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NFLX

Netflix

$102.34

-0.29 (-0.28%)

, BUD

AB InBev

$129.38

0.66 (0.51%)

10:16
10/05/16
10/05
10:16
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On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations

Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Netflix (NFLX) initiated with a Buy at Loop Capital. 2. AB InBev (BUD) coverage resumed with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley. 3. Flowers Foods (FLO) initiated with a Neutral at DA Davidson. 4. Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) initiated with a Buy at DA Davidson. 5. 58.com (WUBA) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

NFLX

Netflix

$102.34

-0.29 (-0.28%)

BUD

AB InBev

$129.38

0.66 (0.51%)

FLO

Flowers Foods

$14.85

-0.01 (-0.07%)

BUFF

Blue Buffalo Pet Products

$23.71

-0.22 (-0.92%)

WUBA

58.com

$48.04

0.515 (1.08%)

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NFLX Netflix
$102.34

-0.29 (-0.28%)

10/05/16
10/05/16
NO CHANGE

Bernstein sees no 'compelling rationale' for Apple buying Netflix
Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi says he does not see a "compelling rationale" for Apple (AAPL) acquiring Netflix (NFLX). The steaming service has recently been the subject of takeover speculation, with Disney (DIS) mentioned as a possible suitor. Buying Netflix to run exclusively on Apple's operating service and AppleTV is "not a value-creating thesis and could not possibly justify a $50B price tag," Sacconaghi tells investors in a research note. Apple could buy Netflix and continue to run it as it does today, but that "would be highly out of character" for the iPhone maker, the analyst contends. Sacconaghi believes Apple could get much of the benefit of a services offering with much less upfront risk by partnering with Netflix, rather than acquiring it. He sees a partnership as more likely than a takeover. Further, Sacconaghi thinks a potential a partnership or acquisition by Apple does not justify owning Netflix since a deal is very hard to predict. The analyst has an Outperform rating on Apple and an Underpeform rating on Netflix. He has a $62 price target for Netflix shares. The streaming service closed yesterday down 29c to $102.34.
10/04/16
MUSA
10/04/16
NO CHANGE
MUSA
Netflix Q3 international subcriber adds likely to top consensus, says M Science
M Science analyst Corey Barrett, in a note published before the open, said he expects Netflix to report Q3 international subscriber additions of 2.18M, which is above the 2M subscriber consensus forecast. Previously, M Science said Netflix churn indications in July and August led it to set a domestic paid net subscriber addition estimate for Q3 of zero, below the Q3 consensus estimate of 351,000 and guidance of 400,000. Combining the two, the firm estimates Netflix will report Q3 global streaming subscriber additions of 2.08M, which is below the consensus estimate of 2.3M.
10/04/16
LOOP
10/04/16
INITIATION
LOOP
Buy
Netflix initiated with a Buy at Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst David Miller initiated Netflix with a Buy and a $125 price target.
09/27/16
JPMS
09/27/16
NO CHANGE
Target $125
JPMS
Overweight
Netflix price target raised to $125 from $116 at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Doug Anmuth raised his price target for Netflix to $125 on a roll forward to his 2017 estimates. The analyst keeps an Overweight rating on the shares. The target is for December 2017.
BUD AB InBev
$129.38

0.66 (0.51%)

09/29/16
HSBC
09/29/16
NO CHANGE
HSBC
Buy
AB InBev's goal may be to acquire Coca-Cola, says HSBC
HSBC analyst Anthony Bucalo says SABMiller's (SBMRY) merger with AB InBev (BUD), which its shareholders just approved, will impact "nearly every major company across global beverages," especially Heinenken (HINKY). The combined company "represents a strong vehicle for another transaction" if InBev management chooses to do so, Bucalo tells investors in a research note dated yesterday. The analyst believes AB InBev's ultimate goal is the possible acquisition of The Coca-Cola Company (KO). The entire Coca-Cola bottling system, especially for Mexican giant FEMSA (FMX), is impacted by SABMiller joining with AB InBev, Bucalo contends.
09/13/16
09/13/16
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. Chevron (CVX) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital. 2. AB InBev (BUD) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies. 3. Altria Group (MO) and Reynolds American (RAI) were initiated with a Buy at Citi while the firm initiated Philip Morris (PM) with a Neutral. 4. Under Armour (UA) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura. 5. Xerox (XRX) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/13/16
JEFF
09/13/16
INITIATION
Target $146
JEFF
Buy
AB InBev initiated with a Buy at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Edward Mundy started AB InBev with a Buy rating and $146 price target. Mundy views the company as a long-term winner in beer and a "must-own large-cap staples stock."
10/05/16
MSCO
10/05/16
INITIATION
MSCO
Overweight
AB InBev coverage resumed with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Oliver Nicolai resumed coverage on AB InBev with an Overweight saying the SAB acquisition significantly increases volume and sales growth.
FLO Flowers Foods
$14.85

-0.01 (-0.07%)

