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ISRG

Intuitive Surgical

$532.45

2.3 (0.43%)

, SBUX

Starbucks

$65.69

-0.75 (-1.13%)

14:05
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Notable companies reporting after market close

Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Intel (INTC), consensus $1.22... Starbucks (SBUX), consensus 65c... Intuitive Surgical (ISRG), consensus $3.07... Norfolk Southern (NSC), consensus $2.29... Discover (DFS), consensus $2.06... ResMed (RMD), consensus 95c... E-TRADE (ETFC), consensus $1.03... SVB Financial (SIVB), consensus $4.71... Western Digital (WDC), consensus $1.49... Alaska Air (ALK), consensus 71c... Avnet (AVT), consensus $1.04.

ISRG

Intuitive Surgical

$532.45

2.3 (0.43%)

SBUX

Starbucks

$65.69

-0.75 (-1.13%)

INTC

Intel

$49.44

1.485 (3.10%)

NSC

Norfolk Southern

$166.02

1.74 (1.06%)

DFS

Discover

$66.43

0.25 (0.38%)

RMD

ResMed

$116.42

-0.795 (-0.68%)

ETFC

E-Trade

$49.14

-0.17 (-0.34%)

SIVB

SVB Financial

$226.35

0.98 (0.43%)

WDC

Western Digital

$40.18

2.58 (6.86%)

ALK

Alaska Air

$65.48

1.75 (2.75%)

AVT

Avnet

$41.72

1.245 (3.08%)

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ISRG Intuitive Surgical
$532.45

2.3 (0.43%)

01/10/19
ADAM
01/10/19
NO CHANGE
Target $610
ADAM
Buy
Intuitive Surgical a top pick for 2019, says Canaccord
Canaccord analyst Jason Mills called Intuitive Surgical a top pick for 2019 as his survey suggest the robotics revolution across myriad surgical fields is gaining momentum. The analyst noted the company pre-announced strong Q4 revenue, procedure growth, and system sales growth. Mills reiterated his Buy rating and $610 price target on Intuitive Surgical shares.
01/14/19
PIPR
01/14/19
NO CHANGE
Target $625
PIPR
Overweight
Intuitive's Q4 results overshadowed positive China news, says Piper Jaffray
Overshadowed last week by Intuitive Surgical's "strong" preliminary Q4 results and 2019 procedure guidance were several positive updates in China, Piper Jaffray analyst JP McKim tells investors in a research note. These included the successful completion of a 63 patient SP trial by Hong Kong University, which highlighted the ability of the system to access hard to reach places and reduced incision, says the analyst. Further, he points out Intuitive's Xi system in China was cleared in December and that the company is now direct through its joint venture Intuitive-Fosun not only for Ion but for da Vinci products as well. McKim expects a ramp in Intuitive Surgical's placements throughout 2019 in China, which he believes should "further fuel above average" procedure growth in 2019 and 2020. The analyst reiterates an Overweight rating on Intuitive Surgical with a $625 price target.
01/09/19
PIPR
01/09/19
NO CHANGE
Target $625
PIPR
Overweight
Piper remains buyer of Intuitive Surgical shares on 'undeniable' momentum
Piper Jaffray analyst JP McKim says this morning's preliminary Q4 results and 2019 procedure guidance from Intuitive Surgical were both better than expected. The "strong" 13%-17% procedure guidance for 2019 far exceeded expectations and the "strong" system placements is a great leading indicator for future procedure growth, McKim tells investors in a research note titled "Undeniable Strong Momentum In The Business; Remain Buyers Here." He believes Intuitive's momentum is "very strong" and remains a buyer of the shares. This "high quality franchise" needs to be owned in portfolios as surgeries shift from open to robotic, McKim contends. He keeps an Overweight rating on Intuitive Surgical with a $625 price target. The stock in midday trading is up 6%, or $30.89, to $513.88.
01/02/19
SBSH
01/02/19
NO CHANGE
SBSH
Citi makes four rating changes in Medical Devices, 'warning up' to J&J
Citi analyst Amit Hazan issued his 2019 preview for Medical Devices, which included four rating changes. The analyst upgraded both Zimmer Biomet (ZBH) and Baxter International (BAX) to Buy from Neutral, downgraded Medtronic (MDT) to Neutral from Buy and downgraded Abbott Laboratories (ABT) to Sell from Neutral. He also kept Buy ratings on Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) and Boston Scientific (BSX), but adds he's "relatively more cautious." Further, Hazan kept a Sell rating on Edwards Lifesciences (EW) and says he's "warming up" to Neutral-rated Johnson & Johnson (JNJ). The analyst expects "fairly stable" fundamentals for the group in 2019, with "modest slowdowns" in organic sales and earnings growth.
SBUX Starbucks
$65.69

