The stock market has had its share of ups and downs this year. It rose by 20% this year. But gone are the profits and losses or lost opportunities. The prospects of 2022 in the stock market make it all the more exciting. In order to further assist your investments, in this article we have compiled a list of stock recommendations for 2022 by some of the top analysts in our country. Keep Reading to find out what these big wigs are watching out for this year!

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A Recap of 2021

After the crash in March 2020, the markets showed a bullish trend and reached all-time highs in 2021. The Nifty reached an all-time high of 18604.45 while the Sensex reached  62245.43. The second wave of COVID-19 was less severe in India as compared to many developed countries.

The markets were driven ahead by FIIs as well as retail investors. Many retail investors joined the crew, in hopes of making an additional source of income. 

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Experts hailed 2021 as the year of retail investors. Many young investors joined the stock market as they were lured by quick profits. As Mark Cuban says, “Everyone is a genius in a bull market”. New investors were proud of their money-making skills until the markets fell again by almost 10% with the news about the growing cases of the Omicron variant in developed countries.

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We can never time the market. Experience counts a lot. We never know what course the market might take in response to news and other information. Brokers act as intermediaries and help investors to invest in the stock market, and pick stocks.

Novice investors may end up choosing wrong investments and lose their money due to a lack of knowledge or experience. Stockbrokers give their recommendations periodically to help investors with investment decisions. These recommendations have stocks picked by experts who study the market and suggest comparatively safer investments.

Stock Recommendations for 2022 from top stockbrokers in India

The new year is just around the corner, and we’ve started setting our goals. When it comes to our financial goals, a little help from the experts isn’t all that bad. Stockbrokers have started to release lists of stocks that are good for investments, come 2022. We bring to you the lists provided by top stockbrokers in India, all in one place.

ICICI Securities Limited’s Stock Recommendations For 2022

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ICICI Securities Ltd. is a subsidiary of ICICI Bank Ltd. It is a technology-based firm that offers a wide range of financial services like retail broking, institutional broking, private wealth management, investment banking and more. Here’s a list of their top picks for 2022:  Reference

StocksSectorsInitiation RangeTargetStoplossUpside Potential
RelianceOil & Gas2300-23602960199025%
PVR LimitedMedia1290-13301680112026%
State Bank of IndiaBanks445-46058038426%
Apollo HospitalsHealthcare4700-48206045409825%

Kotak Securities Limited’s Top Picks for 2022

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Kotak Securities Limited is a subsidiary of Kotak Mahindra Bank. It is one of India’s largest full-service stockbroking firms that cater to retail and institutional investors. Through a tie-up with partners, it provides access to US markets as well. It has a wide array of services including mutual funds, equities derivatives, insurance and more. Its picks for 2022 are: Reference

Themes and sectorsTop Picks from the sectors
Technology- Most promisingInfosys, TCS, Tech Mahindra, HCL Tech
Real-Estate- Most PromisingOberoi Realty and Suntek Realty
Corporate Banks- UnderValuedICICI Bank, SBIN and Axis Bank
Telecom- FuturisticReliance and Bharti Airtel
Metals- Inflation SensitiveTata Steel, Hindalco and JSPL
Auto- Inflation SensitiveTata Motors, M&M and Bajaj Auto
Infra- Inflation SensitiveL&T and NCC
Insurance- DefensivesSBIN LIFE, ICICI PRU, HDFC LIFE
Pharmaceuticals- DefensivesCipla and Sun Pharma
FMCG- DefensivesHUL, MCDOWELL, Jubilant FoodWorks

HDFC Securities Limited’s Stock Recommendations For 2022

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HDFC Securities Limited is a subsidiary of HDFC Bank. They serve a diverse customer base of retail as well as institutional investors since 2000. It is a stockbroking service and provides other financial products such as mutual funds, bonds, NCDs and corporate FDs, ETFs, smallcases and investments in bullion, metals, energy and agricultural commodities. Its stock picks for 2022 are: Reference

Aditya Birla CapitalFinance- Investment/ Others
GAIL (India)Gas Distribution
Hindustan ZincMetals- Zinc
Ipca Labs.Pharmaceuticals
Mahindra & MahindraAutomobiles- Passenger Cars
Max FinancialFinance- Investment/Others
Max HealthcareHospitals/ Medical Services
State Bank of IndiaBanks- public sector
Tech MahindraComputers- Software- Large
Zee EntertainmentEntertainment- Electronic Media

Motilal Oswal Financial Services’ Stock Recommendations For 2022

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Motilal Oswal Financial Services is a well-diversified financial services company. They provide a host of financial services and products, like Private wealth management, Investment Banking, Private Equity, Retail and institutional broking, Private Equity, Home Finance and Asset Management. 

