Raymond James analyst Christopher Raymond and team sayAbbVie (ABBV) is “not your father’s biotech company” as they initiate coverage with an Outperform rating:
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Initiating coverage of ABBV shares with an Outperform rating and an $82 price target as we think uncertainty over Humira’s intellectual property (IP) creates an opportunity to own this name at a significant discount to its peers before the full extent of the drug’s revenue tail becomes reflected in the stock. Coupling that with a rapidly diversifying portfolio, numerous upcoming value-enhancing catalysts, and a decent dividend yield, we think shares can continue to work higher over the next several quarters.
Not your father’s biotech company. Having spun out of Abbott Laboratories (ABT) in 2013, and based in North Chicago, IL, AbbVie comes with a decidedly different pedigree than most biotechs. Indeed, most investors we speak with tend to lump the company in with large pharma – simply by virtue of this legacy. However, with a growth profile, product offering, and pipeline that is every bit that of a biotech company, we think this name should increasingly be viewed through such a lens…
Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch For 2018: Arlington Asset Investment Corp(AI)
- [By Money Morning Staff Reports]
The first stock on our list today is Arlington Asset Management Corp. (NYSE: AI), which primarily acquires and holds mortgage-related assets. The company’s portfolio consists mostly of agency-backed mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and private-label, residential MBS. The best part is its massive 17.4% dividend yield.
Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch For 2018: Timken Company (The)(TKR)
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
Timken (TKR) was downgraded to neutral from buy at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $40 price target. The valuation is less attractive, as the stock is up 35% year-to-date, analysts said.
Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch For 2018: Seaboard Corporation(SEB)
- [By John Udovich]
Thanksgiving is almost here and aside from featuring a turkey, most Thanksgiving dinners will include items from a range of consumer stocks including Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB), Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ: KHC), Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc (NYSE: FDP) and McCormick & Company (NYSE: MKC) along with aThanksgiving turkey from Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL)or Seaboard Corporation (NYSEAMEX: SEB). According tothe American Farm Bureau Federation,a classic Thanksgiving dinner will cost$49.87 for a gathering of 10 orjust under $5 per person down from 2015s all-time high of $50.11.
- [By Ashley Moore]
Here is a table of the 10 most expensive stocks trading on U.S. markets today:
Company (Ticker)Price per ShareMarket CapBerkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A)$ 257,227.52$ 419.50 billionSeaboard Corp. (NYSEMKT: SEB)$ 3,760.00$ 4.48 billionNVR Inc. (NYSE: NVR)$ 1,944.23$ 7.19 billionThe Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN)$ 1,727.94$ 80.82 billionMarkel Corp. (NYSE: MKL)$ 978.51$ 13.78 billionWhite Mountains Insurance Group Ltd. (NYSE: WTM)$ 935.01$ 4.25 billionAmazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN)$ 846.08$ 408.27 billionAlphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL)$ 844.06$ 582.85 billionAutoZone Inc. (NYSE: AZO)$ 744.26$ 21.04 billionIntuitive Surgical Inc. (Nasdaq: ISRG)$ 735.63$ 28.41 billion
- [By John Udovich]
Thanksgiving is almost here but the exit of both Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NYSE: PPC) and Smithfield Foods (NYSE: SFD) to focus on their chicken or pork businesses (the latter was also acquired by the Chinese) leaves just two big Thanksgiving turkey stocks, Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) and Seaboard Corporation (NYSEAMEX: SEB), for investors to consider. According to the American Far Bureau, a 16-pound turkey will (on average) come in at a total of $22.74 this year or roughly $1.42 per pound for a decrease of 2 cents per pound or a total of 30 cents per whole turkey, compared to 2015. The price drop may be a transition back to the norm as the significant bird flu outbreak last year hurt the nations supply of both turkey and eggs.
Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch For 2018: Asbury Automotive Group Inc(ABG)
- [By Inyoung Hwang]
Fresnillo Plc (FRES) and Polymetal International Plc sank at least 7 percent to lead declines in the Stoxx 600 after the precious-metals producers were not included in the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index. Fresnillo tumbled 13 percent to 1,045 pence. Polymetal plunged 7.1 percent to 659.5 pence. African Barrick Gold Plc (ABG) also fell, losing 12 percent to 143.9 pence.
Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch For 2018: Rite Aid Corporation(RAD)
- [By Daniel B. Kline]
In addition to having a rough sales month, Fred’s is still in limbo when it comes to possibly buying 865 stores from Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA) and Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) for $950 million in cash. That deal would more than double the size of the company, which essentially makes any past sales trends irrelevant.
- [By Peter Graham]
Mid cap retail drugstore stock Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) reported fiscal Q1 earnings plus announced the immediate termination of the merger agreement with Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA). Instead, Rite Aid Corporation announced an asset purchase agreement with Walgreens Boots Alliance wherebythe latterwill acquire 2,186 stores (along withrelated distribution assets and inventory from Rite Aid) for an all-cash purchase price of $5.175 billion (on a cash-free, debt-free basis). The 2,186 stores included in the agreement are primarily located in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern regions of the United States.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE: RAD) posted a new 52-week low of $3.75 on Thursday, down about 8% compared with Wednesday’s closing price of $4.08. The stock’s 52-week high is $8.77. Volume was about 25% above the daily average of around 25 million shares. Investors may still be reacting to a report late Wednesday that the Federal Trade Commission may block the company’s pending takeover by Walgreens.
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
Cramer was bearish on Hertz Global Holdings (HTZ) , General Motors (GM) , Pandora Media (P) , Cedar Fair (FUN) , Quotient Technology (QUOT) and Rite Aid (RAD) .
- [By Trey Thoelcke]
Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE: RAD) fiscal third-quarter results are due out first thing on Friday. The consensus forecast sees $0.04 in per-share earningsand $8.22 billion in revenue. The shareprice ended last weekat $8.23. The consensus price target is $8.69. The 52-week range is $6.33 to $8.50.