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Boeing

$358.15

5.145 (1.46%)

, GM

General Motors

$39.48

0.22 (0.56%)

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Fly Intel: Pre-market Movers

UP AFTER EARNINGS: iRobot (IRBT), up 15%... Knowles (KN), up 4%... UPS (UPS), up 1%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Boeing (BA), down 2%... General Motors (GM), down 6%.... AT&T (T), down 1%... Boston Scientific (BSX), down 3%. ALSO LOWER: Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), down 8% after earnings and news that Sergio Marchionne, the former CEO of Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari (RACE), has died... Spotify (SPOT), down 2% after the stock was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Pivotal Research.

BA

Boeing

$358.15

5.145 (1.46%)

GM

General Motors

$39.48

0.22 (0.56%)

FCAU

Fiat Chrysler

$19.27

0.285 (1.50%)

T

AT&T

$31.66

0.68 (2.20%)

IRBT

iRobot

$71.23

-1.92 (-2.62%)

UPS

UPS

$112.44

-0.26 (-0.23%)

KN

Knowles

$15.67

0.05 (0.32%)

SPOT

Spotify

$187.86

-0.14 (-0.07%)

RACE

Ferrari

$133.16

-3.48 (-2.55%)

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BA Boeing
$358.15

5.145 (1.46%)

07/23/18
07/23/18
NO CHANGE

Fly Intel: Today's top analyst calls on Wall Street
Check out today's top analyst calls from around Wall Street, compiled by The Fly. STIFEL SAYS SELL PAPA JOHN'S: Stifel analyst Chris O'Cull downgraded Papa John's (PZZA) to Sell from Hold and cut his price target for the shares to $38 from $50. The outlook for Papa John's is "growing dimmer" after recent media reports indicated a "fraternal corporate culture," O'Cull told investors. The reports reinforce the consumer perception that Papa John's is not a trusted brand, the analyst added. His recent channel checks indicate the company's domestic same-restaurant-sales are running down in the mid-teens since last week's media report about the company's founder using a racial slur. Papa John's is in a "precarious position," as it needs a "strategic savior" but is struggling to find one "willing to underwrite a transaction given the brand damage," O'Cull contended. Papa John's shares are down 7% in midday trading BTIG SAYS BUY SPOTIFY: BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield initiated Spotify (SPOT) with a Buy rating and a price target of $230, saying that awaiting a better entry on the stock price "has not worked." The analyst contended that the company will be a "long-term winner" in the subscription music category that remains in its infancy and will "grow significantly for years to come." DEUTSCHE RAISES QUALCOMM TARGET TO $60: Deutsche Bank analyst Ross Seymore raised his price target for Qualcomm (QCOM) shares to $60 from $55 after concluding that removal of the uncertainty from the NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) deal likely leads to incremental upside in either scenario. The analyst said he has no way of assigning probabilities of deal approval given the politically charged nature of the pending regulatory ruling from China's State Administration for Market Regulation. Seymore kept Hold ratings on both Qualcomm and NXP. ARGUS CUTS GE TO HOLD: Argus analyst John Eade downgraded General Electric (GE) to Hold from Buy, saying that despite his expectations of a turnaround, Q2 results were a "step in the opposite direction" suggesting the company will struggle to meet its FY18 guidance. Eade lowered his FY18 EPS forecast to 97c from $1.03, adding that GE will need to show at least two quarter of progress before he would reconsider his rating. The analyst prefers other large industrials such as Illinois Tool Works (ITW), United Technologies (UTX) and Boeing (BA) over General Electric, he added.
07/23/18
ARGS
07/23/18
DOWNGRADE
ARGS
Hold
General Electric downgraded to Hold at Argus on disappointing Q2
As reported earlier, Argus analyst John Eade downgraded General Electric to Hold from Buy, saying that despite his expectations of a turnaround, Q2 results were a "step in the opposite direction" suggesting the company will struggle to meet its FY18 guidance. Eade also lowers his FY18 EPS forecast to 97c from $1.03, adding that GE will need to show at least two quarter of progress before he would reconsider his rating. The analyst further states that while he expects the company to look different in 2-4 years, the outlook for its its core business segments - Power and Renewable Energy - is bleak, saying he prefers other large industrials Such as Illinois Tool Works (ITW), United Technologies (UTX) and Boeing (BA) over General Electric.
07/11/18
07/11/18
UPGRADE
Target $408

