UPDATE: UBS Downgrades Brixmor Property (BRX) to Neutral

March 6, 2014 7:41 AM EST
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(Updated - March 6, 2014 11:05 AM EST)

UBS downgraded Brixmor Property (NYSE: BRX) from Buy to Neutral.

Analyst Ross T. Nussbaum commented: Since going public in early 4Q, BRX has executed on its "bread-n-butter" business plan laid out during its roadshow and the shares have clearly responded to its solid progress, up 9% since the IPO on 10/30/13 (+660 basis points vs RMZ) and now trading at a premium to current NAV, erasing the 7% discount at IPO. Though above average internal growth of 4% is still in the cards for BRX via occupancy gains and the MTM of rents, the pending Blackstone lock-up expiration in early May (~77% effective ownership), elevated leverage vs peers (~45% debt to GAV) and limited external growth plans remain concerns. As such, we are downgrading the shares to Neutral from Buy."

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Shares of Brixmor Property closed at $21.80 yesterday.

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