Why This Billionaire-Owned Retail Stock Is Flying Over 5% Higher Today

Shares of DMart operator Avenue Supermarts were climbing on Thursday after the retail chain posted a strong business update for fourth-quarter topline growth.

What Happened: Avenue Supermarts said in an exchange filing on Thursday that its revenue grew 19.8% to ₹12,393.5 crore.

However, sequentially, the figure dropped 6.4% from ₹13,247.3 crore, as third-quarter performance was boosted by the festive season.

DMart expanded its footprint by adding 24 stores in the fourth quarter, taking its total store count up to 365—a major driver of growth for the company.

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Analyst Thoughts: Brokerages have expressed optimism about DMart’s prospects. CLSA raised the stock’s target price twice within a week in March, maintaining its “buy” recommendation, while ICICI Securities upgraded the stock to “add”.

The bullish outlook is underpinned by factors such as DMart’s attractive valuation, minimal downside and business risks, accelerated pace of store expansions and consistent revenue growth.

Following these upgrades, Avenue Supermarts shares have seen a sharp rebound.

What Happened: DMart shares gained 5.4% to hit ₹4,703.40 near the start of trade on Thursday. Over the past month, shares of the Radhakishan Damani-founded company’s stock have gained 22.28%.

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