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MCD

McDonald's

$115.41

0.7 (0.61%)

, AMZN

Amazon.com

$829.28

-4.81 (-0.58%)

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McDonald's uses social media to attract millennials, WSJ reports

McDonald's (MCD) recently hired 200 employees from companies like Amazon.com (AMZN) and PayPal (PYPL) to increase its digital efforts and win back the millennials it lost to rivals serving fresher food, the Wall Street Journal reports. Reference Link

MCD

McDonald's

$115.41

0.7 (0.61%)

AMZN

Amazon.com

$829.28

-4.81 (-0.58%)

PYPL

PayPal

$39.20

-0.33 (-0.83%)

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MCD McDonald's
$115.41

0.7 (0.61%)

09/07/16
BUCK
09/07/16
NO CHANGE
BUCK
Chipotle probably won't be bought by McDonald's, says Buckingham
Buckingham analyst John Zolidis says he's been asked "more than once" if Chipotle could be acquired by McDonald's. The analyst says that Chipotle would provide McDonald's with "a growth vehicle," as McDonald's could accelerate Chipotle's international expansion and use its expertise to convert the burrito chain to a franchised model. However, the analyst says there is little chance of such a deal occurring. Additionally, after an investor announced a 10% stake in Chipotle last night, the analyst does not think there's a clear path to unlocking shareholder value in Chipotle. However, he continues to expect Chipotle's sales to rebound to levels that are similar to those it had before its food safety issues. He reiterates a $547 price target and Buy rating.
10/10/16
TLSY
10/10/16
INITIATION
Target $130
TLSY
Outperform
McDonald's initiated with an Outperform at Telsey Advisory
Telsey Advisory analyst Robert Derrington initiated McDonald's with an Outperform and a $130 price target.
09/15/16
FBCO
09/15/16
NO CHANGE
Target $132
FBCO
Outperform
McDonald's SSS checks sluggish but stable, says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Jason West said US franchise same-store-sales checks remained sluggish in July and August and are likely running in the +1-2% range, inline with investor expectations. West expects same-store-sales to be flat to slightly down in Q4 due to difficult comps but believes investors are already pricing in a weak Q4 for the US business. The analyst continues to view McDonald's defensive characteristics as attractive in the current environment and its discounted valuation relative to peers as unwarranted. West reiterates his Outperform rating and $132 price target on McDonald's shares.
09/14/16
JPMS
09/14/16
NO CHANGE
JPMS
JPMorgan says buy three restaurant stocks after recent weakness
JPMorgan analyst John Ivankoe recommends using recent volatility to buy McDonald's (MCD), Starbucks (SBUX) and Yum! Brands (YUM), but not Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG). On Chipotle, the analyst recommends using meaningful price weakness, closer to or below $400, to accumulate the shares.
AMZN Amazon.com
$829.28

-4.81 (-0.58%)

