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What: Shares of McDermott International
So what: Along with the upgrade, Stifel planted a $16 price target on the stock, representing more than 55% worth of upside to its Tuesday closing price. The stock has been battered over the past several months -- off about 60% from its April highs -- on spiking costs and large writedowns, so today's upgrade might be a sign that McDermott is finally cheap enough for Wall Street to jump back in.
Now what: Don't let today's pop keep you from looking into the stock. Fools know never to blindly follow fickle analyst calls, but given its solid balance sheet and edge in emerging markets, McDermott seems like a solid pick. More importantly, with the stock trading at a P/E discount to peers like Jacobs Engineering
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