These are the most popular & least popular stocks held by mutual funds (Sep 2019)

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

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

Published: October 27, 2019 at 11:29 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 (Sep 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. The list was randomly cross-checked with the Value Research Who Owns What tool.

As always, while the data is obtained from reliable sources, 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 82 stocks are by at least 100 schemes.  These are the most popular. A total of 142 stocks can be found in one scheme only. These stocks are spread across 66 schemes.

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

ICICI Bank which recently crossed 3 trillion in market cap is the most popular stock held by as many as 565 schemes. The total value is about 23% of its current market cap. The second most popular is HDFC Bank held by 550 schemes with a total of about 12% of its total market cap. These are the holding pattern spread across funds.

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List of most popular stocks held by mutual funds in Sep 2019

Company Name Holding Scheme Count
ICICI Bank Ltd. 565
HDFC Bank Ltd. 550
Axis Bank Ltd. 486
Larsen & Toubro Ltd. 461
Infosys Ltd. 428
State Bank Of India 415
ITC Ltd. 399
Reliance Industries Ltd. 393
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. 376
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. 352
Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd. 346
Bharti Airtel Ltd. 328
NTPC Ltd. 319
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. 302
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. 285
Hindustan Unilever Ltd. 285
Bajaj Finance Ltd. 282
Asian Paints Ltd. 263
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. 262
Ultratech Cement Ltd. 248
Tech Mahindra Ltd. 247
HCL Technologies Ltd. 245
IndusInd Bank Ltd. 242
Titan Company Ltd. 222
GAIL (India) Ltd. 193
Nestle India Ltd. 190
Hero MotoCorp Ltd. 190
Tata Steel Ltd. 189
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. 188
Vedanta Ltd. 182
Divis Laboratories Ltd. 178
Coal India Ltd. 175
ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co Ltd. 173
Power Grid Corporation Of India Ltd. 171
Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd. 169
The Federal Bank Ltd. 167
Hindalco Industries Ltd. 166
Grasim Industries Ltd. 163
Petronet LNG Ltd. 159
Voltas Ltd. 157
ACC Ltd. 157
Cipla Ltd. 156
Marico Ltd. 155
Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. 155
Britannia Industries Ltd. 153
Bajaj Finserv Ltd. 152
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. 152
SBI Life Insurance Company Ltd. 151
Bajaj Auto Ltd. 151
Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. 151
Tata Motors Ltd. 148
Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd. 144
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. 142
HDFC Life Insurance Co Ltd. 139
Exide Industries Ltd. 139
Cummins India Ltd. 136
Container Corporation Of India Ltd. 135
ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Ltd. 134
City Union Bank Ltd. 131
Shree Cement Ltd. 131
Bank Of Baroda 130
Dabur India Ltd. 130
The Indian Hotels Company Ltd. 122
Siemens Ltd. 122
The Ramco Cements Ltd. 121
Eicher Motors Ltd. 119
Ambuja Cements Ltd. 118
Cholamandalam Investment & Finance Company Ltd. 116
Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd. 116
Lupin Ltd. 116
Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd. 113
MRF Ltd. 112
Yes Bank Ltd. 110
Bharat Electronics Ltd. 109
Tata Global Beverages Ltd. 107
Tata Chemicals Ltd. 107
Max Financial Services Ltd. 106
UPL Ltd. 103
United Spirits Ltd. 102
Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd. 101
Ashok Leyland Ltd. 101
RBL Bank Ltd. 100

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

There are 144 stocks held by one fund only and no other. The full list is given below, here are some highlights.

UTI Value Opp Fund

  • Elbee Services Ltd.
  • GPI Textiles Ltd
  • JMP Castings Ltd.
  • USG Tech Solutions Ltd.
  • Modern Insulators Ltd.


Yeah, that is a thing!

  • Aruna Mills Company Ltd
  • Dhar Cement Ltd.
  • Dhar Textile Mills Ltd.
  • Eastern Medikit Ltd.
  • Euro Cotspin Ltd
  • Indian Steel Rolling Mills Ltd
  • Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd.
  • Jaipur Syntex Ltd
  • Mahendra Petrochemicals Ltd.
  • Marwar Hotels Ltd
  • Nutan Mills Ltd
  • Omega Laboratories Ltd.
  • Parasrampuria Synthetics Ltd.
  • Poysha Industrial Company Ltd
  • Raipur Manufacturing Company Ltd
  • Serene Industries Ltd.
  • SRM Energy Ltd.
  • Shukra Jewellery Ltd.


