EV Energy upgraded at Raymond James As previously reported, Raymond James upgraded EV Energy to Strong Buy from Outperform. The firm said monetization of the Cardinal Gas Services investment is imminent and the UEO midstream assets partnership is expected to increase distributed cash flow substantially over the next 12-18 months. Price target is $49.
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EV Energy upgraded on asset sale at RBC Capital As noted earlier, RBC Capital upgraded EV Energy to Outperform from Sector Perform. The firm upgraded the stock after the company recently announced the divestiture of its 21% stake in the Utica East Ohio midstream project for $575M. The firm thinks the company received an attractive price for the project ,while the deal improves the company's risk/reward profile. Target $22.