Steep correction

Market valuations are becoming reasonable

SVB, Silicon valley bank

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Business Standard Editorial Comment
The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and the meltdown of Credit Suisse have led to much uncertainty about market trends. Investors are wary of issues surfacing in the financial sector, since those may cause widespread contagion. A financial crunch could lead to slower revenue growth, lower corporate earnings and, given rising interest rates, lower valuation discounts too. The Nifty has dropped 4.8 per cent in the past 30 days, and it is down 16.8 per cent from the all-time high of 18,887, achieved in November 2022. The benchmark index is now trading at a price-to-earnings (PE) ratio of 20.2, which is well below the two-year average of 24 and the five-year average of 26.7. However, valuations remain high in comparison

First Published: Mar 22 2023 | 10:42 PM IST

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