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AAPL

Apple

$164.37

-4 (-2.38%)

, GOOG

Alphabet

$1,035.99

-0.53 (-0.05%)

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EU may probe Apple Pay if it receives formal complaints, Reuters reports

European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager told Reuters in an interview that the EU could again review Apple Pay (AAPL) if it receives formal complaints, though she notes that regulators had looked into the mobile payment service and found it was not market dominant. Vestager also signaled that Amazon (AMZN) and Google (GOOG, GOOGL) will remain "very much on her radar" until the end of her mandate in late 2019. Reference Link

AAPL

Apple

$164.37

-4 (-2.38%)

GOOG

Alphabet

$1,035.99

-0.53 (-0.05%)

GOOGL

Alphabet Class A

$1,045.00

-1.99 (-0.19%)

AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,625.99

-3.2 (-0.20%)

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AAPL Apple
$164.37

-4 (-2.38%)

12/10/18
12/10/18
DOWNGRADE

Sector Weight
Qorvo downgraded to Sector Weight at KeyBanc after demand checks
As previously reported, KeyBanc analyst Weston Twigg downgraded Qorvo (QRVO) to Sector Weight from Overweight given further weakening Apple (AAPL) iPhone demand trends, weaker than expected China smartphone demand, and indications Qualcomm (QCOM) is finally gaining market share on RF360 amid transition to 5G in 2H19. While the analyst believes Qorvo remains well positioned for 5G longer term and sees modest downside risk with the stock trading near trough valuation, Twigg struggles to see positive catalysts given the disappointing iPhone cycle and weakening demand environment for China smartphones. Overall, his quarterly Asia supply chain findings and demand checks left him incrementally more cautious on the semiconductor space.
12/10/18
KEYB
12/10/18
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KEYB
Sector Weight
Skyworks downgraded to Sector Weight at KeyBanc on weakening smartphone demand
As previously reported, KeyBanc analyst Weston Twigg downgraded Skyworks (SWKS) to Sector Weight from Overweight given further weakening Apple (AAPL) iPhone demand trends, weaker than expected China smartphone demand, indications Qualcomm (QCOM) is finally gaining market share on RF360 amid transition to 5G in 2H19, and modest share lost in China smartphones to Qorvo (QRVO) this year as a result of RF Fusion phase 6 and signs of supply constraints at Skyworks. While the analyst believes Skyworks remains well positioned for 5G longer term and sees modest downside risk with the stock trading near trough valuation, Twigg struggles to see positive catalysts given the disappointing iPhone cycle and weakening demand environment for China smartphones.
12/10/18
KEYB
12/10/18
NO CHANGE
KEYB
Sector Weight
Apple XR softness suggests troubles in 'pricing land,' says KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Andy Hargreaves says supply and demand checks suggest soft iPhone XR demand and a much larger tendency to trade down to older models than he expected. This prompts a shift to his mix assumptions and, more importantly, suggests Apple is hitting the limits of pricing power for a large portion of its user base, he contends. The analyst believes that this is likely to present a challenge to growth over a multi-year time frame that prevents him from a more positive opinion of the shares. Hargreaves reiterates a Sector Weight rating on the shares.
12/10/18
SBSH
12/10/18
NO CHANGE
Target $200
SBSH
Buy
Apple price target lowered to $200 from $240 at Citi
Citi analyst Jim Suva lowered his price target for Apple shares to $200 from $240 while keeping a Buy rating on the name.
GOOG Alphabet
$1,035.99

-0.53 (-0.05%)

