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NVDA

Nvidia

$224.08

0.4 (0.18%)

, AMD

AMD

$12.14

0.18 (1.51%)

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Predicting semiconductor demand for Ethereum challenging, says Bernstein

Bernstein analyst Mark Li said that predicting the semiconductor demand for Ethereum is challenging, but he estimates mining GPU demand may fall about 30% year-over-year if Ether prices and mining margins both stay constant. However, semiconductor demand would increase "very rapidly" if Ether prices continue rising. Should the price rise to $5,000 and miners maintain similar margins, mining GPU demand would more than quadruple, theoretically representing as much as 13% upside to NVIDIA (NVDA) revenue in 2018 and 23% of AMD's (AMD), barring supply constraints, Li estimates. Consensus already appears to model a very sharp decline in NVIDIA's crypto-specific revenues, but clarity on what is in AMD models "is harder to say," Li added. He thinks the impact of Ethereum on TSMC (TSM) and memory makers such as Micron (MU) is negligible, noting that they are exposed to much broader applications and bigger markets.

NVDA

Nvidia

$224.08

0.4 (0.18%)

AMD

AMD

$12.14

0.18 (1.51%)

TSM

TSMC

$41.03

-0.27 (-0.65%)

MU

Micron

$42.82

-0.49 (-1.13%)

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NVDA Nvidia
$224.08

0.4 (0.18%)

01/05/18
RHCO
01/05/18
NO CHANGE
Target $43
RHCO
Hold
Intel security vulnerability 'brings the stock to earth', says SunTrust
SunTrust analyst William Stein keeps his Hold rating and $43 price target on Intel (INTC) in the wake of its security flaw disclosure. Stein says the rally in the stock since Q3 report was overdone to the upside, adding that the latest downside reaction, though likely overdone, puts the price around appropriate valuation. The analyst contends that consumers may favor alternative providers for parallel workload acceleration over Intel's solutions, adding that its latest issues strengthen his view on NVIDIA (NVDA).
01/05/18
GSCO
01/05/18
UPGRADE
Target $78
GSCO
Conviction Buy
Xilinx upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs analyst Toshiya Hari upgraded Xilinx (XLNX) to Buy and added the shares to his firm's Conviction List. The analyst sees a positive risk/reward over the next 12-24 months following two consecutive years of underperformance. Demand in the Communications market is beginning to show early signs of stabilization and possibly growth, Hari tells investors in a research note. He raised his price target for Xilinx shares to $78 from $72. The analyst also reiterates a Conviction Buy rating on Nvidia (NVDA) with an unchanged price target of $228.
01/12/18
SBSH
01/12/18
NO CHANGE
Target $240
SBSH
Buy
Nvidia likely beats January quarter gaming expectations, says Citi
Citi analyst Atif Malik believes Nvidia will likely beat gaming expectations for its January quarter. He points out that gaming represents 59% of the company's total sales. Strong PC demand, new gaming titles for the holidays and likely some cryptocurrency mining contribution are driving above seasonal demand, Malik tells investors in a research note. The analyst reiterates a Buy rating on Nvidia with a $240 price target. Malik notes his bull case has the stock reaching $300.
12/11/17
SBSH
12/11/17
NO CHANGE
SBSH
Citi 'getting more nervous' on semiconductors after Asia trip
Following a trip last week to Asia meeting with companies across the technology supply chain, Citi analyst Christopher Danely says he's "getting more nervous" on the semiconductor sector. While demand from the PC end market remains strong, the NAND market remains weak and data points on Apple's (AAPL) iPhone were mixed, Danely tells investors in a research note. The analyst saw signs of an inventory build and believes upside to consensus estimates is declining. He feels momentum is slowing in the semiconductor space. Danely's top pick is Microchip (MCHP) and he's also Buy-rated on Texas Instruments (TXN), Applied Materials (AMAT), Nvidia (NVDA), Skyworks (SWKS), ON Semiconductor (ON) and Micron (MU). The analyst's checks indicate slower than expected iPhone X and 8 demand but stronger iPhone 7 demand. He views this as bad for Skyworks and Qorvo (QRVO) and good for Analog Devices (ADI).
AMD AMD
$12.14

0.18 (1.51%)

01/03/18
BOFA
01/03/18
NO CHANGE
BOFA
BofA keeps Buy on Intel, but sees AMD benefitting from security issues
Following media reports of chip-level security issues impacting systems powered by Intel (INTC) processors, Bank of American Merrill Lynch analyst Vivek Arya noted that this issue initially surfaced in November and that Intel has maintained dominant share in both servers and PCs for decades despite having faced bugs in the past. Arya maintains a Buy rating on Intel shares, but added that AMD (AMD) could be the most direct beneficiary whether this is a real or a perceived additional risk factor for Intel. If Intel's firmware upgrades slow down its processors, it could give AMD a leg up in 2018, particularly in servers, Arya added.
01/03/18
01/03/18
NO CHANGE

