Monness, Crespi, Hardt Downgrades Spotify (SPOT) to Neutral, 'darkest days of this downturn are ahead of us'

September 28, 2023 7:36 AM EDT
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(Updated - September 28, 2023 7:38 AM EDT)

Monness, Crespi, Hardt analyst Brian White downgraded Spotify (NYSE: SPOT) from Buy to Neutral.

The analyst comments "Spotify’s stock has enjoyed a strong rebound this year, racking up a gain more than double the average increase for our coverage universe in 2023, rising 95%. Given this strong outperformance and our mounting concerns surrounding the potential collateral damage from this downturn, we are stepping to the sidelines on Spotify, downgrading the stock to a Neutral rating from a Buy rating. Spotify is scheduled to report its 3Q:23 results on October 24 with a webcast at 8:00 a.m. ET. Spotify is riding a favorable long-term trend, enhancing its platform, tapping into a large digital ad market, expanding its audio offerings, and improving its cost structure; however, competition is fierce, margins thin, and we believe the darkest days of this downturn are ahead of us."

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