| 2017-10-18 08:46:52|
SPR, CW… 08:46 10/18 10/18/17
Rising U.S. military spending supports Aerospace & Defense sector, says SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Michael Ciarmoli says that despite the outperformance of the aerospace & defense sector relative to broader market in Q3, strength will continue thanks to a U.S. government "budget flush", pick up in foreign military sales, and increases in Middle East airstrikes. Ciarmoli adds that he expects commercial aerospace aftermarket momentum to continue. The analyst is raising is price targets on KLX Inc (KLXI) to $59 from $56, Mercury Systems (MRCY) to $56 from $51, and Curtiss-Wright (CW) to $128 from $115, maintaining a Buy rating on those stocks. Ciarmoli also raises the price target on Spirit Aerosystems (SPR) to $83 from $78, but keeps a Hold rating given the cyclical risks in commercial aerospace and potential changes to aircraft production rates.