Honeywell’s stock jumps toward a record after Deutsche Bank analyst says its the right time to buy

Shares of Honeywell International Inc.

rose 2.3% toward a record high in premarket trading Friday, after Deutsche Bank analyst Nicole DeBlase turned bullish, saying the aerospace and automotive products company has “the right exposures at the right time.” DeBlase raised her rating to buy from hold. She said that despite attractive end-market exposures, including leverage to a global economic reopening and “best-in-class” quality metrics, the stock has been the worst performer in the multi-industry and electrical engineering (MI/EE) group this year. “We take this opportunity to upgrade the stock, particularly as we now see 5% and 10% upside to consensus EPS forecasts for 2021 and 2022, among the most attractive in the MI/EE group,” DeBlase wrote in a note to clients. Separately, J.P. Morgan analyst Stephen Tusa raised his stock price target to $250 from $200 while reiterating his overweight rating, citing the “best mega-cap setup in 20 years.” The stock has gained 3.4% year to date through Thursday, while the SPDR Industrial Select Sector ETF

has climbed 12.4% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average

has rallied 9.5%.