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Global Stocks Trending in the News for February 6th, 2019

Feb 06, 2019

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Global Consumer Stocks Trending in the News

  • Aramark (ARMK) reported FY1Q2019 adjusted EPS of USD$0.63 in line with analyst expectations for USD$0.61. Aramark generated USD$4.3bn of revenue in FY1Q2019 while consensus called for USD$4.19bn. Aramark expects FY2019 EPS to come between USD$2.30 and USD$2.40. Aramark is rated “Attractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Attractive” in our US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Stock Ideas. 
  • Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. (ADM) reported CY4Q2018 earnings that missed the average analyst estimate. On a conference call with analysts, CEO Juan Luciano said, “Our assumption is not that the trade deal is resolved now in the first quarter, we have it more like half of the year.”  Analysts were surprised that Archer-Daniels-Midland is basing their FY2019 guidance on a resolution to the trade war when there is no imminent deal. Archer-Daniels-Midland is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap and “Top Buy” in our US Consumer Staples Global Top Stock Ideas.  
  • Church & Dwight Co. (CHD) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$0.57 in line with consensus of USD$0.58. Church & Dwight Co. reported revenue of USD$1.07bn in CY4Q2018 matching consensus for USD$1.07bn. Church & Dwight Co. sees FY2019 adjusted EPS between USD$2.43 and USD$2.47, missing consensus for USD$2.48. Church & Dwight Co. is rated “Attractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Top Buy” in our US Consumer Staples Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Daimler (DB: DAI) reported fourth quarter ebit of 2.67 billion versus 3.42 billion euros a year ago.  Daimler fourth quarter revenue came at 46.6 billion euros USD$39.29 billion versus 45.5 billion euros from a year ago.  Daimler is discussing building an electric van with Tesla (TSLA).  Daimler is also talking to Geely Automotive (SEHK:175) about future cooperation.  Daimler is rated “Unattractive” in our European Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.  Tesla is rated “Top Short” in our US Large-Cap and “Neutral” in our US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Stock Ideas.  Geely Automotive is rated “Unattractive” in our China All-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Distribuidora Internacional de Alimentacion, S/A (BME: DIA) shares soared more than 50% on Monday after LetterOne, the investment vehicle for Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman, announced a takeover bid. LetterOne is offering 800mm euros (USD$913mm) for the troubled European grocer. LetterOne already owns 29% of DIA shares. DIA is rated “Top Short” in our European SMID-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.  
  • Energizer Holdings (ENR) reported FY2019 adjusted EPS guidance that beat analyst estimates while announcing an adjusted EPS for FY1Q2019 that also surpassed analyst expectations. Energizer generated an adjusted EPS of USD$1.64 while consensus was for USD$1.54. Energizer sees adjusted EPS between USD$3.45 and USD$3.55 in FY2019 while consensus called for just USD$3.40. Energizer is rated “Unattractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Neutral” in our US Consumer Staples Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. (EL) reported FY2Q2019 adjusted EPS of USD$1.86 well above analyst expectations for USD$1.55.  Estee Lauder Cos. expects FY2019 EPS to come between USD$4.92 and USD$5.00. Estee Lauder Cos. is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap and “Neutral” in our US Consumer Staples Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • General Motors Co. (GM) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$1.43 while consensus was for USD$1.25. General Motors Co. reported revenue of USD$38.40bn in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$36.53bn. General Motors Co. maintained FY2019 adjusted EPS guidance between USD$6.50 and USD$7.00 while consensus was for USD$6.27. General Motors Co. is rated “Top Short” in our US Large-Cap and “Top Buy” in our US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Pandora A/S (CPSE: PNDORA) shares traded notably higher after beating CY4Q2018 estimates despite the company saying that it expects negative organic growth in FY2019.  Pandora generated net income of 5.05bn Danish krone in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected 4.88bn Danish krone. Pandora said that it expects organic sales to slow by between 3% and 7% in FY2019. Pandora is rated “Neutral” in our European Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas. 
  • Ralph Lauren Corp. (RL) reported FY3Q2019 adjusted EPS of USD$2.32 beating analyst expectations for USD$2.14. Ralph Lauren generated USD$1.73bn of revenue in FY3Q2019 while consensus called for USD$1.66bn. Ralph Lauren’s comparable sales at constant currency grew 4% in FY3Q2019, double consensus of 2%. Ralph Lauren is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap and “Attractive” in our US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Stock Ideas.

