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iRobot

$71.23

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Fiat Chrysler

$19.27

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Unusually active option classes on open July 25th

Unusual total active option classes on open include: iRobot (IRBT), Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), Corning (GLW), Coca Cola (KO), General Motors (GM), Texas Instruments (TXN), Boeing (BA), MGM Resorts (MGM), Macy's (M), and Verizon (VZ).

IRBT

iRobot

$71.23

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FCAU

Fiat Chrysler

$19.27

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GLW

Corning

$29.80

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KO

Coca-Cola

$45.25

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GM

General Motors

$39.48

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TXN

Texas Instruments

$113.64

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BA

Boeing

$358.15

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MGM

MGM Resorts

$30.77

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M

Macy's

$39.35

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VZ

Verizon

$51.50

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IRBT iRobot
$71.23

(0.00%)

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
FCAU Fiat Chrysler
$19.27

(0.00%)

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.
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.
GLW Corning
$29.80

(0.00%)

05/31/18
05/31/18
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. General Motors (GM) upgraded to Outperform from In Line at Evercore ISI with analyst George Galliers saying he had been assigning no value to the Cruise assets before the announcement. 2. Biogen (BIIB) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord with analyst Sumant Kulkarni saying although there are risks that remain, the company's financial flexibility makes him more positive on the shares. 3. Corning (GLW) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst James Faucette saying that the number one question he gets from investors is about how the display market has remained so healthy despite weakness in the panel market over the past couple of years. 4. Quality Systems (QSII) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Cantor Fitzgerald with analyst Steven Halper saying after the better than expected Q4 results, it appears the company's growth prospects have improved. 5. Extended Stay America (STAY) upgraded to Overweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Thomas Allen noting that company management highlighted at a recent conference that it could follow a similar path to La Quinta (LQ), which recently announced plans to shift from an asset-heavy, single-brand Lodging company to a REIT. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
05/31/18
05/31/18
UPGRADE
Target $34

Overweight
Corning upgraded to Overweight amid 'overdone' display worries at Morgan Stanley
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley analyst James Faucette upgraded Corning to Overweight from Equal Weight, stating that the number one question he gets from investors is about how the display market has remained so healthy despite weakness in the panel market over the past couple of years. The analyst, who thinks concerns over the display segment have been "overdone," notes supply and demand are more in unison, the company maintains a cost advantage, and Corning dominates where the display market is healthiest. He also contends that expansion opportunities are closer than they appear as he believes there will be demonstrated traction in one, if not multiple, of Corning's areas of investment in the coming years. Faucette raised his price target on Corning shares to $34 from $33.
06/20/18
GSCO
06/20/18
UPGRADE
Target $29
GSCO
Neutral
Corning upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs analyst Rod Hall assumed coverage of Corning with an upgrade to Neutral from Sell and a price target of $29. The analyst expects gross margin deterioration to reverse.
05/31/18
MSCO
05/31/18
UPGRADE
MSCO
Overweight
Corning upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
KO Coca-Cola
$45.25

(0.00%)

05/17/18
LEHM
05/17/18
UPGRADE
Target $48
LEHM
Overweight
Coca-Cola upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Lauren Lieberman upgraded Coca-Cola to Overweight and raised her price target for the shares to $48 from $45. The company's transformation should drive "sustainably better growth," which should yield a higher valuation premium, Lieberman tells investors in a research note. The analyst believes Coca-Cola's "wide-ranging changes" will bring benefits to fundamentals.
05/17/18
05/17/18
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. Coca-Cola (KO) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Lauren Lieberman saying the company's transformation should drive "sustainably better growth," which should yield a higher valuation premium. 2. Valero (VLO) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Benny Wong saying recent underinvestment in refining, slippages in capacity additions and overdone concerns on long-term demand have set the stage for refining to enter a "golden age" through 2020. 3. ManTech (MANT) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo with analyst Edward Caso citing valuation. 4. Celanese (CE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS with analyst John Roberts saying he believes the shares are undervalued and investors do not appreciate the stability and growth in the acetyls chain and the long-term potential in Engineered Materials. 5. Canadian National (CNI) upgraded to Buy from Underperform at BofA/Merrill with analyst Ken Hoexter saying service and volume growth rebounded faster than expected and will only be aided by an improving economy. 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
RBCM
07/16/18
NO CHANGE
Target $75
RBCM
Outperform
Monster Beverage price hike to come November 1st, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Nik Modi says his industry sources have confirmed that Monster Beverage (MNST) intends to raise its prices by 4.0-5.5% on November 1st depending on the pack size, which would be in line with the management's indication of pricing review made at the June shareholder meeting. The analyst keeps his Outperform rating and $75 price target on Monster, adding that Coca Cola (KO), PepsiCo (PEP) and Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) will also likely make pricing changes in response over the coming months.
05/17/18
SBSH
05/17/18
NO CHANGE
SBSH
Buy
Coca-Cola pullback brings 'compelling' valuation, says Citi
The 9% year-to-date decline in shares of Coca-Cola creates a "compelling" valuation, Citi analyst Wendy Nicholson tells investors in a research note after traveling with the company's investor relations team. The analyst attributes the weakness partly to the overall selloff of consumer staples stocks, but also partly to investor concerns about a handful of factor, including Coca-Cola's ability to achieve its financial targets both in 2018 and over the longer-term. Nicholson says her confidence in the company is up and that the share slump is not justified. She reiterates a Buy rating on Coca-Cola.
GM General Motors
$39.48

