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NUE

Nucor

$60.86

0.37 (0.61%)

, STLD

Steel Dynamics

$42.39

0.06 (0.14%)

06:37
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Credit Suisse downgrades U.S. Steel sector along with three stocks

Credit Suisse analyst Curt Woodworth downgraded his view on the U.S. Steel sector to Market Weight from Overweight due to concerns with new supply entering the sheet market as well as with U.S demand as interest rates rise. The analyst sees "limited potential for multiple expansion given late cycle fears." Further, in addition to cycle concerns and new supply risk, capital allocation by companies has disappointed relative to investors "wish lists," Woodworth tells investors in a research note. Along with the sector, the analyst downgraded Nucor (NUE), Steel Dynamics (STLD), and Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF) to Neutral from Outperform. Woodworth keeps Outperform ratings on US Steel (X) and AK Steel (AKS) as he sees upside to Street estimates on better 2019 contract pricing as well as more attractive valuations relative to historical forward multiples.

NUE

Nucor

$60.86

0.37 (0.61%)

STLD

Steel Dynamics

$42.39

0.06 (0.14%)

CLF

Cleveland-Cliffs

$12.03

0.34 (2.91%)

X

U.S. Steel

$28.64

0.48 (1.70%)

AKS

AK Steel

$4.63

0.115 (2.55%)

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NUE Nucor
$60.86

0.37 (0.61%)

10/15/18
FBCO
10/15/18
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FBCO
Neutral
Nucor downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
10/11/18
GHSC
10/11/18
INITIATION
Target $75
GHSC
Buy
Nucor initiated with a Buy, a top pick at Seaport Global
Seaport Global analyst Derek Hernandez initiated Nucor with a Buy and $75 price target saying it is a top pick among steels. Hernandez said Nucor has a strong strategic position in the US steel sector and will continue to benefit from elevated US steel pricing and is gaining share in higher value-added products. The analyst adds, Nucor's recent $2B buyback program is an excellent opportunity for the company to efficiently return capital at an attractive valuation.
10/02/18
DBAB
10/02/18
NO CHANGE
DBAB
Deutsche downgrades Reliance, U.S. Steel on more cautious steel stance
To reflect a more cautious view on steel stocks, Deutsche Bank analyst Chris Terry downgraded both Reliance Steel (RS) and U.S. Steel (X) to Hold from Buy. The analyst says his view on the sector is "moderating post peak pricing." Most positive data points and catalysts have now largely played out, Terry tells investors in a research note. The analyst, however, keeps Buy ratings on Commercial Metals (CMC), Nucor (NUE) and Steel Dynamics (STLD) citing more favorable risk/reward profiles.
09/04/18
UBSW
09/04/18
NO CHANGE
UBSW
UBS still cautious on steel sector, but says caution already priced into stocks
UBS analyst Andreas Bokkenheuser said he remains cautious on the steel sector and said his research shows there is more imports on flat steel than rolled. That is more negative for US Steel (X) and AK Steel (AKS) than Nucor (NUE) and Steel Dynamics (STLD). He also believes the shares are pricing in a steel price correction already, so he expects the equities to outperform the physical prices.
STLD Steel Dynamics
$42.39

0.06 (0.14%)

10/15/18
FBCO
10/15/18
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FBCO
Neutral
Steel Dynamics downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
10/11/18
GHSC
10/11/18
INITIATION
Target $55
GHSC
Buy
Steel Dynamics initiated with a Buy at Seaport Global
Seaport Global analyst Derek Hernandez initiated Steel Dynamics with a Buy and $55 price target saying its vertically integrated EAF platform is well suited to navigate the US steel market. Hernandez believes Steel Dynamics valuation reflects an overly pessimistic view of the steel sector and overly discounts the company's earnings potential, creating a buying opportunity in shares.
CLF Cleveland-Cliffs
$12.03

0.34 (2.91%)

