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VZ

Verizon

$54.96

0.07 (0.13%)

, MCD

McDonald's

$166.53

-0.92 (-0.55%)

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10/22/18
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Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's open

Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's open, with earnings consensus, include Verizon (VZ), consensus $1.19... McDonald's (MCD), consensus $1.99... 3M (MMM), consensus $2.70... United Technologies (UTX), consensus $1.81... Lockheed Martin (LMT), consensus $4.31... NextEra Energy (NEE), consensus $2.08... Caterpillar (CAT), consensus $2.85... Biogen (BIIB), consensus $6.78... Centene (CNC), consensus $1.77... Corning (GLW), consensus 49c... PACCAR (PCAR), consensus $1.51... Regions Financial (RF), consensus 36c... Fifth Third (FITB), consensus 63c... Huntington (HBAN), consensus 32c... TransUnion (TRU), consensus 62c... Xerox (XRX), consensus 78c... Harley-Davidson (HOG), consensus 53c... JetBlue (JBLU), consensus 42c... Graphic Packaging (GPK), consensus 24c... U.S. Silica (SLCA), consensus 59c.

VZ

Verizon

$54.96

0.07 (0.13%)

MCD

McDonald's

$166.53

-0.92 (-0.55%)

MM

Millennial Media

$0.00

(0.00%)

UTX

United Technologies

$126.42

-2.22 (-1.73%)

LMT

Lockheed Martin

$326.45

-1.77 (-0.54%)

NEE

NextEra Energy

$172.71

-0.76 (-0.44%)

CAT

Caterpillar

$128.64

-2.73 (-2.08%)

BIIB

Biogen

$315.67

-4.18 (-1.31%)

CNC

Centene

$141.34

-1.565 (-1.10%)

GLW

Corning

$30.83

0.06 (0.19%)

PCAR

Paccar

$60.51

0.25 (0.41%)

RF

Regions Financial

$16.39

-0.5 (-2.96%)

FITB

Fifth Third

$25.38

-0.95 (-3.61%)

HBAN

Huntington Bancshares

$13.66

-0.54 (-3.80%)

TRU

TransUnion

$68.59

0.39 (0.57%)

XRX

Xerox

$26.39

-0.47 (-1.75%)

HOG

Harley-Davidson

$38.72

-0.84 (-2.12%)

JBLU

JetBlue

$16.57

0.04 (0.24%)

GPK

Graphic Packaging

$12.31

-0.4 (-3.15%)

SLCA

U.S. Silica

$15.65

-0.41 (-2.55%)

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VZ Verizon
$54.96

0.07 (0.13%)

10/19/18
ROTH
10/19/18
NO CHANGE
Target $3
ROTH
Buy
Roth Capital sees Digital Turbine powering Verizon pre-installs of Netflix app
Roth Capital analyst Darren Aftahi said he believes Digital Turbine's (APPS) software is powering Verizon's (VZ) pre-installations of the Netflix (NFLX) app on Android phones, which he noted the streaming service partially attributed for its solid domestic subscriber add performance in Q3. The success Netflix has seen has the potential to expand to other carriers and markets and provide a tailwind for Digital Turbine, said Aftahi, who keeps a Buy rating and $3 price target on the shares.
09/21/18
UBSW
09/21/18
UPGRADE
Target $38
UBSW
Buy
AT&T upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
UBS analyst John Hodulik upgraded AT&T (T) to Buy and raised his price target for the shares to $38 from $33. The shares closed yesterday up 7c to $33.44. The stock is trading near all-time low valuations, and at its widest valuation gap to Verizon Communicators (VZ), given a mix of EBITDA declines, concerns over the debt load and secular issues impacting the space, Hodulik tells investors in a research note. Further, the Time Warner transaction and accounting changes "have compounded these issues, leading to a loss of visibility for investors," the analyst adds. However, his work indicates that AT&T will return to EBITDA growth in the second half of 2018, after a 6% decline in the first half, due to growth in Wireless and WarnerMedia as well as slower declines in Entertainment.
09/21/18
09/21/18
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. UBS SAYS BUY AT&T: UBS analyst John Hodulik upgraded AT&T (T) to Buy and raised his price target for the shares to $38 from $33, noting that the stock is trading near all-time low valuations and at its widest valuation gap to Verizon (VZ). The Time Warner transaction and accounting changes "have compounded [other] issues, leading to a loss of visibility for investors," but his work indicates that AT&T will return to EBITDA growth in the second half of 2018, after a 6% decline in the first half, due to growth in Wireless and WarnerMedia as well as slower declines in Entertainment. JPMORGAN GOES TO BULL FROM BEAR ON NOVAVAX: JPMorgan analyst Eric Joseph double upgraded Novavax (NVAX) to Overweight from Underweight saying the risk/reward is favorable into the report of Prepare trial data in Q1 of 2019. The trial is assessing the efficacy of the company's RSV F Vaccine for infants via maternal immunization and the analyst believes the shares can hit a range of $2.00 to $2.25, he told investors. JPMORGAN SUGGESTS BEING SHORT COPART, LONG KAR: JPMorgan analyst Ryan Brinkman downgraded Copart (CPRT) to Underweight and lowered his price target for the shares to $47 from $48. The company reported softer than expected Q4 results this week but trades at "near record multiples" of earnings and EBITDA, Brinkman told investors. The analyst sees a potential pair trade in going long KAR Auction (KAR) shares, and short Copart shares, to capitalize on the "valuation disconnect." LOOP SETS $8.25 TARGET ON HARMONIC: Loop Capital analyst James Kisner initiated Harmonic (HLIT) with a Buy rating and $8.25 price target, saying he believes Harmonic can "drive robust revenue growth on its Cable Edge business as cable operators like Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK) adopt its virtual CCAP/CMTS solution," and that the company's video business with stabilize. 'DON'T PANIC' OVER DOD PROPOSAL: Morgan Stanley analyst Rajeev Lalwani attributes the underperformance in Defense stocks over the last two days compared to the broader market to heightened concerns around a month old proposal from the Department of Defense to adjust progress and performance payments down to 50% from 80% of cost, which would effectively slow the timing of cash flow receipts closer to when a project is complete. He sees a number of reasons not to panic, mainly because he believes that the Administration will not move forward with a proposal industry-players will paint as being anti-business and anti-defense spending. Publicly-traded defense contractors include General Dynamics (GD), Huntington Ingalls (HII), L3 Technologies (LLL), Lockheed Martin (LMT), Northrop Grumman (NOC) and Raytheon (RTN).
10/01/18
UBSW
10/01/18
NO CHANGE
Target $59
UBSW
Buy
UBS 'constructive' on Verizon given improving wireless trends
UBS analyst John Hodulik reiterated a Buy rating and $59 price target on Verizon Communications after meeting with CEO Hans Vestberg, outgoing CEO Lowell McAdam and CFO Matt Ellis. The primary focus was 5G and 4 pillars of the investment case, Hodulik tells investors in a research note, adding that management expects 5G mobile devices as early as next year, potentially keeping a lid on near-term industry volumes which is generally beneficial for churn and margins. Hodulik says he remains constructive on shares given improving wireless trends.
MCD McDonald's
$166.53

