Citi cuts CB&I target, doesn't see 'big liquidity risk'
Citi analyst Andrew Kaplowitz says the seemingly forced sale of CB&I's Technology business is more concerning than he expected. Cost overruns on two gas plants and two U.S. Gulf coast LNG projects that resulted in $548M charges in the quarter seemed to force the company's hand, Kaplowitz tells investors in a research note. The good news, the analyst writes, it that he doesn't see "big liquidity risk" for CB&I because Technology is a "significantly valuable asset that should have lots of interested buyers." The analyst is concerned, however, that the charges in Q2 are "more the start and not the end" of CB&I's challenges. Kaplowitz lowered his price target for the shares to $18 from $20 and keeps a Neutral rating on the name.