UPDATE: BMO Capital Downgrades Green Plains Renewable Energy (GPRE) to Market Perform

October 24, 2022 3:52 AM EDT
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(Updated - October 24, 2022 7:03 AM EDT)

BMO Capital analyst Kenneth Zaslow downgraded Green Plains Renewable Energy (NASDAQ: GPRE) from Outperform to Market Perform with a price target of $31.00 (from $45.00).

The analyst commented, "We are downgrading GPRE to a Market Perform rating, as a lower ethanol margin environment and potential delay in margin contribution from Ultra-High Protein may pressure EBITDA below consensus. Our downgrade does not reflect a change in our long-term view that GPRE’s strategic actions (e.g., Ultra Hi-Protein, Clean Sugar) should structurally transform its EBITDA earnings power to more than $500 million, but rather our disciplined approach, a potential delay in achieving its target Ultra-High Protein margins, and a more challenging underlying ethanol margin outlook (both short and medium term)."

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Shares of Green Plains Renewable Energy closed at $29.02 yesterday.

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