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BAC

Bank of America

$15.83

-0.2 (-1.25%)

, AAPL

Apple

$116.98

-0.36 (-0.31%)

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Notable open interest changes for October 14th

Thursday's total option volume of 16.3 million contracts resulted in net open interest growth of 2.17 million calls and 2.09 million puts. Bank of America (BAC), Apple (AAPL), Facebook (FB) and Wells Fargo (WFC) saw the greatest growth. Top five new positions opened include 41k IAMGOLD (IAG) Mar-17 4 calls, 30k Bank of America (BAC) Oct-16 17 calls, 25k JetBlue Airway (JBLU) Dec-16 20 calls, 24k Bank of America (BAC) 11/4 weekly 15 puts and 23k Bank of America (BAC) 10/14 weekly 16 calls.

BAC

Bank of America

$15.83

-0.2 (-1.25%)

AAPL

Apple

$116.98

-0.36 (-0.31%)

FB

Facebook

$127.82

-1.23 (-0.95%)

WFC

Wells Fargo

$44.75

-0.57 (-1.26%)

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BAC Bank of America
$15.83

-0.2 (-1.25%)

10/11/16
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.
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.
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.
AAPL Apple
$116.98

-0.36 (-0.31%)

10/14/16
MSCO
10/14/16
NO CHANGE
Target $124
MSCO
Overweight
Apple estimates raised at Morgan Stanley on confidence in next 'supercycle'
Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty raised her estimates for Apple for the second half of this calendar year on better than expected iPhone7 demand, but added that she believes higher near-term iPhone estimates are largely priced into shares. The real catalyst for the stock, however, is the FY18 "supercycle," in which Huberty is increasingly confident, she tells investors. Noting that the iPhone installed base is 60% larger, but that unit estimates are just 6% higher compared to iPhone 6, the analyst said she sees the potential for "meaningful" FY18 estimate revisions. Huberty keeps an Overweight rating on Apple and raised her price target on the shares to $124 from $123.
10/14/16
PIPR
10/14/16
NO CHANGE
Target $151
PIPR
Overweight
Piper's teen survey shows spike in iPhone share
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster says his firm's survey of over 10,000 teens indicates Apple's share of smartphone ownership has spiked. 74% of teens said they have an iPhone versus 69% in the Spring survey, while 79% of teens expect their next device to be an iPhone versus 75% in the Spring, Munster tells investors in a research note. He notes that this is the largest survey-over-survey change since Spring to Fall in 2014. Munster views the survey as a positive data point on how consumers are viewing the new iPhone 7. He keeps an Overweight rating on Apple shares with a $151 price target. The stock closed yesterday down 36c to $116.98.
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.
10/14/16
WELS
10/14/16
NO CHANGE
WELS
Intel results likely to be boosted by positive catalysts, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo thinks that Intel's (INTC) September quarter report and December quarter guidance will be boosted by several positive catalysts, including signs of improving PC demand, solid revenue momentum at its Data Center Group, and ramping sales of modems for Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 7. The firm keeps a $40-$50 price target on Intel and continues to identify it as a top pick.
FB Facebook
$127.82

-1.23 (-0.95%)

10/14/16
PIPR
10/14/16
NO CHANGE
Target $185
PIPR
Overweight
Piper's teen survey shows declining Facebook engagement
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster says his firm's latest survey of over 10,000 teens shows Facebook engagement is decreasing. Engagement in the Fall survey is 52% versus 60% in Spring. Factoring out shifts in the population surveyed, core Facebook usage likely declined by three basis points, which indicates Facebook is gradually becoming less relevant versus Instagram and Snapchat, Munster tells investors in a research note. He points out, however, that teens indicating they use Instagram increased five points in the Fall 2016 survey, slightly faster than Snapchat's four points. Desire for engagement from brands on Instagram will drive long-term monetization above core Facebook levels, Munster contends, while noting that declining Facebook usage is a negative. The analyst keeps an Overweight rating on the shares with a $185 price target.
10/14/16
JPMS
10/14/16
NO CHANGE
Target $134
JPMS
Overweight
JPMorgan tweaks Alibaba, Netflix targets lower ahead of Q3 results
JPMorgan analyst Doug Anmuth lowered his price target for Alibaba (BABA) to $134 from $135 and his target for Netflix (NFLX) to $122 from $125 ahead of the Q3 reporting season. Both stocks remain Overweight rated. The analyst slightly lowered his estimates for Alibaba to reflect tougher inventory comps and increased investment spending. He remains positive on the company's overall monetization trends. On Netflix, Anmuth tweaked his 2017 average selling price forecast lower while increasing his investment spend estimate modestly. Within the Internet space, the analyst's top large-cap picks into the quarter are Alphabet (GOOGL), Facebook (FB) and Amazon.com (AMZN). Among small-caps, his top picks into earnings are Yelp (YELP), Pandora (P) and Match Group (MTCH).
10/13/16
LOOP
10/13/16
NO CHANGE
Target $165
LOOP
Buy
Facebook keeps expanding addressable market, says Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Blake Harper noted that Facebook has launched several new products over the past week as the company keeps working to expand its addressable market. Among the new offerings, Harper sees "Events" as a natural extension of what people already use Facebook for, views "Workplace by Facebook" as the largest strategic leap and said "Marketplace" should be helpful for users but more difficult to scale as a business considering Facebook's prior challenges in making inroads in e-commerce. While he does not expect near term revenues from any of these products, Harper said Facebook's innovation gives him confidence in his longer-term estimates and keeps a Buy rating and $165 price target on the stock.
10/11/16
NEED
10/11/16
NO CHANGE
Target $150
NEED
Buy
Needham raising Facebook estimates ahead of results
Needham analyst Laura Martin is raising her Facebook estimates for Q3 as she increases her estimates for Ad revenue going forward based on the company's increased number of advertisers using its platform, and her belief that ad growth will continue to realize robust performance for at least the next 12 to 18 months. The analyst reiterates a Buy rating and $150 price target on the shares.
WFC Wells Fargo
$44.75

-0.57 (-1.26%)

10/04/16
RAJA
10/04/16
DOWNGRADE
RAJA
Underperform
Wells Fargo downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
Raymond James analyst David Long downgraded Wells Fargo to Underperform and reduced estimate 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.
10/04/16
10/04/16
DOWNGRADE

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.
10/10/16
UBSW
10/10/16
UPGRADE
Target $44
UBSW
Neutral
Wells Fargo upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS
UBS analyst Brennan Hawken upgraded Wells Fargo to Neutral saying the risk/reward appears more balanced after the significant underperformance of the shares. The analyst believes Wells' earnings outlook remains uncertain, however. He keeps a $44 price target for the shares.
10/13/16
BOFA
10/13/16
NO CHANGE
Target $48
BOFA
Buy
'Healing process' may now start for Wells shares, BofA/Merrill says
BofA/Merrill analyst Erika Najarian believes the departure of CEO, Chairman and President John Stumpf could begin a "healing process" for the shares of Wells Fargo. Consensus feedback from investors post the Congressional hearings is that Stumpf retiring may be a necessary step for the bank to begin putting the cross-sell controversy behind it, Najarian tells investors in a research note. The analyst expects the shares to react positively today on the news. She has a Buy rating on Wells Fargo with a $48 price target. The shares are down 9c to $45.23 in pre-market trading.

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Nike

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$NYE

NYSE Market Internals

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New York Times

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