IIFL Securities has released a note on ICICI Bank with a ‘buy’ rating and a target price of Rs 820 per share.
According to the brokerage, ICICI Bank seems to be leading the sector post-pandemic and it is the only large private bank at an all-time high despite the fact that it has a free float of 100 percent.
The valuation of ICICI Bank has moved from 1.7x price-to-book value on a one-year forward to nearly 2.9x, while on the other hand, for HDFC Bank it has come down from a price-to-book value of 4x in 2017 to about 3.3x now.
Therefore, there has been a 15 percent earnings per share (EPS) upgrade for ICICI Bank in the last year compared to a 10 percent EPS upgrade for HDFC Bank.
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