Outperform
TransDigm upgraded to Outperform on reduced risks at Cowen
As previously reported, Cowen upgraded TransDigm (TDG) to Outperform from Market Perform with a $408 price target telling investors fundamental threats to TransDigm's aftermarket/M&A playbook are abating. Analyst Gautam Khanna said contract talks between TransDigm and Boeing (BA) are close to being agreed upon with no major threats to TransDigm, and concerns regarding deal economics appear to be misplaced. Further, the Department of Defense procurement rule as of July 1 may actually provide TransDigm with more pricing power versus the old policy, Khanna wrote in a note to investors. The analyst adds, the Department of Defense inquiry is also nearing completion with any fines likely to be minimal, end markets are improving, and the company has $2.3B available for M&A or dividends.
07/11/18
BARD
07/11/18
NO CHANGE
Target $450
BARD
Outperform
Boeing on path to over $400, reflecting 'robust' FCF generation, says Baird
Baird analyst Peter Arment said he expects Boeing to report a "solid" second quarter on July 25, reflecting "favorable" aircraft deliveries. In a research note to investors, Arment says he is "comfortable" with both short- and long-term investors being long into the print and continues to see the stock on a path to over $400, reflecting strong free cash flow generation. He expects management will reiterate its delivery outlook for 2018 and back its 737-MAX delivery target despite recent headlines on suply chain pressures. Arment has an Outperform rating and $450 price target on Boeing shares.
GM General Motors
$39.48

0.22 (0.56%)

07/10/18
RBCM
07/10/18
NO CHANGE
Target $53
RBCM
Outperform
General Motors price target raised to $53 at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Joseph Spak kept his Outperform rating on General Motors (GM) and nudged his price target to $53 from $52, saying the recent $2.25B investment by Softbank (SFTBF) adds validation to the company's GM Cruise robo-taxi offering plans. Aside from the validation, Spak notes that the investment "provides capital to reach scale commercialization, affords GM capital allocation flexibility, and unlocks GM share price value as Cruise around $7 per share."
07/20/18
JPMS
07/20/18
NO CHANGE
JPMS
Overweight
JPMorgan says buy GM, sell Tesla into Q2 earnings reports
JPMorgan analyst Ryan Brinkman forecasts lower than consensus Q2 earnings for Ford (F) and higher than Street earnings for General Motors (GM). Both companies are likely to be impacted by higher commodity costs during the quarter, although the decline in spot prices subsequent to the quarter should limit impact to the full year, Brinkman tells investors in a research note previewing the Q2 earnings for the automakers. The analyst is also concerned about the potential for a "large loss and accompanying large cash outflow" at Tesla in Q2 to "make the bridge" to GAAP profitability and positive cash generation in the second half of the year. Brinkman maintains Overweight ratings on GM and Ford, with a preference for GM shares. He also keeps his cautious Underweight rating on Tesla shares, seeing 44% downside to his $180 December 2018 price target.
07/20/18
07/20/18
NO CHANGE

