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UPDATE: Baird Equity Research Downgrades American Realty Capital Properties On Multiple Challenges Ahead

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In a report published Monday, Baird Equity Research analyst Jonathan Pong downgraded the rating on American Realty Capital Properties (NASDAQ: ARCP) from Outperform to Neutral, and lowered the price target from $17.00 to $15.00.

In the report, Baird Equity Research noted, “Though initial rent coverage of the $1.5B Red Lobster sale-leaseback transaction appears healthy, skepticism over sustainability of that coverage adds another overhang to shares already pressured by equity needs. Potential sale (rather than spin-off) of the multi-tenant retail portfolio would be a compelling positive catalyst but likelihood is questionable given ARCP's desire to use ARCM as another consolidation platform. Increased funding uncertainties, worsening REIT-dedicated investor sentiment keeps us sidelined for now.”

American Realty Capital Properties closed on Friday at $13.10.

Latest Ratings for ARCP

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Mar 2015UpgradesEqual-WeightOverweight
Mar 2015AssumesHold
Mar 2015Initiates Coverage onMarket Perform

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