Which are the most promising penny stocks in India right now?
As per Equitymaster's Indian Stock Screener, these are the most attractive penny stocks in India right now -
These companies have been ranked as per Rahul Shah's SOLID framework, which cuts through all the noise when it comes to researching penny stocks and enables you to focus on just a few things that matter the most.
The SOLID framework stands for -
S - Strong Balance Sheet
O - Owner Operators
L - Long term Business Viability
I - Income Generating and
D - Deep Discounted Valuations
To know more about this framework, check out our ultimate guide to penny stock investing.
There are other parameters you should take into account as well before forming a hard opinion on the stock.
Who is Rahul Shah?
Rahul Shah is the Co-head of research at Equitymaster and the editor of three systems-based recommendation services - Microcap Millionaires, Double Income, and Exponential Profits.
Rahul has 18 years of experience in financial markets as an analyst and editor.
After completing his bachelor's in chemical engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College, Aurangabad, he followed in the footsteps of his father, a successful businessman and investor, and earned an MBA in finance from the prestigious NMIMS University, Mumbai.
Rahul first joined Equitymaster as a Research Analyst, fresh out of university in 2003 but left shortly after to pursue his dream job with a Swiss investment bank.
Following the investment principles of Benjamin Graham (the bestselling author of The Intelligent Investor) and Warren Buffet (considered the world's greatest living investor), Rahul has recommended some of the biggest winners in Equitymaster's history.
Click here to know more about these winners and Rahul Shah's investing strategy.
What is Rahul Shah's investment philosophy?
Rahul Shah has perfected the art of being a smart contrarian in the stock market. He knows when the time is right to aggressively buy stocks and when to play defensively.
Rahul has developed a proven system based on solid value investing principles. He recommends keeping 25% of funds in cash and 25% in stocks at all times. Investing the remaining 50% is based on market conditions.
You can follow Rahul's videos in this YouTube playlist - Deep Value Investing by Rahul Shah.
What are penny stocks?
Penny stocks are shares of listed companies priced below Rs 100. In the US market, these stocks trade for less than a dollar i.e. for pennies. Hence the name.
Penny stocks have the potential for above-average returns. However, they are extremely risky. Therefore, investing in them requires care and caution.
You can see the list of Indian penny stocks and how they are performing here...
How much should you invest in penny stocks?
According to us, in a scenario of ideal allocation of funds, penny stocks should not comprise more than 5-7% of one's total equity portfolio.