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iRobot

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JPMorgan cautious on iRobot after Shark enters robotic vacuum space

Shark officially announced its entrance into the robotic vacuum category with features that appear to match the capabilities of iRobot's Roomba 600 and 800 series, but at a lower price, JPMorgan analyst Mark Strouse tells investors in a research note. Shark's ION robot will be available at an "impressive list" of U.S. retail distribution partners, the analyst adds. He sees the new product as adding to an increasingly competitive landscape and, at a minimum, weighing on investor sentiment for iRobot. Further, ION may present a risk to what the analyst sees as elevated investor expectations for iRobot. Strouse keeps an Underweight rating on iRobot shares. The stock in midday trading is down 11%, or $11.35, to $89.52.

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iRobot downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Dougherty
Dougherty analyst Jon Fisher downgraded iRobot to Neutral.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst actions
Catch up on today's top five analyst actions with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. GMS Inc. (GMS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Northcoast. 2. Telecom Argentina (TEO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Rodrigo Villanueva citing the company's merger agreement with Cablevision Holding S.A. 3. iRobot (IRBT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Dougherty. 4. AeroVironment (AVAV) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray with analyst Troy saying given the "historical lumpiness" in sales for AeroVironment's commercial drone market and international opportunities, investors will be able to purchase shares at more attractive valuations in future quarters. He raised his price target for the shares to $35 from $30. 5. ShotSpotter (SSTI) initiated with an Outperform at Northland. 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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Target $92
PIPR
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iRobot price target raised to $92 from $68 at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Troy Jensen raised his price target for iRobot to $92 saying the company reported "another impressive quarter with significant" revenue and earnings upside. The robotic vacuum cleaner market is "obviously inflecting" and iRobot's market share is "rapidly increasing," Jensen tells investors in a research note. The analyst remains upbeat about the company's market position but keeps a Neutral rating on the shares due to valuation.

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