It expects the NIFTY 50 to deliver 12-15% returns in 2022. The market return might be volatile in the short term but in the long run strong earnings are expected. Its stock recommendations for 2022 are: Reference

CompanyMarket Capitalization
TCSLarge Cap
ICICI BankLarge Cap
Bharti AirtelLarge Cap
L&TLarge Cap
Godrej Consumer ProductsLarge Cap
Divi’s labsLarge Cap
TitanLarge Cap
Tata MotorsLarge Cap
Reliance IndustriesLarge Cap
Apollo HospitalsLarge Cap
Angel OneMid Cap
Macrotech DevelopersMid Cap
Ramco CementMid Cap
Zensar TechMid Cap
Devyani InternationalMid Cap

Axis Securities Limited’s Stock Recommendations For 2022

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Axis Securities Limited provides brokerage, trading and financial services to customers in India. It is a subsidiary of Axis Bank. Considering a notable market correction and significantly increased volatility in the last three months, it believes that its theme might outperform the current market levels. It has maintained its December 2022 Nifty50 target of 20,200. Reference

CompanyTarget Price (12- Months, in ₹)Market Capitalization
ICICI Bank975Large Cap
HCL Technologies1390Large Cap
Bajaj Auto4500Large Cap
Tech Mahindra1700Large Cap
Maruti Suzuki India8500Large Cap
State Bank of India645Large Cap
Bharti Airtel820Large Cap
Federal Bank125Mid Cap
Dalmia Bharat2520Mid Cap
Varun Beverages1050Mid Cap
Navin Fluorine International4100Mid Cap
Ashok Leyland175Mid Cap
Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences1570Small Cap
Equitas Small Finance Bank78Small Cap
Mold-Tek Packaging755Small Cap
Amber Enterprises India3690Small Cap

Credit Suisse’s Stock Recommendations For 2022

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Credit Suisse’s is a leading global wealth manager. It provides advisory and investment banking services. Ahead of the union budget 2022, it said that it expects cement, infrastructure, and industrial companies to do better. It listed domestic cyclical such as private banks and large public sector banks among preferred segments.  Reference

CompanySectorMarket CapitalizationCS rating
Ambuja CementsMaterialsLarge CapBuy
Axis BankFinancialsLarge CapBuy
Divi’s Laboratories

Health CareLarge CapHold
Godrej Consumer ProductsConsumer StaplesLarge CapBuy
Hindustan UnileverConsumer StaplesLarge CapHold
ICICI BankFinancialsLarge CapBuy
Larsen & ToubroIndustrialsLarge CapBuy
Mahindra & MahindraConsumer DiscretionaryLarge CapBuy
Reliance IndustriesEnergyLarge CapHold
SBI Life InsuranceFinancialsLarge CapHold
State Bank of IndiaFinancialsLarge CapBuy
Tata Consultancy ServicesIT

Large CapBuy
Aarti IndustriesMaterialsMid CapBuy

Crompton ConsumerConsumer DiscretionaryMid CapHold
Hindustan AeronauticsIndustrialsMid CapBuy
PI IndustriesMaterialsMid CapHold
Piramal EnterprisesFinancialsMid CapBuy
PVRCommunication ServicesMid CapBuy
Sunteck RealtyReal EstateMid CapBuy
TeamLease ServicesIndustrialsMid CapBuy
Zee EntCommunication ServicesMid CapBuy

In Closing

It is true that the stock market gives really high returns and beats inflation. But it is important to understand that high returns come with high risks. Recommendations may lure investors, but they have to ensure that they have a few things in place before they start investing in the stock market.

Building an emergency fund, repaying high interest debts and taking health insurance should be prioritized apart from any other important goals that an investor might have. It is important to understand at least the basics of the stock market before investing. In fact, this will help to understand recommendations in a better manner.

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