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SBUX

Starbucks

$57.97

-0.2 (-0.34%)

, AMZN

Amazon.com

$750.57

-11.95 (-1.57%)

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Starbucks, Amazon.com among top 2017 consumer picks at William Blair

William Blair analysts named their top consumer picks for 2017, identifying Starbucks (SBUX) as their top restaurant pick, Amazon (AMZN) as their top e-commerce pick, Sportsman's Warehouse (SPWH) as their top specialty retail pick, Urban Outfitters (URBN) as their top apparel and accessories pick, and TreeHouse (THS) as their top consumer staples pick.

SBUX

Starbucks

$57.97

-0.2 (-0.34%)

AMZN

Amazon.com

$750.57

-11.95 (-1.57%)

SPWH

Sportsman's Warehouse

$9.00

-0.25 (-2.70%)

URBN

Urban Outfitters

$31.60

-0.82 (-2.53%)

THS

TreeHouse

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SBUX Starbucks
$57.97

-0.2 (-0.34%)

11/21/16
BUCK
11/21/16
INITIATION
Target $59
BUCK
Neutral
Starbucks initiated with a Neutral at Buckingham
Buckingham analyst John Zolidis initiated Starbucks with a Neutral and a $59 price target.
11/29/16
PIPR
11/29/16
NO CHANGE
Target $64
PIPR
Overweight
Piper positive on Starbucks into December 7 analyst day
Piper Jaffray analyst Nicole Miller Regan reiterates a positive stance on Starbucks ahead of the company's analyst day on December 7. The day will offer insight into global strategies that should set up Starbucks shares for "solid outperformance" once again, Regan tells investors in a research note. She notes that the shares have underperformed the S&P 500 Index for much of the year. The analyst keeps an Overweight rating on Starbucks with a $64 price target.
11/25/16
PIPR
11/25/16
NO CHANGE
PIPR
Piper thinks blocking of Overtime Rule came too late
An Obama-appointed judge in Texas surprisingly blocked the Overtime Rule set to take effect on December 1, Piper Jaffray analysts in the Hardlines Retail & Specialty Products space tell investors in a research note. The analysts say that regardless of whether the injunction is upheld, their research suggests that the ruling comes too late for larger companies to pull back on the planned Overtime Rule change. Payroll and IT systems are likely set to adjust this coming Sunday, they point out. Piper's analysts expect the expense headwinds from the OT rule change for retailers/restaurants to remain in place. The retailers they believe that are most impacted from the rule are Dollar General (DG), Dollar Tree (DLTR), Regis (RGS) and Sally Beauty (SBH). The restaurants they believe are most impacted are Bojangles (BOJA), Starbucks (SBUX), Sonic (SONC), Noodles & Company (NDLS), Potbelly (PBPB), Del Taco (TACO) and Zoe's Kitchen (ZOES).
11/04/16
JPMS
11/04/16
NO CHANGE
Target $59
JPMS
Overweight
Starbucks valuation doesn't need beats and raises, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst John Ivankoe believes Starbucks' current valuation no longer requires the "beat and raise" estimates of old. He believes the company's "long-term algorithm" is intact at 15% following the company's Q4 results. The analyst dropped his price target for Starbucks to $59 from $61 and keeps an Overweight rating on the shares.
AMZN Amazon.com
$750.57

-11.95 (-1.57%)

11/29/16
LBOW
11/29/16
NO CHANGE
LBOW
Fitbit 'dominated' best seller lists on Black Friday, says Longbow
Longbow analyst Joe Wittine says that Fitbit (FIT) "dominated" best-seller lists on Black Friday, propelled by steep discounts at Amazon (AMZN) and Target (TGT). However, the analyst adds that Internet searches for Fitbit on Black Friday dropped 11% versus Black Friday 2015. He keeps a Neutral rating on the stock.
12/01/16
OPCO
12/01/16
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Outperform
Amazon continues to attack large, emerging opportunities, says Oppenheimer
Commenting on the first day of Amazon's (AMZN) Amazon Web Services re:Invent conference, Oppenheimer analyst Jason Helfstein notes that AWS targeted Oracle's (ORCL) database services and highlighted more artificial intelligence functionality in line with Google's (GOOG; GOOGL)/Microsoft (MSFT). The analyst says Amazon also touched on its partnership with VMware (VMW), which should help enterprise migration. Helfstein believes AWS continues to attack large/emerging opportunities while continuing to simplify/automate the development process. He reiterates an Outperform rating on Amazon's shares.
12/01/16
PACS
12/01/16
NO CHANGE
PACS
Xilinx deal with Amazon positive, says Pacific Crest
After Amazon Web Services (AMZN) announced that it would utilize Xilinx (XLNX) FPGAs in its F1 instance, Pacific Crest analyst John Vinh says the deal refutes worries that Xilinix would not be able to compete effectively in data centers. The analyst adds that the deal validates Xilinx's leadership in nodes. He recommends buying the stock.
12/01/16
WBLR
12/01/16
NO CHANGE
WBLR
BroadSoft could be acquired by Amazon, says William Blair
After reports indicated that Amazon (AMZN) could enter the VCaaS/ UCaaS space, William Blair analyst Dmitry Netis thinks it's "very likely" that BroadSoft will be acquired by Amazon or partner with it.
SPWH Sportsman's Warehouse
$9.00

-0.25 (-2.70%)

