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WMT

Walmart

$100.91

1.36 (1.37%)

, AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,386.23

46.63 (3.48%)

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Walmart to eliminate certain store management jobs, WSJ says

In an effort to compete with Amazon (AMZN) in e-commerce, certain store management positions at Walmart (WMT) are being eliminated, according to the Wall Street Journal. According to sources, the retailer intends to eliminate two department manager positions, including managers who oversee cellphone departments and online-grocery pickup in some of its 4,700 U.S. stores, according to the WSJ. Reference Link

WMT

Walmart

$100.91

1.36 (1.37%)

AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,386.23

46.63 (3.48%)

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WMT Walmart
$100.91

1.36 (1.37%)

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01/18/18
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. Walmart (WMT) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst Matthew Fassler saying selling consumables to middle-income consumers in small markets remains a compelling strategic position. 2. Hertz (HTZ) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie with analyst Hamzah Mazari saying he is more bullish on 2018 rental car pricing given fleet cutting by Enterprise, the positive impact on corporate travel from tax reform, and the potential US infrastructure bill creating excess demand. For Hertz specifically. 3. Alarm.com (ALRM) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies analyst John DiFucci saying Alarm.com is at the forefront of the trend towards connected homes and devices. 4. PPL Corp. (PPL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank with analyst Jonathan Arnold saying the current valuation is "too cheap to ignore," and U.K. energy regulator Ofgem failing to implement a mid-period review of RIIO-ED1 offers "decent prospects for a near-term re-rating catalyst." 5. Fluor (FLR) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse with analyst Jamie Cook saying investors will gravitate back to Engineering & Construction stocks as fundamentals for the group are improving. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
01/25/18
MSCO
01/25/18
NO CHANGE
Target $74
MSCO
Equal Weight
Tractor Supply worries about Amazon risk overblown, for now, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Simeon Gutman said his survey of 800 consumers living within 20 miles of a Tractor Supply (TSCO) store suggests there is no cause for immediate concern about the e-commerce threat in pet food, but there are "warning signs that bear watching." Chewy.com, Walmart.com (WMT) and Amazon (AMZN) are gaining significant traction online in pet food and the evolution of shopping patterns could pose a long-term risk to Tractor Supply, though the e-commerce risk does not appear imminent, said Gutman, who keeps an Equal Weight rating on Tractor Supply shares.
01/26/18
LEHM
01/26/18
NO CHANGE
Target $120
LEHM
Overweight
Walmart price target raised to $120 from $110 at Barclays
Barclays analyst Karen Short raised her price target for Walmart to $120 despite lowering her earnings estimates for the retailer. Short dropped her fiscal 2019 earnings per share estimate to $5.20 from $5.40 to reflect the increase in U.S. starting wages, the closure of certain Sam's Club stores and "increased visibility" into the U.S. tax rate. The analyst notes, however, that she didn't raise her price target for Walmart shares when increasing estimates for the entire sector due to tax reform. Short keeps an Overweight rating on Walmart.
02/08/18
SBSH
02/08/18
NO CHANGE
Target $117
SBSH
Buy
Citi views upcoming Q4 earnings report from Walmart as catalyst
Citi analyst Kate McShane thinks Walmart's Q4 earnings report on February 20 will be a catalyst for the shares. Given positive holiday commentary from several retailers, the potential upside risk to comps is high, McShane tells investors in a pre-earnings research note. Her same-store-sales assumption for Q4 is up 3.0%, which is higher than the Street's up 2.0%. Should same-store-sales come in better than 3%, the stock will likely see "notable upside," McShane contends. The analyst keeps a Buy rating on Walmart with a $117 price target.
AMZN Amazon.com
$1,386.23

46.63 (3.48%)

