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Alphabet

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Alphabet Class A

$872.37

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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. Pivotal Research analyst Brian Wieser downgraded Alphabet (GOOGL) to Hold from Buy citing brand safety concerns and valuation following the recent rally in the shares. News last week that Havas, the sixth largest global media network, is pulling its spending from Google's YouTube and Google Display Network in the U.K. because Google was "unable to provide specific reassurances, policy and guarantees that their video or display content is classified either quickly enough or with the correct filters" is a big deal, Wieser tells investors. 2. Canaccord analyst Lynne Collier downgraded Sonic (SONC) to Hold from Buy, citing challenging industry sales, the potential for Street estimates to be too high in the midst of soft sales, a lack of upcoming catalysts, and increasing competition from non-traditional venues such as convenience stores. 3. Piper Jaffray analyst Alexander Potter downgraded Mobileye (MBLY) to Neutral saying that while demanding a higher buyout price may be justified, he "begrudgingly" concluded that the price Intel (INTC) is paying for the company is fair. The analyst raised his price target for Mobileye shares to $63.54 from $60 to reflect Intel's offer. 4. Susquehanna analyst Sam Poser downgraded Caleres (CAL) citing the company's "disappointing" results and his belief that the company will not be able to overcome industry headwinds. 5. Goldman Sachs analyst Conor Fitzgerald downgraded Stifel Financial (SF) to Neutral from Buy while raising his price target for the shares to $59 from $58. The analyst believes LPL Financial (LPLA), a stock he upgraded this morning to Conviction Buy, offers more upside at current valuations. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

GOOG

Alphabet

$852.12

3.34 (0.39%)

GOOGL

Alphabet Class A

$872.37

2.37 (0.27%)

SONC

Sonic

$23.78

0.08 (0.34%)

MBLY

Mobileye

$60.54

0.03 (0.05%)

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Intel

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CAL

Caleres

$27.48

-0.47 (-1.68%)

SF

Stifel Financial

$52.29

-0.61 (-1.15%)

LPLA

LPL Financial

$40.31

-0.46 (-1.13%)

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GOOG Alphabet
$852.12

3.34 (0.39%)

03/14/17
DADA
03/14/17
NO CHANGE
Target $51
DADA
Neutral
Tableau price target lowered to $51 from $55 at DA Davidson
DA Davidson analyst Jack Andrews said several data points in recent weeks lead him to believe that the total addressable market opportunity for Tableau (DATA) is being contested and/or eroded by more "heavyweight" enterprise software companies, including Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT) and Workday (WDAY). Citing the continued rise of competition, Andrews reiterates a Neutral rating on Tableau and lowered his price target to $51 from $55.
03/17/17
03/17/17
NO CHANGE

Growth of Amazon.com cloud business could moderate, says Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest analyst Brent Bracelin says that heavy investments by Microsoft (MSFT) and Google (GOOG, GOOGL) could make their cloud businesses more competitive with Amazon's (AMZN) AWS. The analyst says that AWS' growth could decelerate this year and in 2018. He lowered his estimates for Amazon and cut his price target on the name to $895 from $905 but keeps an Overweight rating on the shares.
03/10/17
RBCM
03/10/17
NO CHANGE
RBCM
Amazon may see major boost from voice-activated Internet, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Mark Mahaney estimates that voice-activated Internet could generate $10B in revenue for Amazon (AMZN) by 2020. The analyst adds that voice-activated Internet "represents a material opportunity" for Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL). Mahaney keeps a $900 price target and an Outperform rating on Amazon.
03/20/17
PIVT
03/20/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $950
PIVT
Hold
Pivotal downgrades Alphabet to Neutral on brand safety concerns
Pivotal Research analyst Brian Wieser downgraded Alphabet (GOOGL) to Hold from Buy citing brand safety concerns and valuation following the recent rally in the shares. News last week that Havas, the sixth largest global media network, is pulling its spending from Google's YouTube and Google Display Network in the U.K. because Google was "unable to provide specific reassurances, policy and guarantees that their video or display content is classified either quickly enough or with the correct filters" is a big deal, Wieser tells investors in a research note. Many of the U.K.'s largest brands working with agencies are reportedly suspending their advertising on YouTube and/or other Google ad products due to similar concerns, Wieser points out. He sees the U.K. issues impacting Google's global growth and cut his price target for Alphabet shares to $950 from $970. The stock in premarket trading is down $2.58 to $869.79.
GOOGL Alphabet Class A
$872.37

