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IYR

DJ US Real Estate Index Fund

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Universal Compression

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Unusually active option classes on open October 12th

Unusual total active option classes on open include: iShares DJ US Real Estate Index Fund (IYR), ProShares Ultra DJ UBS Crude Oil (UCO), Cisco (CSCO), Sprint (S), Vale (VALE), and Microsoft (MSFT).

IYR

DJ US Real Estate Index Fund

UCO

Universal Compression

CSCO

Cisco

$31.04

-0.43 (-1.37%)

S

Sprint

VALE

Vale

MSFT

Microsoft

$57.19

-0.85 (-1.46%)

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IYR DJ US Real Estate Index Fund

08/22/16
JEFF
08/22/16
NO CHANGE
JEFF
Jefferies ups SMID-cap Technology to Overweight, cuts REITs to Market Weight
Jefferies Equity Strategist Steven DeSanctis said that in terms of its SMID-cap sector strategy the firm is moving to an Overweight on Technology, citing Tech's "very strong" earnings season, reasonable valuations in the group and expectations for the recent M&A trend to continue. Also, the firm is moving Real Estate to Market Weight from Overweight, citing the belief that investors are shifting their preference towards growth and away from yield.
UCO Universal Compression

CSCO Cisco
$31.04

-0.43 (-1.37%)

09/23/16
OPCO
09/23/16
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Outperform
Speculation suggests Imperva takeover in 'near sight,' says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Shaul Eyal is not surprised to see the list of potential Imperva (IMPV) buyer candidates mentioned in an article from Bloomberg, which includes Cisco (CSCO), IBM (IBM), Fortinet (FTNT), Akamai (AKAM), and privately held Forcepoint. The analyst envisions Imperva's product line aligning particularly well with Cisco's and IBM's given the recent drive by both to expand their security offerings. Eyal sees a potential price target ranging between $55-$60 if the speculation has any merit and sufficient interest from multiple bidders. Oppenheimer has an Outperform rating on Imperva's shares.
09/14/16
DBAB
09/14/16
NO CHANGE
Target $37
DBAB
Buy
Cisco price target raised to $37 from $35 at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Vijay Bhagavath raised his price target for Cisco Systems to $37 from $35 after hosting the company at his firm's tech conference. The analyst sees "modestly improving demand trends" in cloud scale data center build outs and believes the company's October quarter guidance is de-risked. Bhagavath reiterates a Buy rating on Cisco.
10/10/16
UBSW
10/10/16
NO CHANGE
Target $35
UBSW
Buy
Consensus may be underestimating Cisco security growth, says UBS
UBS analyst Steven Milunovich said Cisco needs to grow its security business by double digits for the stock to outperform. He believes the company can do that and sees the Street underestimating its ability in security, citing the company's opportunity to leverage its network dominance and differentiate by providing a unified offering versus competitors' piecemeal parts. Milunovich reiterated his Buy rating and $35 price target on Cisco shares.
09/19/16
IMPC
09/19/16
NO CHANGE
Target $190
IMPC
Outperform
Palo Alto win rates strong, can keep gaining share, says Imperial Capital
After meeting with Palo Alto Networks (PANW) management, Imperial Capital analyst Michael Kim noted that they highlighted their strong win rates when customers conduct head-to-head evaluations. Kim, who believes the company is gaining share in the network security market at the cost of Cisco (CSCO) and Check Point (CHKP), keeps an Outperform rating and $190 price target on Palo Alto shares.
S Sprint

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DBAB
09/12/16
DOWNGRADE
DBAB
Hold
SoftBank downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Peter Milliken downgraded Softbank (SFTBY) to Hold saying the company's rebuilding efforts should take time. The analyst expects the stock to trade largely in line with Alibaba (BABA), Sprint (S) and the yen over the next 12 months, and he feels much of the upside has already been realized in the first two.
09/15/16
FBCO
09/15/16
NO CHANGE
Target $150
FBCO
Outperform
Credit Suisse raises Apple iPhone estimates on survey, carrier comments
Credit Suisse analyst Kulbinder Garcha said that build plans noted by the firm's tech team in Japan, the firm's proprietary iPhone survey and recent announcements from Sprint (S) and T-Mobile (TMUS) all lead him to now believe that Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 7 cycle may be stronger than anticipated. Accordingly, Garcha increased his calendar year 2016 iPhone volume estimate to 215M from 208M and took his calendar year 2017 estimate up to 221M units from 217M units. Additionally, two recent surveys conducted by the firm point to a potential beneficial mix shift, as more buyers appear to be shifting toward the Plus model compared to the mix in the iPhone 6s cycle, Garcha tells investors. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating and $150 price target on Apple shares, which closed yesterday at $111.77.
09/20/16
PIPR
09/20/16
NO CHANGE
PIPR
Overweight
Piper survey shows decline in iPhone upgrade interest
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster says his firm's survey of 403 U.S. iPhone owners suggests that interest in an iPhone 7 upgrade declined after the announcement of the device. The data contradicts "generally positive" initial demand indicators including from carriers including T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (S), Munster tells investors in a research note. The analyst questions iPhone 7 demand into Apple's (AAPL) March and June quarters but remains confident in his thinking for flattish growth for iPhone 7 versus iPhone 6. Munster reiterates an Overweight rating on Apple.
09/13/16
WELS
09/13/16
NO CHANGE
WELS
Market Perform
Apple iPhone 7 strength consistent with view, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um says the iPhone 7 pre-order strength announced by T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (S) is consistent with his view that "aggressive carrier promotions" should help to drive sales of the next generation phone. Um still expects Apple's multiple expansion to be limited given the "limited visibility and some concern into the March quarter." The analyst keeps a Market Perform rating on Apple shares with a $105-$120 price target range.
VALE Vale

