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Exide Industries' strong brand name gives it a competitive advantage. But the company is facing a few concerns…

As part of our Wealth Creator Series , today we look at Asian Paints. This is one of the 39 stocks that were short-listed that passed through our stringent stock screen filters.

Exide Industries' competitive advantage arises from its strong brand, wide distribution reach and in-housing sourcing of key input lead. The company plans to increase its capacity for two-wheeler batteries from 10 million in FY11 to 21 million by the end of this financial year.Concern: Slower growth in industrial battery segment, rising raw material costs and losses in life insurance business through ING Vysya.

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