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AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,405.23

-46.52 (-3.20%)

, WMT

Walmart

$86.69

-1.12 (-1.28%)

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U.S. retailers to host pre-orders for select toys for 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

As fans around the world count down to Solo: A Star Wars Story's debut on May 25, Lucasfilm unveiled product collections inspired by the highly-anticipated Star Wars film. The cross-category assortment spans action figures, role-play products, apparel and more that take inspiration from the upcoming movie, with comic and book titles launching in May. Retailers in the U.S. including Amazon (AMZN), Walmart (WMT), and shopDisney.com (DIS) will host pre-orders for select toys beginning April 9, with additional product available at mass retailers, Disney store, shopDisney.com and Disney Parks starting on April 13 and rolling out through May.

AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,405.23

-46.52 (-3.20%)

WMT

Walmart

$86.69

-1.12 (-1.28%)

DIS

Disney

$100.35

-1.76 (-1.72%)

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AMZN Amazon.com
$1,405.23

-46.52 (-3.20%)

04/05/18
KEYB
04/05/18
NO CHANGE
KEYB
Sector Weight
Automation the next 'cloud wars' battle, says KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Brent Bracelin says the AWS Summit SF exposed an even greater focus by Amazon (AMZN) Web Services on cloud automation. The analyst believes the "cloud wars" in 2018 appear to be moving from a battle of "features" seen in the last two years toward a new battle of "automation." Bracelin sees Automation as having three major benefits for AWS: it can drive material cost savings, it saves developers time, and it serves as a competitive differentiator versus Microsoft Azure (MSFT) and Google Cloud (GOOG; GOOGL). Bracelin reiterates a Sector Weight rating on Amazon's shares.
04/05/18
MSCO
04/05/18
NO CHANGE
Target $1500
MSCO
Overweight
Morgan Stanley says online tax legislation probable, but manageable for Amazon
Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak weighed in on the tax and USPS debates facing Amazon (AMZN) following the President's recent tweets, saying that he sees online sales tax legislation as probable, but also believe it is manageable for the company. On the issue, he thinks this isn't new for Amazon and if anything sees it as a bigger risk to eBay (EBAY) and third party sellers. On the company's relationship with the USPS, Nowak said he views it as mutually beneficial and while he see the USPS asking for higher rates he also expect negotiations to be "rational." If the USPS asks for material increases, Amazon may be forced to increase its 2018/2019 last mile build, which is likely to weigh on near-term profitability, added Nowak, who keeps an Overweight rating and $1,500 price target on the stock.
04/05/18
UBSW
04/05/18
NO CHANGE
UBSW
Amazon contract profitable for USPS, former Postmaster General tells UBS
UBS hosted an expert call with Patrick Donahoe, former Postmaster General at the USPS, given confusion around rhetoric coming out of Washington D.C. regarding Amazon's relationship with the USPS, and press reports indicating this contract expires in October 2018. On the call, Donahoe unequivocally stated that the Amazon contract is profitable for the USPS, UBS said. The firm pointed out that USPS business is primarily split into two areas, namely market-dominant products/"monopoly mail," and competitive products where Amazon would fall. By law, competitive products must cover their costs, including both operating costs associated with the service provided and an allocation of 5.5% of the USPS's institutional/fixed costs, the firm added in a research note this morning.
04/06/18
MKMP
04/06/18
NO CHANGE
Target $96
MKMP
Neutral
Hasbro price target lowered to $96 from $110 at MKM Partners
MKM Partners analyst Eric Handler lowered his price target on Hasbro (HAS) to $96, saying the company's earnings will see a bigger impact from the liquidation of Toys R Us than the previous forecast. The analyst also notes headwinds for the company coming from tight inventory management at mass retailers Wal-Mart (WMT) and Amazon (AMZN). Handler adds that he has broader industry concerns, but sees some mitigating product launches for Hasbro, including a new Nerf brand launch, expanded Baby Alive product lines, continued strength from Marvel, and the possible digital launch of Magic: The Gathering Arena. The analyst keeps his Neutral rating on Hasbro.
WMT Walmart
$86.69

-1.12 (-1.28%)

