The BMO analyst cut his price target by 25 percent to $45, implying just 1.5 percent upside over the next year, a far cry from the stock's 27 percent climb over the last 12 months. Srivastava also reiterated his market perform rating on the company's shares.
Micron is set to report fiscal fourth-quarter earnings on Sept. 20.
Shares of both Micron and rival Advanced Micro Devices have traded at unusually high volumes lately as investors try to decide what to do with the hot stocks. AMD was the most actively traded stock in the S&P 500 index last Thursday, closing with volume above 300 million shares.
AMD is up 9.4 percent over the past week while Micron is down 1.3 percent.
Deutsche's analyst, too, lowered estimates to reflect the recent "deterioration" of memory chip pricing. The brokerage issued earnings per share cuts of 6 percent for the first fiscal quarter of 2019 and a 20 percent cut for the 2019 calendar year.
Ho also cut Deutsche's price target by 25 percent, forecasting that shares will reach $60 over the next 12 months. The analyst reiterated the firm's buy rating; the new target implies 35 percent upside.
"We are also reducing our price target from $80 to $60 to reflect a lower target price-to-book multiple, as it appears we have passed the peak of the current memory cycle," Ho wrote. "While we do expect MU's share price to be choppy in the near term, we also see rational capital spending by other memory suppliers leading to quicker stabilization of the market than previous cycles."
"With the stock currently trading at about 35 percent below our revised price target, we believe risk-reward is attractive," the analyst added.