Garmin, Qorvo, Spirit Realty Capital Downgraded

Garmin, Qorvo, and Spirit Realty Capital stocks received bearish analyst attention

May 4, 2017 at 10:05 AM
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Analysts are weighing in on GPS maker Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), Apple supplier Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ:QRVO), as well as real estate investment trust (REIT) Spirit Realty Capital, Inc (NYSE:SRC). Here's a quick roundup of today's bearish brokerage notes on shares of GRMN, QRVO, and SRC.

Garmin Stock Finds Support

J.P. Morgan Securities cut its rating on GRMN stock to "underweight" from "neutral" and its price target to $50 from $55. Though Garmin Ltd. stock initially moved lower at the open, it found support atop the round $50 mark. Not only is this home to GRMN's 180-day moving average -- which caught a pullback in January -- but also heavy put open interest in both the weekly 5/5 and monthly May series of options. At last check, GRMN stock was up 1% at $51.14.

Apple Supplier Qorvo Rebounds After Initial Post-Earnings Dip

QRVO stock has been a long-term outperformer, up roughly 29% year-to-date. However, after an initial dip, the stock has swung up 0.7% to trade at $68.56, even after Qorvo Inc unveiled lower-than-expected current-quarter guidance. Not even a subsequent round of bearish brokerage notes is slowing the stock. Among those weighing in on QRVO stock were D.A. Davidson -- which lowered its rating to "neutral" -- and BMO, which slashed its price target to $63 from $67. More broadly speaking, analysts are split on the Apple supplier, with nine brokerage maintaining a "buy" or better rating, and seven issuing a "hold" or worse recommendation.

Spirit Realty Capital Stock Hits Record Low

SRC stock has plunged 22.3% to $6.93, a new record low, after the company's first-quarter earnings miss. Additionally, J.P. Morgan Securities and Ladenburg Thalmann downgraded Spirit Realty Capital, Inc to "neutral," while Capital One Securities lowered its rating to "underweight." Today's negative price action is just more of the same for SRC stock, which has surrendered roughly half its value since hitting a record high of $13.97 last August. Additional losses could encourage more analysts to downwardly revise their ratings, too, considering the majority of brokerages covering the shares maintain a "buy" or better rating.

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