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Visa

$161.18

-0.37 (-0.23%)

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Facebook

$182.06

-1.71 (-0.93%)

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Notable companies reporting after market close

Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Microsoft (MSFT), consensus $1... Facebook (FB), consensus $1.63... Visa (V), consensus $1.24... PayPal (PYPL), consensus 68c... Tesla (TSLA), consensus (69c)... ServiceNow (NOW), consensus 54c... Xilinx (XLNX), consensus 93c... O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY), consensus $4.05... Lam Research (LRCX), consensus $3.38... Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), consensus $2.99... Spirit Airlines (SAVE), consensus 84c.

V

Visa

$161.18

-0.37 (-0.23%)

FB

Facebook

$182.06

-1.71 (-0.93%)

MSFT

Microsoft

$125.06

-0.44 (-0.35%)

PYPL

PayPal

$107.56

0.65 (0.61%)

TSLA

Tesla

$261.16

-2.69 (-1.02%)

NOW

ServiceNow

$242.49

-1.005 (-0.41%)

XLNX

Xilinx

$139.87

2.74 (2.00%)

ORLY

O'Reilly Automotive

$396.31

0.65 (0.16%)

LRCX

Lam Research

$196.94

2.1 (1.08%)

CMG

Chipotle

$704.00

1.61 (0.23%)

SAVE

Spirit Airlines

$57.74

0.26 (0.45%)

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V Visa
$161.18

-0.37 (-0.23%)

04/23/19
MSCO
04/23/19
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Overweight
Visa, MasterCard price targets raised ahead of earnings at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst James Faucette said his data tracker suggests slightly weaker consumer spending this quarter, particularly in international markets, indicating some deceleration in payment trends in the March quarter for Visa (V) and MasterCard (MA). However, he believes this "noise" is already reflected in Street estimates and he believes the benefits the companies are seeing from improving computing power, greater scale, secular growth drivers and "relatively resilient" consumer spending trends should persist. Ahead of the card processors' earnings reports, Faucette raised his price target on Visa to $173 from $165 and on MasterCard to $259 from $250 and he keeps Overweight ratings on both stocks.
04/11/19
NOMU
04/11/19
NO CHANGE
Target $175
NOMU
Buy
Visa price target raised to $175 from $151 at Nomura Instinet
Nomura Instinet analyst Bill Carcache raised his price target for Visa (V) to $175 from $151 ahead of the company's Q1 results. Visa does not deserve to trade at a "2.5 turn discount" to MasterCard (MA) when it is generating revenue growth that is on par, Carcache tells investors in a research note. While Visa "is certainly less emphatic" about its long-term growth prospects, its growth potential isn't "meaningfully different" and its valuation multiple should "grind its way closer" to MasterCard's over time, says the analyst. He keeps a Buy rating on both stocks.
04/11/19
WELS
04/11/19
NO CHANGE
Target $181
WELS
Outperform
Visa price target raised to $181 from $161 at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Donald Fandetti raised his price target for Visa to $181 from $161 ahead of quarterly results as he believes his covered card companies will show slightly improving consumer trends this quarter. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
04/15/19
PIPR
04/15/19
NO CHANGE
PIPR
Piper says FinTech secular drives 'remain strong' into Q1 results
While absolute and relative valuations in FinTech are back near the all-time highs, the Federal Reserve "has moved from a headwind last Fall to a Neutral factor for economic growth and equity valuations," Piper Jaffray analyst Jason Deleeuw tells investors in a research note. Also, the ongoing secular drivers for FinTech "remain strong" as global payments and business ecosystems digitize, says the analyst. He remains constructive on FinTech names heading into Q1 earnings and also tells investors to look at some mortgage/real estate services stocks. Deleeuw's top ideas are Black Knight (BKI), Redfin (RDFN), Euronet (EEFT) and Cannae Holdings (CNNE). He also boosted his price target for Overweight-rated Euronet to $171 from $159, for Overweight-rated Global Payments (GPN) to $163 from $152, for Overweight-rated MasterCard (MA) to $272 from $262, for Neutral-rated PayPal (PYPL) to $104 from $97, for Overweight-rated Visa (V) to $191 from $178 and for Neutral-rated Worldpay (WP) to $115 from $101.
FB Facebook
$182.06

