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CCL

Carnival

$67.06

-0.79 (-1.16%)

, CAG

Conagra Brands

$35.34

-1.07 (-2.94%)

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Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's open

Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's open, with earnings consensus, include Carnival (CCL), consensus 43c... Conagra Brands (CAG), consensus 56c... Darden Restaurants (DRI), consensus $1.64... Michaels (MIK), consensus $1.19... G-III Apparel (GIII), consensus 17c.

CCL

Carnival

$67.06

-0.79 (-1.16%)

CAG

Conagra Brands

$35.34

-1.07 (-2.94%)

DRI

Darden

$93.31

-1.8 (-1.89%)

MIK

Michaels

$21.19

(0.00%)

GIII

G-III Apparel

$37.51

0.8 (2.18%)

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CCL Carnival
$67.06

-0.79 (-1.16%)

01/09/18
FBCO
01/09/18
UPGRADE
FBCO
Outperform
Carnival upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
12/22/17
TIGR
12/22/17
NO CHANGE
TIGR
Tigress Financial reiterates Buy rating on Carnival, sees upside in shares
Tigress Financial analyst Ivan Feinseth reiterated a Buy rating on Carnival Corporation shares, citing strong cruise demand and positive pricing trends into 2018, Carnival's expanding capacity through new ships and upgrades of existing ships, and the company's increase in shareholder returns through dividend increases and buybacks.
12/20/17
RHCO
12/20/17
NO CHANGE
Target $84
RHCO
Buy
Carnival price target raised to $84 from $72 at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst C. Patrick Scholes raised his price target on Carnival to $84 from $72 following the company's Q4 results and as he rolled forward his valuation basis to his 2019 estimates. He maintains a Buy rating on the shares, noting that the company emphasized with its report that its booked position is strong.
01/09/18
FBCO
01/09/18
UPGRADE
Target $78.1
FBCO
Outperform
Carnival upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Tim Ramskill upgraded Carnival to Outperform and raised his price target for the shares to $78.10 from $72.40. The analyst is no longer cautious on the stock following the 33% underperformance of the cruise sector relative to lodging since September. He highlights the "resilience" of Carnival's bookings and says its "earnings and yield momentum dynamics are intact."
CAG Conagra Brands
$35.34

-1.07 (-2.94%)

03/06/18
SPHN
03/06/18
NO CHANGE
Target $125
SPHN
Equal Weight
FTC action likely seen as limited negative for J.M. Smucker, says Stephens
After the FTC filed an administrative complaint challenging J.M. Smucker's (SJM) planned acquisition of the Wesson oil brand from Conagra (CAG), Stephens analyst Farha Aslam said the oils category is mature and competitive so an increased presence in the space was not considered optimal. Given that, she thinks the FTC action will likely be seen as a limited negative for Smucker. Aslam maintains her Equal Weight rating on J.M. Smucker shares.
03/06/18
DBAB
03/06/18
NO CHANGE
DBAB
FTC action on Smucker modest negative for battery deal, says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Faiza Alwy views the Federal Trade Commission's administrative complaint against Smucker (SJM) regarding the proposed $285M acquisition of Conagra's (CAG) Wesson cooking oil brand as a modest negative for Energizer's (ENR) ability to secure regulatory approval to acquire Spectrum Brands' (SPB) batteries division. The analyst, however, sees "sufficient differences" in the two categories to keep him "somewhat hopeful" of the possibility of Energizer obtaining approval. In addition, both Energizer and Spectrum have the flexibility to pursue alternate strategies involving buybacks if the battery deal falls through, Alwy tells investors in a research note. As such, the analyst sees "significant upside" from current share levels in either scenario. He keeps a Buy rating on Energizer with a $64 price target and a Buy rating on Spectrum with a $131 price target.
01/29/18
SPHN
01/29/18
NO CHANGE
Target $65
SPHN
Overweight
Conagra,Tyson could be Pinnacle buyers if Third Point pushes sale, says Stephens
Stephens analyst Farha Aslam noted that reports indicated that Dan Loeb's Third Point has taken a position in Pinnacle Foods (PF) and she believes an activist campaign would likely focus on a sale rather than management or operational changes. The analyst, who estimates Pinnacle could be valued at $67-$70 in an acquisition, views Conagra Brands (CAG) and Tyson Foods (TSN) as potential acquirers, noting that Pinnacle has been considered an acquisition target since Hillshire was bought by Tyson in 2014. Aslam keeps an Overweight rating and $65 price target on Pinnacle shares.
03/20/18
RBCM
03/20/18
NO CHANGE
Target $45
RBCM
Outperform
Conagra Brands is outperforming its U.S. food peers, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst David Palmer writes in his research note titled "Weathering the Storm" that Conagra is executing and surpassing its own expectations at a time when some U.S. food companies are breaking from their long term growth trends to stabilize their sales declines. Palmer acknowledges that Conagra is facing some profit headwinds for Q3 due to higher freight costs and lighter volumes after a weather-related stock-up in Q2, but also points to accelerating base sales and volume growth in the frozen foods segment. The analyst keeps his Outperform rating and $45 price target on Conagra.
DRI Darden
$93.31

