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TripAdvisor

$46.75

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$102.38

-6.32 (-5.81%)

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TRIP

TripAdvisor

$46.75

-0.87 (-1.83%)

MSFT

Microsoft

$102.38

-6.32 (-5.81%)

SPG

Simon Property

$173.79

1.075 (0.62%)

COF

Capital One

$85.86

-4.14 (-4.60%)

AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,664.20

-113.91 (-6.41%)

MS

Morgan Stanley

$43.47

-1.48 (-3.29%)

LPSN

LivePerson

$20.42

-0.7 (-3.31%)

TMUS

T-Mobile

$65.71

-3.43 (-4.96%)

SNAP

Snap

$6.59

-0.31 (-4.49%)

DENN

Denny's

$14.04

-0.5 (-3.44%)

GOOG

Alphabet

$1,049.76

-57.24 (-5.17%)

HLT

Hilton

$63.79

-5.1 (-7.40%)

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TRIP TripAdvisor
$46.75

-0.87 (-1.83%)

10/16/18
10/16/18
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. Abbott (ABT), Boston Scientific (BSX), Stryker (SYK), and Medtronic (MDT) were initiated with an Overweight at Barclays, while Baxter (BAX), Edwards Lifesciences (EW), and Zimmer Biomet (ZBH) were initiated with an Underweight. 2. Expedia (EXPE) was initiated with an Outperform at Evercore ISI, while TripAdvisor (TRIP) was initiated with an In Line, and Booking Holdings (BKNG) was initiated with an In Line. 3. Facebook (FB) was initiated with a Buy at Loop Capital and Rosenblatt. 4. Snap (SNAP) initiated with a Hold at Loop Capital. 5. VF Corp. (VFC) initiated with a Neutral at Wedbush. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/15/18
EVER
10/15/18
INITIATION
EVER
In Line
TripAdvisor initiated with an In Line at Evercore ISI
Evercore ISI analyst Anthony DiClemente initiated coverage of the online travel sector with a mixed outlook, starting TripAdvisor (TRIP) with an In Line rating. While the offline to online shift may have slowed, the travel market itself remains fragmented, leaving open the opportunity for share gains, said DiClemente, who calls Expedia (EXPE) his top pick in the space.
10/10/18
NEED
10/10/18
NO CHANGE
NEED
Hold
TripAdvisor Q3 revenue estimate reduced Needham on non-hotel segment
Needham analyst Laura Martin kept her Hold rating on TripAdvisor but lowered her Q3 revenue estimated by 4% to $457M to reflect to reflect the company's "actual trends" along with the comments made by its management at last month's investor conference. The analyst cites lower revenues coming specifically from the company's non-hotel segment and also points to TripAdvisor's negative shopper growth trend in Q2, which she expects to continue in the second half of 2018. Martin adds that the lower marketing spending is contributing to a mix shift, with "lower non-hotel EBITDA offset by higher hotel EBITDA".
09/12/18
SBSH
09/12/18
NO CHANGE
SBSH
Amazon remains Citi's top pick in U.S. Internet
Citi analyst Mark May keeps Amazon.com (AMZN) as his top pick in U.S. Internet based on recent data points pertaining to company fundamentals, the near-term setup, recent stock performance, investor sentiment and changes since his last update. Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL), Yelp (YELP), Expedia (EXPE), GrubHub (GRUB) and GoDaddy (GDDY) moved up in his rankings while Facebook (FB), eBay (EBAY), Twitter (TWTR), TripAdvisor (TRIP) and Booking Holdings (BKNG) moved down.
MSFT Microsoft
$102.38

-6.32 (-5.81%)

