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GPS

Gap

$25.18

2.4 (10.54%)

, NEE

NextEra Energy

$122.16

4.13 (3.50%)

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Early notable gainers among liquid option names on October 7th

Notable gainers among liquid option names this morning include Gap (GPS) $25.90 +3.12, NextEra Energy Resources (NEE) $122.07 +4.03, Kohls (KSS) $46.32 +1.36, Digital Reality (DLR) $93.40 +2.42, and Urban Outfitters (URBN) $36.70 +0.84.

GPS

Gap

$25.18

2.4 (10.54%)

NEE

NextEra Energy

$122.16

4.13 (3.50%)

KSS

Kohl's

$46.20

1.23 (2.74%)

DLR

Digital Realty

$92.94

1.95 (2.14%)

URBN

Urban Outfitters

$35.86

-0.19 (-0.53%)

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GPS Gap
$25.18

2.4 (10.54%)

08/19/16
MSCO
08/19/16
NO CHANGE
Target $21
MSCO
Underweight
Gap valuation stretched adn upside limited, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Kimberly Greenberger said Gap's valuation appears stretched and upside is limited. The analyst said even the most bullish expectations for $2.25-$2.30 in 2017 implies zero earnings growth since 2012, with less scope for cuts in marketing expense, wage inflation, and other SG&A inflation. Greenberger has an Underweight rating on Gap and a $21 price target on shares.
10/07/16
UBSW
10/07/16
NO CHANGE
Target $16
UBSW
Sell
Gap distribution center fire impact not done being felt, says UBS
UBS analyst Michael Binetti noted Gap's distribution center fire in August had a significant impact on September sales and that the company estimates that the fire will be a 3 point drag to October same-store sales as well. Additionally, Binetti said Florida, Georgia and South Carolina account for 10% of the company's North America store count and that Gap will close some stores amid this weekend's hurricane, further impacting October sales. The company mentioned that merchant margins were higher than expected which should offset any negative earnings impact, however. The analyst is cautious of the company's ability to pull back on promotions to drive a comp inflection and reiterated his Sell rating and $16 price target on Gap shares.
10/07/16
DBAB
10/07/16
UPGRADE
Target $24
DBAB
Hold
Gap upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Paul Trussell upgraded Gap to Hold saying the company's near- to medium-term setup is more favorable amid easing compares over the next few months and an improved apparel backdrop. Trussell raised his price target for the shares to $24 from $18.
10/07/16
JEFF
10/07/16
NO CHANGE
Target $32
JEFF
Buy
Jefferies sees 'sizable upside potential' in Gap shares
Jefferies analyst Randal Konik raises his price target for Gap shares to $32 from $30 following the retailer's September results. Trends are Old Navy are accelerating while a bottom setting in at The Gap, Konik tells investors in a research note. The analyst sees an "asymmetric risk/reward" for shares with downside "fairly limited" and "sizable upside potential." He sees easy comparisons as a near-term catalyst and keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
NEE NextEra Energy
$122.16

4.13 (3.50%)

04/04/16
MACQ
04/04/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $122
MACQ
Neutral
NextEra Energy downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie
Macquarie analyst Angie Storozynski downgraded NextEra to Neutral and maintained a $122 price target. The analyst said Next Era has had a great run and worries that faster growth in wind/solar new builds will change its earnings mix to less regulated, and combined with high parent leverage, could have negative credit implications.
09/23/16
DBAB
09/23/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $131
DBAB
Hold
NextEra Energy downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Jonathan Arnold downgraded NextEra Energy to Hold saying he sees limited near-term upside with the shares up 23% year-to-date. "Extraordinarily frosty commentary" from two of three PUCT commissioners yesterday regarding NextEra's Oncor deal indicates an uphill battle in getting it approved, Arnold tells investors in a research note. Further, tax credit extensions may pressure the company's near-term renewables bookings, the analyst contends. He cut his price target for the shares to $131 from $133.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
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09/27/16
BOFA
09/27/16
NO CHANGE
BOFA
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KSS Kohl's
$46.20

1.23 (2.74%)

09/30/16
GUGG
09/30/16
INITIATION
Target $50
GUGG
Buy
Kohl's initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim
Guggenheim analyst Robert Drbul initiated Kohl's with a Buy and a $50 price target. The analyst said shares offer attractive value at current levels given Kohl's focus in returning cash to its shareholders through share repurchases and a ~4.7% dividend yield.
09/14/16
SBSH
09/14/16
UPGRADE
Target $44
SBSH
Buy
Macy's upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst Paul Lejuez upgraded Macy's (M) to Buy saying an attractive free cash flow and dividend yield makes the risk/reward attractive at current levels. While the long term structural challenges to department stores are unlikely to go away, Macy's is "doing the right things for the business," Lejuez tells investors in a research note. He calls the retailer "one of the stronger horses in the race" and sees upcoming quarterly results as potential catalysts. Lejuez keeps a $44 price target for Macy's shares. The analyst points out that Macy's 4.4% dividend yielding 4.4% trails only Kohl's (KSS) and Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) among the retailers he covers. Macy's closed yesterday down 59c to $34.68.
08/08/16
STFL
08/08/16
NO CHANGE
STFL
Kohl's visits spark worries, says Stifel
After visiting five Kohl's stores, Stifel analyst Richard Jaffe says that the visits have left him concerned about the company's inventories and earnings outlook. According to the analyst, the inventories were larger "and of poorer quality" than he had anticipated. Jaffe thinks that the company will have to sell its spring/summer apparel at a discount, while its sales of national brands could be low as it has cut inventory of those products. However, he keeps a $45 price target and Buy rating on the shares.
08/03/16
CLVD
08/03/16
NO CHANGE
CLVD
Kohl's sales mixed to slightly softer in July, says Cleveland Research
Cleveland Research said Kohl's sales appear mixed to slightly softer in July with Q2 comps slightly below expectations.
DLR Digital Realty
$92.94

1.95 (2.14%)

10/06/16
WELS
10/06/16
NO CHANGE
WELS
Interxion could be acquired for $45-$50 per share, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo says that Digital Realty's (DLR) recent moves indicate that it's interested in M&A. The firm continues to believe that Interxion "could be a key strategic fit for" Digital Realty, and Wells Fargo estimates that it could acquire Digital Realty for $45-$50 per share. Wells Fargo keeps Outperform ratings on InterXion and Digital Realty.
09/28/16
BOFA
09/28/16
NO CHANGE
Target $120
BOFA
Buy
Digital Realty added to US 1 List at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill added Digital Realty to the US 1 List based on secular growth in data center demand, its global footprint, valuation, and said it is a beneficiary of incremental capital flowing out of REITs and into data centers. Analyst Michael Funk rates Digital Realty a Buy with a $120 price target.
07/29/16
COWN
07/29/16
DOWNGRADE
COWN
Market Perform
Digital Realty downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen
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RHCO
07/29/16
NO CHANGE
RHCO
Digital Realty reported 'encouraging,' 'strong' results, says SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Greg Miller believes that Digital Realty reported "strong" and "encouraging" results. The analyst noted that the company believes that cloud adoption is in the early innings, while other positive catalysts are on the horizon. He keeps a $125 price target and Buy rating.
URBN Urban Outfitters
$35.86

-0.19 (-0.53%)

09/07/16
WOLF
09/07/16
UPGRADE
Target $43
WOLF
Outperform
Urban Outfitters upgraded to Outperform from Peer Perform at Wolfe Research
Wolfe upgraded Urban Outfitters to Outperform with a $43 price target citing share gains, improving fundamentals, sustained promotional discipline, and sustained positive comps.
09/06/16
JEFF
09/06/16
NO CHANGE
Target $45
JEFF
Buy
Urban Outfitters added to Franchise Picks list at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Randal Konik added Urban Outfitters to his firm's Franchise Picks list and upped his price target for the shares to $45 from $40. The company is positioned to benefit from an improving fashion cycle and changes in footwear trends, Konik tells investors in a research note. He keeps a Buy rating on Urban. The analyst removed Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) from the Franchise Picks list.
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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. Workday (WDAY) downgraded to Mixed from Positive at OTR Global and to Hold from Buy at Needham with Needham analyst Scott Berg citing industry checks that indicate second quarter billings upside will be limited and Financials sales remain challenging. 2. Garmin (GRMN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James with analyst Tavis McCourt citing valuation. 3. Urban Outfitters (URBN) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman with analyst Lindsay Drucker Mann saying Urban has successfully turned around the UO brand and is near-peak operating performance, leaving less room for meaningful improvement from here. 4. Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Longbow with analyst David MacGregor citing balanced risk/reward as shares are up 35% since mid-first quarter. 5. Madison Square Garden (MSG) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies with the firm citing valuation and lack of near-term catalysts. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
08/22/16
GSCO
08/22/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $36
GSCO
Neutral
Urban Outfitters downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
Goldman analyst Lindsay Drucker Mann downgraded Urban Outfitters to Neutral and raised its price target to $35 from $33. The analyst said Urban has successfully turned around the UO brand and is near-peak operating performance, leaving less room for meaningful improvement from here.

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