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Twitter mulling status updates, more messaging features this year, AdWeek says

Twitter is looking at status updates and more messaging features to be added this year to make the service feel "more like a real-time messaging service", AdWeek reports. Reference Link

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TWTR

Twitter

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FB Facebook
$143.67

-0.55 (-0.38%)

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ARGS
01/09/19
NO CHANGE
Target $206
ARGS
Buy
Argus remains positive on Facebook as a 'dominant social media site'
Argus analyst Joseph Bonner kept his Buy rating and $206 price target on Facebook, saying that in spite of the "challenging near term outlook" of slowing revenue and rising costs in 2019, the company justifies a bullish stance based on its position as the "dominant social media site". The analyst contends that Facebook's Messenger and WhatsApp have all reached a critical mass of users and continue to be monetized, while the 26% decline in its stock price last year has been a "positive for valuation".
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MSCO
01/10/19
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Target $29
MSCO
Underweight
Morgan Stanley sees revenue headwinds for Yelp, downgrades to Underweight
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak downgraded Yelp (YELP) to Underweight from Equal Weight as he identified three building revenue headwinds that he believes will lead to negative revisions and underperformance of the stock. First, Nowak sees the increased flexibility of Yelp's new non-term agreements leading to lower spend per customer. Second, he sees pricing compression risk given that his ad pricing analysis shows Yelp's average cost per click is still over four times higher than Google (GOOGL) and Facebook (FB). Third, he expects Yelp's declining user base to further hold back spend per customer. Nowak cut his price target on Yelp shares to $29 from $31, noting that his revised FY19 and FY20 EBITDA estimates are now 2% and 6%, respectively, below consensus.
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Buy
BofA/Merrill upgrades Twitter two notches to Buy following social user survey
As previously reported, BofA Merrill Lynch analyst Justin Post upgraded Twitter (TWTR) two notches, to Buy from Underperform, after conducting a survey in early December of more than 1,000 U.S. consumers ages 18-65. The survey showed Twitter penetration increased to 48% of respondents and the percentage of users reporting deceased usage fell slightly. Improving metrics in the 18-29 demographic suggest more younger users are turning to Twitter, noted Post. The analyst, who sees Twitter as a strong play on video ad dollars shifting online and advertisers potentially diversifying their ad spending, raised his price target on Twitter shares to $39. Post added in the note to investors that the survey suggested Google (GOOGL) and Facebook's (FB) Instagram have the most positive usage trends, while the negative effects from Snap's (SNAP) redesign appear to have continued.
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JPMS
01/10/19
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Target $44
JPMS
Overweight
Twitter named a 2019 best Internet idea at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Doug Anmuth names Twitter (TWTR) a best Internet idea for 2019 along with Facebook (FB) and Amazon.com (AMZN). Twitter shares increased 20% in 2018 on "continued solid" daily active user growth, "significant" revenue re-acceleration following 2017 declines, and the company's first full year of GAAP profitability, Anmuth tells investors in a research note. Going into 2019, he believes Twitter is making "meaningful progress on its health work identifying malicious and spammy content." Quality improvements should drive benefits to usage and advertising revenue long-term, adds the analyst. Further, Anmuth's channel checks suggest Twitter's advertising products and improving return on investment "are increasingly resonating with marketers." The analyst lowered his price target for the shares to $44 from $45 and keeps an Overweight rating on Twitter. The stock closed yesterday up 44c to $32.25 and is up 3% in premarket trading to $33.26 after BofA/Merrill analyst Justin Post double upgraded his rating on Twitter to Buy from Underperform.
SNAP Snap
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JEFF
01/09/19
NO CHANGE
JEFF
Jefferies says be selective in Internet, cuts targets on Snap and Facebook
Jefferies analyst Brent Thill this morning cut his price targets on a handful of names in the Internet space. In a research note titled "2019 Playbook," the analyst also downgraded Booking Holdings (BKNG) and Redfin (RDFN) to Hold from Buy. Thill tells investors to selective in the space, and recommends buying Amazon.com (AMZN), Alphabet (GOOGL) and Intuit (INTU) in large cap, Match Group (MTCH), IAC (IAC) and GoDaddy (GDDY) in mid cap, and Wix.com (WIX) and Trade Desk (TTD) in small cap. He expects TripAdvisor (TRIP), Shutterstock (SSTK) and Shutterstock (EIGI) to underperform. Among his price target cuts were Buy-rated Expedia (EXPE) to $150, Buy-rated Facebook to $180, Hold-rated Snap (SNAP) to $7, Hold-rated Sonos (SONO) to $12, Hold-rated Twitter (TWTR) to $33 and Hold-rated Zillow Group (ZG) to $34.
01/10/19
COWN
01/10/19
UPGRADE
COWN
Market Perform
Snap upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Cowen
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COWN
01/10/19
UPGRADE
Target $6
COWN
Market Perform
Snap upgraded to Market Perform at Cowen
As reported previously, Cowen analyst John Blackledge upgraded Snap to Market Perform from Underperform. The analyst believes its valuation is reasonable and with ad spending expected to increase this year, the company could benefit. Blackledge maintains his $6 price target on Snap shares.
TWTR Twitter
$32.78

-0.31 (-0.94%)

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BOFA
01/10/19
UPGRADE
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Buy
Twitter upgraded to Buy from Underperform at BofA/Merrill
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Fly Intel: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Constellation Brands (STZ) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs and to Neutral from Sell at Guggenheim. 2. Boeing (BA) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley. 3. Lockheed Martin (LMT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Vertical Group. 4. United Continental (UAL) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan while Alaska Air (ALK) was upgraded to Neutral from Underweight. 5. Twitter (TWTR) double upgraded to Buy from Underperform at BofA/Merrill with analyst Justin Post citing a survey he conducted which showed Twitter penetration increased to 48% of respondents and the percentage of users reporting deceased usage fell slightly. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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