Imperial Capital Upgrades Allegion (ALLE) to Outperform

November 1, 2016 7:14 AM EDT
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Price: $65.07 -0.14%

Rating Summary:
    11 Buy, 2 Hold, 0 Sell

Rating Trend: = Flat

Today's Overall Ratings:
    Up: 24 | Down: 17 | New: 14
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Imperial Capital upgraded Allegion (NYSE: ALLE) from In-Line to Outperform with a price target of $72.00 (from $79.00).

Analyst Jeff Kessler commented, "Although we are lowering our price target to $72, we are raising our rating to Outperform because we believe the ALLE shares are trading at a discount relative to its valuation and 12-18 month growth potential. We believe that the ALLE shares can achieve our price target of $72 based on a valuation of 14.5x our FY17E adjusted EBITDA. Allegion has vaulted into the fastest growing company among the large lock and access control companies, in a sector of the security industry that is getting increasing priority. Although we are positive on the commercial construction and the single-family housing market in the U.S., we are cautious about the growth coming out of the Asia Pacific region, select European regions and select verticals in the U.S. On 10/25/16, United Technologies (UTX) held its 3Q16 earnings conference call, and management
noted that it is seeing a slowdown in construction activity in the U.K. as a result of the Brexit vote, but the rest of Europe appears to be improving slowly. We believe that this slow-but-steady improvement could be enough to offset the slowdown in the U.K."

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Shares of Allegion closed at $63.84 yesterday.

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