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DVN

Devon Energy

$47.42

5.26 (12.48%)

, DO

Diamond Offshore

$17.12

1.41 (8.98%)

09:55
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11/30
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09:55

Early notable gainers among liquid option names on November 30th

Notable gainers among liquid option names this morning include Devon Energy (DVN) $47.15 +4.99, Diamond Offshore (DO) $17.52 +1.80, Marathon Oil (MRO) $16.65 +1.69, Murphy Oil (MUR) $32.52 +3.08, and Hess Corp. (HES) $53.96 +4.88.

DVN

Devon Energy

$47.42

5.26 (12.48%)

DO

Diamond Offshore

$17.12

1.41 (8.98%)

MRO

Marathon Oil

$16.76

1.81 (12.11%)

MUR

Murphy Oil

$32.13

2.71 (9.21%)

HES

Hess Corp.

$53.91

4.855 (9.90%)

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    Dec

DVN Devon Energy
$47.42

5.26 (12.48%)

09/06/16
RAJA
09/06/16
DOWNGRADE
RAJA
Market Perform
Devon Energy downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James
Raymond James analyst led by John Freeman downgraded Devon Energy to Market Perform citing valuation and believes the positive catalysts have largely played out and reflected in the share price.
08/16/16
BOFA
08/16/16
NO CHANGE
BOFA
Energy Sector raised to Overweight from Market Weight at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill's commodity strategist team upgraded the Energy Sector to Overweight saying most of the selloff in oil prices is behind us and oil production continues to fall as investment and rig counts have dropped. The team said the oil market deficit will last through 2020 unless oil prices are sustained above $80/bbl and expects earnings expectations to continue to move higher.
08/23/16
ARGS
08/23/16
NO CHANGE
ARGS
Devon Energy price target raised to $51 from $41 at Argus
Argus analyst Bill Selesky,increased his price target on Devon after the company reported higher than expected Q2 EPS. The analyst continues to believe that the company's liquids production is underappreciated by investors, while its valuation is attractive. He keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
08/24/16
DBAB
08/24/16
NO CHANGE
DBAB
Buy
Deutsche Bank ups targets on four energy explorers
Deutsche Bank analyst Ryan Todd said he remains constructive on a tightening oil and gas market into 2017 as non-U.S. and non-OPEC declines continue and raised his price targets on four names in the exploration space citing expectations for production efficiency gains to keep up. Todd increased his price target on Devon Energy (DVN) to $55 from $45, on Pioneer Natural (PXD) to $210 from $180, on EOG Resources (EOG) to $105 from $96 and on Marathon Oil (MRO) to $21 from $20. The firm has Buy ratings on all four stocks.
DO Diamond Offshore
$17.12

1.41 (8.98%)

10/17/16
LYON
10/17/16
UPGRADE
Target $17
LYON
Underperform
Diamond Offshore upgraded to Underperform from Sell at CLSA
CLSA analyst David Havens upgraded Diamond Offshore to Underperform given its peer-leading liquidity metrics and view that its cancellation risks are largely reflected in valuation. Havens maintained his $17 price target on Diamond Offshore shares.
10/31/16
SOCO
10/31/16
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SOCO
Equalweight
Diamond Offshore upgraded to Equalweight from Underweight at Capital One
11/01/16
11/01/16
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Diamond Offshore upgraded to Buy at Swedbank
10/07/16
GHSC
10/07/16
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GHSC
Neutral
Diamond Offshore downgraded to Neutral from Accumulate at Seaport Global
Seaport Global analyst Mark Brown downgraded Diamond Offshore to Neutral citing recent share strength and maintained its $17 price target.
MRO Marathon Oil
$16.76

1.81 (12.11%)

10/17/16
LEHM
10/17/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $17
LEHM
Equal Weight
Marathon Oil downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Thomas Driscoll downgraded Marathon Oil to Equal Weight in a research note previewing Q3 earnings for the Exploration & Production space. The analyst believes a "growth shortfall" relative to peers could lead to the shares underperforming. Driscoll lowered his price target for the shares to $17 from $18.
09/30/16
ADAM
09/30/16
INITIATION
Target $16
ADAM
Hold
Marathon Oil initiated with a Hold at Canaccord
Canaccord analyst Stephen Berman initiated Marathon Oil with a Hold and a $16 price target due to unhedged exposure to oil and gas prices.
09/12/16
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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. Reynolds American (RAI) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman with analyst Judy Hong citing valuation and fading earnings momentum. 2. TrueCar (TRUE) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analysts led by Brian Nowak citing valuation. 3. Marathon Oil (MRO) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse analyst Edward Westlake saying the company has down an excellent job increasing the resource base, lowering well costs, and said the STACK continues to get better, but continues to see more momentum in the purer play Permian names. 4. Whirlpool (WHR) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Gabelli with analyst Alvaro Lacayo saying the substantial rise of steel prices will likely negatively impact North American margins in the short-term. 5. Verifone (PAY) downgraded to In-Line from Outperform at Imperial Capital with analyst Saliq Khan citing a lack of EMV adoption and the challenging macro environment. 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
SUSQ
11/18/16
INITIATION
Target $17
SUSQ
Neutral
Marathon Oil initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna
Susquehanna initiated Marathon Oil with a Neutral and a $17 price target.
MUR Murphy Oil
$32.13

