Equity Research major Morgan Stanley (MS) on Monday said the Sensex could hit 80,000 by the end of 2023. This comes even as the Sensex closed at a record high of 62,504 after gaining 0.34 per cent, or 211 points. The Nifty rose 0.27 per cent, or 50 points, to close at 18,562. Nifty is just 53 points away from making a new lifetime high.
The bull-run in Indian equity markets is intact, said analysts at Morgan Stanley in a recent note, and expect the S&P BSE Sensex to hit 80,000 levels by December 2023 in their bull-case scenario, to which they have assigned a 30 per cent probability. From the current levels, this translates into an upside of nearly 29 per cent.
For this, while the corporate earnings are projected to compound 25 per cent annually over FY22-25, Morgan Stanley expects India to be included in the global bond indices, which could result in nearly $20 billion of inflows over the subsequent 12 months. That apart, commodity prices including oil and fertiliser are expected to correct sharply.
As their base-case, however, Morgan Stanley sees the S&P BSE Sensex to scale up to 68,500 levels – up 10 per cent from the current levels.