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AXL

American Axle

$15.80

-0.19 (-1.19%)

, GM

General Motors

$37.68

-0.32 (-0.84%)

08:47
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Morgan Stanley, bullish on trucks, names American Axle top pick in U.S. Autos

After Morgan Stanley published a report on the potential beneficiaries from infrastructure spending, analyst Armintas Sinkevicius called American Axle (AXL) the supplier with the greatest direct exposure to pick-up trucks and believes it should receive an outsized benefit from any infrastructure spending increase. He named American Axle his top pick in the U.S. Autos & Shared Mobility sector, stating that after the first quarter he expects volumes to improve at General Motors (GM), launch costs to fade and for synergies to provide margin expansion and free cash flow generation. As previously reported, Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas upgraded General Motors to Overweight from Equal Weight this morning, also citing the potential benefits of increased U.S. infrastructure spending.

AXL

American Axle

$15.80

-0.19 (-1.19%)

GM

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$37.68

-0.32 (-0.84%)

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AXL American Axle
$15.80

-0.19 (-1.19%)

03/22/18
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Morgan Stanley sees room left for 'Auto 1.0,' double upgrades American Axle, BorgWarner
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley double upgraded American Axle (AXL) and BorgWarner (BWA), each to Overweight from Underweight, as coverage of both stocks was transferred to analyst Armintas Sinkevicius. The auto industry is going through an "unprecedented period of cyclical and secular change" and investors are currently skewed negative on U.S. autos and shared mobility stocks, the firm said. However, they see "more road left for Auto 1.0," they tell investors. Sinkevicius sees room for positive estimate revisions for the Auto 1.0 suppliers, while he also sees risk to the multiple for the Auto 2.0 suppliers as adoption of autonomous vehicles may be pushed out. The analyst has a $21 price target on American Axle, citing his view that the stock has the potential to re-rate as free cash flow is used to delever. Sinkevicius set a $61 price target on BorgWarner, as he believes there may be room for positive guidance revisions in the near term and his own estimates are above consensus for 2018.
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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. American Axle (AXL) and BorgWarner (BWA) were double-upgraded to Overweight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley. 2. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Vincent Meunier saying the company's capital allocation strategy and operational repositioning show "clear signs of improvement." 3. General Mills (GIS) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Societe Generale with analyst Warren Ackerman citing valuation for the upgrade following yesterday's post-earnings selloff. 4. Pandora (P) upgraded to Strong Buy from Market Perform at Raymond James with analyst Justin Patterson saying AdsWizz will expand TAM by 2x to $28B, accelerate tech initiatives, materially expand reach, and could be worth approximately $4 per share. 5. Southwest (LUV) upgraded to Buy on valuation at Buckingham with analyst Daniel McKenzie saying shares are oversold and maintained a $70 price target. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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American Axle upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi
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Citi upgrades American Axle to Buy on improved risk/reward profile
Citi analyst Itay Michaeli upgraded American Axle to Buy from Neutral with an unchanged price target of $20. The analyst sees an improved risk/reward profile following the recent pullback in the shares. Strengthening EBITDA margins throughout the year and additional new business opportunities in key areas like electric vehicles provide potential catalysts over the next 12 months, Michaeli tells investors in a research note. The analyst is not making a call on the quarter, but rather a call that "sentiment could stand to improve significantly" post the Q1 report.
GM General Motors
$37.68

-0.32 (-0.84%)

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Morgan Stanley compares automakers to Facebook, Apple in 'Auto 2.0' model
Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas noted that auto companies' valuations have compressed to extremely low levels, but he believes that a move from a vehicle ownership model to a transportation subscriber model could expand the revenue opportunities for the potential "tollkeepers" for the monetization of content and data by "nearly an order of magnitude." Looking at U.S. technology leaders Facebook (FB) and Apple (AAPL), which are both valued on their installed base/subscriber models, can "offer valuable clues" regarding the opportunity for General Motors (GM) and other auto OEMs, said Jonas. Viewing the OEMs though the lens of a subscription model, which should be less cyclical and potentially less capital intensive over time than the current auto model, is relevant to analyzing auto stocks, according to Jonas, who adds that it is still too early to call a winner or loser in "Auto 2.0." Other publicly traded legacy automakers include Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), Ford (F), Honda (HMC), Nissan (NSANY), Toyota (TM), Volkswagen (VLKAY) and Daimler (DDAIF).
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03/14/18
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Morgan Stanley raises U.S. auto sales forecasts through 2021
Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas raised his U.S. seasonally adjusted annual rate, or SAAR, forecast for automakers by an average of 850,000 units from 2018 through 2021, which represents slightly more than a 5% increase from his prior forecast. However, his average U.S. SAAR forecast is still well below last year's 17.3M units and 8% under the cyclical high of 17.6M units in 2016. Jonas points to U.S. tax reform and "relatively stable" recent trends in auto sales and credit as reasons for the hike, noting that while infrastructure action from the federal government could be a material positive, it is not explicitly in his new forecast. Adding that the higher view has a net positive impact on estimates and price targets for exposed auto Original Equipment Manufacturers, or OEMs, and suppliers, Jonas raised his price targets on General Motors (GM), Asbury Automotive (ABG), AutoNation (AN), Group 1 Automotive (GPI), Lithia Motors (LAD), Penske Automotive (PAH), Sonic Automotive (SAH) and Ford (F). He also double upgraded Ford, to Overweight from Underweight, this morning.
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General Motors upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
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GM upgraded to Overweight on infrastructure bill potential at Morgan Stanley
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas upgraded General Motors (GM) to Overweight from Equal Weight, as he sees room for positive earnings revisions for GM, Ford (F) and Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) as investors better understand the impact on U.S. pick-up truck sales from a potential passage of a U.S. infrastructure bill. The firm's economics team estimates a bull case of as much as $2.4T in U.S. infrastructure spending over a 10-year period, which primarily would affect automakers through the sale of highly-profitable pickup trucks, said Jonas, who noted that greater infrastructure spending typically does coincide with increased pickup sales. Jonas raised his price target on GM shares to $48 from $45 and increased his price target on Fiat Chrysler to EUR23 from EUR22 per share.

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