NMDC gains as Barclays upgrade offsets auction price concerns

Last Updated: Tue, Dec 11, 2012 09:15 hrs

Shares in state-run miner NMDC gain 2.9 percent, recovering from an earlier fall of 2.7 percent, with Barclays' upgrade of the stock offsetting concerns over the auction floor price for the company's share issue.

Barclays raised NMDC to 'overweight' from 'underweight' late on Monday, citing favourable pricing dynamics in domestic iron ore markets.

The investment bank also raised its 12-month price target on NMDC to 210 rupees from 173 rupees.

Barclays said the falling domestic output of iron ore because of caps and restrictions in some Indian states could increase imports of the commodity, bringing domestic prices in line with seaborne prices.

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