Friday, October 23, 2015

Stocks to Invest: Hindustan Unilever

Traded as: BSE: 500696
Industry: Consumer goods
Founded: 1932
Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Products: Foods, beverages, cleaning agents personal care products and water purifiers.
Revenue: Rs 30,170 crores (2014-15)
Net income: Rs 4,315 crores (2014-15)
No. of employees: 18,000

Hindustan Unilever's distribution covers over 2 million retail outlets across India directly and its products are available in over 6.4 million outlets in the country. As per Nielsen market research data, two out of three Indians use HUL products.

Food brands:

  • Annapurna salt and atta 
  • Bru coffee 
  • Brooke Bond (3 Roses, Taj Mahal, Taaza, Red Label) tea 
  • Kissan squashes, ketchups, juices and jams 
  • Lipton tea
  • Knorr soups & meal makers and soupy noodles 
  • Kwality Wall's frozen dessert 
  • Modern Bread 
  • Magnum

Homecare Brands: 
  • Active Wheel detergent 
  • Cif Cream Cleaner 
  • Comfort fabric softeners 
  • Domex disinfectant/toilet cleaner 
  • Rin detergents and bleach 
  • Sunlight detergent and colour care 
  • Surf Excel detergent and gentle wash 
  • Vim dishwash 
  • Magic – Water Saver
Personal Care Brands: 
  • Aviance Beauty Solutions 
  • Axe deodorant and aftershaving lotion and soap 
  • LEVER Ayush Therapy ayurvedic health care and personal care products 
  • Breeze beauty soap
  • Clear anti-dandruff hair products 
  • Clinic Plus shampoo and oil 
  • Close Up toothpaste 
  • Dove skin cleansing & hair care range: bar, lotions, creams and anti-perspirant deodorants 
  • Denim shaving products 
  • Fair & Lovely skin-lightening products 
  • Hamam 
  • Lakmé beauty products and salons 
  • Lifebuoy soaps and handwash range 
  • Liril 2000 soap 
  • Lux soap, body wash and deodorant 
  • Pears soap 
  • Pepsodent toothpaste 
  • Pond's talcs and creams 
  • Rexona soap 
  • Sunsilk shampoo 
  • Sure anti-perspirant 
  • Vaseline petroleum jelly, skin care lotions 
  • TRESemmé 
  • TIGI
Water Purifier Brand: 
  •  Pureit Water Purifier

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Yo-Yo Market

Very volatile market is known as Yo-Yo Market. It will have no distinguishing features of either an up or down market, taking on characteristics of both. Security prices in a yo-yo market will swing very high to low over a given period of time, making it difficult for buy and hold investors to profit.

Yo-yo markets can, however, be profitable environments for astute traders who are able to recognize buy and sell points and make trades before the market reverses. The name comes from the movements of a yo-yo, where security prices continually go up and down; a yo-yo market moves like its toy namesake.

Friday, October 9, 2015


In the financial world, obligation refers to an outstanding debt that a party must still repay - and if they do not pay, they default on the debt. Obligation is a facility which supports selling of shares on the next trading day after they are purchased in delivery, by allowing you to sell the shares that you have purchased in delivery even before those shares are credited to your Demat account.
Suppose, you have purchased a specific share on Monday, it will take two trading days for those shares to be credited to your demat account i.e. you will receive those shares on Wednesday evening. This is known as T+2 settlement of shares. During these two days when the settlement is still under process these shares will remain in obligation. Thus giving you the liberty to sell those shares even before the settlement cycle is completed.