Fly Intel: Today's top analyst calls on Wall Street
Check out today's top analyst calls from around Wall Street, compiled by The Fly. BOFA CUTS YUM CHINA TO UNDERPERFORM: BofA Merrill Lynch analyst Chen Luo downgraded Yum China (YUMC) to Underperform from Neutral and cut its price target to $34 from $44.30. Luo said he expects Yum China to continue to underperform given a likely peak in KFC trends amid China's weakening macro environment, a likely prolonged turnaround at Pizza Hut combined with heavy costs, a slowdown in Chinese consumer consumption, and RMB depreciation. Yum China is down 4.8% in late morning trading. CREDIT SUISSE CUTS FIVE BELOW TO NEUTRAL: Credit Suisse analyst Judah Frommer downgraded Five Below (FIVE) to Neutral from Outperform, telling investors that he is moving to the sidelines as he sees risk/reward balanced at current levels given the stock's material outperformance and back-half comp acceleration that he believes is priced into shares. Frommer keeps his $110 price target and says Five Below remains one of the most differentiated concepts in retail. Five Below is down 4.4% in late morning trading. BAIRD MORE CAUTIOUS ON DRUG SUPPLY CHAIN: Baird analyst Eric Coldwell downgraded Express Scripts (ESRX), AmerisourceBergen (ABC), and McKesson (MCK), all to Neutral from Outperform, citing the heavy political attack in recent weeks against pharmacy benefit managers and members of the drug supply chain. Among them, he said AmerisourceBergen remains his preferred name, but he cannot justify putting new money to work in these names in the current environment. SUNTRUST STARTS VIKING WITH A BUY: SunTrust analyst Edward Nash initiated Viking Therapeutics (VKTX) with a Buy rating and a price target of $14, saying its VK2809 drug for lipid disorders "has the potential to become a promising treatment by addressing multiple metabolic issues" associated with the non-alcoholic steatohepatitis disease, or NASH. Viking is up 8.3% in late morning trading. JPMORGAN SAYS BUY GM, SELL TESLA INTO EARNINGS: JPMorgan analyst Ryan Brinkman forecast lower than consensus Q2 earnings for Ford (F) and higher than consensus earnings for General Motors (GM). The analyst is also concerned about the potential for a "large loss and accompanying large cash outflow" at Tesla (TSLA) in Q2 to "make the bridge" to GAAP profitability and positive cash generation in the second half of the year. Brinkman maintained Overweight ratings on GM and Ford, with a preference for GM shares. He also kept his cautious Underweight rating on Tesla shares, seeing 44% downside to his $180 December 2018 price target.
07/24/18
PIPR
07/24/18
NO CHANGE
Target $57
PIPR
Overweight
General Motors outperforming Ford in China, says Piper Jaffray
While both would suffer in a trade war, it is clear that General Motors (GM) is outperforming Ford (F) in China, Piper Jaffray analyst Alexander Potter tells investors in a research note. The analyst views GM's China business as stable, with a growing presence in luxury. He thinks Cadillac represented 16.7% of GM's Q2 revenue in China, versus 13.6% in 2017, which should boost margins. Until its "new product blitz gains momentum, Ford's China business will likely continue bleeding," Potter contends. He notes the company's Ford's retail sales in China declined by 38% year-over-year in June. The analyst keeps an Overweight rating on GM and a Neutral rating on Ford.
FCAU Fiat Chrysler
$19.27

0.285 (1.50%)

07/10/18
UBSW
07/10/18
UPGRADE
UBSW
Buy
UBS upgrades Fiat Chrysler to Buy ahead of Q2 results
UBS analyst Patrick Hummel upgraded Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) to Buy from Neutral with a price target of EUR 23. The analyst expects the company's "positive volume/mix impact story" to continue in Q2 even with the ramp of the new RAM 1500 truck unlikely to be completed until Q3. Fiat shares should deliver the best earnings momentum among the European car manufacturers in the coming quarters, Hummel tells investors in a research note.
07/05/18
07/05/18
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. Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) upgraded to Buy from Hold and Daimler AG (DDAIF) upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies with analyst Philippe Houchois citing valuation. 2. Danone (DANOY) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital with analyst James Jones saying he now has less "punitive" assumptions about the company's sales growth and capital expenditures as its profits have become less reliant on dairy. 3. Hexcel (HXL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord with analyst Ken Herbert stating he believes the acceleration in growth expected in 2018 will continue into 2019. 4. Qorvo (QRVO) upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at KeyBanc with analyst Michael McConnell citing healthy China smartphone trends, stabilizing Apple (AAPL) iPhone demand, and greater than expected market share gains in China smartphones. 5. Advanced Energy (AEIS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James with analyst Pavel Molchanov saying the company's 9% free cash flow yield has turned the shares into an appealing deep value story, despite slowing organic growth. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
07/10/18
UBSW
07/10/18
UPGRADE
UBSW
Buy
Fiat Chrysler upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
UBS analyst Patrick Hummel upgraded Fiat Chrysler to Buy.
07/17/18
JEFF
07/17/18
NO CHANGE
Target $25
JEFF
Buy
Santander Consumer, Fiat Chrysler tolling agreement doesn't change much, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst John Hecht notes that Santander Consumer (SC) and Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) entered a tolling agreement that allows both parties additional time to assess their rights, obligations, claims, etc. while not having to worry about the statute of limitations. The analyst believes the tolling agreement does not change much of what is going on. Nonetheless, Hecht notes that the companies also acknowledged they are working to resolve the matter tied to the captive finance, with the agreement indicating that a resolution on this matter may come in months rather than quarters. He reiterates a Buy rating and $25 price target on Santander Consumer shares.
T AT&T
$31.66