Global Information Technology & Communication Services Stocks Trending in the News

  • Alphabet (GOOGL) reported fourth quarter EPS of USD$12.77 missing consensus of USD$13.04.  Alphabet fourth quarter revenue came at USD$39.29 billion matching consensus of USD$38.98 billion.  Alphabet reported USD$7 billion on capital expenditures, well above USD$5.2 billion expected. Paid clicks on Google properties grew 66% y/y.   Alphabet is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap and “Attractive” in our US Information Technology Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • CDK Global Inc. (CDK) announced FY2Q2019 adjusted EPS of USD$0.98 while consensus was for USD$0.91. CDK Global reported revenue of USD$590.4mm in FY2Q2019 while analysts expected USD$578.8mm. CDK Global sees FY2019 adjusted EPS at the higher end of between USD$3.70 and USD$3.80 while analysts expect USD$3.73. CDK Global is rated “Attractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Top Buy” in our US Information Technology Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$ while consensus was for USD$1.07. Cognizant Technology Solutions reported revenue of USD$ in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$. Cognizant Technology Solutions sees FY2019 adjusted EPS between USD$ and USD$. Cognizant Technology Solutions is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap and “Top Buy” in our US Information Technology Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Electronic Arts (EA) reported third quarter 2019 adjusted EPS of USD$1.93 matching consensus of USD$1.93.  Electronic Arts third quarter 2019 revenue came at USD$1.61 billion trailing consensus of USD$1.75 billion.  Electronic Arts gave EPS guidance for the coming quarter of USD$ 0.90, well below consensus of USD$1.59 with revenue of USD$1.17 while consensus is for USD$1.47 billion.  Electronic Arts is rated “Unattractive” in our US SMID-Cap and “Neutral” in our US Information Technology Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Entegris Inc. (ENTG) reported FY1Q2019 adjusted EPS of USD$0.47 in line with analyst expectations for USD$0.45. Entegris Inc. generated USD$401.6 mn of revenue in FY1Q2019 while consensus called for USD$391.4mn. Entegris Inc. expects FY2Q2019 EPS to come between USD$0.42 and USD$0.47. Entegris Inc. is rated “Attractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Attractive” in our US Information Technology Global Top Stock Ideas. 
  • First Data Corp. (FDC) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$0.38 that matched its preliminary reported adjusted EPS of USD$0.38 on January 16th. First Data Corp. Sees its FY2019 adjusted EPS between USD$1.55 and USD$1.58, the midpoint of which slightly misses consensus of USD$1.58. First Data Corp. is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap and “Neutral” in our US Information Technology Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Lumentum Holdings (LITE) announced FY2Q2019 adjusted EPS of USD$1.15 while consensus was for USD$1.17. Lumentum Holdings reported revenue of USD$373.7mm in FY2Q2019, beating analyst expectations for USD$357.4mm. Lumentum Holdings sees FY2019 adjusted EPS between USD$0.76 and USD$0.94, the midpoint of which misses consensus for USD$0.93. Lumentum Holdings is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap and “Neutral” in our US Information Technology Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Seagate Technology (STX) reported fiscal second quarter adjusted EPS of USD$1.41 beating consensus of USD$1.28.  Seagate Technology fiscal second quarter revenue came at USD$2.71 billion matching consensus of USD$2.7 billion.  Seagate Technology is not rated in our Global Top Stock Ideas
  • Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO) shares fell after announcing FY4Q2019 EPS guidance between USD$0.61 and USD$0.71 while consensus was for USD$1.07. Take-Two generated an adjusted EPS of USD$2.90 in FY3Q2019 while consensus was for USD$2.80. Take-Two Interactive Software reported adjusted revenue of USD$1.57bn in F32Q2019 while analysts expected USD$1.52. Take-Two Interactive Software is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap and “Top Buy” in our US Information Technology Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • The New York Times Co. (NYT) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$0.32 while consensus was for USD$0.28. The New York Times reported revenue of USD$502.7mm in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$479.5mm. The New York Times is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap and “Neutral” in our US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • The Walt Disney Co. (DIS) reported fiscal first quarter adjusted EPS of USD$1.84, handily beating consensus of USD$1.54. Disney fiscal first quarter revenue came at USD$15.3 billion beating consensus of USD$15.15 billion by a touch.  Disney's strong broadcast results drove the company's earnings beat.  Walt Disney Co. is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap and “Top Buy” in our US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (FOXA) announced FY2Q2019 adjusted EPS from continuing operations of USD$0.37 while consensus was for USD$0.32. Twenty-First Century Fox reported revenue of USD$8.50bn in FY2Q2019 while analysts expected USD$8.49bn. Twenty-First Century Fox is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap and “Top Buy” in our US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Versum Materials (VSM) reported fourth quarter EPS of USD$0.55 matching consensus of USD$0.55.  Versum Materials fourth quarter revenue came at USD$339.5 million, matching consensus of USD$341.8 million.  Versum Materials is rated “Top Buy” in our US SMID-Cap and “Attractive” in our US Information Technology Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Viacom Inc. (VIAB) announced FY1Q2019 adjusted EPS from continuing operations of USD$1.12, beating consensus of USD$1.02. Viacom reported revenue of USD$3.09bn in FY1Q2019 while analysts expected USD$3.12bn. Viacom is rated “Unattractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Attractive” in our US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • The Walt Disney Co. (DIS) reported fiscal first quarter adjusted EPS of USD$1.84, handily beating consensus of USD$1.54. Disney fiscal first quarter revenue came at USD$15.3 billion beating consensus of USD$15.15 billion by a touch.  Disney's strong broadcast results drove the company's earnings beat.  Walt Disney Co. is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap and “Top Buy” in our US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Stock Ideas.

