Goldman upgrades India's DLF to 'buy' on upcoming projects

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 24, 2013 04:40 hrs

MUMBAI, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs upgraded its rating for India's DLF Ltd to "buy" from "neutral", citing upcoming residential project launches worth 130 billion rupees ($2.42 billion) over the next three quarters.

The upcoming projects include residential developments in Gurgaon, close to the capital, New Delhi.

Goldman said DLF would also benefit from expected cuts in interest rates and continued debt reduction.

The investment bank raised its 12-month target price on DLF shares to 295 rupees from 224 rupees. The company's shares were down 0.4 percent as of 0422 GMT. ($1 = 53.6850 Indian rupees) (Reporting by Manoj Dharra and Rafael Nam; Editing by Anupama Dwivedi)

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