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Jefferies Downgrades U.S. Silica Holdings (SLCA) to Hold

February 4, 2014 7:38 AM EST Send to a Friend
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Jefferies downgraded U.S. Silica Holdings (NYSE: SLCA) from Buy to Hold with a price target of $31.00 (from $41.00).

"It disappoints us to conclude that frac sand demand potential cannot offset execution concerns," analhyst Brad Handler comments. "Acknowledging that guidance was intended to be conservative, we find troubling: (1) lack of progress in managing logistics costs, (2) implied lower-than-expected volumes of higher-grade sand and (3) apparent lack of competitive advantage."

The firm lowers '14E/'15E EPS to $1.85/$2.30 from $2.35/$3.00

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Shares of U.S. Silica Holdings closed at $27.55 yesterday.




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