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Global Stocks Trending in the News for February 8th, 2019

Feb 08, 2019

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Global Consumer Stocks Trending in the News

  • Chipotle (CMG) reported third quarter 2019 adjusted EPS of USD$1.72 beating consensus of USD$1.39.  Chipotle third quarter 2019 revenue came at USD$1.23 billion matching consensus of USD$1.19 billion.  Chipotle same store sales grew at 6.1%, well above consensus of 4.5%.  Chipotle is rated “Unattractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Attractive” in our US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Coty Inc. (COTY) announced FY2Q2019 adjusted EPS of USD$0.24 while consensus was for USD$0.22.  Coty Inc. reported revenue of USD$2.51 billion in FY2Q2019 while analysts expected USD$2.46 billion. Coty Inc. declared a quarterly dividend of ISD$0.125 per share. Coty Inc. is rated “Top Short” in our US Large-Cap and “Unattractive” in our US Consumer Staples Global Top Stock Ideas. 
  • Fiat Crysler (BIT: FCA) announced its FY2019 ebit guidance that is 7%-9% below analyst consensus. Automobile manufacturers such as Faurecia (ENXTPA: EO)Valeo (ENXTPA: FR), and Daimler (XTRA: DAI) are all trading lower on the weak guidance. Citigroup reiterated its sell recommendation for Fiat Chrysler and lowered its price target from 48 euros/share to 44 euros/share on the news. Fiat Chrysler is not rated in our Global Top Stock Ideas. Faurecia is rated “Top Short” in our European Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas. Valeo is rated “Top Short” in our European Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas. Daimler is rated “Unattractive” in our European Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber (GT) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$0.51 while consensus was for USD$0.60. Goodyear Tire & Rubber observed net sales of USD$3.88bn in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$3.88bn -- the company cited, “unfavorable currency translation,” as reasoning for the revenue miss. Goodyear Tire & Rubber is rated “Unattractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Neutral” in our US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • GoPro (GPRO) reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of USD$0.26, in line with consensus of USD$0.26. GoPro fourth quarter revenue came at USD$377 million beating consensus of USD$374 million by a touch.  GoPro is rated “Neutral” in our US SMID-Cap and “Unattractive” in our US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • GrubHub Inc. (GRUB) shares fell the most in over 3 years after the company missed CY1Q2019 guidance estimates. GrubHub told analysts that it sees its adjusted ebitda between USD$40mm and USD$50mm in CY1Q2018, missing the lowest analysts estimates that ranged between USD$55.5mm and USD$93.7mm. GrubHub is rated “Unattractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Neutral” in our US Information Technology Global Top Stock Ideas. 
  • Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$0.48 while consensus was for USD$0.46. Hanesbrands Inc. reported revenue of USD$1.77bn in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$1.71bn. Hanesbrands Inc. sees FY2019 adjusted EPS of between USD$1.72 and USD$1.80, the midpoint of which misses analyst expectations of USD$1.80. Hanesbrands Inc. is rated “Unattractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Neutral” in our US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Hasbro Inc. (HAS) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$1.33 widely missing consensus of USD$1.71. Hasbro Inc. reported revenue of USD$1.39 billion in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$1.71. Hasbro Inc. Hiked its quarterly dividend to 68 cents per share, up from 63 cents, but below 69 cents expected.. Hasbro Inc. is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap and “Top Buy” in our US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Stock Ideas. 
  • Kellogg Co. (K) announced CY4Q2018 comparable EPS of USD$0.91 while consensus was for USD$0.88. Kellogg Co. reported revenue of USD$3.32bn in CY4Q2018, matching consensus of USD$3.32bn. Kellogg Co. sees FY2019 revenue growing by between 3% and 4%. Kellogg Co. is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap and “Attractive” in our US Consumer Staples Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Mattel (MAT) reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of USD$0.04, strongly beating consensus of 14 cents per share loss. Mattel fourth quarter revenue came at USD$1.52 billion beating consensus of USD$1.44 billion.  Mattel posted its first beat on quarterly earnings in 3 years, seeing better than expected sales in Barbie and Hot Wheels.  Mattel is rated “Unattractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Neutral” in our US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Tyson Foods (TSN) announced FY1Q2019 adjusted EPS of USD$1.58 while consensus was for USD$1.56. Tyson Foods reported revenue of USD$10.19bn in FY1Q2019 while analysts expected USD$10.37bn. Tyson Foods sees FY2019 revenue between USD$43.00bn and USD$42.69bn, in line with analyst expectations. Tyson Foods is rated “Attractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Top Buy” in our US Consumer Staples Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$0.40, largely missing consensus of USD$0.97. Yum! Brands Inc. reported revenue of USD$1.56bn in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$1.59bn. Yum! Brands Inc. Observed worldwide comparable sales growth of 3.0% in CY4Q2018 while consensus was for 2.5%. Yum! Brands Inc. is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap and “Top Buy” in our US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Stock Ideas.

