More than 100 stocks above Rs10K crore market cap trading above 200-DMA; time to buy?

The Nifty50 flirted with its long-term moving average which is also known as 200-day moving average (DMA) in the past week but there are as many as 126 stocks in the large and midcap space with a market capitalisation of more than Rs 10,000 crore which are trading just above this crucial level as on 5th April.

When the Nifty was flirting with 200-DMA there were many stocks which were trading above this levels which include names like ABB India, ACC, Adani Enterprises, Adani Ports, Asian Paints, Axis Bank, Bajaj Auto, BHEL, Bharat Electronics, Bharti Infratel, Canara Bank, CESC, Crompton Greaves, DLF, Eicher Motors, Hero MotoCorp etc. among others.

So why is 200-DMA important for traders? Well, the 200-day simple moving average is more relevant for traders in determining the overall trend for the market. It is considered as a crucial support for the index or stocks in a falling market scenario.

However, it should not be the only filter used to select stocks to buy or sell. Investors should use other technical parameters such as MACD, RSI, Supertrend Indicator, and other momentum indicators before placing your bet.


Likewise, when the stock price or the index level is trading below this crucial mark it is considered as a crucial resistance level for the index. This particular moving average comes in handy when determining the overall trend for the market.

As long as the index level of the stock price is trading above the 200-DMA and 200-DEMA on the daily time frame, the stock is generally considered in an uptrend. On the other hand, if the stock price if trading below this key level it is considered to be in a downtrend.

“The Nifty indeed has been oscillating around its 200-DEMA since the last few sessions. At the same time, there are certain stocks that are comfortably trading above their respective 200-DEMA,” Gaurav Ratnaparkhi, Senior Technical Analyst, Sharekhan by BNP Paribas told Moneycontrol.

“While it is a good strategy to look at strong ones when identifying buy-side trading ideas, one should undertake stock specific approach during volatile times. Instead of looking at a moving average in isolation, one should consider various parameters and take into account weight of evidence approach,” he said.

In the month of March, Nifty slipped below its 200-DMA on 19 March and it took 7 trading sessions for the index to close above its 200-DMA. The Nifty50 index closed above this crucial level on April 2, 2018.

As many as 1,600 stocks on the BSE are trading below this crucial moving average (market cap below 10,000 crore) which include names like Adani Power, Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company, Blue Dart, Syndicate Bank, TTK Prestige, Vijaya Bank, Fortis Healthcare, Jet Airways, Ceat, Suzlon Energy, and Capital First, and Birla Corporation etc. among others.