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AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,816.29

24.47 (1.37%)

, GOOG

Alphabet

$1,198.01

21.07 (1.79%)

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State AGs to proceed with antitrust investigation of big tech, WSJ reports

A group of state attorneys general intends to proceed with a joint antitrust probe of large technology companies, the Wall Street Journal's John D. McKinnon and Brent Kendall report, citing people familiar with the matter. The effort is expected to be formally launched as soon as next month and will likely focus on whether a few dominant technology platforms use their marketplace powers to harm competition, McKinnon and Kendall say. As part of the investigation, the group of state AGs will likely issue civil investigative demands to tech giants and other companies, the authors note. Sources told the Journal that the new probe could dovetail with plans by the U.S. Justice Department, which announced its own tech antitrust probe last month. Reference Link

AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,816.29

24.47 (1.37%)

GOOG

Alphabet

$1,198.01

21.07 (1.79%)

GOOGL

Alphabet Class A

$1,199.94

21.25 (1.80%)

FB

Facebook

$186.22

2.8 (1.53%)

MSFT

Microsoft

$138.43

2.3 (1.69%)

AAPL

Apple

$210.32

3.88 (1.88%)

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AMZN Amazon.com
$1,816.29

24.47 (1.37%)

08/14/19
RBCM
08/14/19
UPGRADE
Target $112
RBCM
Outperform
Elastic upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Matt Hedberg upgraded Elastic (ESTC) to Outperform and raised his price target to $112 from $94, saying that the company has now reported two strong quarters even though the stock has traded range-bound based on concerns around billings growth and the competition from Amazon's (AMZN) AWS. The analyst adds that his recent bus tour with the management has increased his confidence on his original bullish thesis on Elastic, and he sees the company continuing its "strong execution with an upward bias to estimates."
08/14/19
BERN
08/14/19
NO CHANGE
BERN
Tesla executive turnover notably high, 'not outlandish,' says Bernstein
Bernstein analyst A.M. Sacconaghi, Jr. performed a detailed benchmarking analysis of executive turnover at Tesla (TSLA) and at comparable companies that are young, fast growing, and largely Silicon Valley based, including Snap (SNAP), Uber (UBER), Lyft (LYFT), Airbnb, Netflix (NFLX), Facebook (FB) and Amazon (AMZN). His analysis indicates that Tesla's annualized executive turnover level has been 27%, "notably higher" than the cohort average of 15%. With that said, the analyst notes that it is "not outlandish," with Snap at 24% and Lyft at 23%, which is nearly as high.
08/19/19
RBCM
08/19/19
NO CHANGE
Target $210
RBCM
Outperform
VMware to deliver 'solid' Q2 results, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Matthew Hedberg kept his Outperform rating and $210 price target on VMWare (VMW) ahead of its Q2 results this week. The analyst expects a "solid" quarter of results driven by the "diversity" of its business in spite of the "mixed" industry sentiment and the "general weakness" from the company's infrastructure software peers. Hedberg further cites the findings of his reseller survey about the demand environment, which he sees as "generally above" FY19 averages amid continued optimism around VMWare's Amazon AWS (AMZN) and Microsoft Azure (MSFT) partnerships.
08/09/19
DADA
08/09/19
NO CHANGE
Target $48
DADA
Buy
Yelp CFO departure another indication of possible sale, says DA Davidson
DA Davidson analyst Tom Forte views the upcoming departure of CFO Lanny Baker as "another indication that Yelp (YELP) may be sold." Forte believes the company could be worth as much as $60 per share in a buyout. Yelp in afternoon trading is up 8%, or $2.93, to $37.76. Of the companies he covers, Forte says Yelp is the most likely to be sold given the low price of its shares, the involvement of an activist, and its strategic value to potential acquirers like Amazon.com (AMZN), Apple (AAPL), Facebook (FB) or Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL). The analyst has a Buy rating on Yelp with a $48 price target.
GOOG Alphabet
$1,198.01

21.07 (1.79%)

08/05/19
MSCO
08/05/19
NO CHANGE
Target $170
MSCO
Overweight
IBM guidance with Red Hat in-line with Morgan Stanley expectations
After IBM (IBM) guided calendar year 2019 EPS of "at least" $12.80 when factoring in Red Hat, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty said this was in-line with her expectation ahead of the event. Following the company's Red Hat presentation, Huberty shifted some of her revenue and EPS forecast into Q4 to reflect the mainframe cycle, but her 2019 estimates for IBM remained otherwise unchanged. Huberty, who thinks Red Hat provides the horizontal platform to bridge the public clouds of AWS (AMZN), Azure (MSFT), GCP (GOOGL), and IBM Cloud, said the "Red Hat acquisition is all about positioning for Chapter 2 of cloud," which will be focused on enterprises' mission critical workloads. Huberty keeps an Overweight rating and $170 price target on IBM shares.
08/15/19
DBAB
08/15/19
NO CHANGE
Target $1475
DBAB
Buy
Alphabet price target raised to $1,475 from $1,400 at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Lloyd Walmsley raised his price target for Alphabet (GOOG) to $1,475 from $1,400 and keeps a Buy rating on the shares. The analyst increased his revenue estimates post the company's Q2 results to reflect "slightly" faster Google Sites revenue growth, easing comps, a "compelling" ad product pipeline, and higher Google Cloud estimates.
08/09/19
RBCM
08/09/19
NO CHANGE
Target $44
RBCM
Outperform
AMD announcement with Cray didn't get attention it deserved, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Mitch Steves said the focus during AMD's (AMD) launch event was clearly on Google Cloud (GOOGL) and enterprise wins with HPE (HPE) and Dell (DELL), but he contends that the company's announcement with Cray (CRAY) "did not get the attention it deserved." Looking at the build of materials for the Cray products, the combined content for AMD is likely around 25% and he "wouldn't be surprised to see 15-20%" of the $1B in bookings go to AMD, said Steves, who raised his "Street high" price target on AMD shares to $44 from $43 and keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
GOOGL Alphabet Class A
$1,199.94

