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NSC

Norfolk Southern

$104.34

0.3 (0.29%)

, SWFT

Swift Transport

$25.36

0.16 (0.63%)

08:24
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11/28
08:24
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08:24

Tax reform likely provides big earning boost to transports, says UBS

UBS analyst Thomas Wadewitz said the possible impact to cash flow and earnings from potential U.S. tax reform would be big for U.S. rails, TL names, and JB Hunt (JBHT). Free cash flow would also improve for UPS (UPS) and FedEx (FDX). The analyst believes the anticipation of potential tax reform is likely to support strong valuation for the group. Wadewitz said his favorite names in the space include Norfolk Southern (NSC), Swift Transport (SWFT), FedEx, and Canadian Pacific (CP).

NSC

Norfolk Southern

$104.34

0.3 (0.29%)

SWFT

Swift Transport

$25.36

0.16 (0.63%)

FDX

FedEx

$191.53

1.41 (0.74%)

JBHT

J.B. Hunt

$93.94

1.02 (1.10%)

CP

Canadian Pacific

$149.24

0.09 (0.06%)

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NSC Norfolk Southern
$104.34

0.3 (0.29%)

11/10/16
VERT
11/10/16
UPGRADE
VERT
Hold
Norfolk Southern upgraded to Hold from Sell at Vertical Research
11/02/16
ARGS
11/02/16
UPGRADE
ARGS
Buy
Norfolk Southern upgraded on moderating headwinds, cost cutting at Argus
As noted earlier, Argus downgraded Norfolk Southern to Buy from Hold. Analyst John Eade says that the headwinds facing the railroad sector are moderating, while the company is benefiting from its cost cutting program. Target $104.
11/02/16
ARGS
11/02/16
UPGRADE
ARGS
Buy
Norfolk Southern upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus
11/02/16
DBAB
11/02/16
INITIATION
Target $110
DBAB
Buy
Norfolk Southern initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Amit Mehrotra started Norfolk Southern with a Buy rating and $110 price target.
SWFT Swift Transport
$25.36

0.16 (0.63%)

11/22/16
STFL
11/22/16
DOWNGRADE
STFL
Hold
Swift Transport downgraded on valuation at Stifel
As noted earlier, Stifel downgraded Swift Transport to Hold from Buy. Analyst John Larkin downgraded the stock based on valuation. Target to $25 from $24.
11/21/16
STFL
11/21/16
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STFL
Hold
Swift Transport downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
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11/02/16
DBAB
11/02/16
INITIATION
Target $28
DBAB
Buy
Swift Transport initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Amit Mehrotra started Swift Transport with a Buy rating and $28 price target.
FDX FedEx
$191.53

1.41 (0.74%)

11/15/16
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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. FedEx (FDX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel with analyst David Ross citing valuation, as well as concerns about the "still-fragile global economic environment" and the integration of its TNT acquisition. 2. Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) downgraded to Underperform at FBR Capital while the firm also downgraded American Eagle (AEO) to Market Perform from Outperform. 3. Amplify Snack Brands (BETR) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer and to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse. 4. BP (BP) downgraded to Outperform from Buy at CLSA while the firm also downgraded ConocoPhillips (COP) to Underperform from Outperform. 5. Cheesecake Factory (CAKE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Maxim with analyst Stephen Anderson saying he sees the company's above-peer comps, market share gains, and solid new unit development prospects as being priced in after the 22% jump in the stock from its late October low. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
11/17/16
BMOC
11/17/16
INITIATION
BMOC
Market Perform
FedEx initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital
BMO Capital initiated UPS with a Market Perform and a $190 price target.
11/18/16
BMOC
11/18/16
INITIATION
BMOC
Market Perform
FedEx initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital
As noted earlier, BMO Capital initiated coverage of FedEx with a Market Perform rating. FadiChamoun expects the margins of the company's Express business to rise, and predicts that the market share of its ground business should increase. However, the analyst expects the company's capital spending to remain high and predicts that the integration of TNT could prove to be challenging. Target $190.
11/18/16
11/18/16
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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. Cisco (CSCO) coverage resumed with a Hold at Stifel. 2. UPS (UPS) was initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital while the firm initiated FedEx (FDX) with a Market Perform. 3. Synchrony (SYF) was initiated with an Overweight at Stephens. The firm also initiated American Express (AXP) and Discover (DFS) with an Underweight. 4. American Airlines (AAL), Delta Air Lines (DAL), Southwest (LUV) and Allegiant Travel (ALGT) were initiated with a Buy at Citi while the firm initiated JetBlue (JBLU), United Continental (UAL), Alaska Air (ALK), and Hawaiian Holdings (HA) with a Neutral. 5. Juniper (JNPR) coverage resumed at Stifel. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
JBHT J.B. Hunt
$93.94

