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AZZ

AZZ Inc.

$58.66

-6.45 (-9.91%)

14:11
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14:11

AZZ Inc. plunges after depressed energy markets impact quarterly results

Shares of AZZ Inc. (AZZ), which provides galvanizing and welding services to the power generation, transmission, distribution, and industrial market, are sharply lower after the company reported quarterly results that drastically missed analyst estimates for the quarter. WHAT'S NEW: Amidst a depressed oil market, the company reported adjusted earnings per share of 55c on revenue of $195M. Both EPS and revenue came in below consensus estimates of 71c for EPS and $222M for revenue. Tom Ferguson, president and chief executive officer of AZZ, noted that Q2 results were "disappointing," as revenue was impacted from a persistent "effect of depressed markets in oil and gas petrochemical, and solar for its Galvanizing segment." The CEO continued, "Our Energy segment experienced reduced refinery turnarounds and maintenance spend during the second quarter, as well as the continuing effects of the oil and gas market, coupled with a tough year-over-year comparison in our Nuclear Logistics business due to a large shipment of a $14M project." In order to counter the headwinds the company is facing, AZZ decided to implement a cost reduction realignment that "will drive $6.2M of cost benefits on an annualized basis. Citing volume declines in its Galvanizing segment the company will reduce capacity in the Southern U.S. by closing production at two of its galvanizing plants, and repurposing a third plant from standard galvanizing to the new galvanized rebar product line. WHAT'S NOTABLE: The company anticipates FY17 fiscal performance to "fall slightly" below its previously issued fiscal 2017 EPS guidance range of $3.15 to $3.45 and revenue guidance range of $930M to $970M. The company also decided to suspend guidance for a short window to gain more clarity on issues that will effect EPS and sales for the year. PRICE ACTION: Shares of AZZ are down 10%, or $6.54, to $58.61 per share in afternoon trading, which is improved from the earlier low of $56.29.

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AZZ AZZ Inc.
$58.66

-6.45 (-9.91%)

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DOWNGRADE
Target $59
SIDC
Neutral
AZZ Inc. downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sidoti
Sidoti downgraded AZZ Inc. to Neutral due to valuation and maintained its $59 price target.
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Hold
AZZ Inc. downgraded to Hold from Buy at BB&T
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On The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: AGL Resources (GAS) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... AZZ Inc. (AZZ) downgraded to Hold from Buy at BB&T... Affymetrix (AFFX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Mizuho... American Eagle (AEO) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Telsey Advisory... Arc Logistics (ARCX) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Arctic Cat (ACAT) downgraded to Market Perform from Strong Buy at Raymond James... Artisan Partners (APAM) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... Ashford Hospitality Prime (AHP) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at JMP Securities... Ashford Hospitality (AHT) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at JMP Securities... Atmos Energy (ATO) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Atwood Oceanics (ATW) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen... Azure downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital... Barracuda (CUDA) downgraded to In-Line from Outperform at Imperial Capital... Boston Beer (SAM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Nomura... Brunswick (BC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James... Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... CarMax (KMX) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... CenterPoint Energy (CNP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... DiamondRock (DRH) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at JMP Securities... Diana Shipping (DSX) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Dynagas LNG (DLNG) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... F5 Networks (FFIV) downgraded to Mixed from Positive at OTR Global... GasLog Partners (GLOP) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Genomic Health (GHDX) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Grainger (GWW) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Green Plains Partners (GPP) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Harley-Davidson (HOG) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Hershey (HSY) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Hornbeck Offshore (HOS) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen... Host Hotels (HST) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at JMP Securities... Hudson Pacific (HPP) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... ITT Corp. (ITT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Vertical Research... JP Energy (JPEP) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... JPMorgan (JPM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Janus Capital (JNS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... KNOT Offshore Partners (KNOP) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Liberty Global (LBTYA) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... LyondellBasell (LYB) downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at CLSA... M&T Bank (MTB) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Marsh & McLennan (MMC) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Mead Johnson (MJN) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... NGL Energy Partners (NGL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Wunderlich... Noble Corp. (NE) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen... Oaktree Capital (OAK) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... PBF Logistics (PBFX) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Plains All American (PAA) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Prospect Capital (PSEC) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Prudential plc (PUK) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Rose Rock Midstream (RRMS) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Seaspan (SSW) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Southcross Energy Partners (SXE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi... Southwestern Energy (SWN) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... StealthGas (GASS) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... SunCoke Energy Partners (SXCP) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Tallgrass Energy (TEP) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Tidewater (TDW) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen... USA Compression (USAC) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Under Armour (UA) cut to sell on apparel share losses at Morgan Stanley... VF Corp. (VFC) downgraded to Underweight, market share has peaked, says Morgan Stanley... WPX Energy (WPX) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... WebMD (WBMD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... Williams-Sonoma (WSM) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Wedbush... WisdomTree (WETF) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... XL Group (XL) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse.
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