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XRX

Xerox

$26.54

-0.1 (-0.38%)

, WFC

Wells Fargo

$59.19

0.36 (0.61%)

04:55
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XRX

Xerox

$26.54

-0.1 (-0.38%)

WFC

Wells Fargo

$59.19

0.36 (0.61%)

MOT

Now owned by GOOG

$0.00

(0.00%)

GRUB

GrubHub

$127.93

-0.74 (-0.58%)

NFLX

Netflix

$347.63

-4.17 (-1.19%)

DOCU

DocuSign

$61.32

1.42 (2.37%)

ABB

ABB

$23.15

0.04 (0.17%)

FITB

Fifth Third

$29.86

0.23 (0.78%)

VZ

Verizon

$52.71

0.24 (0.46%)

DE

Deere

$144.77

-1.355 (-0.93%)

GOOG

Alphabet

$1,245.61

3.06 (0.25%)

MSFT

Microsoft

$109.49

0.63 (0.58%)

TRI

Thomson Reuters

$42.42

1.47 (3.59%)

BSX

Boston Scientific

$34.30

1.07 (3.22%)

RHT

Red Hat

$142.89

0.55 (0.39%)

BB

BlackBerry

$10.33

0.47 (4.77%)

CRM

Salesforce

$145.16

0.72 (0.50%)

FFIV

F5 Networks

$178.97

2.31 (1.31%)

CSCO

Cisco

$43.84

0.27 (0.62%)

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XRX Xerox
$26.54

-0.1 (-0.38%)

05/14/18
05/14/18
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. Dean Foods (DF) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Deutsche Bank analyst Rob Dickerson saying he still sees four fundamental challenges facing the company: continued declines in U.S. dairy milk consumption, its low-margin structured business, increasing vertical category integration by retailers, and what he views as low odds of transformative acquisitions. 2. Owens Corning (OC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo with analyst Stephen East saying his outlook for Roofing and Composites has weakened and extremely weak year to date 2018 hail/storm activity is likely an incremental headwind to 2H18 Shingle Volumes while inflationary cost pressures are more intense than originally expected. 3. Xerox (XRX) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan and to Hold from Buy at Cross Research. 4. Jeld-Wen (JELD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill with analyst John Lovallo saying he believes the company will face challenges from the CEO search, Steves & Sons litigation, wood windows, and believes a margin recovery could take longer than expected. 5. Hostess Brands (TWNK) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank with analyst Rob Dickerson saying he is less certain on the base business' potential margin and profitability progression over the next twelve months following the company's recent earnings report. 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
STPT
07/10/18
UPGRADE
STPT
Buy
Xerox upgraded to Buy from Hold at Standpoint Research
07/20/18
SBSH
07/20/18
INITIATION
Target $39
SBSH
Buy
Xerox resumed with a Buy at Citi
Citi analyst Jim Suva resumed coverage of Xerox with a Buy rating and $39 price target.
05/16/18
LOOP
05/16/18
NO CHANGE
Target $40
LOOP
Buy
Xerox price target lowered to $40 from $45 at Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Ananda Baruah lowered his price target on Xerox (XRX) to $40, citing the potential operating disruptions from the company's leadership "saga" and the firm position by Fujifilm (FUJIY) not to raise its bid price. The analyst says his new price is based on the stand-alone value of the company with no added potential deal related benefits. Baruah also keeps his Buy rating on Xerox, adding that there is a greater "appreciation" by the recently appointed CEO John Visentin to pass on more cost savings toward profitability.
WFC Wells Fargo
$59.19

0.36 (0.61%)

07/15/18
KBWI
07/15/18
UPGRADE
Target $63
KBWI
Outperform
Wells Fargo upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette
Keefe Bruyette analyst Brian Kleinhanzl upgraded Wells Fargo to Outperform and raised his price target for the shares to $63 from $57. The stock closed Friday down 67c to $55.36. Current share levels offer an attractive entry point for a "self-help stock" that can generate "material" earnings growth near-term, Kleinhanzl tells investors in a research note. The analyst saw enough in Wells Fargo's most recent quarter to get him more constructive. He raised his earnings estimates and sees additional upside if management can drive expenses toward the company's investor day simulation range of $50B-$51B in 2020. Kleinhanzl sees expense saves and capital returns driving shares of Wells Fargo higher.
07/20/18
OPCO
07/20/18
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Perform
Wells Fargo's next few earnings reports likely to be 'choppy,' says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Chris Kotowski maintained a Perform rating on Wells Fargo (WFC) after recent meetings with CFO John Shrewsberry. In a research note to investors, Kotowski says there was nothing that shakes his view that the next few quarterly earnings reports are likely to still be "choppy," and notes that Shewsberry "readily acknowledged" that there was much work to be done to get the consent order lifted. At the same time, the analyst contends that shares are not trading at much of a discount versus other high performing banks like JPMorgan (JPM) and PNC (PNC) and says he favors companies that have lower but rising ROTCEs that are trading near TBV, especially Citi (C), CIT (CIT) and Goldman (GS).
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
BMOC
07/16/18
NO CHANGE
Target $61
BMOC
Market Perform
Wells Fargo price target raised to $61 at BMO Capital after in-line Q2
BMO Capital analyst James Fotheringham kept his Market Perform rating and nudged his price target on Wells Fargo (WFC) to $61 from $59 after the company's in-line Q2 "core" results which also showed higher than expected net interest margins and lower loss provisions. The analyst notes that after relative underperformance by the financials sector this year, he would recommend that investors buy "inexpensive stocks with near-term catalysts", including Santander (SC), OneMain (OMF), and Synchony (SYF).
MOT Now owned by GOOG
$0.00

(0.00%)

GRUB GrubHub
$127.93

-0.74 (-0.58%)

