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United Technologies

$125.30

0.45 (0.36%)

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Sony

$51.42

1.735 (3.49%)

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Fly Intel: Top five weekend stock stories

Catch up on the weekend's top five stories with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. The Federal Aviation Administration could start flight trials of Boeing's (BA) proposed 737 MAX safety enhancement as early as this week, The Wall Street Journal's Andrew Tangel, Alison Sider and Andy Pasztor wrote. Meanwhile, Reuters' Eric Johnson reported that the head of Boeing said the planemaker had made a mistake in implementing a faulty cockpit warning system on the 737 Max and predicted it would take time to rebuild the confidence of customers in the wake of two fatal crashes. Chairman and CEO Dennis Muilenburg said Boeing failed to communicate "crisply" with regulators and customers, but defended the broad engineering and design approach to nose-down control software at the center of probes into the accidents, the author noted. 2. Deutsche Bank (DB) is preparing a deep overhaul of its trading operations including the creation of a bad bank to hold tens of billions of euros of assets, Financial Times' Stephen Morris and Olaf Storbeck reported. The plan would see the bad bank house or sell assets valued by the lender in its accounts at up to EUR50B after adjusting for risk, the authors noted. Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs (GS) is said to be pulling together four separate units that invest in private companies, real estate and other hard-to-access deals, creating a new unit and planning a fundraising blitz, according to The Wall Street Journal's Liz Hoffman, citing people familiar with the matter. The division's exact makeup will take shape over the next few months, but it is likely to have around $140B in assets, the author noted. 3. Amazon (AMZN) is quitting its meal delivery service, making the shares of GrubHub (GRUB) rise on the news, Jack Hough wrote in this week's edition of Barron's. Online food ordering will rise 20% to $56B this year in the U.S., and 16% to $203B worldwide, predicts market researcher Euromonitor, and the "food fight" extends well beyond restaurant delivery, the author noted. Autonomous driving will eventually solve for the least-scalable part of food delivery-people, and companies that survive the thin-margin years between now and then could enjoy powerful network effects, and rich profits, he contended. 4. Sony's (SNE) "Men in Black: International" debuted to a sluggish $28.5M from 4,200 theaters. Overseas, the spinoff collected $73.7M, making its global haul an estimated $102.2M. The movie received just 27% on Rotten Tomatoes, while sporting a B CinemaScore. 5. United Technologies (UTX), Raytheon (RTN), McKesson (MCK), Cardinal Health (CAH), AmerisourceBergen's (ABC) saw positive mentions in this week's edition of Barron's.

UTX

United Technologies

$125.30

0.45 (0.36%)

SNE

Sony

$51.42

1.735 (3.49%)

GRUB

GrubHub

$70.15

-2.76 (-3.79%)

AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,870.07

-0.23 (-0.01%)

GS

Goldman Sachs

$191.71

0.24 (0.13%)

DB

Deutsche Bank

$6.79

-0.07 (-1.02%)

BA

Boeing

$347.19

-1.54 (-0.44%)

RTN

Raytheon

$177.38

0.195 (0.11%)

MCK

McKesson

$133.19

-1.7 (-1.26%)

CAH

Cardinal Health

$44.16

-1.13 (-2.50%)

ABC

AmerisourceBergen

$85.01

-1.46 (-1.69%)

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UTX United Technologies
$125.30

0.45 (0.36%)

