Brean Capital Downgrades Southwest Gas (SWX) to Hold

May 13, 2013 7:11 AM EDT Send to a Friend
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Brean Capital downgraded Southwest Gas (NYSE: SWX) from Buy to Hold with a price target of $52.00 (from $53.00) on valuation.

The firm notes: "1Q13 results held few surprises. Diluted EPS of $1.73 was nicely above our $1.64 forecast, as both the regulated utility and construction services businesses performed above expectations. 1Q13 results showed solid improvement YOY, a trend we expect to continue in both 2013 and 2014, as SWX continues to benefit from rate case activity and customer growth."

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Shares of Southwest Gas closed at $50.23 yesterday.




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