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On The Fly: Pre-market Movers

HIGHER: VirnetX (VHC), up 49% after a federal jury in Texas reportedly determined that Apple (AAPL) should pay the company $302.4M in a patent infringement dispute related to the iPhone maker's FaceTime and virtual network technologies... Tesla (TSLA), up 4% after the company gave its quarterly update on global vehicle shipments, reporting a 70% rise in Q3 deliveries alongside a 37% growth in production, leading it to reaffirm its outlook for 50,000 deliveries in the second half of 2016... Cabela's (CAB), up 14.6% after the company entered into a definitive agreement under which Bass Pro Shops will acquire Cabela's for $65.50 per share in cash, representing an aggregate transaction value of approximately $5.5B... Janus Capital (JNS), up 14% after agreeing to an all-stock merger of equals with Henderson Group... Twitter (TWTR), up 3% after Bloomberg reported Friday, citing a source, that Google (GOOG) has retained Lazard to help explore a possible bid for the microblog service owner... Wynn Resorts (WYNN), up 3.7%, Las Vegas Sands (LVS), up 2.7% after Macau's gaming bureau reported September gross revenue from games of fortune in the region rose 7.4% year over year. LOWER: Merrimack Pharmaceuticals (MACK), down 8.4% after announcing a major corporate restructuring, including a 22% reduction in headcount, and that its CEO Robert Mulroy has resigned... Robert Half (RHI), down 2.7% after being downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... TASER (TASR), down 8% after the New York Daily News reported that New York City has agreed to spend over $6M to purchase 1,000 body cameras from TASER rival Vievu and after being downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg... eBay (EBAY), down 3.7% after Facebook (FB) announces feature called Marketplace to allow users to buy and sell items.

TSLA

Tesla

$204.03

3.33 (1.66%)

TWTR

Twitter

VHC

VirnetX

AAPL

Apple

$113.05

0.87 (0.78%)

EBAY

eBay

$32.90

0.6 (1.86%)

FB

Facebook

$128.27

0.18 (0.14%)

CAB

Cabela's

KBR

KBR

JNS

Janus Capital

RHI

Robert Half

TASR

TASER

$28.61

-0.32 (-1.11%)

WYNN

Wynn Resorts

$97.42

-3.17 (-3.15%)

LVS

Las Vegas Sands

MACK

Merrimack

$6.35

0.09 (1.44%)

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TSLA Tesla
$204.03

3.33 (1.66%)

10/03/16
OPCO
10/03/16
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Perform
Review process of SolarCity acquisition may be delayed, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Colin Rusch believes the SEC review process of Tesla's (TSLA) acquisition of SolarCity (SCTY) could be delayed due to recent activity, especially new litigation. Further, the analyst believes extension to the timeline is likely to work against the deal given the risk of ongoing "collaboration to trigger gun-jumping rules." Rusch reiterates a Perform rating on Tesla's shares.
09/28/16
BARD
09/28/16
NO CHANGE
Target $338
BARD
Outperform
Baird estimates Tesla to report 21,000 deliveries for Q3
Baird analyst Ben Kallo said he expects Tesla (TSLA) to report its Q3 delivery figures by early next week, possibly on Monday, October 3, and he estimates the company will report 21,000 total deliveries, including 12,000 Model S deliveries and 9,000 Model X deliveries. Kallo thinks a delivery number above 20,000 vehicles will be viewed as positive and believes "shorts may return" to Tesla after the delivery announcement as the company's acquisition of SolarCity (SCTY)progresses. The analyst keeps an Outperform rating and $338 price target on Tesla shares.
09/28/16
PACS
09/28/16
NO CHANGE
PACS
Outlook mixed for Tesla, says Pacific Crest
After conducting checks, Pacific Crest analyst Brad Erickson says that orders for Tesla's Model X have improved, and he expects the company's Q3 deliveries to be "solid." However, he believes that the company is offering "aggressive" discounts on Model 3 vehicles, and he thinks the company "faces overall ASP and margin risk," along with a questionable long-term demand outlook. Erickson remains cautious on the stock and keeps a Sector Weight rating on the shares.
09/26/16
BARD
09/26/16
NO CHANGE
Target $25
BARD
Neutral
SolarCity deal spread offers short-term trading opportunity, says Baird
Baird analyst Ben Kallo noted the "substantial" spread between SolarCity's (SCTY) share price and Tesla's (TSLA) acquisition price and sees it as a short-term trading opportunity as he is increasingly confident that their deal will close, pinning an 80% probability on the chance that the merger occurs. Kallo keeps a Neutral rating and $25 price target on SolarCity shares.
TWTR Twitter

