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BAC

Bank of America

$16.13

-0.09 (-0.55%)

, GE

General Electric

$29.08

-0.19 (-0.65%)

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Notable open interest changes for October 10th

Friday's total option volume of 15.2 million contracts resulted in net open interest growth of 2.16 million calls and 2.60 million puts. Bank of America (BAC), GE (GE), Twitter (TWTR) and Apple (AAPL) saw the greatest growth. Top five new positions opened include 45k Bank of America (BAC) Oct-16 16 puts, 31k GE (GE) Nov-16 30 calls, 29k Coty (COTY) Oct-16 38 puts, 27k GE (GE) Jan-17 30 calls and 21k Bank of America (BAC) Dec-16 15 puts.

BAC

Bank of America

$16.13

-0.09 (-0.55%)

GE

General Electric

$29.08

-0.19 (-0.65%)

TWTR

Twitter

$19.85

-0.02 (-0.10%)

AAPL

Apple

$114.06

0.17 (0.15%)

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BAC Bank of America
$16.13

-0.09 (-0.55%)

10/10/16
OPCO
10/10/16
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Oppenheimer technical analyst upgrades Financials, downgrades Consumer Staples
Oppenheimer technical analyst Ari Wald upgraded the Financials sector to Market Weight and downgraded Consumer Staples to Underweight in next step in the firm's "cyclical rotation road map." Wald identified Ameriprise (AMP), Bank of America (BAC), Citi (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), Lincoln National (LNC) and SunTrust (STI) as six stocks breaking higher that he sees as likely to benefit from internal market rotation.
09/13/16
SOCG
09/13/16
DOWNGRADE
SOCG
Hold
Bank of America downgraded to Hold from Buy at Societe Generale
09/13/16
SOCG
09/13/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $42
SOCG
Sell
Societe Generale cuts Citi to Sell, Bank of America to Hold
Societe Generale downgraded Citi (C) to Sell from Hold and Bank of America (BAC) to Hold from Buy. The firm has a $42 price target for shares of Citi and attributes an increased negative stance on Cards for the downgrade. Societe Generale has a $17 price target for Bank of America and cites revenue growth for the downgrade to Hold. Citi is trading down 86c to $46.93 and Bank of America is trading down 19c to $15.71.
09/16/16
GSCO
09/16/16
NO CHANGE
Target $19
GSCO
Conviction Sell
Bank of America operating leverage hitting an inflection, says Goldman
Goldman analyst Richard Ramsden believes Bank of America is hitting an inflection point in operating leverage driven by low single digit growth, stable credit, and absolute reductions in the expense base. The analyst believes topline growth will reach approximately 4% annually through to 2018, driven by consumer bank and wealth management initiatives. Ramsden reiterates his Conviction Buy rating on Bank of American and raised his price target to $19 from $17 given the combination of revenue growth and expense discipline.
GE General Electric
$29.08

-0.19 (-0.65%)

09/07/16
BERN
09/07/16
NO CHANGE
BERN
General Electric deal a long-term positive, says Bernstein
After GE acquired two European 3D printer companies, Bernstein analyst Steven Winoker says that the transaction will enable GE to more easily integrate 3D printing into its businesses. The analyst says that the productivity benefits that GE can realize from the deal are "self-evident," and he predicts that the deal will save GE money over the long-term. Winoker keeps a Market Perform rating on the stock.
07/22/16
07/22/16
INITIATION

On The Fly: Top analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. General Electric (GE) initiated with a Sell at Standpoint Research. 2. Williams (WMB) and Williams Partners (WPZ) resumed with a Neutral at Citi. 3. Nevro (NVRO) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray. 4. Universal Electronics (UEIC) initiated with a Buy at Sidoti. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
07/22/16
STPT
07/22/16
INITIATION
Target $26
STPT
Sell
General Electric initiated with a Sell at Standpoint Research
Target $26.
06/29/16
JPMS
06/29/16
NO CHANGE
JPMS
Underweight
JPMorgan keeps Underweight on GE following SIFI news
JPMorgan analyst C. Stephen Tusa says that while the removal of the Systemically Important Financial Institution designation came sooner than expected, it does not change his fundamental view of General Electric shares. The company's earnings and free cash flow outlook remain unchanged, and its stock remains expensive at current levels, Tusa tells investors in a research note. He keeps an Underweight rating on shares of GE.
TWTR Twitter
$19.85

-0.02 (-0.10%)