-1.71 (-0.93%)

04/24/19
OPCO
04/24/19
NO CHANGE
Target $44
OPCO
Outperform
Twitter price target raised to $44 from $33 at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Jason Helfstein raised his price target for Twitter (TWTR) to $44 from $33 as platform improvements are driving mDAUs and monetization remains strong. The analyst notes that the company's machine learning initiatives have been proactive, flagging 38% of abusive Tweets before being seen. In general, the company has navigated public policy issues better than peers Alphabet (GOOG) and Facebook (FB), he contends. Helfstein reiterates an Outperform rating on Twitter's shares.
04/22/19
BARD
04/22/19
NO CHANGE
Target $195
BARD
Outperform
Facebook to report in-line to better-than-expected Q1, says Baird
Baird analyst Colin Sebastian expects Facebook to report in-line to better-than-expected Q1 results this week on the back of healthy advertiser demand. Sebastian tells investors in a research note that his firm's checks continue to suggest positive trends for the Facebook ecosystem, adding that Instagram is "particularly strong," despite headline concerns over platform privacy and safety. Management continues to highlight the growing contribution from new channels/formats while Messenger remains an area of increased focus, potentially a highlight at the upcoming F8 conference next week, he says. He maintains an Outperform rating and $195 price target.
04/23/19
FBCO
04/23/19
NO CHANGE
Target $211
FBCO
Outperform
Signs of potential value creation from Facebook new products, says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Stephen Ju continues to anticipate the real clearing data point for Facebook shares will arrive on the Q3 report, in which he expects the OpEx/CapEx outlook to signal a return to growth for free cash flow. In the meantime, ahead of Q1 results, his checks continue to suggest minimal deceleration for U.S. budgets coupled with modest headwinds in Europe. Ju also believes there are "greater signs" of potential value creation from new products. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares, while raising his price target on the stock to $211 from $210, as he believes Facebook will be able to drive long-term revenue growth without a material lift in ad loads with, the Street models continue to underestimate the long-term monetization potential of other billion-user properties like Messenger and WhatsApp, and free cash flow growth recovery for 2020.
04/22/19
CLVD
04/22/19
NO CHANGE
CLVD
Buy
Facebook 2019 estimates raised at Cleveland Research
Cleveland Research analyst Chandler Converse said his checks point to Q1 revenue for Facebook in-line with management's guidance for a mid-single digit deceleration in growth, but he also noted that advertisers seem incrementally more optimistic on the adoption of Stories ads. Additionally, partners appeared to slow plans to diversify budgets away from Facebook in the near-term given better ROI trends, said the analyst, who raised his 2019 estimates and keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
MSFT Microsoft
$125.06

-0.44 (-0.35%)

