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KORS

Michael Kors

$49.37

0.78 (1.61%)

, CMS

CMS Energy

$40.26

0.54 (1.36%)

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Early notable gainers among liquid option names on November 25th

Notable gainers among liquid option names this morning include Michael Kors (KORS) $49.53 +0.93, CMS Energy (CMS) $40.44 +0.72, Extra Space Storage (EXR) $70.89 +1.25, FirstEnergy (FE) $32.05 +0.56, and Nisource (NI) $22.00 +0.37.

KORS

Michael Kors

$49.37

0.78 (1.61%)

CMS

CMS Energy

$40.26

0.54 (1.36%)

EXR

Extra Space Storage

$70.10

0.46 (0.66%)

FE

FirstEnergy

$31.91

0.42 (1.33%)

NI

NiSource

$21.93

0.29 (1.34%)

KORS Michael Kors
$49.37

0.78 (1.61%)

11/14/16
11/14/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $52

Equal Weight
Michael Kors downgraded on lower earnings visibility at Morgan Stanley
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley downgraded Michael Kors to Equal Weight from Overweight and lowered its price target to $52 from $69. Analyst Kimberly Greenberger said Michael Kors FY17 guidance cut reduced her confidence in earnings visibility and now sees more balanced risk/reward in shares.
11/14/16
MSCO
11/14/16
DOWNGRADE
MSCO
Equal Weight
Michael Kors downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
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WELS
10/25/16
NO CHANGE
WELS
New wearables could enable Fossil to hit high end of guidance, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo says that the successful launch of Fossil's (FOSL) new wearables collection, including the Michael Kors (KORS) Access Line, could enable Fossil to hit the high end of its Q3 guidance range. Wells says that the Access Line's success could lift the company's Q2 sales by $12M-$14M. However, the firm warns that the outlook for Michael Kors Access for the holiday season is "cloudy," since the products' success last quarter was party due to beating the Apple (AAPL) Watch 2 to market by nearly two weeks. Now that Apple's new watch has been released, the growth of Fossil made watches "could moderate substantially," the firm warns. Nonetheless, it raised its price target on Fossil to $25-$27 from $23-$25 and on Michael Kors to $50-$52 from $48-$50. However, it keeps Market Perform ratings on both stocks.
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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.
CMS CMS Energy
$40.26

0.54 (1.36%)

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HOWW
07/15/16
INITIATION
Target $46
HOWW
Sector Perform
CMS Energy initiated with a Sector Perform at Scotia Howard Weil
Scotia Howard Weil analyst Jon Donnel initiated CMS Energy with a Sector Perform and a $46 price target.
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MACQ
04/04/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $43
MACQ
Neutral
CMS Energy downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie
Macquarie analyst Andrew Weisel downgraded CMS Energy to Neutral citing valuation and raised his price target to $43 from $40.
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HDLY
02/08/16
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HDLY
Neutral
CMS Energy downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Hilliard Lyons
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12/14/15
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DBAB
Buy
ITC Holdings upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Jonathan Arnold said he would raise regulated utility weightings heading into 2016, given the group's underperformance in 2015, adding that he favors names with above-average infrastructure growth and visibility along with regulated transitions. He upgraded ITC Holdings (ITC) and WEC Energy (WEC), each to Buy from Hold, as he belives they meet that criteria. He also reiterated Buy ratings on a number of other regulated utilities that meet the above description - American Electric (AEP), CMS Energy (CMS), Edison International (EIX), NextEra Energy (NEE) and PPL Corp. (PPL).
EXR Extra Space Storage
$70.10

0.46 (0.66%)

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BARD
02/25/16
NO CHANGE
Target $98
BARD
Outperform
Extra Space Storage weakness a buying opportunity, says Baird
Baird said they would be buyers on any weakness in Extra Space Storage following its Q4 results. The firm cited bullish guidance despite impossibly difficult comps and expectations for the company's NAV to climb throughout the year. Baird lowered its price target to $98 from $100 on Extra Space Storage shares.
07/08/16
BMOC
07/08/16
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BMOC
Market Perform
Extra Space Storage downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital
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RAJA
08/12/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $95
RAJA
Outperform
Extra Space Storage downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James
Raymond James analyst Jonathan Hughes downgraded Extra Space Storage to Outperform and from Strong Buy and removed it from the Analyst Current Favorites List. Hughes does not see much near-term upside to shares but continues to view risk/reward as favorable over the next 12 months. The analyst lowered his price target to $95 from $106.
07/25/16
RHCO
07/25/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $100
RHCO
Neutral
Extra Space Storage downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Ki Bin Kim downgraded Extra Space Storage to Neutral and lowered its price target to $100 from $107 given continued pricing weakness over the past 5 months.
FE FirstEnergy
$31.91

0.42 (1.33%)

10/25/16
DBAB
10/25/16
UPGRADE
Target $37
DBAB
Buy
FirstEnergy upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Jonathan Arnold upgraded FirstEnergy to Buy citing the "muted reaction" to recent regulated wins. The company on November 4 should provide an updated outlook and confirm that its equity issuance, while substantial, will be lower than the "high estimates," Arnold tell investors in a research note. The analyst lowered his price target for the shares to $37 from $38.
10/18/16
EVER
10/18/16
UPGRADE
Target $35
EVER
Buy
FirstEnergy upgraded to Buy on PA rate settlement at Evercore ISI
As previously reported, Evercore ISI upgraded First Energy to Buy from Hold and raised its price target to $35.50 from $34.25. Analyst Greg Gordon said the Pennsylvania rate settlement appears constructive and raises FirstEnergy's earnings 15c higher relative to his prior 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. Intel (INTC) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Blayne Curtis citing better PC trends and a "compelling relative valuation." 2. Ruth's Hospitality (RUTH was upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James and the firm upgraded Darden (DRI) to Market Perform from Underperform. 3. Cousins Properties (CUZ) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Stifel with analyst John Guinee citing valuation. 4. FirstEnergy (FE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI and to Neutral from Sell at Citi. 5. Prologis (PLD) upgraded to Equalweight from Underweight at Capital One and to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/19/16
TUDR
10/19/16
DOWNGRADE
TUDR
Sell
FirstEnergy downgraded to Sell from Hold at Tudor Pickering
NI NiSource
$21.93

0.29 (1.34%)

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GUGG
11/03/16
INITIATION
Target $23
GUGG
Neutral
NiSource initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim
Guggenheim analyst Shahriar Pourreza initiated NiSource with a Neutral and a $23 price target.
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EVER
11/02/16
UPGRADE
Target $22
EVER
Hold
NiSource upgraded to Hold from Sell at Evercore ISI
Evercore ISI analyst Greg Gordon upgraded NiSource to Hold and lowered its price target to $22 from $24 citing valuation.
10/13/16
JEFF
10/13/16
UPGRADE
Target $23
JEFF
Hold
NiSource upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Christopher Sighinolfi upgraded NiSource to Hold citing the recent pullback in the shares. The analyst upped his price target for the stock to $23 from $22.
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FBCO
08/19/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $25
FBCO
Underperform
NiSource downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst John Edwards downgraded NiSource to Underperform saying the shares are just "too expensive" at current levels. The analyst keeps a $25 price target for the shares.

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