DA Davidson Downgrades Weyerhaeuser (WY) to Neutral; Wood Outlook Better, Pulp Outlook Worse

July 6, 2012 8:28 AM EDT
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Price: $30.60 -0.13%

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    Up: 35 | Down: 31 | New: 11
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DA Davidson downgraded Weyerhaeuser (NYSE: WY) from Buy to Neutral with a price target of $23.00 (from $22.00).

Analyst, Steven Chercover, said, "The commodities that drive Weyerhaeuser are moving in different directions, and while the net impact on earnings is expected to be slightly positive, we are moving to the sidelines from a valuation perspective."

"We would become increasingly bullish if our belief that housing is improving is confirmed and/or when the company provides evidence that the “New Weyerhaeuser” can support a significantly higher dividend than is currently paid (and we’re not convinced of that at present)." (DA raises FY13 EPS estimate from $0.71 to $0.80)

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Shares of Weyerhaeuser closed at $22.33 yesterday.

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