06/14/19
06/14/19
UPGRADE

Fly Intel: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. United Technologies (UTX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Vertical Research. 2. Bluegreen Vacations (BXG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel with analyst Simon Yarmak saying that since BBX Capital (BBX) terminated its merger with Bluegreen on May 22, shares of the latter have traded off over 46%. 3. Broadcom (AVGO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Summit Insights. 4. BJ's Restaurants (BJRI) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer with analyst Brian Bittner saying he sees an attractive entry point at current share levels. 5. Harmonic (HLIT) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James with analyst Simon Leopold citing his belief that it benefits from the evolution of cable TV toward virtual Converged Cable Access Platforms and software. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
06/14/19
VERT
06/14/19
UPGRADE
Target $145
VERT
Buy
United Technologies upgraded to Buy from Hold at Vertical Research
Vertical Research Partners analyst Jeffrey Sprague upgraded United Technologies to Buy from Hold while lowering his price target for the shares to $145 from $150.
06/11/19
VERT
06/11/19
DOWNGRADE
Target $203
VERT
Hold
Raytheon downgraded to Hold from Buy at Vertical Research
Vertical Research analyst Robert Stallard downgraded Raytheon (RTN) and lowered his price target for the shares to $203 from $216 following the company's merger agreement with United Technologies (UTX).
06/10/19
06/10/19
UPGRADE

Fly Intel: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Tesla (TSLA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Roth Capital with analyst Craig Irwin saying while he believes rising battery costs are likely to be a 2019 margin headwind, demand from China will likely be stronger than most anticipate, reducing the potential for lowered 2019 unit guidance. 2. Analog Devices (ADI) double upgraded to Buy from Sell at Goldman Sachs with analyst Toshiya Hari saying he is turning more bullish on the company as he believes analog units are tracking below trend. 3. United Technologies (UTX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Seaport Global with analyst Josh Sullivan saying at first glance, the company's merger-of-equals with Raytheon (RTN) offers a "compelling combination" in large defense and commercial aerospace growth verticals. 4. Adecoagro (AGRO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi with analyst Fernanda Perez Da Cunha citing the improvement in commodity prices and a slight reduction in long term maintenance capital expenditures for sugar and ethanol for the upgrade. 5. Sirius XM (SIRI) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse with analyst Brian Russo saying the stock decline has brought an attractive risk/reward opportunity. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
SNE Sony
$51.42

1.735 (3.49%)

06/12/19
NOMU
06/12/19
NO CHANGE
Target $33
NOMU
Buy
AMD has 'ample opportunity' to drive further growth, says Nomura Instinet
Nomura Instinet analyst David Wong believes AMD's (AMD) "strong" 7nm product pipeline and recent next-generation gaming console wins could help it to maintain its microprocessor momentum and support its "semi-custom" revenue stream. In addition, AMD has "ample opportunity" to drive further growth through market share gains in discrete GPUs for personal computers and continued penetration of the market for datacenter GPUs and accelerators, Wong tells investors in a research note. He reiterates a Buy rating on the shares with a $33 price target. He highlights the company's gaming wins with Microsoft (MSFT), Google (GOOG, GOOGL), and Sony (SNE).
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.
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).
GRUB GrubHub
$70.15

-2.76 (-3.79%)