10/22/18
MSCO
10/22/18
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Morgan Stanley says publishers in 'win-win' situation as consoles move to cloud
Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak sees changes coming to the $53B global console gaming market as the business model transitions toward subscription pricing and cloud delivery. The transition will lead to 2% CAGR console gaming revenue growth from 2017-2025, but gross profit growth accelerating to 6%, Nowak estimates. He believes game publishers such as Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Electronic Arts (EA) and Take-Two (TTWO) will likely need to partner and bundle content to drive material consumer adoption, but he sees them being in a "win-win" position, because even if the console makers or other aggregators drive the cloud transition, the leading publishers can still benefit from expansion in the player base, Nowak tells investors. While console players Microsoft (MSFT) and Sony (SNE) have the most at risk from these changes, they are also positioned best to build and grow game subscription services, Nowak added.
10/22/18
FBCO
10/22/18
NO CHANGE
Target $125
FBCO
Outperform
Credit Suisse remains positive on Microsoft heading into Q1 results
Credit Suisse analyst Brad Zelnick remains positive on Microsoft (MSFT) heading into Q1 results. The analyst highlights updated investor metrics, including LinkedIn now included in Commercial Cloud, as well as a slowdown in capex growth as the company absorbs prior investments. Zelnick expects continued momentum in Commercial Cloud and anticipates strong Windows 10 corporate demand to offset any impact from Intel (INTC) PC processor shortages at the low end. He reiterates an Outperform rating and $125 price target on Microsoft's shares.
10/19/18
WEDB
10/19/18
INITIATION
Target $140
WEDB
Outperform
Microsoft initiated with an Outperform at Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives initiated Microsoft with an Outperform rating and $140 price target, telling investors in a research note that he believes Microsoft is on track to become the next member of the trillion dollar market cap club. He says the shift to cloud is a major secular trend that is significantly benefiting Microsoft in the field as a key tailwind and should continue its momentum heading into FY19, and adds that the cloud story "is showing no signs of abating."
10/23/18
WEDB
10/23/18
NO CHANGE
Target $140
WEDB
Outperform
Shift to cloud 'significantly' benefiting Microsoft, says Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives notes Microsoft (MSFT) will be reporting its Q1 results this week and expects Nadella & Co. to post another solid beat on both the top and bottom line as cloud strength on Azure and Office 365 continues to be the fuel in the tank, with strong field checks indicating the company could beat commercial cloud expectations by 3%-5%. While the massive secular shift to the cloud is a "two horse race" between Amazon (AMZN) and Microsoft, the analyst is seeing a clear inflection point in the field as more enterprises and government agencies make this transformational move to a hybrid cloud architecture with Redmond making a major partner push on the SMB front. Ives believes the shift to cloud is a major secular trend that is "significantly" benefiting Microsoft in the field as a key tailwind and should continue its momentum heading into FY2019. Ives reiterates an Outperform rating and $140 price target on Microsoft's shares.
SPG Simon Property
$173.79

1.075 (0.62%)

10/05/18
JPMS
10/05/18
UPGRADE
Target $198
JPMS
Overweight
Simon Property upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Anthony Paolone upgraded Simon Property Group to Overweight with an unchanged price target of $198. The analyst views the shares as "cheap" on an absolute and relative basis compared to other REITs. Further, he believes Simon has a "good runway" to generate growth over the near-to-intermediate term.
10/09/18
ARGS
10/09/18
NO CHANGE
Target $200
ARGS
Buy
Simon Property price target raised to $200 from $195 at Argus
Argus analyst Jacob Kilstein raised his price target on Simon Property (SPG) to $200 and kept his Buy rating, citing the potential from higher earnings as the company looks to transform its "department store anchor tenants" into more profitable retailers to match the rent paid by its smaller "non-anchor" stores and restaurants. The analyst is also positive on the company's "profitable co-ownership investment in Aeropostale (AROPQ) and the indicated openness by its CEO to close similar "unusual" deals. Kilstein raises his FY18 FFO view on Simon Property by 2c to $12.09, adding that its 14.3-times forward FFO valuation is near the low end of its historical range of 12.3-20.9-times.
10/16/18
SCOT
10/16/18
INITIATION
Target $177
SCOT
Sector Perform
Simon Property initiated with a Sector Perform at Scotiabank
Scotiabank analyst Nicholas Yulico initiated Simon Property with a Sector Perform and $177 price target.
08/21/18
RBCM
08/21/18
NO CHANGE
Target $183
RBCM
Sector Perform
Simon Property price target raised to $183 from $170 at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Wes Golladay raised his price target on Simon Property to $183, saying the REIT is well positioned with a strong management team and a healthy balance sheet. The analyst adds that opportunistic investments position the company well relative to its mall peers. Golladay also believes that the stock price is "fairly valued" at current levels, keeping his Sector Perform rating and adding that Simon Property's same-store net operating income growth remains "soft".
COF Capital One
$85.86

