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Best Performing India Stocks of 2020

Updated Dec 31, 2020
India, the land of ancient history and modern adaptability, has had a promising history for investors. India remains the shining star among the BRIC nations group, and has managed to emerge as the front-runner among the developing countries with strongest set of GDP growth figures over the last decade. Along with opening the Indian markets for global businesses in the early 1990s, the Indian government also faciliatated rapid global expansion for India-based businesses to expand overseas. Along with IT, the Indian companies have now made large acquisitions in the fields of automobiles, pharma, retail, metals and infrastructure.
A large number of Indian companies have listed their shares on the leading U.S. stock exchanges, which allows global investors an easy and convenient opportunity to invest in the India-based companies and benefit from the rise in stock price, if any.

While Mexican companies do provide a good opportunity to diversify an investor's portfolio, one can also explore the best performing stocks of other growing economies (including a few BRIC economies) which are as follows:
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Among the various India sector companies whose stocks are listed on stock exchanges, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of India stocks?
This article provides a list of India stocks which have generated top returns in the year 2020 so far till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual India stocks between the end of the previous year and Dec 31, 2020, and the top 10 return generating India stocks are listed below.

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Top India Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader India sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Azure Power Global Limited (AZRE) 2) Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd (RDY) 3) Infosys Limited (INFY) 4) Wipro Limited (WIT) 5) MakeMyTrip Limited (MMYT)
 6) HDFC Bank Limited (HDB) 7) WNS (Holdings) Limited (WNS) 8) Sify Technologies Limited (SIFY) 9) Vedanta Limited (VEDL) 10) ICICI Bank Limited (IBN)
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Performance of Top India Stocks

Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

Azure Power Global

Azure Power Global Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, construction, ownership, operation, maintenance, and management of solar power plants in India. It generates sol ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Azure Power Global.
The India-headquartered company Azure Power Global Limited (AZRE) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of India of 2020. The Public Utilities sector business falls under the Electric Utilities industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Azure Power Global has changed by 224.09 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $12.58 per share and year-to-date closing price of $40.77 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $599.26 million to $1.96 billion during the same period. Along with India, the company is also in the business of Public Utilities, Electric Utilities, Utilities, Renewable Energy, among other usual products and services.

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories

Dr. Reddys Laboratories Limited, incorporated on February 24, 1984, is a pharmaceutical company that is engaged in providing medicines. The Company operates in three segments: Global Generics, Pharmaceutical Services and ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Dr. Reddy's Laboratories.
Based on the market-cap change from $6.71 billion to $11.74 billion during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $40.58 per share to a price of $71.29 per share as of Dec 31, 2020, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd (RDY) was successful in generating YTD returns of 75.68 percentage. Standing at the number two rank in the top performing list of India stocks, the India-based Dr. Reddy's Laboratories is categorized as the Major Pharmaceuticals sub-sector business which falls under the larger Health Care sector.

Infosys

Infosys Limited, incorporated on July 2, 1981, is engaged in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, provides business information technology (IT) services comprising application ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Infosys.
The India-based Infosys Limited (INFY) belongs to the Technology sector and is categorized as a EDP Services company. The stock of Infosys ended the previous year at a price of $10.32 per share. As of Dec 31, 2020, the stock price has reached $16.95 apiece, which indicates a change of 64.24 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the India for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $43.5 billion. It has now changed to $71.88 billion as of writing.

Wipro

Wipro Limited (Wipro), incorporated on December 29, 1945, is a global information technology (IT) services provider. It operates through two segments: IT Services and IT Products. The Companys IT Services ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Wipro.
During the given months of the year 2020, Wipro Limited (WIT) was successful in generating YTD returns of 50.67 percentage which helped it gain the number four spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the India-based Wipro closed at a price of $3.75 per share, while it traded at a price of $5.65 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $19.83 billion to $29.81 billion during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Technology industry sector and further specialized as a EDP Services sector business.

MakeMyTrip

MakeMyTrip Limited, incorporated on April 28, 2000, is an online travel company in India. The Companys services and products include air ticketing, hotels, packages, rail tickets, bus tickets, car hire ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of MakeMyTrip.
Rank number five in the coveted list is held by MakeMyTrip Limited (MMYT) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in India, the Consumer Services sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Transportation Services. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of MakeMyTrip has so far gained 28.95 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $22.9 per share and year-to-date price of $29.53 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $2.38 billion to $3.02 billion.

HDFC Bank

HDFC Bank Limited provides a range of banking and financial services to individuals and businesses in India, Bahrain, Hong Kong, and Dubai. The company operates in Treasury, Retail Banking, Wholesale ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of HDFC Bank.
At number six in the list of top stocks stands HDFC Bank Limited (HDB), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $63.37 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $72.26 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. It translates to a change of 14.03 percentage. The India-headquartered Finance sector company also saw its market value change from $98.3 billion to $107.48 billion.

WNS Holdings

WNS (Holdings) Limited, incorporated on February 18, 2002, is a global provider of business process management (BPM) services. The Company offers data, voice, analytical and business transformation services. The Companys ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of WNS Holdings.
WNS (Holdings) Limited (WNS) has moved by 8.92 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number seven among the top performing stocks. The Miscellaneous sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $66.15 apiece to the price of $72.05 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Dec 31, 2020. The smart run of the India-based Business Services sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $3.28 billion to $3.6 billion over the same duration.

Sify

Sify Technologies Limited (Sify), incorporated on December 12, 1995, is an integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services company. The Company offers end-to-end solutions with a range of ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Sify.
The number eight spot in the list of top performing stocks of the India sector is taken by Sify Technologies Limited (SIFY). The company's stock price changed from $1.23 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $1.27 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 3.25 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the India-based Technology sector company was from $220.35 million to $227.61 million. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the India sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes.

Vedanta

Vedanta Limited is a natural resource company engaged in the business of manufacturing copper and copper products, and aluminum and aluminum products. The Companys segments include Copper, which consists of ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Vedanta .
The Mumbai, India-based Capital Goods sector company Vedanta Limited (VEDL) holds the number nine spot among the best performing stocks of the India sector. Classified as the Metal Fabrications business, the stock price of Vedanta ended the previous year at a price of $8.63 per share while it reached the level of $8.78 apiece as of Dec 31, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 1.74%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $8.08 billion.

ICICI Bank

ICICI Bank Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial services in India and internationally. It operates through Retail Banking, Wholesale Banking, Treasury, Other Banking ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of ICICI Bank.
ICICI Bank (IBN) generated percentage returns of -1.52 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $15.09 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $14.86 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $49.09 billion to $50.22 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Finance speciality business with further classification in the Commercial Banks sub-category. Based in India, the YTD performance of the India sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes.
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