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APHA

Aphria

$6.40

-0.34 (-5.04%)

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Canopy Growth

$44.58

-1.59 (-3.44%)

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Jefferies starts Aphria at Buy, says valuation 'not reflective of reality'

Jefferies analyst Owen Bennett initiated coverage of Aphria (APHA) with a Buy rating and C$15 price target. The stock closed yesterday down 33c to $6.41. The analyst says the company scores highly on his "strategic scorecard," or third overall behind only Canopy Growth (CGC) and Aurora Cannabis (ACB). Despite a "strong global outlook," Aphria's valuation is the cheapest across the space, with allegations around inflated assets/insider deals weighing on the shares, Bennett tells investors in a research note. The analyst expects a "significant re-rating" in the shares with "these issues now seemingly cleared up." He points out that the company's questionable relationships have been severed and a special committee review found assets had not been falsely inflated. Bennett believes Aphria continues to execute and that its valuation is "not reflective of reality."

APHA

Aphria

$6.40

-0.34 (-5.04%)

CGC

Canopy Growth

$44.58

-1.59 (-3.44%)

ACB

Aurora Cannabis

$8.26

-0.33 (-3.84%)

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APHA Aphria
$6.40

-0.34 (-5.04%)

04/16/19
VERF
04/16/19
NO CHANGE
Target $8
VERF
Sell
Use Aphria results as guide and short Tilray shares, says Vertical Group
Vertical Group analyst Gordon Johnson tells investors to use Aphria's (APHA) fiscal Q3 results as a guide and build a short position in Tilray (TLRY). The analyst last week initiated coverage of Tilray with a Sell rating and $8 year-end price target. Despite expectations for growth in Canadian sales due to the growth expectations for the recreational cannabis market, Aphria's kilograms sold fell 22.7% quarter-over-quarter in the quarter reported yesterday, Johnson tells investors in an email to clients. The analyst maintains his negative bias on Tilray following Aphia's results. Shares of Tilray are up 54c to $49.78 in early trading.
02/21/19
GHSC
02/21/19
INITIATION
Target $18
GHSC
Buy
Aphria initiated with a Buy at Seaport Global
Seaport Global analyst Brett Hundley initiated Aphria with a Buy rating and $18 price target, citing its positioning as a low-cost Canadian licensed producer and its move to establish broad-based international relationships.
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Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. At Home Group (HOME) initiated with a Hold at Loop Capital. 2. Harmonic (HLIT) initiated with a Buy at Stifel. 3. Atkore (ATKR) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse. 4. BioTime (BTX) and Verrica Pharmaceuticals (VRCA) were initiated with a Buy at H.C. Wainwright. 5. Aphria (APHA), KushCo Holdings (KSHB), and HEXO Corp (HEXO) were initiated with a Buy at Seaport Global, while Canopy Growth (CGC), Aurora Cannabis (ACB), and Tilray (TLRY) were initiated with a Neutral. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
03/14/19
COWN
03/14/19
NO CHANGE
COWN
Narrow U.S. cannabis bills have better prospects than broad ones, says Cowen
Cowen analyst Jaret Seiberg said it is hard for him to see a scenario in the 116th Congress in which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell holds a vote on legislation to fully legalize cannabis, as too many senators see no political upside for McConnell to schedule such a vote. Given this view, Seiberg believes that prospects are better for narrower bills that could get attached to spending packages and other measures than for broader bills that would legalize recreational use. Of the narrower bills introduced in the U.S. so far, Seiberg believes the SAFE Act on cannabis banking has the best shot before the 2020 election. Publicly traded companies in the cannabis space include Aphria (APHA), Aurora Cannabis (ACB), CV Sciences (CVSI), CannTrust Holdings (CNTTF), Canopy Growth (CGC), Cronos Group (CRON), General Cannabis (CANN), India Globalization Capital (IGC), MediPharm Labs (MLCPF) and Tilray (TLRY).
CGC Canopy Growth
$44.58