04/18/19
WEDB
04/18/19
NO CHANGE
Target $150
WEDB
Outperform
Microsoft price target raised to $150 from $140 at Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives raised his price target for Microsoft to $150 from $140 ahead of quarterly results. The analyst expects the company to post a "solid beat" across the board on both the top and bottom line as cloud strength on Azure and Office 365 continues to be the fuel in the tank with strong field checks indicating Microsoft could beat commercial cloud expectations by about 3%-4%. Ives believes the shift to cloud is a major secular trend and key tailwind that is significantly benefiting Microsoft in the field and should continue its momentum heading into the second half of 2019/2020 based on his checks showing an inflection point of demand is abound. He reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
04/17/19
KEYB
04/17/19
NO CHANGE
Target $141
KEYB
Overweight
Microsoft price target raised to $141 from $125 at KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Brent Bracelin raised his price target for Microsoft to $141 from $125 on increasing confidence in the company's cloud and digital strategy. The analyst sees the March quarter as another positive milestone and part of a broader multi-year cloud and digital journey that has structurally improved the business model drivers and prospects of sustaining double-digit annual growth. O365 subscription ARR could top $20B for the first time, while Azure could top $12B, he contends, adding that robust commercial cloud growth of 43% could push the cloud mix to 33% versus 5% in FY15. Bracelin reiterates an Overweight rating on the shares.
04/18/19
MSCO
04/18/19
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Overweight
Morgan Stanley prefers Seagate over Western Digital as cloud capex recovery play
Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty said her industry conversations have increased her confidence in a cloud recovery in the second half. Her checks suggest orders from Microsoft (MSFT) will restart in Q2 and rise to above trend levels in Q3 while orders from Amazon (AMZN), Google (GOOGL), Facebook (FB) and Apple (AAPL) are expected to return in Q3. Given this context, Huberty said she prefers Seagate (STX) over Western Digital (WDC) as a play on a cloud capital expenditure recovery, noting that inventory levels position hard disk drives to benefit before NAND, that HDD pricing is structurally better positioned than NAND and her view that Seagate has a better HDD product portfolio to meet cloud demand in the second half of 2019 and first half of 2020. Huberty has an Overweight rating on Seagate and the firm has an Equal Weight rating on Western Digital, which is covered by analyst Joseph Moore.
04/22/19
STFL
04/22/19
NO CHANGE
Target $130
STFL
Buy
Microsoft price target raised to $130 ahead of Q3 earnings at Stifel
Stifel analyst Brad Reback raised his price target on Microsoft shares to $130 from $120 ahead of the company's Q3 report on Wednesday, stating that he expects upside to his in-line estimates given the constructive IT spending environment, expectations for commercial Office 365 gains in selling price and units, strength in Azure and gaming and "less bad" IDC shipment data. Reback maintains a Buy rating on Microsoft ahead of the report on April 24.
PYPL PayPal
$107.56

0.65 (0.61%)

04/17/19
MSCO
04/17/19
NO CHANGE
Target $113
MSCO
Overweight
PayPal maintains acceptance lead among retailers, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst James Faucette said his analysis shows that PayPal now has acceptance at 76% of the top 500 U.S. internet retailers and that on a volume-weighted basis excluding Amazon (AMZN) the company's acceptance penetration was 79% in Q1. He believes this acceptance lead vs. other digital wallets is underappreciated by investors as a key indicator of future payment volume growth and should enable PayPal to grow at or above the rate of e-commerce ex-Amazon. Faucette raised his price target on PayPal shares to $113 from $103 and keeps an Overweight rating on the shares.
04/17/19
04/17/19
DOWNGRADE

Fly Intel: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. PayPal (PYPL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS with analyst Eric Wasserstrom saying his analysis of PayPal's core operations indicates "limited beat-and-raise potential" over the next two years. 2. GasLog Partners (GLOP) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Fotis Giannakoulis saying he believes the partnership's ability to accretively fund new dropdowns has become increasingly more challenging. 3. Bank of America (BAC) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies with analyst Kenneth Usdin saying he does not see enough upside to warrant a Buy rating. 4. Comerica (CMA) downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James and to Hold from Buy at Jefferies. 5. Skyworks (SWKS) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
04/22/19
KEYB
04/22/19
NO CHANGE
Target $115
KEYB
Overweight
PayPal price target raised to $115 from $110 at KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Josh Beck raised his price target for PayPal (PYPL) to $115 from $110, while reiterating an Overweight rating on the shares. The analyst notes that expectations are fairly high following a positive Venmo update last quarter. While he expects TPV headwinds to persist, Beck sees room for credit-driven OVAS to offset. Overall, the analyst remains optimistic on the potential for Venmo monetization, new marketplace agreements, and partnerships to offset the eBay (EBAY) transition.
04/22/19
BARD
04/22/19
NO CHANGE
BARD
Baird expects in-line Q1 results, conservative guidance from PayPal
Baird analyst Colin Sebastian said he expects PayPal to report "in-line" Q1 earnings results due to "decent e-commerce trends," along with conservative Q2 guidance. The analyst noted that PayPal's investors will be focused on the progress of Venmo's monetization, the iZettle integration, the eBay managed payments impact, and cross-border macro outlook. Sebastian maintained an Outperform rating and $99 price target on PayPal shares.
TSLA Tesla
$261.16

