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BAC

Bank of America

$20.56

0.26 (1.28%)

, AAPL

Apple

$111.23

-0.57 (-0.51%)

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Notable open interest changes for November 25th

Wednesday's total option volume of 14.2 million contracts resulted in net open interest growth of 2.56 million calls and 2.53 million puts. Bank of America (BAC), Apple (AAPL), Valeant (VRX) and Freeport McMoRan (FCX) saw the greatest growth. Top five new positions opened include 38k Gold Fields (GFI) Jan-17 3 calls, 33k Bank of America (BAC) 12/2 weekly 21.5 calls, 22k Bank of America (BAC) 12/2 weekly 21 calls, 15k AMD (AMD) Apr-17 10 calls and 13k VimpelCom (VIP) Mar-17 3 puts.

BAC

Bank of America

$20.56

0.26 (1.28%)

AAPL

Apple

$111.23

-0.57 (-0.51%)

VRX

Valeant

$16.94

-0.89 (-4.99%)

FCX

Freeport McMoRan

$16.21

1.09 (7.21%)

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BAC Bank of America
$20.56

0.26 (1.28%)

11/16/16
11/16/16
DOWNGRADE

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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.
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
BARD
11/16/16
DOWNGRADE
BARD
Neutral
Bank of America downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird
11/15/16
11/15/16
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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.
AAPL Apple
$111.23

-0.57 (-0.51%)

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.
11/23/16
CLVD
11/23/16
NO CHANGE
CLVD
Neutral
Apple iPhone 7 supply remains constrained, says Cleveland Research
Cleveland Research said its near-term work remains encouraging on iPhone 7 demand and mix, with checks indicating that supply of iPhone 7 seems to be normalizing in most channels and tightness persists for the 7+. Discussions also suggest growing optimism for the next iPhone refresh, said the firm, which has a Neutral rating on Apple shares.
11/23/16
RSBL
11/23/16
NO CHANGE
RSBL
Apple trimming March quarter component order forecast, says Rosenblatt
Rosenblatt believes Apple has starting trimming its March quarter component order forecast following last week's December quarter production cut. The firm's analyst now expects orders to drop to 40M-43M units from 45M-46M, and believes March quarter's iPhone shipment consensus forecast of 52M-54M may be at risk.
VRX Valeant
$16.94

-0.89 (-4.99%)

11/18/16
DBAB
11/18/16
NO CHANGE
Target $24
DBAB
Hold
Deutsche still likes near-term setup for Valeant shares
Deutsche Bank analyst Gregg Gilbert said yesterday that he still likes the near-term setup for shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals after federal prosecutors announced criminal charges against former executive Gary Tanner and the former CEO of Philidor. It is "good to see" that Valeant and other senior executives were not charged, Gilbert told investors in a research note. The charges could be an important step forward as the company and new management team distance themselves from the past, Gilbert wrote. The analyst points out that the bar for 2016 has already been lowered and that new CFO Paul Herendeen thinks of guidance as a commitment. Gilbert keeps a Hold rating on Valeant with a $24 price target. The stock closed yesterday up 12c to $17.98.
11/23/16
MZHO
11/23/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $11
MZHO
Underperform
Valeant downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Mizuho
Mizuho analyst Irina Koffler downgraded Valeant Pharmaceuticals to Underperform, her firm's sell rating equivalent, and cut her price target for the shares to $11 from $25. The drugmaker closed yesterday at $17.83. Koffler believes growth challenges, 2017 guidance risk, legal overhangs and weaker asset divestitures create an unfavorable risk/reward profile. She expects the shares to trend lower over the next 6-12 months.
11/18/16
ADAM
11/18/16
NO CHANGE
Target $17
ADAM
Hold
Valeant negative headlines remain a risk, says Canaccord
Canaccord analyst Neil Maruoka noted yesterday's headlines regarding criminal charges against a former Valeant executive. He said although the charges are not pertinent to Valeant it underscores the negative headline risk that is associated with owning the shares. Maruoka said the company's lower guidance suggests growth headwinds into next year and believes the company still needs to sell assets to de-lever. Maruoka maintained his Hold rating and $17 price target on Valeant shares.
11/17/16
WELS
11/17/16
NO CHANGE
WELS
Wells Fargo reminds investors that Valeant has no legal reserves
After the former CEO of Philidor Andy Davenport and former executive Gary Tanner were arrested, Wells Fargo analyst David Maris reminds investors that Valeant Pharmaceuticals has not reserved for any potential legal liabilities. The arrests and charges are separate from a Department of Justice investigation that may lead to potential criminal charges against former Valeant executives and the company itself, Maris writes to investors in an intraday research note. He continues to believe that the "many legal cases" against Valeant and its affiliated business partners could turn out to be a "major risk" for Valeant and investors. He keeps an Underperform rating on the shares with a $10-$13 price target range. The stock is down 6%, or $1.11, to $16.75 in morning trading.
FCX Freeport McMoRan
$16.21

1.09 (7.21%)

11/21/16
COWN
11/21/16
NO CHANGE
Target $20
COWN
Outperform
Freeport McMoRan price target raised to $20 from $15 at Cowen
Cowen analyst Anthony Rizzuto raised his price target on Freeport McMoRan to $20 from $15 as the company has regained its status as the "go-to" coper investment vehicle after the impressive action taken by management to right-size the balance sheet. Rizzuto reiterated his Outperform rating on Freeport McMoRan shares.
10/17/16
10/17/16
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. Freeport McMoRan (FCX) reinstated with an Underperform at BofA/Merrill. 2. Novan (NOV) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray, an Outperform at Wedbush, and an Outperform at JMP Securities. 3. CapStar Financial (CSTR) initiated with a Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette, a Hold at Sandler O'Neill, and an Outperform at Raymond James. 4. Trade Desk (TTD) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies, an Outperform at RBC Capital, a Buy at Citi, a Buy at Needham, and an Outperform at Raymond James. 5. e.l.f. Beauty (ELF) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan, an Overweight at Piper Jaffray, a Market Perform at Wells Fargo, an Outperform at William Blair, a Hold at Stifel, a Buy at SunTrust, an Outperform at Cowen, and an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
11/17/16
DBAB
11/17/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $12.5
DBAB
Hold
Freeport McMoRan downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Chris Terry downgraded Freeport McMoRan to Hold citing valuation following the recent rally in the shares. The analyst keeps a $12.50 price target for the stock.
11/14/16
MACQ
11/14/16
NO CHANGE
Target $13
MACQ
Outperform
Freeport McMoRan price target raised to $13 from $9 at Macquarie
Macquarie analyst Anthony Young raised Freeport's price target to $13 from $9 in conjunction with the Commodities' team increase in copper price forecast by 17% in 2017 to $2.43/lb and 16% in 2018 to $2.13/lb. The analyst likes Freeport's leverage to the price of copper and expects the company to ultimately reach an agreement with the Indonesia government on the company's permit to export. Young has an Outperform rating on Freeport shares.

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