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Square

$12.75

0.315 (2.53%)

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Square call volume above normal and directionally bullish

Bullish option flow detected in Square with 3,694 calls trading, 1.3x expected, and implied vol increasing almost 2 points to 33.06%. Dec-16 12 calls and Dec-16 13 calls are the most active options, with total volume in those strikes near 2,900 contracts. The Put/Call Ratio is 0.02. Earnings are expected on March 9th.

SQ Square
$12.75

0.315 (2.53%)

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Target $15

Outperform
Square upgraded to Outperform on better growth at Credit Suisse
As previously reported, Credit Suisse upgraded Square to Outperform and raised its price target to $15 from $12. Analyst Paul Condra raised estimates to reflect solid Q3 results reflected by higher top line growth and better leverage. He continues to believe Square is exposed to strong secular headwinds and its years of product investment and brand building put it ahead of the competition.
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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. Square (SQ) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse with analyst Paul Condra raising estimates to reflect the company's solid third quarter results. Condra continues to believe Square is exposed to strong secular headwinds and its years of product investment and brand building put it ahead of the competition. 2. Enphase Energy (ENPH) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer and to Outperform from Market Perform at Avondale. 3. Etsy (ETSY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Roth Capital with analyst Darren Aftahi saying he believes inherent operating leverage and the international opportunity in Etsy's model is "too compelling." 4. Mosaic (MOS) upgraded to Buy from Outperform at CLSA with analyst Mark Connelly citing valuation and stabilizing results. 5. Quotient Technology (QUOT) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital and to Buy from Hold at Maxim. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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PACS
Overweight
Square upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest analyst Josh Beck upgraded Square to Overweight with a $15 price target.
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Square upgraded on fundamental outlook at Pacific Crest
As noted earlier, Pacific Crest upgraded Square to Overweight from Sector Weight. Analyst Josh Beck expects the company's payments business and opex efficiency to enable its fundamentals to beat expectations over the next year. The analyst thinks that these catalysts could spur investors to focus on the company's profitability and cash flow, causing the shares to undergo a "positive rerating." Target $15.

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