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WMT

Wal-Mart

$74.87

-0.655 (-0.87%)

, WFM

Whole Foods

$42.95

-0.255 (-0.59%)

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Wal-Mart not weighing offer for Whole Foods, Reuters reports

Wal-Mart (WMT) is not actively weighing submitting a bid to acquire Whole Foods (WFM), Reuters reports, citing a source familiar with the matter. The grocery chain, which has accepted a $13.7B takeover offer from Amazon.com (AMZN), has yet to receive any competing offers, the report says, citing a second source. Reference Link

WMT

Wal-Mart

$74.87

-0.655 (-0.87%)

WFM

Whole Foods

$42.95

-0.255 (-0.59%)

AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,003.74

2.44 (0.24%)

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-0.655 (-0.87%)

06/23/17
LEHM
06/23/17
NO CHANGE
Target $48
LEHM
Overweight
Competing Whole Foods bid of $50 or higher 'not unrealistic,' says Barclays
Barclays analyst Karen Short said a potential strategic bidders for Whole Foods (WFM) can "rationally outbid" Amazon (AMZN) based on the roughly $750M in synergies she estimates for a buyer such as Kroger (KR) or Wal-Mart (WMT). For Kroger, she estimates that a 100% debt-financed bid at $50 could be about 6% accretive, and a Whole Foods bid up to $60 would still be accretive. For Wal-Mart, a 100% debt-financed bid at $50 could be about 2% accretive, though a could still be accretive bid up to $70 per share, she tells investors. Whole Foods was not "shopped," based on public documents, and the math indicates a superior, competing bid is "feasible," said Short, who also notes that Amazon could then outbid any other offer. Short has an Overweight rating and $48 price target on Whole Foods shares.
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CLVD
06/22/17
NO CHANGE
CLVD
Wal-Mart Q2 tracking towards low-end of guidance, says Cleveland Research
06/22/17
JPMS
06/22/17
NO CHANGE
JPMS
JPMorgan has 'hard time' seeing bidder topping Amazon deal for Whole Foods
Noting that Whole Foods (WFM) shares continue to trade above Amazon's (AMZN) agreed upon buying price of $42 per share, and that at least two other firm's raised their price targets above the deal price, JPMorgan's analyst team of Ken Goldman, Chris Horvers, and Doug Anmuth discussed their views on whether another strategic bidder is likely to top Amazon's takeover price with a rival bid. They have a "hard time seeing" Kroger (KR), Costco (COST), or Target (TGT) doing so, and while acknowledging that Wal-Mart (WMT) could make a bid, they think that its chance to beat out Amazon appears low and that Wal-Mart's primary opportunity is online, not grocery. The team concludes that they "don't believe a serious bid comes out of Bentonville that wouldn't be countered."
06/21/17
06/21/17
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Target $56

Neutral
Target cut to Neutral at Citi as top competitors 'change the game'
As previously reported, Citi analyst Kate McShane downgraded Target (TGT) to Neutral from Buy and lowered her price target on the retailer's stock to $56 from $63. Target's two main competitors - namely Wal-Mart (WMT) and Amazon (AMZN) - have "very quickly changed the game" with their recent deals for Jet.com, Bonobos and Whole Foods (WFM), said McShane. With Target already under pressure and its key differentiator, Signature, decelerating, the analyst thinks revenue growth will be tougher to achieve absent a "game changing move" of its own.
WFM Whole Foods
$42.95

-0.255 (-0.59%)

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JPMS
06/23/17
NO CHANGE
Target $57
JPMS
Overweight
Sysco removed from Analyst Focus List at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst John Ivankoe removed Sysco (SYY) from the firm's Analyst Focus List, citing increased risk that Amazon (AMZN) becomes a disruptor to the foodservice distribution industry following its deal to buy Whole Foods. However, Ivankoe keeps an Overweight rating and $57 price target on Sysco shares.
06/23/17
UBSW
06/23/17
NO CHANGE
Target $31
UBSW
Sell
Hain Celestial guidance seems overly ambitious, says UBS
UBS analyst Steven Strycula noted Hain Celestial (HAIN) management was upbeat following Q3 earnings but feels guidance was overly ambitious, which overshadowed pockets of favorable changes. The analyst said questions remain regarding price gaps, rising private label mix within organic categories, and the implications from the merger of Amazon (AMZN) and Whole Foods (WFM). Strycula reiterated his Sell rating and lowered his price target to $31 from $33 on Hain Celestial shares.
AMZN Amazon.com
$1,003.74

2.44 (0.24%)

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KKR

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LMT

Lockheed Martin

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Starbucks

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