-1.59 (-3.44%)

05/13/19
AGPP
05/13/19
INITIATION
AGPP
Buy
Canopy Growth initiated with a Buy at Alliance Global Partners
Alliance Global Partners analyst Aaron Grey initiated Canopy Growth with a Buy rating and C$75 price target, citing his view that the company can become the "global leader in cannabis" following its game-changing acquisition agreement with Acreage Holdings (ACRGF) to give it access to the world's largest cannabis market in the U.S. Though he does not foresee Canopy being profitable until FY21, Grey noted that he does expect the company to be profitable in the Canadian cannabis market as it continues with its international expansion.
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DESJ
04/25/19
INITIATION
DESJ
Buy
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04/25/19
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Buy
Desjardins initiates HEXO Corp, Canopy Growth, Aurora Cannabis with a Buy
Desjardins analyst John Chu initiated HEXO Corp (HEXO), Canopy Growth (CGC), and Aurora Cannabis (ACB) with a Buy rating and respective price targets of C$14, C$74, and C$16.50 as part of a broad research note, saying the "hype" around legalization of adult-use cannabis in Canada remains strong in spite of "underwhelming" early months of sales. The analyst attributes the challenges to ramp-up, logistical and distribution issues, but expects investors to consider the opportunity as a "global" one. Chu believes that "major" consumer packaged goods companies like Constellation (STZ), InBev (BUD), and Altria (MO), as well as retailers like Walgreens (WBA), CVS (CVS), and Rite Aid (RAD) should "help push cannabis and hemp into the mainstream."
05/21/19
PIPR
05/21/19
NO CHANGE
PIPR
Overweight
U.S. CBD market could grow to $15B in five years, says Piper Jaffray
The FDA's previous decision that red yeast rice is an acceptable dietary supplement with naturally occurring levels of Monacolin K may set precedent for full spectrum or broad spectrum hemp extract that contains cannabidiol, or CBD, Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Lavery tells investors in a research note. However, CBD is the active ingredient in FDA-approved Epidiolex, which complicates its regulatory treatment, the analyst adds. He notes that because CBD is in an approved drug, the FDA rules do not allow it to be marketed as a dietary supplement. Nonetheless, given the red yeast rice precedent, the analyst "would logically expect" the FDA to allow products with hemp extract to be marketed as over-the-counter dietary supplements, "even if its views on CBD isolate may be less predictable." Lavery believes the U.S. CBD market could be $3B-$6B in 2020, and grow to $8B-$15B in five years. The analyst has Overweight ratings on both Canopy Growth (CGC) and Tilray (TLRY).
ACB Aurora Cannabis
$8.26

-0.33 (-3.84%)

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DESJ
04/25/19
INITIATION
DESJ
Buy
Aurora Cannabis initiated with a Buy at Desjardins
04/17/19
04/17/19
INITIATION

Fly Intel: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Organogenesis (ORGO) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer. 2. Teladoc (TDOC) initiated with an Overweight at Stephens. 3. Solar Capital (SLRC) initiated with an Outperform at Raymond James. 4. Principia Biopharma (PRNB) initiated with a Buy at Stifel. 5. Aurora Cannabis (ACB), HEXO Corp (HEXO), Canopy Growth (CGC), and Performance Food Group (PFGC) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill while Cronos Group (CRON) was initiated with an Underperform at BofA/Merrill. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
04/17/19
BOFA
04/17/19
INITIATION
Target $11
BOFA
Buy
Aurora Cannabis initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst Christopher Carey initiated Aurora Cannabis with a Buy and $11 price target saying it has a low cost production model, can protect margins in an oversupplied market, and the ability to serve a global market. Aurora also has long-time consumer investor, Nelson Peltz, as a Strategic Advisor which should accelerate partnership transactions, Carey wrote in a note to investors.

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