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HAL

Halliburton

$48.51

1.44 (3.06%)

, CHK

Chesapeake

$6.69

0.17 (2.61%)

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09:55

Early notable gainers among liquid option names on October 19th

Notable gainers among liquid option names this morning include Halliburton (HAL) $48.81 +1.75, Chesapeake (CHK) $6.75 +0.24, First Solar (FSLR) $40.90 +1.35, Diamond Drilling (DO) $17.55 +0.57, and Michael Kors (KORS) $49.12 +1.59.

HAL

Halliburton

$48.51

1.44 (3.06%)

CHK

Chesapeake

$6.69

0.17 (2.61%)

FSLR

First Solar

$39.57

0.27 (0.69%)

DO

Diamond Offshore

$17.30

0.33 (1.94%)

KORS

Michael Kors

$47.80

0.28 (0.59%)

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HAL Halliburton
$48.51

1.44 (3.06%)

10/18/16
DADA
10/18/16
NO CHANGE
DADA
Halliburton results to beat expectations, says DA Davidson
DA Davidson analyst Sonny Randhawa expects Halliburton's Q3 results to beat expectations, due to its market share gains and the recovery of the North American rig count. The analyst expects the company to benefit from "higher service intensity" in coming quarters. Randhawa keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
10/03/16
10/03/16
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
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10/03/16
SOCG
10/03/16
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SOCG
Buy
Halliburton upgraded to Buy from Hold at Societe Generale
10/14/16
FBRC
10/14/16
NO CHANGE
Target $58
FBRC
Outperform
Halliburton named new Alpha Generator pick at FBR Capital
FBR Capital analyst Thomas Curran replaced Independence Contract Drilling (ICD) with Halliburton (HAL) as his Alpha Generator pick. The analyst believes Halliburton offers a superior risk/reward over the next 6-9 months and upped his price target for the stock to $58 from $53. Curran keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
CHK Chesapeake
$6.69

0.17 (2.61%)

10/13/16
UBSW
10/13/16
NO CHANGE
Target $4
UBSW
Sell
Chesapeake liquidity better but debt still too high, says UBS
UBS analyst William Featherston previewed the Chesapeake analyst day and said he expects management to shift from its defensive strategy over the last two years to a more offensive one by targeting annual volume growth to resume in 2018. The analyst said the company's liquidity position has improved, but the debt level still remains too high. Featherston maintained his Sell rating and $4.50 price target on Chesapeake shares.
09/13/16
FBRC
09/13/16
INITIATION
Target $5
FBRC
Underperform
Chesapeake initiated with an Underperform at FBR Capital
FBR Capital analyst Joseph Allman started Chesapeake Energy with an Underperform rating and $5 price target. The company's "debt and transportation commitments hole still appears too deep to dig out of," Allman tells investors in a research note. He views Chesapeake's equity as "significantly overvalued" and thinks the company's financial condition "will continue to be stressed."
09/09/16
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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. Chesapeake (CHK) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Wunderlich with analyst Jason Wangler saying the company's assets are performing and its balance sheet is improving. 2. GameStop (GME) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Hilliard Lyons. 3. Finisar (FNSR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at MKM Partners with analyst Michael Genovese saying he is "extremely upbeat on the Optical components/module industry," and Chinese demand for 10G and 100G Optical modules appears it can stay strong for multiple years. 4. Randgold (GOLD) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS with the firm citing the recent pullback in the shares and the potential for a dividend raise in 2017. 5. Teekay LNG (TGP) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo analyst Michael Webber saying the discount to net asset value and the company's progress around financing its order book make the valuation "particularly compelling." This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/09/16
WDLK
09/09/16
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Target $10
WDLK
Buy
Chesapeake upgraded to Buy from Hold at Wunderlich
Wunderlich analyst Jason Wangler upgraded Chesapeake Energy to Buy saying the company's assets are performing and its balance sheet is improving. The analyst raised his price target for the shares to $10 from $6.
FSLR First Solar
$39.57

0.27 (0.69%)

10/06/16
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10/06/16
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GSCO
Neutral
First Solar downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
Goldman analyst Brian Lee downgraded First Solar to Neutral from Buy with a price target of $42, saying 2017 system bookings "appear unlikely to materialize" this late in the second half of 2016.
10/10/16
10/10/16
INITIATION