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INITIATION

On The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Akoustis (AKTS) initiated with an Outperform at Northland... B&G Foods (BGS) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital... BOK Financial (BOKF) initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo... C&J Energy (CJES) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Capital One (COF) reinstated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Globant (GLOB) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... Old Dominion (ODFL) initiated with a Hold at Evercore ISI... Orbotech (ORBK) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan... PacWest Bancorp (PACW) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo... RPC, Inc. (RES) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Rackspace (RAX) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman... Sportsman's Warehouse (SPWH) initiated with an Outperform at Barrington... Synovus (SNV) initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo... U.S. Silica (SLCA) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Urban Edge (UE) initiated with an Equalweight at Capital One... Yelp (YELP) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim.
11/18/16
BARD
11/18/16
NO CHANGE
Target $15
BARD
Outperform
Sportsman's Warehouse demand slowdown concerns overblown, says Baird
Baird analyst Peter Benedict noted Sportsman's Warehouse reported solid Q3 results despite comps that were a shade light. He said management noted steady firearms trends to date, suggesting fears of a material slowdown in demand appear to be overblown. Benedict finds the valuation compelling and thus reiterated his Outperform rating and $15 price target on Sportsman Warehouse shares.
07/06/16
DADA
07/06/16
NO CHANGE
DADA
Gun sales could continue to be strong through fall, says DA Davidson
Noting that firearm background checks jumped 28.6% year-over-year last month, DA Davidson attributes the surge to the Orlando terrorist attack and subsequent efforts to pass new gun control legislation. The firm thinks that continued pro-gun control rhetoric could create "a tailwind" for gun sales through the fall. DA Davidson says that Sportsman's Warehouse's (SPWH) valuation is attractive after the stock fell over 30% so far this year. It keeps a Buy rating on the shares. The firm keeps a Neutral rating on Cabela's (CAB). Smith & Wesson (SWHC) and Sturm, Ruger (RGR) manufacture guns.
03/24/16
DADA
03/24/16
NO CHANGE
DADA
Sportsman's Warehouse gudiance may be conservative, says DA Davidson
DA Davidson says that Sportsman's 2016 guidance will be conservative if demand for firearms remains strong until the 2016 election. The firm thinks the company is executing well, while its model remains differentiated. It keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
URBN Urban Outfitters
$31.60

-0.82 (-2.53%)

11/23/16
JEFF
11/23/16
NO CHANGE
Target $45
JEFF
Buy
Jefferies reiterates Buy on Urban Outfitters after Q3 miss
Jefferies analyst Randal Konik reiterates a Buy rating on Urban Outfitters with a $45 price target following the company's Q3 miss. The analyst remains "encouraged" by the momentum at the Urban Outfitters brand, which he notes is bucking the industry trend with higher store traffic. He sees Anthropologie "finding its way" over the next several quarters.
11/23/16
WDLK
11/23/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $32
WDLK
Hold
Wunderlich downgrades Urban Outfitters on 'anemic' Q3 results
Wunderlich analyst Eric Beder downgraded Urban Outfitters to Hold from Buy saying the retailer's "anemic" Q3 results disproved his entire investment thesis. Sales momentum at Free People and Anthropologie continued to weaken and gross margins remained challenged despite easy comparisons, Beder tells investors in a post-earnings research note. He cut his price target for the shares to $32 from $40. Urban Outfitters is down 11%, or $4.14, to $34.87 in pre-market trading.
11/23/16
BARD
11/23/16
NO CHANGE
Target $38
BARD
Outperform
Urban Outfitters margin outlook murkier than anticipated, says Baird
Baird analyst Mark Altschwager noted Urban Outfitters reported weaker than expected Q3 results as sluggish apparel demand at Anthropologie weighed on consolidated comps and margins. The analyst said the apparel market remains choppy and the margin picture is murkier than anticipated and recommends investors wait for opportunities to build or add to positions in the low $30's and look to trim positions in the high $30's. Altschwager maintained his Outperform rating on Urban Outfitters shares.
11/23/16
STFL
11/23/16
NO CHANGE
STFL
Urban Outfitters long-term outlook still positive, says Stifel
After Urban Outfitters reported lower than expected Q3 EPS, Stifel analyst Richard Jaffe says that weakness at the company's Anthrolopolgie unit hindered the company's results. He thinks that Anthrolopologie's offerings continue to be "weak." Jaffe expects the stock to be pressured in the near-term, but he remains upbeat on the company's outlook, partly due to what he sees as its "strong brand equity" and "significant growth opportunities." He keeps a $40 price target and a Buy rating on the shares.
THS TreeHouse

11/03/16
SPHN
11/03/16
DOWNGRADE
SPHN
Equal Weight
TreeHouse downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens
11/04/16
BOFA
11/04/16
DOWNGRADE
BOFA
Underperform
TreeHouse downgraded to Underperform from Buy at BofA/Merrill
11/04/16
BOFA
11/04/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $67
BOFA
Underperform
TreeHouse downgraded to Underperform on increased uncertainty at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA/Merrill downgraded TreeHouse two notches to Underperform from Buy and lowered its price target to $67 from $110. Analyst Evan Morris sees increased uncertainty in the operating outlook given underlying execution issues related to the Private Brands acquisition and the resignation of President Chris Silva, who was expected to become the next CEO. Morris said TreeHouse no longer deserves a premium valuation given the lack of visibility, additional earnings risk, and near-term M&A as a potential catalyst.
11/04/16
SPHN
11/04/16
NO CHANGE
Target $78
SPHN
Equal Weight
TreeHouse price target lowered to $78 from $115 at Stephens
Stephens analyst Farha Aslam lowered her price target for TreeHouse to $78 from $115 to reflect her reduced earnings expectations. The analyst reiterates an Equal Weight rating on the shares.

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