Breaking News Instant updates and real-time market news.

TWTR

Twitter

$24.04

-0.52 (-2.12%)

, FB

Facebook

$179.80

2.2 (1.24%)

17:37
01/18/18
01/18
17:37
01/18/18
17:37

Snap user metrics being put into question by Mashable, Muddy Waters

After the close, Mashable posted an article titled 'The big con: How tech companies made a killing by fudging their numbers,' which focused on Snap Inc's (SNAP) Snapchat inflating, exaggerating, or outright lying about its user metrics, depending on the point-of view in question. The article highlighted a former Snap employee, Anthony Pompliano, who is claiming "outright fraud" and says "I have proof." Pompliano has filed a lawsuit against Snap, but Snap called Pompliano a "disgruntled employee" who was "fired for poor performance." Carson Block, short-seller and founder of investment firm Muddy Waters, has also taken an interest in Snap, saying, "These metrics, there's no basis where you can reconcile. I think it puts us in a dangerous area." Block also tweeted out a link to the Mashable article, saying "Article discussing problems with $SNAP & other app companies' user metrics, implications for investors and advertisers." In the after hours session, Snap is trading down 0.64%. Other publicly traded companies in the space include Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TWTR).

TWTR

Twitter

$24.04

-0.52 (-2.12%)

FB

Facebook

$179.80

2.2 (1.24%)

SNAP

Snap

$14.01

0.49 (3.62%)

  • 18

    Jan

  • 18

    Jan

  • 23

    Jan

  • 31

    Jan

  • 06

    Feb

  • 07

    Feb

  • 08

    Feb

  • 28

    Feb

TWTR Twitter
$24.04

-0.52 (-2.12%)

01/18/18
STFL
01/18/18
NO CHANGE
Target $21
STFL
Hold
Twitter coverage transferred with a Hold at Stifel
Stifel analyst John Egbert took over coverage of Twitter with a Hold rating on the shares with a $21 price target. The analyst believes better 2018 advertising results are already reflected in the stock price. He wants to see improving monthly active user growth and a stabilization of advertising pricing before getting more constructive on the name.
01/16/18
01/16/18
UPGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Qualcomm (QCOM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura Instinet with analyst Romit Shah saying with Broadcom's (AVGO) hostile takeover attempt now analogous to a "gun to the head," Qualcomm management is likely to more aggressively focus on driving shareholder value in order to remain a standalone franchise. 2. Twitter (TWTR) upgraded to Buy from Sell at Aegis with analyst Victor Anthony saying he believes 2018 will be an inflection point in owned and operated advertising for Twitter and he sees a return to double-digit growth in that area in 2019. 3. Procter & Gamble (PG) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman Sachs with analyst Jason English saying he no longer sees enough downside to estimates to drive material underperformance for the stock. 4. Northrop Grumman (NOC) and Curtiss-Wright (CW) were upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo. 5. Ciena (CIEN) was upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs, while Adtran (ADTN) was upgraded to Neutral from Sell. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
01/16/18
01/16/18
UPGRADE
Target $30

Buy
Twitter upgraded to Buy with $30 target at Aegis
As previously reported, Aegis analyst Victor Anthony upgraded Twitter (TWTR) two notches, to Buy from Sell, and set a $30 price target on the stock. Anthony believes 2018 will be an inflection point in owned and operated advertising for Twitter and he sees a return to double-digit growth in that area in 2019. He also sees the potential for improving monthly average user growth, sustained double-digit daily active user growth and thinks the stock could be included in the S&P 500 at some point. Additionally, Anthony sees Facebook's (FB) decision to de-emphasize public content making Twitter a more valuable resource for video and news, making it an even more appealing takeover candidate, he tells investors.
01/16/18
AGIS
01/16/18
UPGRADE
AGIS
Buy
Twitter upgraded to Buy from Sell at Aegis
FB Facebook
$179.80

2.2 (1.24%)

