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COST

Costco

$170.15

0.09 (0.05%)

, AMZN

Amazon.com

$902.06

2.86 (0.32%)

05:46
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Costco upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays

Barclays analyst Karen Short upgraded Costco Wholesale (COST) to Overweight after her survey of 800 customers indicated more than 80% of them go to Costco stores specifically for food. This suggests the company is "very protected" from Amazon (AMZN), Short tells investors in a research note. The analyst expects Costco's traffic to accelerate amid easing comparisons into the second half of the year. Short also sees the potential for a special dividend from a tax break on foreign cash repatriation. She raised her price target for the shares to $185 from $170.

COST

Costco

$170.15

0.09 (0.05%)

AMZN

Amazon.com

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2.86 (0.32%)

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COST Costco
$170.15

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Costco price target raised to $195 from $180 at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Kally Bania increased the price target on Costco citing the 6% increase in the company's U.S. base comp sales ex-fuel. Bania said the comp increase represents "a very strong start" to the company's Q3, as the increase was "impressive." The analyst keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
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Oppenheimer bullish on Visa, MasterCard ahead of results
Oppenheimer analyst Glenn Greene reiterates Outperform ratings for MasterCard (MA) and Visa (V) and $120 and $95 price targets, respectively, heading into results. The analyst is encouraged by "solid" January intra-quarter volume growth, improving gas price trends, strong retail sales growth, and broadly positive card issuer trends. Further, Greene continues to believe that MasterCard and Visa are attractive at current levels, given their defensible market positions and strong long-term prospects. Nonetheless, he prefers Visa relative to MasterCard at present given the continuing U.S. volume boost from the Costco (COST)/USAA wins and JPMorgan Chase (JPM) Sapphire Reserve momentum, apparent conservative guidance, and Visa Europe accretion benefits.
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Costco upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
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Costco upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Karen Short upgraded Costco to Overweight from Equal Weight, and raised her price target on shares to $185 from $170, citing a survey by the firm where results showed analytically that Costco (COST) is "very protected" from Amazon (AMZN).
AMZN Amazon.com
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2.86 (0.32%)

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Amazon.com price target raised to $1,000 ahead of earnings at Maxim
Maxim analyst Tom Forte increased his price target on Amazon.com to $1,000 from $940 citing his increased long-term adjusted EBITDA margin forecast of 16.5%, which is up from his prior 15.0% view. In terms of the company's upcoming Q1 report, Forte expects revenue to be slightly below the consensus estimate but for both adjusted EBITDA and GAAP EPS to top consensus. He keeps a Buy rating on Amazon shares.
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Amazon.com downgraded to Peer Perform from Outperform at Wolfe Research
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Peer Perform
Amazon downgraded by Wolfe Research with 'retail bloodbath' seen ahead
As previously reported, Wolfe Research downgraded Amazon.com to Peer Perform from Outperform. Analyst Scott Mushkin said shares are approaching his price target and he expects increasing competition through year-end. He expects next year to be a "bloodbath" in retail due to increased competition from Wal-Mart (WMT), traditional consumable operators, and other broadlines/specialty retailers, leading to a deceleration in Amazon sales, he tells investors. Mushkin reduced his FY17 earnings estimate to $6.52 from $6.63 and FY18 to $9.92 from $10.09 due mostly to lowered expectations in North America.
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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. Amazon.com (AMZN) downgraded to Peer Perform from Outperform at Wolfe Research with analyst Scott Mushkin saying shares are approaching his price target and he expects increasing competition through year-end. 2. Time Warner (TWX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Pivotal Research with analyst Brian Wieser saying shares are trading near the value of AT&T's (T) offering price. 3. Molson Coors (TAP) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen with analyst Vivien Azer citing expectations for persistent beer volume headwinds. The analyst believes alcohol consumption could be pressured for at least the next decade, partly due to increased cannabis use, and a contraction in the alcohol cycle. Azer said Molson is uniquely exposed to the increasingly vibrant and growing cannabis markets and notes there is an inverse relationship between cannabis use and alcohol consumption over time. 4. eBay (EBAY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Monness Crespi with analyst James Cakmak saying he sees insufficient upside to estimates to justify the lofty valuation. The analyst said the path to double-digit growth may be pushed out 2019 and limited potential to outperform topline expectations in 2017. Further, the analyst sees margin pressures from product mix towards StubHub and rising development spend for the backend, and limited opportunities for multiple expansion. 5. Ruth's Hospitality (RUTH) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James with analyst Brian Vaccaro 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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