TD Securities Upgrades Resolute Forest Products (RFP) to Hold; No So Disappointed Anymore...After Really Strong Q2

August 2, 2012 7:51 AM EDT
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Price: $5.55 -0.89%

Rating Summary:
    1 Buy, 1 Hold, 2 Sell

Rating Trend: Up Up

Today's Overall Ratings:
    Up: 22 | Down: 33 | New: 34
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TD Securities upgraded Resolute Forest Products (NYSE: RFP) from Reduce to Hold with a price target of $11.50 (from $10.00).

Analyst, Sean Steuart, said, "Yesterday’s strong share price rally was likely exacerbated by short-covering, but we believe that it was justified by the impressive results. Based on management comments, we do not believe that the Q2 progress on cost reduction was an aberration. In hindsight, we read too much into disappointing Q1/12 results and underestimated the impact of company-wide cost reduction initiatives that have been implemented since the company’s emergence from creditor protection proceedings a year-and-a-half ago."

FY12 EPS estimate raised from $0.43 to $0.84 and FY13 from $0.32 to $0.51.

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Shares of Resolute Forest Products closed at $10.67 yesterday.

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