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Lumentum

$52.05

2.395 (4.82%)

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6.93 (3.68%)

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06:18

JPMorgan upgrades Lumentum to Overweight on iPhone volume stabilization

JPMorgan analyst Samik Chatterjee upgraded Lumentum Holdings (LITE) to Overweight from Neutral and raised his price target for the shares to $65 from $50. The stock closed yesterday up $2.44, of 5%, to $52.10. The analyst sees a "solid" outlook for the company's telecom business amid "strong" growth led by 5G investments and upside to synergy targets relative to recent acquisition of Oclaro. Further, he sees limited downside risk relative to volume expectations for Apple's (AAPL) iPhone, which he notes has been a "key driver of sentiment on the shares." Stabilization of its iPhone volume outlook should drive focus back to the "strong" fundamentals in Lumentum's primary telecom business, Chatterjee tells investors in a research note.

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LITE Lumentum
$52.05

2.395 (4.82%)

01/14/19
MSCO
01/14/19
NO CHANGE
Target $55
MSCO
Equal Weight
Lumentum earnings power from Oclaro deal unappreciated, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Meta Marshall believes the market is focusing on the shortfall of 3D sensing expectations at Lumentum (LITE) while missing the $1.00-$1.50 of earnings power to come from its acquisition of Oclaro. There has generally been an assumption built into sell-side expectations that there would be an additional "world-facing" VCSEL-based module on the back of certain Apple (AAPL) iPhones in the fall of 2019 phone, noted Marshall. Given that, she believes that most sell-side estimates would need to come down by 75c-$1.00 if there were no "worldfacing" VCSEL in the iPhone in 2019, unless there was "massive" Android adoption to make up for the difference. The analyst, who prefers to let consensus estimates come down but said she is "more inclined to be positive" in the near-term, keeps an Equal Weight rating and $55 price target on Lumentum shares.
01/24/19
PIPR
01/24/19
NO CHANGE
Target $59
PIPR
Overweight
Lumentum price target lowered to $59 from $63 at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Troy Jensen reduced his 3D sensing and earnings estimates for Lumentum but believes this is already factored into the company's current valuation and should not be a surprise to investors. The analyst continues to view Lumentum as one of the better positioned optical component suppliers and believes its acquisition of Oclaro strengthens the company's position and should lead to industry-leading profitability as cost synergies materialize. As such, despite lowering his price target for the shares to $59 from $63, Jensen reiterates an Overweight rating on Lumentum. The company can grow its 3D sensing segment from "these depressed levels" and show accelerating growth in 2019 and beyond, the analyst tells investors in a research note.
02/06/19
MKMP
02/06/19
NO CHANGE
Target $66
MKMP
Buy
Lumentum price target raised to $66 from $60 at MKM Partners
MKM Partners analyst Michael Genovese raised his price target on Lumentum to $66 and kept his Buy rating after its Q3 results. The analyst says that while earnings missed by a penny, the global ROADM, or reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer, demand in U.S. and Europe remains strong, with added momentum coming from the build-out of the Metro networks in China. Genovese contends that Lumentum has "at least a couple more quarters of growth" with no meaningful inventory build happening in ROADMs.
03/22/19
JPMS
03/22/19
UPGRADE
Target $65
JPMS
Overweight
Lumentum upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Samik Chatterjee upgraded Lumentum Holdings to Overweight from Neutral and raised his price target for the shares to $65 from $50.
AAPL Apple
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6.93 (3.68%)

03/21/19
NEED
03/21/19
UPGRADE
Target $225
NEED
Strong Buy
Needham upgrades Apple to Strong Buy on strong network effects
Needham analyst Laura Martin upgraded Apple to Strong Buy from Buy and raised her price target on the stock to $225 from $180, stating that Apple has five types of "network effects," including the strongest type, namely hardware-based direct network effects. Her view is these strong network effects make Apple's ecosystem the "most likely to prevail in a direct competition between FAANG ecosystems." On Monday, Apple is expected to announce a new content service that, if adopted by users, should lower churn and push up the lifetime value of the 900M users in Apple's ecosystem, Martin tells investors.
03/21/19
WEDB
03/21/19
NO CHANGE
Target $215
WEDB
Outperform
Apple price target raised to $215 from $200 at Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives raised his price target for Apple (AAPL) to $215 from $200 ahead of the expected announcement of its "long awaited" streaming video service that will compete with the likes of Netflix (NFLX), Disney (DIS), Hulu, among others. The analyst views this as a pivotal step in further driving Apple's services flywheel, and believes it will only be the drumroll to a more transformative content acquisition during the course of 2019 for Apple. The services business remains the "wild card" in driving the valuation higher for Apple as he estimates the valuation of the services franchise for the company is worth roughly $400B on a standalone basis with this highly profitable segment poised to exceed $50B in revenues by 2020. Ives reiterates an Outperform rating on Apple's shares.
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Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Apple (AAPL) upgraded to Strong Buy from Buy at Needham with analyst Laura Martin stating that Apple has five types of "network effects," including the strongest type, namely hardware-based direct network effects. 2. Qorvo (QRVO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst Toshiya Hari saying he's beginning to see early signs of smartphone unit stabilization with channel checks indicating near-term upside in China will offset "marginal weakness" at Apple. 3. Arista Networks (ANET) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman Sachs with analyst Rod Hall seeing "significant upside potential" to consensus expectations driven by Arista's expansion into campus switching. 4. ConocoPhillips (COP) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray with analyst Blake Fernandez attributing the stock's year-to-date underperformance to concern over major project spending risk, which he believes is embedded in current valuation levels. 5. Diplomat Pharmacy (DPLO) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James with analyst John Ransom saying the 56% decline in shares since the February earnings delay provides a valuation that could be attractive to a strategic buyer. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
03/21/19
RHCO
03/21/19
NO CHANGE
RHCO
Apple event may be negative for Netflix, positive for Lions Gate, says SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Matthew Thornton previews Apple's (AAPL) media event scheduled for March 25th, saying the company is likely to unveil a Video Service. The analyst believes that an Apple OTT service could be a positive for Lions Gate (LGF.B) given the participation of the Starz networks but negative for Netflix (NFLX) "if Apple can offer compelling content bundles at compelling prices with a compelling UI and ubiquitous access". Thornton adds that Apple's bundling of its Music with video subscriptions and news subscriptions may be a negative for Spotify (SPOT) and a "modest incremental negative" for Roku (ROKU) if Apple's service app is not on its service.

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