-4.14 (-4.60%)

10/24/18
WELS
10/24/18
NO CHANGE
Target $103
WELS
Outperform
Capital One price target lowered to $103 from $110 at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Donald Fandetti lowered his price target for Capital One to $103 from $110 following quarterly results. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
10/24/18
SDLR
10/24/18
NO CHANGE
Target $115
SDLR
Buy
Capital One price target raised to $115 after earnings beat at Sandler O'Neill
Sandler O'Neill analyst Christopher Donat raised his 2018, 2019 and 2020 EPS estimates for Capital One after the company's Q3 core EPS beat, which he was driven by a lower than expected provision for credit losses and net interest income that increased 4% from Q2. Separate from the earnings release, Capital One disclosed that its domestic card net charge off ratio was 4.13% in September, which was below Donat's expectation of 4.46%. He views the year-over-year charge off decrease as further evidence of "the end of the negative parts of growth math," added Donat. He raised his price target on Capital One shares to $115 from $113 and keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
10/24/18
BMOC
10/24/18
NO CHANGE
Target $146
BMOC
Outperform
Capital One price target raised to $146 from $135 at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst James Fotheringham raised his price target on Capital One to $146 and kept his Outperform rating after its "credit-driven" Q3 earnings beat. The analyst cites lower than expected loan loss provision and higher net interest income, adding that the stock offers a "very meaningful" re-rating potential.
10/24/18
NOMU
10/24/18
NO CHANGE
Target $98
NOMU
Neutral
Capital One price target lowered to $98 from $109 at Nomura Instinet
Nomura Instinet analyst Bill Carcache lowered his price target for Capital One Financial to $98 saying last night's Q3 results were "mixed." The analyst estimates that without the benefit of reserve releases, core earnings per share came in at $2.72, below the consensus of $2.86. However, he points out that results were negatively impacted by a 32c securities portfolio impairment charge related to the reinvestment of underwater agency mortgage backed securities. He keeps a Neutral rating on Capital One.
AMZN Amazon.com
$1,664.20

-113.91 (-6.41%)

10/23/18
KEYB
10/23/18
NO CHANGE
KEYB
Sector Weight
Q3 should be a 'solid' quarter for Amazon, says KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Edward Yruma believes Q3 should be a "solid" quarter for Amazon. Comparisons have gotten a bit tougher since Amazon is now cycling the Whole Foods acquisition and Q2 likely received some benefit from a late spring, he contends. Similar to 1H, the analyst thinks advertising likely remained a driver to margin. For AWS, Yruma remains confident that revenue is poised to double to $46B by 2020. He reiterates a Sector Weight rating on the shares.
10/23/18
JEFF
10/23/18
NO CHANGE
Target $2260
JEFF
Buy
Amazon.com price target lowered to $2,260 from $2,350 at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Brent Thill lowered his price target for Amazon.com to $2,260 from $2,350 after "taking a stab at" quantifying the impact from the company's minimum wage hike and a proposed U.S. Postal rate increase for 2019. The analyst says he tried to keep his estimates "on the conservative side" given the "limited visibility into many of the variables involved." With that said, Thill concluded that the cumulative impact should be close to $2.2B in 2019 and represent ~1% of Amazon's combined cost of goods sold and operating expenses for the year. He keeps a Buy rating on Amazon.
10/23/18
WEDB
10/23/18
NO CHANGE
Target $2100
WEDB
Outperform
Wedbush expecting Q3 upside as Amazon 'goes from strength to strength'
Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter believes Amazon can deliver substantial earnings over the long term by growing spending more slowly than revenues. Amazon Web Services, Fulfillment by Amazon, and ads should drive steady margin growth, with Prime driving overall retail revenue growth, he adds. The analyst expects Q3 top-line upside driven by a record-breaking Prime Day, Amazon Web Services, Whole Foods Market, and advertising services momentum. Pachter reiterates an Outperform rating and $2,100 price target.
MS Morgan Stanley
$43.47

