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From Amazon To Zynga: Your Internet Stock Q2 Preview And Morgan Stanley's Top Picks

From Amazon To Zynga: Your Internet Stock Q2 Preview And Morgan Stanley's Top Picks

As earnings season for the internet sector approaches, Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak named his top picks.

Large-Cap Top Picks

  •, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN): Overweight, $1,200 price target. Amazon’s scaling high margin revenues will raise gross profit estimates according to Nowak.
  • Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL): Overweight, $1,050 price target. Nowak is bullish on Google as he believes the market question on the EC Ruling and on Youtube are overdone. “We are ~3% ahead of Street 2Q GAAP EPS after adjusting for the ~$2.7bn EC charge recognized this quarter,” he said.
  • Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ: PCLN): Overweight, $2,100 price target. Three data sets show strong U.S. traction.
  • Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI): Overweight, $67 PT. Nowak sees 26 percent upside to the Street’s Q2 adjusted EPS; he also expects “new details on Overwatch League structure/timing/accounting to advance eSports narrative and multiple.”

Small-Cap Picks

  • Zynga Inc (NASDAQ: ZNGA): Overweight, $3.70 price target.
  • Trivago NV - ADR (NASDAQ: TRVG): Overweight, $25 price target.

Cautious Picks

  • Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR): Underweight, $10 price target. “We have not heard of any material change in advertiser intent to spend in the near term and continue to see negative revision risk to 2H:17 and 2018,” Nowak said.
  • EBay Inc (NASDAQ: EBAY): Underweight, $28 price target. Nowak expects eBay to have to invest more to grow than the company initially expected, which limits upward revisions.

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