On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Netflix (NFLX) initiated with a Sell at Deutsche Bank. 2. Noble Midstream (NBLX) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays, a Hold at Deutsche Bank, an Overweight at JPMorgan, an Outperform at Baird, a Buy at Mizuho, a Buy at Citi, and an Overweight at MUFG. 3. AB InBev (BUD) reinstated with a Buy at Goldman. 4. First Solar (FSLR) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray. First Solar (FSLR) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray. 5. Molson Coors (TAP) reinstated with a Buy at Goldman and resumed with a Buy at BofA/Merrill. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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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. Tyson Foods (TSN) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Pivotal Research with analyst Timothy Ramey citing the broiler price-fixing alleged in the class action complaint filed on September 2. 2. SolarEdge (SEDG) was downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman while the firm also downgraded First Solar (FSLR) to Neutral from Buy. 3. CIT Group (CIT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel with analyst Christopher Brendler saying investors should sell into the rally that will result from the "impressive" price that the company received for its aircraft business and the approval of its capital plan by the Fed. 4. Fifth Third (FITB) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies with analyst Ken Usdin saying the shares are reasonably valued following the recent rally. 5. Blackhawk (HAWK) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill with analyst David Chu saying the firm's channel checks indicate that conversions to EMV, the new standard for chip-based debit/credit card transactions, are taking longer than expected, which he believes could impact Blackhawk's 2016 guidance and expectations for 2017. 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
PIPR
10/10/16
INITIATION
Target $43
PIPR
Neutral
First Solar initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Brian Gamble started First Solar with a Neutral rating and $43 price target. The analyst does not have a clear view into 2017 amid margin pressures and market oversupply. He feels the company has a "solid" longer term story, however.
DO Diamond Offshore
$17.30

0.33 (1.94%)

10/17/16
LYON
10/17/16
UPGRADE
Target $17
LYON
Underperform
Diamond Offshore upgraded to Underperform from Sell at CLSA
CLSA analyst David Havens upgraded Diamond Offshore to Underperform given its peer-leading liquidity metrics and view that its cancellation risks are largely reflected in valuation. Havens maintained his $17 price target on Diamond Offshore shares.
10/07/16
GHSC
10/07/16
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GHSC
Neutral
Diamond Offshore downgraded to Neutral from Accumulate at Seaport Global
Seaport Global analyst Mark Brown downgraded Diamond Offshore to Neutral citing recent share strength and maintained its $17 price target.
09/21/16
GSCO
09/21/16
DOWNGRADE
GSCO
Sell
Diamond Offshore downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman analyst Waqar Syed downgraded Diamond Offshore to Sell and sees further downside to its $10 price target. The analyst said a significant number of Diamond's above market contracts are set to expire through 2020 and notes 3 key contracts make up 76% of 2018 estimated gross profits, and if one were to get canceled, EBITDA could correct sooner than forecast.
09/20/16
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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. Wells Fargo (WFC) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Betsy Graseck saying shares are trading at a 11 times Price/Earnings for a 3.5% yield, and is one of the "best values" in the S&P 1500 and the sector. 2. Tech Data (TECD) was upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel, to Buy from Underperform at CLSA, and to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill. 3. AMD (AMD) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Bernstein. 4. Diamond Offshore (DO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI with analyst James West saying he believes the offshore rig market will bottom over the next 6-12 months and notes shares are down approximately 42% from its mid-July peak. 5. BHP Billiton (BHP) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie with analyst Alon Olsha citing an increase in coal/manganese forecasts. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
KORS Michael Kors
$47.80

0.28 (0.59%)

10/17/16
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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. Wells Fargo (WFC) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at BMO Capital with analyst James Fotheringham. 2. AMD (AMD) upgraded to Perform from Underperform at Oppenheimer with analyst Rick Schafer citing lower balance sheet risk and improved near-term sales trends ahead of the company's third quarter results. 3. Groupon (GRPN) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush with analyst Aaron Turner saying he expects the company's "large valuation discrepancy" relative to peers to close following its third quarter earnings report. 4. Michael Kors KORS) upgraded to Mixed from Negative at OTR Global. 5. PNC Financial (PNC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus with analyst Stephen Biggar saying PNC is well positioned to benefit from rising rates and it is making progress on a range of strategic initiatives, including expansion in the Southeast and in the Chicago area, where increased brand awareness has led to good growth in both retail and commercial banking. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/17/16
OTRG
10/17/16
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OTRG
Mixed
Michael Kors upgraded to Mixed from Negative at OTR Global
10/04/16
WELS
10/04/16
NO CHANGE
WELS
Outperform
Coach still has upside as share retaken from Michael Kors, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Ike Boruchow believes that after Coach (COH) posted its first positive North American comp last quarter in over three years that it appears many investors have recently "moved on," viewing the turnaround story as played out. However, he thinks here is a long way to go should the brand continue to execute and finds it interesting that while investors were keenly aware of how much market share Michael Kors (KORS) was stealing over the past seven years, now it "doesn't seem like anyone is paying attention" as Coach finally takes back share at Kors' expense. Boruchow reiterate an Outperform rating and $46-$48 price target range on Coach share.
09/30/16
09/30/16
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On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Amazon.com (AMZN) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim. 2. Wal-Mart (WMT) initiated with an Overweight at KeyBanc and a Buy at Guggenheim. 3. Harley-Davidson (HOG) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies. 4. Coach (COH) was initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim while the firm initiated Michael Kors (KORS) with a Neutral. 5. First Solar (FSLR) initiated with a Buy at Williams Capital. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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