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On The Fly: Top stock stories for Tuesday

Stock opened in positive territory, but were unable to hold their opening gains. With little in the way of headline news and economic reports, the market drifted until crossing into negative ground. The market moved back and forth across the flat line several times until finally picking up momentum to the downside. The averages found a lower level after accumulating losses of roughly 0.5%. In the final hour of trading the market pared its losses, but tallied a losing session. ECONOMIC NEWS: In the U.S., no major economic data was reported. In Europe, U.K. construction PMI improved to a reading of 52.3 for September, above consensus of 49. Eurozone producer prices fell 0.2% in August, below expectations for unchanged prices for the month. Additionally, the International Monetary Fund, in its regular World Economic Outlook, trimmed its forecast for U.S. growth this year by 0.6% and next year by 0.3%. For the global economy, the IMF made no changes to its forecast of 3.1% growth this year and 3.4% growth in 2017. COMPANY NEWS: Alphabet's Google (GOOG, GOOGL) unveiled plans for new smartphones, dubbed the "Pixel" and "Pixel XL." Although these two devices are built by HTC, Google takes full credit for the design. The phone will be the first with Google Assistant built in, features improved Google Cloud storage functionality, and also sports an industry-leading camera, which the company said has been rated above that of Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 7. Pixel and its XL version will be available exclusively in the U.S. from Verizon (VZ) or from the Google Store, starting at $649. Google also showcased its Daydream View, a VR headset covered in fabric, the new 4K Chromecast Ultra, its modular Wi-Fi router system, and Google Home, the AI-powered speaker aimed at competing with Amazon's (AMZN) Echo... Shares of Darden Restaurants (DRI) rose 0.6% to $61.72 after the company posted better than expected quarterly earnings, helped by climbing same-store sales at its Olive Garden chain, and raised its full-year profit forecast. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was KBR (KBR), which rebounded 3.45% to recapture part of yesterday's losses. This morning, Deutsche Bank analyst Chad Dillard upgraded the stock to Buy as he believes the post-guidance cut sell-off was overdone and backward-looking. Also higher was Sears (SHLD), which gained 6.42% after Bloomberg said the company may be considering a sale of its Craftsman tool business, which has attracted several bidders including Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) and Hong Kong's Techtronic Industries. Additionally, Endurance Specialty (ENH) rose 35.27% after Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance, a unit of Sompo Holdings, was said to be close to announce a deal to acquire the company, according to the Nikkei Asian Review. Late in the trading day, Endurance Specialty confirmed that it is in advanced discussions with Sompo Holdings regarding a potential strategic transaction, though "there can be no assurance that the discussions will lead to a definitive agreement." Among the noteworthy losers was Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS), which slipped 4.3% following a media report saying that Bai Brands is exploring a potential sale. Evercore ISI analyst Robert Ottenstein downgraded Dr Pepper shares to Neutral as he believes the loss of Bai, one of its key allied brands, may shift investor's psychology on the stock. Also lower was Trinity Biotech (TRIB), which plunged 50.27% after the company announced that it is withdrawing its 510(k) premarket notification submission for the Meritas Troponin-I Test and Meritas Point-of-Care Analyzer after a meeting the FDA revealed "some concerns" regulators have about the submission. Additionally, Monotype Imaging (TYPE) dropped 5.14% after cutting its third quarter and full year earnings per share guidance. INDEXES: The Dow fell 85.40, or 0.47%, to 18,168.45, the Nasdaq lost 11.22, or 0.21%, to 5,289.66, and the S&P 500 declined 10.71, or 0.5%, to 2,150.49.

