Analysts Conflicted on These NA Names: Warrior Met Coal Llc (NYSE: HCC), Telaria Inc (NYSE: TLRA) and Pandora Media (NYSE: P)

By Ryan Adsit

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the NA sector with new ratings on Warrior Met Coal Llc (HCCResearch Report), Telaria Inc (TLRAResearch Report) and Pandora Media (PResearch Report).

Warrior Met Coal Llc (HCC)

In a report released today, Lucas Pipes from B.Riley FBR maintained a Hold rating on Warrior Met Coal Llc, with a price target of $29. The company’s shares opened today at $25.73.

Pipes commented:

“Coal released 3Q18 earnings results of $94.1M in adjusted EBITDA, lower than consensus and our estimate of $105.8M and $101.8M, respectively. Compared to our estimates, the company missed on higher cash costs of $109.99/Mt (we modeled 105.71/ Mt). The company’s sales of 1.5M Mt were in line with our estimates but lagged behind production of 1.65M Mt. We would note that production was relatively robust in the presence of two longwall moves during Q3. HCC has an additional longwall move in the fourth quarter but if that runs smoothly, the company could reach the upper end of its sales guidance range of 7.1M to 7.5M.”

According to TipRanks.com, Pipes is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 3.1% and a 53.9% success rate. Pipes covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Peabody Energy Corporation Comm, Novagold Resources Inc New, and Teck Resources Limited.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Warrior Met Coal Llc is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $30.

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Telaria Inc (TLRA)

B.Riley FBR analyst Lee Krowl reiterated a Buy rating on Telaria Inc today and set a price target of $4. The company’s shares opened today at $3.13.

Krowl wrote:

“We are previewing Telaria’s (TLRA) 3Q earnings, which are slated for November 8 pre-market. Recall, the company already revised its 3Q and annual guidance in early October to reflect the YTD headwinds on revenue from a self-imposed decision to remove low quality desktop inventory from its platform; the core business continues to perform well. We expect the company to report 3Q in line with our estimates and we believe our 4Q estimates provide an adequate base-case estimate (esp. AEBITDA) with consensus representing the upside scenario. With shares off meaningfully since the revised guidance announcement, we believe management was active in executing their share repurchase program.”

Krowl has an average return of 4.8% when recommending Telaria Inc.

According to TipRanks.com, Krowl is ranked #2898 out of 4905 analysts.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Telaria Inc with a $5 average price target.

Pandora Media (P)

B.Riley FBR analyst Barton Crockett maintained a Buy rating on Pandora Media today and set a price target of $11.50. The company’s shares opened today at $9.02.

Crockett said:

“We had theorized that SiriusXM was seeking to acquire Pandora immediately ahead of a positive inflection in the business. The company’s 3Q18 earnings report, post-close 11/5, lent support to that notion, with ad and subscriber growth accelerating, margins jumping, and revenues and adj. EBITDA topping projections. The caveat is that usage of the ad-based service dipped. We see subs and monetization as more important.”

According to TipRanks.com, Crockett is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 4.0% and a 53.8% success rate. Crockett covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Liberty Media Corporation Series A Liberty SiriusXM Common Stock, Lions Gate Ent Corp Cl A, and Qurate Retail Group Inc.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Hold analyst consensus rating for Pandora Media with a $9.71 average price target, which is a 7.6% upside from current levels. In a report released today, Wedbush also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $10 price target.

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