Understand stocks by industry in India

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In our article “All companies listed on BSE in India”, we looked at how you can use group classification by BSE to understand 5000 listed companies. BSE has made these groups based on liquidity, volatility, trustworthiness etc. of a company. Here we go a step further and look at the industry classification of these companies for a better stock selection. To predict future market potential & growth prospects of a company, you should first understand stocks by industry in India.

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Understand stocks by industry in India

We have 3962 companies in India which are active on the Bombay Stock Exchange. (you must read the breakup – all companies listed on Bombay Stock Exchange). These companies can be clubbed together under 122 industries as illustrated below.

Here we have considered all the BSE group classifications. Now in case you are already in a hunt for figuring out quality stocks & multi-baggers, we need to look at Group A, B, M & X which constitute 2645 stocks. (Reference to all companies on BSE).

Industry wise breakup of active stocks on BSE

S.No.IndustryNo. of stocks
1Finance (including NBFCs)320
2Textiles275
3Commodity Trading & Distribution236
4Other Financial Services203
5Pharmaceuticals168
6Realty141
7Construction & Engineering110
8Auto Parts & Equipment107
9Commodity Chemicals106
10Iron & Steel/Interm.Products105
11Other Apparels & Accessories105
12Misc.Commercial Services95
13IT Software Products88
14IT Consulting & Software82
15Specialty Chemicals78
16Plastic Products67
17Containers & Packaging65
18Other Elect.Equip./ Prod.62
19Other Agricultural Products56
20Paper & Paper Products54
21Packaged Foods52
22Hotels49
23Cement & Cement Products48
24Investment Companies42
25Banks41
26Electric Utilities40
27Movies & Entertainment40
28Other Industrial Products38
29Sugar38
30Other Industrial Goods37
31Edible Oils37
32Heavy Electrical Equipment29
33Broadcasting & Cable TV26
34Tea & Coffee26
35Iron & Steel Products25
36Electronic Components25
37Furniture-Furnishing-Paints25
38Healthcare Services25
39Agrochemicals24
40Transportation – Logistics24
41Diversified22
42Housing Finance22
43Other Food Products22
44Fertilizers22
45Auto Tyres & Rubber Products21
46Aluminium20
47Consulting Services19
48Commercial Vehicles18
49Consumer Electronics18
50Breweries & Distilleries18
51Holding Companies17
52Personal Products17
53Internet Software & Services16
54Publishing16
55Education15
56Oil Marketing & Distribution15
57BPO/KPO15
58Distributors15
59Healthcare Facilities13
60Department Stores12
61Forest Products12
622/3 Wheelers12
63Telecom Equipment12
64Footwear11
65Copper11
66Computer Hardware10
67Exploration & Production10
68Mining10
69Roads & Highways10
70Shipping10
71Surface Transportation10
72Biotechnology10
73Specialty Retail10
74Fibres & Plastics9
75Houseware9
76Non-Durable Household Prod.8
77Other Leisure Facilities8
78Household Appliances8
79Other Telecom Services8
80Transport Related Services8
81Utilities:Non-Elec.8
82Refineries/ Petro-Products7
83Cigarettes-Tobacco Products7
84Telecom Services7
85Travel Support Services7
86Restaurants7
87Internet & Catalogue Retail6
88Petrochemicals6
89Advertising & Media6
90Coal6
91Sp.Consumer Services6
92Airlines6
93Comm.Printing/Stationery6
94Defence6
95Healthcare Supplies5
96Household Products5
97Industrial Gases5
98IT Networking Equipment5
99Jute & Jute Products5
100Medical Equipment5
101Photographic Products5
102Construction Materials5
103Oil Equipment & Services5
104Other Non-Ferrous Metals5
105Storage Media & Peripherals5
106Telecom Cables5
107Life Insurance4
108Marine Port & Services4
109Non-alcoholic Beverages4
110Cars & Utility Vehicles4
111Financial Institutions4
112Integrated Oil & Gas4
113IT Training Services4
114Asset Management Cos.3
115General Insurance3
116Gift Articles-Toys & Cards3
117Real Estate Investment3
118Zinc3
119Aerospace2
120Carbon Black1
121Food & Drugs Retailing1
122Telecom – Alternate Carriers1

Remarks for industry wise stocks classification

From the table above, you would note that most companies listed on the Bombay stock exchange are from financial services. Total number of stocks/companies from financial services is 636 (Add row 1,4,24,25,42,107,111) which is almost 16% of the active stocks on BSE.