-1.48 (-3.29%)

10/16/18
OPCO
10/16/18
UPGRADE
Target $62
OPCO
Outperform
Oppenheimer upgrades Morgan Stanley to Outperform after 'clean beat'
Oppenheimer analyst Chris Kotowski upgraded Morgan Stanley to Outperform from Perform with a $62 price target following this morning's Q3 results. The stock in morning trading is up 4%, or $1.67, to $45.13. Morgan Stanley continues to perform well, "and the market has not cared about this," Kotowski tells investors in a research note titled "Stock Down, Earnings Up!" The analyst views the Q3 report as a "clean beat" and upped his 2019 earnings per share estimate to $5.17 from $5.04 as a result. Despite a string of estimate upticks, shares of Morgan Stanley are down 25% since early March, Kotowski points out. He thinks the market's attitude that it is late in the cycle and that financial stocks "are not safe at any price" will prove wrong.
10/24/18
10/24/18
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. Lockheed Martin (LMT) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst Noah Poponak raising his price target for the shares to $394 from $391. 2. Paccar (PCAR) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray with analyst Alexander Potter saying Paccar's brands boasted the highest level of brand loyalty in his firm's survey of 743 U.S.-based fleets. 3. Morgan Stanley (MS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo with analyst Mike Mayo saying this means he now recommends 5 out of 5 of the largest U.S. wholesale banks. 4. 3D Systems (DDD) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at Piper Jaffray with analyst Troy Jensen saying while Piper's Q3 survey "showed another poor performance" from 3D Systems' resellers, the company's "significant direct sales win" with Align Technology (ALGN) will continue to allow 3D Systems to report "impressive" year-over-year product growth for the next few quarters. 5. Lululemon (LULU) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord with analyst Camilo Lyon saying he recommends taking advantage of the recent 15% pullback as he believes the risk/reward is now skewed to the upside. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/24/18
10/24/18
UPGRADE
Target $60

Outperform
Wells Fargo goes 'all-in' on U.S. global banks, ups Morgan Stanley to Outperform
As previously reported, Wells Fargo analyst Mike Mayo upgraded Morgan Stanley (MS) to Outperform from Market Perform, noting that this means he now recommends 5 out of 5 of the largest U.S. wholesale banks. Morgan Stanley has evolved its business mix more than any other large bank, having increased its wealth and asset management to half of the firm, said Mayo, who sees the bank's EPS beating consensus by 2020 even assuming only 5% total revenue growth over that period. Mayo expects Morgan Stanley to increase its financial targets in January and believes it should fare better under the next CCAR in June, he added. Mayo raised his price target on Morgan Stanley shares to $60 from $56.
10/24/18
WELS
10/24/18
UPGRADE
WELS
Outperform
Morgan Stanley upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
LPSN LivePerson
$20.42

-0.7 (-3.31%)

07/31/18
ROTH
07/31/18
NO CHANGE
Target $31
ROTH
Buy
LivePerson price target raised to $31 from $22 at Roth Capital
Roth Capital analyst Richard Baldry raised his price target for LivePerson to $31 saying the company's Q1 sales topped his expectation on continued strength in enterprise messaging. He believes momentum is likely to build in Q2 and reiterates a Buy rating on the shares.
08/02/18
NEED
08/02/18
NO CHANGE
Target $28
NEED
Buy
LivePerson price target raised to $28 from $20 at Needham
Needham analyst Ryan MacDonald raised his price target on LivePerson to $28 and kept his Buy rating after its Q2 results. The analyst notes that the earnings were inline even as the company registered its 2nd consecutive quarter of over-20% growth in average revenue per user, along with international and U.S. pipeline growth. Citing LivePerson's "largest ever" contract signed in early Q3, MacDonald contends that the management's strategy of continued investment is working.
01/04/18
NORL
01/04/18
NO CHANGE
Target $17
NORL
Outperform
LivePerson a Top Pick for 2018 at Northland
Northland analyst Michael Latimore named LivePerson a top pick for 2018 telling investors he expects improved growth rates and multiple expansion. Latimore said LivePerson has customer migration to LiveEngage and is now focused on growth, removing a headwind from the model. The analyst likes LivePerson's ability to manage high-scale, complex messaging and AI services and expects improved salesforce productivity, new applications, and market tailwinds to drive growth. Latimore rates LivePerson an Outperform with a $17 price target.
03/15/18
RILY
03/15/18
NO CHANGE
Target $19
RILY
Buy
LivePerson price target raised to $19 from $17 at B. Riley FBR
B. Riley FBR analyst Kevin Liu raised his price target for LivePerson to $19 and keeps a Buy rating on the shares. The analyst calls the company a "play for conversational commerce."
TMUS T-Mobile
$65.71