0.68 (2.20%)

07/13/18
07/13/18
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. AT&T (T) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James with analyst Frank Louthan saying he views the Department of Justice appeal of the Time Warner case as a negative and said it is a "frustrating delay." Louthan expects the suit to be a "significant overhang" for an extended period of time, which will limit share appreciation, but remains confident AT&T will prevail. 2. Incyte (INCY) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Matthew Harrison saying he believes key catalysts are unlikely until 2019 and he expects the stock to trade with the market in the meantime. 3. WisdomTree (WETF) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette and to Neutral from Buy at Citi. 4. Cedar Fair (FUN) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie. 5. Ingredion (INGR) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citi with analyst David Driscoll saying he expects the stock's valuation multiples to compress as investors sort through the number of issues that have come to light. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
07/13/18
07/13/18
NO CHANGE

Fly Intel: Today's top analyst calls on Wall Street
Check out today's top analyst calls from around Wall Street, compiled by The Fly. VF CORP DOUBLE UPGRADE: BofA Merrill Lynch analyst Robert Ohmes upgraded VF Corp (VFC) to Buy from Underperform and raised his price objective to $96 from $65 ahead of the company's earnings report on July 20, telling investors in a research note that he believes Vans will be a "go-to-brand" for the back-to-school selling season. He said his channel checks indicate accelerating momentum in Vans, especially classic styles, and that the $50-$60 price point is attractive given consumers' shift to value. RAYMOND JAMES DOWNGRADES AT&T: Raymond James downgraded AT&T (T) to Market Perform from Outperform. Analyst Frank Louthan said he views the Department of Justice appeal of the Time Warner case as a negative and said it is a "frustrating delay." Louthan expects the suit to be a "significant overhang" for an extended period of time, which will limit share appreciation, but remains confident AT&T will prevail. AT&T is lower by 2% in late morning trading. STIFEL STARTS GALMED WITH A BUY: Stifel analyst Adam Walsh initiated Galmed (GLMD) with a Buy rating and $35 price target, calling it a "legitimate late-stage NASH play" after Aramchol recently proved itself in a Phase 2 trial as a clearly active and "very safe" compound for treating NASH. Galmed is trading higher by over 17% in late morning trading. MORGAN STANLEY HIKES WWE TARGET TO $100: Morgan Stanley analyst Benjamin Swinburne said that WWE (WWE), by securing rights fees in its new five-year agreements with NBC (CMCSA, CMCSK) and Fox (FOX, FOXA) that are 3.6 times higher than its prior five-year broadcast agreement with NBC, has gained a "massive increase" in earnings power and "extremely high" visibility into the associated revenue. Given the recently announced deals, he raised his price target on WWE shares to $100 from $58 and kept an Overweight rating on the stock. WILLIAM BLAIR CALLS KEMPER PULLBACK 'BUYING OPPORTUNITY': William Blair analyst Adam Klauber said he views shares of Kemper (KMPR) as "even more attractive" after the recent pullback, which he attributes to selling pressures from Infinity Property shareholders receiving Kemper stock. Klauber said Kemper "continues to be our top conviction idea," and kept an Outpeform rating on the name. Kemper is higher by 4.8% in late morning trading.
07/13/18
MSCO
07/13/18
NO CHANGE
Target $37
MSCO
Overweight
Market likely to place low odds on AT&T deal reversal, says Morgan Stanley
After the DOJ decided to appeal District Court Judge Leon's order approving AT&T's merger with Time Warner, Morgan Stanley analyst Simon Flannery said he believes the market is likely to heavily rely on Judge Leon's "strongly worded decision" and assign a fairly low probability on a possible reversal of the deal. Even if AT&T were forced to divest assets, it would be into a fairly healthy market, added Flannery, who keeps an Overweight rating and $37 price target on the stock.
07/17/18
RHCO
07/17/18
NO CHANGE
Target $415
RHCO
Hold
Netflix facing risks of increasing competition, says SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Matthew Thornton keeps his Hold rating and $415 price target on Netflix (NFLX) after its Q2 subscriber growth miss while discussing some of the key risks faced by the company. The analyst notes that Netflix could struggle with raising its monthly rates in the environment increasing competition, as Disney (DIS) prepares to launch its own subscription video on demand, SVOD, service in 2019 amid the proliferation of bundles that also include high-demand live sports. Thornton further notes that given a bigger HBO budget under AT&T (T) and the launch/bundling of more video content at Apple (AAPL), the ability of Netflix to raise rates may be more challenging than in recent years.
IRBT iRobot
$71.23