-0.92 (-0.55%)

10/22/18
BARD
10/22/18
NO CHANGE
Target $195
BARD
Outperform
McDonald's risk/reward attractive heading into Q3 results, says Baird
Baird analyst David Tarantino said the risk/reward for McDonald's heading into Q3 results is attractive. The analyst is looking for continued international strength and for management to provide greater visibility on the transitory headwinds to U.S. comps from remodeling activity. Tarantino reiterated his Outperform rating and $195 price target on McDonald's shares.
10/15/18
10/15/18
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. McDonald's (MCD) upgraded to Outperform from In Line at Evercore ISI with analyst Matt McGinley citing lowered expectations on comps, a pullback in valuation relative to last year, and the more defensive nature of the business model. 2. PNC Financial (PNC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein and to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank. 3. Ralph Lauren (RL) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Matthew Boss saying the recent pullback in the shares creates a "multi-year opportunity." 4. Activision Blizzard (ATVI) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Ryan Gee saying his positive view is based on upside potential for Call of Duty digital revenue in 2019 from battle royale, as well as optimism for incremental product announcements at BlizzCon "fueling positive revisions" to consensus 2019 earnings estimates. 5. Lululemon (LULU) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush with analyst Jen Redding saying she has long viewed lululemon as an "impressive" growth story, with a best-in-class retail leadership team at the helm, and continues to see the company's cutting-edge data analytics and technology platforms on the forefront of wins in the years to come. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/18/18
GDHS
10/18/18
INITIATION
Target $185
GDHS
Buy
McDonald's initiated with a Buy at Gordon Haskett
Gordon Haskett analyst Jeff Farmer started McDonald's with a Buy rating and $185 price target. The stock's valuation discount is "poised to narrow" as the company sees continued margin expansion, Farmer tells investors in a research note.
10/15/18
10/15/18
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. BARCLAYS BOOSTS ACTIVISION TO OVERWEIGHT: Barclays analyst Ryan Gee upgraded Activision Blizzard (ATVI) to Overweight from Equal Weight and raised his price target for the shares to $86 from $79. The analyst said his positive view is based on upside potential for Call of Duty digital revenue in 2019 from battle royale, as well as optimism for incremental product announcements at BlizzCon "fueling positive revisions" to consensus 2019 earnings estimates. Activision is one of the premier content creators across the entire media landscape and is well positioned to capitalize on secular themes in console/mobile online gaming, Gee added. In late morning trading, Activision Blizzard shares were lower by over 4%. EVERCORE UPGRADES MCDONALD'S TO OUTPERFORM: Evercore ISI analyst Matt McGinley upgraded McDonald's (MCD) to Outperform from In Line given lowered expectations on comp, a pullback in valuation relative to last year, and due to the more defensive nature of the business model. For the industry, the analyst believes that economies of scale are of increasing importance amid labor inflation, remodel investment, and a higher promotional cadence. This will require greater sophistication to plan, execute, and evolve, and as a result, he expects to see more M&A and marginal capacity exit. LOOP CUTS TAPESTRY TO HOLD: Loop Capital analyst Laura Champine downgraded Tapestry (TPR), the company formerly known as Coach, to Hold from Buy and lowered her price target for the shares to $45 from $59. Tapestry's overall competitive positioning is less attractive into the holiday season, Champine believes. The analyst still expects the long-term cost synergies from the Kate Spade acquisition to be substantial, but she's concerned that "less-compelling fashion could yield disappointing holiday results." In late morning trading, Tapestry shares were lower by 2.3%. WEDBUSH UPGRADES LULULEMON TO OUTPERFORM: Wedbush analyst Jen Redding upgraded Lululemon (LULU) to Outperform from Neutral, with a $176 price target. The analyst said she has long viewed Lululemon as an "impressive" growth story, with a best-in-class retail leadership team at the helm, and continues to see the company's cutting-edge data analytics and technology platforms on the forefront of wins in the years to come. Redding also sees fundamentals as compelling, including a strong e-commerce segment with meaningful growth ahead, and promising international expansion opportunities. Insights across her suite of proprietary Wedbush Data Analytics Models give her confidence in her above consensus quarterly forecast. Redding attributes the recent pullback in share price as owing to a selloff in the market.
MM Millennial Media
$0.00

(0.00%)

UTX United Technologies
$126.42

-2.22 (-1.73%)

07/23/18
07/23/18
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. STIFEL SAYS SELL PAPA JOHN'S: Stifel analyst Chris O'Cull downgraded Papa John's (PZZA) to Sell from Hold and cut his price target for the shares to $38 from $50. The outlook for Papa John's is "growing dimmer" after recent media reports indicated a "fraternal corporate culture," O'Cull told investors. The reports reinforce the consumer perception that Papa John's is not a trusted brand, the analyst added. His recent channel checks indicate the company's domestic same-restaurant-sales are running down in the mid-teens since last week's media report about the company's founder using a racial slur. Papa John's is in a "precarious position," as it needs a "strategic savior" but is struggling to find one "willing to underwrite a transaction given the brand damage," O'Cull contended. Papa John's shares are down 7% in midday trading BTIG SAYS BUY SPOTIFY: BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield initiated Spotify (SPOT) with a Buy rating and a price target of $230, saying that awaiting a better entry on the stock price "has not worked." The analyst contended that the company will be a "long-term winner" in the subscription music category that remains in its infancy and will "grow significantly for years to come." DEUTSCHE RAISES QUALCOMM TARGET TO $60: Deutsche Bank analyst Ross Seymore raised his price target for Qualcomm (QCOM) shares to $60 from $55 after concluding that removal of the uncertainty from the NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) deal likely leads to incremental upside in either scenario. The analyst said he has no way of assigning probabilities of deal approval given the politically charged nature of the pending regulatory ruling from China's State Administration for Market Regulation. Seymore kept Hold ratings on both Qualcomm and NXP. ARGUS CUTS GE TO HOLD: Argus analyst John Eade downgraded General Electric (GE) to Hold from Buy, saying that despite his expectations of a turnaround, Q2 results were a "step in the opposite direction" suggesting the company will struggle to meet its FY18 guidance. Eade lowered his FY18 EPS forecast to 97c from $1.03, adding that GE will need to show at least two quarter of progress before he would reconsider his rating. The analyst prefers other large industrials such as Illinois Tool Works (ITW), United Technologies (UTX) and Boeing (BA) over General Electric, he added.
08/15/18
UBSW
08/15/18
INITIATION
Target $160
UBSW
Buy
United Technologies initiated with a Buy at UBS
UBS analyst Myles Walton initiated coverage of the Aerospace & Defense sector, starting United Technologies with a Buy rating and $160 price target.
08/20/18
RBCM
08/20/18
NO CHANGE
RBCM
United Technologies offered 'plenty' to stay positive, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Deane Dray writes that in his investor meetings with United Technologies, the company offered "plenty of reason" to stay positive on the stock. Specifically, the analyst cites the management's confidence in concluding the Rockwell Collins acquisition in September as well as the progress in the geared turbofan, or GTF, development. Dray adds that he was also surprised with the management's candid discussions of the pros/cons of a three-way portfolio break-up.
10/17/18
10/17/18
NO CHANGE

