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PCG

PG&E

$22.92

1.46 (6.80%)

, BRK.A

Berkshire Hathaway

$316,942.57

-177.43 (-0.06%)

10:37
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10:37

PG&E deal talks report could drive renewed interest, says BofA/Merrill

BofA Merrill Lynch analyst Julien Dumoulin-Smith noted that SparkSpread reported that Berkshire Hathaway Energy (BRK.A) was in talks to acquire bankrupt PG&E (PCG). However, CNBC subsequently reported that Berkshire had no interest, citing direct conversations with Warren Buffett, and a spokesperson also noted the company is not in talks with PG&E, noted the analyst. Still, he thinks headlines regarding the Berkshire interest could help drive renewed interest in PG&E from other large-cap entities, adding that "for all of the same reasons why we see credibility to a potential Berkshire bid, much of the same applies to any other large buyer." Dumoulin-Smith keeps No Rating on PG&E shares given ongoing Chapter 11 proceedings.

PCG

PG&E

$22.92

1.46 (6.80%)

BRK.A

Berkshire Hathaway

$316,942.57

-177.43 (-0.06%)

BRK.B

Berkshire Hathaway

$211.27

-0.46 (-0.22%)

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PCG PG&E
$22.92

1.46 (6.80%)

02/19/19
SBSH
02/19/19
UPGRADE
Target $31
SBSH
Buy
PG&E upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst Praful Mehta upgraded PG&E to Buy with a $31 price target. Recent comments by California Governor Gavin Newsom indicate an "increasingly likelihood of legislative action," Mehta tells investors in a research note. The analyst believes legislation could limit PG&E's future wildfire risk and unlock "significant upside" in the shares. While Mehta expects legislative action, he "conservatively" assumes "some liabilities" from 2019 fires. PG&E in premarket trading is up 8%, or $1.20, to $16.68.
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Fly Intel: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. McDonald's (MCD) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens with analyst Will Slabaugh saying McDonald's core U.S. business is accelerating and positioned to show upside to consensus estimates for Q1 and fiscal 2019. 2. PG&E (PCG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi with analyst Praful Mehta saying recent comments by California Governor Gavin Newsom indicate an "increasingly likelihood of legislative action." 3. PepsiCo (PEP) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie with analyst Caroline Levy saying new CEO Ramon Laguarta "moved decisively" to reset for sustained 4%-6% sales growth by stepping up marketing and capital spending. 4. Freeport McMoRan (FCX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi while Southern Copper (SCCO) was double upgraded to Buy from Sell. 5. Cosan (CZZ) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Lucas Ferreira saying the shares trade at an "excessive" 40% discount to net asset value, in the upper part of the 30%-40% range where the stock should be trading. 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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ARGS
02/26/19
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PG&E upgraded to Hold from Sell at Argus
04/15/19
SBSH
04/15/19
NO CHANGE
SBSH
Citi reiterates Buy ratings on PG&E, Edison after strike team report
Governor Newsom's press conference and the strike team report unveiled on Friday gives confidence that California will "get something constructive accomplished by July," Citi analyst Praful Mehta tells investors in a research note. The Governor highlighted that a solution requires participation from everybody including investors, insurers, attorneys and tax payers, adds the analyst. He finds this statement "extremely important" and reiterates Buy ratings on both PG&E (PFE) and Edison International (EIX).
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BERN
10/03/18
NO CHANGE
BERN
Amazon to be accelerant of disruption coming for healthcare, says Bernstein
Bernstein analyst Lance Wilkes believes disruption is coming for healthcare and that Amazon (AMZN) will be an accelerant of this disruption. Further, the analyst sees a parallel with the fast changes in health insurance which took place in the 90's, when health insurance changed from 90% indemnity to 80% managed care within ten years. Wilkes thinks Amazon is developing a series of business strategies for entering healthcare market segments, namely directly entering online pharmacy, creating a disruptor in the employer healthcare space through its venture with Berkshire (BRK.A) and JPMorgan (JPM), and entering digital consumer healthcare spaces including using Alexa for consumer engagement and behavior modification.
10/17/18
JPMS
10/17/18
NO CHANGE
Target $375000
JPMS
Overweight
Berkshire shares are undervalued on look-through earnings, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Sarah DeWitt views Berkshire Hathaway as one of the best value plays in her coverage group. Although the stock appears more expensive than the S&P 500 at 20 times 2019 estimated earnings, reported earnings ignore the company's "massive" equity portfolio of nearly $200B, DeWitt tells investors in a research note. The analyst thinks a better measure is look-through earnings, which she notes is the one Warren Buffett endorses and includes Berkshire's share of retained earnings of major investees that are not reflected in GAAP earnings. On this basis, Berkshire trades at 13.6 times estimated 2019 look-through earnings, near the all-time historical low for price-to-look-through earnings ratio and a significant discount to the S&P 500 at 16 times, the analyst says. She thinks Berkshire should trade at least in line with the historical median on look-through earnings of 17 times, which would imply 25% upside. The analyst keeps Overweight rating on both of Berkshire's share classes. DeWitt has a $375,000 price target for the class A shares (BRK.A) and $250 target for the class B shares (BRK.B).
11/15/18
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NO CHANGE

Morgan Stanley says 13F a 'clear signal' of value Buffett sees in financials
Following the release last night of 13F filings detailing the holdings of large investors, including Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A), Morgan Stanley analyst Kai Pan noted that the filing from Warren Buffett's Berkshire revealed increased stakes in Bank of America (BAC), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Goldman Sachs (GS) along with new stakes in JPMorgan (JPM), PNC Financial (PNC) and Travelers (TRV). The analyst sees these investments, along with the fact that Berkshire's s financial holdings stood at 46% of its overall $203B equity portfolio as of quarter end, as a "clear signal" of the value that Buffett sees in financials, Pan tells investors. He adds that he views Buffett's new stake in Oracle (ORCL) as another "notable" new purchase.
04/09/19
KEYB
04/09/19
NO CHANGE
Target $235
KEYB
Overweight
Workday wins deal from Berkshire Hathaway's Geico, says KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Brent Bracelin reported that he found a recent job posting indicating that Geico, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A), plans to implement Workday (WDAY) Financials as its new ERP system. He view the Geico win, which also includes the use of Workday's Adaptive Insights planning software, as further validation of the increasing cloud financial momentum at the company. The analyst, who sees share gains across both HCM and ERP as the primary drivers of upside for Workday, has an Overweight rating and $235 price target on the shares.
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