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TGT

Target

$86.64

-0.04 (-0.05%)

, AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,961.64

28.725 (1.49%)

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Credit Suisse retail/distribution on an analyst/industry conference call

Analysts, along with Alert Innovation Founder & CEO, John Lert, discuss the robotic grocery picking technology, (being tested in Wal-Mart's Salem, NH store) on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on August 29 at 11 am.

TGT

Target

$86.64

-0.04 (-0.05%)

AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,961.64

28.725 (1.49%)

KR

Kroger

$30.92

-0.19 (-0.61%)

WMT

Walmart

$95.87

-0.23 (-0.24%)

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TGT Target
$86.64

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08/29/18
WELS
08/29/18
NO CHANGE
Target $118
WELS
Outperform
Dollar General price target raised to $118 from $113 at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Edward Kelly raised his price target for Dollar General (DG) to $118 from $113 ahead of quarterly results. The analyst notes that expectations seem high given the 23% increase in the stock since last quarter's weather-related disappointment. While Kelly expects solid results and raised his estimates accordingly, he cautions investors not get carried away as retailers with high consumable exposure like Dollar General may not see the acceleration produced by Walmart (WMT) and Target (TGT). The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on Dollar General's shares as the demand backdrop looks supportive of strong results through a massive low-income refund cycle in early 2019.
08/23/18
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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. ROSENBLATT BOOSTS AMD PRICE TARGET TO STREET HIGH: Rosenblatt analyst Hans Mosesmann raised his price target for AMD (AMD) shares to $30 from $27. Mosesmann's new price target represents the high among Wall Street sell-side analysts. Following the meetings, Mosesmann has renewed conviction in AMD's multi-year double digit growth profile. Further, he's impressed by the analysis investors are doing in the name after years of disregard. AMD is up 4.1% in late morning trading. CANTOR CUTS AETNA TO NEUTRAL: Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Steven Halper downgraded Aetna (AET) to Neutral from Overweight with a price target of $202. The stock now trades at just a 4.6% discount to the implied CVS Health (CVS) acquisition value of about $207 per share, Halper said. He believes the narrowed deal spread reflects an increased likelihood of regulatory approval. Halper cites limited potential upside for his downgrade of Aetna to Neutral. NIELSEN UPGRADED TO NEUTRAL AT GOLDMAN: Goldman Sachs analyst George Tong upgraded Nielsen Holdings (NLSN) to Neutral and raised his price target for the shares to $25 from $20. With activist Elliott Management pushing for a sale and increased deal activity in the Information Services sector, Tong sees increased likelihood of Nielsen being involved in a transaction. His upgrade to Neutral and price target increase come after the analyst incorporated a potential takeover into his model. Nielsen is up 3.3% in late morning trading. IMPERIAL SEES SUBSCRIBER UPSIDE FOR NETFLIX: Imperial Capital analyst David Miller believes Netflix's (NFLX) experiment with ending billing through Apple's (AAPL) app store in 33 countries outside the U.S. likely implies upside to its Q3 international subscriber guidance. The analyst said he has a tough time believing that Netflix would "experiment" with billing infrastructure mid-quarter if it did not believe that its international subscriber levels were trending ahead of guidance. As such, Miller raised his Q3 international subscriber estimate to 4.46M from 4.35M. He kept an Outperform rating on Netflix with a $494 price target. TARGET GETS UPGRADE AND DOWNGRADE: Target (TGT) was upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Telsey Advisory, and downgraded to Peer Perform from Outperform at Wolfe Research.
08/23/18
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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. Target (TGT) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Telsey Advisory. 2. Deckers Brands (DECK) upgraded to Neutral from Negative at Susquehanna with analyst Sam Poser saying wholesale accounts are more positive than just a few months ago following checks with both large and small retailers. 3. Nielsen (NLSN) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman Sachs with analyst George Tong saying with activist Elliott Management pushing for a sale and increased deal activity in the Information Services sector, he sees increased likelihood of Nielsen being involved in a transaction. 4. Finisar (FNSR) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray with analyst Troy Jensen saying China demand is returning via Huawei and ZTE (ZTCOY), Finisar is facing easy comps following five quarters of depressed demand and the upcoming 400G cycle should provide a tailwind in 2019. 5. Coca-Cola Amatil (CCLAY) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
08/23/18
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Target downgraded to Peer Perform from Outperform at Wolfe Research
AMZN Amazon.com
$1,961.64

