Most popular & least popular stocks held by mutual funds (Oct 2019)

These are the most popular (held by many funds) & least popular (held by one fund) stocks held by mutual funds (Oct 2019)

Published: November 23, 2019 at 9:35 am

Last Updated on December 29, 2021 at 5:09 pm

These are the most popular (held by many funds) and least popular (held by one fund) stocks held by mutual funds (Oct 2019).  We shall define most popular as a stock held by at least 100 mutual funds and least popular and a stock held by only one fund!

The following listing is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as a buy/sell indication or recommendation.  As always, while the data is obtained from reliable sources (ACE MF), there could be errors or omissions in the listing. Freefincal or the author cannot be held liable for any gains/losses from the use of this data.

This is the pictorial depiction of the most and least popular stocks held by funds. A total of 84 stocks are by at least 100 schemes (this was 82 in Sep 2019).  These are the most popular. A total of 142 stocks can be found in one scheme only (no change from Sep 2019).

Depiction of most popular and least popular stocks held by mutual funds
Depiction of most popular and least popular stocks held by mutual funds

 Top Ten Most Popular Stocks as on Oct 31st 2019

Company NameMarket Value (Cr.)Holding Scheme Count
ICICI Bank Ltd.67904.5488560
HDFC Bank Ltd.80013.7404539
Axis Bank Ltd.38391.8194489
Larsen & Toubro Ltd.38491.4875462
Infosys Ltd.39816.9704439
State Bank Of India38163.3745413
Reliance Industries Ltd.48351.9632400
ITC Ltd.30458.4643391
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.26839.5088379
Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd.33542.2602353

Holding Distribution of the top 10 stocks (Oct 2019)

Holding distribution of top ten most popular stocks among mutual funds as on Oct 31st 2019List of most popular stocks held by mutual funds (Oct 31st 2019)

Company NameHolding Scheme Count
ICICI Bank Ltd.560
HDFC Bank Ltd.539
Axis Bank Ltd.489
Larsen & Toubro Ltd.462
Infosys Ltd.439
State Bank Of India413
Reliance Industries Ltd.400
ITC Ltd.391
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.379
Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd.353
Bharti Airtel Ltd.346
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.333
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.307
NTPC Ltd.301
Hindustan Unilever Ltd.293
Bajaj Finance Ltd.289
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.276
Ultratech Cement Ltd.275
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.268
Asian Paints Ltd.264
Tech Mahindra Ltd.242
HCL Technologies Ltd.242
IndusInd Bank Ltd.233
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.220
Titan Company Ltd.219
ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co Ltd.201
GAIL (India) Ltd.201
Tata Steel Ltd.193
Vedanta Ltd.192
Divis Laboratories Ltd.184
Hero MotoCorp Ltd.182
Power Grid Corporation Of India Ltd.175
Nestle India Ltd.175
The Federal Bank Ltd.174
Coal India Ltd.171
Hindalco Industries Ltd.170
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.165
ACC Ltd.164
Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd.164
Cipla Ltd.163
Bajaj Finserv Ltd.162
Petronet LNG Ltd.162
Voltas Ltd.160
Grasim Industries Ltd.159
Bajaj Auto Ltd.155
SBI Life Insurance Company Ltd.153
Container Corporation Of India Ltd.153
Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd.149
Britannia Industries Ltd.149
Marico Ltd.148
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.148
HDFC Life Insurance Co Ltd.146
Tata Motors Ltd.142
Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd.141
ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Ltd.137
Shree Cement Ltd.136
Bank Of Baroda135
Aurobindo Pharma Ltd.135
Dabur India Ltd.135
City Union Bank Ltd.132
Eicher Motors Ltd.130
Cummins India Ltd.130
Exide Industries Ltd.129
Cholamandalam Investment & Finance Company Ltd.120
Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd.120
Siemens Ltd.120
The Indian Hotels Company Ltd.119
Ambuja Cements Ltd.117
The Ramco Cements Ltd.116
Max Financial Services Ltd.115
Bharat Electronics Ltd.114
Tata Global Beverages Ltd.112
Lupin Ltd.111
Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd.110
Tata Chemicals Ltd.109
MRF Ltd.109
United Breweries Ltd.108
Yes Bank Ltd.107
UPL Ltd.106
Ashok Leyland Ltd.105
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd.104
Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Ltd.103
Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd.103
Wipro Ltd.100

