Markets Right Now: US stocks are off to a mixed start

07 April, 2017, 02:36 | Author: Elaine Woods
  • Constellation is targeting an EPS of between US$7.70 and US$8

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q4 2016.

CEO Rob Sands said the company will focus on the premium market in both wine and spirits; a year ago it bought Utah-based High West Distillery, a craft whiskey producer, for $160 million. (NYSE:STZ) are scrambling higher in today's trading session. The businesses 50 day moving average is 160.21 and its 200 day moving average is 158.02. Constellation Brands would be especially vulnerable to a House Republican proposal to impose a border adjustment tax on imported goods, given its Mexican beer portfolio. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of STZ in report on Thursday, April 7 with "Overweight" rating.

Excluding certain items, Constellation earned $1.48 per share, ahead of analysts' average estimate of $1.36 per share. The return on equity ratio or ROE stands at 19.2 percent while most common profitability ratio return on investment (ROI) was 9 percent.

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Since the beginning of the calendar year, the stock is 5.56%. Navellier & Associates Inc increased its position in shares of Constellation Brands by 686.8% in the third quarter. Street expectations were for EPS of $1.36. The legal version of this piece of content can be accessed at https://www.chaffeybreeze.com/2017/04/06/constellation-brands-inc-stz-price-target-increased-to-220-00-by-analysts-at-pivotal-research.html. Finally, HSBC Holdings plc raised shares of Constellation Brands from a "reduce" rating to a "hold" rating and boosted their price target for the company from $132.00 to $153.00 in a report on Wednesday, February 1st.

USA stocks are climbing in midday trading after a sharp drop late in the previous day.

"We look forward to building on these results to achieve comparable (earnings per share) growth that exceeds our target of at least 10 percent for fiscal 2018, as we continue to build shareholder value". Constellation Brands has a 52 week low of $144.00 and a 52 week high of $175.43. The stock has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $179.40. If you are viewing this piece of content on another domain, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of US & worldwide copyright laws.

Zacks Rank: Currently, Constellation Brands carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) which is subject to change following the earnings announcement.

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