AAPL

Apple

$113.00

0.48 (0.43%)

GOOG

Alphabet

$776.43

3.87 (0.50%)

GOOGL

Alphabet Class A

$802.79

2.41 (0.30%)

AMZN

Amazon.com

$834.03

-2.71 (-0.32%)

DRI

Darden

$61.72

0.36 (0.59%)

KBR

KBR

$14.10

0.47 (3.45%)

SHLD

Sears

$12.10

0.73 (6.42%)

SWK

Stanley Black & Decker

$123.17

0.41 (0.33%)

ENH

Endurance Specialty

$87.87

22.91 (35.27%)

DPS

Dr Pepper Snapple

$86.86

-3.9 (-4.30%)

TRIB

Trinity Biotech

$6.46

-6.53 (-50.27%)

TYPE

Monotype Imaging

$20.69

-1.12 (-5.14%)

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AAPL Apple
$113.00

0.48 (0.43%)

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 $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.
09/29/16
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.
09/30/16
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.
GOOG Alphabet
$776.43

3.87 (0.50%)

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.
09/27/16
WEDB
09/27/16
DOWNGRADE
WEDB
Underperform
Alphabet downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Wedbush
09/27/16
WEDB
09/27/16
DOWNGRADE
WEDB
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
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.
GOOGL Alphabet Class A
$802.79

2.41 (0.30%)

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.
AMZN Amazon.com
$834.03

-2.71 (-0.32%)

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
09/30/16
INITIATION

On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Amazon.com (AMZN) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim. 2. Wal-Mart (WMT) initiated with an Overweight at KeyBanc and a Buy at Guggenheim. 3. Harley-Davidson (HOG) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies. 4. Coach (COH) was initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim while the firm initiated Michael Kors (KORS) with a Neutral. 5. First Solar (FSLR) initiated with a Buy at Williams Capital. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/04/16
PIPR
10/04/16
NO CHANGE
Target $900
PIPR
Overweight
Amazon.com unit growth tracking better than expectations, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster says his firm's analysis of Google search trends indicates Amazon.com's unit growth is tracking up 25%-27% in the September quarter versus expectations of 23%-26%. Munster estimates that the overall global e-commerce market growth is approximately 15%, which he believes suggests that Amazon is gaining "material market share." The analyst continues to view Amazon as the best positioned stock in his coverage universe over the next five years. He maintains an Overweight rating on the shares with a $900 price target.
09/30/16
GUGG
09/30/16
INITIATION
Target $950
GUGG
Buy
Amazon.com initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim
Guggenheim analyst Robert Drbul initiated Amazon.com with a Buy and a $950 price target as he expects the company to remain both a leader and beneficiary of the ongoing e-commerce consumer spending evolution. He expects Amazon to claim ~25% of the domestic e-commerce market by 2017, but just 3% of the total retail market. Further, Drbul expects AWS to remain a key profit and share driver and is encouraged by improved results in in International.
DRI Darden
$61.72

0.36 (0.59%)

07/13/16
WELS
07/13/16
DOWNGRADE
WELS
Market Perform
Darden downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Jeff Farmer downgraded Darden Restaurants to Market Perform citing accelerating casual dining segment same-same-store declines in June. The analyst expects a diminished rate of upward earnings revision in coming quarters. He cut his price target range for the shares to $66-$70 from $70-$74.
09/06/16
OPCO
09/06/16
NO CHANGE
Target $70
OPCO
Outperform
Darden at a 'misplaced discount' to peers, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Brian Bittner believes the market has presented another Darden buying opportunity, with stock valuation sitting at a "misplaced discount" to peers. Further, the analyst believes better in-store execution, improved off-premise business and elevated brand momentum can sustain sales trends above peers. Bittner also sees limited risk to upcoming Q1 results. He reiterates an Outperform rating and $70 price target on the shares.
08/22/16
ADAM
08/22/16
INITIATION
Target $74
ADAM
Buy
Darden initiated with a Buy at Canaccord
Canaccord analyst Lynne Collier initiated coverage on the Restaurant industry with an overall cautious outlook, saying that being selective is key. The analyst started coverage of Darden with a Buy rating and $74 price target, making it one of only four Buy rated stocks among fifteen that were initiated.
07/26/16
STFL
07/26/16
DOWNGRADE
STFL
Sell
Darden downgraded to Sell from Hold at Stifel
Stifel analyst Paul Westra downgraded Darden based on the firm's belief that the U.S. economy will probably enter a recession within nine months. As a result, the firm now expects two year industrywide comps to come in at 0.5% in the first half of 2018, versus the consensus outlook of 1.75%, Westra stated. The analyst says that Darden's Olve Garden and Longhorn brands are already seeing weak demand, while the company lacks "brand agility" amid "fierce competition." Target $53.
KBR KBR
$14.10