01/16/18
BARD
01/16/18
NO CHANGE
Target $200
BARD
Outperform
Facebook user survey suggests social media fatigue, says Baird
Baird analyst Colin Sebastian said his social media survey suggests some moderation in Facebook app usage, which coincides with Mark Zuckerberg's comments relating to improvements in content relevancy. The analyst said the survey suggests an underlying trend that management is trying to pro-actively address. Sebastian, who reiterates his Outperform rating and $200 price target on Facebook shares, still expects strong demand among advertisers and sees limited downside risk to his estimates.
01/17/18
COWN
01/17/18
NO CHANGE
COWN
Digital Realty may have signed lease with Facebook, says Cowen
Cowen said Digital Realty (DLR) may have signed a lease with Facebook (FB) for 12MW in Northern Virginia.
01/18/18
KEYB
01/18/18
NO CHANGE
KEYB
Cost savings emerge as 'killer app' for artificial intelligence, says KeyBanc
Over the past 35 days, KeyBanc analyst Brent Bracelin hosted meetings at Adobe (ADBE), Autodesk (ADSK), Algorithmia, Cloudera (CLDR), Coupa (COUP), Facebook (FB), Guidewire (GWRE), Netflix (NFLX), NVIDIA (NVDA), Salesforce (CRM), SAP, Synopsys (SNPS), Twilio (TWLO), Tableau (DATA), Talend (TLND), Veeva (VEEV), Workday (WDAY), and Zendesk (ZEN) as part of an AI & Cloud-themed field trip. The analyst notes that cost savings have emerged as the "killer app" for artificial intelligence, and large enterprise interest in migrating back-office apps to cloud has been slow, but is picking up, conversational AI and bot activity is yielding real cost savings. Further, Bracelin sees 2018 as a defining year for enterprise AI applications, and is most impressed by enterprise AI initiatives at Microsoft (MSFT), Zendesk, Guidewire, and Adobe.
SNAP Snap
$14.01

0.49 (3.62%)

01/12/18
01/12/18
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. Facebook (FB) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel with analyst Scott Devitt arguing there is currently "too much uncertainty" relating to the economic impact of the company's pending News Feed changes communicated in a post last night by CEO Mark Zuckerberg. 2. Snap (SNAP) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James with analyst Aaron Kessler saying Snap is largely a Chat/Message app and not a camera company as it refers to itself. 3. Etsy (ETSY) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Brian Nowak citing valuation as being too expensive compared to its peers and the stock's historical average. 4. Comcast (CMCSA) downgraded to Buy from Action List Buy at TD Securities with analyst Vince Valentin citing recent shares strength and to make room of new Action List addition Shaw Communications (SJR), where he now sees better upside potential. 5. Electronic Arts (EA) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Brian Nowak citing disappointing "Star Wars: Battlefront 2" third party data. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
01/12/18
01/12/18
DOWNGRADE

Underperform
Snap downgraded to Underperform, shares 'overvalued,' says Raymond James
As previously reported, Raymond James downgraded Snap to Underperform from Market Perform. Analyst Aaron Kessler said Snap is largely a Chat/Message app and not a camera company as it refers to itself. Historically, chat and messaging apps do not monetize well as News Feeds, the analyst wrote, and he expects the company to struggle to gain momentum with its Discover platform. Additionally, Kessler's checks indicate the platform is still experimental and user growth will likely remain challenging. Kessler contends Snap is an "overvalued" chat company given recent execution issues, structural challenges, and competitive concerns,
01/12/18
RAJA
01/12/18
DOWNGRADE
RAJA
Underperform
Snap downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
01/08/18
01/08/18
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. GoPro (GPRO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Longbow with analyst Joe Wittine saying his channel checks confirmed the holidays missed the company's plan and late quarter $100 price cuts were not enough to save the quarter. 2. Snap (SNAP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies with analyst Brent Thill saying he 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. 3. Cirrus Logic (CRUS) downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at KeyBanc with analyst John Vinh citing his "disappointment" with the current iPhone cycle and the lack of meaningful content gains until 2019. 4. Pandora (P) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Benjamin Swinburne noting that the company's core free product has not evolved meaningfully and faces continued innovation by Spotify, Apple (AAPL) and Amazon (AMZN) while also being pressured by free music available on Google's (GOOG) YouTube. 5. GrubHub (GRUB) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Wedbush with analyst Aaron Turner saying that while he continues to like the company's market opportunity and competitive positioning, the current peak valuation of shares accurately reflects these positive dynamics. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

