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KN

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, HIMX

Himax

$10.00

0.02 (0.20%)

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Lake Street says Knowles more likely than Himax to be impacted by Apple weakness

Lake Street analyst Jaeson Schmidt thinks Knowles (KN) is more likely to be impacted by concerns over iPhone X shipment weakness than Himax (HIMX), which is not immune but has the advantage of Android OEMs helping to backfill revenue that may be lost with Apple (AAPL). Amid the reports of concerns over weakness in first quarter iPhone X sales, he has Buy rating on the shares of both of the aforementioned Apple suppliers.

KN

Knowles

HIMX

Himax

$10.00

0.02 (0.20%)

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INITIATION

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12/20/17
PIPR
12/20/17
INITIATION
Target $15.5
PIPR
Neutral
Knowles initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Harsh Kumar started Knowles with a Neutral rating and $15.50 price target. The analyst is concerned by the company's current cost structure and lack of earnings power.
12/15/17
JPMS
12/15/17
NO CHANGE
JPMS
JPMorgan sees opportunities in Wireless Semiconductors, prefers Qorvo
JPMorgan analyst Bill Peterson believes the recent pullback in Wireless Semiconductor names, specifically Apple-exposed stocks, creates a good opportunity for investors to take long positions. The analyst sees the most upside in Qorvo (QRVO). He believes fears of production cuts and demand weakness are overblown. The December quarter and outlook for the March quarter are tracking to company expectations that have been built on conservative prospects for smartphone demand, Peterson tells investors in a research note.
09/21/17
CHLM
09/21/17
NO CHANGE
CHLM
Customers waiting for Apple iPhone X with facial recognition, says Craig-Hallum
Craig-Hallum analyst Tony Stoss notes Apple (AAPL) suppliers sold off yesterday as order shipment dates for the iPhone 8/8 Plus remain relatively short for a new iPhone launch. The analyst thinks customers are waiting for the iPhone X with facial recognition. Stoss reiterates a Buy rating for Skyworks (SWKS), Broadcom (AVGO), Qorvo (QRVO), STMicroelectronics (STM), Cypress Semiconductor (CY), Knowles (KN) a Buy, and a Hold for Cirrus Logic (CRUS) and Synaptics (SYNA).
HIMX Himax
$10.00

0.02 (0.20%)

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MSCO
11/27/17
DOWNGRADE
MSCO
Equal Weight
TSMC, Himax downgraded to Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley analyst Charlie Chan downgraded TSMC (TSM) and Himax (HIMX), both to Equal Weight from Overweight, citing a realignment of his investment preferences in the Greater China Semiconductor segment following relative 2017 outperformance compared to the Taiwan Index. While he expects both companies to benefit from long-term trends - in the case of TSMC, HPC demand, and in the case of Himax, Android 3D sensing - he believes that is now reflected in their stock prices.
11/27/17
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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. Square (SQ) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at BTIG with analyst Mark Palmer saying he believes the stock's valuation reflects "emphatic and unimpeded growth" but fails to factor in the risks facing the company from increasing competition from First Data's (FDC) Clover, Vantiv (VNTV) and others. 2. Western Digital (WDC) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Katy Huberty saying she believes the NAND industry is entering a downturn for the first time since early 2016. 3. Norfolk Southern (NSC) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Loop Capital with analyst Rick Paterson saying the company's operating efficiency metrics "look like a bit of a disaster at present." 4. TSMC (TSM) and Himax (HIMX) were downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley. 5. Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS with analyst Dennis Geiger saying the risk/reward is more balanced following the recent share rally. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
12/05/17
NORL
12/05/17
NO CHANGE
Target $18
NORL
Outperform
Himax may see 'fantastic' growth in 2018, says Northland
Northland analyst Tom Sepenzis says Himax (HIMX) could see "fantastic" growth in 2018 if the 3D sensing opportunity plays out the way that management outlined on its last call. While the growth at its large North American customer remains the easiest to quantify, the real opportunity for growth involves the Android handset vendors and the 3D sensing structured light solution developed with Qualcomm (QCOM), he contends. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating and $18 price target on Himax shares.
11/27/17
MSCO
11/27/17
DOWNGRADE
MSCO
Equal Weight
Himax downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
AAPL Apple

12/19/17
NOMU
12/19/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $175
NOMU
Neutral
Apple downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Nomura Instinet
Nomura Instinet analyst Jeffrey Kvaal downgraded Apple to Neutral and cut his price target for the shares to $175 from $185.
12/19/17
NOMU
12/19/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $175
NOMU
Neutral
Nomura downgrades Apple with share gains in 'late innings'
Nomura Instinet analyst Jeffrey Kvaal downgraded Apple to Neutral from Buy and cut his price target for the shares to $175 from $185. The iPhone maker closed yesterday up $2.45 to $176.42. The stock's gains for the iPhone X "supercycle are in the late innings," Kvaal tells investors in a research note. The analyst believes iPhone unit growth is well anticipated by consensus estimates and that Apple's multiple is now "historically full." Kvaal believes now is the time to downgrade the shares but admits Apple's "user base and services growth are powerful tailwinds."
12/19/17
12/19/17
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. Apple (AAPL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Nomura Instinet with analyst Jeffrey Kvaal saying the stock's gains for the iPhone X "supercycle are in the late innings." 2. Hanesbrands (HBI) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi with analyst Kate McShane saying the U.S. wholesale environment remains challenging due to declining traffic trends in stores and price-based competition in all channels. 3. PPL Corp. (PPL) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Macquarie with analyst Angie Storozynski saying she thinks the next UK regulatory review will result in a meaningful drop in revenues and believes the high dividend debate will come back into focus. 4. Chubb (CB) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse with analyst Ryan Tunis noting that while the integration of ACE Limited (ACE)/Chubb has been successful and positions the latter well for the future, the analyst argues that it is difficult for him to solve for much upside to medium term earnings per share and shares with the integration coming to a close in the fourth quarter. 5. KB Home (KBH) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Michael Rehaut citing valuation with the shares up 100% in 2017. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
12/21/17
MSCO
12/21/17
NO CHANGE
Target $200
MSCO
Overweight
iPhone X helping Apple accelerate share gains in China, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty said new data through the first 16 days of iPhone X availability in China show that adoption of the high-end device is on a faster pace than the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus, which she sees fueling an acceleration of Apple smartphone share gains. The analyst, who also noted that Google Trends data corroborate iPhone strength in China, said Apple remains her top pick entering 2018 and she keeps an Overweight rating on the stock with a $200 price target.

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