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Alphabet

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DOJ's Google probe could embolden critics of tech giants, says BofA/Merrill

After the Wall Street Journal reported late Friday that the U.S. Department of Justice is preparing to open an investigation into Google's (GOOG, GOOGL) compliance with antitrust laws, BofA/Merrill analyst Justin Post said that while FTC commissioners have voted in the past not to pursue a lawsuit and possible breakup of Google, the current climate "is somewhat different." In a research note to investors, Post says antitrust probes are "difficult to predict," and that if the DOJ moves ahead, an investigation would likely embolden critics of Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN) and other tech giants as well, causing rhetoric to heat up during the 2020 election year. Potential implications for Google could include new regulations on business practices or an antitrust investigation leading to a breakup, but to break up Google, the DOJ would likely have to file a lawsuit and convince judges that Google has undermined competition. Post has a Buy rating and $1,350 price target on shares of Google parent Alphabet.

GOOG

Alphabet

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Alphabet Class A

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FB

Facebook

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-5.62 (-3.07%)

AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,774.92

-41.7 (-2.30%)

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GOOG Alphabet
$1,103.69

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05/17/19
CHLM
05/17/19
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CHLM
Hold
Craig-Hallum downgrades Cray to Hold, but says bidding war possible
Craig-Hallum analyst Chad Bennett downgrade Cray (CRAY) to Hold from Buy after the company announced a deal to be acquired by HP Enterprise (HPE) for $35 per share, but he added that he thinks a bidding war is possible since he doesn't believe the stock buyout price "has even begun to value" Cray's proprietary interconnect technology and its modular software stack for next generation AI/ML workloads. He believes there could be a number of interested parties in Cray including Microsoft (MSFT), Dell (DELL), Intel (INTC), Google (GOOG), Amazon (AMZN) and potentially IBM (IBM).
05/29/19
05/29/19
INITIATION

Fly Intel: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Amazon.com (AMZN), Facebook (FB), and Twitter (TWTR) were initiated with a Buy at Pivotal Research, while Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL), Pinterest (PINS), and Snap (SNAP) were initiated with a Hold. 2. Anchiano Therapeutics (ANCN) initiated with an Outperform at Baird. 3. Slack Technologies (WORK) initiated with a Neutral at DA Davidson. 4. National Vision (EYE) initiated with a Buy at Berenberg. 5. IMV Inc. (IMV) initiated with a Buy at B. Riley FBR. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
05/29/19
PIVT
05/29/19
INITIATION
Target $1250
PIVT
Hold
Alphabet initiated with a Hold at Pivotal Research
Pivotal Research analyst Michael Levine started Alphabet with a Hold rating and $1,250 price target. Lacking expansion of margins or greater disclosure, the shares are unlikely to re-rate higher and will likely always be "cheap," Levine tells investors in a research note.
05/20/19
CHLM
05/20/19
DOWNGRADE
Target $35
CHLM
Hold
Cray downgraded to Hold from Buy at Craig-Hallum
Craig-Hallum analyst Chad Bennett downgraded Cray (CRAY) to Hold from Buy and lowered his price target on the shares to $35 from $36 after HP Enterprise (HPE) announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase the company for $35.00 per share in cash, totaling $1.3B net of cash. The analyst believes the possibility of another buyer coming in over the top is fairly low, but notes that the price is "too low" based on the opportunities Cray has in front of it over the next few years. Furthermore, Bennett believes there would be a number of interested parties in Cray including Microsoft (MSFT), Dell (DELL), Intel (INTC), Alphabet (GOOG), Amazon (AMZN), and potentially IBM (IBM).
GOOGL Alphabet Class A
$1,106.50

-15.38 (-1.37%)

05/29/19
CHRS
05/29/19
INITIATION
CHRS
Hold
Alphabet Class A initiated with a Hold at China Renaissance
China Renaissance analyst Ella Ji initiated Alphabet with a Hold and $1,270 price target telling investors to wait for a better stock opportunity. The analyst expects YouTube to experience some near-term volatility as it addresses safety and privacy.
FB Facebook
$177.41

-5.62 (-3.07%)

05/29/19
PIVT
05/29/19
INITIATION
Target $220
PIVT
Buy
Facebook initiated with a Buy at Pivotal Research
Pivotal Research analyst Michael Levine started Facebook with a Buy rating and $220 price target. The analyst views the 2019 consensus estimates for Facebook as conservative.
05/28/19
CHLM
05/28/19
NO CHANGE
Target $125
CHLM
Buy
Facebook crypto, Marketplace could drive growth for PayPal, says Craig-Hallum
Craig-Hallum analyst Brad Berning notes that investors have been worried about the impact of PayPal (PYPL) losing eBay (EBAY) and missing out on market share opportunities by not participating in Amazon's (AMZN) platform. However, the analyst points out that Facebook's (FB) crypto currency may be coming sooner than expected, which will have large implications for the payments industry as Facebook looks to co-op partners for loading payments, processing FX settlements, and providing exit points to spend the money in cash, crypto, digital wallets and cards networks. Additionally, Berning believes Facebook's Marketplace initiative could be a large positive for PayPal, with the potential to sustain its strong TPV growth rate in the 2021/2022 timeframe, despite eBay unwinding starting in the second half of 2020. The analyst reiterates a Buy rating and $125 price target on PayPal's shares.
05/29/19
CHRS
05/29/19
INITIATION
Target $245
CHRS
Buy
Facebook initiated with a Buy, a top pick at China Renaissance
China Renaissance analyst Ella Ji initiated Facebook with a Buy and $245 price target, naming it a top pick in US Internet. The analyst expects Instagram to become a "well-rounded online marketing" and "content-driven e-commerce platform" that will drive ad and commission revenue.
AMZN Amazon.com
$1,774.92

-41.7 (-2.30%)

05/29/19
PIVT
05/29/19
INITIATION
Target $2750
PIVT
Buy
Amazon.com initiated with a Buy at Pivotal Research
Pivotal Research analyst Michael Levine started Amazon.com with a Buy rating and $2,750 price target. With the "highest quality" management and franchise within global internet, Amazon is a "must own name with huge upside even from here," Levine tells investors in a research note.
05/31/19
OPCO
05/31/19
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Outperform
AT&T, Verizon may trade down on Amazon/Boost Mobile news, says Oppenheimer
Following reports that Amazon (AMZN) is interested in buying Boost Mobile from T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (S), Oppenheimer analyst Timothy Horan tells investors in a research note that he believes a deal would be "highly disruptive" to the industry, but would enable the merger approval for the Sprint-T-Mobile deal. The analyst sees Outperform-rated AT&T (T) and Perform-rated Verizon (VZ) trading down on the news, and Sprint trading higher.
05/31/19
JPMS
05/31/19
NO CHANGE
JPMS
Verizon, AT&T selloffs present buying opportunities, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Philip Cusick believes Amazon.com (AMZN) is unlikely to enter the wireless market via an acquisition of Boost Mobile, as reported last night by Reuters. As a result, he believes the selloffs today in shares of Verizon Communications (VZ) and AT&T (T) present buying opportunities.

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