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Invest in Stocks with matured brands for balanced returns


Companies with longstanding brands often have diversified portfolio of business and can better cope ups & down in the markets. These are called “defensive” stocks that can protest your portfolio in times of market volatility.

52 wk low 52 wk high Other Recommendaion
Nestle 5826 4990 7390 Axis – 5800
KR Choksey – 8000
Gillette India 4276 3805 4888 Axis (320)
ICICI Sec – 355
Procter & Gamble Hygiene & Healthcare  6600 5171 7279 HDFC Sec – 1335
L&T Foods 271 180 319  
Pidilite Industries 587 521 769 ICICI – 775
Prabhudas – 770
Bata India 425 400 613 ICICI – 462
Axis – 535
Asian Paints 874 825 1227 Geojit – 1108
Reliace Sec – 1154

Nestle –  Nestle India’s brands such as Maggi noodles and Nescafe coffee are consumed across the world. Even after the fiasco over lead content in Maggi, the product saw robust response from consumers when it returned to stores. For the quarter ended September 30, 2016, Nestle reported over two-fold growth in net profit at Rs 269.39 crore compared with Rs 124.20 crore reported for the corresponding quarter last year.

Gillette India and Procter & Gamble Hygiene & Healthcare (P&G) are among the safest bets that one consider for protecting a portfolio from contingencies

In the smallcap space, L&T Food’s Daawat Basmati rice has emerged as an enduring brand. With Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan as its brand ambassador, the product is available in over 50 countries.

Pidilite Industries is a domestically-grown multinational adhesives manufacturing company. It also produces art material, construction chemicals and other industrial chemicals. The Fevicol brand of adhesives is the most famous product of the company.

One can also consider Bata India, Asian Paints, Pidilite, P&G and HUL as their products are available in markets for ages.”


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