28.725 (1.49%)

08/29/18
JEFF
08/29/18
NO CHANGE
Target $40
JEFF
Buy
Tailored Brands shares now 'extremely cheap,' says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Randal Konik says that while the CEO's retirement after recent share underperformance "doesn't look good optically and a preliminary 2Q comp would have helped," shares of Tailored Brands (TLRD) are "extremely cheap." Investors need to think through last night's release, Konik tells investors in a research note titled "Getting A New Tailor While Guidance Shows Biz Stable." Management changes can be good while Tailored is insulated from Amazon.com (AMZN) disintermediation and the job market and fashion trends provide upcoming catalysts, the analyst contends. He keeps a Buy rating on Tailored Brands with a $40 price target.
08/29/18
MSCO
08/29/18
NO CHANGE
Target $2500
MSCO
Overweight
Amazon price target raised to $2,500 from $1,850 at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak expressed increasing confidence that Amazon's rapidly growing, high margin revenue streams - namely advertising, AWS, and subscriptions - will drive higher profitability and continue to push up consensus estimates. He has not made any changes to his estimates, but raised his price target on Amazon shares to $2,500 from $1,850 to reflect its improving business mix and his belief that the new target more accurately represents the company's long-term potential earnings power. In his new sum-of-the-parts model, Nowak values core retail at about $625B, values the AWS cloud business at roughly $375B, values Prime subscriber revenue at $100B and values the advertising business at $125B. He maintains an Overweight rating on Amazon shares, which closed yesterday at about $1,933 per share.
08/29/18
KEYB
08/29/18
NO CHANGE
KEYB
KeyBanc sees plenty of room for both Amazon, Roku given TV advertising TAM size
KeyBanc analyst Evan Wingren notes The Information has reported that Amazon's (AMZN) IMBD subsidiary is working on a free, ad-supported streaming service, which sounds similar to what Roku (ROKU) is doing with The Roku Channel. The analyst says he has long expected this to be part of Amazon's advertising strategy and that it would be announced at some point. Given the size of the TV advertising TAM that has not yet transitioned to streaming, Wingren sees "plenty of room for both companies to operate this strategy" for the foreseeable future and be successful. Overall, the analyst believes Amazon has the potential to create a very compelling value proposition to advertisers with good execution.
08/28/18
WBLR
08/28/18
NO CHANGE
WBLR
Outperform
Amazon upgrading printers to Kornit's new HD technology, says William Blair
Based on information from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, William Blair analyst Brian Drab believes Amazon (AMZN) is upgrading Kornit printers that were already installed in its Pennsylvania textile printing facility to Kornit's new high definition print engine and also laying the groundwork to expand the facility from a maximum of 48 machines to 72 machines. In a research note titled "As Far as We Can Tell, Amazon Really Likes Kornit," Drab says Kornit's valuation is attractive given his expectation for about 20% revenue growth and margin driving greater than 30% earnings growth going forward. He points out that Amazon recently applied for two new air-quality permits and also submitted an application to expand capacity at its Pennsylvania facility from 48 printers to 72 printers. This is clearly a step toward upgrading the existing fleet of machines in the Pennsylvania facility to the HD technology Kornit introduced in early 2018, the analyst contends. He believes Amazon's e application for 72 printers is likely to be approved given it is essentially an addendum to previous permits. Drab estimates that an incremental 24 printers would likely generate about $10M in revenue for Kornit. He keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
KR Kroger
$30.92

-0.19 (-0.61%)

