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WhatsApp refused to build encryption backdoor for U.K. government, Sky News says

The U.K. government asked Facebook's (FB) WhatsApp to backdoor the encryption in its chat app, but the company refused, according to a report from Sky News. Apps such as WhatsApp and Apple's (AAPL) iMessage employ end-to-end encryption; Messages sent by users are scrambled by a code contained on the app on their phone, or the phone itself. According to Sky, WhatsApp cooperates with law enforcement to provide the metadata it holds, including the name of an account, when it was created, the last seen date, the IP address and associated email address, but says it cannot provide data that WhatsApp itself does not collect, including the contents of a message. Reference Link

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  • 22

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FB Facebook
$172.17

-0.35 (-0.20%)

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
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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).
09/11/17
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.
09/06/17
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.
AAPL Apple
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09/20/17
RSBL
09/20/17
NO CHANGE
RSBL
Apple iPhone 8 preorder volume below prior models, says Rosenblatt
Rosenblatt analyst Jun Zhang said checks indicate about 1.5M iPhone 8 preorders on JD.com (JD) in the first three days, versus 3.5M for the iPhone 7 in the first three days. He also thinks China Mobile's (CHL) iPhone 8 preorder volumes are around 1M units, compared to 2.5M iPhone 7 units and 3.5M iPhone 6 units, for the first three days. For the U.S., Zhang said initial feedback also suggests iPhone 8 preorder volume below the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6. The analyst remains concerned iPhone 8 production plan of approximately 70M units for second half 2017 might need to be cut and the iPhone X production ramp might not be able to meet demand for the December and March quarters.
09/19/17
MSCO
09/19/17
NO CHANGE
Target $194
MSCO
Overweight
Apple price target raised to $194 on higher average prices at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty said its aspirational brand, high loyalty, and the weaker U.S. dollar all contribute to letting Apple increase prices without hurting demand, calling an uplift in average selling prices for iPhones the "key takeaway" from Apple's recent product launch event. The analyst, who noted that innovation-led price increases historically boost, rather than hurt, Apple demand, increased her FY18 EPS estimate for Apple and raised her price target on the stock to $194 from $182. Huberty keeps an Overweight rating on Apple shares.
09/15/17
09/15/17
UPGRADE
Target $62.5

Outperform
Qualcomm upgraded to Outperform on 3D sensing opportunity at Northland
As previously reported, Northland analyst Tom Sepenzis upgraded Qualcomm (QCOM) to Outperform from Market Perform on expectations for market share gains in 2018, particularly at the high end, as he sees the company and partner Himax (HIMX) as well positioned to become the "de facto leading 3D sensing solution" with Android manufacturers who follow the lead of Apple's (AAPL) new iPhone X. From what he understands, handset makers that want to use its SLiM structured light solution will have to use Qualcomm's next generation Snapdragon chipset too, he tells investors. Sepenzis keeps a $62.50 price target on Qualcomm shares.
09/15/17
KEYB
09/15/17
NO CHANGE
Target $62
KEYB
Overweight
Criteo has workaround to Apple cookie disabler, says KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Andy Hargreaves recommends buying Criteo (CRTO) after the company at an event yesterday detailed its Commerce Marketing Platform, which aggregates online and offline data across partners to create a "Shopper Graph." The product has the potential to create new product areas, deepen partnerships and expand Criteo's "moat," Hargreaves tells investors in a research note. The stock has been weak on Apple's (AAPL) upcoming Intelligent Tracking Prevention rollout, which attempts to disable third-party tracking cookies after 24 hours, Hargreaves points out. He sees the issue as transitory, however, noting Criteo has a workaround that he believes will prove effective with direct publisher relationships. The analyst views Criteo's risk/reward as attractive and keeps an Overweight rating on the name with a $62 price target.

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GEO

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IPCI

Intellipharmaceutics

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WFC

Wells Fargo

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1.17 (2.18%)

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ALIM

Alimera Sciences

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SYMC

Symantec

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0.33 (1.02%)

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EBMT

Eagle Bancorp

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KALV

KalVista

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JAGX

Jaguar Health

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TSLA

Tesla

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SNV

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CNXR

Connecture

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GE

General Electric

$23.83

0.25 (1.06%)

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PayPal

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LaSalle Hotel

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MKL

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RYTM

Rhythm Pharmaceuticals

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