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WDC

Western Digital

$50.34

-0.08 (-0.16%)

, STX

Seagate

$59.71

-0.54 (-0.90%)

05:06
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05:06

Western Digital resumed with a Hold from Buy at Stifel

Stifel analyst Patrick Ho downgraded Western Digital (WDC) to Hold from Buy with a $53 price target after resuming coverage of the name. The firm had a Buy rating on the shares before suspending coverage in July. The analyst sees some tailwinds for the company but has "some more fundamental questions" as it relates to Western Digital versus Seagate Technology (STX). The technology roadmaps in both hard disk drive and NAND flash need to be monitored, particularly as the competitive landscape drives their own technology roadmaps as well, Ho tells investors in a research note. He also questions Western Digital's operating model and whether it can rebound to its last cycle peak. Further, the company's high debt load could be restrictive, adds the analyst. Ho this morning also resumed coverage of Seagate with a Hold rating.

WDC

Western Digital

$50.34

-0.08 (-0.16%)

STX

Seagate

$59.71

-0.54 (-0.90%)

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WDC Western Digital
$50.34

-0.08 (-0.16%)

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UPGRADE
LOOP
Buy
Western Digital upgraded to Buy from Hold at Loop Capital
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10/14/19
UPGRADE
Target $75
LOOP
Buy
Western Digital upgraded to Buy from Hold at Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Ananda Baruah upgraded Western Digital to Buy from Hold with a price target of $75, up from $50. The analyst cites his findings that flash memory average selling prices are set to increase starting in the September and December quarters while also sustaining those increases in 2020, along with expectations of strong hyperscale HDD demand next year. Baruah is modeling his price target with an assumed 2021 earnings multiple of 10-times, but adds that there is potential for that multiple to rise to 12- to 15- times if Western Digital can grow its revenue by about 15% in 2020.
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Fly Intel: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Nike (NKE) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill with analyst Robert Ohmes saying that he expects the "accelerated democratization" of the brand to offset the broader future challenges around "significant" third-party retail store closures and global stagnation in "performance" footwear/apparel. 2. Western Digital (WDC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Loop Capital with analyst Ananda Baruah citing his findings that flash memory average selling prices are set to increase starting in the September and December quarters while also sustaining those increases in 2020, along with expectations of strong hyperscale HDD demand next year. 3. Varian Medical (VAR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BTIG with analyst Sean Lavin saying Varian shares have pulled back in recent weeks and now trade in line with the comp group. 4. Xilinx (XLNX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura Instinet with analyst David Wong saying many risks remain for U.S. semiconductor companies, including uncertainties related to U.S./China trade issues and U.S. action against Chinese companies such as Huawei. 5. HP Enterprise (HPE) upgraded to In Line from Underperform at Evercore ISI with analyst Amit Daryanani saying he is incrementally more positive on cash flow resiliency, the Cray acquisition, recent data points that indicate H3C is performing better than other OEMs in China, and valuation. 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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10/31/19
NO CHANGE
Target $64
RBCM
Outperform
Western Digital price target lowered to $64 from $70 at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Mitch Steves lowered his price target on Western Digital to $64, saying that while its Q1 earnings were "solid", the Q2 guidance was weaker because of "limited margin flow through." The analyst still keeps his Outperform rating on the stock, citing the management's view that the bottom in NAND memory cycle is now in the past as the company works toward gross margins of over 40%.
STX Seagate
$59.71

-0.54 (-0.90%)

10/08/19
MSCO
10/08/19
NO CHANGE
Target $60
MSCO
Overweight
Morgan Stanley still a buyer of Ambarella despite entity list news
Morgan Stanley analyst Joseph Moore said he remains a buyer of Ambarella (AMBA) shares despite reports that the list of 28 Chinese companies added to the U.S. entity list includes two customers that each make up low to mid teens percentage of the company's revenue, HIKVision and Dahua. He sees three potential mitigating factors: the fact that Ambarella may still be able to ship to entity list customers; the potential for Chinese customers to lose share to other Ambarella customers outside of China; and this impacts the legacy business and he is most enthused about Ambarella's computer vision ramp. Moore maintains an Overweight rating on Ambarella with an unchanged $60 price target. He also notes that ON Semiconductor (ON) has "modest exposure" to the surveillance market and that hard disk drive makers Seagate (STX) and Western Digital (WDC) also have "small exposure" to the surveillance markets.
11/04/19
BNCH
11/04/19
NO CHANGE
Target $65
BNCH
Buy
Seagate price target raised to $65 from $60 at Benchmark
Benchmark analyst Mark Miller raised his price target on Seagate shares to $65 from $60 after the company's September quarter results beat the company's forecast. He also expects results to improve due to improving demand conditions for mass storage and the ramp of 16 TB nearline drives, said Miller, who keeps a Buy rating on Seagate shares.
11/20/19
MSCO
11/20/19
NO CHANGE
Target $66
MSCO
Overweight
Seagate price target raised to $66 from $61 at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty raised her price target on Seagate shares to $66 from $61 as he said recent management meetings have increased her conviction about its cloud-led growth and "disruptive" potential of its upcoming products. Seagate believes its product roadmap diverges from competitors at 24TB, which will be launching late in calendar 2021, as competitor roadmaps based on MAMR technology peak out. The company sees the current hard disk drive industry market share structure shifting, which will allow for a path to 60% or greater market share based on its HAMR advantage in the future, Huberty said.
12/02/19
STFL
12/02/19
INITIATION
Target $62
STFL
Hold
Seagate resumed with a Hold at Stifel
Stifel analyst Patrick Ho resumed coverage of Seagate Technology with a Hold rating and $62 price target. The company's valuation upside is "somewhat limited" in the near term given the stock's run in 2019, Ho tells investors in a research note. The analyst, however, believes there are favorable near-term and long-term market dynamics for Seagate. A recovery in data center spending is transpiring, and this is likely to carry into 2020, driving potential upside to estimates, contends Ho.

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