Money Sep 6, 2012
Macquarie has upgraded Yes Bank to "outperform" from "neutral" and raised its target price to Rs 415 from Rs 380, saying current levels "offers good opportunity to accumulate."
It expects the falling wholesale rates and the improving current account savings account (CASA) ratio will help margins, which are likely to rise from 2.8 percent to 3.2 percent in the next three years.
"Higher margins should give YES Bank a cushion against a possible credit cost rise due to asset quality issues," it said in a note.
Macquarie also said that the private lender has a very well-diversified portfolio with no concentration in any specific sector and the quantum of restructured assets is well below that of its peers.
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