09/28/16
MZHO
09/28/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $15
MZHO
Underperform
Mizuho cuts Twitter to Underperform with $15 price target
Mizuho analyst Neil Doshi downgraded Twitter to Underperform from Neutral based on valuation. The shares are up 45% since the company reported Q2 results, primarily driven by potential buyout comments in media reports, Doshi tells investors in a research note. The stock at current levels is overvalued as Twitter's business fundamentals "have deteriorated significantly" over the past 12 months, the analyst contends. Doshi believes many of the M&A scenarios are unlikely to play out. He puts potential acquirers Salesforce (CRM) and Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) in the "maybe" camp, but he still has some reservations about these deals happening. The analyst believes investors of both companies would view a buyout of Twitter as negative. Doshi keeps a $15 price target for Twitter shares. The stock closed yesterday up 35c to $23.72. Loop Capital this morning also downgraded Twitter to Sell.
09/28/16
LOOP
09/28/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $18
LOOP
Sell
Twitter downgraded to Sell from Hold at Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Blake Harper downgraded Twitter to Sell from Hold, as he believes that while the company may eventually get a takeover bid that any offer is unlikely to offer a meaningful premium from the stock's current price. The "swift manner" in which Twitter began shopping itself could be a warning sign that another disappointing earnings report is coming and there is more downside risk than upside potential if a deal falls through, said Harper, who keeps an $18 price target on Twitter shares.
09/28/16
SBSH
09/28/16
NO CHANGE
SBSH
Buy
Citi hopes Disney does not acquire Twitter
Citi analyst Jason Bazinet lays out four reasons for why he doesn't like Disney (DIS) pursuing an acquisition of Twitter (TWTR). Going back 15 years, the analyst can't think of a single web-based property that was successfully acquired by a traditional media firm. Two, he calls Twitter trends "troubling." Three, Bazinet estimates a cash offer would lower Disney's stock by $5 per share while an equity offer would drop its stock by $9. Four, the analyst feels it is unclear how Disney's content will help Twitter. Bazinet thinks both Yahoo (YHOO) and Twitter lost "significant money" when they streamed NFL content over the web. The analyst hopes Twitter is acquired by somebody other than Disney. He keeps a Buy rating on Disney shares. Both Loop Capital and Mizuho this morning downgraded Twitter to sell ratings.
09/28/16
09/28/16
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Wedbush with analyst James Dix citing concerns that the "Four Horsemen of the Search Apocalypse" -- self-identified consumers, consumer control of IP-delivered ads, payments innovation, and attention markets -- might arrive. 2. AT&T (T) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS with analyst John Hodulik citing expectations for lower earnings growth. 3. Macy's (M) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse with analyst Michael Exstein saying the retailer, after outlining in August its operations and merchandising strategies, is now in an execution phase. 4. Twitter (TWTR) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Mizuho and to Sell from Hold at Loop Capital. 5. Galectin Therapeutics (GALT) downgraded to Sell from Buy at Roth Capital with analyst Sa'ar Yaniv citing the company's announcement that NASH-FX, GR-MD-02's Phase 2a study in NASH fibrosis, failed both primary and secondary endpoints. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
VHC VirnetX

02/04/16
COWN
02/04/16
NO CHANGE
Target $36
COWN
Outperform
VirnetX win in Apple case should help in signing licenses, says Cowen
Cowen analyst Robert Stone said the jury award in favor of VirnetX (VHC) in its patent fight with Apple (AAPL) should aid the company in signing licenses with others. Stone, who thinks talks have been underway with Android OEMs and infrastructure players and expects that the "first couple of contracts" could be signed in the coming months, keeps an Outperform rating and $36 price target on VirnetX shares.
AAPL Apple
$113.05

0.87 (0.78%)

