Shares of Kellogg might come underneath strain as the corporate finds it tough to go on rising costs from right here, in line with UBS. Analyst Cody Ross downgraded shares of Kellogg to impartial from purchase, saying in a Thursday observe that the meals producer faces “some of the highest inflationary pressure” throughout the agency’s protection. “Kellogg’s stock is up the second most in our coverage YTD, but we are concerned that the company is going to experience a significant amount of inflation over the [next 12 months] and will likely have difficulty passing through as much price going forward in light of WMT’s/TGT’s/KR’s recent commentary to keep costs down in food and beverage categories,” Ross wrote. Food producers have been pressured by hovering commodities prices, which has pushed up the value of elements like grains and the price of transporting completed merchandise. Bank of America lower Kellogg’s 12-month worth goal to $74 from $81. The new worth goal is barely above the place shares closed Wednesday. The inventory is up almost 13% this yr. The analyst mentioned Kellogg may lose market share because the hole between title manufacturers and personal labels grows. A current evaluation by the agency confirmed that Kellogg’s worth gaps to non-public label are growing in eight of its high 10 classes. At the identical time, the analyst finds particulars in Kellogg’s plans to spin off its North America cereal and plant-based meat companies too “scarce” to make a willpower on the inventory outlook. “Given the company does not plan to provide an update for another ~12 months, we believe the investment case is more murky today and therefore believe it is best to move to the sideline,” learn the observe. Shares declined almost 2% throughout Thursday’s premarket buying and selling. —CNBC’s Michael Bloom contributed to this report.