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What: Shares of Western Refining
So what: While RBC also lifted its price target on the stock from $7 a share to $8 a share, it still represents a huge discount to where the stock is currently trading. And according to Thomson Reuters, even the average analyst one-year price target for Western Refining shares is $7.92 -- more than 20% below the stock's closing price on Friday.
Now what: Today's downgrade might provide the entry point that many investors have been waiting for. Driven by early success on several restructuring initiatives (paying down debt, refocusing portfolio, etc.), Western Refining shares have just about doubled over the past three months alone. The stock still trades at a forward P/E premium to the likes of Valero Energy
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