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Dow Chemical hires advisor to sell copolymer unit, Bloomberg reports

Dow Chemical (DOW) is looking for a buyer for a unit that makes copolymers used in food packaging in what will mark the first asset disposal required to achieve antitrust clearance for its $59B merger with DuPont (DD), Bloomberg reports, citing people with knowledge of the situation. Dow has hired a financial adviser to manage the sale of the unit, which generates roughly $150M in annual sales, the report says. DuPont is also making a list of potential asset disposals, the report says. Reference Link

DOW

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DD

DuPont

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Citi upgrades Dow and DuPont, says DowDuPont could be 'stock to own' in 2017
As previously reported, Citi analyst P.J. Juvekar upgraded shares of both Dow Chemical (DOW) and DuPont (DD), each to Buy from Hold, citing their "massive" cost-cutting opportunity after their proposed merger goes through as well as the potential for upside to the companies' stated $3B synergy target. If their deal gets completed, the combined Dow-DuPont would "be the stock to own in 2017," said Juvekar, who raised the firm's price target on DuPont shares to $76 from $72 and increased the target for Dow shares to $59 from $55.
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Dow Chemical upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
UBS analyst John Roberts upgraded Dow Chemical (DOW) to Buy saying the merger with DuPont (DD) could gain regulatory approval and that the stock is "now too cheap to ignore." The analyst sees $3B in potential cost savings and expects improving cash flow. Roberts raised his price target for the shares to $62 from $53.
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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. Mylan (MYL) upgraded to Strong Buy from Market Perform at Raymond James with Elliot WIlbur saying the Department of Justice settlement over EpiPen rebates eliminates a significant overhang on shares enabling the focus to be back on fundamentals. 2. Under Armour (UA) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo with analyst Tom Nikic saying "noise" from the Sports Authority's bankruptcy is fading while distribution expansion could lead to sales re-acceleration over the next 12-18 months. 3. Deere (DE) and AGCO (AGCO) were upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo. 4. Dow Chemical (DOW) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS with analyst John Roberts saying the merger with DuPont (DD) could gain regulatory approval and that the stock is "now too cheap to ignore." 5. Exelixis (EXEL) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray with analyst Edward Tenthoff saying the data are "good enough" to file a supplemental new drug application and could drive off-label front-line RCC use. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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Dow Chemical upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst P.J. Juvekar upgraded Dow Chemical (DOW) to Buy from Hold citing the opportunity presented by the proposed merger with DuPont (DD). The analyst also upgraded DuPont to Buy from Hold this morning.

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