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Lowe's

$105.32

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, HD

Home Depot

$192.24

2.49 (1.31%)

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07:46

Lowe's price target raised to $115 from $105 at Wedbush

Wedbush analyst Seth Basham raised his price target for Lowe's (LOW) to $115 from $105 as he expects near-term progress on key initiatives to add confidence to the story, while the roadmap to much higher earnings power should come at the company's December 12 Analyst and Investor Conference. While execution risk should not be minimized in improving large retail organizations, CEO Marvin Ellison's success in turning around retail fundamentals at Home Depot (HD) bolsters the likelihood that he can execute a very similar plan at Lowe's, with material top- and bottom-line growth despite this period of investment and change, along with strong competition from Home Depot and Amazon (AMZN), he contends. Basham reiterates a Neutral rating on Lowe's shares.

LOW

Lowe's

$105.32

1.09 (1.05%)

HD

Home Depot

$192.24

2.49 (1.31%)

AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,788.63

69.51 (4.04%)

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LOW Lowe's
$105.32

1.09 (1.05%)

10/02/18
BOFA
10/02/18
NO CHANGE
Target $132
BOFA
Buy
Lowe's added to the top investment ideas 'US1 List' at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst Elizabeth Suzuki kept her Buy rating and $132 price target on Lowe's (LOW) but added the stock to her top investment ideas "US1 List". The analyst believes that the opportunity to improve the company's comps and operating margins closer to those of top rival Home Depot (HD) has "just arrived" and that its earnings growth could double that of Home Depot as the new management works to improve sales productivity. Suzuki adds that expectations of a peak in existing home sales does not coincide with home improvement activity - rather the Private Fixed Residential Investment where home improvement is a key component peaks about 4 years later.
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BOFA
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BOFA
Lowe's, Tapestry added to US 1 List at BofA/Merrill
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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. CITI CUTS TESLA TO SELL: Citi analyst Itay Michaeli downgraded Tesla (TSLA) to Sell from Neutral and lowered his price target for the shares to $225 from $356. The analyst is making a "risk/reward call" into the outcome of the SEC lawsuit against CEO Elon Musk. In a scenario where the suit leads to Musk's exit, the analyst says there is "little question" that the departure would likely cause harm to Tesla's brand, stakeholder confidence and fundraising. This would increase the risk of triggering a "downward confidence spiral" given the state of Tesla's balance sheet, Michaeli said. Even if Musk were to stay on after settling or prevailing, the analyst believes the "reputational harm" from the suit "might still prevent the stock from immediately returning to 'normal.'" SUNTRUST UPGRADES LOWE'S TO BUY: SunTrust analyst Keith Hughes upgraded Lowe's (LOW) to Buy from Hold and raised his price target to $138 from $110. The analyst cites the company's latest Q2 earnings and the analyst meeting with its management suggesting an "internally focused" turnaround progressing at a "consistent pace" over the next 2-3 years. Hughes adds that even though the stock has recently turned higher, it could rise as much as 50% if the company could reclaim just half of the SG&A difference with Home Depot (HD). STIFEL STARTS ZYNGA WITH A BUY: Stifel analyst Drew Crum initiated Zynga (ZNGA) with a Buy rating and a price target of $5. The analyst cites the "favorable industry for mobile gaming", with annualized mobile gaming revenue expected to increase by 17%. Crum also cites his expectations of greater visibility on its game pipeline and further opportunities to improve adjusted EBITDA. WELLS DOWNGRADES CONTAINERSHIP NAMES: Wells Fargo analyst Michael Webber downgraded the Box Lessor and Containership group saying headwinds from both the International Maritime Organization 2020 fuel regulations and the impact of tariffs have created "significant downside risks" for the stocks. He downgraded Triton International (TRTN), CAI International (CAI) and Costamare (CMRE), all to Market Perform from Outperform, and cut Seaspan (SSW) and Textainer (TGH) to Underperform from Market Perform. He kept a Market Perform rating on Matson (MATX) with an unchanged price target of $35. EVERCORE BOOSTS NVIDIA PRICE TARGET: Evercore ISI analyst C.J. Muse said he believes investors are now more appreciative of Nvidia's (NVDA) opportunity in creating the AI industry standard and the company's "positive feedback loop" within deep learning. Longer-term, he sees tremendous growth opportunities led by the new Turing architecture, which further entrenches Nvidia's high-end gaming moat and presents a "meaningful" opportunity in Inference, Muse said. The analyst, who sees Nvidia being poised to grow EPS at a 30-35% CAGR through 2020 and beyond, raised his price target on the stock to $400 from $300 and kept an Outperform rating on the shares.
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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. Lowe's (LOW) upgraded to Buy from Hold at SunTrust with analyst Keith Hughes citing the company's latest Q2 earnings and the analyst meeting with its management suggesting an "internally focused" turnaround progressing at a "consistent pace" over the next 2-3 years. 2. Devon Energy (DVN) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray with analyst Ryan Todd saying he sees a "high-quality onshore portfolio driving upper-quartile debt-adjusted cash flow growth and active disposal program as offering support for free cash flow momentum into 2019" and beyond. 3. HCP (HCP) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Cantor Fitzgerald with analyst Joseph France saying after years of restructuring and strengthening its financials, HCP is now well positioned in each of its major businesses, particularly life science and medical office. 4. SAIC (SAIC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Drexel Hamilton. 5. Cameco (CCJ) upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at Scotiabank with analyst Orest Wowkodaw saying the Tax Court of Canada ruling was "very favorable," appears to effectively end the company's long-standing tax dispute and represents the best possible outcome for the company. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
HD Home Depot
$192.24

