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HSY

Hershey

$107.85

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06:35
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Citi says Hershey meetings support bullish thesis

Citi analyst David Driscoll says he left meetings with management with increased confidence in Hershey's story. The company's "Margin for Growth" cost savings provide good visibility into its high single digit earnings target over the next three years, Driscoll tells investors in a research note. The analyst keeps a Buy rating on the shares with a $126 price target.

HSY Hershey
$107.85

1.81 (1.71%)

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Hershey buy of Nestle assets could be type of 'poison pill,' says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Robert Moskow analyzed several scenarios after Nestle's (NSRGY) recent announcement of a strategic review of its U.S. confectionery business. Buying Nestle candy would double Mondelez's (MDLZ) U.S. market share to 10%, but Moskow wonders if such a deal could compromise Mondelez' ability to eventually buy Hershey (HSY) at a later date. As for the latter, Hershey would generate "massive" synergies of 9% of sales and the deal could work as a type of "poison pill" to deter a bid from Mondelez or Kraft Heinz (KHC), said Moskow. However, he doesn't think Hershey would want to buy an asset that would dilute its topline growth rate at this point. He added that he sees "little to no chance" of Lindt, the number three in U.S. candy, being interested in Nestle's assets.
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Hershey upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein
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Hershey upgraded on lower input costs at Bernstein
As noted earlier, Bernstein upgraded Hershey to Outperform from Market Perform. Analyst Alexia Howard believes that lower input costs could boost the company's gross margins heading into 2018. She expects the U.S. chocolate category to grow modestly going forward, driven by millenials' love of snacking and increased innovation. Target to $127 from $109.
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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. Target (TGT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at MKM Partners. 2. Hershey (HSY) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein with analyst Alexia Howard saying lower input costs could boost the company's gross margins heading into 2018. 3. EnerSys (ENS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sidoti with analyst citing the recent pullback in shares and maintained an $83 price target. 4. Mosaic (MOS) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Vertical Research with analyst Sandy Klugman citing valuation. 5. Regency Centers (REG) upgraded to Top Pick from Outperform at RBC Capital with analyst Wes Golladay saying that Regency has "one of the best portfolios amongst the shopping center REITs." 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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