06/12/19
BOFA
06/12/19
NO CHANGE
Target $108
BOFA
Buy
Less competition for GrubHub amid Amazon Restaurants exit, says BofA/Merrill
Amazon's (AMZN) discontinuation of its U.S. restaurant delivery service removes the threat to GrubHub (GRUB) of Amazon expanding its online food delivery business organically, BofA/Merrill analyst Nat Schindler tells investors in a research note. Schindler notes that online food delivery is a large, fragmented, and rapidly evolving market with significant capital infusion from public and private investors, and Amazon may be shifting from "build" to "partner or buy" in this market. The analyst contends that while GrubHub has lost some market share recently, he sees growth as healthy overall, and says the disconnect between rising private valuations and recent declines in GrubHub's market cap may create an opportunity.
06/12/19
GUGG
06/12/19
NO CHANGE
Target $120
GUGG
Buy
GrubHub competitive positioning helped in two ways this week, says Guggenheim
GrubHub (GRUB) has seen its competitive positioning improved in two ways this week, said Guggenheim analyst Matthew DiFrisco, who points to reports that Amazon (AMZN) is shuttering Amazon Restaurants in the U.S. and the company's announcement that it raised $500M of unsecured debt.While Amazon Restaurants didn't establish meaningful market share in any major market, the exit removes a potential investor of incremental capital into the food delivery category and further substantiates the hyperlocal barriers to entry, according to DiFrisco. After he the debt offering, the analyst estimates the company will have about $150M of additional cash that it can use for opportunistic investments that could be accretive to growth, he added. DiFrisco reiterated GrubHub as his Best Idea with a $120 price target and Buy rating.
06/14/19
DBAB
06/14/19
NO CHANGE
DBAB
Hold
GrubHub debt issue points to 'aggressive competition,' says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Kunal Madhukar believes GrubHub's (GRUB) recent $500M debt issue likely signifies "more aggressive competition" within the food delivery space in the U.S. The food delivery market, especially outside of the large cities like New York and Chicago where GrubHub dominates, is growing largely because of the aggressive investments made by Doordash and Uber Eats (UBER) in the delivery infrastructure and in promotional offers, Madhukar tells investors in a research note. He keeps a Hold rating on GrubHub shares.
06/12/19
WEDB
06/12/19
NO CHANGE
Target $100
WEDB
Outperform
GrubHub best positioned amid Amazon Restaurants shutdown, says Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Ygal Arounian notes that Amazon (AMZN) announced that it will shut down Amazon Restaurants in the U.S., which he views as further evidence that rationality is creeping into the U.S. 3P food takeout market. The analyst sees GrubHub (GRUB) as the best positioned to maintain/regain strength in this environment, as it is the only U.S. third-party takeout provider that is profitable and has always been rational in only adding LTV positive customers. Arounian reiterates an Outperform rating and $100 price target on GrubHub's shares, but adds that he sees "significant room" for multiple expansion if investors regain confidence in this sector.
AMZN Amazon.com
$1,870.07

-0.23 (-0.01%)

06/12/19
WEDB
06/12/19
NO CHANGE
Target $155
WEDB
Outperform
Microsoft momentum not slowing down, says Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives believes Microsoft (MSFT) remains in an "enviable position" heading into the rest of 2019 and 2020 on the heels of its cloud success and is firing on all cylinders around its Office 365 and Azure strategic vision based on his recent checks. So far in the June quarter the analyst is seeing a "clear acceleration" of larger and more strategic enterprise cloud deals as believes "Redmond is poised to win the lion's share" of the next phase of cloud deployments versus Amazon (AMZN). The shift to cloud is a major secular trend that is significantly benefiting Microsoft in the field and should continue its momentum heading into the next 12-18 months, he contends. Ives reiterates an Outperform rating and $155 price target on Microsoft's shares.
06/12/19
KEYB
06/12/19
NO CHANGE
Target $190
KEYB
Overweight
FedEx price target lowered to $190 from $215 at KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Todd Fowler lowered his price target for FedEx (FDX) to $190 from $215 ahead of Q4 to reflect trade uncertainty and some impact of the non-renewal of the U.S. domestic Express contract with Amazon (AMZN), partially offset by improved Ground margins, voluntary buyout benefits, and modest Freight contribution. The analyst reiterates an Overweight rating on the shares.
GS Goldman Sachs
$191.71

0.24 (0.13%)

