J.P.Morgan rates Reliance Industries at 'underweight'
Reuters Market Eye - J.P.Morgan's re-initiated coverage of Reliance Industries, India's biggest energy conglomerate, with an "underweight" rating and a price target of 650 rupees citing a lack of earnings growth and high valuations.
The investment bank added it had a "negative" outlook on Reliance's refining and petchem businesses, while "sustained" weakness in its downstream business would cause earnings downgrades.
J.P.Morgan added Reliance's upstream outlook was "cloudy," saying it expected natural gas production to decline in the near-term.
Reliance shares have risen 7.3 percent year to date, heavily under-performing the 13.7 percent gain in India's 50-share Nifty index.
Shares rose 1.8 percent to end at 743.3 rupees on Thursday.
(Reporting by Abhishek Vishnoi; Editing by Rafael Nam)
- Tweet this
- Share this
- Digg this
- Missing jet may have strayed toward Andaman Sea - Malaysian air force
- Malaysia seeks India's help in search for missing airliner
- "Small, encouraging signs" in Michael Schumacher's condition - agent
- Coastguards from Andaman and Nicobar islands join lost Malaysian jet search
- Malaysia says last sighting of plane possibly off west coast
India's flagging economy delivered rare good news on Wednesday with a slight expansion of industrial production and further cooling in consumer prices, offering some respite to the ruling coalition before next month's general election. Article | Expert views