Cheniere Energy initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Bhavesh Lodaya initiated Cheniere Energy (LNG) with an Outperform and a $53 price target. The analyst said the proposed acquisition of Cheniere Energy Partners LP (CQH) paves the way for potentially further simplification of the Cheniere story. Cheniere Energy will gain access to a larger portion of fixed fees from seven trains vs. two today, while diversifying the commodity risk tied to CMI across the entire business. For investors with a long-term bullish view on commodity fundamentals, Lodaya recommends Cheniere Energy which has exposure to most of the growth optionality, at the cost of higher volatility in its cash flows.