HSBC raised its rating on shares of Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd to 'overweight' from 'underweight' after the Indian drugmaker said it would resume production of a generic version of cholesterol fighter Lipitor for sale in the United States.
HSBC raised its rating on shares of Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd
HSBC added other factors behind its upgrade were share valuations after a recent correction, as well as the near-term catalysts such as the launch of additional generic drugs and the probability of a recovery in US sales.
Ranbaxy Labs' shares were up 4.22 percent to Rs 430.75 as of 9:58 am.
Ranbaxy Labs stock price
On December 22, 2014, Ranbaxy Laboratories closed at Rs 615.40, down Rs 2.05, or 0.33 percent. The 52-week high of the share was Rs 697.50 and the 52-week low was Rs 306.05.
The company's trailing 12-month (TTM) EPS was at Rs 20.91 per share as per the quarter ended September 2014. The stock's price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio was 29.43. The latest book value of the company is Rs 25.82 per share. At current value, the price-to-book value of the company is 23.83.
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