Citi Downgrades Occidental Petroleum (OXY) to Neutral

September 12, 2022 6:27 AM EDT
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Price: $69.11 +1.29%

Rating Summary:
    13 Buy, 24 Hold, 3 Sell

Rating Trend: = Flat

Today's Overall Ratings:
    Up: 5 | Down: 14 | New: 17
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Citi analyst Scott Gruber downgraded Occidental Petroleum (NYSE: OXY) from Buy to Neutral with a price target of $67.00 (from $65.00).

The analyst comments "We upgrade APA to Buy with a new target price of $58 and downgrade OXY to Neutral. APA offers an under-appreciated growth story combining upcoming exposure to the strength in global gas prices (starting in mid-2023) coupled with base volume growth, and potentially supplemented by a Suriname development longer term. Growth in CF over the next three years at strip is ~2%, whereas the average E&P declines over 20%. Yet the stock trades at a ~40% discount to large cap peers on 2023 CF with a 20%/25% FCF yield at Citi/Strip pricing in 2023. A confluence of events has led to OXY being the top performing E&P YTD (+126% v +49% for XOP). Yet the stock now trades at a 2023 CF multiple approaching EOG and remaining upside potential appears modest. Any thematic benefit of CCUS tax credit enhancement appears embedded while DAC deflation will take time."

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Shares of Occidental Petroleum closed at $65.61 yesterday.

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