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UPDATE: Credit Suisse Initiates Coverage on Alon USA Partners with Neutral Rating, $24 PT

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In a report published Wednesday, Credit Suisse Group initiated coverage on Alon USA Partners LP (NYSE: ALDW) with a Neutral rating and $24.00 price target.

Credit Suisse noted, “We initiate on ALDW, a variable-rate no-IDR MLP, with a Neutral rating. If margins and WTI-Brent spreads meet our forecasts, then unitholders can expect a ~15% yield in 2013 (higher at the futures curve). However, (1) the units themselves look fairly valued on our mid-cycle distribution forecasts and (2) substantial pipe is being added to narrow WTI discounts versus LLS over 2013, a key earnings driver. Given WTI-LLS spreads should compress, unitholders should pay close attention to the midcycle yield, which is 11% on our forecasts. Absolute upside from here would require a higher level of mid-cycle earnings or the market accepting a lower cost of equity (we use 11%). Although a ~19%+ pro-rated NTM yield attracts versus the MLP universe, the total return potential of ~24% is more in-line with its MLP peers, justifying our Neutral rating.”

Alon USA Partners LP closed on Monday at $22.85.

Latest Ratings for ALDW

May 2016Tudor PickeringDowngradesHoldSell
Apr 2016Credit SuisseDowngradesOutperformNeutral
Apr 2016BarclaysMaintainsUnderweight

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