2.37 (0.27%)

03/20/17
PIVT
03/20/17
DOWNGRADE
PIVT
Hold
Alphabet downgraded to Hold from Buy at Pivotal Research
SONC Sonic
$23.78

0.08 (0.34%)

03/20/17
ADAM
03/20/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $24
ADAM
Hold
Sonic downgraded to Hold at Canaccord
As reported previously, Canaccord analyst Lynne Collier downgraded Sonic to Hold from Buy. Collier cited challenging industry sales, the potential for Street estimates to be too high in the midst of soft sales, a lack of upcoming catalysts, and increasing competition from non-traditional venues such as convenience stores. Collier lowered her price target to $24 from $30 on Sonic shares.
12/13/16
COWN
12/13/16
INITIATION
Target $26
COWN
Market Perform
Sonic initiated with a Market Perform at Cowen
Cowen analyst Andrew Charles initiated Sonic with a Market Perform and a $26 price target.
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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. Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) initiated with a Market Perform at Cowen. 2. Sonic (SONC) initiated with a Market Perform at Cowen. 3. Advance Auto Parts (AAP) was initiated with an Overweight at Atlantic Equities while the firm initiated AutoZone (AZO), Genuine Parts (GPC), and O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) with a Neutral. 4. Blackhawk (HAWK) initiated with a Buy at Craig-Hallum. 5. Evercore Partners (EVR) initiated with a Neutral at BofA/Merrill. 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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12/16/16
INITIATION
MSCN
Sonic coverage initiated at MScience
MBLY Mobileye
$60.54

0.03 (0.05%)

03/14/17
GSCO
03/14/17
DOWNGRADE
GSCO
Neutral
Mobileye downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
Goldman Sachs analyst Alexander Duval downgraded Mobileye (MBLY) to Neutral following the takeover by Intel (INTC).
03/15/17
LEHM
03/15/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $63
LEHM
Equal Weight
Mobileye downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Brian Johnson downgraded Mobileye (MBLY) to Equal Weight on expectations the Intel (INTC) deal will go through. The analyst views Delphi (DLPH) as a key beneficiary and upped his price target for the shares to $95.
03/20/17
PIPR
03/20/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $63.54
PIPR
Neutral
Mobileye downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Alexander Potter downgraded Mobileye (MBLY) to Neutral saying that while demanding a higher buyout price may be justified, he "begrudgingly" concluded that the price Intel (INTC) is paying for the company is fair. The analyst raised his price target for Mobileye shares to $63.54 from $60 to reflect Intel's offer.
03/14/17
NEED
03/14/17
DOWNGRADE
NEED
Hold
Mobileye downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham
Needham analyst Rajvindra Gill downgraded Mobileye (MBLY) to Hold from Buy after Intel (INTC) announced its intention to acquire all of the former's outstanding ordinary shares for $63.54 per share. The analyst believes the deal clearly validates the ADAS and fully autonomous vehicle market, and views it as a positive read-through into the entire ADAS and automotive supply chain, namely ON Semiconductor (ON), Micron (MU), Cypress Semiconductor (CY), NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), NVIDIA (NVDA), Tower Semiconductor (TSEM), and Infineon (IFNNY).
INTC Intel
$35.27

0.13 (0.37%)

