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Outperform Value $209.02 on July 30
by Evercore ISI
Apple reported a formidable June quarter and guided the September quarterly forward of expectations. We expect that a formidable print like this highlights Apple’s platform mannequin and skill to indicate income development, regardless of double-digit iPhone gross sales declines.
Key positives: 1) China confirmed year-over-year development, indicating there are levers at Apple’s disposal to drive gross sales greater. (Is that this a method that may very well be scaled globally?) 2) Gross-margin steering for the September quarter is up, quarter over quarter, suggesting momentum. (Upside for fiscal 2019?) 3) Income diversification is working, with companies up 18% in fixed foreign money; “different” up 50%, Y/Y; and iPhones accounting for sub-50% of gross sales for the primary time since launch. 4) Capital allocation and buyback momentum stay robust. We’re elevating our value goal to $238 [from $227]. The a number of is unchanged at 18 occasions fiscal-2020 earnings per share.
Chubby Value $76.30 on Aug. 1
Saia’s second-quarter 2019 outcomes demonstrated to us that its growth into the Northeast has reached an inflection level. The [shipping and logistics] firm reported its finest quarterly end result since second-quarter 1994. Saia’s geographic growth and yield initiatives are making a compelling and differentiated story inside the transportation sector, which we predict will warrant a number of growth. Whereas the inventory’s response of about 10% on Wednesday underscores that we weren’t the one ones who appreciated the second-quarter beat and constructive go-forward commentary, we see the potential for significant additional upside to our estimates and the inventory value, so long as the financial system holds collectively. Our new $96 value goal (up from $75 beforehand) represents 18.5 occasions our up to date 2020 EPS forecast.
Outperform Value $26.12 on July 31
by Macquarie Analysis
Altice delivered spectacular [second-quarter key performance indicators], simply above our expectations, and raised 2019 income steering. We anticipate its industry-defying cable traits to proceed. Altice Cellular is poised to launch any day now, and enticing pricing ought to drive outsize development. We mannequin modest income will increase constructing from the third quarter, and cell breaking even a 12 months from now. Value goal: $32.
United Therapeutics UTHR-Nasdaq
Impartial Value $79.24 on July 31
by H.C. Wainwright
The medical growth of Unituxin for small-cell lung most cancers appears to have gathered [less] consideration than it deserves. Unituxin [was] accepted for high-risk pediatric neuroblastoma in 2015, and is presently producing notable gross sales of about $100 million. Assuming a median value of $144,000 a 12 months in small-cell lung-cancer remedy (we conservatively assume once-a-month dosing), about 20% penetration within the U.S. and European Union ought to enable United Therapeutics so as to add about $2.6 billion to its product gross sales. [However,] we imagine that the corporate lacks inside experience in oncology-drug growth. The extra we dig round Unituxin, the much less assured we’re concerning the anticipated knowledge readout of [a study of the drug scheduled] in 1H20.
Market Carry out Value $11.59 on July 31
by Raymond James
We’re sustaining our Market Carry out ranking on the financial institution’s shares, following second-quarter 2019 outcomes that matched each our and consensus expectations. Relative to our mannequin, decrease revenues had been offset by decrease bills (working and provision). Notably, the financial institution’s core margin contracted by six foundation factors [each equal to 1/100th of a percentage point] sequentially, beneath administration’s three-basis-point steering, and administration guided to a different one to 2 foundation factors of compression in third-quarter 2019. That stated, administration now expects margin growth in fourth-quarter 2019 (and each quarter in 2020), because it believes that it has skilled a trough in incomes asset yields and a peak in funding prices, which ought to definitely bode nicely for margins in a falling-rate setting.
Superior Micro Units
Maintain Value $30.45 on Aug. 1
by Benchmark Analysis
We’re initiating protection of AMD with a Maintain ranking. We anticipate AMD to proceed to learn from a sturdy product cycle. [But] AMD shares are buying and selling at 29.7 occasions the consensus 2020 EPS estimate of $1.03, and on an enterprise-value foundation, 4 occasions the consensus 2020 gross sales estimate, which is near AMD’s historic peak EV/gross sales a number of of 4.7 occasions. On a value/earnings foundation, AMD shares are buying and selling at a major premium to the semiconductor peer-group common a number of of 21.7 occasions.
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