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SYF

Synchrony

$33.43

-1.38 (-3.96%)

, COF

Capital One

$95.82

0.51 (0.54%)

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14:20

Walmart weighing move away from Synchrony for card business, Bloomberg says

Walmart (WMT) is considering to move its branded credit-card business to Capital One Financial (COF) from Synchrony Financial (SYF) as it seeks to expand its mobile payments offering, Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the matter. The retailer has narrowed the competition for its credit-card partnership to bids from the two lenders and negotiations are still ongoing, sources told Bloomberg. Shares of Synchrony are down 4%, or $1.49, to $33.31 following the report while Capital One is up 23c to $95.55. Reference Link

SYF

Synchrony

$33.43

-1.38 (-3.96%)

COF

Capital One

$95.82

0.51 (0.54%)

WMT

Walmart

$86.29

-0.08 (-0.09%)

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SYF Synchrony
$33.43

-1.38 (-3.96%)

04/05/18
04/05/18
INITIATION

On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Spotify (SPOT) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord and Stifel. 2. Trade Desk (TTD) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray. 3. Saul Centers (BFS) initiated with a Neutral at B. Riley FBR. 4. Capital One (COF) and American Express (AXP) were initiated with a Buy at Citi while Discover (DFS) and Synchrony (SYF) were initiated with a Neutral. 5. Intel (INTC) initiated with a Buy at UBS while Qualcomm (QCOM) was initiated with a Neutral. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
04/17/18
RBCM
04/17/18
INITIATION
Target $45
RBCM
Outperform
Synchrony initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Jason Arnold initiated Synchrony with an Outperform rating and a price target of $45. Arnold says the company is "poised for solid growth" based on his outlook for opportunity in the private label card space as well as the positive trends in the online/mobile spending category. Given the expected return on equity, the analyst believes that Synchrony's valuation of 9.7-times expected FY18 earnings is modest, forecasting a "more fair value" of 12-times with his price target.
05/02/18
JEFF
05/02/18
NO CHANGE
Target $50
JEFF
Buy
Synchrony remains a top pick among card issuers at Jefferies
After spending time with management, Jefferies analyst John Hecht says Synchrony Financial remains a top pick among his coverage of card issuers. Synchrony's "high touch, high value add and enhanced capabilities" position it well into contract renewals. The company has two large retail contracts with terms extending to next year, by which time they need to be renewed, Hecht tells investors in a research note. He believes Synchrony is difficult to replace for a retail partner and keeps a Buy rating on the shares with a $50 price target.
07/09/18
JPMS
07/09/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $20
JPMS
Neutral
Santander Consumer downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Richard Shane downgraded Santander Consumer (SC) to Neutral with an unchanged price target of $20. The analyst believes higher oil prices represent an increasing risk for the U.S. consumer and thinks the stock's upside is limited following the recent outperformance. His top pick Consumer Finance is Synchrony Financial (SYF). Shane raised his price target for the shares to $41 from $40 and keeps an Overweight rating on the name.
COF Capital One
$95.82

0.51 (0.54%)

