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UPS

UPS

$127.62

0.39 (0.31%)

, KNX

Knight-Swift

$44.88

-0.27 (-0.60%)

05:18
01/08/18
01/08
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05:18

Deutsche names UPS a Top Pick, ups price target to $145

Deutsche Bank analyst Amit Mehrotra raised his price target for UPS (UPS) to $145 and $135 and elevated the shares to Top Pick status in Air Freight & Logistics, along with Knight-Swift (KNX), FedEx (FDX) and XPO Logistics (XPO). The analyst's earnings estimates for UPS have been revised 10% higher to reflect the passage of corporate tax reform. He also estimates that tax reform equates to about $1B of incremental free cash flow per annum. 5% cash tax rate. Mehrotra believes UPS shares are underappreciated and he maintains a Buy rating on the name.

UPS

UPS

$127.62

0.39 (0.31%)

KNX

Knight-Swift

$44.88

-0.27 (-0.60%)

FDX

FedEx

$265.92

1.04 (0.39%)

XPO

XPO Logistics

$91.08

-0.27 (-0.30%)

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UPS UPS
$127.62

0.39 (0.31%)

01/04/18
SBSH
01/04/18
NO CHANGE
Target $304
SBSH
Buy
Citi says all Transports win under U.S. tax bill
The Tax Cut and Jobs Act drives a "meaningful step up" in earnings as well as free cash flow for essentially all names in Transportation, Citi analyst Christian Wetherbee tells investors in a research note. He sees U.S. Rails as likely the biggest winners from tax reform. In most cases companies will use the cash "windfall" for buybacks, Wetherbee tells investors in a research note. He believes, however, that a compelling case can be made for U.S. Rails to increase dividends by 15%-20%. The free cash flow windfall could save UPS's (UPS) buyback program, which looked likely to decline in 2018 under the weight of accelerating capex, the analyst adds. Wetherbee upgraded C.H. Robinson Worldwide (CHRW) to Buy and downgraded Schneider National (SNCR) to Neutral. He also raised his price target for Buy-rated FedEx (FDX) to $304 from $280, Buy-rated CSX (CSX) to $64 from $58 and for Buy-rated UPS to $143 from $128.
12/04/17
12/04/17
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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.
12/11/17
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.
01/02/18
FBCO
01/02/18
NO CHANGE
FBCO
Parcel shipping rates should rise over long-term, says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Allison Landry notes that on the back of President Trump's tweet late last week, questions have resurfaced as to whether the USPS has been subsidizing Amazon's (AMZN) logistics costs by charging below market rates in the competitive parcel market, and using its monopoly power in First Class mail to cross-subsidize parcel delivery costs. The analyst believes this is yet another data point that supports her thesis that parcel shipping rates will rise over the long-term as she sees the potential for Postal Reform to be addressed by Congress in 2018. Landry thinks it is only a matter of time before the USPS is forced to raise rates in its package business, which would be a clear positive for FedEx (FDX) and UPS (UPS).
KNX Knight-Swift
$44.88

-0.27 (-0.60%)

11/09/17
DBAB
11/09/17
NO CHANGE
Target $45
DBAB
Buy
Knight-Swift outlook encouraging, selloff won't last, says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Amit Mehrotra views Knight-Swift's outlook as encouraging and says the post-earnings selloff likely won't last. The analyst maintains a Buy rating on the shares with a $45 price target.
01/02/18
KEYB
01/02/18
NO CHANGE
Target $55
KEYB
Overweight
Knight-Swift price target raised to $55 from $45 at KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Todd Fowler raised his price target for Knight-Swift to $55 from $45, while reiterating an Overweight rating on the stock, on potential acquisition-related synergies.
11/14/17
KEYB
11/14/17
UPGRADE
Target $45
KEYB
Overweight
Knight-Swift upgraded to Overweight with $45 target at KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Todd Fowler upgraded Knight-Swift to Overweight with a $45 price target. The analyst is "incrementally constructive" on the outlook for truckload following a review historical valuation metrics. He believes additional upside in the sector may materialize given the historical relationship between rates and wage inflation. Further, cost synergies for Knight-Swift may exceed $200M, above the initial guidance of $150M by 2019, Fowler tells investors in a research note.
11/13/17
KEYB
11/13/17
UPGRADE
KEYB
Overweight
Knight-Swift upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at KeyBanc
FDX FedEx
$265.92