-1.92 (-2.62%)

07/10/18
07/10/18
DOWNGRADE

Market Perform
iRobot downgraded to Market Perform on valuation at Raymond James
As previously reported, Raymond James downgraded iRobot to Market Perform from Outperform. Analyst Brian Gesuale said valuation reflects expectations of substantial positive news on both the product launch and higher estimate revisions.
05/16/18
PIPR
05/16/18
NO CHANGE
Target $78
PIPR
Overweight
iRobot checks show reduced in-stock levels, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Troy Jensen says a recent round of channel checks showed iRobot's in-stock levels dropped following Mother's Day weekend sales across U.S. retailers, indicating solid sales volume. The analyst believes the company's Q2 sales will be in-line or potentially above expectations. Further, based on recent patents granted to iRobot, Jensen believes the company's new products in the second half of 2018 will include a new high-end Roomba with an evacuation station to automatically empty the debris bin. He believes this new feature would add "significant value" to the Roomba product. The analyst remains upbeat on iRobot shares with an Overweight rating and $78 price target.
06/12/18
PIPR
06/12/18
NO CHANGE
Target $78
PIPR
Overweight
iRobot tracking ahead of June quarter expectations, says Piper Jaffray
Mid quarter channel checks indicate iRobot is tracking ahead of expectations for the June quarter and its 2018 guidance will likely "continue to creep higher as the year progresses," Piper Jaffray analyst Troy Jensen tells investors in a research note. The analyst remains upbeat on the shares and would be buyers of the stock at current levels. The robotic vacuum cleaner market has seen U.S. growth accelerate in recent quarters, the analyst adds. He believes this strength will continue throughout the year and expand into other geographies and product segments. Jensen reiterates an Overweight rating on iRobot with a $78 price target.
07/10/18
RAJA
07/10/18
DOWNGRADE
RAJA
Market Perform
iRobot downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James
UPS UPS
$112.44

-0.26 (-0.23%)

07/16/18
07/16/18
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. Wells Fargo (WFC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette with analyst Brian Kleinhanzl saying current share levels offer an attractive entry point for a "self-help stock" that can generate "material" earnings growth near-term. 2. VF Corp. (VFC) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Matthew Boss saying he sees an attractive risk/reward profile at current share levels given the company's "multi-year inflection." 3. UPS (UPS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS with analyst Thomas Wadewitz saying the combination of cost and productivity improvements, coupled with a constructive" revenue backdrop, provide potential for improved Domestic Package margin performance and stronger operating income growth in 2019 for UPS. 4. Autoliv (ALV) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Daiwa. 5. Saratoga Investment (SAR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Compass Point. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
07/16/18
UBSW
07/16/18
UPGRADE
Target $125
UBSW
Buy
UPS upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
UBS analyst Thomas Wadewitz upgraded UPS (UPS) to Buy and raised his price target for the shares to $125 from $121. The analyst this morning also downgraded FedEx (FDX) to Neutral from Buy. The combination of cost and productivity improvements, coupled with a constructive" revenue backdrop, provide potential for improved Domestic Package margin performance and stronger operating income growth in 2019 for UPS, Wadewitz tells investors in a research note. The analyst believes the company has "multiple cost side drivers" and that the new Teamsters agreement may also facilitate growth.
06/29/18
MSCO
06/29/18
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Amazon to insource growing part of own volume over time, says Morgan Stanley
After Amazon (AMZN) announced yesterday that it is inviting entrepreneurs to form small delivery companies, Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak called it the company's most overt and public move yet in relation to building out its in-house logistics network. Nowak remains cautious on the parcel companies overall and keeps an Underweight rating on UPS (UPS) and an Equal Weight rating on FedEx (FDX), stating that he expects Amazon to insource a growing percentage of its own volumes over time. In the "best case scenario," UPS and FedEx will not grow with Amazon in e-commerce, which could be a significant drag, while in a "worst case scenario" Amazon becomes a full-fledged competitor, Nowak added.
07/16/18
07/16/18
NO CHANGE