2.49 (1.31%)

09/17/18
WEDB
09/17/18
NO CHANGE
Target $22
WEDB
Neutral
Lumber Liquidators may be biggest retail beneficiary of Florence, says Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Seth Basham told investors in a research note that Lumber Liquidators (LL) may be the largest potential beneficiary of Hurricane Florence of the five home improvement retailers he assessed, followed by Lowe's (LOW). Basham says he expects Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's could see a 30-70 basis point comp increase in Q3, but that Lumber Liquidators may see a 100+bps comp boost from the hurricane, but that the comp benefit may lag 1-2 quarters based on past precedent. Flooring retailers, including Lumber Liquidators and Floor & Decor (FND), may likely see short-term headwinds from store closures, but benefit thereafter should the hurricanes provide significant flooding as they did for Hurricane Harvey. The analyst expects Tractor Supply (TSCO) to see a "modest" benefit from hurricanes, and says he views Tractor Supply as the most "mis-priced" on hurricane impacts alone while the impact is mostly priced into the other stocks. Basham has an Outperform rating on Floor & Decor and rates Home Depot, Lowe's, Lumber Liquidators and Tractor Supply Neutral.
09/17/18
JEFF
09/17/18
NO CHANGE
JEFF
Buy
Hurricane checks positive for Home Depot, Lowe's, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Jonathan Matuszewskis says his channel checks indicate strong demand for hurricane preparedness products at both Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's (LOW). The analyst, who spent time speaking with sales associates at all the Home Depot and Lowe's locations within a 175-mile radius of Wilmington, North Carolina, continues to believe Lowe's will be the largest beneficiary given its exposure to Wilmington. The comp benefit this quarter could be upwards of 50 basis points with moderating tailwinds into Q4 of fiscal 2019 and Q1 of fiscal 2020 as repairs are made, Matuszewskis tells investors in a research note. He keeps Buy ratings on both Lowe's and Home Depot.
AMZN Amazon.com
$1,788.63

69.51 (4.04%)

10/12/18
TIGR
10/12/18
NO CHANGE
TIGR
Amazon pullback a buying opportunity, says Tigress Financial
Tigress Financial analyst Ivan Feinseth reiterated a Buy rating on Amazon.com, citing the company's leveraging of its retail, e-commerce, and web hosting platforms to develop new business lines and penetrate new markets. The analyst believes there is significant upside in the stock and views the recent pullback as a buying opportunity.
10/12/18
STFL
10/12/18
NO CHANGE
Target $200
STFL
Buy
Stifel replaces Alibaba with Amazon on Select List after target drop
Stifel analyst Scott Devitt removed Alibaba (BABA) from his firm's Select List and replaced it with Amazon.com (AMZN). The analyst cites an "increasingly uncertain" China macro environment and near-term optimism for Amazon for the change. He also updated his Alibaba model, which resulted in near-term revenue growth assumptions that are 300 basis points lower versus his prior forecast. However, despite the difficult China market backdrop, Devitt continues to view Alibaba as a core long-term holding. He lowered his price target for the shares to $200 from $220 while keeping a Buy rating on the name.
10/08/18
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10/08/18
NO CHANGE
FBCO
Amazon adds fire to already-challenging retail cost inflation situation, says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Michael Binetti says that Amazon's comments that it plans to lobby the government for higher minimum wages could be a catalyst for broad-based ongoing cost inflation across the U.S. retail industry. The analyst estimates that, on average, every $1 increase in wage rates could be a 30bp drag to EBIT margins and about 4%-5% drag to annualized EPS growth for U.S. retailers. The retailers with most wage-related EPS risk have a combo of low labor costs/wage rates, closest to regional minimums today and already low margins, he contends. Further, Binetti believes that Amazon's wage raise announcement timing could mean pressure to retailers' EPS guidance as early as Q4.
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10/08/18
NO CHANGE
FBCO
Outperform
Global brand ranking validates Microsoft rebranding efforts, says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Brad Zelnick notes that, among top global brands, Microsoft (MSFT) ranked fourth in global brand ranking with a brand value of $92.7B, superseded only by Amazon (AMZN), Google (GOOG; GOOGL) and Apple (AAPL). The analyst believes this validates Microsoft's rebranding efforts in the Satya era, distinguished by a more open and flexible approach to customers, rivals as well as application developers. Zelnick reiterates an Outperform rating on Microsoft shares.

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