10/03/16
PIPR
10/03/16
NO CHANGE
Target $151
PIPR
Overweight
Apple checks show iPhone 7 inventory still constrained, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said his checks of 134 Apple Stores in the U.S. showed that iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus inventory levels are improved, but still constrained, and that supply appears even tighter in China. The limited supply of the iPhone 7 Plus should bode well for the December quarter outlook, adds Munster, who keeps an Overweight rating and $151 price target on Apple shares.
09/29/16
LEHM
09/29/16
NO CHANGE
Target $114
LEHM
Overweight
Barclays removes Apple as Top Pick after trimming global smartphone forecast
Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz removed the firm's Top Pick designation on Apple (AAPL) shares after the firm trimmed its 2016 smartphone revenue and unit growth estimates, saying that the firm's research is not pointing to any major improvement in smartphone units beyond initial channel fill for the new iPhones and Samsung (SSNLF) Galaxy products. The firm now estimates a decline of 2.9% in smartphone revenue and growth of 2.6% in smartphone units, versus its prior forecast for a revenue decline of 0.7% and unit growth of 3.7% in 2016. Moskowitz, who thinks Apple shares may see near-term choppiness after their recent run-up, keeps an Overweight rating on the stock but lowered his price target to $114 from $115.
09/29/16
LEHM
09/29/16
NO CHANGE
Target $61
LEHM
Overweight
Western Digital is a new Top Pick in IT Hardware at Barclays
Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz recommends investors build positions in Western Digital (WDC) and named it his new Top Pick in IT Hardware, removing Apple (AAPL). Western Digital issued a positive September quarter financial update citing a favorable mix in both HDD and SSD, and particularly good pricing conditions in NAND flash, the analyst wrote. Moskowitz believes the company's commentary is positive for investor sentiment and added it to the top spot given improving end markets, reduced industry manufacturing capacity, and potential for further operational synergies. He recommends investors build or add positions in Western Digital as gross margins should trend upward in the near- to mid-term. Moskowitz rates Western Digital an Overweight with a $61 price target on shares.
09/30/16
SBSH
09/30/16
NO CHANGE
Target $130
SBSH
Buy
Apple price target raised to $130 from $120 at Citi
Citi analyst Jim Suva raised his price target for Apple shares to $130 from $120 and keeps a Buy rating on the name. The stock closed yesterday down $1.77 to $112.18. U.S., Canada, European and Asian store checks indicate iPhone 7 demand at launch appears strong, Suva tells investors in a research note. Supply remains a limiting factor with many stores having received very limited supply of the iPhone 7 and in some cases only to suffice demand from preorders, the analyst adds. Suva raised his iPhone estimate for the December quarter to 79.4M units, above the consensus of 75M units.
EBAY eBay
$32.90

0.6 (1.86%)

09/29/16
09/29/16
UPGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. eBay (EBAY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank with analyst Ross Sandler saying eBay is likely to outperform Internet peers over the next two years now that its re-platforming is in the latter stages. 2. BlackBerry (BBRY) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie with analyst Gus Papageorgiou saying he expects operations to stabilize and profitability to return next year. 3. Endo (ENDP) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Northland. 4. Rex Energy (REXX) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Stifel with analyst Michael Scialla saying the production cut may not actually occur, but he believes that other factors, along with positive commentary from OPEC, "appears to be building an oil price floor of $40." 5. Incyte (INCY) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James with analyst Reni Benjamin saying Epacadostat plus pembrolizumab, should ;the results be confirmed in the ongoing Phase III study, could effectively compete with ipilimumab and nivolumab. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/28/16
DBAB
09/28/16
UPGRADE
DBAB
Buy
eBay upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
09/29/16
DBAB
09/29/16
UPGRADE
Target $40
DBAB
Buy
Deutsche upgrades eBay to Buy with $40 price target
Deutsche Bank analyst Ross Sandler upgraded eBay to Buy from Hold and raised his price target for the shares to $40 from $30. The stock closed yesterday down 9c to $31.85. eBay is likely to outperform Internet peers over the next two years now that its re-platforming is in the latter stages, Sandler tells investors in a research note. There are few "out-of-favor accelerating-growth stories with upside to estimates and a reasonably low valuation," the analyst contends. He believes eBay may be the best story in Internet heading into 2017.
09/23/16
BOFA
09/23/16
NO CHANGE
Target $55
BOFA
Buy
BofA thinks Verizon deal stays on track despite Yahoo data breach
Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Justin Post said that Yahoo's (YHOO) disclosure of the massive data breach impacting over 500M of its users is clearly a negative for the company that could result in email account closures, but he does not anticipate a major impact on Yahoo's business related to this breach, citing as evidence the fact that he is not aware of any significant business impairment or financial liability related to security breaches at LinkedIn (LNKD) in 2012 and at eBay (EBAY) in 2014. Post adds that the Target (TGT) data breach, which did include credit card info, is not directly comparable to Yahoo's breach. For Verizon (VZ) to back out of its acquisition agreement, Post thinks the company would need to assume Yahoo acted in bad faith during negotiations and that the Yahoo asset is impaired or comes with significant liability, neither of which he sees as being the case. The analyst keeps a Buy rating on Yahoo and bumped his target on the shares to $55 from $53, citing an increased price target on Alibaba (BABA) that a peer at the firm recently set.
FB Facebook
$128.27