10/12/16
CANT
10/12/16
NO CHANGE
Target $1000
CANT
Buy
Amazon.com price target raised to $1,000 from $835 at Cantor
Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Youssef Squali raised his price target for Amazon.com to $1,000 from $835 citing continued strength in core retail and sustained momentum in Web Services. The stock closed yesterday down $10.71 to $831.00. We're reaching a tipping point in e-commerce, with revenue growth in the U.S. accelerating year-over-year in the first nine months of 2016, Squali tells investors in a research note. This trend is "playing into the hands of market leader Amazon," the analyst contends. He points out that Prime's user base is growing and that Amazon's share of retail searches online is growing. The analyst expects Amazon Web Services' "strong economics" to continue to fund growth initiatives at Amazon. Squali sees the stock as continuing to "grind higher." He keeps a Buy rating on the name.
10/12/16
MSCO
10/12/16
NO CHANGE
Target $110
MSCO
Morgan Stanley sees 'un-grandfathering' peaking for Netflix in Q3
Morgan Stanley analyst Benjamin Swinburne believes the market expects Netflix (NFLX) to report Q3 domestic net subscriber additions that fall short of the company's 300K forecast. However, he thinks the impact of "un-grandfathering" will peak in Q3 and that the percentage of U.S. members seeing price increases will begin to fade in Q4. While acknowledging that Amazon (AMZN) continues to grow as a competitor for content and time spent, Swinburne notes that local and regional players in many markets continue to struggle. The analyst keeps an Overweight rating and $110 price target on Netflix shares.
10/13/16
PIPR
10/13/16
NO CHANGE
Target $9
PIPR
Underweight
GoPro currently not shipping to Amazon, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Erinn Murphy says she uncovered that GoPro (GPRO) is not currently selling to Amazon (AMZN), at least domestically, in a change that occurred over the last three weeks. In a follow-up research note after speaking to management, Murphy clarified that the pause in shipping to Amazon is planned to be temporary. GoPro plans to resume shipping to Amazon at the end of October, Murphy adds. The action camera maker has been shipping to Best Buy (BBY), other partners and its own GoPro.com channel in the meantime, she points out. Nonetheless, the analyst believes the disruption at Amazon was not contemplated in guidance. Murphy is "incrementally concerned" on GoPro's ability to reach its second half of 2016 guidance. The analyst reiterates an Underweight rating on the shares with a $9 price target. The stock closed yesterday down 72c to $14.30.
10/13/16
JPMS
10/13/16
NO CHANGE
JPMS
Overweight
JPMorgan says buy GoPro on today's weakness
JPMorgan analyst Paul Coster views today's weakness in shares of GoPro (GPRO) as a buying opportunity. While GoPro is not shipping Hero 5 via the Amazon (AMZN) channel today, Amazon has been consistently a top five channel partner for the action camera maker, Coster tells investors in a research note. He expects Amazon shipments to resume by month end and points out the hiatus does not apply to international Amazon sales. The one month impact would be 30,000 Hero 5 units through this channel, or less than $10M in GoPro sales, Coster estimates. He calls the decision to halt shipments to Amazon voluntary and believes the company has alternative distribution channels for the new product. Coster has an Overweight rating on GoPro. The shares are down 22c to $14.08 after Piper Jaffray this morning highlighted that Hero shipments to Amazon have stopped.
PYPL PayPal
$39.20

-0.33 (-0.83%)

10/11/16
JEFF
10/11/16
NO CHANGE
Target $48
JEFF
Buy
PayPal Q3 results could be positive catalyst, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Jason Kupferberg believes PayPal's Q3 results on October 20 would be a positive catalyst for the shares. The analyst expects a "solid" quarter and still views PayPal as the best way to play digital/online payments. He keeps a Buy rating on the shares with a $48 price target.
09/19/16
ADAM
09/19/16
DOWNGRADE
ADAM
Hold
PayPal downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord
Canaccord analyst Michael Graham downgraded PayPal (PYPL) to Hold following the sharp rally in shares following the Visa deal in July. The analyst expects TPV growth to remain solid driven by Venmo and One Touch, but said these factors are well understood and reflected in estimates. Graham expects higher funding mix-driven transaction expenses from the Visa (V) and Mastercard (MA) deals to pressure margins and earnings growth modestly and lowered his price target to $40 from $45 on PayPal shares.
09/19/16
09/19/16
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. PayPal (PYPL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord with analyst Michael Graham saying he expects TPV growth to remain solid driven by Venmo and One Touch, but said these factors are well understood and reflected in estimates. 2. Viacom (VIA, VIAB) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel with analyst Benjamin Mogil saying the stock's valuation is no longer attractive in the wake of the news that the company had decided to table its plans to sell a minority stake in Paramount. 3. Caterpillar (CAT) downgraded to Mixed from Positive at OTR Global with the firm saying third quarter global new heavy equipment orders are down 8%-11% year-over-year on weakness in North American. 4. Western Union (WU) downgraded to Negative from Neutral at Susquehanna with analyst James Friedman saying he is concerned about downside risks given the company's high multiple, increased regulatory scrutiny, and the lack of improvement in its Middle East business. 5. Campbell Soup (CPB) downgraded to Hold from Buy 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.
10/05/16
BERN
10/05/16
NO CHANGE
BERN
Market Perform
Bernstein lays out six possible strategic outcomes for PayPal
After hosting a call to discuss PayPal's (PYPL) strategic options following its recently announced deals with Visa (V) and MasterCard (MA), Bernstein analyst Lisa Ellis laid out the potential strategic outcomes for PayPal that she foresees. In order from most to least likely: the most likely outcome PayPal's business model remains but that it shifts to debit centric vs. ACH; it is less likely, but a risk, that PayPal becomes a merchant acquirer; even less likely is that PayPal becomes a closed-loop. The chance that PayPal is acquired is "unlikely but less so" after the deals with the card majors, Ellis added. Lastly, she sees a "low probability" PayPal withers away or that it morphs into something else via acquisition. The firm has a Market Perform rating on PayPal shares.

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