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Following are the 13 mid cap companies which have seen a negative shift in analyst sentiments in last 1 month and have received 2 or more analyst downgrades:

Tkr

Company Name

Market Cap (mil)

No. of analyst downgrades in last 1 month

ARO

AEROPOSTALE INC

2126.21

2

UNFI

UTD NATURAL FOOD

2164.91

2

NEU

NEWMARKET

2194.37

3

AEO

AMERN EAGLE OUTF

3033.29

2

BIG

BIG LOTS INC

3251.92

2

SFD

SMITHFIELD FOODS

4091.55

2

CEPH

CEPHALON INC

4449.14

2

URBN

URBAN OUTFITTERS

4904.92

3

AN

AUTONATION INC.

5168.46

2

SAI

SAIC

6306.02

2

FDO

FAMILY DLR STORS

6622.57

2

LZ

LUBRIZOL CP

8587.6

3

LLL

L-3 COMMUN HLDGS

9111.53

2

Here are some of the specifics about these companies, including brief description of their business, growth rates (topline and bottomline) and valuation:

Aeropostale, Inc. is a mall-based specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories. The company designs, markets and sells its own brand of merchandise principally targeting 14 to 17 year-old young women and young men. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 2.32 and next year is 2.61. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 5.32% current year and 6.02% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 9.28. Out of 32 analysts covering the company, 8 are positive and have buy recommendation, six have sell recommendation and eighteen have hold ratings.

United Natural Foods, Inc. is a distributor of natural, organic and specialty foods and non-food products in the United States and Canada. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 1.69 and next year is 1.92. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 19.46% current year and 10.31% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of23.3. Out of 15 analysts covering the company, 5 are positive and have buy recommendation, one has sell recommendation and nine have hold ratings.

NewMarket Corporation is a holding company of Afton Chemical Corporation, Ethyl Corporation, NewMarket Services Corporation and NewMarket Development Corporation . The company has two primary segments: petroleum additives and real estate development. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 13.5 and next year is 14.23. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 4.98% current year and 5.81% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 11.12. Out of 5 analysts covering the company, 2 are positive and have buy recommendation and three have hold ratings.

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. offers on-trend clothing, accessories and personal care products. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 1.03 and next year is 1.17. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 2.91% current year and 3.32% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 13.28. Out of 32 analysts covering the company, 13 are positive and have buy recommendation, three have sell recommendation and sixteen have hold ratings.

Big Lots, Inc. through its wholly owned subsidiaries is a closeout retailer. The company’s merchandising categories include Consumables, Home, Furniture, Hardlines, Seasonal, and Other. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 3.15 and next year is 3.49. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 5.12% current year and 5.6% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 12.36. Out of 17 analysts covering the company, 6 are positive and have buy recommendation, zero have sell recommendation and eleven have hold ratings.

Smithfield Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces and markets a range of fresh meat and packaged meat products both domestically and internationally. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 2.83 and next year is 2.45. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 9.43% current year and 5.96% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 10.05. Out of 15 analysts covering the company,8 are positive and have buy recommendation, zero have sell recommendation and seven have hold ratings.

Cephalon, Inc. is a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to discovering, developing and bringing to market medications to improve the quality of life of individuals around the world. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 8.45 and next year is 5.76. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 9.57% current year and -13.58% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 10.19. Out of 28 analysts covering the company, 9 are positive and have buy recommendation, four have sell recommendation and fifteen have hold ratings.

Urban Outfitters, Inc. is a lifestyle specialty retail company that operates under the Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People and Terrain brands. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 1.74 and next year is 2.1. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 14.8% current year and 15% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 14.27. Out of 28 analysts covering the company, 14 are positive and have buy recommendation, one has sell recommendation and 13 have hold ratings.

AutoNation, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is an automotive retailer in the United States. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 1.88 and next year is 2.1. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 10.82% current year and 6.81% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 16.5. Out of 14 analysts covering the company, 1 are positive and have buy recommendation, three have sell recommendation and ten have hold ratings.

SAIC, Inc. is a provider of scientific, engineering, systems integration and technical services and solutions to all branches of the United States military. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 1.42 and next year is 1.47. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 1.06% current year and 1.84% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 11.51. Out of 15 analysts covering the company, 4 are positive and have buy recommendation, one has sell recommendation and 10 have hold ratings.

Family Dollar Stores, Inc. operates a chain of more than 6,800 general merchandise retail discount stores in 44 states, providing primarily consumers with a selection of priced merchandise in neighborhood stores. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 3.12 and next year is 3.6. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 8.43% current year and 7.5% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 14.54. Out of 24 analysts covering the company, 8 are positive and have buy recommendation, two have sell recommendation and fourteen have hold ratings.

The Lubrizol Corporation is a specialty chemical company. The company supplies technologies and produce additives, ingredients, resins and compounds. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 11.3 and next year is 12.42. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 7.26% current year and 4.42% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 10.79. Out of 7 analysts covering the company, 1 are positive and have buy recommendation, zero have sell recommendation and six have hold ratings.

L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. (L-3) is a prime contractor in Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C3ISR) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and government services. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 8.43 and next year is 8.8. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 0.76% current year and 0.86% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 8.95. Out of 20 analysts covering the company, 2 are positive and have buy recommendation, 3 have sell recommendation and 15 have hold ratings.

Source: 13 Mid Caps With 2 or More Analyst Downgrades in Last Month