List of least popular stocks held by mutual funds in Oct 2019

Scheme NameCompany Name
Aditya Birla SL Digital India FundSRPL Ltd.
Aditya Birla SL Equity Advantage FundDharti Dredging & Infrastructure Limited
Aditya Birla SL Equity Advantage FundIsprava Vesta Pvt Ltd.
Aditya Birla SL Equity FundMaestros Mediline Systems Ltd.
Aditya Birla SL Equity FundMMS Infrastructure Ltd.
Aditya Birla SL MNC FundMaruti Cottex Ltd.
Aditya Birla SL MNC FundSML Isuzu Ltd.
Aditya Birla SL MNC FundSree Jayalakshmi Autospin Ltd.
Aditya Birla SL MNC FundSri Venkatesha Mills Ltd.
Aditya Birla SL MNC FundVisakha Aqua Farms
Aditya Birla SL Small Cap FundReliance Home Finance Ltd.
Axis Long Term Equity FundTTK Healthcare Ltd.
Baroda ELSS 96Transtream Ltd.
Baroda Multi Cap FundAccord Cotsyn
Baroda Multi Cap FundAmex Carb. & Chem.
Baroda Multi Cap FundKansal Fibres Ltd.
Baroda Multi Cap FundRoyal Industries Limited
Baroda Multi Cap FundSIV Industries Ltd.
Baroda Multi Cap FundSoni Medicare Ltd.
BNP Paribas India Consumption FundGTPL Hathway Ltd.
BNP Paribas Multi Cap FundNR Agarwal Industries Ltd.
DSP Equity Opportunities FundCity Online Services Ltd.
DSP Natural Res & New Energy FundSouth West Pinnacle Exploration Ltd.
DSP Small Cap FundDwarikesh Sugar Industries Ltd.
DSP Small Cap FundFiem Industries Ltd.
DSP Small Cap FundKalyani Steels Ltd.
DSP Small Cap FundLumax Auto Technologies Ltd.
DSP Small Cap FundPlastiblends India Ltd.
DSP Small Cap FundVardhman Special Steels Ltd.
Edelweiss Small Cap FundRoyal Orchid Hotels Ltd.
Edelweiss Tax Advantage FundTIL Ltd.
Franklin Build India FundHindustan Media Ventures Ltd.
Franklin Build India FundPuravankara Ltd.
Franklin India Opportunities FundChennai Interactive Business Services
Franklin India Smaller Cos FundConsolidated Construction Consortium Ltd.
Franklin India Smaller Cos FundHT Media Ltd.
HDFC Children’s Gift FundJyoti Structures Ltd.
HDFC Housing Opp Fund-Sr 1-1140D-Nov 2017(1)HPL Electric & Power Ltd.
HDFC Housing Opp Fund-Sr 1-1140D-Nov 2017(1)Nila Infrastructures Ltd.
HDFC Infrastructure FundBL Kashyap & Sons Ltd.
HDFC Infrastructure FundTransformers & Rectifiers (India) Ltd.
HDFC Retirement Savings Fund-Hybrid-Debt PlanPoddar Pigments Ltd.
HDFC Small Cap FundEverest Industries Ltd.
HSBC Small Cap Equity FundOne Point One Solutions Ltd.
ICICI Pru Midcap FundGammon Infrastructure Projects Ltd.
ICICI Pru Midcap FundKSK Energy Ventures Ltd.
ICICI Pru Multi-Asset FundStarlog Enterprises Ltd.
ICICI Pru Pharma Healthcare & Diagnostics (P.H.D) Fund-Panacea Biotec Ltd.
ICICI Pru S&P BSE 500 ETFCentrum Capital Ltd.
ICICI Pru S&P BSE 500 ETFEveready Industries (India) Ltd.
ICICI Pru S&P BSE 500 ETFGIC Housing Finance Ltd.
ICICI Pru S&P BSE 500 ETFInox Wind Ltd.
ICICI Pru S&P BSE 500 ETFJaiprakash Associates Ltd.
ICICI Pru S&P BSE 500 ETFJSW Holdings Ltd.
ICICI Pru S&P BSE 500 ETFMeghmani Organics Ltd.
ICICI Pru S&P BSE 500 ETFReliance Communications Ltd.
ICICI Pru S&P BSE 500 ETFSREI Infrastructure Finance Ltd.
ICICI Pru S&P BSE 500 ETFUnited Bank of India
ICICI Pru Smallcap FundMatrimony.Com Ltd.
ICICI Pru Technology FundAmpersand Software Applications Ltd
ICICI Pru Technology FundNucleus Software Exports Ltd.
IDFC Equity Opportunity-4Jindal Drilling & Industries Ltd.
IDFC Tax Advt(ELSS) FundPraxis Home Retail Ltd.
ITI Multi-Cap FundGeojit Financial Services Ltd.
Kotak Equity Opp FundSRM  Radiant Infotech Ltd
L&T India Value FundZuari Agro Chemicals Ltd.
