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ETFC

E-Trade

$28.13

-0.38 (-1.33%)

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Etrade attracts increased put activity

Etrade attracts increased put activity. The flow includes 1K Oct 28 - 29 put spreads at 45c and 1K Oct 28 - 30 put spreads at $1.15, which are likely closing sales. Meanwhile, 2K Nov 28 puts are bought for 89c, to open. The overall action this morning is likely rolling defensive positions to Nov from Oct. It comes ahead of earnings on 10/20. Total volume is 7.7K puts and just 30 calls.

ETFC E-Trade
$28.13

-0.38 (-1.33%)

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WELS
09/30/16
NO CHANGE
WELS
Multiple companies could pursue Scottrade, says Wells Fargo
After Bloomberg reported that Scottrade is working with an adviser to explore selling itself, and the article mentioned Ameritrade (AMTD) as a potential suitor, Wells Fargo says that Charles Schwab (SCHW) and E-Trade (ETFC) could "also have interest" in Scottrade. The firm says that the deal could be accretive by double digit percentage levels for all of the potential suitors named. However, ti says that Ameritrade "may be the most logical buyer," since E-Trade just closed on an acquisition and Schwab has sought to place less emphasis trading. The firm keeps an Outperform rating on E-Trade and Market Perform ratings on Schwab and TD Ameritrade.
09/30/16
SBSH
09/30/16
NO CHANGE
Target $31.5
SBSH
Neutral
Citi 'inclined to fade' September rally in TD Ameritrade
Citi analyst William Katz attributes the 5% September rally in shares of TD Ameritrade (AMTD) to speculation around a possible acquisition of E-Trade (ETFC). The rally in the shares likely discounts the earnings accretion from such a merger, Katz tells investors in a research note. He believes TD Ameritrade shares at current levels leave "no room for a bad outcome," which he defines as the company deciding not to pursue the deal or E-Trade acquiring Scottrade. As such, Katz says he's "inclined to fade the rally" in TD Ameritrade. The analyst has a Neutral rating on the shares with a $31.50 price target. TD Ameritrade is up 2% in early trading to $35.08.
10/13/16
BOFA
10/13/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $33
BOFA
Neutral
E-Trade downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst Michael Carrier downgraded E-Trade to Neutral and raised its price target to $33 from $31.
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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. Bristol-Myers (BMY) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman with analyst Jami Rubin saying disappointing CM-26 data adds a greater level of uncertainty to future trials. 2. Pfizer (PFE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies with analyst Jeffrey Holford citing a lack of positive catalysts. 3. Coach (COH) downgraded to Mixed from Positive at OTR Global citing checks that indicate less competitive offerings, reduced promotions, and feedback of some share loss by store managers. 4. E-Trade (ETFC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill. 5. Deckers Brands (DECK) downgraded to Negative from Neutral at Susquehanna with analyst Sam Poser saying he believes the health of the UGG brand is clearly at risk as the company has already started promotional activity. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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$NSD

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PolyOne

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$NYE

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VRX

Valeant

$18.09

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SPY

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust

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MODN

Model N

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SNAP

Snap

$17.98

0.22 (1.24%)

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MSFT

Microsoft

$69.80

0.59 (0.85%)

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Technical View: Microsoft falls, nears test of long-term uptrend support »

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SCSS

Select Comfort

$31.98

0.46 (1.46%)

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Daimler AG

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AYI

Acuity Brands

$197.98

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SCSS

Select Comfort

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MSFT

Microsoft

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RAD

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$3.03

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THO

Thor Industries

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