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EBAY

eBay

$42.32

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Twitter

$33.31

2.3612 (7.63%)

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eBay hires Jan Pedersen as Chief Scientist, Artificial Intelligence

eBay (EBAY) has hired Jan Pedersen as VP and chief scientist, Artificial Intelligence. Pedersen will lead the company's AI strategy, including computer vision, natural language understanding and machine learning, to deliver new customer experiences across the eBay platform. Pedersen will be responsible for charting eBay's technology strategy as it relates to AI, including enhanced ways in which eBay interacts with its consumers. He will set the agenda for AI R&D investments, lead a team of research, data and applied scientists and further our leadership in AI-enabled commerce. Pedersen's most recent position was vice president of data science at Twitter (TWTR) where he led the company's investment in machine learning infrastructure and data analytics. Prior to that, he spent close to a decade at Microsoft (MSFT) in various search related leadership roles and was a technical fellow and chief scientist for Core Search.

EBAY

eBay

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TWTR

Twitter

$33.31

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MSFT

Microsoft

$89.13

0.95 (1.08%)

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EBAY eBay
$42.32

0.66 (1.58%)

02/02/18
02/02/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $50

Neutral
eBay downgraded to Neutral on valuation at Hilliard Lyons
As previously reported, Hilliard Lyons analyst Stephen Turner downgraded eBay to Neutral from Long-Term Buy, citing valuation. The company's Q4 results were slightly ahead of his expectations and Turner raised his FY18 EPS estimate to $2.30 and his FY19 EPS estimate to $2.59 following the report. He increased his price target on eBay shares to $50 from $44.
02/02/18
WELS
02/02/18
NO CHANGE
Target $54
WELS
Outperform
Wells says eBay among 'most attractive buying opportunities'
Wells Fargo analyst Ken Sena raised his price target for eBay to $54 from $45 saying the stock is among the "most attractive buying opportunities" within his broader coverage. The company's new payment strategy "signals a strong confidence and renewed sense of innovation within the platform." He believes eBay's plan to serve as a payments intermediary is a win-win for eBay sellers. Sena keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
02/01/18
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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. eBay (EBAY) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital with analyst Mark Mahaney citing the "ongoing acceleration in Marketplace gross merchandise volume, the surprise announcement that eBay will intermediate payments, and materially ramped up share repurchases." 2. Textron (TXT) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Rajeev Lalwani citing the growing chances he sees of a bizjet recovery, the stock's relative underperformance over the last year and upside levers that include R&D cuts, M&A, or more capital returns. 3. Invesco (IVZ) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse with analyst Craig Siegenthaler saying the operating expense reset with yesterday's fourth quarter results, recent sell-side downgrades, and share price underperformance over the last six months presents an upgrade opportunity and attractive valuation. 4. Baker Hughes (BHGE) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman Sachs with analyst Waqar Syed saying he believes expectations have been reset lower over the last six months and highlights his firm's more favorable commodity price outlook. 5. AMD (AMD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus with analyst Jim Kelleher saying the latest quarterly results demonstrate the "sustainability of the company's return to consistent profitability and top and bottom-line growth." This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
02/05/18
WELS
02/05/18
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Target $95
WELS
Outperform
Wells Fargo upgrades PayPal to Outperform following 10% selloff
Wells Fargo analyst Timothy Willi upgraded PayPal (PYPL) to Outperform from Market Perform and raised his price target for the shares to $95 from $90. The stock closed Friday down 2% to $76.57. The strength of PayPal's competitive position and "substantial tailwinds" driving e-commerce growth will outweigh any negative earnings headwind that may emerge from the company's transitioning relationship with eBay (EBAY), Willi tells investors in a research note. The analyst views the 10% pullback in PayPal shares since January 31 as a buying opportunity. He believes the company is in an "extremely strong position" to enhance its earnings growth over the next several years
TWTR Twitter
$33.31

2.3612 (7.63%)