UTC Aerospace Systems announces 5-year agreement with Wizz Air
UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies, announced a five-year agreement with Wizz Air to provide thrust reverser overhaul services for the airline's fleet of Airbus A320ceo aircraft. This agreement builds upon the company's history of providing maintenance, overhaul and repair services to carriers around the world.
LMT Lockheed Martin
$326.45

-1.77 (-0.54%)

10/03/18
FBCO
10/03/18
NO CHANGE
Target $368
FBCO
Neutral
Lockheed Martin price target raised to $368 from $340 at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Robert Spingarn raised his price target for Lockheed Martin to $368 from $340 as his in-depth review of both the F-35 program and the broader business suggests that the bear case largely misses the mark. The analyst believes that Aeronautics and MFC will remain Lockheed's growth leaders over the next several years, and expects growth in Aeronautics to slow but remain positive beyond 2020 as rising F-35 sustainment revenues are only partially offset by C-130J headwinds and plateauing F-35 procurement quantities. RMS faces Black Hawk headwinds in the near-term, but growth should pick up in 2020 and beyond, he contends, adding that space should grow modestly in the near-term. The analyst reiterates a Neutral rating on the shares.
08/15/18
UBSW
08/15/18
INITIATION
Target $400
UBSW
Buy
Lockheed Martin initiated with a Buy at UBS
UBS analyst Myles Walton initiated coverage of the Aerospace & Defense sector, starting Lockheed Martin with a Buy rating and $400 price target.
09/21/18
MSCO
09/21/18
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Morgan Stanley says not to panic over Defense payment proposal
Morgan Stanley analyst Rajeev Lalwani attributes the underperformance in Defense stocks over the last two days compared to the broader market to heightened concerns around a month old proposal from the Department of Defense to adjust progress and performance payments down to 50% from 80% of cost, which would effectively slow the timing of cash flow receipts closer to when a project is complete. He sees a number of reasons not to panic, firstly because he believes that the Administration will not move forward with a proposal industry-players will paint as being anti-business and anti-defense spending. Even if it were to move forward, the proposal primarily impacts cash flow timing, with underlying earnings unchanged and potential offsets evident, Lalwani tells investors. Lastly, while there would be considerable uncertainty around rule implementation, the proposal would create a path to superior cash flows versus today, the analyst added. Companies in the defense contracting space include General Dynamics (GD), Huntington Ingalls (HII), L3 Technologies (LLL), Lockheed Martin (LMT), Northrop Grumman (NOC) and Raytheon (RTN).
NEE NextEra Energy
$172.71

-0.76 (-0.44%)

07/24/18
HOWW
07/24/18
INITIATION
Target $167
HOWW
Sector Perform
NextEra Energy reinstated with a Sector Perform at Scotia Howard Weil
Scotia Howard Weil analyst Andrew Weisel reinstated NexEra with a Sector Perform and $70 price target.
10/10/18
WELS
10/10/18
NO CHANGE
Target $200
WELS
Outperform
NextEra Energy price target raised to $200 from $191 at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Neil Kalton raised his price target for NextEra Energy to $200 from $191 after meeting with management. The analyst does not think shares adequately reflect the likely sustainability of NextEra's 8%-plus EPS CAGR well beyond the company's 2018-2021 forecast period. Kalton believes renewables growth should continue to surprise to the upside and NextEra should be able to execute on a series of accretive regulated utility company and/or asset acquisitions over the next decade to supplement the already strong growth at FPL. He reiterates an Outperform rating on the stock.
09/21/18
09/21/18
NO CHANGE

Morgan Stanley shakes up utility ratings, upgrades Atmos, downgrades Xcel
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley analyst Stephen Byrd upgraded Atmos Energy (ATO) to Overweight from Equal Weight as he laid out his favorite ideas in regulated utilities based on his estimates of their 2020 earnings power. Byrd believes Atmos' 5% discount to the gas utility group undervalues its "best-in-class" growth outlook and attractive regulatory environment, he tells investors. Byrd also downgraded Xcel Energy (XEL) to Equal Weight from Overweight, telling investors that he sees modest level of upside remaining in the stock and few near-term catalysts for outperformance. In shifting his focus to 2020 earnings power, Byrd also identifies FirstEnergy (FE), PSEG (PEG), American Electric (AEP) and NextEra Energy (NEE) as stocks in the group with undervalued growth.
08/13/18
MZHO
08/13/18
INITIATION
Target $184
MZHO
Buy
NextEra Energy initiated with a Buy at Mizuho
Mizuho analyst Paul Fremont started NextEra Energy with a Buy rating and $184 price target. The company offers shareholder value through "above-average" sustained organic growth, "healthy" credit metrics and competitive advantages in the renewable arena, Fremont tells investors in a research note.
CAT Caterpillar
$128.64

-2.73 (-2.08%)

