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Procter & Gamble

$88.72

-0.34 (-0.38%)

, HPE

HP Enterprise

$22.36

-0.14 (-0.62%)

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10/11/16
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Procter & Gamble says Meg Whitman is 'outstanding candidate' for board

A shareholder brought up the issue of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) CEO Meg Whitman being a board member of Procter & Gamble (PG), arguing her political view and HP's troubles exposes Procter & Gamble to risks. The holder expressed his displeasure and said Whitman isn't a business-friendly board member. Procter & Gamble CEO David Taylor said he believes Whitman is an "outstanding candidate" for the company's board. Comments provided during the Procter & Gamble Company 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

PG

Procter & Gamble

$88.72

-0.34 (-0.38%)

HPE

HP Enterprise

$22.36

-0.14 (-0.62%)

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PG Procter & Gamble
$88.72

-0.34 (-0.38%)

07/22/16
STFL
07/22/16
NO CHANGE
STFL
Procter & Gamble price target raised to $92 from $85 at Stifel
Stifel expects Procter & Gamble's stock to be boosted by multiple expansion, driven by improving organic sales in fiscal 2017. The firm says that the company's margins should continue to expand. It believes that the stock's valuation is attractive, and it keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
08/15/16
RILY
08/15/16
UPGRADE
Target $105
RILY
Buy
Procter & Gamble upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley
B. Riley analyst Linda Bolton Weiser upgraded Procter & Gamble to Buy saying she left a meeting with new CEO David Taylor with greater confidence in the company's improved organic sales growth. The analyst expects Procter & Gamble's multiple to continue expanding and she upped her price target for the shares to $105 from $74.
08/15/16
08/15/16
UPGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Procter & Gamble (PG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley with analyst Linda Bolton Weiser saying she left a meeting with new Chief Executive Officer David Taylor with greater confidence in the company's improved organic sales growth. 2. Valeant (VRX) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Mizuho. 3. AAC Holdings (AAC) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James with analyst John Ransom ting favorable valuation, still high short interest, and good visibility on 2017 EBITDA, which is $8M above Street estimates. 4. American Eagle (AEO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank with analyst Tiffany Kanaga saying denim strength should drive upside to estimates in the second quarter while easier compares should keep the momentum going in the second half of 2016. 5. Bright Horizons (BFAM) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Andrew Steinerman saying the company is entering a period of above-average margin expansion. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
08/26/16
JEFF
08/26/16
NO CHANGE
Target $75
JEFF
Hold
Jefferies cuts Edgewell Personal Care target citing Harry's rollout at Target
Jefferies analyst Kevin Grundy lowered his price target on Edgewell Personal Care (EPC) to $75 from $77 after Harry's shave club offerings launched nationwide at Target (TGT), saying his store checks revealed strong in-store execution for the roll-out. Grundy thinks soon-to-be acquired Dollar Shave Club will also to push into retail and expects other retailers, perhaps including Walmart (WMT), to follow Target's lead and offer shelf space to the "trendy" shave club brands. While saying this is also a risk to Procter & Gamble (PG), Grundy keeps his Buy rating and $98 price target on P&G shares, saying increased levels of investment in U.S. shaving are already factored in the company's guidance.
HPE HP Enterprise
$22.36

-0.14 (-0.62%)

09/08/16
OPCO
09/08/16
NO CHANGE
Target $25
OPCO
Outperform
HP Enterprise spinoff unlocks 'further value,' says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Ittai Kidron says HP Enterprise reported another quarter of "solid execution," despite the soft revenue due to macro and end-market demand. Additionally, the company announced the spinoff of its Software segment, which the analyst views positively as it unlocks further value, eliminates a growth headwind, and allows the company to focus on hardware solutions. Kidron remains positive on HP Enterprise long term, but notes that a second large transaction further clouds the fundamental view of the company post spinoffs, possibly limiting near-term upside. He reiterates an Outperform rating and $25 price target on the shares.
09/08/16
09/08/16
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Apple (AAPL) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo with analyst Maynard Um saying he views the risk/reward as balanced with the stock up 12% since Apple's earnings report on July 26. 2. Nike (NKE) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray with analyst Erinn Murphy saying the resurgence of adidas (ADDYY) has taken a toll on Nike's growth rate in Germany, United Kingdom and France. 3. lululemon (LULU) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies with analyst Randal Konik saying the company's opportunity to grow its topline and expand operating margins are now largely factored into the stock. 4. Pier 1 Imports (PIR) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse, to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer, and to Market Perform from Strong Buy at Raymond James. 5. HP Enterprise (HPE) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo with analyst Maynard Um citing a lack of near-term catalysts following the company's third quarter results. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/19/16
UBSW
09/19/16
NO CHANGE
Target $25
UBSW
Buy
HP Enterprise shares remain inexpensive, says UBS
UBS analyst Steven Milunovich noted investors concerns about HP Enterprise competition and believes the company's divestiture of services and software leaves it primarily as a hardware supplier with servers. storage, and networking. The analyst said the company believes they can innovate in hardware and provide complete solutions through its extensive partnerships, but he is giving the edge to their competitors. That said, he still believes the shares are undervalued. Milunovich reiterated his Buy rating and $24.50 price target on HP Enterprise shares.
09/19/16
BERN
09/19/16
NO CHANGE
BERN
HP Enterprise could be acquired after spin off, says Bernstein
After HP Enterprise said that it would do a tax free spin-merge of its software unit, Bernstein analyst A.M. Sacconaghi, Jr says that the remaining company could be acquired, given its relatively small valuation and the fact that its CEO is 60, has been at the company six years and has political ambitions. The analyst says that all of the potential strategic buyers of the remaining company "appear to have stumbling blocks." He thinks that an acquisition by private equity "might be more likely," and he views such a transaction as "doable." He keeps a $24.50 price target and Outperform rating on the shares.

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