07/26/18
DADA
07/26/18
NO CHANGE
Target $115
DADA
Neutral
GrubHub price target raised to $115 from $100 at DA Davidson
DA Davidson analyst Tom Forte raised his price target on GrubHub to $115, saying its operating results for Q2 were impressive given that it is typically one of the seasonally slower periods. Forte adds that since the LevelUp transaction has not closed, he is not including it in his model yet. The analyst also keeps his Neutral rating on GrubHub, noting that he continues to "struggle" with valuation on the stock, particularly after the 23.5% surge in shares afterhours following the earnings release.
07/26/18
CHLM
07/26/18
NO CHANGE
Target $160
CHLM
Buy
GrubHub price target raised to $160 from $140 at Craig-Hallum
Craig-Hallum analyst Alex Fuhrman raised his price target for GrubHub to $160 from $140 saying organic growth is accelerating and further upside to estimates likely lies ahead. The analyst reiterates a Buy rating on the shares.
07/26/18
ROTH
07/26/18
NO CHANGE
Target $130
ROTH
Neutral
GrubHub price target raised to $130 from $100 at Roth Capital
Roth Capital analyst Darren Aftahi raised his price target for GrubHub to $130 from $100 as organic revenue and active diner growth remained healthy, aiding the Q2 beat. The analyst notes that the company announced the acquisition of point of sale, pickup platform LevelUp, which should accelerate new brand integration and allow GrubHub to layer on delivery to existing and future restaurant partners. Aftahi reiterates a Neutral rating on the shares.
07/26/18
KEYB
07/26/18
NO CHANGE
Target $175
KEYB
Overweight
GrubHub price target raised to $175 from $115 at KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Brad Erickson raised his price target for GrubHub to $175 from $115 as the company's beat and raise reinforced his thesis that the digitization of the $190B off-premise food opportunity in the U.S. remains early days and the LevelUp acquisition catapults its direct channel capture, which the analyst thinks is half of the total TAM. Erickson reiterates an Overweight rating on the shares.
NFLX Netflix
$347.63

-4.17 (-1.19%)

08/01/18
BTIG
08/01/18
NO CHANGE
Target $235
BTIG
Buy
Apple price target raised to $235 from $207 at BTIG
BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk, in a note published last night, raised his price target on Apple (AAPL) shares to $235 from $207, stating that he believes there are early signs that upgrade rates might be bottoming and noting that iPhone revenue grew by over 20% despite "historic low" upgrade rates in Q3. Apple CEO Tim Cook hinted at a noteworthy content project, added Piecyk, who agrees with fellow BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield's view that Apple is likely to follow Netflix (NFLX) and Amazon's (AMZN) approach "build their way into the market rather than buy their way in" to video. Piecyk keeps a Buy rating on Apple shares.
07/23/18
NEED
07/23/18
NO CHANGE
Target $60
NEED
Buy
Roku price target raised to $60 from $50 at Needham
Needham analyst Laura Martin raised her price target on Roku (ROKU) to $60 and kept her Buy rating, citing the upside earnings potential from the company's "strong U.S. viewing trends" toward the Over-The-Top viewing generally and "connected TVs specifically". The analyst also notes the rapid adoption of connected TVs for streaming view viewing in and out of home, adding that the company's Rock Channel addresses its total addressable market and potentially doubles the ad revenue per hour streamed. Martin further states that valuation for Roku is "inexpensive" relative to Netflix (NFLX) and expects the company to be "sold before it triples again".
07/26/18
BMOC
07/26/18
NO CHANGE
Target $190
BMOC
Market Perform
Facebook price target lowered to $190 from $210 at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Daniel Salmon lowered his price target on Facebook (FB) to $190 and kept his Market Perform rating after its Q2 results, saying that much of his "more cautious" view is now reflected in the stock price. Salmon adds that unlike Netflix (NFLX), where the shortfall was "temporary", Facebook is undergoing an "evolution", recommending that investors remain on the sidelines until visibility around revenue deceleration is clearer. The analyst also lowers his FY19 expected MAUs to 2.47B from 2.50B and DAUs to 1.64B from 1.68B.
07/19/18
LOOP
07/19/18
NO CHANGE
Target $365
LOOP
Hold
Netflix streaming liabilities to become more costly, says Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Alan Gould kept his Hold rating and $365 price target on Netflix after its Q2 results, noting that the increase in content in development costs has resulted in the "bulk of the negative free cash flows for the quarter". Gould adds that the increase in streaming liabilities will switch its contribution to "use of cash" from "source of cash", as the costs associated with content from outside parties "will remain in the $13-14 billion range over the next few years, which implies the payment of past liabilities should become greater than the buildup of new liabilities."
DOCU DocuSign
$61.32

1.42 (2.37%)

06/08/18
JPMS
06/08/18
NO CHANGE
Target $70
JPMS
Overweight
DocuSign price target raised to $70 from $53 at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Sterling Auty raised his price target for DocuSign to $70 citing the company's outperformance in Q1. Gowth in the two key metrics, customers and average revenue per customer, produced material upside to numbers, Auty tells investors in a post-earnings research note. He points that DocuSign showed positive earnings and operating income about three quarters earlier than he had forecast. The analyst keeps an Overweight rating on the shares.
06/08/18
JMPS
06/08/18
NO CHANGE
Target $63
JMPS
Outperform
JMP raises DocuSign target to $63 after 'great' first post-IPO report
JMP Securities analyst Patrick Walravens said DocuSign reported "terrific" Q1 results in a "great" earnings report, which he notes was its first since coming public. The company's non-GAAP EPS, revenue growth, and billings growth all topped consensus expectations and its guidance for FY19 was also "solid," said Walravens, who raised his price target on DocuSign shares to $63 from $52 and keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
06/08/18
PIPR
06/08/18
NO CHANGE
Target $62
PIPR
Overweight
DocuSign price target raised to $62 from $52 at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Alex Zukin raised his price target for DocuSign to $62 citing the "strong" billings beat in Q1. The analyst continues to see the potential for DocuSign to "meaningfully" outperform in the intermediate term and he reiterates an Overweight rating on the shares.
06/08/18
SBSH
06/08/18
NO CHANGE
Target $70
SBSH
Buy
DocuSign price target raised to $70 from $59 at Citi
Citi analyst Walter Pritchard raised his price target for DocuSign to $70 saying the company in its first post initial public offering quarter reported "strong top-line metrics with broad-based drivers." The analyst continues to see DocuSign as potential category leader in a market that is early. He keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
ABB ABB
$23.15

0.04 (0.17%)

04/17/18
UBSW
04/17/18
UPGRADE
UBSW
Neutral
ABB upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS
UBS analyst Guillermo Lojo upgraded ABB to Neutral citing valuation following the recent pullback in the shares. The analyst also sees lower risk of further margin weakness. He raised his price target for the shares to CHF 21.50 from CHF 21.
01/17/18
BREN
01/17/18
UPGRADE
BREN
Hold
ABB upgraded to Hold from Sell at Berenberg
07/11/18
JEFF
07/11/18
UPGRADE
Target $22.5
JEFF
Hold
ABB upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Graham Phillips upgraded ABB to Hold citing valuation following the recent share price underperformance. ABB's valuation discount to the sector is now fair, Phillips tells investors in a research note. The analyst keeps a $22.50 price target for the shares.
01/17/18
BARD
01/17/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $29
BARD
Neutral
ABB downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird
Baird analyst Michael Halloran downgraded ABB to Neutral with a price target of $29. Berenberg this morning upgraded the shares to Hold. Halloran sees a more balanced risk/reward following the recent rally in ABB shares.
FITB Fifth Third
$29.86

