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)

These are the most popular & least popular stocks held by mutual funds

Published: November 23, 2019 at 9:35 am

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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.

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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 Name Market Value (Cr.) Holding Scheme Count
ICICI Bank Ltd. 67904.5488 560
HDFC Bank Ltd. 80013.7404 539
Axis Bank Ltd. 38391.8194 489
Larsen & Toubro Ltd. 38491.4875 462
Infosys Ltd. 39816.9704 439
State Bank Of India 38163.3745 413
Reliance Industries Ltd. 48351.9632 400
ITC Ltd. 30458.4643 391
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. 26839.5088 379
Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd. 33542.2602 353

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 Name Holding Scheme Count
ICICI Bank Ltd. 560
HDFC Bank Ltd. 539
Axis Bank Ltd. 489
Larsen & Toubro Ltd. 462
Infosys Ltd. 439
State Bank Of India 413
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 Baroda 135
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 Name Company Name
Aditya Birla SL Digital India Fund SRPL Ltd.
Aditya Birla SL Equity Advantage Fund Dharti Dredging & Infrastructure Limited
Aditya Birla SL Equity Advantage Fund Isprava Vesta Pvt Ltd.
Aditya Birla SL Equity Fund Maestros Mediline Systems Ltd.
Aditya Birla SL Equity Fund MMS Infrastructure Ltd.
Aditya Birla SL MNC Fund Maruti Cottex Ltd.
Aditya Birla SL MNC Fund SML Isuzu Ltd.
Aditya Birla SL MNC Fund Sree Jayalakshmi Autospin Ltd.
Aditya Birla SL MNC Fund Sri Venkatesha Mills Ltd.
Aditya Birla SL MNC Fund Visakha Aqua Farms
Aditya Birla SL Small Cap Fund Reliance Home Finance Ltd.
Axis Long Term Equity Fund TTK Healthcare Ltd.
Baroda ELSS 96 Transtream India.com Ltd.
Baroda Multi Cap Fund Accord Cotsyn
Baroda Multi Cap Fund Amex Carb. & Chem.
Baroda Multi Cap Fund Kansal Fibres Ltd.
Baroda Multi Cap Fund Royal Industries Limited
Baroda Multi Cap Fund SIV Industries Ltd.
Baroda Multi Cap Fund Soni Medicare Ltd.
BNP Paribas India Consumption Fund GTPL Hathway Ltd.
BNP Paribas Multi Cap Fund NR Agarwal Industries Ltd.
DSP Equity Opportunities Fund City Online Services Ltd.
DSP Natural Res & New Energy Fund South West Pinnacle Exploration Ltd.
DSP Small Cap Fund Dwarikesh Sugar Industries Ltd.
DSP Small Cap Fund Fiem Industries Ltd.
DSP Small Cap Fund Kalyani Steels Ltd.
DSP Small Cap Fund Lumax Auto Technologies Ltd.
DSP Small Cap Fund Plastiblends India Ltd.
DSP Small Cap Fund Vardhman Special Steels Ltd.
Edelweiss Small Cap Fund Royal Orchid Hotels Ltd.
Edelweiss Tax Advantage Fund TIL Ltd.
Franklin Build India Fund Hindustan Media Ventures Ltd.
Franklin Build India Fund Puravankara Ltd.
Franklin India Opportunities Fund Chennai Interactive Business Services
Franklin India Smaller Cos Fund Consolidated Construction Consortium Ltd.
Franklin India Smaller Cos Fund HT Media Ltd.
HDFC Children’s Gift Fund Jyoti 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 Fund BL Kashyap & Sons Ltd.
HDFC Infrastructure Fund Transformers & Rectifiers (India) Ltd.
HDFC Retirement Savings Fund-Hybrid-Debt Plan Poddar Pigments Ltd.
HDFC Small Cap Fund Everest Industries Ltd.
HSBC Small Cap Equity Fund One Point One Solutions Ltd.
ICICI Pru Midcap Fund Gammon Infrastructure Projects Ltd.
ICICI Pru Midcap Fund KSK Energy Ventures Ltd.
ICICI Pru Multi-Asset Fund Starlog Enterprises Ltd.
ICICI Pru Pharma Healthcare & Diagnostics (P.H.D) Fund- Panacea Biotec Ltd.
ICICI Pru S&P BSE 500 ETF Centrum Capital Ltd.
ICICI Pru S&P BSE 500 ETF Eveready Industries (India) Ltd.
ICICI Pru S&P BSE 500 ETF GIC Housing Finance Ltd.
ICICI Pru S&P BSE 500 ETF Inox Wind Ltd.
ICICI Pru S&P BSE 500 ETF Jaiprakash Associates Ltd.
ICICI Pru S&P BSE 500 ETF JSW Holdings Ltd.
ICICI Pru S&P BSE 500 ETF Meghmani Organics Ltd.
ICICI Pru S&P BSE 500 ETF Reliance Communications Ltd.
ICICI Pru S&P BSE 500 ETF SREI Infrastructure Finance Ltd.
