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Raymond James Remains Bullish On PACCAR, Cuts Price Target By ~10%

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  • Raymond James analyst Felix Boeschen lowered the price target for PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) to $95 (an upside of 13%) from $105 while maintaining the Strong Buy rating on the shares.

  • The analyst mentions that 2Q earnings for the machinery group, supply chains, and increasingly demand destruction fears into FY23 continue to dominate investor conversations as backlogs remain well ahead of "normal" levels. Still, rolling macro indicators coupled with rising interest rates are clouding 2023 demand expectations across a host of equipment.

  • The supply chain headwinds seem increasingly company-specific (vs. last year) — a thesis likely to begin creeping into go-forward company outlooks this quarter, noted Boeschen.

  • The analyst believes companies with outsized aftermarket exposure, more resilient end-market dynamics into FY23, and/or company-specific margin improvement stories present the most compelling near-term set-ups.

  • The analyst continues to believe for PCAR that the rampant adoption of its MX engine sets the stage for a highly idiosyncratic, high margin, and less cyclical parts revenue stream, slated to accelerate early this decade as engines reach the "overhaul" stage.

  • Boeschen sees PCAR uniquely positioned to benefit from a robust 2022-23 Class 8 production backdrop, despite the recent reprieve in truck spot rates on stronger-than-average replacement demand into next year and beyond.

  • Price Action: PCAR shares closed higher by 4.64% at $84.04 on Tuesday.

Latest Ratings for PCAR

Date

Firm

Action

From

To

Jan 2022

Morgan Stanley

Maintains

Equal-Weight

Jan 2022

Credit Suisse

Maintains

Outperform

Jan 2022

Raymond James

Maintains

Strong Buy

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