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ATVI

Activision Blizzard

$43.16

-0.17 (-0.39%)

, WTR

Aqua America

$29.80

0.03 (0.10%)

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On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations

Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Activision Blizzard (ATVI) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer. 2. Aqua America (WTR) initiated with a Neutral at Baird. 3. HP Enterprise (HPE) initiated with an Underperform at CLSA. 4. TASER (TASR) initiated with an Outperform at Imperial Capital. 5. Noble Energy (NBL) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

ATVI

Activision Blizzard

$43.16

-0.17 (-0.39%)

WTR

Aqua America

$29.80

0.03 (0.10%)

HPE

HP Enterprise

$21.82

0.06 (0.28%)

TASR

Changed name to AAXN

$22.09

-0.4 (-1.78%)

NBL

Noble Energy

$35.80

0.35 (0.99%)

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ATVI Activision Blizzard
$43.16

-0.17 (-0.39%)

10/13/16
OPCO
10/13/16
INITIATION
Target $53
OPCO
Outperform
Activision Blizzard initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Andrew Uerkwitz initiated Activision Blizzard with an Outperform rating and $53 price target, saying he believes the company can outperform video game industry peers amid the shift to digital distribution and new monetization models.
10/12/16
PIPR
10/12/16
NO CHANGE
Target $51
PIPR
Overweight
Activision Blizzard can add $1B of revenue by 2020, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson sees a path to Activision Blizzard potentially generating greater than $1B of incremental revenue by 2020 through extensions of existing as well as new offerings. The analyst lists advertising in King games, eSports and consumer products/content as the primary categories of incremental growth. He raised his price target for Activision shares to $51 from $46 and keeps an Overweight rating on the shares.
10/14/16
PIPR
10/14/16
NO CHANGE
PIPR
Sept. NPD video game software sales fell 31%, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson notes September NPD video game software sales fell 31% year-over-year amid a tough comparison with launches last year of Konami's Metal Gear Solid V and Nintendo's Super Mario Maker. Top sellers this year were Take-Two's (TTWO) NBA 2K17 and Electronic Arts' (EA) Madden NFL 17 and FIFA, Olson tells investors in a research note. He views Take-Two as the biggest winner for the full September quarter. The analyst keeps Overweight ratings on Take-Two, EA, Activision Blizzard (ATVI) and GameStop (GME).
09/23/16
09/23/16
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. Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak initiated Activision Blizzard (ATVI) and Electronic Arts (EA), both with Overweight ratings. The analyst is bullish on the digital gaming shift away from "units sold" to a business model based on users, engagement, and digital monetization. He sees digital in-game offerings resulting in recurring and growth user bases, increased per-game engagement, and further monetization opportunities. 2. AstraZeneca (AZN) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) both initiated with Overweight ratings by Piper Jaffray analyst Richard Purkiss. 3. Achillion (ACHN) initiated with an Outperform by Wedbush analyst Heather Behanna, who set a $13 price target on the shares. 4. Sysco (SYY) initiated with an Underweight at Barclays and $48 price target by analyst Karen Short. 5. Five Below (FIVE), Dollar Tree (DLTR) and Dollar General (DG) all initiated with Equal Weight ratings by Barclays analyst Karen Short. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
WTR Aqua America
$29.80

0.03 (0.10%)

01/07/16
LTCO
01/07/16
DOWNGRADE
LTCO
Neutral
Aqua America downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg
01/07/16
01/07/16
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On The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: 1st Constitution Bancorp (FCCY) downgraded to Market Perform at Raymond James... Alaska Air (ALK) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Alexion (ALXN) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BTIG... Anadarko (APC) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Apple Hospitality REIT (APLE) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird... Aqua America (WTR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg... ArcBest (ARCB) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens... Ashford Hospitality Prime (AHP) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Baird... Broadcom (BRCM) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein... Brown & Brown (BRO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... Caladrius (CLBS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Maxim... Capital One (COF) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... DDR Corp. (DDR) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird... Everyday Health (EVDY) downgraded on salesforce issues at Stifel... Expeditors (EXPD) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS... First Community (FCCO) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James... Genesee & Wyoming (GWR) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... HP Inc. (HPQ) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Heartland Express (HTLD) downgraded to Underperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Highwoods Properties (HIW) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird... Horizon Bancorp (HBNC) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Sandler O'Neill... Hubbell (HUBB) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Illumina (ILMN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Kite Realty Trust (KRG) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird... Mondelez (MDLZ) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Moody's (MCO) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Morgan Stanley says Nordstrom (JWN) not immune from industry headwinds, cuts to sell... National Retail Properties (NNN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James... Navios Maritime (NM) downgraded to Sell on cash burn at Stifel... Newmont Mining (NEM) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Nordstrom (JWN) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Old Dominion (ODFL) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Paychex (PAYX) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... PerkinElmer (PKI) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen... Piedmont Office Realty (PDM) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird... Post Properties (PPS) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James... Public Storage (PSA) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James... Rush Enterprises (RUSHA) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Ryder (R) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Saia, Inc. (SAIA) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens... Scorpio Bulkers (SALT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Spirit Realty (SRC) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird... Star Bulk Carriers (SBLK) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Stryker (SYK) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Northland... Swift Transport (SWFT) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Team (TISI) downgraded to Hold from Buy at BB&T... Terreno Realty (TRNO) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird... Thomson Reuters (TRI) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... UBS (UBS) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... WebMD (WBMD) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Whiting USA Trust II (WHZ) downgraded to Underperform at Raymond James... Zimmer Biomet (ZBH) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Northland.
03/04/16
BOSC
03/04/16
INITIATION
BOSC
Neutral
Aqua America initiated with a Neutral at Boenning & Scattergood
10/14/16
BARD
10/14/16
INITIATION
Target $32
BARD
Neutral
Aqua America initiated with a Neutral at Baird
Baird analyst Ben Kallo initiated Aqua America with a Neutral and a $32 price target.
HPE HP Enterprise
$21.82

