UPDATE: KeyBanc Upgrades American Assets Trust (AAT) to Overweight

May 16, 2021 10:18 PM EDT
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(Updated - May 17, 2021 5:49 AM EDT)

KeyBanc analyst Todd Thomas upgraded American Assets Trust (NYSE: AAT) from Sector Weight to Overweight with a price target of $42.00.

The analyst comments "We are upgrading AAT to Overweight to position for a stronger than expected recovery in the Company's high-quality diversified portfolio located on the West Coast and in Hawaii, as we see potential for a sharp inflection in fundamentals and earnings growth in 2021/2022. In the NT, the Mixed-Use segment (i.e., Embassy Suites on Waikiki Beach) has the greatest earnings power, in our view, with occupancy approaching 70% in recent weeks (up from 47.5% in 1Q21) and Hawaii tourism continuing to build; occupancy at the 80%+ level is a possibility this summer, which should lead to a steady recovery in room rates and RevPAR. An inflection in Retail and Multifamily fundamentals may bolster AAT's fundamental recovery, while office leasing/pre-leasing could act as a catalyst for the stock. We are raising our 2021 and 2022 FFO estimates by 6% and 2%, respectively, and we are raising our NAV estimate to $39.85/sh."

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Shares of American Assets Trust closed at $34.54 yesterday.

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