Stock price is one of the key factors in deciding the constituents of a portfolio or stock pick in the Indian stock market. High-priced stocks add more weightage to the portfolio but it is usually seen that retail investors choose stocks that are not very expensive.

In this article, we will look at the top 10 most expensive stocks in the Indian share market.

Top 10 Most Expensive Stocks in India

1. MRF Ltd.

Share Price = Rs. 57,800 (as on 18/04/2019)

Madras Rubber Factory (MRF) Ltd. is the most expensive stocks in the Indian stock market.

Incorporated in the year 1960, MRF Ltd. is an Indian multinational and the largest manufacturer of tyres in India and the 14th largest manufacturer in the world.

It is headquartered in Chennai, India and manufactures rubber products including tyres, treads, tubes and conveyor belts, paints and toys.

Performance of the stock

Performance of the Stock
Parameters BSE NSE
Current Price (₹) 57,800.00 57,812.20
6 Month Profit / Loss (%) – 8.42 – 8.54
1 Year Profit / Loss (%) – 26.88 – 26.94
3 Year Profit / Loss (%) 57.35 57.63
5 Year Profit / Loss (%) 143.42 143.56
Beta (1 year) 0.96 0.93
Avg. Daily Volatility (% on year basis) 1.30 1.33

Key Market Indicators

Key Indicators
Market Cap (₹ Cr) 24,642
Book Value (₹) 22,961.24
P/E 21.77
P/B 2.53
Dividend Yield (%) 0.10

Latest Quarterly Results

Latest Quarter Results (Q3 2018)
Sales (₹ Cr) 4,033.76
Operating Profit (₹ Cr) 551.85
Net Income (₹ Cr) 279.26
EPS (₹) 658.46

Note: All the above values as on 18/04/2019

The company has reported a standalone sales revenue of Rs. 4033.76 crore in Q3 2018 (which is an increase of 2.69%)

Also, the company has reported a net profit of Rs. 279.26 crore in the latest quarter.

2. 3M India Ltd.

Share Price = Rs. 24,800 (as on 18/04/2019)

The 3M Company, formerly known as the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, is an American multinational conglomerate corporation.

In India, 3M India Ltd. is incorporated in the year 1987 and engages in the manufacture and trading of various products for industrial, health care, consumer, safety and graphics, and energy markets.

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Performance of the Stock

Performance of the Stock
Parameters BSE NSE
Current Price (₹) 24,800.00 24,979.20
6 Month Profit / Loss (%) 14.55 14.65
1 Year Profit / Loss (%) 21.08 21.23
3 Year Profit / Loss (%) 82.13 82.34
5 Year Profit / Loss (%) 570.41 570.67
Beta (1 year) 0.92 0.95
Avg. Daily Volatility (% on year basis) 1.83 1.89

Key Market Indicators

Key Indicators
Market Cap (₹ Cr) 27,992
Book Value (₹) 1,599.08
P/E 90.14
P/B 15.54
Dividend Yield (%) NA

Latest Quarterly Results

Latest Quarter Results (Q3 2018)
Sales (₹ Cr) 791.55
Operating Profit (₹ Cr) 167.50
Net Income (₹ Cr) 110.19
EPS (₹) 97.82

Note: All the above values as on 18/04/2019

The company has reported a standalone sales revenue of sales of Rs 791.55 crore,in Q3 2018 (which is an increase of 7.49 %)

Also, the company has reported a net profit of Rs. 110.19 Crore in the latest quarter.

3. Honeywell Automation India Ltd.

Share Price = Rs. 23,807.80 (as on 18/04/2019)

Incorporated in the year 1984, Honeywell Automation India Ltd. is a large-cap company operating in the engineering sector.

Honeywell Automation India Ltd. is in a leadership position in providing integrated automation and software solutions, including process and building solutions.

The product portfolio of this company includes environmental and combustion controls, sensing and control, and also provides engineering services in the field of automation and control to global clients.