0.47 (3.45%)

10/04/16
DBAB
10/04/16
UPGRADE
Target $16
DBAB
Buy
KBR upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Chad Dillard upgraded KBR to Buy saying yesterday's 10% post-guidance cut selloff is overdone and backward-looking. The market is under-appreciating the company's transformation to a lower-risk government/technical services firm, Dillard tells investors in a research note. He upped his price target for KBR shares to $16 from $14.
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."
10/04/16
10/04/16
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. CBS (CBS) upgraded to Buy from Sell at UBS with analyst Doug Mitchelson saying he sees any deal with Viacom (VIA) as priced into CBS shares already. He also has increased confidence in consensus estimates for CBS and sees further upside if the national TV ad market and CBS' ratings remain strong. 2. Pandora (P) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman with analyst Heath Terry saying he sees significant upside to out-year estimates from premium radio and on-demand subscriptions. He expects competition to ease as new entrants slow and existing providers focus on profitability and limit "free" models. 3. Las Vegas Sands (LVS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Shaun Kelley saying shares remain fairly under-owned and thinks estimate revisions will move higher due to market momentum, better ROI for Parisian, Cotai infrastructure additions, and optionality from Japan and real estate. 4. KBR (KBR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank with analyst Chad Dillard saying yesterday's 10% post-guidance cut selloff is overdone and backward-looking. 5. West Marine (WMAR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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.
SHLD Sears
$12.10

0.73 (6.42%)

03/17/16
EVER
03/17/16
NO CHANGE
EVER
Sears could trade as low as $3 per share, says Evercore ISI
02/09/16
EVER
02/09/16
NO CHANGE
EVER
Sell
Sears liquidity event a matter of 'when, not if,' says Evercore ISI
Evercore ISI analyst Greg Melich said the preliminary Q4 financials released by Sears showed comparable sales were worse than he expected at the flagship brand and at Kmart and that its margins were also worse than he thought. Sear's cash situation has gotten worse, making additional debt issuance more likely in 2016, Melich tells investors, adding that he believes "a liquidity event is a matter of when not if," and may be possible in 2017 at the current burn rate. The analyst keeps a Sell rating on Sears shares.
02/09/16
EVER
02/09/16
NO CHANGE
EVER
Sears is not a viable retailer, says Evercore ISI
Evercore ISI does not believe Sears is a viable retailer in its current form, and a liquidity event is a matter of when, not if. The firm's analyst said Sears' cash situation has deteriorated, making additional debt issuance more likely in 2016 with a larger liquidity event possible in 2017. Evercore has a base case of $4 per share on Sears based on its SOTP analysis.
SWK Stanley Black & Decker
$123.17

0.41 (0.33%)

