Goldman Sachs Downgrades Syngenta (SYT) to Buy

February 5, 2014 9:27 AM EST Send to a Friend
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Goldman Sachs downgraded Syngenta (NYSE: SYT) from Conviction Buy to Buy.

Analyst Rakesh Patel said, "We maintain our Buy rating but remove Syngenta from the Conviction List and the shares are removed from the Directors of Research Focus List. We were disappointed that despite the strength of Syngenta’s balance sheet (<1x net debt/EBITDA) and FCF generation in 2014E (guidance US$1.5 bn), the company did not announce any further capital return to shareholders through a special dividend/share buyback beyond the ordinary dividend (+5% yoy). Since being added to the Conviction List on July 2, 2013, the shares are -15% versus the FTSE World Europe, up 6%, which we believe reflects disappointment over cash returns."

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Shares of Syngenta closed at $70.00 yesterday.

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