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MU

Micron

$37.23

-0.68 (-1.79%)

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Seagate

$42.15

-0.5 (-1.17%)

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KeyBanc says DRAM, NAND monthly contract price decline in-line with expectations

KeyBanc analyst Weston Twigg noted that inSpectrum released its November monthly memory contract pricing. 8Gb DDR4 contract pricing was down 4.8% month-over-month, while NAND contract pricing for 128Gb TLC was down 4.7% month-over-month, which he said was consistent with his expectations. Twigg added that he views the DRAM market as likely healthier and more profitable than NAND over the long run. Twigg has an Overweight rating on Micron (MU) and also mentioned Seagate (STX) and Western Digital (WDC) in the report, though he does not cover the latter two stocks.

MU

Micron

$37.23

-0.68 (-1.79%)

STX

Seagate

$42.15

-0.5 (-1.17%)

WDC

Western Digital

$44.63

-0.86 (-1.89%)

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MU Micron
$37.23

-0.68 (-1.79%)

11/29/18
STFL
11/29/18
NO CHANGE
Target $100
STFL
Buy
Micron CEO comments further evidence of rational memory market, says Stifel
Stifel analyst Kevin Cassidy said he views comments made yesterday at a conference by Micron CEO Sanjay Mehrotra as further evidence of a rational memory market, stating that he believes memory companies are managing for profitability rather than market share. Micron's CEO indicated that he expects supply and demand to be more balanced in the second half of calendar 2019, similar to other memory suppliers, Cassidy tells investors. He trimmed his price target on Micron shares to $100 from $103 but keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
11/29/18
MZHO
11/29/18
NO CHANGE
Target $54
MZHO
Buy
Micron price target lowered to $54 from $60 at Mizuho
Mizuho analyst Vijay Rakesh lowered his price target for Micron Technology to $54 and keeps a Buy rating on the shares following yesterday's guidance update. The analyst attributes the above consensus earnings outlook to better DRAM cost declines and share repurchases. He views the guidance as "better than feared."
11/28/18
KEYB
11/28/18
NO CHANGE
KEYB
Rational DRAM supply, softening demand as NAND oversupply worsens, says KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Weston Twigg expects DRAM bit supply to grow 22% this year, but his 2019 projection drops to 17% growth, down 200 bps from his prior estimate, which suggests DRAM pricing should stabilize next year. The analyst also expects NAND supply to remain high through Q2 of 2019, but with a sharp year over year slowdown in 2H19 as capacity restrictions flow through next year. Twigg reiterates an Overweight for Micron (MU) and Sector Weight ratings for Western Digital (WDC) and Seagate (STX).
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Exxon Mobil (XOM) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James with analyst Pavel Molchanov saying Exxon Mobil is "one of the least appealing ways to play" the firm's bullish oil call, particularly following the recent oil price selloff. 2. Skyworks (SWKS) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Vivek Arya citing limited content gains in 2019 iPhones. 3. Micron (MU) downgraded two notches to Underperform from Outperform at Baird with analyst Tristan Gerra saying he now models eight consecutive quarters of gross margin and EPS contraction given the continued deterioration in both DRAM and NAND memory pricing. 4. Nvidia (NVDA) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Exane BNP Paribas. 5. Western Digital (WDC) downgraded to Neutral from Positive at Susquehanna with analyst Mehdi Hosseini saying he has lost confidence in the company's ability to benefit from SSD substitution of HDDs. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
STX Seagate
$42.15

-0.5 (-1.17%)

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LBOW
11/12/18
NO CHANGE
LBOW
Neutral
Earnings commentary shows 'ample evidence' of hyperscale caution, says Longbow
Longbow analyst Joe Wittine said that Microsoft (MSFT) signaled along with its earnings report that growth in investments would moderate, Amazon (AMZN) highlighted a focus on driving data center efficiencies, Alphabet (GOOGL) is understood to be eh "the largest driver" of Seagate's (STX) lowered outlook and Apple (AAPL) expects FY19 capex of $14B, down from this year's $16.7B. Wittine sees all of this as "ample evidence of increased caution in the hyperscale investment cycle," which leads his to believe his Neutral ratings on both Seagate and Western Digital (WDC) remain appropriate.
11/05/18
RBCM
11/05/18
NO CHANGE
Target $50
RBCM
Sector Perform
Seagate price target lowered to $50 from $60 at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Amit Daryanani lowered his price target on Seagate to $50 and kept his Sector Perform rating, citing its lower than expected Q2 outlook based on the management's view of a pause in demand for its nearline drives. The analyst points to the company's view of a shift in the demand environment toward the end of last quarter with weakness anticipated to persist through the middle of 2019. Daryanani adds that Seagate's margins should now trend down toward the low end of its long-term range of 29%-33% and also notes that the company's "flash business did not ramp up as expected".
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CHLM
11/05/18
NO CHANGE
Target $47
CHLM
Hold
Seagate price target lowered to $47 from $57 at Craig-Hallum
Craig-Hallum analyst Christian Schwab lowered his price target for Seagate to $47 from $57 following the "disappointing" outlook given a weak hyperscale spending environment as customers enter a period of digestion after a strong period of spending in FY18. He reiterates a Hold rating on the shares.
WDC Western Digital
$44.63

-0.86 (-1.89%)

11/20/18
SUSQ
11/20/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $44
SUSQ
Neutral
Western Digital downgraded to Neutral with $44 price target at Susquehanna
As reported previously, Susquehanna analyst Mehdi Hosseini downgraded Western Digital to Neutral from Positive. The analyst said he has lost confidence in the company's ability to benefit from SSD substitution of HDDs. He noted the shares are down 50% since March, reflecting weak NAND trends exacerbated by softening HDD fundamentals. His downgrade reflects a loss of confidence in management's ability to navigate the downturn into 2019, said Hosseini, who lowered his price target to $44 from $120 on Western Digital shares.
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Neutral
Western Digital downgraded to Neutral from Positive at Susquehanna

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AES Corp.

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Waste Connections

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Clean Harbors

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Stericycle

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Covanta

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AES

AES Corp.

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IntercontinentalExchange

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MAN

ManpowerGroup

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Robert Half

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Hertz

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OTTW

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Microsoft

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Fastenal

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L Brands

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