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$156.64

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Blackstone

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Costco elects Blackstone COO Hamilton James as chairman

Costco (COST) announced that Hamilton James has been elected as the chairman of the board. He is President, COO of Blackstone Group (BX), and a member of the board of its general partner, Blackstone Group Management L.L.C. He is also a member of Blackstone's Management Committee and sits on each of the firm's investment committees. Tony has been a director of Costco Wholesale since August 1988 and was its Lead Independent Director since 2005.

COST

Costco

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COST Costco
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07/06/17
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Costco remains retail 'safe haven,' says Bernstein
Bernstein analyst Brandon Fletcher believes that Costco (COST) will remain a "safe haven" in the retail sector, despite Amazon's (AMZN) acquisition of Whole Foods (WFM). The analyst says that Costco "has meaningful advantages from its cost structure and assortment" that Whole Foods probably won;t be able to replicate. Moreover, he thinks that Costco's customers will continue to retain their memberships, preventing its earnings from being jeopardized. Finally, the analyst says that Costco's Club model will enable it to stay differentiated versus Amazon. However, he keeps a Market Perform rating on Costco.
07/10/17
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Market Perform
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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. Intel (INTC) downgraded to Underperform from Hold at Jefferies with analyst Mark Lipacis saying the chipmaker's Xeon/Xeon PHI platform is disadvantaged versus Nvidia (NVDA) in emerging parallel workloads like deep neural networking. 2. Five Below (FIVE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS with analyst Michael Lasser saying he expects the shares to be range-bound in the near-term as the company manages through the "fading of the fidget spinner trend." 3. Waters (WAT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank with analyst Dan Leonard citing valuation with the shares up 37% year-to-date. 4. Costco (COST) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital. 5. Dick's Sporting (DKS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Cleveland Research with analyst Daryl Boehringer citing industry headwinds, particularly in apparel, which leaves him more cautious on second quarter comparables and margins. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
07/27/17
BARD
07/27/17
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Target $200
BARD
Outperform
Costco recent pullback represents a buying opportunity, says Baird
Baird analyst Peter Benedict said he expects Costco sales for July to remain solid, although he did model some slight deceleration relative to June's robust performance. He believes prospects for continued momentum remain good and believes the recent pullback represents a buying opportunity given its ongoing strength and increasingly attractive valuation. Benedict reiterated his Outperform rating and $200 price target on Costco shares.
BX Blackstone
$32.30

-1.1 (-3.29%)

04/10/17
MSCO
04/10/17
NO CHANGE
Target $36
MSCO
Overweight
Morgan Stanley says to own Blackstone into the Q1 print
Morgan Stanley analyst Michael Cyprys says to buy Blackstone into the Q1 print saying its a best-in-class franchise which saw a number of large transactions close and has unparalleled fundraising ability. Cyprys rates Blackstone an Overweight with a $36 price target.
05/22/17
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05/22/17
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Target $40
SBSH
Buy
Blackstone upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst William Katz upgraded Blackstone Group to Buy and raised his price target for the shares to $40 from $32. The company's intentions to raise a $40B infrastructure fund should be a "valuation catalyst," the analyst contends.
05/22/17
JMPS
05/22/17
NO CHANGE
JMPS
Blackstone deal with Saudi Arabia positive, says JMP Securities
JMP Securities analyst Devin Ryan says that the new infrastructure investment vehicle that Blackstone launched with the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia may boost the shareholder value of Blackstone by over 10%. The analyst adds that the deal shows that Blackstone "can evolve and innovate," which makes its growth outlook "strong." He keeps a $38 price target and Outperform rating on the shares.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Qualcomm (QCOM) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Rod Hall saying while more negative news from the Apple (AAPL) royalty suit is likely, "material fundamental upside" exists from the closure of the NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) by the end of this year. The analyst views the deal as highly accretive. Hall also believes Apple ultimately will want to preserve its commercial relationship with Qualcomm. 2. Motorola Solutions (MSI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James with analyst Tavis McCourt saying shares look increasingly attractive based on improved demand visibility that is less economically sensitive than many of its peers, and demand catalysts from FirstNet buildouts that are expected to start in 2018. 3. Entegris (ENTG) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman Sachs with analyst Toshiya Hari citing the recent pullback in shares and maintained a $29 price target. 4. Blackstone (BX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi with analyst William Katz saying the company's intentions to raise a $40B infrastructure fund should be a "valuation catalyst." 5. Cree (CREE) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at JMP Securities with analyst Joseph Osha saying he thinks that the company's new CEO could make positive changes at the company. 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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