08/09/16
MSCO
08/09/16
UPGRADE
MSCO
Equal Weight
Vale upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley
09/21/16
LEHM
09/21/16
UPGRADE
Target $4
LEHM
Equal Weight
Vale upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Amos Fletcher upgraded Vale to Equal Weight with a $4 price target.
09/12/16
JPMS
09/12/16
UPGRADE
Target $7
JPMS
Overweight
Vale upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Rodolfo Angele upgrade Vale to Overweight saying he now expects the company to post positive free cash flow in 2017 and beyond amid more supportive iron ore prices. The analyst raised his price target for the shares to $7 from $5.
09/06/16
UBSW
09/06/16
DOWNGRADE
UBSW
Sell
Vale downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS
MSFT Microsoft
$57.19

-0.85 (-1.46%)

10/06/16
OPCO
10/06/16
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Microsoft, Amazon well positioned to enable cloud, AI trends, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Timothy Horan notes that machine learning and artificial intelligence have been use to improve applications and acceleration of infrastructure builds, with "intelligent software" designed to make lives easier and more productive. Further, the analyst sees communications and cloud services continuing to converge, with infrastructure and data as key components to AI. Microsoft (MSFT) and Amazon (AMZN) Web Service are well positioned to enable these trends, he contends, adding that he see colocation providers, such as Equinix (EQIX) and Interxion (INXN), and networking companies like Zayo Group (ZAYO) GTT Communications (GTT) as beneficiaries.
09/26/16
CANT
09/26/16
NO CHANGE
Target $42
CANT
Buy
Yelp takeout chances increased with share conversion, says Cantor
Yelp's (YELP) conversion of Class B super-voting shares into regular Class A shares late last week increases the company's takeout potential, Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Youssef Squali tells investors in a research note. Yelp, especially following recent improvements in the underlying growth fundamentals of the business, has become "an easier, and more likely" acquisition target, the analyst contends. The analyst views Facebook (FB), Priceline (PCLN), TripAdvisor (TRIP) and Microsoft (MSFT) as potential acquirers of Yelp. Squali estimates Yelp could be worth $53 per share in a takeout. He keeps a Buy rating on the stock with a $42 price target. The stock is up 2% to $40.35 in early trading.
09/23/16
RHCO
09/23/16
NO CHANGE
RHCO
Buy
SunTrust says Twitter would help Salesforce deal with Microsoft
SunTrust analyst John Rizzuto believes a potential acquisition of Twitter (TWTR) could give Salesforce (CRM) a "strong external social platform" that can enhance its ecosystem while addressing the longer-term threat from Microsoft (MSFT). With less than $2B of cash on hand, Salesforce would need to raise much of the required capital as equity with a smaller debt component, Rizzuto tells investors in a research note. The analyst remains positive on Salesforce shares with a Buy rating. CNBC's David Faber reported earlier today that Twitter is getting closer to a sale and he named Salesforce as one of the potential suitors. Salesforce is down 5% to $70.69 while Twitter is up 19% to $22.12 in afternoon trading.
10/12/16
WELS
10/12/16
NO CHANGE
WELS
Market Perform
Wells doesn't see Apple as biggest beneficiary from Samsung issues
Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um attributes the recent rally in shares of Apple (AAPL), at least in part, to Samsung's (SSNLF) issues with its Note 7 phones. Apple gained an incremental $14B in market capitalization at its intraday peak, which the analyst believes embeds more than 3M of incremental iPhone 7 Plus units. Samsung's production halt will help Apple, but other Android vendors with 5.7 inch phones could see a bigger benefit if Android users prefer to stick with Android, Um tells investors in a research note. He points out that LG, Kyocera, and Microsoft (MFST) have 5.7 inch Android phones at U.S. carriers. Um thinks expectations for Apple into earnings "have risen materially." He keeps a Market Perform rating on the iPhone maker. Apple closed yesterday up 25c to $116.30.

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NxStage Medical

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Ultimate Software

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CRM

Salesforce

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Everbridge

$24.66

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RingCentral

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Workiva

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HUBS

HubSpot

$68.20

-0.7 (-1.02%)

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HUBS

HubSpot

$68.20

-0.7 (-1.02%)

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QTWO

Q2 Holdings

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INST

Instructure

$29.55

0.4 (1.37%)

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MANH

Manhattan Associates

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Paylocity

$47.39

-1.65 (-3.36%)

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SHOP

Shopify

$92.04

-2.44 (-2.58%)

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LH

LabCorp

$152.30

0.68 (0.45%)

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ATXI

Avenue Therapeutics

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NXPI

NXP Semiconductors

$109.73

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PDCE

PDC Energy

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MRIN

Marin Software

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GM

General Motors

$34.52

0.32 (0.94%)

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General Motors

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Blackbaud

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Alimentation Couche-Tard

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General Motors

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WMT

Wal-Mart

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0.66 (0.88%)

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