-2.69 (-1.02%)

04/23/19
PIPR
04/23/19
NO CHANGE
PIPR
Piper sees U.S. ride-hailing market reaching $500B per year by 2040
Piper Jaffray expects the U.S. ride-hailing market will achieve annual revenue of $500B per year by 2040, analysts led by Alexander Potter tell investors in a research note. The firm, which utilized baseline data from the National Household Travel Survey, expects ride-hailing growth to continue, with around one-third of urban trips relying on shared third-party vehicles in 2040. This compares to a baseline of only 1.4% in 2017, and equates to a 20-year annual growth rate of ~14%, the analysts contend. Of the stocks with exposure to this trend, Piper prefers Lyft (LYFT), General Motors (GM) and NXP Semiconductors (NXPI). Other covered companies also warrant mention, including Apple (AAPL), Amazon.com (AMZN), Aptiv (APTV), Ford (F), Nvidia (NVDA), and Tesla (TSLA), says Piper.
04/23/19
ADAM
04/23/19
NO CHANGE
Target $391
ADAM
Buy
Tesla still the 'clear leader' in EVs, says Canaccord
Canaccord analyst Jed Dorsheimer reiterated a Buy rating and $391 price target on Tesla following the company's "Autonomy Day" presentation. In a research note to investors, Dorsheimer said he continues to see Tesla as the "clear leader" in EVs, and if anything remotely close to the timeline for Level 5 capabilities that the company has laid out occurs, the formidable lead that the company has in autonomy will result in "meaningful" market share gains. He also feels that the recent shareholder friendly Board member reduction to 7 from 11 that removed several of CEO Elon Musk's close allies should create a more balanced corporate governance going forward.
04/23/19
ROTH
04/23/19
NO CHANGE
ROTH
Roth Capital sees Tesla's Autonomous Investor Day as 'underwhelming' 'flub'
Roth Capital analyst Craig Irwin said that Tesla's Autonomous Investor Day was "underwhelming," a "flub" that did not convince investors that Tesla has a technology lead, where Tesla made "bold claims that were largely missing the substance that drives credibility." He believes management missed the shift in investor focus to "units, margins, and profits, away from the Tesla's past dynamic as a story stock." The analyst maintained a Neutral rating and $240 price target on Tesla shares.
04/23/19
COWN
04/23/19
NO CHANGE
Target $160
COWN
Underperform
Tesla price target lowered to $160 from $170 at Cowen
Cowen analyst Jeffrey Osborne maintained an Underperform rating on Tesla (TSLA) and lowered his price target to $160 from $170 following the company's "Autonomy Day" event, saying he sees a significant amount of technology and execution risk in the shift in strategy from competing in just electrification to also beating Nvidia (NVDA) in hardware, Google (GOOGL) in software, and building a better ride-hailing service than current leaders in the sector.
NOW ServiceNow
$242.49

-1.005 (-0.41%)