12/03/18
STFL
12/03/18
NO CHANGE
Target $190
STFL
Hold
After proxy, Stifel says Google could come back with bid for Red Hat
After Red Hat (RHT) filed a proxy on Friday evening related to its pending acquisition by IBM (IBM) that mentioned three other parties interested in a potential purchase, Stifel analyst Brad Reback said he believes that "Party A" in the filing is Microsoft (MSFT), that "Party B" is Google (GOOGL) and that "Party C" is Amazon (AMZN). If he is correct with that assessment of the identities of the parties, it is a clear indication that Red Hat shopped itself to the "logical players" during the negotiation process, said Reback, who believes there is still a chance Google may come back and make a bid for Red Hat given the change of leadership in the Google Cloud unit. The analyst, who views Red Hat as a unique asset with strong enterprise relationships, hybrid cloud capabilities, and an open source heritage, keeps a Hold rating and $190 price target on the stock given the existing deal with IBM.
12/06/18
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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. LG Display (LPL) initiated with a Buy at Citi. 2. Twitter (TWTR) and Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) were initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim, while Snap (SNAP) and Facebook (FB) were initiated with a Neutral. 3. Apache (APA) initiated with an Overweight at Stephens. 4. CorMedix (CRMD) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital. 5. Protagonist Therapeutics (PTGX) initiated with a Buy at Nomura Instinet. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
12/06/18
GUGG
12/06/18
INITIATION
Target $1330
GUGG
Buy
Alphabet initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim
Guggenheim analyst Michael Morris initiated Alphabet with a Buy and $1,330 price target saying it has a unique combination of intellectual property, employee talent and financial resources that position it well for global growth beyond implied expectations.
11/26/18
KEYB
11/26/18
NO CHANGE
KEYB
AWS revenue could double to $56B-plus by 2021, says KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Brent Bracelin notes that the annual November trek to Las Vegas for AWS (AMZN) reInvent commences on Tuesday. The analyst believes 2019 could mark the first year AWS adds an incremental $10B within a single year as cloud and digital transformation becomes a mainstream phenomena driving AWS revenue to $35B-plus and operating profits above $10B for the first time. Looking out three years to 2021, Bracelin estimates AWS revenue could double to an estimated $56B-plus from $25B this year. Even at that scale, this would assume AWS might capture just 4% share of a trillion-dollar market leaving ample room for IaaS alternative platforms like Microsoft Azure (MSFT) and Google Cloud (GOOG; GOOGL) to also sustain high-growth at scale, he contends. Bottom line, the analyst believes AWS is likely to remain a bright spot within the broad Amazon product portfolio from both a revenue growth and profitability perspective during a cloud-first era.
GOOGL Alphabet Class A
$1,045.00

-1.99 (-0.19%)

11/26/18
MKMP
11/26/18
NO CHANGE
Target $190
MKMP
Buy
MKM Partners lowers price targets on Alphabet and Facebook
MKM Partners analyst Rob Sanderson lowers his price target on Alphabet (GOOGL) to $1,365 from $1,465 and on Facebook (FB) to $190 from $230 as part of his broader research note for the Internet Applications and Media sector. The analyst states that both of these stocks have been underperforming the Nasdaq on 1-month, 3-month, and year-to-date basis, but believes that Alphabet's underperformance has more to do with a rotation away from growth given its "remarkably consistent" performance and its expected moderating traffic acquisition rate costs. Sanderson says that while Facebook stock is the "furthest from its intrinsic value", it continues to face a "challenging event path with engagement shift toward lower monetizing apps" and the expected cost increase to build greater "safety and security competencies". He also believes that Facebook business model will normalize at "much lower profit margin" because of these added costs. The analyst keeps Alphabet and Facebook ratings at Buy. As part of his research note, Sanderson also maintains a Buy rating on Twitter (TWTR) with a price target of $43. The analyst contends that the company has "compelling upside potential as monetization catches up to engagement growth", with added optionality coming from potential "service breaks-through to the mass market."
AMZN Amazon.com
$1,625.99

-3.2 (-0.20%)