04/16/19
BMOC
04/16/19
NO CHANGE
Target $260
BMOC
Market Perform
Goldman Sachs price target lowered to $260 from $262 at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst James Fotheringham lowered his price target on Goldman Sachs (GS) to $260 and kept his Market Perform rating after its Q1 results. The analyst says that in spite of the company's "broad-based beat", he is lowering his FY20 EPS view to $27.06 from $27.66 due to lower expected Investing and Lending net revenues along with higher credit provisions. Fotheringham prefers Morgan Stanley (MS) to Goldman Sachs since the two trade at a similar two-year-forward rolling earnings multiple, but the wealth management-oriented earnings mix of the former implies a premium that he expects to materialize.
03/25/19
JEFF
03/25/19
NO CHANGE
JEFF
Jefferies downgrades Financials to Underweight on 'shocking' Fed meeting
Jefferies analyst Steven DeSanctis is "very surprised" by last week's Federal Reserve's decision taking rate hikes completely off table in 2019. The "shocking" Fed meeting means lower rates for longer, which is not good for Financials, DeSanctis tells investors in a research note. A "lack of catalysts and weaker earnings growth" going forward for the entire sector, not just banks, means an Underweight rating on the space makes sense, says the analyst. As such, he downgraded his rating on the Financial sector to Underweight from Market Weight. Publicly traded companies in the space include Bank of America (BAC), Citi (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC).
03/26/19
WEDB
03/26/19
NO CHANGE
WEDB
Apple Card 'a slight negative' for Visa, says Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Moshe Katri believes Apple's announcement of a physical Apple card is a "slight negative" for Outperform rated Visa (V) and a "slight positive" for Outperform rated MasterCard (MA), assuming it gains traction. The physical Apple card is a partnership with Goldman Sachs (GS) and Mastercard.
04/17/19
ODEN
04/17/19
UPGRADE
ODEN
Hold
Goldman Sachs upgraded to Hold from Sell at Odeon Capital
Odeon Capital analyst Dick Bove upgraded Goldman Sachs to Hold from Sell following details on the company's plan to "resurrect its fortunes." Bove said Goldman has the intellectual and financial capital to make it work, but it will take years to implement.
DB Deutsche Bank
$6.79

-0.07 (-1.02%)

08/10/18
08/10/18
DOWNGRADE

Underweight
Morgan Stanley cuts Deutsche Bank to Underweight on limited top-line visibility
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley analyst Magdalena Stoklosa downgraded Deutsche Bank to Underweight from Equal Weight, stating that while she gives management "full credit" for its cost cutting efforts, it is hard to have any visibility on the top line. She assumes 2018-20 revenue CAGR of just 1.5%, which is below the average for Eurozone banks and below managements target of 4%. While recognizing the risk of downgrading Deutsche Bank "at the bottom," Stoklosa sees current conditions as unlikely to be conducive to a near-term re-rating, she tells investors. She has an EUR9 target on the bank's shares.
08/13/18
BOFA
08/13/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $9
BOFA
Underperform
Deutsche Bank downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst Andrew Stimpson downgraded Deutsche Bank to Underperform from Neutral saying he expects the earnings downgrade cycle to continue given CIB revenue headwinds.
05/20/19
05/20/19
DOWNGRADE

Fly Intel: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. American Airlines (AAL) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley while Delta Air Lines (DAL) was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight. 2. Deutsche Bank (DB) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS with the firm saying the bank is facing limited strategic options and its operating conditions are unlikely to improve in the near term amid intense competition. 3. Eaton Vance (EV) double downgraded to Underperform from Buy at BofA/Merrill with analyst Michael Carrier lowering estimates to reflect slower flow trends, a difficult product mix, and potential margin pressures ahead. 4. ProAssurance (PRA) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette with analyst Christopher Campbell saying the stock has rallied 9% since the company's "disappointing" Q1 results. 5. Clorox (CLX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus with analyst John Staszak citing the company's revenue deceleration reported in Q3 to "just 2%" as well as its near-term growth outlook cut to 2%-3% from 2%-4%. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
05/20/19
UBSW
05/20/19
DOWNGRADE
UBSW
Sell
Deutsche Bank downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS
UBS downgraded Deutsche Bank to Sell from Neutral and lowered its price target for the shares to EUR 5.70 from EUR 7.80. The bank is facing limited strategic options and its operating conditions are unlikely to improve in the near term amid intense competition, UBS tells investors in a research note.
BA Boeing
$347.19

-1.54 (-0.44%)

