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DLTR

Dollar Tree

$81.99

0.08 (0.10%)

, SIG

Signet Jewelers

$97.27

8.39 (9.44%)

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Early notable gainers among liquid option names on November 22nd

Notable gainers among liquid option names this morning include Dollar Tree (DLTR) $90.61 +8.62, Signet Jewelers (SIG) $95.91 +7.12, Analog Devices (ADI) $74.43 +4.61, Hormel Foods (HRL) $36.48 +1.57, and Monster Beverage (MNST) $45.25 +1.67.

DLTR

Dollar Tree

$81.99

0.08 (0.10%)

SIG

Signet Jewelers

$97.27

8.39 (9.44%)

ADI

Analog Devices

$69.82

1.35 (1.97%)

HRL

Hormel Foods

$36.09

1.15 (3.29%)

MNST

Monster Beverage

$43.59

1.91 (4.58%)

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DLTR Dollar Tree
$81.99

0.08 (0.10%)

10/13/16
10/13/16
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. Aaron's (AAN) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies. 2. eBay (EBAY) and Etsy (ETSY) coverage assumed with a Neutral at Wedbush. 3. Five Below (FIVE) and Dollar Tree (DLTR) were initiated with an Overweight at KeyBanc while the firm initiated Dollar General (DG) with a Sector Weight. 4. Baxter (BAX) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo. 5. Symantec (SYMC) initiated with an Outperform at FBN Securities. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
11/14/16
UBSW
11/14/16
NO CHANGE
Target $90
UBSW
Buy
Dollar Tree valuation is quite favorable, says UBS
UBS analyst Michael Lasser said Dollar Tree's valuation remains favorable. Lasser said top-line trends for Q3 were probably subdued but with the shares trading at a discount and its PE trading at just a sight premium to the S&P, soft trends will be reflective of a tough environment rather than a change in productivity. The analyst said margins should continue to gain as synergies with is Family Dollar acquisition accelerate. Lasser reiterated his Buy rating and $90 price target on Dollar Tree shares.
11/15/16
JRCO
11/15/16
UPGRADE
JRCO
Accumulate
Dollar Tree upgraded to Accumulate from Hold at Johnson Rice
11/15/16
11/15/16
UPGRADE

Accumulate
Dollar Tree upgraded to Accumulate on Family Dollar progress at Johnson Rice
As previously reported, Johnson Rice upgraded Dollar Tree to Accumulate from Hold. Analyst David Mann has increased confidence in the long-term transformation at Family Dollar, the strong management team, lower investor expectations, and more attractive valuation.
SIG Signet Jewelers
$97.27

8.39 (9.44%)

09/13/16
09/13/16
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. Netflix (NFLX) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Macquarie with analyst Tim Nollen saying market penetration could be limited given new streaming video on demand competitors and local operator's streaming efforts. 2. Intuit (INTU) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Keith Weiss citing full valuation. 3. Applied Genetic (AGTC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo, to Sell from Buy at Janney Capital, to Hold from Buy at Cantor, and to Neutral from Buy at Roth Capital. 4. Signet Jewelers (SIG) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen with analyst Oliver Chen saying he believes shares will be range bound despite the stock's cheap valuation. 5. Red Robin (RRGB) downgraded to Underperform from Buy at BofA/Merrill with the firm citing the difficult casual dining environment, lack of near-term catalysts, and risk to third quarter earnings. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
11/18/16
WELS
11/18/16
NO CHANGE
WELS
Outperform
Signet Jewelers removed from Priority Stock List at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Ike Boruchow removed Signet Jewelers from his Priority Stock List saying his Q3 store work indicated "ongoing choppiness" in traffic trends and elevated levels of promotion. The analyst, however, still believes the company is well-positioned in the industry over the longer-term. He lowered his Q4 earnings estimate to $3.82 from $4.09 but keeps an Outperform rating on Signet with a $100-$105 price target range. Boruchow believes the stock's risk/reward remains favorable.
11/18/16
WELS
11/18/16
NO CHANGE
WELS
Signet Jewelers removed from Priority Stock List at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo removed Signet from its Priority Stock List after conducting checks. The company's traffic appears to be characterized by "chopiness" and "elevated" promotions, while its Q4 compares are "tougher," according to the firm. However, it keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
09/28/16
LYON
09/28/16
INITIATION
LYON
Outperform
Signet Jewelers initiated with an Outperform at CLSA
CLSA analyst Rick Patel initiated Signet Jewelers with an Outperform rating and a $87 price target.
ADI Analog Devices
$69.82

1.35 (1.97%)

