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TWNK

Hostess Brands

$11.49

-2.4547 (-17.61%)

, WMT

Walmart

$89.53

0.27 (0.30%)

06:38
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Hostess sales suffer as Walmart reduces promotional displays, WSJ reports

Hostess Brands' (TWNK) sales and profit missed expectations in Q2 as Walmart Stores (WMT) devoted less shelf space to the snack maker's products, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing comments made by CEO Andy Callahan. Hostess said Walmart, where it earned about one-fifth of its revenue last year, reduced promotional displays of Hostess products and the inventory it stocked at its stores but said since Q2 the company has successfully lobbied Walmart to displlay its snacks more prominently. Reference Link

TWNK

Hostess Brands

$11.49

-2.4547 (-17.61%)

WMT

Walmart

$89.53

0.27 (0.30%)

TWNK Hostess Brands
$11.49

-2.4547 (-17.61%)

08/08/18
RBCM
08/08/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $14
RBCM
Sector Perform
Hostess Brands cut to Sector Perform at RBC Capital on lower sales visibility
As reported earlier, RBC Capital analyst David Palmer downgraded Hostess Brands (TWNK) to Sector Perform from Outperform and lowered his price target to $14 from $18 after its Q2 earnings miss and reduced FY18 guidance. The analyst points to the company's lower visibility around the second-half of 2018 and 2019 organic sales and profit growth because of reduced promotional activity at Walmart (WMT), rising costs, slower category growth, and delayed Cloverhill acquisition synergies.
08/08/18
RHCO
08/08/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $12
RHCO
Hold
Hostess Brands downgraded to Hold at SunTrust on promotion headwinds
As reported earlier, SunTrust analyst William Chappell downgraded Hostess Brands to Hold from Buy and lowered his price target to $12 from $20 after a "weak" Q2 and lowered FY18 guidance. The analyst adds that the majority of the companies in his space have lowered 2018 guidance due to rising costs, but Hostess Brands' report also reduces his confidence in the company's forecasting ability and his expectations that growth can recover quickly. Chappell further cites the loss of promotional space and reduced inventory at Walmart (WMT) as a key headwind in the quarter.
08/08/18
VERF
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VERF
Buy
Hostess Brands weakness a buying opportunity, says Vertical Group
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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. Aramark (ARMK) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird with analyst Andrew Wittmann saying the shares rallied following its results, which helped balance the risk/reward. 2. Hostess Brands (TWNK) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital and to Hold from Buy at SunTrust. 3. Spark Therapeutics (ONCE) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital with analyst Matthew Luchini saying he believes that the company's latest SPK-8011 hemA data falls short of expectations, with totality of the data suggesting a "less competitive profile versus valrox" and reducing his confidence in the program. 4. Mallinckrodt (MNK) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James with analyst Elliot WIlbur saying pipeline optionality remains high and is heavily discounted by valuation, and sees no "rational valuation framework" to support further upside. 5. Dentsply Sirona (XRAY) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens and to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
WMT Walmart
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UBSW
08/03/18
UPGRADE
Target $33
UBSW
Neutral
Synchrony upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS
UBS analyst Eric Wasserstrom upgraded Synchrony Financial (SYF) to Neutral and raised his price target for the shares to $33 from $32. Cost reductions and "significantly" greater expected share repurchases help offer the loss of the Walmart (WMT) portfolio next year, Wasserstrom tells investors in a research note. The analyst still sees an unclear outlook for Synchrony, but raised his estimates and says the valuation is now low enough for an upgrade to Neutral.
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MSCO
Overweight
Enterprise value of Alphabet's Waymo raised to $175B at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak increased his enterprise value estimate for Alphabet's Waymo unit from $75B for ride sharing only to $175B given his analyses for two other emerging business models, namely logistics and licensing. He believes Waymo remains on track to launch an autonomous ride hailing service in Phoenix this year and believes this business could be worth about $80B over the long-term. Partnerships with Walmart (WMT), DDR (DDR) and Peterbilt speak to Waymo's logistics focus, said Nowak, who sees the company potentially having a $90B logistics business. Additionally, he sees a roughly $7B licensing opportunity, pointing to the company's FCA (FCAU) relationship as a model of how companies could pay a license fee to Waymo for its autonomous technology. Given his view of Waymo being a key part of Alphabet's long-term value, Nowak raised his sum of the parts valuation to $1,550 from $1,400. He has an Overweight rating and $1,325 price target on Alphabet shares.

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