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$186.85

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, TWTR

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0.33 (1.38%)

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Citi Q4 checks positive for Facebook and Twitter, mixed for Snap

Citi analyst Mark May says his early Q4 channel checks with two social marketing platforms, 4C Insights and Kenshoo, are positive for both Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TWTR) and mixed for Snap (SNAP). Jefferies this morning downgraded Snap to Hold from Buy. Citi's checks suggest that growth in spend across the Facebook platform remains strong and that the company's Q4 revenue could exceed consensus forecasts, May tells investors in a research note. 4C's data also suggests potential upside to Twitter (TWTR) revenue forecasts, and "potential disappointing revenue results" from Snap, May adds. While 4C just started supporting Snapchat in the second half of 2016, making its year-over-year unreliable, its data show client spend on the platform increased 22% sequentially Q4 as compared with 38% sequential growth in Q3, the analyst adds. He believes this suggests a potential Q4 revenue miss from Snap.

FB

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RHCO
01/02/18
NO CHANGE
Target $7
RHCO
Hold
Pandora 2018 EBITDA consensus is too high, says SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Matthew Thornton lowered his price target on Pandora (P) to $7 from $8 and kept his Hold rating, saying that while he is positive on the company's initiatives to boost User Hours and Subscriptions, they will take time and investment to materialize. Thornton says the consensus EBITDA view of -$42M is too high, given the expected rise in costs. The analyst also points to "intense" competition in streaming music as well as potential entry in the space at Facebook (FB), based on its music hires and content licensing.
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SBSH
01/05/18
NO CHANGE
Target $1400
SBSH
Buy
Citi names Amazon top Internet pick for 2018, ups target to $1,400
Citi analyst Mark May remains bullish on the consumer Internet sector, especially over the near term. The analyst believes a "positive, tax reform fueled, business climate" should benefit the end-markets of the companies in the space. After outperformance in 2017, however, he recommends being more selective in 2018. Amazon.com (AMZN) moves up a spot to become his top-ranked pick for 2018. May sees the combination of greater than 30% sales growth, margin expansion and the current valuation as a "compelling mix." He raised his price target for Amazon shares to $1,400 from $1,250. May's most- to least-favored stocks under coverage, in order, are: Amazon, Expedia (EXPE), Facebook (FB), Priceline (PCLN), Alphabet (GOOGL), eBay (EBAY), Yelp (YELP), Twitter (TWTR), TripAdvisor (TRIP), Netflix (NFLX), GrubHub (GRUB), GoDaddy (GDDY), Despegar.com (DESP), trivago (TRVG), LendingClub (LC), Wayfair (W), Snap (SNAP), Zillow (ZG), Blue Apron (APRN) and Roku (ROKU), which he downgraded this morning to Sell.
01/08/18
JPMS
01/08/18
NO CHANGE
Target $230
JPMS
Overweight
JPMorgan calls Facebook best idea for 2018, ups target to $230
JPMorgan analyst Doug Anmuth calls Facebook (FB) his best idea for 2018 and raised his price target for the shares to $230 from $225. The social media giant closed Friday up $2.52 to $186.85. The analyst's favorite names for 2018 are Facebook, Priceline (PCLN) and Amazon (AMZN) among large-caps and Twitter (TWTR) and Yelp (YELP) among smid-caps. Facebook continues to show a "rare and impressive" combination of scale, growth and profitability, Anmuth tells investors in a research note. The analyst expects continued strong engagement and highlights the "rapid growth" at Instagram, which he believes could double over time and ultimately approach core Facebook platform scale. He keeps an Overweight rating on the shares.
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FBCO
01/08/18
NO CHANGE
Target $232
FBCO
Outperform
Facebook price target raised to $232 ahead of results at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Stephen Ju raised his price target for Facebook to $323 from $230 ahead of Q4 results as he increases his mobile newsfeed estimates on the heels of positive advertiser checks. The analyst also notes that the focus seems to be shifting to CapEx along with expense ramp on content and security. He reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
TWTR Twitter
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0.33 (1.38%)

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INITIATION

On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Twitter (TWTR) initiated with a Buy at Summit Redstone. 2. Insteel (IIIN) initiated with a Buy at Sidoti. 3. Tiffany (TIF) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan. 4. Delphi Technologies (DLPH) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies. 5. Domino's Pizza (DPZ) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank, while Papa John's and Wingstop (WING) were initiated with a Hold. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
12/20/17
ARGS
12/20/17
NO CHANGE
Target $30
ARGS
Buy
Twitter price target raised to $30 from $25 at Argus
Argus analyst Jim Kelleher raised his price target price on Twitter to $30 from $25, stating that he believes the shares have further to go despite the stock's over 25% run-up since his upgrade in November. Twitter is restoring growth while seeking to improve, but not stifle, the user experience and Kelleher thinks its continued work on refining and clarifying its policy on toxic content can help restore the company's early mission of serving as a platform for public self-expression, he tells investors. Kelleher keeps a Buy rating on Twitter shares.
SNAP Snap
$14.50

-0.09 (-0.62%)

01/04/18
COWN
01/04/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $11
COWN
Underperform
Snap downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Cowen
Cowen analyst John Blackledge downgraded Snap to Underperform and cut its price target o $11 after reducing 2018-2022 estimates. Blackledge's Ad Buyer Survey results for Snap were mixed with modest share gains of Social/Video budgets in 2018/19 despite ranking ROI, data, and targeting ranking the lowest. Survey Ad buyers preferred Instagram Stories ads versus Snap Ads, despite the firjm's consumer survey suggesting rising SNAP user engagement in 2017 and higher user sharing and video/photo viewing.
01/04/18
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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. Roku (ROKU) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Benjamin Swinburne telling investors that he believes the market has overreacted following the company's stronger than expected third quarter results. 2. Snap (SNAP) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Cowen with analyst John Blackledge saying Blackledge's Ad Buyer Survey results for Snap were mixed with modest share gains of Social/Video budgets in 2018/19 despite ranking ROI, data, and targeting ranking the lowest. 3. Western Digital (WDC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital with analyst Tim Long saying the near-term fundamentals for the company remain healthy, but limited upside for growth in margins and revenue due to a more balanced supply-demand will keep the stock in a trading range. 4. Tableau (DATA) downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at KeyBanc with analyst Brent Bracelin saying the risk/reward is more balanced following the 64% rise in shares in 2017. 5. MasterCard (MA) downgraded to Outperform from Top Pick at RBC Capital with analyst Daniel Perlin saying the stock was a "monster" in 2017 with a 47% rise, and his investment thesis of accelerating top-line growth, tailwinds from higher oil prices and favorable FX, and global conversion to electronic payments remains in place. The analyst attributes the downgrade to "repositioning group headings" going into FY18. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
01/08/18
JEFF
01/08/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $15
JEFF
Hold
Snap downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Brent Thill downgraded Snap to Hold with an unchanged price target of $15. The camera company closed Friday down 9c to $14.50. The analyst continues to have optimism around Snap's platform, but believes "fundamental execution needs to be shown" before he can be more positive on the name. Some negatives behind the app redesign could "lead to some turbulence in usage and adoption when rolled out," Thill tells investors in a research note. The analyst views the shares, currently trading at 18 times his 2018 revenue estimate, as fully valued.

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