Global Industrials Stocks Trending in the News

  • Cummins Inc. (CMI) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$3.63 while consensus was for USD$3.81. Cummins Inc. reported revenue of USD$6.13bn in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$6.08bn. Cummins Inc. sees FY2019 revenue growing by between 0% and 4%. Cummins Inc. is rated “Attractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Top Buy” in our US Industrials Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) announced FY1Q2019 EPS from continuing operations of USD$0.74 while consensus was for USD$0.66. Emerson Electric reported revenue of USD$4.15bn in FY1Q2019 while analysts expected USD$4.21bn. Emerson Electric sees FY2019 adjusted EPS between USD$3.60 and USD$3.75, the midpoint of which beats consensus for USD$3.63. Emerson Electric is rated “Attractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Attractive” in our US Industrials Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (JEC) announced FY1Q2019 adjusted EPS of USD$1.14 while consensus was for USD$1.03. Jacobs Engineering Group reported revenue of USD$3.08bn in FY1Q2019 while analysts expected USD$3.82bn. Jacobs Engineering Group sees FY2019 adjusted EPS of between USD$5.10 and USD$5.50, the midpoint of which edges past analyst expectations of USD$5.15. Jacobs Engineering Group is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap and “Neutral” in our US Industrials Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Sensata Technologies Holdings (ST) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$0.95 while consensus was for USD$0.99. Sensata Technologies reported revenue of USD$3.58bn in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$3.68bn. Sensata Technologies sees FY2019 adjusted EPS of between USD$3.94 and USD$4.10, the midpoint of which slightly misses consensus of USD$4.05. Sensata Technologies is not rated in our Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • TransDigm Group Inc. (TDG) reported FY1Q2019 adjusted EPS of USD$3.85 largely beating analyst expectations for USD$3.43. TransDigm Group generated USD$993.3mm of revenue in FY1Q2019 while consensus called for USD$956.2mm. TransDigm Group expects FY2019 EPS to come between USD$16.42 and USD$17.10, the midpoint of which beats consensus of USD$16.58. TransDigm Group is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap and “Neutral” in our US Industrials Global Top Stock Ideas.

