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MSFT

Microsoft

$108.24

-0.81 (-0.74%)

, AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,895.51

9.52 (0.50%)

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Microsoft still trying to find Cortana's voice, WSJ reports

Microsoft (MSFT) is moving to update Cortana, its struggling digital assistant, in an effort to get more customers to use the assistant when they are not sitting at their computers, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing David Ku, Microsoft VP. When Microsoft introduced Cortana four years ago, the service was only available through the Windows operating system, hobbling the digital assistant in a new era of smart speakers, as Amazon (AMZN) launched its Alexa voice assistant soon after and Amazon's Echo and sibling devices now control two-thirds of the U.S. smart-speaker market. Reference Link

MSFT

Microsoft

$108.24

-0.81 (-0.74%)

AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,895.51

9.52 (0.50%)

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MSFT Microsoft
$108.24

-0.81 (-0.74%)

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.
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.
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.
08/06/18
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).
AMZN Amazon.com
$1,895.51

9.52 (0.50%)

08/09/18
FBCO
08/09/18
NO CHANGE
FBCO
Outperform
After Party City deal, Credit Suisse finds Michaels selling on Amazon too
As previously reported, Credit Suisse analyst Seth Sigman reported that he has found Michael's (MIK) selling products on Amazon's (AMZN) marketplace via the company's "Darice" wholesale brand. This finding came after Party City (PRTY) disclosed earlier this morning that it would starting selling on the Amazon marketplace. Sigman thinks an Amazon partnership can help drive incremental growth for Michael's in the near-term and thinks the mix may skew to higher price points than the company's typical mix. He keeps an Outperform rating on Michael's share, which are up 4% to $21.02 in late morning trading.
08/10/18
WEDB
08/10/18
INITIATION
Target $75
WEDB
Neutral
Kohl's initiated with a Neutral at Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Jen Redding initiated Kohl's (KSS) with a Neutral rating and $75 price target, telling investors that she views Kohl's as a compelling story and sees opportunities for improvement in categories like private label, active and women's, and says Kohl's Rewards and Amazon (AMZN) pilots as potential catalysts. Longer term, Redding favors the name and sees shares of U.S.-focused retailers like Kohl's, Dillard's (DDS), Burlington Stores (BURL) and American Eagle (AEO) as good options in a year of a strong dollar.
08/13/18
PIPR
08/13/18
NO CHANGE
Target $2100
PIPR
Overweight
Piper believes Amazon's ad business should be valued at $150B-$190B
Amazon.com's advertising business "has been quietly growing into a massive driver of current and future profitability," Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson tells investors in a research note. The analyst estimates that in 2018, Amazon advertising revenue will be around $8B, potentially contributing greater than $3B to operating profit. By 2020, he expects Amazon ad revenue of $16B and by 2021, he believes it is highly likely that profits contributed from advertising will exceed those from Amazon Web Services. Applying an advertising comp multiple of 16 times to estimated 2020 Amazon advertising operating income suggests an ad business that should be valued at $150B-$190B, Olson contends. As such, he believes investors "should be focused on Amazon advertising now." The analyst reiterates an Overweight rating on Amazon shares with a $2,100 price target. The stock closed Friday down $12.22 to $1,886.30.
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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. GOLDMAN SACHS CUTS ALNYLAM TO BUY: Goldman Sachs analyst Terence Flynn downgraded Alnylam (ALNY) to Buy from Conviction Buy. The analyst also lowered his price target for the shares to $155 from $193. Flynn said the lack of cardio data in the approved U.S. label for Onpattro is disappointing and could represent a disadvantage versus Pfizer's (PFE) competitor drug Tafamadis. Piper Jaffray analyst Edward Tenthoff recommended buying shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals on weakness following the approval of Onpattro. Morgan Stanley analyst David Lebowitz lowered his price target to $93, Nomura Instinet analyst Christopher Marai lowered his price target to $73, and Stifel analyst Paul Matteis maintained a Buy rating but cut his price target to $123 from $125 and slightly lowered his revenue ramp for the drug based on modestly reduced share in mixed-phenotype haTTR patients and lower share in cardiac-only haTTR patients. B. Riley FBR analyst Madhu Kumar raised his price target to $230. RUBIUS THERAPEUTICS INITIATED AT MULTIPLE FIRMS: Rubius Therapeutics (RUBY) was initiated with an Outperform at Leerink, an Overweight at JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley, as well as a Buy at Jefferies. PIPER JAFFRAY SAYS AMAZON AD BUSINESS GROWING INTO PROFIT DRIVER: Amazon's (AMZN) advertising business "has been quietly growing into a massive driver of current and future profitability," Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson told investors in a research note. Applying an advertising comp multiple of 16 times to estimated 2020 Amazon advertising operating income suggests an ad business that should be valued at $150B-$190B, Olson contended. IMPERIAL CAPITAL CUTS NETFLIX PRICE TARGET TO $494: Imperial Capital analyst David Miller lowered his price target for Netflix (NFLX) to $494 after he slightly reduced his global subscriber estimates. The analyst said that in the "interest of being conservative," he decreased his fiscal 2018 global subscriber estimate to 141.2M from 141.4M and fiscal 2019 global subscriber estimate to 164.4M from 166.3M. DISH DOWNGRADED TO SELL AT MOFFETTNATHANSON: MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett downgraded Dish (DISH) to Sell from Neutral with a price target of $29 and noted that while the reported Q2 business conditions in the core satellite TV business were "genuinely better" amid reduced churn and slower subscriber losses, the Spectrum segment -- which holds "all" of the company's equity value -- is worse.

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UNM

Unum Group

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CIEN

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TDC

Teradata

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HESM

Hess Midstream Partners

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0.38 (1.99%)

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Tocagen

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ALL

Allstate

$82.37

-0.12 (-0.15%)

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XOM

Exxon Mobil

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-0.64 (-0.83%)

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NDSN

Nordson

$111.83

1.09 (0.98%)

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Communications Systems

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Alibaba

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Tailored Brands

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LLNW

Limelight Networks

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OXM

Oxford Industries

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Applied Genetic

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VBI Vaccines

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Hannon Armstrong

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Buenaventura

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OXM

Oxford Industries

$74.88

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NextDecade

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United Continental

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Fluor

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CenterPoint Energy

$28.90

0.12 (0.42%)

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