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Alphabet

$1,100.49

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Alphabet Class A

$1,106.57

3.11 (0.28%)

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05/15/18
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Australian regulator probes Google data harvesting from Androids, Guardian says

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is probing reports that Google (GOOG, GOOGL) collects massive amounts of data from Android phones, including detailed location information, after software company Oracle (ORCL) revealed the tech giant may be harvesting a gigabyte of data from the devices each month, The Guardian reports. The ACCC is holding an inquiry into digital platforms due to concerns of Australian media companies about the effect Google and Facebook (FB) are having on the advertising market and the data transfer by Google now raises privacy concerns for 10M Android users in Australia as well as cost concerns as they are also reportedly paying their telco providers to send the data. Reference Link

GOOG

Alphabet

$1,100.49

2.17 (0.20%)

GOOGL

Alphabet Class A

$1,106.57

3.11 (0.28%)

ORCL

Oracle

$46.82

(0.00%)

FB

Facebook

$186.68

-0.31 (-0.17%)

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GOOG Alphabet
$1,100.49

2.17 (0.20%)

05/10/18
MSCO
05/10/18
NO CHANGE
Target $93
MSCO
Equal Weight
Walmart deal for Flipkart more dilutive than anticipated, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Simeon Gutman noted that news reports heading up to Walmart's (WMT) deal for a majority stake in Flipkart had predicted a $12B transaction for about 60% of a business generating operating losses in the $1B range. However, the higher than expected magnitude of losses Walmart would absorb in India significantly raises the stakes on the trajectory of its U.S. business and clouds the near-term path, he said. He also questions why the company is investing outside the U.S. market, stating that it could have instead accelerated its third-party marketplace infrastructure, stepped up its partnership with Google Home (GOOG) to better compete with Amazon's (AMZN) Alexa, or intensified domestic investments in price and fulfillment. However, he does add that the deal prevents Amazon, for now, from building an "insurmountable" advantage in the important Indian market. Gutman lowered his price target on Walmart to $93 from $99 after the deal was more dilutive than anticipated and keeps an Equal Weight rating on the shares.
05/09/18
JPMS
05/09/18
NO CHANGE
JPMS
Overweight
Broadcom co-designed Google's third generation AI processor, says JPMorgan
Google (GOOG, GOOGL) yesterday as its developer conference introduced its third generation deep learning/artificial intelligence processor chip called the Cloud Tensor Processor Unit, JPMorgan analyst Harlan Sur tells investors in a research note. The analyst believes the TPU3 chip was co-designed by Broadcom (AVGO). Further, and just as important, Sur believes Broadcom has won, and is already working with Google on its fourth generation TPU4 processor chip using 7nm manufacturing technology. Broadcom remains the analyst's top pick in semiconductors. He reiterates an Overweight rating on the shares.
05/01/18
ROTH
05/01/18
NO CHANGE
Target $8
ROTH
Buy
Google provides validation to Fitbit digital therapeutics thesis, says Roth Capital
Roth Capital analyst Scott Searle notes that Fitbit (FIT) announced a Google (GOOG; GOOGL) relationship that begins with costs and scale and extends to collaboration and innovation around wearables and its resulting data. The analyst believes Google adds performance and efficiencies as well validates Fitbit's emerging digital therapeutics presence. Searle reiterates a Buy rating and $8 price target on Fitbit's shares.
05/01/18
MSCO
05/01/18
NO CHANGE
Target $4
MSCO
Underweight
Fitbit Q1 results likely to be light, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Yuuji Anderson said his channel checks found inventory drawdown of Fitbit (FIT) products in-line with typical seasonality, but he noticed limited restocking of Charge 2 and the Alta HR at many retail locations. He thinks the market is prepared for a slight miss to Q1 estimates, but faster declines in legacy products will jeopardize management's FY18 revenue target. He thinks it will become increasingly apparent as the year progress that revenues won't stabilize and cash burn will resume, Anderson tells investors. The analyst, who said the Google (GOOGL) collaboration "does not point to acquisition potential," keeps an Underweight rating and $4 price target on Fitbit shares.
GOOGL Alphabet Class A
$1,106.57

3.11 (0.28%)

ORCL Oracle
$46.82

(0.00%)

