Barclays Drops PT and Estimates on Celanese (CE); Realigning Numbers After Q2 Results

July 26, 2012 3:53 PM EDT
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Price: $82.72 +0.62%

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    Up: 30 | Down: 30 | New: 23
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Barclays maintains an 'Overweight' on Celanese (NYSE: CE) price target of $49.00 (from $60.00)

Analyst, Duffy Fischer, said, "Earnings were above consensus by 7 c/share on strong results from Consumer and Industrial Specialties. Soft demand in China, coupled with weakness in Europe, has led to a significantly oversupplied market in acetic acid, which is affecting pricing and margins. Ticona volumes are weaker on slowing auto production, especially in CE's geography of strength, Europe."

FY12 EPS estimate lowered from $4.35 to $3.94 and FY13 from $5.25 to $4.49.

Shares of CE opened higher, but quickly dipped into negative territory. Soon after, shares headed almost straight up and are now trading at $37.57, up $0.57 (+1.54%)

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Shares of Celanese closed at $37.00 yesterday.

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