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Top 10 auto companies' stocks to invest in

Top  10 auto companies' stocks to invest in

Snapshot: The feature article aims to provide to historical pricing, current prices and the reason you should buy a particular stock!

The auto industry is growing at a very rapid pace and it's evident by a couple of indicators - first being the arrival of international brands in India and second is the financial gains. Many auto companies, be it manufacturers or ancillaries are listed on either BSE or NSE and are doing good. All the readers of ours, who keep a keen eye on the trend of stock market and are interested in investing, we bring you a list of top 10 auto companies which are worth investing in.

The feature article aims to provide to historical pricing, current prices and the reason you should buy a particular stock!

1. Maruti Suzuki India

Current market capitalization - Rs 116,540.98 crore

Stock price in 2010 -  Rs 1580

Current price - Rs 3850

Why you should invest

Currently the number 1 manufacturer in India, Maruti Suzuki manufactures successful vehicles like Vitara Brezza, Baleno and Alto K10. It is the most reputed and reliable automobile companies in India for the past couple decades and its stock is equally reliable and holds a good name among the investors. Maruti's future plans include launching the Ignis hatchback and Baleno RS performance hatchback.   

2. Mahindra & Mahindra

Current market capitalization - Rs 83,474.82 crore

Stock price in 2010 -  Rs 535

Current Price - Rs 1390

Why you should invest

Mahindra and Mahindra is a hot favourite among the investors and the reasons have been quite simple. The homegrown automajor is the largest utility vehicle manufacturer in India and enjoys a good sale in the SUV market thanks to cars like Scorpio, XUV500 and KUV100. In the coming days, Mahindra is planning to launch Verito EV and Thar Facelift. 

3. Tata Motors

Current market capitalization - Rs 141,752.67 crore

Stock price in 2010 -  Rs 155

Current Price - Rs 420

Why you should invest

This one needs no introduction. Probably the most reputed business house in India today, Tata Motors has always remained among the blue chip funds of India, meaning you can invest any time in this fund without the fear of loss (subject to the duration of the investment). Tata Motors holds a great future ahead and Tiago hatchback shows us why. Wait for the Tata Nexon, Hexa and Kite sedan to launch that could give Tata stock a major push.

4. SML Isuzu

Current market capitalization - Rs 1,501.51 crore

Stock price in 2010 -  Rs 300

Current Price - Rs 900

Why you should invest

Isuzu pioneers in diesel engine technology and with an experience of more than 100 years, and that is visible through their existing products like MU7 and DMax CV. Isuzu is now trying to make a strong foothold among the domestic passenger car market with their latest DMax V-Cross pickup truck, India's first adventure utility vehicle. Listed on the stock exchange with SML - their domestic partner, Isuzu can do well for you if you decide to hold it for long.

5. Force Motors

Current market capitalization - Rs 4,619.60 crore

Stock price in 2010 - Rs 340

Current Price - Rs 3400

Why you should invest

Force Motors used to deal in commercial vehicles only, but with the growing demand, they entered the passenger segment too. Backed with Mercedes engines, Force sells cars like Gurkha and Force One SUVs. And going by the performance of their stock in the past couple of years, we would highly recommend an investment here.

6. Bosch

Current market capitalization - Rs 61,547.97 crore

Stock price in 2010 - Rs 4900

Current Price - Rs 19000

Why you should invest

You name it and Bosch will make it. Well, that's the scene when it comes to the Bosch participation in automotive components. Bosch is one of the biggest part manufacturer in India and produces everything from spark plug to headlights to batteries. And whatever they do, do with finesse and class. A reason why Bosch products sell like anything and hence a secure stock to place your bet on.

7. Amara Raja Batteries

Current market capitalization - Rs 16,353.59 crore

Stock price in 2010 - Rs 85

Current Price - Rs 900

Why you should invest

There was a time when only batteries from the Exide company were used to crank up the cars. In came the Amaron batteries in 2000 which changed the market monopoly of Exide and quickly became official battery provider to the giants like Maruti, Tata, GM and Hyundai. And the company behind the Amaron goes by the name Amara Raja - one of the safest and fastest growing auto stock in the country today.

8. Wabco India

Current market capitalization - Rs 10,953.78 crore

Stock price in 2010 - Rs 550

Current Price - Rs 5750

Why you should invest

You must have read the WABCO branding on top of the Tata Prima T1 truck racing? The global braking and air suspension giant was founded more than 150 years ago and is headquartered in Belgium. Supplying brakes and other air assist systems to Mahindra, Tata and other major OEMs, Wabco can be a trusted and growing stock for you.  

9. Subros

Current market capitalization - Rs 536.90 crore

Stock price in 2010 -  Rs 50

Current Price - Rs 90

Why you should invest

The leading Air Conditioner manufacturer of India is the major player when it comes to supplying ACs to car manufacturers. Formed as an alliance between Denso, Suzuki Motors and Suri Family (the main investors), Subros manufactured only 15000 units in the first year and has grown to 1.5 million units in today's time. 

10. Autolite

Current market capitalization - Rs 58.25 crore

Stock price in 2010 - Rs 35

Current Price - Rs 60

Why you should invest

Autolite is one of the known part supplier of automobile companies in India and specializes in manufacturing headlight units for cars. Made public in 1986, it's been 20 years since Autolite is on a growth graph and holds steady for most of the time - a stable and credible stock option we would say!

*Data Source - MoneyControl

*Stock prices are the highest value during the mentioned year. 

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