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EMR

Emerson

$66.89

-0.32 (-0.48%)

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D. E. Shaw sees 50% upside in Emerson shares, calls for cost cuts and split

D. E. Shaw Group, which has been an investor in Emerson Electric (EMR) for over four years and currently hold a more than 1.0% interest in the common stock and equivalents of the company, today sent a letter to the company's board. The letter states in part, "Emerson is an iconic company with world-class assets. However, persistent undermanagement of those assets and a long track record of poor capital allocation, excessive costs, suboptimal business configuration, deficient corporate governance, and misalignment of interests have led to significant underperformance of Emerson stock relative to its peers and to the broader market over every relevant measurement period. Simply put, we believe that Emerson has the assets and businesses to be a great company with a premium valuation, but the management team and Board have let shareholders down. To create maximum and enduring value for its shareholders, Emerson needs to change. We believe the right set of actions could result in over 50% upside to Emerson's share price, or over $20 billion of equity value creation for Emerson shareholders, while at the same time preserving Emerson's market leading position in its various businesses." Shaw calls on Emerson to reduce costs, split into a pure play industrial automation company and a climate technology-focused company, and improve corporate governance and align executive compensation. Shares of Emerson are down 16c to $67.05 in morning trading. Reference Link

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    Nov

EMR Emerson
$66.89

-0.32 (-0.48%)

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Emerson downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus
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Emerson downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus
As previously reported, Argus analyst John Eade downgraded Emerson to Hold after its recent disappointing Q3 results, with earnings rising at a slower pace relative to prior quarters orders tracking weak. The analyst also points to the stock underperforming over the past quarter while trading in a bearish pattern of lower highs and lower lows that dates to October 2018. Ease still expects Emerson to generate high single-digit earnings and 3-4% revenue growth with margin improvement over the longer term, but sees its near-term trends challenged by slower sales and compressing margins from acquisition integration and tariffs.
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Target $77
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Emerson upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Deane Dray upgraded Emerson Electric to Outperform from Sector Perform and raised his price target for the shares to $77 from $65.
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Target $77

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Emerson upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
As previously reported, RBC Capital analyst Deane Dray upgraded Emerson Electric to Outperform from Sector Perform and raised his price target for the shares to $77 from $65. The analyst cites the stock's relative earnings multiple being at the bottom of its historical range, with added upward bias coming from the company's quality cyclical exposure and his ongoing "75% defensive sector weighting". Dray further speculates that Emerson Electric CEO Dave Farr may push for a break-up of the company prior to his expected retirement in FY21-22, unlocking shareholder value.

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