-0.75 (-1.13%)

01/11/19
BMOC
01/11/19
NO CHANGE
Target $60
BMOC
Market Perform
Starbucks price target lowered to $60 from $63 at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Andrew Strelzik lowered his price target on Starbucks to $60 and kept his Market Perform rating, saying the company's "valuation resiliency" appears to be "disconnected" from changes to the fundamentals. The analyst notes that in spite of trading at "multiyear high relative valuation metrics", Starbucks is facing slower growth and a less solid outlook for its China market. Strelzik adds that although there may not be a near term downside catalyst, the risk-reward on Starbucks appears to be tilted to the downside.
01/11/19
GSCO
01/11/19
DOWNGRADE
Target $68
GSCO
Neutral
Starbucks downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs analyst Karen Holthouse downgraded Starbucks to Neutral and lowered her price target for the shares to $68 from $75. The coffee giant closed yesterday up 31c to $64.19. The analyst remains "reasonably confident" that Starbucks' initiatives to drive digital engagement can lead to a "more stable" 3%-4% comp trajectory in the U.S. over the next few years. However, its valuation has "rapidly re-rated" to reflect this, and gift cards and digital trends could be points of caution in fiscal Q1, Holthouse tells investors in a research note. Further, she has "incremental concerns" regarding the China macro environment and the company's comp trajectory in that region. Other consumer companies, like Apple (AAPL) and McDonald's (MCD), have noted weakness in China, the analyst points out. Holthouse this morning also upgraded Texas Roadhouse (TXRH) to Buy from Neutral and downgraded Yum! Brands (YUM) to Sell from Neutral.
01/11/19
01/11/19
DOWNGRADE

Fly Intel: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Asset managers BlackRock (BLK), Eaton Vance (EV), Ivesco (IVZ), Affiliated Managers (AMG) and Legg Mason (LM) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank, with analyst Brian Bedell saying their fundamentals are "unlikely to improve anytime soon." The analyst believes "investor neglect" toward the stocks should continue on fears of a market downturn, as well as due to poor fundamentals from product outflows and pressure on fee rates and operating margins. 2. Starbucks (SBUX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs by analyst Karen Holthouse, saying she remains "reasonably confident" that Starbucks' initiatives to drive digital engagement can lead to a "more stable" 3%-4% comp trajectory in the U.S. over the next few years. However, its valuation has "rapidly re-rated" to reflect this, and gift cards and digital trends could be points of caution in fiscal Q1. The analyst also downgraded Yum! Brands (YUM) to Sell from Neutral. 3. Gap (GPS) downgraded to Underweight from Overweight at Barclays, with analyst Chethan Mallela saying he believes "challenging" traffic trends and "difficult" comparisons cloud visibility into the company's sales growth momentum. Further, the analyst believes the company's cost pressures will be larger than investors anticipate and pose risk to consensus estimates. 4. WW (WTW) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan by analyst Christina Brathwaite, saying early in the year channel checks point to a weak start to 2019 for the company. The checks suggest traffic to WW''s website and engagement on its mobile app are down double-digit percentages year-over-year, the analyst added. 5. Hanesbrands (HBI) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank, with analyst Tiffany Kanaga citing a deep dive of the company's international business. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
12/19/18
JPMS
12/19/18
NO CHANGE
Target $70
JPMS
Overweight
JPMorgan likes shares of Starbucks at current levels
JPMorgan analyst John Ivankoe says he likes shares of Starbucks at current levels after taking a group of investors to the company's Seattle headquarters. Improved visibility into U.S. comp improvement, driven by various sales-driving initiatives along with 6%-7% global unit growth, will allow Starbucks to sustain a premium multiple, Ivankoe tells investors in a research note. He keeps an Overweight rating on the shares with a $70 price target.
INTC Intel
$49.44

1.485 (3.10%)