(0.00%)

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
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.
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.
TXN Texas Instruments
$113.64

(0.00%)

07/25/18
RILY
07/25/18
NO CHANGE
Target $123
RILY
Neutral
Texas Instruments price target raised to $123 from $115 at B. Riley FBR
B. Riley FBR analyst Craig Ellis raised his price target for Texas Instruments to $123 citing the company's "strong" Q2 results. The analyst views the report as a positive for peers and keeps a Neutral rating on Texas Instruments shares.
07/25/18
LOOP
07/25/18
NO CHANGE
Target $135
LOOP
Buy
Texas Instruments Q2 results and guidance were 'solid', says Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Cody Acree kept his Buy rating and $135 price target on Texas Instruments after its Q2 results that were in line with the recent positive pre-announcement and from other indications within the semiconductor industry. The analyst notes that the outperformance in the quarter was driven by consistent positive margin leverage and lower than expected operating expenses, along with "solid diversified guidance" and attractive order growth. Acree sees "broad" demand strength for TI products in the Industrial and Auto markets, which accounted for about 60% of total sales.
07/25/18
JPMS
07/25/18
NO CHANGE
Target $134
JPMS
Overweight
Texas Instruments target raised to $134 on 'strong' Q2 at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Harlan Sur raised his price target for Texas Instruments to $134 from $132 saying the company last night reported "another strong" quarter on continued Auto/Industrial strength and broad-based growth across geographies. The analyst believes macro demand trends remain healthy and that supply side metrics are at normal/stable levels. He keeps an Overweight rating on Texas Instruments.
07/25/18
JEFF
07/25/18
NO CHANGE
Target $157
JEFF
Buy
Texas Instruments price target raised to $157 from $150 at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Mark Lipacis raised his price target for Texas Instruments to $157 saying his conviction is increased following last night's Q2 results. The Street is underestimating the company's revenue growth and margin potential, Lipacis tells investors in a research note. He believes Texas Instruments' operating margins will expand another 1,000 basis points over the next 3-to-5 years to 50%. Lipacis reiterates a Buy rating on the shares.
BA Boeing
$358.15

(0.00%)

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.
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.
07/23/18
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.
MGM MGM Resorts
$30.77

(0.00%)

07/20/18
MSCO
07/20/18
NO CHANGE
MSCO
MGM Resorts forecast lowered at Morgan Stanley to account for Macau share loss
Morgan Stanley analyst Thomas Allen, in his preview of Q2 results for the Gaming names he covers, noted that Macau GGR increased 17% in Q2, which was above his estimate of 16% growth. He also said he expects Las Vegas has had a "relatively good" quarter, noting RevPAR in April-May was up 6% and June has a "relatively easy" comparison. Allen lowered his Q2 consolidated property EBITDA estimate for MGM Resorts (MGM) by 2%, factoring in more share loss at the Peninsula property and worse hold as well as lower MGM Cotai EBITDA, and he lowered his price target on MGM to $38 from $39. He raised his Q2 consolidated property EBITDA estimate for Las Vegas Sands (LVS) by 1% and keeps an $86 price target on the stock. He raised his Q2 property EBITDA view for Wynn (WYNN) by 3% and keeps a $200 price target on its shares. Allen has Overweight ratings on Las Vegas Sands and MGM and an Equal Weight rating on Wynn Resorts.
07/11/18
JPMS
07/11/18
NO CHANGE
Target $37
JPMS
Overweight
MGM Resorts should be bought into back half of year, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Joseph Greff recommends buying shares of MGM Resorts heading into the back half of 2018. The stock offers an attractive risk/reward and setup for 2019, Greff tells investors in a research note. The analyst attributes the 10% year-to-date selloff to MGM's lowered 2018 guidance in April, an "uninspiring" investor day in May, and "disappointing" Macau market-wide gross gaming revenue growth in May and June. He believes most of the issues that have caused 2018's underperformance are transitory and that expectations are "reasonably/incredibly low." Greff lowered his price target for MGM shares to $37 from $41 and keeps an Overweight rating on the name.
07/05/18
MSCO
07/05/18
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Pullback in Macau gaming names a buying opportunity, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Thomas Allen believes the recent selloff in Macau gaming stocks is overdone, as he contends the fact that Macau's gaming revenue growth has missed on the headline for two months in a row is attributable to rising expectations, foreign exchange impacts and likely an improper factoring in of seasonality and the World Cup. Q2 gross gaming revenue growth of 17.2% still beat his forecast of 16%, noted Allen, who said Las Vegas Sands (LVS) continues to be his favored gaming name. He also has an Overweight rating on MGM Resorts (MGM). Allen keeps an Equal Weight rating on Wynn Resorts (WYNN), but sees the stock becoming increasingly attractive if Macau is still "very healthy," as he suspects.
06/25/18
GSCO
06/25/18
DOWNGRADE
GSCO
Neutral
MGM Resorts downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs analyst Stephen Grambling downgraded MGM Resorts to Neutral from Buy, citing the delays experienced at Park MGM along with a slower than anticipated recovery at Mandalay Bay. The analyst also points to the new competition in Atlantic City, such as the expected open of Ocean Resort Casino later this week as well as the softer ramp at the Macau properties. Grambling notes that while he is constructive on MGM based on its positive Las Vegas backdrop, the catalysts for the stock are limited given its current valuation.
M Macy's
$39.35

