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Fortive

$74.65

1.23 (1.68%)

08:03
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08:03

Fortive upgraded to Buy at Argus on earnings growth prospects

As reported earlier, Argus analyst John Eade upgraded Fortive to Buy from Hold with a $84 price target. Eade says the company is experiencing top line growth and improved margins along with a "robust" M&A pipeline. The analyst also notes that there is potential for more upside EPS surprises and that a premium valuation of 22-times his FY18 EPS estimate is warranted on the prospects of double-digit earnings growth over the next several quarters.

FTV Fortive
$74.65

1.23 (1.68%)

05/02/17
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05/02/17
DOWNGRADE
MSCO
Equal Weight
Fortive downgraded to Equal Weight on valuation at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Nigel Coe downgraded Fortive to Equal Weight from Overweight citing valuation and maintained a $65 price target.
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10/12/17
NO CHANGE
RHCO
Diversified Industrials sector to show stronger Q3 organic growth, says SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Charles Brady previewed Q3 earnings for Diversified Industrials, forecasting acceleration of organic growth reflecting improved demand. He says there is visible growth across most regions and end markets, maintaining a favorable view on U.S. construction, defense, and municipal spending, with an added upside opportunity from agriculture, mining, and water. Among the companies with the biggest potential, he expects Nordson (NDSN) to recover from recent order weakness, Oshkosh (OSK) to benefit from faster recovery in access equipment, and Rexnord (RXN) to see strong growth in Process & Motion Control division. Brady is also raising his price targets on A.O. Smith (AOS) to $65 from $60, Dover (DOV) to $90 from $88, Fortive (FTV) to $77 from $70, and Generac (GNRC) to $47 from $38. Among those, he sees Fortive's recent acquisitions driving top-line growth and for Generac to show higher activity in generators in the wake of recent hurricanes.
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BMOC
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INITIATION
Target $82
BMOC
Outperform
Fortive initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Scott Graham started Fortive with an Outperform rating and $82 price target. The analyst views the company's operations as "above most industrial companies." He believes Fortive has a "high-quality portfolio of growth-oriented, market-leading businesses."
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ARGS
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ARGS
Buy
Fortive upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus

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