Goldman Sachs also argued that the Australia’s market looks attractive as the benchmark S&P ASX 200 begins to recover from a three-month sell-off.
“Value looks as good as it has in a decade,” Goldman Sachs strategist Matthew Ross said in a note, pointing out that Australian stocks are 10% undervalued relative to other developed markets like the U.S., Europe and Japan. “At 15.8 times price-to-earnings, Australia also trades at a 9 percent discount to MSCI World – well below its 1 percent average premium and just shy of its largest discount in a decade.”
For instance, EWA is trading at a 16.7 price-to-earnings ratio and a 1.9 price-to-book, whereas the S&P 500 index shows a 18.4 P/E and a 2.6 P/B.
Moreover, Evan Lucas, market strategist at IG, believed that improved fundamentals, such as improved earnings, should help support higher valuations in Australia.
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Max Chen contributed to this article.