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Analysts Remain Neutral on India

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Consensus Recommendations: India

India hasn’t been a “buy” in Asia for the past 5 years. But recently, analysts have moved it from “sell” to “neutral”.

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Aegis Logistics provides supply chain management services to the oil, gas and chemical industries. The share price has increased a whopping 800% in 3 years and 35% YTD.

Bank of India is a less exciting stock in the financial sector, where low asset quality has pushed down the share price by about 60% since the start of 2015.

Consensus Earnings Estimates: India

Analysts have estimated EPS to grow an average of 20% for the past 5 years, while earnings have fallen by 6% on average over the same time period—quite a divergence.

In FY2017, Tata Communications is expected to turn its loss in the previous year into the highest EPS the company has seen since 2009.

After a price increase in voice calls earlier this year, Idea Cellular lost market share and analysts expect continued lower earnings.

Consensus Target Prices: India

Indian analysts underestimated the returns during the 2012-2014 period, but that turned to overestimation in 2015.

The 12-month consensus forward return sits at 14% vs 3% in August 2016, mainly due to poor overall market performance.

Two of the three financials with the highest target price expected return provide loans secured by gold: Manappuram Finance and Muthoot Finance.

Steel Authority of India has the most negative recommendations on our list and has an expected downside of 33%.


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Dr. Andrew Stotz, CFA is the CEO of A. Stotz Investment Research, a company providing institutional investors with ready-to- invest portfolios in Asia that aim to beat the benchmark through superior stock selection. The company also provides buy- and sell-side clients with financial models to value any company in the world and World Class Benchmarking to determine what companies are financially world class. Previously, as Head of Research at CLSA, Andrew was voted No. 1 Analyst in Thailand in the Asiamoney Brokers Polls for 2008 and 2009. He was also voted No. 1 Analyst in Thailand in the 2009 Institutional Investor magazine All-Asia Research Team Report. Andrew earned his PhD in finance at the University of Science and Technology of China in Anhui province, with a focus on answering questions raised by fund managers and analysts during his career about picking stocks and managing portfolios. In addition, Andrew has been a lecturer in finance for 22 years at various universities in Thailand. Since 2013, he has been the president of the CFA Society of Thailand. He is also the author of How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market.