MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc. (NYSE:MSM): Current Price: $73.65
According to William Blair, MSC Industrial’s guidance is conservative, and the firm recommends using yesterday’s weakness as a buying opportunity. The firm reiterates its Outperform rating on the stock.
Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HTZ): Current Price: $17.59
The company has been to Wells Fargo’s Priority Stock List due to valuation and the Hertz’s earnings growth potential over the next few years. Wells keeps its Outperform rating on the stock.
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Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD): Current Price: $87.53
Citigroup views recent weakness in the company’s shares as a buying opportunity, and the firm is convinced that concerns regarding the Department of Justice’s review of the Modelo deal are overdone, since it believes that the deal will go through.
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI): Current Price: $10.81
Piper Jaffray has said that console software industry sales have seen 26 percent decreases year-over-year, according to NPD data, and this is lower than the consensus estimate of down 16 percent. Piper continues to be convinced that big-budget titles are still selling well and taking market share despite a weak overall industry backdrop. The firm has decided to keep its Overweight ratings on Activision and Take-Two (NASDAQ:TTWO), and reiterates its Neutral rating on Game Stop (NYSE:GME). Also, this morning, the firm downgraded Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) to Neutral.
Deckers Outdoor Corp. (NASDAQ:DECK): Current Price: $37.48
Piper Jaffray has stated that its store checks in the UK market showed various UGG styles on promotion. The firm thought that the promotions were surprising, as it was not aware pricing adjustments were occurring outside the U.S. Piper decreased its earnings estimates for Deckers Outdoor, and the firm reiterates its Neutral rating and reduces its price target to $34 from $35 on the stock.
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