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KO

Coca-Cola

$46.01

-0.11 (-0.24%)

, PEP

PepsiCo

$116.61

-0.73 (-0.62%)

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Sugary beverage tax takes effect in Cook County, Illinois, Reuters says

A sugary beverage tax will take effect in Cook County, Illinois, which includes the city of Chicago, after a judge dropped a lawsuit by the Illinois Retail Merchants Association which argued the tax was vague and unlawful as it exempted custom-made sweetened drinks, Reuters reports, citing the ruling. The penny-per-ounce tax comes as localities across the U.S., including San Francisco and Seattle, have implement measures to reduce consumption of sweetened drinks for health reasons. Publicly-traded companies in the space include Coca-Cola (KO), Pepsi (PEP) and Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS).

KO

Coca-Cola

$46.01

-0.11 (-0.24%)

PEP

PepsiCo

$116.61

-0.73 (-0.62%)

DPS

Dr Pepper Snapple

$90.84

-1.19 (-1.29%)

  • 16

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KO Coca-Cola
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-0.11 (-0.24%)

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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. PepsiCo (PEP) and Coca-Cola (KO) were downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital. 2. Rent-A-Center (RCII) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Loop Capital with analyst Anthony Chukumba saying the secular shift to "virtual" rent-to-own has impaired the value of the company's core U.S. business. 3. HD Supply (HDS) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird and to Hold from Buy at Drexel Hamilton. 4. IMAX (IMAX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Benchmark with analyst Mike Hickey saying he fears movie goers' enthusiasm for recliner installations has shifted share away from IMAX and he now worries that recent per screen average deterioration could "prove less than transitory." 5. Danaher (DHR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital with analyst Paul Knight saying he sees the company having more work to do optimizing its portfolio. 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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Coca-Cola downgraded on valuation at BMO Capital
As noted earlier, BMO Capital downgraded Coca-Cola to Market Perform from Outperform. Analyst Amit Sharma downgraded the stock based on valuation. Target remains $46.
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Market Perform
Coca-Cola downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Goldman Sachs (GS) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citi with analyst Keith Horowitz saying yesterday's post-earnings selloff took out the excess valuation premium. The analyst believes the risk/reward is now more balanced. He keeps a $225 price target for Goldman shares. 2. HP Inc. (HPQ) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Mark Moskowitz saying he expects earnings to return later this year amid improving PC trends and the end of the printing supplies glut. 3. WestRock (WRK) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital and to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs. 4. Coca-Cola (KO) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse with analyst Laurent Grandet saying with incoming CEO James Quincey taking over on May 1, and the refranchising nearly complete, Coca-Cola "has all the pieces in place to be successful again." The company has "significant balance sheet flexibility" to invest in the business and fill the gaps in the current portfolio, the analyst adds. 5. Fastenal (FAST) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse with analyst Andrew Buscaglia saying the selloff since the first quarter report has created a buying opportunity. The analyst views Fastenal as a best-in-class distributor with significant manufacturing exposure with very high operating leverage in an upcycle. Buscaglia said a recent private distributor survey indicates a majority of respondents expect price increases over the next three months and believe the company may be able to increase prices, which would surprise the Street. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
PEP PepsiCo
$116.61

-0.73 (-0.62%)

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Target $133
JPMS
Overweight
PepsiCo price target raised to $133 from $125 at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Andrea Teixeira raised her price target for PepsiCo after meeting with management following the company's Q2 results. The meeting was positive, but there was a "slightly more cautiously optimistic tone," particularly around the outlook for North America Beverages for the remainder of 2017, Teixeira tells investors in a research note. The analyst, however, continues to believe Pepsi compares favorably relative to other large-cap multinational peers. She keeps an Overweight rating on the shares.
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PepsiCo downgraded on valuation at BMO Capital
As noted earlier, BMO Capital downgraded PepsiCo to Market Perform from Outperform. Analyst Amit Sharma downgraded the stock based on valuation. Target to $120 from $118.
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PepsiCo downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital
DPS Dr Pepper Snapple
$90.84

-1.19 (-1.29%)

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Dr Pepper Snapple upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital
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Dr Pepper Snapple upgraded on valuation, earnings outlook at BMO Capital
As noted earlier, BMO Capital upgraded Dr Pepper Snapple to Outperform from Market Perform. Analyst Amit Sharma upgraded the stock based on valuation and his belief that its "attractive earnings growth outlook" makes its stock more likely to rise than a number of its peers' shares. He thinks that concerns about the sales growth of its Bai unit should dissipate. Target $105.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Ormat Technologies (ORA) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Paul Coster saying he believes the company is well positioned to continue posting revenue growth and margin expansion over the next few years. 2. Tenet (THC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Leerink. 3. Cott Corp. (COT) and Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) were upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital. 4. Sun Life Financial (SLF) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital with analyst Darko Mihelic saying net flows and Assets Under Management at the company's MFS unit have improved over the last two months. He also notes that the stock has fallen about 12% since February. 5. Valvoline (VVV) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Seaport Global with analyst Michael Harrison saying he expects the oil market to return to looser supply/demand and pricing to decline in the summer once Motiva completes its Port Arthur, TX turnaround in June, which would be a positive for Valvoline margins. 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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Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. AIG (AIG) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Kai Pan citing the "strong" new Chief Executive Officer and attractive valuation. 2. Yum! Brands (YUM) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus with analyst John Staszak citing the company's decision to refranchise an additional 5% of its stores and institute additional cost cutting measures as reasons for the upgrade. 3. Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Dara Mohsenian saying the company's organic sales growth is accelerating driven by an improved competitive outlook as Coca Cola (KO) and Pepsi (PEP) focus on using cash flow from the U.S. carbonated soft drink segment in high growth areas. 4. Regal Entertainment (RGC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Loop Capital with analyst David Millerciting recent weakness in shares and has confidence the company will pay a special dividend to shareholders around the fourth quarter or in the first half of 2018. 5. Vipshop (VIPS) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan. 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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