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AMZN

Amazon.com

$987.71

23.54 (2.44%)

, WFM

Whole Foods

$42.68

9.62 (29.10%)

07:09
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07:09

Amazon operational assumptions key to Whole Foods deal success, says UBS

UBS analyst Eric Sheridan took a look at Amazon's (AMZN) acquisition of Whole Foods (WFM), which he expects to be 2%-12% accretive to 2018 earnings. The analyst believes operational assumptions post close will be the key to success. He also believes regulatory issues remain an overhang for the sector and he sees the purchase as the first step into a broader physical retail presence. Sheridan maintained his Buy rating and $1,100 price target on Amazon.com shares.

AMZN

Amazon.com

$987.71

23.54 (2.44%)

WFM

Whole Foods

$42.68

9.62 (29.10%)

AMZN Amazon.com
$987.71

23.54 (2.44%)

06/16/17
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.
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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.
06/19/17
DBAB
06/19/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $172
DBAB
Hold
Costco downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Paul Trussell downgraded Costco (COST) to Hold and lowered his price target for the shares to $172 from $187. Positive pipeline catalysts have played out while competition is intensifying with Amazon.com (AMZN) and Wal-Mart (WMT) accelerating in-store and online efforts, Trussell tells investors in a research note titled "Past Its Prime? Downgrade to Hold." He believes Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods (WFM) is a "game changer" for Costco's "competitive moat in grocery."
06/19/17
DBAB
06/19/17
NO CHANGE
Target $26
DBAB
Buy
Kroger selloff last week a buying opportunity, says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Shane Higgins views last week's 27.6% selloff in shares of Kroger (KR) following the weaker than expected Q1 results and Amazon.com's (AMZN) acquisition of Whole Foods (WFM) as a buying opportunity. Kroger can still compete and is well positioned to capitalize on market disruption, Higgins tells investors in a research note. He lowered his price target for the shares to $26 from $35 and keeps a Buy rating on the name.
WFM Whole Foods
$42.68

9.62 (29.10%)

06/19/17
SBSH
06/19/17
NO CHANGE
Target $26
SBSH
Buy
Kroger risk/reward looks favorable, says Citi
Citi analyst Alvin Concepcion believes Kroger's (KR) risk/reward remains favorable following last week's selloff. The analyst lowered his price target for the shares to $26 from $36 and keeps a Buy rating on the name. Kroger shares now trade at a 50% discount to their peer group, despite peers like Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) and Natural Grocers (NGVC) facing greater exposure to threats from a stronger Whole Foods (WFM) in the natural/organic category, Concepcion tells investors in a research note. Amazon (AMZN) Friday announced a takeover of Whole Foods.

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AAPL

Apple

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-2.09 (-1.43%)

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TOSBF

Toshiba, also use TOSYY

$2.60

-0.09 (-3.35%)

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$15.67

-0.24 (-1.51%)

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FB

Facebook

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Facebook previously explored effort to promote flu shots, CNBC reports »

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AAPL

Apple

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-2.09 (-1.43%)

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GOOG

Alphabet

$927.33

-24.94 (-2.62%)

, GOOGL

Alphabet Class A

$948.09

-24 (-2.47%)

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Alphabet

$927.33

-24.94 (-2.62%)

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Alphabet Class A

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APO

Apollo Global

$25.90

-0.33 (-1.26%)

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Apollo Global hits record-breaking $23.5B target for buyout fund, WSJ says »

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QCOM

Qualcomm

$55.43

-1.13 (-2.00%)

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Judge says FTC suit against Qualcomm can proceed, Reuters reports »

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LNEGY

Linde

$19.25

0.08 (0.42%)

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Linde unit agrees to $20M settlement deal in whistleblower case, Reuters says »

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HCHC

HC2 Holdings

$5.82

0.03 (0.52%)

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HC2 Holdings subsidiary to acquire major interest in DTVA »

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MRK

Merck

$65.54

-0.38 (-0.58%)

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Merck's cholesterol drug anacetrapib could serve as catalyst, Barron's reports »

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TROX

Tronox

$13.52

-0.25 (-1.82%)

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Tronox elects Kaufthal as non-executive chairman »

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ANCUF

Alimentation Couche-Tard

$49.16

1.0803 (2.25%)

, CST

CST Brands

$48.53

-0.01 (-0.02%)

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CST Brands

$48.53

-0.01 (-0.02%)

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MSLI

Merus Labs

$1.23

-0.0015 (-0.12%)

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Merus Labs reminds shareholders to vote for arrangement with Norgine »

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EIGI

Endurance

$8.20

-0.15 (-1.80%)

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Endurance chief administration officer Andreasen to leave company »

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HII

Huntington Ingalls

$186.97

0.68 (0.37%)

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Huntington Ingalls receives contract modifications to incorporate upgrades »

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IP

International Paper

$56.18

-0.55 (-0.97%)

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International Paper agrees to settle Kleen Products class action litigation »

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HUSA

Houston American Energy

$0.67

0.0385 (6.10%)

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Houston American Energy requests withdrawal of registration statement »

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KBH

KB Home

$22.82

0.04 (0.18%)

, RYI

Ryerson

$9.00

-0.1 (-1.10%)

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$22.82

0.04 (0.18%)

RYI

Ryerson

$9.00

-0.1 (-1.10%)

AVAV

AeroVironment

$32.49

1.52 (4.91%)

CAMP

CalAmp

$19.25

-0.37 (-1.89%)

GMRE

Global Medical REIT

$9.83

0.07 (0.72%)

WLL

Whiting Petroleum

$5.48

0.04 (0.74%)

OAS

Oasis Petroleum

$7.93

0.21 (2.72%)

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CHKE

Cherokee

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KBH

KB Home

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KBH

KB Home

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CHKE

Cherokee

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BEP

Brookfield Renewable

$33.03

0.1 (0.30%)

, BAM

Brookfield

$39.47

0.33 (0.84%)

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Brookfield Renewable files to sell 8.3M L.P. units on bought deal basis »

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Brookfield

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UTX

United Technologies

$121.59

-0.28 (-0.23%)

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