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Analysts discuss the "32nd Semi-Annual Taking Stock With Teens Survey Fall 2016" on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on October 14 at 10 am.

UA

Under Armour

VFC

VF Corp.

CMG

Chipotle

MCD

McDonald's

SBUX

Starbucks

$52.95

-0.21 (-0.40%)

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Apple

$116.98

-0.36 (-0.31%)

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Amazon.com

$829.28

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ZUMZ

Zumiez

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UA Under Armour

10/13/16
PIPR
10/13/16
UPGRADE
Target $44
PIPR
Overweight
Under Armour upgraded to Overweight after teen survey at Piper Jaffray
As previously reported, Piper Jaffray analyst Erinn Murphy upgraded Under Armour (UA) to Overweight from Neutral following the firm's semi-annual proprietary "Taking Stock With Teens" survey. The survey findings support on-going traction for Under Armour within footwear and the women's segment, noted Murphy, who raised her price target on the stock to $44 from $40. Based on the survey's results, other analysts at the firm also downgraded Estee Lauder (EL) to Neutral from Overweight and upgraded Zumiez (ZUMZ) to Overweight from Neutral.
10/10/16
WELS
10/10/16
UPGRADE
WELS
Outperform
Under Armour upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Tom Nikic upgraded Under Armour to Outperform saying "noise" from the Sports Authority's bankruptcy is fading while distribution expansion could lead to sales reacceleration over the next 12-18 months. The analyst believes Under Armour's growth story is intact heading into 2017 and that its inventory levels are improving. Nikic raised his price target range for the shares to $44-$46 from $38-$42.
10/10/16
10/10/16
UPGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Mylan (MYL) upgraded to Strong Buy from Market Perform at Raymond James with Elliot WIlbur saying the Department of Justice settlement over EpiPen rebates eliminates a significant overhang on shares enabling the focus to be back on fundamentals. 2. Under Armour (UA) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo with analyst Tom Nikic saying "noise" from the Sports Authority's bankruptcy is fading while distribution expansion could lead to sales re-acceleration over the next 12-18 months. 3. Deere (DE) and AGCO (AGCO) were upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo. 4. Dow Chemical (DOW) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS with analyst John Roberts saying the merger with DuPont (DD) could gain regulatory approval and that the stock is "now too cheap to ignore." 5. Exelixis (EXEL) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray with analyst Edward Tenthoff saying the data are "good enough" to file a supplemental new drug application and could drive off-label front-line RCC use. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/13/16
PIPR
10/13/16
UPGRADE
PIPR
Overweight
Under Armour upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
VFC VF Corp.

09/30/16
GUGG
09/30/16
INITIATION
Target $65
GUGG
Buy
VF Corp. initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim
Guggenheim analyst Robert Drbul initiated VF Corp with a Buy and a $65 price target.
09/26/16
JPMS
09/26/16
NO CHANGE
Target $62
JPMS
Overweight
Nike removed from Analyst Focus List at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Matthew Boss removed Nike (NKE) from his firm's Analyst Focus List while lowering his price target for the shares to $62 from $67. Recent athletic field work across global channels indicates North America trends remain soft quarter-to-date, Boss tells investors in a research note. He keeps an Overweight rating on Nike shares. Boss this morning also lowered his price target for Overweight-rated VF Corp. (VFC) to $65 from $69.
09/15/16
SUSQ
09/15/16
INITIATION
Target $55
SUSQ
Neutral
VF Corp. initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna
Susquehanna analyst Sam Poser initiated Shoe Carnival with a Neutral and a $27 price target.Target $55.
09/15/16
SUSQ
09/15/16
INITIATION
Target $55
SUSQ
Neutral
VF Corp. initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna
Target $55.
CMG Chipotle

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.
09/21/16
GSCO
09/21/16
NO CHANGE
Target $395
GSCO
Neutral
Chipotle comp outlook lowered on slowing Chiptopia benefit at Goldman
Goldman analyst Karen Holthouse said Chiptopia search trends continue to show a significant drop-off in August. As a result, the analyst lowered Q4 comp estimate to down 21.4% from down 18.4% and versus consensus of down 17.7%. Holthouse also trimmed forward estimates and now forecasts Q4 comp of down 5%. The analyst rates Chipotle a Neutral and lowered its price target to $395 from $445.
10/07/16
WBLR
10/07/16
NO CHANGE
WBLR
Outperform
William Blair survey shows modest Chipotle sentiment improvement
William Blair analyst Sharon Zackfia says her firm's latest survey of 800 adults showed "modest improvement" in food safety concerns relating to Chipotle Mexican Grill. The percent of respondents "not worried at all" or "not very worried" about food safety hit a survey high of 60%, while the percent of "very worried" respondents stabilized in the 12% to 14% range since June, Zackfia tells investors in a research note. The analyst, however, points out that the percent of respondents eating less frequently at Chipotle remains "persistently high" at 45%, essentially showing no real sustainable improvement since April. Zackfia expects Chipotle's comp sales to stay "significantly negative" through October. The analyst keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
10/11/16
10/11/16
NO CHANGE