03/21/18
ARGS
03/21/18
NO CHANGE
Target $61
ARGS
Buy
Oracle's soft Q4 cloud revenue view spooked the market, says Argus
Argus analyst Joseph Bonner writes that while Oracle (ORCL) posted a beat on Q3 earnings and revenue, along with a "remarkable" margin expansion, investors were spooked by lower than expected outlook for cloud revenue growth in Q4. The analyst contends that the company's key task is conversion of its blue-chip customer base to the cloud, as cloud computing becomes a standard in the next 3-5 years. Bonner adds that Oracle is also competing with "deep-pocketed" technology giants - Amazon (AMZN) Web Services, Microsoft's (MSFT) Azure, and Google (GOOG). The analyst remains positive on Oracle's prospects with a Buy rating and a $61 price target, pointing to the company's strong dividend growth, share buyback program, and below-peer valuation metrics.
04/11/18
MONN
04/11/18
INITIATION
MONN
Neutral
Oracle initiated with a Neutral at Monness Crespi
Monness Crespi initiated Oracle with a Neutral rating.
04/26/18
DADA
04/26/18
INITIATION
Target $72
DADA
Buy
Pegasystems initiated with a Buy at DA Davidson
DA Davidson analyst Rishi Jaluria initiated Pegasystems (PEGA) with a Buy rating and a price target of $72, citing the company's market leading position in the business process management and case management markets amid the crowing presence of customer relationship management technologies. Jaluria says the company continues to take market share from legacy vendors like IBM (IBM) and Oracle (ORCL) and increasing its competitive position in CRM, while driving opportunities for margin expansion.
05/01/18
BERN
05/01/18
NO CHANGE
BERN
Amazon Aurora more expensive than oracle for enterprise workloads, says Bernstein
Bernstein analyst Mark Moerdler notes that there has been a generally held belief that Amazon (AMZN) Aurora was positioned to take customers and share from Oracle (ORCL) but that is "simply not true." Excluding the significant feature/functionality limitations of Aurora for the enterprise workloads that are core to the Oracle database business, Amazon has priced Aurora for small departmental workloads used possibly 8 hours a day/5 days a week, he contends. As the database workload grows in size and the data is accessed more frequently Aurora becomes less and less competitive, the analyst adds. Moerdler believes this debunks one major threat. For Amazon, he does not see this as a problem since there is a very large opportunity for departmental databases.
FB Facebook
$186.68

-0.31 (-0.17%)

05/10/18
BMOC
05/10/18
NO CHANGE
Target $45
BMOC
Outperform
Match Group price target lowered to $45 from $49 at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Daniel Salmon lowered his price target on Match Group (MTCH) to $45, citing the recent sell-off in the stock price after the Facebook (FB) announcement that it is entering into the online dating market. Salmon keeps his Outperform rating however, stating that the valuation discount is too great because he does not expect a "material disruption" to Tinder's use of the Facebook login. The analyst adds that 75% of Tinder users decline to login through Facebook, suggesting that people prefer to keep some space between their social and dating lives.
05/10/18
UBSW
05/10/18
UPGRADE
Target $48
UBSW
Buy
Match Group upgraded to Buy at UBS
As previously reported, UBS analyst Eric Sheridan upgraded Match Group (MTCH) to Buy from Neutral. The analyst said the recent risks and fears of competition from Facebook (FB) are priced in and its solid Q1 results show the trends for its core brands remain intact. Sheridan maintained his $48 price target on Match Group shares.
05/10/18
DBAB
05/10/18
NO CHANGE
Target $43
DBAB
Buy
Match Group price target raised to $43 from $33 at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Lloyd Walmsley raised his price target for Match Group (MTCH) to $43 and keeps a Buy rating on the shares. The company's "strong" Q1 results were "overwhelmed' by concerns over Facebook (FB), Walmsley tells investors in a research note. He believes multiple expansion could remain challenged until investors have visibility into Facebook's product and adoption trends.
05/11/18
BNCH
05/11/18
NO CHANGE
Target $182
BNCH
Buy
IAC price target raised to $182 from $176 at Benchmark
Benchmark analyst Daniel Kurnos raised his price target on IAC (IAC) to $182 from $176 after its "strong" quarter, which he said was "headlined by blowout revenue and earnings" from Match (MTCH) and continued strong growth at Angi Homeservices (ANGI). He believes risk to IAC from a Facebook (FB) dating challenge seems largely factored in at current levels, Kurnos added.

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