Goldman Sachs Upgrades Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN) to Conviction Buy

February 4, 2013 6:59 AM EST Send to a Friend
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Goldman Sachs upgraded Mead Johnson Nutrition (NYSE: MJN) from Neutral to Conviction Buy with a price target of $95.00 (from $75.00).

The firm said fundamental momentum is building anew and they foresee positive estimate revisions and valuation expansion in 2013.

"Despite MJN’s recent set-back in China, which was followed by below-consensus guidance, we believe it uniquely positioned to deliver best-in-class growth and returns. As we detail within, we believe milk formula sales will expand by $46 bn to 2020 globally (11% CAGR) and expect MJN to capture its fair share."

Goldman raised EPS estimates (FY2013 +1%; FY2014 +4%) and introduce FY2015 estimates following 4Q2012 results and revised tax rate guidance. FY13 goes to $3.42, FY14 to $4.00 and FY15 is $4.74.

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Shares of Mead Johnson Nutrition closed at $75.05 yesterday.




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