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XPO Logistics

$87.75

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, HD

Home Depot

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1.34 (0.71%)

10:45
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XPO Logistics gives up some gains as analyst calls Home Depot buy unlikely

Shares of XPO Logistics (XPO) are giving up some of their gains after rallying on Friday following a media report saying that Home Depot (HD) had held internal talks about a potential bid to acquire the company to keep it out of Amazon's (AMZN) hands. Commenting on the news, Oppenheimer analyst Brian Nagel argued that an acquisition is unlikely. Meanwhile, his peers at Citi and Seaport Global both increased their price targets on XPO's shares, with the latter saying that Amazon buying XPO makes more sense. TAKEOVER TARGET: According to a report published Friday by Recode, Home Depot held internal talks about a potential bid to buy XPO Logistics, at least in part to keep XPO out of the hands of Amazon, which is also believed to have considered buying the logistics company. Both Home Depot and Amazon have been customers of XPO and all three companies declined to comment, the report noted. Shares of XPO Logistics jumped on Friday following Recode's report. HD ACQUISITION NOT LIKELY: In a research note to investors, Oppenheimer's Nagel noted that his knowledge of Home Depot and the strategic thinking of management suggest that the purchase of XPO Logistics is unlikely. Nagel added that he is "hard-pressed to see Home Depot purchasing a transportation and logistics firm the size and scope of XPO." Buying the entirety of XPO would propel the company into entirely different lines of business, he added. The analyst reiterated an Outperform rating on Home Depot shares. TAKEOVER VALUE CLOSER TO $120: Following the report, Citi analyst Christian Wetherbee raised his price target for XPO Logistics to $110 from $75 and argued that the company's CEO Brad Jacobs is likely to be willing to maximize shareholder value either as a buyer or seller if the opportunity was right. The analyst pointed out that Friday's article likely adds a takeout premium to XPO shares, at least near-term, with his new price target reflecting this dynamic along with a "strong fundamental story." Wetherbee, however, believes a takeout bid would need to be higher, closer to $120 per share, due to the "significant potential value" XPO can create as a standalone company. The analyst reiterated a Buy rating on XPO shares. AMAZON MAKES MORE SENSE: Meanwhile, Seaport Global analyst Kevin Sterling also raised his price target for XPO to $100 from $85, while reiterating a Buy rating on the shares. The analyst noted that outside of Home Depot playing defense, XPO may be a "nice acquisition candidate" given is position as the largest provider of last-mile logistics for heavy goods in North America. Additionally, XPO's other service offerings - such as less than truckload shipping, truck brokerage, intermodal, freight forwarding and expediting - may also be attractive to Home Depot, he contended. Nonetheless, the analyst believes Home Depot may not have enough volume to justify its own transportation service offerings, but could sell it to other retailers and shippers. On the other hand, Sterling told investors that he believes Amazon buying XPO seems to make more sense as the e-commerce giant has more density and would find XPO's truck brokerage, expedite, freight forwarding, and intermodal offerings attractive. Further, the analyst does not think it is lost on Amazon how successful UPS' (UPS) acquisition of Coyote Logistics has been, helping the company secure capacity during peak season and other volume surges. PRICE ACTION: In morning trading, shares of XPO Logistics have dropped about 1.5% to $88.69, while Home Depot's shares are up about 1%.

XPO

XPO Logistics

$87.75

-2.26 (-2.51%)

HD

Home Depot

$189.47

1.34 (0.71%)

AMZN

Amazon.com

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-6.4 (-0.54%)

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$118.81

0.1707 (0.14%)

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XPO XPO Logistics
$87.75

-2.26 (-2.51%)

