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Twitter

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Twitter outlook looks conservative, says Baird

Baird analyst Colin Sebastian said Twitter reported another quarter of top and bottom-line outperformance, which he attributes to improving usage and engagement trends along with better expense controls. While management commentary around tougher comps in the second half and uncertainly around Europe's GDPR may limit near-term upside, Sebastian said he thinks the company's outlook could prove to be conservative. He maintains his Neutral rating and $33 price target on Twitter shares.

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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. Disney (DIS) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Pivotal Research with analyst Brian Wieser saying the company "has a lot of positive elements" heading into the back half of the year, including a strong film slate, the launch of new direct to consumer over-the-top services, and efforts in support of the close of the Fox (FOXA) transaction. 2. Coca-Cola (KO) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman Sachs with analyst Judy Hong saying she sees an improving organic sales growth outlook, "cleaner base" post-refranchising, and better visibility on its margin and earnings targets. 3. Merck (MRK) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst David Risinger saying the Keytruda+chemo combination showed better than expected results in lung cancer, boosting the company's immuno-oncology lead against Bristol-Myers (BMY). 4. Newell Brands (NWL) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo with analyst Bonnie Herzog saying the stock's setup is good looking forward, with greater potential upside than downside risk over the next 12 months. 5. Twitter (TWTR) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Brian Nowak citing recent advertiser conversations that have continued to be incrementally positive about Twitter's ad business. 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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MKM Partners says Twitter 'here to stay,' upgrades to Buy
As previously reported, MKM Partners analyst Rob Sanderson upgraded Twitter to Buy from Neutral, telling investors that the service is "here to stay," citing its rebounding user growth and continued turnaround progress. Sanderson, who sees potential upside in monetization gains, thinks the next phase of Twitter's turnaround may have less EBITDA upside, but also less execution risk, he tells investors in a research note. He set a $40 price target on Twitter shares, which closed yesterday at $31.54.
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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 Buy from Neutral at MKM Partners with analyst Rob Sanderson telling investors that the service is "here to stay," citing its rebounding user growth and continued turnaround progress. 2. Macerich (MAC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital and to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho. 3. Home Bancshares (HOMB) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler O'Neill and to Outperform from Market Perform at Fig Partners. 4. UGI Corporation (UGI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS with analyst Shneur Gershuni saying the company offers above average earnings growth potential and strong financial metrics. 5. Darden (DRI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein. 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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