CONSUMER FOODS / AGRIBUSINESS

This coverage involves the monitoring and analysis of the food supply chain from the field all the way to the consumer. We are experts within the agribusiness, ingredients, packaged foods and protein industries. We directly cover the farming and food production aspects of the US and global food/beverage supply chains, and supplement this with our knowledge of distributor, grocer and restaurant trends.

Brett Hundley – Ingredients & Packaged Foods

Heather Jones – Protein & Agribusiness

Protein coverage centers on the production of animal protein (beef, chicken, dairy, eggs pork and turkey). Agribusiness coverage centers on handling, storage, distribution and processing of grain and related commodities, to include ethanol/biodiesel. Ingredients coverage centers on production and sale of food and beverage ingredients (flavors, colors, enzymes, etc). Packaged Foods coverage centers on production of food and beverage products for sale in retail and food service outlets.

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Ticker Symbol
Title Date
Ingredion (INGR-Hold-$120.66): Forward Street View Too Robust? Reiterate Hold Mar 24, 2017
Balchem (BCPC-Buy-$81.91): Lowering Estimates & Price Target; Retain Buy Mar 23, 2017
Sanderson Farms, Inc. (SAFM - Hold - $95.04): Raising Q2 Estimates Mar 22, 2017
Agribusiness Update; ADM/BG Estimate Revisions Mar 22, 2017
Monthly In-Store Channel Check Update – March 2017 Mar 22, 2017
Protein & Dairy Roundup Mar 20, 2017
Food For Thought: Analyst Musings + This Week’s Wrap on News, Commentary Commentary/News Mar 17, 2017
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (CALM - Hold - $38.88): Reducing Q3 Estimates; Outlook Still Uncertain, but Some Positive Developments Mar 16, 2017
Post Holdings (POST-Buy-$83.54): Update on Debt Refi, Weetabix Reports, & Bird Flu Mar 09, 2017
Calavo Growers, Inc. (CVGW-Buy-$56.75): In-line Q1; RFG Drives Improved Outlook Mar 07, 2017
HPAI Break in Tennessee - Implications Mar 06, 2017
Darling Ingredients Inc. (DAR - Buy - $14.65): Q4 Upside & Constructive Outlook; Reiterate Buy and Raise Target Mar 01, 2017
Calavo Growers, Inc. (CVGW-Buy-$56.40): Reducing Estimates Feb 28, 2017
Balchem (BCPC-Buy-$87.21): Forward Growth, Curemark Opportunity Still Intact; Buy Feb 28, 2017
Dean Foods (DF-Buy-$17.84): Increasing Forward Estimates & Upgrading to Buy Feb 28, 2017
Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL - Hold - $35.29): Challenged Outlook; Maintain Hold Feb 24, 2017
Sanderson Farms, Inc. (SAFM - Hold - $95.16): Feb 24, 2017
Monthly In-Store Channel Check Update – February 2017 Feb 24, 2017
Innophos (IPHS-Buy-$55.47): Cash is King; Upping PT and Reiterate Buy Rating Feb 22, 2017
Sanderson Farms, Inc. (SAFM - Hold - $95.03): Reducing Q1 on Disappointing Pricing; Better Start to Q2 Feb 21, 2017
Big, Clean, Beautiful Food Feb 21, 2017
Int’l Flavors & Fragrances (IFF-Buy-$124.03): Sky Not Falling After All; Reiterate Buy Feb 16, 2017
Dean Foods (DF-Hold-$18.90): Q4 Miss + Guide Down; Reiterate Hold on N-T Caution Feb 16, 2017
Calavo Growers, Inc. (CVGW - Buy - $57.10): Potential Challenges with MX Volumes Feb 16, 2017
The Andersons, Inc. (ANDE - Buy - $40.15): 2017 Outlook Intact; Reiterate Buy Feb 16, 2017
Bunge Ltd. (BG - Buy - $75.14): Solid Q4 and Outlook for Much Improved ’17 Intact; Reiterate Buy Feb 15, 2017
The Andersons, Inc. (ANDE - Buy - $38.55): Dig Deeper – Q4 Not Nearly as Bad as It Looks Feb 15, 2017
Flowers Foods (FLO-Buy-$19.01): Better Investment Story Now; Reiterate Buy Rating Feb 14, 2017
The Andersons, Inc. (ANDE - Buy - $37.55): Q4 Preview; Reducing 2017 Target/Estimate Feb 14, 2017
Snyder’s-Lance (LNCE-Hold-$37.91): Underlying Conditions Solid; Retain Hold Feb 13, 2017
Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (PPC - Hold - $20.60): 2017 Outlook Better Than Expected Feb 10, 2017
Sensient (SXT-Buy-$77.00): Company Joining the Upper Echelon Ranks; Reiterate Buy Feb 10, 2017
Green Plains, Inc. (GPRE - Buy - $25.80): Strong Q4; Reiterate Buy Feb 10, 2017
TreeHouse Foods (THS-Buy-$84.97): Stock Rebounds on Improved Sales; More to Go Feb 09, 2017
Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. (ADM - Hold - $44.59): Better Than 2016, but How Much? Feb 08, 2017
Innophos (IPHS-Buy-$47.50): Upgrading to Buy; Vol/Pricing, Mexico Less of a Concern Feb 08, 2017
Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (PPC - Hold - $18.64): Estimate Revision, Q4 Preview Feb 07, 2017
Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN - Hold - $63.13): Muted Outlook, Legal Overshadow Robust Qtr Feb 06, 2017
