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UPDATE: Credit Suisse Downgrades Spirit AeroSystems Holdings to Neutral, Lowers PT

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In a report published Friday, Credit Suisse downgraded its rating on Spirit AeroSystems Holdings (NYSE: SPR) from Outperform to Neutral, and lowered its price target from $30.00 to $17.50.

Credit Suisse noted, “SPR lost a third of its market cap today after announcing a massive $590M charge on a cluster of development programs, nearly all of it impairing future cash flow. We previously anticipated a charge of ~$35M to $120M (~$0.17-$0.58), which was greater than consensus, but primarily non-cash. Thus today's much larger cash charge caught everyone by surprise and erased any recently-found confidence in SPR's program assumptions. Note, this is the first time SPR has recognized a forward-looking forward loss, which means the cash impairment occurs on future deliveries while the EPS impact is immediate.”

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings closed on Thursday at $21.66.

Latest Ratings for SPR

DateFirmActionFromTo
Dec 2016Deutsche BankMaintainsHold
Oct 2016Vertical ResearchInitiates Coverage OnHold
Oct 2016BairdInitiates Coverage onOutperform

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