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SNAP

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$14.72

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$170.01

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10:41
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Snapchat signs up more new U.S. users than Instagram in August, Recode says

Snapchat (SNAP) has gained more new U.S. users than Facebook's (FB) Instagram in August, with 52% of new users signing up for the messaging app while 48% signed up to Instagram, Recode reports, citing data from market analytics company Jumpshot. However, Snapchat represented 38.5% of global new users compared with Instagram's 61.5%. Reference Link

SNAP

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FB

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09/15/17
CANT
09/15/17
NO CHANGE
Target $17
CANT
Overweight
Cantor, positive on monetization per minute, boosts Snap target to $17
Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Kip Paulson raised his price target for Snap shares to $17 from $15 and keeps an Overweight rating on the name. The stock closed yesterday down 12c to $14.91. Snap's monetization per minute, aided by differentiated Snap shows landing on the platform and the secular rise of mobile video, has "significant upside potential," Paulson tells investors in a research note. He believes the company's 30 minutes per day of user engagement and monetization potential from Snap shows are underappreciated by the Street.
09/11/17
09/11/17
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Snap (SNAP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank with analyst Lloyd Walmsley saying the risk/reward is more balanced with the shares up 29% since August 11. 2. Owens Corning (OC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Nomura Instinet with analyst Michael Wood saying high expectations create a balanced risk/reward at current share levels. 3. Kroger (KR) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank with analyst Shane Higgins saying the company's sales and earnings growth for the next few years are likely to be below historical averages as it enters a period of increased investment, which warrants a lower multiple. 4. Sony (SNE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi with analyst Kota Ezawa saying the shares, following the recent rally, are now around fair value. The analyst expects the company's earnings growth to slow. 5. Newell Brands (NWL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies with analyst Kevin Grundy citing management's "recent cautionary commentary" on its outlook for the second half of 2018. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/11/17
WELS
09/11/17
NO CHANGE
WELS
Facebook taking long-term view of video opportunity, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Peter Stabler notes that Facebook (FB) is reportedly willing to spend as much as $1B to cultivate original video programming through 2018. The analyst believes that the scale of potential investment and particular investment targets suggest that Facebook is taking a long-term view of the video opportunity and that investments are likely to "significantly outstrip" near-term video monetization. Additionally, the company appears determined to drive Stories adoption in core Facebook to head off the threat of competitive incursion by Snap (SNAP), while expanding the distribution of advertising stories being widely adopted by marketers on Instagram.
09/11/17
DBAB
09/11/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $17
DBAB
Hold
Snap downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Lloyd Walmsley downgraded Snap to Hold and cut his price target for the shares to $17 from $20. The camera company closed Friday up 20c to $15.34. The risk/reward is more balanced with the shares up 29% since August 11, Walmsley tells investors in a research note. The analyst believes new products may take longer to improve the daily active user trajectory and points out his conversations across the advertising ecosystem yielded "decidedly mixed" feedback for Snap over the past month. Walmsley, however, continues to see an attractive long-term opportunity for Snap citing its "product innovation and improving ad tech."
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$170.01

-1.63 (-0.95%)

09/19/17
MZHO
09/19/17
NO CHANGE
Target $230
MZHO
Buy
Facebook has 'realistic' chance to enter China next year, says Mizuho
Mizuho analyst James Lee said his recent meetings with industry contacts during a trip to China left him with the impression that the company could have a "realistic opportunity" for entering China next year. He thinks the business will initially connect only Chinese users and be localized. Lee also believes either Instagram or online gaming are most likely as products to start, adding that virtual reality also "appears to be a safe entry" for Facebook given that gaming is less sensitive than social media. The analyst keeps a Buy rating and $230 price target on Facebook shares.
09/19/17
KEYB
09/19/17
NO CHANGE
KEYB
KeyBanc remains positive on Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts
KeyBanc analyst Evan Wingren remains positive on Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Electronic Arts (EA), and Take-Two (TTWO) after attending eSCon, a small eSports conference in Los Angeles. The analyst believes interest and momentum in the space remains high, and continues to think the majority of the economics in the industry will accrue to IP owners and scaled technology partners. Therefore, Wingren continues to see the publishers as well-positioned, as well as Amazon's (AMZN) Twitch, Google's (GOOG; GOOGL) YouTube, and Facebook (FB).
09/06/17
PIVT
09/06/17
NO CHANGE
Target $140
PIVT
Sell
Pivotal says Facebook ad reach claims look inflated
Pivotal Research analyst Brian Wieser noted that Australian trade publication AdNews found that Facebook (FB) claims to reach more 16-39 year-olds in the country than exist according to the country's census. His analysis of Facebook Ads Manager data compared to the U.S. consensus reveals a similar outcome. His talks with ad agency executives on this topic indicate that the gap between Facebook and census figures is not widely known, Wieser tells investors. The analyst, who keeps a Sell rating and $140 price target on Facebook, believes the primary winner of the social media giant's video expansion will be third party measurement firms, such as Nielsen (NLSN) and comScore (SCOR), he added.

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Gilead

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Celgene

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Eli Lilly

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