* Shares in Ashok Leyland gain as much as 6.4 percent
a day after India's second-biggest bus and truck maker posted
July-September earnings that were above forecasts.
* IDFC upgrades Ashok Leyland to 'outperform', retaining its
target price at 31 rupees, saying earnings were "significantly
ahead of estimates."
* IDFC says the auto maker will benefit from a cyclical upturn
in the sector while Ashok Leyland shares have under-performed in
the recent market rally.
* Ashok Leyland shares up 5.2 percent at 25.35 rupees as of 0450