01/17/19
JPMS
01/17/19
NO CHANGE
JPMS
JPMorgan sees bottom forming in Semi stocks ahead of second half rally
JPMorgan analyst Harlan Sur expects most of the Semiconductor companies he covers to report December quarter numbers in-line with his and consensus expectations. The stocks should start to discount improving fundamentals in the first half of 2019 and should be accumulated on any further pullbacks, Sur tells investors in a research note. While the analyst anticipates another round of consensus estimate cuts in the January earnings season, he believes further share downside is limited since many of his stocks are down 25% from the peak in March/June of last year. In large cap stocks, Sur's top pick is Broadcom (AVGO) and he also favors Nvidia (NVDA), Intel (INTC), Maxim Integrated (MXIM) and Micron Technology (MU). The analyst's small cap top picks include Inphi (IPHI) and Mellanox (MLNX). In Semi Capital Equipment, Sur favors Lam Research (LRCX).
01/17/19
SBSH
01/17/19
NO CHANGE
SBSH
On Semiconductor stocks, Citi says 'time to step in'
Citi analyst Christopher Danely says it is "time to step in" to shares of Semiconductors. Although he expects another cut to consensus estimates, he believes it will be smaller than the cut following the October quarter. This should be good for Semiconductor stocks and would indicate a bottom is forming with the worst cuts behind us, Danely tells investors in a research note previewing the sector's Q4 earnings. Less bad earnings reductions will be viewed positively given the "poor sentiment and the second derivative is improving," says the analyst. As such, Danely expects the stocks to rally during this earnings season. Names in the Semi space include AMD (AMD), Intel (INTC), Marvell (MRVL), Microchip (MCHP), Micron (MU), Nvidia (NVDA), Qualcomm (QCOM) and Texas Instruments (TXN).
01/22/19
UBSW
01/22/19
NO CHANGE
Target $60
UBSW
Buy
Intel Q4 results should be ok, but 10nm strategy the key, says UBS
UBS analyst Timothy Arcuri believes Intel's (INTC) Q4 results will be ok, but sees a downside bias for March guidance due to the data center group. He expects an overall constructive call but said manufacturing strategy and 10nm progress remains the most important narrative and he expects that to get more discussion. He also said the new CEO will need to decide the strategic importance of both the non-volatile memory solutions group and the Apple (AAPL) modem business. Arcuri reiterated his Buy rating and $60 price target on Intel shares.
01/18/19
BARD
01/18/19
NO CHANGE
Target $20
BARD
Neutral
Baird reduces AMD estimates, citing EPYC challenges
Baird analyst Tristan Gerra reduced his estimates on AMD (AMD) as he believes the company's 10% market share target for its EPYC server processors appears challenged. The analyst expects Intel's (INTC) Xeon Scalable market share to stabilize in the second half of the year as the performance specs on next-gen Xeon platform appear to be ahead of AMD in segments where both companies compete. Additionally, he has heard that Intel is likely to take a more aggressive stance on pricing this year, after a significant price hike last year, the analyst noted. Gerra maintained his Neutral rating and lowered his price target to $20 from $23 on AMD shares.
NSC Norfolk Southern
$166.02

1.74 (1.06%)

01/02/19
ARGS
01/02/19
NO CHANGE
Target $180
ARGS
Buy
Recent weakness in Norfolk Southern is a 'buying opportunity', says Argus
Argus's John Eade sees the recent 20% selloff in the stock price of Norfolk Southern from its 52-week high as a "buying opportunity". The analyst cites the company's management having "embarked on an aggressive restructuring program that is lowering costs and improving profitability" along with its recent 29% dividend increase which signals "confidence" in its outlook. Ease further notes that he sees "solid demand for the (rail) industry", with overall volume trends having "turned positive." The analyst keeps his Buy rating and $180 price target on Norfolk Southern.
12/18/18
12/18/18
UPGRADE

Fly Intel: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Lionsgate (LGF.A, LGF.B, LGF) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank. 2. Norfolk Southern (NSC) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Brian Ossenbeck saying he estimates $600M of potential productivity gains based on his analysis and points out that he has long favored Eastern rails as a region. 3. China Life Insurance (LFC) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman Sachs. 4. Ametek (AME) and Fortive (FTV) were assumed at Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley. 5. Host Hotels (HST) upgraded to Outperform from In Line at Evercore ISI, while Public Storage (PSA) was upgraded to In Line from Underperform. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
01/07/19
FBCO
01/07/19
NO CHANGE
Target $175
FBCO
Outperform
Norfolk Southern price target lowered to $175 from $187 at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Allison Landry lowered her price target for Norfolk Southern to $175 from $187 on lower base year EBIT and a higher discount rate. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
01/08/19
ATLE
01/08/19
INITIATION
Target $169
ATLE
Neutral
Norfolk Southern initiated with a Neutral at Atlantic Equities
Atlantic Equities analyst Stephen White believes 2018 marked a return to sustainable long term volume growth for the U.S. railroad industry. However, he views the sector valuation as "near the mid-point of a fair range" and therefore emphasizes selectivity. In that context, he initiated Norfolk Southern with a Neutral rating and $169 price target, as he believes strong intermodal positioning is offset by limited expectation of margin expansion. Norfolk also lags CSX operationally in the Eastern region, White said.
DFS Discover
$66.43