  • United Bank of India
  • Reliance Communications Ltd.
  • Inox Wind Ltd.
  • Eveready Industries (India) Ltd.
  • Centrum Capital Ltd.
  • Jaiprakash Associates Ltd.
  • GIC Housing Finance Ltd.
  • Meghmani Organics Ltd.
  • JSW Holdings Ltd.

DSP Small Cap Fund

  • Plastiblends India Ltd.
  • Fiem Industries Ltd.
  • Vardhman Special Steels Ltd.
  • Dwarikesh Sugar Industries Ltd.
  • Lumax Auto Technologies Ltd.
  • Kalyani Steels Ltd.

This is the full list of stocks present in one fund only!

  1. One Point One Solutions Ltd.
  2. Praxis Home Retail Ltd.
  3. GTPL Hathway Ltd.
  4. Monte Carlo Fashions Ltd.
  5. Tirrihannah Co Ltd.
  6. Minerava Holdings
  7. Crystal Cable Industries Ltd.
  8. Zuari Agro Chemicals Ltd.
  9. IIFL Wealth Management Ltd.
  10. Isprava Vesta Pvt Ltd.
  11. MMS Infrastructure Ltd.
  12. Vardhman Special Steels Ltd.
  13. Chennai Interactive Business Services
  14. Matrimony.Com Ltd.
  15. Innoventive Industries Ltd.
  16. Soni Medicare Ltd.
  17. Accord Cotsyn
  18. Inox Wind Ltd.
  19. Kalyani Investment Company Ltd.
  20. Reliance Home Finance Ltd.
  21. Hindustan Media Ventures Ltd.
  22. Ampersand Software Applications Ltd
  23. Pilani Investment & Industries Corporation Ltd.
  24. Sri Venkatesha Mills Ltd.
  25. United Bank of India
  26. Indbazaar Com Ltd
  27. GPI Textiles Ltd
  28. Collabera Solutions Pvt Ltd
  29. Damania Capital Markets Ltd
  30. Amex Carb. & Chem.
  31. Nihon Nirman Ltd
  32. Poysha Industrial Company Ltd
  33. Raipur Manufacturing Company Ltd
  34. Shubh Shanti Services Ltd
  35. SRM Radiant Infotech Ltd
  36. Willard Storage Battery Ltd
  37. Nutan Mills Ltd
  38. Marwar Hotels Ltd
  39. Jaswal Granites Ltd
  40. Jaipur Syntex Ltd
  41. Indian Steel Rolling Mills Ltd
  42. Euro Cotspin Ltd
  43. Eastern Medikit Ltd.
  44. Aruna Mills Company Ltd
  45. Deldot Systems Ltd
  46. City Online Services Ltd.
  47. HPL Electric & Power Ltd.
  48. Dharti Dredging & Infrastructure Limited
  49. Royal Industries Limited
  50. Punjab Wireless Systems Limited
  51. Maruti Cottex Ltd.
  52. Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd.
  53. Astec Lifesciences Ltd.
  54. Sumitomo Chemical India Pvt. Ltd.
  55. Sharda Motor Industries Ltd.
  56. Visakha Aqua Farms
  57. SRPL Ltd.
  58. Precision Fastners Ltd.
  59. SIV Industries Ltd.
  60. KSK Energy Ventures Ltd.
  61. Crescent Finstock Ltd.
  62. BS Refrigerators Ltd.
  63. Gammon Infrastructure Projects Ltd.
  64. GKW Ltd.
  65. Transformers & Rectifiers (India) Ltd.
  66. BGR Energy Systems Ltd.
  67. Consolidated Construction Consortium Ltd.
  68. Puravankara Ltd.
  69. Meghmani Organics Ltd.
  70. Lumax Auto Technologies Ltd.
  71. Fiem Industries Ltd.
  72. BL Kashyap & Sons Ltd.
  73. Reliance Communications Ltd.
  74. Royal Orchid Hotels Ltd.
  75. HT Media Ltd.
  76. JSW Holdings Ltd.
  77. Dwarikesh Sugar Industries Ltd.
  78. Jaiprakash Associates Ltd.
  79. USG Tech Solutions Ltd.
  80. Geojit Financial Services Ltd.