 

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Global Financials Stocks Trending in the News

  • Allstate (ALL) reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of USD$1.24 beating consensus of USD$1.10. Allstate fiscal first quarter combined ratio came at 97% matching consensus.  Allstate is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Lazard Ltd. (LAZ) reported CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$0.94 surpassing analyst expectations for USD$0.91. Lazard generated USD$684.5mm of operating revenue in CY4Q2018 while consensus called for USD$666.8mm. Lazard is not rated in our Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Oaktree Capital (OAK) announced CY4Q2018 financials that largely surpassed analyst expectations. Oaktree Capital generated an adjusted EPS of USD$0.43 in CY4Q2018 while consensus was for USD$0.32. Oaktree Capital’s adjusted revenue of USD$290.2mm also beat analyst expectations for USD$242.3mm. Oaktree Capital is rated “Neutral” in our US SMID-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.  

Global Commodities & Power Stocks Trending in the News

  • Summit Materials Inc. (SUM) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted loss per share of USD$0.16 while consensus was for an adjusted EPS of USD$0.05. Summit Materials reported revenue of USD$445.1mm in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$489.9mm. Summit Materials sees FY2019 adjusted ebitda of between USD$430mm and USD$470mm, the midpoint of which is in line with consensus of USD$451.2mm. Summit Materials is rated “Top Short” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.

Global Healthcare Stocks Trending in the News

  • Array Biopharma Inc. (ARRY) reported FY2Q2018 adjusted loss per share of USD$0.05, better than analyst expectations for a loss per share of USD$0.15. Array Biopharma Inc. generated USD$82.5mm of revenue in FY2Q2018 while consensus called for USD$52.4mm. Array Biopharma Inc. is rated “Top Short” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Becton Dickinson & Co. (BDX) reported CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$2.70 in line with analyst expectations for USD$2.61. Becton Dickinson generated USD$4.16bn of revenue in CY4Q2018 while consensus called for USD$4.11bn. Becton Dickinson expects CY2019 EPS to come between USD$12.05 and USD$12.15. Becton Dickinson is rated “Unattractive” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Boston Scientific Corp. (BSX) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$0.39 beating consensus of USD$0.36.  Boston Scientific Corp. reported revenue of USD$2.56 billion in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$2.5 billion. Boston Scientific Corp. sees FY2019 adjusted EPS between USD$1.53 and USD$1.58. Boston Scientific Corp. is rated “Unattractive” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas. 
  • Centene Corp. (CNC) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$1.38 while consensus was for USD$1.32. Centene Corp. reported revenue of USD$16.6bn in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$16.33bn. Centene Corp. sees CY2019 split adjusted EPS between USD$4.11 and USD$4.31. Centene Corp. is rated “Attractive” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas. 
  • Elanco Animal Health Inc. (ELAN) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$0.29 while consensus was for USD$0.28. Elanco Animal Health Inc. reported revenue of USD$799.3mm in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$800.7mm. Elanco Animal Health Inc. sees FY2019 adjusted EPS of between USD$1.02 and USD$1.12 while analysts expect USD$1.10. Elanco Animal Health Inc. is rated “Unattractive” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Eli Lilly & Co. (LLY) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$1.33 matching consensus of USD$1.34. Eli Lilly & Co. reported revenue of USD$6.44 billion in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$6.29 billion. Eli Lilly & Co. sees FY2019 adjusted EPS between USD$5.55 and USD$5.65. Eli Lilly & Co. is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Gilead Sciences (GILD) reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of USD$1.44 missing consensus of USD$1.70.  Gilead Sciences fourth quarter revenue came at USD$5.8 billion beating consensus of USD$5.52 billion.  Gilead Sciences raised its quarterly dividend to 63 cents, up from 57 cents, and above 62 cents expected.  Gilead Sciences is rated “Unattractive” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Humana Inc. (HUM) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$2.65 beating consensus of USD$2.52. Humana Inc. reported revenue of USD$14.17 billion in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$13.97 billion. Humana Inc. sees FY2019 adjusted EPS of between USD$17 and USD$17.50 while analysts expect USD$. Humana Inc. is rated “Attractive” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas. 
  • Immunomedics Inc. (IMMU) announced FY2Q2019 adjusted loss per share of USD$ while consensus was for USD$0.34. Immunomedics reported revenue of USD$ in FY2Q2019 while analysts expected USD$. Immunomedics sees FY2019 adjusted EPS of between USD$ and USD$ while analysts expect USD$. Immunomedics is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (REGN) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$6.84 that largely surpassed consensus of USD$5.61. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals reported revenue of USD$1.93bn in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$1.72bn. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals is rated “Attractive” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.

 

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