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UNFI

United Natural Foods

$35.39

-4.36 (-10.97%)

, AMZN

Amazon.com

$987.71

23.54 (2.44%)

10:39
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06/19
10:39
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10:39

Amazon could renegotiate or terminate United Natural contract, says Pivotal

Pivotal Research analyst Ajay Jain said regardless of the change of control provisions under United Natural Foods' (UNFI) contract with Whole Foods (WFM), there is no way to characterize the acquisition by Amazon (AMZN) as a non-event. Based on Albertson's United Foods contract cancellation in 2015, the analyst believes it will not be difficult for Amazon to renegotiate or terminate the United Natural Foods contract, if it so pleases. Jain said Whole Foods has more leverage over United Natural and the ability to demand further pricing concessions and will have more control over the supply chain through Amazon, making it unlikely the current agreement is truly binding. Jain rates United Natural Foods a Sell with a $32 price target.

UNFI

United Natural Foods

$35.39

-4.36 (-10.97%)

AMZN

Amazon.com

$987.71

23.54 (2.44%)

WFM

Whole Foods

$42.68

9.62 (29.10%)

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    Jun

UNFI United Natural Foods
$35.39

-4.36 (-10.97%)

06/16/17
JEFF
06/16/17
NO CHANGE
Target $39
JEFF
Buy
Jefferies does not expect higher bid for Whole Foods
Jefferies analyst Christopher Mandeville does not see a higher bid coming for Whole Foods (WFM) given the premium paid by Amazon.com (AMZN). The analyst believes the synergies from the deal are "unclear at this time." He also expects grocery stocks to remain under pressure following today's news. Further, United Natural Foods' (UNFI) relationship with Whole Foods is now "more questionable than ever," Mandeville tells investors in a research note.
05/31/17
CLVD
05/31/17
NO CHANGE
CLVD
United Natural Foods Q3 likely below consensus, says Cleveland Research
Cleveland Research said United Natural Foods' Q3 sales are likely below consensus driven by soft end market trends offsetting business wins, but the firm still sees some sales upside versus consensus over the next 12 months.
06/16/17
PIVT
06/16/17
NO CHANGE
PIVT
United Natural Foods' fate is 'very shaky,' says Pivotal Research
Following Amazon.com's (AMZN) acquisition of Whole Foods (WFM), Pivotal Research said distributor United Natural Food's (UNFI) fate is "very shaky" under this transaction due to any change of control provisions for Whole Foods under the United Natural Food's existing supply agreement.
06/16/17
BUCK
06/16/17
NO CHANGE
BUCK
United Natural Foods' Whole Foods contract will remain in place, says Buckingham
Buckingham said the selloff in United Natural Food's (UNFI) shares is due to concerns relating to the future of its contract with Whole Foods (WFM) following the acquisition by Amazon.com (AMZN). Upon the change of control, the firm's analyst said the contract will be transferred to Amazon, where it will remain in place until September 2015 and sees no near-term earnings impact to United Natural based on the transaction.
AMZN Amazon.com
$987.71

23.54 (2.44%)

06/19/17
KEYB
06/19/17
NO CHANGE
KEYB
Wal-Mart outlook still positive after Whole Foods deal, says KeyBanc
KeyBanc says that Wal-Mart (WMT) stock should be bought in the wake of the Whole Foods (WFM) deal, as the firm remains confident in Wal-Mart's ability to achieve 5%-9% earnings growth in fiscal 2018. The analyst says that the market shares of both Amazon and Wal-Mart have room to grow, and it believes that Amazon will continue to skew towards upper class Americans in the wake of the Whole Foods deal. The firm keeps a $90 price target and an Outperform rating on Wal-Mart.
06/19/17
RBCM
06/19/17
NO CHANGE
RBCM
Amazon.com logistics to get boost from Whole Foods deal, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Mark Mahaney says that the acquisition of Whole Foods (WFM) will provide Amazon (AMZN) with "shipping-to-home logistics" opportunities and " a way to increase the utilization of its delivery capacity."
06/19/17
COWN
06/19/17
NO CHANGE
Target $1125
COWN
Outperform
Amazon Prime the long-term driver of retail business, says Cowen
Cowen analyst John Blackledge said Amazon's (AMZN) Prime service is the long-term driver of its retail business and as they continuously improve their value proposition, it will drive higher Prime subscriptions and further market share gains. Those gains may have a negative impact on Costco (COST) and Sam's Club (WMT) as the warehouse clubs have seen opposite trends as Prime has increased subscriptions, added Blackledge, who reiterated his Outperform rating and $1,125 price target on Amazon.com shares.
06/19/17
RBCM
06/19/17
NO CHANGE
RBCM
Food retailers, distributors weakness overdone, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Bill Kirk says that the weakness in food retailers and distributors in reaction to Amazon's (AMZN) acquisition of Whole Foods (WFM) was overdone. The analyst says he doesn't expect Amazon to "drastically change" the prices in Whole Foods' physical stores. Instead, he expects it to exploit the company's brand through Prime and its "high-population density real estate." Other food retailers include Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) and Kroger (KR), while Smart & Final Stores (SFS) and Supervalu (SVU) are food distributors.
WFM Whole Foods
$42.68

9.62 (29.10%)

06/19/17
RBCM
06/19/17
NO CHANGE
RBCM
Concerns over dollar stores 'way overdone,' says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Scot Ciccarelli says that concerns about the dollar stores in the wake of the Whole Foods deal were "way overdone,." The analyst thinks that they compete in "a very different segment and customer base" than Whole Foods. Publicly traded dollar stores include Family Dollar (FDO) and Dollar General (DG).
06/19/17
RBCM
06/19/17
NO CHANGE
RBCM
Wal-Mart, Costco could be hurt by Whole Foods deal, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Scot Ciccarelli warns that Wal-Mart (WMT) and Costco (COST) could be hurt by the Whole Foods deal. The analyst says that "combining Whole Foods' high-end reputation with a logistics juggernaut like Amazon is clearly a danger" to Costco and Walmart. He thinks that Whole Foods could extend the hours in which it allows customers to buy products online and pick them up in stores, and he thinks that food delivery could become much more popular in the wake of the deal. He notes that Wal-Mart has spent a great deal of time and money on "improving its fresh and omni-channel offerings." The analyst says that Costco will be more protected due to what he sees as its "differentiated retail experience."
06/19/17
PIVT
06/19/17
UPGRADE
Target $42
PIVT
Hold
Whole Foods upgraded to Hold from Sell at Pivotal Research

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Qualcomm

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HC2 Holdings

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Merck

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TROX

Tronox

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Alimentation Couche-Tard

$49.16

1.0803 (2.25%)

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CST Brands

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CST Brands

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Endurance

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CHKE

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KBH

KB Home

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BEP

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United Technologies

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