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ACB

Aurora Cannabis

$2.63

0.02 (0.77%)

, CRON

Cronos Group

$7.28

-0.03 (-0.41%)

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ACB

Aurora Cannabis

$2.63

0.02 (0.77%)

CRON

Cronos Group

$7.28

-0.03 (-0.41%)

NFX

Newfield Exploration

$0.00

(0.00%)

CGC

Canopy Growth

$20.69

-0.455 (-2.15%)

ACB Aurora Cannabis
$2.63

0.02 (0.77%)

11/15/19
MKMP
11/15/19
NO CHANGE
MKMP
Canopy Growth, Aurora Cannabis price targets lowered at MKM Partners
MKM Partners analyst Bill Kirk lowered his price target on Neutral-rated Canopy Growth (CGC) to CAD23 from CAD30 and also lowered his price target on Sell-rated Aurora Cannabis (ACB) to CAD3.00 from CAD3.50 after their disappointing results. Canopy Growth saw an "astounding" EBITDA loss of CAD156M amid adjustment to revenue related to returns and pricing which, the analyst says, cannot be considered "one time". Kirk adds that the quarter echoes his concerns about the company's high inventory levels, noting that if Ontario doesn't open the stores that Canopy anticipates, those levels could again be too high. For Aurora Cannabis, the analyst states that the company's "cautious" plans to curtail capital spending by ceasing construction on Aurora Nordic 2 and the final construction of Aurora Sun suggests that investors should also be reluctant to deploy capital in the industry.
11/22/19
MKMP
11/22/19
NO CHANGE
MKMP
Canopy Growth, Aurora Cannabis profitability hard to achieve, MKM Partners says
MKM Partners analyst Bill Kirk remains cautious on Canadian Cannabis producers, saying that consensus expectations are still "high as a kite". The analyst notes that the sector has recently rebounded to "prior earnings level share prices", but believes that the assumption of "massive revenue growth with hardly any absolute cost growth" embedded in consensus is "very unlikely". Kirk cites fresh signs of cracks in the Canada market - namely that pricing is down, gaps to illicit aren't closing, and consumption per federal license is contracting - which suggests that the near-term path to profitability looks challenged. Kirk keeps his Neutral rating and CAD23 price target on Canopy Growth (CGC) and Sells rating with CAD3 price target on Aurora (ACB).
11/15/19
CANT
11/15/19
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CANT
Overweight
Aurora Cannabis upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Cantor Fitzgerald
Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Pablo Zuanic upgraded Aurora Cannabis to Overweight from Neutral with a price target of C$5.85.
11/15/19
CANT
11/15/19
UPGRADE
CANT
Overweight
Cantor upgrades Aurora Cannabis to Overweight ahead of 2020 catalysts
Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Pablo Zuanic upgraded Aurora Cannabis to Overweight from Neutral with a price target of C$5.85, up from C$5.10. The analyst does not expect a worse quarter for the group than the September quarter. And even though little may change in the December quarter, positive catalysts align in 2020, Zuanic tells investors in a research note. Further, based on his read of the quarter for the group, he estimates Aurora is "overall in better shape than peers." The analyst highlights the company's "stable" pricing, "best-in-class" gross margins of 56%, which he notes are near three-times Tilray's (TLRY), and no signs of provisions for rebates and returns.
CRON Cronos Group
$7.28

-0.03 (-0.41%)

