: These are the stocks for playing Biden’s infrastructure push, analysts say


President Joe Biden’s big speech on infrastructure is slated to come on Wednesday as he visits Pittsburgh. Analysts have been thinking about his push for spending $3 trillion or more on roads, clean energy, broadband and much more — including how to make money from it.

Stifel analysts covering specialty engineering, construction and related services have highlighted five stocks from those sectors, saying in a Monday note that they’re “ways to play the infrastructure spend.” The team of analysts focused on names that have merited “buy” ratings from their shop and that have high revenue exposure to “markets that would likely see investment.”

Here are Stifel’s five picks:

Dycom Industries

: “Estimated revenue exposure – 100%,” and the company is focused on “Telecom, Rural Broadband Deployment,” the analysts said.

Quanta Services

: “Estimated revenue exposure – 69%. Power Grid, Telecom.”


: “Estimated revenue exposure – 68%. 5G/ rural broadband, Renewable energy construction, Electric T&D [transmission & distribution].”

MYR Group
“Estimated revenue exposure – 61%. Power Grid, Renewables, Rail, Schools, Energy Retrofits.”

Atlas Technical Consultants

: “Estimated revenue exposure ~25-35%. We note that while estimated revenue in markets that could be impacted by Infrastructure stimulus is high at ~59%, the high percentage of work performed on existing assets limits the exposure to some degree. Highways, roads, transit, Energy Retrofits/ Safety, Energy.”

Beyond those five stocks, the Stifel analysts said other beneficiaries in specialty engineering, construction and related services will include infrastructure rehabilitation company Aegion

(though they note it’s in the process of going private and only has a “hold” rating), as well as Emcor Group
Tetra Tech

and Montrose Environmental

Meanwhile, energy-sector analysts at Truist said in a Monday note that there is “a broad consensus for a high likelihood of a stand-alone storage ITC,” referring to an investment tax credit, with it coming “possibly in a Biden infrastructure package.”

That type of incentive “would further support the already robust growth outlook for the space,” the Truist team said.

Energy technology company Enphase Energy

and Sunrun
a provider of solar panels and batteries, both have indicated that the ITC has a strong chance of becoming a reality, the analysts said. Truist gives each company a “buy” rating.

Away from individual stocks, MarketWatch’s Phil van Doorn has written that the Global X U.S. Infrastructure Development ETF

might be your best way to take a broad approach at riding along with Biden’s infrastructure plan, and MarketWatch’s Andrea Riquier has listed PAVE among the ETFs poised to gain during Biden’s time in office.

Related: The clean-energy ETF sell-off may be a buying opportunity

And see:  U.S. gets C- grade on its infrastructure report card

Plus: Biden wants massive infrastructure package approved this summer

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