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What Kind Of Shareholder Owns Most Deepak Fertilisers And Petrochemicals Corporation Limited (NSE:DEEPAKFERT) Stock?

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A look at the shareholders of Deepak Fertilisers And Petrochemicals Corporation Limited (NSE:DEEPAKFERT) can tell us which group is most powerful. Institutions will often hold stock in bigger companies, and we expect to see insiders owning a noticeable percentage of the smaller ones. We also tend to see lower insider ownership in companies that were previously publicly owned.

Deepak Fertilisers And Petrochemicals is a smaller company with a market capitalization of ₹7.8b, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutions own shares in the company. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about DEEPAKFERT.

See our latest analysis for Deepak Fertilisers And Petrochemicals

NSEI:DEEPAKFERT Ownership Summary, July 22nd 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Deepak Fertilisers And Petrochemicals?

Institutional investors commonly compare their own returns to the returns of a commonly followed index. So they generally do consider buying larger companies that are included in the relevant benchmark index.

We can see that Deepak Fertilisers And Petrochemicals does have institutional investors; and they hold 15% of the stock. This can indicate that the company has a certain degree of credibility in the investment community. However, it is best to be wary of relying on the supposed validation that comes with institutional investors. They too, get it wrong sometimes. When multiple institutions own a stock, there's always a risk that they are in a 'crowded trade'. When such a trade goes wrong, multiple parties may compete to sell stock fast. This risk is higher in a company without a history of growth. You can see Deepak Fertilisers And Petrochemicals's historic earnings and revenue, below, but keep in mind there's always more to the story.

NSEI:DEEPAKFERT Income Statement, July 22nd 2019

Hedge funds don't have many shares in Deepak Fertilisers And Petrochemicals. There is a little analyst coverage of the stock, but not much. So there is room for it to gain more coverage.

Insider Ownership Of Deepak Fertilisers And Petrochemicals

While the precise definition of an insider can be subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders. The company management answer to the board; and the latter should represent the interests of shareholders. Notably, sometimes top-level managers are on the board, themselves.

Most consider insider ownership a positive because it can indicate the board is well aligned with other shareholders. However, on some occasions too much power is concentrated within this group.

Our most recent data indicates that insiders own some shares in Deepak Fertilisers And Petrochemicals Corporation Limited. In their own names, insiders own ₹79m worth of stock in the ₹7.8b company. This shows at least some alignment, but I usually like to see larger insider holdings. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

With a 32% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over DEEPAKFERT. This size of ownership, while considerable, may not be enough to change company policy if the decision is not in sync with other large shareholders.

Public Company Ownership

We can see that public companies hold 48%, of the DEEPAKFERT shares on issue. This may be a strategic interest and the two companies may have related business interests. It could be that they have de-merged. This holding is probably worth investigating further.

Next Steps:

It's always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Deepak Fertilisers And Petrochemicals better, we need to consider many other factors.

I like to dive deeper into how a company has performed in the past. You can find historic revenue and earnings in this detailed graph.

If you are like me, you may want to think about whether this company will grow or shrink. Luckily, you can check this free report showing analyst forecasts for its future.

NB: Figures in this article are calculated using data from the last twelve months, which refer to the 12-month period ending on the last date of the month the financial statement is dated. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.

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