0.23 (0.78%)

06/29/18
WEDB
06/29/18
NO CHANGE
WEDB
Outperform
CCAR results 'very positive' for regional banks, says Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Peter Winter says the results of the CCAR for 2018 were "very positive" for the regional banks, as the average total capital return increased from 88% in the 2017 CCAR to 119%, above his forecast of 103%. In a research note to investors, Winter says the "winners" relative to his forecast were Regions Financial (RF), Huntington Bancshares (HBAN), Fifth Third (FITB), SunTrust (STI) and KeyCorp (KEY).
06/29/18
06/29/18
NO CHANGE

Goldman says Wells Fargo, Huntington, Regions among biggest winners of CCAR
Goldman Sachs analyst Richard Ramsden said the Fed's CCAR results came in largely better than expected, calling Wells Fargo (WFC), Huntington Bancshares (HBAN), Regions Financial (RF), SunTrust (STI) and Fifth Third (FITB) the biggest relative winners in his view. He believes the market will be focused on banks' 25% dividend growth announcements and believes the CCAR results can be a catalyst for a relief rally.
06/14/18
ARGS
06/14/18
INITIATION
Target $36
ARGS
Buy
Fifth Third initiated with a Buy at Argus
Argus analyst Stephen Biggar initiated Fifth Third (FITB) with a Buy rating and a price target of $36, citing its strong fee-based income in asset management, sound credit quality, and above-peer efficiency ratio. The analyst further notes that while the bank's credit loan growth has been constrained, its net interest margins rose 8bps in the most recent quarter amid the rising interest rate environment, and he expects that trend to produce a high single-digit growth in net interest income this year. Biggar points to Fifth Third's recent acquisition announcement of MB Financial (MBFI) as a further catalyst, expanding its position with "significant retail and commercial assets in the Chicago" while boosting its earnings by 7% in the second year after the closing.
07/20/18
UBSW
07/20/18
UPGRADE
UBSW
Neutral
Fifth Third upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS
VZ Verizon
$52.71

0.24 (0.46%)

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
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".
07/11/18
07/11/18
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. MCDONALD'S CUT TO NEUTRAL: Cleveland Research analyst Steven Gojak downgraded McDonald's (MCD) to Neutral from Buy after his industry checks led him to believe that its comparable sale results in the second half will trend more in-line with consensus expectations. Gojak, who is still modeling Q2 U.S. comp sales growth of 3.7% for McDonald's, which is above the 3.1% consensus growth view, lowered his 2018 U.S. comp estimate to 3.2% from 3.4%, compared to the consensus of 3.1% growth. McDonald's is down 1% in midday trading. NOMURA INITIATES INTERNET SECTOR: Nomura Instinet initiated coverage on the Americas Internet sector. Nomura Instinet initiated Alphabet Class A (GOOGL), Facebook (FB), and Spotify (SPOT) with Buy ratings, and added that Alphabet and Facebook were the best positioned in this newly regulated industry. It initiated Twitter (TWTR) with a Reduce rating, saying that while it is a "stable long-term asset that has something for everyone," the firm believes the market is pricing in "a significant advertising reacceleration that implies a shift in ad spend," while the firm expects "stability instead of a reacceleration of growth." CREDIT SUISSE POSITIVE ON VERIZON, NEGATIVE ON AT&T: Credit Suisse analyst Douglas Mitchelson initiated Verizon (VZ) with an Outperform rating and a price target of $58. The analyst believes Verizon should benefit from its "major $10B cost savings plan, stable capex spending, record low churn, and the benefit of tax reform." Mitchelson also initiated AT&T (T) with an Underperform rating and a price target of $29. Mitchelson said that AT&T will require greater scale and a shift to global direct-to-consumer distribution, stating that the elevated execution risk under its ownership structure and its wireless business look mature with little chance for stabilization in spite of the coming 5G technology. DISNEY VALUATION NOT COMPELLING: Credit Suisse analyst Douglas Mitchelson initiated Disney (DIS) with a Neutral rating and a price target of $114. The analyst noted that the company is "the best positioned traditional media company", but believes the Street has not sufficiently discounted the costs associated with Disney's push into direct-to-consumer streaming services, adding that FY19 will be extra challenging because of high film comps and major theme park project launches.
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.
DE Deere
$144.77

-1.355 (-0.93%)

