Jefferies downgrades OGE Energy to Hold

|About: OGE Energy Corp. (OGE)|By:, SA News Editor

Jefferies downgrades OGE Energy (OGE) from Buy to Hold with a price target of $37.50 (from $44.50).

"Our original assumption was predicated on 2014 EBITDA of $1.1B, which was $300M higher than what is forecasted in the S-1 filing," analyst Paul Fremont states."The major drivers in the difference are an estimated $60M of higher O&M expense, $35 million of reduced synergies and margin degradation related to declining basis differential."

The firm trimmed FY14 EPS from $2.15 to $2.00.