04/05/18
LOOP
04/05/18
INITIATION
Target $92
LOOP
Hold
Walmart initiated with a Hold at Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Andrew Wolf started Walmart with a Hold rating and $92 price target. In a research note partially titled "The Best of Times, The Worst of Times," the analyst says that while he's bullish on the long-term outlook for Walmart as an omni-channel retailer, he views 2018 as an investment year. He believes driving market share and building scale in e-commerce will take precedence over earnings gains this year.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Walmart (WMT) initiated with a Hold at Loop Capital. 2. Hanesbrands (HBI) initiated with a Neutral at BofA/Merrill. 3. Commercial Metals (CMC) initiated with a Buy at Longbow. 4. WageWorks (WAGE) resumed with a Hold at Needham. 5. Werner (WERN) resumed with a Buy at Stifel. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
04/04/18
BERN
04/04/18
NO CHANGE
BERN
Walmart interest in PillPack an acceleration of sector disruption,says Bernstein
Bernstein analyst Lance Wilkes notes that CNBC reported that Walmart (WMT) is in talks to acquire online pharmacy startup PillPack for less than $1B. Amazon (AMZN) was also reported to be interested in acquiring PillPack, he adds. Wilkes sees this as an acceleration of disruption efforts in the drug supply chain with both Amazon and now Walmart enabling a shift to online pharmacy.
DIS Disney
$100.35

-1.76 (-1.72%)

03/14/18
MACQ
03/14/18
UPGRADE
MACQ
Outperform
Sky upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie
Macquarie analyst Guy Peddy upgraded Sky (SKYAY) to Outperform from Neutral after he raised his FY19/20 and FY20/21 EPS by about 16% due to the lower EPL costs. His valuation analysis suggests the current 1075p offer from 21st Century Fox (FOXA) "materially undervalues" Sky and even Comcast's (CMCSA) indicative offer at 1250p "fractionally undervalues" it, Peddy tells investors. What happens next is up to Comcast and Disney (DIS), as Fox is just an intermediary, he added. Peddy raised his price target on Sky shares to 1450p, as he believes tension between those two could lift the offer price at least 10% above his fair value estimate of 1287p.
03/15/18
LOOP
03/15/18
INITIATION
Target $43
LOOP
Buy
21st Century Fox initiated with a Buy at Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Alan Gould started 21st Century Fox (FOXA) with a Buy rating and $43 price target. The analyst believes the company is set up as the "ideal acquisition target for either Disney (DIS) or Comcast (CMCSA) as they evolve their video businesses into a global, direct-to-consumer streaming service."
03/15/18
LOOP
03/15/18
INITIATION
Target $130
LOOP
Buy
Disney initiated with a Buy at Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Alan Gould started Disney (DIS) with a Buy rating and $130 price target. The analyst views the Disney/21st Century Fox (FOXA) deal as a "win/win," positioning Disney to be a more competitive player in the global streaming business.
03/09/18
BTIG
03/09/18
NO CHANGE
BTIG
Disney able, but unwilling, to go 'all-in' to win streaming war, says BTIG
BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield believes Disney (DIS) has the content and balance sheet strength to "win" the streaming wars against Netflix (NFLX) and others if it were willing to go "all-in" on digital, but the company appears unwilling to do so. By "all-in," Greenfield says he means making every new theatrical release from Disney available on their streaming service day and date with its theatrical release. Such an aggressive strategy would be how Disney could 'win the streaming wars, rather than dipping their toe in the water of streaming while trying to "milk" their legacy business models,' Greenfield contends in a new note to investors.

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United Continental

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Infosys

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0.05 (0.29%)

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SFNC

Simmons First National

$28.95

0.2 (0.70%)

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HLX

Helix Energy

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TVTY

Tivity Health

$39.50

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Tivity Health

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HD

Home Depot

$177.73

0.68 (0.38%)

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Lowe's

$84.34

0.71 (0.85%)

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Home Depot, Lowe's, Tractor Supply, O'Reilly Automotive, AutoZone, At Home Group, National Vision initiated  »

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Lowe's

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TSCO

Tractor Supply

$61.64

1.33 (2.21%)

ORLY

O'Reilly Automotive

$222.54

1.06 (0.48%)

AZO

AutoZone

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3.63 (0.61%)

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At Home Group

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EYE

National Vision

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WBS

Webster Financial

$59.94

0.555 (0.93%)

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SCHW

Charles Schwab

$55.37

0.37 (0.67%)

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Charles Schwab chairman Charles Schwab sells 250K shares »

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NDAQ

Nasdaq

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SFE

Safeguard Scientifics

$12.25

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EPZM

Epizyme

$15.25

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EROS

Eros International

$11.63

-0.05 (-0.43%)

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BRO

Brown & Brown

$26.56

0.6 (2.31%)

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CODA

Coda Octopus Group

$4.07

0.12 (3.04%)

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Breaking Syndicate news story on Coda Octopus Group  »

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SUI

Sun Communities

$91.54

0.25 (0.27%)

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EROS

Eros International

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Mangrove's August says short Eros International »

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CASA

Casa Systems

$29.81

-0.35 (-1.16%)

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EPZM

Epizyme

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SD

SandRidge Energy

$14.86

0.22 (1.50%)

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Cigna

$172.33

2.37 (1.39%)

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Express Scripts

$75.55

2.11 (2.87%)

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