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AXP

American Express

$61.48

1.4 (2.33%)

, KMI

Kinder Morgan

$20.64

0.46 (2.28%)

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Notable companies reporting after market close

Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include American Express (AXP), consensus 96c... Kinder Morgan (KMI), consensus 16c...eBay (EBAY), consensus 44c... Lam Research (LRCX), consensus $1.78... Citrix Systems (CTXS), consensus $1.19... Xilinx (XLNX), consensus 55c... Mattel (MAT), consensus 71c... Tractor Supply (TSCO), consensus 66c... Packaging Corporation of America (PKG), consensus $1.30... Crown Holdings (CCK), consensus $1.30... FMC Technologies (FTI), consensus 23c... United Rentals (URI), consensus $2.44... Steel Dynamics (STLD), consensus 67c... Helix Energy Solutions (HLX), consensus 3c.

AXP

American Express

$61.48

1.4 (2.33%)

KMI

Kinder Morgan

$20.64

0.46 (2.28%)

EBAY

eBay

$31.64

-0.17 (-0.53%)

LRCX

Lam Research

$99.47

1.41 (1.44%)

CTXS

Citrix

$85.32

2.15 (2.59%)

XLNX

Xilinx

$50.13

0.43 (0.87%)

MAT

Mattel

$30.71

0.53 (1.76%)

TSCO

Tractor Supply

$65.27

-0.27 (-0.41%)

PKG

Packaging Corp.

$85.14

1.37 (1.64%)

CCK

Crown Holdings

$56.68

0.695 (1.24%)

FTI

FMC Technologies

$31.42

0.265 (0.85%)

URI

United Rentals

$75.87

-0.57 (-0.75%)

STLD

Steel Dynamics

$24.23

0.34 (1.42%)

HLX

Helix Energy

$9.80

0.265 (2.78%)

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AXP American Express
$61.48

1.4 (2.33%)

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.
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.
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.
10/06/16
10/06/16
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. 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.
KMI Kinder Morgan
$20.64

0.46 (2.28%)

10/04/16
STFL
10/04/16
DOWNGRADE
STFL
Hold
Kinder Morgan downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel
10/07/16
WOLF
10/07/16
INITIATION
Target $24
WOLF
Peer Perform
Kinder Morgan initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research
Wolfe Research analyst Steven Fleishman initiated Kinder Morgan with a Peer Perform and a $24 price target.
10/04/16
10/04/16
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. Wells Fargo (WFC) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James with analyst David Long saying the fallout from the unauthorized account openings will result in continued under performance. The analyst said several additional investigations, lawsuits, and fines have been announced, resulting in a still cloudy outlook. 2. Kinder Morgan (KMI) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel analyst Selman Akyol citing valuation. 3. GrubHub (GRUB) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel with analyst John Egbert citing valuation. 4. Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Evercore ISI with analyst Robert Ottenstein saying reports that Bai Brands is looking for a new owner are credible and could change investor's psychology on the stock and its Allied Brands business. 5. Dollar Tree (DLTR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Cleveland Research with the firm saying sales trends appear to have slowed further at Family Dollar as the company struggles with increased price competition, difficult comps, and strategy headwinds. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/04/16
10/04/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $24

Hold
Kinder Morgan downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel
As previously reported, Stifel downgraded Kinder Morgan to Hold from Buy. Analyst Selman Akyol reduced his rating citing valuation and maintained its $24 price target.
EBAY eBay
$31.64

-0.17 (-0.53%)

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
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.
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.
LRCX Lam Research
$99.47

1.41 (1.44%)