(0.00%)

06/06/18
06/06/18
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. Yelp (YELP) downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at KeyBanc analyst Brad Erickson saying his latest customer checks, combined with updated views of Request a Quote, diminish his prior views for upside potential in the name. 2. Macy's (M) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Atlantic Equities while Kohl's (KSS) was downgraded to Underweight from Neutral. 3. BHP Billiton (BHP) and BHP Billiton plc (BBL) were downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill. 4. Trimble (TRMB) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman Sachs with analyst Jerry Revich saying while he is still bullish on the long-term outlook for rising adoption rates of Trimble's core productivity-enhancing software and hardware, he views the company's key end-markets as more balanced now. 5. Ambarella (AMBA) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer with analyst Andrew Uerkwitz citing the company's Q1 results. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
06/21/18
UBSW
06/21/18
INITIATION
Target $39
UBSW
Neutral
Macy's initiated with a Neutral at UBS
UBS analyst Jay Sole started Macy's with a Neutral rating and $39 price target.
06/27/18
CLVD
06/27/18
NO CHANGE
CLVD
Neutral
Macy's assume with a Neutral at Cleveland Research
Cleveland Research analyst Rusty WIlson assumed coverage on Macy's with a Neutral syaing the near-term outlook appears positive, offset by continued structural concerns medium/longer-term.
06/06/18
06/06/18
DOWNGRADE

Neutral
Macy's downgraded to Neutral due to valuation at Atlantic Equities
As previously reported, Atlantic Equities downgraded Macy's to Neutral from Overweight with a $39 price target. Analyst Daniela Nedialkova said shares have nearly doubled since November and expectations are more appropriate, at least for the near-term. Nedialkova thinks the market needs to see a string of consistent positive results, including a strong Q4 year-over-year, before it can warm up to the long-term.
VZ Verizon
$51.50

(0.00%)

06/21/18
06/21/18
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. PayPal (PYPL) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities with analyst Kunaal Malde saying he believes the company's differentiated checkout experience should enable the company to continue taking share. 2. Verizon (VZ) and Charter (CHTR) were upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs. 3. Terex (TEX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies with analyst Stephen Volkmann saying Terex has underperformed both the S&P 500 Index and machinery peers year-to-date despite improving backlog and visibility into 2019. 4. AMC Entertainment (AMC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Benchmark with analyst Mike Hickey saying he believes the company's new movie subscription service will succeed in driving incremental attendance and EBITDA. 5. Becton Dickinson (BDX) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Robbie Marcus saying he sees a "clear path" for Becton to exceed expectations for the second half of 2018 and fiscal 2019 now that the Bard acquisition is two quarters in. 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
FBCO
07/10/18
INITIATION
Target $58
FBCO
Outperform
Verizon initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Doug Mitchelson initiated Verizon with an Outperform and $58 price target.
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Target $58
FBCO
Outperform
Verizon initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
As reported earlier, Credit Suisse analyst Douglas Mitchelson initiated Verizon with an Outperform rating and a price target of $58. The analyst notes that wireless competition has likely stabilized and revenue is returning to sustainable near-term growth. Mitchelson also sees Verizon having invested sufficiently for the development of 5G technology, which "at a minimum" will not be a share loss event over the next few years. The analyst further states that Verizon should also benefit from its "major $10B cost savings plan, stable capex spending, record low churn, and the benefit of tax reform".
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