02/12/18
BMOC
02/12/18
NO CHANGE
Target $28
BMOC
Market Perform
Twitter price target raised to $28 from $22 at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Daniel Salmon raised his price target on Twitter (TWTR) to $28 after Q1 results, saying the company has a "clearer strategy" to sustain its revenue momentum thanks to video and AI helping grow mainstream adoption. As top-line pressures fade, writes the analyst in his research note titled "Solid Steps Down Road to Recovery", the stock could become "more interesting", though he is also weary of Facebook (FB) competition still "looming large". Salmon keeps a Market Perform rating on Twitter.
02/09/18
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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. Twitter (TWTR) upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC Capital with analyst Mark Mahaney saying the fourth quarter revenue and EBITDA were materially better than expected, and while MAU's were below consensus, DAU's grew for the first time at a double-digit rate. 2. iRobot (IRBT) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James with analyst Mark Strouse saying he sees a more balanced risk/reward following the recent pullback in the shares. 3. Regeneron (REGN) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird with analyst Brian Skorney noting its selloff since last year and believes its valuation has reached a point where the selloff is overdone. 4. Teva (TEVA) upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC Capital with analyst Randall Stanicky saying the 11% sell-off in the stock price following the company's guidance update has removed the debate around 2018 EBITDA target and sees limited downside from the current levels. 5. United Technologies (UTX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus with analyst John Eade saying the company remains a leader in a number of global industries and should continue to benefit from population growth and middle class expansion in developing markets. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
02/09/18
RHCO
02/09/18
NO CHANGE
Target $29
RHCO
Hold
Twitter price target raised to $29 from $18 at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Youssef Squali raised his price target on Twitter to $29 after improved monetization seen in the company's Q4 earnings, but says the flat MAU's and high valuation keeps his rating on Hold. Squali points to "growing user engagement and better cost containment leading to record high margins and free cash flow" and believes the momentum is likely sustainable as Twitter management improves the product and the ad platform to attract larger advertisers.
02/09/18
ARGS
02/09/18
NO CHANGE
Target $40
ARGS
Buy
Twitter price target raised to $40 from $30 at Argus
Argus analyst Jim Kelleher raised his price target on Twitter to $40 and kept his Buy rating after the company's Q4 earning beat. Kelleher cites company accelerating its EPS growth to mid-teens from single digits, expanding margins, and growing international revenue. The analyst sees the stock trading in line with peers on price/sales and EV/EBITDA valuation, recommending shares to "highly risk-tolerant investors".
MSFT Microsoft
$89.13

0.95 (1.08%)

02/06/18
ARGS
02/06/18
NO CHANGE
Target $107
ARGS
Buy
Microsoft price target raised to $107 from $95 at Argus
Argus analyst Joseph Bonner raised his price target on Microsoft to $107 and kept his Buy rating, saying the company remains "well positioned" to grow commercial revenue amid digital transformation in the U.S. and internationally. Bonner also sees the company's Azure cloud services, Dynamics 365, and Office 365 as key growth drivers, with the company's Consumer segment remaining "steady". The analyst believes the stock can move higher on commercial and public cloud business growth.
02/01/18
MSCO
02/01/18
NO CHANGE
Target $110
MSCO
Overweight
Morgan Stanley says Microsoft Q2 report should help convince on EPS durability
Morgan Stanley analyst Keith Weiss believes Microsoft's "solid beat and raise quarter" should help convince investors of the durability of the company's EPS growth, powered by its working enterprise strategy and "particularly strong" Intelligent Cloud segment. Weiss keeps an Overweight rating on Microsoft and increased his price target on the stock to $110 from $100.
02/02/18
MAXM
02/02/18
UPGRADE
Target $88
MAXM
Hold
Tableau upgraded to Hold from Sell at Maxim
As reported earlier, Maxim analyst Nehal Chokshi upgraded Tableau (DATA) to Hold from Sell and raised his price target to $88 from $40. The analyst cites normalized bookings accelerating to 26% growth in Q4 and sees normalized sales productivity stabilizing at about a 33% level. Chokshi also contends that Tableau appears to be navigating the competition with Microsoft (MSFT) and its "significantly lower cost of Power BI".
02/01/18
BERN
02/01/18
NO CHANGE
Target $118
BERN
Outperform
Microsoft price target raised to $118 from $109 at Bernstein
Bernstein analyst Mark Moerdler raised his price target for Microsoft to $118 from $109 after the company reported Q2 results, beating significantly on revenue, earnings and cash flow. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.

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