10/07/16
NEED
10/07/16
UPGRADE
NEED
Buy
KLA-Tencor upgraded on positive risk/reward at Needham
As noted earlier, Needham upgraded KLA-Tencor (KLAC) to Buy from Hold. Analyst Y. Edwin Mok says that the stock's risk/reward ratio is positive after its multiple fell in the wake of the company's now terminated merger with LAm Research (LRCX). The analyst expects KLA-Tencor to grow rapidly in 2017, driven by " strengthened foundry demand, ramping of Gen 5 optical inspection tools, growth from other new products, and a leaner operating structure enabling better margins/profitability ahead." Target $84.
10/12/16
PACS
10/12/16
DOWNGRADE
PACS
Sector Weight
Nanometrics, Lam Research downgraded to Sector Weight at Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest analyst Weston Twigg downgraded both Nanometrics (NANO) and Lam Research (LRCX) to Sector Weight from Overweight saying 3D NAND equipment demand is likely to peak in 2017. The analyst expects order declines and limited demand growth for semiconductor equipment names, which he sees limiting share upside. Twigg keeps Overweight ratings on Applied Materials (AMAT), MKS Instruments (MKSI) and Entegris (ENTG) for their longer term potential.
10/13/16
NEED
10/13/16
NO CHANGE
Target $115
NEED
Buy
Needham remains positive on Lam Research ahead of results
Needham analyst Y. Edwin Mok notes that Lam Research is expected to report results on October 19 and says he sees upside to guidance. With increased market volatility, the analyst prefers Lam Research over other mid/large-cap peers based on several relative drivers, including a recovery in DRAM investments benefiting the company due to its high exposure. Mok reiterates a Buy rating and $115 price target on the shares.
10/12/16
PACS
10/12/16
DOWNGRADE
PACS
Sector Weight
Lam Research downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at Pacific Crest
CTXS Citrix
$85.32

2.15 (2.59%)

08/01/16
JEFF
08/01/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $71
JEFF
Underperform
Citrix downgraded to Underperform from Hold at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst John DiFucci downgraded Citrix to Underperform saying the majority of activist-driven efficiency gains have been realized. The shares are overvalued at current levels, DiFucci tells investors in a research note. He expects the GoTo separation and imminent sale will likely create less value to shareholders than anticipated. The analyst cut his price target for the shares to $71 from $80.
08/02/16
08/02/16
NO CHANGE

Citrix downgraded to a Best Short idea at Arete Research
10/03/16
UBSW
10/03/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $81
UBSW
Sell
Citrix downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS
UBS analyst Brent Thill downgraded Citrix to Sell from Neutral as he believes the next part of the company's transition will be more difficult reflecting the GoTo spin-off; its fastest growing segment. Thill maintained his $81 price target on Citrix shares.
10/03/16
10/03/16
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. Netgear (NTGR) downgraded to Hold from Buy at BWS Financial with analyst Hamed Khorsand saying shares are up approximately 100% this year and are being valued as though there could be a continuous purchasing cycle for the latest products Netgear sells, which he does not believe to be the case. 2. TASER (TASR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg. 3. Citrix (CTXS) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS with analyst Brent Thill saying he believes the next part of the company's transition will be more difficult reflecting the GoTo spin-off; its fastest growing segment. 4. Robert Half (RHI) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse with analyst Anjaneya Singh citing fewer catalysts and increased downside risk in a slowing labor market. 5. Noble Corp. (NE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Societe Generale with analyst Edward Muztafago citing recent share strength and lower earnings from reduced offshore spending. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
XLNX Xilinx
$50.13

0.43 (0.87%)

10/12/16
BARD
10/12/16
DOWNGRADE
BARD
Neutral
Xilinx downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird
10/18/16
KEYB
10/18/16
NO CHANGE
KEYB
Xilinx can offset Chinese wireless weakness, says KeyBanc
KeyBanc believes that demand for Xilinx's products from Chinese wireless companies is diminishing. However, the firm thinks that the company can offset the negative impact of the slowdown with stabilization in North American wireless capex, ongoing China wireline strength, the joint strike fighter ramp, and the ramp of advanced node products. The firm sees the company as "an attractive M&A target." It keeps a $65 price target and Overweight rating on the shares.
10/12/16
BARD
10/12/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $52
BARD
Neutral
Xilinx downgraded to Neutral at Baird
As reported previously, Baird analyst Tristan Gerra downgraded Xilinx to Neutral from Outperform. Gerra cited valuation, the weakening wireless infrastructure trends, and the likely lack of upside to fiscal 2017 estimates. Gerra maintained his $52 price target on Xilinx shares.
10/06/16
MZHO
10/06/16
NO CHANGE
MZHO
Buy
Broadcom deal for Xilinx would 'open up' if Qualcomm buys NXP, says Mizuho
Mizuho analyst Vijay Rakesh believes that if Qualcomm (QCOM) acquires NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), as several recent media reports indicate the companies are moving toward, that it "opens up" a deal for Xilinx (XLNX) as an opportunity for Broadcom (AVGO). Rakesh has a Buy rating on Broadcom.
MAT Mattel
$30.71