06/11/19
JEFF
06/11/19
NO CHANGE
Target $448
JEFF
Buy
Boeing's May deliveries 'weak' due to 737 MAX grounding, says Jefferies
Boeing delivered 30 commercial aircraft in May vs. 68 a year ago, Jefferies analyst Sheila Kahyaoglu tells investors in a research note, saying that the deliveries were weak given the 737 MAX grounding. The analyst continues to forecast Q2 deliveries of 77 and FY19 deliveries of 665, assuming no 737 MAX deliveries until Q3, and sees the Paris Air Show as a potential pick up in order activity. Kahyaoglu has a Buy rating and $448 price target on Boeing shares.
05/28/19
EVER
05/28/19
DOWNGRADE
Target $60
EVER
In Line
Southwest downgraded to In Line from Outperform at Evercore ISI
Evercore ISI analyst Duane Pfennigwerth downgraded Southwest Airlines (LUV) to In Line from Outperform with a $60 price target, pointing to the negative impact that the grounding of Boeing's (BA) 737 MAX jet has had on the air carrier. In a research note to investors, Pfennigwerth says Southwest's inability to grow is due to its reliance on the 737 MAX, and in return for betting on the MAX as its longer-term growth platform, Southwest has gotten operational "headaches," lost market share and likely short-term impact to its brand when the MAX returns to service. The analyst sees Southwest shares as range bound until the MAX formally returns to service.
05/24/19
MSCO
05/24/19
NO CHANGE
Target $500
MSCO
Overweight
Morgan Stanley keeps Overweight rating on Boeing after 'good enough' FAA meeting
Morgan Stanley analyst Rajeev Lalwani said he views the FAA meeting on May 23 with global regulators on the status of the 737 MAX as supportive of Boeing and "good enough" given that there were no major setbacks in progressing on the return to service of the MAX, there appeared to be a collaborative approach among aviation authorities and a 1-2 month timeline was not ruled out. Lalwani, who thinks the dialogue is shifting more towards when the aircraft can get back into service as opposed to if, said he remains comfortable with his Overweight rating and $500 price target on Boeing shares, especially with the shares down about 20% from their recent highs.
05/24/19
RHCO
05/24/19
NO CHANGE
Target $137
RHCO
RBC Bearings price target raised to $137 from $125 at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Michael Ciarmoli raised his price target on RBC Bearings (ROLL) to $137 after its Q4 earnings beat and above-consensus outlook for Q1, saying the declines in its organic industrial revenue growth were offset by strength in the aerospace segment along with backlog growth and record margins. The analyst believes the company can sustain continued growth acceleration this year given the "manageable" risks related to Boeing's (BA) 737 MAX grounding, forecasting up to 100bps in margin expansion during FY20. Ciarmoli also keeps his Hold rating on the shares based on RBC Bearings' "full valuation."
RTN Raytheon
$177.38

0.195 (0.11%)

06/10/19
FBCO
06/10/19
NO CHANGE
Target $175
FBCO
Neutral
Economic benefits from United Technologies, Raytheon deal seem 'modest,' says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Robert Spingarn notes that United Technologies (UTX) and Raytheon (RTN) announced an agreement to combine in an all-stock "merger of equals," creating an A&D company with $74B in pro forma 2019 sales. While th3 deal achieves size and diversification, the economic benefits seem "modest," and he does not see additional scale that will materially deepen existing moats or enhance competitiveness. Further, the analyst sees relatively few opportunities to drive revenue synergies as the product portfolios for both companies do not appear to be particularly complementary. Spingarn has a Neutral rating and $175 price target on Raytheon's shares.
06/10/19
JPMS
06/10/19
NO CHANGE
JPMS
United Technologies, Raytheon deal has 'real rationales' for both, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Seth Seifman sees "real rationales" on both sides from the United Technologies (UTX) and Raytheon (RTN) merger. The deal is a surprise but brings the benefits of scale, diversification in the face of cyclical uncertainty, and financials, Seifman tells investors in a research note. United Technologies gets to de-lever with Raytheon's balance sheet and Raytheon holders get compensated in return, according to the analyst. He has a Neutral rating on Raytheon and an Overweight rating on United Technologies.
06/10/19
GHSC
06/10/19
UPGRADE
Target $165
GHSC
Buy
Seaport upgrades United Technologies to Buy on 'compelling combination'
Seaport Global analyst Josh Sullivan upgraded United Technologies (UTX) to Buy from Neutral with a $165 price target. The stock in premarket trading is up $6.82 to $138.97. At first glance, the company's merger-of-equals with Raytheon (RTN) offers a "compelling combination" in large defense and commercial aerospace growth verticals, Sullivan tells investors in a research note. Further, the growing importance of "quasi-commercial capabilities" offers upside to the $500M synergy target, adds the analyst. He believes the integration of Raytheon with United Technologies' commercial infrastructure is "ahead of the curve" with the Pentagon increasingly rewarding "commercial development/cycle speed."
MCK McKesson
$133.19