12/26/17
OPCO
12/26/17
NO CHANGE
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XPO Logistics purchase by Home Depot not likely, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Brian Nagel notes that Recode reported recently that its sources indicate Home Depot (HD) may be considering a bid for XPO Logistics (XPO). However, the analyst says that his knowledge of Home Depot and the strategic thinking of management suggest that such a move is unlikely. Nagel is hard-pressed to see Home Depot purchasing a transportation and logistics firm the size and scope of XPO. Buying the entirety of XPO would propel the company into entirely different lines of business, he adds. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on Home Depot's shares.
12/26/17
SBSH
12/26/17
NO CHANGE
Target $110
SBSH
Buy
Citi ups XPO target to $110, sees takeover value closer to $120
Citi analyst Christian Wetherbee raised his price target for XPO Logistics (XPO) to $110 from $75 after Recode reported Friday that Home Depot (HD) has contemplated an acquisition of the company, partially as a defensive move to prevent Amazon (AMZN) from doing the same. In a research note titled "Buyer or Seller, There are Lots of Ways to Win," Wetherbee argues that XPO CEO Brad Jacobs is likely to be willing to maximize shareholder value either as a buyer or seller if the opportunity was right. Friday's article likely adds a takeout premium to XPO shares, at least near-term, the analyst adds. His new price target reflects this dynamic along with a "strong fundamental story." The analyst, however, believes a takeout bid would need to be higher, closer to $120 per share, due to the "significant potential value" XPO can create as a standalone company. Wetherbee keeps a Buy rating on XPO shares, which closed Friday up 14%, or $11.32, to $90.01.
12/22/17
DBAB
12/22/17
NO CHANGE
DBAB
Strategic rationale for Home Depot buying XPO 'very clear,' says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Amit Mehrotra noted that Recode reported that Home Depot (HD) has held internal talks about a potential acquisition bid for XPO Logistics (XPO), which is also said to be possibly being considered by Amazon (AMZN) as a takeover target. The news highlights the strategic and scarcity value of XPO's assets, said Mehrotra, who believes the company has "by far" the biggest heavy goods last mile business in the country. From a valuation standpoint, the analyst said his $110 price target is conservative and does not include any assumption of corporate tax reform, which would drive his target to $130. He maintains a Buy rating on XPO, whose stock is up 14% to $90 per share heading into the close.
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OPCO
12/22/17
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Home Depot unlikely to buy XPO Logistics, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Brian Nagel said he is "hard-pressed" to see Home Depot (HD) purchasing a transportation and logistic providers as large XPO Logistics (XPO). The firm's XPO analyst, Scott Schneeberger, thinks Home Home Depot might be interested in XPO's Last Mile Logistics business which is about 6% of total 2017 revenues.
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-6.4 (-0.54%)

12/19/17
KEYB
12/19/17
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Brandywine Realty upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Jordan Sadler upgraded Brandywine Realty (BDN) to Overweight from Sector Weight with a price target of $21. Sadler cites the company's execution in leasing, development discipline, and completion of its disposition program that positions the portfolio for same-store NOI growth that the management forecasts at 2%-5% through 2021. The analyst also notes a potential catalyst in Amazon (AMZN) choosing a location for its HQ2 - if Philadelphia, Austin, or North Virgina are selected, the company could benefit.
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Amazon revenue from Alexa could grow to $10-$11B by 2020, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Mark Mahaney said the firm's latest annual Alexa survey has left him more convinced of the potential long-term impact the voice-powered devices can have on Amazon. He expects Alexa's value proposition to increase in power as awareness and ownership rise and believes Amazon could see $10B-$11B in Alexa-related revenue by 2020. Mahaney maintains an Outperform rating and $1,200 price target on Amazon shares.
UPS UPS
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0.1707 (0.14%)

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11/13/17
INITIATION
Target $148
GSCO
Conviction Buy
UPS initiated with a Conviction Buy at Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs analyst Matt Reustle initiated UPS with a Conviction Buy and $148 price target. The analyst started the Rails sector with a Cautious coverage view and the Airfreight/Logistics sector with an Attractive coverage view. He believes cross-border e-commerce could represent over 50% earnings upside for UPS through the end of the decade. Reustle views UPS as a "unique opportunity" with a short-term catalyst around peak season and a long-term secular theme around e-commerce.
12/11/17
MSCO
12/11/17
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Underweight
Negative sentiment shift a concerning sign for UPS, says Morgan Stanley
Following recent media reports of service issues at UPS (UPS), Morgan Stanley analyst Ravi Shanker analyzed Google searches and online sentiment regarding the company and found a sharper than usual increase in negative sentiment regarding the brand, while finding similar to normal seasonal patterns for competitor FedEx (FDX). The analyst does not think higher volumes, which are the likely cause of the service issues, are necessarily a net positive, as the cost associated with moving the higher volumes could be a significant headwind and the issues could exacerbate any potential share loss headwinds also. Shanker, who concludes that it "could be a challenging quarter" for UPS, keeps an Underweight rating on the stock.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. UPS (UPS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank with analyst Amit Mehrotra saying the current valuation overly discounts the company's heightened investment cycle given its e-commerce growth opportunities. 2. Waters (WAT) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Steve Beuchaw citing the firm's October lab survey indicated that Pharma R&D budgets will accelerate in 2018 and Waters' implied market share loss in Pharma labs has moderated. 3. Globus Medical (GMED) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo with analyst Larry Biegelsen saying he likes the company's diversification strategy amid a "weak" spine market. 4. eBay (EBAY) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital with analyst Daniel Salmon saying the current consensus for Gross Merchandise Volume are conservative, as it will likely accelerate its growth rate in 2018. 5. Owens Corning (OC) upgraded to Top Pick from Outperform at RBC Capital with analyst Robert Wetenhall saying the rating change reflects his increased confidence in fiscal 2018 outlook, projecting a double-digit EBITDA growth rate and a robust free cash flow generation. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
12/04/17
DBAB
12/04/17
UPGRADE
Target $135
DBAB
Buy
UPS upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Amit Mehrotra upgraded UPS to Buy and raised his price target for the shares to $135 from $125. The current valuation overly discounts the company's heightened investment cycle given its e-commerce growth opportunities, Mehrotra tells investors in a research note. His price target equates to 15% upside on a total return basis.

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