Performance of the Stock

Performance of the Stock
Parameters BSE NSE
Current Price (₹) 23,807.80 23,801.45
6 Month Profit / Loss (%) 26.03 26.34
1 Year Profit / Loss (%) 28.60 28.76
3 Year Profit / Loss (%) 157.58 157.76
5 Year Profit / Loss (%) 687.43 687.54
Beta (1 year) 0.68 0.62
Avg. Daily Volatility (% on year basis) 1.42 1.37

Key Market Indicators

Key Indicators
Market Cap (₹ Cr) 21,050.00
Book Value (₹) 1,857.53
P/E 84.28
P/B 12.69
Dividend Yield (%) 0.13

Latest Quarterly Results

Latest Quarter Results (Q3 2018)
Sales (₹ Cr) 811.79
Operating Profit (₹ Cr) 118.18
Net Income (₹ Cr) 85.62
EPS (₹) 96.86

Note: All the above values as on 18/04/2019

The company has reported a standalone sales revenue of Rs. 811.79 Crore, in Q3 2018 (which is an increase of 3.77 %).

Also, the company has reported a net profit of Rs. 85.62 crore in the latest quarter results.

4. Page Industries Ltd.

Share Price = Rs. 23,650 (as on 18/04/2019)

Page Industries Ltd., known by name Jockey India, is a publicly listed company which is the licensee of Jockey International and Speedo in India and Sri Lanka.

The company expanding its reach very strongly in the Indian market. The main focus of the company is to serve as the prime international licensee of Jockey in the South Asia region and in the Asia-Pacific region as a whole.

Performance of the Stock

Performance of the Stock
Parameters BSE NSE
Current Price (₹) 23,650.00 23,585.90
6 Month Profit / Loss (%) – 17.71 – 17.46
1 Year Profit / Loss (%) – 4.86 – 4.79
3 Year Profit / Loss (%) 84.43 84.56
5 Year Profit / Loss (%) 312.39 312.56
Beta (1 year) 1.05 1.01
Avg. Daily Volatility (% on year basis) 2.21 2.27

Key Market Indicators

Key Indicators
Market Cap (₹ Cr) 26,508
Book Value (₹) 929.73
P/E 76.40
P/B 25.56
Dividend Yield (%) 0.55

Latest Quarterly Results

Latest Quarter Results (Q3 2018)
Sales (₹ Cr) 738.32
Operating Profit (₹ Cr) 165.25
Net Income (₹ Cr) 101.89
EPS (₹) 91.35

Note: All the above values as on 18/04/2019

The company has reported a standalone sales revenue of Rs. 738.32 crore, in Q3 2018 (which is an increase of 6.89 %).

The company has reported a net profit of Rs. 101.89 crore in the latest quarter.

5. Eicher Motors Ltd.

Share Price = Rs. 21,021 (as on 18/04/2019)

Incorporated in 1982, Eicher Motors Limited is the leading player of the Indian automobile industry. It is the parent company of the famous Indian bike brand of Royal Enfield, a manufacturer of middleweight motorcycles.

In addition to motorcycles, Eicher has a joint venture with Sweden’s AB Volvo to form Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles Limited (VECV)

VECV is divided into five business units:

  • Eicher Trucks and Buses
  • Volvo Trucks India
  • Eicher Automobile Engineering Components
  • Volvo Eicher Powertrain

Performance of the Stock

Performance of the Stock
Parameters BSE NSE
Current Price (₹) 21,021.00 21,023.90
6 Month Profit / Loss (%) – 2.96 – 2.93
1 Year Profit / Loss (%) – 31.90 – 31.87
3 Year Profit / Loss (%) 3.73 3.76
5 Year Profit / Loss (%) 258.11 258.32
Beta (1 year) 1.43 1.45
Avg. Daily Volatility (% on year basis) 2.11 2.17

Key Market Indicators

Key Indicators
Market Cap (₹ Cr) 57,373
Book Value (₹) 3,046.59
P/E 29.25
P/B 6.90
Dividend Yield (%) 0.52

Latest Quarterly Results

Latest Quarter Results (Q3 2018)
Sales (₹ Cr) 2,328.25
Operating Profit (₹ Cr) 679.53
Net Income (₹ Cr) 532.95
EPS (₹) 195.23

Note: All the above values as on 18/04/2019

The company has reported a standalone sales revenue of Rs. 2328.25 crore, in Q3 2018 (which is a decrease of -2.80 %)

The company reported a net profit of Rs. 532.95 crore in the latest quarter.

6. Shree Cement Ltd.

Share Price = Rs. 19,656.35 (as on 18/04/2019)

Incorporated in the year 1979, Shree Cement Ltd. is primarily an Indian cement manufacturer.

