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KRA

Kraton

$45.57

(0.00%)

09:33
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Kraton upbeat on business trends and operational improvement, says Loop Capital

Loop Capital analyst Chris Kapsch says that in his recent investor meetings with Kraton, the management expressed confidence on business trends, continued operational improvement, lower costs, and deleveraging plans. The analyst keeps his Buy rating and $70 price target, adding that despite the stock price run-up this year, there is still "substantial upside in the shares on improving business mix and earnings visibility".

KRA Kraton
$45.57

(0.00%)

01/09/17
RHCO
01/09/17
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Kraton Performance named best idea at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Jason Freuchtel identified Kraton as one of his best ideas of 2017. The analyst thinks that the company remains on track to generate $500M of free cash flow through 2018, representing about 20% of its enterprise value. He thinks that its 2017 earnings should be boosted by about $36M of savings and cost synergies, with similar items poised to meaningfully raise its 2018 earnings. Freuchtel thinks that the company's results could also be boosted by the recent FDA ban on powdered medical gloves or falling raw material prices. He keeps a $38 price target and a Buy rating on the shares.
09/28/17
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INITIATION
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Buy
Kraton Performance initiated with a Buy at Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Chris Kapsch initiated Kraton with a Buy rating and $65 price target.
09/29/17
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Buy
Kraton Performance initiated at Loop Capital
As noted earlier, Loop Ca;ital started coverage of Kraton with a $65 price target and a Buy rating. Analyst Chris Kapsch says that the stock is "underappreciated and substantially undervalued," and he believes that the company has "several paths to unlocking much greater inherent value." The analyst believes that the stock has the most potential gains among the specialty chemicals names he covers.
10/11/17
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10/11/17
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Target $55
RHCO
Buy
Kraton price target raised to $55 from $45 at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Jason Freuchtel raised his price target on Kraton Corporation to $55 from $45 to reflect industry valuation expansion and favorable earnings growth trends. Freuchtel sees the outlook for butadiene pricing as increasingly favorable in November and December as a result of falling natural rubber prices, decline in demand for Chinese butadiene, as well as seasonal trends. The analyst, who also anticipates some consolidation in Pine Materials industry next year, maintains a Buy rating on Kraton.

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