07/31/18
LEHM
07/31/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $155
LEHM
Equal Weight
Barclays downgrades Caterpillar to Equal Weight, prefers Deere and CNH
Barclays analyst Adam Seiden downgraded Caterpillar (CAT) to Equal Weight from Overweight and lowered his price target for the shares to $155 from $170. The stock closed yesterday down $2.86 to $139.75 following its Q2 results. The company's largest end-markets are no longer at trough, Seiden tells investors in a research note. Further, he believes Caterpillar's second half of 2018 price initiatives, directed towards offsetting supply chain and materials cost increases, will limit its ability to expand margins. The analyst prefers shares of Deere (DE) and CNH Industrial (CNH), which he says are at similar valuations but are earlier in their market cycles. Seiden thinks Caterpillar's growth is already being appreciated at current valuation levels.
07/31/18
07/31/18
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. JEFFERIES UPS RATING, TARGET FOR CHIPOTLE: Jefferies analyst Andy Barish upgraded Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) to Buy from Hold and raised his price target for the shares to $550 from $400. Barish believes Chipotle is one of the better positioned companies to benefit from the ongoing shift to digital/off-premise. The company's operations are now poised to again handle increased volume and throughput, the analyst contended. Further, he believes new management's plans are "credible" and should help drive results in 2019 and beyond. The analyst called the stock a top mid-cap pick. NOMURA UPGRADES TWITTER TO NEUTRAL: Nomura Instinet analyst Mark Kelley upgraded Twitter (TWTR) to Neutral from Reduce with an unchanged price target of $31. After selling off 27% since the Q2 earnings report on July 27, expectations have been appropriately reset, Kelley told investors. The analyst believes Twitter's investments to clean up the platform will prove a longer term positive and lead to a more engaged user base. BARCLAYS PREFERS DEERE TO CATERPILLAR: Barclays analyst Adam Seiden downgraded Caterpillar (CAT) to Equal Weight from Overweight and lowered his price target for the shares to $155 from $170. The company's largest end-markets are no longer at trough, and the analyst believes Caterpillar's second half of 2018 price initiatives, directed towards offsetting supply chain and materials cost increases, will limit its ability to expand margins. The analyst prefers shares of Deere (DE) and CNH Industrial (CNH), which he says are at similar valuations but are earlier in their market cycles. CITI SAYS SELL WISDOMTREE: Citi analyst William Katz placed a low probability on Franklin Resources (BEN) acquiring WisdomTree (WETF), and downgraded WisdomTree to Sell, lowering his price target for the shares to $7 from $10. The analyst downgraded the shares to Neutral on July 13. Katz believes WisdomTree's price-to-earnings multiple can further contract amid mixed flow dynamics and flat earnings growth prospects out to 2020. JPMORGAN SAYS GOPRO MAY SEE SHORT SQUEEZE: JPMorgan analyst Paul Coster believes "muted" expectations and elevated short-interest could position GoPro (GPRO) shares for a "short squeeze" rally after the company's Q2 results. The analyst expects the company to post an in-line quarter. GoPro must entice existing users to upgrade to a new flagship camera expected to be released in early Q4, and convert new users for a product category that "feels a bit long in the tooth now," Coster said. He lowered his price target for GoPro shares to $7 from $8 and kept a Neutral rating on GoPro.
07/17/18
07/17/18
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. ANALYSTS SPLIT ON NETFLIX AFTER EARNINGS: Despite continuing to like Netflix's story, Deutsche Bank analyst Bryan Kraft downgraded Netflix (NFLX) to Hold from Buy as he believes that the "slowdown in growth" requires a "reevaluation of value." Meanwhile, both BMO Capital and Stifel upgraded the stock to Buy-equivalent ratings as they see the post-earnings weakness in the shares as a buying opportunity. BMO analyst Daniel Salmon raised Netflix to Outperform, with a $400 price target, saying the decline in the stock price following quarterly results offers investors an attractive level to build positions. Stifel also upgraded Netflix to Buy from Hold, with a $406 price target. Analyst Scott Devitt cited the potential for near-term subscription add expectations to reset, a strong second half of the year content slate, and a domestic and international runway, which supports a doubling of the company's subscriber base in the next five to ten years. STEPHENS SEES OPPORTUNITY IN TRIBUNE SELLOFF: Stephens analyst Kyle Evans upgraded Tribune Media (TRCO) to Overweight from Equal Weight while lowering his price target for the shares to $41 from $45. Statements from the FCC and reports by Reuters on Monday created investor concern around whether Sinclair Broadcast (SBGI) will be able to close its proposed acquisition of Tribune, Evans told investors. The analyst said he believes the FCC will allow Sinclair to remedy its concerns about proposed divestiture buyers and that Sinclair will comply with all requirements in an effort to close the deal. He believes a combination of the two companies "remains the best possible outcome for both parties." GOLDMAN SACHS DOWNGRADES MACHINERY MAKERS: Goldman Sachs analyst Jerry Revich downgraded Manitowoc (MTW) to Sell from Neutral and lowered his price target to $22 from $30 as part of his broader note on the machinery cycle. The analyst also downgraded Generac (GNRC) to Sell from Neutral with an unchanged price target of $45 and removed Caterpillar (CAT) and Deere (DE) from the firm's Conviction Buy lists. GOLDMAN ALSO DOWNGRADES GOODYEAR: Goldman Sachs analyst David Tamberrino downgraded Goodyear Tire & Rubber (GT) to Sell from Neutral and lowered his price target for the shares to $18 from $25. The analyst said he sees the "tough backdrop" for the company continuing amid raw material price increases. Further, Goodyear's pricing power "remains elusive," Tamberrino told investors in a research note.
07/18/18
OTRG
07/18/18
DOWNGRADE
OTRG
Mixed
Deere downgraded to Mixed from Positive at OTR Global
GOOG Alphabet
$1,245.61

3.06 (0.25%)

