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AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,970.19

-19.92 (-1.00%)

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Amazon investigating employee data leaks for bribes, WSJ reports

Amazon.com is investigating internal leaks as it fends off fake reviews and other seller scams, Wall Street Journal reports, citing sellers who have been offered and purchased the data, brokers who provide it and people familiar with the company's internal investigations. Employees of Amazon, primarily with the aid of intermediaries, are offering internal data and other confidential information that can help independent merchants sell their products on the site, the Journal says. The practice violates company policy and is particularly pronounced in China, sources told the paper. In exchange for payments ranging from roughly $80 to more than $2,000, brokers for Amazon employees in Shenzhen are offering internal sales metrics and reviewers' email addresses, as well as a service to delete negative reviews and restore banned Amazon accounts, sources told the Journal. Reference Link

AMZN Amazon.com
$1,970.19

-19.92 (-1.00%)

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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. WELLS SAYS 'MAY BE AS GOOD AS IT GETS' FOR COSTCO: Wells Fargo analyst Edward Kelly downgraded Costco Wholesale to Market Perform from Outperform with an unchanged price target of $235. While Costco remains one of the highest quality companies within consumer and its near-term results should be positive, "this may be as good as it gets," Kelly told investors. He believes the stock's 50% rally over the past year "has left it priced for perfection" and that Costco's comps "seem destined to slow in 2019" as it laps tough comparisons. JPMORGAN ADVISE CAUTION ON GE: A read of the proxies for the General Electric (GE) and Wabtec (WAB) transportation deal suggests "caution is warranted" in taking the forecasts "to the bank," JPMorgan analyst Stephen Tusa wrote in a research note. The situation "looks eerily similar" to GE's Baker Hughes (BHGE) deal, where management went from pitching $8B in future EBITDA several years forward to "slowly pulling annual guidance once public," with a consensus that is now at $5B, Tusa said. He believes that as each of GE's Industrial businesses get broken out clearly with "clean GAAP" transparency, the less impressive the financials look. Tusa keeps an Underweight rating on General Electric shares. CORNING UPGRADED ON OPTICAL DEMAND STRENGTH: Citi analyst Asiya Merchant upgraded Corning (GLW) to Buy from Neutral with a $40 price target, telling investors that the shares are "poised to continue to grind higher" in the next 12-18 months. The analyst expects Corning's earnings and margins growth will be driving by optical demand strength and better display pricing. JPMORGAN CUTS VALVOLINE TO UNDERWEIGHT ON NEW AMAZON COMPETITION: JPMorgan analyst Jeffrey Zekauskas downgraded Valvoline (VVV) to Underweight from Neutral and lowered his price target for the shares to $20 from $22. Industry trade publication National Oil and Lube New is reporting that Amazon (AMZN) has launched its first private label motor oil called AmazonBasics Full Synthetic Motor Oil, Zekauskas noted. While too early to gauge the effects of the Amazon entry on the Valvoline brand, the new competition from Amazon will likely reduce Valvoline's trading multiple "because the lubricant industry structure is probably weaker for its entry," Zekauskas contends. NVIDIA TARGET HIKED TO $350: Needham analyst Rajvindra Gill raised his price target on Nvidia to $350 from $325 after his investor meeting with its Data Center GM and Director of IR, saying the discussions about the company's AI/ML dominance reminded him of "Wintel" platform during the PC computing era. The analyst believes that Nvidia is "uniquely positioned" to capitalize on the next wave of computing, taking a larger inference market share with its new TensorRT Hyperscaler Platform.
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09/14/18
INITIATION
Target $36
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Neutral
eBay initiated with a Neutral at Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Ygal Arounian initiated eBay (EBAY) with a Neutral rating and $36 price target. In a research note to investors, the analyst highlights that Amazon's (AMZN) share of the U.S. ecommerce market has grown to roughly 45% from 30% over a five-year period, eBay has seen its share drop to 8% from 12%.
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09/14/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $20
JPMS
Underweight
JPMorgan downgrades Valvoline to Underweight on new competition from Amazon
JPMorgan analyst Jeffrey Zekauskas downgraded Valvoline (VVV) to Underweight from Neutral and lowered his price target for the shares to $20 from $22. Industry trade publication National Oil and Lube New is reporting that Amazon (AMZN) has launched its first private label motor oil called AmazonBasics Full Synthetic Motor Oil, Zekauskas tells investors in a research note. Further, the analyst points out that the product line is now being reviewed favorably by Amazon Vine Reviewers. Amazon's private label synthetic motor oil is supplied by Warren Distribution. While too early to gauge the effects of the Amazon entry on the Valvoline brand, the new competition from Amazon will likely reduce Valvoline's trading multiple "because the lubricant industry structure is probably weaker for its entry," Zekauskas contends.
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Piper says Amazon, Facebook, Alphabet attractive despite regulatory pressure
Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson believes shares of Amazon.com (AMZN), Facebook (FB) and Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) remain attractive despite increased regulatory pressure in the near-term. While current regulatory challenges present "multiple issues over the next few months," the long-term outlook remains favorable for all three companies, Olson tells investors in a research note. The analyst believes Facebook may be becoming less exposed from a regulatory perspective going forward given that the company "has now done extensive work to bring its platform in line with recent privacy regulations and because it is now giving the deserved attention to privacy." Between the three companies, Alphabet may face the most regulatory headwind given its open infrastructure marketing platform exposure on privacy and targeting, susceptibility to copyright changes through YouTube, and its dominant position in search amenable to antitrust issues, the analyst contends. However, he believes Google, YouTube, Android, and Gmail together "create a once-in-a-generation asset with continued strong revenue growth potential, high margins, and secular tailwinds." For Amazon, Olson sees the biggest worries as antitrust and Post Office changes. However, he thinks antitrust law precedent will be upheld and points out the company continues to build its own last-mile delivery to lessen its dependency on the United States Postal Service.

