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Alphabet

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AXA CEO: No intention of mergers with large rivals, Reuters reports

AXA (AXAHY) has no intention of merging with big rivals, Reuters reports, citing comments from CEO Thomas Buberl to Sueddeutsche Zeitung on speculation of a potential takeover of Generali. "That makes no sense at all," Buberl told Zeitung, noting that acquiring large rivals would require too much capital and resources, preventing the company from taking on what he considers to be future rivals, including Google (GOOG), Apple (AAPL), and Facebook (FB), the report says. Reference Link

AXAHY

AXA

$20.82

-0.34 (-1.61%)

GOOG

Alphabet

$772.56

-4.73 (-0.61%)

GOOGL

Alphabet Class A

$800.38

-3.68 (-0.46%)

AAPL

Apple

$112.52

-0.53 (-0.47%)

FB

Facebook

$128.77

0.5 (0.39%)

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AXAHY AXA
$20.82

-0.34 (-1.61%)

07/01/16
JPMS
07/01/16
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JPMS
Overweight
Zurich Insurance upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Michael Huttner upgraded Zurich Insurance (ZURVY) to Overweight saying the company is least affected among peers by market volatility in the European Union since North America accounts for 40% of its nonlife business. AXA (AXAHY) remains Huttner's top pick in European Insurance.
04/13/16
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04/13/16
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JPMS
Neutral
Allianz downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Michael Huttner downgraded Allianz to Neutral citing relative valuation and a lack of short-term news flow. The analyst coupled the downgrade with an upgrade of AXA (AXAHY) to Overweight.
04/13/16
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04/13/16
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Overweight
AXA upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Michael Huttner upgraded AXA to Overweight saying fears of the Department of Labor fiduciary ruling are overdone. The valuation is compelling at current levels, Huttner tells investors in a research note.
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On The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: AXA (AXAHY) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Alaska Air (ALK) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Evercore ISI... American Airlines (AAL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Evercore ISI... Arch Coal (ACI) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Associated British Foods (ASBFY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi... CBIZ (CBZ) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sidoti... Canadian National (CNI) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord... Canadian Pacific (CP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord... Columbia Pipeline Group (CPGX) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Companhia Brasileira downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... DISH (DISH) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... EMC (EMC) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus... Fortune Brands (FBHS) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... HeartWare (HTWR) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer... Itau Unitbanco (ITUB) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... JetBlue (JBLU) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... KPN (KKPNY) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Laredo Petroleum (LPI) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at Iberia... Magnum Hunter (MHR) downgraded to Reduce from Buy at SunTrust... NiSource (NI) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... ONEOK Partners (OKS) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... PBF Logistics (PBFX) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Peabody (BTU) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... PulteGroup (PHM) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... SkyWest (SKYW) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James... SunCoke Energy Partners (SXCP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Tesoro Logistics (TLLP) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... UTi Worldwide (UTIW) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital... Ultratech (UTEK) downgraded on foundry spending cuts at Stifel... United Technologies (UTX) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... VMware (VMW) downgraded on Amazon threat at JMP Securities... ViaSat (VSAT) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Whiting Petroleum (WLL) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley.
GOOG Alphabet
$772.56

-4.73 (-0.61%)

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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.
09/27/16
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09/27/16
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Alphabet downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Wedbush
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09/27/16
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Underperform
Alphabet downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Wedbush
Wedbush analyst James Dix downgraded Alphabet to Underperform and lowered his price target on shares to $700 on concerns the "Four Horsemen of the Search Apocalypse" -- self-identified consumers, consumer control of IP-delivered ads, payments innovation, and attention markets -- might arrive.
09/28/16
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09/28/16
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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.
GOOGL Alphabet Class A
$800.38

-3.68 (-0.46%)

09/30/16
RBCM
09/30/16
NO CHANGE
RBCM
Street underestimating Google growth outlook, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Mark Mahaney expects Google to end 2016 with "up to 20% growth," versus the Street's outlook of mid teen percentage level growth. Mahaney says that Google's growth should be boosted by "ongoing Search innovations, rising Mobile CPCs, and the growing impact of YouTube, Play & Cloud." He thinks that YouTube's revenue is growing at a 30%-40% clip. Mahaney raised his price target on the stock to $1,025 from $1,000 and keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
AAPL Apple
$112.52

-0.53 (-0.47%)

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.
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.
FB Facebook
$128.77

0.5 (0.39%)

10/03/16
BARD
10/03/16
NO CHANGE
BARD
Baird says impact on eBay from Facebook's Marketplace likely limited for now
Baird analyst Colin Sebastian said Facebook's (FB) launch of its long-anticipated peer-to-peer commerce platform, "Marketplace," came "much later" than he anticipated, but he still thinks Facebook is well positioned to compete in consumer shopping. Facebook's latest e-commerce effort will create headlines around competitive pressure, but Sebastian thinks Amazon (AMZN) and eBay (EBAY) will be "minimally impacted" in the near term given their scale, brand awareness, and much more advanced e-commerce capabilities. eBay may be most exposed, but the analyst also notes that 80% of its listings are new products, which may have limited overlap with Facebook listings.
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.
10/03/16
BOFA
10/03/16
NO CHANGE
Target $150
BOFA
Buy
BofA/Merrill remains positive on Facebook heading into Q3 report
BofA/Merrill remains positive on Facebook heading into the Q3 report based on strong engagement, pricing tailwinds, and advertiser growth. The firm's analyst rate shares a Buy with a $150 price target and sees potential for a Q3 beat.
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.

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NFLX

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