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LRCX

Lam Research

$96.17

1.34 (1.41%)

, KLAC

KLA-Tencor

$71.21

0.91 (1.29%)

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Lam Research outlook still positive after merger terminated, says RBC Capital

After Lam Research (LRCX) and KLA-Tencor (KLAC) announced that their merger had been terminated, RBC Capital analyst Amit Daryanani remains upbeat on Lam's outlook as a standalone entity. He expects the company to benefit from strong 3D-NAND spending in 2017, and he keeps a $105 price target and Outperform rating on the stock.

LRCX

Lam Research

$96.17

1.34 (1.41%)

KLAC

KLA-Tencor

$71.21

0.91 (1.29%)

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LRCX Lam Research
$96.17

1.34 (1.41%)

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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. T-Mobile (TMUS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo, with analyst Jennifer Fritzsche saying the company's free cash flow should ramp significantly in 2017. T-Mobile should also see continued positive momentum in subscriber growth and be helped by M&A speculation post the Presidential election, said Fritzsche, who raised her price target range for the shares to $52-$54 from $48-$50. 2. KLA-Tencor (KLAC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen by analyst Timothy Arcuri, who views the shares as "too interesting to ignore" regardless of the Lam Research (LRCX) deal outcome. KLA's risk/reward, even if the deal breaks, is now 3:1 to the upside, which is hard to find in semis, Arcuri tells investors in a research note. 3. Allegheny Technologies (ATI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank, with Deutsche Bank analyst Jorge Beristain saying leverage concerns have eased following the closure of the company's Rowley facility. Management is acting to exit low-margin stainless products, said Beristain. 4. CBL & Associates (CBL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies, as analyst Omotayo Okusanya thinks "several issues" that have been an overhang on the shares are now resolved or are in the process of resolution. The company's portfolio quality is rising while its balance sheet is in better shape, Okusanya tells investors. 5. AstraZeneca upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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09/08/16
NO CHANGE
Target $102
SBSH
Buy
Citi stil sees risk in Lam, KLA-Tencor merger deal
Dealreporter yesterday published an article yesterday stating that Lam Research (LRCX) is in discussions with China's MOFCOM to resolve deal concerns, Citi analyst Atif Malik tells investors in a research note. The analyst continues to see risk in Lam, KLA-Tencor (KLAC) deal on decreased competition concerns with regulators. He adds that equipment peers at the Citi Technology conference this week spoke of concentration concerns with the deal. Malik has a Buy rating on Lam with a $102 price target.
10/05/16
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10/05/16
NO CHANGE
RBCM
Micron report reads positively for Applied Materials, Lam, says RBC Capital
Following Micron's (MU) quarterly report and guidance, RBC Capital Amit Daryanani said he sees positive read-through from the report for Applied Materials (AMAT), Lam Research (LRCX), ASML (ASML), Western Digital (WDC) and Intel (INTC). Micron management expects capex spending of $4.8B-$5.2B for FY17, noted Daryanani, who believes continued 3D NAND spending will benefit Applied and Lam the most.
10/06/16
RILY
10/06/16
UPGRADE
Target $86
RILY
Buy
KLA-Tencor upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley
B. Riley analyst Craig Ellis upgraded KLA-Tencor (KLAC) to Buy and raised his price target for the shares to $86 from $78 after the company discontinued its proposed merger with Lam Research (LRCX).
KLAC KLA-Tencor
$71.21

0.91 (1.29%)

09/13/16
FBCO
09/13/16
UPGRADE
Target $85
FBCO
Outperform
KLA-Tencor upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Farham Ahmad upgraded KLA-Tencor (KLAC) to Outperform and raised its price target to $85 from $82. Ahmad does not expect the Lam Research (LRCX) merger to go through but views KLA-Tencor as attractive on a standalone valuations. The analyst's FY17 earnings estimate of $5.34 is 11% above the Street, and he sees potential for multiple expansion driven by OpM and 3% dividend yield.
10/03/16
FBCO
10/03/16
NO CHANGE
Target $85
FBCO
Outperform
KLA-Tencor added to US Focus List at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Farhan Ahmad added KLA-Tencor to the US Focus List and reiterated his views that shares are very attractive in near term given upside his estimates, 2H 2016/CY17 earnings are 10%/7% above Street. The analyst has greater conviction that stock is already pricing in the breakup of the proposed Lam Research (LRCX) merger following meetings and calls with investors over the last few weeks, and sees significant interest in KLA-Tencor shares from investors. Ahmad commented on investor concerns and thinks Gen 5 will take share from Ebeam inspection, Foundry 28nm capex from China could be a 2018 growth driver, and believes valuation reflects the merger and sees upside expansion to the multiple. Ahmad rates KLA-Tencor an Outperform with an $85 price target.

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