07/06/18
SBSH
07/06/18
INITIATION
SBSH
Buy
Kroger assumed with a Buy at Citi
Citi analyst Gregory Badishkanian assumed coverage of Kroger with a Buy rating. The analyst expects continued comp momentum driven by the completion of additional store optimization projects and the return to inflation.
07/13/18
LOOP
07/13/18
NO CHANGE
Target $61
LOOP
Buy
United Natural Foods positioned for rise of online grocery, says Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Andrew Wolf kept his Buy rating and $61 price target on United Natural Foods, saying the company is best positioned to capitalize on the growing shopping trend of buying groceries online. The analyst notes that the company already supplies Whole Foods (AMZN) and Kroger (KR) with natural and specialty foods as well as health and beauty care goods. Wolf adds that United Natural Foods also offers "backstage capabilities and merchandising curation" that serve the broader market as well as independent natural retailers. The analyst further points to the company's 23% sales increase in e-commerce reported in its most recent quarter.
06/29/18
FBCO
06/29/18
NO CHANGE
Target $31
FBCO
Outperform
Kroger's pharmacy customers 'should be fairly sticky,' says Credit Suisse
After Amazon (AMZN) announced plans to buy PillPack, Credit Suisse analyst Judah Frommer said the transaction likely contributed to Kroger's (KR) underperformance on Thursday. While Frommer says Amazon's entry into the retail pharmacy space may shift incremental share toward a nascent channel, the impact to Kroger's profitability in the event it "donates" share "should be somewhat limited." In a research note to investors, Frommer contends that pharmacy customers, some of the supermarket's most loyal, "should be fairly sticky." Frommer has an Outperform rating and $31 price target on Kroger shares.
07/02/18
DBAB
07/02/18
INITIATION
Target $30
DBAB
Hold
Kroger resumed with a Hold at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Paul Trussell resumed coverage of Kroger with a Hold rating and $30 price target. Management is taking important strategic steps to extend market share gains and position the company for long-term success, but the valuation at current levels "appropriately balances the bull and bear cases," Trussell tells investors in a research note. He wants to sees more improvement in fundamentals or a better entry point before getting more constructive on the shares.
WMT Walmart
$95.87

-0.23 (-0.24%)

08/21/18
MKMP
08/21/18
NO CHANGE
Target $107
MKMP
Neutral
MKM Partners lowers Walmart EPS target on confirmed majority Flipkart stake
MKM Partners analyst Patrick McKeever kept his $107 price target and Neutral rating on Walmart but lowered his FY18 EPS view by 25c and FY19 EPS view by 60c to $4.75 for both years after the company announced its closed agreement to become the largest shareholder in India's Flipkart. The analyst adds that the dilution-related losses from the Flipkart deal should decline in the medium to long term while returns improve. McKeever further states that his model update reflects some adjustments made following the sale of an 80% stake in Walmart Brazil to Advent.
08/27/18
MSCO
08/27/18
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Equal Weight
Walmart battle with Amazon set to escalate, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Simeon Gutman believes Walmart's (WMT) battle with Amazon (AMZN) is about to intensify and he views its ability to counter Amazon's challenges as the key long-term debate on the stock. He believes Walmart shares are pricing in a continuation of 2-3% comps over the next few years with 40% e-commerce growth and improving e-commerce profitability, but he fears this may not be sustainable. He keeps an Equal Weight rating on Walmart shares, stating that to make him more bullish Walmart needs to show sustained top-line strength in both channels and to become more bearish he'd have to see U.S. EBIT margins contract more than he expects.
08/28/18
MKMP
08/28/18
NO CHANGE
Target $117
MKMP
Buy
Dollar General price target raised to $117 from $107 at MKM Partners
MKM Partners analyst Patrick McKeever raised his price target on Dollar General (DG) to $117 and kept his Buy rating as part of his broader research note on the discount retail sector. The analyst notes that he is watching the Farm Bill and its impact on food stamp assistance as it relates to the lower-income consumers, but still believes that the macro backdrop for that sector is good as evidenced by Walmart's (WMT) 4.5% Q1 comp growth. McKeever prefers Dollar General to Neutral-rated Dollar Tree (DLTR) given its "ongoing execution issues and lagging productivity". The analyst adds that he is positive on Dollar General's store economics after the company opened a record number of stores last year and grew its square footage by 9%, which is "one of the highest rates in retail".

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