February 2021. The BSE Smallcap index rose to an all-time high of 20,183.45 in January 2018 and plunged a massive 134 per cent to 8,622 in March this year on the back of global uncertainty. Since then the index has surged nearly 78 per cent to scale a new 52-week high. Research and brokerage firm Motilal Oswal Financial Services has chalked out five high conviction small-cap ideas which it expects to do well in the short to medium term.
The brokerage believes that its basket of five smallcap stocks are fundamentally sound with good growth potential. “One can buy this basket of 5 stocks with a potential upside of 10-15% over a time frame of 1-3 months and keep a stop loss of 7-8% on the overall basket,” it said. It has given an equal weightage of 20 per cent to each stock in the basket.
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TeamLease Services: The encouraging rebound in the unemployment situation and the hiring outlook corroborated Motilal Oswal’s view. The brokerage firm in its report said that as both the central and state governments look forward to liberalizing and formalizing the labour markets, TeamLease should be among the biggest direct beneficiaries. The stock was trading half a per cent down at Rs 2,427.75 apiece.
Essel Propack: The company is a manufacturer of plastic packaging material used for packaging of consumer products in the beauty and cosmetics, health and pharmaceuticals, food, home and oral care categories. The brokerage firm said that the introduction of the hand sanitizer tube has resulted in another source of revenue generation.
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