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Allstate

$72.04

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Allstate confirms acquisition of SquareTrade for approximately $1.4B

The Allstate Corporation has agreed to acquire SquareTrade, a rapidly growing consumer protection plan provider that distributes through many of America's major retailers. The privately held company will be purchased for approximately $1.4B from a group of shareholders, including Bain Capital Private Equity and Bain Capital Ventures, in a transaction expected to close in January 2017. Allstate will acquire SquareTrade utilizing corporate cash and debt issuance, subject to market conditions, with no impact on Allstate's existing share repurchase program. The transaction is expected to be dilutive to Allstate's earnings per share for three years, including the amortization of intangible assets, and is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.

ALL Allstate
$72.04

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Target $31
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Sell
Progressive downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst James Naklicki downgraded Progressive (PGR) to Sell saying consensus margin and earnings expectations are too optimistic. The company's margins should "deteriorate materially" as it books new business at a combined ratio of around 129%. The analyst cut his 2016 earnings per share estimate to $1.65, which he notes is well below consensus, and dropped his price target for the shares to $31 from $36. Naklicki recommends a pair trade of long Allstate (ALL), short Progressive.
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Allstate estimates lowered on catastrophe losses at Janney Capital
After Allstate announced April pre-tax catastrophe losses of $633M, which was above Janney Capital's estimate, analyst Robert Glasspiegel lowered his Q2 EPS estimate to 42c from 73c and his FY16 EPS estimate to $3.93 from $4.25. However, he maintains his 2017 EPS estimate of $6.00 and keeps a Buy rating on Allstate shares.
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Allstate price target raised to $79 from $71 at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Joshua Shanker raised his price target for Allstate to $79 saying the company's margin improvements "have only just begun." The analyst expects Allstate will continue to seek rate increases through 2016 and sees "meaningful" share upside from current levels. Shanker keeps a Buy rating on Allstate.
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On The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Abbott (ABT) upgraded on valuation at Argus... Allstate (ALL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi... CACI (CACI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi... Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) upgraded to Neutral from Negative at Susquehanna... Coca-Cola (KO) upgraded to Neutral from Negative at Susquehanna... Comcast (CMCSA) upgraded following Q4 results at Argus... DCT Industrial (DCT) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Fluidigm (FLDM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho... Glu Mobile (GLUU) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Benchmark... Goldman Sachs (GS) upgraded to Buy at UBS... JPMorgan (JPM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... KeyCorp (KEY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Kona Grill (KONA) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Telsey Advisory... LPL Financial (LPLA) upgraded to Neutral at Susquehanna... Level 3 (LVLT) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens... Resolute Forest (RFP) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Suburban Propane (SPH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi... Sysco (SYY) upgraded at Argus... U.S. Concrete (USCR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi... Ubiquiti (UBNT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Wunderlich... United Natural Foods (UNFI) upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC Capital... Weatherford (WFT) upgraded to Strong Buy from Market Perform at Raymond James... Whole Foods (WFM) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Longbow... Wi-LAN (WILN) upgraded to Speculative Buy from Hold at Canaccord.

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