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Global Stocks Trending in the News for February 15th, 2019

Feb 15, 2019

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Global Consumer Stocks Trending in the News

  • Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) said in a statement Thursday that it will not move forward with building its headquarters in New York, citing mounting opposition. Amazon also said in its statement that the company will not reopen the search for a replacement location. The US online retail giant will, however, move forward with its planned headquarters in Virginia and Nashville. Amazon is rated “Unattractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Top Buy” in our US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Stock Ideas.  
  • Canada Goose Holdings (TSX: GOOS) shares sank after the company told investors that its planned expansion into China came at an unfortunate time.  “We can’t control politicians,” said Canada Goose CEO Dani Reiss, adding, “We’re really happy with our Chinese business plan and the way we plan to approach it. It’d been executed really well.” Canada Goose is not rated in our 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Newell Brands (NWL) reported fourth quarter normalized EPS of USD$0.70 beating consensus of USD$0.60.  Newell Brands reported fourth quarter revenue of USD$2.3bn just below consensus of USD$2.35bn.  Newell Brands is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap and “Attractive” in our US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Nvidia (NVDA) reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of USD$0.80 beating consensus of USD$0.78.  Nvidia reported fourth quarter total sales of USD$2.21 billion matching consensus of USD$2.2 billion.  Nvidia gave 2019 revenue guidance growth of flat to slightly down, above consensus.  Nvidia is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap and “Top Buy” in our US Information Technology Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Pepsi (PEP) reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of USD$1.49 beating consensus of USD$1.49.  Pepsi reported fourth quarter total sales of USD$19.5bn matching consensus of USD$19.5bn.  Pepsi is making a strong cost-cutting push and expects USD$2.5bn in charges until 2023 resulting from the cost initiative.  15% of that will be for plants closures and USD$800mm will be in 2019.  Pepsi is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap and “Neutral” in our US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Puma SE (DB: PUM) shares fell after the company reported a FY2019 profit outlook that disappointed investors. Puma sees Ebit to grow by as much as 23% in FY2019 to between 395mm euros and 415mm euros, missing analyst consensus for 428.1mm euros. Puma is rated “Attractive” in our European SMID-Cap 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Applied Materials (AMAT) reported first quarter 2019 adjusted EPS of USD$0.81 beating consensus of USD$0.79. Applied Materials reported first quarter 2019 net revenue of USD$3.75 billion matching consensus of USD$3.71 billion.  Applied Materials gave second quarter guidance for revenue of USD$3.33-3.63 billion.  Applied Materials is rated “Attractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Attractive” in our US Information Technology Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • CBS Corp (CBS) reported third quarter 2019 adjusted EPS of USD$1.50 missing consensus of USD$1.52.  CBS Corp reported fourth quarter revenue of USD$4.0 billion just below consensus of USD$4.12 billion.  CBS Corp is rated “Attractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Top Buy” in our US Consumer Discretionary 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.
  • Nvidia (NVDA) reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of USD$0.80 beating consensus of USD$0.78.  Nvidia reported fourth quarter total sales of USD$2.21bn matching consensus of USD$2.2bn.  Nvidia gave 2019 revenue guidance growth of flat to slightly down, above consensus.  Nvidia is rated “Neutral” in our US Large-Cap and “Top Buy” in our US Information Technology Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Scout24 AG (XTRA: G24) shares popped after the company received a USD$5.5bn boost from two private equity groups to compete with Axel Springer SE (DB: SPR) and EBay Inc. (EBAY) for dominance in Europe. The USD$5.5bn increase sweetens an equity bid from private equity groups Hellman & Friedman and Blackstone Group LP to 46 euros/share, giving Scout24 an equity value of 4.9bn euros. Scout24 is rated “Neutral” in our European SMID-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas. Axel Springer is rated “Neutral” in our European SMID-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas. EBay is rated “Top Buy” in our US Large-Cap and “Attractive” in our US Information Technology Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Vivendi SA (ENXTPA: VIV) shares rose after the company said it will begin to select financial advisers for the partial sale of Universal Music Group. Vivendi also told investors that it will buy back as much as a quarter of its stock. Vivendi is rated “Neutral” in our European Large-Cap 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.
  • Deere & Co (DE) reported first quarter 2019 adjusted EPS of USD$1.54 missing consensus of USD$1.75. Applied Materials reported first quarter 2019 net revenue of USD$6.94bn matching consensus of USD$6.95bn.  Deere & Co. reaffirmed guidance for full-year net income of USD$3.6bn.  Deere & Co is rated “Attractive” in our US Large-Cap and “Attractive” in our US Information Technology 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.
  • Wabco (WBC) reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of USD$2.13 beating consensus of USD$1.98.  Wabco reported fourth quarter revenue of USD$911.6mm missing consensus of USD$2.35bn.  Wabco gave full-year EPS guidance of USD$7.60-8.10.  Wabco is not rated in our 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