-3.43 (-4.96%)

09/20/18
OPCO
09/20/18
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Outperform
T-Mobile, AT&T 'top large-cap picks' in telecom, says Oppenheimer
Oppenehimer analyst Timothy Horan previewed the telecom outlook for 2H18, telling investors in a research note that he believes the communications sector has bottomed relative to the market and expects to see stronger 2H performance. Horan says T-Mobile (TMUS) and AT&T (T) are his top large-cap picks, and Boingo Wireless (WIFI) and Zayo Group (ZAYO) will also benefit as carriers invest in their networks in preparation for 5G. Horan also expects T-Mobile to outperform as it continues to take share and see margin improvement.
10/19/18
WELS
10/19/18
NO CHANGE
WELS
Outperform
Wells Fargo raises odds of T-Mobile-Sprint deal closing to 65%-70%
After meeting with some of her regulatory contacts in DC, Wells Fargo analyst Jennifer Fritzsche said her checks indicate that the regulatory review for T-Mobile's (TMUS) planned merger with Sprint (S) "remains fairly drama free thus far." The FCC review appears to be continuing to proceed as expected, while most contacts she spoke with indicated there does not seem to be any "chatter" coming out of DOJ, Fritzsche tells investors. Following the talks, she is increasing her view of the odds of the deal closing to 65%-70%. Fritzsche has an Outperform rating on T-Mobile and Market Perform rating on Sprint.
09/25/18
OPCO
09/25/18
NO CHANGE
Target $24
OPCO
Outperform
CenturyLink CFO departure raises concerns, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Timothy Horan notes CenturyLink (CTL) has announced that CFO Sunit Patel will depart as of September 28th to join T-Mobile (TMUS) to lead the Sprint (S)/T-Mobile merger and integration efforts. The analyst expects weakness in CenturyLink's stock, as investors will likely be concerned with synergy realization after Patel's departure. While Horan says his departure is disappointing, he believes CenturyLink has a deep management bench, and Jeff Storey, CEO, will continue to be the driving force behind restructuring and expense reductions at the company. He reiterates an Outperform rating and $24 price target on the shares.
09/27/18
GUGG
09/27/18
NO CHANGE
Target $85
GUGG
Buy
T-Mobile price target raised to $85 from $80 at Guggenheim
Guggenheim analyst Mike McCormack raised his price target for T-Mobile to $85 from $80 as he believes it remains well positioned for growth with both a valuation and merger overlay. The analyst believes consensus expectations remain too low for subscriber growth, and expects another strong performance in Q3. In the longer-term, McCormack also thinks the cash and earnings generation power of the fastest growing carrier is underappreciated. He reiterates a Buy rating on the shares.
SNAP Snap
$6.59

-0.31 (-4.49%)

