UPDATE: Citigroup Upgrades Con-Way to Buy; Weak Quarter Signals Inflection
Citigroup upgraded Con-Way (NYSE: CNW) from Neutral to Buy and raised the price target from $30.00 to $39.00.
Citigroup commented, "There are three key drivers of our upgrade; 1) core pricing increased 4.2% YoY in 4Q, as an already good pricing environment was boosted by a 4% increase in length of haul. The length of haul gains came from new customers, so it's likely that yields see a tailwind through much of 2013. 2) Volumes for January are down 1.2%, which was better than our target and bodes well for 1Q and beyond as the January comp is the toughest of 2013. 3) Better pricing and volumes in 1H13 bridges EPS until 2H13, when we believe benefits from Con-way's productivity initiatives should aid profitability."
Con-Way closed at $31.97 on Wednesday.
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