08/22/16
08/22/16
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. Workday (WDAY) downgraded to Mixed from Positive at OTR Global and to Hold from Buy at Needham with Needham analyst Scott Berg citing industry checks that indicate second quarter billings upside will be limited and Financials sales remain challenging. 2. Garmin (GRMN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James with analyst Tavis McCourt citing valuation. 3. Urban Outfitters (URBN) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman with analyst Lindsay Drucker Mann saying Urban has successfully turned around the UO brand and is near-peak operating performance, leaving less room for meaningful improvement from here. 4. Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Longbow with analyst David MacGregor citing balanced risk/reward as shares are up 35% since mid-first quarter. 5. Madison Square Garden (MSG) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies with the firm citing valuation and lack of near-term catalysts. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
07/25/16
ZELM
07/25/16
DOWNGRADE
ZELM
Hold
Stanley Black & Decker downgraded to Hold from Buy at Zelman
07/19/16
CLVD
07/19/16
NO CHANGE
CLVD
Stanley Black & Decker Q2 tool deman appears softer, says Cleveland Research
08/22/16
LBOW
08/22/16
DOWNGRADE
LBOW
Neutral
Stanley Black & Decker downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Longbow
Longbow analyst David MacGregor downgraded Stanley Black & Decker to Neutral siting balanced risk/reward as shares are up 35% since mid-Q1 2016.
ENH Endurance Specialty
$87.87

22.91 (35.27%)

07/11/16
KBWI
07/11/16
UPGRADE
KBWI
Outperform
Endurance Specialty upgraded to Outperform at Keefe Bruyette
Keefe Bruyette upgraded Endurance Specialty Holdings to Outperform from Market Perform with a $79 price target on a transfer of coverage. The firm views the company's transformational story as compelling and highlights Endurance's recent margin improvement.
DPS Dr Pepper Snapple
$86.86

-3.9 (-4.30%)

10/04/16
10/04/16
DOWNGRADE

Hold
Dr Pepper Snapple downgraded on Bai Brands potential sale at Evercore ISI
As previously reported, Evercore ISI downgraded Dr Pepper Snapple to Hold form Buy. Analyst Robert Ottenstein said reports that Bai Brands is looking for a new owner are credible and could change investor's psychology on the stock and its Allied Brands business. The analyst believes Bai Brands will get sold and result in loss of distribution, negatively impacting earnings by 20c-25c. Further, Ottenstein said consumers are increasingly concerned about sugar and it is on the radar screen of local governments as a revenue source.
10/04/16
EVER
10/04/16
DOWNGRADE
EVER
Hold
Dr Pepper Snapple downgraded to Hold from Buy at Evercore ISI
10/04/16
BERN
10/04/16
NO CHANGE
Target $92
BERN
Market Perform
Dr Pepper Snapple top line at risk if Bai business lost, says Bernstein
After Reuters reported that Bai, the seller of antioxidant infusion drinks that is allied with Dr Pepper Snapple and in which the beverage company has a minority equity investment, is exploring a potential sale, Bernstein analyst Ali Dibadj said the firm's analysis suggests that the loss of Bai from Dr Pepper's system could result in a meaningful 100 basis point drag on the company's top line. Allied brands distributed by Dr. Pepper, like Bai, have been driving at least half of its topline growth recently, added Dibadj, who keeps a Market Perform rating on the stock.
10/04/16
10/04/16
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. Wells Fargo (WFC) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James with analyst David Long saying the fallout from the unauthorized account openings will result in continued under performance. The analyst said several additional investigations, lawsuits, and fines have been announced, resulting in a still cloudy outlook. 2. Kinder Morgan (KMI) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel analyst Selman Akyol citing valuation. 3. GrubHub (GRUB) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel with analyst John Egbert citing valuation. 4. Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Evercore ISI with analyst Robert Ottenstein saying reports that Bai Brands is looking for a new owner are credible and could change investor's psychology on the stock and its Allied Brands business. 5. Dollar Tree (DLTR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Cleveland Research with the firm saying sales trends appear to have slowed further at Family Dollar as the company struggles with increased price competition, difficult comps, and strategy headwinds. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
TRIB Trinity Biotech
$6.46

-6.53 (-50.27%)