TODAY'S FREE FLY STORIES

EGN

Energen

$56.82

2.52 (4.64%)

16:52
02/25/18
02/25
16:52
02/25/18
16:52
Conference/Events
Energen management to meet with Morgan Stanley »

Meetings to be held in…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 26

    Feb

  • 27

    Feb

  • 28

    Feb

AYX

Alteryx

$33.38

-0.37 (-1.10%)

16:32
02/25/18
02/25
16:32
02/25/18
16:32
Hot Stocks
Alteryx acquires master distributor, Alteryx ANZ in Sydney »

Alteryx completes the…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

ICL

ICL

$4.43

0.08 (1.84%)

, NSTC

Ness Technologies

16:30
02/25/18
02/25
16:30
02/25/18
16:30
Hot Stocks
ICL names Raviv Zoller as new CEO »

ICL's (ICL) Board…

ICL

ICL

$4.43

0.08 (1.84%)

NSTC

Ness Technologies

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

LJPC

La Jolla

$32.15

-0.46 (-1.41%)

16:27
02/25/18
02/25
16:27
02/25/18
16:27
Hot Stocks
La Jolla: Phase 3 GIAPREZA study results published in Critical Care Medicine »

La Jolla Pharmaceutical…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 28

    Feb

NEXA

Nexa Resources

$19.43

-0.52 (-2.61%)

16:14
02/25/18
02/25
16:14
02/25/18
16:14
Conference/Events
Nexa Resources management to meet with Morgan Stanley »

Meeting to be held in New…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

15:47
02/25/18
02/25
15:47
02/25/18
15:47
Conference/Events
JPMorgan healthcare analyst to hold an analyst/industry conference call »

Analyst Peterson, along…

MDT

Medtronic

$80.39

-0.02 (-0.02%)

15:41
02/25/18
02/25
15:41
02/25/18
15:41
Conference/Events
Medtronic participates in a conference call with JPMorgan »

Medical Technology…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 14

    Mar

  • 23

    Mar

BRK.A

Berkshire Hathaway

$304,020.01

2616.01 (0.87%)

, BRK.B

Berkshire Hathaway

$202.76

2.03 (1.01%)

16:26
02/24/18
02/24
16:26
02/24/18
16:26
Hot Stocks
Buffett believes Berkshire can handle $400B mega-catastrophe »

In his annual letter to…

BRK.A

Berkshire Hathaway

$304,020.01

2616.01 (0.87%)

BRK.B

Berkshire Hathaway

$202.76

2.03 (1.01%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

BRK.A

Berkshire Hathaway

$304,020.01

2616.01 (0.87%)

, BRK.B

Berkshire Hathaway

$202.76

2.03 (1.01%)

16:19
02/24/18
02/24
16:19
02/24/18
16:19
Periodicals
Buffet says laments inability to find targets for Berkshire to buy, Reuters says »

Warren Buffett lamented…

BRK.A

Berkshire Hathaway

$304,020.01

2616.01 (0.87%)

BRK.B

Berkshire Hathaway

$202.76

2.03 (1.01%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

BRK.A

Berkshire Hathaway

$304,020.01

2616.01 (0.87%)

, BRK.B

Berkshire Hathaway

$202.76

2.03 (1.01%)

16:16
02/24/18
02/24
16:16
02/24/18
16:16
Periodicals
Berkshire Hathaway reports record profit fueled by tax reform, Reuters says »

Berkshire Hathaway…

BRK.A

Berkshire Hathaway

$304,020.01

2616.01 (0.87%)