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Paringa Resources

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Reliant Bancorp

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ORCL

Oracle

$53.12

-0.64 (-1.19%)

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Intel

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ORCL

Oracle

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-0.64 (-1.19%)

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VMware

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ACRS

Aclaris Therapeutics

$1.09

0.06 (5.83%)

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GLW

Corning

$30.04

-0.12 (-0.40%)

XLRN

Acceleron

$44.67

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SHOP

Shopify

$337.93

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KHC

Kraft Heinz

$29.62

0.37 (1.27%)

PSTV

Plus Therapeutics

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KHC

Kraft Heinz

$29.62

0.37 (1.27%)

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3G Capital sells 25.1M shares of Kraft Heinz »

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KHC

Kraft Heinz

$29.62

0.37 (1.27%)

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Kraft Heinz's Lemann acquires nearly 3.5M common shares »

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HMSY

HMS Holdings

$37.14

0.24 (0.65%)

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HMS Holdings acquires VitreosHealth for approximately $36.5M »

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ICAD

iCAD

$6.89

-0.01 (-0.14%)

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iCAD to hold an investor reception »

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GLW

Corning

$30.04

-0.12 (-0.40%)

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Corning down 5.5% or $1.64 at $28.40 per share after cutting volume outlook »

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WE

We Company

$0.00

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Periodicals
We Company IPO delayed until October at earliest, WSJ reports »

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GLW

Corning

$30.04

-0.12 (-0.40%)

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Corning cuts Q3 volume guidance for Display and Optical Communications units »

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WE

We Company

$0.00

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Breaking Periodicals news story on We Company »

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GM

General Motors

$37.21

-1.62 (-4.17%)

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Auto workers strike could cost GM $100M daily, WSJ says »

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HLNE

Hamilton Lane

$59.95

-0.51 (-0.84%)

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Hamilton Lane vice chairman sells 150K shares of common stock »

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SVB Leerink biotech analysts to hold analyst/industry conference call »

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Hamilton Lane

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Hamilton Lane chairman sells 78.5K shares of common »

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GD

General Dynamics

$190.91

0.98 (0.52%)

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Booz Allen

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Booz Allen

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PSN

Parsons

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T

AT&T

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Suit claims AT&T told employees to make fake DirecTV accounts, Bloomberg says »

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UBER

Uber

$34.42

1.18 (3.55%)

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Lyft

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Uber to limit drivers' app access in NYC to comply with rules, Reuters says »

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LYFT

Lyft

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NEE

NextEra Energy

$218.31

-0.19 (-0.09%)

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NextEra Energy management to meet with UBS »

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NJR

New Jersey Resources

$44.80

-0.36 (-0.80%)

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New Jersey Resources formally appoints Steve Westhoven CEO »

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MEGEF

MEG Energy

$0.00

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MEG Energy management to meet with UBS »

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