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Philip Morris

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Philip Morris upgraded to Buy at Argus on strong business trends

As reported earlier, Argus analyst David Coleman upgraded Philip Morris to Buy from Hold with a price target of $91. The analyst says the company's core businesses remain strong, while its brands are expected to generate "premium prices". Coleman also cites the efforts by Philip Morris to develop cigarette alternatives with reduced risk such as heated tobacco units, which is promising amid the increasing health awareness and regulation environment. The analyst also believes that the stock is attractively valued based on its historical P/E, and price-cash flow multiples.

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Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Philip Morris (PM) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan and to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen. 2. Skechers (SKX) downgraded to Neutral from Positive at Susquehanna and to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo. 3. McKesson (MCK), AmerisourceBergen (ABC), and Express Scripts (ESRX) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird. 4. Five Below (FIVE) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse with analyst Judah Frommer saying he is moving to the sidelines as he sees risk/reward balanced at current levels given the stock's material outperformance and back-half comp acceleration that he believes is priced into shares. 5. Yum China (YUMC) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Chen Luo saying he expects Yum China to continue to underperform given a likely peak in KFC trends amid China's weakening macro environment, a likely prolonged turnaround at Pizza Hut combined with heavy costs, a slowdown in Chinese consumer consumption, and RMB depreciation. 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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Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Papa John's (PZZA) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Stifel with analyst Chris O'Cull saying the outlook for Papa John's is "growing dimmer" after recent media reports indicated a "fraternal corporate culture." 2. Buckeye Partners (BPL) downgraded to Sell from Hold at SunTrust with analyst Tristan Richardson saying the latest negative action by Moody's was "quicker than expected" and may lead to a cut in the company's distribution. 3. Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen with analyst Charles Ryhee saying he views it as poorly positioned in the move toward value-based care and believes the ownership of, rather than a partnership with, an insurance company is necessary to realize the benefits of cost trend improvements. 4. General Electric (GE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus with analyst John Eade saying that despite his expectations of a turnaround, Q2 results were a "step in the opposite direction" suggesting the company will struggle to meet its FY18 guidance. 5. Philip Morris (PM) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Societe Generale. 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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