10/24/18
STFL
10/24/18
NO CHANGE
Target $9
STFL
Hold
Snap price target lowered to $9 from $15 at Stifel
Stifel analyst John Egbert tempered his near-term revenue expectations for Snap, citing his belief that many advertisers need to grow more comfortable with the platform. He lowered his 2019 revenue forecasts by 4% and his 2020 view by 3% to account for softer expected DAU growth and gradual advertiser adoption of its ad tools, which he views as "steadily improving." Ahead of the company's Q3 earnings report on Thursday, Egbert lowered his price target on Snap to $9 from $15 and keeps a Hold rating on the shares.
10/23/18
OTRG
10/23/18
UPGRADE
OTRG
Positive
Snap upgraded to Positive from Mixed at OTR Global
OTR Global upgraded Snap to Positive following checks that indicate modest Q3 gains in social media budget share driven by improved engagement and access to robust creative inventory.
10/23/18
COWN
10/23/18
NO CHANGE
Target $6
COWN
Underperform
Snap price target lowered to $6 from $8 at Cowen
Cowen analyst John Blackledge lowered his price target on Snap to $6 from $8 ahead of Q3 results. The analyst expects continued softness due to user declines and continued pricing pressure from the switch to the programmatic auction. The analyst cut his long-term forecast and thus his price target. Blackledge maintains his Underperform rating on Snap shares.
10/23/18
RHCO
10/23/18
NO CHANGE
Target $8
RHCO
Hold
Snap price target lowered to $8 from $13 at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Youssef Squali lowered his price target on Snap to $8 and kept his Hold rating ahead of its Q3 results which he expects to be mixed. The analyst cites the "lack of material momentum with advertisers and a user base, whose growth remains challenged". He adds that the anticipated ramp in Snap's monetization may also take longer as its Daily Active User rate of growth is seen remaining "muted". Squali further believes that the company's valuation at 5.4-times enterprise value to expected FY19 revenues is "full" as he also contends that CEO Spiegel's view of profitability in FY19 is too "optimistic".
DENN Denny's
$14.04

-0.5 (-3.44%)

05/02/18
LBOW
05/02/18
DOWNGRADE
LBOW
Neutral
Denny's downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Longbow
09/06/18
RHCO
09/06/18
NO CHANGE
Target $146
RHCO
Hold
Cracker Barrel price target lowered to $146 from $152 at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Jake Bartlett lowered his price target on Cracker Barrel (CBRL) to $146 and kept his Hold rating, saying the company's upcoming Q4 results have some downside risks of missed comps and its FY19 guidance could be "disappointing". The analyst cites "weakness in family dining" same-store sales, along with competition in the value-oriented space potentially leading to margin contraction next year, noting that Cracker Barrel's competitor Denny's (DENN) had to offer a value promotion to bring its comps to positive in June and July.
09/12/18
SPHN
09/12/18
DOWNGRADE
SPHN
Equal Weight
Denny's downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens
09/12/18
SPHN
09/12/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $16.5
SPHN
Equal Weight
Denny's downgraded to Equal Weight at Stephens amid sector reshuffle
As previously reported, Stephens analyst Will Slabaugh downgraded Denny's to Equal Weight from Overweight as part of a broader reshuffling of his ratings in the full service restaurant sector as he noted that many stocks in the group have begun to reflect a more positive outlook for low-to-middle income consumers. He still believes Denny's remains consistent in terms of free cash flow and thinks its trends improved in Q2. However, has concerns about valuation at current levels. Slabaugh lowered his price target on Denny's shares to $16.50 from $18.
GOOG Alphabet
$1,049.76

-57.24 (-5.17%)

10/18/18
10/18/18
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. Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) initiated with an Outperform at Wedbush. 2. BJ's Wholesale (BJ) initiated with a Perform at Oppenheimer. 3. Comcast (CMCSA) initiated with an Outperform at Evercore ISI. 4. Thomson Reuters (TRI) reinstated with a Neutral at Goldman Sachs. 5. Atomera (ATOM) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/23/18
DBAB
10/23/18
NO CHANGE
Target $1375
DBAB
Buy
Alphabet price target raised to $1,375 from $1,350 at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Lloyd Walmsley raised his price target for Alphabet to $1,375 ahead of the company's Q3 results and keeps a Buy rating on the shares. A continued recovery at YouTube and strength in mobile should drive Google Sites revenue growth excluding currency to 22.9%, "only a hair slower" than Q2 on "slightly harder comps," Walmsley tells investors in a research note. The analyst sees Alphabet reporting "solid" results and he keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
10/23/18
KEYB
10/23/18
NO CHANGE
KEYB
KeyBanc expecting 'strong' results from Facebook, Alphabet in Q3
KeyBanc analyst Andy Hargreaves expects "strong" results from Facebook (FB)/Alphabet (GOOGL) in the Q3, with a likelihood for in line results from Twitter (TWTR) and Criteo (CRTO). The analyst says checks suggest advertiser demand for Facebook and Google properties remained strong in Q3 despite regulatory concerns. This is in contrast to generally weak sentiment across the space, he notes, which makes the risk/reward on Facebook, Alphabet, and Criteo positive.
10/17/18
WEDB
10/17/18
INITIATION
Target $1350
WEDB
Outperform
Wedbush starts 'ad king' Alphabet with Outperform, $1,350 price target
Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter initiated coverage of Alphabet (GOOGL) with an Outperform rating and $1,350 price target. In a research note titled "Long Live the Ad King," Pachter says he expects Google to "maintain positive ad momentum" even amidst pressure from Facebook (FB) and Amazon.com (AMZN). The analyst also thinks cost control efforts will drive better than expected Q3 results when Alphabet reports on October 25.
HLT Hilton
$63.79

