Technicians test solar arrays for a spacecraft.
Goldman Sachs began on Wednesday coverage of space stock Maxar Technologies with a buy rating, seeing a 45% climb for shares in the year ahead.
“We think MAXR has a gem business in earth intelligence and a turnaround opportunity in Space Infrastructure,” Goldman Sachs analyst Noah Poponak wrote in a note to investors, adding that the firm sees Maxar as a “great long-term opportunity in the space market.”
Shares of the satellite imagery company rose 2% in premarket trading from its previous close of $35.97. The stock is down nearly 7% this year, but ha smore than doubled over the past 12 months with the company in the midst of a multiyear turnaround.