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TSN

Tyson Foods

$73.81

0.52 (0.71%)

, PPC

Pilgrim's Pride

$26.00

0.24 (0.93%)

13:25
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04/18
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13:25

Stephens consumer goods/food analysts to hold analyst/industry conference call

Food Analysts, along with Urner Barry, provide an update on the poultry and egg industry on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on April 18 at 2 pm.

TSN

Tyson Foods

$73.81

0.52 (0.71%)

PPC

Pilgrim's Pride

$26.00

0.24 (0.93%)

SAFM

Sanderson Farms

$142.48

-1.39 (-0.97%)

CALM

Cal-Maine Foods

$41.27

-0.36 (-0.86%)

HRL

Hormel Foods

$40.30

-0.45 (-1.10%)

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TSN Tyson Foods
$73.81

0.52 (0.71%)

04/17/19
FBCO
04/17/19
NO CHANGE
Target $74
FBCO
Neutral
Tyson Foods price target raised to $74 from $66 at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Robert Moskow raised his price target for Tyson Foods to $74 from $66 as he believes its Chicken and Pork segments are poised to benefit from a potential trade deal, domestic chicken demand is positioned to improve, and Tyson's Keystone chicken business is poised to benefit in Asia if consumers shift to chicken from pork as fears of African Swine Fever spread. The analyst reiterates a Neutral rating on the shares.
03/04/19
SPHN
03/04/19
INITIATION
Target $78
SPHN
Overweight
Tyson Foods initiated with an Overweight at Stephens
Stephens analyst Ben Bienvenu started Tyson Foods with an Overweight rating and $78 price target, stating that he thinks shares are trading at an undeserved, discounted valuation. He likes its diversified product offering, "best in class" operations and "prudent" capital allocation, Bienvenu tells investors.
02/13/19
JEFF
02/13/19
NO CHANGE
JEFF
Underperform
Jefferies continues to view Sanderson as overvalued, prefers Tyson
Jefferies analyst Akshay Jagdale expects chicken supply to increase ~3% in 2019 driven by incremental capacity, breeder flock expansion, and improved productivity. The analyst, in a research note titled "Don't Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch," says that although chicken demand has "seemingly improved" over the past month, he remains skeptical about its sustainability given the abundance of competing protein supplies expected again in 2019. Jagdale prefers to own diversified chicken processor Tyson Foods (TSN) "at this point in the cycle" and continues to believe Sanderson Farms (SAFM) is overvalued.
01/10/19
VERF
01/10/19
UPGRADE
VERF
Buy
Tyson Foods upgraded to Buy from Hold at Vertical Group
PPC Pilgrim's Pride
$26.00

0.24 (0.93%)

07/30/18
JEFF
07/30/18
NO CHANGE
Target $77
JEFF
Underperform
Chicken prices have trended below expectations, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Akshay Jagdale says that chicken prices have trended below expectations owing to a further weakening of demand since his last chicken industry update. The analyst attributes the demand weakness to an increase in availability of competing proteins and to a lesser extent lower exports amid trade war concerns. He expects "demand to remain weak and supply growth to pick up." As such, Jagdale lowered his estimates for Sanderson Farms (SAFM), Pilgrim's Pride (PPC) and Tyson Foods (TSN). The analyst keeps an Underperform rating on Sanderson with a $77 price target, Buy rating on Tyson with an $85 price target, and Holding rating on Pilgrim's with a reduced price target of $19.
08/03/18
BMOC
08/03/18
NO CHANGE
Target $20
BMOC
Market Perform
Pilgrim's Pride price target lowered to $20 from $28 at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Kenneth Zaslow lowered his price target on Pilgrim's Pride to $20 and kept his Market Perform rating after its Q2 earnings miss attributed to soft chicken prices and lower profits in Mexico. The analyst states that the company is faced with demand pressure rather than supply issues amid "plentiful competing protein supplies" and limited promotions in food and retail. Zaslow expects Pilgrim's Pride performance to remain constrained by soft chicken prices.
08/03/18
SPHN
08/03/18
NO CHANGE
Target $26
SPHN
Overweight
Chicken down cycle already priced into Pilgrim's Pride shares, says Stephens
Stephens analyst Farha Aslam believes Pilgrim's Pride shares are already pricing in the lack of visibility regarding the poultry cycle with the stock's valuation at a five year trough despite the fact that she thinks Pilgrim's Pride "is a better company today than 5 years ago." The analyst, who points to improved U.S. assets, a better product mix and operations in Mexico and the addition of Moy Park in Europe to support her improvement view, keeps an Overweight rating and $26 price target on Pilgrim's Pride.
03/04/19
SPHN
03/04/19
INITIATION
Target $26
SPHN
Overweight
Pilgrim's Pride initiated with an Overweight at Stephens
Stephens analyst Ben Bienvenu started Pilgrim's Pride with an Overweight rating and $26 price target, telling investors that he likes its scale in all of its major geographies and efforts to grow its mix of prepared food and value-added chicken offerings.
SAFM Sanderson Farms
$142.48

-1.39 (-0.97%)

