Check Axis Securities' top stock picks amid festival season

Oct 05, 2021, 07:44 PM IST

The third quarter (Q3), being the festive season in India is expected to lead to robust demand, leveraging which the Indian Equity market should continue to outperform other emerging markets. 

Based on Q2FY22 earnings, volatility rise, deliver in value and quality; opportunities in the small and mid-caps, and earnings momentum Axis Securities has recommended the following stocks - ICICI Bank, SBI, Federal Bank, Equitas Small Finance Bank, Varun Beverages, Camlin Fine Sciences, Mold-Tek Packaging, Amber Enterprises India, Minda Corporation, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Tech Mahindra, Bharti Airtel, HCL Technologies, Orient Cement, Ashok Leyland, Bajaj Auto.

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ICICI Bank

ICICI Bank

Higher loan growth, improving operating profits, and a strong provision buffer coupled with a strong deposit franchise will help ICICI's ROAE/ROAA expansion over FY22-23. Target Price is Rs 810
 

2/16

State Bank of India

State Bank of India

Axis Securities believes SBI’s unsecured lending profile is robust with >90% comprising salaried government employees. Target Price is Rs 555
 

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Federal Bank

Federal Bank


Key positives are increasing retail focus, strong fee income, adequate capitalization, and prudent provisioning. Given strong underwriting standards, changing loan mix, and strong retail deposit franchise, Axis Securities expects the bank’s valuation to improve from current levels if asset quality trends are maintained and ROA improvement keeps on track. Target Price is Rs 100
 

4/16

Equitas Small Finance Bank

Equitas Small Finance Bank

Equitas Small Finance Bank has been proactively reducing the share of MFI loans to build a strong, diversified, and secured product-dominated book. Target Price is Rs 76
 

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Varun Beverages

Varun Beverages

With the opening up of the economy and rise in out-of-home consumption, Axis Securities expects VBL to gain further in-roads in the acquired territories of South & West. Target Price is Rs 1020
 

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Mold-Tek Packaging

Mold-Tek Packaging

During Q1FY22, MTEP has seen improving traction to its innovative product - ‘QR Code Printed IML’ which offers traceability and anti-counterfeit solutions in the supply chain. Target Price is Rs 680
 

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Camlin Fine Sciences

Camlin Fine Sciences

Global demand for CFS’s products remains robust despite the ongoing pandemic situation. Target Price is Rs 215
 

8/16

Amber Enterprises India

Amber Enterprises India

While COVID 2.0 poses uncertainties on the company’s near-term outlook, Axis Securities believes its long-term growth prospects remain intact. Target Price is Rs 3,654
 

9/16

Minda Corporation

Minda Corporation

The company’s 3x3x3 EV strategy will provide complete drive-train solutions to 3 segments - 2Ws/3Ws/Entry cars. Target Price is Rs 148
 

10/16

Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences

Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences

KIMS has planned to add an incremental bed capacity of 1,500 (50%) from the current bed capacity of 3,065 over the next 36-40 months. Target Price is Rs 1,570
 

11/16

Tech Mahindra

Tech Mahindra

Tech Mahindra has a resilient business structure and better revenue growth visibility from a long-term perspective but is trading at discount as compared to its Indian peers. Target Price is Rs 1600
 

12/16

Bharti Airtel

Bharti Airtel

Airtel is gaining momentum with strong customer addition and market share gain. Target Price is Rs 770
 

13/16

HCL Technologies

HCL Technologies

HCLT has a resilient business structure from a long-term perspective. Target Price is Rs 1,410
 

14/16

Orient Cement

Orient Cement

The company reported stellar Q1FY22 results as Volume, Revenue, EBITDA, PAT grew by 66%, 28%, 89%, 247% on a YoY basis respectively. Target Price is Rs 205.
 

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Ashok Leyland

Ashok Leyland

Ashok Leyland continues to focus on reducing its dependence on the cyclical truck business by increasing the revenue share of Exports, Defence, Power Solutions, LCV, and after-sales spare parts business. Target Price is Rs 155
 

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Bajaj Auto

Bajaj Auto

Bajaj Auto is well-placed to capitalize on demand normalization and premiumization trends in the 2W industry which should support profitability and operational performance going forward. Target Price is Rs 4,500.