JP Morgan cuts Jet Airways to ‘underweight’

Despite the downgrade,Jet shares were up 1.4 per cent in morning trade.

Written by Agencies | Published: March 30, 2012 10:46 am

Morgan downgraded India’s Jet Airways to ‘underweight’ from ‘overweight’ on Friday,saying high oil prices and the weak rupee were among the negative factors denting the outlook for the sector.

We believe that near-term profitability for Indian operators is likely to remain under pressure,analysts at the investment bank wrote,adding domestic passenger traffic growth had likely slowed to 8-10 per cent over the past three months from mid-to-high teen rates.

Despite the downgrade,Jet shares were up 1.4 per cent in morning trade.

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