-5.1 (-7.40%)

10/22/18
COWN
10/22/18
INITIATION
COWN
Outperform
Hilton initiated with an Outperform at Cowen
Cowen analyst Kevin Kopelman initiated Hilton with an Outperform rating and $81 price target, calling the company "well-positioned" due to its industry leading revenue premium at Hilton hotels, strong pipeline trend, and growing Hilton Honors program.
10/22/18
COWN
10/22/18
INITIATION
COWN
Outperform
Hilton initiated with an Outperform at Cowen
Cowen analyst Kevin Kopelman initiated Hilton with an Outperform rating and $81 price target.
10/08/18
LBOW
10/08/18
NO CHANGE
Target $96
LBOW
Buy
Hilton checks point to positive RevPAR trends in Q3, says Longbow
Longbow analyst Alton Stump said his checks with U.S. Hampton, Hilton Hotel & Resorts and DoubleTree franchisees lead him to estimate domestic RevPAR for the three chains rose 3.5%-4% in Q3, with would imply that Hilton will beat the Q3 RevPAR growth consensus forecast of up 2.5%. The analyst, who expects a Q3 RevPAR beat to drive the multiple for Hilton shares higher, keeps a Buy rating on the stock with a price target of $96.
09/07/18
LBOW
09/07/18
INITIATION
Target $96
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Hilton initiated with a Buy at Longbow
Longbow analyst Alton Stump initiated Hilton with a Buy and $96 price target given accelerating RevPAR growth, potential accelerating net room count growth, and a favorable economic landscape.

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TEVA

Teva

$10.86

-0.18 (-1.63%)

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ESLT

Elbit Systems

$141.85

1.33 (0.95%)

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ADM

Archer Daniels

$39.17

-0.03 (-0.08%)

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JCP

J.C. Penney

$0.93

0.022 (2.42%)

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Dillard's

$56.57

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J.C. Penney

$0.93

0.022 (2.42%)

DDS

Dillard's

$56.57

0.25 (0.44%)

KSS

Kohl's

$51.11

-0.04 (-0.08%)

JWN

Nordstrom

$33.50

-0.31 (-0.92%)

M

Macy's

$21.00

-0.27 (-1.27%)

TGT

Target

$81.57

2.17 (2.73%)

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JPM

JPMorgan

$109.78

1.14 (1.05%)

, AKZOY

AkzoNobel

$0.00

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JPMorgan

$109.78

1.14 (1.05%)

AKZOY

AkzoNobel

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XOM

Exxon Mobil

$74.12

0.33 (0.45%)

MSFT

Microsoft

$126.23

0.04 (0.03%)

CMWAY

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

$0.00

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SIEGY

Siemens

$0.00

(0.00%)

T

AT&T

$32.29

0.15 (0.47%)

RDS.A

Royal Dutch Shell

$63.29

0.84 (1.35%)

RHHBY

Roche

$0.00

(0.00%)

NVS

Novartis

$87.49

3.03 (3.59%)

BHP

BHP Group

$52.47

1.18 (2.30%)