Textiles, Commodity trading & distribution, Pharma & Realty are other industries to which most stocks listed on BSE belong.

Further, you would notice that Telecom – Alternate carriers, Food & Drugs Retailing, Carbon Black, Aerospace & Zinc are the industries having lowest number of listings – 1, 1, 1, 2 & 3 respectively. These are the stocks you can quickly check and figure out any potential investment opportunity. For e.g. in the Carbon Black industry – Phillips carbon black belonging to RP-Sanjeev Goenka group may be a potential investment candidate.

Potential long term stock investment market

As mentioned above, we have 2645 stocks from Group A, B, M & X. Let us have a look at all these groups separately for a deep dive into equity research and understand stocks by industry in India.

Group A – Industry wise breakup of stocks

Group A has around 387 stocks which are actively bought or sold on the stocks market. You may want to check more details about Group A here.

Banks & Pharma are the most active industries on the Bombay Stock Exchange. They are followed by electric utilities, NBFCs & IT stocks.

S.No.IndustryNo. of stocks
1Banks33
2Pharmaceuticals26
3Electric Utilities19
4Finance (including NBFCs)16
5IT Consulting & Software14
6Cement & Cement Products11
7Realty10
8Construction & Engineering10
9Textiles10
10Housing Finance9
11Personal Products8
12Other Financial Services8
13Heavy Electrical Equipment8
14Auto Parts & Equipment7
15Holding Companies7
16Agrochemicals7
17Packaged Foods6
18Iron & Steel/Interm.Products6
19Commercial Vehicles6
20Plastic Products6
21Broadcasting & Cable TV6
22Department Stores5
23Auto Tyres & Rubber Products5
24Fertilizers5
25Other Apparels & Accessories5
26Utilities:Non-Elec.5
27Commodity Chemicals5
28Specialty Retail4
29Furniture-Furnishing-Paints4
30Consumer Electronics4
312/3 Wheelers4
32Refineries/ Petro-Products4
33Oil Marketing & Distribution4
34Sugar4
35Exploration & Production3
36Roads & Highways3
37Transportation – Logistics3
38IT Software Products3
39Tea & Coffee3
40Defence3
41Other Elect.Equip./ Prod.3
42Telecom Services3
43Other Industrial Products3
44Comm.Trading & Distribution3
45Zinc2
46Household Appliances2
47Cigarettes-Tobacco Products2
48Other Industrial Goods2
49Aluminium2
50Internet Software & Services2
51Healthcare Facilities2
52Other Telecom Services2
53Marine Port & Services2
54Airlines2
55Shipping2
56Cars & Utility Vehicles2
57Other Agricultural Products2
58BPO/KPO2
59Coal2
60Hotels2
61Transport Related Services2
62Publishing2
63Breweries & Distilleries2
64Mining2
65Integrated Oil & Gas2
66Telecom – Alternate Carriers1
67Containers & Packaging1
68Computer Hardware1
69Copper1
70Industrial Gases1
71Petrochemicals1
72Consulting Services1
73IT Training Services1
74Travel Support Services1
75Life Insurance1
76Footwear1
77Biotechnology1
78Forest Products1
79Financial Institutions1
80Telecom Cables1
81Misc.Commercial Services1
82Other Food Products1
83Restaurants1
84Investment Companies1
85Movies & Entertainment1
86Healthcare Services1
87Houseware1
88Specialty Chemicals1
89Internet & Catalogue Retail1
Grand Total387

Group X – Industry wise breakup of stocks

Group X with 1028 stocks, has maximum participation from NBFC, Textiles, Commodity Trading & Realty sector. You should note that these stocks are exclusively listed only on Bombay Stock Exchange.

