Lafarge Republic receives “buy” rating on typhoon reconstruction demand

Lafarge Republic receives “buy” rating on typhoon reconstruction demand
Published: 09 December 2013


Lafarge Republic Inc (LRI) has received a “buy” rating from AB Capital Securities Inc, as post-typhoon reconstruction in the region of Visayas, Philippines, is expected to boost demand.

"Aside from increased sales volume due to higher cement production and cement retail prices, we think that LRI's upside will be supported by the steady demand from the construction sector, which should be boosted by the reconstruction efforts in typhoon Yolanda-affected areas," BusinessWorld quoted AB Capital analyst Abbygayle M. Estrella as saying.

Higher cement sales, she said, may push the stock past its resistance level, which she pegged at P10, to reach its target price of PHP13.44. She set the stock's support at PHP9.10.