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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. Costco (COST) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank with analyst Paul Trussell saying positive pipeline catalysts have played out while competition is intensifying with Amazon.com (AMZN) and Wal-Mart (WMT) accelerating in-store and online efforts. The analyst lowered his price target for the shares to $172 from $187. 2. Kroger (KR) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Vincent Sinisi saying there is increased structural margin risk within the Food Retail sector following Amazon's (AMZN) acquisition of Whole Foods (WFM) and said stocks are now appropriately pricing in flat medium-term growth. 3. Wayfair (W) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Maxim with analyst Tom Forte saying he views the current share price as fully reflecting its revenue growth opportunity over the next three years and his expectation that the company can meet the top-end of its long-term adjusted EBITDA margin target of 8%-10%. 4. Travelers (TRV) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill with analyst Jay Cohen citing valuation. 5. TripAdvisor (TRIP) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse with analyst Paul Bieber citing raised expectations for TV ad spending in 2018 paired with uncertainty regarding the return on TV advertising investment given the crowded ad market for online travel. 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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Wal-Mart, Costco could be hurt by Whole Foods deal, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Scot Ciccarelli warns that Wal-Mart (WMT) and Costco (COST) could be hurt by the Whole Foods deal. The analyst says that "combining Whole Foods' high-end reputation with a logistics juggernaut like Amazon is clearly a danger" to Costco and Walmart. He thinks that Whole Foods could extend the hours in which it allows customers to buy products online and pick them up in stores, and he thinks that food delivery could become much more popular in the wake of the deal. He notes that Wal-Mart has spent a great deal of time and money on "improving its fresh and omni-channel offerings." The analyst says that Costco will be more protected due to what he sees as its "differentiated retail experience."
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COWN
Outperform
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.
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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."

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