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BIDU

Baidu

$198.01

3.67 (1.89%)

, GOOG

Alphabet

$1,079.50

-1.9 (-0.18%)

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Baidu price target cut to $265 from $295 at Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer analyst Jason Helfstein reiterated an Outperform rating on Baidu (BIDU) but cut his price target to $265 from $295 citing valuation, higher near-term investments, as well as the firm's recently-lowered price target for Ctrip (CTRP) and the recent downward movement of iQIYI (IQ) shares. In a research note to investors, Helfstein contends that investors' concern around macro/trade war and the risk of Google's (GOOG, GOOGL) re-entrance into China are "overstated," especially the Google piece, due to increased U.S. government scrutiny.

BIDU

Baidu

$198.01

3.67 (1.89%)

GOOG

Alphabet

$1,079.50

-1.9 (-0.18%)

GOOGL

Alphabet Class A

$1,091.37

-0.63 (-0.06%)

CTRP

Ctrip

$35.15

1.21 (3.57%)

IQ

iQIYI

$24.87

0.26 (1.06%)

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BIDU Baidu
$198.01

3.67 (1.89%)

09/07/18
09/07/18
NO CHANGE

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. BOFA DOUBLE UPGRADES AK STEEL: BofA Merrill Lynch analyst Timna Tanners double upgraded AK Steel (AKS) to Buy from Underperform and raised its price target to $6 from $5. Tanners is now modeling 2019 spot benchmark hot rolled coil at $750/short ton versus $700 previously and expects 85% of AK Steel's sheet business that is on fixed-price contracts will have a substantial increase in 2019. In mid-morning trading, AK Steel is up 2%. MACQUARIE CUTS WELLS FARGO TO NEUTRAL: Macquarie analyst David Konrad downgraded Wells Fargo (WFC) to Neutral from Buy with a $63 price target based on valuation and near-term estimates falling below expectations. Konrad said valuation has moved in-line relative to peers following favorable expense guidance and the strong CCAR results, and believes it will take a few more quarters before leverage drives higher earnings. SUSQUEHANNA INITIATES BAIDU, JD.COM: Susquehanna analyst Shyam Patil initiated Baidu (BIDU) with a Positive rating and $325 price target, saying its a 20%+ grower with upside to estimates and the multiple with little downside risk. Patil said the company has several initiatives underway that will drive upside over the near-to-intermediate-term with longer-term AI projects that represent call options. Patil also initiated JD.com (JD) with a Neutral rating and $30 price target, saying he is concerned Alibaba (BABA) will continue to be an e-commerce category killer in China and will remain aggressive in its efforts to take share from JD. GOLDMAN RAISES APPLE TARGET TO $240: Goldman Sachs analyst Rod Hall outlined his expectations for Apple's (AAPL) new product event on September 12, stating that he expects three new iPhones at better price points. He also expects Apple to announce two new AppleCare+ Plans associated with the iPhone 9 and the Xs+ and raised his Services forecast to account for an overall mix of AppleCare+ skewed towards higher priced plans. Hall raised his price target on Apple shares to $240, but maintained a Neutral rating on the stock. BOFA DEFENDS MICRON: BofA Merrill Lynch analyst Simon Woo kept his Buy rating and $100 price target on Micron (MU), saying the fundamentals of the company's earnings remain solid, and the recent correction in the stock price is likely "sentiment related". The analyst notes that the company is still headed for "record-high revenue/profit," and the stalled rise in memory chip prices does not signal a market downturn.
08/01/18
DBAB
08/01/18
NO CHANGE
Target $337
DBAB
Buy
Baidu price target raised to $337 from $324 at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Hanjoon Kim raised his price target for Baidu to a Street-high $337 following the company's Q2 results. The analyst sees a "healthy" core business and visible path to sustained mid-term growth. He keeps a Buy rating on Baidu.
10/09/18
UBSW
10/09/18
NO CHANGE
Target $280
UBSW
Buy
Baidu price target lowered to $280 from $310 at UBS
UBS analyst Jerry Liu lowered his price target on Baidu (BIDU) to $280 from $310 but said he is incrementally more positive on the shares as he believes the company's improving news feed will offset slower growth in search. Google (GOOG) search is an overhang, but the probability of Google Search entering China is decreasing based on comments from Google management, Liu tells investors. He reiterated his Buy rating on Baidu shares.
09/06/18
SUSQ
09/06/18
INITIATION
Target $325
SUSQ
Positive
Baidu initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna
Susquehanna analyst Shyam Patil initiated Baidu with a Positive and $325 price target saying its a 20%+ grower with upside to estimates and the multiple with little downside risk. Patil said the company has several initiatives underway that will drive upside over the near-to-intermediate-term with longer-term AI projects, including Apollo and DuerOS, that have significant incremental opportunities, representing call options
GOOG Alphabet
$1,079.50

-1.9 (-0.18%)

