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Nielsen

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Nielsen price target lowered to $31 from $41 at Citi

After Nielsen recently lowered its guidance, announced the retirement of its CEO, and said its Buy segment is under strategic review, Citi analyst Jason Bazinet said he sees two paths forward. If Nielsen sells Buy, the stock could go to $29; if all of Nieslen is sold, it could fetch $34 per share, estimates Bazinet. He assumes equal odds of either transaction, leading to his lowered price target of $31. Bazinet keeps a Buy rating on Nielsen shares.

NLSN Nielsen
$26.17

-0.45 (-1.69%)

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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.Commercial Metals (CMC) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman Sachs with analyst Matthew Korn saying his prior initiation of the company at Sell in March was based on its "full valuation," but at its current price, the risk-reward on the company is more attractive. 2. Nielsen (NLSN) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie and to Equal Weight from Underweight at Barclays. 3. Alliance Data (ADS) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan. 4. DCP Midstream (DCP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel with analyst Selman Akyol citing the company's Q2 results that were slightly above expectations. 5. JinkoSolar (JKS) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citi with the firm expecting the module outlook to improve in the second half of 2018. 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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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. CREDIT SUISSE INITIATES CASINO STOCKS: Credit Suisse analyst Cameron McKnight initiated Gaming and Leisure Properties (GLPI), VICI Properties (VICI), and PlayAGS (AGS) with an Outperform, Las Vegas Sands (LVS), Wynn Resorts (WYNN), MGM Growth (MGP), and International Game (IGT) with a Neutral, as well as Scientific Games (SGMS) with an Underperform. MORGAN STANLEY RAISES SALESFORCE PRICE TARGET TO $178 FROM $153: Morgan Stanley analyst Keith Weiss raised his price target for Salesforce (CRM) shares to $178 from $153 and maintained an Overweight rating. Weiss noted that unlocking data trapped in legacy systems via MuleSoft brings the company to the forefront of driving digital transformation for its customers and added that consensus expectations likely underestimate its growth potential as well as its improved track record in M&A. JEFFRIES SAYS "SIGNIFICANT SHAREHOLDER VALUE TO BE UNLOCKED" AT NIELSEN: Even following yesterday's 12% rally, there is "significant shareholder value to be unlocked" at Nielsen Holdings (NLSN), Jefferies analyst Surinder Thind told investors in a research note. Nielsen was also upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie and to Equal Weight from Underweight at Barclays. Morgan Stanley analyst Toni Kaplan reiterated an Overweight rating and $26 price target on the stock. NOMURA RAISES PRICE TARGET AFTER SQUARE CASH APP SURPASSED PAYPAL'S VENMO IN JULY: Nomura Instinet analyst Dan Dolev raised his price target for Square (SQ) to $86 from $82 after his firm's July payments app tracker showed cumulative Square Cash App downloads surpassed PayPal's (PYPL) Venmo for the first time. SWITCH DOWNGRADED AT MULTIPLE FIRMS: Switch (SWCH) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James, to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan, and to Neutral from Buy at BTIG. Switch shares are down about 25% in morning trading.
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PIVT
08/15/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $27
PIVT
Hold
Nielsen downgraded to Hold from Buy at Pivotal Research
Pivotal Research analyst Brian Wieser downgraded Nielsen to Hold from Buy citing recent share strength following news of Elliott Investment Management's 8% stake in the company and maintained a $27 price target.
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Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Nielsen (NLSN) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Pivotal Research with analyst Brian Wieser citing recent share strength following news of Elliott Investment Management's 8% stake in the company and maintained a $27 price target. 2. Union Pacific (UNP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank. 3. Kimberly-Clark (KMB) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Societe Generale with analyst Mitul Girotra saying pulp and oil input costs have risen sharply and cut his FY18 earnings estimate in line with management guidance. 4. Western Digital (WDC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen with analyst Karl Ackerman saying his recent supply chain field work pointed to "substantial, unabated competitive pricing tactics" by the company and Toshiba (TOSBF) to gain share of enterprise and client solid state drives. 5. Tesaro (TSRO) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus. 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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