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MSCO
08/06/18
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MSCO
Boeing, Tesla, Nvidia make Morgan Stanley 'key man risk' list
Morgan Stanley equity strategist Mark Savino noted that about 12% of CEO jobs among S&P 500 companies turned over in 2017, noting that this was the highest level of CEO departures since before the financial crisis. The 59 stocks of S&P 500 companies that had CEOs depart in 2017 underperformed the market by 11% over the next 12 months, or since the departure for instances that were less than 12 months ago, noted Savino. In cooperation with the firm's U.S. analysts, Savino and his team identified the companies in each sector they believe face the greatest level of "key man risk," which includes: Boeing (BA), Tesla (TSLA), ADT Inc. (ADT), Moody's (MCO), TransUnion (TRU), Arista Networks (ANET), Church & Dwight (CHD), Coca-Cola (KO), Monster Beverage (MNST), Coupa Software (COUP), Salesforce (CRM), FireEye (FEYE), MongoDB (MDB), Microsoft (MSFT), New Relic (NEWR), XPO Logistics (XPO), Hilton (HLT), Las Vegas Sands (LVS), Best Buy (BBY), Ulta (ULTA), Aflac (AFL), Athene Holding (ATH), Lincoln National (LNC), Arthur J. Gallagher (AJG), Chubb (CB), Amazon.com (AMZN), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Facebook (FB), Alphabet (GOOGL), Apple (AAPL), Terex (TEX), Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF), Freeport McMoRan (FCX), FleetCor (FLT), Global Payments (GPN), Square (SQ), Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ), Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), Broadcom (AVGO), Nvidia (NVDA), Chegg (CHGG), DXC Technology (DXC), Medidata (MDSO), Pluralsight (PS), RealPage (RP), Shopify (SHOP) and T-Mobile (TMUS).
09/07/18
JEFF
09/07/18
NO CHANGE
Target $13
JEFF
Buy
Cleveland-Cliffs price target raised to $13 from $11 at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Seth Rosenfeld raised his price target for Cleveland-Cliffs to $13 saying the company's dual exposure to seaborne pellets and domestic hot-rolled coil "continues to stand out as a winning combination." While hot-rolled coil is drifting lower, Cleveland-Cliffs' contracts remain in upgrade territory, Rosenfeld tells investors in a research note. He keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
09/26/18
RILY
09/26/18
NO CHANGE
Target $15
RILY
Buy
Cleveland-Cliffs price target raised to $15 from $13 at B. Riley FBR
B. Riley FBR analyst Lucas Pipes earlier today raised his price target for Cleveland-Cliffs to $15 from $13 reflect an improved outlook for Atlantic Pellet Premiums. With Chinese pellets trading slightly below all-time highs, iron ore suppliers into the Atlantic are positioned well to capture an incremental $15-$20/Mt of premium, Pipes told investors earlier in a research note. The analyst increased his estimates for Cleveland-Cliffs and kept a Buy rating on the shares. The stock in midday trading us down 18c to $12.73.
10/15/18
FBCO
10/15/18
DOWNGRADE
FBCO
Neutral
Cleveland-Cliffs downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
X U.S. Steel
$28.64

0.48 (1.70%)

