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Macy's

, AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,129.13

-3.75 (-0.33%)

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Dealreporter says case could be made for Amazon buying Macy's

After a Barron's report previously questioned if Amazon.com (AMZN) would be interested in buying Kohl's (KSS), with which it recently inked a partnership, Dealreporter laid out its case that Amazon might be better served by acquiring Macy's (M), according to contacts.

M

Macy's

AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,129.13

-3.75 (-0.33%)

KSS

Kohl's

  • 18

    Mar

M Macy's

11/09/17
JEFF
11/09/17
NO CHANGE
Target $20
JEFF
Hold
Jefferies sees some 'green shoots,' trims Macy's target to $20
Jefferies analyst Randal Konik says closely managed inventory lead to gross margin upside in Macy's Q3, which offset comp weakness. The analyst likes Macy's steps to drive traffic with initiatives across marketing, merchandising, and omni capabilities. He remains "guarded," however, around the secular headwinds in the mall-based department store space. In a post-earnings research note titled "Some Green Shoots Here, But We Remain Guarded L-Term," Konik lowered his price target for Macy's shares to $20 from $21 and keeps a Hold rating on the name.
10/30/17
10/30/17
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. General Motors (GM) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst David Tamberrino saying his price target of $32 offers 28% potential downside. The analyst continues to believe the North America auto cycle has peaked and he remains cautious on the sector. 2. Merck (MRK) downgraded to Hold from Buy at SunTrust and to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley, as well as Barclays. 3. J.C. Penney (JCP) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citi, to Neutral from Buy at Northcoast, and to Neutral from Positive at Susquehanna. 4. Macy's (M) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citi with analyst Paul Lejuez saying the retailer's sales and margins have been pressured for several years, and J.C. Penney's weak third quarter preannouncement on Friday serves as reminder of just how challenging the department store space is. 5. Under Armour (UAA, UA) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Robert Ohmes saying he expects management to lower fourth quarter guidance on its Q3 conference call due to the highly promotional environment. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/30/17
SBSH
10/30/17
DOWNGRADE
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SBSH
Sell
Macy's downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst Paul Lejuez downgraded Macy's (M) to Sell and cut his price target for the shares to $16 from $21. The retailer's sales and margins have been pressured for several years, and J.C. Penney's (JCP) weak Q3 preannouncement on Friday serves as reminder of just how challenging the department store space is, Lejuez tells investors in a research note. He believes risks are mounting at Macy's ahead of what is likely to be another promotional holiday season. Macy's has not found the right tools to offset negative store traffic and margin pressures, the analyst contends. Lejuez this morning also downgraded Penny to Sell.
10/17/17
MSCO
10/17/17
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Survey points to Amazon gaining traction in apparel, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Kimberly Greenberger said the results of the firm's latest apparel survey lend support to her belief that Amazon (AMZN) is quickly gaining traction in the space at the expense of department stores and select specialty retailers. Nordstrom (JWN) and Macy's (M) showed above average risk with 84% and 81% Amazon shopper overlap, noted Greenberger. She also noted that Urban Outfitters' (URBN) Anthropologie, Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) and Gap's (GPS) Banana Republic were among the brands that registered declines in respondents' net purchase intentions over the next 12 months.
AMZN Amazon.com
$1,129.13

-3.75 (-0.33%)

11/08/17
UBSW
11/08/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $7
UBSW
Sell
Snap downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS
UBS analyst Eric Sheridan downgraded Snap (SNAP) to Sell and cut his price target for the shares to $7 from $12 following last night's Q3 results. The camera company is down 19%, or $2.88, to $12.24 in premarket trading. In a post-earnings research note titled "SNAP Crackle Flop," Sheridan says he finds it very likely that Snap will continue to struggle on "multiple fronts" in the coming 12 months. A redesigned app could bring opportunity but also platform disruption, Sheridan writes. He believes trying to scale its ad business amid "tepid" user growth while competing against Alphabet (GOOG), Facebook (FB) and Amazon.com (AMZN) is likely going to prove difficult for Snap.
11/08/17
FBCO
11/08/17
NO CHANGE
FBCO
Amazon new furniture lines bring more problems for sector, says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Seth Sigman notes that Amazon has introduced two new furniture lines - "Rivet" and "Stone & Beam," likely signaling an increased focus on the category. The analyst views the additions, associated aggressive delivery and return policies, and improved website experience as incremental risks to the category. Specifically, it validates concerns that pricing and delivery fees will continue to decline, dragging down margins, he contends.
11/10/17
NEED
11/10/17
UPGRADE
Target $79
NEED
Buy
Needham upgrades CVS to Buy despite potential Amazon threat
Needham analyst Kevin Caliendo upgraded CVS Health (CVS) to Buy from Hold with a $79 price target. The healthcare company closed yesterday up 3c to $69.02. The stock's risk/reward is favorable, especially if CVS is able to consummate the reported merger with Aetna (AET), Caliendo tells investors in a research note. The analyst puts a better than 50/50 chance of Amazon (AMZN) entering the pharmacy market, and sees CVS shares trading down to 9-10 times earnings in a worst case scenario. His best-case scenario has Amazon putting off a decision on pharmacy and CVS buying Aetna. Caliendo thinks CVS' multiple could expand to 14 times or more under his best case.
11/08/17
DADA
11/08/17
NO CHANGE
Target $69
DADA
Buy
Applied Optoelectronics price target lowered to $69 from $86 at DA Davidson
DA Davidson analyst Mark Kelleher lowered his price target on Applied Optoelectronics (AAOI) to $69 following Q3 results, modeling weaker 40GB/100GB demand into his assumptions for both FY17 and FY18. Kelleher notes that the EPS beat came on the heels of a negative pre-announcement, as the company cited expectations of unexpected weakness from its largest customer Amazon (AMZN). The analyst is keeping his Buy rating on Applied Optoelectronics, saying the company remains well positioned to benefit from the growing dominance of "hyperscale" data centers.
KSS Kohl's

11/09/17
11/09/17
UPGRADE
Target $44

Accumulate
Kohl's upgraded to Accumulate at Gordon Haskett
As previously reported, Gordon Haskett analyst Chuck Grom upgraded Kohl's to Accumulate from Hold and raised his price target on the stock to $44 following the company's Q3 earnings report, contending that its same-store sales are set to improve and sentiment on the retail group should rebound.
11/10/17
BARD
11/10/17
UPGRADE
BARD
Outperform
Kohl's upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird
11/10/17
BARD
11/10/17
UPGRADE
Target $47
BARD
Outperform
Kohl's upgraded to Outperform at Baird
As reported ealrier, Baird upgraded Kohl's (KSS) to Outperform from Neutral and increased its price target to $47 from $46. Analyst Mark Altschwager said Kohl's improving product portfolio and strong loyalty position the company for the holiday season, while cost savings and inventory reductions provide free-cash-flow visibility near-term. The analyst notes most of Kohl's stores are in strip/freestanding locations that provide close and convenient physcial locations enabling omni-channel experiences that ecommerce models and mall based retailers can't offer, illustrated by Amazon's (AMZN) partnership with Kohl's. Additionally, Altschwager expects Q3 comp pressures to abate Q4 and for traffic/comps to stabilize.
11/09/17
GDHS
11/09/17
UPGRADE
GDHS
Accumulate
Kohl's upgraded to Accumulate from Hold at Gordon Haskett

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