New-age firms make it to Amfi’s large-cap list

New-age firms make it to Amfi’s large-cap list

January 7, 2022

Start-ups Zomato, PB Fintech, One97 Communications, and FSN E-Commerce Ventures have entered the large-cap category after the latest reclassification exercise by the Association of Mutual funds in India (Amfi).

This comes despite stocks such as PB Fintech (Policybazaar) and One 97 Communication (Paytm) trading below their issue price.

Others such as Mindtree, SRF, IRCTC, Tata Power, JSW Energy have been moved from mid-cap to large-cap category.

Stocks that have been promoted to large-cap have done exceedingly well in the last one year and have generated returns in the 110-190 per cent range.

Market participants say the inclusion of these stocks into the large-cap category makes them more appealing to the equity fund managers.

Currently, fund managers are permitted to invest up to 10 per cent of the scheme corpus in a single stock irrespective of its performance.

Meanwhile, companies such as Bandhan Bank, Bank of Baroda, Biocon, and NMDC have been moved from the large-cap category to mid-cap category.

These changes will be applicable from the February-July 2022 period.

While newly-listed companies like Star Health and Allied Insurance, Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC, Devyani International have entered the mid-cap category.

Edelweiss in its note said that the market capitalisation cut-off for large-caps is Rs 47,600 crore, whereas for mid-caps it is Rs 16,200 crore.

“Of the total market cap, large-cap stocks (top 100) account for 68.8 per cent vs 71.4 per cent (July Review).

“Mid-cap stocks (101- 250) account for 16.9 per cent vs 16.27 per cent (July Review).

“Small-cap stocks (251 and below) account for 14.3 per cent vs 12.29 per cent (July Review).

The percentage share of small-cap stocks have increased by almost 2 per cent as it is led by price outperformance in small-cap stocks and also 32 of the recently listed IPOs have got featured in small-cap category,” said Edelweiss.

Stocks such as Central Bank of India, Gujarat Fluorochemicals, Happiest Mind Technologies are some that have been moved from the small-cap to mid-cap segment.

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