  • Allianz (DB: ALV) saw significant outflows in the fourth quarter of 2018 with market volatility.  Allianz saw 31bn euros of outflows with 29bn of that exiting its Pimco unit.  For all of 2018, Allianz saw 51bn euros of outflows.  Allianz is rated “Neutral” in our European Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Blackstone Group LP (BX) will acquire half of Taubman Centers Inc. (TCO) shares for about USD$315mm after transaction costs and allocating a share of third party debt to Blackstone. The acquisition comes after Blackstone pledged that it would buy more in Asia after receiving USD$9.4bn from two funds dedicated to the Asia region. Blackstone is rated “Top Short” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas. Taubman Centers is rated “Top Buy” in our US SMID-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.  
  • 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.
  • Credit Suisse Group AG (SWX: CSGN) announced a larger than expected loss for its Global Markets business of 193mm francs (USD$191mm). The loss in the company’s Global Markets business offset results in the firm’s wealth management and investment banking businesses that beat estimates. Credit Suisse is rated “Unattractive” in our European Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.  
  • Moody's Corp (MCO) announced CY4Q2018 adjusted EPS of USD$1.63 while consensus was for USD$1.69. Moody's Corp reported net sales of USD$1.06bn in CY4Q2018 while analysts expected USD$1.13bn. Moody's Corp sees FY2019 adjusted EPS between USD$7.85 and USD$8.10, in line with consensus of USD$7.82. Moody's Corp is rated “Top Buy” in our US Large-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.

Global Commodities & Power Stocks Trending in the News

  • Arch Coal Inc. (ARCH) shares rose after the second-largest producer of coal in the US took a step towards opening a new mine. Arch Coal told investors that it expects to invest up to USD$390mm over the next 3 years to develop the Leer South mine in West Virginia. Arch Coal expects to open the new mine in late 2021. Arch Coal is rated “Top Buy” in our US SMID-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.
  • Drax Group plc (LSE: DRX) shares fell after Citi said that the power plant operator’s share price does not account for capacity market risks or the possible impact of a review of the UK retail energy market. Citi slashed its recommendation for Drax from neutral to sell while also noting that shares remain elevated despite falling commodity prices. Drax is rated “Unattractive” in our United Kingdom All-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.

Global Healthcare Stocks Trending in the News

  • AstraZeneca Plc (LSE: AZN) shares surged the most in nearly 2 years after the company forecasted higher than expected earnings in FY2019. AstraZeneca told investors that it sees FY2019 EPS excluding some items between USD$3.50 and USD$3.70 while analysts had estimated USD$3.56. Jefferies analyst Peter Welford wrote in a note to clients about the financials release, “The focus is on longer-term earnings, for which we forecast an impressive trajectory and improving quality.” AstraZeneca is rated “Unattractive” in our United Kingdom All-Cap Global Top Stock Ideas.  
  • 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.
  • 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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