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$42.01

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AutoNation names Cheryl Miller CEO

AutoNation (AN) announced that Cheryl Miller, AutoNation's Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and President, effective today, July 22, 2019, replacing Carl Liebert. Carl and the board of directors of AutoNation mutually agreed that he would leave to pursue other interests. Carl will remain with the company for the next 30 days to assist with the transition. Miller was also named to AutoNation's board of directors, effective today, July 22, 2019. Cheryl Miller is the first female CEO of a publicly traded automotive retailer. Cheryl Miller has led several key strategic initiatives, including the building and cultivating of AutoNation's partnership with Google's (GOOG) Waymo.

AN

AutoNation

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-0.045 (-0.11%)

GOOG

Alphabet

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8.09 (0.72%)

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7.85 (0.69%)

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AN AutoNation
$42.01

-0.045 (-0.11%)

02/19/19
02/19/19
INITIATION

Fly Intel: Top analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Southern Copper (SCCO) initiated with a Buy at Goldman Sachs. 2. Arcturus Therapeutics (ARCT) initiated with a Buy at Laidlaw. 3. HEXO Corp (HEXO) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer. 4. Group 1 Automotive (GPI) and Lithia Motors (LAD) were initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan, while Penske Automotive (PAG) and Asbury Automotive (ABG) were initiated with a Neutral, and Sonic Automotive (SAH) and AutoNation (AN) were initiated with an Underweight at JPMorgan. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
04/30/19
RHCO
04/30/19
NO CHANGE
Target $43
RHCO
Hold
AutoNation price target raised to $43 from $38 at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Stephanie Benjamin raised her price target on AutoNation to $43 after its Q1 earnings beat thanks to its "higher gross profit across new, used, and parts & service" sales along with lower than expected SG&A costs. The analyst is keeping her Hold rating on the company however, warning that AutoNation's brand diversification and digital investment costs may continue to weigh on profitability.
05/06/19
MSCO
05/06/19
UPGRADE
Target $94
MSCO
Overweight
Morgan Stanley more positive on auto dealers, upgrades Group 1 to Overweight
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley analyst Armintas Sinkevicius upgraded Group 1 Automotive (GPI) to Overweight from Equal Weight as he turns positive on the traditional auto dealer group and named it his top pick among the traditional dealers. Sinkevicius sees the potential for an elongated auto cycle following changes to the Fed policy, he noted, adding that he is also drawn to the defensiveness of the dealer model and investor positioning. The analyst, who noted that his estimates are above consensus for all of the traditional dealers in Q2 and for 2019, raised his price target on Group 1 shares to $94 from $67, raised his target on Asbury Automotive (ABG) to $87 from $85, upped his target on AutoNation (AN) to $36 from $27, raised his target on Lithia Motors (LAD) to $128 from $117, increased his target on Sonic Automotive (SAH) to $18 from $10 and keeps a $56 price target on Penske Automotive (PAG).
05/31/19
LBOW
05/31/19
INITIATION
LBOW
Neutral
AutoNation initiated with a Neutral at Longbow
GOOG Alphabet
$1,138.09

8.09 (0.72%)

07/09/19
LEHM
07/09/19
NO CHANGE
Target $1315
LEHM
Overweight
Alphabet sentiment too negative into Q2 results, says Barclays
Barclays analyst Ross Sandler believes the sentiment on Alphabet shares "seems too negative" heading into the company's Q2 results. The analyst expects broadly in-line revenue and earnings in Q2, which he notes "tends to be not-good-enough for its stock performance." However, the buyside is expecting weakness, hence sentiment has "soured meaningfully," Sandler tells investors in a research note. He believes his channel checks are slightly more upbeat than what the investment community seems to be expecting. As a result, the backdrop for shares "is somewhat favorable for longer term investors," he says. Sandler keeps an Overweight rating on Alphabet with a $1,315 price target.
07/11/19
BNCH
07/11/19
NO CHANGE
Target $48
BNCH
Buy
OpenText price target raised to $48 from $42 at Benchmark
Benchmark analyst Mark Schappel raised his price target on OpenText (OTEX) shares to $48 from $42 after having attended the company's annual user conference. No "monumental revelations" came out of the event, but it reinforced his Buy rating and overall investment thesis, said Schappel, who sees the company as a consolidator in the relatively mature ECM/EIM software space. Ahead of April 2020, when the company will start to sell all of its solutions as a cloud service, OpenText "strengthened its cloud credentials" by announcing an extended partnership with Google Cloud to become Google's (GOOGL) preferred EIM services provider, noted Schappel.
07/17/19
SBSH
07/17/19
INITIATION
Target $39
SBSH
Neutral
Slack Technologies initiated with a Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst Walter Pritchard started Slack Technologies (WORK) with a Neutral rating and $39 price target. Both Microsoft (MSFT) and Alphabet (GOOGL) see the productivity and collaboration software category as a strategic imperative and are investing, which will keep competitive pressure on Slack, Pritchard tells investors in a research note.
07/17/19
KEYB
07/17/19
NO CHANGE
KEYB
KeyBanc expects 'solid results' from Alphabet, Facebook
KeyBanc analyst Andy Hargreaves believes ad spending across the major internet platforms remained "solid" in Q2 and expects positive results in the space. Feedback from advertisers through the quarter was positive on Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TWTR), where the analyst expects results to meet or exceed expectations. His checks were more mixed on Alphabet (GOOGL), though he still expects "solid" results with stabilization in revenue. Hargreaves continues to recommend owning Alphabet and Facebook.
GOOGL Alphabet Class A
$1,139.52

7.85 (0.69%)

07/22/19
WEDB
07/22/19
NO CHANGE
Target $1350
WEDB
Outperform
Alphabet should report better than expected results, says Wedbush
Ahead of Alphabet's quarterly results, Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter says he anticipates Q2 revenue upside relative to consensus. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating and a $1,350 price target on the shares given valuation upside and an "unrivaled" collection of high-profile and omnipresent core products and platforms.
07/22/19
FBCO
07/22/19
NO CHANGE
Target $1400
FBCO
Outperform
Credit Suisse bullish on Alphabet ahead of quarterly results
Credit Suisse analyst Stephen Ju reiterates an Outperform rating and $1,400 price target on Alphabet's shares ahead of quarterly results. The analyst cited the ongoing monetization improvements in Search through product updates, larger-than-expected contribution from Google's larger non-Search businesses, and optionality for value creation from new monetization initiatives such as Maps as well as the eventual commercialization of Google's Other Bets.

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