03/14/19
MZHO
03/14/19
INITIATION
Target $265
MZHO
Buy
Mizuho starts ServiceNow with Buy rating, $265 price target
Mizuho analyst Gregg Moskowitz last night initiated coverage of ServiceNow with a Buy rating and $265 price target. The company is "very well-positioned" to partner with large enterprises in their digital transformations, Moskowitz tells investors in a research note. He sees "continued high growth for the foreseeable future" aided by high demand for workflow automation, strong cross-sell opportunities, and entry into new markets.
04/18/19
PIPR
04/18/19
NO CHANGE
Target $260
PIPR
Overweight
ServiceNow price target raised to $260 from $230 at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Alex Zukin raised his price target for Overweight-rated ServiceNow (NOW) to $260 from $230, for Overweight-rated Zendesk (ZEN) to $100 from $91 and for Neutral-rated LogMeln (LOGM) to $84 from $80. The analyst believes all three companies delivered "solid" results in Q1 and her new targets reflect higher peer group multiples. Zukin's Q1 checks came back "strong" for ServiceNow and "solid" for Zendesk.
04/23/19
NEED
04/23/19
NO CHANGE
Target $267
NEED
Buy
ServiceNow price target raised to $267 from $243 at Needham
Needham analyst Jack Andrews raised his price target on ServiceNow to $267 and kept his Buy rating ahead of its Q1 results tomorrow, saying the company should be able to post a "strong quarter". The analyst cites the recent customer survey findings which suggest that "expansion opportunity remains robust" and its platform is "under-penetrated within business units outside of IT." Andrews adds that his channel checks signal "continued momentum" in ServiceNow's federal business, stating that his new price target on the stock reflects the company's "large expansion opportunity".
03/20/19
DBAB
03/20/19
NO CHANGE
Target $270
DBAB
Buy
ServiceNow price target raised to $270 from $230 at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Karl Keirstead raised his price target for ServiceNow to $270 from $230 saying the early Q4 launch of the new ITSM Pro edition at a 50% list price premium "could be a material growth catalyst." The analyst reaffirms a Buy rating on the shares.
XLNX Xilinx
$139.87

2.74 (2.00%)

04/17/19
DBAB
04/17/19
NO CHANGE
Target $125
DBAB
Buy
Xilinx price target raised to $125 from $90 at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Ross Seymore raised his price target for Xilinx to $125 from $90 ahead of the company's fiscal Q4 results on April 24. The analyst keeps a Buy rating on the shares. He expects "another solid" beat and raise quarter.
04/17/19
SBSH
04/17/19
NO CHANGE
Target $115
SBSH
Neutral
Citi opens 'positive catalyst watch' on Neutral-rated Xilinx
Citi analyst Christopher Danely opened a "positive catalyst watch" on Xilinx as he believes a "beat and raise" quarter and increased long-term targets at the May analyst day will drive the stock higher. The analyst also notes that short interest has increased on the stock. Xilinx's high exposure to the communications end market driven by the ramp in 5G spending should drive upside to Q1 estimates, Danely tells investors in a research note. He maintains a Neutral rating on the shares with a $115 price target due to valuation.
04/22/19
MSCO
04/22/19
NO CHANGE
Target $137
MSCO
Overweight
Xilinx price target raised to $137 from $101 at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Joseph Moore said Xilinx stands to benefit as wireless carriers prepare to introduce 5G service in the second half of 2019 and 2020, stating that the overall FPGA total available market is expanding substantially for 5G vs. LTE because of the need to build out newly integrated massive MIMO, or "mMIMO," antenna systems. Additionally, his checks show Xilinx has much higher market share in 5G vs. LTE, Moore noted. Stating that he does not think that 5G is the primary reason to own Xilinx, Moore added that he doesn't think that it is peaking either. He raised his price target on Xilinx shares to $137 from $101 and keeps an Overweight rating on the stock.
04/03/19
04/03/19
INITIATION

Fly Intel: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. GrubHub (GRUB) initiated with a Buy at BTIG. 2. AMD (AMD) and Intel (INTC) initiated with a Buy at Nomura Instinet, while Nvidia (NVDA) and Xilinx (XLNX) were initiated with a Neutral. 3. Futu (FHL) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman Sachs. 4. Square (SQ) initiated with a Market Perform at Bernstein. 5. DowDuPont (DWDP) and Dow Inc. (DOW) initiated with a Buy at UBS. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
ORLY O'Reilly Automotive
$396.31

