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FIT

Fitbit

$7.41

0.0475 (0.65%)

, NTGR

Netgear

$55.10

-0.3 (-0.54%)

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Before the Move: Citi cuts Fitbit target with quiet CES expected

Citi analyst Stanley Kovler told investors that, unlike 2016 when Fitbit (FIT) held investor events around the launch of the Blaze and Alta fitness trackers, he is not expecting the company to host any big events or make product announcements at the Consumer Technology Association's flagship event this year. FITBIT SEEN BEING QUIET AT CES: The association's flagship event, the Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, will take place from January 5-8 in Las Vegas, with some companies such as Netgear (NTGR), Seagate (STX), Corning (GLW), and Garmin (GRMN) hosting individual company investor meetings on January 5 and 6. Citi's Kovler expects TV trends and adoption of 4K and Quantum Dot TV's, capacity and pricing trends in the display market, wearable trends, storage trends and capacity growth, and wireless spending outlook to be the key trends at CES. Kovler lowered his price target for Fitbit this morning to $8 from $10, noting that the company will not be hosting investor events at CES for 2017 and saying he is not expecting any big events or product announcements at the tech forum this year. The analyst told investors that his App tracking data and pricing checks suggest that volume trends began to inflect very late in the quarter as the company maintained aggressive pricing on its fitness trackers post Black Friday discounts. Moreover, Kovler believes these "aggressive pricing tactics" will incrementally pressure margins for the fourth quarter. Additionally, the analyst noted that he believes the fourth quarter mix will shift more toward international markets as Fitbit grew well in Europe, Middle East and Africa and parts of Asia-Pacific, with some pockets of strength in Latin America. Kovler reiterated a Neutral rating on the shares. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, shares of Fitbit are flat near $7.36. "Before the Move" is The Fly's recurring series of exclusive stories that identify potentially market moving events, along with analyst predictions, ahead of the news.

FIT

Fitbit

$7.41

0.0475 (0.65%)

NTGR

Netgear

$55.10

-0.3 (-0.54%)

STX

Seagate

$38.91

0.15 (0.39%)

GLW

Corning

$24.78

-0.055 (-0.22%)

GRMN

Garmin

$50.05

0.31 (0.62%)

  • 05

    Jan

FIT Fitbit
$7.41

0.0475 (0.65%)

12/08/16
OPCO
12/08/16
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Outperform
Fitbit announcements provide depth, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Andrew Uerkwitz sees Fitbit's (FIT) announcements of a partnership with medical device maker Medtronic (MDT) and acquisition of select assets from smartwatch maker Pebble as positive and supportive of his long-term thesis. The analyst says these moves will not immediately alleviate near-term sales concerns, but could help change the narrative, which is "badly needed." He reiterates an Outperform rating on Fitbit's shares.
12/08/16
12/08/16
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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. Fitbit (FIT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank with analyst Sherri Scribner saying growth in the wearables market is slowing while the company's recent demand has decelerated. 2. AZZ Inc. (AZZ) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Stifel with analyst Noelle Dilts saying she believes shares are extended ahead of third quarter results that could miss investor expectations. 3. CYS Investments (CYS) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Compass Point analyst Fred Small citing increased interest rate volatility. 4. L-3 Communications (LLL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill analyst Ronald Epstein citing valuation and a disappointing 2017 revenue outlook. 5. EMCOR downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel with analyst Noelle Dilts citing balanced risk/reward. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
12/21/16
12/21/16
NO CHANGE

Fitbit inventory continued to rise, says Pacific Crest
After conducting checks, Pacific Crest analyst Brad Erickson says that the inventory of Fitbit devices continued to rise "exiting the quarter" in the U.S. As a result, the analyst thinks that Fitbit's Q1 results could miss expectations. He keeps a Sector Weight rating on the stock.
12/22/16
SBSH
12/22/16
NO CHANGE
Target $8
SBSH
Neutral
Fitbit price target lowered to $8 from $10 at Citi
Citi analyst Stanley Kovler lowered his price target for Fitbit to $8 saying he's not expecting any big events or product announcements at CES 2017. The analyst cut his 2017 earnings per share estimate for the company to 60c from 77c. He sees "aggressive pricing" on Fitbit's fitness trackers post Black Friday discounts to impact the company's margins in Q4 and into 2017. Kovler keeps a Neutral rating on the shares.
NTGR Netgear
$55.10

-0.3 (-0.54%)

10/27/16
RSBL
10/27/16
UPGRADE
RSBL
Buy
Netgear upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Rosenblatt
Rosenblatt analyst Kirk Adams upgraded Netgear to Buy with a $61 price target following the "excellent" quarterly report and believes new products and continued execution will move shares higher.
10/03/16
10/03/16
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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. 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.
10/03/16
BWSF
10/03/16
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BWSF
Hold
Netgear downgraded to Hold from Buy at BWS Financial
BWS Financial analyst Hamed Khorsand downgraded Netgear to Hold and lowered its price target to $60 from $64. The analyst said 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.
07/12/16
RSBL
07/12/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $47.5
RSBL
Neutral
Netgear downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Rosenblatt
Rosenblatt analyst Kirk Adams downgraded Netgear to Neutral citing full valuation and maintained its $47.50 price target.
STX Seagate
$38.91

0.15 (0.39%)