1.04 (0.39%)

01/05/18
UBSW
01/05/18
UPGRADE
UBSW
Buy
FedEx upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
01/05/18
01/05/18
UPGRADE
Target $164

Buy
Union Pacific upgraded to Buy at UBS
As previously reported, UBS analyst Thomas Wadewitz upgraded Union Pacific (UNP) to Buy from Neutral after factoring the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act into his forecasts. The analyst, who also cited signs that point toward a favorable volume and pricing environment for freight transports in 2018, also upgraded Werner (WERN) and FedEx (FDX) this morning. He set a $164 price target on Union Pacific shares.
01/05/18
UBSW
01/05/18
UPGRADE
Target $302
UBSW
Buy
FedEx upgraded to Buy on tax reform, favorable environment at UBS
As previously reported, UBS analyst Thomas Wadewitz upgraded FedEx to Buy from Neutral after factoring the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act into his forecasts. The analyst, who also cited signs that point toward a favorable volume and pricing environment for freight transports in 2018, set a $302 price target on FedEx shares.
XPO XPO Logistics
$91.08

-0.27 (-0.30%)

01/03/18
BOFA
01/03/18
NO CHANGE
Target $103
BOFA
Buy
XPO Logistics price target raised to $103 from $79 at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst Ariel Rosa raised XPO Logistics price target to $103 from $79 based on a higher multiple given the improving economy, tax cut benefits, deregulation, and a favorable freight environment. Rosa expects XPO to befit from the "rising tide" in peer multiples and reiterates a Buy rating on shares.
12/26/17
MSCO
12/26/17
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Home Depot deal to buy XPO Logistics may not make sense, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Simeon Gutman said he understands why a potential tie-up of Home Depot (HD) with XPO Logistics (XPO) may be speculated, as has been the case in recent press reports, though he also sees reasons such a hypothetical deal may not make sense. He notes that Home Depot is building out its own internal supply chain and purchasing a separate logistics operator "may be redundant," he tells investors. Home Depot "has an omni-channel backbone like no other retailer," so purchasing a logistics operator may be unnecessary, Gutman contends.
12/27/17
MACQ
12/27/17
NO CHANGE
Target $105
MACQ
Outperform
XPO Logistics price target raised to $105 on possible bid at Macquarie
Macquarie analyst James Clement commented on reports from last week that Home Depot (HD) had internal discussions to acquire XPO Logistics (XPO), in part to keep the company out of Amazon's (AMZN) hands. The analyst said both Home Depot and Amazon are material Last Mile customers of XPO, with growth in the business driven by eCommerce trends for heavy goods that often require "white glove" installation, neither of which FedEx nor UPS provide. Clement raised Outperform rated XPO estimates to reflect what he thinks was a better-than-expected holiday season and increased his price target to $105 from $80 to reflect a possible bid from Home Depot and/or Amazon.
01/02/18
STFL
01/02/18
NO CHANGE
Target $120
STFL
Buy
XPO Logistics price target raised to $120 amid takeover speculation at Stifel
Stifel analyst John Larkin noted the report that Home Depot (HD) had considered the acquisition of XPO Logistics (XPO) and raised his price target on XPO to $120 from $80, as he assumes any hypothetical deal would take place at a 50% premium to XPO's trailing 30-day average share price. However, he also contends that the Recode report "at best has to be considered a rumor" at this point, as it has not yet been confirmed by any other source, and he believes XPO is "at least a couple years away from seeking a full blown exit strategy." Larkin keeps a Buy rating on the stock and continues to like XPO shares, not because Home Depot once mulled an offer but because favorable freight market conditions are finally providing some tailwinds while he also cites the company's unused $8B M&A war chest.

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