0.25 (0.38%)

10/02/18
10/02/18
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. Discover (DFS) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Richard Shane saying the company appears on track to execute a "soft landing" as loan growth stabilizes. 2. At Home Group (HOME) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst Matthew Fassler saying recent sales misses, tariff concerns, and macro data have created investor concerns and a "steep discount" in the shares relative to other growth retailers. 3. Nestle (NSRGY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies with analyst Martin Deboo saying he's more bullish on the new CEO and the shares into the second half of the year. 4. Urban Outfitters (URBN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley FBR with analyst Susan Anderson saying she expects high consumer confidence to support strong same-store-sales for Urban and she views the shares as undervalued. 5. General Electric (GE) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital with analyst Deane Dray saying he believes a floor has been put in the shares following news of Larry Culp being named Chairman and CEO. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/16/18
WBLR
10/16/18
NO CHANGE
WBLR
Outperform
Discover undervalued on 'misplaced' credit concerns, says William Blair
The credit concerns that have been weighing on Discover Financial Services' valuation multiple are "misplaced" considering the company's return on equity outlook, "stabilizing" credit trends and "very low" unemployment claims, William Blair analyst Robert Napoli tells investors in a research note. The analyst believes credit has been well controlled and that Discover has significant long-term growth opportunities in its core card and student loan businesses. He finds the stock undervalued and current levels and keeps an Outperform rating on the name.
10/02/18
JPMS
10/02/18
UPGRADE
Target $89
JPMS
Overweight
Discover upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Richard Shane upgraded Discover Financial (DFS) to Overweight and raised his price target for the shares to $89 from $81. The company appears on track to execute a "soft landing" as loan growth stabilizes, Shane tells investors in a research note. The analyst says credit has outperformed expectations while multiples in the Credit Card space have compressed. This creates a more attractive opportunity for investment, according to Shane. He also raised his price target for Overweight-rated Capital One (COF) to $113 from $109 and for Neutral-rated American Express (AXP) to $115 from $105.
10/01/18
WELS
10/01/18
NO CHANGE
Target $82
WELS
Market Perform
Discover price target raised to $82 from $76 at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Donald Fandetti raised his price target for Discover to $82 from $76 ahead of quarterly results, citing lower provision expense as he projects Q3 NCO to come in slightly better than his estimate as well as lower assumed operating expenses. The analyst reiterates a Market Perform rating on the shares.
RMD ResMed
$116.42

-0.795 (-0.68%)

10/26/18
FBCO
10/26/18
UPGRADE
FBCO
Outperform
ResMed upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
12/10/18
BMOC
12/10/18
UPGRADE
Target $127
BMOC
ResMed upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Joanne Wuensch upgraded ResMed to Outperform and raised her price target to $127 from $109. The analyst cites the company's transition from being a sleep apnea company to "one of full inter-connectivity", with added benefits of the recent acquisitions and product launches. Wuensch expects 2019 to be a positive year for ResMed as it further integrates MatrixCare and Propeller Health while also launching its MobizCOPD device and generates additional operating leverage.
01/23/19
DBAB
01/23/19
DOWNGRADE
DBAB
Hold
ResMed downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
11/19/18
PIPR
11/19/18
NO CHANGE
Target $290
PIPR
Overweight
Mobi looks 'underwhelming,' investors should buy Inogen, says Piper Jaffray
After speaking with an "expert in the field" who got a firsthand look at ResMed's (RMD) Mobi device, Piper Jaffray analyst JP McKim tells investors to buy the recent pullback in shares of Inogen (INGN). Mobi has been a risk to Inogen's stock over the last year plus, McKim writes. However, he says the specs of the device "were a bit lower" than he had expected, especially on the flow rate. The product is not quite a "me too" to current products on the market and is a bit inferior to current models, so the ResMed brand and warranty will need to carry it in the marketplace, according to the analyst. He does not think Mobi will be overly impactful to Inogen's business. McKim calls Mobi's details "underwhelming" and keeps an Overweight rating on Inogen with a $290 price target.
ETFC E-Trade
$49.14

