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Amazon.com

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Amazon.com Q2 margin guidance may miss consensus, says Piper Jaffray

Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson expects Amazon.com on April 27 to report Q1 results in-line with expectations. He believes, however, that its Q2 margin guidance may be slightly below consensus. This is consistent with most investor expectations, Olson tells investors in a pre-earnings research note. The analyst believes long-term investors should own Amazon through the Q1 earnings report. He reiterates an Overweight rating on the shares with a $1,000 price target.

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AMZN Amazon.com
$902.06

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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.
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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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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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Amazon.com downgraded to Peer Perform from Outperform at Wolfe Research

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APDN

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