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PPG says sees no relief from inflationary cost pressures in Q3

"In the quarter, raw material and logistics costs continued to increase, including the impacts of higher oil prices and the availability of transportation. We are working diligently to offset these cost pressures by collaborating with our customers on selling price initiatives, with our pricing in the quarter increasing more than 2 percent year-over-year. In addition, we initiated a new restructuring program in response to a previously announced customer assortment change in our U.S. architectural coatings business and to further offset cost inflation. We expect that this new restructuring program will deliver annualized savings of approximately $85 million upon full implementation. These savings are in addition to the benefits we are realizing from the restructuring program announced in December 2016. Based on these actions, along with our continued focus on operational excellence, we expect the pace of our margin recovery to accelerate in the second half of 2018. As we look ahead, we currently do not anticipate any relief from inflationary cost pressures in the third quarter. We expect aggregate global economic growth to remain positive with end-use market activity comparable to the second quarter, adjusted for traditionally lower seasonal demand. However, uncertainties exist regarding global trade policies, which may create uneven demand by region and in certain industries. Specific to PPG, we expect that the previously announced architectural customer assortment change will lower our third quarter year-over-year sales volume growth rate by between 120 and 150 basis points. We remain confident that our leading-edge technologies and products, which are bringing value to our customers, will facilitate our growth going forward."

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PPG PPG
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U.S. paint demand seeing modest deceleration in Q2, says Longbow
Longbow analyst Dmitry Silversteyn said his checks indicate that the domestic paint market is seeing a modest deceleration in demand to low-single digit levels in Q2, which may make it more difficult for PPG (PPG) and Sherwin-Williams (SHW) to beat expectations. However, Silversteyn maintains Buy ratings on both PPG and Sherwin-Williams shares.
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05/17/18
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PPG price target lowered to $116 from $123 at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst John McNulty lowered his price target on PPG to $116 and also lowered his FY18 EPS view to $6.37 from $6.39, citing the impact of higher raw material inflation due to higher crude-linked inputs. The analyst also keeps his Market Perform rating, but says his recent visit to a PPG Coatings Services facility gave him a better understanding of the opportunity for the company's Services business, which the analyst believes can grow market share and scale.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. 3M (MMM) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies with analyst Laurence Alexander saying he sees less room for multiple expansion in a rising interest rate environment and feels the risk/reward "looks increasingly challenging at this point." 2. Vipshop (VIPS) downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at KeyBanc with analyst Hans Chung saying he sees uncertainties around Tencent (TCEHY) and JD.com (JD) contributions ahead, which drove high expectations for the top-line growth and multiple expansion, and sees margin pressure likely to continue driven by sector competition and the company's hike in marketing expenses to grow new customer organically. 3. PPG (PPG) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies with analyst Laurence Alexander saying persistent concerns over pricing lagging higher oil-derived raw material costs, end market risk and the reliance on buybacks to protect earnings growth could "easily" move PPG's relative multiple to 10%-15% below the market over the next two years. 4. BT Group (BT) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein. 5. F5 Networks (FFIV) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at DA Davidson with analyst Mark Kelleher saying the positive factors working in the company's favor, such as its ongoing new iSeries product cycle, high gross margins, strong cash flows, and the application of it security solutions have become increasingly more evident after its last earnings report and have since been reflected in the valuation on the stock. 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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Citi calls Axalta, Celanese top takeout candidates in Chemicals
While takeovers in the Chemicals space could slow after unprecedented consolidation in 2015-2017, Axalta Coating (AXTA) and Celanese (CE) represent the top buyout candidates in the U.S., Citi P.J. Juvekar tells investors in a research note. Top potential acquirers include Air Products (APD), PPG (PPG) and Albemarle (ALB), the analyst adds.

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