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NFLX

Netflix

$99.80

-1.67 (-1.65%)

, BAC

Bank of America

$16.05

0.05 (0.31%)

08:55
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10/18
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08:55

Notable open interest changes for October 18th

Monday's total option volume of 11.1 million contracts resulted in net open interest growth of 1.68 million calls and 1.79 million puts. Netflix (NFLX), Bank of America (BAC), Facebook (FB) and Golar LNG (GLNG) saw the greatest growth. Top five new positions opened include 47k Golar LNG (GLNG) Jan-17 10 puts, 25k Bank of America (BAC) 11/25 weekly 16.5 calls, 20k Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) Oct-16 20 puts, 18k Chesapeake (CHK) Oct-16 7 calls and 16k Wells Fargo (WFC) Dec-16 46 calls.

NFLX

Netflix

$99.80

-1.67 (-1.65%)

BAC

Bank of America

$16.05

0.05 (0.31%)

FB

Facebook

$127.54

-0.34 (-0.27%)

GLNG

Golar LNG

$22.85

0.4 (1.78%)

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NFLX Netflix
$99.80

-1.67 (-1.65%)

10/18/16
COWN
10/18/16
NO CHANGE
Target $150
COWN
Outperform
Netflix price target raised to $150 from $110 at Cowen
Cowen analyst John Blackledge raised his price target on Netflix to $150 from $110. The analyst cited the better than expected subscriber additions and better than expected guidance. Blackledge reiterated his Outperform rating on Netflix shares.
10/18/16
RBCM
10/18/16
NO CHANGE
RBCM
Netflix price target raised to $150 from $130 at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Mark Mahaney raised his price target on Netflix after all of the company's guidance metrics beat expectations. The analyst thinks that the company's fundamentals are continuing to improve, and he keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
10/18/16
ADAM
10/18/16
NO CHANGE
Target $140
ADAM
Buy
Netflix price target raised to $140 from $115 at Canaccord
Canaccord analyst Michael Graham raised his price target on Netflix to $140 from $115 following strong Q3 results. The analyst noted the subscriber growth was ahead of guidance and ahead of his own expectations. Graham also pointed to the company's plans to ramp original content more quickly and said it is still early on penetrating international markets. Graham reiterated his Buy rating on Netflix shares.
10/18/16
BOFA
10/18/16
NO CHANGE
Target $141
BOFA
Buy
Netflix price target raised to $141 on international subs at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst Nat Schindler raised FY17 subscriber estimates to 109.5M from 107M to reflect international strength. Schindler raised his peak international subscriber estimate to $180M due to sold growth and said the company is firing on all cylinders. The analyst reiterates his Buy rating and increased his price target on Netflix shares to $141 from $121.
BAC Bank of America
$16.05

0.05 (0.31%)

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.
10/18/16
BARD
10/18/16
NO CHANGE
Target $17
BARD
Outperform
Bank of America weakness a buying opportunity, says Baird
Baird analyst David George said he remains a buyer on weakness of Bank of America shares. The analysts believes the company will continue to deliver improved operating leverage and risk adjusted growth as its legacy portfolio run-off fades. George reiterated his Outperform rating and $17 price target on Bank of America shares.
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.
FB Facebook
$127.54

-0.34 (-0.27%)

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.
10/17/16
FBCO
10/17/16
NO CHANGE
Target $170
FBCO
Outperform
Facebook price target raised to $170 from $154 at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Stephen Ju raised Facebook's price target to $170 from $154 on a roll forward to the end of 2017 estimates. Ju's Outperform rating and investment thesis remain unchanged and continues to expect Facebook will be able to drive long term revenue growth without a material lift in ad loads, street models continue to underestimate the long-term monetization potential of upcoming new products, and upward bias to estimates, which do not contemplate contributions from multiple other products including WhatsApp, Messenger, and Offers/Local.
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.
GLNG Golar LNG
$22.85

0.4 (1.78%)

08/01/16
08/01/16
UPGRADE
Target $21

Buy
Golar LNG upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst Ken Hoexter upgraded Golar LNG to Buy and raised its price target to $21 from $19. The analyst believes negative news of low LNG rates, delayed new terminals, and potential financing gap are reflected in shares.
08/01/16
08/01/16
UPGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Golar LNG (GLNG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Ken Hoexter saying he believes negative news of low LNG rates, delayed new terminals, and potential financing gap are reflected in shares. 2. Coach (COH) upgraded to Positive from Mixed at OTR Global following checks that indicate steady progress by store managers, more appealing offerings, new open-to-the-public Mother's Day sale at full-price Coach stores and tight wholesale distribution. 3. Harley-Davidson (HOG) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital with analyst Gerrick Johnson saying the stock provides a good contrarian trading opportunity, given the highly negative sentiment towards it. Over the longer term, the analyst thinks that the company's accelerated development of new products will beat fruit. 4. Dollar Tree upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank with analyst Paul Trussell saying the Family Dollar acquisition will provide "more upside opportunities." 5. Houghton Mifflin (HMHC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman with analyst Andre Benjamin saying the shares can rally on both positive estimate revisions and multiple expansion after underperforming year-to-date. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/07/16
MSCO
09/07/16
NO CHANGE
Target $30
MSCO
Overweight
Morgan Stanley has increased confidence in Golar LNG growth potential
Morgan Stanley analyst Fotis Giannakoulis has increased confidence in Golar LNG's growth potential following the creation of two new joint ventures of Golar Power with Stonepeak and OneFLNG with Schlumberger and the positive commentary on Ophir's Fortuna FLNG. The analyst reiterates his Overweight rating and increased its price target to $30 from $29 on Golar LNG shares.
10/03/16
ABNA
10/03/16
UPGRADE
ABNA
Hold
Golar LNG upgraded to Hold from Sell at ABN Amro

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