03/20/17
JEFF
03/20/17
NO CHANGE
Target $16
JEFF
Buy
Jefferies sees more share gains for AMD, ups target to $16
Jefferies analyst Mark Lipacis raised his price target for AMD (AMD) to $16 from $13 citing better visibility into the Ryzen 7 high-performance and Ryzen 5 power-performance desktop processor launch. The chipmaker closed Friday down 16c to $13.49. As AMD continues to roll out its Ryzen product offerings, incremental share gains will continue to expand in the near term, Lipacis tells investors in a research note. He believes the company's "ability to price between-the-seams" while achieving competitive performance will result in "meaningful" share gains from Intel (INTC) in the Desktop, Server, and Notebook markets starting in 2017. The analyst upped his estimates for AMD and keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
03/15/17
FBCO
03/15/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $35
FBCO
Neutral
Intel downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst John Pitzer downgraded Intel to Neutral and lowered his price target for the shares to $35 from $45. Intel is a better company than a stock, Pitzer tells investors in a research note.
CAL Caleres
$27.48

-0.47 (-1.68%)

03/03/17
MSCO
03/03/17
UPGRADE
MSCO
Overweight
Caleres upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
03/03/17
03/03/17
UPGRADE
Target $37

Overweight
Caleres upgraded to Overweight on valuation, rising margins at Morgan Stanley
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley upgraded Caleres to Overweight from Equal Weight with a $37 price target. Analyst Jay Sole said Caleres has invested in warehousing and distribution since 2014 that should begin to drive EBIT margin expansion now, which is not reflected in valuation. Further, Allen Edmonds deal accretion should add at least 15c to FY17 and Sole's FY18 earnings forecast is now 6% above consensus.
12/13/16
KING
12/13/16
DOWNGRADE
KING
Neutral
Caleres downgraded to Neutral from Buy at CL King
CL King downgraded Caleres to Neutral citing valuation.
03/20/17
SUSQ
03/20/17
DOWNGRADE
SUSQ
Neutral
Caleres downgraded to Neutral from Positive at Susquehanna
Susquehanna analyst Sam Poser, downgraded Caleres citing the company's "disappointing" results and his belief that the company will not be able to overcome industry headwinds. Target to $31 from $40.
SF Stifel Financial
$52.29

-0.61 (-1.15%)

11/28/16
MACQ
11/28/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $51
MACQ
Neutral
Stifel Financial downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie
Macquarie analyst Hugh Miller downgraded Stifel Financial to Neutral citing the recent run in shares and maintained its $51 price target.
03/20/17
GSCO
03/20/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $59
GSCO
Neutral
Stifel Financial downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
Goldman Sachs analyst Conor Fitzgerald downgraded Stifel Financial (SF) to Neutral from Buy while raising his price target for the shares to $59 from $58. The analyst believes LPL Financial (LPLA), a stock he upgraded this morning to Conviction Buy, offers more upside at current valuations.
LPLA LPL Financial
$40.31

-0.46 (-1.13%)

03/20/17
GSCO
03/20/17
UPGRADE
Target $47
GSCO
Conviction Buy
LPL Financial upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman Sachs analyst Conor Fitzgerald upgraded LPL Financial to Conviction Buy from Neutral and raised his price target for the shares to $47 from $44. The company's "considerable leverage" to higher interest rates is being underappreciated by investors, Fitzgerald tells investors in a research note.
11/10/16
UBSW
11/10/16
UPGRADE
Target $35
UBSW
Neutral
LPL Financial upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS
UBS analyst Alex Kramm upgraded LPL Financial to Neutral saying the U.S. election results could reverse several regulatory initiatives, with Department of Labor's fiduciary standard rule among them. The analyst believes his negative thesis for LPL "has lost some of its footing." He raised his price target for the shares to $35 from $24.
01/10/17
GSCO
01/10/17
UPGRADE
GSCO
Neutral
LPL Financial upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman
Goldman analyst Conor Fitzgerald upgraded LPL Financial to Neutral and raised its price target to $40 from $38 saying valuation is fair given its rate upside.

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