2 top ASX 200 shares rated as buys

These ASX 200 shares are rated as buys. Here’s what you need to know…

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If you are looking for some new portfolio additions, then the ASX 200 shares listed below could be worth considering.

Here’s why these ASX 200 shares have been given buy ratings:

Goodman Group (ASX: GMG)

The first ASX 200 share to look at is Goodman Group. It is an innovative global property group that owns, develops, and manages industrial real estate. This includes logistics and industrial facilities, warehouses, and business parks.

Thanks to its high quality portfolio, which has been curated expertly by management to give it exposure to industries benefiting from structural tailwinds, Goodman has been growing its earnings at a solid rate over the last decade.

Pleasingly, the company has a development pipeline that looks set to support further growth over the next decade. This is particularly the case with its new multi-storey warehouse development in south Sydney. This week Morgan Stanley spoke very positively about the development and expects much stronger than normal yields from it. But it may not stop there, the broker estimates that Goodman owns around a fifth of the land in south Sydney, giving it significant development opportunities.

Unsurprisingly, Morgan Stanley is very positive on the company’s outlook and has an overweight rating and $23.00 price target on its shares.

REA Group Limited (ASX: REA)

Another ASX 200 share to look at is this property listings company. While trading conditions have not been easy for REA Group over the last few years, things have been improving significantly this financial year.

This is thanks to the booming housing market and its domination of the Australian market. Positively, this is expected to lead to a material increase in listings volumes in the near term. Combined with price increases, new revenue streams, and acquisitions, this bodes well for its earnings growth in the coming years.

Morgan Stanley is positive on the company’s prospects. It recently put an overweight rating and $185.00 price target on its shares.

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