Feb 27, 2013, 10.58 AM IST | Source: Reuters

Morgan Stanley, Nomura upgrade Bharti Airtel

Morgan Stanley raised its rating on Bharti Airtel Ltd to "overweight" from "equalweight," citing positive factors for the sector such as rising tariffs and data volumes, falling capital spending and eased competitive intensity.

Morgan Stanley, Nomura upgrade Bharti Airtel

Morgan Stanley raised its rating on Bharti Airtel Ltd to "overweight" from "equalweight," citing positive factors for the sector such as rising tariffs and data volumes, falling capital spending and eased competitive intensity.

Morgan Stanley said the "failure" of the recent 900 Mhz auction also lowered regulatory risk for India's mobile sector, and upgraded Idea Cellular Ltd as part of the same report dated Wednesday.

Nomura also raised its rating on Bharti, but to "neutral" from "reduce", citing a recent share price drop. Nomura said it remained "relatively cautious" on the sector given high valuations, regulatory "drama", and a "low" degree of confidence in earnings.

Bharti Airtel stock price

On April 17, 2014, Bharti Airtel closed at Rs 325.10, up Rs 1.80, or 0.56 percent. The 52-week high of the share was Rs 373.50 and the 52-week low was Rs 274.50.


The company's trailing 12-month (TTM) EPS was at Rs 14.07 per share as per the quarter ended December 2013. The stock's price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio was 23.11. The latest book value of the company is Rs 135.70 per share. At current value, the price-to-book value of the company is 2.40.

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