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BAC

Bank of America

$20.30

-0.03 (-0.15%)

, MSFT

Microsoft

$61.12

0.26 (0.43%)

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Notable open interest changes for November 23rd

Tuesday's total option volume of 16.4 million contracts resulted in net open interest growth of 2.85 million calls and 3.32 million puts. Bank of America (BAC), Microsoft (MSFT), Apple (AAPL) and Facebook (FB) saw the greatest growth. Top five new positions opened include 36k Synchrony (SYF) Jan-17 34 calls, 36k Community Health (CYH) Dec-16 5 puts, 19k Whiting Petroleum (WLL) Dec-16 12 calls, 18k Microsoft (MSFT) Dec-16 63 puts and 17k AMD (AMD) Apr-17 10 calls.

BAC

Bank of America

$20.30

-0.03 (-0.15%)

MSFT

Microsoft

$61.12

0.26 (0.43%)

AAPL

Apple

$111.80

0.07 (0.06%)

FB

Facebook

$121.47

-0.3 (-0.25%)

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BAC Bank of America
$20.30

-0.03 (-0.15%)

11/16/16
BARD
11/16/16
DOWNGRADE
BARD
Neutral
Bank of America downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird
11/15/16
11/15/16
DOWNGRADE

Neutral
Bank of America downgraded to Neutral on valuation at Guggenheim
As previously reported, Guggenheim downgraded Bank of America to Neutral from Buy and raised its price target to $22 from $19. Analyst Eric Wasserstrom said valuation embeds his above consensus earnings estimate for 2017-18 and any upside will be increasingly driven by macro-factors rather than company specific drivers.
11/16/16
11/16/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $18

Neutral
Bank of America downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird
As previously reported, Baird analyst David George downgraded Bank of America to Neutral from Buy as he believes the post-election rally has largely discounted the potential benefits of rising interest rates, lower taxes, and more aggressive capital return. George raised his price target to $18 from $17 on Bank of America shares.
11/16/16
11/16/16
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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. Sysco (SYY) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse with analyst Edward Kelly saying Sysco shares are up 50% over the last 18 months and now views risk/reward as balanced. 2. Teva (TEVA) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies, to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley, and to Neutral from Buy at BTIG. 3. Bank of America (BAC) Capital One (COF) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird while the firm downgraded Fifth Third (FITB) to Underperform from Neutral. 4. Zions Bancorp (ZION) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley and to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein. 5. Yingli Green Energy (YGE) downgraded to Sell from Buy at Axiom while the firm downgraded SolarCity (SCTY) and JA Solar (JASO) to Sell from Hold. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
MSFT Microsoft
$61.12

0.26 (0.43%)

11/15/16
OPCO
11/15/16
NO CHANGE
Target $55
OPCO
Outperform
Oppenheimer remains bullish on Tableau after survey
After surveying 40 customers at Tableau's (DATA) recent user conference, Oppenheimer analyst Ittai Kidron came away encouraged as the results suggest a committed customer base that has a clear positive spending bias with the company over the next 12 months. Further, the analyst notes that user comments were positive on Tableau's current product portfolio, and there was excitement over the new capabilities coming in 2017. While there is some push-back on price and Microsoft is (MSFT) a growing competitive threat, Kidron does not sense the concerns put Tableau at risk of material displacement. He reiterates an Outperform rating and $55 price target on the shares.
11/18/16
OPCO
11/18/16
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Public cloud infrastructure market will be $62B by 2020, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Timothy Horan says "the race is on" for public cloud providers to get as much of their customers' data on their respective cloud platforms as possible. The analyst believes Amazon (AMZN) Web Services, Microsoft (MSFT), and Alphabet's Google (GOOG; GOOGL) have ambitions to become the dominant OS of the cloud, and to do so these companies will aim to have integrated solutions from the infrastructure layer to services through first-party offerings and/or the development of a strong partner channel. He views AWS as the primary wholesale cloud platform and Microsoft as the enterprise platform. However, given the relative immaturity of the market and the massive $1T opportunity, all three have been successful focusing on multiple segments, Horan adds, noting that he expects the public cloud infrastructure market to be $62B by 2020.
11/17/16
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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. Microsoft (MSFT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman with analyst Heather Bellini saying Azure is the number two market share vendor in the cloud space, and has grown 100% or more year-over-year eight of the last 10 quarters. 2. Time Warner (TWX) upgraded to Buy from Sell at MoffettNathanson. 3. First Solar (FSLR) upgraded at JMP Securities with analyst Joseph Osha citing valuation. 4. KBR (KBR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA Merrill Lynch with analyst Anna Kaminskaya saying she expects structurally higher defense spending to drive a re-rating in KBR and sees less risk of cost overruns in the E&C business given lower reliance on fixed priced contracts and diversification into smaller sized service projects. 5. Liberty Interactive (QVCA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA Merrill Lynch with analyst Heather Balsky saying she has increased confidence in a return to positive US sales growth and expects multiple expansion as sales improve. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
11/17/16
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GSCO
Buy
Microsoft upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman Sachs analyst Heather Bellini upgraded Microsoft to Buy from Neutral and raised her price target for the shares to $68 from $60. The software giant closed yesterday up 78c to $59.65. Azure is the number two market share vendor in the cloud space, and has grown 100% or more year-over-year eight of the last 10 quarters, Bellini tells investors in a research note on the public cloud space. She believes Azure can continue to grow revenue and improve margins over time given Microsoft's large customer base and "strong" C-level relationships. The analyst sees upside potential to out-year earnings forecasts for the company.
AAPL Apple
$111.80

