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HSBC raises Renault price target as shares rally 40% this year

EditorEmilio Ghigini
Published 12-06-2024, 06:24 pm

On Wednesday, HSBC updated its outlook on Renault SA (OTC:RNLSY) (RNO:FP) (OTC: RNSDF) shares, elevating the price target to €63.00, an increase from the previous €57.00, while reiterating a Buy rating on the stock.

This adjustment comes as Renault (EPA:RENA)'s stock has seen a significant rise this year, boasting a 40% increase, which notably surpasses the performance of the broader automotive sector by 34%.

The financial institution's analysis suggests that despite the impressive growth already witnessed this year, there remains room for further appreciation in Renault's share value. HSBC's revised valuation is based on a sum-of-the-parts methodology, where higher multiples have been applied to reflect the company's current market position and outlook.

HSBC's positive stance on Renault is partly due to the company's minimal exposure to the Chinese market, which is considered an advantage in the current economic climate. Additionally, Renault is perceived to have lower pricing risks than previously estimated. These factors contribute to the belief that the company's valuation multiples should be increased.

The bank also anticipates that there could be consensus upgrades and a continued enhancement of market sentiment towards Renault. Nevertheless, HSBC cautions that there are risks involved, including the possibility that new product launches may not be well-received or that there could be a downturn in the industry's pricing discipline, which could adversely affect Renault's performance.

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