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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: Yahoo (YHOO) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham with analyst Laura Martin saying shares now trade above her previous $40 price target. 2. Chipotle (CMG) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James with analyst Brian Vaccaro saying he believes the lost sales, still down 15-20% after the initial E.coli incident, could prove to be permanent and reflect the "new normal," increasing downside risk in the stock. 3. Prudential (PRU) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital with analyst Randy Binner saying he's taking some risk off the table ahead of the third quarter earnings reports. 4. DDR Corp. (DDR) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Boenning & Scattergood with analyst Floris van Dijkum saying DDR could suffer higher than expected dilution due to asset sales like the recently closed upstate New York portfolio and said there could be more downward pressure on NAV based on further disposals. 5. Carrizo Oil & Gas (CRZO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman analyst John Nelson citing valuation. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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YHOO Tag AABA
$41.79

0.35 (0.84%)

10/18/16
NEED
10/18/16
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NEED
Hold
Yahoo downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham
Needham analyst Laura Martin downgraded Yahoo to Hold saying shares now trade above her previous $40 price target, she worries Verizon (VZ) will walk away or renegotiate the acquisition price lower due to the 2014 hacking event, and lowered FY16 estimates to the low end of guidance.
09/23/16
RHCO
09/23/16
NO CHANGE
RHCO
Yahoo hack is probably not a material adverse change, says SunTrust
After Yahoo (YHOO) reported that over 500M of its accounts had been hacked, SunTrust analyst Robert Peck thinks that the news is probably not a material adverse change, or MAC, that would jeopardize the company's acquisition by Verizon (VZ). He notes that the sales contract says that a MAC will not be triggered by "any failure by Yahoo to meet its internal or published projections, budgets, plans, or forecasts of its revenues, earnings, or other financial performance or results of operations." The analyst says that the hack "may be manageable," since a majority of the victims could be e-mail users who are sticky. He keeps a Neutral rating on Yahoo.
09/23/16
BOFA
09/23/16
NO CHANGE
Target $55
BOFA
Buy
BofA thinks Verizon deal stays on track despite Yahoo data breach
Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Justin Post said that Yahoo's (YHOO) disclosure of the massive data breach impacting over 500M of its users is clearly a negative for the company that could result in email account closures, but he does not anticipate a major impact on Yahoo's business related to this breach, citing as evidence the fact that he is not aware of any significant business impairment or financial liability related to security breaches at LinkedIn (LNKD) in 2012 and at eBay (EBAY) in 2014. Post adds that the Target (TGT) data breach, which did include credit card info, is not directly comparable to Yahoo's breach. For Verizon (VZ) to back out of its acquisition agreement, Post thinks the company would need to assume Yahoo acted in bad faith during negotiations and that the Yahoo asset is impaired or comes with significant liability, neither of which he sees as being the case. The analyst keeps a Buy rating on Yahoo and bumped his target on the shares to $55 from $53, citing an increased price target on Alibaba (BABA) that a peer at the firm recently set.
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SBSH
09/28/16
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SBSH
Buy
Citi hopes Disney does not acquire Twitter
Citi analyst Jason Bazinet lays out four reasons for why he doesn't like Disney (DIS) pursuing an acquisition of Twitter (TWTR). Going back 15 years, the analyst can't think of a single web-based property that was successfully acquired by a traditional media firm. Two, he calls Twitter trends "troubling." Three, Bazinet estimates a cash offer would lower Disney's stock by $5 per share while an equity offer would drop its stock by $9. Four, the analyst feels it is unclear how Disney's content will help Twitter. Bazinet thinks both Yahoo (YHOO) and Twitter lost "significant money" when they streamed NFL content over the web. The analyst hopes Twitter is acquired by somebody other than Disney. He keeps a Buy rating on Disney shares. Both Loop Capital and Mizuho this morning downgraded Twitter to sell ratings.
CMG Chipotle
$393.93

-0.42 (-0.11%)

