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Bank of America lowered its rating on Costamare (NYSE: CMRE) from Buy to Neutral and a price objective of $16.

Bank of America commented, "For Costamare, we lowered our 2Q12, 2012, and 2013 EPS estimates 6%, 4%, and 7%, to $0.30, $1.39, and $2.10, from $0.32, $1.45, and $2.27, respectively. While we flowed through lower 2012 and 2013 rate assumptions, we also tweaked higher our vessel operating expense assumptions 3%-4% at Costamare to better incorporate opex cost inflation. We currently target per vessel cost per day of ~$6,900 per vessel, from $6,700. Our EBITDA estimates for Costamare fall 1% and 3% in 2012 and 2013, respectively, to $260 million and $325 million. Nevertheless, we do not believe this will affect the company's dividend payout of $0.27/share, or ~7.7% current yield annualized."

Costamare closed at $14.09 on Monday.

Latest Ratings for CMRE

Jan 2016Credit SuisseReinstatesNeutral
Jan 2016BarclaysInitiates Coverage onEqual-weight
Dec 2015JP MorganInitiates Coverage onUnderweight

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