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Vestager: EU not probing Google's European tax deals, Reuters says

EU regulators who are looking into whether Alphabet's Google (GOOG) is abusing its market power have not extended their probe to the company's tax deals with national authorities across Europe, Reuters reports, citing comments from EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager to reporters. Vestager, who recently ordered Apple (AAPL) to pay up to $15B in back taxes to Ireland and Starbucks (SBUX) up to 30M euros to the tax office of the Netherlands, said that the Alphabet subsidiary's tax deals were not on her agenda as of now, the report notes. "So far, no, we have nothing formal on that one," Vestager said to reporters. Reference Link

GOOG

Alphabet

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Apple

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0.17 (0.15%)

SBUX

Starbucks

$53.46

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GOOG Alphabet
$775.08

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10/10/16
WELS
10/10/16
NO CHANGE
WELS
Alphabet, Facebook can meet Street estimates, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo says that investors are concerned about the ability of Facebook (FB) and Google (GOOG,GOOGL) to meet Street estimates because forecasts continue to indicate that TV's ad share will be relatively stable over the next two years. But Wells says that Facebook and Google will continue to gain share from "non-TV media" and could see increased revenue from "non-advertising marketing services" such as sponsorships and public relations. Wells keeps Outperform ratings on both stocks.
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.
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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.
10/06/16
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10/06/16
NO CHANGE
Target $89
SBSH
Buy
Citi says Salesforce buying Twitter 'nearly impossible' above $28/share
Citi analyst Walter Pritchard believes a Salesforce (CRM) acquisition of Twitter (TWTR) is possible financially but that such a deal would put "significant constraints" on the company for the next three-plus years. The analyst sees "very little reason" for Salesforce to own Twitter and feels the acquisition "would pose a difficult decision" for CEO Marc Benioff and the board. Salesforce closed yesterday down 6%, or $4.21, to $68.42. Recode reported last night that the company is likely the only bidder left for Twitter after Disney (DIS) and Alphabet (GOOG) opted not to pursue a deal while Apple (AAPL) is unlikely. Twitter in pre-market trading is down 14% to $21.50. In order for Salesforce to avoid a shareholder vote, it would have to borrow $7.5B to fund the transaction if Twitter were valued at $20B, or $27.50-$28 per share, Pritchard tells investors in a research note. This is a level that likely constrains the company with little additional borrowing capacity for other deals, the analyst contends. He thinks the deal is "nearly impossible to do" for Salesforce should the bidding for Twitter go above $20B or $28 per share. Pritchard has a Buy rating on Salesforce with an $89 price target.
GOOGL Alphabet Class A
$800.71

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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
$114.06

0.17 (0.15%)

10/10/16
DBAB
10/10/16
INITIATION
Target $90
DBAB
Sell
Deutsche sees Netflix takeover as unlikely, starts shares at Sell
Deutsche Bank analyst Bryan Kraft initiated shares of Netflix (NFLX) with a Sell rating and $90 price target. The stock closed Friday down 25c to $104.82. The risk/reward is unattractive as consensus expectations reflect an "optimistic case," Kraft tells investors in a research note. Market expectations appear too high through 2020, the analyst contends. He also expresses skepticism that Netflix will be acquired. The business is "too fully formed" and valued to be acquired by Disney (DIS) and Apple (AAPL), Kraft writes. He also sees Amazon.com (AMZN) as a competitive risk to Netflix.
10/06/16
RBCM
10/06/16
NO CHANGE
RBCM
Apple has positive read through from Dialog results, says RBC Capital
After Dialog issued a positive preannouncement due to higher than expected Mobile Services revenue, RBC Capital analyst Amit Daryanani thinks that the Dialog results should comfort Apple investors heading into that company's September quarter results. The analyst notes that Apple accounts for 75%-80% of Dialog's revenue. He keeps a $125 price target and Outperform rating on Apple.
10/06/16
ADAM
10/06/16
NO CHANGE
Target $140
ADAM
Buy
Apple iPhone 7 demand remains healthy, says Canaccord
Canaccord analyst T. Michael Walkley said channel checks show demand for iPhone 7 remains healthy with an ongoing strong mix leading to higher selling prices. The analyst believes the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s products enabled Apple to materially increase its market share and installed base of the premium tier smartphone market. Walkley reiterate his Buy rating and $140 price target on Apple shares.
10/07/16
RBCM
10/07/16
NO CHANGE
RBCM
Apple average selling prices could beat expectations, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Amit Daryanani says that his analysis indicates that the average selling prices of Apple's iPhone 7 could significantly exceed Street expectations. Stronger demand for the "plus" model versus the last two years, along with the fact that Apple is charging a $120 premium for the "plus" model versus a $100 premium historically, should boost average selling prices, the analyst stated. He thinks that Apple's September quarter revenue could beat expectations by a "modest" amount, while the company's December quarter guidance could be "materially ahead of Street expectations." He keeps a $125 price target and Outperform rating on the stock.
SBUX Starbucks
$53.46

0.32 (0.60%)

09/20/16
PIPR
09/20/16
NO CHANGE
Target $72
PIPR
Overweight
Starbucks remains a top pick for 2016 at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Nicole Miller Regan says Starbucks shares remain her top pick for 2016. Following channel checks, the analyst reiterates her Q4 same-store-sales estimate of 4.9% and earnings per share estimate of 55c. She believes the company remains well positioned even as coffee prices work back up. Regan reiterates an Overweight rating on the shares with a $72 price target.
09/20/16
WELS
09/20/16
NO CHANGE
WELS
Outperform
Starbucks continues to outperform in packaged coffee, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Bonnie Herzog says Nielsen channel data indicates that total packaged coffee growth remains soft. In the four weeks ending September 10, sales for the total packaged ground coffee category were down 0.4% year-over-year, Herzog tells investors in an intraday research note. Starbucks' dollar share of the category increased to 12.9% versus 11.8% last year, however, the analyst points out. She believes Starbucks continues to outperform the industry and keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
09/21/16
LBOW
09/21/16
INITIATION
Target $71
LBOW
Buy
Starbucks initiated with a Buy at Longbow
Longbow analyst Alton Stump initiated Starbucks with a Buy and a a $71 price target. The analyst expects Starbucks comp slowdown in the America's segment during Q3 to rebound over the next 3-6 months as customers adapt to the new loyalty program and views the recent weakness in shares as an attractive entry point.
09/21/16
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Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Starbucks (SBUX) initiated with a Buy at Longbow. 2. Boston Beer (SAM) initiated with an Outperform at William Blair. 3. Altria Group (MO) was initiated with a Hold at Jefferies while the firm initiated Reynolds American (RAI) with a Buy. 4. Dick's Sporting (DKS) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim. 5. E-Trade (ETFC) reinstated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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