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MDLZ

Mondelez

$41.12

0.14 (0.34%)

, EFX

Equifax

$98.99

-16.97 (-14.63%)

07:30
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09/14
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07:30

Unusual put flow in option market yesterday

Notable put activity was cited Wednesday in Mondelez (MDLZ) and Equifax (EFX).

MDLZ

Mondelez

$41.12

0.14 (0.34%)

EFX

Equifax

$98.99

-16.97 (-14.63%)

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    Sep

MDLZ Mondelez
$41.12

0.14 (0.34%)

06/19/17
FBCO
06/19/17
NO CHANGE
FBCO
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.
07/25/17
PIPR
07/25/17
UPGRADE
Target $49
PIPR
Overweight
Mondelez upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Lavery upgraded Mondelez to Overweight and raised his price target for the shares to $49 from $48. Favorable sugar and cocoa costs provide a boost to margins, Lavery tells investors in a research note. The analyst expects the company's cash build will be applied to buybacks.
07/25/17
07/25/17
UPGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Mondelez (MDLZ) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray with analyst Michael Lavery saying favorable sugar and cocoa costs provide a boost to margins. 2. Big Lots (BIG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank analyst Paul Trussell saying the current valuation is "compelling" given the disconnect between the company's "impressive" operating profit growth and multiple. 3. Werner (WERN) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill with analyst Ken Hoexter saying truckload utilization and rates are turning positive. 4. Atlassian (TEAM) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Sanjit Singh saying has increased confidence in expansion trends of the user base and said there are clear signs of pricing power, supporting 30% topline growth and 40% free cash flow CAGR over the next 3 years. 5. DSW (DSW) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank with analyst Paul Trussell saying the shares offer an "intriguing non-apparel value play." 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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WELS
08/03/17
NO CHANGE
WELS
Mondelez new CEO 'unconventional' but can 'inject fresh ideas,' says Wells Fargo
After Mondolez announced that its CEO would resign and named Dirk Van de Put as her successor, Wells Fargo calls the choice "unconventional." However, the firm thinks that, as an outsider, he will be able to "inject fresh ideas." Wells keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
EFX Equifax
$98.99

-16.97 (-14.63%)

09/11/17
EVER
09/11/17
NO CHANGE
Target $174
EVER
Outperform
Equifax weakness a buying opportunity, says Evercore ISI
Evercore ISI analyst David Togut defended Equifax again after the second day of weakness due to the data breach. Togut said said there no new negative fundamental developments that would pressure the long-term earnings power of the company and reiterated his Outperform rating and $174 price target.
09/12/17
BARD
09/12/17
NO CHANGE
Target $141
BARD
Outperform
Equifax pullback on data breach an overreaction, says Baird
Baird analyst Jeffrey Meuler said although the Equifax data breach remains a notable negative, he views the selloff as an overreaction. He continues to believe the company's access to key data sources are unlikely to be affected and client relationships are unlikely to be meaningfully impaired in the intermediate to long-term. Meuler reiterated his Outperform rating and $141 price target on Equifax shares.
09/14/17
LEHM
09/14/17
NO CHANGE
Target $115
LEHM
Overweight
Barclays cuts Equifax target, says further downside 'feels limited'
Barclays analyst Manav Patnaik lowered his price target for Equifax (EFX) shares to $115 but keeps an Overweight rating on the name. The stock closed yesterday down 15%, or $16.91, to $98.99. The analyst lowered his valuation multiple for the stock saying there are few, if any, positive catalysts over the near term as investors continue to digest the data breach. Patnaik, however, believes downside in the stock from current levels "feels limited." Regarding TransUnion (TRU), the analyst raised his price target for the shares to $50 from $48 and says he's a buyer on any further weakness. By all indications, the hack was an Equifax-specific event, Patnaik tells investors in a research note. After meeting with management, he believes TransUnion's fundamentals remain "very strong." The analyst maintains an Overweight rating on the shares.
09/14/17
SPHN
09/14/17
NO CHANGE
Target $110
SPHN
Equal Weight
Stephens says Equifax not a buy yet, lowers target to $110
Stephens analyst Brett Huff attributes several factors to the additional slide in Equifax shares yesterday, including the fact that 11.5M consumers as of Tuesday have signed up for free monitoring, the implied potential revenue and profit impact from this, and questions about how big lawsuits and other one-time costs could be. Huff, who thinks these one-time costs could be billions of dollars at the high end, would still not be a buyer of the stock despite its about 30% drop since the breach disclosure. He lowered his price target on Equifax shares to $110 from $145 and keeps an Equal Weight rating on the stock. Equifax shares closed yesterday down about 14.5% at $98.99.

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