BRK.B

Berkshire Hathaway

$202.76

2.03 (1.01%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

TWTR

Twitter

$32.66

0.55 (1.71%)

16:12
02/24/18
02/24
16:12
02/24/18
16:12
Periodicals
Twitter's SoundCloud investment officially wiped out, Recode reports »

Twitter has written off…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 26

    Feb

  • 28

    Feb

  • 07

    Mar

AAPL

Apple

$175.50

3 (1.74%)

16:08
02/24/18
02/24
16:08
02/24/18
16:08
Periodicals
Apple to store sensitive encryption keys in China, WSJ reports »

Apple will start to store…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

VLKAY

Volkswagen

$40.98

0.09 (0.22%)

16:00
02/24/18
02/24
16:00
02/24/18
16:00
Periodicals
Volkswagen's U.S. unit settles emissions suit, Reuters reports »

Volkswagen's unit in…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

DAL

Delta Air Lines

$53.46

0.91 (1.73%)

, UAL

United Continental

$67.57

0.87 (1.30%)

15:56
02/24/18
02/24
15:56
02/24/18
15:56
Periodicals
Delta, United Airlines cut ties with NRA, Reuters reports »

Delta Air Lines (DAL) and…

DAL

Delta Air Lines

$53.46

0.91 (1.73%)

UAL

United Continental

$67.57

0.87 (1.30%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 21

    Mar

  • 30

    May

BRK.A

Berkshire Hathaway

$304,020.01

2616.01 (0.87%)

, BRK.B

Berkshire Hathaway

$202.76

2.03 (1.01%)

15:53
02/24/18
02/24
15:53
02/24/18
15:53
Earnings
Berkshire Hathaway reports Q4 operating EPS $3,338, consensus $2,622.23 »

Reports FY17 operating…

BRK.A

Berkshire Hathaway

$304,020.01

2616.01 (0.87%)

BRK.B

Berkshire Hathaway

$202.76

2.03 (1.01%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

TWX

Time Warner

$94.70

0.33 (0.35%)

, T

AT&T

$36.72

0.25 (0.69%)

15:44
02/24/18
02/24
15:44
02/24/18
15:44
Periodicals
May be time to consider Time Warner, Barron's says »

Time Warner (TWX) shares…

TWX

Time Warner

$94.70

0.33 (0.35%)

T

AT&T

$36.72

0.25 (0.69%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 26

    Feb

  • 26

    Feb

  • 27

    Feb

  • 28

    Feb

  • 01

    Mar

  • 01

    Mar

  • 05

    Mar

  • 06

    Mar

  • 23

    Apr

JKHY

Jack Henry

$121.95

1.79 (1.49%)

12:59
02/24/18
02/24
12:59
02/24/18
12:59
Conference/Events
Jack Henry management to meet with Stephens »

Meetings to be held in…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 27

    Feb

  • 28

    Feb

PFBC

Preferred Bank

$64.05

0.86 (1.36%)

12:52
02/24/18
02/24
12:52
02/24/18
12:52
Conference/Events
Preferred Bank management to meet with Stephens »

Meetings to be held in…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 27

    Feb

  • 13

    Mar

  • 24

    Sep

R

Ryder

$74.54

0.19 (0.26%)

12:47
02/24/18
02/24
12:47
02/24/18
12:47
Conference/Events
Ryder management to meet with Stephens »

Meetings to be held in…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 27

    Feb

  • 28

    Feb

ASPU

Aspen Group

$8.85

1.48 (20.08%)

12:29
02/24/18
02/24
12:29
02/24/18
12:29
Conference/Events
Aspen Group to hold a conference call »

Management holds a…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 11

    Mar

TWTR

Twitter

$32.66

0.55 (1.71%)

, AOBC

American Outdoor Brands

$10.00

-0.12 (-1.19%)

10:47
02/24/18
02/24
10:47
02/24/18
10:47
Hot Stocks
Week in review: How Trump's policies moved stocks »

Catch up on the top…

TWTR

Twitter

$32.66

0.55 (1.71%)