09/21/18
OTRG
09/21/18
DOWNGRADE
OTRG
Mixed
Caterpillar downgraded to Mixed from Positive at OTR Global
09/20/18
09/20/18
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. BAIRD UPGRADES CATERPILLAR TO OUTPERFORM: Baird analyst Mig Dobre upgraded Caterpillar (CAT) to Outperform from Neutral. The analyst believes demand growth should continue into 2019. While some markets like China are close to peak, most of its demand is still at or below mid-cycle levels, said Dobre, who raised his price target to $191 from $155 on Caterpillar shares. Caterpiller is up 1.5% in late morning trading. PIPER CUTS STITCH FIX TO NEUTRAL: Piper Jaffray analyst Erinn Murphy downgraded Stitch Fix (SFIX) to Neutral while raising her price target for the shares to $43 from $29. The analyst cited valuation for the downgrade. With shares nearing $50, market expectations do not provide any margin of error, Murphy said. She believes the "smallest hint" of pressure could be a significant negative catalyst for the stock. Further, the analyst notes that Amazon's (AMZN) Prime Wardrobe is now advertising in key NFL slots and that the company is testing a personalized recommendation service for certain categories. In late morning trading, Stitch Fix is lower by over 13%. COWEN CUTS SKECHERS TO MARKET PERFORM: Cowen analyst John Kernan downgraded Skechers (SKX) to Market Perform from Outperform citing growing inventory levels, particularly as foreign exchange headwinds in key markets build. He also believes consensus forecasts for operating expansion are too optimistic. Kernan lowered his price target to $28 from $32 on Skechers shares, which are down 4.7% in late morning trading. JPMORGAN CUTS GE'S PRICE TARGET: JPMorgan analyst Stephen Tusa lowered his price target for General Electric (GE) to $10 from $11 and kept an Underweight rating on the shares. The impact on "asset value" from a failure at GE's U.S. H-frame launch customer, while tough to estimate, represents a negative development for a company that has little wiggle room for more "shoes to drop," Tusa said. MORGAN STANLEY POSITIVE ON APPLE IPHONE DUAL-SIM ADDITION: In EMEA and Asia, smartphones with dual-SIM capabilities have become the status quo, noted Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, who believes that Apple adding dual-SIM to the new iPhones is an underappreciated feature with the potential to drive upside to shipments in FY19. Huberty kept an Overweight rating and $247 price target on Apple shares.
10/19/18
CLVD
10/19/18
NO CHANGE
CLVD
Neutral
Caterpillar demand remains strong, says Cleveland Research
Cleveland Research analyst Adam Uhlman remains bullish on Neutral rated Caterpillar following dealer survey results that continue to indicate demand strength in Asia and North America, with the 2019 outlook for China being surprisingly bullish. Uhlman raised Caterpillar estimates and continues to see upside to earnings in the medium term from cost reduction efforts.
10/08/18
SBSH
10/08/18
NO CHANGE
SBSH
Citi opens 90-day positive catalyst watch on Caterpillar, Deere
Citi analyst Timothy Thein opened a 90-day positive catalyst watch on both Caterpillar (CAT) and Deere (DE) saying he sees several positive factors aligning that help to support near-term outperformance for the Machinery/Diversified Industrial stocks in to at least year-end. Recent back-up in rates, particularly in real terms and for longer durations, may reflect even stronger U.S. growth prospects, Thein tells investors in a research note. The analyst believes history suggests that rising Treasury yields favor cyclicals over defensives. Further, a spike in construction within China's services PMI suggest an infrastructure recovery is beginning to take hold, Thein contends.
BIIB Biogen
$315.67

-4.18 (-1.31%)

10/17/18
SBSH
10/17/18
NO CHANGE
Target $470
SBSH
Buy
Citi likes Biogen risk/reward into 2020 Alzheimer's data
Biogen's Alzheimer's disease pipeline could help offset several threats to its base business, including Spinraza competition, interferon contraction and oral competition in multiple sclerosis, Citi analyst Robyn Karnauskas tells investors in a research note. After taking a closer look on how Biogen's Alzheimer's assets "are differentiated," the analyst says she likes the stock's risk/reward going into the Phase 3 Aducanumab data in early 2020. She sees upside potential of 40% with downside risk of 20% on the data readout. Karnauskas keeps a Buy rating on Biogen with a $470 price target.
10/19/18
10/19/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $341

Market Perform
Bernstein downgrades Biogen to Market Perform on low odds of 2019 outperformance
As previously reported, Bernstein analyst Aaron Gal downgraded Biogen to Market Perform from Outperform, stating that its current stock price roughly reflects the market's recognition of its execution in multiple sclerosis and odds of success in Alzheimer's. He now sees limited further news on Alzheimer's in the near-term and sees potential for downside earning revision on Spinraza and multiple sclerosis competition, Gal tells investors. He lowered his price target on Biogen shares to $341, stating that he sees the stock being less likely to outperform before the start of 2020.
10/08/18
SBSH
10/08/18
NO CHANGE
Target $470
SBSH
Buy
Biogen price target lowered to $470 from $483 at Citi
Citi analyst Robyn Karnauskas lowered her price target for Biogen (BIIB) to $470 after reducing her assumptions for Rituxan/Gazyva co-promotion profits to reflect greater erosion from biosimilar versions of Rituxan that are expected to launch late 2018/early 2019. The analyst points out that consensus estimates are not modeling significant co-promotion profit erosion from Rituxan biosimilars. However, the Roche (RHHBY) consensus for Rituxan has steep declines in Rituxan sales, Karnauskas tells investors in a research note. The analyst now models a 45% total decline in Rituxan/Gazyva U.S. sales over 2018-2023. She keeps a Buy rating on Biogen.
10/19/18
BERN
10/19/18
DOWNGRADE
BERN
Market Perform
Biogen downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein
CNC Centene
$141.34

-1.565 (-1.10%)

10/03/18
LEER
10/03/18
NO CHANGE
LEER
Upcoming midterm elections to act as key catalyst driving healthcare, says Leerink
Leerink analyst Ana Gupte expects the upcoming midterm elections to act as a key catalyst driving healthcare. This midterm has the potential for even more impact given the 2020 Presidential election could even lead to a Democratic supermajority, she contends. Gupte sees the most upside opportunity in Managed Medicaid stocks, such as Centene (CNC) and Molina Healthcare (MOH), and for Facilities names like HCA Healthcare (HCA) with a Blue Wave increasing Red state Medicaid expansions. Medicare Advantage with Humana (HUM) as the flagship name is her contrarian election pick. The analyst recommends buying Diversified MCOs with captive PBMs like UnitedHealth (UNH)/Optum [OP], Anthem (ANTM)/Ingenio Rx, and Cigna (CI)/Express Scripts (ESRX) under all scenarios.
10/02/18
OPCO
10/02/18
NO CHANGE
Target $158
OPCO
Outperform
Centene price target raised to $158 from $146 at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Michael Wiederhorn raised his price target for Centene to $158 from $146 given the company's continued bullish prospects. The analyst believes the company remains well-positioned due to stable cost-trend and the potential for growth in the coming years, particularly in the Medicare and Exchange businesses. Furthermore, the recent integration of the Fidelis deal remains on track, and the additional accretion/synergies should drive incremental earnings growth in 2019 and beyond, he contends. Wiederhorn reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
09/19/18
MUFG
09/19/18
INITIATION
Target $170
MUFG
Overweight
Centene initiated with an Overweight at MUFG
MUFG analyst Jason Twizell started Centene with an Overweight rating and $170 price target. The analyst sees an attractive risk/reward profile given the stock's discount to peers. He believes Centene's "significant" Medicaid and Medicare growth opportunities make the discount unwarranted.
09/28/18
OPCO
09/28/18
NO CHANGE
Target $89
OPCO
Outperform
Teladoc price target raised to $89 from $68 at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Mohan Naidu reiterated an Outperform rating on Teledoc and raised his price target to $89 from $68 following the company's analyst day, which highlighted its new deal flow, including relationships with Centene (CNC) and Exxon (XOM), and a very strong pipeline. The recent CMS telehealth proposal makes Medicare a 2020 tailwind, Naidu tells investors in a research note, and says he has gained confidence that Teladoc's competitive barriers include its broad platform and its network of physicians that quickly matches supply and demand.
GLW Corning
$30.83

0.06 (0.19%)