-0.17 (-0.34%)

11/30/18
11/30/18
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. Casa Systems (CASA) initiated with a Buy at Needham. 2. Charles Schwab (SCHW) and E-Trade (ETFC) were initiated with a Buy at Goldman Sachs. 3. Forty Seven (FTSV) initiated with a Buy at H.C. Wainwright. 4. Akoustis (AKTS) initiated with a Buy at Lake Street. 5. Everi Holdings (EVRI) initiated with a Strong Buy at Raymond James. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
01/04/19
MSCO
01/04/19
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Morgan Stanley says buy TD Ameritrade ahead of earnings, negative on Virtu
Morgan Stanley analyst Michael Cyprys lowered his Q4 EPS estimates by 11% for the Asset Manager and Broker group given that the S&P 500 fell nearly 14% in the quarter, upending what had been a positive year for equity markets up until that point. For 2019, he favors the discount brokers - TD Ameritrade (AMTD), E-Trade (ETFC) and Charles Schwab (SCHW) - given their more defensive earnings profiles. Ahead of the Q4 earnings season he sees TD Ameritrade as "compelling" given its greater skew to trading revenues among the eBrokers, greater derivative mix and rising client cash levels, Cyprys tells investors. He also views concerns around commission price cuts as overdone as doe not expect Charles Schwab to cut, the analyst added. Ahead of Q4 reporting, Cyprys is negative on Virtu Financial (VIRT), as he thinks expectations are too high and notes the stock has recently outperformed.
01/22/19
MSCO
01/22/19
NO CHANGE
Target $57
MSCO
Overweight
Charles Schwab target raised to $57 ahead of winter update at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Michael Cyprys said he has increased conviction in Charles Schwab (SCHW) shares after the company saw stronger organic deposit growth and broadly strong underlying growth metrics in Q4. He expects Charles Schwab to provide2019 guidance at the company's upcoming Winter Update on February 5 that should meet consensus expectations, but he also expects Schwab to beat those expectations over the course of 2019, as they havve done in prior years. He also expects Charles Schwab to give "more rational" pricing commentary this late in the cycle, which should support the stock and peers TD Ameritrade (AMTD) and E-Trade (ETFC), Cyprys tells investors. He raised his price target on Charles Schwab shares to $57 from $55 ahead of the update call and keeps an Overweight rating on the stock.
11/30/18
GSCO
11/30/18
INITIATION
Target $64
GSCO
Buy
E-Trade initiated with a Buy at Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs analyst Will Nance initiated coverage of the Online Brokers with an Attractive coverage view, stating that for the group on the whole he believes cyclical factors will drive fundamentals and valuation in the near term despite organic growth and pricing concerns. He set a Buy rating on E-Trade (ETFC), stating that it along with Charles Schwab (SCHW) screens as the most defensive. He notes that his 2019 and 2020 estimates for E-Trade are 5% and 9%, respectively, above Factset consensus. Nance set a $64 price target on E-Trade shares and a $55 price target on Charles Schwab.
SIVB SVB Financial
$226.35

0.98 (0.43%)

01/03/19
PIPR
01/03/19
NO CHANGE
Target $285
PIPR
Overweight
SVB Financial price target lowered to $285 from $352 at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Brett Rabatin lowered his price target for SVB Financial Group to $285 citing higher risk to the company's "rapid" earnings growth due to slower growth and less net interest margin upside potential. The analyst, however, thinks SVB should trade for a premium to peers on forward earnings despite his belief that consensus estimates are too high. He keeps an Overweight rating on the shares.
12/27/18
12/27/18
NO CHANGE

