Deutsche Bank Upgrades Flowers Foods (FLO) to Buy

January 7, 2013 8:30 AM EST
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Price: $19.80 +0.81%

Rating Summary:
    5 Buy, 8 Hold, 0 Sell

Rating Trend: Up Up

Today's Overall Ratings:
    Up: 30 | Down: 30 | New: 23
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Deutsche Bank upgraded Flowers Foods (NYSE: FLO) from Hold to Buy with a price target of $27.00 (from $21.00).

The firm comments, "Based on a LT thesis, we are upgrading Flowers' shares to BUY from HOLD due to consolidation and likely benefit to profitability. We are raising Flowers' EPS est. to reflect both near term share gains (i.e. Hostess liquidation) as well as fresh bread category consolidation and raising our target to $27 from $21."

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Shares of Flowers Foods closed at $25.05 yesterday.

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