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January 16, 2013
10:53 EDTMJNMead Johnson falls after analyst cuts stock to Neutral
Pediatric nutrition company Mead Johnson (MJN) is retreating after Credit Suisse analyst Robert Moskow downgraded the stock to Neutral from Outperform in a note to investors earlier today. Moskow reduced his 2013 sales growth forecast for the company to 6.7% from 8%. According to the analyst, 0.6 percentage points of the cut was triggered by "lingering competitive intensity" in the Chinese pediatric nutrition market, and a slower than expected rollout of the company's products into new Chinese cities. Another percentage point of the estimate reduction was due to Mead Johnson's cancellation of a contract, the analyst wrote. Moreover, the company's new CEO has called 2013 a "reinvestment year," possibly indicating that the company is facing tough problems this year, according to Moskow, who expects the company to provide lower than expected 2013 earnings per share guidance. In mid-morning trading, Mead Johnson slid $1.90, or 2.74%, to $67.34.
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January 28, 2016
07:35 EDTMJNMead Johnson sees FY16 EPS ex-items $3.48-$3.60, consensus $3.52
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07:34 EDTMJNMead Johnson reports Q4 EPS ex-items 78c, consensus 73c
Reports Q4 revenue $967M, consensus $965.78M. Sales in all segments were adversely impacted by a strengthening dollar, most notably in China, Mexico and Canada. Further, sales in the current quarter were below the prior year quarter mostly due to price-based promotions in Greater China and market share weakness in Malaysia and Thailand. Sales in the Philippines increased compared to the prior year quarter.

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