Bharat Forge hits 8 year high on Goldman upgrade

Shares in Bharat Forge rose as much as 1.73 percent to their highest level since April 2006 after Goldman Sachs upgraded the auto components maker to "neutral" from "sell" as part of its preference for cyclical shares over defensive ones.

Goldman also upgraded truck maker Ashok Leyland Ltd to "neutral" from "sell," saying both stocks could be beneficiaries of any macro improvement at home and abroad.

The investment bank said Bharat Forge would benefit from improved truck demand from the European Union and the United States, as well as favourable raw material and currency exchange rates.

For Ashok Leyland, Goldman said the stock would benefit from improved domestic demand at home.

Bharat Forge was up 1.71 percent to 444.30 rupees, while Ashok Leyland was up 2.82 percent to 23.70 rupees at 11:29 a.m.

EDITORIAL OF THE DAY

  • Government must wake up to the woes of electricity generators

    India is not staring at a power crisis yet, but an estimated 46,000 mw of power capacities are at risk today.

FC NEWSLETTER

Stay informed on our latest news!

INTERVIEWS

Sarthak Raychaudhuri

vice-president, HR, Asia South Whirlpool of India

GV Nageswara Rao

MD & CEO, IDBI Federal Life

Timothy Moe

Goldman Sachs

TODAY'S COLUMNS

Arun Nigavekar

Moocs will not replace traditional education

I am revisiting the topic of massive open online course ...

Zehra Naqvi

Minimalism: declutter your life

When you imagine an ideal place to live, you think ...

Gautam Gupta

Our fashion schools need to notch it up

“Creativity is the key to success and primary education is ...

INTERVIEWS

William D. Green

Chairman & CEO, Accenture