Fly Intel: Today's top analyst calls on Wall Street
Check out today's top analyst calls from around Wall Street, compiled by The Fly. NETFLIX CUT TO UNDERPERFORM AT BUCKINGHAM: Buckingham analyst Matthew Harrigan downgraded Netflix (NFLX) to Underperform from Neutral ahead of the company's earnings report, as he estimates that the stock's current price implies "optimistic" views of the company reaching 360M global members in 2025 and 505M by 2033 along with a long-term operating profit margin near 35%. UBS NOW FAVORS UPS OVER FEDEX: UBS analyst Thomas Wadewitz upgraded UPS (UPS) to Buy from Neutral and raised his price target for the shares to $125 from $121. The combination of cost and productivity improvements, coupled with a "constructive" revenue backdrop, provide potential for improved Domestic Package margin performance and stronger operating income growth in 2019 for UPS, Wadewitz told investors. The analyst believes the company has "multiple cost side drivers" and that the new Teamsters agreement may also facilitate growth. Wadewitz this morning also downgraded FedEx (FDX) to Neutral from Buy and lowered his price target for the shares to $256 from $283. With a large global Express business representing 55% of revenue and about 13% of revenue linked to Asia, FedEx is exposed to risk from tariffs and potentially slower trade activity, Wadewitz told investors. The analyst sees limited visibility to near term margin expansion as the company is still ramping up integration with TNT in Europe. In midday trading, UPS is up just over 1%, while FedEx is down 1.5%. BMO CUTS HASBRO TO UNDERPERFORM: BMO Capital analyst Gerrick Johnson downgraded Hasbro to Underperform from Market Perform and lowered his price target to $75 from $80. The analyst noted that the liquidation of Toys R US may be "more impactful than investors realize" after the initial 9% rally in the stock price on "relief that things were not worse", even as retailers are becoming more selective in the "pantry loading" inventory restocking process. JPMORGAN SEES LOW THREAT FROM AMAZON TO NETWORK EQUIPMENT STOCKS: JPMorgan analyst Samik Chatterjee told investors in a research note that he believes the threat of Amazon (AMZN) entering into the networking equipment market is "relatively low" for networking equipment stocks including Arista Networks (ANET), Cisco Systems (CSCO), and Juniper Networks (JNPR), contending that AWS' switching product will target data center capital spending from large enterprise customers, which is only a $2.5B opportunity relative to the $12B data center switching and $16B campus switching market.
KN Knowles
$15.67

0.05 (0.32%)

07/25/18
LSCM
07/25/18
NO CHANGE
Target $19
LSCM
Buy
Knowles price target raised to $19 from $17 at Lake Street
Lake Street analyst Jaeson Schmidt raised his price target for Knowles to $19 following the company's better than expected Q2 results. The midpoints of Q3 revenue and earnings guidance were above consensus estimates largely driven by the upcoming ramp at Apple and continued momentum in China, Schmidt tells investors in a post-earnings research note. He reiterates a Buy rating on the shares.
07/25/18
DOTC
07/25/18
DOWNGRADE
DOTC
Neutral
Knowles downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Dougherty
04/02/18
CHLM
04/02/18
NO CHANGE
Target $16
CHLM
Buy
Weaker Apple orders impacting Knowles near-term results, says Craig-Hallum
Craig-Hallum analyst Anthony Stoss says that weaker Apple (AAPL) orders are impacting Knowles (KN) near-term results and rumored Facebook (FB) Smart Hub launch delays is also weighing on near-term revenues. Nonetheless, the analyst reiterates a Buy rating on Knowles stock, while lowering his price target on the shares to $16 from $17.
04/30/18
CHLM
04/30/18
UPGRADE
Target $43
CHLM
Buy
Cirrus Logic upgraded to Buy from Hold at Craig-Hallum
Craig-Hallum analyst Anthony Stoss upgraded Cirrus Logic (CRUS) to Buy from Hold, as he believes Apple (AAPL) headwinds are already priced into the stock and a relief rally is likely following the company's upcoming earnings this Wednesday. Following Knowles' (KN) roughly in line results and guidance, its shares rallied over 15% and Stoss thinks a similar dynamic is possible for Cirrus, he tells investors. However, after lowering his estimates, he trimmed his price target on Cirrus shares to $43 from $44.
SPOT Spotify
$187.86