09/14/18
SBSH
09/14/18
UPGRADE
Target $40
SBSH
Buy
Corning upgraded to Buy on optical demand strength at Citi
Citi analyst Asiya Merchant upgraded Corning to Buy from Neutral with a $40 price target. The shares are "poised to continue to grind higher" in the next 12-18 months as investors appreciate the company's "multiple vectors" for revenue growth, diversification and margin expansion, Merchant tells investors in a research note. The analyst expects Corning's earnings and margins growth will be driving by optical demand strength and better display pricing.
09/14/18
09/14/18
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. 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.
09/14/18
09/14/18
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. Corning (GLW) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi with analyst Asiya Merchant saying the shares are "poised to continue to grind higher" in the next 12-18 months as investors appreciate the company's "multiple vectors" for revenue growth, diversification and margin expansion. 2. Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE) was upgraded to Outperform at Wells Fargo and to Neutral from Negative at Susquehanna. 3. VF Corp. (VFC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen with analyst John Kernan saying VF's disclosure of a 23% operating margin for Vans implies that the brand alone could generate $1B-plus in free cash flow by fiscal 2022. 4. Helmerich & Payne (HP) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan with analyst Sean Meakim saying Helmerich exceeded his expectations in adapting to the upgrade cycle. 5. Parker-Hannifin (PH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Buckingham. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/20/18
ARGS
09/20/18
NO CHANGE
Target $42
ARGS
Buy
Corning price target raised to $42 from $36 at Argus
Argus analyst Jim Kelleher raised Corning's price target to $42 from $36 sayaing its positioned to leverage revenue growth into margin expansion in 2H 2018 and 2019. Kelleher said investments are now bearing fruit and is positioned for positive bottom-line comparisons for 2H 2018 and 2019.
PCAR Paccar
$60.51

0.25 (0.41%)

10/17/18
LOOP
10/17/18
INITIATION
LOOP
Hold
Paccar initiated with a Hold at Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Jeffrey Kauffman initiated Paccar with a Hold rating and $68 price target, citing less attractive valuation upside relative to other stocks in the firm's coverage universe, and a likely peaking in truck OEM growth rates.
09/06/18
JPMS
09/06/18
NO CHANGE
JPMS
Class 8 truck orders set all-time record in August, says JPMorgan
Class 8 net orders in August were 53,100 units, up 150% year-over-year and up 1% month-over-month, setting a new all-time record, JPMorgan analyst Ann Duignan tells investors in a research note, citing ACT Research. Class 5-7 July net orders were 23,700 units, up 26% year-over-year and up 18% month-over-month, the analyst adds. She says truck orders have the largest incremental impact on Navistar (NAV), Paccar (PCAR), Cummins (CMI), Eaton (ETN) and Allison Transmission (ALSN).
08/17/18
JPMS
08/17/18
NO CHANGE
JPMS
Class 8 Retails sales up 27% year-over-year, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Ann Duignan said ACT Research reported North American Class 8 retail sales of 25,839 units in July, up 27% year-over-year. Net orders were 52,629 units, representing the strongest monthly orders on record, and builds were 31,039 units, Duignan wrote in a note to investors.
10/05/18
WOLF
10/05/18
DOWNGRADE
WOLF
Underperform
Paccar downgraded to Underperform from Peer Perform at Wolfe Research
RF Regions Financial
$16.39

-0.5 (-2.96%)

06/29/18
WEDB
06/29/18
NO CHANGE
WEDB
Outperform
CCAR results 'very positive' for regional banks, says Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Peter Winter says the results of the CCAR for 2018 were "very positive" for the regional banks, as the average total capital return increased from 88% in the 2017 CCAR to 119%, above his forecast of 103%. In a research note to investors, Winter says the "winners" relative to his forecast were Regions Financial (RF), Huntington Bancshares (HBAN), Fifth Third (FITB), SunTrust (STI) and KeyCorp (KEY).
06/29/18
06/29/18
NO CHANGE

Goldman says Wells Fargo, Huntington, Regions among biggest winners of CCAR
Goldman Sachs analyst Richard Ramsden said the Fed's CCAR results came in largely better than expected, calling Wells Fargo (WFC), Huntington Bancshares (HBAN), Regions Financial (RF), SunTrust (STI) and Fifth Third (FITB) the biggest relative winners in his view. He believes the market will be focused on banks' 25% dividend growth announcements and believes the CCAR results can be a catalyst for a relief rally.
09/07/18
WEDB
09/07/18
NO CHANGE
Target $22
WEDB
Outperform
Regions Financial removed from Best Ideas List at Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Peter Winter maintained an Outperform rating on Regions Financial but removed the stock from the firm's Best Ideas List, citing the outperformance year-to-date. In a research note to investors, Winter says he still sees several levers that should drive above-average EPS growth over the next two years, including an asset sensitive balance sheet and a "very attractive" low cost deposit franchise and "industry leading" capital returns. Additionally, he sees upside to management's EPS guidance. Winter has a $22 price target on the shares.
09/26/18
GSCO
09/26/18
UPGRADE
Target $196
GSCO
Buy
Goldman says rate hikes halfway through, upgrades M&T Bank to Buy
Goldman Sachs analyst Ryan Nash says his firm's economist is calling for six more rate hikes, two in the second half of 2018 and four more through the end of 2020. With six rate hikes in the books, Goldman believes we are half way through the rate rising cycle, Nash tells investors in a research note. The analyst believes some banks will see upside to revenue growth from rates moving higher. Comerica (CMA), Regions Financial (RF), SunTrust (STI), Citizens Financial (CFG) and KeyCorp (KEY) remain top picks for Nash. He also upgraded M&T Bank (MTB) to Buy from Neutral with 15% upside to his $196 price target. The analyst believes M&T will outperform as the benefits of higher rates exceed market expectations.
FITB Fifth Third
$25.38

-0.95 (-3.61%)

09/04/18
09/04/18
UPGRADE
Target $34

Outperform
Fifth Third upgraded to Outperform on valuation at Wedbush
As previously reported, Wedbush analyst Peter Winter upgraded Fifth Third (FITB) to Outperform from Neutral following meetings with management. The analyst notes that the stock has been under pressure following the announcement to acquire MB Financial (MBFI) on May 21. However, he believes the news is more than reflected in the valuation. Furthermore, Winter thinks the company can execute on its planned merger with MB Financial, realize the Project North Star targets and new $100M in expense savings, and show improvement toward reaching its FY 2020 goals of ROA, ROTCE and an efficiency in the low 50's. The analyst also raised his price target on Fifth Third's stock to $34 from $31.
09/20/18
WEDB
09/20/18
NO CHANGE
WEDB
Outperform
Fifth Third added to Best Ideas List at Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Jesse Bigelow added Fifth Third Bancorp to the firm's Best Ideas List, telling investors in a research note that the company has several earnings levers that other banks don't have to overcome macro tailwinds that are slowing, including the "elusive" rebound in loan growth and less margin benefit from rate hikes as deposit costs are accelerating.
09/14/18
SPHN
09/14/18
NO CHANGE
SPHN
Subprime lenders weakness may be opportunity, says Stephens
Stephens analyst Vincent Caintic attributes weakness in shares of subprime consumer lenders to news that U.S. Bancorp (USB) is re-entering the small dollar, high yield lending business after Fifth Third (FITB) re-entered two months ago. However, he views the OCC's push for banks to offer small dollar loans as a positive for online lenders and notes that the recent bank announcements are for loans yielding 40%-70%, which competes against products from Regional Management (RM) and World Acceptance (WRLD) but should not impact online lenders. Subprime online lenders include Enova (ENVA) and Elevate Credit (ELVT). Other publicly traded companies in the FinTech space include LendingClub (LC) and On Deck Capital (ONDK).
09/04/18
WEDB
09/04/18
UPGRADE
WEDB
Outperform
Fifth Third upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush
HBAN Huntington Bancshares
$13.66