0.65 (0.16%)

03/25/19
JPMS
03/25/19
NO CHANGE
Target $398
JPMS
Overweight
O'Reilly Automotive added to Analyst Focus List at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Christopher Horvers added O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) to his firm's Analyst Focus List following his "weather deep dive." 2019's winter has been "solid" but not as good as 2018 due to snowfall levels, Horvers tells investors in a research note. He points out that autoparts demand is "quite sensitive" to extreme weather trends. The analyst believes the 2019 winter benefits O'Reilly the most among the "big 4," which also includes Advance Auto Parts (AAP), AutoZone (AZO) and Genuine Parts (GPC). Horvers keeps an Overweight rating on O'Reilly Automotive with a $398 price target.
04/01/19
SBSH
04/01/19
UPGRADE
Target $18
SBSH
Neutral
Bed Bath & Beyond upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citi
Citi analyst Geoff Small upgraded Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) to Neutral from Sell and raised his price target for the shares to $18 from $10 after taking over coverage of the name. Citi transferred coverage of Broadlines & Hardlines Retail names to Small. The analyst assumed coverage with Buy ratings on AutoZone (AZO), BJ's Wholesale (BJ), Home Depot (HD), Lowe's (LOW), O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) and Walmart (WMT). The U.S. consumer remains on "solid footing" amid low unemployment, rising wages, declining gas prices, manageable levels of debt, and elevated consumer confidence, Small tells investors in a research note. However, he points out that we are in the ninth year of the current economic expansion and "the possibility of a macroeconomic slowdown cannot be ignored." The analyst prefers retailers operating in "defensive sectors that are less susceptible to disruption by online competitors," namely auto parts, broadlines and home improvement retail. Small also assumed Advance Auto Parts (AAP), Best Buy (BBY), Costco (COST) and Office Depot (ODP) with Neutral ratings.
04/17/19
UBSW
04/17/19
NO CHANGE
Target $470
UBSW
Buy
O'Reilly Automotive, AutoZone price targets increased at UBS
UBS analyst Michael Lasser raised the price targets on his Buy-rated O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) and AutoZone (AZO) to $470 and $1,210 from $415 and $1,065 respectively as part of his broader research note on auto repair shops. The analyst cites the findings of his bi-annual survey gauging sector demand, saying that some 69% of the shops surveyed saw sales volume as "at least flat" in March vs. the 66% who reported those figures last year. Lassar adds that while Q1 decelerated to 38% from 46%, about a third of the shops surveyed indicated that adverse weather hurt their business trends and the quarter was not indicative of the overall demand.
04/18/19
WELS
04/18/19
NO CHANGE
Target $445
WELS
Outperform
O'Reilly Automotive price target raised to $445 from $415 at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Zachary Fadem raised his price target for O'Reilly Automotive to $445 from $415, while reiterating an Outperform rating on the shares as he continues to like the 2019 setup for the company and the group, with an expanding addressable market, lower gas prices, and seasonally favorable weather in a relatively defensive category. Nonetheless, the analyst sees risk/reward less compelling ahead of Q1, given the recent share outperformance, high expectations, and potential pressure should Q1 upside fail to materialize.
LRCX Lam Research
$196.94

2.1 (1.08%)

04/23/19
RBCM
04/23/19
NO CHANGE
Target $220
RBCM
Outperform
Lam Research price target raised to $220 from $190 at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Mitch Steves raised his price target on Lam Research to $220 and kept his Outperform rating ahead of its Q3 earnings, saying that while the near-term results may be a "tad light" given the latest Micron (MU) print and guide, investors will likely focus on the commentary around second-half of 2019 demand trends. The analyst believes that a below-consensus Q3 earnings print may not move the stock lower "materially" if the management conveys expectations of a second-half improvement or if Lam Research guides Q4 EPS above $3.25 per share.
04/22/19
RILY
04/22/19
UPGRADE
Target $235
RILY
Buy
B. Riley FBR upgrades Lam Research to Buy on signs of cyclical trough
B. Riley FBR analyst Craig Ellis upgraded Lam Research to Buy from Neutral and raised his price target for the shares to $235 from $170. The analyst sees "increasingly visible recent signs" of a cyclical trough in Q1. Further, his analysis shows a "strong" NAND wafer start rebound is likely in 2020 after 2019's year-over-year drop. In addition, Lam's $5B share buyback could bring upside to consensus estimates, Ellis tells investors in a research note. He projects in-line fiscal Q3 estimates from Lam and sees only moderate estimate risk for Q4.
04/22/19
04/22/19
UPGRADE

