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Fly News Breaks for October 1, 2019
ERIC, VMW, TW, SMG, PM
Oct 1, 2019 | 10:18 EDT
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Ericsson (ERIC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord with analyst Michael Walkley saying since the Q2 earnings report, Ericsson has announced deals with Nex-Tech, RINA, and KDDI, demonstrating continuing 5G momentum. 2. VMware (VMW) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo with analyst Philip Winslow saying investors have been concerned that growing interest in deploying containerized applications into Kubernetes-centric environments will eventually reduce customer demand for VMware's virtualization-centric product portfolio. 3. Tradeweb Markets (TW) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Jeremy Campbell saying recent weakness in the shares "seems largely technical," which presents an "attractive upside opportunity." 4. Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill with analyst Christopher Carey saying the bar on the company's earnings consensus may be "too low." 5. Philip Morris (PM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Lisa Lewandowski citing the suspended merger discussions with Altria (MO) amid the heightened risk for U.S. vaping category following reports of lung health concerns. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.