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KHC

Kraft Heinz

$96.65

9.37 (10.74%)

, UN

Unilever; also tag UL

$48.79

6.47 (15.29%)

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19:22

Kraft Heinz withdraws proposal to acquire Unilever

Unilever (UN, UL) and Kraft Heinz (KHC) announced in a joint statement Sunday that Kraft Heinz has "amicably agreed to withdraw its proposal for a combination of the two companies." The press release added, "Unilever and Kraft Heinz hold each other in high regard. Kraft Heinz has the utmost respect for the culture, strategy and leadership of Unilever." Kraft Heinz, which is partly owned by 3G Capital Partners and Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B), confirmed on Friday that it was working on a deal to acquire Unilever. Kraft shares closed Friday up 11% to $96.65 while Unilever closed up 15% to $48.79.

KHC

Kraft Heinz

$96.65

9.37 (10.74%)

UN

Unilever; also tag UL

$48.79

6.47 (15.29%)

UL

Unilever; also tag UN

$48.53

5.96 (14.00%)

BRK.A

Berkshire Hathaway

$252,838.00

1338 (0.53%)

BRK.B

Berkshire Hathaway

$168.57

0.83 (0.49%)

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KHC Kraft Heinz
$96.65

9.37 (10.74%)

02/16/17
SUSQ
02/16/17
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Kraft Heinz downgraded to Neutral from Positive at Susquehanna
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Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Kraft Heinz (KHC) and ConAgra Brands (CAG) were initiated with Buy ratings at Deutsche Bank. The firm also initiated Campbell Soup (CPB), J.M. Smucker (SJM) General Mills (GIS), Hershey (HSY), Kellogg (K) and Mondelez (MDLZ) with a Hold, as well as Pinnacle Foods (PF), Hostess Brands (TWNK) and Snyder's Lance (LNCE) with a Buy. 2. MasterCard (MA) and Visa (V) initiated with Buy ratings at Loop Capital by analyst Joseph Vafi. 3. Bioverativ (BIVV) initiated with an Outperform rating and $56 price target at Leerink by analyst Jason Gerberry. 4. Encana (ECA) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan. The firm also reinstated Cheniere Energy (LNG) and Cheniere Energy Partners LP (CQH) with Overweight ratings. 5. Blueprint Medicines (BPMC) initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley by analyst Andrew Berens. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here
02/15/17
DBAB
02/15/17
INITIATION
Target $103
DBAB
Buy
Kraft Heinz initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Rob Dickerson started Kraft Heinz with a Buy rating and $103 price target.
02/17/17
RBCM
02/17/17
NO CHANGE
Target $105
RBCM
Outperform
Edgewell Personal Care remains takeout target, says RBC Capital
After Kraft Heinz (KHC) confirmed it had approached Unilever (UN, UL) with a merger proposal, RBC Capital analyst Nik Modi says the news come as a surprise, but does not warrant a change in his Edgewell Personal Care (EPC) takeout thesis. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on the latter's shares, with a $105 price target, on improving margin and revenue profile and the prospects of a takeout in the next 12-16 months, with Unilever as one of the more likely buyers. Other potential suitors include Kimberly-Clark (KMB), Beiersdorf, Henkel, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Colgate-Palmolive (CL), Church & Dwight (CHD), L'Oreal (LRLCY), and Kao, he adds.
UN Unilever; also tag UL
$48.79

6.47 (15.29%)

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LEHM
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LEHM
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Unilever downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
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JEFF
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Unilever upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Martin Deboo upgraded Unilever to Buy and raised his price target for the shares to EUR 44 from EUR 40.
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UL Unilever; also tag UN
$48.53

5.96 (14.00%)

BRK.A Berkshire Hathaway
$252,838.00

1338 (0.53%)

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Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) initiated with a Buy at UBS by analyst Brian Meredith, who said the current and uncertain economic and market environment "plays into the hands" of the company. 2. Syndax (SNDX) initiated with an Outperform and Overweight at JMP Securities and Morgan Stanley, respectively. 3. ONEOK (OKE) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital. 4. Phillips 66 (PSX) initiated with a Market Perform at Cowen. 5. Western Digital (WDC) initiated with a Buy at Summit Research. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
03/28/16
UBSW
03/28/16
INITIATION
Target $244500
UBSW
Buy
Berkshire Hathaway initiated with a Buy at UBS
UBS analyst Brian Meredith started Berkshire Hathaway's A shares with a Buy rating and $244,500 price target. The current uncertain economic and market environment "plays into the hands" of the company, Meredith tells investors in a research note.
BRK.B Berkshire Hathaway
$168.57

0.83 (0.49%)

01/03/17
ARGS
01/03/17
INITIATION
ARGS
Hold
Berkshire Hathaway initiated with a Hold at Argus
Argus analysts Stephen Biggar and Mike Jaffe started coverage of Berkshire Hathaway with a Hold rating. The analysts expect the company's earnings growth to come in below that of the market in 2017, and they are concerned about the company's succession plan for Chairman and CEO Warren Buffet and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger. The analysts say that the men "will be difficult to replace." They believe that the stock appears to be fairly valued at current levels.
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Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) initiated with a Buy at UBS. 2. IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) reinstated with a Conviction Buy at Goldman. 3. Alkermes (ALKS) coverage assumed with a Market Perform at Cowen. 4. Splunk (SPLK) initiated with a Neutral at MKM Partners. 5. The Medicines Co. (MDCO) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen. 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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UBSW
05/06/16
INITIATION
Target $163
UBSW
Buy
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