2.71 (9.21%)

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Market Perform
Murphy Oil upgraded to Market Perform, dividend safe, says Raymond James
As previously reported, Raymond James upgraded Murphy Oil to Market Perform from Underperform. Analyst Pavel Molchanov believes Murphy's dividend is safe in conjunction with an increase today in the firm's 2017 oil price forecast.
06/20/16
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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. Under Armour (UA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Buckingham with the firm's analyst viewing risk/reward as favorable and expects pricing will stabilize in Q4, driving margin improvement and setting up Under Armour for 2017 earnings upside when it also begins to materially expand distribution. 2. Yelp (YELP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank with analyst Lloyd Walmsley saying the company is likely to exceed 2016 guidance and consensus estimates. The analyst raised his price target for the shares to $33 from $26 citing stabilized sales force productivity, more confidence in management and improvements in ad units. 3. Expedia (EXPE) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities with analyst James Cordwell expecting material earnings growth from Expedia's non-core OTA assets, HomeAway, Orbitz, trivago. Even with conservative outlook for the core OTA business, Cordwell believes the diversification should also aid the stock's multiple. 4. Murphy Oil (MUR) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James with analyst Pavel Molchanov believing Murphy's dividend is safe in conjunction with an increase today in the firm's 2017 oil price forecast. 5. Symantec (SYMC) upgraded to Buy from Sell at UBS with analyst Brent Thill double upgrading the stock arguing that the acquisition of Blue Coat Systems, while "not a silver bullet" for either party, will drive favorable near-term financials. Thill raised his price target for the shares to $24 from $16. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
07/13/16
LEHM
07/13/16
UPGRADE
Target $42
LEHM
Overweight
Murphy Oil upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Paul Cheng upgraded Murphy Oil to Overweight after raising his Americas Integrated Oil sector view to Positive. The global oil market is currently in the "midst of a continued upward trajectory" in which Brent could average $85 by Q4 of 2017 and $80-$90 between 2018 and 2021, Cheng tells investors in a research note. He believes the risks associated with Murphy Oil have been priced into the shares at current levels. The analyst upped his price target for the stock to $42 from $33.
07/13/16
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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. Pandora (P) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray with analyst Stan Meyers saying the company is nearing an inflection point and that "meaningful upside" lies ahead. 2. Murphy Oil (MUR) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Paul Cheng saying the global oil market is currently in the "midst of a continued upward trajectory" in which Brent could average $85 by the fourth quarter of 2017 and $80-$90 between 2018 and 2021. 3. NuVasive (NUVA) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Andrew Hanover saying the company's first quarter outperformance "was not a fluke." 4. PSEG (PEG) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Stephen Byrd saying he expects stronger post-2017 earnings power based on the company's significant pipeline of regulated investment opportunities and the upcoming rate case to be filed in 2017. 5. Wright Medical (WMGI) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Andrew Hanover saying Wright over the past year has transformed into the only publicly traded orthopedics company with a revenue base of over $500M and a projected top-line growth rate north of 10%. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
HES Hess Corp.
$53.91

4.855 (9.90%)

09/12/16
WOLF
09/12/16
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WOLF
Peer Perform
Hess Corp. downgraded to Peer Perform from Outperform at Wolfe Research
Wolfe Research downgraded Hess to Peer Perform citing lack of catalysts and views the stock as a value trap following the latest dry hole in Guyana.
09/12/16
KLRG
09/12/16
INITIATION
Target $65
KLRG
Accumulate
Hess Corp. initiated with an Accumulate at KLR Group
KLR Group analyst John Gerdes started Hess Corp. with an Accumulate rating and $65 price target.
06/30/16
BOFA
06/30/16
NO CHANGE
Target $85
BOFA
Buy
Hess Corp. price target raised to $85 from $75 at BofA/Merrill
09/12/16
09/12/16
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. Hess Corp. (HES) initiated with an Accumulate at KLR Group. 2. Verifone (PAY) initiated with a Buy at BTIG. 3. VF Corp. (VFC) resumed with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo. 4. Demand Media (DMD) initiated with a Buy at Craig-Hallum. 5. Owens & Minor (OMI) reinitiated with a Neutral at BofA/Merrill. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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