Ranbaxy Laboratories gains 3% on value buying
Sep 17 2013
A third Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd plant in India has been hit by a U.S. import ban over quality concerns, dealing a blow to the company's turnaround plans and threatening to hurt new launches and sales of medicines to its largest market.
Jefferies downgrades Ranbaxy to "hold" from "buy", saying the risk-reward has shifted unfavourably post the U.S. Food and Drug Administration alert while Kotak has cut the shares to "reduce" from "buy".
Brokerages including HSBC, Edelweiss and India's Anand Rathi Research downgraded Ranbaxy on Monday, saying regulatory issues would continue to hurt the company's turnaround plans.
Ranbaxy shares were trading at 328.10 rupees, up 3 percent at 1008 IST.