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Apr 18, 2013, 11.40 AM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Deustche Bank initiates buy on Adani Ports, stock soars

Gujarat-based Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone rose nearly 2 percent on Thursday after the Deustche Bank recommended a buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 170.

Gujarat-based Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone rose nearly 2 percent on Thursday after the Deustche Bank recommended a buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 170.

Deustche Bank expects 30 percent earnings per share CAGR over FY13-15 on the back of debt reduction initiatives through the Abbot Point port sale.

On January 28, the board of directors of the company had in-principle decided to divest its significant stake in entities controlling the Abbot Point Coal Terminal in Queensland, Australia to the Adani family.

"This divestment will further enhance the financial strength of APSEZ in order to pursue its plans to acquire / set up new ports & logistics assets in India," the company said.

At 10:12 hours IST, shares gained 1.6 percent at Rs 143.30 on Bombay Stock Exchange.

Adani Ports stock price

On January 30, 2015, Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone closed at Rs 340.50, down Rs 3.1, or 0.9 percent. The 52-week high of the share was Rs 352.60 and the 52-week low was Rs 141.00.


The company's trailing 12-month (TTM) EPS was at Rs 10.42 per share as per the quarter ended December 2014. The stock's price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio was 32.68. The latest book value of the company is Rs 45.09 per share. At current value, the price-to-book value of the company is 7.55.

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