10/02/18
10/02/18
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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. Goldman downgraded ConocoPhillips (COP) to Neutral following share outperformance with analyst Neil Mehta citing valuation. 2. U.S. Steel (X) and Reliance Steel (RS) were downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank. 3. Unilever (UN, UL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies with analyst Martin Deboo saying the company is facing "choppier waters" and "higher expectations." 4. Ambev (ABEV) double downgraded to Sell from Buy at UBS with analyst Alan Alanis saying AmBev trades at a 25% higher valuation than parent company AB InBev (BUD), which is unwarranted. 5. Schlumberger (SLB) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Tudor Pickering. 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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Fly Intel: Today's top analyst calls on Wall Street
Check out today's top analyst calls from around Wall Street, compiled by The Fly. GE UPGRADED AT RBC, WOLFE: RBC Capital analyst Deane Dray upgraded General Electric (GE) to Outperform from Sector Perform and raised his price target for the shares to $15 from $13. The analyst believes a floor has been put in the shares following news of Larry Culp being named Chairman and CEO. Additionally, GE was upgraded to Outperform from Peer Perform at Wolfe Research. DEUTSCHE SEES HEIGHTENED RISKS TO FACEBOOK ESTIMATES: After attending the first day of AdWeek, Deutsche Bank analyst Lloyd Walmsley sees heightened risk to the Q3, Q4 and 2019 consensus estimates for Facebook (FB). The analyst said he's starting to hear more cautious feedback and that Facebook seems on the defensive, particularly following last week's data breach disclosure. Walmsley, however, continues to view Facebook as attractively valued and kept a Buy rating on the shares with a $205 price target. JPMORGAN ADDS WEIGHT WATCHERS TO FOCUS LIST: JPMorgan analyst Christina Brathwaite added Weight Watchers (WTW) to her firm's America's Analyst Focus while keeping an Overweight rating on the shares with a $120 price target. The stock's 30% pullback from its peak on June 20 presents a "compelling entry point for investors who missed the stock's appreciation the first time around," Brathwaite said. Despite the post-earnings selloff, the analyst believes the Q2 print was actually indicative that Weight Watchers' growth story remains on track. Further, she believes the changes announced last week, including its new rewards program, as well as the company's Invite a Friend program, will help drive member recruitment and retention going forward. AMBEV DOUBLE DOWNGRADED BY UBS: UBS analyst Alan Alanis double downgraded Ambev (ABEV) to Sell from Buy and lowered his price target for the shares to R$17 from R$23. AmBev trades at a 25% higher valuation than parent company AB InBev (BUD), which is unwarranted, Alanis believes. He believes Ambev shares at current levels are more than pricing in the company's favorable outlook. Further, he expects consensus estimates to come down due to a tougher competitive environment, a "tepid" Brazilian economic recovery and currency headwinds. DEUTSCHE DOWNGRADES METAL STOCKS: Deutsche Bank analyst Jeremy Kliewer downgraded Century Aluminum to Hold from Buy and lowered his price target for the shares to $15 from $20, stating that Century's margins could remain pressured for longer due to alumina supply disruptions. Meanwhile, Deutsche's Chris Terry downgraded Reliance Steel (RS) to Hold from Buy and lowered his price target for the shares to $90 from $100, and downgraded U.S. Steel (X) to Hold from Buy and lowered his price target for the shares to $35 from $47. The analyst said his view on the steel sector is "moderating post peak pricing." Most positive data points and catalysts have now largely played out, Terry believes.
10/11/18
GHSC
10/11/18
INITIATION
Target $35
GHSC
Buy
U.S. Steel initiated with a Buy at Seaport Global
Seaport Global analyst Derek Hernandez initiated U.S. Steel with a Buy and $35 price target saying the company offers a discounted valuation with upcoming catalysts. Hernandez expects labor negotiations will be resolved without a material disruption and expects material 2019+ earnings upside on higher volumes and increased realizations.
AKS AK Steel
$4.63

0.115 (2.55%)

10/11/18
GHSC
10/11/18
INITIATION
Target $5
GHSC
Neutral
AK Steel initiated with a Neutral at Seaport Global
Seaport Global analyst Derek Hernandez initiated AK Steel with a Neutral and $5 price target. Hernandez is cautious on 2019 contracts surprising to the upside due to high backwardation in the forward price curve, which will limit upside.
10/05/18
LBOW
10/05/18
NO CHANGE
Target $6
LBOW
Buy
AK Steel could trade 'solidly above $5,' says Longbow
Longbow analyst Chris Olin believes that AK Steel "could trade solidly above $5" per share as attention shifts toward a higher than expected floor for HRC spot market prices, commentary around 2019 steel contract values, stabilized or improved U.S. automotive production levels and Q4 EBITDA margin guidance. The analyst, who sees the most upside in AK Steel heading into the late-October reports compared to the other steel names he covers, keeps a Buy rating and $6 price target on the stock.
09/11/18
CLKS
09/11/18
UPGRADE
Target $6
CLKS
Buy
AK Steel upgraded to Buy on higher contract pricing at Clarksons Platou
As previously reported, Clarksons Platou upgraded AK Steel to Buy from Neutral and raised its price target to $6 from $5.50. Analyst Jeremy Sussman expects AK to disproportionally benefit versus peers when it comes to the signing of the upcoming 2019 annual auto contracts, given 2018 annual contracts are well below market.
09/11/18
CLKS
09/11/18
UPGRADE
CLKS
Buy
AK Steel upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Clarksons Platou

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