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SO

Southern Company

$45.67

0.43 (0.95%)

, XEL

Xcel Energy

$49.16

0.77 (1.59%)

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Southern Power to sell Mankato Energy Center to Xcel Energy for $650M

Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company (SO), announced that it has entered an agreement to sell the Mankato Energy Center to Xcel Energy (XEL) for $650M. Mankato, a natural gas combined-cycle generation facility, will have a maximum capacity of approximately 760 megawatts upon completion of an ongoing expansion project. The completion of the sale, subject to regulatory approval and other closing conditions, is expected to be mid-2019. Proceeds from this transaction will be used to strengthen the balance sheet of Southern Company and position Southern Power to continue providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable wholesale energy to its customers across the U.S, including the expansion of one of the nation's largest carbon-free renewable energy portfolios. Barclays is serving as the financial advisor and Baker Botts is serving as primary legal counsel to Southern Power.

SO

Southern Company

$45.67

0.43 (0.95%)

XEL

Xcel Energy

$49.16

0.77 (1.59%)

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SO Southern Company
$45.67

0.43 (0.95%)

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BOFA
10/10/18
UPGRADE
BOFA
Neutral
Southern Company upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst Julien Dumoulin-Smith upgraded Southern Company to Neutral with a $46 price target following a tour of the Vogtle Plant. The analyst said management was the most confident it recent memory regarding its ability to execute on time and within budget following Septermber's owners vote. Dumoulin-Smith said the April 2021 service date appears within reach following the recent workforce reset.
09/28/18
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09/28/18
NO CHANGE
Target $42
MZHO
Neutral
Southern Company shareholders exposed to overruns after vote, says Mizuho
Mizuho analyst Paul Fremont keeps a Neutral rating on Southern Company after three of four Vogtle co-owners voted to move forward with construction under an amended agreement. He believes the agreement creates potential shareholder exposure if there are cost overruns above $2.1B in the future and lowered his price target for the shares to $42.
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Vogtle 3 & 4 co-owners agree to extend agreement vote to 5 p.m. Wednesday
voting deadline to Wednesday at 5 p.m.
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Fly Intel: Today's top analyst calls on Wall Street
Check out today's top analyst calls from around Wall Street, compiled by The Fly. GOLDMAN CUTS SEAGATE TO SELL: Goldman Sachs analyst Mark Delaney downgraded Seagate Technology (STX) to Sell from Neutral and lowered his price target for the shares to $44 from $50, representing 20% downside from current levels. While Seagate has improved its product offerings in the last few years, hard disk drives remain a cyclical industry, and one "facing secular challenges in many parts of the market," Delaney said. He believes Seagate's fundamentals will peak in the second half of 2018 and decline in 2019. RBC CUTS FOX TO SECTOR PERFORM ON VALUATION: RBC Capital analyst Steven Cahall downgraded 21st Century Fox (FOXA) to Sector Perform from Outperform, but raised his price target to $49 from $45. The analyst noted that the stock is now trading near its M&A price and that he does not see any competitive bids emerging. Cahall adds that while the company is "undervalued", he awaits the separation to re-evaluate his stance. MORGAN STANLEY DOWNGRADES SEMI INDUSTRY: Morgan Stanley analyst Joseph Moore said he has become less constructive on semiconductor stocks through the year and he now believes elevated inventory levels and stretched lead times leave "no margin for error." Given his view that any lead time adjustment or demand slowdown could drive a "meaningful correction," Moore has downgraded his semiconductor industry view to Cautious from In-Line. He favors connector companies, like Amphenol (APH) and TE Connectivity (TEL) over analog/MCU at this point in the cycle, due to lower risk around lead time issues, Moore said. He also has a "strong preference" for high margin and more defensive models, such as Analog Devices (ADI) over lower margin and commodity exposed ones, like Cypress Semiconductor (CY) and ON Semiconductor (ON), he said. Despite his more cautious view on the space, Moore kept Overweight ratings on Nvidia (NVDA), Xilinx (XLNX) and Ambarella (AMBA), citing his view that they should benefit from secular growth in the area of AI, data center, and autonomous. SOUTHERN COMPANY GETS MULTIPLE DOWNGRADES AFTER Q2 REPORT: Barclays analyst Eric Beaumont downgraded Southern Company (SO) to Equal Weight and lowered his price target for the shares to $48 from $51. Credit Suisse analyst Michael Weinstein downgraded Southern Company to Underperform from Neutral and lowered his price target on the shares to $43 from $46. Guggenheim analyst Shahriar Pourreza downgraded Southern Company to Neutral from Buy and lowered his price target on the stock to $47 from $50. Evercore ISI analyst Greg Gordon downgraded Southern Company to Underperform from In Line and lowered his price target on Southern shares to $46 from $46.75.
XEL Xcel Energy
$49.16

0.77 (1.59%)

11/02/18
MZHO
11/02/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $47
MZHO
Neutral
Xcel Energy downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Mizuho
Mizuho analyst Paul Fremont downgraded Xcel Energy to Neutral and lowered his price target for the shares to $47 from $48.50. The analyst believes the company will continue to trade at a premium valuation, but thinks much of the company's growth is priced in at current share levels.
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Morgan Stanley shakes up utility ratings, upgrades Atmos, downgrades Xcel
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley analyst Stephen Byrd upgraded Atmos Energy (ATO) to Overweight from Equal Weight as he laid out his favorite ideas in regulated utilities based on his estimates of their 2020 earnings power. Byrd believes Atmos' 5% discount to the gas utility group undervalues its "best-in-class" growth outlook and attractive regulatory environment, he tells investors. Byrd also downgraded Xcel Energy (XEL) to Equal Weight from Overweight, telling investors that he sees modest level of upside remaining in the stock and few near-term catalysts for outperformance. In shifting his focus to 2020 earnings power, Byrd also identifies FirstEnergy (FE), PSEG (PEG), American Electric (AEP) and NextEra Energy (NEE) as stocks in the group with undervalued growth.
09/21/18
MSCO
09/21/18
DOWNGRADE
MSCO
Equal Weight
Xcel Energy downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
07/10/18
LEHM
07/10/18
INITIATION
Target $53
LEHM
Overweight
Xcel Energy initiated with an Overweight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Eric Beaumont started Xcel Energy with an Overweight rating and $53 price target.

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