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UPDATE: D.A. Davidson Upgrades Sterling Construction, Expects Earnings Recovery To Continue

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Shares of Sterling Construction Company (NASDAQ: STRL) surged approximately 13 percent on Monday, May 12, 2014 after analyst John B. Rogers upgraded the company from Neutral to Buy.

The firm stated that its 12-18 month price target was $8.00, while the 5-year price target was $15.00.

The firm continued to state, that the recent earnings report by STRL was, “Sterling reported Q1 GAAP EPS of $0.01, above our estimate of a loss of $0.05 and the breakeven consensus.”

In addition, Rogers stated that the company's operating results were essentially in-line with estimates.

Sterling Construction also improved its backlog as it increased to $799 million from $693 million the same time a year ago.

Latest Ratings for STRL

DateFirmActionFromTo
Mar 2015KeyBancMaintainsOverweight
Feb 2015DA DavidsonMaintainsNeutral
Nov 2014DA DavidsonDowngradesBuyNeutral

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