10/10/16
JPMS
10/10/16
NO CHANGE
Target $95
JPMS
Overweight
JPMorgan sees 'opportune entry point' for Salesforce
JPMorgan analyst Mark Murphy believes shares of Salesforce (CRM) are at an "'opportune entry point" following the recent selloff. The pullback has been driven by a "slightly soft" Q2 and concerns about a potentially expensive acquisition of Twitter (TWTR), Murphy tells investors in a research note. After speaking to industry contacts at Dreamforce, the analyst sees a path for the "overhangs to fade" with a "better pace of business in Q3/Q4" as well as the eventual fading of the Twitter discussion. Murphy reiterates an Overweight rating on Salesforce with a $95 price target in a research note titled "The Most Valuable Cloud Asset Is Undeservedly Undervalued."
10/06/16
BMOC
10/06/16
NO CHANGE
BMOC
Twitter acquisition would hurt Salesforce, says BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Keith Bachman says that an acquisition of Twitter (TWTR) by Salesforce (CRM) would " offer little strategic fit, would slow revenue growth and would be dilutive to (free cash flow) margins." Bachman thinks that the deal would cause Salesforce's stock to drop significantly,. and he says that the company's stock would be worth $65 if it pulls the trigger on Twitter. The analyst says that Salesforce's current valuation is attractive if it does not buy Twitter. He keeps an $86 price target and Outperform rating on Salesforce.
10/07/16
PIPR
10/07/16
NO CHANGE
Target $100
PIPR
Overweight
Piper sees 'clouds parting' on Salesforce valuation
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff mostly calmed nerves over a potential Twitter (TWTR) acquisition by saying at the company's analyst day, "While we look at everything, we pass on almost everything," Piper Jaffray analyst Alex Zukin tells investors in a research note. The comment does not completely take a deal for Twitter off the table, but the probability of a transformational acquisition is now "dramatically lower," Zukin contends. As such, the analyst feels the "clouds are parting" on Salesforce's valuation "with sunshine ahead." Zukin believes the company has a "clear line of sight" to $10B in revenue in FY17. He keeps an Overweight rating on the shares with a $100 price target. Salesforce closed yesterday up $2.84, or 4%, to $71.26.
10/07/16
ADAM
10/07/16
NO CHANGE
Target $95
ADAM
Buy
Salesforce worthy of investor consideration at current levels, says Canaccord
Canaccord analyst Richard Davis came away from the Salesforce (CRM) Dreamforce week more enthused about the company's outlook. The analyst noted the company is growing its revenues 3.5 times faster than it legacy peers. Davis noted the company's CEO said they are very disciplined on price when it comes to acquisitions and believes that they would not be interested in Twitter (TWTR) at its rumored asking price of $28 per share. Davis reiterated his Buy rating and $95 price target on Salesforce shares.
AAPL Apple
$114.06

0.17 (0.15%)

10/10/16
DBAB
10/10/16
INITIATION
Target $90
DBAB
Sell
Deutsche sees Netflix takeover as unlikely, starts shares at Sell
Deutsche Bank analyst Bryan Kraft initiated shares of Netflix (NFLX) with a Sell rating and $90 price target. The stock closed Friday down 25c to $104.82. The risk/reward is unattractive as consensus expectations reflect an "optimistic case," Kraft tells investors in a research note. Market expectations appear too high through 2020, the analyst contends. He also expresses skepticism that Netflix will be acquired. The business is "too fully formed" and valued to be acquired by Disney (DIS) and Apple (AAPL), Kraft writes. He also sees Amazon.com (AMZN) as a competitive risk to Netflix.
10/07/16
RBCM
10/07/16
NO CHANGE
RBCM
Apple average selling prices could beat expectations, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Amit Daryanani says that his analysis indicates that the average selling prices of Apple's iPhone 7 could significantly exceed Street expectations. Stronger demand for the "plus" model versus the last two years, along with the fact that Apple is charging a $120 premium for the "plus" model versus a $100 premium historically, should boost average selling prices, the analyst stated. He thinks that Apple's September quarter revenue could beat expectations by a "modest" amount, while the company's December quarter guidance could be "materially ahead of Street expectations." He keeps a $125 price target and Outperform rating on the stock.
10/06/16
RBCM
10/06/16
NO CHANGE
RBCM
Apple has positive read through from Dialog results, says RBC Capital
After Dialog issued a positive preannouncement due to higher than expected Mobile Services revenue, RBC Capital analyst Amit Daryanani thinks that the Dialog results should comfort Apple investors heading into that company's September quarter results. The analyst notes that Apple accounts for 75%-80% of Dialog's revenue. He keeps a $125 price target and Outperform rating on Apple.
10/06/16
ADAM
10/06/16
NO CHANGE
Target $140
ADAM
Buy
Apple iPhone 7 demand remains healthy, says Canaccord
Canaccord analyst T. Michael Walkley said channel checks show demand for iPhone 7 remains healthy with an ongoing strong mix leading to higher selling prices. The analyst believes the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s products enabled Apple to materially increase its market share and installed base of the premium tier smartphone market. Walkley reiterate his Buy rating and $140 price target on Apple shares.

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Amazon.com

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Advance Auto Parts

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DAL

Delta Air Lines

$51.69

0.59 (1.15%)

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Vail Resorts

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Broadcom

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, COO

Cooper Companies

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Facebook

$117.95

0.64 (0.55%)

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LVS

Las Vegas Sands

$62.49

-0.19 (-0.30%)

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MGM Resorts

$30.52

0.57 (1.90%)

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MGM Resorts

$30.52

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WYNN

Wynn Resorts

$101.99

-0.19 (-0.19%)

MPEL

Melco Crown

$19.55

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KB Home

$17.32

0.77 (4.65%)

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Las Vegas Sands

$62.50

-0.18 (-0.29%)

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$30.55

0.595 (1.99%)

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Netflix

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Wynn Resorts

$101.99

-0.19 (-0.19%)

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Las Vegas Sands

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Reynolds American

$54.90

-0.04 (-0.07%)

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Philip Morris

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Altria Group

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0.01 (0.02%)

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Vector Group

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FedEx

$196.90

0.78 (0.40%)

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