0.07 (0.06%)

11/21/16
SBSH
11/21/16
NO CHANGE
Target $16
SBSH
Buy
Citi fields Pandora questions after Amazon on-demand launch
Citi analyst Mark Kelley says he's received a lot of questions from investors over the last few days on the impact from potentially lower prices for Pandora's (P) on-demand offering after Amazon (AMZN) launched a competing service. Amazon's on-demand offering costs $7.99 per month for Prime users, or $3.99 if you only want to listen on your echo device. Non-Prime users must pay $9.99 per month. The launch by Amazon has caused some speculation in the press that Apple (AAPL) is going to lower its prices, Kelley tells investors in a research note. The analyst does not expect Pandora to lower the price of on-demand to $7.99 per month. Kelley still believes on-demand music is the way the industry moves forward and he remains bullish on Pandora's long-term opportunity. The analyst has a Buy rating on the shares with a $16 price target.
11/21/16
OPCO
11/21/16
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Perform
Apple to become more reliant on the iPhone, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Andrew Uerkwitz believes Apple "lacks the courage" to lead the next generation of innovation, and instead will become more reliant than ever on the iPhone. Over the next decade, the analyst expects the stock to generally underperform the market, noting however that the stock did and could outperform in years with radical redesigns. He reiterates a Perform rating on the shares.
11/21/16
OPCO
11/21/16
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Oppenheimer recommends buying Technology, Energy ahead of breakout
Oppenheimer analyst Ari Wald says that the S&P 500's bullish reversal of its eight-week downtrend is confirming the start of a year-end rally, and cyclical stocks should be owned given resuming strength in the index's long-term trend. The analyst thinks the current opportunity is to buy Technology and Energy ahead of a breakout, namely Apple (AAPL), Seagate (STX), Skyworks (SWKS), Western Digital (WDC), Apache (APA), Chevron (CVX), Halliburton (HAL), and Helmerich & Payne (HP).
11/21/16
ADAM
11/21/16
NO CHANGE
Target $140
ADAM
Buy
Apple continues to dominate industry operating profits, says Canaccord
Canaccord analyst T. Michael Walkley said Apple captured a strong share of the premium-tier global smartphone market during Q3 and believes they will continue to extend their leading market share position. He noted Apple will continue to generate strong profit share despite iPhone sales moderating in North America over the past several weeks. Walkley expects steady iPhone 7 sales will help Apple return to growth in Q1 2017 and reiterated his Buy rating and $140 price target on the shares.
FB Facebook
$121.47

-0.3 (-0.25%)

11/23/16
OPCO
11/23/16
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Facebook, Amazon.com most attractive on post-election pullback, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Jason Helfstein notes that there has been a rotation into industrial and financial stocks post-election, at the expense of multinational technology stocks. However, he sees some potential positive catalysts for "FANG" names, namely Facebook (FB), Amazon.com (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX) and Google (GOOG; GOOGL), with the first two looking the most attractive at current levels. The analyst points out that Facebook's potential positive catalysts include faster than expected ad monetization driven by "Video First" strategy, Instagram engagement and Dynamic Product Ads. As for Amazon, he expects stable consumer spending to support a strong holiday shopping season.
11/21/16
DBAB
11/21/16
NO CHANGE
Target $150
DBAB
Buy
Deutsche says buy Facebook following recent weakness
Deutsche Bank analyst Lloyd Walmsley views Facebook's $6B share repurchase beginning in 2017 as a "welcome launch" of a capital return program. The stock represents an "outstanding value" following the recent selloff, Walmsley tells investors in a research note. He recommends that investors add to positions at current levels and keeps a Buy rating on Facebook with a $150 price target.
11/18/16
RBCM
11/18/16
NO CHANGE
RBCM
Internet stock weakness creates buying opportunity, says RBC Capital
EBC Capital analyst Mark Mahaney says that the 5%-10% decline in Internet stocks since the election has created more attractive long-term opportunities. The analyst does not expect the Trump Administration's policies to have a major impact on the fundamentals of the Internet sector. His favorite large-cap names in the sector are, in order, Netflix (NFLX), Facebook (FB), and Priceline (PCLN). His favorite small-cap names are, in order, Yelp (YELP), Criteo (CRTO), and GoDaddy (GDDY).
11/17/16
PIPR
11/17/16
NO CHANGE
PIPR
Piper sees Trump-related Internet selloff as 'rare opportunity'
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster says he would be "buying the fear" priced into Internet mega-caps. Concerns of President-Elect Trump's impact on tech companies are being largely extrapolated from sound bites that are unlikely to manifest during Trump's presidency, Munster tells investors in a research note. The selloff in "best-in-class" large cap internet stocks Apple (AAPL), Amazon.com (AMZN), Alphabet (GOOG), Facebook (FB) and Netflix (NFLX) presents a "rare opportunity," Munster writes. He believes Trump's threats towards Amazon are without merit and that net neutrality is unlikely to be reversed. He finds the valuations for each of the mega-caps "very attractive."

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