Wall Street propped up by tech stocks
Wall Street was higher for the first time in three days on Tuesday as a rise in technology stocks helped offset losses in energy shares.
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)
Indian shares closed at their lowest in nearly a month on Tuesday as a slump in European shares offset earlier gains after investors awarded the first U.S. presidential debate to Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.
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