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Global Stocks Trending in the News for February 14th, 2019

Feb 14, 2019

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Global Consumer Stocks Trending in the News

  • Asos Plc (AIM: ASC) and Boohoo Group Plc (AIM: BOO) shares were downgraded at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, citing lack of benefit from the trend towards online shopping. Asos was downgraded from natural to underperform at Bank of America Merrill Lynch while Boohoo was downgraded from buy to neutral. Asos is rated “Neutral” in our United Kingdom All-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas. Boohoo is rated “Attractive” in our United Kingdom All-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Coca-Cola Co. (KO) shares dropped after the company announced CY4Q2018 comparable EPS of USD$0.43 that was in line with consensus for USD$0.43. Coca Cola told analysts that it sees FY2019 EPS growth between –1% and 1% and organic revenue growth of about 4%. Coca-Cola is rated "Neutral” in our US Large-Cap and “Neutral” in our US Consumer Staples Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • 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.
  • MGM Resorts (MGM) reported fourth quarter adjusted loss of USD$0.06 per share including a 17 cents per share non-recurring income tax expense.  MGM Resorts reported fourth quarter revenue of USD$3.05 billion beating consensus of USD$2.99 billion.   MGM Resorts is rated “Top Short” in our US Large-Cap and “Neutral” in our US Consumer Discretionary 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.
  • Six Flags (SIX) reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of USD$0.93 which may not compare with consensus of USD$0.25.  Six Flags reported fourth quarter revenue of USD$269.5 million missing consensus of USD$284.4 million.  Six Flags is rated “Unattractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Attractive” in our US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Taylor Morrison Home Corporation (TMHC) shares slipped after the company announced revenue for CY4Q2018 that met the average analyst estimate. Taylor Morrison reported revenue of USD$1.46bn in CY4Q2018, in line with consensus of USD$1.47bn. Taylor Morrison announced GAAP EPS of USD$0.08, largely missing analyst consensus of USD$0.37. Taylor Morrison is rated “Attractive” in our US SMID-Cap and “Neutral” in our US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Tempur Sealy International Inc (TPX) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$0.90, missing consensus of USD$0.97. Tempur Sealy International Inc reported net sales of USD$646.1mm in CY4Q2018, beating analyst expectations of USD$659.5mm. Tempur Sealy International Inc sees FY2019 adjusted Ebitda between USD$425.0mm and USD$475.0mm, the midpoint of which misses consensus of USD$478.8mm. Tempur Sealy International Inc is rated "Unattractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Neutral” in our US Consumer Discretionary 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.
  • 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
  • YETI Holdings Inc (YETI) reported CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$0.38 while analysts expected USD$0.34. YETI Holdings Inc expects FY2019 adjusted EPS between USD$0.99 and USD$1.04, surpassing consensus of USD$0.93. YETI Holdings Inc is rated "Neutral” in our US SMID-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.
  • Cisco Systems (CSCO) reported second quarter 2019 adjusted EPS of USD$0.73 in line with consensus of USD$0.72.  Cisco Systems reported second quarter total sales of USD$12.4 billion matching consensus of USD$12.42 billion.  Cisco Systems gave third quarter 2019 EPS guidance of 76-78 cents, 76 cents is consensus .  Its dividend was raised 6% and a USD$15 billion share buyback plan was announced.  Cisco Systems is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap and “Top Buy” in our US Information Technology Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Diebold Nixdorf Inc. (DBD) shares posted their largest intraday games since March 2008 after the company announced better-than expected CY4Q2018 revenue. Diebold Nixdorf reported revenue of USD$1.29bn in CY4Q2018, beating out analyst consensus of USD$1.22bn. Diebold Nixdorf also boosted its 3-year savings target from USD$250mm to USD$400mm. Diebold Nixdorf is rated “Unattractive” in our US SMID-Cap and “Unattractive” 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.
  • 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.
  • NetApp (NTAP) reported third quarter 2019 adjusted EPS of USD$1.20 beating consensus of USD$1.15.  NetApp reported fourth quarter revenue of USD$1.56 billion just below consensus of USD$1.6 billion.  NetApp gave fourth quarter 2019 EPS guidance of USD$1.22-1.28, USD$1.25 is consensus .  NetApp is rated “Attractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Top Buy” in our US Information Technology 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.  Twilio 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.
  • Yelp (YELP) reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of USD$0.37 in line with consensus of USD$0.36. Yelp reported fourth quarter net revenue of USD$243.7 million matching consensus of USD$241 million.  Yelp is targeting mid-teen revenue growth over the next 5 years.  Yelp is rated “Top Short” in our US Large-Cap and “Neutral” in our US Information Technology Global Top Stock Ideas

