Barclays cuts PPG Industries stock to Equalweight, lowers target to $149

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Barclays cuts PPG Industries stock to Equalweight, lowers target to $149
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On Tuesday, PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG ), a global supplier of paints, coatings, and specialty materials, saw its stock rating downgraded by Barclays (LON: BARC ) from Overweight to Equalweight. Alongside the downgrade, the firm also reduced the price target for PPG shares to $149 from the previous target of $163.

The adjustment by Barclays comes amid concerns about business performance and valuation re-rating for PPG Industries. The firm's analyst pointed out that while the company's strategic refocusing might be the right step under the leadership of CEO Michael H. McGarry, known as Knavish, new information could potentially exacerbate worries regarding business performance.

Barclays' statement expressed a cautious stance: "While refining PPG's focus is likely the correct, difficult decision for CEO Knavish, new disclosures likely add fuel to biz performance concerns and hinder the valuation re-rating we angled for near-term."

The new price target of $149 suggests a revised outlook on the company's stock value, down from the former $163 target. This change reflects the analyst's updated assessment of the company's near-term prospects within the industry.

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