Global Information Technology and Communication Services Stocks Trending in the News

  • Alliance Data Systems (ADS) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$7.04 while consensus was for USD$6.94. Alliance Data Systems reported revenue of USD$2.06bn in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$2.12bn. Alliance Data Systems sees FY2019 adjusted EPS of USD$22.0bn while consensus was for USD$24.4bn. Alliance Data Systems is rated “Top Buy” in our US Large-Cap and “Attractive” in our US Information Technology Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Broadridge Financial Solutions (BR) announced FY2Q2019 adjusted EPS of USD$0.56 while consensus was for USD$0.71. Broadridge Financial Solutions reported revenue of USD$953.4mm in FY2Q2019 while analysts expected USD$967.6mm. Broadridge Financial Solutions sees FY2019 adjusted EPS growing by between 9% and 13%. Broadridge Financial Solutions is rated “Top Buy” in our US Large-Cap and “Top Buy” in our US Information Technology Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • DXC Technology (DXC) reported adjusted third quarter 2019 EPS of USD$2 23 beating consensus of USD$2.05.  DXC Technology third quarter 2019 revenue came at USD$5.18 billion, in line with consensus of USD$5.16 billion.  DXC Technology is rated “Attractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Attractive” in our US Information Technology Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Fiserv (FISV) reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of USD$0.84 in line with consensus of USD$0.86.  Fiserv fourth quarter revenue came at USD$1.55 billion matching consensus of USD$1.55 billion.  Fiserv saw internal revenue growth of 4.5% in the fourth quarter.  Fiserv is rated “Top Buy” in our US Large-Cap and “Attractive” in our US Information Technology Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Motorola Solutions (MSI) reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of USD$2.63 beating consensus of USD$2.54. Motorola Solutions fourth quarter revenue came at USD$2.25 billion in line with consensus of USD$2.22 billion.  Motorola Solutions is rated “Top Buy” in our US Large-Cap and “Top Buy” in our US Information Technology Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Twitter Inc. (TWTR) shares slid after reporting CY1Q2019 revenue guidance between USD$715mm and USD$775mm, the midpoint of which misses consensus of USD$766.1mm. Twitter announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$0.31 while consensus was for USD$0.25. Twitter Inc. reported revenue of USD$909.0mm in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$866.7mm. Twitter also announced that it would stop reporting monthly active users (MAU). Twitter Inc. is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap and “Attractive” in our US Information Technology Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Wirecard AG (XTRA: WDI) shares tanked as much as 20% on Thursday after a new report indicates that two of the company’s senior executives knew of alleged accounting fraud practices. The report highlights two officials at the company’s Munich headquarters who were aware of a, “round-tripping,” scheme in Singapore that potentially led to book-padding in the company’s Asia businesses. Wirecard has since responded to the allegations, writing in an emailed that, “nothing about the article published today is true.” Wirecard is rated “Attractive” in our European Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas. 

Global Industrials Stocks Trending in the News

  • Arconic Inc. (ARNC) announced plans to break into two separate companies while also announcing that it will slash its dividend by two-thirds. Arconic will split into an Engineered Products & Forging company and a Global Rolled Products business company. Arconic cut its dividend from USD$0.06 to USD$0.02, citing a need to trim costs. Arconic Inc. is rated “Unattractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Unattractive” in our US Industrials Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • GrafTech International (EAF) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$0.79 while consensus was for USD$0.71. GrafTech International reported revenue of USD$532.8mm in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$476.8mm. GrafTech International’s CEO said on a call with analysts, “Looking ahead to 2019, demand for our products remains solid and we expect to have continued robust cash.” GrafTech International is rated “Neutral” in our US SMID-Cap and “Attractive” in our US Industrials Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Masco Corp. (MAS) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$0.64 while consensus was for USD$0.56. Masco Corp. reported revenue of USD$2.04bn in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$2.01bn. Masco Corp. sees FY2019 adjusted EPS of between USD$2.60 and USD$2.80, the midpoint of which is in line with consensus of USD$2.71. Masco Corp. is rated “Top Buy” in our US Large-Cap and “Attractive” in our US Industrials Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Univar Inc. (UNVR) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$0.33 while consensus was for USD$0.32. Univar Inc. reported net sales of USD$1.97 billion in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$2.01 billion. Univar Inc. sees FY1Q2019 adjusted EPS between USD$0.27 and USD$0.29. Univar Inc. is rated “Unattractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Neutral” in our US Industrials Global Top Stock Ideas. 
  • Vestas Wind Systems (CPSE: VWS) announced FY2019 guidance that mostly beat analyst estimates. Vestas Wind Systems told analysts that it sees FY2019 revenue between 10.75bn euros and 12.25bn euros, the midpoint of which is 3.2% above consensus of 11.14bn euros. Vestas Wind Systems also said that it expects an ebit margin of between 8% and 10% for the upcoming fiscal year. Vestas Wind Systems is rated “Attractive” in our European Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.  
     

