Tempur Sealy upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray Piper Jaffray upgraded Tempur Sealy citing the company's accelerating international sales and new product line refresh. Piper raised its price target for shares to $56 from $50.
Tempur Sealy backs annual adjusted EPS growth of 15% for 2015-2018 Backs annual net sales growth of 6% for 2015-2018. Backs annual operating margin improvement of 50 basis points for 2015-2018. Backs outlook of 3x leverage, with strong cash flow to return value to shareholders from 2015-2018. The company expects to generate $125M in operating income improvement by 2018 by making progress against four specific operational objectives: driving gross margin improvements for Sealy U.S.; achieving additional cost synergies from the Sealy acquisition; reducing adjusted operating expense as a percentage of revenue from 29% in 2014 to 28% by 2018; and implementing an enhanced 2015 pricing strategy. The company reiterated the confidence in its future and value creation in a letter mailed to shareholders.