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August 25, 2014
07:52 EDTGEFGreif cuts FY14 EPS view to $1.98-$2.08 from $2.48-$2.80
Consensus is $2.81. Greif announced revised guidance for its fiscal year ending October 31, 2014. Earnings per Class A share, excluding timberland gains and further impairment charges, are expected to be $1.98 to $2.08 per Class A share for the 2014 fiscal year compared to the company’s previous guidance of $2.48 to $2.80 per Class A share, excluding timberland gains. Subsequent to the second quarter 2014, the company continued to take actions to strengthen its business portfolio. Certain of these actions resulted in non-cash asset impairment charges of $15.4M, as well as $33M of non-cash allocations of goodwill for divestitures reducing book gains and generating no tax benefits. The company has incurred and anticipates higher SG&A expenses for the remainder of the fiscal year and slightly lower than expected results from operations.
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October 8, 2014
10:00 EDTGEFOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: ADTRAN (ADTN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Applied Materials (AMAT) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at CLSA... Bill Barrett (BBG) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie... CNOOC (CEO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Calamos (CLMS) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Keefe Bruyette... Calix (CALX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Cimarex Energy (XEC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Cogent (CCOI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Coty (COTY) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at B. Riley... Dassault Systemes (DASTY) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Barclays... EOG Resources (EOG) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Glu Mobile (GLUU) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Benchmark Co.... Goldcorp (GG) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at HSBC... Goodrich Petroleum (GDP) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie... Greif (GEF) upgraded at Wells Fargo... PHH Corp. (PHH) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Parsley Energy (PE) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Rent-A-Center (RCII) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Northcoast... Royal Gold (RGLD) upgraded to Overweight from Underweight at HSBC... Rush Enterprises (RUSHA) upgraded to Strong Buy at Raymond James... Sanchez Energy (SN) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Springleaf (LEAF) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... TC PipeLines (TCP) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan... Tesco (TSCDY) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at HSBC... Vocera (VCRA) upgraded to Outperform at FBR Capital.
07:44 EDTGEFGreif upgraded at Wells Fargo
As noted earlier, Wells Fargo upgraded Greif to Outperform from Market Perform. The firm has become more convinced that the company can turn around its franchise, Wells believes that the company's strategy leaves it positioned for significant earnings and cash flow growth over the next 12-24 months. Target $43.
05:49 EDTGEFGreif upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
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