-1.7 (-1.26%)

01/17/19
UBSW
01/17/19
INITIATION
Target $134
UBSW
Neutral
McKesson initiated with a Neutral at UBS
UBS analyst Kevin Caliendo started McKesson with a Neutral rating and $134 price target.
03/04/19
BARD
03/04/19
NO CHANGE
BARD
Baird investigation finds Ohio, like many buyers, paying too much for drugs
In a research note titled "Major Confusion: Does This Pass Your Sniff Test?," Baird analyst Eric Coldwell details the interplay between Cardinal Health's (CAH) generic marketing company Major Pharmaceuticals and CVS Health (CVS) in Ohio. In Major's catalog is Omeprazole, a generic version of Prilosec, which is available without a subscription. CVS Caremark, which had majority share of pharmacy benefit management services in Ohio, didn't use Maximum Allowable Cost for the product, which led to the state of Ohio paying $6.74 per tablet, or 19 times the amount somebody without a subscription can buy it, Coldwell tells investors in a research note, citing his own investigation. Meanwhile, over the course of five quarters in Ohio, Major's volume market share went from less than 2% to nearly 60% while dollar market share went from 12% to 95%, adds the analyst. He asks, "How does this happen?" The state of Ohio, "like so many other buyers, feels like it is paying too much for drugs," concludes Coldwell.
04/03/19
MSCO
04/03/19
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Morgan Stanley says Walgreens' reimbursement pressure points to distributor risk
Morgan Stanley analyst Ricky Goldwasser said the guidance cut made by Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) is due to the same "perfect storm of industry headwinds" addressed by CVS Health (CVS) earlier in the year, including increased reimbursement pressure, lower generic deflation, lower brand inflation and declining comparable sales in the front-end of the store. Though Walgreens management suggested reimbursement headwinds should normalize in fiscal 2020, Goldwasser said he could see more downside from continued reimbursement headwinds and structural changes if new rebate rule comes into play. He also views pharmacy reimbursement pressure as a leading indicator suggesting risk to distributors' sell side margins and earnings, including for AmerisourceBergen (ABC), which Goldwasser notes is part of the WBAD purchasing consortium. Other drug distributors include McKesson (MCK) and Cardinal Health (CAH).
04/02/19
WOLF
04/02/19
INITIATION
Target $127
WOLF
Outperform
McKesson initiated with an Outperform at Wolfe Research
Wolfe Research initiated McKesson with an Outperform and $127 price target citing compelling cash flow yields.
CAH Cardinal Health
$44.16

-1.13 (-2.50%)

04/17/19
GUGG
04/17/19
INITIATION
Target $72
GUGG
Neutral
Cardinal Health initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim
Guggenheim initiated Cardinal Health with a Neutral and $72 price target.
04/17/19
GUGG
04/17/19
INITIATION
Target $51
GUGG
Neutral
Cardinal Health initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim
Guggenheim initiated Cardinal Health with a Neutral rating and $51 price target.
04/17/19
GUGG
04/17/19
INITIATION
Target $51
GUGG
Neutral
Cardinal Health initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim
Guggenheim analyst Glen Santangelo initiated Cardinal Health with a Neutral rating and a price target of $51. The analyst says that while the company is "operating in a difficult environment in both its Pharmaceutical and Medical segments", it is showing signs of stabilization operationally. Santangelo also warns however that Cardinal Health's upside potential will be limited as long as investors are focused on the "potential for unfavorable regulatory change and the implications of the ongoing opioid litigation."
ABC AmerisourceBergen
$85.01