  81. Transtream Ltd.
  82. Sangam Health Care Products Ltd.
  83. Eveready Industries (India) Ltd.
  84. Wellwin Industry Ltd.
  85. Panacea Biotec Ltd.
  86. Milestone Global Ltd.
  87. Sandur Laminates Ltd.
  88. Nucleus Software Exports Ltd.
  89. Kansal Fibres Ltd.
  90. JMP Castings Ltd.
  91. Dhar Textile Mills Ltd.
  92. Noble Brothers Impex Ltd.
  93. Nila Infrastructures Ltd.
  94. Sree Jayalakshmi Autospin Ltd.
  95. Elbee Services Ltd.
  96. Hester Biosciences Ltd.
  97. Poddar Pigments Ltd.
  98. Gayatri Bio Organics Ltd.
  99. Omega Laboratories Ltd.
  100. Seya Industries Ltd.
  101. Serene Industries Ltd.
  102. Polyplex Corporation Ltd.
  103. Shukra Jewellery Ltd.
  104. Information Technologies (India) Ltd.
  105. Plastiblends India Ltd.
  106. SRM Energy Ltd.
  107. Geekay Exim (India) Ltd.
  108. Indo Count Industries Ltd.
  109. Starlog Enterprises Ltd.
  110. Hanuman Tea Company Ltd.
  111. Autopal Industries Ltd.
  112. Telephone Cables Ltd.
  113. Vindhya Telelinks Ltd.
  114. NR Agarwal Industries Ltd.
  115. Modern Insulators Ltd.
  116. Spartek Ceramics India Ltd.
  117. Filaments India Ltd.
  118. Mahendra Petrochemicals Ltd.
  119. Parasrampuria Synthetics Ltd.
  120. Jyoti Structures Ltd.
  121. MTZ Polyfilms Ltd.
  122. GIC Housing Finance Ltd.
  123. Jindal Drilling & Industries Ltd.
  124. Kothari Industrial Corporation Ltd.
  125. Everest Industries Ltd.
  126. Cosmo Films Ltd.
  127. TTK Healthcare Ltd.
  128. GOCL Corporation Ltd.
  129. Triton Valves Ltd.
  130. TIL Ltd.
  131. SML Isuzu Ltd.
  132. Shree Vindhya Paper Mills Ltd.
  133. Mangalam Cement Ltd.
  134. Dhar Cement Ltd.
  135. Maestros Mediline Systems Ltd.
  136. Centrum Capital Ltd.
  137. Zuari Global Ltd.
  138. Tata Communications Ltd.
  139. Padmini Technologies Ltd.
  140. Modern Syntex (India) Ltd.
  141. Kalyani Steels Ltd.
  142. CMI FPE Ltd.
  143. Bannari Amman Sugars Ltd.
  144. Balmer Lawrie Freight Containers Ltd.

Wish you a very happy Diwali, Deepavali!

Source: Wikipedia. Simpson, William (1823-1899) – This 19th-century painting of Diwali / Dipavali / Divali / Dipotsava by William Simpson is archived at the British Library. Description from the source, “This chromolithograph is taken from plate 50 of William Simpson’s ‘India: Ancient and Modern’. The picture is suffused with the yellow glow of lamps in the gathering dusk; a woman is pictured leaning to light a lamp in a little niche at a street corner. Diwali, the Festival of Light, was marked ceremonially by the lighting of many such earthen lamps – diyas – all over India. The festival extended for five days during the lunar month of Kartika (October/November). It celebrated many things, such as the return of Rama and Sita from exile (as told in the Ramayana), the victory of Vishnu in avatar form over King Bali and minor deities such as Lakshmi, the goddess responsible for wealth and good fortune.”
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