Cleco (CNL) Decline Called 'Overreaction' as Environment Ripe for M&A

September 25, 2014 1:28 PM EDT
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Cleco (NYSE: CNL) declined Thursday on Bloomberg reports that lead bidder Macquarie Group is having a hard time garnering financing to acquire Cleco. In the view of analyst Neil Kalton of Wells Fargo, today' decline is an overreaction.

He went on to say the environment is "ripe for M&A" and he thinks a number of potential strategic buyers would have an interest and could emerge if Macquarie Group backs off.

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Shares of Cleco closed at $53.40 yesterday.

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