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Analysts’ ratings reiterations for Monday, May 19th:

America Movil SAB de CV (ADR) (NYSE:AMX) had its equal weight rating reissued by analysts at Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley currently has a $20.00 target price on the stock. The analysts wrote, “Given DTV’s significant presence in LatAm’s Pay TV market, AT&T also announced that it plans to divest its approximate 8% stake in AMX, and its three appointees plan to resign from AMX’s board. This comes as a big surprise to us, as the T-AMX relationship dates back to the privatization of AMX’s former parent, Telmex, and we had come to expect that the two companies would continue to work together as strategic partners, especially given the prospect that the sector will likely continue to consolidate on a global basis in order to restore the balance of power within an ecosystem that now includes powerful global firms such as Apple, Samsung, Google, and Facebook.”

CA (NYSE:CA) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. Citigroup Inc. currently has a $30.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $32.00.

Directv (NYSE:DTV) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Buckingham Research. They currently have a $95.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $93.00.

Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. Citigroup Inc. currently has a $63.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $59.00.

Hershey (NYSE:HSY) had its equal weight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Morgan Stanley. The firm currently has a $100.00 price target on the stock. The analysts wrote, “The WSJ reported Friday that Hershey was among a number of companies who remain ‘in the running’ to acquire privately-held Russell Stover (see Hershey, Yildiz and Private-Equity Firms Make Bids for Russell Stover, 5/16/14). The article also indicates that initial bids have exceeded $1 Bn, which would imply a mid-high teens EBITDA multiple based on prior WSJ reports (2/20/14) of $600 million in sales and ~$60 MM in EBITDA. Neither HSY nor the other companies mentioned in the article have commented on the report.”

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) had its underweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They currently have a $24.00 target price on the stock. The analysts wrote, “We analyze the underpinnings of recent gross margin strength: On flat 2014 revenues, we would have expected gross margins of about 58%, vs. the 61% the company is guiding to. That provided a nice surprise at the 1Q earnings report, but our belief is that GMs are peaking in 2q (as mgmt said), and will be under pressure next year.”

McDonald's Co. (NYSE:MCD) had its equal weight rating reiterated by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They currently have a $113.00 price target on the stock. The analysts wrote, “MCD’s Europe and APMEA update did not prove a catalyst in terms of near term trends, or a refranchising update, but did highlight urgency around rebuilding momentum in key markets like Germany, Japan and Southeast Asia. MCD’s scale advantages are evident in Europe (systemsales greater than its 9 largest competitors combined) and it still wants to grow into the dominant player in APMEA.”

Mercadolibre (NASDAQ:MELI) had its underweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley currently has a $64.00 target price on the stock. The analysts wrote, “The Company’s decision to use the SICAD2 FX rate to translate results from Venezuela is in line with our expectations. As such, our estimates remain unchanged, at the low-end of consensus. Our 2014e EPS of $2.89 (ex-items) compares to consensus of $3.44, and we suspect that consensus projections do not yet incorporate the impact on revenue and contribution profit from such a devaluation in Venezuela, currently MELI’s highest-margin and fastest-growing in nominal local FX terms. Venezuela generated 24% of MELI’s total contribution profit in 2013, and we project this will decline to 3-4% by 2015.”

Smith & Nephew plc (ADR) (NYSE:SNN) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Canaccord Genuity. They currently have a $82.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $81.00.

Voxeljet AG (NASDAQ:VJET) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. They currently have a $16.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $30.00.

Vertu Plc (LON:VTU) had its positive rating reissued by analysts at Edison Group. The analysts wrote, “Vertu Motors is a research client of Edison Investment Research Limited

Vertu continues to deliver. Underlying pre-tax profits are more than doubled, while the potential continues to be enhanced by recent acquisitions and more to come. Vertu is a strong business, which has demonstrated an ability to gain market share, without conceding margin.”

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