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Genesis Energy initiated with an Equalweight at Capital One
Capital One initiated Genesis Energy with an Equal Weight and a $40 price target.
Genesis Energy upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst Faisel Khan upgraded Genesis Energy to Buy saying the company's growth story is underappreciated and its cash flow cliff is likely exaggerated. Genesis is posited to benefit from nearly $1B of organic investments and should generate 10% distribution growth through the end of the decade, Khan tells investors in a research note. He lowered his price target for the shares to $46 from $48.
On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. FedEx (FDX) upgraded to Outperform from Peer Perform at Wolfe Research, citing increased confidence in higher earnings growth driven by continued Express profit growth, market share gains, accretion from TNT, buybacks, and a meaningfully lower tax rate. 2. Square (SQ) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Wedbush based on valuation. 3. Aimco (AIV) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS, with analyst Nick Yulico saying the company's fundamentals will be less exposed to new supply than peers given its exposure to Class B assets. 4. Genesis Energy (GEL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi, with analyst Faisel Khan saying the company's growth story is underappreciated and its cash flow cliff is likely exaggerated. 5. Weingarten Realty (WRI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS, with analyst Jeremy Metz citing the company's "defensively positioned" portfolio and attractive valuation relative to peers. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage,
Genesis Energy upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Michael Blum upgraded Genesis Energy, L.P to Outperform saying an equity issuance is more likely now with the "capital markets thawing," which could act as a positive catalyst for the stock. The analyst raised his price target range for the shares to $43-$46 from $35-$39.
Anadarko deal positive for Western Gas, Genesis Energy, says Janney Capital
Janney Capital analyst Akil Marsh said he sees positive "read across" to Western Gas Partners (WES) and Western Gas Equity (WGP), as wells as to Genesis Energy (GEL), from Anadarko's (APC) $2B deal to buy deepwater Gulf of Mexico assets from Freeport McMoRan (FCX). Marsh explains that Western Gas should benefit from the increased likelihood of higher volumes while the improved long-term sustainability of drilling in these assets is good for Genesis' offshore pipelines.
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