11/16/16
MSCO
11/16/16
NO CHANGE
Target $78
MSCO
Overweight
Morgan Stanley positive on Analog Devices ahead of earnings and into 2017
Morgan Stanley analyst Craig Hettenbach said Analog Devices (ADI) is one of his top Overweight picks and sees upside to earnings for the next 2 quarters given strength in broad-based markets and strong opex controls. The analyst expects October quarterly earnings of 90c and $942M, in line with consensus, to prove to be conservative and sees meaningful accretion from the Linear Technology (LLTC) deal adding 84c to 2018 earnings and believes cost savings of $150M will prove to be too low.
11/14/16
RBCM
11/14/16
NO CHANGE
RBCM
Analog Devices likely to report beat and raise results, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Amit Daryanani, expects Analog Devices to report beat and raise October quarter results, driven by multiple positive catalysts, including strong sales of Apple's iPhones, the stabilization of demand for passive safety systems in autos after multiple quarters of declines, and the high probability that the company's prior guidance was conservative. He keeps a $75 price target and an Outperform rating on the shares.
10/20/16
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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. Expedia (EXPE) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna. 2. Analog Devices (ADI) initiated with an Outperform at CLSA. 3. TripAdvisor (TRIP) initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna. 4. Columbia Sportswear (COLM) initiated with a Neutral at Buckingham. 5. Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG) initiated with a Buy at Gabelli. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/26/16
KEYB
10/26/16
NO CHANGE
KEYB
Apple results positive for iPhone suppliers, says KeyBanc
KeyBanc says that Apple's (AAPL) results were modestly positive for iPhone suppliers Analog Devices (ADI), Broadcom (AVGO), Cirrus Logic (CRUS), InvenSense ((INVN), ON Semiconductor (ON), Qorvo (QRVO), Skyworks (SWKS), Synaptics (SYNA), TSMC (TSM), and Texas Instruments (TXN). The firm expects the companies'' earnings to beat expectations slightly. It identifies Analog Devices, Broadcom, Skyworks, and Synaptics as its favorite names among Apple suppliers.
HRL Hormel Foods
$36.09

1.15 (3.29%)

09/15/16
OPCO
09/15/16
INITIATION
Target $38
OPCO
Perform
Hormel Foods initiated with a Perform at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Rupesh Parikh initiated Hormel Foods with a Perform rating and $38 price target.
09/16/16
EDJN
09/16/16
UPGRADE
EDJN
Buy
Hormel Foods upgraded to Buy from Hold at Edward Jones
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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. Wal-Mart (WMT) coverage assumed with an Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse with analyst Edward Kelly saying he is encouraged by Wal-Mart's return to traffic growth against a deteriorating staples retail environment and its aggressive U.S. investments to solidify its position in an evolving industry. 2. Clorox (CLX) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities. 3. Comerica (CMA) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman with analyst Ryan Nash saying he sees upside to Comerica's current recently announced strategic plan to improve pre-tax returns by $230M. 4. Hormel Foods (HRL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Edward Jones. 5. Micron (MU) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Cleveland Research with analyst Kevin Rottinghaus saying Micron's execution has improved and progress in DRAM and NAND fundamentals over the past 2-3 months is sustainable into 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.
09/27/16
FBCO
09/27/16
NO CHANGE
Target $43
FBCO
Outperform
Hormel Foods added to US Focus List at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse added Hormel Foods (HRL) to the US Focus List, replacing Kellogg (K). The firm Investment Policy Committee said analyst Rob Moskow's FY17 above consensus estimate reflects his view that the Street underestimates earnings momentum, is best positioned to capitalize on increased demand for convenient protein products and deflationary meat cost trends, higher margins from its mix to value-added products, and high short interest that will dissipate. Moskow rates Hormel an Outperform with a $43 price target.
MNST Monster Beverage
$43.59

1.91 (4.58%)

09/16/16
09/16/16
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. GoPro (GPRO) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill. 2. JetBlue (JBLU) initiated with an Outperform at Imperial Capital. 3. PepsiCo (PEP), Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS), and Monster Beverage (MNST) were initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse, while the firm initiated Boston Beer (SAM) with an Underperform. Credit Suisse also initiated Coca-Cola (KO) and Constellation Brands (STZ) with a Neutral. 4. lululemon (LULU) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna. 5. Target (TGT) coverage assumed with a Neutral at Credit Suisse. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
11/04/16
STFL
11/04/16
NO CHANGE
STFL
Monster Beverage results 'better than feared,' says Stifel
Although Monster's Q3 results came in below expectations, they were "better than feared," according to Stifel analyst Mark Astrachan. The analyst blames the miss partly on higher expenses and shipment timing. He notes that the company's gross sales accelerated meaningfully in October versus Q3, and he thinks that its U.S. market remains strong. The analyst trimmed his price target on the name to $178 from $185 and keeps a Buy rating.
11/04/16
RBCM
11/04/16
NO CHANGE
RBCM
Monster Beverage 'bull case still intact,' says RBC Capital
After Monster (MNST) reported weaker than expected results, RBC Capital analyst Nik Modi blames the miss partially on the company's transition to Coca-Cola's (KO) system. The analyst says that the company was off to a strong start in October, and he continues to believe that its growth will be boosted by innovation. He keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
10/20/16
STFL
10/20/16
NO CHANGE
STFL
Monster Beverage should be bought on recent weakness, says Stifel
Stifel analyst Mark Astrachan continues to expect Monster's sales to rise by at least high single digit percentage levels through at least 2018, partly driven by international expansion and innovation. The analyst attributes recent weakness in the stock to a lack of new products by the company and perceptions of decelerating energy drink growth. But he thinks the U.S. energy drink category "remains healthy," and he says that Monster is poised to offer new products. He recommends buying the shares on weakness and keeps a $185 price target and Buy rating on the stock.

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