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1.325 (2.12%)

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CA governor's 'strike force' says utilities should get more legal protection

A task force on wildfires advising California Governor Gavin Newsom, known as the "strike force," called for major changes in California law, directing lawmakers to give bankrupt PG&E (PCG) and other utilities, such as Edison (EIX), greater legal protection against liabilities, including from devasting wildfires, that can spiral into the billions of dollars. "Climate change, forest management practices, and real estate development patterns in the WUI have dramatically increased the risk and magnitude of wildfire damage," the panel said in its report. "All stakeholders, public and private, must invest in mitigation, suppression and emergency response to reduce the incidence of catastrophic fire and to protect lives and property. At the same time, communities need electricity-including communities in remote, high fire-risk areas. As long as electrical lines run through tinder-dry forests, California can mitigate but not eliminate utility-sparked fires. California also must support wildfire victims and communities as they work to rebuild. These often competing imperatives require a new policy framework to responsibly and fairly allocate the cost of wildfire damage in an era of climate change. No single stakeholder created this crisis, and no single stakeholder should bear its full cost." The panel added that, since climate change is a core drive of heightened wildfire risk, the state of California must continue its transition to clean energy. Reference Link

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02/13/19
MZHO
02/13/19
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Target $15
MZHO
Neutral
PG&E shares should not be driven by possible FERC contract ruling, says Mizuho
Speculation about a possible court ruling on whether the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has the authority to block the rejection of contracts under the filed rate doctrine principal should not be a driver in the value of PG&E shares, Mizuho analyst Paul Fremont tells investors in a research note titled "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover." The analyst believes the rejection of purchase power agreements contracts would not add anything to the long-term equity value of PG&E when it emerges from bankruptcy. However, potential savings, which would likely be significant, could provide leverage in negotiations with California State politicians and regulators prior to exiting bankruptcy, adds Fremont. He attributes the stock's current value to the market anticipating a ruling by the bankruptcy court in the next month on whether FERC has the authority to interfere with PG&E's right to reject contracts under the filed rate doctrine principal. The analyst keeps a Neutral rating on PG&E with a $15 price target.
02/19/19
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02/19/19
UPGRADE
Target $31
SBSH
Buy
PG&E upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst Praful Mehta upgraded PG&E to Buy with a $31 price target. Recent comments by California Governor Gavin Newsom indicate an "increasingly likelihood of legislative action," Mehta tells investors in a research note. The analyst believes legislation could limit PG&E's future wildfire risk and unlock "significant upside" in the shares. While Mehta expects legislative action, he "conservatively" assumes "some liabilities" from 2019 fires. PG&E in premarket trading is up 8%, or $1.20, to $16.68.
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Fly Intel: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. McDonald's (MCD) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens with analyst Will Slabaugh saying McDonald's core U.S. business is accelerating and positioned to show upside to consensus estimates for Q1 and fiscal 2019. 2. PG&E (PCG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi with analyst Praful Mehta saying recent comments by California Governor Gavin Newsom indicate an "increasingly likelihood of legislative action." 3. PepsiCo (PEP) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie with analyst Caroline Levy saying new CEO Ramon Laguarta "moved decisively" to reset for sustained 4%-6% sales growth by stepping up marketing and capital spending. 4. Freeport McMoRan (FCX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi while Southern Copper (SCCO) was double upgraded to Buy from Sell. 5. Cosan (CZZ) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Lucas Ferreira saying the shares trade at an "excessive" 40% discount to net asset value, in the upper part of the 30%-40% range where the stock should be trading. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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02/26/19
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ARGS
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PG&E upgraded to Hold from Sell at Argus
EIX Edison International
$63.91

1.325 (2.12%)

03/01/19
BOFA
03/01/19
UPGRADE
BOFA
Neutral
Edison International upgraded to Neutral at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA/Merrill upgraded Edison International to Neutral from Underperform and raised its price target to $65 from $63. Analyst Julien Dumoulin-Smith sees progress by the California legislature to address utilities' current status of "insurer of last resort," potentially allowing a recovery in Edison shares.
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Fly Intel: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Hertz (HTZ) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Barclays with analyst Brian Johnson saying strength in used car and rental car prices creates a favorable backdrop for Hertz to refinance its corporate debt. 2. L Brands (LB) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Chethan Mallela saying the company's fiscal 2019 guidance should establish an earnings "floor," which creates an "increasingly positive" risk/reward for the shares. 3. Kraft Heinz (KHC) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Societe Generale. 4. Edison International (EIX) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill with analyst Julien Dumoulin-Smith saying he sees progress by the California legislature to address utilities' current status of "insurer of last resort," potentially allowing a recovery in Edison shares. 5. Expedia (EXPE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus with analyst John Staszak citing the company's "strong" Q4 results, anticipated 10%-15% adjusted EBITDA growth in 2019, the management's optimism about continued international expansion, and its attractive valuation at 17.9-times his expected forward earnings. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
03/14/19
MZHO
03/14/19
NO CHANGE
Target $65.5
MZHO
Buy
Edison International price target raised to $65.50 from $57 at Mizuho
Mizuho analyst Paul Fremont raised his price target for Edison International to $65.50 from $57 citing higher group average multiples and keeps a Buy rating on the shares. The Ventura County Fire Department yesterday released its report on the December 4, 2017 Thomas Fire. After ruling out several other potential causes, the fire investigation team concluded that the Thomas Fire occurred when SCE power lines came into contact with each other between two power poles and ignited dry ground vegetation, Fremont tells investors in a research note. The report ruled out other potential causes including, campfire, civilian debris, arson, and third-party equipment, the analyst adds.
03/14/19
MSCO
03/14/19
NO CHANGE
Target $81
MSCO
Equal Weight
Morgan Stanley says Edison may be able to recover costs for Thomas Fire
After the California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection and the Ventura County Fire Department determined that and Edison International power line was the cause of the 2017 Thomas Fire, Morgan Stanley analyst Stephen Byrd noted that subsidiary Southern California Edison disputed the Cal Fire report. Byrd said he does not see any evidence in the report indicative of negligence or other violations and he believes it is possible Edison may be able to recover these costs. He keeps an Equal Weight rating and $81 price target on Edison International shares.

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