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EVHC

Envision Healthcare

$55.36

-2.1 (-3.65%)

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$84.12

-0.49 (-0.58%)

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Jefferies sees risk to Envision's guidance, cuts target to $75

With pre-releases from HCA Holdings (HCA) and MEDNAX (MD) highlighting payor mix challenges, Jefferies analyst Brian Tanquilut sees risk to Envision Healthcare's (EVHC) guidance. Snowstorms in March and payor mix pressure were likely not fully baked into Envision's Q1 outlook, Tanquilut tells investors in a research note. The analyst expects a "modest" Q1 EBITDA miss. He lowered his price target for Envision shares to $75 from $82 but keeps a Buy rating on the name. The stock's significant decline since Feb. 28 already reflects expectations for a miss and guidance cut, the analyst contends.

EVHC

Envision Healthcare

$55.36

-2.1 (-3.65%)

HCA

HCA Holdings

$84.12

-0.49 (-0.58%)

MD

MEDNAX

$61.30

-5.39 (-8.08%)

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EVHC Envision Healthcare
$55.36

-2.1 (-3.65%)

03/14/17
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Envision unit could fetch over $2B after Air Methods deal, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Frank Morgan believes Envision Healthcare's (EVHC) AMR unit could be worth $2.1B-$2.3B, or $17-$19 per share, after peer Air Methods (AIRM) sold for a 20% premium. Envision said on the Q4 earnings call that it is exploring strategic options for the division. The analyst has an Outperform rating on Envision shares.
03/01/17
RHCO
03/01/17
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RHCO
Envision Healthcare outlook positive despite 'soft' results, says SunTrust
SunTrust analyst David MacDonald says that Envision reported "soft" Q4 results and provided "soft" 2017 guidance. However, the analyst says that the company's 2017 volumes are on track, while its guidance indicates that its adjusted EBITDA will rise by low double digit percentage levels. The analyst cut his price target on Envision to $85 from $100 but keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
03/01/17
UBSW
03/01/17
NO CHANGE
Target $75
UBSW
Buy
Envision Healthcare price target lowered to $75 from $92 at UBS
UBS analyst A.J. Rice lowered his price target on Envision Healthcare to $75 from $92 following Q4 results. The analyst cited soft Q4 trends, sluggish same store sales volume, and guidance that was below the Street's expectations. Rice maintained his Buy rating on Envision Healthcare shares.
03/01/17
JEFF
03/01/17
NO CHANGE
Target $82
JEFF
Buy
Envision Healthcare guidance miss not a surprise, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Brian Tanquilut believes Envision Healthcare's discounted valuation shows that investors have been anticipating a volume-driven FY17 guidance miss for the last few months. Thus, last night's guidance shortfall, while wider than expectations, does not come as a surprise, Tanquilut tells investors in a post-earnings research note. The analyst lowered his price target for Envision shares to $82 from $90 and keeps a Buy rating on the name. He believes the company's fundamentals are intact and the valuation is "compelling."
HCA HCA Holdings
$84.12

-0.49 (-0.58%)

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03/27/17
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03/27/17
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Target $98
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HCA Holdings upgraded to Buy following ACA repeal failure at Mizuho
As previously reported, Mizuho upgraded HCA Holdings to Buy from Neutral with a $98 price target. Analyst Sheryl Skolnick said the failure of the GOP to move on ACA repeal out of the House, will result in the continuation of the important benefit of Medicaid expansion and without a near-or medium-term threat of block grants. Additionally, the analyst views HCA Holdings as undervalued given strong volumes and free cash flow.
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HCA Holdings upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho
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DBAB
04/04/17
INITIATION
DBAB
Buy
HCA Holdings initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Chris Rigg initiated HCA Holdings with a Buy rating and a $103 price target, noting the company's significant market share in some of the fastest growing markets in the U.S., strong free cash flow, and history of returning capital to shareholders.
MD MEDNAX
$61.30

-5.39 (-8.08%)

03/21/17
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03/21/17
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BARD
Neutral
MEDNAX downgraded to Neutral at Baird
As previously reported, Baird analyst Whit Mayo downgraded MEDNAX to Neutral from Outperform citing a balanced risk/reward, weak organic growth, its sector high historical and relative EBITDA valuation, and a current setup that appears to be reliant on M&A. Mayo maintained his $72 price target on MEDNAX shares.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Dollar General (DG) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham with the firm's analyst saying the environment has become more difficult since the bullish analyst day last spring. The firm's analyst said shares do not appear to fully factor in sales and margin challenges and sees risk to Street expectations. 2. MEDNAX (MD) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan with analyst Gary Taylor citing valuation following the recent rally in the shares. The analyst says he can't with confidence bump up his $69 price target given the multi-year slowdown of organic growth and its high Medicaid payor exposure. 3. Loxo Oncology (LOXO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi with analyst Yigal Nochomovitz saying the stock is now fairly valued. The reflect the equity financing in January which expanded the share count and rising R&D spend, the analyst cut his price target for the shares to $45 from $49. He believes, however, that Loxo management is executing the business plan well. 4. Kimberly-Clark (KMB) downgraded to Hold on competition, valuation at Societe Generale with analyst Iain Simpson saying price competition in the U.S. has picked up as P&G is becoming more aggressive with its mid-tier Luvs and competition in Brazil and China remains "tough." The analyst expects cost cutting to drive margins and views cash returns as "robust," but said valuation has caught up with fundamentals. 5. Ionis Pharmaceuticals (IONS) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman with analyst Salveen Richter saying Ionis has a "lackluster" track record of developing successful drugs and ongoing toxicity across multiple drugs. If volanesorsen is approved for FCS, Richter expects safety/compliance issues and the launch focus on specialists will result in limited returns, similar to drug Kynamro for high cholesterol. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
03/21/17
BARD
03/21/17
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BARD
Neutral
MEDNAX downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) downgraded to Market Perform at BMO Capital. 2. HubSpot (HUBS) downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James analyst Terry Tilman saying shares have significantly outperformed year-to-date and recommends taking some profits. 3. MEDNAX (MD) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird analyst Whit Mayo citing a balanced risk/reward, weak organic growth, its sector high historical and relative EBITDA valuation, and a current setup that appears to be reliant on M&A. 4. Cracker Barrel (CBRL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus with analyst John Staszak saying he expects customer traffic to remain weak and same-store sales growth to decelerate over the next several quarters. 5. Conagra Brands (CAG), Kellogg (K), J.M. Smucker (SJM), General Mills (GIS), and Campbell Soup (CPB) were downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Bernstein. 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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