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Indian stocks upgraded to overweight rating by Top global brokerage firm Morgan Stanley on Thursday

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Top global brokerage firm Morgan Stanley on Thursday upgraded Indian stocks to overweight rating and ranked India as the top emerging market for investment in 2023. The firm cited a number of factors for its upgrade, including India’s strong economic growth, resilient corporate earnings, and improving valuations.

Morgan Stanley said that India is “arguably at the start of a long wave boom at the same time as China may be ending one.” The firm also said that India’s reform and macro-stability agenda supports a strong capex and profit outlook.

The upgrade comes at a time when the Indian stock market is already on a strong run. The Sensex index has gained more than 10% in the past year, and is trading at its highest level in over two years.

Morgan Stanley’s upgrade is a vote of confidence in India’s long-term growth prospects. The firm said that it expects India’s GDP growth to accelerate to 7.5% in 2023, and that corporate earnings will grow at a double-digit pace.

The upgrade is also likely to boost investor sentiment towards India. With the US Federal Reserve expected to raise interest rates in the coming months, investors are looking for attractive investment opportunities in emerging markets. India’s strong fundamentals and attractive valuations make it a compelling investment destination.

Here are some of the key factors that Morgan Stanley cited for its upgrade of India:

  • Strong economic growth: India’s economy is expected to grow at a robust pace of 7.5% in 2023, supported by strong domestic demand and investment.
  • Resilient corporate earnings: Indian corporate earnings have been resilient in the face of headwinds such as the global trade war and rising oil prices.
  • Improving valuations: Indian stocks are trading at attractive valuations, relative to other emerging markets.
  • Reform and macro-stability agenda: The Indian government has been undertaking a number of reforms to improve the business environment and boost economic growth.

Morgan Stanley’s upgrade is a positive development for India’s economy and stock market. It is likely to boost investor sentiment and attract more foreign investment into the country.

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