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Snapchat wants to let users add music to posts, WSJ says

Anne Steele and Georgia Wells of the Wall Street Journal write that social media company Snap (SNAP) is in talks with record labels to broaden "the ways users can include music in posts on its flagship Snapchat app." "While Snap over time has secured case-by-case licenses to use individual artists' music on the platform, it is now seeking broad rights to the catalogs of Vivendi (VIVHY) SA's Universal Music Group, Sony.'s (SNE) Sony Music Entertainment and Access Industries' Warner Music Group," says the WSJ, citing sources. Snapchat faces competitive pressure from Facebook's (FB) Instagram adds the story. Reference Link

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04/30/19
JMPS
04/30/19
NO CHANGE
Target $1300
JMPS
Outperform
Alphabet price target lowered to $1,300 from $1,375 at JMP Securities
JMP Securities analyst Ronald Josey said competition "may have played a role" in Alphabet's (GOOGL) worse than expected Q1 revenue given that better than expected advertising results have recently been reported by Facebook (FB), Twitter (TWTR), Snap (SNAP) and Amazon (AMZN). However, he believes the "majority of the deceleration was self-imposed," he tells investors in a post-earnings research note. Some of the company's product changes, such as changes at YouTube's recommendation engine, likely acted as a headwind, the analyst surmised. Josey sees benefits from investments in hardware and Google Cloud and thinks that multiple monetization opportunities remain for Alphabet, leading him to maintain an Outperform rating on the stock, though he lowered his price target on shares to $1,300 from $1,375.
05/01/19
BARD
05/01/19
NO CHANGE
Target $118
BARD
Outperform
PayPal expressed confidence in intermediate earnings targets, says Baird
After attending an investor gathering with PayPal (PYPL) management, Baird analyst Colin Sebastian said his key takeaways from the meeting were management's ongoing confidence in intermediate-term earnings growth targets and the early signs of progress on expanding its marketplace partnerships, including news that PayPal will be providing the infrastructure for Facebook's (FB) Marketplace payment offering. Additionally, Sebastian noted that the UK Competition and Markets Authority issued a preliminary ruling that it does not believe PayPal's acquisition of iZettle raises any competitive concerns, which he sees as a key milestone to getting the deal approved. Sebastian keeps an Outperform rating and $118 price target on PayPal shares.
05/02/19
05/02/19
INITIATION
Target $65

Outperform
Wedbush bullish on Uber, initiates coverage with an Outperform
As previously reported, Wedbush analyst Ygal Arounian started coverage of Uber (UBER) with an Outperform and $65 price target. The analyst notes that the ridesharing industry has become one of the most transformational growth sectors of the global consumer market over the past five years, with Uber establishing itself as the clear number 1 player and paving a similar road to what Amazon (AMZN) did to transform retail/e-commerce and Facebook (FB) did for social media. The brand loyalty of Uber is hard to dispute as the company continues to attract drivers and consumers "illustrating an impressive formula" to go after a $5.7T opportunity globally on transportation, which swells to $7T-$8T when including third-party food delivery and freight/logistics, he contends.
04/30/19
JPMS
04/30/19
NO CHANGE
Target $1310
JPMS
Overweight
Alphabet sub-20% sales growth to bring share pressure, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Doug Anmuth expects Alphabet (GOOGL) shares to be under pressure in the near-term given the company's sub-20% revenue growth in Q1 and downward earnings revisions. The exact drivers of Alphabet's slowing sales are unclear, and frustration around the company's lack of transparency will only increase, Anmuth tells investors in a post-earnings research note. The analyst, however, points out that Alphabet has maintained 20%-plus growth for a very long time, off a large base. He maintains an Overweight rating on the stock with a $1,310 price target but prefers shares of Facebook (FB), Amazon.com (AMZN) and Netflix (NFLX) to Alphabet.
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05/14/19
CHLM
05/14/19
NO CHANGE
Target $14
CHLM
Buy
Immersion can get back to profitability in 2020, says Craig-Hallum
Craig-Hallum analyst Anthony Stoss raised his price target for Immersion (IMMR) to $14 from $12 after the company signed both Samsung (SSNLF) and Sony (SNE), and raised 2019 guide. The analyst thinks the company can get back to profitability in 2020 based on new deal signings and cost cuts. He reiterates a Buy rating on Immersion shares.
05/17/19
BARD
05/17/19
NO CHANGE
BARD
Sony, Microsoft JV a 'surprsing turn' in 'battle for living room,' says Baird
Baird analyst Colin Sebastian said he views the joint venture pact between competitors Microsoft (MSFT) and Sony (SNE) on cloud-based gaming services as both "surprising" and a validation of the emerging market for streaming. The two companies clearly view video games as strategically important enough to put aside their intense competition and see Google (GOOGL) as a legitimate competitor and the Stadia streaming platform as a credible threat, said Sebastian, who added that he does not believe this means Sony and Microsoft will forego their separate console hardware platforms. He also believes that video game developers and publishers should benefit from the intensifying battle among platform companies for share of the game market and the "living room audience." Publicly traded game makers include Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Electronic Arts (EA) and Take-Two (TTWO).
04/24/19
04/24/19
INITIATION
Target $18

