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Credit Suisse's 8 Consumer Stocks To Avoid

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In a recent report, analysts at Credit Suisse outlined their 2015 outlook for Consumer stocks. Here’s a breakdown of their top stocks to avoid in 2015.

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  1. Clorox Co (NYSE: CLX): Analysts see record-high valuation levels and below-average top-line and bottom-line growth for Clorox. Price target- $90.00 (-15.9 percent)
  2. Kellogg Company (NYSE: K): Analysts see a growing trend by consumers away from cereal and toward higher-protein breakfast alternatives, and they predict another year of below-average earnings growth for Kellogg in 2015. Price target- $62.00 (-7.2 percent)
  3. The Fresh Market Inc (NASDAQ: TFM): Analysts are worried about the long-term growth potential of The Fresh Market, increased competition in the space, and the high valuation of the stock. Price target- $34.00 (-17.9 percent)
  4. J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE: JCP): J C Penney’s list of problems include shrinking margins, slowing growth, and debt burden. Price target- $7.00 (-10.1 percent)
  5. Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: SHLD): Analysts see Sears as a declining cash flow business with few viable long-term options for turning around the company. Price target- $20.00 (-41.6 percent)
  6. General Motors Company (NYSE: GM): Analysts are not impressed by GM’s new 2015 vehicle product line and point to shrinking margins and an earnings forecast that is 11 percent below consensus as reasons for investors to avoid GM. Price target- $30.00 (-17.4 percent)
  7. Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H): Disappointing execution, weak margins and poor performance of international assets are all reasons that analysts view Hyatt less favorably than its peers. Price target- $55.00 (-6.4 percent)
  8. Realogy Holdings Corp (NYSE: RLGY): Analysts predict disappointing home price appreciation numbers driving Realogy’s 2015 EBITDA 6 percent lower than consensus estimates. Price target- $37.00 (-17 percent)

Latest Ratings for CLX

DateFirmActionFromTo
May 2019DowngradesBuyHold
May 2019ReiteratesNeutral
May 2019MaintainsMarket PerformMarket Perform

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