Global Industrials Stocks Trending in the News

  • Airbus (ENXTPA: AIR) will cease production of its jumbo A380 airliner.  The 555-seat plane never caught on with airlines as Airbus had hoped.  A number of airlines cut their orders for the plane making it unprofitable to keep the production line open.  Airbus is rated “Neutral” in our European Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • 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.
  • TransUnion (TRU) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$0.66 while consensus was for USD$0.63. TransUnion reported net sales of USD$613.1mm in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$620.0mm. TransUnion sees FY2019 adjusted EPS between USD$2.57 and USD$2.63, the midpoint of which misses consensus of USD$2.81. TransUnion is rated "Unattractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Attractive” in our US Industrials Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Waste Management Inc (WM) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$1.13 while consensus was for USD$1.06. Waste Management Inc reported operating revenue of USD$3.84bn in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$3.78bn. Waste Management Inc sees FY2019 adjusted EPS between USD$4.28 and USD$4.38, the midpoint of which is below consensus of USD$4.44. Waste Management Inc is rated "Top Buy” 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

  • CME Group Inc (CME) reported CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$1.77 while analysts expected USD$1.73. CME Group Inc generated net sales of USD$1.24bn in CY4Q2018, beating consensus of USD$1.21bn. CME Group Inc is rated "Attractive” 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.
  • Duke Energy Corp (DUK) reported CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$0.84, slightly missing consensus of USD$0.89. Duke Energy Corp operating revenue of USD$6.12bn in CY4Q2018, beating consensus of USD$5.85bn. Duke Energy Corp expects FY2019 adjusted EPS between USD$4.80 and USD$5.20, the midpoint of which is slightly above consensus of USD$4.95. Duke Energy Corp is rated "Neutral” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • EQT Corp (EQT) reported CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$0.79 while analysts expected USD$0.81. EQT Corp generated adjusted cash flow from operations of USD$693.0mm in CY4Q2018, largely beating consensus of USD$415.6mm. EQT Corp expects FY2019 adjusted cash flow from operations between USD$2.2bn and USD$2.3bn. EQT Corp is rated "Unattractive” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • McDermott International Inc. (MDR) shares tanked after the engineering company told investors that its CY4Q2018 financials took a hit due to labor woes at a giant US natural gas export project. McDermott told investors that it expects its estimated costs for the Cameron liquefied natural gas terminal in Louisiana to increase by USD$168mm due to, “unfavorable labor productivity.” McDermott is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap 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.
  • Tullow Oil (LSE: TLW) shares rose to their highest levels since November after the company announced a FY2018 dividend of USD$0.048/share, surprising Stifel’s estimates for USD$0.025/share. Stifel called the dividend a surprising move to reassure investors in a note to clients. UBS analyst Amy Wong wrote in a note to clients that analyst consensus had yet to factor in a dividend for FY2018, so it should be a positive for shareholders. Tullow Oil is rated “Top Short” in our United Kingdom All-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.

Global Healthcare Stocks Trending in the News

  • Incyte Corp (INCY) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$0.40 while consensus was for USD$0.49. Incyte Corp reported adjusted revenue of USD$468.4mm in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$485.8mm. Incyte Corp is rated "Neutral” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • IQVIA Holdings Inc (IQV) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$1.50 while consensus was for USD$1.47. IQVIA Holdings Inc reported net sales of USD$2.69bn in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$2.62bn. IQVIA Holdings Inc sees FY2019 adjusted EPS between USD$6.20 and USD$6.40, the midpoint of which is slightly above consensus of USD$6.24. IQVIA Holdings Inc is rated "Unattractive” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA) shares sold off shortly after CEO Kare Schultz called the bottom for the company’s share price. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has told investors that 2019 will be a, ‘trough,” year, releasing profit guidance about 20% below the average analyst estimate. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is not rated in our Global Top Stock Ideas.  
  • Zoetis Inc (ZTS) reported CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$0.79 while analysts expected USD$0.77. Zoetis Inc generated net sales of USD$1.56bn in CY4Q2018, beating consensus of USD$1.52bn. Zoetis Inc expects FY2019 adjusted EPS between USD$3.42 and USD$3.52, the midpoint of which surpasses consensus of USD$3.43. Zoetis Inc is rated "Attractive” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.

Global REITs Trending in the New

  • Iron Mountain Inc (IRM) reported CY4Q2018 adjusted funds from operations of USD$0.56 while analysts expected USD$0.52. Iron Mountain Inc generated net sales of USD$1.06bn in CY4Q2018, matching consensus of USD$1.06bn. Iron Mountain Inc expects FY2019 adjusted EPS revenue between USD$4.20bn and USD$4.40bn, the midpoint of which is below consensus of USD$4.38bn. Iron Mountain Inc is rated "Neutral” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.

 

 

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