W.R. Grace called "top idea" at Goldman, target price raised

|About: W.R. Grace & Co. (GRA)|By:, SA News Editor

W.R. Grace (GRA -1.2%) is maintained as a Conviction Buy at Goldman Sachs after a mixed Q3 earnings report; the firm also raises its price target on GRA to $105 from $98 and calls the stock its "top idea" in the chemicals segment heading into the year's end.

GRA's Q3 report alleviated many investor concerns about another shoe to drop in refining catalysts as EBIT slightly exceeded expectations and management guided for sequential improvement, the firm writes.

While investor focus in recent quarters has mostly been on refining catalysts, the firm thinks the strong GRA's outperformance in all other divisions should not be overlooked.