Inflows into equity mutual funds continued, however, the pace slowed down a bit in June. According to data released by the Association of Mutual Funds in India (Amfi), the net inflow into open-ended equity schemes stood at Rs 5,988.17 crore, a drop of 41% compared to Rs 10,082.98 crore in May as investors booked profits at higher levels. However, the asset under management by the mutual fund industry increased 1.9% month-on-month (M-O-M) to Rs 33.66 lakh crore in June 2021, primarily led by an M-O-M increase in AUM of equity funds (Rs 41,300 crore), arbitrage funds (Rs 8,900 crore), and balanced funds (Rs 7,600 crore).
The contributions under the systematic investment plan (SIP) continued to break records for the second month in a row as it touched lifetime highs of Rs 9,155.84 crore in June 2021 versus Rs 8,818.90 crore witnessed in May 2021. Although the March 2021 SIP contribution stood at Rs 9,182 crore which consisted of Rs 495-500 crore of February which could not be chanelled due to the weekend.
With continuous inflows into the equity mutual fund category let’s have a look at what are their top 10 picks among large, mid & smallcap stocks
Among largecap stocks, mutual funds bought shares of Indus Towers, Havells India, SBI Cards, JSW Steel and Muthoot Finance.
On the other hand, they sold stakes in Hindustan Zinc, NMDC, Adani Enterprises, Dabur India and Titan.
In the midcap space, the highest buying was seen in Sona BLW Precision Forgings, Shriram Transport Finance, Indian Bank, TVS Motor Company and ZEE.
While companies like JSW Energy, Vodafone Idea, Sun TV Network, Petronet LNG, and Alkyl Amines were in which fund houses reduced their stake.
Mutual funds increased their stake in companies like Dodla Dairy, KIMS, Orchid Pharma, Shyam Metalics and Zensar Tech.
Whereas Easy Trip Planners, Rane Holdings, SpiceJet, Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilisers and Happiest Minds Technologies were sold the most by mutual funds in June.
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