0.18 (0.14%)

09/27/16
JPMS
09/27/16
NO CHANGE
Target $175
JPMS
Overweight
Facebook price target raised to $175 from $170 at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Doug Anmuth raised his price target for Facebook to $175 on a roll forward to his 2017 estimates. The analyst keeps an Overweight rating on the shares. The target is for December 2017.
09/26/16
RHCO
09/26/16
NO CHANGE
RHCO
Facebook inaccurate average video viewing times immaterial, says SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Robert Peck does not believe that Facebook's overstatement of average video viewing times is significant. The analyst says that the metric does not affect budgets and ROI, while Facebook "was quick and open about the issue." He thinks that the website's reach makes it "a must buy for advertisers." Peck keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
09/30/16
ROTH
09/30/16
NO CHANGE
ROTH
Buy
Facebook video measurement gaffe has no impact on MeetMe, says Roth Capital
Roth Capital analyst Darren Aftahi noted that recent bear reports, including one that surfaced yesterday, regarding MeetMe (MEET) contend that the company could be negatively impacted by spillover from Facebook's (FB) admission that it had been overstating time spent by its users watching video on its platform, but he does not expect Facebook's issue to have any impact on MeetMe. He also said that, contrary to bear assertions of bad reviews, MeetMe's app scores well relative to Tinder and Snapchat. The analyst keeps a Buy rating on MeetMe and sees pullbacks following short reports as buying opportunities.
09/26/16
CANT
09/26/16
NO CHANGE
Target $42
CANT
Buy
Yelp takeout chances increased with share conversion, says Cantor
Yelp's (YELP) conversion of Class B super-voting shares into regular Class A shares late last week increases the company's takeout potential, Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Youssef Squali tells investors in a research note. Yelp, especially following recent improvements in the underlying growth fundamentals of the business, has become "an easier, and more likely" acquisition target, the analyst contends. The analyst views Facebook (FB), Priceline (PCLN), TripAdvisor (TRIP) and Microsoft (MSFT) as potential acquirers of Yelp. Squali estimates Yelp could be worth $53 per share in a takeout. He keeps a Buy rating on the stock with a $42 price target. The stock is up 2% to $40.35 in early trading.
CAB Cabela's

