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AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,574.15

-27.17 (-1.70%)

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UPS

$115.99

-0.43 (-0.37%)

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Amazon adopts Uber-inspired tactics for Flex program, The Information says

Amazon (AMZN) has recently made some adjustments to its Flex program, adopting Uber-inspired pricing strategies for paying drivers, The Information reports, citing people familiar with the matter. The company has quickly expanded same-day and overnight delivery service in recent years, and has enlisted the help of hundreds of thousands of independent drivers who use their own cars to deliver packages to consumers, the report says. The driver initiative, known as Flex, is one of the ways in which the e-commerce giant has aimed to cut its reliance on third parties such as UPS (UPS) and the U.S. Postal Service, the report notes. Reference Link

AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,574.15

-27.17 (-1.70%)

UPS

UPS

$115.99

-0.43 (-0.37%)

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AMZN Amazon.com
$1,574.15

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05/09/18
JEFF
05/09/18
NO CHANGE
Target $60
JEFF
Hold
Sears-Amazon tire partnership not a negative for Monro, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Bret Jordan kept his Hold rating and $60 price target on Monro (MNRO) after its stock price fell over 7.5% today to $52.70, saying Sears (SHLD) partnership with Amazon (AMZN) on tire installation and services is a not "transformational negative". Jordan notes that the greater transparency and price matching is not new, while Monro is "already an installer for other online sellers such as Tirerack and ATD's tirebuyer.com". The analyst adds that the agreement is not exclusive, leaving the "door open" for Monro to enter into a similar deal.
05/10/18
ROTH
05/10/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $1.8
ROTH
Neutral
U.S. Auto Parts downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Roth Capital
Roth Capital analyst Darren Aftahi downgraded U.S. Auto Parts (PRTS) to Neutral from Buy on decelerating PL and marketplace growth. Nonetheless, the analyst notes that its Amazon (AMZN) partnership is "encouraging." Aftahi also lowered his price target on U.S. Auto Parts' shares to $1.80 from $3.
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.
05/15/18
MKMP
05/15/18
NO CHANGE
Target $67
MKMP
Neutral
Kohl's Q1 may see 'significant slowdown' from Q4 on weather, says MKM Partners
MKM Partners analyst Patrick McKeever keeps his Neutral rating and $67 price target on Kohl's ahead of its Q1 earnings next week, saying the quarter is facing a risk of a slowdown from Q4 activity because of the wintery weather in the East. The analyst adds that he sees SSS rising 3% in Q1, but also expects them to decelerate in the coming quarters as comparisons become "progressively more difficult", while the partnership between Kohl's and Amazon (AMZN) remains limited.
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BMOC
04/27/18
NO CHANGE
Target $121
BMOC
Market Perform
UPS price target lowered to $121 from $130 at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Fadi Chamoun lowered the price target on UPS to $121 after the company's worse than expected Q1 core operating earnings that were driven by weaker results in the U.S. Domestic segment. The analyst does note "several positives" in the reported quarter, including robust demand and pricing environment as well as easing pressure on the U.S. operating margins. Chamoun keeps UPS rating at Market Perform amid constructive outlook on demand countered by investments in the domestic network remaining a source of pressure on operating margins in the near term.
05/02/18
DBAB
05/02/18
NO CHANGE
Target $133
DBAB
Buy
Deutsche sees last mile competition having 'muted' impact on XPO
Deutsche Bank analyst Amit Mehrotra highlights a Reuters report saying UPS (UPS) and Werner Enterprises (WERN) are in in talks to partner on a new in-home delivery service for bulk goods. This development follows Ryder's (R) acquisition last month of MXD Group, Mehrotra tells investors in an intraday research note. The analyst sees implications for XPO, noting the company's last mile delivery of heavy goods is one of its fastest growing businesses. Despite the headline risks, fundamental implications for XPO are likely "muted," Mehrotra contends. He believes XPO has built a competitive advantage around its owned service center model and sees the heavy goods last mile market, estimated at $13B per annum and growing at 10%-15%, as allowing for more entrants without much impact to existing players. XPO in morning trading is down 2% to $93.89. Mehrotra has a Buy rating on the shares with a $133 price target.
05/14/18
BOFA
05/14/18
UPGRADE
Target $144
BOFA
Buy
UPS upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
BofA analyst Ken Hoexter upgraded UPS to Buy and raised its price target to $144 from $120. Hoexter thinks UPS's Network Transformation plan that will be launched in a couple months will improve its cost structure and margins, and could prove to be the turning point for the company and drive the multiple back toward historical levels.
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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. UPS (UPS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Ken Hoexter saying he thinks UPS's Network Transformation plan that will be launched in a couple months will improve its cost structure and margins, and could prove to be the turning point for the company and drive the multiple back toward historical levels. 2. FMC Corporation (FMC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst Robert Koort saying the solid first quarter report convinced him to change his rating as pro forma orgnaic growth rates were very strong, and earnings contribution from the DowDuPont (DWDP) acquisition far exceeded his expectations. 3. L Brands (LB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi with analyst Paul Lejuez saying he acknowledges this is "not an 'all's clear' type of call," and that things may get worse before they get better, however, he feels consensus sentiment has become so bearish and the stock's valuation is "just too cheap to ignore." 4. Lear (LEA) upgraded to Outperform from In Line at Evercore ISI with analyst Chris McNally saying he sees double digit earnings growth through 2020 with earnings growth set to accelerate in 2019 on the back of the GM truck launch and acceleration of E-Systems given megatrends in Electrification & Connectivity. 5. CSX (CSX) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman Sachs with analyst Matt Reustle citing better risk/reward following successful execution of Q1 network initiatives. 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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Costco

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MGM

MGM Resorts

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HCSG

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GTT

GTT Communications

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FOE

Ferro

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TSS

TSYS

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Fifth Third

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YRCW

YRC Worldwide

$9.11

0.11 (1.22%)

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MDT

Medtronic

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ECOM

ChannelAdvisor

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JCI

Johnson Controls

$38.73

0.48 (1.25%)

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JPM

JPMorgan

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DLB

Dolby

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Epam Systems

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Carrizo Oil & Gas

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BBY

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At Home Group

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Aspen Technology

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NeoGenomics

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