0.53 (1.76%)

10/10/16
MKMP
10/10/16
UPGRADE
Target $36
MKMP
Buy
Mattel upgraded to Buy, risk/reward favorable at MKM Partners
As previously reported, MKM Partners upgraded Mattel to Buy from Neutral and maintained its $36 price target. Analyst Eric Handler said the recent pullback in shares and positive turnaround efforts provide a favorable risk/reward scenario. Handler said revenue stabilization has shifted to growth and new product initiatives should help drive 2017 revenue acceleration.
10/10/16
MKMP
10/10/16
UPGRADE
MKMP
Buy
Mattel upgraded to Buy from Neutral at MKM Partners
10/03/16
BMOC
10/03/16
NO CHANGE
Target $40
BMOC
Outperform
Mattel turnaround on track, says BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Gerrick Johnson attended last week's Dallas Fall Toy Preview and met with Mattel management in Los Angeles. The analyst said management seemed upbeat and confident that the company's business is on the right path towards recovery. Based on early holiday season and back-to-school channel checks, Johnson believes Mattel's business is good. Conversations with retailers and other toy companies have confirmed this, and his view is unchanged after meetings with management. The analyst said Mattel's turnaround is on track and reiterates his Outperform rating and $40 price target.
09/19/16
09/19/16
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. General Motors (GM) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Adam Jonas saying he believes even flat earnings in 2017 and 2018 would be received as a positive surprise by the market. 2. Wells Fargo (WFC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird analyst David George saying he believes the recent pullback is a buying opportunity. 3. Lockheed Martin (LMT) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo with analyst Sam Pearlstein saying he believes the company's earnings can grow 20% per year through 2020. 4. U.S. Steel (X), AK Steel (AKS), and Olympic Steel (ZEUS) were upgraded to Sector Weight from Underweight at KeyBanc with analyst Ivan Marcuse saying the stocks at current levels better reflect the more competitive market conditions he expects in Q4 and 2017. 5. Mattel (MAT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Monness Crespi. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
TSCO Tractor Supply
$65.27

-0.27 (-0.41%)

10/14/16
CLVD
10/14/16
NO CHANGE
CLVD
Tractor Supply seeing some improvement in comp growth, says Cleveland Research
Cleveland Research's checks indicate some improvement in Tractor Supply's in comp growth at the end of September and in early October, suggesting guidance for Q4 comp in the 1-3% range can be reasonable. However, the firm's analyst continues to see challenges for Tractor Supply returning comp growth to the 4% range as it continues to struggle bringing new customers into the stores.
10/06/16
OPCO
10/06/16
NO CHANGE
Target $80
OPCO
Outperform
Tractor Supply near-term weakness a buying opportunity, says Oppenheimer
After meeting with Tractor Supply CEO Greg Sandfort, Oppenheimer analyst Brian Nagel has more conviction in his positive call on the shares, saying the recent acquisition of Petsense represents an opportunistic purchase that should make for a new, independent growth driver for the company, guidance takes into consideration numerous headwinds, and data suggests the business continues to perform well. The analyst believes the recent pullback in the shares makes for a compelling intermediate-term buying opportunity. He reiterates an Outperform rating and $80 price target on the shares.
09/30/16
OPCO
09/30/16
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Outperform
Opco questions timing of Tractor Supply's Petsense acquisition
Oppenheimer analyst Brian Nagel says he would much prefer Tractor Supply stay focused on improving the operations of its core business than do an acquisition. He doesn't question the strategic rationale of the Petsense acquisition, just the timing. The analyst points out Tractor's sale have been under pressure amid unfavorable weather and a challenging macro backdrop. Nagel, however, keeps an Outperform rating on the shares citing valuation and the potential for a comp rebound.
09/30/16
UBSW
09/30/16
NO CHANGE
Target $80
UBSW
Buy
Tractor Supply pet deal 'plants seed' for future, says UBS
UBS analyst Michael Lasser believes Tractor Supply's acquisition of Petsense will not have a material impact on its financials in the near-term but "plants a seed" for the future to gain a foothold in the specialty pet market. The analyst keeps a Buy rating on Tractor Supply shares, but lowered his assumption on its multiple to reflect macro challenges and susceptibility to weather and accordingly lowered his price target to $80 from $88.
PKG Packaging Corp.
$85.14