21.25 (1.80%)

FB Facebook
$186.22

2.8 (1.53%)

08/02/19
MKMP
08/02/19
INITIATION
Target $245
MKMP
Buy
Facebook assumed with a Buy at MKM Partners
MKM Partners analyst Rohit Kulkani assumed coverage of Facebook with a Buy rating and a price target of $245, saying the stock offers a "rare combination" of scale, growth, and profitability. The analyst contends that the company still has "significant growth runway ahead" toward improving ad targeting, user experience, and monetization across its platforms.
08/02/19
08/02/19
INITIATION

Fly Intel: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL), Facebook (FB), and Amazon.com (AMZN) initiated with a Buy at MKM Partners. 2. iHeartMedia (IHRT) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan. 3. NuStar Energy (NS) initiated with a Neutral at Mizuho. 4. Ultragenyx (RARE) assumed with an Outperform at Wedbush. 5. Avantor (AVTR) initiated with a Neutral at Cleveland Research. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
MSFT Microsoft
$138.43

2.3 (1.69%)

07/25/19
ARGS
07/25/19
NO CHANGE
Target $158
ARGS
Buy
Microsoft price target raised to $158 from $145 at Argus
Argus analyst Joseph Bonner raised his price target on Microsoft to $158 and kept his Buy rating, also raising his FY20 EPS view by 25c to $5.26 after the company's "strong" performance in FY19. The analyst says CEO Satya Nadella has succeeded in pivoting the company toward a "high-value commercial and cloud application businesses", adding that its commercial revenues are well-positioned to grow given Microsoft's "massive" user base.
07/26/19
PIPR
07/26/19
NO CHANGE
Target $145
PIPR
Overweight
Proofpoint price target raised to $145 from $140 at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Andrew Nowinski raised his price target for Proofpoint (PFPT) to $145 from $140 saying the company's Q2 results were "very consistent with historical standards," beating the high-end of revenue guidance by 1.2% and billings by 0.9%.Management only raised the annual guidance by roughly the same amount as the beat, likely setting up for another beat in Q3, Nowinski tells investors in a research note. He believes Proofpoint continues to extend its lead in terms of market share over Microsoft (MSFT) and others, and reiterates an Overweight rating on the shares.
AAPL Apple
$210.32

3.88 (1.88%)

08/13/19
FBCO
08/13/19
NO CHANGE
Target $209
FBCO
Neutral
China iPhone shipments July bounce back a positive for Apple, says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Matthew Cabral notes that government data implies a big jump in July China Apple iPhone shipments, which rose 42% year over year in the month of July, despite a modest 3.5% year over year decline in the broader Chinese smartphone market. The analyst believes the bounce back is a positive for Apple and a "solid start" toward above-seasonal guidance for Q3, particularly against a backdrop of a slowing Chinese economy coupled with the re-escalation of trade tensions with the U.S. Nonetheless, Cabral points out that the trade overhang remains in focus as 10% U.S. tariffs approach. He reiterates a Neutral rating and a $209 price target on the shares.
08/15/19
WEDB
08/15/19
NO CHANGE
Target $245
WEDB
Outperform
Apple iPhone demand cycle looks stable heading into 2020, says Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives is bullish into Apple's future heading into 2020 and beyond, as the company is seeing stable demand despite the myriad of China challenges and macro swirls. With general nervousness around the Apple story and tech space in light of the U.S./China trade battle and worries around China demand/slowdown, his Asia checks continue to give him "confidence based on supply chain tea leaves that Cupertino is in the process of producing between 75M to potentially 80M iPhone 11 units heading into the September launch period." Ives reiterates an Outperform rating and a $245 price target on the shares.
08/13/19
WEDB
08/13/19
NO CHANGE
Target $245
WEDB
Outperform
First round of tariffs likely absorbed by Apple, says Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives does not believe Apple will pass the costs of the 10% tariff placed on $300B of Chinese goods by President Trump to U.S. consumers on the new smartphones hitting the market this September. All indications the analyst is seeing from the field and across the supply chain indicate the trifecta of smartphones will officially be released in the second week of September with pricing being very similar to last year's models. If the tariffs go ahead as planned this will reduce 2020 EPS by roughly 50c-55c based on his $12.80 estimate for the year, with Apple looking to absorb this first round of tariffs, he contends. However, Ives believes Apple is aggressively looking at alternative options within the supply chain in light of this "U.S./China UFC trade battle" around moving 5%-7% of iPhone production to India and/or Vietnam, away from China. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating and a $245 price target on the shares.

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