07/09/18
07/09/18
UPGRADE
Target $113

Outperform
Capital One upgraded to Outperform at Oppenheimer
As previously reported, Oppenheimer analyst Ben Chittenden upgraded Capital One to Outperform from Perform, with a $113 price target, as the delinquency formation is improving and Q2 expectations seem too low to him. The analyst believes Q2 will lead to both a positive EPS revision cycle as well as multiple expansion.
07/09/18
OPCO
07/09/18
UPGRADE
OPCO
Outperform
Capital One upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer
07/02/18
07/02/18
UPGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. RPM (RPM) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan with analyst Jeffrey Zekauskas saying he believes investors are now more willing to pay a higher multiple for RPM EBITDA because of new possibilities of cost reduction, changes in capital structure, or overall changes to the company given the involvement of activist Elliott Management. 2. Capital One (COF) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse with analyst Moshe Orenbuch citing improving credit quality, ahead of the industry. 3. Wells Fargo (WFC) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Betsy Graseck stating that the bank's passing the 2018 CCAR stress test removes an overhang and indicates to her that the Fed is receptive of the changes Wells is making. 4. ZTE Corp. (ZTCOY) upgraded to Buy from Underperform at Jefferies with analyst Edison Lee saying Li Zixue becoming Chairman of the Board is an important step toward meeting the conditions of the company's settlement with the U.S. 5. Curtiss-Wright (CW) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at William Blair with analyst Nicholas Heymann saying the valuation is "compelling" following the recent correction in the shares. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
07/09/18
07/09/18
UPGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. FireEye (FEYE) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray with analyst Andrew Nowinski saying a recent round of channel checks showed a "significant improvement" in demand trends for the company. 2. BP (BP) upgraded to Top Pick from Outperform at RBC Capital with analyst Biraj Borkhataria saying the company's visibility for volume growth will lead to higher cash flows from operations. 3. Capital One (COF) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer with analyst Ben Chittenden saying the delinquency formation is improving and Q2 expectations seem too low to him. 4. Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Longbow with analyst Alton Stump saying his conversations with U.S. franchisees lead him to believe the company's Q2 same-store sales rose 0.5-1.0%, which would be in-line with the consensus view and slightly better than his prior forecast for them to have been flat with last year. 5. Baidu (BIDU) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse and to Overweight from Sector Weight at KeyBanc. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
WMT Walmart
$86.29

-0.08 (-0.09%)

06/29/18
BERN
06/29/18
NO CHANGE
Target $100
BERN
Market Perform
Amazon's PillPack 'win' not too great a loss to Walmart, says Bernstein
After Amazon (AMZN) confirmed a deal to buy dedicated online pharmacy PillPack, Bernstein analyst Brandon Fletcher says that while Walmart (WMT) would have been interested in the online set up and different PBM process at PillPack, Amazon's win is "not too great a loss to Walmart" due to the fact that Walmart is a major self-insured payor in healthcare and provider in pharmacy and clinics. Fletcher maintains a Market Perform rating and $100 price target on Walmart shares.
06/29/18
MKMP
06/29/18
NO CHANGE
Target $91
MKMP
Buy
Target is in 'early end of benefit cycle', says MKM Partners
MKM Partners analyst Patrick McKeever kept his Buy rating and $91 price target on Target (TGT), saying the company remains his Top Pick for 2018 in the space. The analyst sees a number of remaining growth drivers and positive catalysts, noting that the company is "still on the early end of the benefit cycle". McKeever further cites the 3.7% rise in store traffic in Q1 - the biggest increase in over 10 years - and also sees Q2 comps tracking near his 4% estimate, which is slightly above consensus. The analyst further states that despite the 16% run-up in the stock price this year, it still trades at a valuation discount of 2.7 multiple points relative to WalMart (WMT).
07/02/18
JEFF
07/02/18
NO CHANGE
Target $32
JEFF
Buy
Jefferies remains bullish on PetIQ, boosts price target to $32
Jefferies analyst Kevin Grundy raised his price target for PetIQ (PETQ) to $32 from $30 following a Walmart (WMT) store visit to a new VetIQ Petcare clinic in Lehighton, PA. The analyst sees see PetIQ's retail strategy as sensible given the high margin/return profile of the model. He believes the company's clinic rollout is on track and remains bullish on the stock with a Buy rating.
07/03/18
CLVD
07/03/18
NO CHANGE
CLVD
Walmart mentioned positively at Cleveland Research

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Cabot Oil & Gas

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-0.48 (-2.07%)

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BA

Boeing

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ACB

Aurora Cannabis

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New Oriental Education

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MC

Moelis

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ABG

Asbury Automotive

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DWT

Britannia Bulk

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UVXY

ProShares Trust Ultra VIX Short Term Futures ETF

$60.75

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CAT

Caterpillar

$118.92

-9.72 (-7.56%)

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CSX

$66.08

-2.23 (-3.26%)

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CNXN

Connection

$28.53

-0.25 (-0.87%)

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Yandex

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Deutsche Bank

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MCD

McDonald's

$175.81

9.28 (5.57%)

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