Takeover Attractiveness Saves Esterline Tech (ESL) from the Abyss - UBS

March 5, 2013 10:55 AM EST Send to a Friend
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UBS boosted its price target on Esterline Tech (NYSE: ESL) sharply, but stopped short of upgrading its Neutral rating. The firm said takeover potential balances defense risk.

The firm's price price target moves from $58 to $70 and FY13 EPS estimate moves to $5.35 from $5.55 as the incorporate $0.20 Q1 miss.

Commenting on takeover potential, the analyst said: "While we continue to think ESL should trade at a discount to aerospace given its meaningful defense exposure and mixed execution track record, we see it as an increasingly attractive acquisition candidate for a larger aerospace company given activist involvement and margin differential relative to other aerospace companies with similar exposure to the aerospace after market."

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Shares of Esterline Tech closed at $69.06 yesterday.

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