11/21/16
OPCO
11/21/16
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Oppenheimer recommends buying Technology, Energy ahead of breakout
Oppenheimer analyst Ari Wald says that the S&P 500's bullish reversal of its eight-week downtrend is confirming the start of a year-end rally, and cyclical stocks should be owned given resuming strength in the index's long-term trend. The analyst thinks the current opportunity is to buy Technology and Energy ahead of a breakout, namely Apple (AAPL), Seagate (STX), Skyworks (SWKS), Western Digital (WDC), Apache (APA), Chevron (CVX), Halliburton (HAL), and Helmerich & Payne (HP).
11/11/16
CLVD
11/11/16
NO CHANGE
CLVD
Neutral
Seagate should benefit in near-term from Enterprise HDD, says Cleveland Research
Cleveland Research analyst Kevin Rottinghaus said demand appears better than expected for Seagate in the December quarter, with Enterprise HDD appearing to be a key component of the upside. The firm, which thinks near-term estimates for Seagate should be revised higher, keeps a Neutral rating on the stock.
11/30/16
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Citi ups price targets for Western Digital, Seagate on increased HDD estimates
Citi analyst Stanley Kovler upwardly revised his Hard Disk Drive industry estimates to account for growing storage capacity requirements in Cloud and areas like Surveillance that he sees driving demand. He now expects flat industry revenue on 3% decline in units and 3% increase in Average Selling Prices, versus his previous call for a 3% decline on a 5% decline in units and 2% increase in ASPs. Accordingly, Kovler raised his price target on Western Digital (WDC) to $80 from $75 and on Seagate (STX) to $42 from $38. The analyst keeps a Buy rating on Western Digital and a Neutral rating on Seagate.
12/02/16
NEED
12/02/16
NO CHANGE
NEED
Amazon continues to disrupt traditional IT branded vendors, says Needham
Commenting on Amazon (AMZN) Web Services re:Invent conference, Needham analyst Richard Kugele says AWS continues to disrupt traditional IT branded vendors as they largely build their own gear. The analyst believes AWS is at the forefront of driving adoption from cloud first for new applications to cloud only for many companies. Moreover, he acknowledges that participating in its growth is a challenge for many public companies, but says he believes component plays are the most logical as the company will not be building these elements, highlighting Seagate (STX) and Western Digital (WDC) as beneficiaries.
GLW Corning
$24.78

-0.055 (-0.22%)

12/21/16
WELS
12/21/16
INITIATION
WELS
Market Perform
Corning initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Jess Lubert started Corning with a Market Perform rating and $23-$27 price target range. The potential for improved results over the next few quarters is already fairly reflected in the valuation, Lubert contends.
11/02/16
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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. Pfizer (PFE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus and to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital. 2. BP (BP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Societe Generale. 3. Corning (GLW) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman with analyst Doug Clark saying the restocking phase of glass/TV cyclical recovery is now "well understood and largely behind us." 4. Adeptus Health (ADPT) downgraded to Underperform from Buy at BofA/Merrill, to Hold from Buy at Jefferies, and to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens. 5. Brookdale Senior Living (BKD) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill, to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo, and to Outperform from Top Pick at RBC Capital. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
11/02/16
GSCO
11/02/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $27
GSCO
Buy
Corning downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman
Goldman Sachs analyst Doug Clark downgraded Corning to Buy from Conviction Buy saying the restocking phase of glass/TV cyclical recovery is now "well understood and largely behind us." The analyst, however, sees a "healthy supply demand balance" into the holiday season and 2017, which underpins his Buy rating. He keeps a $27 price target for Corning shares.
10/03/16
DBAB
10/03/16
NO CHANGE
DBAB
Corning added to short-term buy list at Deutsche Bank
GRMN Garmin
$50.05

0.31 (0.62%)

10/17/16
LBOW
10/17/16
NO CHANGE
LBOW
Buy
Fitbit Charge 2 launch has met expectations in U.S., says Longbow
Longbow analyst Joe Wittine said his channel checks indicate that the launch of Fitbit's (FIT) Charge 2 device has met "conservative" initial expectations in the U.S. and is exceeding expectations in Europe, disputing "a couple calls to the contrary." Additionally, his contacts see no reason to doubt Q4 holiday demand for Fitbit, noted Wittine, who keeps a Buy rating on the stock. The analyst also noted that his checks indicate Garmin's (GRMN) Fitness sales are growing in the low-20% range, providing potential for upside, though he keeps a Neutral rating on its shares.
09/08/16
BERN
09/08/16
NO CHANGE
BERN
Impact of Apple Watch likely to be 'limited' in near-term, says Bernstein
After Apple (AAPL) announced changes to its Apple Watch, Bernstein analyst A.M. Sacconaghi, Jr. says that the device's "relatively high price, continued tepid battery life and the absence of unique health monitoring capabilities will likely limit its overall impact near-term." Fitbit (FIT) and Garmin (GRMN) market watches that compete with Apple Watch. The analyst keeps a $125 price target and Outperform rating on Apple.
08/30/16
GSCO
08/30/16
NO CHANGE
GSCO
Sell
Garmin's Fitness/Outdoor sales to decelerate, says Goldman
Goldman analyst Simona Jankowski expects Garmin's (GRMN) Fitness/Outdoor sales to decelerate in 2H 2016/2017, leading to share underperformance, following Fitbit's new product launches. The analyst notes increasing direct competition in wearables and share of wallet competition from new consumer categories such as VR headsets, cameras and drones for the holidays, and reiterates his Sell rating on Garmin.
08/24/16
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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. Garmin (GRMN) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman with analyst Simona Jankowski citing valuation and near peak multiple. 2. Express (EXPR) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank. 3. New Media (NEWM) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citi with analyst Jason Bazinet saying New Media bulls see $1B of M&A by year end, further synergies, organic revenues stabilizing in the fourth quarter of 2017, and a robust, sustainable dividend. However, Bazinet believes the bear case is more likely with no additional M&A, top-line trends that fall short of stable revenues by Q4 of 2017, and growing investor anxiety about the sustainability of the dividend. 4. Nordson (NDSN) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer with analyst Christopher Glynn citing valuation. 5. Westfield Financial (WFD) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Macquarie citing disappointing first half 2016 results. 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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