0.06 (0.28%)

10/14/16
LYON
10/14/16
INITIATION
Target $24
LYON
Underperform
HP Enterprise initiated with an Underperform at CLSA
CLSA analyst Louis Miscioscia initiated HP Enterprise with an Underperform and a $24 price target. The analyst believes deal momentum has been factored into the shares and remains concerned about the next phase. Miscioscia expects buybacks and dividends to continue, but revenue storage growth is likely to be challenging and said the company needs big opex cuts.
10/13/16
LYON
10/13/16
INITIATION
Target $24
LYON
Underperform
HP Enterprise initiated with an Underperform at CLSA
CLSA analyst Lou Miscioscia initiated HP Enterprise with an Underperform rating and $24 price target.
09/19/16
UBSW
09/19/16
NO CHANGE
Target $25
UBSW
Buy
HP Enterprise shares remain inexpensive, says UBS
UBS analyst Steven Milunovich noted investors concerns about HP Enterprise competition and believes the company's divestiture of services and software leaves it primarily as a hardware supplier with servers. storage, and networking. The analyst said the company believes they can innovate in hardware and provide complete solutions through its extensive partnerships, but he is giving the edge to their competitors. That said, he still believes the shares are undervalued. Milunovich reiterated his Buy rating and $24.50 price target on HP Enterprise shares.
09/19/16
BERN
09/19/16
NO CHANGE
BERN
HP Enterprise could be acquired after spin off, says Bernstein
After HP Enterprise said that it would do a tax free spin-merge of its software unit, Bernstein analyst A.M. Sacconaghi, Jr says that the remaining company could be acquired, given its relatively small valuation and the fact that its CEO is 60, has been at the company six years and has political ambitions. The analyst says that all of the potential strategic buyers of the remaining company "appear to have stumbling blocks." He thinks that an acquisition by private equity "might be more likely," and he views such a transaction as "doable." He keeps a $24.50 price target and Outperform rating on the shares.
TASR Changed name to AAXN
$22.09

-0.4 (-1.78%)

10/14/16
IMPC
10/14/16
INITIATION
Target $27
IMPC
Outperform
TASER initiated with an Outperform at Imperial Capital
Imperial Capital analyst Jeff Kessler started TASER with an Outperform rating and $27 price target. The company's "unaided" brand awareness and "very high" market share provide "significant leading advantage" over competitors in non-lethal weaponry space, Kessler tells investors in a research note.
10/06/16
JPMS
10/06/16
NO CHANGE
Target $31
JPMS
Overweight
NYPD contract fuels concerns, but TASER selloff overdone, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Mark Strouse notes that TASER's stock has declined significantly this week owing largely to the reported loss of the NYPD body-camera contract to a competitor. While the analyst sees this loss as somewhat of a surprise, he thinks the contract's pricing was the largest factor weighing on the stock. However, Strouse believes the NYPD contract pricing was a one-off occurrence. The analyst sees the selloff in TASER's shares as overdone and recommends investors add to positions. He reiterates an Overweight rating and $31 price target on the shares.
10/06/16
JPMS
10/06/16
NO CHANGE
JPMS
Overweight
TASER selloff overdone, says JPMorgan
10/05/16
OPCO
10/05/16
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Perform
TASER competitor deal with NYPD should not set any precedent, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Andrew Uerkwitz believes Vievu's body camera contract with NYPD could result in some pricing pressure over time but should not set any precedents. The analyst notes that it was expected that TASER "can't win them all," and points out that the economics of the deal are a "sober reminder" that storage costs are as key as service and functionality. Uerkwitz expects TASER to shift the conversation toward innovation, additional services/opportunities, and leverage going forward. He reiterates a Perform rating on TASER's shares.
NBL Noble Energy
$35.80

0.35 (0.99%)

10/14/16
MZHO
10/14/16
INITIATION
Target $44
MZHO
Buy
Noble Energy initiated with a Buy at Mizuho
Mizuho analyst Timothy Rezvan initiated Noble Energy with a Buy and a $44 price target.
06/22/16
LYON
06/22/16
INITIATION
Target $42
LYON
Outperform
Noble Energy initiated with an Outperform at CLSA
CLSA analyst Asit Sen initiated Noble Energy with an Outperform and $42 price target saying it offers a balanced mix of geography and commodity exposure. The analyst expects production to stay resilient despite large capex cuts and sees attractive upside from the DJ Basin.
07/28/16
ROTH
07/28/16
UPGRADE
Target $9
ROTH
Buy
Synergy Resources upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Roth Capital
Roth Capital is transferring coverage of Synergy Resources (SYRG) to analyst John White from Joe Reagor and upgrading the stock to Buy from Neutral. White also raised his price target on the shares to $9 from $6.25 on proved and probable reserves, financial position, and historical and expected drilling results. The analyst sees the company's recent acquisition from Noble Energy (NBL) as transformative for Synergy Resources, which should be able to gain operating efficiencies.
07/07/16
SBSH
07/07/16
UPGRADE
SBSH
Buy
Noble Energy upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi

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