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Plug Power

$2.05

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Forklift power supplier Plug Power soars after Amazon grocery deal

Shares of hydrogen fuel cell maker Plug Power (PLUG) are soaring today after e-commerce giant Amazon (AMZN) announced earlier that it will acquire organic food retailer Whole Foods Market (WFM). AGREEMENT WITH AMAZON: In early April, Plug Power entered into a pact with Amazon to supply hydrogen fuel cells to power forklifts in 11 Amazon warehouses. Additionally, Amazon at the time, secured the right to buy up 23% of Plug Power. At the time, the companies said that Amazon and Plug Power will begin working together on technology collaboration, exploring the expansion of applications for Plug Power's line of ProGen fuel cell engines. Plug Power also had granted Amazon warrants to acquire up to 55,286,696 of Plug Power's common shares at $1.1893 per share. In an exclusive interview with The Fly, Plug Power CEO Andy Marsh discussed the company's agreement with Amazon, stating: "We really started working with Amazon back in April and we did our first deployment with them in the fourth quarter. In that deployment, we were able to demonstrate our speed by having the system up in eight weeks and they saw the advantages of using fuel cells in their distribution centers." ANALYST INPUT: On May 10, FBR Capital analyst Carter Driscoll said he believes Plug Power's "weak" Q1 results provided a buying opportunity. Walmart (WMT) negotiations drove the weaker than expected results, but the Amazon agreement should drive core material handling sales and improve revenue visibility, Driscoll told investors in May. He said he expected a resolution to the Walmart PPA profitability issue no later than Q3. The analyst maintained an Outperform rating on Plug Power with a $3 price target. PRICE ACTION: Shares of Plug Power are up over 9% to $2.24 per share in late day trading.

PLUG

Plug Power

$2.05

-0.03 (-1.44%)

AMZN

Amazon.com

$964.17

-12.3 (-1.26%)

WFM

Bought by AMZN

$33.06

-2.39 (-6.74%)

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PLUG Plug Power
$2.05

-0.03 (-1.44%)

05/17/17
ROTH
05/17/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $1.3
ROTH
Sell
Plug Power downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Roth Capital
Roth Capital analyst Craig Irwin downgraded Plug Power to Sell from Neutral and cut his price target to $1.30 from $2.25 following the company's "weak" Q1 earnings report. Anchor customer Wal-Mart (WMT) will "dramatically" reduce purchases in 2017 and the company's deal with Amazon (AMZN) is dilutive, not additive, to guidance, said Irwin. Backlog was not disclosed, which raises Irwin's suspicion that the company has received material debookings, he added.
05/10/17
05/10/17
NO CHANGE
Target $3

Outperform
Plug Power 'weak' Q1 offers buying opportunity, says FBR Capital
FBR Capital analyst Carter Driscoll believes Plug Power's "weak" Q1 results provide a buying opportunity. Walmart negotiations drove the weaker than expected results, but the recent Amazon agreement should drive core material handling sales and improve revenue visibility, Driscoll tells investors in a post-earnings research note. He expects a resolution to the Walmart PPA profitability issue no later than Q3. The analyst maintains an Outperform rating on Plug Power with a $3 price target.
04/06/17
COWN
04/06/17
NO CHANGE
Target $3
COWN
Outperform
Plug Power price target raised to $3 at Cowen following Amazon deal
Cowen analyst Jeffrey Osborne raised his price target on Plug Power (PLUG) to $3.00 from $1.75 following the company's announcement of a deal with Amazon.com (AMZN). Osborne said the deal gives him more confidence in the company's prospects post ITC. Osborne reiterated his Outperform rating on Plug Power shares, which closed yesterday at $2.25 following a 73% advance.
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04/06/17
NO CHANGE
Target $3

Outperform
FBR ups Plug Power target to $3 on Amazon deal
FBR Capital analyst Carter Driscoll raised his price target for Plug Power shares to $3.00 from $2.50 saying the company's three-part agreement with Amazon (AMZN) "could be very beneficial" over time. The analyst believes the deal is "potentially a transformative one" for Plug and feels its importance "cannot be overstated." He keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
AMZN Amazon.com
$964.17

-12.3 (-1.26%)

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Neutral
Costco downgraded to Neutral from Conviction Buy at Goldman Sachs
As previously reported, Goldman downgraded Costco (COST) to Neutral from Conviction Buy and lowered its price target to $176 from $197. Analyst Matthew Fassler believes Costco's valuation will be capped due to Amazon's (AMZN) ongoing moves into consumables, online investments by Wal-Mart (WMT) and fading fundamental catalysts. He believes Amazon will offer superior pricing and delivery competency versus incumbents but does not anticipate meaningful erosion in warehouse business trends any time soon.
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BARD
06/16/17
NO CHANGE
BARD
Wal-Mart, Costco weakness on Amazon news a buying opportunity, says Baird
Baird analyst Peter Benedict said he we views Amazon's (AMZN) deal to buy Whole Foods (WFM) as reinforcing the value of local distribution and he believes Wal-Mart (WMT) and Costco (COST) are particularly well positioned to compete in the omni-channel grocery market. The analyst, who recommends using today's weakness in those two stocks as a buying opportunity, keeps an Outperform rating on both, while maintaining a Neutral rating on Target (TGT), noting that he thinks today's news "raises the bar" on its need to find an effective strategy to turn its grocery business.
06/16/17
JEFF
06/16/17
NO CHANGE
Target $88
JEFF
Buy
Wal-Mart should be rallying on Whole Foods takeover, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Daniel Binder views the "knee-jerk" selloff in Wal-Mart (WMT) shares following Amazon's (AMZN) acquisition of Whole Foods (WFM) as overdone. The deal suggests having a store base in food "is important after all," Binder tells investors in a research note. Investors should be buying Wal-Mart today, not "taking it to the woodshed," the analyst argues. The company has roughly 4,500 points of distribution in food while Amazon just bought 461, Binder writes in a research note titled "Stores Are Important After All!." He recommends buying Wal-Mart on the weakness today and keeps a Buy rating on the name with an $88 price target. The retailing giant is down 5%, or $3.67, to $75.24 in afternoon trading.
06/16/17
PIPR
06/16/17
NO CHANGE
Target $1200
PIPR
Overweight
Piper reiterates $1,200 target on Amazon following Whole Foods deal
Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson believes the importance of Amazon's (AMZN) acquisition of Whole Foods (WFM) centers on the accelerations in its grocery strategy. Amazon's proximity to the U.S. consumer with grocery delivery range locations will increase from 20%-30% to near ubiquity, which "significantly" accelerates its grocery go-to-market, Olson tells investors in a research note titled "The Future of Grocery is Bright, Disruptive and Amazon's." Further, he believes Whole Foods' localized sourcing can "significantly improve" Amazon's grocery SKU quality. He reiterates an Overweight rating on Amazon with a $1,200 price target.
WFM Bought by AMZN
$33.06

-2.39 (-6.74%)

06/16/17
LEHM
06/16/17
UPGRADE
Target $48
LEHM
Overweight
Barclays upgrades Whole Foods on potential for bidding war
As previously reported, Barclays analyst Karen Short upgraded Whole Foods (WFM) to Overweight from Equal Weight and raised her price target on the stock to $48 from $38, telling investors that she would not be surprised to see a bidding war break out following Amazon's (AMZN) announcement of a takeover agreement. Short, who thinks a strategic retail buyer would generate up to $600M in synergies from a deal to buy Whole Foods, said bidders could include Kroger (KR), Target (TGT), and Wal-Mart (WMT), all of which may "have too much to lose not to bid."

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