Stephens to keep GrubHub, RealPage, Vulcan Materials on 2019 Best Ideas list
Stephens said that it plans to publish a complete updated 2019 Best Ideas list on January 2, but in anticipation it shared the names that are being dropped and the three stocks that will remain on the list. The holdovers are GrubHub (GRUB), RealPage (RP) and Vulcan Materials (VMC). The stocks being removed include Boston Scientific (BSX), Brookdale Senior Living (BKD), Conn's (CONN), CoStar Group (CSGP), Curo Group (CURO), FedEx (FDX), First Financial Bancorp (FFBC), Graphic Packaging (GPK), Hub Group (HUBG), Keane Group (FRAC), KeyCorp (KEY), LKQ Corp. (LKQ), Myriad Genetics (MYGN), SVB Financial (SIVB), Triumph Bancorp (TBK), TrueCar (TRUE) and Union Bankshares (UBSH).
12/06/18
WELS
12/06/18
NO CHANGE
Target $300
WELS
Outperform
SVB Financial price target lowered to $300 from $345 at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Jared Shaw lowered his price target for SVB Financial to $300 from $345 to reflect lower EPS and current pressures on industry sentiment. The analyst leaves the company's first investor day in seven years still feeling good about the longer-term prospects for the technology economy, but more concerned with the near-term volatility in the deposit base. While near-term balance sheet positioning is a drag on results, Shaw believes SVB Financial remains in a dominant position in the best industry. He reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
11/28/18
LEHM
11/28/18
UPGRADE
Target $330
LEHM
Overweight
Barclays upgrades SVB Financial to Overweight on 'excessive' stock selloff
Barclays analyst Matthew Keating upgraded SVB Financial Group to Overweight from Equal Weight with an unchanged price target of $330. The shares closed yesterday up 87c to $236.25. The stock's 27% decline since October 3 due to disappointment with the company's 2019 expense growth outlook and concerns over the recent pressure in technology stocks is "excessive" and creates a buying opportunity, Keating tells investors in a research note. He points out the bank's 12 times forward price-to-earnings multiple is well below its 18 times long-term average. SVB arguably maintains the best deposit franchise in banking, says the analyst. Further, Keating sees "several options" for SVB to maintain its "healthy" net interest income growth.
WDC Western Digital
$40.18

2.58 (6.86%)

01/18/19
STFL
01/18/19
NO CHANGE
STFL
Western Digital, Seagate targets lowered at Stifel on negative storage data
Stifel analyst Kevin Cassidy lowered his estimates for Seagate (STX) and Western Digital (WDC) ahead of the companies' earnings reports, citing multiple negative storage industry data points that he contends "clearly point" to lower than expected revenue in the HDD and SSD markets. He lowered his Seagate price target to $43 from $47 and cut his Western Digital price target to $60 from $75. Cassidy keeps a Hold rating on Seagate shares and a Buy rating on Western Digital.
01/18/19
RBCM
01/18/19
NO CHANGE
Target $40
RBCM
Sector Perform
Western Digital price target lowered to $40 from $48 at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Amit Daryanani lowered his price target on Western Digital to $40 and kept his Sector Perform rating, stating that while the "story" of the "demise" has been exaggerated, he expects the company's March quarter to reflect continued headwinds in NAND memory and hard disk drives. On NAND, the analyst expects pricing to be down mid-teens and bit growth flat to down low-single digits sequentially in the March quarter, leading to deeper margin contraction, while the hard disk drive business is expected to see further slowdown in hyperscale. Daryanani believes that it will take "another round of sizable capex reductions in memory" as companies "burn out excess inventory" before a bottom can be reached exiting 2019.
01/17/19
WELS
01/17/19
NO CHANGE
Target $65
WELS
Outperform
Western Digital price target lowered to $65 from $75 at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Aaron Rakers lowered his price target for Western Digital to $65 from $75 as fundamental trends remain weak - NAND Flash price declines and indications of a continued build-up of industry inventory plus a multi-quarter slowdown/digestion phase for cloud-driven near-line HDD demand. That said, the analyst thinks the company's Q3/Q4 quarters will set a fundamental bottom and thus believes investors will start to consider an improving set-up into the first half of 2020. While Rakers thinks shares of Western Digital could back to the low-$30 range over the near-term, he remains positive on the long-term risk/reward, and reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
01/15/19
BNCH
01/15/19
NO CHANGE
BNCH
Hold
Western Digital dividend cut unlikely, says Benchmark
Benchmark analyst Mark Miller said Western Digital investors have been reacting to a research report expressing concern that the company might cut its dividend, but he believes it should generate enough cash to cover its 2019 dividend even if current consensus earnings expectations are too high. Miller, who cites operational cutbacks, reduced share repurchases, cap-ex reductions and cash on hand to support his view of the viability of the dividend, keeps a Hold rating on Western Digital shares.
ALK Alaska Air
$65.48

