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PPG

PPG Industries

$93.24

-8.955 (-8.76%)

, SHW

Sherwin-Williams

$265.15

-8.92 (-3.25%)

12:28
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PPG plunges after providing preliminary Q3 results amidst 'sluggish' economy'

Shares of industrial coatings maker PPG Industries (PPG) are declining after the company updated its third quarter financial view. The company intends to initiate a review of its cost structure in the midst of what the company calls "a sluggish economic environment." WHAT'S NEW: Prior to the opening of trading this morning, PPG said it sees Q3 earnings per share of $1.54-$1.57 on revenue of approximately $3.8B. Analysts on average were expecting Q3 EPS of $1.71 on revenue of $3.84B. Michael McGarry, PPG chairman and CEO pointed out in a statement that the company's Q3 EPS includes benefits from an improvement in PPG's global volume growth rate. Since last year, company volumes increased more than 1.5%, "despite slower-than-expected growth in Europe." The CEO expressed his disappointment with Q3 EPS, noting that PPG is operating in a weak economy, "with no clear near-term catalyst for improving global GDP growth." Because of the "sluggish" economic environment PPG is "reviewing potential actions" to lower its overall cost structure. WHAT'S NOTABLE: The company also announced that its board has authorized a $2B share repurchase program. This program is in addition to the company's existing share repurchase authorization which was approved in 2014 and had approximately $520M remaining as of September 30. The company has deployed approximately $1.85B of cash on acquisitions and share repurchases, including about $250M of share repurchases completed during Q3, against its previously stated target of $2B-$2.5B for 2015 and 2016 combined. PRICE ACTION:In midday trading, PPG Industries is down over 9% to $92.91 per share. OTHERS TO WATCH: Peers of PPG in the paint and coatings sector are also lower at midday, including Sherwin-Williams (SHW), Valspar (VAL), RPM International (RPM), Axalta Coating Systems (AXTA), and Akzo Nobel (AKZOY).

PPG

PPG Industries

$93.24

-8.955 (-8.76%)

SHW

Sherwin-Williams

$265.15

-8.92 (-3.25%)

VAL

Valspar

$105.35

-0.1 (-0.09%)

RPM

RPM

$48.87

-1.3404 (-2.67%)

AXTA

Axalta Coating

$27.14

-0.975 (-3.47%)

AKZOY

AkzoNobel

$23.23

0.225 (0.98%)

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PPG PPG Industries
$93.24

-8.955 (-8.76%)

10/07/16
WELS
10/07/16
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WELS
PPG Industries removed from Priority List at Wells Fargo
05/06/16
LYON
05/06/16
DOWNGRADE
LYON
Outperform
PPG Industries downgraded to Outperform from Buy at CLSA
06/23/16
LBOW
06/23/16
UPGRADE
LBOW
Buy
PPG Industries upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow
Longbow analyst Dmitry Silverstein upgraded PPG Industries to Buy with a $130 price target on shares. The analyst believes PPG's efforts to improve organic growth may be gaining momentum given evidence of accelerating growth in PPG's store channel and increased traction from new higher priced products at Menards. Further, faster growth of auto-OEM, Industrial, Aerospace and EMEA businesses in 2H16, driving above-consensus performance, upward earnings revisions and expanding multiples, the analyst wrote.
07/26/16
GHSC
07/26/16
UPGRADE
Target $130
GHSC
Buy
PPG Industries upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at Seaport Global
Seaport Global analyst Michael Harrison upgraded PPG to Buy from Accumulate and raised its price target to $130 from $125. The analyst increased the outlook for the coatings business and adjusted the model to reflect the divestiture of most the Glass segment and said PPG is a high-quality core holding that should be able to leverage organic and inorganic growth opportunities, maintain focus on cost discipline, and return cash to shareholders.
SHW Sherwin-Williams
$265.15

-8.92 (-3.25%)

07/22/16
LYON
07/22/16
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LYON
Buy
Sherwin-Williams upgraded to Buy from Outperform at CLSA
CLSA analyst Nils-Bertil Wallin upgraded Sherwin-Williams to Buy and price target of $350 citing valuation and sustainable long-term growth. The analyst believes the recent selloff in shares offers an attractive entry point for a company wiht a highly defensible business model and sustainable competitive advantage. Wallin expects US paint volumes to have healthy growth through 2020 and said titanium dioxide inflation is a worry but manageable.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Cigna (CI) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman with analyst Matthew Borsch saying saying shares are undervalued and sees upside potential in capital redeployment capacity. 2. Exelon (EXC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank with analyst Jonathan Arnold saying the company is a "cheap play on regulated assets with catalysts." 3. UnitedHealth (UNH) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus with the firm saying it thinks that the company's decision to exit the Affordable Care Act exchanges next year will boost its Earnings Per Share in 2017, and it thinks that the outlook for the company's Optum businesses is "favorable." 4. Sherwin-Williams (SHW) upgraded to Buy from Outperform at CLSA with analyst Nils-Bertil Wallin citing valuation and sustainable long-term growth. 5. Viacom (VIAB) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at Atlantic Equities. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/28/16
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INITIATION
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Market Perform
Sherwin-Williams initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo
09/29/16
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INITIATION
WELS
Market Perform
Sherwin-Williams initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Stephen East started Sherwin-Williams with a Market Perform rating and $255-$310 price target range.
VAL Valspar
$105.35

