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CONSOL Energy coal deal slightly positive, says BMO Capital

After CONSOL announced that it had agreed to sell its Consolidation Coal Company subsidiary, BMO Capital estimates the deal will lower the company's 2014 EBITDA but raise its NPV by 3%, as stronger growth in its gas business will lower its net debt. The firm keeps a $42 price target and Outperform rating on the stock.