08/07/18
MSCO
08/07/18
NO CHANGE
Target $1325
MSCO
Overweight
Enterprise value of Alphabet's Waymo raised to $175B at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak increased his enterprise value estimate for Alphabet's Waymo unit from $75B for ride sharing only to $175B given his analyses for two other emerging business models, namely logistics and licensing. He believes Waymo remains on track to launch an autonomous ride hailing service in Phoenix this year and believes this business could be worth about $80B over the long-term. Partnerships with Walmart (WMT), DDR (DDR) and Peterbilt speak to Waymo's logistics focus, said Nowak, who sees the company potentially having a $90B logistics business. Additionally, he sees a roughly $7B licensing opportunity, pointing to the company's FCA (FCAU) relationship as a model of how companies could pay a license fee to Waymo for its autonomous technology. Given his view of Waymo being a key part of Alphabet's long-term value, Nowak raised his sum of the parts valuation to $1,550 from $1,400. He has an Overweight rating and $1,325 price target on Alphabet shares.
08/06/18
MSCO
08/06/18
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Boeing, Tesla, Nvidia make Morgan Stanley 'key man risk' list
Morgan Stanley equity strategist Mark Savino noted that about 12% of CEO jobs among S&P 500 companies turned over in 2017, noting that this was the highest level of CEO departures since before the financial crisis. The 59 stocks of S&P 500 companies that had CEOs depart in 2017 underperformed the market by 11% over the next 12 months, or since the departure for instances that were less than 12 months ago, noted Savino. In cooperation with the firm's U.S. analysts, Savino and his team identified the companies in each sector they believe face the greatest level of "key man risk," which includes: Boeing (BA), Tesla (TSLA), ADT Inc. (ADT), Moody's (MCO), TransUnion (TRU), Arista Networks (ANET), Church & Dwight (CHD), Coca-Cola (KO), Monster Beverage (MNST), Coupa Software (COUP), Salesforce (CRM), FireEye (FEYE), MongoDB (MDB), Microsoft (MSFT), New Relic (NEWR), XPO Logistics (XPO), Hilton (HLT), Las Vegas Sands (LVS), Best Buy (BBY), Ulta (ULTA), Aflac (AFL), Athene Holding (ATH), Lincoln National (LNC), Arthur J. Gallagher (AJG), Chubb (CB), Amazon.com (AMZN), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Facebook (FB), Alphabet (GOOGL), Apple (AAPL), Terex (TEX), Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF), Freeport McMoRan (FCX), FleetCor (FLT), Global Payments (GPN), Square (SQ), Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ), Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), Broadcom (AVGO), Nvidia (NVDA), Chegg (CHGG), DXC Technology (DXC), Medidata (MDSO), Pluralsight (PS), RealPage (RP), Shopify (SHOP) and T-Mobile (TMUS).
08/03/18
BARD
08/03/18
NO CHANGE
Target $2100
BARD
Outperform
Amazon summit highlights long cloud growth runway, says Baird
After having attended the AWS Summit in Chicago this week, Baird analyst Colin Sebastian said his talks with several enterprise IT decision makers highlight Amazon's "clear advantage" in product breadth and go-to-market capabilities despite the fact that cloud services competition is "undoubtedly intensifying" from Microsoft's (MSFT) Azure and Alphabet's (GOOGL) Google Cloud Platform. Most large-scale enterprises are still in the early days of cloud migration, which bodes well for the long-term growth outlook for AWS along with Azure and Google Cloud, Sebastian concluded. He keeps an Outperform rating and $2,100 price target on Amazon shares.
08/07/18
08/07/18
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 ZILLOW TO NEUTRAL: BofA Merrill Lynch analyst Nat Schindler downgraded Zillow (Z, ZG) to Neutral from Buy and cut its price target to $60 from $70 following the Q2 report and reduction in guidance. Schindler said the quarter indicated Zillow is taking longer than expected to ramp up the Homes business, Rentals revenue missed and the outlook was cut, and other revenue also missed, indicating the new construction opportunity is also taking longer to materialize. Zillow Class A shares are down about 17% in late morning trading. MORGAN STANLEY SAYS WAYMO COULD BE WORTH $175B: Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak increased his enterprise value estimate for Alphabet's (GOOG, GOOGL) Waymo unit from $75B for ride sharing only to $175B given his analyses for two other emerging business models, logistics and licensing. He believes Waymo remains on track to launch an autonomous ride hailing service in Phoenix this year and believes this business could be worth about $80B over the long-term. Given his view of Waymo being a key part of Alphabet's long-term value, Nowak raised his sum of the parts valuation to $1,550 from $1,400. He has an Overweight rating and $1,325 price target on Alphabet shares. GOLDMAN RAISES NVIDIA TARGET AHEAD OF EARNINGS: Goldman Sachs analyst Toshiya Hari raised his price target for Nvidia (NVDA) to $324 from $310 ahead of quarterly results. Unlike the past 10 quarters where the company handily beat Street estimates and raised guidance, the analyst expects a "noisy" quarter with the focal points being the upcoming product transition in Gaming, the current product transition in Datacenter, weakness in cryptocurrency mining, and potential disruption from the virus attack at TSMC (TSM). That said, Hari noted that his long-term bull thesis on Nvidia remains intact and reiterated a Buy rating on the shares. ARGUS CUTS CBS TO HOLD: Argus analyst Joseph Bonner downgraded CBS (CBS) to Hold from Buy, noting significant downside risks for the company from both the sexual harassment allegations against CEO Moonves and the board's attempts to prevent the Viacom (VIA, VIAB) merger. Bonner noted that if the Moonves allegations are proven true, he would be immediately dismissed, which could end the board's bid to remain independent and thereby inflict damage on the shareholders.
MSFT Microsoft
$109.49

0.63 (0.58%)

07/27/18
OPCO
07/27/18
NO CHANGE
Target $120
OPCO
Outperform
Microsoft price target raised to $120 from $115 at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Tim Horan raised his price target on Microsoft (MSFT) to $120 and maintained an Outperform rating, telling investors in a research note that he remains "bullish." With enterprises in the steepest part of the S-curve adoption cycle of cloud, over the next few quarters, he says he expects strong results from Azure which benefits from AWS (AMZN)/Google (GOOG, GOOGL) channel conflicts and also sees upside surprises in Gaming, Search, Dynamics, Hardware and strong operating leverage.
07/23/18
ARGS
07/23/18
NO CHANGE
Target $128
ARGS
Buy
Microsoft price target raised to $128 from $116 at Argus
Argus analyst Joseph Bonner raised his price target on Microsoft to $128 and kept his Buy rating after the company's "strong quarter" in Q4 and positive comments about FY19. The analyst believes the company is well positioned to grow its commercial revenue amid the accelerating digital transformation trend thanks to its "massive" user base and long-term relationships. Despite the run-up in the stock price, the analyst contends that Microsoft shares could move even higher as the company's commercial and public cloud business drive growth.
TRI Thomson Reuters
$42.42

1.47 (3.59%)

05/14/18
ADAM
05/14/18
UPGRADE
ADAM
Buy
Thomson Reuters upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord
06/14/18
PIPR
06/14/18
NO CHANGE
Target $45
PIPR
Neutral
Thomson Reuters price target raised to $45 from $40 at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Peter Appert raised his price target for Thomson Reuters to $45 citing a more positive view of the company's "long-term value opportunity" and appreciation in the peer group. There is a "potentially interesting multi-year value case" to be made for Thomson, made more compelling by the stock's weakness over the past six months, Appert tells investors in a research note. The analyst, however, keeps a Neutral rating on the shares citing "an evolving financial model and soft near-term earnings expectations."
05/14/18
RBCM
05/14/18
UPGRADE
RBCM
Outperform
Thomson Reuters upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
05/14/18
RBCM
05/14/18
UPGRADE
Target $44
RBCM
Outperform
Thomson Reuters upgraded to Outperform at RBC Capital on valuation
As reported earlier, RBC Capital analyst Drew McReynolds upgraded Thomson Reuters to Outperform from Sector Perform and kept his $44 price target. The analyst notes that the company's Q1 results were in line with forecasts, while its re-allocation of the previously announced Financial & Risk gross proceeds were also as expected. McReynolds adds that the recent pullback in the stock price offer an attractive entry point, although the stock will have to endure a "digestion period" following the transaction.
BSX Boston Scientific
$34.30

1.07 (3.22%)

