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KMI

Kinder Morgan

$20.75

-0.07 (-0.34%)

, AAPL

Apple

$117.34

1.04 (0.89%)

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Notable open interest changes for October 13th

Wednesday's total option volume of 11.2 million contracts resulted in net open interest growth of 1.55 million calls and 1.54 million puts. Kinder Morgan (KMI), Apple (AAPL), Bank of America (BAC) and Twitter (TWTR) saw the greatest growth. Top five new positions opened include 31k Kinder Morgan (KMI) Oct-16 22 calls, 25k Kinder Morgan (KMI) Jan-17 22.5 calls, 25k Kinder Morgan (KMI) Jan-17 25 calls, 20k Bank of America (BAC) 10/14 weekly 16.5 calls and 20k GE (GE) Oct-16 28.5 puts.

KMI

Kinder Morgan

$20.75

-0.07 (-0.34%)

AAPL

Apple

$117.34

1.04 (0.89%)

BAC

Bank of America

$16.03

-0.08 (-0.50%)

TWTR

Twitter

$18.05

0.05 (0.28%)

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KMI Kinder Morgan
$20.75

-0.07 (-0.34%)

10/04/16
STFL
10/04/16
DOWNGRADE
STFL
Hold
Kinder Morgan downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel
10/04/16
10/04/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $24

Hold
Kinder Morgan downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel
As previously reported, Stifel downgraded Kinder Morgan to Hold from Buy. Analyst Selman Akyol reduced his rating citing valuation and maintained its $24 price target.
10/04/16
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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. Wells Fargo (WFC) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James with analyst David Long saying the fallout from the unauthorized account openings will result in continued under performance. The analyst said several additional investigations, lawsuits, and fines have been announced, resulting in a still cloudy outlook. 2. Kinder Morgan (KMI) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel analyst Selman Akyol citing valuation. 3. GrubHub (GRUB) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel with analyst John Egbert citing valuation. 4. Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Evercore ISI with analyst Robert Ottenstein saying reports that Bai Brands is looking for a new owner are credible and could change investor's psychology on the stock and its Allied Brands business. 5. Dollar Tree (DLTR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Cleveland Research with the firm saying sales trends appear to have slowed further at Family Dollar as the company struggles with increased price competition, difficult comps, and strategy headwinds. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/07/16
WOLF
10/07/16
INITIATION
Target $24
WOLF
Peer Perform
Kinder Morgan initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research
Wolfe Research analyst Steven Fleishman initiated Kinder Morgan with a Peer Perform and a $24 price target.
AAPL Apple
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1.04 (0.89%)

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Positive
Apple upgraded to Positive on iPhone 7 strength at OTR Global
As previously reported, OTR Global upgraded Apple to Positive from Negative. The firm's checks indicate iPhone 7 launch orders are above last year's model launch,with Q4 order gains and stable inventories.
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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. Apple (AAPL) upgraded to Positive from Negative at OTR Global with the firm saying its checks indicate iPhone 7 launch orders are above last year's model launch, with fourth quarter order gains and stable inventories. 2. Procter & Gamble (PG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus with analyst John Staszak citing the company's plans to accelerate Research & Development and advertising spending, as well as recent positive earnings surprises. 3. Barracuda (CUDA) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray with analyst Andrew Nowinski saying the company reported "another strong quarter" and its transition to a subscription-based cloud portfolio is nearly complete. 4. AMD (AMD) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse with analyst John Pitzer saying near-term momentum will continue to offset longer-term concerns around lack of scale. 5. Motorola Solutions (MSI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital with analyst Tim Long saying he expects organic revenue growth to return later this year and sees the company's investment in smart public safety software to help expansion beyond hardware. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/13/16
PACS
10/13/16
NO CHANGE
Target $129
PACS
Overweight
Apple price target raised to $129 from $121 at Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves said he believes current iPhone expectations are "reasonable" and that he expects Apple to report September quarter hardware revenue that is largely in line with current consensus. He also sees the potential for upside to EPS and gross margins in the quarter, given the strong App Store download activity the company discussed at its iPhone launch event and the likelihood that its monetization of "Pokemon Go" was solid. The analyst raised his price target on Apple shares to $129 from $121 and keeps an Overweight rating on the stock.
10/13/16
BERN
10/13/16
NO CHANGE
BERN
Apple to have in-line Q4 results, Q1 guidance beat, says Bernstein
Bernstein analyst A.M. Sacconaghi, Jr. expects Apple to report in-line Q4 results and provide higher than expected Q1 revenue and iPhone sales guidance. However, the analyst says it's " too soon to have conviction on the strength of the iPhone 7 cycle." Sacconaghi, Jr. maintains that the extra week in this year's December quarter will be offset by a lower expected channel build this year and seven fewer, high volume launch sales days in the quarter this year. The analyst raised the price target on the stock to $135 from $125 and keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
BAC Bank of America
$16.03

-0.08 (-0.50%)

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COMP
10/11/16
INITIATION
Target $13
COMP
Neutral
Bank of America initiated with a Neutral at Compass Point
Compass Point analyst Charles Peabody initiated Bank of America with a Neutral and a $13 price target.
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.
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.
09/16/16
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.
TWTR Twitter
$18.05

0.05 (0.28%)

10/11/16
EVER
10/11/16
UPGRADE
Target $17
EVER
Hold
Twitter upgraded to Hold from Sell at Evercore ISI
Evercore ISI analyst Ken Sena upgraded Twitter (TWTR) to Neutral citing the recent pullback in the shares. The analyst notes that the selloff "from a stalled sale process" has put the stock more in-line with his unchanged price target of $17. Sena thinks Twitter's guidance for Q3 "may prove sufficiently conservative."
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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. Twitter (TWTR) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Evercore ISI with analyst Ken Sena citing the recent pullback in the shares. 2. Tyson Foods (TSN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital with analyst Kenneth Zaslow saying he thinks that the company's "strong underlying fundamentals" should enable its fiscal 2017 profits to beat expectations, and he says that the shares are undervalued. 3. Virgin America (VA) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan with analyst Jamie Baker saying regulatory approval of the pending Alaska Air (ALK) takeover "remains more likely than not." 4. Cummins (CMI) was upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral and Caterpillar (CAT) was upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman. 5. Carbonite (CARB) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer with analyst Brian Schwartz saying he sees "substantial upside" from current levels due to valuation and fundamentals. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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."
10/11/16
DBAB
10/11/16
NO CHANGE
Target $22
DBAB
Buy
Twitter guidance could meet, exceed estimates, says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Ross Sandler says that for the first time in a year, Twitter's guidance could meet or exceed consensus expectations. The analyst sees a good risk/reward profile for shares into the company's Q3 results. He notes that his channel checks point to a "high-end of the range" revenue with "slightly up" monthly active users for Q3. Twitter's NFL live video project "has been by all accounts a smashing success," Sandler tells investors in a research note. He keep a Buy rating on Twitter with a $22 price target.

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