Best Canadian Stocks To Own For 2017: Safeway Inc.(SWY)Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Lu Wang]
Safeway Inc. (SWY) advanced 6.1 percent after Credit Suisse Group AG raised its recommendation for the shares. Intel Corp. gained 3.6 percent after Jefferies Group LLC upgraded the stock. GameStop Corp. surged 6.1 percent as U.S. video-game sales saw the first monthly rise 2011, a research group said. Peabody Energy Corp. dropped 3.2 percent as the Environmental Protection Agency revises proposed rules for new power plants.
- [By Vanina Egea]
Low customer confidence due to an adverse economic environment has affected supermarket operators, and tighter market competition over pricing has further eroded margins. However, as the economy slowly recovers, grocery stores are presented with an opportunity to improve performance and deliver profits. Let us look at the Safeway (SWY) and Kroger (KR), two supermarket operators, in order to discern which one offers better investment prospects.
- [By Matthew Smith]
In our article on September 16th (located here) we said we were still bullish the grocers and thought that Safeway (SWY) would continue to be a winner along with the industry. Apparently, we were not alone in that thinking as the company announced yesterday that they were putting in place a poison pill which will be good for one year in order to keep anyone from building a stake larger than 10% in the company. The move was prompted by Jana Partners taking a 6.2% stake in the company and the hope of management is that this one-year period will either cool the heels of Jana or allow the two parties to work together rather than going hostile. We personally dislike poison pills, but in this case, it should not be seen as a negative as we doubt anyone was considering assembling a stake at or above that 10% level. Investors cheered the news and sent shares higher by $2.75 (9.74%) to close at $30.99/share on extremely heavy volume of 29.8 milli! on shares.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Stocks on the move: Galena Biopharma Inc. (NASDAQ: GALE) is down 15.4% at $1.93 after pricing a secondary offering of 17.5 million units at $2.00. Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) is up 6.1% at $28.21, after an analysts upgrade which sent shares to a new 52-week high of $28.88 earlier. Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) is down 18.2% at $4.08.
- [By Shauna O'Brien]
On Friday, Credit Suisse announced that it has upgraded food and drug retailer Safeway Inc. (SWY).
The firm has raised its rating on SWY from “Underperform” to “Outperform” due a a valuation call. Analysts currently have a $34 price target on SWY, which suggests a 17% increase from the stock’s current price of $28.20.
Safeway shares were up $1.65, or 6.21%, during Friday morning trading. The stock is up 56% YTD.
- [By Shauna O'Brien]
Shares of Safeway Inc. (SWY) surged on Tuesday morning after announcing that it has adopted a shareholder rights plan to prevent large accumulations of its stock.
The company has adopted a “poison pill” plan as an anti-takeover precaution after becoming aware of a large accumulation of its common stock.
Safeway did not indentify the investor that is accumulating the stock, but noted that this plan will help maintain “fair and equal treatment” to all shareholders.
The plan will dilute the value of the stock by creating more shares, making it difficult for a single investor to acquire large amounts of stock. Shareholders of the company’s common stock as of September 30 will receive one preferred stock purchase right for every share of common stock that they own.
Safeway shares were up $2.38, or 8.49%, during Tuesday morning trading. The stock is up 68% YTD.
source from Top Stocks For 2015:http://www.topstocksblog.com/best-canadian-stocks-to-own-for-2017.ht! ml