-0.54 (-3.80%)

06/29/18
DBAB
06/29/18
NO CHANGE
DBAB
Deutsche declares Wells Fargo, SunTrust, Huntington the CCAR winners
Deutsche Bank analyst Matt O'Connor views Wells Fargo (WFC), SunTrust (STI) and Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) as the winners of the Federal Reserve's Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review. The banks separately disclosed planned dividend increases and buybacks for the next four quarters, O'Connor tells investors in a research note. He points out that while JPMorgan (JPM), KeyCorp (KEY) and M&T Bank (MTB) "all used the mulligan," he does not view this as negative.
03/22/18
UBSW
03/22/18
INITIATION
Target $20
UBSW
Buy
Huntington Bancshares initiated with a Buy at UBS
UBS analyst Brock Vandervliet started Huntington Bancshares with a Buy rating and $20 price target. The analyst rolled out coverage last night on the Mid-Cap Banks. He sees performance differentiation "playing out more starkly" than investors may expect with "increasingly advantaged and disadvantaged participants."
TRU TransUnion
$68.59

0.39 (0.57%)

08/06/18
MSCO
08/06/18
NO CHANGE
MSCO
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).
07/25/18
WELS
07/25/18
NO CHANGE
Target $75
WELS
Market Perform
TransUnion price target raised to $75 from $65 at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst William Warmington raised his price target for TransUnion to $75 from $65 as Q2 results were ahead of expectations driven by about $25M in acquisition revenue and strong Q2 CC organic revenue growth from outperformance in USIS and Consumer Interactive and strong CreditVision. The analyst reiterates a Market Perform rating on the shares.
07/25/18
07/25/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $82

Neutral
TransUnion downgraded to Neutral on valuation at Atlantic Equities
As previously reported, Atlantic Equities downgraded TransUnion to Neutral from Overweight and increased its price target to $82 from $77. Analyst Kunaal Malde believes faster growth and upside potential to Street estimates is reflected in valuation.
07/25/18
ATLE
07/25/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $82
ATLE
Neutral
TransUnion downgraded to Neutral on valuation at Atlantic Equities
As previously reported, Atlantic Equities analyst Kunaal Malde downgraded TransUnion (TRU) to Neutral from Overweight, stating that he sees clear upside potential to Street estimates following another strong quarterly report, but that he also believes the upside is factored into the stock at its current valuation. With less upside seen to buyside estimates, Malde said he prefers other stocks that can deliver similar earnings growth and arguably more sustainably, such as Visa (V). However, he raised his price target on TransUnion shares to $82 from $77.
XRX Xerox
$26.39

-0.47 (-1.75%)

07/10/18
STPT
07/10/18
UPGRADE
STPT
Buy
Xerox upgraded to Buy from Hold at Standpoint Research
05/14/18
05/14/18
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Dean Foods (DF) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Deutsche Bank analyst Rob Dickerson saying he still sees four fundamental challenges facing the company: continued declines in U.S. dairy milk consumption, its low-margin structured business, increasing vertical category integration by retailers, and what he views as low odds of transformative acquisitions. 2. Owens Corning (OC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo with analyst Stephen East saying his outlook for Roofing and Composites has weakened and extremely weak year to date 2018 hail/storm activity is likely an incremental headwind to 2H18 Shingle Volumes while inflationary cost pressures are more intense than originally expected. 3. Xerox (XRX) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan and to Hold from Buy at Cross Research. 4. Jeld-Wen (JELD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill with analyst John Lovallo saying he believes the company will face challenges from the CEO search, Steves & Sons litigation, wood windows, and believes a margin recovery could take longer than expected. 5. Hostess Brands (TWNK) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank with analyst Rob Dickerson saying he is less certain on the base business' potential margin and profitability progression over the next twelve months following the company's recent earnings report. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
05/16/18
LOOP
05/16/18
NO CHANGE
Target $40
LOOP
Buy
Xerox price target lowered to $40 from $45 at Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Ananda Baruah lowered his price target on Xerox (XRX) to $40, citing the potential operating disruptions from the company's leadership "saga" and the firm position by Fujifilm (FUJIY) not to raise its bid price. The analyst says his new price is based on the stand-alone value of the company with no added potential deal related benefits. Baruah also keeps his Buy rating on Xerox, adding that there is a greater "appreciation" by the recently appointed CEO John Visentin to pass on more cost savings toward profitability.
07/20/18
SBSH
07/20/18
INITIATION
Target $39
SBSH
Buy
Xerox resumed with a Buy at Citi
Citi analyst Jim Suva resumed coverage of Xerox with a Buy rating and $39 price target.
HOG Harley-Davidson
$38.72

-0.84 (-2.12%)

10/22/18
UBSW
10/22/18
NO CHANGE
Target $42
UBSW
Neutral
Harley-Davidson continuing to lose market share, says UBS
UBS analyst Robin Farley believes Harley-Davidson dealers may have seen retail sales decline in the single-digit range during Q3. She said sales have been declining in the U.S. motorcycle industry and believes Harley-Davidson continues to lose market share. She also sees risk to 2018 shipment guidance in what would be the fourth consecutive year of decline in U.S. sales. Farley maintained her Neutral rating and $42 price target on Harley-Davidson shares.
10/19/18
10/19/18
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Las Vegas Sands (LVS) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman Sachs. 2. eBay (EBAY) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel with analyst Scott Devitt saying PayPal's (PYPL) earnings release last night suggested weak eBay gross merchandise volume trends in Q3. 3. Ford (F) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Adam Jonas saying he now believes the market needs more evidence of success before embracing the Ford restructuring story. 4. BNY Mellon (BK) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette with analyst Brian Kleinhanzl saying while the company beat estimates this quarter, several line items were weaker than expectations. 5. Harley-Davidson (HOG) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital with analyst Gerrick Johnson saying his previously expected catalysts for sales and earnings did not materialize. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/22/18
WELS
10/22/18
NO CHANGE
Target $46
WELS
Outperform
Harley-Davidson downside limited, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Tim Conder lowered his price target for Harley-Davidson to $46 from $49 to reflect a lower multiple given prolonged retail challenges and incremental tariff/rate uncertainty. Nonetheless, the analyst notes that he sees limited downside and reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares based on valuation, free cash flow generation, and total return opportunity. Trends appeared ''less bad'' as the quarter progressed against a much easier September comp despite unfavorable Eastern U.S weather, he adds.
10/19/18
BMOC
10/19/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $45
BMOC
Market Perform
Harley-Davidson downgraded to Market Perform at BMO Capital on soft demand
As reported earlier, BMO Capital analyst Gerrick Johnson downgraded Harley-Davidson to Market Perform from Outperform and lowered his price target to $45 from $52, saying his previously expected catalysts for sales and earnings did not materialize. The analyst notes that "fort the first time in 10 years" of his covering powersports, a company's development of new products that are "significantly better" than the existing ones did not lead to an increase in demand. Johnson also cites Harley-Davidson's continued demographic issues, poor execution, lacking customer service at dealerships, and a loss of market share to Indian motorcycles as some of its issues.
JBLU JetBlue
$16.57

