UPDATE: UBS Starts Armstrong World Industries (AWI) at Sell

January 19, 2022 4:20 PM EST
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(Updated - January 19, 2022 4:25 PM EST)

UBS analyst John Lovallo initiates coverage on Armstrong World Industries (NYSE: AWI) with a Sell rating and a price target of $103.00.

The analyst comments "We initiate AWI stock at Sell as it currently trades roughly 1.5 standard deviations (STD) above its '13 to date and roughly 1 STD above its late'17 to date (post-announced sale of intl. ops) avg. daily adj. EV/EBITDA multiple based on consensus NTM estimates. Therefore, the ongoing commercial construction recovery appears more than reflected in the current market price. Dodge Data & Analytics forecasts new commercial starts growth of +12% YoY in '22 (+15% YoY in '21e), both on the heels of the COVID-driven -20% YoY decline in '20. While this volume trend is positive and likely to be coupled with improving commercial repair & remodel (R&R) activity (70% of AWI's rev.), continued execution and + mid-SD average unit value (AUV), we believe the industry's recovery path is bound to be bumpy providing a better entry-point in AWI's shares."

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Shares of Armstrong World Industries closed at $105.67 yesterday.

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