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German watchdog to order Facebook to stop some data collection, Reuters says

Germany's Federal Cartel Office, which has been probing Facebook since 2015, is expected to order the social media giant to stop collecting some user data after previously finding Facebook abused its market dominance to gather information on people without their knowledge or consent, Reuters reports, citing Bild am Sonntag. A Facebook spokeswoman said the company dispute's the watchdog's findings and will continue to defend this position. Reference Link

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ARGS
01/09/19
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Target $206
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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
DOWNGRADE
Target $29
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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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Target $39

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
NO CHANGE
Target $44
JPMS
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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.

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FB

Facebook

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USO

United States Oil Fund

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Amarin

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