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AZO

AutoZone

$811.19

1.315 (0.16%)

, ORLY

O'Reilly Automotive

$285.20

7.52 (2.71%)

14:39
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12/08
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14:39

Icahn negative on automotive replacement retailers

Carl Icahn, while speaking on CNBC, says he does not like the automotive replacement parts industry. He highlighted competition from Amazon.com (AMZN) and that many of the parts sold in the stores are imported. Names in the space include AutoZone (AZO), O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) and Advance Auto Parts (AAP). Icahn did not say he was short any of the names in the space.

AZO

AutoZone

$811.19

1.315 (0.16%)

ORLY

O'Reilly Automotive

$285.20

7.52 (2.71%)

AMZN

Amazon.com

$770.42

5.7 (0.75%)

AAP

Advance Auto Parts

$177.03

0.25 (0.14%)

  • 14

    Dec

AZO AutoZone
$811.19

1.315 (0.16%)

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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. 3M (MMM) upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC Capital with analyst Deane Dray citing her belief that President-elect Trump's policies will provide "a second wind" to the economic expansion and the recent downturn in the stock. 2. Discover (DFS) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush. 3. Patterson-UTI (PTEN) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan with analyst Sean Meakim citing the company's frac exposure and improved balance sheet. 4. AutoZone (AZO) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Christopher Horvers citing improved fundamentals and expectations for comp acceleration amid easier comparisons. 5. Avery Dennison (AVY) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill with analyst George Staphos citing relative valuation and macro factors and said Avery is positive correlated to the U.S. 10-year yield. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
12/07/16
SPHN
12/07/16
NO CHANGE
Target $900
SPHN
Overweight
AutoZone price target raised to $900 from $864 at Stephens
Stephens analyst Ben Bienvenu raised his price target for AutoZone to $900 from $864 following quarterly results. While a lagging effect from the warm winter slightly weighed on Q1 results, the analyst is encouraged by the company's ability to leverage expenses in a tough sales environment. Further, he still believes that AutoZone's investments in its distribution network and parts availability will unlock long-term growth and better position the company to outperform as comps ease after Q2. Bienvenu reiterates an Overweight rating on the shares.
12/07/16
UBSW
12/07/16
NO CHANGE
Target $875
UBSW
Buy
AutoZone price target raised to $875 from $850 at UBS
UBS analyst Michael Lasser raised his price target on AutoZone to $875 from $850 following Q1 results. The analyst said there were encouraging signs in the company's sales with trends showing improvement in the coming quarter. He also cited its stable margins, consistent buybacks, and expectations for double digit earnings growth for the foreseeable future. Lasser reiterated his Buy rating on AutoZone shares.
12/07/16
JPMS
12/07/16
UPGRADE
Target $910
JPMS
Overweight
AutoZone upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Christopher Horvers upgraded AutoZone (AZO) to Overweight citing improved fundamentals and expectations for comp acceleration amid easier comparisons. Sentiment of Amazon (AMZN) risk has become a "consensus thesis for bears" and will help push AutoZone higher if comps accelerate to 3% in two quarters, Horvers tells investors in a research note. He upped his price target for the shares to $910 from $808.
ORLY O'Reilly Automotive
$285.20

7.52 (2.71%)

07/29/16
SPHN
07/29/16
NO CHANGE
Target $330
SPHN
Overweight
O'Reilly Automotive price target raised to $330 from $305 at Stephens
Stephens analyst Ben Bienvenu raised his price target for O'Reilly Automotive to $330 from $305 on valuation after the company reported quarterly results. Stephens has an Overweight rating on the shares.
08/25/16
SUSQ
08/25/16
INITIATION
Target $343
SUSQ
Positive
O'Reilly Automotive initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna
Susquehanna analyst Ali Faghri initiated O'Reilly Automotive with a Positive and $343 price target.
09/02/16
UBSW
09/02/16
NO CHANGE
Target $315
UBSW
Buy
Online threat not imminent to O'Reilly Automotive, says UBS
UBS analyst Michael Lasser noted that O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) is taking the re-launch of the Amazon (AMZN) vehicle sub-site seriously but does not believe the risk is imminent. The analyst feels O'Reilly remains the best in class and has room for margins to expand while deserving its premium valuation. Lasser reiterated his Buy rating and $315 price target on O'Reilly Automotive shares.
09/12/16
UBSW
09/12/16
UPGRADE
Target $825
UBSW
Buy
AutoZone upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
UBS analyst Michael Lasser upgraded AutoZone (AZO) to Buy saying the recent underperformance of shares relative to peer O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) has "created a compelling opportunity." AutoZone's upcoming Q4 results will remind investors that the company is a "beacon of stability," Lasser tells investors in a research note. He believes concerns over demand in the auto part space are overstated. The analyst keeps an $825 price target for AutoZone shares.
AMZN Amazon.com
$770.42

