Public Shareholdings or Institutional Shareholding refers to public investments like mutual funds, financial institutes, insurance companies, etc. FII (Foreign institutional investments) and FDI (Foreign direct investments) account for a large distribution of Institutional Holdings.
Under this Column, you can find two major sectors, which are -
- Total Retail Holding
- Foreign Institutional Holding
Companies tend to invest in different Institutions to diversify and maximize returns. This data signifies valuable information to the investor as it provides the direction the company has chosen in terms of its investment.
Increasing retail holding can be considered bad as it can reflect that institutions and promoters are selling their stake, which is being absorbed by retail investors.
Foreign Institutional Holding is a quantum of stock held by large foreign quantities of trading entities. The increasing value indicates growing support and a stable movement of the stock.