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Hormel Foods

$41.10

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PepsiCo

$123.64

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Hormel Foods completes sale of CytoSport business to PepsiCo for $465M

Hormel Foods (HRL) announced it has completed the sale of its CytoSport business to PepsiCo (PEP). The transaction purchase price was $465M, subject to working capital adjustments, and includes the Muscle Milk and Evolve brands.

HRL

Hormel Foods

$41.10

-0.06 (-0.15%)

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PepsiCo

$123.64

1.4 (1.15%)

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HRL Hormel Foods
$41.10

-0.06 (-0.15%)

11/27/18
JEFF
11/27/18
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Target $44
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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.
11/27/18
JEFF
11/27/18
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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.
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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. 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.
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SPHN
03/04/19
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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."
PEP PepsiCo
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1.4 (1.15%)

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Credit Suisse analyst Kaumil Gajrawala rolled out coverage last night on eight names in the Household Products & Beverages space. The analyst's ratings consist of three Outperforms, two Underperforms, and three Neutrals. His top pick is Constellation Brands (STZ), which he started with an Outperform rating and $230 price target. The company offers "predictable" high-single digit revenue growth with a valuation that is "well below slower growth peers," Gajrawala tells investors in a research note. His other Outperform ratings are on Monster Beverage (MNST) and Clorox (CLX). The analyst has a $78 price target on Monster, noting it is the fastest growing company in his coverage "with runway for continued growth." He has a $172 price target on Clorox saying the company's "unique" portfolio position justifies a premium valuation. Gajrawala's Neutral rated names are Church & Dwight (CHD), Procter & Gamble (PG) and Coca-Cola (KO). His two Underperforms are PepsiCo (PEP) and Colgate-Palmolive (CL). PepsiCo has a $100 price target as the analyst sees limited upside amid the company's "stepped-up" investment years. Colgate-Palmolive, Gajrawala's less favorite name, has a $55 price target. The company's out-year margins are at risk as it reinvests to address several years of slowing growth and sales declines, Gajrawala contends.
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Catch up on today's top analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Five Below (FIVE) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer. 2. Teva (TEVA) reinstated with a Buy at UBS. 3. Chiasma (CHMA) initiated with an Overweight at Cantor Fitzgerald. 4. Monster Beverage (MNST) and Constellation Brands (STZ) were initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse, while Procter & Gamble (PG), Coca-Cola (KO), and Church & Dwight (CHD) were initiated with a Neutral, and PepsiCo (PEP), Colgate-Palmolive (CL), and Clorox (CLX) initiated with an Underperform at Credit Suisse. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
03/11/19
STFL
03/11/19
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Target $67
STFL
Buy
Hypothetical Bang sale more negative than positive for Monster, says Stifel
Stifel analyst Mark Astrachan examined the hypothetical impact on Monster Beverage (MNST) should a larger beverages competitor acquire Bang, though he noted he has no knowledge of M&A negotiations or discussions with the energy drink competitor. He ultimately concluded a potential acquisition of Bang would be more negative than positive for Monster, though he also noted that risks of an acquisition include potential disruption of Bang's recent momentum, especially if it were to be acquired by PepsiCo (PEP) and transition distribution most likely in-house from the AB InBev (BUD) system. Additionally, a theoretical Bang deal could accelerate a decision by Coca-Cola (KO) regarding acquiring, or not, the remaining shares in Monster it does not currently own, said Astrachan, who keeps a Buy rating and $67 price target on Monster Beverage shares.
04/11/19
MSCO
04/11/19
DOWNGRADE
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MSCO
Underweight
Morgan Stanley downgrades Keurig Dr Pepper to Underweight on coffee risk
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley analyst Dara Mohsenian downgraded Keurig Dr Pepper to Underweight from Equal Weight as he sees a negative risk-reward despite a "well telegraphed" Q1 earnings beat on strong pricing at heritage Dr. Pepper Snapple. Based on the firm's recent AlphaWise survey, the analyst sees risk to coffee growth, noting that his forecast of around 1.5% is below the market-implied 4% long-term coffee topline growth, which is a key driver of his EPS forecast by 2021 being 5% below consensus. Additionally, Keurig Dr Pepper shares trade at a premium to the average of beverage peers Coca-Cola (KO) and PepsiCo (PEP) despite lower expected long-term topline growth, Mohsenian noted. He cut his price target on Keurig Dr Pepper shares to $24 from $27.

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