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TSLA

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$208.46

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-0.2743 (-0.41%)

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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. Tesla (TSLA) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman with analyst David Tamberrino saying he sees incremental risk to Tesla's business related to management's willingness to deploy capital for M&A, and he believes that any delay in the company's new Model 3 launch will be detrimental to shares. 2. JPMorgan (JPM) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Sandler O'Neill with analyst Jeffery Harte citing relative share outperformance. 3. Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at KeyBanc with analyst Jessica Schmidt saying the elevated promotions add to other headwinds, including the fact that the teen space is "overstored" and faces soft consumer demand and weak tourism. 4. American Express (AXP) downgraded to Reduce from Neutral at Nomura with analyst Bill Carcache saying the combination of weaker than expected revenues and higher than expected expenses will weigh on the shares. 5. Lowe's (LOW) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Cleveland Research. 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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Tesla

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AXP

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-1.68 (-2.61%)

LOW

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-0.56 (-0.78%)

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TSLA Tesla
$208.46

-2.95 (-1.40%)

10/06/16
GSCO
10/06/16
NO CHANGE
GSCO
Autos and Autos Parts sector downgraded to Cautious from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman analyst David Tamberrino downgraded the Autos and Auto Parts sector to Cautious from Neutral saying the US Auto cycle peaked in 2015 and is being held up by increasing OEM incentives. The analyst said OEM earnings will decline in 2017/2018 as negative pricing and lower production pressure North American results, but expects suppliers' earnings to hold up longer. The analyst sees upside to Delphi (DLPH) and Harman (HAR) given exposure to secular growth areas and upside to Goodyear Tire (GT) given secular HVA tire growth. Tamberrino downgraded Lear (LEA) to Sell citing elevated expectations and valuation, cut BorgWarner (BWA) to Neutral on valuation, downgraded Tesla (TSLA) to Neutral on execution risk and capital deployment, and upgraded AutoNation (AN) to Neutral given a more defensive business.
10/06/16
GSCO
10/06/16
DOWNGRADE
GSCO
Neutral
Tesla downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
Goldman analyst David Tamberrino downgraded Tesla to Neutral and lowered his price target to $185 from $240. Tamberrino sees incremental risk to Tesla's business related to management's willingness to deploy capital for M&A, and he believes that any delay in the company's new Model 3 launch will be detrimental to shares. The analyst said there is room for downward estimate revisions as volume ramps slower and spending grows. Tamberrino's 2016 earnigns estimate of (59c) is above the Street's (93c), but estimates for 2017 through 2019 are on average 48% below consensus.
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.
JPM JPMorgan
$67.42

-0.2743 (-0.41%)

10/06/16
SDLR
10/06/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $72
SDLR
Hold
JPMorgan downgraded to Hold from Buy at Sandler O'Neill
Sandler O'Neill analyst Jeffery Harte downgraded JPMorgan to Hold citing relative share outperformance and maintained his $72 price target on shares.
09/09/16
MACQ
09/09/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $70
MACQ
Neutral
JPMorgan downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie
Macquarie analyst David Konrad downgraded JPMorgan to Neutral due to valuation and maintained its $70 price target. The analyst said the interest rate environment is expected to remain challenging and cost-save expectations are largely built into expectations. Further, Konrad believes "meaningfully improved ROE may be difficult with higher-than-peer required capital buffers."
09/28/16
DBAB
09/28/16
UPGRADE
Target $11.5
DBAB
Buy
Huntington Bancshares upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Matt O'Connor upgraded Huntington Bancshares to Buy saying the 15% pullback in the shares since the FirstMerit (FMER) deal was announced is overdone. The analyst views industry-wide concerns surrounding consumer indirect auto lending as overblown and he raised his price target for Huntington shares to $11.50 from $10.50. Going into the Q3 results for U.S. banks, O'Connor likes JPMorgan (JPM) and Wells Fargo (WFC) and is cautious on Fifth Third (FITB).
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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. JPMorgan (JPM) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie with analyst David Konrad citing valuation. 2. CarMax (KMX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham with analyst Glenn Chin citing valuation. 3. Eaton (ETN) and Ingersoll-Rand (IR) downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at KeyBanc with analyst Jeffrey Hammond citing his more cautious outlook for nonresidential construction. 4. Estee Lauder (EL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus with analyst John Staszak saying it will be difficult for the company to achieve further market share gains, given increased competition, slowing growth in the premium beauty products space, and a "challenging" macro environment. 5. SAIC (SAIC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen and to Hold from Buy at Drexel Hamilton. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
ANF Abercrombie & Fitch
$15.75

-0.53 (-3.26%)