12/16/15
RHCO
12/16/15
DOWNGRADE
RHCO
Neutral
Cabela's downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst David Magee downgraded Cabelas to Neutral given the recent bounce in shares.
03/30/16
MKMP
03/30/16
NO CHANGE
MKMP
Cabela's could be worth $65 in a buyout, says MKM Partners
Cabela's announced on December 2, 2015 that it had engaged Guggenheim as a financial advisor and was exploring strategic alternatives. MKM Partners analyst Patrick McKeever believes Cabela's could be worth $65 per shares on a buyout based on a reasonable multiple of 10x his estimated EBITDA of $504M.
07/06/16
DADA
07/06/16
NO CHANGE
DADA
Gun sales could continue to be strong through fall, says DA Davidson
Noting that firearm background checks jumped 28.6% year-over-year last month, DA Davidson attributes the surge to the Orlando terrorist attack and subsequent efforts to pass new gun control legislation. The firm thinks that continued pro-gun control rhetoric could create "a tailwind" for gun sales through the fall. DA Davidson says that Sportsman's Warehouse's (SPWH) valuation is attractive after the stock fell over 30% so far this year. It keeps a Buy rating on the shares. The firm keeps a Neutral rating on Cabela's (CAB). Smith & Wesson (SWHC) and Sturm, Ruger (RGR) manufacture guns.
12/16/15
12/16/15
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: American Capital Agency (AGNC) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Anglo American (AAUKY) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... BOK Financial (BOKF) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... BT Group (BT) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Cabela's (CAB) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... Carlyle Group (CG) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Caterpillar (CAT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Dover (DOV) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair... General Dynamics (GD) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... GrubHub (GRUB) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Northland... Heartland Payment (HPY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... Jarden (JAH) downgraded to Sector Perform from Top Pick at RBC Capital... Kennametal (KMT) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Longbow... Liberty Property (LPT) downgraded on results at Stifel... Lonmin (LNMIY) downgraded to Sell from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Mid-America Apartment (MAA) downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at KeyBanc... Mistras (MG) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sidoti... Nabors Industries (NBR) downgraded on results at Argus... Nationstar (NSM) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Norsk Hydro (NHYDY) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Orexigen (OREX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at WallachBeth... RPX Corp. (RPXC) downgraded to Neutral at Baird... Swift Energy (SFY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg... Terex (TEX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... TransDigm (TDG) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Zurich Insurance (ZURVY) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies.
KBR KBR

05/02/16
JRCO
05/02/16
DOWNGRADE
JRCO
Hold
KBR downgraded to Hold from Buy at Johnson Rice
Johnson Rice downgraded KBR to Hold and lowered its price target to $17 from $19 citing increased uncertainty around new awards.
09/27/16
DBAB
09/27/16
NO CHANGE
Target $14
DBAB
Hold
Deutsche sees 'realistic path' to KBR becoming $20-$25 stock
Deutsche Bank analyst Chad Dillard says he sees a "realistic path" towards KBR becoming a $20-$25 stock as the market beings to appreciate the company's transformation to a government/technical services company. The analyst, however, keeps a Hold rating on KBR with a $14 price target. The engineering and construction company closed yesterday up 10c to $14.50. Consensus estimates for 2017-2018 are too high and a reset in expectations could cause near-term price volatility, Dillard tells investors in a research note. He is "warming" to KBR's transformation but expects a more attractive entry point "down the road."
06/28/16
MKMP
06/28/16
INITIATION
MKMP
Neutral
KBR initiated with a Neutral at MKM Partners
06/29/16
KEYB
06/29/16
NO CHANGE
KEYB
KBR weakness significantly overdone, says KeyBanc
KeyBanc believes that KBR could benefit from Brexit as the U.k. may look to increase security spending in the wake of its departure from the EU, according to the firm. The firm thinks that investors are undervaluing the company's Magnolia LNG project. It keeps a $24 price target and Overweight rating on the shares.
JNS Janus Capital