08/08/18
PIPR
08/08/18
NO CHANGE
Target $40
PIPR
Overweight
Boston Scientific target raised to $40 on Lotus Edge news at Piper Jaffray
Boston Scientific announced this morning that it would be submitting the final technical module to the FDA next week on its Lotus Edge Aortic valve, Piper Jaffray analyst Matt O'Brien tells investors in a research note. This is "clearly a positive" for the product's outlook as management stated that they would either announce the submission of the module or a decision not to proceed with the device, the analyst adds. He believes the submission signals management's confidence in obtaining regulatory approval for the device. O'Brien raised his price target for Boston Scientific to $40 from $38 and continues to recommend the stock with an Overweight rating.
08/08/18
ADAM
08/08/18
NO CHANGE
Target $39
ADAM
Buy
Boston Scientific estimates have upside potential on Lotus, says Canaccord
Canaccord Genuity analyst Jason Mills points out that Boston Scientific this morning announced that it will be in position to submit the final Lotus Edge premarket approval next week, with plans to be back in Europe in Q1 of 2019. The pending market re-entry of Lotus could drive "meaningful upside" to consensus expectations, especially in 2020 and beyond, Mills tells investors in a research note. He believes Lotus Edge has largely been taken out of forward estimates and keeps a Buy rating on Boston Scientific with a $39 price target.
07/25/18
PIPR
07/25/18
NO CHANGE
Target $38
PIPR
Overweight
Boston Scientific price target raised to $38 from $32.50 at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Matt O'Brien raised his price target on Boston Scientific to $38 after its better than expected Q2 results. The analyst notes that the quarter was "balanced across business segments and geographies with Rhythm Management", adding that the management also narrowed higher its FY18 organic growth rate targets. O'Brien also cites another quarter of strength in the emerging markets, keeping his Overweight rating on expectations of "expanded product indications, clinical data in Q3, and the successful integration of several new acquisitions".
07/26/18
ADAM
07/26/18
NO CHANGE
Target $39
ADAM
Buy
Still a great time to invest in Boston Scientific, says Canaccord
Canaccord analyst Jason Mills said Q2 represented another stellar quarter for Boston Scientific. He said it is still a great time to invest in the company as management raised guidance and he favors the long-term strategy to deliver organic growth via technology differentiation and global breadth in targeted med-tech markets. Mills reiterated his Buy rating and raised his price target to $39 from $36 on Boston Scientific shares.
RHT Red Hat
$142.89

0.55 (0.39%)

07/16/18
BOFA
07/16/18
NO CHANGE
Target $190
BOFA
Buy
VMware price target raised to $190 from $161 at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst Kash Rangan raised his price target on VMware (VMW) to $190 and kept his Buy rating, citing his "increased confidence in sustained mid-teens billings growth" as well as its better operating margins of 32% relative to 24% at competitor Red Hat (RHT). Rangan says that the reverse merger at Dell removes the overhang on VMware shares and should increase its valuation multiple in the long term. The analyst also states that his new valuation on the company implies a multiple of 19-times enterprise value to expected FY19 free cash flow, which is still a 15% discount to Red Hat's 22-times because of its slightly lower billings growth, but adds that VMware is still cheaper than Citrix (CTXS) in spite of its faster revenue growth.
07/16/18
RBCM
07/16/18
NO CHANGE
Target $177
RBCM
Outperform
Red Hat middleware issues are 'temporary', says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Matthew Hedberg kept his Outperform rating and $177 price target on Red Hat, saying his recent meetings with the management in Europe suggest that the "JBoss middleware issues are a temporary air pocket that may take several quarters to resolve but is embedded in guidance". The analyst maintains his bullish view on Red Had as a "disruptive force in hybrid-compute", and expects customers to "deploy more workload in the public cloud and/or OpenShift" to consume more middleware capacity, similar to its Red Hat Enterprise Linux offering.
07/24/18
KEYB
07/24/18
NO CHANGE
KEYB
Google on-premise GKE offering a competitor to Pivotal, Red Hat, says KeyBanc
After Google (GOOGL) announced that its new Cloud Services Platform will include a Google Kubernetes Engine, or GKE, that can be run on-premise, KeyBanc analyst Alex Kurtz said the offering creates a new participant in the container management/PaaS market. However, he still sees Red Hat (RHT) and Pivotal Software (PVTL) being well-positioned given their well-established PaaS go-to-market strategies, Kurtz added.
06/22/18
WBLR
06/22/18
NO CHANGE
WBLR
Outperform
Red Hat shares will now be in holding pattern, says William Blair
William Blair analyst Jason Ader believes shares of Red Hat will be in a "holding pattern for a while" after the company disappointed investors with weak billings growth in Q1. The stock was priced for perfection ahead of the earnings call, and now there is some uncertainty on the duration of the app development transition, Ader tells investors in a post-earnings research note. However, he continues to recommend the shares with an Outperform rating. The analyst still has confidence in Red Hat's "expanding market opportunity and unique positioning as a 100% open source, hybrid cloud leader."
BB BlackBerry
$10.33

0.47 (4.77%)

04/11/18
IMPC
04/11/18
NO CHANGE
IMPC
Imperial says wait for more momenturm before investing in BlackBerry
Imperial Capital analyst Diane Sievert believes Blackberry stock's current levels offer balanced risk/reward, and would wait for stronger growth momentum before investing, as the company continues to make turnaround progress as a pure-play software and services company. The analyst is also waiting to see more material contribution from Radar in the next few quarters. Sievert maintained an In-Line rating and $11 price target on BlackBerry shares.
04/03/18
BOFA
04/03/18
NO CHANGE
BOFA
BofA/Merrill's Top 10 US Ideas for Q2 2018
BofA/Merrill introduced its Top 10 Ideas for Q2 2018. They are Buy rated Abbott (ABT), ADP (ADP),Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE), Discovery (DISCA), Dover (DOV), Lowe's (LOW), MGM Resorts (MGM), and Qualcomm (QCOM), and Underperform rated Ralph Lauren (RL) and BlackBerry (BB).
06/25/18
BMOC
06/25/18
NO CHANGE
Target $11
BMOC
Market Perform
BlackBerry price target lowered to $11 at BMO Capital on 'mixed quarter'
BMO Capital analyst Tim Long lowered his price target on BlackBerry to $11 from $12 and kept his Market Perform rating after the company's "mixed" May quarter. Long says Enterprise Software results were weaker, even though the sales in the Handheld Devices segment offset some of those declines. The analyst notes that he is still skeptical of Blackberry's growth in its "underlying segments" given the absence of near term catalysts.
06/25/18
MKMP
06/25/18
NO CHANGE
Target $12
MKMP
Neutral
BlackBerry price target lowered to $12 at MKM Partners on soft Enterprise sales
MKM Partners analyst Michael Genovese lowered his price target on BlackBerry to $12 from $13.50 and kept his Neutral raing, saying Q1 revenue miss was driven by the 11% decline in the Enterprise segment. While the analyst notes the results were impacted by the ASC 606 accounting standard changes, he expects those factors to continue to pressure the top line for the rest of FY19. Outside Enterprise, the analyst is still positive on the BlackBerry Technology Solutions segment performance, where strength in Auto helped to boost the overall gross margins to 76.5%, which was 200bps ahead of his forecast.
CRM Salesforce
$145.16

