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UPS expectations building ahead of September meeting, says Loop Capital

After UPS beat earnings expectations, reported strong revenue growth, and issued constructive free cash flow guidance, Loop Capital analyst Rick Paterson said he expects sentiment to be increasingly positive into the company's "Transformation Conference" investor meeting on September 13. Investors have been asked to take something of "a leap of faith" on UPS over the last 12 months and it will be interesting to see if expectations remain reasonable and are met in September, said Paterson, who raised his price target on UPS to $140 from $139 and keeps a Buy rating on the stock.

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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.
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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. 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.
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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.
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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.

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