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Scotts Miracle-Gro is a manufacturer and marketer of consumer lawn and garden products in North America. The company's segments are: United States Consumer, which consists of the company's consumer lawn and garden business located in United States; Hawthorne, which consists of the company's indoor, urban and hydroponic gardening business; and Other, which consists of the company's consumer lawn and garden business in geographies other than the United States and the company's product sales to nurseries, greenhouses and other customers. The company manufactures, markets and sells lawn and garden products in the following categories: lawn care, gardening and landscape, hydroponics, and controls.
  • TickerSMG
  • ISINUS8101861065
  • ExchangeNew York Stock Exchange
  • SectorChemicals
  • CountryUnited States
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Vermilion Compass: Weekly Equity Strategy

Market In “Wait-And-See” Phase We started to see waning upside momentum in the S&P 500 last week with the rising wedge breakdown and 2760 support level violation on Tuesday. Despite this, there was no downside follow through the following day as investors digested a new $484B fiscal relief package. This led to the S&P 500 finding support at 2725-2735 which leads us to where we are now -- testing recent highs. We see waning upside momentum and several aspects continue to suggest the S&P 500 remains vulnerable to a pullback, but the market is simply not breaking down. We believe some near-t...

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Vermilion Booster Shots: Attractive bottom-fishing stocks

For investors looking for bottom-fishing candidates; stocks that are breaking downtrends, exhibiting ascending reaction lows, and showing stabilizing relative strength.

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Vermilion Booster Shots: Attractive bottom-fishing stocks

For investors looking for bottom-fishing candidates; stocks that are breaking downtrends, exhibiting ascending reaction lows, and showing stabilizing relative strength.

Dave Nicoski ...
  • Ross LaDuke

Vermilion Compass: Weekly Equity Strategy

ullish Tape Despite Inconsistencies Despite the bulls still being in control, we have several ongoing concerns and we cannot rule out the potential for a pullback. Below we highlight developments that are inconsistent with a major bottom in equities that suggests the broad equity market is not yet out of the woods. · S&P 500 Short-Term Levels. We continue to respect the bullish tape, however the S&P 500 remains in the 2855-2900 resistance zone while forming a bearish rising wedge pattern. This pattern results in a breakdown roughly 70% of the time. Still, support at 2760 would need ...

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Vermilion Compass: Weekly Equity Strategy

Breakaway Gaps In Place Last week we noted some deterioration in market dynamics, all while reiterating our overall constructive outlook looking weeks and months ahead. The fact is, “perfectly bullish” conditions rarely exist, and a weight of the evidence approach is necessary. To that end, the positives continue to outweigh the negatives and our outlook remains constructive. · S&P 500 Breakaway Gap. The S&P 500 broke out to all-time highs this past Thursday, and yesterday displayed some upside follow through, starting the week off with a bullish breakaway gap. Short-term gap support...

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Vermilion Compass: Weekly Equity Strategy

S&P 500 Testing 3870 Support; 10-Year Yield In Focus As the S&P 500 pulls back to logical support at 3870, our weight-of-the-evidence approach continues to support our overall bullish outlook. While the positives heavily outweigh the negatives, the rising 10-year Treasury yield is threatening to become a headwind. The irony here is that we have outlined rising yields as a longstanding tailwind that has helped support our bullish outlook since early November 2020. We discuss this risk below, in addition to the many positives which lead us to remain bullish. · 10-Year Treasury Yield, V...

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Valens Equity Insights and Inflections - 2021 02 16

Current market expectations for Vista Outdoor (VSTO) don't comprehend the company's macro tailwinds. Markets expect UAFRS-based (Uniform) ROA (ROA') to fall back towards historical lows, even as analysts are forecasting significant ROA' recovery, in line with the tailwinds from the At-Home Revolution. The company has a positive At-Home Revolution macro-trend likely driving strong returns and sustained growth, thanks to surging lifestyle changes around increased interest in gun ownership to protect new homes as people move out of cities and invest more in their homes, and increased trends in t...

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SMG - Embedded Expectations Analysis - 2021 02 12

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG:USA) currently trades above recent averages relative to UAFRS-based (Uniform) earnings, with an 18.4x Uniform P/E. At these levels, the market has bullish expectations for the firm, but management may have concerns about growth, pricing, and the Bonnie business Specifically, management may lack confidence in their ability to realize growth opportunities, meet their leverage targets, and sustain rapid shipments growth. In addition, they may have concerns about the progress of their business combinations, the health of US consumer demand, and their position a...

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Vermilion Compass: Weekly Equity Strategy

More Room To Run; Downgrading Utilities Ongoing bullish market dynamics and an absence of breakdowns for major indexes and Sectors continue to support our bullish outlook. As we explain below, new risk-on signals coming from emerging market equities, commodities, and Treasuries continue to be of the bullish variety. We believe this suggests equities have plenty of room to run higher; buy dips. · S&P 500, Nasdaq 100, Russell 2000. Key support levels we are watching on the S&P 500 include short-term support at 3770, with the next important support levels coming in at the uptrend (~3730...

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company - March 2019 (LTM): Peer Snapshot

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Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and Central Garden & Pet Company: Peer comparison: Scotts Miracle-Gro has stronger market position, but Central Garden has lower business risk

Scotts has a larger presence in gardening, but its hydroponics business is riskier than Central's pet business. Central will also be a more aggressive acquirer.

Moody's reviews Scotts Miracle Gro for downgrade on Sunlight Supply acquisition announcement

Moody's Investors Services ("Moody's") placed the Ba2 Corporate Family Rating (CFR), Ba2-PD Probability of Default rating and B1 senior unsecured ratings of Scotts Miracle Gro Company (Scotts) under review for downgrade. These actions follow the company's announcement yesterday that it has e...

SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO reduced its risk exposure resulting in an upgrade to Slightly Positive

SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO (US), a company active in the Nondurable Household Products industry, reduced its market risk and raised its general evaluation. The independent financial analyst theScreener awarded an improved star rating to the company, which now shows 3 out of 4 possible stars; its market behaviour has improved and can be considered as defensive. theScreener believes that this new assessment merits an overall rating upgrade to Slightly Positive. As of the analysis date December 15, 2020, the closing price was USD 190.00 and its potential was estimated at USD 210.74.

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