0.72 (0.50%)

07/24/18
STFL
07/24/18
NO CHANGE
Target $175
STFL
Buy
Salesforce price target raised to $175 from $160 at Stifel
After spending some time visiting European investors with the head of Investor Relations for Salesforce, Stifel analyst Tom Roderick said he thinks customer interest in standardizing the corporate front office around salesforce.com is "only just accelerating now." The analyst, who thinks investors "absolutely have to own" Salesforce and said his travels with management only reinforced that view, raised his price target on the stock to $175 and keeps a Buy rating on the name, which remains on Stifel's Select List.
08/08/18
JEFF
08/08/18
NO CHANGE
Target $155
JEFF
Buy
Salesforce co-CEO Benioff likely not leaving anytime soon, says Jefferies
After the company promoted Keith Block to co-CEO from his current role as COO, Jefferies analyst John DiFucci says he does not believe that co-CEO Marc Benioff is going anywhere soon. However, Salesforce is well positioned if he decided to do so, DiFucci tells investors in a research note. He views the news as a "much deserved promotion" for Block and keeps a Buy rating on the shares with a $155 price target.
07/20/18
OPCO
07/20/18
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Perform
ServiceNow shares look fully valued after 'strong' run-up YTD, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Brian Schwartz maintained a Perform rating on ServiceNow (NOW) ahead of the company's Q2 results on July 25, which he views as "solid." In a research note to investors, Schwartz says he thinks the shares look fully valued after a "strong" run-up year-to-date, adding that the tone from industry checks and June's visit to headquarters sounded "positive," but that the medium-term growth and margin framework remains uncertain. The analyst continues to recommend Salesforce (CRM) as the better play in the second half of the year.
FFIV F5 Networks
$178.97

2.31 (1.31%)

07/26/18
MKMP
07/26/18
NO CHANGE
Target $178
MKMP
Neutral
F5 Networks price target raised to $178 from $167 at MKM Partners
MKM Partners analyst Michael Genovese raised his price target on F5 Networks to $178 and kept his Neutral rating, saying the company's Q3 earnings beat was modest on "below the line" items, while the outlook for Q4 was also in line on revenues and gross margins. The analyst believes that the stock price could consolidate, as an "in line" report for F5 is not likely to sustain the recent strong upside momentum. Genovese further notes that while Q3 government sales for the company were strong, its Telco and Enterprise performance was "not as good".
07/05/18
JPMS
07/05/18
NO CHANGE
Target $211
JPMS
Overweight
F5 Networks down nearly 5% from 52-week high, says JPMorgan
Shares of F5 Networks are down 4.7% from their 52-week high on June 15 reflecting concerns that include, in-part, a "misunderstood impact of growth" of public cloud on the company and the use of less appropriate valuation metrics like price-to-earnings, which underappreciate the company's cash flow generation, JPMorgan analyst Samik Chatterjee tells investors in a research note after speaking to investors. In contrast to the largest bear case, which underscores a lower content opportunity for F5 on workloads hosted on the public cloud, the company's virtual ADC products have gained at a 37% annual growth rate over the last two years relative to 18% for the industry, the analyst contends. He reiterates an Overweight rating on F5 with a $211 price target.
07/19/18
07/19/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $130

Underweight
Morgan Stanley sees risk to F5 Networks estimates, downgrades to Underweight
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley analyst James Faucette downgraded F5 Networks to Underweight from Equal Weight after his survey of Value Added Resellers pointed to a continued deceleration in F5 sales over the near-term and declining sales next year. His channel checks suggest an in-line June quarter, but the firm's surveys have typically been a one to two quarter leading indicator on F5 growth, said Faucette. He notes consensus estimates give credit to management's guidance for "low-to-mid single digit" growth, but he sees that as at risk given his survey findings. Faucette keeps a $130 price target on F5 Networks shares.
07/19/18
MSCO
07/19/18
DOWNGRADE
MSCO
Underweight
F5 Networks downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
CSCO Cisco
$43.84

0.27 (0.62%)

07/19/18
PIPR
07/19/18
NO CHANGE
PIPR
Amazon switching fears 'overblown as suspected,' says Piper Jaffray
After yesterday's market close, it was reported and confirmed by Amazon (AMZN) and Cisco Systems (CSCO) that Amazon is not entering the network switching market as speculated on July 13, Piper Jaffray analyst James Fish tells investors in a research note titled "Fake News! Amazon Switching Fears Were Overblown As Suspected." The confirmation by Amazon removes the potential shadow of Amazon on the space, making Q3 earnings more about the fundamentals than "competitive hype," Fish writes. He notes that shares of Cisco, Arista Networks (ANET) and Juniper Networks (JNPR) are higher following the news. The analyst continues to recommend Cisco and Arista as his top networking picks.
08/02/18
JPMS
08/02/18
NO CHANGE
JPMS
Overweight
Cisco deal for Duo shouldn't have major impact on Okta, ForeScout, says JPMorgan
After Cisco (CSCO) announced it will acquire privately held Duo Security for $2.35B, JPMorgan analyst Sterling Auty offered his view on the read-through from the deal to Okta (OKTA) and ForeScout (FSCT). Duo Security is best known for its multi-factor authentication, and MFA is only one out of six products that Okta offers, said Auty, who does not see the deal having a major impact on Okta. ForeScout has long competed with Cisco for network access control and the Duo deal does have the potential to bolster Cisco's capabilities in this area, Auty said. However, he does not see this transaction having a meaningful near- or mid-term impact, as he contends that ForeScout has "moved well beyond" its original use case. Auty has Overweight ratings on both Okta and ForeScout.
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.
07/19/18
07/19/18
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. NEEDHAM CUTS TESLA TO UNDERPERFORM: Needham analyst Rajvindra Gill downgraded Tesla (TSLA) to Underperform from Hold, stating the stock remains overvalued in spite of its 16% decline from the the June 2017 peak. The analyst cited expectations of slower Model S/X sales amid increased competition and possible cannibalization from the Model 3, the expiration of credits, slower gross margins improvement with "persistently high" production costs, lower energy segment revenue after recent restructuring, and Tesla's "unsustainable capital structure." Tesla is down 1.9% in midday trading. CREDIT SUISSE UPGRADES SQUARE: Credit Suisse analyst Paul Condra upgraded Square (SQ) to Outperform from Neutral, saying he believes its growing product eco-system is increasing its ability to penetrate larger merchants. He also said positive data points on Cash-App adoption validate Square's two-sided platform strategy to grow both merchant and consumer use-cases. The analyst also raised his price target on the shares to $81 from $44. MORGAN STANLEY UPS SQUARE TARGET: Morgan Stanley analyst James Faucette sees good potential for upward estimate revisions for Square in the near-term and raised his price target on the stock to $75 from $43. However, Faucette kept an Equal Weight rating on Square, calling its valuation "demanding" and citing his continued view that new services are misvalued. Square is higher by 3.5% at midday. MORGAN STANLEY DOWNGRADES LENDINGCLUB, ON DECK: Morgan Stanley's Faucette downgraded LendingClub (LC) to Equal Weight from Overweight as he thinks the previously disclosed FTC investigation into the company's lending practices will be a drag on new investor interest and involvement in the stock until it is resolved. Faucette lowered his price target on LendingClub shares to $5 from $6. Faucette downgraded On Deck Capital (ONDK) to Underweight from Equal Weight, stating that he sees the company needing a long time to meaningfully scale the "OnDeck-as-a-Service," which he believes will limit the stock's potential for valuation expansion above small-to-mid cap banks. Also, Faucette sees limited upside potential to origination growth estimates given the company's preference for delivering profitability versus growth, he tells investors. PIPER POSITIVE ON CISCO AND ARISTA, CALLS AMAZON FEARS OVERBLOWN: Amazon (AMZN) is not entering the network switching market as speculated on July 13, Piper Jaffray analyst James Fish told investors in a research note. The confirmation by Amazon removes the potential shadow of Amazon on the space. The analyst continued to recommend Cisco (CSCO) and Arista (ANET) as his top networking picks.