1.75 (2.75%)

01/10/19
JPMS
01/10/19
UPGRADE
Target $67
JPMS
Neutral
Alaska Air upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Jamie Baker upgraded Alaska Air Group to Neutral and raised his price target for the shares to $67 from $62.
01/10/19
01/10/19
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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.
01/14/19
IMPC
01/14/19
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IMPC
Alaska Air price target raised to $93 from $90 at Imperial Capital
Imperial Capital analyst Megan Barnett maintained an Outperform rating on Alaska Air Group, and raised her price target on shares to $93 from $90. Barnett said that Alaska Air is "still one of our top ideas" and believes the company will likely lead the industry in unit revenue growth in FY19, with modest capacity growth. This investor note came after the company released an investor update that indicated Alaska Air's Q4 unit revenues are likely to be even higher than expected following two mid-quarter guidance raises.
01/10/19
JPMS
01/10/19
NO CHANGE
JPMS
JPMorgan upgrades United and Alaska Air, downgrades JetBlue
JPMorgan analyst Jamie Baker raised his 2019 estimates "across the board" for the U.S. Airlines ahead of next week's earnings kickoff. However, he says the earnings raises are for the "wrong reasons," namely cheaper fuel and softer RASM. JetBlue Airways' (JBLU) forecasted upside potential falls below 10% after the analyst reduced his target multiples. As such, he downgraded the shares to Neutral from Overweight. The analyst also upgraded Alkaska Air Group (ALK) to Neutral from Underweight rating saying his 2020 earnings forecast for the company is the only one to rise materially. In addition, the analyst upgraded United Continental Holdings (UAL) to Overweight from Neutral. The analyst sees an attractive risk/reward profile following the stock's 14% selloff from just five weeks ago.
AVT Avnet
$41.72

1.245 (3.08%)

08/10/18
BOFA
08/10/18
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BOFA
Buy
Avnet upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
08/10/18
08/10/18
UPGRADE
Target $56

Buy
Avnet upgraded to Buy on earnings power at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA/Merrill upgraded Avnet to Buy from Neutral and raised its price target to $56 from $44 following the Q2 report. Analyst Param Singh said Avnet has begun to deliver on operating margin improvement initiatives and is on a path to reach its 4.5%-5% long-term target in the next two-three years, which can significantly increase earnings power. As a result, Singh raised earnings estimates above consensus and believes further upside exists.
07/17/18
07/17/18
INITIATION
Target $47

Market Perform
Avnet initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo
As previously reported, Wells Fargo analyst Joe Quatrochi started Avnet with a Market Perform rating and $47 price target. The analyst notes that while Avnet has delivered improved fundamentals as part of its ongoing realignment over the past several quarters, he is taking a wait-and-see approach as the company looks to further transition itself from a distributor of components to a technology provider.
10/26/18
SBSH
10/26/18
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SBSH
Neutral
Avnet upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citi
Citi analyst Jim Suva upgraded Avnet to Neutral citing valuation with the shares hitting his Sell target. He feels risks are mitigated at current stock levels.

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TLRD

Tailored Brands

$7.66

-0.41 (-5.08%)

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HIIQ

Health Insurance Innovations

$29.13

-3.5 (-10.73%)

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DRI

Darden

$108.53

-1.88 (-1.70%)

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Conagra Brands

$22.72

-0.09 (-0.39%)

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Darden

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Conagra Brands

$22.72

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CMC

Commercial Metals

$15.86

-0.26 (-1.61%)

GIII

G-III Apparel

$34.73

-0.83 (-2.33%)

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MU

Micron

$39.75

-0.63 (-1.56%)

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Williams-Sonoma

$56.40

-0.39 (-0.69%)

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MU

Micron

$39.75

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Williams-Sonoma

$56.40

-0.39 (-0.69%)

GES

Guess

$22.02

-0.49 (-2.18%)

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ULTA

Ulta Beauty

$334.29

0.14 (0.04%)

, AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,775.60

13.15 (0.75%)

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Ulta Beauty

$334.29

0.14 (0.04%)

AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,775.60

13.15 (0.75%)

ELF

e.l.f. Beauty

$9.73

0.495 (5.36%)

REV

Revlon

$19.49

1.47 (8.16%)

EL

Estee Lauder

$158.67

-2.03 (-1.26%)

