JPMorgan analyst Stephen Tusa cut his price target for General Electric (GE) shares to $11 from $14 and keeps an Underweight rating on the name. The stock closed yesterday up 16c to $15.10.
With a “grind it out” strategy now in play, and proceeds from the $20B in targeted value going to the balance sheet or pension deficit reduction, GE’s “normalized” level of free cash flow looks to be “well below” $1.00, Tusa tells investors in a research note titled “‘Breaking The Buck’: How $1 Becomes $0.50 and Why the Great Reset Is Not Quite Reset.”
The analyst believes a “plausible case” of sustainable free cash flow can be made in the 50c range, or just above the standing dividend. His new price target of $11 reflects 50c in sustainable free cash flow as the base case.