0.04 (0.24%)

10/12/18
WOLF
10/12/18
UPGRADE
WOLF
Peer Perform
JetBlue upgraded to Peer Perform from Underperform at Wolfe Research
10/03/18
SPHN
10/03/18
NO CHANGE
Target $21
SPHN
Equal Weight
Stephens says JetBlue investors will 'wait-and-see' despite encouraging targets
Stephens analyst Jack Atkins applauds JetBlue for providing more visibility with its clear financial targets at its investor day meeting, but he also noted that it plans for a "sharp improvement" in profitability in the second half of FY19 and FY20. Atkins, who believes investors will likely stick with a "wait-and-see" approach until the company starts showing tangible results, keeps an Equal Weight rating and $21 price target on JetBlue shares.
09/27/18
IMPC
09/27/18
NO CHANGE
Target $26
IMPC
Outperform
JetBlue price target raised to $26 from $24 at Imperial Capital
Imperial Capital analyst Michael Derchin raised his price target for JetBlue Airways to $26 and keeps an Outperform rating on the shares. The company's announced a $5 baggage fee hike is a reflection of its willingness to raise fares and fees to offset higher fuel costs, Derchin tells investors in a research note. Further, with the pilots' contract in the rearview mirror, the analyst believes investors can focus on JetBlue's "strong" underlying unit revenue growth and unit costs inflecting starting in Q4.
10/03/18
IMPC
10/03/18
NO CHANGE
Target $26
IMPC
Outperform
JetBlue can hit earnings target despite higher fuel costs, says Imperial Capital
Imperial Capital analyst Michael Derchin believes JetBlue can reach its $2.50-$3.00 fiscal 2020 earnings per share target despite higher fuel prices due to strong growth opportunities in its focus cities, higher ancillary revenues and executing its cost initiatives program. Following the company's investor day the analyst continues to find the stock undervalued. He keeps an Outperform rating on the shares with a $26 price target.
GPK Graphic Packaging
$12.31

-0.4 (-3.15%)

05/17/18
KEYB
05/17/18
NO CHANGE
KEYB
Graphic Packaging announced another price increase, says KeyBanc
After successfully raising coated recycled paperboard prices by $50 per ton in February-March, Graphic Packaging (GPK) announced another $50 per ton increase yesterday effective June 15, KeyBanc analyst Adam Josephson tells investors in a research note, citing RISI. Sources told RISI that WestRock (WRK) is likely to also announce a $50 per ton increase for June, the analyst adds. Josephson believes boxboard industry conditions are "quite healthy at the moment."
05/18/18
JEFF
05/18/18
INITIATION
Target $20
JEFF
Buy
Graphic Packaging initiated with a Buy at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Daniel Rizzo started Graphic Packaging with a Buy rating and $20 price target. The analyst sees the acquisition of International Paper's North American consumer packaging business as helping to drive multiple expansion.
08/15/18
RBCM
08/15/18
UPGRADE
Target $54
RBCM
Sector Perform
Bemis upgraded to Sector Perform at RBC Capital on expected Amcor deal approval
As reported earlier, RBC Capital analyst Arun Viswanathan upgraded Bemis to Sector Perform from Underperform and raised his price target to $54 from $44, saying that while he is cautious about the company's food packaging business, he expects the previously announced acquisition by Amcor to be approved by all parties with minimal divestitures. The analyst further states that the two companies are highly complementary and the combination should yield about $180M in synergies. Viswanathan also likes Berry Global (BERY) and Graphic Packaging Holding (GPK) based on their attractive valuation.
06/15/18
BARD
06/15/18
NO CHANGE
Target $18
BARD
Outperform
Graphic Packaging raised to Fresh Pick at Baird
Baird analyst Ghansham Panjabi raised Graphic Packaging to Fresh Pick as he sees a combination of improving industry fundamentals, a self-improvement dynamic to the investment profile, and an offensive bias toward free cash flow allocation. Panjabi reiterated his Outperform rating and $18 price target on Graphic Packaging shares.
SLCA U.S. Silica
$15.65

-0.41 (-2.55%)

10/17/18
JEFF
10/17/18
DOWNGRADE
JEFF
Jefferies downgrades four names on 'sinking' white sand demand
Jefferies analyst Brad Handler downgraded Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP) and Smart Sand (SND) to Underperform from Hold as well as Covia (CVIA) and U.S. Silica (SLCA) to Hold from Buy citing "sinking" Northern white sand demand and prices. The analyst sees the weakness spreading to regional/in-basin sand and ultimately to box/silo-based last-mile solutions as "supply adds overtake demand growth." He also expects the Q3 earnings season to drive downward estimate revisions. Smart Sand, Covia and Hi-Crus have the highest Northern white sand exposure, Handler tells investors in a research note.
10/17/18
BOFA
10/17/18
INITIATION
Target $18
BOFA
Underperform
U.S. Silica initiated with an Underperform at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst Chase Mulvehill initiated U.S. Silica with a Underperform rating and a price target of $18.
10/17/18
BOFA
10/17/18
NO CHANGE
BOFA
BofA/Merrill reinstating Oilfield Services coverage with Halliburton as top pick
BofA analyst Chase Mulvehill reinstated coverage of U.S. onshore and diversified oilfield service, or OFS, saying he has a bullish near-to-medium term view on the sector. The analyst notes that OFS should outperform thanks to rising oil prices that should lead to "solid" cash flows across the sector. Mulvehill further anticipates investment to increase across the industry, with North America land E&P spending surprising to the upside and U.S. onshore D&C spending rising nearly 20%. The analyst also sees "Permian pipeline relief" adding to the benefits with exposure to the basin. Mulvehill's Top Pick is Halliburton (HAL), and his other Buy-rated names include Baker Hughes (BHGE), C&J Energy Services (CJ), FTS International (FTSI), Keane Group (FRAC), Nabors Industries (NBR), Nine Energy Service (NINE), Patterson-UTI Energy (PTEN), ProPetro Holdings Corp (PUMP), and Schlumberger (SLB).
10/17/18
JEFF
10/17/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $20
JEFF
Hold
U.S. Silica downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Bradley Handler downgraded U.S. Silica Holdings to Hold and lowered his price target for the shares to $20 from $37.