ICICI Pru S&P BSE 500 ETF United Bank of India
ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund Matrimony.Com Ltd.
ICICI Pru Technology Fund Ampersand Software Applications Ltd
ICICI Pru Technology Fund Nucleus Software Exports Ltd.
IDFC Equity Opportunity-4 Jindal Drilling & Industries Ltd.
IDFC Tax Advt(ELSS) Fund Praxis Home Retail Ltd.
ITI Multi-Cap Fund Geojit Financial Services Ltd.
Kotak Equity Opp Fund SRM  Radiant Infotech Ltd
L&T India Value Fund Zuari Agro Chemicals Ltd.
Mirae Asset Emerging Bluechip GOCL Corporation Ltd.
Nippon India Capital Builder Fund-IV-C Monte Carlo Fashions Ltd.
Nippon India Power & Infra Fund BGR Energy Systems Ltd.
Nippon India Small Cap Fund Polyplex Corporation Ltd.
Nippon India Small Cap Fund Seya Industries Ltd.
Nippon India Small Cap Fund Vindhya Telelinks Ltd.
Nippon India Value Fund Innoventive Industries Ltd.
Nippon India Value Fund Zuari Global Ltd.
PGIM India Midcap Opp Fund CMI FPE Ltd.
PGIM India Midcap Opp Fund Sharda Motor Industries Ltd.
Principal Dividend Yield Fund Bannari Amman Sugars Ltd.
Principal Dividend Yield Fund Crystal Cable Industries Ltd.
Principal Dividend Yield Fund Minerava Holdings
Principal Dividend Yield Fund Sandur Laminates Ltd.
Principal Dividend Yield Fund Tirrihannah Co Ltd.
Principal Multi Cap Growth Fund Balmer Lawrie Freight Containers Ltd.
Principal Multi Cap Growth Fund Crescent Finstock Ltd.
Principal Multi Cap Growth Fund Milestone Global Ltd.
Principal Multi Cap Growth Fund Noble Brothers Impex Ltd.
Principal Multi Cap Growth Fund Precision Fastners Ltd.
Principal Multi Cap Growth Fund Sangam Health Care Products Ltd.
Principal Personal Tax saver Fund Punjab Wireless Systems Limited
Principal Small Cap Fund Cosmo Films Ltd.
Quant Small Cap Fund Sumitomo Chemical India Pvt. Ltd.
Quantum India ESG Equity Fund-Direct Plan Hemisphere Properties India Ltd.
SBI Large & Midcap Fund Gayatri Bio Organics Ltd.
SBI Large & Midcap Fund Padmini Technologies Ltd.
SBI LT Advantage Fund-I Triton Valves Ltd.
SBI LT Advantage Fund-IV GKW Ltd.
SBI Magnum Midcap Fund Mangalam Cement Ltd.
SBI Small Cap Fund Pilani Investment & Industries Corporation Ltd.
SBI Technology Opp Fund Indbazaar Com Ltd
Sundaram Rural and Consumption Fund Astec Lifesciences Ltd.
Taurus Starshare (Multi Cap) Fund Wellwin Industry Ltd.
UTI CCF – Savings Plan Hanuman Tea Company Ltd.
UTI CCF – Savings Plan Willard Storage Battery Ltd
UTI Core Equity Fund BS Refrigerators Ltd.
UTI Equity Fund Kothari Industrial Corporation Ltd.
UTI Equity Fund Modern Syntex (India) Ltd.
UTI Equity Fund MTZ Polyfilms Ltd.
UTI Equity Fund Nihon Nirman Ltd
UTI Equity Fund Spartek Ceramics India Ltd.
UTI Mastershare Shubh Shanti Services Ltd
UTI MEPUS Autopal Industries Ltd.
UTI MEPUS Jaswal Granites Ltd
UTI MEPUS Shree Vindhya Paper Mills Ltd.
UTI Mid Cap Fund Deldot Systems Ltd
UTI Regular Savings Fund Damania Capital Markets Ltd
UTI Regular Savings Fund Filaments India Ltd.
UTI Regular Savings Fund Geekay Exim (India) Ltd.
UTI Regular Savings Fund Telephone Cables Ltd.
UTI Retirement Benefit Pension Collabera Solutions Pvt Ltd
UTI Retirement Benefit Pension Information Technologies (India) Ltd.
UTI ULIP Aruna Mills Company Ltd
UTI ULIP Dhar Cement Ltd.
UTI ULIP Dhar Textile Mills Ltd.
UTI ULIP Eastern Medikit Ltd.
UTI ULIP Euro Cotspin Ltd
UTI ULIP Indian Steel Rolling Mills Ltd
UTI ULIP Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd.
UTI ULIP Jaipur Syntex Ltd
UTI ULIP Mahendra Petrochemicals Ltd.
UTI ULIP Marwar Hotels Ltd
UTI ULIP Nutan Mills Ltd
UTI ULIP Omega Laboratories Ltd.
UTI ULIP Parasrampuria Synthetics Ltd.
UTI ULIP Poysha Industrial Company Ltd
UTI ULIP Raipur Manufacturing Company Ltd
UTI ULIP Serene Industries Ltd.
UTI ULIP Shukra Jewellery Ltd.
UTI ULIP SRM Energy Ltd.
UTI Value Opp Fund Elbee Services Ltd.
UTI Value Opp Fund GPI Textiles Ltd
UTI Value Opp Fund JMP Castings Ltd.
UTI Value Opp Fund Modern Insulators Ltd.
UTI Value Opp Fund USG Tech Solutions Ltd.
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