Goldman Sachs Downgrades Hittite Microwave (HITT) to Sell

January 8, 2013 9:00 AM EST
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Goldman Sachs downgraded Hittite Microwave (NASDAQ: HITT) from Neutral to Sell with a price target of $54.00, suggesting 14% downside.

While they believe Hittite Microwave is a well run company, they expect gross margins to trend lower due to mix and increased competition. In addition, with 35% of sales tied to defense they expect lagging sales due to government budget. On valuation, the firm notes Hittite trades at a 55% premium to peers on normalized P/E and 25% on 2013 EBITDA even though they expect its 2013 EPS growth to be half as fast as our semi coverage group median.

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Shares of Hittite Microwave closed at $62.44 yesterday.

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