Fly Intel: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. IPG Photonics (IPGP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill. 2. Caleres (CAL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham with analyst Rick Patel saying that his recent meeting with its CEO and CFO have given him an added confidence about the FY19 EPS guidance being "achievable and likely beatable." 3. Viavi (VIAV) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan with analyst Samik Chatterjee saying the "buildup of industry tailwinds" in the form of 5G network deployments as well as fiber densification and adoption of 3D Sensing should drive medium-term growth above expectations. 4. Alcoa (AA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Gabelli. 5. Lam Research (LRCX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley FBR with analyst Craig Ellis saying he sees "increasingly visible recent signs" of a cyclical trough in Q1. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
04/23/19
NEED
04/23/19
NO CHANGE
Target $215
NEED
Buy
Lam Research, Applied Materials price targets raised at Needham
Needham analyst N. Quinn Bolton raised his price target on Buy-rated Lam Research (LRCX) to $215 from $180 and Applied Materials (AMAT) to $52 from $45 as part of his broader industry research note on semiconductor names. The analyst states that while the WFE trough is likely to be prolonged with capital expenditures falling by 19% in 2019, he sees investors "largely looking past near-term results with an eye towards a spending recovery in 2020 and beyond." Bolton recommends that investors use any near-term earnings-driven weakness in Lam Research and Applied Materials as a buying opportunity.
CMG Chipotle
$704.00

1.61 (0.23%)

04/17/19
MSCO
04/17/19
DOWNGRADE
Target $658
MSCO
Equal Weight
Chipotle downgraded to Equal Weight following run-up at Morgan Stanley
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley analyst John Glass downgraded Chipotle to Equal Weight from Overweight, noting that the stock has advanced 65% year-to-date and more than doubled over the past year. While he remains constructive on Chipotle's fundamentals, Glass sees less upside as the current valuation already discounts much of the expected improvement from the company's sales driving initiatives. Given the evidence he sees that its initiatives, especially in digital, delivery and loyalty, are gaining significant traction, Glass raised his price target on Chipotle shares to $658 from $617.
04/18/19
COWN
04/18/19
NO CHANGE
Target $640
COWN
Market Perform
Chipotle price target raised to $640 from $575 at Cowen
Cowen analyst Andrew M. Charles raised his price target on Chipotle to $640 from $575 as he increased his Q1 comp sales growth forecast to 8.5% from 6.5%. While he expects Q1 results to "live up to high expectations" and sees the potential for the company to raise 2019 comp guidance, he keeps a Market Perform rating on Chipotle shares.
04/18/19
CLVD
04/18/19
UPGRADE
CLVD
Buy
Chipotle upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Cleveland Research
04/17/19
MAXM
04/17/19
NO CHANGE
Target $620
MAXM
Hold
Chipotle price target raised to $620 from $540 at Maxim
Maxim analyst Stephen Anderson raised his price target on Chipotle to $620 but kept his Hold rating, saying that while Q1 results should highlight the success of "Chipotle 2.0", the valuation on the stock looks "stretched" after an 85% gain in price since the December low. The analyst also raises his FY20 EPS view by 31c to $17.61 on higher comps and new unit projections, even though he lowers his FY19 outlook by 13c to $12.97 due to higher costs.
SAVE Spirit Airlines
$57.74

