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Global Stocks Trending in the News for February 13th, 2019

Feb 13, 2019

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Global Consumer Stocks Trending in the News

  • Hilton Worldwide (HLT) reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of USD$0.79 beating consensus of USD$0.69.  Hilton Worldwide reported fourth quarter revenue of USD$2.29 billion in line with consensus of USD$2.26 billion.  Hilton Worldwide see first quarter 2019 EPS USD$0.73-0.78.  Hilton Worldwide is rated “Attractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Attractive” in our US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Kering (ENXTPA:KER) reported fourth quarter sales growth of 28.1% at Gucci beating consensus of 27%.  Kering reported fourth quarter total sales of 3.83 billion euros.  Kering CEO said 10% growth for Gucci is realistic and he does not see a need for M&A and does not see a need to get into a bidding war.  Kering is rated “Attractive” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Molson Coors Brewing Co. (TAP) announced today that it is restating its financial statements from 2016 and 2017.   Molson Coors Brewing Co. found errors in accounting when preparing 2018 statements.  The errors were related to deferred tax liabilities for partnerships in Miller Coors.  Molson Coors Brewing is rated “Attractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Top Buy” in our US Consumer Staples Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Molson Coors Brewing Co. (TAP)  was downgraded by Deutsche Bank to hold from buy.  The downgrade comes in the wake of the announcement that it is restating its financial statements from 2016 and 2017.   Molson Coors Brewing Co. found errors in accounting when preparing 2018 statements.  The errors were related to deferred tax liabilities for partnerships in Miller Coors.  Molson Coors Brewing is rated “Attractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Top Buy” in our US Consumer Staples Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Under Armour (UAA) reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of USD$0.09 beating consensus of USD$0.04.  Under Armour reported fourth quarter revenue of USD$1.39 billion in line with consensus of USD$1.38 billion.  Under Armour reported a 12% drop in inventory and indicated first quarter sales will be flat, below 2% consensus.  Under Armour is rated “Unattractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Neutral” in our US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$0.56 while consensus was for USD$0.58. US Foods Holding Corp. reported net sales of USD$6.04bn in CY4Q2018 beating analyst expectations of USD$5.98bn. US Foods Holding Corp. sees FY2019 adjusted EPS between USD$2.15 and USD$2.25. US Foods Holding Corp. is rated “Attractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Attractive” in our US Consumer Staples Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Walmart (WMT) and Deliv have severed their online partnership to deliver groceries in New York City.  Walmart works with 7 delivery services and Deliv complained there were not sufficient volumes to make sense for the partnership to continue.  Walmart is rated “Attractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Attractive” in our US Consumer Staples Global Top Stock Ideas. 
  • Wyndham Hotel (WH) reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of USD$0.58 beating consensus of USD$0.56.  Wyndham Hotel reported fourth quarter revenue of USD$527 million beating consensus of USD$497.4 million.  Wyndham Hotel hiked its dividend to 29 cents from 25 cents.  Wyndham Hotel is rated “Unattractive” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas

Global Information Technology and Communication Services Stocks Trending in the News

  • Activision Blizzard (ATVI) reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of USD$1.29 matching consensus of USD$1.29.  Activision Blizzard reported fourth quarter total sales of USD$2.84 billion missing consensus of USD$3.04 billion.  Activision Blizzard said first quarter 2019 EPS will come around 20 cents, well below 47 cents consensus.  Its dividend was raised to 37 cents per share from 34 cents.  Activision Blizzard announced a restructuring that will see it cut 8% of its workforce.  Activision Blizzard is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap and “Top Buy” in our US Information Technology Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Akamai Technology (AKAM) reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of USD$1.07 beating consensus of USD$1.00.  Akamai Technology reported fourth quarter revenue of USD$713 million beating consensus of USD$703.9 million.  Akamai Technology said Ed McGowan will succeed Jim Benson as CFO.  Akamai Technology is rated “Attractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Attractive” in our US Information Technology Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Black Knight Inc. (BKI) announced adjusted EPS in CY4Q2018 of USD$0.50 that beat consensus of USD$0.47. Black Knight observed 6.4% y/y revenue growth to USD$285.6mm in CY4Q2018, in line with analyst expectations. Black Knight is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap and “Neutral” in our US Information Technology Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Dish Network Corp. (DISH) announced CY4Q2018 financials that came in line with analyst expectations. Dish Network reported revenue of USD$3.31bn in CY4Q2018, slightly edging past consensus of USD$3.28bn. Dish Network’s EPS in CY4Q2018 of USD$0.64 came slightly below consensus of USD$0.67. Dish Network is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap and “Neutral” in our US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Fidelity National Information (FIS) reported CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS from continuing operations of USD$1.60 while analysts expected USD$1.58. Fidelity National Information expects FY2019 adjusted EPS between USD$7.35 and USD$7.55, blowing past analyst estimates that range between USD$5.61 and USD$5.86. Fidelity National Information is rated “Top Buy” in our US Large-Cap and “Top Buy” in our US Information Technology Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Global Payments Inc. (GPN) announced FY2019 guidance that slightly misses analyst consensus estimates. Global Payments sees FY2019 adjusted EPS between USD$5.90 and USD$6.10, the midpoint of which is slightly below consensus of USD$6.03. Global Payments expects FY2019 adjusted net revenue between USD$4.43bn and USD$4.49bn. Global Payments is rated “Attractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Attractive” in our US Information Technology Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Interpublic Group of Cos Inc. (IPG) reported adjusted EPS in CY4Q2018 that beat the highest analyst estimates. Interpublic Groupo announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$0.89, beating the highest analyst estimates that ranged between USD$0.75 and USD$0.82. Interpublic Group reported revenue of USD$2.86bn in CY4Q2018, surpassing consensus of USD$2.33bn. Interpublic Group is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap and “Top Buy” in our US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • MoneyGram (MGI) reported fourth quarter EPS of USD$0.01 missing consensus of USD$0.13.  MoneyGram reported fourth quarter revenue of USD$345.8 million in line with consensus of USD$348.5 million.  MoneyGram is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap and “Neutral” in our US Information Technology Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$1.77 while consensus was for USD$1.66. Omnicom Group Inc. reported net sales of USD$4.09 in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$4.10.  Omnicom Group Inc. is rated “Top Buy” in our US Large-Cap and “Top Buy” in our US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Trip Adviser (TRIP) reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of USD$0.27 missing consensus of USD$0.28.  Trip Adviser reported fourth quarter revenue of USD$346 million beating consensus of USD$342.8 million.   Trip Adviser is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap and “Attractive” in our US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Twilio (TWLO) reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of USD$0.04 matching consensus of USD$0.04.  Twilio reported fourth quarter revenue of USD$204.3 million beating consensus of USD$184.5 million.  Hilton Worldwide see first quarter 2019 EPS USD$0.00-0.01, below 2 cents expected.  Twilio is rated “Top Short” in our US Large-Cap and “Unattractive” in our US Information Technology Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Wirecard (XTRA:WDI) has been downgraded Guggenheim today to neutral from buy.  It is impossible to judge the risk/reward at this point given the recent allegations in Singapore of improper activity, Guggenheim highlights in its note.  Wirecard is rated “Attractive” in our European Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.