-0.14 (-0.07%)

07/23/18
07/23/18
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 BTIG. 2. BJ's Wholesale (BJ) initiated with an Outperform at William Blair and Baird, a Buy at Jefferies, BofA/Merrill, Citi, and Nomura Instinet, an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley, a Market Perform at Wells Fargo, as well as a Neutral at JPMorgan, and Goldman Sachs. 3. EverQuote (EVER) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan, an Outperform at JMP Securities, Oppenheimer, and William Blair, a Buy at Canaccord and BofA/Merrill, as well as a Market Perform at Raymond James. 4. International Paper (IP) resumed with a Buy at Citi. 5. Centene (CNC) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
07/25/18
PIVT
07/25/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $200
PIVT
Hold
Spotify downgraded to Hold from Buy at Pivotal Research
Pivotal Research analyst Jeffrey Wlodarczak downgraded Spotify to Hold with an unchanged price target of $200. The streaming music service closed yesterday down 24c to $187.81. The analyst cites valuation for the downgrade given the "material rise" in the shares since his initiation report on May 29. Further, he increasingly views consensus 2018 premium monthly active user growth expectations as too aggressive. He lowered his Q2 premium subscriber MAU estimate from 6M to 5.5M, versus the consensus at 7M. Spotify's current valuation is fair and does not leave a lot of room for "operational/market hiccups," Wlodarczak tells investors in a research note.
07/25/18
DBAB
07/25/18
NO CHANGE
Target $170
DBAB
Hold
Spotify price target raised to $170 from $155 at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Lloyd Walmsley raised his price target for Spotify to $170 ahead of the company's Q2 results and keeps a Hold rating on the shares. The analyst expects "solid" near-term results from Spotify as the company benefits from some new country launches and enhancements to its free trial. He also sees the company's gross margins continuing to benefit from improvement in ad monetization and the benefit from the latest major label deals.
RACE Ferrari
$133.16

-3.48 (-2.55%)

12/28/17
MSCO
12/28/17
NO CHANGE
MSCO
January to be busy for Autos and Shared Mobility names, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas previewed the January calendar for the Autos and Shared Mobility sector, noting that the Vegas CES takes place in the second week and the Detroit Auto Show occurs in the third week of next month. Judging from last year's shows and press releases in recent weeks, he expects "the vast majority" of prepared presentations will focus on autonomous driving, electric propulsion and new business models as companies seek to encourage recognition and valuation of "Auto 2.0 efforts" in the multiples of their stocks, he tells investors. Automakers covered by the firm include Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), Tesla (TSLA), General Motors (GM), Ferrari (RACE) and Ford (F). Auto suppliers covered include Magna (MGA), Goodyear Tire (GT), Adient (ADNT), Delphi Technologies (DLPH), Visteon (VC), BorgWarner (BWA), Aptiv (APTV) and Tenneco (TEN).
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Ferrari price target raised to $160 from $129 at UBS
UBS analyst Helen Brand raised her price target on Ferrari to $160 from $129 as she believes the company's earnings power is underappreciated given its significant pricing power, under-penetrated markets, and upside volumes. Brand reiterated her Buy rating on Ferrari shares.
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Ferrari initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Michael Binetti initiated Ferrari with an Outperform rating and $150 price target. The analyst believes the combination of Ferrari extending into new categories -- Hybrid in 2019 and Utility in 2020/2021 -- and the company's pricing should drive leverage and EPS upside, supporting Ferrari's valuation over the luxury automaker's peers.

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