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Enough top-performing CAPS investors are striking a newly bearish tone on Indian auto manufacturer Tata Motors
With a massive domestic population and a rapidly advancing economy, growth had not been a problem for Tata until the automaker's growth stalled earlier this year, as rising interest rates and soaring raw material costs crimped Indian consumers' car-buying. Exports remain strong, and Tata's $2,500 ultimate economy car, the Nano, may start a new trend that competitors Toyota
Given Tata's plan to raise $1.7 billion, investors have grown concerned about the manufacturer making such a big acquisition just before its highly anticipated Nano starts rolling off the production line. Moody's cut Tata's rating after the automaker sealed the deal for its new luxury brands, and many investors followed suit by cutting the stock out of their portfolios.
But some pretty sharp investors are still putting their money on the line with Tata, expecting explosive growth over the long haul. And even though CAPS members, on average, have hedged on Tata lately, 97% of those rating Tata still expect it to outperform the market going forward.
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Fool contributor Dave Mock upgraded the new iPhone to a "buy." He owns no shares of companies mentioned here and is the author of The Qualcomm Equation. The Fool's disclosure policy is smarter than the average bear.