10/23/15
CHLM
10/23/15
DOWNGRADE
Target $14
CHLM
Hold
Trinity Biotech downgraded to Hold from Buy at Craig-Hallum
Craig-Hallum downgraded Trinity Biotech to Hold to reflect continued slow growth and weak margins in the existing business. The firm lowered its price target on shares to $14 from $24.
10/23/15
10/23/15
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: A. Schulman (SHLM) downgraded to Accumulate from Buy at Seaport Global... American Electric (AEP) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Applied Materials (AMAT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi... ArcelorMittal (MT) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... BE Aerospace (BEAV) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Banner Corp. (BANR) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette... CEMEX (CX) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Cabela's (CAB) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Barrington... Cameron (CAM) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James... Community Financial (TCFC) downgraded to Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Cypress Semiconductor (CY) downgraded to Buy from Strong Buy at Needham... Diana Shipping (DSX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Emerge Energy (EMES) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Seaport Global... Enanta (ENTA) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... FireEye (FEYE) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Wedbush... Freescale (FSL) downgraded ahead of deal closing at Bernstein... GNC Holdings (GNC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sterne Agee CRT... Heritage Financial (HFWA) downgraded to Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Huron (HURN) downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at Avondale... Independent Bank (IBTX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Sandler O'Neill... KLX Inc. (KLXI) downgraded at RBC Capital... LaSalle Hotel (LHO) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... LifePoint (LPNT) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... Mead Johnson (MJN) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Mindray Medical (MR) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... NASDAQ (NDAQ) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Ocular Therapeutix (OCUL) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Pandora (P) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Pebblebrook Hotel (PEB) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Plexus (PLXS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Quidel (QDEL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Craig-Hallum... Quotient Technology (QUOT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Craig-Hallum... Raytheon (RTN) downgraded to Peer Perform from Outperform at Wolfe Research... Safe Bulkers (SB) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... Sanmina (SANM) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citi... Skechers (SKX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham... Stericycle (SRCL) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird... Teck Resources (TCK) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Trinity Biotech (TRIB) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Craig-Hallum... USG (USG) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... Ultra Clean (UCTT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Craig-Hallum... Under Armour (UA) downgraded to Hold from Buy at BB&T... Union Pacific (UNP) downgraded to Underperform at Avondale... Vishay (VSH) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citi... WABCO (WBC) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman.
03/04/16
SPHN
03/04/16
NO CHANGE
Target $22
SPHN
Overweight
Trinity Biotech remains top Diagnostics/Life Science Tools idea at Stephens
Stephens analyst Drew Jones said Trinity Biotech remains his favorite idea in the Diagnostics/Life Science Tools space for 2016 in a post-earnings research note. The company second straight quarter of matching consensus earnings expectations has re-established "some much needed credibility" on its execution, according to Jones, looks for an acceleration in organic growth this year. The analyst keeps an Overweight rating and $22 price target on Trinity shares.
04/21/16
ROTH
04/21/16
NO CHANGE
Target $13
ROTH
Buy
Roth Capital remains bullish on long-term Trinity Biotech troponin opportunity
Roth Capital analyst Chris Lewis remains bullish on the long-term Trinity Biotech's troponin opportunity, after the company received the FDA's formal response for its troponin 510k submission, which does not request any extensive additional data. However, the analyst looks for improved underlying growth and profitability trends to materialize to gain higher near-term conviction on the name. Lewis reiterates a Buy rating and $13 price target on the shares.
TYPE Monotype Imaging
$20.69

-1.12 (-5.14%)

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Monotype drops reflects lack of details more than hatred of deal, says Dougherty
The sharp drop in shares of Monotype Imaging after the company announced it plans to acquire privately-held Olapic for $130M is " not so much a reflection that investors hate the acquisition," as it is about the "information vacuum" left by the company, which offered few financial details on either the degree of dilution or the current state of the core business, according to Dougherty analyst Steven Frankel. While the $130M price tag looks "steep," Frankel recommends patience ahead of the company's earnings call next week and keeps a Buy rating and $30 price target on Monotype shares, which are down nearly 20% to $19.96.
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