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UPDATE: Barclays Capital Upgrades Consolidated Edison on Multiple Positive Factors

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In a report published Tuesday, Barclays Capital analyst Daniel Ford upgraded the rating on Consolidated Edison (NYSE: ED) from Equal-Weight to Overweight, and reiterated the $62.00 price target.

In the report, Barclays Capital noted, “We are upgrading ED to an Overweight from Equal Weight based on its relative value and above-average yield to the regulated utility group and its 15.8% total return potential: Our price target is $62, and this is predicated on '15E of $3.90 on a 15.0x regulated group multiple with a 6% large-cap premium that we believe is warranted in light of Con Edison NY's (CECONY) rate base growth and long-term rate plan settlement that was approved by the NY Public Service Commission last week, retroactive to January 1, 2013.”

Consolidated Edison closed on Monday at $55.75.

Latest Ratings for ED

DateFirmActionFromTo
Aug 2015Deutsche BankMaintainsSell
Aug 2015BMO CapitalMaintainsMarket Perform
Aug 2015BarclaysMaintainsEqual-weight

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