Chipotle checks remain weak, says M Science
MCD McDonald's

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.
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.
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.
SBUX Starbucks
$52.95

-0.21 (-0.40%)

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
09/21/16
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. 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.
AAPL Apple
$116.98

-0.36 (-0.31%)

10/13/16
BERN
10/13/16
NO CHANGE
BERN
Apple to have in-line Q4 results, Q1 guidance beat, says Bernstein
Bernstein analyst A.M. Sacconaghi, Jr. expects Apple to report in-line Q4 results and provide higher than expected Q1 revenue and iPhone sales guidance. However, the analyst says it's " too soon to have conviction on the strength of the iPhone 7 cycle." Sacconaghi, Jr. maintains that the extra week in this year's December quarter will be offset by a lower expected channel build this year and seven fewer, high volume launch sales days in the quarter this year. The analyst raised the price target on the stock to $135 from $125 and keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
10/14/16
PIPR
10/14/16
NO CHANGE
Target $151
PIPR
Overweight
Piper's teen survey shows spike in iPhone share
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster says his firm's survey of over 10,000 teens indicates Apple's share of smartphone ownership has spiked. 74% of teens said they have an iPhone versus 69% in the Spring survey, while 79% of teens expect their next device to be an iPhone versus 75% in the Spring, Munster tells investors in a research note. He notes that this is the largest survey-over-survey change since Spring to Fall in 2014. Munster views the survey as a positive data point on how consumers are viewing the new iPhone 7. He keeps an Overweight rating on Apple shares with a $151 price target. The stock closed yesterday down 36c to $116.98.
10/14/16
MSCO
10/14/16
NO CHANGE
Target $124
MSCO
Overweight
Apple estimates raised at Morgan Stanley on confidence in next 'supercycle'
Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty raised her estimates for Apple for the second half of this calendar year on better than expected iPhone7 demand, but added that she believes higher near-term iPhone estimates are largely priced into shares. The real catalyst for the stock, however, is the FY18 "supercycle," in which Huberty is increasingly confident, she tells investors. Noting that the iPhone installed base is 60% larger, but that unit estimates are just 6% higher compared to iPhone 6, the analyst said she sees the potential for "meaningful" FY18 estimate revisions. Huberty keeps an Overweight rating on Apple and raised her price target on the shares to $124 from $123.
10/14/16
WELS
10/14/16
NO CHANGE
WELS
Intel results likely to be boosted by positive catalysts, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo thinks that Intel's (INTC) September quarter report and December quarter guidance will be boosted by several positive catalysts, including signs of improving PC demand, solid revenue momentum at its Data Center Group, and ramping sales of modems for Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 7. The firm keeps a $40-$50 price target on Intel and continues to identify it as a top pick.
AMZN Amazon.com
$829.28

-4.81 (-0.58%)

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.
10/14/16
RBCM
10/14/16
NO CHANGE
RBCM
VMware partnership with Amazon positive, says RBC Capital
After VMware (VMW) and Amazon Web Services (AMZN) announced a strategic alliance, RBC Capital analyst Matthew Hedberg says that the deal could enable enterprises to more easily combine Amazon Web Services with VMware software. Hedberg says that the deal gives VMware another sales channel and enables it to be considered more of a player in the hybrid cloud arena. The analyst keeps an Outperform rating on VMware.
EBAY eBay
$31.51

0.01 (0.03%)

10/13/16
10/13/16
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. Aaron's (AAN) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies. 2. eBay (EBAY) and Etsy (ETSY) coverage assumed with a Neutral at Wedbush. 3. Five Below (FIVE) and Dollar Tree (DLTR) were initiated with an Overweight at KeyBanc while the firm initiated Dollar General (DG) with a Sector Weight. 4. Baxter (BAX) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo. 5. Symantec (SYMC) initiated with an Outperform at FBN Securities. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/13/16
WEDB
10/13/16
INITIATION
WEDB
Neutral
eBay coverage assumed with a Neutral at Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Aaron Turner says that eBay's e-commerce initiatives should help slow its market share erosion. However, the analyst prefers to keep a Neutral rating on the shares until the company shows that its "recent growth is sustainable and/or accelerating." Target to $34 from $29.
10/13/16
SBSH
10/13/16
NO CHANGE
Target $83.5
SBSH
Sell
eBay stake sale creates 'large overhang' for MercadoLibre, says Citi
Citi analyst Lucio Aldworth sees several reasons why eBay's (EBAY) sale of a majority of its stake in MercadoLibre (MELI) creates a "large overhang" on the latter's shares. Namely, he believes the market has always seen eBay as a plausible candidate to take over MercadoLibre, but he thinks this action should remove any M&A premium currently priced into the stock. Additionally, Aldworth notes that eBay said its commitment to Latin America e-commerce remains unchanged, which could mean it will eventually enter the market directly, intensifying competition for MercadoLibre. Aldworth keeps a Sell rating on MercadoLibre shares, which are down 8% in early trading to $168.40.
10/13/16
BARD
10/13/16
NO CHANGE
Target $35
BARD
Outperform
eBay sale of MercadoLibre stake adds financial flexibility, says Baird
Baird analyst Colin Sebastian said eBay's (EBAY) sale of a majority of its investment stake in MercadoLibre (MELI) will provide eBay with both financial and strategic flexibility. The analyst believes the capital will allow eBay to increase share buybacks, make strategic acquisitions, or expand more aggressively in Latin America under a new strategic agreement with MercadoLibre. Sebastian maintained his Outperform rating and $35 price target on eBay shares.
FB Facebook
$127.82