1.37 (1.64%)

10/18/16
10/18/16
UPGRADE
Target $92

Buy
Packaging Corp. upgraded to Buy at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA/Merrill upgraded Packaging Corp to Buy from Neutral and raised its price target to $92 from $91. Analyst George Staphos likes Packaging Corp's relative positioning in containerboard given improving fundamentals and recent favorable industry data. He believes the company may look to increase board production through strategic acquisitions that could act as a catalyst for shares. Staphos expects a good quarter from the company and also expects container pricing to increase $25/ton+ the next few months.
09/23/16
09/23/16
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. Wal-Mart (WMT) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight by Barclays analyst Karen Short, who assumed coverage of Wal-Mart and upped the price target for the shares to $87 from $70. Wal-Mart is Short's top pick in the sector, as she believes the retailing giant's "re-emergence as a disruptor" has the potential to "wreak havoc" on many companies in the space. 2. Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) upgraded two notches to Strong Buy from Market Perform by Raymond James analyst Kevin Smith, who said Cabot has improving fundamentals, a "prolific" growth outlook, and an attractive valuation. 3. BioDelivery Sciences (BDSI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral by Janney Capital analyst Ken Trbovich, who said that Endo International (ENDP), which uses BioDelivery's drug delivery technology, has "not yet announced, but clearly won" preferred status for Belbuca relative to market leader Butrans on United Healthcare's Prescription Drug List. 4. Packaging Corp. (PKG) upgraded to Buy from Hold by Deutsche Bank analyst Debbie Jones, citing an "improved earnings trajectory" following the TimBar acquisition. The analyst raised her price target for the shares to $90 from $77. 5. Prudential Financial (PRU) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral by Goldman Sachs analyst Michael Kovac, who says his earnings estimates are now above consensus due to favorable equity markets, slowing rate pressure and lower currency headwinds. He expects Prudential's earnings to grow 10% in 2017. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/23/16
DBAB
09/23/16
UPGRADE
Target $90
DBAB
Buy
Packaging Corp. upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Debbie Jones upgraded Packaging Corp. of America (PKG) to Buy citing an "improved earnings trajectory" following the TimBar acquisition. The analyst raised her price target for the shares to $90 from $77. Jones this morning also upgraded KapStone (KS) to Buy. She raised her estimates across the Paper & Packaging space to reflect the likelihood of success for the October containerboard price hike initiative. Jones also raised her price target for Buy-rated WestRock to $53 from $50 and Hold-rating International Paper (IP) to $50 from $42.
10/18/16
BOFA
10/18/16
UPGRADE
BOFA
Buy
Packaging Corp. upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
CCK Crown Holdings
$56.68

0.695 (1.24%)

