Nifty 50 index is shining: here are the top constituents in 2023

By: Invezz

The Nifty 50 index has done well in 2023 as demand for Indian shares has risen. The index was trading at ₹19,800 on Thursday, higher than the October low of ₹18,840. In all, it has jumped by over 17% from the lowest point in 2023. It has outperformed other well-known blue-chip indices like the Dow Jones and the Hang Seng.

NIFTY 50 index

Nifty 50 index vs Hang Seng vs Dow Jones

Why Indian stocks are doing well

Indian stocks have done well this year as the economy has continued recovering. The most recent data shows that the Indian economy did well in the third quarter. Expectations are that it rose by 7% in Q3, higher than what the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was predicting.

Other agencies expect the economy to continue doing well. The World Bank expects that it will grow by 6.3% in the current financial year after expanding by 7.4% in the previous year. This moderation is mostly because of external issues.

Indian stocks have also done well because of the country has stayed neutral in key geopolitical risks like the war in Ukraine and the ongoing Israel-Hamas fighting. As a result, it has been able to scoop cheap Russian oil and gas.

India’s energy industry has benefited greatly from its Russian ties as companies bought its crude, refined it, and then sold it internationally. In 202, the volume of refined petroleum exports rose to over 62 million tons from 56.7 million tons in the previous year.

Further, Indian stocks have risen because of the actions of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The bank has maintained rates at 6.50% since February this year. This is unlike other banks like the Fed and the BoE that have hiked them several times. Most analysts believe that the RBI will now slash rates in 2023.

India is also benefiting as global companies derisk from their exposure in China. Companies like Tesla, Apple, and Foxconn have made plans to expand their operations in the country. They love its high population, growing middle class, and friendly government policies.

Nifty 50 index top movers

A closer look at the Nifty 50 index companies shows that most of them have done well this year. Tata Motors, the parent company of Jaguar Land Rover, has jumped by over 73% this year as its turnaround continued. This week, the company said that the number of Range Rover vehicles being stolen in the UK had dropped.

Bajaj Auto share price has jumped by 63%, becoming the second-best Nifty 50 index constituent company. Demand for its products has jumped recently. The most recent results showed that its profits jumped by 20% in the last quarter.

Coal India shares have risen by 50% as demand for coal pushed prices much higher. Coal is suffering from years of underinvestment as companies moved to clean energy. Other top-performing Nifty 50 index companies were Larsen & Toubro, Titan Company, and ITC.

The biggest Nifty 50 companies, especially banks like ICICI, Axis Bank, SBI, HDFC, and Bajaj Bank have risen by less than 10%. 

On the other hand, the worst-performing Nifty 50 index this year were Adani Enterprises, UPL, Infosys, and Adani Power.

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