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WMT

Wal-Mart

$91.20

0.9 (1.00%)

, AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,129.13

-3.75 (-0.33%)

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Wal-Mart's Lore, King, Hilton facing off to beat Amazon, Bloomberg reports

Three ecommerce-focused Wal-Mart (WMT) executives are battling it out to see who can boost sales in certain fitness product categories this holiday season, Bloomberg reports. According to the report, Marc Lore, Jet's co-founder and head of Walmart's U.S. online business, is selling yoga mats, Jeremy King, U.S. Chief Technology Officer, is selling abdominal-toning machines, and Scott Hilton, U.S. ecommerce chief revenue officer, is selling exercise balls to give them a better sense of how they can challenge Amazon (AMZN) in ecommerce. A senior director of retail analytics, Archimedes Stuk, will determine the winner based on measures including sales, assortment and overall customer experience, according to Bloomberg. Reference Link

WMT

Wal-Mart

$91.20

0.9 (1.00%)

AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,129.13

-3.75 (-0.33%)

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WMT Wal-Mart
$91.20

0.9 (1.00%)

11/09/17
BARD
11/09/17
NO CHANGE
Target $95
BARD
Outperform
Wal-Mart price target to $95 from $90 at Baird
Baird analyst Peter Benedict raised his price target on Wal-Mart to $95 from $90 ahead of Q3 results. The analyst expects another solid print with good comps and traffic momentum and a guide to earnings growth in 2018. Benedict maintained his Outperform rating on Wal-Mart shares.
11/08/17
11/08/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $15

Underweight
Sally Beauty cut to sell at Morgan Stanley as competition 'catches up'
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley analyst Simeon Gutman downgraded Sally Beauty to Underweight, the firm's equivalent to a sell rating, from Equal Weight. Its retail segment is facing tougher competition while its professional segment is decelerating, he stated. While the stock is down 15% since the company's Q3 report, that does not fully reflect the headwinds Sally Beauty faces amid competitive pressures from Wal-Mart (WMT) Target (TGT), Ulta (ULTA) and drugstores catch up, Gutman tells investors. He lowered his price target on Sally Beauty shares to $15 from $22.
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Neutral
Iconix Brand downgraded to Neutral after Wal-Mart news at Roth Capital
As previously reported, Roth Capital analyst Dave King downgraded Iconix Brand (ICON) to Neutral from Buy after the company announced that its DanskinNow brand will not be renewed at Wal-Mart (WMT) beyond January 2019. He sees a combined asset sale, equity raise, and convert restructuring as the most likely outcome given that the company also warned it may violate certain covenants following the news.
10/19/17
DADA
10/19/17
NO CHANGE
DADA
DA Davidson speculates on whether Amazon should buy Sally Beauty
With Sally Beauty (SBH) shares trading lower intraday, DA Davidson analyst Linda Bolton Weiser published a note in which she covered seven points to consider when evaluating whether the company will be, or should be, an acquisition target for Amazon (AMZN). The analyst, who also attributed today's strength in Ulta Beauty (ULTA) to speculation that Wal-Mart (WMT) will buy it, said beauty has been a hard category to crack for Amazon. She concludes that Sally Beauty's "uniquely high gross margin of 55% and high number of U.S. retail stores" were key reasons why Amazon has chosen the company as its beauty partner.
AMZN Amazon.com
$1,129.13

-3.75 (-0.33%)

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
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.
11/08/17
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.
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.

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Tesla

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GT

Goodyear Tire

$29.94

0.63 (2.15%)

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HMC

Honda

$32.62

0.02 (0.06%)

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PG

Procter & Gamble

$88.43

-0.82 (-0.92%)

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BHGE

Baker Hughes

$30.91

0.76 (2.52%)

, GE

General Electric

$18.21

-0.04 (-0.22%)

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GE

General Electric

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CSCO

Cisco

$35.90

0.02 (0.06%)

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IBM

IBM

$148.97

-0.15 (-0.10%)

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IBM could be next to fetch higher valuation, Barron's says »

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GE

General Electric

$18.21

-0.04 (-0.22%)

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Option play offer some help given GE dividend, depressed stock, Barron's says »

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GE

General Electric

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TWX

Time Warner

$88.72

0.71 (0.81%)

, T

AT&T

$34.51

-0.01 (-0.03%)

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T

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NYT

New York Times

$17.65

0.05 (0.28%)

TEX

Terex

$44.82

0.8 (1.82%)

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TPIC

TPI Composites

$19.06

-0.97 (-4.84%)

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TPI Composites to host investor day »

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SYNA

Synaptics

$38.21

0.57 (1.51%)

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Synaptics management to meet with KeyBanc »

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MKSI

MKS Instruments

$103.50

-0.35 (-0.34%)

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Brocade

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MKS Instruments

$103.50

-0.35 (-0.34%)

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IVR

Invesco Mortgage

$17.36

0.07 (0.40%)

AVGO

Broadcom

$271.86

-0.25 (-0.09%)

TCMD

Tactile Systems

$25.98

-0.23 (-0.88%)

LMOS

Lumos Networks

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WGL

WGL Holdings

$84.32

-0.14 (-0.17%)

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Tactile Systems

$25.98

-0.23 (-0.88%)

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Lumos Networks

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Tactile Systems

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Lumos Networks

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IVR

Invesco Mortgage

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0.07 (0.40%)

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MKS Instruments

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MKS Instruments

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UQM

UQM Technologies

$1.18

0.015 (1.29%)

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GS

Goldman Sachs

$238.02

-1.35 (-0.56%)

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VICL

Vical

$1.94

-0.02 (-1.02%)

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LGND

Ligand

$140.31

-1.4 (-0.99%)

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Ligand

$140.31

-1.4 (-0.99%)

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Ligand

$140.31

-1.4 (-0.99%)

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MBI

MBIA

$9.01

0.13 (1.46%)

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Rubicon

$8.07

0.1218 (1.53%)

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