Which are the top auto companies in India right now?
As per Equitymaster's Stock Screener, here is a list of the top auto companies in India right now...
These companies have been ranked as per their market capitalization. The higher the market cap, the higher the total value of the company.
Of course, there are other parameters you should take into account before forming a hard opinion on the stock valuation.
When should you invest in the auto sector?
As the demand for automobiles is closely linked to the economy, automobile stocks are usually riskier - their fortunes are prone to economic booms and busts. For this reason, they are often called cyclical stocks. Generally considered an offensive tactic in investing, cyclical stocks can be used to generate high returns when the economy is doing well.
Therefore, the best time to buy such stocks (automobile stocks) is at the start of an economic expansion and the best time to sell them is just before the economy begins to slow down. However, before selecting a stock, one must check whether the industry is due for revival or not.
Where can I find a list of auto stocks?
The details of listed auto companies can be found on the NSE and BSE website. For a curated list, you can check out our list of automobile stocks.
What kind of dividend yields do auto stocks offer?
There is no consistent trend of dividends across the industry, with different companies having different dividend policies.
For more details, check out our list of top auto stocks offering high dividend yields.
How should you value auto companies?
Investing in stocks requires careful analysis of financial data to find out a company's true worth. However, an easier way to find out about a company's performance is to look at its financial ratios.
Two commonly used financial ratios used in the valuation of stocks are -
Price to Earnings Ratio (P/E) - It compares the company's stock price with its earnings per share. The higher the P/E ratio, the more expensive the stock.
To find stocks with favorable P/E Ratios, check out our list of auto stocks according to their P/E Ratios.
Price to Book Value Ratio (P/BV) - It compares a firm's market capitalization to its book value. A high P/BV indicates markets believe the company's assets to be undervalued and vice versa.
To find stocks with favorable P/BV Ratios, check out our list of auto stocks according to their P/BV Ratios.