S.No.IndustryNo. of stocks
1Finance (including NBFCs)125
2Textiles84
3Other Financial Services69
4Comm.Trading & Distribution67
5Realty45
6Pharmaceuticals44
7Commodity Chemicals37
8IT Software Products37
9Specialty Chemicals27
10Auto Parts & Equipment26
11Containers & Packaging23
12Plastic Products22
13Other Apparels & Accessories21
14Iron & Steel/Interm.Products20
15Investment Companies20
16Other Agricultural Products18
17Construction & Engineering18
18Paper & Paper Products16
19IT Consulting & Software15
20Misc.Commercial Services15
21Packaged Foods14
22Hotels13
23Other Industrial Products13
24Other Elect.Equip./ Prod.12
25Movies & Entertainment11
26Other Industrial Goods10
27Tea & Coffee10
28Edible Oils9
29Electronic Components9
30Auto Tyres & Rubber Products9
31Cement & Cement Products9
32Agrochemicals7
33Fertilizers6
34Healthcare Services6
35Housing Finance6
36Diversified5
37Other Food Products5
38Consulting Services5
39Internet Software & Services5
40Iron & Steel Products5
41Sugar5
42Aluminium4
43Broadcasting & Cable TV4
44Forest Products4
45Biotechnology4
46Telecom Equipment4
47Electric Utilities4
48Fibres & Plastics4
49Healthcare Supplies3
50Non-Durable Household Prod.3
51Surface Transportation3
52Commercial Vehicles3
53Personal Products3
54BPO/KPO3
55Computer Hardware3
56Jute & Jute Products3
57Real Estate Investment2
58Photographic Products2
59Mining2
60Transportation – Logistics2
61Heavy Electrical Equipment2
62Oil Marketing & Distribution2
632/3 Wheelers2
64Distributors2
65Education2
66Furniture-Furnishing-Paints2
67Copper2
68Gift Articles-Toys & Cards2
69Oil Equipment & Services2
70Marine Port & Services2
71Travel Support Services2
72Internet & Catalogue Retail2
73Houseware2
74Aerospace1
75Department Stores1
76Household Products1
77Breweries & Distilleries1
78Holding Companies1
79Food & Drugs Retailing1
80Other Leisure Facilities1
81Non-alcoholic Beverages1
82Exploration & Production1
83Footwear1
84IT Training Services1
85Consumer Electronics1
86Telecom Services1
87Cigarettes-Tobacco Products1
88Transport Related Services1
89Comm.Printing/Stationery1
90Other Non-Ferrous Metals1
91Sp.Consumer Services1
92Defence1
Grand Total1028

Group B – Industry wise breakup of stocks

Group B has around 1050 stocks, which are less actively traded than Group A & X. Most of these stocks belong to textiles, auto parts & construction industry.

