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July 3, 2014
10:25 EDTDF, DMND, GMCR, THSDiamond Foods, Dean Foods, Keurig are potential takeout targets, says KeyBanc
KeyBanc expects that the consolidation seen to date this year in the food and beverage space will continue and the firm views Diamond Foods (DMND), Dean Foods (DF) and Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) as potential takeout targets. The firm raised its price target on Diamond to $35 from $32, stating that its Nuts business warrants a higher multiple in light of TreeHouse Foods' (THS) recent purchase of Flagstone Foods. The firm keeps its Buy ratings on Diamond, Dean Foods and Green Mountain.
News For DF;DMND;GMCR;THS From The Last 14 Days
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October 22, 2014
10:09 EDTDFOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: AOL (AOL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore... ARM Holdings (ARMH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... American Assets Trust (AAT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at MLV & Co.... American Midstream Partners (AMID) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Ladenburg... BancorpSouth (BXS) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan... Chesapeake (CHK) upgraded at UBS... Chuy's (CHUY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... Dean Foods (DF) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... East West Bancorp (EWBC) upgraded at BMO Capital... El Paso Electric (EE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Ladenburg... Generac (GNRC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KeyBanc... Gold Fields (GFI) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at HSBC... Harmony Gold (HMY) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at HSBC... Hess Corp. (HES) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Hovnanian (HOV) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at JMP Securities... Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BTIG... OMV AG (OMVKY) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Seaspan (SSW) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Sibanye Gold (SBGL) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at HSBC... Smith & Nephew (SNN) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Southwestern Energy (SWN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Maxim... Steel Dynamics (STLD) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Steris (STE) upgraded to Strong Buy from Market Perform at Raymond James... Tesoro Logistics (TLLP) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... Texas Instruments (TXN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein... Twitter (TWTR) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Hudson Square... Vanguard Natural (VNR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Wunderlich... Volaris (VLRS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Wilshire Bancorp (WIBC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Yahoo (YHOO) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital.
06:24 EDTDFDean Foods upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
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October 17, 2014
08:03 EDTGMCRKeurig receives notification from SEC regarding closing inquiry
Keurig Green Mountain announced it has received notification from the Securities and Exchange Commission that it is closing the previously disclosed four-year inquiry into accounting and disclosure matters at the company and would not be recommending any enforcement action against the company or any of its current or former employees.
October 15, 2014
10:02 EDTTHSOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:29 EDTTHSTreeHouse Foods downgraded at KeyBanc
As previously reported, KeyBanc downgraded TreeHouse Foods (THS) to Underweight from Hold. The firm's checks indicate TreeHouse is losing shares within the private label single-serve beverage category to Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR). KeyBanc expects share losses to be more evident as "Keurig Brewed" private label product becomes more available at key retailers and partnerships are announced. The analyst lowered TreeHouse's FY15 EPS estimate to $4.08 from $4.24, vs. consensus of $4.30.
06:14 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain implied volatility of 40 at lower end of index mean range
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06:09 EDTTHSTreeHouse Foods downgraded to Underweight from Hold at KeyBanc
October 13, 2014
07:26 EDTGMCRAB InBev has studied potential deal to acquire PepsiCo, Bloomberg says
Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD), which has a history of growth via acquisition and has been speculated to be targeting peer SABMiller (SBMRY), has also studied whether a merger with PepsiCo (PEP) makes sense, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. The report added that one source said no talks between Anheuser-Busch and Pepsi are ongoing, no deal is imminent, and the scenario is among many that has been examined. The report also noted that Albert Fried views Monster Beverage (MNST) and Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) as other suitable targets for AB InBev. Reference Link
October 9, 2014
06:13 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain implied volatility of 34 at lower end of index mean range

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