09/27/16
BMOC
09/27/16
UPGRADE
BMOC
Outperform
Crown Holdings upgraded on multiple catalysts at BMO Capital
As noted earlier, BMO Capital upgraded Crown Holdings (CCK) to Outperform from Market Perform. As reasons for the upgrade, analyst Mark Wilde cited valuation, his belief that the company will resume returning cash to shareholders in 2017, and his belief that the company's results should be boosted by " a wave of domestic and offshore expansion projects." The analyst also expects the company to benefit from the Ball (BLL)/Rexam (REXMY) combination.
10/18/16
BOFA
10/18/16
INITIATION
BOFA
Crown Holdings added to US 1 List at BofA/Merrill
09/29/16
RBCM
09/29/16
INITIATION
Target $65
RBCM
Outperform
Crown Holdings initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital
RBC Capital initiated Crown Holdings with an Outperform and a $65 price target saying it has completed transformative M&A, has several unique growth projects coming online in the next 2-3 years, has a deleveraging opportunity, and benign raw material costs.
09/27/16
09/27/16
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. Eli Lilly (LLY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman with analyst Jami Rubin saying the company is entering a long lasting period of accelerating topline and earnings growth driven by its late stage pipeline. 2. AutoZone (AZO) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Simeon Gutman saying the company is at a positive inflection in 7 year and older vehicles, which is strongly correlated to same-store-sales. 3. Consolidated Edison (ED) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Evercore ISI with analyst Greg Gordon saying the joint settlement proposal filed in the CECONY rate case mitigates downside risk. 4. Crown Holdings (CCK) upgraded on multiple catalysts at BMO Capital with analyst Mark Wilde citing valuation, his belief that the company will resume returning cash to shareholders in 2017, and his belief that the company's results should be boosted by " a wave of domestic and offshore expansion projects." 5. Francesca's (FRAN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel with analyst Richard Jaffe saying the company's "appealing merchandise" makes it very likely that its sales will grow going forward. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
FTI FMC Technologies
$31.42

0.265 (0.85%)

08/25/16
SOCO
08/25/16
UPGRADE
SOCO
Overweight
FMC Technologies upgraded to Overweight from Equalweight at Capital One
Capital ONe downgraded FMC Technologies to Equal Weight and raised its price target to $36 from $30. The analyst expects at least some sentiment shift regarding the TEC combination, and more focus on the scale/balance sheet of the combined entity as we get further into 2H 2016 and closer to the deal closing in early 2017.
05/20/16
MSCO
05/20/16
NO CHANGE
Target $47
MSCO
Overweight
FMC Technologies merger synergies not priced in yet, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Ole Slorer believes the market is not pricing in the cost synergies from FMC Technologies' (FTI) proposed merger with Technip (TKPPY) "at all," though they should be valued at $5 per share for FMC. The firm increased its price target on FMC shares to $47 from $43 and keeps an Overweight rating on the stock.
09/22/16
GHSC
09/22/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $28
GHSC
Neutral
FMC Technologies downgraded to Neutral from Accumulate at Seaport Global
Seaport Global analyst Mark Brown downgraded FMC Technologies to Neutral from Accumulate, stating that upstream customers have "little appetite" for deepwater development spending. The analyst lowered his order and earnings forecasts and cut his price target on FMC shares to $28 from $29.
09/22/16
09/22/16
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. CBS (CBS) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Telsey Advisory with analyst Tom Eagan saying that CBS will probably merge with Viacom (VIA, VIAB). 2. Jabil Circuit (JBL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham with analyst Sean Hannan saying that 2017 will unlikely be a "robust year." 3. Pearson (PSO) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Exane BNP Paribas. 4. Syntel (SYNT) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Barrington with analyst Vincent Colicchio saying he's "increasingly concerned that the challenging environment will continue to negatively impact the company's business." 5. FMC Technologies (FTI) downgraded to Neutral from Accumulate at Seaport Global wit analyst Mark Brown saying upstream customers have "little appetite" for deepwater development spending. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
URI United Rentals
$75.87

-0.57 (-0.75%)