-1.8 (-1.89%)

01/03/18
RHCO
01/03/18
NO CHANGE
Target $205
RHCO
Buy
McDonald's price target raised to $205 from $178 at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Jake Bartlett raised his price target on McDonald's to $205 and keeps his Buy rating as part of his "Buy the Tax News" research note on Restaurants. Bartlett says tax reform will be a "windfall for restaurants", boosting their top-line on increased consumer spending and bottom-line through tax expense reduction. The analyst anticipates about 50-100bps improvement in comps, along with a shift away from the deep-value promotional environment of the past few years. Bartlett also raises his price target on Cracker Barrel (CBRL) to $163 from $140, Chipotle (CMG) to $363 from $355, Darden (DRI) to $109 from $95, and Wingstop (WING) to $50 from $40.
01/09/18
WELS
01/09/18
NO CHANGE
Target $99
WELS
Market Perform
Darden price target raised to $99 from $92 at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo raised its price target for Darden to $99 from $92 to reflect guidance around corporate tax reform. The firm reiterates a Market Perform rating on the shares.
01/09/18
MAXM
01/09/18
NO CHANGE
Target $112
MAXM
Buy
Darden price target raised to $112 from $103 at Maxim
Maxim analyst Stephen Anderson raised his price target on Darden to $112 after the company boosted its FY18 EPS view. Anderson says he now models about 45c in upside from lower corporate tax rates alone, forecasting even more upside from the potentially accelerated buybacks. The analyst keeps his Buy rating on Darden while also lifting his Q3 EPS target to $1.65 from $1.55.
03/15/18
MZHO
03/15/18
INITIATION
Target $65
MZHO
Darden initiated with a Buy at Mizuho
Mizuho analyst Jeremy Scott initiated Darden with a Buy and $105 price target.
MIK Michaels
$21.19

(0.00%)

01/25/18
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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. Grainger (GWW) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird with analyst David Manthey saying its strategic initiatives are gaining traction faster than expected. 2. Carter's (CRI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo with analyst Ike Boruchow saying his store work and industry reads give him confidence that Carter's comps should come in above plan. 3. CenturyLink (CTL) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital with analyst Jonathan Atkin saying there is potential upside to the company's synergy targets, adding that he believes the new management can restructure operations to generate EBITDA growth. 4. Lowe's (LOW), Dick's Sporting (DKS), and Michaels (MIK) were upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Telsey Advisory. 5. Varian Medical (VAR) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Barrington with analyst Michael Petusky saying he views the company's first quarter results as "strong" and believes the outlook for 2018 is likely conservative. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
03/02/18
03/02/18
INITIATION

On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
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03/01/18
LOOP
03/01/18
INITIATION
Target $25
LOOP
Hold
Michaels initiated with a Hold at Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Laura Champine initiated Michaels with a Hold rating and a price target of $25. Champine says the stock deserves some attention based on its "defensible brick-and-mortar business model and sector leadership position", while the store checks suggest a "very strong seasonal sell-through" for Q4. The analyst warns however that the company remains heavily levered with $2.7B of long term debt, recommending that it uses some of the FY17 free cash flows to reduce its liabilities.
01/25/18
TLSY
01/25/18
UPGRADE
Target $32
TLSY
Outperform
Michaels upgraded to Outperform on favorable industry trends at Telsey Advisory
As previously reported, Telsey Advisory analyst Joseph Feldman upgraded Michaels to Outperform from Market Perform and raised its price target to $32 from $23. The analyst is encouraged by growth in the core arts & crafts business, stable promotional activity and competition, and customer receptiveness to the new marketing. Feldman said these trends bode well into 2018, as the company still faces easy sales comparisons through 1Q18.
GIII G-III Apparel
$37.51

0.8 (2.18%)

09/06/17
TLSY
09/06/17
UPGRADE
TLSY
Outperform
G-III Apparel upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Telsey Advisory
12/22/17
RILY
12/22/17
INITIATION
Target $36
RILY
Neutral
G-III Apparel resumed with a Neutral at B. Riley FBR
B. Riley FBR analyst Susan Anderson resumed coverage of G-III Apparel with a Neutral rating and $36 price target.
09/19/17
LEHM
09/19/17
INITIATION
Target $28
LEHM
Underweight
G-III Apparel initiated with an Underweight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Chethan Mallela started G-III Apparel with an Underweight rating and $28 price target. The analyst after the close initiated coverage of the U.S. Retail Softlines sector with a Neutral industry view.
09/07/17
BUCK
09/07/17
NO CHANGE
BUCK
G-III Apparel price target raised to $35 from $30 at Buckingham
Buckingham analyst Eric Tracy raised his price target on G-III after the company delivered beat and raise results. The analyst keeps a Buy rating on the shares.

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