Buy
Chicken Soup for the Soul initiated with a Buy at Maxim
As previously reported, Maxim analyst Allen Klee initiated Chicken Soup for the Soul (CSSE) with a Buy rating and a price target of $18. The analyst expects the company's Crackle Plus online streaming joint venture with Sony (SNE) to double the company's revenues in 2019, making it "one of the largest players in the attractive advertising video-on-demand market." Klee also cites Chicken Soup for the Soul's "strong brands, accretive acquisitions, low risk TV production, and revenue streams from production/distribution/advertising", positioning the company for longer term growth. The analyst further cites the attractive valuation for the shares at 12-times his expected 2019 adjusted EBITDA.
04/23/19
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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. Qualcomm (QCOM) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst James Faucette citing his view that the market has "not yet fully appreciated" the impact of the company's settlement with Apple (AAPL), which he thinks not only increases earnings substantially while also expanding the freedom with which Qualcomm can pursue new opportunities. 2. Kimberly-Clark (KMB) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus and to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie. 3. Sanderson Farms (SAFM) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman Sachs with analyst Adam Samuelson saying African swine fever is upending the protein markets, Samuelson tells investors in a research note. 4. Visteon (VC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird while Veoneer (VNE) was upgraded to Neutral from Underperform. 5. Sony (SNE) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral 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.
VIVHY Vivendi
$0.00

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DBAB
06/14/18
INITIATION
Target $155
DBAB
Hold
Spotify is not Netflix 2.0, Deutsche Bank says in initiation note
Deutsche Bank analyst Lloyd Walmsley initiated coverage of Spotify Technology (SPOT) with a Hold rating and $155 price target. The stock closed yesterday up 59c to $170.82. The analyst is bullish on the music industry but says he struggles with the bull case on Spotify given the company's "lack of content differentiation or visibility around long term margins." Spotify is not Netflix 2.0 (NFLX), Walmsley tells investors in a research note. The analyst prefers playing the music streaming tailwinds through major labels like Vivendi (VIVHY). Walmsley would become more positive on Spotify if the company grew its market share "considerably,: developed proprietary content consumers valued, diversified away from major labels, or if the stock sold off to lower valuation levels.
06/29/18
MACQ
06/29/18
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MACQ
Underperform
Vivendi downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Macquarie
SNAP Snap
$11.13

(0.00%)

04/24/19
JEFF
04/24/19
NO CHANGE
Target $13
JEFF
Hold
Snap shares already reflect Q1 improvements, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Brent Thill raised his price target for Snap to $13 from $11 but keeps a Hold rating on the shares following the company's Q1 results. Snap returned to user growth while also driving an acceleration of average revenue per user growth, Thill tells investors in a post-earnings research note. The analyst likes the trajectory of the business but believes the stock "already reflects these improvements."
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UPGRADE

Fly Intel: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Eli Lilly (LLY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Edward Jones. 2. Snap (SNAP) upgraded to In Line from Underperform at Evercore ISI and to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan. 3. Best Buy (BBY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies with analyst Jonathan Matuszewski saying survey and data work suggest Best Buy's greater push toward services will drive long-term value and customer wallet share. 4. Procter & Gamble (PG) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Lauren Lieberman saying the market is shrugging off Procter & Gamble's 5% organic sales growth in its fiscal Q3, with many investors thinking this is the best it can get. 5. Sonoco (SON) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus with analyst David Coleman saying the stock has outperformed over the past 3 months, benefiting from its "accretive acquisitions, favorable pricing, improvements in productivity, and a lower effective tax rate." This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
05/13/19
RBCM
05/13/19
INITIATION
Target $28
RBCM
Sector Perform
Pinterest initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Mark Mahaney initiated Pinterest with a Sector Perform rating and a price target of $28. The analyst is positive on the company's "very large market opportunity" in advertising and believes that it is benefiting from "powerful" secular tailwinds, boasting a monthly active user, or MAU, count above that of Twitter (TWTR) and growing the MAUs faster than Snap (SNAP). Despite his belief than Pinterest can sustain a double-digit growth rate in MAUs and Average Revenue Per User until 2021, Mahaney sees its stock as "reasonably valued" after a 50% run-up from its IPO price.

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