-1.23 (-0.95%)

10/13/16
LOOP
10/13/16
NO CHANGE
Target $165
LOOP
Buy
Facebook keeps expanding addressable market, says Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Blake Harper noted that Facebook has launched several new products over the past week as the company keeps working to expand its addressable market. Among the new offerings, Harper sees "Events" as a natural extension of what people already use Facebook for, views "Workplace by Facebook" as the largest strategic leap and said "Marketplace" should be helpful for users but more difficult to scale as a business considering Facebook's prior challenges in making inroads in e-commerce. While he does not expect near term revenues from any of these products, Harper said Facebook's innovation gives him confidence in his longer-term estimates and keeps a Buy rating and $165 price target on the stock.
10/11/16
NEED
10/11/16
NO CHANGE
Target $150
NEED
Buy
Needham raising Facebook estimates ahead of results
Needham analyst Laura Martin is raising her Facebook estimates for Q3 as she increases her estimates for Ad revenue going forward based on the company's increased number of advertisers using its platform, and her belief that ad growth will continue to realize robust performance for at least the next 12 to 18 months. The analyst reiterates a Buy rating and $150 price target on the shares.
10/14/16
PIPR
10/14/16
NO CHANGE
Target $185
PIPR
Overweight
Piper's teen survey shows declining Facebook engagement
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster says his firm's latest survey of over 10,000 teens shows Facebook engagement is decreasing. Engagement in the Fall survey is 52% versus 60% in Spring. Factoring out shifts in the population surveyed, core Facebook usage likely declined by three basis points, which indicates Facebook is gradually becoming less relevant versus Instagram and Snapchat, Munster tells investors in a research note. He points out, however, that teens indicating they use Instagram increased five points in the Fall 2016 survey, slightly faster than Snapchat's four points. Desire for engagement from brands on Instagram will drive long-term monetization above core Facebook levels, Munster contends, while noting that declining Facebook usage is a negative. The analyst keeps an Overweight rating on the shares with a $185 price target.
10/14/16
JPMS
10/14/16
NO CHANGE
Target $134
JPMS
Overweight
JPMorgan tweaks Alibaba, Netflix targets lower ahead of Q3 results
JPMorgan analyst Doug Anmuth lowered his price target for Alibaba (BABA) to $134 from $135 and his target for Netflix (NFLX) to $122 from $125 ahead of the Q3 reporting season. Both stocks remain Overweight rated. The analyst slightly lowered his estimates for Alibaba to reflect tougher inventory comps and increased investment spending. He remains positive on the company's overall monetization trends. On Netflix, Anmuth tweaked his 2017 average selling price forecast lower while increasing his investment spend estimate modestly. Within the Internet space, the analyst's top large-cap picks into the quarter are Alphabet (GOOGL), Facebook (FB) and Amazon.com (AMZN). Among small-caps, his top picks into earnings are Yelp (YELP), Pandora (P) and Match Group (MTCH).
ZUMZ Zumiez
$21.90

-0.57 (-2.54%)

10/06/16
WBLR
10/06/16
UPGRADE
WBLR
Outperform
Zumiez upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at William Blair
William Blair analyst Sharon Zackfia upgraded Zumiez to Outperform saying September marked the company's best comp gain since February 2015. B. Riley this morning also upgraded Zumiez.
10/13/16
PIPR
10/13/16
UPGRADE
PIPR
Overweight
Zumiez upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
10/13/16
PIPR
10/13/16
UPGRADE
Target $28
PIPR
Overweight
Zumiez upgraded to Overweight after teen survey at Piper Jaffray
As previously reported, Piper Jaffray analyst Neely Tamminga upgraded Zumiez to Overweight from Neutral following the firm's semi-annual proprietary "Taking Stock With Teens" survey. The Zumiez brand performed better in this year's survey among upper-income teens than it had last year, noted Tamminga. The analyst raised her price target on Zumiez to $28 from $20.

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