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Amgen

$194.23

1.83 (0.95%)

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AAPL

Apple

$193.42

2 (1.04%)

, LITE

Lumentum

$41.50

0.46 (1.12%)

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Apple

$193.42

2 (1.04%)

LITE

Lumentum

$41.50

0.46 (1.12%)

QRVO

Qorvo

$66.32

1.18 (1.81%)

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APC

Anadarko

$56.39

0.9 (1.62%)

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Royal Dutch Shell

$63.97

0.19 (0.30%)

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APC

Anadarko

$56.39

0.9 (1.62%)

RDS.B

Royal Dutch Shell

$63.97

0.19 (0.30%)

RDS.A

Royal Dutch Shell

$62.02

0.34 (0.55%)

XOM

Exxon Mobil

$78.99

0.81 (1.04%)

CVX

Chevron

$119.14

2.18 (1.86%)

BP

BP

$40.85

-0.3 (-0.73%)

EOG

EOG Resources

$105.21

3.57 (3.51%)

OXY

Occidental Petroleum

$73.32

0.71 (0.98%)

COG

Cabot Oil & Gas

$25.73

0.09 (0.35%)

EQT

EQT Corporation

$16.62

-0.55 (-3.20%)

HAL

Halliburton

$32.46

0.02 (0.06%)

SLB

Schlumberger

$48.24

0.17 (0.35%)

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LB

L Brands

$35.28

-0.41 (-1.15%)

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J.C. Penney

$1.29

-0.08 (-5.84%)

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Kohl's, Target set to thrive this holiday season, Barron's says »

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L Brands

$35.28

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JCP

J.C. Penney

$1.29

-0.08 (-5.84%)

TJX

TJX

$51.47

-0.98 (-1.87%)

BBY

Best Buy

$66.41

-1.34 (-1.98%)

TIF

Tiffany

$106.48

0.52 (0.49%)

HD

Home Depot

$177.11

-0.25 (-0.14%)

TGT

Target

$79.67

-1.09 (-1.35%)

KSS

Kohl's

$72.48

-0.7 (-0.96%)

AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,593.59

-26.41 (-1.63%)

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T

AT&T

$30.30

0.18 (0.60%)

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21st Century Fox

$47.73

-0.1 (-0.21%)

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AT&T

$30.30

0.18 (0.60%)

FOX

21st Century Fox

$47.73

-0.1 (-0.21%)

FOXA

21st Century Fox

$48.18

-0.11 (-0.23%)

AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,593.59

-26.41 (-1.63%)

CMCSA

Comcast

$38.60

0.11 (0.29%)

CMCSK

Comcast

$0.00

(0.00%)

DDAIF

Daimler AG

$0.00

(0.00%)

FCAU

Fiat Chrysler

$16.46

-0.12 (-0.72%)

F

Ford

$9.05

-0.26 (-2.79%)

GM

General Motors

$35.76

0.21 (0.59%)

HMC

Honda

$28.21

0.01 (0.04%)

NSANY

Nissan

$0.00

(0.00%)

TM

Toyota

$116.87

-0.02 (-0.02%)

VLKAY

Volkswagen

$0.00

(0.00%)

NYT

New York Times

$26.30

-0.2 (-0.75%)

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NVS

Novartis

$87.74

0.52 (0.60%)

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DBV Technologies

$16.70

0.31 (1.89%)

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Novartis

$87.74

0.52 (0.60%)

DBVT

DBV Technologies

$16.70

0.31 (1.89%)

REGN

Regeneron

$345.10

3.56 (1.04%)

SHPG

Shire

$175.59

-3.39 (-1.89%)

TEVA

Teva

$22.25

-0.37 (-1.64%)

SNY

Sanofi

$45.11

0.56 (1.26%)

GSK

GlaxoSmithKline

$40.35

-0.06 (-0.15%)

AZN

AstraZeneca

$40.67

-0.685 (-1.66%)

CHD

Church & Dwight

$65.42

-0.39 (-0.59%)

BSX

Boston Scientific

$37.22

0.75 (2.06%)

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MSI

Motorola Solutions

$129.97

0.72 (0.56%)

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PCG

PG&E

$24.39

6.62 (37.25%)

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ABX

Barrick Gold

$13.04

0.05 (0.38%)

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WTR

Aqua America

$33.05

0.165 (0.50%)

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XLRE

Real Estate SPDR

$33.45

0.445 (1.35%)

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S&P Select Materials SPDR

$55.23

0.53 (0.97%)

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XLRE

Real Estate SPDR

$33.45

0.445 (1.35%)

XLB

S&P Select Materials SPDR

$55.23

0.53 (0.97%)

XLU

Utilities SPDR

$54.86

0.77 (1.42%)

XLI

Industrial Select Sector SPDR

$72.00

(0.00%)

XLV

Health Care Select Sector SPDR

$92.05

0.91 (1.00%)

XLF

Financial Select Sector

$26.78

0.03 (0.11%)

XLP

Consumer Staples Sector SPDR

$56.04

0.15 (0.27%)

XLE

Energy Select Sector SPDR

$67.23

0.76 (1.14%)

XLC

Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund

$44.88

-0.2 (-0.44%)

XLK

Technology Select Sector SPDR

$68.22

-0.1 (-0.15%)

XLY

Consumer Discretionary Sector SPDR

$106.37

-0.43 (-0.40%)

GLD

SPDR Gold Shares

$115.56

0.82 (0.71%)

SLV

iShares Silver Trust

$13.55

0.115 (0.86%)

USO

United States Oil Fund

$12.07

0.08 (0.67%)

UNG

United States Natural Gas Fund

$35.43

3.63 (11.42%)

HYG

iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond

$83.24

-0.27 (-0.32%)

LQD

iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond

$111.73

0.23 (0.21%)

TLT

iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund

$114.65

0.61 (0.53%)

IEF

iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF

$101.13

0.3 (0.30%)

SHY

iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond

$83.13

0.08 (0.10%)

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AQST

Aquestive Therapeutics

$17.02

0.23 (1.37%)

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DAKT

Daktronics

$7.67

0.07 (0.92%)

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TI

Telecom Italia

$6.02

0.12 (2.03%)

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MAXR

Maxar Technologies

$18.77

-0.59 (-3.05%)

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Maxar Technologies shareholders approve U.S. domestication »

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PLUG

Plug Power

$1.83

(0.00%)

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Breaking Syndicate news story on Plug Power »

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GSB

GlobalSCAPE

$4.55

-0.02 (-0.44%)

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Breaking Syndicate news story on GlobalSCAPE »

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EQIX

Equinix

$388.18

2.67 (0.69%)

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Equinix's Lee sells 2,792 common shares »

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LMT

Lockheed Martin

$301.06

-4.42 (-1.45%)

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TLGT

Teligent

$2.56

0.045 (1.79%)

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STAF

Staffing 360 Solutions

$1.82

0.07 (4.00%)

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Breaking Syndicate news story on Staffing 360 Solutions »

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IMMR

Immersion

$9.56

-0.14 (-1.44%)

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