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GM

General Motors

$35.13

0.01 (0.03%)

, TSLA

Tesla

$190.80

-4.7 (-2.40%)

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General Motors

$35.13

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TSLA

Tesla

$190.80

-4.7 (-2.40%)

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RNLSY

Renault

$0.00

(0.00%)

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FMC

FMC Corporation

$70.88

-0.47 (-0.66%)

, DWDP

DowDuPont

$31.10

0.16 (0.52%)

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FMC

FMC Corporation

$70.88

-0.47 (-0.66%)

DWDP

DowDuPont

$31.10

0.16 (0.52%)

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MGM

MGM Resorts

$25.55

0.19 (0.75%)

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PYPL

PayPal

$109.82

-0.09 (-0.08%)

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American Express

$119.52

1.07 (0.90%)

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PYPL

PayPal

$109.82

-0.09 (-0.08%)

AXP

American Express

$119.52

1.07 (0.90%)

MA

MasterCard

$251.40

1.57 (0.63%)

V

Visa

$162.72

1.2 (0.74%)

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GOOG

Alphabet

$1,132.99

-7.56 (-0.66%)

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Alphabet Class A

$1,138.90

-5.98 (-0.52%)

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Alphabet

$1,132.99

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$1,138.90

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MSFT

Microsoft

$126.23

0.04 (0.03%)

AMBA

Ambarella

$38.28

1.07 (2.88%)

ON

ON Semiconductor

$17.68

-0.235 (-1.31%)

NKE

Nike

$82.12

-0.51 (-0.62%)

ADDYY

Adidas

$0.00

(0.00%)

UAA

Under Armour

$23.54

0.075 (0.32%)

UA

Under Armour

$20.91

0.08 (0.38%)

FL

Foot Locker

$44.39

-8.455 (-16.00%)

VMC

Vulcan Materials

$126.28

1.25 (1.00%)

FLR

Fluor

$29.04

0.18 (0.62%)

ACM

Aecom

$31.56

-0.03 (-0.09%)

X

U.S. Steel

$13.63

-0.08 (-0.58%)

AKS

AK Steel

$2.00

-0.155 (-7.21%)

NUE

Nucor

$51.12

-0.27 (-0.53%)

DDAIF

Daimler AG

$0.00

(0.00%)

FCAU

Fiat Chrysler

$12.85

0.11 (0.86%)

F

Ford

$9.83

-0.02 (-0.20%)

GM

General Motors

$35.13

0.01 (0.03%)

HMC

Honda

$25.45

0.175 (0.69%)

NSANY

Nissan

$0.00

(0.00%)

TM

Toyota

$118.54

1.16 (0.99%)

VWAGY

Volkswagen

$0.00

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UBER

Uber

$41.40

0.94 (2.32%)

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APTO

Aptose Biosciences

$2.01

0.03 (1.52%)

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TRNX

Taronis Technologies

$0.48

0.004 (0.84%)

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USEG

U.S. Energy

$0.45

0.0373 (9.10%)

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AAPL

Apple

$179.03

-0.64 (-0.36%)

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SPCB

SuperCom

$1.17

-0.005 (-0.43%)

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USEG

U.S. Energy

$0.45

0.0373 (9.10%)

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MYOV

Myovant Sciences

$12.39

-0.465 (-3.62%)

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Breaking Syndicate news story on Myovant Sciences »

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MYOV

Myovant Sciences

$12.39

-0.465 (-3.62%)

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NVS

Novartis

$87.49

3.03 (3.59%)

, QGEN

Qiagen

$38.22

-0.255 (-0.66%)

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Qiagen launches diagnostic for PIK3CA biomarkers in breast cancer »

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NVS

Novartis

$87.49

3.03 (3.59%)

QGEN

Qiagen

$38.22

-0.255 (-0.66%)

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AVH

Avianca

$3.96

0.91 (29.84%)

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AAPL

Apple

$179.03

-0.64 (-0.36%)

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SHSP

SharpSpring

$16.37

-0.24 (-1.44%)

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Breaking Syndicate news story on SharpSpring »

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CREG

China Recycling Energy

$0.48

0.005 (1.05%)

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