UPDATE: Bank of America Reduces PO to $17 on Smithfield Foods on Lower Hog Profitability
Bank of America reiterated its Underperform rating on Smithfield Foods (NYSE: SFD) and reduced its price target from $19 to $17 a share.
Bank of America commented, "Smithfield is expected to report F1Q13 results on Monday, September 4th. We are lowering our F1Q13 EPS estimate from $0.57 to $0.44 primarily due to lower Hog Production profitability. Our F1Q13 Hog Production profit/head forecast is lowered from $15/head to $7/head, as hog prices were lower than expected during the quarter. Hog prices were impacted by weak domestic demand, increasing pork cold storage levels and slowing export demand."
Smithfield Foods closed at $19.10 on Thursday.
Latest Ratings for SFD
|Jun 2013||D.A. Davidson||Downgrades||Buy||Neutral|
|May 2013||Stephens & Co.||Downgrades||Overweight||Equal-weight|
|May 2013||BMO Capital||Downgrades||Outperform||Market Perform|
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