02/13/18
DADA
02/13/18
NO CHANGE
Target $1800
DADA
Buy
Amazon.com investors should take advantage of pullback, says DA Davidson
DA Davidson analyst Tom Forte keeps his Buy rating and $1,800 on Amazon.com but says that investors should take advantage of the latest pullback to add to their positions. In addition to valuation, Forte cites the press reports on the latest hiring of Jennifer Salke as the new head of Amazon Studios, thereby filling "an important void after a potential period of disruption" and bringing one of its most significant areas of investment - proprietary content - back on track. The analyst notes that among Salke's prior accomplishments as the President of NBC Entertainment were hit shows such as "This Is Us", "Glee", "Modern Family", and "Prison Break".
02/13/18
WELS
02/13/18
NO CHANGE
WELS
AmerisourceBergen acquisition by Walgreens makes sense, says Wells Fargo
Commenting on The Wall Street Journal report saying Walgreens (WBA) has approached AmerisourceBergen (ABC) in a takeover attempt and the companies remain early in their discussions, Wells Fargo analyst Peter Costa tells investors he believes the acquisition makes sense given the already existing long-term partnership and limited ability to merge laterally. Further, the analyst believes a potential combination could help lower costs and wring out synergies in the U.S. drug distribution channel, and better position Walgreens in the face of increasing competitive threat from a possible Amazon (AMZN) entry. However, a merger might risk alienating AmerisourceBergen's retail pharmacy customers that compete with Walgreens' pharmacies, he contends.
02/13/18
MACQ
02/13/18
NO CHANGE
Target $1750
MACQ
Outperform
Amazon's Twitch aggregate viewership continues to rise, says Macquarie
Macquarie analyst Benjamin Schachter says Amazon's (AMZN) Twitch aggregate viewership continues to rise, and Twitch is now bigger than CNN (TWX). While eSports as a whole is becoming a more concrete opportunity, the analyst notes that which games and genres will be the most popular/viewed eSports over time is unclear. Schachter also highlights that the Overwatch League launched to peak views of over 408K and over 10M unique viewers across the opening week, and that display ads on Amazon properties like Twitch are meaningful contributors to Other revenue, which grew 58% to $4.65B in 2017. He reiterates an Outperform rating and $1,750 price target on Amazon's shares.
02/13/18
NEED
02/13/18
NO CHANGE
NEED
Needham a buyer of Medical Technologies product makers on Amazon headlines
After The Wall Street Journal report claiming that Amazon (AMZN) is attempting to become a major hospital supplier, Needham analyst Mike Matson said that he believes the e-commerce giant has typically disrupted middlemen much more than manufacturers. The analyst, who thinks Amazon's model may work for "lower tech" products but is unlikely to work with "higher tech" products, would be a buyer of Medical Technologies product maker stocks if they are down on weakness related to the headline risk represented by Amazon. However, Matson notes that he believe that Cantel Medical (CMD), CONMED (CNMD), Medtronic (MDT), Stryker (SYK) and Teleflex (TFX) generate a portion of their sales from "lower tech" products. Other stocks in MedTech manufacturing include AtriCure (ATRI), Cardiovascular Systems (CSII), Hill-Rom (HRC), K2M Group (KTWO), Mazor Robotics (MZOR), Zimmer Biomet (ZBH), Boston Scientific (BSX), Globus Medical (GMED), NuVasive (NUVA) and Wright Medical (WMGI).

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Delta Air Lines

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United Continental

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United Continental

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TWX

Time Warner

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AT&T

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JKHY

Jack Henry

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1.79 (1.49%)

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Preferred Bank

$64.05

0.86 (1.36%)

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Alphabet

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Amazon.com

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Amazon.com

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14.66 (0.99%)

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Johnson & Johnson

$132.02

2.11 (1.62%)

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Cantel Medical

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2.45 (2.17%)

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Cantel Medical

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Medtronic

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KKR

$21.96

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Carlyle Group

$23.15

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3M

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Aetna

$175.55

0.49 (0.28%)

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CVS Health

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MYnd Analytics

$2.60

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