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AMZN

Amazon.com

$987.71

23.54 (2.44%)

, COST

Costco

$167.11

-12.95 (-7.19%)

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Amazon Prime the long-term driver of retail business, says Cowen

Cowen analyst John Blackledge said Amazon's (AMZN) Prime service is the long-term driver of its retail business and as they continuously improve their value proposition, it will drive higher Prime subscriptions and further market share gains. Those gains may have a negative impact on Costco (COST) and Sam's Club (WMT) as the warehouse clubs have seen opposite trends as Prime has increased subscriptions, added Blackledge, who reiterated his Outperform rating and $1,125 price target on Amazon.com shares.

AMZN

Amazon.com

$987.71

23.54 (2.44%)

COST

Costco

$167.11

-12.95 (-7.19%)

WMT

Walmart

$75.24

-3.67 (-4.65%)

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AMZN Amazon.com
$987.71

23.54 (2.44%)

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RHCO
06/19/17
NO CHANGE
RHCO
Blackhawk should be bought on weakness after Whole Foods deal, says SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Oscar Turner notes that Blackhawk's (HAWK) stock fell 3% after Amazon (AMZN) announced that it's acquiring Whole Foods (WFM). The analyst notes that both Amazon and Whole Foods partner with Blackhawk, and he expects Blackhawk's deal with Whole Foods to continue in the wake of the deal. The analyst adds that the deal proves that the physical supermarket distribution model remains relevant. He says that Blackhawk's "commanding share will mitigate" any decrease in supermarket foot traffic, and he recommends buying the stock on weakness. Turner keeps a $50 price target and a Buy rating on the stock.
06/19/17
UBSW
06/19/17
NO CHANGE
Target $1100
UBSW
Buy
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.
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.
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."
COST Costco
$167.11

-12.95 (-7.19%)

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06/16/17
DOWNGRADE

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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GSCO
06/16/17
DOWNGRADE
GSCO
Neutral
Costco downgraded to Neutral from Conviction Buy at Goldman Sachs
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.
WMT Walmart
$75.24

-3.67 (-4.65%)

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
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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Antero Midstream GP

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HBHC

Hancock Holding

$54.45

0.9 (1.68%)

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Antero Midstream Partners

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SBOW

SilverBow Resources

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0.52 (1.68%)

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RDN

Radian Group

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PTC

PTC

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MRC Global

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NEOT

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