5.7 (0.75%)

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SBSH
12/08/16
NO CHANGE
SBSH
Citi replaces Amazon with Alphabet as top U.S. Internet pick
Citi analyst Mark May replaced Amazon.com (AMZN) with Alphabet (GOOGL, GOOG) as his top stock pick in the U.S. Internet space. Recent channel checks suggest Alphabet's core search growth may not slow as much as most are forecasting, which could drive upside to Q4 and 2017 estimates, May tells investors in a research note. He believes Pixel handset sales could also drive revenue upside. Facebook (FB) is May's second pick in the sector with Amazon moving to third.
12/07/16
ROTH
12/07/16
NO CHANGE
ROTH
Google Home Service Ads expansion could increase sector risk, says Roth Capital
Roth Capital analyst Darren Aftahi says that, according to 949Local, Google (GOOGL; GOOG) has plans to expand its Home Services Ads to Los Angeles and then nationwide by the end of 2017. The analyst believes Google's move, along with recent announcements by Facebook (FB) and Amazon (AMZN) further validates the space, but also increases competitive risk to Angie's List (ANGI) and Yelp (YELP).
12/08/16
COWN
12/08/16
NO CHANGE
Target $1050
COWN
Outperform
Cowen names Amazon as a best idea for 2017
Cowen analyst John Blackledge named Amazon as one of the firm's "Best Ideas For 2017" as the company continues to take share in "non-core" retail markets. Apparel, consumables, and grocery represent about a $1.5T addressable market in the U.S. alone, and with only about 3% share in those markets Amazon has "a lot of runway ahead," Blackledge tells investors. The company also has a large international opportunity while AWS is well positioned to benefit from the continued migration to the cloud, said Blackledge, who keeps an Outperform rating and $1,050 price target on Amazon shares.
AAP Advance Auto Parts
$177.03

0.25 (0.14%)

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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Fortinet (FTNT) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Melissa Gorham saying she is more constructive on Fortinet heading into fiscal 2017 given the stable demand environment, free cash flow generation, easier comps, and more durable renewals. 2. Advance Auto Parts (AAP) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James and to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna following the company's quarterly report. 3. Chevron (CVX) upgraded to Buy from Outperform at CLSA while the firm also upgraded EOG Resources (EOG) to Outperform from Underperform. 4. Harley-Davidson (HOG) upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC Capital with analyst Joseph Spak saying that risks to the company's growth have dissipated, partly due to the potential of President-elect Trump's policies to spark increased consumer spending. 5. Cheesecake Factory (CAKE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus with analyst John Staszak saying investors should be attracted to Cheesecake by its dividend hikes, share repurchases, and ability to open new stores while generating consistent comparable sales growth. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
11/15/16
RAJA
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RAJA
Strong Buy
Advance Auto Parts upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James
11/28/16
JPMS
11/28/16
NO CHANGE
Target $196
JPMS
Overweight
Advance Auto Parts added to Analyst Focus List at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Christopher Horvers added Advance Auto Parts to his firm's Analyst Focus List and upped his price target for the shares to $196 from $169. The company "represents the best turnaround story in one of the best sectors in retail," Horvers tells investors in a research note. The analyst is positive on new CEO Tom Greco's "culture-changing management team." He views Advance Auto as a value pick and keeps an Overweight rating on the shares.

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