AOBC

American Outdoor Brands

$10.00

-0.12 (-1.19%)

RGR

Sturm, Ruger

$49.90

0.9 (1.84%)

X

U.S. Steel

$43.52

0.54 (1.26%)

STLD

Steel Dynamics

$47.47

-0.53 (-1.10%)

NUE

Nucor

$66.94

-0.01 (-0.01%)

AKS

AK Steel

$5.50

-0.12 (-2.14%)

AET

Aetna

$175.55

0.49 (0.28%)

ANTM

Anthem

$235.24

1.56 (0.67%)

CNC

Centene

$100.45

0.96 (0.96%)

CI

Cigna

$194.79

2.89 (1.51%)

HNT

Health Net

HUM

Humana

$271.19

3.38 (1.26%)

MOH

Molina Healthcare

$72.94

1.38 (1.93%)

UNH

UnitedHealth

$230.16

3.07 (1.35%)

WCG

WellCare

$192.05

0.03 (0.02%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 25

    Feb

  • 26

    Feb

  • 26

    Feb

  • 28

    Feb

  • 01

    Mar

  • 07

    Mar

  • 13

    Mar

  • 16

    Apr

  • 30

    May

DBX

Dropbox

, SNAP

Snap

$17.45

-0.06 (-0.34%)

09:49
02/24/18
02/24
09:49
02/24/18
09:49
Periodicals
Dropbox IPO bodes well, Barron's says »

In a follow-up article…

DBX

Dropbox

SNAP

Snap

$17.45

-0.06 (-0.34%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 07

    Mar

IPG

Interpublic Group

$24.24

0.3 (1.25%)

, OMC

Omnicom

$77.31

0.52 (0.68%)

09:42
02/24/18
02/24
09:42
02/24/18
09:42
Periodicals
Advertising companies cheaper than usual, Barron's says »

After a tumble last year,…

IPG

Interpublic Group

$24.24

0.3 (1.25%)

OMC

Omnicom

$77.31

0.52 (0.68%)

PUBGY

Publicis

$18.82

0.09 (0.48%)

WPP

WPP

$95.30

0.93 (0.99%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 26

    Feb

  • 05

    Mar

MSFT

Microsoft

$94.06

2.33 (2.54%)

, INTC

Intel

$47.73

1.93 (4.21%)

09:36
02/24/18
02/24
09:36
02/24/18
09:36
Periodicals
Quantum computing soon to be reality, Barron's says »

Microsoft (MSFT) predicts…

MSFT

Microsoft

$94.06

2.33 (2.54%)

INTC

Intel

$47.73

1.93 (4.21%)

NVDA

Nvidia

$245.93

3.78 (1.56%)

MU

Micron

$46.53

2.28 (5.15%)

GOOG

Alphabet

$1,126.79

20.16 (1.82%)

GOOGL

Alphabet Class A

$1,128.09

18.19 (1.64%)

AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,500.00

14.66 (0.99%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 26

    Feb

  • 26

    Feb

  • 28

    Feb

  • 28

    Feb

  • 07

    Mar

  • 07

    Mar

  • 13

    Mar

  • 14

    Mar

  • 18

    Mar

  • 22

    Mar

  • 22

    Mar

  • 23

    Mar

  • 26

    Mar

  • 27

    Mar

  • 28

    Mar

  • 30

    May

AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,500.00

14.66 (0.99%)

09:26
02/24/18
02/24
09:26
02/24/18
09:26
Periodicals
Many downsides when Amazon's HQ2 comes to town, Barron's says »

As Amazon decides on the…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 26

    Feb

  • 18

    Mar

Get Full Fly Access

Breaking market intelligence sent straight to you
Our team of experts analyze every news story and filter out the noise to deliver real-time market moving news.
Up-to-date information on important industry events
Get real-time updates on events that are moving the market—from conferences and calls to syndicate announcements.
News focused on the companies in your portfolio
Create up to 12 portfolios with 150 stocks each, and see how active they are in market news.