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Apple

$172.70

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Alphabet

$1,027.56

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Apple under DOJ eye as regulators lay out tech probe framework, Reuters says

The Justice Department's Antitrust Division and Federal Trade Commission met in recent weeks to give the DOJ jurisdiction to undertake a potential antitrust probe of Google (GOOGL) and Apple (AAPL), two sources told Reuters' Diane Bartz. Previous media reports about the division of duties between the regulators have indicated that Amazon (AMZN) and Facebook (FB) were put under closer watch by the FTC. Reference Link

AAPL

Apple

$172.70

-2.3 (-1.31%)

GOOG

Alphabet

$1,027.56

-76.13 (-6.90%)

GOOGL

Alphabet Class A

$1,029.83

-76.67 (-6.93%)

AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,688.00

-86.92 (-4.90%)

FB

Facebook

$162.56

-14.85 (-8.37%)

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AAPL Apple
$172.70

-2.3 (-1.31%)

05/28/19
COWN
05/28/19
NO CHANGE
Target $245
COWN
Outperform
China trade damage could result in lower Apple earnings, says Cowen
Cowen analyst Krish Sankar assessed the potential damage to Apple's earnings from the China trade war. He estimates a 5%-30% unit demand destruction across all hardware sales could impact earnings by 1%-8%. The analyst said in the case of a 100% demand destruction, meaning the iPhones is banned in China, he estimates a roughly 26% impact to FY20 earnings. Sankar maintained his Outperform rating and $245 price target on Apple shares.
05/30/19
MSCO
05/30/19
NO CHANGE
Target $231
MSCO
Overweight
Apple price target lowered to $231 from $240 at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty lowered her price target on Apple shares to $231 from $240 to reflect peer multiple contraction given the risk of further restrictive trade measures, though she has not changed her estimates. She has been forecasting 37M iPhone shipments in the June quarter, but if she assumes Chinese demand significantly weakens and iPhone shipments fall 50% year-over-year, than she would expect 2.3M lower iPhone units, $1.6B lower revenue and a 5c impact to EPS, with all else being equal, Huberty tells investors. She sees the greatest near-term risk to Apple being that Chinese consumers meaningfully slow their purchases of Apple products, which would likely cause another round of estimate cuts. However, in the event the U.S. places a 25% tax on all Chinese imports to the U.S. with no exclusions, Huberty said she sees 19-23% downside to Apple's FY20 EPS. The analyst, who sees the "near-term floor" for Apple shares being around $160, keeps an Overweight rating on the stock.
05/31/19
TIGR
05/31/19
NO CHANGE
TIGR
Strong Buy
Apple weakness on China tensions 'major buy opportunity', says Tigress Financial
Tigress Financial analyst Ivan Feinseth kept his Strong Buy rating on Apple, saying the recent weakness in its shares on U.S.-China trade-related weakness is a "major buying opportunity." The analyst says Apple continues to create value from its ecosystem through its Services business as it becomes a source of revenue growth and "further monetizes" the company's 1B iPhone user base. Feinseth also cites the company's "focus on healthcare services", which Apple CEO Cook expects to be the company's "long-lasting legacy." Moreover, the analyst points to Apple's development of new AI technologies along with AR/VR capabilities to be used in its current and future products.
06/03/19
PIPR
06/03/19
NO CHANGE
Target $230
PIPR
Overweight
Piper survey shows 'surprisingly high amount of interest' in 5G iPhones
Apple will likely ship 5G iPhones in the second half of 2020, and while still early to be talking about the devices, the 5G iPhone's "integration into the investor narrative" around Apple shares has already begun, Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson tells investors in a research note. The analyst's survey of over 1,000 U.S. iPhone owners shows that nearly 20% are interested in purchasing a 5G iPhone. This is a "surprisingly high amount of interest" given limited 5G marketing to date and the high price point, says Olson. He believes interest in 5G "will only grow from here." While the analyst thinks excitement around this year's iPhones will be limited, he believes that as long as Apple's services revenue continues to perform well, it will "tide many investors over" until anticipation for 5G iPhones intensifies. He maintains an Overweight rating on Apple shares with a $230 price target. The stock closed Friday down $3.23 to $175.07.
GOOG Alphabet
$1,027.56

-76.13 (-6.90%)

05/20/19
CHLM
05/20/19
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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).
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.
06/03/19
BOFA
06/03/19
NO CHANGE
Target $1350
BOFA
Buy
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.
GOOGL Alphabet Class A
$1,029.83

-76.67 (-6.93%)

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.
AMZN Amazon.com
$1,688.00

-86.92 (-4.90%)

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.
FB Facebook
$162.56

-14.85 (-8.37%)

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.
05/29/19
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.

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