10/04/16
ARGS
10/04/16
INITIATION
ARGS
Buy
United Rentals initiated with a Buy at Argus
Argus analyst Stephen Biggar and Mike Jaffe initiated United Rentals with a Buy and a $90 price target saying the company is poised for a longer-than-typical upturn and view the recent period of flat revenue as temporary.
10/14/16
UBSW
10/14/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $70
UBSW
Sell
United Rentals downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS
UBS analyst Steven Fisher downgraded United Rentals to Sell saying increased competition is driving down rental rates. The analyst notes his firm has "several proprietary data sources" that indicate competition has increased. Fisher cut his price target for United Rentals to $70 from $73.
10/07/16
UBSW
10/07/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $14.44
UBSW
Sell
H&E Equipment downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS
UBS analyst Steven Fisher downgraded H&E Equipment (HEES) to Sell saying his firm's geospatial analysis indicates rental business competition between the company and United Rentals (URI) has increased over the past year. The analyst believes H&E's rental business could remain under pressure as Gulf Coast project spending slows while a crane recovery is unlikely in 2017 amid a muted construction growth cycle. Fisher lowered his price target for H&E shares to $14.44 from $17.50.
10/04/16
10/04/16
INITIATION

On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
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STLD Steel Dynamics
$24.23

0.34 (1.42%)

09/15/16
BOFA
09/15/16
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BOFA
BofA/Merrill cautious on US steel prices correcting into 2H 2016
BofA/Merrill analyst Timma Tanners is cautious on U.S. steel prices correcting into 2H 2016 and expects foreign tons to target the U.S. to shrink the U.S. premium. The analyst lowered Q4 HRC spot price to $520/st from $570/st and trimmed 2H 2016 volume assumptions due to inventory destocking and shorter lead times. As a result, Tanners lowered price target on U.S. Steel (X) to $16 from $21 , Reliance Steel (RS) to $78 from $84, Nucor (NUE) to $50 from $55, Steel Dynamics (STLD) to $27 from $28, and Commercial Metals (CMC) to $15 from $16.
09/20/16
COWN
09/20/16
NO CHANGE
Target $33
COWN
Outperform
Steel Dynamics weakness would be buying opportunity, says Cowen
Cowen analyst Anthony Rizzuto said Steel Dynamics remains his top pick and should be bought on pullbacks. The analyst expects Q3 profitability to increase due to improved metal spreads. Rizzuto reiterated his Outperform rating and $33 price target on Steel Dynamics shares.
08/22/16
SBSH
08/22/16
INITIATION
Target $33
SBSH
Buy
Steel Dynamics initiated with a Buy at Citi
Citi analyst Alexander Hacking initiated Steel Dynamics with a Buy and $33 price target saying it is fundamentally undervalued relative to its sustainable ROIC.
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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. AK Steel (AKS) initiated with a Neutral at Citi and a Buy at Rosenblatt. 2. U.S. Steel (X) and Steel Dynamics (STLD) were initiated with a Buy at Citi while the firm initiated Nucor (NUE) and Commercial Metals (CMC) with a Neutral. 3. Pinnacle Entertainment (PNK) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill. 4. Ferrellgas Partners LP (FGP) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray. 5. Kadmon (KDMN) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities, with a Neutral at Citi, and with a Buy at H.C. Wainwright. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
HLX Helix Energy
$9.80

0.265 (2.78%)

08/19/16
IBER
08/19/16
UPGRADE
IBER
Conviction List
Helix Energy upgraded to Conviction List from Outperform at Iberia
Iberia added Helix Energy to the Convcition Buy List given significant EBIDA growth from new assets on long-term contracts and said its exposure to production and service work, using a platform with significant cost and time advantages, makes it a top stock to own.
10/05/16
DADA
10/05/16
INITIATION
DADA
Buy
Helix Energy initiated with a Buy at DA Davidson
10/07/16
MSCO
10/07/16
NO CHANGE
Target $16
MSCO
Overweight
Helix Energy at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Ole Slorer said he has increased conviction in his Overweight rating on Helix Energy following a week on the road with the CEO. Slorer said the Schlumberger alliance is delivering customers, new techology, and creates additional incentive based opportunities. He expects Helix to continue joint market vessels with Schlumberger, taking incremental share from rigs in the Gulf of Mexico and potentially bringing one of its vessels into West Africa. Slorer sees EBITDA for 2016 just above $100M and 2017 at $170M, above consensus of $146M. The analyst has a $16 price target on Helix shares.
07/26/16
CLKS
07/26/16
UPGRADE
CLKS
Buy
Helix Energy upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Clarksons Platou

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