S.No.IndustryNo. of stocks
1Textiles64
2Auto Parts & Equipment56
3Construction & Engineering52
4Realty44
5Pharmaceuticals43
6Iron & Steel/Interm.Products39
7Other Apparels & Accessories32
8Specialty Chemicals32
9Other Financial Services28
10Commodity Chemicals28
11Finance (including NBFCs)24
12IT Consulting & Software24
13Other Elect.Equip./ Prod.22
14Cement & Cement Products20
15Containers & Packaging20
16Paper & Paper Products19
17IT Software Products19
18Sugar19
19Comm.Trading & Distribution18
20Hotels17
21Packaged Foods14
22Heavy Electrical Equipment13
23Broadcasting & Cable TV13
24Plastic Products12
25Electric Utilities12
26Diversified11
27Furniture-Furnishing-Paints11
28Other Industrial Goods11
29Investment Companies11
30Movies & Entertainment10
31Publishing10
32Iron & Steel Products10
33Transportation – Logistics10
34Other Agricultural Products9
35Fertilizers9
36Other Industrial Products9
37Breweries & Distilleries8
38Holding Companies8
39Agrochemicals8
40Banks8
41Edible Oils7
42BPO/KPO7
43Consumer Electronics7
44Tea & Coffee7
45Footwear6
46Healthcare Facilities6
47Roads & Highways6
48Shipping6
49Other Telecom Services6
50Forest Products5
51Oil Marketing & Distribution5
52Healthcare Services5
53Department Stores5
54Telecom Equipment5
55Exploration & Production4
56Housing Finance4
57Petrochemicals4
58Commercial Vehicles4
59Comm.Printing/Stationery4
60Personal Products4
61Non-Durable Household Prod.4
62Misc.Commercial Services4
63Education4
64Auto Tyres & Rubber Products4
65Other Leisure Facilities3
66Aluminium3
67Sp.Consumer Services3
68Biotechnology3
69Telecom Cables3
70Electronic Components3
71Other Non-Ferrous Metals3
72Internet Software & Services3
73Oil Equipment & Services3
74Houseware3
75Life Insurance3
76General Insurance3
77Mining3
78Restaurants3
79Transport Related Services3
80Asset Management Cos.2
81Storage Media & Peripherals2
82Defence2
83Airlines2
84Surface Transportation2
85IT Training Services2
86Telecom Services2
87Other Food Products2
88Specialty Retail2
89Refineries/ Petro-Products2
90Advertising & Media2
91Cars & Utility Vehicles2
92Fibres & Plastics2
93Medical Equipment2
94Construction Materials2
95Travel Support Services2
96Household Appliances2
97Copper2
98Utilities:Non-Elec.2
992/3 Wheelers2
100Industrial Gases2
101Distributors1
102Cigarettes-Tobacco Products1
103Photographic Products1
104Coal1
105Financial Institutions1
106Aerospace1
107Non-alcoholic Beverages1
108Carbon Black1
109IT Networking Equipment1
110Household Products1
111(blank)1
112Integrated Oil & Gas1
113Internet & Catalogue Retail1
Grand Total1050

Group M – Industry wise breakup of stocks

Group M has only 180 stocks which represent SMEs and MSMEs of the Indian market listed on BSE.

S.No.IndustryNo. of stocks
1Comm.Trading & Distribution23
2Other Apparels & Accessories13
3Other Financial Services13
4Other Agricultural Products9
5Realty7
6Finance (including NBFCs)7
7Textiles7
8Movies & Entertainment6
9Pharmaceuticals6
10Consulting Services6
11Containers & Packaging5
12Construction & Engineering5
13Other Elect.Equip./ Prod.5
14Packaged Foods4
15Distributors4
16IT Consulting & Software4
17Iron & Steel Products4
18Plastic Products3
19Specialty Retail3
20Restaurants3
21Specialty Chemicals3
22Other Industrial Goods3
23Healthcare Services2
24Aluminium2
25Sp.Consumer Services2
26Education2
27Other Food Products2
28Transportation – Logistics2
29Other Industrial Products2
30Healthcare Facilities2
31Construction Materials1
32Internet Software & Services1
33Travel Support Services1
34Healthcare Supplies1
35Advertising & Media1
36Department Stores1
37Furniture-Furnishing-Paints1
38Utilities:Non-Elec.1
39Electric Utilities1
40Diversified1
41Auto Parts & Equipment1
42Heavy Electrical Equipment1
43Iron & Steel/Interm.Products1
44Hotels1
45IT Software Products1
46Houseware1
47Misc.Commercial Services1
48Other Leisure Facilities1
49BPO/KPO1
50Internet & Catalogue Retail1
51Commercial Vehicles1
Grand Total180

Concluding remarks to understand stocks by industry in India

Using the information in the tables above, you can structure your equity research to figure out your own investment methodology. If you understand stocks by industry in India, you would be able to figure out market dynamics, estimate growth potentials and identify potential investment opportunities in the sunrise sectors.

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