Morgan Stanley says AMD server opportunity not materially changed by Intel issue
Morgan Stanley analyst Joseph Moore said he does not think that the potential exploit identified in Intel (INTC) processors materially changes the server opportunities for AMD (AMD). Moore notes that IT customers he's spoken with didn't rule out a 35% impact for some workloads, but said that the mainstream impact on Intel processors would be more on the order of 5%. A 5% performance impact, while significant, is not enough to drive CPU preference to AMD, according to Moore, who adds that if the 35% performance hit were correct it could drive consideration for AMD.
01/04/18
BARD
01/04/18
NO CHANGE
Target $20
BARD
Outperform
AMD could benefit from uncovered Intel issue, says Baird
Baird analyst Tristan Gerra noted the security issues in Intel (INTC) CPUs that was disclosed yesterday and believes it could lead to market share gains for AMD (AMD) both this year and next. AMD said they sees near-zero risk due to their architectural differences and longer term it could drives security and performance refresh cycles in PCs, said Gerra, who reiterated his Outperform rating and $20 price target on AMD shares.
01/03/18
DBAB
01/03/18
NO CHANGE
Target $50
DBAB
Buy
Deutsche expects quick response from Intel on Register story
The Register reported yesterday that Intel (INTC) chips from up to the past 10 years have a critical security flaw that AMD (AMD) chips do not have, Deutsche Bank analyst Ross Seymore tells investors in a research note. The analyst says that while he has no incremental insights on the accuracy of the story, he'd be surprised if such a "fundamental flaw" went unnoticed for the duration that the article is highlighting. Further, if the impact to Intel was known and material, the company would likely have disclosed it earlier, Seymore adds. He expects a response from Intel "to be forthcoming relatively quickly." The analyst has a Buy rating on the shares with a $50 price target. Intel in afternoon trading is down 5% to $44.55 while AMD is up 8% to $11.84.
TSM TSMC
$41.03

-0.27 (-0.65%)

11/27/17
MSCO
11/27/17
DOWNGRADE
MSCO
Equal Weight
TSMC downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
11/27/17
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11/27/17
DOWNGRADE
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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
11/27/17
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. 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.
12/04/17
SBSH
12/04/17
NO CHANGE
SBSH
Buy
TSMC recent weakness a buying opportunity, says Citi
Citi analyst Roland Shu sees the recent weakness in shares of TSMC as an "enhanced" buying opportunity. The company's "strong" Q4 is on track and Q1 is likely to be better than expected, Shu tells investors in a research note. The analyst has a Buy rating on the shares with a price target of NT$269.
MU Micron
$42.82

-0.49 (-1.13%)

12/20/17
RSBL
12/20/17
NO CHANGE
Target $85
RSBL
Buy
Rosenblatt ups Micron price target to Street-high $85
Rosenblatt analyst Hans Mosesmann raised his price target for Micron Technology to $85 from $75 and reiterates a Buy rating on the shares following last night's better than expected results and guidance. The analyst believes "impressive demand and content dynamics" will continue to drive the memory cycle.
12/20/17
NEED
12/20/17
NO CHANGE
Target $76
NEED
Buy
Micron multiple should rise as investors appreciate secular shift, says Needham
Needham analyst Rajvindra Gill noted that Micron is trading well below its historical average P/E multiple of 8-10x, but thinks its multiple should rise as investors come to understand how the company benefits from the secular transition away from PCs and smartphones to high-performance computing applications, which brings with it higher capacity and favorable pricing. Gill maintains a Buy rating and $76 price target on Micron following the company's "record" quarter and guidance.
01/05/18
KEYB
01/05/18
NO CHANGE
KEYB
KeyBanc calls memory checks mixed entering Q1
KeyBanc analyst Weston Twigg says his memory contacts maintain a mixed view on memory pricing this year, with DRAM likely up moderately and NAND down. The analyst continues to expect limited new DRAM supply until later this year, creating a tight supply/demand environment, and "substantial" new NAND capacity coming online in the first half of the year, driving lower pricing. He views DRAM strength as positive for Micron (MU), and NAND softness as a potential negative for Micron, Western Digital (WDC) and Seagate (STX).
01/11/18
NEED
01/11/18
NO CHANGE
Target $76
NEED
Buy
Report caused confusion about Micron, Intel 3D NAND pact, says Needham
Following a media report about Micron (MU) and Intel (INTC) parting ways in the co-development of 3D NAND, Needham analyst Rajvindra Gill spoke with Micron CFO Ernie Maddok at CES. Gill believes the report caused some confusion and he said the only change to their NAND agreement is that the two companies will go their separate ways in the development of fourth generation 3D NAND IP. Micron management's view is this is a "no-brainer," as being able to develop unique IP should allow the company to broaden its addressable market by 2021, said Gill, who added that the current pact is very strict on the usage of the co-developed IP and he sees no risk of Intel licensing to Chinese manufacturers. The analyst, who also believes current NAND pricing decline concerns are overblown, keeps a Buy rating and $76 price target on Micron shares.

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