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Fly News Breaks for October 11, 2019
Oct 11, 2019 | 05:34 EDT
Jefferies analyst Ryan Tomkins upgraded Hexo to Hold from Underperform with a price target of C$3.80 following yesterday's selloff in shares.
News For HEXO From the Last 2 Days
Nov 14, 2019 | 15:50 EST
Shares of marijuana stocks are falling after another Canadian pot company reported quarterly results that disappointed investors. In its quarterly report, Canopy Growth (CGC), considered one of the leaders in the sector, reported net revenue of almost C$77M, 15% lower than the almost C$91M reported last quarter. CANNABIS DISAPPOINTMENT: In a report out earlier this week, Bill Kirk of MKM Partners said he sees today to be "book ended with cannabis disappointment." Kirk was referring to Thursday as a day that two significant marijuana companies report quarterly results. Canopy reported before the market open and is down significantly heading into the close. Aurora (ACB) results are expected after the bell tonight. The MKM analyst said in his note that he doesn't think either company will show meaningful top-line improvement due to inventory held leading to prices falling. Kirk added that "Aurora is unlikely to be EBITDA positive by June 2020 as consensus expects." Canopy Growth's CEO Mark Zekulin confirmed MKM's inventory concerns. "The last two quarters have been challenging for the Canadian cannabis sector as provinces have reduced purchases to lower inventory levels, retail store openings have fallen short of expectations, and Cannabis 2.0 products are yet to come to market." PRICE ACTION: Canopy Growth is trading 13.4% lower in afternoon trading to just over $16.00 per share. OTHER MARIJUANA RELATED STOCKS: Shares of other marijuana-related names are all lower in the final hour, including ETFMG Alternative Harvest (MJ), Tilray (TLRY), Aphria (APHA), Hexo (HEXO) Constellation Brands (STZ), and Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG).