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Advance Auto Parts

$162.91

20.01 (14.00%)

, CHK

Chesapeake

$5.75

0.2825 (5.16%)

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Early notable gainers among liquid option names on November 15th

Notable gainers among liquid option names this morning include Advance Auto Parts (AAP) $163.80 +20.84, Chesapeake (CHK) $5.84 +0.38, Murphy Oil (MUR) $29.79 +1.46, Apache (APA) $61.25 +2.35, and Diamond Offshore (DO) $16.99 +0.62.

AAP

Advance Auto Parts

$162.91

20.01 (14.00%)

CHK

Chesapeake

$5.75

0.2825 (5.16%)

MUR

Murphy Oil

$29.74

1.405 (4.96%)

APA

Apache

$61.12

2.19 (3.72%)

DO

Diamond Offshore

$17.29

0.93 (5.68%)

  • 16

    Nov

AAP Advance Auto Parts
$162.91

20.01 (14.00%)

08/25/16
SUSQ
08/25/16
INITIATION
Target $158
SUSQ
Neutral
Advance Auto Parts initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna
Susquehanna analyst Ali Faghri initiated Advance Auto Parts with a Neutral and $158 price target.
11/15/16
RAJA
11/15/16
UPGRADE
RAJA
Strong Buy
Advance Auto Parts upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James
CHK Chesapeake
$5.75

0.2825 (5.16%)

11/10/16
JEFF
11/10/16
UPGRADE
Target $5
JEFF
Hold
Chesapeake upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Jonathan Wolff upgraded Chesapeake Energy to Hold citing valuation and the company's "firmer financial footing." The analyst keeps a $5 price target for the shares.
10/25/16
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10/25/16
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Sector Perform
Chesapeake upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC Capital
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10/25/16
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Sector Perform
Chesapeake upgraded on lower costs, improved margin outlook at RBC Capital
As noted earlier, RBC Capital upgraded Chesapeake to Sector Perform from Underperform. As reasons for the upgrade, analyst Scott Hanold cites what he sees as the company's lower cost structure, improved, longer term margin outlook, and "balance sheet enhancements." He thinks that the company's debt reduction targets "look achievable," while the company's long-term outlook is "compelling." Target to $8 from $7.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
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MUR Murphy Oil
$29.74

1.405 (4.96%)

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Market Perform
Murphy Oil upgraded to Market Perform, dividend safe, says Raymond James
As previously reported, Raymond James upgraded Murphy Oil to Market Perform from Underperform. Analyst Pavel Molchanov believes Murphy's dividend is safe in conjunction with an increase today in the firm's 2017 oil price forecast.
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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. Under Armour (UA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Buckingham with the firm's analyst viewing risk/reward as favorable and expects pricing will stabilize in Q4, driving margin improvement and setting up Under Armour for 2017 earnings upside when it also begins to materially expand distribution. 2. Yelp (YELP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank with analyst Lloyd Walmsley saying the company is likely to exceed 2016 guidance and consensus estimates. The analyst raised his price target for the shares to $33 from $26 citing stabilized sales force productivity, more confidence in management and improvements in ad units. 3. Expedia (EXPE) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities with analyst James Cordwell expecting material earnings growth from Expedia's non-core OTA assets, HomeAway, Orbitz, trivago. Even with conservative outlook for the core OTA business, Cordwell believes the diversification should also aid the stock's multiple. 4. Murphy Oil (MUR) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James with analyst Pavel Molchanov believing Murphy's dividend is safe in conjunction with an increase today in the firm's 2017 oil price forecast. 5. Symantec (SYMC) upgraded to Buy from Sell at UBS with analyst Brent Thill double upgrading the stock arguing that the acquisition of Blue Coat Systems, while "not a silver bullet" for either party, will drive favorable near-term financials. Thill raised his price target for the shares to $24 from $16. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
07/13/16
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07/13/16
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LEHM
Overweight
Murphy Oil upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Paul Cheng upgraded Murphy Oil to Overweight after raising his Americas Integrated Oil sector view to Positive. The global oil market is currently in the "midst of a continued upward trajectory" in which Brent could average $85 by Q4 of 2017 and $80-$90 between 2018 and 2021, Cheng tells investors in a research note. He believes the risks associated with Murphy Oil have been priced into the shares at current levels. The analyst upped his price target for the stock to $42 from $33.
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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. Pandora (P) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray with analyst Stan Meyers saying the company is nearing an inflection point and that "meaningful upside" lies ahead. 2. Murphy Oil (MUR) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Paul Cheng saying the global oil market is currently in the "midst of a continued upward trajectory" in which Brent could average $85 by the fourth quarter of 2017 and $80-$90 between 2018 and 2021. 3. NuVasive (NUVA) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Andrew Hanover saying the company's first quarter outperformance "was not a fluke." 4. PSEG (PEG) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Stephen Byrd saying he expects stronger post-2017 earnings power based on the company's significant pipeline of regulated investment opportunities and the upcoming rate case to be filed in 2017. 5. Wright Medical (WMGI) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Andrew Hanover saying Wright over the past year has transformed into the only publicly traded orthopedics company with a revenue base of over $500M and a projected top-line growth rate north of 10%. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
APA Apache
$61.12

2.19 (3.72%)

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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. Pandora (P) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust with analyst Robert Peck saying he thinks that a new interactive offering by the company could raise its contribution profit by 4%-9% and that the Street's 2017 estimates for the company "seem conservative." The analyst added that he thinks it's "very possible" that Pandora will be acquired. 2. AstraZeneca (AZN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies with analyst Jeffrey Holford saying the company's MYSTIC oncology study could drive 39% share upside if successful. 3. Apache (APA) and upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities and to Peer Perform from Underperform at Wolfe Research. 4. Philip Morris (PM) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman with analyst Judy Hong saying she is increasingly bullish on the prospects of Next Generation Products and expects them to contribute 5%-6% of earnings by 2020. 5. Wal-Mart (WMT) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen with analysts led by Oliver Chen saying price investments, integration of physical and digital, and the Jet acquisitions position the company to regain its dominance. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/26/16
MUFG
09/26/16
INITIATION
Target $64
MUFG
Neutral
Apache initiated with a Neutral at MUFG
MUFG analyst Michael McAllister started Apache with a Neutral rating and $64 price target.
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On The Fly: Top analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Apache (APA) initiated with a Neutral at MUFG. 2. Marriott (MAR) was initiated with a Buy at Goldman while the firm initiated La Quinta (LQ) with a Sell. Goldman also initiated Red Rock Resorts (RRR), Hyatt (H), and Wyndham (WYN) with a Neutral. 3. Charles Schwab (SCHW) was initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley while the firm initiated E-Trade (ETFC) and TD Ameritrade (AMTD) with an Equal Weight. 4. Valvoline (VVV) initiated with a Buy at Seaport Global. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
DO Diamond Offshore
$17.29

0.93 (5.68%)

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Diamond Offshore upgraded to Buy at Swedbank
10/31/16
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10/31/16
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Equalweight
Diamond Offshore upgraded to Equalweight from Underweight at Capital One
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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Neutral
Diamond Offshore downgraded to Neutral from Accumulate at Seaport Global
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