Honeywell International shares got a rating boost from Deutsche Bank, on the industrial company’s attractiveness in its peer group.
Deutsche Bank Nicole DeBlase raised rating on Honeywell shares to buy from hold. DeBlase hiked her price target to $244 from $222 per share.
According to DeBlase, despite Honeywell's solid metrics and other factors, the stock has been the worst performer in the multi-industry, electrical equipment and machinery (MI/EE) group year-to-date, after only showing average performance in 2020. DeBlase views this as a “rare opportunity” to upgrade rating on the stock, particularly as the bank now expects 5% and 10% upside to consensus EPS forecasts for 2021 and 2022, among the most attractive in the MI/EE group.