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Initiating coverage: cash generation, acquisition potential and margin expansion all provide cause for optimism

We are initiating on Ardagh Group with an ‘Outperform’ rating and a price target of $23.50, representing upside of 11% from current levels. While the group’s markets are relatively...

Apr 12 2017| Flor O'Donoghue , Barry Dixon | Company Report | 70 pages

High on Hope but 'Neutral' for now

Breedon offers quality exposure to the consolidation opportunity in the UK heavyside market. The transformational Hope deal, led by a proven management team, provides scale and...

Dec 6 2016| Robert Gardiner | Company Report | 64 pages
Food, beverage & pharma

Unrelenting Delivery of Growth

The UDG Healthcare investment thesis is a potent combination of structurally high organic growth and balance sheet capacity for investment that is potentially equivalent to 35% of the...

Jun 12 2017| Allan Smylie CFA , Andrew Young CFA | Company Report | 55 pages

An outlier that can continue to prosper

That Cranswick has prospered through a decade of deflation and static volume growth in UK food manufacturing is testament to its operational excellence and smart capital allocation. It...

Nov 9 2016| Declan Morrissey | Company Report | 25 pages
Transport & logistics

An inflection point for yields

We are now more constructive on industry fundamentals for the first time in four years. Capacity growth trends in short-haul and key long-haul markets are improving. There are also...

Jan 27 2017| Stephen Furlong , Ross Harvey , Allan Smylie CFA | Sector Report | 73 pages

Line your pockets!

Container liners are like airlines on steroids – there is massive gearing to a yield number that, let’s be honest, is practically impossible to forecast. So why bother looking at A.P. Møller...

Dec 8 2016| Allan Smylie CFA , Ross Harvey , Stephen Furlong | Company Report | 61 pages
Markets & indices

Six in a row: global equities continue to climb; MSCI AC world index up 1.1% in April

The MSCI AC world index rose 1.1% in April marking the sixth consecutive monthly gain. In a month where geo-political events took centre stage the first round results of the French...

May 2 2017| Jim O'Neill , Laura Chambers , Jenny Campbell , Colin Richardson | Monthly Market Monitor | 25 pages

Davy Research conviction list records solid performance in January; adding IAG

The Davy Research conviction list has started the year well with six of the seven names outperforming the benchmark. We are happy to keep these names on the list, and are adding IAG,...

Feb 1 2017| Barry Dixon | Sector Report | 14 pages
Davy Research

Eurozone and UK: prospects diverge in post-Brexit Europe

In our January issue of Davy Economics Monthly, we highlight the diverging outlook for the eurozone and UK economies in 2017. Concerns around political events – namely, elections in...

Jan 18 2017| David McNamara | Davy Economics Monthly | 11 pages