Post Holdings (POST-Buy-$84.39): Beat & Raise; We Would Continue to Buy Here Feb 03, 2017
Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. (ADM - Hold - $43.99): Reducing Estimates Feb 03, 2017
Constructive Margin Outlook & Depressed Valuations Creates Compelling Opportunity Feb 02, 2017
Ingredion (INGR-Hold-$116.15): Reports Q4; Company Sees its Shadow? Retain Hold Feb 02, 2017
Lancaster Colony (LANC-Hold-$135.20): Solid Performance Yet Again; Reiterate Hold Jan 26, 2017
Protein: Pork Market Update Jan 25, 2017
Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN - Hold - $62.36): Downgrading to Hold on Valuation Jan 25, 2017
Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL - Hold - $36.54): Raising Q1 on Strong Fresh Pork Jan 25, 2017
McCormick & Co. (MKC-Buy-$95.67): Q4 Report – Continued Stability; Reiterate Buy Jan 25, 2017
Protein Export Outlook – It’s Complicated Jan 24, 2017
Darling Ingredients Inc. (DAR - Buy - $12.33): Attractive Risk/Reward Jan 19, 2017
Monthly In-Store Channel Check Update – January 2017 Jan 19, 2017
Flowers Foods (FLO-Buy-$19.66): Year-End Thoughts, Hopes & Desires; Buy Jan 19, 2017
Ingredion (INGR-Hold-$125.09): Updating Model; Thoughts on Fundamentals/Cash Flow Jan 17, 2017
Sensient (SXT-Buy-$78.11): Lowering Estimates on Currency; Reiterate Buy Rating Jan 12, 2017
Dean Foods (DF-Hold-$20.55): Puts & Takes…Environment Steady; Remain at Hold Jan 11, 2017
Balchem (BCPC-Buy-$83.21): Fundamentals Working Together; Reiterate Buy Rating Jan 10, 2017
Int’l Flavors & Fragrances (IFF-Buy-$116.02): Market Offering Opportunity; Buy Jan 09, 2017
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (CALM - Hold - $42.00): Weak Q4, as Expected; Outlook Improved, but Much Uncertainty Dec 23, 2016
Ingredion (INGR - Hold - $125.43): Announces Deal for TIC Gums; Upping Estimates Dec 20, 2016
Calavo Growers, Inc. (CVGW - Buy - $64.90): Strong Q4; Bullish 2017 Outlook Dec 20, 2016
Sanderson Farms, Inc. (SAFM - Hold - $88.75): Strong Q4 Upside; Raising F’17 on More Bullish Q1 Assumptions Dec 15, 2016
Sanderson Farms, Inc. (SAFM - Hold - $89.30): Raising Q4 EPS Projection Dec 12, 2016
Flowers Foods (FLO - Buy - $19.17): Rehberg Case Settled; Focus Turns to Growth Dec 09, 2016
Green Plains, Inc. (GPRE - Buy - $27.35): Bullish Ethanol; Initiate at Buy Dec 05, 2016
Post Holdings (POST - Buy - $75.63): Eggs & Interest Rates in Focus; Initiate at Buy Dec 05, 2016
Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. (ADM - Hold - $44.00): Initiate with Hold Dec 05, 2016
Dean Foods (DF - Hold - $19.20): Early Signs of a Pivot? Time Will Tell; Initiate at Hold Dec 05, 2016
McCormick & Co. (MKC - Buy - $89.05): Buy Quality…Only Cry Once; Initiate at Buy Dec 05, 2016
Flowers Foods (FLO - Buy - $15.48): Backed into a Corner; Initiate at Buy Dec 05, 2016
Darling Ingredients Inc. (DAR - Buy - $13.22): Like the Risk/Reward; Initiate at Buy Dec 05, 2016
Snyder’s-Lance (LNCE - Hold - $36.22): Market Reflects Positive Story; Initiate at Hold Dec 05, 2016
Lancaster Colony (LANC - Hold - $133.64): Looking for Value; Initiate at Hold Dec 05, 2016
Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN - Buy - $57.05): Balance Sheet Optionality, Portfolio Upgrade Offset Softening Chicken Industry Fundamentals Dec 05, 2016
Calavo Growers, Inc. (CVGW - Buy - $53.85): Initiate at Buy Dec 05, 2016
Innophos Holdings (IPHS-Hold-$53.41): Hoping Patience Pays Off; Initiate at Hold Dec 05, 2016
TreeHouse Foods (THS - Buy - $67.15): Five Still Very Much Alive; Initiate at Buy Dec 05, 2016
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (CALM - Hold - $39.65): Cycle Bottoming, but Sharp Reversal Unlikely Dec 05, 2016
Ingredion (INGR - Hold - $118.56): Patience Required After Big Year; Initiate at Hold Dec 05, 2016
Sensient (SXT - Buy - $77.17): Internal & External Opportunity; Initiate at Buy Dec 05, 2016
Bunge Ltd. (BG - Buy - $69.12): Initiate with Buy; Improved Fundamental Outlook and Compelling Asset Value Dec 05, 2016
Int’l Flavors & Fragrances (IFF-Buy-$120.07): Tasty Treat After Selloff; Initiate at Buy Dec 05, 2016
Sanderson Farms, Inc. (SAFM - Hold - $81.96): Stronger ’17 Volumes and Potential China Opening Bullish, but Softening Industry Fundamentals Keep Us on Sidelines Dec 05, 2016
Balchem (BCPC-Buy-$80.62): Certainly On the Radar Now; Initiate at Buy Dec 05, 2016
Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL - Hold - $33.81): Valuation Full; Initiate at Hold Dec 05, 2016
Pilgrim’s Pride Co. (PPC - Hold - $17.69): Mix Shift Should Boost Margins, but Softening Industry Fundamentals Keep Us on Sidelines Dec 05, 2016
The Andersons, Inc. (ANDE - Buy - $39.25): Initiate with Buy on Turn in Fundamentals Dec 05, 2016