Linn Energy: MLV Remains On The Sidelines; Reiterates Hold


In a research report published today, MLV analyst Adam Fackler reiterated a Hold rating on Linn Energy (NASDAQ:LINE). No price target was provided.

Fackler commented: “This year has been transformational for LINE, as significant portfolio restructuring has been aimed at creating a more stable platform for growth. An impressive series of acquisitions, divestitures, and asset trades has reduced its capital intensity and annual decline rate to ~15% (pro forma for announced transactions). In spite of the partnership’s aggressive efforts, its scale makes it difficult to recast its portfolio overnight and lends itself to near-term growing pains. While we acknowledge (and applaud) the progress made on LINE’s recent transactions, stretched coverage and limited visibility into the partnership’s distribution growth is keeping us on the sidelines at present.”

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