KeyBanc Downgrades Alliant Techsystems (ATK) to Underweight; Sees Weak Ammo

February 6, 2013 8:13 AM EST Send to a Friend
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KeyBanc downgraded Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) from Hold to Underweight with a price target of $54.00 post Q3 results as they expect ammo to miss the mark.

The firm comments, "Our decision to downgrade the stock now is predicated on three factors: 1) Weakening military ammo funding and volume shrinkage in future periods introducing elevated levels of margin compression and earnings risk; 2) The commercial ammunition market being presently in an overheated state, and we believe current demand trends are not sustainable; and 3) ATK's stock having significantly outperformed its peer benchmarks, and we see several potential negative catalysts on the horizon, including sequestration and the release of the FY14 U.S."

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Shares of Alliant Techsystems closed at $65.22 yesterday.




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