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Stocks Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Dolly Khanna, Ashish Kacholia Bought And Sold In March Quarter

India’s equity indices reported their best quarterly returns in more than a year helped by strong foreign flows, favourable macroeconomic factors and expectation of higher earnings growth.

The benchmark Nifty 50 Index rose 7 percent in the three months to March—the best gains since December 2017 quarter. That, according to Bloomberg data, is higher than a 2.14 percent and 3.46 percent rise in the Nifty Midcap 100 Index and Nifty Smallcap 100 Index during the period.

Here’s what well-known investors Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Dolly Khanna and Ashish Kacholia bought and sold in the March quarter, based on company disclosures on exchanges. Only companies with market capitalisation of more than Rs 100 crore were considered.

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

Billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala added the most to his holding in VIP Industries Ltd., taking his overall stake in the luggage and travel accessories maker to nearly 5 percent as of March.

He raised his stake in Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd. to more than 3 percent during the period. Jhunjhunwala had lowered his holding in the housing finance company in the preceding quarter as it was yet to recover from the steep drop after the IL&FS crisis in September. The veteran investor also increased his stake in Firstsource Solutions Ltd. in excess of 3 percent.

Jhunjhunwala pared his holding by 1.4 percent in the auto parts maker Autoline Industries Ltd. and by nearly a percent in TV18 Broadcast Ltd.

Dolly Khanna

Chennai-based Rajiv Khanna, who invests in the name of his wife Dolly Khanna, added household cooking appliance maker Butterfly Gandhimathi Appliances Ltd. to his portfolio. He marginally increased his stake in Radico Khaitan Ltd.

Khanna sold nearly half a percent in Rain industries Ltd. He also lowered his holding in RSWM Ltd., Ruchira Papers Ltd. and Nocil Ltd.

Ashish Kacholia

Ashish Kacholia, who usually bets on small caps, added GTPL Hathway Ltd. to his portfolio in the quarter ended March. He raised his holding in IT services provider Mastek Ltd. and Majesco Ltd. by 0.92 percent and 0.52 percent, respectively. But he sold shares of his long-time favourite Pokarna Ltd.