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PETQ

PetIQ

$28.26

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PetIQ

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FENG

Phoenix New Media

$4.12

-0.055 (-1.32%)

EGN

Energen

$73.15

1.76 (2.47%)

FANG

Diamondback Energy

$133.75

1.84 (1.39%)

ADNT

Adient

$42.65

0.19 (0.45%)

ERI

Eldorado Resorts

$43.85

0.55 (1.27%)

TEVA

Teva

$22.12

0.17 (0.77%)

CASA

Casa Systems

$15.62

-0.17 (-1.08%)

A

Agilent

$66.72

0.77 (1.17%)

CREE

Cree

$50.17

-0.11 (-0.22%)

VRAY

ViewRay

$9.89

-0.01 (-0.10%)

CRZO

Carrizo Oil & Gas

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0.62 (2.62%)

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AAP

Advance Auto Parts

$156.01

11.22 (7.75%)

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SPHS

Sophiris Bio

$2.74

0.13 (4.98%)

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VZ

Verizon

$52.87

0.65 (1.24%)

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Alphabet

$1,241.95

6.85 (0.55%)

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$52.87

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GOOG

Alphabet

$1,241.95

6.85 (0.55%)

GOOGL

Alphabet Class A

$1,258.15

9.39 (0.75%)

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NVDA

Nvidia

$261.47

5.39 (2.10%)

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ORCL

Oracle

$48.23

0.21 (0.44%)

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Rimini Street

$6.01

0.11 (1.86%)

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Rimini Street

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0.11 (1.86%)

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NVDA

Nvidia

$261.47

5.39 (2.10%)

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CVS

CVS Health

$71.39

1.88 (2.70%)

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VRAY

ViewRay

$9.89

-0.01 (-0.10%)

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CRZO

Carrizo Oil & Gas

$24.31

0.62 (2.62%)

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WTW

Weight Watchers

$77.39

1.8 (2.38%)

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ERI

Eldorado Resorts

$43.85

0.55 (1.27%)

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Verifone

$23.00

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Eldorado Resorts

$43.85

0.55 (1.27%)

PAY

Verifone

$23.00

-0.02 (-0.09%)

ADNT

Adient

$42.65

0.19 (0.45%)

DCT

DCT Industrial

$65.28

-0.34 (-0.52%)

PLD

Prologis

$64.05

-0.38 (-0.59%)

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CE

Celanese

$116.73

0.7 (0.60%)

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GDDY

GoDaddy

$75.81

0.52 (0.69%)

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MAG

MAG Silver

$8.64

0.07 (0.82%)

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GLD

SPDR Gold Trust

$113.07

0.09 (0.08%)

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SNES

SenesTech

$0.95

-0.0779 (-7.60%)

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Breaking Syndicate news story on SenesTech »

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MXWL

Maxwell

$3.98

0.59 (17.40%)

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KEY

KeyCorp

$21.44

0.26 (1.23%)

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Symantec

$18.66

-0.15 (-0.80%)

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KEY

KeyCorp

$21.44

0.26 (1.23%)

SYMC

Symantec

$18.66

-0.15 (-0.80%)

CFG

Citizens Financial

$40.39

0.54 (1.36%)

VST

Vistra Energy

$22.41

0.31 (1.40%)

EDU

New Oriental Education

$85.07

-0.08 (-0.09%)

QQQ

Invesco QQQ Trust

$181.44

1.1 (0.61%)

AMAT

Applied Materials

$48.38

0.12 (0.25%)

SMH

Market Vectors Semiconductor

$105.49

-0.25 (-0.24%)

ALL

Allstate

$98.35

0.2 (0.20%)

NVDA

Nvidia

$261.47

5.39 (2.10%)

MU

Micron

$50.62

-0.73 (-1.42%)

WDC

Western Digital

$64.98

0.75 (1.17%)

LNG

Cheniere Energy

$63.48

-0.13 (-0.20%)

WFC

Wells Fargo

$58.07

0.43 (0.75%)

PAH

Platform Specialty Products

$12.26

0.08 (0.66%)

BABA

Alibaba

$172.53

-5.12 (-2.88%)

NRG

NRG Energy

$32.83

0.33 (1.02%)

BAC

Bank of America

$30.80

0.33 (1.08%)

MGM

MGM Resorts

$28.99

-0.04 (-0.14%)

ALY

Allis-Chalmers

$0.00

(0.00%)

FB

Facebook

$181.11

1.03 (0.57%)

AGN

Allergan

$184.44

0.18 (0.10%)

GOOG

Alphabet

$1,241.95

6.85 (0.55%)

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