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Merck KGaA changes currency hedging policy, WSJ reports

Merck KGaA has altered its hedging policy to protect against unfavorable changes in currency-exchange rates sparked by global trade tensions, the Wall Street Journal's Nina Trentmann reports. CFO Marcus Kuhnert told the Journal that the pharmaceuticals company shortened the horizon of its currency hedges to one year from three years while expanding the hedging program to cover revenue in all currencies in which it operates. "Currencies have become more volatile, and there is more risk potential because of international trade disputes," Kuhnert said. Merck KGaA now sees a positive earnings effect of as much as 2% from currencies, the author notes. Reference Link

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Merck KGaA downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
UBS analyst Michael Leuchten downgraded Merck KGaA to Neutral from Buy saying the stock's valuation is now close to his sum-of-the parts analysis. The analyst believes near-term catalysts are now priced into the shares. He lowered his price target for Merck KGaA to EUR 108 from EUR 115.
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Versum Materials upgraded to Buy at Loop Capital on deal prospects
As previously reported, Loop Capital analyst Chris Kapsch upgraded Versum Materials (VSM) to Buy from Hold and raised his price target for the shares to $56 from $53. The analyst say he "really likes" the potential combination with Entegris (ENTG) if it is successful in acquiring the company, as the merged entity would "create a premier mid-cap specialty materials company". Kapsch also speculates that Merck KGaA (MKGAY) is likely to increase its offer to acquire Versum even as the latter's board has "unequivocally spurned" the all-cash $48/share takeout bid and believes the revised proposal could come before the April 26th shareholder vote on the proposed merger of equals with Entegris.
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Versum Materials downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel
Stifel analyst Patrick Ho downgraded Versum Materials (VSM) to Hold from Buy after the company received a revised all-cash offer of $53 per share offer from Merck KGaA (MKGAY) and Entegris (ENTG) announced in a press release that it would not counter this bid. With Entegris turning down a potential counter and walking away, Ho said he does not believe there will be any additional counter, hostile, or unsolicited bidding. He raised his price target for Versum shares to $53 from $46.
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Versum Materials downgraded to Hold from Buy at Loop Capital
As previously reported, Loop Capital analyst Chris Kapsch downgraded Versum Materials (VSM) to Hold and lowered his price target to $53 from $56, saying the bidding process for the company has "run its course" after its board agreed to Merck KGaA's (MKGAY) "sweetened" deal over that of Entegris' (ENTG) merger of equals proposal. The analyst says the stock has limited upside from its current levels and expects the deal to close in the second half of 2019.

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