03/04/19
SPHN
03/04/19
INITIATION
Target $130
SPHN
Equal Weight
Sanderson Farms initiated with an Equal Weight at Stephens
Stephens analyst Ben Bienvenu started Sanderson Farms with an Equal Weight rating and $130 price target, stating that he thinks the risk/reward warrants a more neutral view after the "sizeable move" in the stock so far in 2019. Given the recent, more positive leading supply indicator data and the company's "sterling track record of operational excellence," he thinks the stock should trade at only a slight discount to its historical average normalized earnings multiple, Bienvenu said.
03/13/19
JPMS
03/13/19
UPGRADE
Target $127
JPMS
Neutral
Sanderson Farms upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Ken Goldman upgraded Sanderson Farms to Neutral from Underweight and raised his price target for the shares to $127 from $88.
03/13/19
JPMS
03/13/19
UPGRADE
Target $127
JPMS
Underweight
JPMorgan upgrades Sanderson Farms to Neutral on balanced risk/reward
JPMorgan analyst Ken Goldman upgraded Sanderson Farms to Neutral from Underweight and raised his price target for the shares to $127 from $88. The analyst now views the stock's upside/downside risk as balanced. On the constructive side, industry bird weights are down, China "indeed could open," and Sanderson can post upside to consensus estimates, Goldman tells investors in a research note. However, on the less constructive side, the U.S. broiler industry is still planning on accelerating its capacity growth over the next couple of years, he adds.
03/13/19
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UPGRADE

Fly Intel: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Carnival (CCL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs analyst Stephen Grambling citing the company accelerating its net unit growth from 2.5% in the last 3 years to 5% over the next 3 years and also believes that concerns about net yields in Europe are overblown. 2. Sanderson Farms (SAFM) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan with analyst Ken Goldman saying he now views the stock's upside/downside risk as balanced. 3. Axis Capital (AXS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette with analyst Meyer Shields saying Axis is positioned for strong underwriting improvement. 4. Broadridge (BR) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James with analyst Patrick O'Shaughnessy saying he believes Broadridge's current valuation offers investors an attractive entry point into a differentiated, high barrier to entry business. 5. Aurora Cannabis (ACB) upgraded to Buy from Hold at GMP Securities with analyst Martin Landry saying new high profile strategic advisor Nelson Peltz could be "instrumental" in facilitating partnership talks with large consumer packaged goods companies. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
CALM Cal-Maine Foods
$41.27

-0.36 (-0.86%)

10/01/18
SPHN
10/01/18
DOWNGRADE
SPHN
Equal Weight
Cal-Maine Foods downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens
12/06/18
VERF
12/06/18
DOWNGRADE
VERF
Sell
Cal-Maine Foods downgraded to Sell from Hold at Vertical Group
03/04/19
SPHN
03/04/19
INITIATION
SPHN
Equal Weight
Cal-Maine Foods initiated with an Equal Weight at Stephens
Stephens analyst Ben Bienvenu started Cal-Maine Foods with an Equal Weight rating and $42 price target, stating he believes "valuation is full at this time as industry supply indicators are pointing to large increases in production," making him cautious about the future egg pricing backdrop.
10/01/18
10/01/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $50

Equal Weight
Cal-Maine Foods downgraded to Equal Weight after earnings miss at Stephens
As previously reported, Stephens analyst Farha Aslam downgraded Cal-Maine Foods to Equal Weight from Overweight after the company reported worse than expected Q1 earnings due to having to buy eggs on the outside market after cutting production. While overall egg production growth has been modest, growth in the number of chicks hatched points to an increase in laying hens, which could pressure pricing, Aslam added. She lowered her price target on Cal-Maine shares to $50 from $55.
HRL Hormel Foods
$40.30

-0.45 (-1.10%)

11/27/18
JEFF
11/27/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $44
JEFF
Hold
Jefferies says Hormel pricing in 'all the good news,' downgrades to Hold
Jefferies analyst Akshay Jagdale downgraded Hormel Foods to Hold from Buy with an unchanged price target of $44. Sector rotation into high-quality staples like Hormel, combined with "significantly better" pork margins, have more than offset bottoming turkey margins, resulting in the stock rallying 34% over the last nine months, Jagdale tells investors in a research note. The company deserves a double-digit valuation premium to peers, but the current 34% premium "prices in all the good news," says the analyst. He downgrades Hormel on valuation and awaits a better entry point into the name.
11/27/18
11/27/18
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Hormel Foods (HRL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies with analyst Akshay Jagdale citing valuation. 2. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (WH) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman Sachs while Wyndham Destinations (WYND) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy. 3. U.S. Bancorp (USB) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank with analyst Matthew O'Connor citing valuation. 4. Macerich (MAC) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Richard Hill saying he believes the market is underappreciating the company's free cash flow declines in 2019 and 2020. 5. Athenahealth (ATHN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo with analyst Jamie Stockton saying he suspects a proxy will come out in the next week or two detailing the full process since June to try to sell the company, which ultimately resulted in Veritas Capital and Elliott Management making a $135 all-cash offer on November 12. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
03/04/19
SPHN
03/04/19
INITIATION
Target $42
SPHN
Equal Weight
Hormel Foods initiated with an Equal Weight at Stephens
Stephens analyst Ben Bienvenu started Hormel Foods with an Equal Weight rating and $42 price target, stating that he likes the company's leadership position in its core product categories and "very consistent strategy," but he thinks the current valuation is "relatively full."
11/27/18
JEFF
11/27/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $44
JEFF
Hold
Hormel Foods downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Akshay Jagdale downgraded Hormel Foods to Hold with a $44 price target. The analyst cites valuation for the downgrade with the shares above his price target.

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