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CHK

Chesapeake

$6.50

0.13 (2.04%)

, RIG

Transocean

$9.73

0.21 (2.21%)

09:55
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10/05
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09:55

Early notable gainers among liquid option names on October 5th

Notable gainers among liquid option names this morning include Chesapeake Energy (CHK) $6.59 +0.23, Transocean (RIG) $9.80 +0.29, CarMax (KMX) $53.08 +1.45, Diamond Drilling (DO) $17.07 +0.46, and Constellation Brands (STZ) $170.10 +4.48.

CHK

Chesapeake

$6.50

0.13 (2.04%)

RIG

Transocean

$9.73

0.21 (2.21%)

KMX

CarMax

$52.89

1.24 (2.40%)

DO

Diamond Offshore

$16.94

0.34 (2.05%)

STZ

Constellation Brands

$171.30

5.45 (3.29%)

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CHK Chesapeake
$6.50

0.13 (2.04%)

09/09/16
WDLK
09/09/16
UPGRADE
Target $10
WDLK
Buy
Chesapeake upgraded to Buy from Hold at Wunderlich
Wunderlich analyst Jason Wangler upgraded Chesapeake Energy to Buy saying the company's assets are performing and its balance sheet is improving. The analyst raised his price target for the shares to $10 from $6.
09/13/16
FBRC
09/13/16
INITIATION
Target $5
FBRC
Underperform
Chesapeake initiated with an Underperform at FBR Capital
FBR Capital analyst Joseph Allman started Chesapeake Energy with an Underperform rating and $5 price target. The company's "debt and transportation commitments hole still appears too deep to dig out of," Allman tells investors in a research note. He views Chesapeake's equity as "significantly overvalued" and thinks the company's financial condition "will continue to be stressed."
09/09/16
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Chesapeake (CHK) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Wunderlich with analyst Jason Wangler saying the company's assets are performing and its balance sheet is improving. 2. GameStop (GME) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Hilliard Lyons. 3. Finisar (FNSR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at MKM Partners with analyst Michael Genovese saying he is "extremely upbeat on the Optical components/module industry," and Chinese demand for 10G and 100G Optical modules appears it can stay strong for multiple years. 4. Randgold (GOLD) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS with the firm citing the recent pullback in the shares and the potential for a dividend raise in 2017. 5. Teekay LNG (TGP) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo analyst Michael Webber saying the discount to net asset value and the company's progress around financing its order book make the valuation "particularly compelling." This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
08/16/16
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On The Fly: Top analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Vipshop (VIPS) was upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill. 2. Chesapeake (CHK) was upgraded to Equalweight from Underweight and Forum Energy (FET) was upgraded to Overweight from Equalweight at Capital One. 3. Noble Corp. (NE) and Patterson-UTI (PTEN) were upgraded to Neutral from Underperform while Marathon Oil (MRO) and Sasol (SSL) were upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill. 4. Shenandoah (SHEN) was upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James with analyst Ric Prentiss citing valuation, increased visibility into the future of the combined nTelos (NTLS) and Sprint (S) entity, and expectations of further transactions with Sprint that would expand its wireless coverage footprint and serve as a further catalysts for shares. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
RIG Transocean
$9.73

0.21 (2.21%)

09/23/16
FBCO
09/23/16
UPGRADE
FBCO
Neutral
Transocean upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Gregory Lewis is upgraded Transocean to Neutral and raised its price target to $8 from $5. Lewis said management has been extending Transocean's duration and expects the company's diverse foot print and relationships to drive increased contracts.
09/19/16
SUSQ
09/19/16
NO CHANGE
SUSQ
Susquehanna lowers price targets on several offshore drillers
Susquehanna analyst Charles Minervino lowered his estimates and price targets on offshore drillers by an average of 17%, citing lower crude prices, extended softness in new contracting activity, and expectations for a prolonged period of low dayrates. Minervino lowered his price target on Neutral rated companies Atwood Oceanics (ATW) to $7 from $11, Diamond Offshore (DO) to $16 from $18, Ensco (ESV) to $7 from $8, Noble Corp. (NE) to $5 from $6, Rowan (RDC) to $12 from $14, and Transocean (RIG) to $10 from $11.
10/04/16
HOWW
10/04/16
UPGRADE
Target $14
HOWW
Outperform
Transocean upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Scotia Howard Weil
Scotia Howard Weil analyst Blake Hancock upgraded Transocean to Outperform and raised its price target to $14 from $12.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Transocean (RIG) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Canaccord with analyst Alex Brooks citing valuation. 2. Dick's Sporting (DKS) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer analyst Brian Nagel citing the potential for better near-term sales trends as "weaker players" in sporting goods retail fail. 3. Akorn (AKRX) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray with analyst David Amsellem saying volume trends across the company's commercial portfolio suggests the base business is "on sustainable footing." 4. Petrobras (PBR) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie with analyst Giacomo Romeo saying near-term liquidity is less concerning after recent divestitures, an improved political outlook, and the re-gained access to the bond market. 5. bluebird bio (BLUE) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman with analyst Salveen Richter saying he expects Gen2 data versus Gen1 data at the October 13 R&D day to show substantial efficacy improvements, which is underappreciated by the Street, a full LentiGlobin update at ASH scheduled for December 3-6, the unveiling of the CAR T/gene editing programs, and two pivotal readouts in mid-17 that will result in a transition to commercial focus. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
KMX CarMax
$52.89