Headquartered in Kolkata, it is one of the biggest cement makers in the northern part of India and also produces and sells power under the name Shree Power and Shree Mega Power.

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Performance of the Stock

Performance of the Stock
Parameters BSE NSE
Current Price (₹) 19,656.35 19.693.85
6 Month Profit / Loss (%) 34.99 35.03
1 Year Profit / Loss (%) 14.80 14.89
3 Year Profit / Loss (%) 51.38 51.42
5 Year Profit / Loss (%) 234.44 234.44
Beta (1 year) 1.21 1.23
Avg. Daily Volatility (% on year basis) 1.68 1.72

Key Market Indicators

Key Indicators
Market Cap (₹ Cr) 68,477.00
Book Value (₹) 2,553.78
P/E 49.48
P/B 7.70
Dividend Yield (%) 0.22

Latest Quarterly Results

Latest Quarter Results (Q3 2018)
Sales (₹ Cr) 2,780.63
Operating Profit (₹ Cr) 710.05
Net Income (₹ Cr) 301.29
EPS (₹) 86.49

Note: All the above values as on 18/04/2019

The company has reported a standalone sales revenue of Rs. 2780.63 crore,  in Q3 2018 (which is an increase of 7.50%).

The company has also reported a net profit of Rs. 301.29 crore in the latest quarter.

7. Bosch Ltd.

Share Price = Rs. 18,060 (as on 18/04/2019)

Incorporated in the year 1951, Bosch Ltd. is a large cap company operating in the auto ancillaries sector.

In India, Bosch Ltd. is in a leadership position with respect to the supplier of technology and related services in the areas of mobility solutions, consumer goods, industrial technology, energy and building technology.

In addition to that, Bosch Ltd. has the largest development center outside Germany, for an end to end engineering and technology solutions.

Performance of the Stock

Performance of the Stock
Parameters BSE NSE
Current Price (₹) 18,060.00 18,173.50
6 Month Profit / Loss (%) – 4.41 – 4.56
1 Year Profit / Loss (%) – 6.33 – 6.38
3 Year Profit / Loss (%) – 9.41 – 9.54
5 Year Profit / Loss (%) 76.21 76.32
Beta (1 year) 0.74 0.71
Avg. Daily Volatility (% on year basis) 1.65 1.70

Key Market Indicators

Key Indicators
Market Cap (₹ Cr) 57,373.00
Book Value (₹) 2,649.96
P/E 40.43
P/B 6.86
Dividend Yield (%) 0.55

Latest Quarterly Results

Latest Quarter Results (Q3 2018)
Sales (₹ Cr) 3,095.50
Operating Profit (₹ Cr) 422.64
Net Income (₹ Cr) 335.37
EPS (₹) 109.90

Note: All the above values as on 18/04/2019

The company has reported a standalone sales revenue of Rs. 3095.50 crore, in Q3 2018 (which is a decrease of 3.30 %).

Also, the company has reported a net profit of Rs. 335.37 crore in the latest quarter results.

8. Nestle India Ltd.

Share Price = Rs. 10,952.70 (as on 18/04/2019)

Incorporated in the year 1959, Nestle India Ltd. is operating in Food Processing sector.

It is one of the biggest players in the FMCG segment and has a presence in milk and nutrition, beverages, prepared dishes, cooking aids, chocolate, and confectionery segments.

Nestle India Ltd. manufactures products under brand names like Nescafe, Milo, Kit Kat, Bar-One, Maggi, Milkybar, Milkmaid and Nestea.

Performance of the Stock

Performance of the Stock
Parameters BSE NSE
Current Price (₹) 10,952.70 10,954.45
6 Month Profit / Loss (%) 14.06 14.17
1 Year Profit / Loss (%) 19.78 19.82
3 Year Profit / Loss (%) 78.57 78.64
5 Year Profit / Loss (%) 129.21 129.34
Beta (1 year) 0.81 0.75
Avg. Daily Volatility (% on year basis) 1.60 1.62

Key Market Indicators

Key Indicators
Market Cap (₹ Cr) 1,05,601
Book Value (₹) 381.03
P/E 65.72
P/B 28.74
Dividend Yield (%) 1.05

Latest Quarterly Results

Latest Quarter Results (Q3 2018)
Sales (₹ Cr) 2,878.83
Operating Profit (₹ Cr) 550.56
Net Income (₹ Cr) 341.76
EPS (₹) 33.45

Note: All the above values as on 18/04/2019

The company has reported a standalone sales revenue of Rs. 2878.83 crore, in Q3 2018 (which is a decrease of 1.48%).