1.02 (1.10%)

11/02/16
DBAB
11/02/16
INITIATION
Target $85
DBAB
Hold
J.B. Hunt initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Amit Mehrotra started J.B. Hunt with a Hold rating and $85 price target.
07/26/16
BUCK
07/26/16
UPGRADE
Target $95
BUCK
Buy
J.B. Hunt upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Buckingham
Buckingham upgraded J.B. Hunt to Buy and increased its price target to $95 from $80 saying 2016 expectations have been reset and believes 2017 will deliver better than expected margin and earnings growth. The firm's analyst expects topline and margin pressure trends to reverse in 2017 as stable/increasing prices should result in a normalized bid season with less year over year customer turnover and increased market share. Buckingham said recent data indicates intermodal pricing is stabilizing and macro factors like industrial production and ISMalso appear to be stabilizing and the dedicated division should also continue to perform well.
11/15/16
LOOP
11/15/16
INITIATION
Target $100
LOOP
Buy
J.B. Hunt initiated with a Buy at Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Rick Paterson started J.B. Hunt Transport Services with a Buy rating and $100 price target. The analyst sees "at least a couple of years of improving pricing dynamics" for the company.
07/19/16
WELS
07/19/16
NO CHANGE
WELS
J.B. Hunt weakness creates buying opportunity, says Wells Fargo
After J.B. Hunt reported lower than expected Q2 EPS, Wells Fargo blames the miss on cost pressures. The firm thinks the company remains well-positioned to gain market share and says that it continues to grow its intermodal volumes more quickly than the sector. The firm keeps a $94-$96 price target and Outperform rating.
CP Canadian Pacific
$149.24

0.09 (0.06%)

10/11/16
VERT
10/11/16
INITIATION
VERT
Buy
Canadian Pacific initiated with a Buy at Vertical Research
Vertical Research analyst Brian Konigsberg initiated Canadian Pacific with a Buy and a C$85 price target.
09/13/16
SBSH
09/13/16
NO CHANGE
Target $170
SBSH
Buy
Rails remain attractive into year-end, says Citi
Citi analyst Christian Wetherbee says he continues to view railroads as the most attractive sector within Transportation into year-end and early 2017. Rail volumes could flatten and begin to turn modestly positive by the end of 2016, which would likely extend investor rotation into the space, Wetherbee tells investors in a research note. He believes valuations in the rails sector remain attractive and that 2017 estimates are achievable. Wetherbee raised his price target for Canadian Pacific (CP) to $170 from $154, for Canadian National (CNI) to $66 from $61, for CSX (CSX) to $32 from $29, for Kansas City Southern (KSU) to $110 from $109, for Norfolk Southern (NSC) to $97 from $87 and for Union Pacific (UNP) to $106 from $100. He has Buy ratings on Canadian Pacific, CSX, Kansas City Southern and Union Pacific.
10/17/16
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10/17/16
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RAJA
Outperform
Canadian Pacific downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James
Raymond James analyst Steve Hansen downgraded Canadian Pacific to Outperform to reflect valuation.
10/24/16
GHSC
10/24/16
INITIATION
Target $165
GHSC
Buy
Canadian Pacific initiated with a Buy at Seaport Global
Seaport Global analyst Mark Levin initiated Canadian Pacific with a Buy and a $165 price target. The analyst believes there are further productivity gains ahead and said volume tailwinds may be on the horizon. He sees plenty of operating leverage and said Canadian Pacific's valuation is reasonable.

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