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IPG

Interpublic Group

$21.14

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, MCD

McDonald's

$156.66

2.61 (1.69%)

09:51
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McDonald's picks Interpublic's Huge over Accenture, Adweek reports

McDonald's (MCD) hired Interpublic Group's (IPG) Huge over Accenture (ACN) to handle its U.S. digital design and user experience work, Patrick Coffee of Adweek reported yesterday, citing two parties with direct knowledge of the matter. The writer calls the development a "major win" for Huge. Sources told him that McDonald's digital review "flew under the radar," with Huge up against Accenture Interactive's design and innovation division Fjord in the last round. Reference Link

IPG

Interpublic Group

$21.14

-0.12 (-0.56%)

MCD

McDonald's

$156.66

2.61 (1.69%)

ACN

Accenture

$134.23

-2.41 (-1.76%)

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IPG Interpublic Group
$21.14

-0.12 (-0.56%)

09/06/17
09/06/17
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. Exxon Mobil (XOM) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS with analyst Jon Rigby saying the shares have underperformed both the company's domestic and international peers in 2017. 2. Interpublic Group (IPG) was upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi, while Omnicom (OMC) was upgraded to Neutral from Sell. 3. Wayfair (W) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at Gordon Haskett with analyst Chuck Grom saying data indicates Wayfair's direct revenue in the third quarter is tracking significantly ahead of plan. 4. AstraZeneca (AZN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Natixis. 5. IAMGold (IAG) upgraded to Outperformer from Neutral at CIBC. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
08/14/17
PIVT
08/14/17
UPGRADE
Target $24
PIVT
Buy
Interpublic Group upgraded to Buy from Hold at Pivotal Research
Pivotal Research analyst Brian Wieser upgraded Interpublic Group to Buy and maintained a $24 price target citing the recent share pullback. The analyst said the recent 20% share decline following the surprisingly weak Q2 and reduced outlook is not commensurate with the change in the value of the business.
08/30/17
AGIS
08/30/17
NO CHANGE
AGIS
Aegis sees signs of start of advertising recession
After speaking with Bryan Wiener, the Executive Chairman of online and traditional advertising agency 360i, Aegis analyst Victor Anthony said that his commentary, along with earnings results from ad agencies Interpublic Group (IPG) and WPP (WPPGY), leave him of the opinion that an ad recession is underway. Wiener believes Google (GOOG), Facebook (FB) and Amazon (AMZN) will be relatively insulated given they will continue to take share, and Anthony said he would continue to buy Alphabet and Facebook shares. The analyst keeps a Hold rating on Snap (SNAP) and a Sell rating on Twitter (TWTR).
09/06/17
SBSH
09/06/17
UPGRADE
Target $24
SBSH
Buy
Interpublic Group upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst Jason Bazinet upgraded Interpublic Group (IPG) to Buy while lowering his price target for the shares to $24 from $26. The analyst sees a favorable risk/reward at current share levels. In 2018, there is nearly $2 upside for every $1 of downside, and in 2019, the upside-to-downside ratio expands to nearly 6:1, Bazinet tells investors in a research note where he also upgraded Omnicom (OMC) to Neutral.
MCD McDonald's
$156.66

2.61 (1.69%)

09/12/17
MSCN
09/12/17
NO CHANGE
MSCN
McDonald's mentioned cautiously at MScience
09/08/17
BMOC
09/08/17
NO CHANGE
BMOC
Fast food restaurants more insulated from Amazon effects, says BMO Capital
BMO Capital says that fast food companies "are likely more insulated" from Amazon (AMZN) than other types of restaurants "due to their convenience-based usage occasions, low price points, and insulation from deflationary pressures." The firm identifies Wendy's (WEN) and McDonald's (MCD) as its favorite names in the fast food space.
09/12/17
MSCN
09/12/17
NO CHANGE
MSCN
MScience establishes McDonald's Q3 US sales estimate below consensus
Shares of McDonald's are trading lower following MScience establishing a Q3 US sales estimate of $9.49B, versus consensus of $9.56B.
09/28/17
LBOW
09/28/17
UPGRADE
Target $183
LBOW
Buy
McDonald's upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow
Longbow analyst Alton Stump upgraded McDonald's to Buy with a $183 price target following better than expected Q3 US comp trends. The analyst raised estimate and said shares deserve to trade above its historical multiple given the ongoing turnaround story in both the US and internationally.
ACN Accenture
$134.23

-2.41 (-1.76%)

09/26/17
KEYB
09/26/17
NO CHANGE
KEYB
Accenture, IBM to benefit from shift to AI, says KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Arvind Ramnani says that while the promise of Artificial Intelligence is exciting, the path is complex, which he believes provides a "unique opportunity" for IT Services firms that can accelerate its adoption. The analyst thinks Accenture (ACN), IBM (IBM), DXC Technology (DXC), and EPAM Systems (EPAM), among others, could benefit from the shift to AI.
09/22/17
BARD
09/22/17
NO CHANGE
Target $148
BARD
Neutral
Accenture risk/reward into earnings 'decent,' says Baird
Baird analyst David Koning views Accenture risk/reward as "decent" into Q4 earnings as consensus estimates are biased higher, but notes shares have been strong since September. The analyst said foreign exchange and acquisitions have become increasingly positive for 2018 and believes revenue growth will be guided to 7%-9%, versus consensus of 7%. Koning believes valuation will hold or improve a bit as reported growth is likely to accelerate to the high single digits in FY18. The analyst raised his price target to $148 from $142 and maintains a Neutral rating.
09/12/17
BOFA
09/12/17
INITIATION
Target $150
BOFA
Buy
Accenture reinstated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst Jason Kupferberg reinstated Accenture with a Buy and a $150 price target due to visible 9-10% earnings growth over the next few years, and the commitment to margin improvement and buybacks.
08/04/17
FBCO
08/04/17
NO CHANGE
Target $80
FBCO
Outperform
Cognizant price target raised to $80 from $70 at Credit Suisse
After its Q2 report, Credit Suisse analyst Charles Brennan said Cognizant (CTSH) remains one of the fastest growing companies in Computer Services & IT Consulting and deserves a valuation more in line with slower-growing peer Accenture (ACN). The analyst raised his price target on Cognizant to $80 from $70 and keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.

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