Also, the company has reported a net profit of Rs. 341.76 crore in the latest quarter.

9. Procter and Gamble Hygiene and Health Care Ltd.

Share Price = Rs. 10,670 (as on 18/04/2019)

Incorporated in the year 1964, Procter and Gamble Hygiene and Health Care Ltd. is a large cap company having a market cap of ₹34,874.12 Crore.

It is an India-based company, which is engaged in the manufacturing, trading, and marketing of branded packaged FMCGs in the femcare and healthcare businesses.

The company also offers ayurvedic products and sanitary napkins.

Some of the notable brands of this company’s brands include Oral-B, Pampers, Pantene, Tide, Ambi Pur, Ariel, Duracell, Gillette, Head & Shoulders, Olay, Vicks, Wella, and Whisper.

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Performance of the Stock

Performance of the Stock
Parameters BSE NSE
Current Price (₹) 10,670.10 10,695.90
6 Month Profit / Loss (%) -7.19 -7.15
1 Year Profit / Loss (%) 6.9 7.3
3 Year Profit / Loss (%) 70.56 71.52
5 Year Profit / Loss (%) 218.52 219.65
Beta (1 year) 0.21 0.15
Avg. Daily Volatility (% on year basis) 1.20 1.17

Key Market Indicators

Key Indicators
Market Cap (₹ Cr) 34,874.12
Book Value (₹) 248.15
P/E 90.76
P/B 40.28
Dividend Yield (%) 0.4

Latest Quarterly Results

Latest Quarter Results (Q3 2018)
Sales (₹ Cr) 818.67
Operating Profit (₹ Cr) 191.23
Net Income (₹ Cr) 124.12
EPS (₹) 38.24

Note: All the above values as on 18/04/2019

The company has reported a consolidated sales revenue of Rs. 818.07 crore,  in Q3 2018 (which is an increase of 3.32%).

Also, the company has reported a net profit of Rs. 124.12 Crore in the latest quarter.

10. Tasty Bite Eatables Ltd.

Share Price = Rs. 8,663.20 (as on 18/04/2019)

Incorporated in the year 1985, Tasty Bite Eatables Ltd. is a Small Cap company which operates in the food processing sector.

Tasty Bite Eatables Ltd. offers over 30 products across 4 categories i.e. entrées, rice, noodles, and meal inspirations.

The product flavors range from classic Indian restaurant favorites like a channa masala to unique fusion items like the tofu corn masala.

The products require no cooking, have no preservatives, require no refrigeration, and can be used as a main dish or a side or entree dish.

Performance of the Stock

Performance of the Stock
Parameters BSE NSE
Current Price (₹) 8,663.20 8,655.10
6 Month Profit / Loss (%) 4.68 4.72
1 Year Profit / Loss (%) – 1.04 -1.01
3 Year Profit / Loss (%) 382.16 383.21
5 Year Profit / Loss (%) 3330.29 3331.02
Beta (1 year) 1.15 1.07
Avg. Daily Volatility (% on year basis) 2.62 2.31

Key Market Indicators

Key Indicators
Market Cap (₹ Cr) 2,223.00
Book Value (₹) 453.16
P/E 84.02
P/B 19.12
Dividend Yield (%) 0.02

Latest Quarterly Results

Latest Quarter Results (Q3 2018)
Sales (₹ Cr) 87.52
Operating Profit (₹ Cr) 10.80
Net Income (₹ Cr) 6.93
EPS (₹) 27.01

Note: All the above values as on 18/04/2019

The company has reported a consolidated sales revenue of Rs. 87.52 crore, in Q3 2018 (which is a decrease of -0.74 %)

The company has reported a net profit of Rs. 6.93 Crore in the latest quarter results.

The Bottom Line

If you want to invest in any of the above 10 stocks, please research the companies carefully. A high stock price doesn’t guarantee a fundamentally strong company or a good investment option.

Most of the stocks on this list are trading at a high P/E ratio.

So, if you want to buy any one of them, then please study the company carefully. And always remember that past performance does not guarantee future returns.

Happy Investing!

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this post are that of the author and not those of Groww