UPDATE: JPMorgan Upgrades Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP) to Overweight

May 25, 2022 3:56 AM EDT
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Price: $47.52 +0.27%

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    14 Buy, 14 Hold, 2 Sell

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Today's Overall Ratings:
    Up: 8 | Down: 12 | New: 20
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(Updated - May 25, 2022 3:57 AM EDT)

JPMorgan analyst Jeremy Tonet upgraded Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE: MMP) from Neutral to Overweight with a price target of $57.00 (from $52.00).

The analyst comments "While inflation fears permeate the market, MMP stands well positioned to benefit from higher inflation. Already poised for a 6% tariff increase on July 1, MMP could see an even higher increase next year as YTD inflation tracks in the mid-teens. Magellan possesses best-in-class operational management, effectively limiting cost structure increases and enabling significant revenue growth to fall to the bottom line. Moreover, the $435mm independent terminal sale closing in the near term represents a key catalyst, underpinning higher buybacks. On the butane blending side, in addition to wider butane-gasoline spreads potentially benefitting 2023, the Biden administration might suspend summer blending restrictions, which would represent a notable positive for MMP. Finally, amidst a choppier market backdrop, we think MMP represents a leading relative safe haven in the MLP space, which could drive incremental interest. Overall, MMP’s best-in-class corporate governance, financial flexibility, and value-focused management team put the partnership on the short list of MLPs we would feel comfortable holding over the long term."

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Shares of Magellan Midstream Partners closed at $48.83 yesterday.

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