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NVS

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Alcon stock might deserve a long look, Barron's says

Alcon (ALC) is back on the public market after more than eight years under the wing of Swiss drug giant Novartis (NVS) and investors should raise their sights on the stock, Andrew Bary writes in this week's edition of Barron's. While Alcon's business suffered from "some neglect" under Novartis' control and had lackluster financial results, but that should change now that it is independent, he contends. Reference Link

NVS

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$80.26

-1.615 (-1.97%)

ALC

Alcon

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NVS Novartis
$80.26

-1.615 (-1.97%)

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MSCO
04/10/19
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MSCO
Underweight
Novartis downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Mark Purcell downgraded Novartis (NVS) to Underweight from Equal Weight and lowered his price target for the shares to 80 francs. The spinoff of Alcon will put more attention on the generics risk Novartis faces in its pharma business, Purcell tells investors in a research note. The analyst believes this generic pressure is not priced into shares of Novartis. His top pick remains Roche (RHHBY).
04/10/19
MZHO
04/10/19
NO CHANGE
Target $41
MZHO
Buy
Alcon spinoff shows Bausch Health is undervalued, says Mizuho
Mizuho analyst Irina Koffler reiterates a Buy rating on Bausch Health Companies (BHC) with a $41 price target following Novartis' (NVS) spinoff of Alcon (ALC). Bausch's smaller B+L segment should trade at a "slight discount" to market leader Alcon, but calculate that the market is currently assigning only a 13 times 2019 enterprise value to EBITA multiple to the B+L business, Koffler tells investors in a research note. This highlights that Bausch Health is undervalued, contends the analyst.
04/10/19
MSCO
04/10/19
INITIATION
Target $65
MSCO
Overweight
Alcon initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst David Lewis initiated Alcon (ALC) with an Overweight rating and $65 price target, stating that he expects its pipeline, sales and capex reinvestment to drive an inflection in revenue growth and margin expansion post the spinoff from Novartis (NVS). Near-term improvement at Alcon hinges on the two key PanOptix and PRECISION1 franchises, Lewis noted.
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Fly Intel: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Apple (AAPL) downgraded to Reduce from Hold at HSBC with analyst Erwan Rambourg saying the returns from Apple's recent announcements, including the Apple News+ premium news subscription, the Apple Card in partnership with Goldman Sachs (GS), Apple Arcade games as part of the App store and video subscription Apple TV+, could "take some time to extract." 2. AmerisourceBergen (ABC) downgraded to In Line from Outperform at Evercore ISI with analyst Michael Cherry citing group profit questions, lack of clarity with PharMEDium, and a reduction in multiple for peers Cardinal Health (CAH) and McKesson (MCK). 3. Novartis (NVS) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Mark Purcell saying the spinoff of Alcon will put more attention on the generics risk Novartis faces in its pharma business. 4. TerraForm Power (TERP) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst Brian Lee saying that while the company is in the midst of an operational transition that may improve cash flow and dividend flexibility, the upside appears to be priced in. 5. Foot Locker (FL) assumed with a Neutral from Buy at Citi with analyst Paul Lejuez saying while Foot Locker has "tailwinds at its back" in North America with comps inflecting positively in Q4, the company still faces many of the same headwinds as other specialty retailers given its "significant" mall exposure and EBIT pressure from direct-to-consumer. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
ALC Alcon
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-1.11 (-2.00%)

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BREN
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INITIATION
BREN
Hold
Alcon initiated with a Hold at Berenberg
Berenberg analyst Scott Bardo initiated Alcon with a Hold citing valuation.
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SOCG
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SOCG
Buy
Alcon initiated with a Buy at Societe Generale
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SOCG
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DOWNGRADE
SOCG
Sell
Alcon downgraded to Sell from Buy at Societe Generale
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SOCG
04/11/19
DOWNGRADE
SOCG
Sell
Societe Generale corrects error in work, downgrades Alcon to Sell
Societe Generale analyst Delphine Le Louet, who initiated Alcon yesterday with a Buy rating and CHF67 price target, said she identified an error in her model and has downgraded the stock to Sell from Buy after correcting her work. Her corrected discounted cash flow valuation analysis leads her to a new price target of CHF44, said the analyst, who apologized for the error and noted she made no changes to her P&L forecasts.

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