 

 

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Global Financials Stocks Trending in the News

  • CBOE Global Markets Inc. (CBOE) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$1.54 while consensus was for USD$1.37. CBOE Global Markets Inc. reported revenue of USD$334.4mm in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$324.5mm. CBOE Global Markets Inc. told analysts that it sees FY2019 capital expenditures between USD$50mm and USD$55mm. CBOE Global Markets Inc. is rated “Attractive” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$0.94 while consensus was for USD$0.92. Intercontinental Exchange reported revenue of USD$1.31bn in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$1.30bn. Intercontinental Exchange is rated “Attractive” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Prudential Financial (PRU) reported fourth quarter adjusted operating EPS of USD$2.44 missing consensus of USD$2.78. Prudential Financial fourth quarter assets under management came at USD$1.38 trillion, matching consensus.  Prudential Financial hiked its quarterly dividend to USD$1, above 95 cents consensus.  Prudential Financial is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • S&P Global (SPGI) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$2.22 while consensus was for USD$2.20. S&P Global reported revenue of USD$1.54bn in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$1.60bv. S&P Global sees FY2019 adjusted EPS of between USD$8.95 and USD$9.15, missing consensus of USD$9.20. S&P Global is rated “Top Buy” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Sun Trust Bank (STI) and BB&T (BBT) announced they are merging in an all stock deal.  The merger will be a USD$66 billion deal that will create the 6th largest bank in the US.  The banks said in a joint statement that the merger will deliver USD$1.6 billion in annual cost savings by 2022.  The banks are merging as equals.  Sun Trust is rated “Attractive” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.  BB&T is rated “Attractive” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.  

Global Commodities & Power Stocks Trending in the News

  • Anadarko Petroleum (APC) reported fourth quarter EPS of USD$0.38 missing consensus of USD$0.63.  Anadarko Petroleum fourth quarter revenue came at USD$339.5 million, matching consensus of USD$341.8 million.  Anadarko Petroleum is rated “Unattractive” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Avista Corp. (AVA) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$0.70 while consensus was for USD$0.65. Avista Corp. sees FY2019 adjusted EPS between USD$2.78 and USD$2.98. Avista also said that it will issue USD$165mm of long-term debt and up to USD$50mm of equity to refinance its debt, fund capex, and maintain its capital structure in FY2019. Avista Corp. is rated “Attractive” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Clevland-Cliffs Inc. (CLF) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS from continuing operations of USD$2.03 while consensus was for USD$0.59. Clevland-Cliffs Inc. reported revenue of USD$693.3mm in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$715.7mm. Clevland-Cliffs Inc. is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • DTE Energy Co. (DTE) announced CY4Q2018 operating EPS of USD$0.91 while consensus was for USD$0.93. DTE Energy also reaffirmed its guidance for FY2019. DTE Energy is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Exelon Corp. (EXC) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$0.58 while consensus was for USD$0.57. Exelon Corp. sees FY2019 adjusted EPS of between USD$3.00 and USD$3.30, the midpoint of which slightly misses analyst expectations of USD$3.17. Exelon Corp. is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$1.35 missing consensus of USD$1.96. Marathon Petroleum Corp. reported revenue of USD$32.54 billion in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$32.68 billion.  Marathon Petroleum Corp. is rated “Unattractive” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Phillips 66 (PSX) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted ebitda of USD$309.00mm while analysts expected USD$282.7mm. Phillips 66 generated earnings per unit of USD$1.09 in CY4Q2018 while consensus was for USD$1.02.  Phillips 66 is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Sealed Air Corp. (SEE) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$0.75 while consensus was for USD$0.67. Sealed Air Corp. reported revenue of USD$1.26bn in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$1.25bn. Sealed Air Corp. sees FY2019 adjusted EPS of between USD$2.65 and USD$2.75 the midpoint of which slightly misses consensus of USD$2.74. Sealed Air Corp. is rated “Top Buy” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Vale (VALE) has lost its license to operate the tailings dam that collapsed.  Additionally, emails have surfaced showing dam inspectors warning of potential problems with the 43-year-old earthen dam.  Vale announced the evacuation of 500 residents downstream of a different dam at another of Vale’s mines due to fears of a potential collapse.  Vale has a number of steps it must complete to bring the mine back online and that is not expected to be any time soon.  Vale is rated “Neutral” in our Brazil All-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • WR Grace (GRA) announced fourth quarter adjusted EPS of USD$1.14 while consensus was for USD$1.04. WR Grace reported revenue of USD$520 million in the fourth quarter while analysts expected USD$498 million. WR Grace is rated “Attractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Attractive” in our US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Stock Ideas.

Global Healthcare Stocks Trending in the News

  • Cardinal Health (CAH) announced FY2Q2019 adjusted EPS of USD$1.29, beating consensus of USD$1.09. Cardinal Health reported revenue of USD$7.74bn in FY2Q2019, surpassing consensus of USD$36.08bn. Cardinal Health sees FY2019 adjusted EPS between USD$4.97 and USD$2.17, the midpoint of which beats consensus of USD$5.01. Cardinal Health is rated “Unattractive” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Laboratory Corp. Of America (LH) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$2.52, matching consensus of USD$2.52. Laboratory Corp. Of America reported revenue of USD$2.79bn in CY4Q2018, also matching consensus of USD$2.79bn. Laboratory Corp. Of America sees FY2019 adjusted EPS between USD$11.00 and USD$11.40, the midpoint of which is in line with consensus of USD$11.21. Laboratory Corp. Of America is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.

 

 

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