Tata Motors rose 0.99% to Rs 549.70 at 13:59 IST on BSE on reports that a foreign brokerage has retained its overweight rating on the stock and revised target price on the stock to Rs 642 from Rs 585 earlier.
Meanwhile, the S&P BSE Sensex was up 38.84 points or 0.14% at 27,681.95.
On BSE, so far 2.25 lakh shares were traded in the counter as against average daily volume of 8.32 lakh shares in the past one quarter. The stock hit a high of Rs 553.35 and a low of Rs 546.10 so far during the day. The stock had hit a 52-week high of Rs 598.60 on 7 September 2016. The stock had hit a 52-week low of Rs 266 on 11 February 2016. The stock had outperformed the market over the past one month till 13 October 2016, sliding 1.78% compared with 2.51% fall in the Sensex. The scrip had also outperformed the market in past one quarter, advancing 13.41% as against Sensex's 0.62% fall.
The large-cap company has equity capital of Rs 577.44 crore. Face value per share is Rs 2.
The brokerage reportedly said that Jaguar Land Lover (JLR) numbers are expected to be driven by high average selling price. Volume growth will moderate buy scale will gain, it said. JLR is likely to post 22% earnings per share (EPS) compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between FY 2016-18, it added.
Tata Motors' consolidated net profit declined 57% to Rs 2260.40 crore on 10.1% rise in net sales to Rs 64940.12 crore in Q1 June 2016 over Q1 June 2015.
Tata Motors is a market leader in commercial vehicles in India. The company's British unit JLR sells premium luxury cars.
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