Apr 29 - Analysts are growing more pessimistic of S&P Ratings owner, McGraw-Hill, ahead of its earnings on Tuesday.
Analysts are growing more pessimistic got SMP ratings owner McGraw-Hill ahead of its earnings on Tuesday. Recently Jefferies downgraded it from buy to hold. Warning that government five billion dollar civil suit against its -- unit represented quote a profound uncertainty and also has one doomsday scenario for the company. The Department of Justice could break up the credit agencies model. Which would mean S&P ratings closes. The bottom line McGraw-Hill loses about half of its value. In the meantime the average price target on the stock has tumbled it's fallen eight per cent to about 57 dollars in the last three months. We'll see who gets knocked down and allotment and Carl icons very public battle over Herbalife. The company reports Monday at -- close and hold a conference call Tuesday morning insider we'll have that live at 11 AM eastern Hackman has a one billion dollar bet against Herbalife describing it as a pyramid scheme. I kinda has upped his stake and now owns about 16% of the company. Avon shares maybe two overvalued heading into its earnings. The company's stock has jumped over 50% since the start of the year. But according to Morningstar analyst it's far from getting back on its feet in fact it could take at least three years before the talent -- in place by new -- -- -- Can actually become quote sustainable. It sounds -- in Brazil its largest market has already said the company is being challenged by tougher competition. Also started crying says there's high probability it could miss street estimates by a penny. Your big economics that is the S&P Case Shiller Index IFR says home prices should lead by about 9% in February year on year. It would be the fastest pace of growth in nearly seven years expect to see more pick up in the southwest the ground zero of the housing crisis. Last month and Phoenix prices soared by over 20%. They get shot up fifteen per cent. Follow us on Twitter at Reuters Insider and get more of our video that Reuters dot com slash writers TV I'm -- mom this is writers.