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Facebook removed multiple pages, groups, accounts over 'inauthentic' behavior

Facebook (FB) said in a blog post that it has removed multiple Pages, groups and accounts for coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook and Instagram. Some of this activity originated in Iran, and some originated in Russia. These were distinct campaigns and the company said it has not identified any link or coordination between them. However, they used similar tactics by creating networks of accounts to mislead others about who they were and what they were doing. "We ban this kind of behavior because we want people to be able to trust the connections they make on Facebook," the company said. "And while we're making progress rooting out this abuse, as we've said before, it's an ongoing challenge because the people responsible are determined and well funded. We constantly have to improve to stay ahead. That means building better technology, hiring more people and working more closely with law enforcement, security experts and other companies. Their collaboration was critical to our investigation since no one company can fight this on their own." The company said it has removed 652 Pages, groups and accounts for coordinated inauthentic behavior that originated in Iran and targeted people across multiple internet services in the Middle East, Latin America, UK and US, with the help of a tip in July from FireEye (FEYE). Reference Link

FB

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FEYE

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LSCM
08/21/18
NO CHANGE
Target $4
LSCM
Buy
Sito Mobile price target lowered to $4 from $9 at Lake Street
Lake Street analyst Mark Argento blames Sito Mobile (SITO) management for misjudging the time it has taken to close deals, but he believes they have the right long-term vision and need to maximize the long-term opportunity while acknowledging "near-term realities," including the fact that Facebook (FB) data issues have touched off significant introspection by potential customers. He lowered his price target on the stock to $4 from $9 to reflect the continued push out of big data wins and uncertainty surrounding the legacy media placement business. While he now thinks Sito is "firmly in show-me territory," Argento keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
08/17/18
PIVT
08/17/18
NO CHANGE
Target $140
PIVT
Sell
Facebook suit, Burma issues point to 'systemic problems,' says Pivotal Research
Pivotal Research analyst Brian Wieser noted that a lawsuit was filed on Wednesday by one of Facebook's small business advertisers that alleges, citing anonymous former employees, that "those who were responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the Potential Reach at Facebook were indifferent to the actual numbers." He also noted that the United Nations has "accused Facebook of playing a determining role in stirring up hatred against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rakhine State" of Burma. Both the lawsuit related to Ads Manager reach data and the recent reporting on how Facebook ignored concerns related to its role in the problems in Burma "further illustrate systemic problems with the company," contends Wieser, who keeps a $140 price target and Sell rating on Facebook shares.
08/09/18
STFL
08/09/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $2150
STFL
Hold
Booking Holdings downgraded to Hold on slowing growth at Stifel
As previously reported, Stifel analyst Scott Devitt downgraded Booking Holdings (BKNG) to Hold from Buy, citing the slowing growth at the company-formerly-known-as Priceline. Devitt lowered his core bookings growth expectations in 2018 and beyond following the company's Q2 earnings report and cut his price target on Booking shares to $2,150 from $2,332. He sees better large cap opportunities at company's with similar earnings multiples and better growth, such as Alibaba (BABA), Alphabet (GOOGL) and Facebook (FB), Devitt added.
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08/09/18
NO CHANGE
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BMOC
Outperform
Match Group price target raised to $52 from $45 at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Daniel Salmon raised his price target on Match Group (MTCH) to $52 after its Q2 earnings beat and raised FY18 guidance, saying its Tinder platform continues to exceed expectations while the rest of the portfolio shows stability. Salmon adds that Tinder's subscription growth and pricing power position Match Group as a "sustainable long-term" story within the expanding total addressable market, even as the entry of Facebook (FB) into the online dating industry gets closes. The analyst keeps his Outperform rating on Match Group.
FEYE FireEye
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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).
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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. FireEye (FEYE) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray with analyst Andrew Nowinski saying a recent round of channel checks showed a "significant improvement" in demand trends for the company. 2. BP (BP) upgraded to Top Pick from Outperform at RBC Capital with analyst Biraj Borkhataria saying the company's visibility for volume growth will lead to higher cash flows from operations. 3. Capital One (COF) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer with analyst Ben Chittenden saying the delinquency formation is improving and Q2 expectations seem too low to him. 4. Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Longbow with analyst Alton Stump saying his conversations with U.S. franchisees lead him to believe the company's Q2 same-store sales rose 0.5-1.0%, which would be in-line with the consensus view and slightly better than his prior forecast for them to have been flat with last year. 5. Baidu (BIDU) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse and to Overweight from Sector Weight at KeyBanc. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
07/09/18
PIPR
07/09/18
UPGRADE
Target $20
PIPR
Overweight
Piper Jaffray upgrades FireEye to Overweight on improving demand trends
Piper Jaffray analyst Andrew Nowinski upgraded FireEye (FEYE) to Overweight from Neutral and raised his price target for the shares to $20 from $17. The cybersecurity company closed Friday up 28c to $15.98. A recent round of channel checks showed a "significant improvement" in demand trends for the company, Nowinski tells investors in a research note. The analyst's contacts noted that FireEye's new pricing bundles are having a positive impact on overall demand trends, which he believes is sustainable and will drive positive operating income and free cash flow starting in Q3. Nowinski believes FireEye's current valuation represents an attractive entry point.
07/09/18
PIPR
07/09/18
UPGRADE
Target $20
PIPR
Overweight
FireEye upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Andrew Nowinski upgraded FireEye to Overweight and raised his price target for the shares to $20 from $17. The analyst sees improving demand trends for FireEye following his firm's Q2 security reseller survey.

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