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AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,276.68

22.35 (1.78%)

, EBAY

eBay

$37.81

0.11 (0.29%)

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Supreme Court to hear case on internet sales tax collection, Bloomberg says

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear South Dakota's bid to revisit a ruling from 1992 that banned many types of sales tax collection on online retail sales, according to Bloomberg. Operators of some of the top online shopping sites in the U.S. include Amazon.com (AMZN), Wal-Mart (WMT), Kohl's (KSS), Macy's (M), Target (TGT) and eBay (EBAY).

AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,276.68

22.35 (1.78%)

EBAY

eBay

$37.81

0.11 (0.29%)

WMT

Walmart

$100.91

0.89 (0.89%)

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AMZN Amazon.com
$1,276.68

22.35 (1.78%)

01/11/18
PIPR
01/11/18
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Amazon's AWS still the leading public cloud offering, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson reported that the firm's 2018 survey of CIOs shows that Amazon's (AMZN) AWS remains the leading public cloud offering in terms of revenue and scale and is tied with Microsoft's (MSFT) Azure for mindshare, which is a change from last year when AWS had lost some mindshare amid "early-2017 hype" regarding the maturation of Azure's offering. 90% of CIOs surveyed intend to increase AWS spending in 2018, which is up from 87% in 2017, Olson added. Azure maintained mindshare and Google Cloud Platform (GOOG) saw a significant step up in mindshare, while smaller cloud providers rapidly lose mindshare, noted Olson.
01/11/18
PIPR
01/11/18
NO CHANGE
Target $1300
PIPR
Overweight
Alphabet price target raised to $1,300 from $1,150 at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Sam Kemp raised his price target on Alphabet (GOOG) to $1,300, saying Google Cloud Platform is gaining mindshare from smaller competitors in the public cloud space amid "ongoing feature improvements, accompanying platform evangelism, and adoption by younger companies". The analyst contends that as a #3 player in the field behind Amazon's (AMZN) AWS and Microsoft's (MSFT) Azure, GCP can still create "meaningful shareholder value" within the accelerating cloud environment. Kemp keeps his Overweight rating on Alphabet.
01/12/18
MSCO
01/12/18
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Morgan Stanley most bullish on Amazon in large-cap internet
Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak issued his 2018 outlook for U.S. internet names, saying among the large caps he is bullish on Amazon (AMZN) as he sees growing high margin revenues leading to upward revisions of estimates for the company. He is also positive on Facebook (FB), contending that core Facebook ad unit pricing can rise over 20% in 2018 and Instagram can add about $16B in ad revenue. Nowak also keeps an Overweight rating on Alphabet (GOOG), as he expects innovation to drive beats on revenue and profits. He has a $1,250 price target on Amazon, $215 price target on Facebook and a $1,210 target on Alphabet.
01/12/18
RHCO
01/12/18
NO CHANGE
Target $1400
RHCO
Buy
Amazon.com price target raised to $1,400 from $1,270 at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Youssef Squali kept his Buy rating and raised his price target on Amazon to $1,400 as part of his "Favorite Internet Stocks; Bullish Thesis Strengthened" research note. Squali says that while the stock is not cheap, it remains "fundamentally compelling" based on the management's focus on customer experience with selection and price as well as leveraging of technology to disrupt commerce and IT services. The analyst says Amazon can continue to grow disproportionately faster than peers and gain market share in several segments of the economy.
EBAY eBay
$37.81

0.11 (0.29%)