-1.46 (-1.69%)

04/11/19
GUGG
04/11/19
INITIATION
GUGG
Buy
AmerisourceBergen initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim
04/10/19
BOFA
04/10/19
DOWNGRADE
BOFA
Underperform
AmerisourceBergen downgraded to Underperform from Buy at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst Michael Cherry downgraded AmerisourceBergen (ABC) two notches to Underperform from Buy citing group profit questions, lack of clarity with PharMEDium, and a reduction in multiple for peers Cardinal Health (CAH) and McKesson (MCK).
05/14/19
RAJA
05/14/19
NO CHANGE
RAJA
Walgreens could target Amerisource, LabCorp if it seeks M&A, says Raymond James
Raymond James analyst John Ransom said he thinks that "the temptation" for Walgreens (WBA) to do "something" in terms of M&A will grow over time and the "something" it may consider could include either acquiring AmerisourceBergen (ABC) or LabCorp (LH). His analysis points to LabCorp being a less complicated, "but much less accretive," deal, said Ransom. Given Walgreens' existing ownership of about a 26% stake in AmerisourceBergen, he estimates 16% accretion from buying the company for $95 per share in cash if he assumes $500M of synergies and $2B of opioid fines financed with debt, the analyst tells investors. Though such a deal would make financial sense, he does not think investors would "be overly excited about the strategic upside," Ransom tells investors. While he argues that LabCorp "offers more strategic upside," such a hypothetical deal also has less financial benefit, according to Ransom.
04/10/19
04/10/19
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Fly Intel: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Apple (AAPL) downgraded to Reduce from Hold at HSBC with analyst Erwan Rambourg saying the returns from Apple's recent announcements, including the Apple News+ premium news subscription, the Apple Card in partnership with Goldman Sachs (GS), Apple Arcade games as part of the App store and video subscription Apple TV+, could "take some time to extract." 2. AmerisourceBergen (ABC) downgraded to In Line from Outperform at Evercore ISI with analyst Michael Cherry citing group profit questions, lack of clarity with PharMEDium, and a reduction in multiple for peers Cardinal Health (CAH) and McKesson (MCK). 3. Novartis (NVS) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Mark Purcell saying the spinoff of Alcon will put more attention on the generics risk Novartis faces in its pharma business. 4. TerraForm Power (TERP) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst Brian Lee saying that while the company is in the midst of an operational transition that may improve cash flow and dividend flexibility, the upside appears to be priced in. 5. Foot Locker (FL) assumed with a Neutral from Buy at Citi with analyst Paul Lejuez saying while Foot Locker has "tailwinds at its back" in North America with comps inflecting positively in Q4, the company still faces many of the same headwinds as other specialty retailers given its "significant" mall exposure and EBIT pressure from direct-to-consumer. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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VIVE

Viveve

$0.41

-0.0155 (-3.68%)

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Viveve

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Viveve CMRF technology trial did not demonstrate improvement in SUI »

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Viveve

$0.41

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KO

Coca-Cola

$51.25

-0.15 (-0.29%)

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United Technologies

$132.94

0.57 (0.43%)

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Coca-Cola

$51.25

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UTX

United Technologies

$132.94

0.57 (0.43%)

LMT

Lockheed Martin

$357.57

0.675 (0.19%)

KMB

Kimberly-Clark

$134.40

-1.31 (-0.97%)

BIIB

Biogen

$232.46

1.26 (0.54%)

SHW

Sherwin-Williams

$454.62

-1.9 (-0.42%)

TRV

Travelers

$149.95

-0.22 (-0.15%)

PCAR

Paccar

$69.17

-0.16 (-0.23%)

CNC

Centene

$52.19

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SWK

Stanley Black & Decker

$141.45

-2.01 (-1.40%)

FITB

Fifth Third

$27.84

-0.11 (-0.39%)

KEY

KeyCorp

$17.37

-0.08 (-0.46%)

