Tellurian higher after Stifel issues 'Mea Culpa' on share count calculation
Shares of Tellurian (TELL) are higher in afternoon trading following a note issued before the open by a Stifel analyst who corrected a prior mistake he found in his calculations when having downgraded the stock earlier this week. In a note titled "Mea Culpa on TELL Share Count," analyst Benjamin Nolan acknowledged that in his downgrade published on July 16 he had an error in his calculation of the proposed private equity component of Tellurian's capital structure. After correcting his prior mistake, Nolan said there would be more potential upside should the company get to Final Investment Decision, or FID, on phase 1 of the Driftwood LNG project. He raised his "fully baked" discounted cash flow value estimate to $36 per share from $26 per share given the correction, though Nolan maintains a Hold rating and $9 price target on Tellurian shares. The stock is up 31c, or 4.7%, to $6.98 in afternoon trading.