Mirae Asset Emerging BluechipGOCL Corporation Ltd.
Nippon India Capital Builder Fund-IV-CMonte Carlo Fashions Ltd.
Nippon India Power & Infra FundBGR Energy Systems Ltd.
Nippon India Small Cap FundPolyplex Corporation Ltd.
Nippon India Small Cap FundSeya Industries Ltd.
Nippon India Small Cap FundVindhya Telelinks Ltd.
Nippon India Value FundInnoventive Industries Ltd.
Nippon India Value FundZuari Global Ltd.
PGIM India Midcap Opp FundCMI FPE Ltd.
PGIM India Midcap Opp FundSharda Motor Industries Ltd.
Principal Dividend Yield FundBannari Amman Sugars Ltd.
Principal Dividend Yield FundCrystal Cable Industries Ltd.
Principal Dividend Yield FundMinerava Holdings
Principal Dividend Yield FundSandur Laminates Ltd.
Principal Dividend Yield FundTirrihannah Co Ltd.
Principal Multi Cap Growth FundBalmer Lawrie Freight Containers Ltd.
Principal Multi Cap Growth FundCrescent Finstock Ltd.
Principal Multi Cap Growth FundMilestone Global Ltd.
Principal Multi Cap Growth FundNoble Brothers Impex Ltd.
Principal Multi Cap Growth FundPrecision Fastners Ltd.
Principal Multi Cap Growth FundSangam Health Care Products Ltd.
Principal Personal Tax saver FundPunjab Wireless Systems Limited
Principal Small Cap FundCosmo Films Ltd.
Quant Small Cap FundSumitomo Chemical India Pvt. Ltd.
Quantum India ESG Equity Fund-Direct PlanHemisphere Properties India Ltd.
SBI Large & Midcap FundGayatri Bio Organics Ltd.
SBI Large & Midcap FundPadmini Technologies Ltd.
SBI LT Advantage Fund-ITriton Valves Ltd.
SBI LT Advantage Fund-IVGKW Ltd.
SBI Magnum Midcap FundMangalam Cement Ltd.
SBI Small Cap FundPilani Investment & Industries Corporation Ltd.
SBI Technology Opp FundIndbazaar Com Ltd
Sundaram Rural and Consumption FundAstec Lifesciences Ltd.
Taurus Starshare (Multi Cap) FundWellwin Industry Ltd.
UTI CCF – Savings PlanHanuman Tea Company Ltd.
UTI CCF – Savings PlanWillard Storage Battery Ltd
UTI Core Equity FundBS Refrigerators Ltd.
UTI Equity FundKothari Industrial Corporation Ltd.
UTI Equity FundModern Syntex (India) Ltd.
UTI Equity FundMTZ Polyfilms Ltd.
UTI Equity FundNihon Nirman Ltd
UTI Equity FundSpartek Ceramics India Ltd.
UTI MastershareShubh Shanti Services Ltd
UTI MEPUSAutopal Industries Ltd.
UTI MEPUSJaswal Granites Ltd
UTI MEPUSShree Vindhya Paper Mills Ltd.
UTI Mid Cap FundDeldot Systems Ltd
UTI Regular Savings FundDamania Capital Markets Ltd
UTI Regular Savings FundFilaments India Ltd.
UTI Regular Savings FundGeekay Exim (India) Ltd.
UTI Regular Savings FundTelephone Cables Ltd.
UTI Retirement Benefit PensionCollabera Solutions Pvt Ltd
UTI Retirement Benefit PensionInformation Technologies (India) Ltd.
UTI ULIPAruna Mills Company Ltd
UTI ULIPDhar Cement Ltd.
UTI ULIPDhar Textile Mills Ltd.
UTI ULIPEastern Medikit Ltd.
UTI ULIPEuro Cotspin Ltd
UTI ULIPIndian Steel Rolling Mills Ltd
UTI ULIPInfrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd.
UTI ULIPJaipur Syntex Ltd
UTI ULIPMahendra Petrochemicals Ltd.
UTI ULIPMarwar Hotels Ltd
UTI ULIPNutan Mills Ltd
UTI ULIPOmega Laboratories Ltd.
UTI ULIPParasrampuria Synthetics Ltd.
UTI ULIPPoysha Industrial Company Ltd
UTI ULIPRaipur Manufacturing Company Ltd
UTI ULIPSerene Industries Ltd.
UTI ULIPShukra Jewellery Ltd.
UTI Value Opp FundElbee Services Ltd.
UTI Value Opp FundGPI Textiles Ltd
UTI Value Opp FundJMP Castings Ltd.
UTI Value Opp FundModern Insulators Ltd.
UTI Value Opp FundUSG Tech Solutions Ltd.
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