COTY

Coty

$11.42

-0.08 (-0.70%)

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SPX

S&P 500

$0.00

(0.00%)

, SPY

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust

$281.08

-1.4 (-0.50%)

12:43
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Trump says tariffs on China could last for long period of time »

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S&P 500

$0.00

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SPY

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust

$281.08

-1.4 (-0.50%)

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ONCE

Spark Therapeutics

$113.52

-0.22 (-0.19%)

12:40
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VOD

Vodafone

$19.29

0.07 (0.36%)

, LBTYA

Liberty Global

$26.07

-0.08 (-0.31%)

12:39
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12:39
Periodicals
EC to issue statement of objections on Vodafone, Liberty deal, Reuters says »

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VOD

Vodafone

$19.29

0.07 (0.36%)

LBTYA

Liberty Global

$26.07

-0.08 (-0.31%)

LBTYK

Liberty Global

$25.40

-0.06 (-0.24%)

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MU

Micron

$39.81

-0.57 (-1.41%)

, SSNLF

Samsung

$0.00

(0.00%)

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Micron

$39.81

-0.57 (-1.41%)

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Samsung

$0.00

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VOD

Vodafone

$19.30

0.08 (0.42%)

, LBTYA

Liberty Global

$26.03

-0.12 (-0.46%)

12:35
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Periodicals
Breaking Periodicals news story on Vodafone, Liberty Global »

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VOD

Vodafone

$19.30

0.08 (0.42%)

LBTYA

Liberty Global

$26.03

-0.12 (-0.46%)

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SPY

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust

$281.11

-1.37 (-0.48%)

, SPX

S&P 500

$0.00

(0.00%)

12:34
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SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust

$281.11

-1.37 (-0.48%)

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S&P 500

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ALLY

Ally Financial

$26.57

-0.29 (-1.08%)

12:30
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MSFT

Microsoft

$117.41

-0.31 (-0.26%)

, NTDOY

Nintendo

$0.00

(0.00%)

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Microsoft

$117.41

-0.31 (-0.26%)

NTDOY

Nintendo

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LB

L Brands

$27.53

-0.665 (-2.36%)

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NTNX

Nutanix

$39.18

0.405 (1.04%)

12:25
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EA

Electronic Arts

$96.97

-0.54 (-0.55%)

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Alphabet

$1,206.40

6.69 (0.56%)

12:20
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Electronic Arts, Alphabet, Alphabet Class A, Microsoft, Sony analyst commentary  »

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Electronic Arts

$96.97

-0.54 (-0.55%)

GOOG

Alphabet

$1,206.40

6.69 (0.56%)

GOOGL

Alphabet Class A

$1,210.03

6.9 (0.57%)

MSFT

Microsoft

$117.34

-0.38 (-0.32%)

SNE

Sony

$43.20

-2.3 (-5.05%)

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$NSD

NASDAQ Market Internals

$0.00

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12:17
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$NYE

NYSE Market Internals

$0.00

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CBS

CBS

$46.07

-1.09 (-2.31%)

12:15
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SQ

Square

$74.18

-2.56 (-3.34%)

12:06
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FDP

Fresh Del Monte

$27.47

-0.36 (-1.29%)

12:04
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Fresh Del Monte announces resignation of CFO »

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AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,778.51

16.06 (0.91%)

, DOMO

Domo

$43.20

-0.76 (-1.73%)

12:02
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Amazon.com

$1,778.51

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DOMO

Domo

$43.20

-0.76 (-1.73%)

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FDX

FedEx

$172.31

-9.19 (-5.06%)

, GOOGL

Alphabet Class A

$1,212.82

9.69 (0.81%)

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FDX

FedEx

$172.31

-9.19 (-5.06%)

GOOGL

Alphabet Class A

$1,212.82

9.69 (0.81%)

GOOG

Alphabet

$1,209.05

9.34 (0.78%)

DIS

Disney

$110.34

0.365 (0.33%)

TFCF

21st Century Fox

$49.61

(0.00%)

NVRO

Nevro

$59.90

15.14 (33.82%)

GIS

General Mills

$49.18

1.94 (4.11%)

TDC

Teradata

$45.31

-3.02 (-6.25%)

SCS

Steelcase

$15.66

-1.825 (-10.44%)

TME

Tencent Music

$16.98

-1.67 (-8.95%)

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CEL

Cellcom Israel

$3.78

-0.29 (-7.13%)

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