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Channel Check

A way of analyzing a stock, where one uses information supplied by parties other than the company being analyzed. A channel check is useful because the information is independently verified and, because it is not provided by the company being analyzed, there is no incentive to make the company appear healthier than it is.
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On Friday, Piper Jaffray analyst Alex Zukin says channel checks suggest "solid quarter" for both enterprise and commercial across multiple verticals and geographies when Salesforce reports on February 28.
Our recent channel checks across key Apple markets showed the demand for the 256GB version of iPhone X is higher which will boost Apple's profits even higher," Neil Shah, Counterpoint's Research Director, said in a statement.
MKM Partners says its channel checks indicate AT&T is cutting its capital spending as it readjusts following its purchase of DirecTV.
Meanwhile, Corbin Perception's channel checks on best uses of excess free cash reaffirm, for the second quarter in a row, investors' preference for reinvestment.
In this regard, channel checks suggest a swift DAP inventory liquidation by FFBL during September'13 following a price cut during the month.
Moreover, based on our channel checks, the regulatory environment in the Philippines appears much more conducive to junket operations as compared to Singapore," it said.
We believe the company can continue to deliver strong 20% long-term earnings growth, and the pull back in spend is stabilizing based on our channel checks and recent data," Fandetti wrote.
Our channel checks suggest dealer inventories are rising and have reached around 30-40 days due to slowdown in demand.
Our recent channel checks indicated iPhone sell-through share has modestly declined in certain developed markets, and we expect this could continue as Android competitors ramp new smartphones during the June and September quarters and consumers start to hold off iPhone purchases in anticipation of the iPhone 5," Walkley wrote.
A Mizuho analyst upgraded the stock to "buy" from "neutral" after channel checks showed strong sales.
The research house s channel checks indicated that one such option would be to have the project being tendered out under a Swiss Challenge approach, whereby other parties would be allowed to come out with competing bids although the Gamuda-MMC JV was likely to have the first right of refusal for the job.
Our latest channel checks point to a significant production build of a 3G iPhone beginning in the month of June after an initial small build in May," he said.