10/12/18
WEDB
10/12/18
UPGRADE
Target $6.5
WEDB
Outperform
Fitbit upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter upgraded Fitbit (FIT) to Outperform from Neutral, citing the company's expansion into the healthcare/MedTech vertical. In a research note to investors, Pachter says Fitbit has captured a large share of both the smartwatch and fitness tracker markets, but its watches must compete with Apple's (AAPL) offering. He thinks Fitbit has an "excellent" opportunity ahead with MedTech, particularly in collaboration with Google (GOOG, GOOGL), and believes Fitbit may begin reporting meaningful contribution from MedTech as early as 2019. Pachter also notes that shares have recently pulled back well below his $6.50 price target, providing an opportunity to get involved in the Medtech vertical at a reasonable price.
10/10/18
BARD
10/10/18
NO CHANGE
Target $1380
BARD
Outperform
Alphabet Q3 earnings should spotlight TAC improvement, says Baird
Baird analyst Colin Sebastian said he remains constructive on Alphabet shares heading into Q3 results as the company benefits from generally stable trends in core search, ongoing mobile search, diversifying revenues, ramping contributions from cloud services and further easing of TAC growth concerns. Sebastian reiterated his Outperform rating and $1,380 price target on Alphabet shares.
10/10/18
JEFF
10/10/18
NO CHANGE
Target $1450
JEFF
Buy
Alphabet's Waymo the leader in autonomous vehicles, says Jefferies
After hosting an autonomous vehicle expert who recently worked at Waymo/Google X for two years, Jefferies analyst Brent Thill says the valuation of Google "remains compelling." While wide availability of autonomous vehicles is still far off, Waymo is in the lead, Thill tells investors in a research note. Further, the analyst sees "many ways" for Google to monetize the "long-dated Waymo call option." Thill points out that in October 2017, he "conservatively" valued Waymo at $75B-$125B. The analyst keeps a Buy rating on Google parent Alphabet with a $1,450 price target.
GOOGL Alphabet Class A
$1,091.37

-0.63 (-0.06%)

CTRP Ctrip
$35.15

1.21 (3.57%)

05/21/18
THCP
05/21/18
UPGRADE
Target $50
THCP
Buy
Ctrip upgraded to Buy from Hold at TH Data Capital
TH Data Capital analyst Tian Hou upgraded Ctrip to Buy with a $50 price target. The analyst expects a traffic recovery to drive better Q1 results when Ctrip reports tomorrow. The company's business has "already stabilized and is on its way to recovery," Hou tells investors in a pre-earnings research note. He sees Q1 as the likely the bottom for Ctrip, and expects its results to recover in the rest of 2018.
07/13/18
GUGG
07/13/18
NO CHANGE
GUGG
Ctrip estiamtes reduced below conesnsus at Guggenheim
Guggenheim analyst Jake Fuller lowered Ctrip revenue estimates below consensus given ongoing headwinds from the recent service-oriented product changes and slowdown in May and June traffic trends from the strong April.
06/26/18
DAIW
06/26/18
UPGRADE
DAIW
Buy
Ctrip upgraded to Buy from Outperform at Daiwa
05/21/18
05/21/18
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. Snap (SNAP) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at MoffettNathanson. 2. ProsHoldings (PROS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Northland with analyst Tim Klasell citing last week's annual user conference and analyst meetings. 3. Ctrip (CTRP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at TH Data Capital with analyst Tian Hou saying the company's business has "already stabilized and is on its way to recovery." 4. Sempra Energy (SRE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus with analyst Jacob Kilstein citing anticipated earnings accretion from the recent purchase of a majority stake in Oncor, favorable regulations, and the growing base rate at its California utilities. 5. Dillard's (DDS) upgraded to Buy from Underperform at BofA/Merrill with analyst Heather Balsky saying she expects improved consumer sentiment, especially in the energy market, to support positive comps and drive multiple expansion. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
IQ iQIYI
$24.87

0.26 (1.06%)

10/08/18
10/08/18
INITIATION

On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Huntsman (HUN) initiated with an Underweight at Barclays. 2. NIO Inc. (NIO) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank and a Neutral at Goldman Sachs. 3. Cabot (CBT) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays. 4. Auris Medical (EARS) initiated with a Buy at Euro Pacific. 5. iQIYI (IQ) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/08/18
JEFF
10/08/18
INITIATION
Target $33
JEFF
Buy
iQIYI initiated with a Buy at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Karen Can started iQIYI with a Buy rating and $33 price target. The analyst believes online video remains an "under-monetized content opportunity" for the company.
08/02/18
08/02/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $30

Neutral
iQIYI downgraded to Neutral on valuation at Goldman Sachs
As previously reported, Goldman Sachs downgraded iQIYI to Neutral from Buy with a $30 price target, up from $23. Analyst Piyush Mubayi raised estimates to reflect an improved margin and better ARPU outlook following the Q2 report, but believes the recent share appreciation reflects upside potential.
09/04/18
LYON
09/04/18
INITIATION
Target $36.5
LYON
Buy
iQIYI initiated with a Buy at CLSA
CLSA initiated iQIYI with a Buy and $36.50 price target.

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