12/06/18
RILY
12/06/18
NO CHANGE
Target $300
RILY
Buy
USPS task force report may relieve concerns about Stamps.com, says B. Riley FBR
B. Riley FBR analyst Zach Cummins noted that the task force assigned by President Trump to review the operations of the United States Postal Service finally released its report, which includes a number of proposed administrative and legislative reforms. He believes the report could provide relief for recent investor concerns around Stamps.com's (STMP) viability as a USPS partner and may ultimately provide a longer-term net benefit to the business, Cummins tells investors. While potential price increases could hurt customers such as Amazon (AMZN), FedEx (FDX), and UPS (UPS), Cummins thinks it would represent little-to-no impact to Stamps given that the company does not participate in "last-mile" delivery, he added. Following the release of the report, he reiterated his Buy rating and $300 price target on Stamps.com shares.
12/06/18
JMPS
12/06/18
NO CHANGE
Target $2050
JMPS
Outperform
Amazon lead highlighted in holiday shopping survey, says JMP Securities
Following the firm's recent survey of about 250 online shoppers, JMP Securities analyst Ronald Josey said the results of the polling make him incrementally confident in Amazon's (AMZN) ability to continue to take wallet share. The survey showed Amazon is the first shopping destination of 73% of respondents and it also revealed a Prime member base expansion compared to last year, noted Josey. Walmart (WMT), Target (TGT) and eBay (EBAY) were the other most often used e-commerce sites among respondents, the analyst noted. He keeps an Outperform rating and $2,050 price target on Amazon shares.
12/10/18
WELS
12/10/18
NO CHANGE
WELS
Outperform
Amazon to become number 1 seller of apparel in U.S. this year, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Ike Boruchow notes that traditional retailers continue to perform fairly well, even though e-commerce trends have not moderated and Amazon continues to grow rapidly. It appears that after years of channel conflict, the retail industry broadly is benefiting from simultaneous growth in both "bricks" and "clicks," he adds. The analyst estimates Amazon will become the number 1 seller of apparel in the U.S. in 2018. Citing his survey work, Boruchow says he found that Amazon users are increasingly broadening the categories that they shop for, with a meaningful ramp in year over year responses from customers making purchases in accessories and innerwear. He has an Outperform rating on the shares.
12/04/18
MSCO
12/04/18
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Market missing risk Amazon poses to UPS, FedEx air volumes, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Ravi Shanker said investors so far have been focusing on Amazon's (AMZN) last-mile efforts and build-out of its internal logistics network, but he thinks the market has been missing the potential risk posed to UPS (UPS) and FedEx (FDX) air volumes from the e-commerce giant's in-house Express Air network. While "Amazon Air's" rollout is in the early stages, Shanker already estimates a 200-300 bps impact on the Domestic Air volume growth of UPS and FedEx and expects more erosion. Amazon Air could put 2% of potential revenue for UPS and FedEx at risk in 2018, and Shanker sees that growing to over 10% by 2025, he tells investors. Following the Amazon Air analysis, the analyst lowered his price target for UPS to $87 from $92 and for FedEX shares to $230 from $240. Shanker keeps an Equal Weight rating on FedEx and an Underweight rating on UPS.

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Paycom

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QIWI

Qiwi

$20.14

0.38 (1.92%)

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TGT

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Target sees Q4 adj. EPS $1.54-$1.75, consensus $1.65 

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TJX

TJX

$60.66

1.12 (1.88%)

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T

AT&T

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-1.61 (-4.06%)

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LLY

Eli Lilly

$115.13

1.04 (0.91%)

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TGT

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CDXC

ChromaDex

$3.49

0.19 (5.76%)

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QIWI

Qiwi

$20.14

0.38 (1.92%)

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EVRG

Evergy

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-0.19 (-0.29%)

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RES

RPC, Inc.

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We Company

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Berry Petroleum

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Concrete Pumping

$3.88

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EVRG

Evergy

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Macy's

$15.03

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AL

Air Lease

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0.435 (0.97%)

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BRY

Berry Petroleum

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Exagen

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-0.04 (-0.21%)

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