Shares to buy: Boral Limited (BLD)
Posted on February 14, 2017
BLD is trading at a steep 25% discount to the All Industrials ex-financials on FY18 price/earnings estimates, which is significantly below the historical trading range.
This is largely attributable to the proposed acquisition of Headwaters, reflecting the size of the transaction and concerns around coal-linked fly ash and regulatory approvals.
In our opinion, investor concerns are overstated.
The catalysts that could drive a re-rating include regulatory approvals, delivery on FY17 expectations and evidence of synergy execution.
On the technical front, since November last year an uptrend has developed, characterised by a series of higher highs and higher lows.
We like the recent compression in the shorter-term EMAs (red) and bounce from the longer-term EMAs (green). This suggests those active in the stock are willing to bid up dips and that longer-term momentum is becoming more bullish.
We are targeting a move to $6.50.