-0.1 (-0.09%)

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FBCO
03/22/16
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FBCO
Neutral
Valspar upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Christopher Parkinson assumed coverage on Valspar with a Neutral rating from an Underperform rating. The analyst expects the acquisition by Sherwin-Willams (SHW) to go through and said an "over the top" bid is unlikely.
03/22/16
RBCM
03/22/16
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RBCM
Sherwin-Williams deal positive, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital is upbeat on Sherwin-Williams' (SHW) acquisition of Valspar (VAL), saying that the deal "is highly complementary and synergistic," should be accretive, and "should be approved with minimal divestitures." RBC raised its price target on Sherwin-Williams to $337 from $315 and keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
03/22/16
LBOW
03/22/16
DOWNGRADE
LBOW
Neutral
Valspar downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Longbow
Valspar (VAL) is being acquried by Sherwin-Williams (SHW) for $113 per share.
03/22/16
NRCS
03/22/16
DOWNGRADE
NRCS
Neutral
Valspar downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Northcoast
Valspar (VAL) is being acquired by Sherwin-Williams (SHW) for $113 per share.
RPM RPM
$48.87

-1.3404 (-2.67%)

07/13/16
WLSD
07/13/16
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WLSD
Hold
RPM downgraded to Hold from Buy at Wellington Shields
01/05/16
01/05/16
INITIATION

On The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Amedica (AMDA) initiated with a Buy at Ladenburg... Axalta Coating (AXTA) initiated with an Accumulate at Seaport Global... BioAmber (BIOA) initiated with a Buy at Rodman & Renshaw... Chipotle (CMG) initiated with an Underweight at Stephens... Edwards Lifesciences (EW) initiated with a Hold at Evercore ISI... Fresh Del Monte (FDP) initiated with a Buy at Wunderlich... Healthcare Trust (HTA) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Incyte (INCY) initiated with a Market Perform at Raymond James... IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) reinstated with a Buy at Goldman... Intevac (IVAC) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... National General (NGHC) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Orbotech (ORBK) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... PPG Industries (PPG) initiated with an Accumulate at Seaport Global... Prosperity Bancshares (PB) initiated with an Underweight at JPMorgan... RPM (RPM) initiated with an Accumulate at Seaport Global... Reinsurance Group (RGA) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... Relypsa (RLYP) initiated with a Buy at BTIG... Sherwin-Williams (SHW) initiated with an Accumulate at Seaport Global... Spirit Realty (SRC) initiated with a Perform at Oppenheimer... Tilly's (TLYS) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim... Tutor Perini (TPC) initiated with a Neutral at Sidoti... Under Armour (UA) initiated with a Buy at Berenberg... Valspar (VAL) initiated with a Neutral at Seaport Global... WebMD (WBMD) initiated with an Overweight at KeyBanc... Zumiez (ZUMZ) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim.
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GHSC
01/05/16
INITIATION
Target $48
GHSC
Accumulate
RPM initiated with an Accumulate at Seaport Global
Target $48.
08/10/16
GHSC
08/10/16
DOWNGRADE
GHSC
Neutral
RPM downgraded to Neutral from Accumulate at Seaport Global
AXTA Axalta Coating
$27.14

-0.975 (-3.47%)

07/27/16
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07/27/16
UPGRADE
Target $36
GHSC
Buy
Axalta Coating upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at Seaport Global
Seaport Global analyst Michael Harrison upgraded Axalta Coating to Buy and raised its price target to $36 from $34 saying Q2 performance underscores his thesis on organic growth, operating leverage, and debt paydown. The analyst made modes reductions in 2H 2016 estimates to account for some pull-through from Q3 but increased his 2017 outlook for the company. Harrison said Axalta has solid visibility on long-term growth given its position with growing OEMs.
07/27/16
RBCM
07/27/16
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RBCM
Axalta Coating reported 'strong results,' says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Arun Viswanathan believes that Axalta reported "strong results," as its refinish and industrial businesses performed well. The firm says the results of the company's OEM business were "light," but he expects the unit to rebound due to increasing content in vehicles. He keeps a $33 price target and Outperform rating on the shares.
09/01/16
GABE
09/01/16
INITIATION
Target $37
GABE
Buy
Axalta Coating initiated with a Buy at Gabelli
Gabelli analyst Carolina Jolly initiated Axalta Coating with a Buy and $37 price target.
09/08/16
FBCO
09/08/16
INITIATION
Target $34
FBCO
Outperform
Axalta Coating reinstated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analysts led by Christopher Parkinson restated coverage on Axalta Coating with an Outperform and $34 price target.
AKZOY AkzoNobel
$23.23

0.225 (0.98%)

07/21/16
FBCO
07/21/16
DOWNGRADE
FBCO
Neutral
AkzoNobel downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Chris Counihan downgraded AkzoNobel to Neutral with a price target of EUR 64.50.
04/19/16
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AkzoNobel upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at KBC Securities
KBC Securities analyst Wim Hoste upgraded AkzoNobel to Buy with a EUR 78 price target.
02/15/16
BREN
02/15/16
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BREN
Hold
AkzoNobel upgraded to Hold from Sell at Berenberg
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02/15/16
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UBSW
Neutral
AkzoNobel upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS

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