05/12/16
WELS
05/12/16
DOWNGRADE
WELS
Market Perform
Janus Capital downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Christopher Harris downgraded Janus Capital to Market Perform citing elevated risks given the company's concentrations in equity and growth. Some mean reversion with the markets near all-time highs and growth outperforming value for eight of the last nine years is likely to disproportionally hurt Janus, Harris tells investors in a research note. He lowered his price target range for the shares to $13-$15 from $16-$18.
01/14/16
WELS
01/14/16
NO CHANGE
WELS
Janus Capital price target lowered to $13-$15 from $16-$18 at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo cut its price target on Janus as the firm thinks the company's flows will be hurt by the 2016 equity market sell-off. The firm keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
01/13/16
JPMS
01/13/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $15
JPMS
Neutral
Janus Capital downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Kenneth Worthington downgraded Janus Capital (JNS) to Neutral saying weak market fundamentals will likely hit the company harder than peers given its concentrated exposure to equities. He has a $15 price target for the shares. Worthington coupled the downgrade with an upgrade of CME Group (CME) to Overweight.
01/13/16
01/13/16
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: American Express (AXP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Ameriprise (AMP) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin (ABCW) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Sandler O'Neill... ArcelorMittal (MT) downgraded to Underperform from Hold at Jefferies... Aspen Technology (AZPN) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Benchmark... BOK Financial (BOKF) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Bunzl (BZLFY) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... CST Brands (CST) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens... Charles Schwab (SCHW) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Church & Dwight (CHD) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Cimpress (CMPR) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Conn's (CONN) downgraded on multiple headwinds at Stifel... Cullen/Frost (CFR) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Dialog Semiconductor (DLGNF) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Dover (DOV) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS... Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... First American (FAF) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Goldcorp (GG) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Intelsat (I) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Janus Capital (JNS) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... LVMH (LVMUY) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Landstar System (LSTR) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair... Lincoln National (LNC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Lloyds Banking (LYG) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Exane BNP Paribas... National Grid (NGG) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS... PennyMac Financial (PFSI) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Plains All American (PAA) downgraded to Equalweight from Overweight at Capital One... Plains GP Holdings (PAGP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Roadrunner (RRTS) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair... Starwood Property (STWD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... TimkenSteel (TMST) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... Ultra Petroleum (UPL) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS... Under Armour (UA) downgraded to Mixed from Positive at OTR Global... Whiting Petroleum (WLL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS.
RHI Robert Half

10/03/16
FBCO
10/03/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $33
FBCO
Underperform
Robert Half downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Anjaneya Singh downgraded Robert Half to Underperform and lowered its price target to $33 from $37 citing fewer catalysts and increased downside risk in a slowing labor market. Singh said temp margins appear to have peaked and further upside to overall margins would have to come from higher mix of Perm or Protiviti, but the recent trajectory has been flat/down year-over-year in both segments.
08/25/16
MACQ
08/25/16
INITIATION
Target $43
MACQ
Neutral
Robert Half initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie
Macquarie analyst Hamzah Mazari initiated Robert Half with a Neutral and $43 price target.
08/17/16
DBAB
08/17/16
INITIATION
Target $44
DBAB
Buy
Robert Half initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank
Target $44.
09/29/16
NRCS
09/29/16
DOWNGRADE
NRCS
Sell
Robert Half downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Northcoast
Northcoast analyst John Healy downgraded Robert Half to Sell with a $31 price target based on valuation, and increasing competitive threats.
TASR TASER
$28.61

-0.32 (-1.11%)

08/04/16
08/04/16
NO CHANGE

On The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Pacific Biosciences (PACB), up 17%... MasTec (MTZ), up 9.6%... Aratana Therapeutics (PETX), up 9.2%... Lion's Gate (LGF), up 6.4%... Priceline (PCLN), up 5.7%... Ubiquiti (UBNT), up 5.5%... MercadoLibre (MELI), up 4.1%... Organovo (ONVO), up 3.9%... Kraft Heinz (KHC), up 3.3%... EOG Resources (EOG), up 2.8%... Monster Beverage (MNST), up 1.2%... TASER (TASR), up 1.2%... Take-Two (TTWO), up 0.9%... Activision Blizzard (ATVI), up 1%... BioMarin (BMRN), up 0.4%. ALSO HIGHER: Egalet (EGLT), up 31.2% after the company announced that an FDA advisory committee recommended approval of its ARYMO ER drug... Rackspace (RAX), up 17.6% after the Wall Street Journal reported that the company was near a takeover deal with a private equity buyer... Osiris (OSIR), up 8.5% after it said that the manuscript from its prospective trial using Grafix was published. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Hortonworks (HDP), down 26.2%... PDL BioPharma (PDLI), down 17.5%... FireEye (FEYE), down 15.8%... Sierra Wireless (SWIR), down 15.6%... Aquinox (AQXP), down 14.7%... Zynga (ZNGA), down 9.4%... Universal Display (OLED), down 8.2%... Weight Watchers (WTW), down 7.6%... Zillow Group (Z, ZG), down 5.5%... Arista Networks (ANET), down 4.5%... Noodles & Company (NDLS), down 4.3%... Merrimack (MACK), down 1.7%... Bankrate (RATE), down 1.7%.
10/03/16
CHLM
10/03/16
NO CHANGE
Target $33
CHLM
Buy
Craig-Hallum calls TASER 'leader' in body cams, but notes pricing pressure
Craig-Hallum analyst Steven Dyer said he expects TASER shares to come under pressure after NYPD issued a public hearing notice for a proposed contract for TASER rival Vievu to provide 1,000 body cameras and cloud-based storage for a 1-year pilot program. In "an attempt to remain relevant," it appears Vievu is providing free body cams to 5,000 officers at the beginning and agreed to a "significantly unprofitable contract," contends Dyer, who still views TASER as the "dominant force in the domestic body-worn video market." While he will be watching for downward pressure on future body cam deals, Dyer keeps a Buy rating and $33 price target on TASER shares.
08/02/16
DOTC
08/02/16
NO CHANGE
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DOTC
Buy
TASER price target raised to $34 from $23 at Dougherty
Dougherty analyst Jeremy Hamblin reiterates his Buy rating on TASER shares ahead of the company's Q2 earnings report on August 4, noting that he expects record Q2 bookings of at least $60M. The analyst, who thinks recent use of force incidents are likely to accelerate decision making and potentially increase funding for body cameras, raised his price target on TASER shares to $34 from $23.
10/03/16
LTCO
10/03/16
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Neutral
TASER downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg
WYNN Wynn Resorts
$97.42