0.26 (0.45%)

04/02/19
SPHN
04/02/19
NO CHANGE
Target $63
SPHN
Overweight
Airlines needed some good news, and Delta delivered, says Stephens
With investor sentiment on the airline space negative, the group was in need of some good news and Delta Air Lines delivered a positive surprise this morning, Stephens analyst Jack Atkins tells investors in a research note. The airline pointed Q1 RASM growth to the upper-end of its initial guidance range, lowered its Q1 CASM excluding fuel expectation and raised its Q1 earnings guidance range, says the analyst. Atkins finds it encouraging that Delta noted underlying passenger demand remains solid and that the business market led the way during the quarter. Further, the company announced an extension of its credit card partnership with American Express (AXP), which is expected to double the revenue contribution to $7B by 2023 versus 2018 levels, he notes. Atkins reiterates an Overweight rating on Delta with a $63 price target. The stock in midday trading is up 7% to $55.64. Other names in the airline space include Alaska Air (ALK), American Airlines (AAL), JetBlue (JBLU), Southwest (LUV), Spirit Airlines (SAVE) and United Continental (UAL).
03/28/19
IMPC
03/28/19
NO CHANGE
Target $83
IMPC
Outperform
Spirit Airlines price target lowered to $83 from $92 at Imperial Capital
Imperial Capital analyst Michael Derchin lowered his price target for Spirit Airlines to $83 from $92 to reflect reflect higher fuel prices and conservatism on fiscal 2020 unit revenues. The analyst, however, says Spirit remains his top pick with an Outperform rating. Current share valuations are attractive due to moderate capacity growth, greater yield management capabilities, ancillary revenue growth with key initiatives in the pipeline, cost controls, and "significantly improved" operational reliability resulting in top-tier margins, Derchin tells investors in a research note.
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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 Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Wamsi Mohan saying he now sees "stability" of supply chain order cuts and a "large reversal of inventory overhang" in iPhones. He believes negative consensus estimates revisions for fiscal 2020 and 2021 have overshot to the downside and that the valuation, excluding Apple's cash position, is attractive. The analyst also raised his price target for the shares to $210 from $180. 2. Facebook (FB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura Instinet with analyst Mark Kelley saying Facebook's transition to Stories appears to be occurring more quickly than we expected. 3. FireEye (FEYE) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Sterling Auty saying the stock's year-to-date performance has been 23% below the group's coverage, and the stock is now trading at 3.7 times estimated fiscal 2019 revenue estimates. 4. Spirit Airlines (SAVE) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Brandon Oglenski raising his price target for the shares to $70 from $65. 5. AutoZone (AZO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Elizabeth Suzuki saying she does not think that the rally for auto parts stocks is over and she believes that AutoZone's valuation discount to the group should narrow as it grows its commercial 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.
03/11/19
LEHM
03/11/19
NO CHANGE
LEHM
Barclays upgrades Spirit to Overweight and names Top Pick, downgrades JetBlue
Barclays analyst Brandon Oglenski upgraded Spirit Airlines (SAVE) to Overweight from Equal Weight while downgrading JetBlue Airways (JBLU) to Equal Weight from Overweight. The analyst says that in a sector "besieged by seemingly permanent negative sentiment," he seeks airline managements "driving agendas and delivering tangible results." Improvements in network reliability, traction on revenue management initiatives, dynamic pricing of ancillary products and prime growth opportunities in the U.S. market suggest Spirit shares are "significantly undervalued," Oglenski tells investors in a research note. He expects the company's earnings growth will exceed 40% in 2019, and sees upside of over 35% in the shares. Oglenski names Spirit his Top Pick in airlines. For JetBlue, the analyst believes the company's commercial initiatives can be subject to competitive pressure. While there is a lot to like, the company is not seeing much traction, says Oglenski.

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MGM Resorts

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Aptose Biosciences

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Apple

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Novartis

$87.49

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SHSP

SharpSpring

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China Recycling Energy

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