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WMT

Walmart

$97.89

-0.74 (-0.75%)

, AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,881.94

-5.56 (-0.29%)

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May be time to sell Walmart, Barron's says

In a follow-up story, Barron's notes that while Walmart's (WMT) online division is growing like Amazon (AMZN) and sparking big gains for shares, the giant retailer could soon begin exhibiting another Amazon trait, namely increased earnings risk as it sacrifices profit margins for growth. Overseas trade scuffles add to that risk and it may be time to sell, Jack Hough writes in this week's edition of Barron's. Reference Link

WMT

Walmart

$97.89

-0.74 (-0.75%)

AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,881.94

-5.56 (-0.29%)

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WMT Walmart
$97.89

-0.74 (-0.75%)

08/17/18
MSCO
08/17/18
NO CHANGE
Target $98
MSCO
Equal Weight
Walmart price target raised to $98 from $93 at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Simeon Gutman said the strength of Walmart (WMT) Q2 U.S. same-store sales shows the brand is reaching new customers and succeeding in new categories. He added that, perhaps, the comp strength is a sign that the company is reaching into Amazon's (AMZN) higher income consumer base and said the full year goal of 40% e-commerce growth now seems achievable. Following the report, Gutman increased his price target on Walmart shares to $98, though he maintains an Equal Weight rating, stating that he sees comps slowing to less than 2% as its greatest near-term risk.
08/17/18
JPMS
08/17/18
NO CHANGE
Target $103
JPMS
Neutral
Walmart price target raised to $103 from $87 at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Christopher Horves maintained a Neutral rating on Walmart but raised his price target to $103 after the company "shattered" expectations with its strong U.S. comp in over 10 years. In a research note to investors, Horvers says that several years of e-commerce initiatives are paying off, but likely at the expense of medium-term profits and that Walmart's large market share and mix in the lower-growth grocery category make the transition more difficult from a financial perspective.
08/17/18
RBCM
08/17/18
NO CHANGE
Target $102
RBCM
Sector Perform
Walmart price target raised to $102 from $90 at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Scot Ciccarelli raised his price target on Walmart to $102 after its reported comps of 4.5% marked the biggest increase in 10 years. The analyst notes that while margins are declining from investments in pricing, labor, and technology - costs that will not go away soon - the spending can produce higher leverage. Ciccarelli keeps his Sector Perform rating on Walmart, saying the valuation multiple of 20-times expected EBIT seems expensive, but would look for an opportunity to become more constructive based on the company's improvements.
08/17/18
ARGS
08/17/18
NO CHANGE
Target $112
ARGS
Buy
Walmart price target raised to $112 from $100 at Argus
Argus analyst Chris Graja raised his price target on Walmart (WMT) to $112, citing the company's decade-best Q2 comps growth and a positive update on its e-commerce business, which grew by 40% in Q1. Graja also notes that online grocery sales were strong, as the department delivered its best comps growth in 9 years to retain its competitive position against Amazon's (AMZN) Whole Foods unit. The analyst keeps his Buy rating on Walmart and contends that the company is immune to the primary risk of "irrelevance" for retailers, stating that it plays an "important" role in the economy with its buying power and "logistical prowess".
AMZN Amazon.com
$1,881.94

-5.56 (-0.29%)

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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United Continental

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JetBlue

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American Airlines

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Delta Air Lines

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Great Southern Bancorp

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