1.24 (2.40%)

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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. JPMorgan (JPM) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie with analyst David Konrad citing valuation. 2. CarMax (KMX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham with analyst Glenn Chin citing valuation. 3. Eaton (ETN) and Ingersoll-Rand (IR) downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at KeyBanc with analyst Jeffrey Hammond citing his more cautious outlook for nonresidential construction. 4. Estee Lauder (EL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus with analyst John Staszak saying it will be difficult for the company to achieve further market share gains, given increased competition, slowing growth in the premium beauty products space, and a "challenging" macro environment. 5. SAIC (SAIC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen and to Hold from Buy at Drexel Hamilton. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/09/16
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09/09/16
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Neutral
CarMax downgraded on valuation at Buckingham
As noted earlier, Buckingham downgraded CarMax to Neutral from Buy. Analyst Glenn Chin downgraded the stock based on valuation. Target $63.
09/09/16
BUCK
09/09/16
DOWNGRADE
BUCK
Neutral
CarMax downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham
09/22/16
JANY
09/22/16
NO CHANGE
JANY
CarMax trends concerning for subprime auto financers, says Janney Capital
Janney Capital analyst John Rowan said some of the trends revealed in CarMax's (KMX) quarterly report, including its significant slowdown in subprime sales and the that that company's own financing arm saw a jump in credit costs, are concerning for subprime finance companies. Rowan said CarMax's results support his cautious stance on subprime auto finance providers and he keeps Neutral ratings on Credit Acceptance (CACC), Consumer Portfolio Services (CPSS), America's Car-Mart (CRMT) and Santander Consumer (SC).
DO Diamond Offshore
$16.94

0.34 (2.05%)

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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Wells Fargo (WFC) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Betsy Graseck saying shares are trading at a 11 times Price/Earnings for a 3.5% yield, and is one of the "best values" in the S&P 1500 and the sector. 2. Tech Data (TECD) was upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel, to Buy from Underperform at CLSA, and to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill. 3. AMD (AMD) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Bernstein. 4. Diamond Offshore (DO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI with analyst James West saying he believes the offshore rig market will bottom over the next 6-12 months and notes shares are down approximately 42% from its mid-July peak. 5. BHP Billiton (BHP) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie with analyst Alon Olsha citing an increase in coal/manganese forecasts. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/20/16
EVER
09/20/16
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EVER
Buy
Diamond Offshore upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI
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EVER
09/20/16
UPGRADE
Target $19
EVER
Buy
Diamond Offshore upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI
As previously reported, Evercore ISI upgraded Diamond Offshore to Buy from Hold. Analyst James West believes the offshore rig market will bottom over the next 6-12 months and notes shares are down approximately 42% from its mid-July peak.
09/21/16
GSCO
09/21/16
DOWNGRADE
GSCO
Sell
Diamond Offshore downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman analyst Waqar Syed downgraded Diamond Offshore to Sell and sees further downside to its $10 price target. The analyst said a significant number of Diamond's above market contracts are set to expire through 2020 and notes 3 key contracts make up 76% of 2018 estimated gross profits, and if one were to get canceled, EBITDA could correct sooner than forecast.
STZ Constellation Brands
$171.30

5.45 (3.29%)

09/16/16
09/16/16
INITIATION

On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. GoPro (GPRO) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill. 2. JetBlue (JBLU) initiated with an Outperform at Imperial Capital. 3. PepsiCo (PEP), Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS), and Monster Beverage (MNST) were initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse, while the firm initiated Boston Beer (SAM) with an Underperform. Credit Suisse also initiated Coca-Cola (KO) and Constellation Brands (STZ) with a Neutral. 4. lululemon (LULU) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna. 5. Target (TGT) coverage assumed with a Neutral at Credit Suisse. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/28/16
RBCM
09/28/16
NO CHANGE
RBCM
Constellation Brands removed from Focus List at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Nik Modi, noting that Constellation Brands' stock is up 16% this year, thinks that the stock could pause in the near-term "around the company's results." He notes that analysts are already expecting the company to report beat and raise results. Modi keeps a $181 price target and Outperform rating on the shares, but he removed the stock from the firm's Focus List.
09/15/16
FBCO
09/15/16
INITIATION
Target $178
FBCO
Neutral
Constellation Brands initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Laurent Grandet initiated coverage on Constellation Brands with a Neutral and a $178 price target saying high expectations are built into shares.
09/15/16
FBCO
09/15/16
INITIATION
FBCO
Neutral
Constellation Brands initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse

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