08/12/16
SPHN
08/12/16
NO CHANGE
Target $14
SPHN
Equal Weight
Flowers Foods price target lowered to $14 from $22 at Stephens
Stephens analyst Farha Aslam lowered her price target for Flowers Foods to $14 from $22 saying competitive pricing pressures, weak category volume trends, operational headwinds, and the overhang from the company's legal issues will continue to pressure the shares. Aslam reiterates an Equal Weight on the shares.
08/10/16
PIVT
08/10/16
NO CHANGE
Target $4
PIVT
Sell
Flowers Foods price target lowered to $4 from $8 at Pivotal Research
Pivotal Research analyst Timothy Ramey thinks a Department of Labor case against Flowers Foods would "dwarf" the other two cases of misclassification he is aware of that the DOL has brought since July 2015, as he believes Flowers has misclassified its 5,100 route delivery drivers as independent contractors. The analyst, who keeps a Sell rating on the stock, wonders if Flowers can remain a going concern and thinks "at a minimum" that its share repurchases will stop and a suspension of its dividend "would be prudent." Ramey cut his price target on the stock in half, to $4 per share.
10/05/16
DADA
10/05/16
INITIATION
Target $16
DADA
Neutral
Flowers Foods initiated with a Neutral at DA Davidson
DA Davidson analyst Eric Gottlieb initiated Flowers Foods with a Neutral and a $16 price target due to soft consumer demand in the bakery category as well as heightened promotional activity.
08/31/16
PIVT
08/31/16
NO CHANGE
PIVT
Sell
Pivotal Research reiterates Sell rating, $4 price target on Flowers Foods
Pivotal Research, which lowered its price target on Flowers Foods to $4 from $8 earlier this month, noted that plaintiffs in the Arizona case Coyle vs. Flowers Foods won class-action certification for their case on Monday. The firm reiterates its Sell rating and $4 target on Flowers shares.
BUFF Blue Buffalo Pet Products
$23.71

-0.22 (-0.92%)

10/05/16
DADA
10/05/16
INITIATION
Target $29
DADA
Buy
Blue Buffalo Pet Products initiated with a Buy at DA Davidson
DA Davidson analyst Eric Gottlieb initiated Blue Buffalo Pet Products with a Buy and a $29 price target. The analyst said sustainable margins and the ability to scale the business are not fully valued into the stock price, and expects market share gains, new markets, and higher earnings growth in the coming years.
09/09/16
09/09/16
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. American Express (AXP) initiated with an Underweight at Atlantic Equities. 2. Alcoa (AA) initiated with a Neutral at Seaport Global. 3. Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer. 4. Harley-Davidson (HOG) initiated with an Outperform at Bernstein. 5. Verifone (PAY) initiated with a Buy at BTIG. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/08/16
OPCO
09/08/16
INITIATION
Target $30
OPCO
Outperform
Blue Buffalo Pet Products initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Rupesh Parikh initiated Blue Buffalo Pet Products with an Outperform and $30 price target. The analyst believes Blue Buffalo is well positioned to benefit from positive category trends including the "humanization" of pets, premiumization of pet food, and an increased consumer focus on health/wellness. He exects a combination of industry-leading organic sales growth in the high single digits/low double digits, a midteens- plus EPS growth algorithm, and scarcity value in the CPG world should help to sustain a premium valuation and drive outperformance.
08/02/16
OPCO
08/02/16
NO CHANGE
Target $300
OPCO
Outperform
Ulta Beauty price target raised to $300 from $260 at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Rupesh Parikh raised his price target for Ulta Beauty (ULTA) to $300 from $260 on valuation. Following a more than 40% rally year to date, the company's shares trade in the same class as some of the fastest growing names in their respective consumer universes including Under Armour (UA), Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF), and lululemon (LULU), the analyst tells investors in a research note. Parikh believes there is "sufficient" comp and earnings upside to maintain his Outperform rating on Ulta Beauty's shares.
WUBA 58.com
$48.04

0.515 (1.08%)

10/05/16
DBAB
10/05/16
INITIATION
Target $65
DBAB
Buy
58.com initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Alvin Jiang started 58.com with a Buy rating and $65 price target. 58.com is the fastest growing company in the online advertising market in China, Jiang tells investors in a research note.
08/08/16
LYON
08/08/16
UPGRADE
LYON
Buy
58.com upgraded to Buy from Sell at CLSA
CLSA analyst Man Ho Lam upgraded 58.com to Buy from Sell and raised its price target to $65 from $53. The analyst said shares are down 21% year-to-date and reflect margin concerns and the unlocking of restricted shares. He believes 58.com may have turned profitable in Q2 and operating leverage could boost margins, lifting valuation.
08/08/16
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. AIG (AIG) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman with analyst Michael Nannizzi saying the risk/reward is "increasingly attractive" following the company's "strong" second quarter results. 2. 58.com (WUBA) upgraded to Buy from Sell at CLSA with analyst Man Ho Lam saying shares are down 21% year-to-date and reflect margin concerns and the unlocking of restricted shares. 3. Reynolds American (RAI) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at CLSA with analyst Michael Lavery saying valuation is compelling relative to Altria (MO) and expects strong portfolio, share momentum, and multiple levers to drive earnings growth. 4. Merck (MRK) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse with analyst Vamil Divan upgrading the stock to Outperform and raised its price target to $73 following news that Bristol-Meyers' (BMY) CheckMate-026 study failed to meet its primary endpoint. 5. Monsanto (MON) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Monness Crespi. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
08/19/16
BMUR
08/19/16
NO CHANGE
Target $57
BMUR
Buy
58.com price target lowered to $57 from $65 at Brean Capital
Brean Capital analyst Fawne Jiang lowered her price target on 58.com to $57 from $65 following mixed Q2 results. The firm cited soft guidance due to a recent business model transition and agency clean-up efforts which will put growth pressure on revenues. Jiang reiterated her Buy rating on 58.com shares as she believes the long-term growth story remains intact.

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