-3.17 (-3.15%)

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07/29/16
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07/29/16
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CLSA cuts Wynn Resorts to Underperform, says cannibalization risk underestimated
As previously reported, CLSA analyst Jon Oh downgraded Wynn Resorts to Underperform from Outperform. Along with its Q2 call, the company revealed that it expects to receive only 100 new tables for the Wynn Palace opening and expects to move a greater-than-expected 250 tables from Wynn Macau to Wynn Palace. While Oh does not think Wynn Palace's economics change in this scenario, he remains concerned that the market is underestimating the risk of self-cannibalization and a slower Macau EBITDA uplift. Oh keeps a $97 price target on the stock but believes the risk/reward ratio has become unfavorable following the stock's year-to-date rally of over 50%.
08/12/16
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08/12/16
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Wynn Resorts downgraded to Hold from Buy at Union Gaming
LVS Las Vegas Sands

09/14/16
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09/14/16
ARGS
09/14/16
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ARGS
Buy
Las Vegas Sands upgraded on Macau outlook at Argus
As noted earlier, Argus upgraded Las Vegas Sands to Buy from Hold. Analyst John Staszak notes that Macau gross gaming revenue increased year-over-year last month for the first time in over two years. He says that Macau gambling is shifting towards the non-VIP market, where he believes that Las Vegas Sands is well-positioned. Target $67.
09/14/16
ARGS
09/14/16
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ARGS
Buy
Las Vegas Sands upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus
07/05/16
BERN
07/05/16
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BERN
Macau casinos could benefit from Philippines ban, says Bernstein
After the president of the Philippines called for a ban of online gambling, Bernstein says that Macau casinos could benefit from such a ban. The firm notes that online Filipino gambling sites have targeted Chinese gamblers. Bernstein adds that "there have been concerns" that bad debt from VIP junket operators could undermine Macau casinos' balance sheet. However, Bernstein says that it sees no evidence of such a trend, and it remains upbeat o nthe casinos' long-term outlook.Publicly traded Macau casinos include Las Vegas Sands (LVS), Melco Crown (MPEL),MGM Resorts (MGM), and Wynn Resorts (WYNN).
MACK Merrimack
$6.35

0.09 (1.44%)

08/19/16
BTIG
08/19/16
INITIATION
BTIG
Neutral
Merrimack initiated with a Neutral at BTIG
BTIG analyst Ling Wang initiated Merrimack with a Neutral as he expects shares to be range-bound given the likely slow ramp-up of ONIVYDE and data from MM-302 and MM-121 won't be available until 2017 or beyond;
08/05/16
COWN
08/05/16
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COWN
Market Perform
Merrimack downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen
08/05/16
BMUR
08/05/16
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BMUR
Buy
Merrimack price target lowered to $13 from $16 at Brean Capital
Brean Capital lowered its price target on Merrimack to $13 from $16 following Q2 results. The firm cited the sales miss on Onivyde, although they are encouraged by its early launch. Brean Capital reiterated its Buy rating on Merrimack shares.

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