Friday, 21 July, 2017

Are Snap (NYSE:SNAP) Shares Headed North? Stifel Nicolaus Issues Upgrade

Snapchat parent Snap slides below IPO price Formula 1 strikes deal with Snapchat
Preston Stone | 15 July, 2017, 08:12

$22.31's average target is 41.11% above currents $15.81 stock price.

"We view shares as a compelling risk / reward opportunity and upgrade SNAP shares to Buy from Hold". Vetr's price target points to a potential upside of 14.67% from the stock's previous close.

In other words, Instagram is attempting to restrict Snapchat's growth not only by mimicking its core features at a rapid clip but also by luring advertisers to run ads on its platform with free trials, credits, and discounts.

Shares of Los Angeles technology company Snap Inc. on Monday dipped below the original price at which they were sold when the company went public in March. Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of Snap from an overweight rating to an equal weight rating and set a $16.00 price target on the stock.in a report on Tuesday. JP Morgan initiated the shares of SNAP in report on Monday, March 27 with "Neutral" rating. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, April 28 by Canaccord Genuity. The median price target of $19 has fallen about 21 percent in the last three months.

Snap (SNAP) traded down 2.68% on Thursday, hitting $15.27. The company has market cap of $18.42 billion. Snap shares closed Thursday's session at $15.69 and were lower by 1 percent in premarket trading Friday. This represents an increase of approximately 259% compared to the average volume of 16,010 put options.

Snap (NYSE:SNAP) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, May 10th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc initiated coverage on shares of Snap in a research report on Monday, March 27th. The business had revenue of $149.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $158.32 million. The company's revenue was up 285.6% compared to the same quarter past year.

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Several other equities research analysts have also weighed in on SNAP.

About Snap Snap Inc, formerly Snapchat, Inc, is a camera company.

In Snap's defense, the drop in share price comes as investors rethink their bets on tech companies across the board.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: This piece of content was first published by Stock Observer and is owned by of Stock Observer. Ltd. purchased a new position in Snap during the first quarter worth $223,000.

Calls convey the right to buy shares at a fixed price in the future and usually are used to place bets on shares rising, while put options give the right to sell shares at a certain price in the future. But investors fear that competition from the Facebook-owned Instagram is cutting into Snapchat's popularity. Narwhal Capital Management raised its stake in Snap by 181.2% in the second quarter. US Bancorp DE acquired a new position in shares of Snap during the first quarter worth $101,000. The institutional investor purchased 9,112 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $205,000. (NYSE:SNAP) in a research note released on Thursday morning.

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