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Chipotle downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
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Chipotle downgraded to Underperform on lost sales at Raymond James
As previously reported, Raymond James downgraded Chipotle to Underperform from Market Perform. Analyst Brian Vaccaro believes the lost sales, still down 15-20% after the initial E.coli incident, could prove to be permanent and reflect the "new normal," increasing downside risk in the stock. He believes expectations regarding Chipotle's normalized earnings are overly optimistic and support a lower valuation level. Vaccaro sees Chipotle's 2018 earnings at approximately $12 per share, versus consensus of $14-$15 per share.
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William Blair survey shows modest Chipotle sentiment improvement
William Blair analyst Sharon Zackfia says her firm's latest survey of 800 adults showed "modest improvement" in food safety concerns relating to Chipotle Mexican Grill. The percent of respondents "not worried at all" or "not very worried" about food safety hit a survey high of 60%, while the percent of "very worried" respondents stabilized in the 12% to 14% range since June, Zackfia tells investors in a research note. The analyst, however, points out that the percent of respondents eating less frequently at Chipotle remains "persistently high" at 45%, essentially showing no real sustainable improvement since April. Zackfia expects Chipotle's comp sales to stay "significantly negative" through October. The analyst keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
PRU Prudential
$84.53

0.02 (0.02%)

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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. Zillow (ZG, Z) initiated with a Buy at Needham. 2. AMD (AMD) initiated with an Equal Weight at Barclays. 3. Aflac (AFL) was initiated with an Underperform at Credit Suisse while the firm also initiated Prudential (PRU) and Assurant (AIZ) with a Neutral. 4. Fifth Third (FITB) initiated with a Neutral at Wedbush. 5. GW Pharmaceuticals (GWPH) initiated with a Buy at Goldman. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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10/07/16
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FBCO
Neutral
Prudential initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst John Nadel initiated Prudential with a Neutral and a $89 price target.
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Market Perform
Prudential downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital
FBR Capital analyst Randy Binner downgraded Prudential Financial to Market Perform with an $86 price target. The analyst says he's taking some risk off the table ahead of the Q3 earnings reports.
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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. 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.
DDR DDR Corp.
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Neutral
DDR Corp. downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Boenning & Scattergood
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KEYB
07/27/16
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DDR Corp. shares should outperform today, says KeyBanc
After DDR Corp reported beat and raise results that KeyBanc calls "solid," the firm expects the company's stock to outperform today. The firm says it's "encouraged" by the company's "steady fundamentals." It keeps a $21 price target and Overweight rating on the shares.
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10/18/16
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BOSC
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DDR Corp. downgraded to Underperform at Boenning & Scattergood
As previously reported, Boenning & Scattergood downgraded DDR Corp to Underperform from Neutral with a $15.50 price target. Analyst Floris van Dijkum said DDR could suffer higher than expected dilution due to asset sales like the recently closed upstate New York portfolio and said there could be more downward pressure on NAV based on further disposals.
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BOFA
08/25/16
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Target $18.5
BOFA
Underperform
DDR Corp. downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill downgraded DDR Corp to Underperform citing valuation given a new $18.50 price target. The firm's analyst expects 2H 2016 growth to slow given DDR's exposure to 50 Office Depot stores and 9 Sports Authority stores.
CRZO Carrizo Oil & Gas
$39.81

-0.08 (-0.20%)

08/17/16
IMPC
08/17/16
NO CHANGE
Target $45
IMPC
Outperform
Carrizo Oil & Gas price target raised to $45 from $39 at Imperial Capital
Imperial Capital analyst Kim Pacanovsky raised her price target for Carrizo Oil & Gas to $45 from $39 saying the company should benefit from lower costs and a late 2016 capex boost. Carrizo Oil & Gas continues to maintain a 2-rig program, which should allow it to operate near cash flow and keep its credit metrics "strong," the analyst tells investors in a research note. She reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
10/05/16
MZHO
10/05/16
INITIATION
Target $42
MZHO
Neutral
Carrizo Oil & Gas initiated with a Neutral at Mizuho
Mizuho analyst Timothy Rezvan initiated Carrizo Oil & Gas with a Neutral and a $42 price target.
10/18/16
GSCO
10/18/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $45
GSCO
Neutral
Carrizo Oil & Gas downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
Goldman Sachs analyst John Nelson downgraded Carrizo Oil & Gas to Neutral citing valuation. The analyst believes Carrizo's growth potential is better reflected in the current valuation and he keeps a $45 price target for the shares.
10/13/16
FBCO
10/13/16
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FBCO
Neutral
Carrizo Oil & Gas downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analysts led by Mark Lear downgraded Carrizo Oil & Gas to Neutral as a result of a lower long-term WTI forecast to $62.50 /bbl from $67.50 and limited upside to a revised NAV estimate. Lear lowered his price target on Carrizo Oil & Gas to $70 from $74 on shares.

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