Global Industrials Stocks Trending in the News

  • Osram Licht AG (XTRA: OSR) shares popped in German trading following reports that buyout firms Bain Capital and Carlyle Group LP (CG) are partnering to make an offer for the lighting manufacturer. According to people familiar with the matter, a bid could come by the end of March if the buyout firms decide to take Osram Licht AG private. Osram Licht AG is rated “Top Short” in our European Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas. Carlyle Group is rated “Neutral” in our US SMID-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Toshiba Corp. (TSE: 6502) shares plunged after the company slashed its FY2019 profit forecast by at least 50%, citing mounting expenses in its energy business. Toshiba told analysts that it sees FY2019 operating profit between 20bn yen and 30bn yen (USD$180mm and USD$270mm) when the company had issued prior guidance for 60bn yen. Toshiba is not rated in our Global Top Stock Ideas.

 

 

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Global Financials Stocks Trending in the News

  • Ares Capital (ARCC) reported fourth quarter core EPS of USD$0.45 beating consensus of USD$0.41.  Ares Capital reported fourth quarter revenue of USD$345 million beating consensus of USD$322.7 million.  Ares Capital is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Brighthouse Financial (BHF) reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of USD$1.56 matching consensus of USD$1.56.  Brighthouse Financial reported fourth quarter revenue of USD$4.03 billion beating consensus of USD$2.03 billion.  Brighthouse Financial is rated “Top Short” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • New Residential Investment Corporation (NRZ) announced CY4Q2018 core EPS of USD$0.58, edging past consensus of USD$0.55. New Residential Investment Corporation also acquired USD$1.5bn of re-performing loans from Fannie Mae in CY4Q2018. New Residential Investment Corporation is rated “Unattractive” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.

Global Commodities & Energy Stocks Trending in the News

  • Clariant (SWX: CLN) announced CY4Q2018 financials that somewhat miss analyst estimates. Clariant generated CHF1.63bn of sales in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected CHF1.73bn. Clariant reported adjusted Ebitda for FY2018 of CHF1.02bn, matching consensus of CHF1.02bn. Clariant is rated “Top Short” in our European Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Dominion Energy (D) announced a plan to reduce methane emissions from its natural gas infrastructure by 50% over the next decade.  Dominion Energy will achieve this primarily by reducing or eliminating gas venting from maintenance operations.  Dominion Energy will prevent more than 430,000 metric tons of methane from entering the atmosphere.  Dominion Energy is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • FMC Corp. (FMC) reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of USD$1.69 beating consensus of USD$1.48.  FMC Corp. reported fourth quarter revenue of USD$1.2 billion matching consensus of USD$1.18 billion.  FMC is rated “Top Buy” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Huntsman Corp (HUN) reported fourth quarter EPS of USD$0.52 missing consensus of USD$0.54.  Huntsman Corp reported fourth quarter revenue of USD$2.24 billion in line with consensus of USD$2.13 billion.  Huntsman Corp is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap and “Neutral” in our US Information Technology Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Occidental Petroleum (OXY) reported fourth quarter core EPS of USD$1.22 beating consensus of USD$1.14.  Occidental Petroleum reported fourth quarter total sales of USD$4.76 billion matching consensus of USD$4.7 billion.  Occidental Petroleum is rated “Attractive” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Thyssenkrupp (XTRA:TKA) reported first quarter 2019 adjusted ebit of 168 million euros, matching estimates.  Thyssenkrupp reported first quarter 2019 revenue of 7.94 billion euros, beating 7.63 billion euros estimates.  Thyssenkrupp is rated “Top Short” in our European Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas. 

Global REITs Trending in the New

  • Welltower Inc. (WELL) announced CY4Q2018 normalized funds from operations per share of USD$1.01 in line with consensus of USD$1.03. Welltower Inc. reported net sales of USD$1.24 in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$1.23bn. Welltower Inc. sees FY2019 normalized funds from operations between USD$4.10/share and USD$4.25/share. Welltower Inc. is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.

 

 

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