10/16/19
BOFA
10/16/19
NO CHANGE
BOFA
BofA lowers cannabis stock price targets on further sales estimate changes
Following yesterday's rally in cannabis stock's driven by Aphria's (APHA) earnings, BofA Merrill Lynch analyst Christopher Carey said he doesn't see a case for sustainable upside yet until consensus estimates are cut further, which he thinks will ensue with the calendar Q3 results from the group. The reason that industry sales could be flat to down quarter-over-quarter sector-wide is that the cannabis industry is going from a period of inventory build to one of inventory "de-load," said Carey. Given his sales estimate revisions, he has lowered his price target on Aurora Cannabis (ACB) shares to $5 from $6, cut his Canopy Growth (CGC) price target to $23 from $27, trimmed his Cronos Group (CRON) target to $13 from $16 and decreased his Hexo (HEXO) target to $2 from $2.50. Carey keeps a Buy rating on Cronos, has Neutral ratings on Aurora and Canopy and maintains an Underperform rating on Hexo.
10/18/19
STFL
10/18/19
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STFL
Buy
Cronos Group upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel
Stifel analyst Andrew Carter upgraded Cronos Group (CRON) to Buy from Hold with a price target of C$14.00, down from C$16.50. The analyst Cronos is "unconstrained" in its ability to invest towards a $200B global opportunity with C$2B in cash on hand the resources of Altria Group (MO), Carter tells investors in a research note titled "Crowning a New King in the North." The analyst believes Cronos will show an "enhanced revenue growth profile" that leverages the distribution capabilities of Altria to build its U.S. CBD business and demonstrate "break-through product potential" in the Canadian vapor segment. Given the company's "advantaged and enhanced position," investors should buy Cronos shares following their recent pullback, says Carter.
10/22/19
PIPR
10/22/19
NO CHANGE
Target $12
PIPR
Overweight
Piper cuts targets in Cannabis, says Canopy and Cronos best positioned
Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Lavery revisited the four Canadian licensed producers under his coverage, namely Aurora Cannabis (ACB), Canopy Growth (CGC), Cronos Group (CRON) and Tilray (TLRY). The analyst continues to believe Canopy and Cronos look best positioned. Both companies have strong cash positions to facilitate growth and have good visibility on key strategic priorities, Lavery tells investors in a research note. The analyst cut his estimates for Tilray, but he keeps an Overweight rating on the shares as he still sees growth potential in both Europe and the U.S. Lavery believes Aurora lacks visibility on key strategic growth priorities and he keeps a Neutral rating on the shares. The analyst lowered his price target for Aurora to $4 from $7, for Canopy to $36 from $40, for Cronos to $12 from $18, and for Tilray to $31 from $72.
11/05/19
BOFA
11/05/19
NO CHANGE
BOFA
BofA says Mexico cannabis legalization 'still in play' in 2020 after extension
BofA Merrill Lynch analyst Christopher Carey noted that Mexico's Supreme Court has granted an extension until April 30, 2020 for Congress to legalize all forms of cannabis, writing in its decision that considering the complexity of the issue it grants the extension "exceptionally and for one time only." He views this as an important development for the industry since, in addition to opening a potentially large market, it will put even more pressure on U.S. federal action as the country will potentially "place the US between 2 of only 3 countries in the world to have legalized cannabis for recreational use." 9% of Mexico's population of 131M is estimated to have consumed cannabis in 2018 and the legal market could be worth $1B by 2024, according to BDS Analytics, noted Carey. Publicly traded companies in the cannabis space include Aphria (APHA), Aurora Cannabis (ACB), CV Sciences (CVSI), CannTrust Holdings (CNTTF), Canopy Growth (CGC), Cronos Group (CRON), General Cannabis (CANN), India Globalization Capital (IGC), Tilray (TLRY) and Trulieve Cannabis (TCNNF).
NFX Newfield Exploration
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SOCO
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SOCO
Equalweight
Newfield Exploration downgraded to Equalweight from Overweight at Capital One
CGC Canopy Growth
$20.69

-0.455 (-2.15%)

12/09/19
CANT
12/09/19
NO CHANGE
Target $18.9
CANT
Neutral
Cantor sees over 66% chance of Constellation bidding for Canopy Growth
Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Pablo Zuanic is surprised it has taken this long for Constellation Brands (STZ) to appoint a new CEO at Canopy Growth (CGC) following the exit of Bruce Linton. Pundits trying to read the tea leaves could make arguments both pro and con regarding whether the probability of a bid for the entire company by Constellation has increased or not, Zuanic tells investors in a research note. For his part, the analyst thinks the probability of Constellation trying to acquire Canopy has increased. However, he admits it is not an easy strategic decision for Constellation given its balance sheet, likely mid- to high-teens earnings dilution from a deal for the 65% of Canopy it does not own, and likely near-term hit to its own share price. Nonetheless, Zuanic assigns a more than two-thirds probability to Constellation putting in a bid for all of the Canopy Growth equity in the near term. On the argument of an improving outlook for the cannabis industry, Constellation could justify a deal, contends the analyst, who has a Neutral rating on Canopy Growth with a C$18.90 price target.
11/20/19
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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. Canopy Growth (CGC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Christopher Carey saying the stock has fallen 38% since his downgrade two months ago which pointed to the slowdown in orders and relatively high consensus estimates. 2. Schlumberger (SLB) double upgraded to Buy from Sell at Tudor Pickering. 3. Intelsat (I) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James with analyst Richard Prentiss saying he believes the ~75% pullback over the past 10 days was first related to speculation, and then the confirmation on Monday morning, that the FCC would run a public vs. private auction for 280 MHz. 4. Paycom (PAYC) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital with analyst Alex Zukin saying that after his travel with the company management, he is turning more confident in its ability to "realize price, improve retention, and drive a long runway of continued market disruption and penetration." 5. Tradeweb Markets (TW) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst Alexander Blostein saying the company's "solid" organic revenue growth and expanding operating margins should drive 15% earnings growth in 2020 and 2021. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
12/12/19
CANT
12/12/19
NO CHANGE
Target $27
CANT
Neutral
Canopy Growth price target raised to C$27 from C$18.90 at Cantor Fitzgerald
Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Pablo Zuanic raised his price target for Canopy Growth (CGC) to C$27 from C$18.90 and keeps a Neutral rating on the shares after meeting with management. The analyst assumes a C$31 potential takeover price and assigns a 65% probability to a deal happening. Constellation Brands (STZ) has confirmed it will contribute further cash to Canopy at some point via the outstanding warrants. However, it could take control of the company with less cash disbursement given the strike prices are up to three times above current levels, Zuanic tells investors in a research note.

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