01/09/18
BARD
01/09/18
NO CHANGE
Target $44
BARD
Outperform
eBay price target raised to $44 from $38 at Baird
Baird analyst Colin Sebastian raised his price target on eBay to $44 from $38 after his Tracker survey suggested the company had a strong finish to the holiday shopping season. He said the sales growth was a continuation of the positive sales momentum he highlighted mid-month. Sebastian raised his estimates and reiterated his Outperform rating on eBay shares.
01/12/18
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eBay upgraded to Buy from Hold at SunTrust
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01/12/18
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Target $46
RHCO
Buy
eBay upgraded to Buy at SunTrust on strong holiday sales and growth prospects
As reported earlier, SunTrust analyst Youssef Squali upgraded eBay to Buy from Hold and raised his price target to $46 from $38. Squali cites an upbeat Q4 holiday sales boosting revenues and gross merchandise volume, prospects for higher growth in 2018 on platform improvements and marketing investment, lowers corporate tax rates, and lower repatriation tax rates that will bring "most of $8.7B" in overseas cash to be used in buybacks or M&A. The analyst also believes that the stock trades at a "reasonable valuation".
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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. Dick's Sporting (DKS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank with analyst Mike Baker saying he believes industry trends are bottoming and notes that Dick's inventory levels are coming back into balance with demand, which should lessen the impact on gross margins. 2. eBay (EBAY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at SunTrust with analyst Youssef Squali citing an upbeat fourth quarter holiday sales boosting revenues and gross merchandise volume, prospects for higher growth in 2018 on platform improvements and marketing investment, lowers corporate tax rates, and lower repatriation tax rates that will bring "most of $8.7B" in overseas cash to be used in buybacks or M&A. 3. Costco (COST) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at Gordon Haskett with analyst Chuck Grom citing his meeting with management. 4. Kohl's (KSS) was upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan and to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC Capital. 5. Humana (HUM) and Anthem (ANTM) were upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
WMT Walmart
$100.91

0.89 (0.89%)

01/04/18
DBAB
01/04/18
NO CHANGE
Target $97
DBAB
Buy
Amazon now selling products sourced by Perrigo, says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Gregg Gilbert says that in recent months, Amazon (AMZN) has begun to sell a number of over-the-counter healthcare products, sourced by Perrigo (PRGO), under a brand called "Basic Care." The price per unit to the consumer tends to be similar to Walmart's (WMT) pricing and generally below that of some other retailers, Gilbert tells investors in a research note, citing his own analysis. He believes Amazon, at least for now, is not going out of its way to position the Basic Care brand on the site in a preferential way. Further, the analyst does not expect Perrigo to "play up" this development as Amazon is, for now, just a small customer and the company likely won't want to "rock the boat unnecessarily with its larger customers." Gilbert also assumes that Perrigo is not offering better prices to Amazon than it would to other customers. The analyst does not see much potential for near and medium term upside for Perrigo tied to its arrangement with Amazon. Gilbert keeps a Buy rating on the shares with a $97 price target. The stock in premarket trading is down 50c to $88.94.
01/10/18
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Perform
Big Lots downgraded to Perform at Oppenheimer
As previously reported, Oppenheimer analyst Brian Nagel downgraded Big Lots (BIG) to Perform from Outperform, citing indications of potentially moderating sales growth in furniture, a now higher, albeit still discounted valuation, and the threat of stepped-up price actions within the broader mass channel, and particularly Wal-Mart (WMT).
01/11/18
BARD
01/11/18
NO CHANGE
Target $110
BARD
Outperform
Walmart smart to keep investing in associates, says Baird
Baird analyst Peter Benedict views Walmart's decision to share a portion of its expected tax reform benefits with associates as a smart one and the right strategic move, stating that he attributes much of the company's recent success to its heavy investments in people and technology in the past few years. The incremental spending in 2018 is below the aggregate "reinvestment" he'd already assumed in his model, so Walmart has room for additional actions too, said Benedict, who keeps an Outperform rating and $110 price target on the stock.
01/12/18
OPCO
01/12/18
NO CHANGE
Target $210
OPCO
Outperform
Costco well positioned to benefit from Sam's closures, says Oppenheimer
After examining Walmart's (WMT) plans to shutter more than 60 of its Sam's Club units, Oppenheimer analyst Brian Nagel believes Costco (COST) is well situated to potentially capitalize upon both "freed up" sales and "dislocated" Sam's members. He views the Sam's closings as an "incremental positive" to his investment thesis and keeps an Outperform rating on Costco with a $210 price target.

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Occidental Petroleum

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JUNO

Juno Therapeutics

$69.25

23.65 (51.86%)

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Worldpay

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Keane Group

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INTC

Intel

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1.25 (2.90%)

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Royal Dutch Shell

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Royal Dutch Shell

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AAPL

Apple

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Toyota

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Peabody Energy

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