10/05/16
KEYB
10/05/16
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KEYB
Sector Weight
Abercrombie & Fitch downgraded to Sector Weight at KeyBanc
As previously reported, KeyBanc analyst Jessica Schmidt downgraded Abercrombie & Fitch to Sector Weight from Overweight after the firm's proprietary promotional database and channel checks suggest that promotions at its Abercrombie and Hollister brands are higher than at this time last year. The elevated promotions add to other headwinds, including the fact that the teen space is "overstored" and faces soft consumer demand and weak tourism, said Schmidt.
09/06/16
JEFF
09/06/16
NO CHANGE
Target $45
JEFF
Buy
Urban Outfitters added to Franchise Picks list at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Randal Konik added Urban Outfitters to his firm's Franchise Picks list and upped his price target for the shares to $45 from $40. The company is positioned to benefit from an improving fashion cycle and changes in footwear trends, Konik tells investors in a research note. He keeps a Buy rating on Urban. The analyst removed Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) from the Franchise Picks list.
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KEYB
10/05/16
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KEYB
Sector Weight
Abercrombie & Fitch downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at KeyBanc
09/14/16
SBSH
09/14/16
UPGRADE
Target $44
SBSH
Buy
Macy's upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst Paul Lejuez upgraded Macy's (M) to Buy saying an attractive free cash flow and dividend yield makes the risk/reward attractive at current levels. While the long term structural challenges to department stores are unlikely to go away, Macy's is "doing the right things for the business," Lejuez tells investors in a research note. He calls the retailer "one of the stronger horses in the race" and sees upcoming quarterly results as potential catalysts. Lejuez keeps a $44 price target for Macy's shares. The analyst points out that Macy's 4.4% dividend yielding 4.4% trails only Kohl's (KSS) and Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) among the retailers he covers. Macy's closed yesterday down 59c to $34.68.
AXP American Express
$62.68

-1.68 (-2.61%)

09/09/16
ATLE
09/09/16
INITIATION
Target $62
ATLE
Underweight
American Express initiated with an Underweight at Atlantic Equities
Atlantic Equities initiated American Express with an Underweight and $62 price target.
10/06/16
NOMU
10/06/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $56
NOMU
Reduce
American Express downgraded to Reduce from Neutral at Nomura
Nomura analyst Bill Carcache downgraded American Express (AXP) to Reduce saying the combination of weaker than expected revenues and higher than expected expenses will weigh on the shares. The third quarter is the first quarter that American Express will report excluding Costco (COST), Carcache tells investors in a research note. He expects the "tug of war between bulls and bears to intensify" in Q3 and thinks 2016 will mark the fourth year of market share losses in U.S. billings. The analyst cut his price target for the shares to $56 from $62.
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.
08/30/16
SBSH
08/30/16
NO CHANGE
Target $70
SBSH
Buy
Citi thinks American Express can hit 2017 outlook in 'clean manner'
Citi analyst Donald Fandetti views can they hit guidance as the top investor question for American Express. Following an analysis, Fandetti believes the company can achieve its guidance in a "clean manner." The analyst, however, does not see much upside to the numbers. Even if guidance is met, American Express will some revenue growth improvement to drive meaningful multiple expansion, Fandetti tells investors in a research note. He keeps a Buy rating on the shares with a $70 price target.
LOW Lowe's
$71.69

-0.56 (-0.78%)

09/19/16
BARD
09/19/16
NO CHANGE
Target $88
BARD
Outperform
Lowe's risk/reward remains attractive, says Baird
Baird analyst Peter Benedict said the recent pullback in Lowe's shares is an attractive buying opportunity. The analyst cited macro drivers, consistency around key operating initiatives, and a durable financial model capable of delivering high-teens earnings growth over the next few years. Benedict reiterated his Outperform rating and $88 price target on Lowe's shares.
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CLVD
10/06/16
DOWNGRADE
CLVD
Neutral
Lowe's downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Cleveland Research
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Neutral
Lowe's downgraded on end market demand, execution at Cleveland Research
As previously reported, Cleveland Research downgraded Lowe's to Neutral from Buy. Analyst led by Eric Bosshard's work suggest a moderation in demand in the building product categories generally and in homecenter categories over the last 4-5 months. He sees Lowe's struggling to sustain the upside execution needed to post growth ahead of Street expectations and has concerns with diversification efforts and would prefer the company focus on improving execution in its core US business.
08/26/16
OPCO
08/26/16
NO CHANGE
Target $94
OPCO
Outperform
Lowe's should be bought on weakness, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Brian Nagel believes that the recent sales weakness at Lowe's reflects primarily unfavorable weather. The analyst sees the company as a "very well-positioned" chain in a sector benefiting from some of the strongest demand growth in retail and recommends using any weakness as a buying opportunity. Nagel reiterates an Outperform rating and $94 price target on the shares.

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