TRU

TransUnion

$74.91

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HAS

Hasbro

$108.54

0.85 (0.79%)

DGX

Quest Diagnostics

$98.07

-1.175 (-1.18%)

LW

Lamb Weston

$67.58

-0.98 (-1.43%)

JBLU

JetBlue

$18.96

0.05 (0.26%)

HOG

Harley-Davidson

$34.25

-0.62 (-1.78%)

MDSO

Medidata

$90.93

0.2 (0.22%)

GPK

Graphic Packaging

$14.27

0.025 (0.18%)

AN

AutoNation

$42.01

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ACAD

Acadia

$25.97

0.28 (1.09%)

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EFII

Electronics for Imaging

$36.97

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Breaking Hot Stocks news story on Electronics for Imaging »

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ZION

Zions Bancorp

$45.16

-0.95 (-2.06%)

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CADE

Cadence Bancorp

$15.86

-3.75 (-19.12%)

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OISHY

Oil Search

$0.00

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QCOM

Qualcomm

$75.93

0.9 (1.20%)

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Intel

$51.36

1.1 (2.19%)

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Qualcomm

$75.93

0.9 (1.20%)

INTC

Intel

$51.36

1.1 (2.19%)

GOOG

Alphabet

$1,138.09

8.09 (0.72%)

GOOGL

Alphabet Class A

$1,139.52

7.85 (0.69%)

MU

Micron

$47.21

1.7 (3.74%)

WDC

Western Digital

$55.32

2.87 (5.47%)

CSCO

Cisco

$57.72

0.34 (0.59%)

AVGO

Broadcom

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LPL

LG Display

$7.45

0.275 (3.83%)

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Ford

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BRO

Brown & Brown

$34.64

-0.11 (-0.32%)

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Snap

$14.14

0.12 (0.86%)

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Brown & Brown

$34.64

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Snap

$14.14

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INTC

Intel

$51.36

1.1 (2.19%)

QCOM

Qualcomm

$75.93

0.9 (1.20%)

STLD

Steel Dynamics

$31.55

0.09 (0.29%)

ZION

Zions Bancorp

$45.16

-0.95 (-2.06%)

CDNS

Cadence Design

$72.68

-0.21 (-0.29%)

SNPS

Synopsys

$135.42

0.41 (0.30%)

WHR

Whirlpool

$148.30

0.085 (0.06%)

AMTD

TD Ameritrade

$52.41

0.82 (1.59%)

ACAD

Acadia

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0.28 (1.09%)

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SNAP

Snap

$14.14

0.12 (0.86%)

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SMBC

Southern Missouri Bancorp

$31.95

-0.3 (-0.93%)

18:33
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Southern Missouri Bancorp sees Q4 EPS 81c, consensus 77c »

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SSRM

SSR Mining

$15.80

-0.06 (-0.38%)

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SNAP

Snap

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HD

Home Depot

$211.23

-1.79 (-0.84%)

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Home Depot CFO: The company is in great hands »

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AN

AutoNation

$42.01

-0.045 (-0.11%)

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Breaking Hot Stocks news story on AutoNation »

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AN

AutoNation

$42.01

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CR

Crane

$86.50

0.99 (1.16%)

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Crane backs FY19 adjusted EPS view of $6.25-$6.45, consensus $6.41 »

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CR

Crane

$86.50

0.99 (1.16%)

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AN

AutoNation

$42.01

-0.045 (-0.11%)

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Alphabet

$1,138.09

8.09 (0.72%)

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AutoNation names Cheryl Miller CEO »

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AutoNation

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GOOG

Alphabet

$1,138.09

8.09 (0.72%)

GOOGL

Alphabet Class A

$1,139.52

7.85 (0.69%)

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STLD

Steel Dynamics

$31.55

0.09 (0.29%)

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Steel Dynamics reports Q2 operating income $295M, down 6% from Q1 »

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FBMS

First Bancshares

$29.74

-0.105 (-0.35%)

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First Bancshares announces agreement to acquires First Florida Bancorp »

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