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While a mixed fiscal third quarter, Constellation Brands Inc.'s long-term outlook remains attractive, noted a Roth MKM report.

Alcohol giant Constellation Brands Inc. (STZ:NYSE) posted a mixed fiscal third quarter, according to Roth Capital Partners analyst Bill Kirk in a January 5 research note.

Its beer business was offset by further struggles in the wine division. Beer shipment and depletion growth both topped 6%, driving improved 38.5% operating margins, while the wine segment continued to decline despite interim downward guidance revisions.

"Wine & Spirits' disappointment has eaten the FY'24 potential upside to prior guidance," Kirk wrote in the note. "That said, the primary investment drivers: beer depletions and beer margin, remain strong and will help any stock weakness today get bought."

Though wine underperformance casts a cloud over the near-term outlook, Kirk believes Constellation's core beer portfolio anchored by Modelo and Pacifico remains an attractive long-term investment based on top-line momentum and profitability improvement.

He kept a Buy rating on shares with a US$311 price target, seeing a 29% upside for the stock trading around US$242.

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Disclosures: The price target and rating history for Constellation Brands, Inc. prior to February 1, 2023 reflect MKM’s published opinion prior to the acquisition of MKM Partners, LLC by Roth Capital Partners, LLC.

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