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BAC

Bank of America

$21.12

0.905 (4.48%)

, F

Ford

$11.96

0.04 (0.34%)

08:55
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12/01
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Notable open interest changes for December 1st

Wednesday's total option volume of 16.8 million contracts resulted in net open interest growth of 2.59 million calls and 2.76 million puts. Bank of America (BAC), Ford (F), Facebook (FB) and Whiting Petroleum (WLL) saw the greatest growth. Top five new positions opened include 88k Bank of America (BAC) Feb-17 19 puts, 85k Bank of America (BAC) Feb-17 21 calls, 36k Whiting Petroleum (WLL) Mar-17 8 puts, 31k Ford (F) 12/9 weekly 12 calls and 24k Whiting Petroleum (WLL) Mar-17 16 calls.

BAC

Bank of America

$21.12

0.905 (4.48%)

F

Ford

$11.96

0.04 (0.34%)

FB

Facebook

$118.42

-2.45 (-2.03%)

WLL

Whiting Petroleum

$12.22

2.84 (30.28%)

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BAC Bank of America
$21.12

0.905 (4.48%)

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11/16/16
DOWNGRADE

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.
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
11/29/16
KBWI
11/29/16
UPGRADE
Target $23
KBWI
Outperform
Bank of America upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette
Keefe Bruyette analyst Brian Kleinhanzl upgraded Bank of America to Outperform citing expectations for improved operating and regulatory environments. The valuation remains reasonable despite the recent rally, Kleinhanzl tells investors in a research note. The analyst raised his price target for the shares to $23 from $17.50.
F Ford
$11.96

0.04 (0.34%)

11/22/16
BREN
11/22/16
INITIATION
Target $10
BREN
Sell
Ford initiated with a Sell at Berenberg
Target $10.
10/31/16
10/31/16
UPGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Ford (F) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Daiwa. 2. Chevron (CVX) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman with analyst Neil Mehta saying that after a decade of relatively flat production, the company is positioned for "strong volume improvement." 3. Fossil (FOSL) upgraded to Mixed from Negative at OTR Global with the firm saying checks indicate the response to Michael Kors (KORS) watches has been strong. 4. ADTRAN (ADTN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Northland with analyst Tim Savageaux citing the share pullback over merger concerns of its top customer CenturyLink (CTL). 5. Deere (DE) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird with analyst Mircea Dobre saying that North American large ag equipment is back to multi-decade lows and there is a sign of demand emerging outside the U.S. and there are meaningful cost savings in the pipeline. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
11/30/16
MACQ
11/30/16
INITIATION
Target $13
MACQ
Neutral
Ford initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie
Macquaire analyst Takuo Katayama initiated Ford with a Neutral and a $13 price target saying the company lacks catalysts over the near-term and its new product flow is underwhelming and expects it to remain that way until late 2018.
10/31/16
DAIW
10/31/16
UPGRADE
DAIW
Hold
Ford upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Daiwa
FB Facebook
$118.42

-2.45 (-2.03%)

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).
11/30/16
MSCN
11/30/16
NO CHANGE
MSCN
Facebook's ad revenue growth decelerating, says MScience
MScience said slowing growth in advertisers and spend per advertiser is resulting decelerating revenue growth at Facebook.
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.
WLL Whiting Petroleum
$12.22

2.84 (30.28%)

10/10/16
RHCO
10/10/16
NO CHANGE
RHCO
Whiting Petroleum named top pick at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Neal Dingmann named Whiting Petroleum as his top pick. The analyst says that recent developments at the company should enable its production to remain "at least flat," while the company should get a big boost from recent oil price rises.
12/01/16
STFL
12/01/16
UPGRADE
Target $15
STFL
Buy
Whiting Petroleum upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel
Stifel analyst Michael Scialla upgraded Whiting Petroleum to Buy with a $15 price target. The OPEC agreement to cut production resulted in Stifel raising its 2017 oil price forecast to $55/bbl from $50bbl. Scialla had been concerned about Whiting's above average debt/TTM EBITDA prior to the announcement but now sees reduced risk and strong long-term growth.
10/28/16
SPHN
10/28/16
UPGRADE
SPHN
Overweight
Whiting Petroleum upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens
Stephens analyst Will Green upgraded Whiting Petroleum to Overweight from Equal Weight, saying that the "worst may be behind" for the company.
10/28/16
RAJA
10/28/16
UPGRADE
Target $16
RAJA
Strong Buy
Whiting Petroleum upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James
Raymond James analyst John Freeman upgraded Whiting Petroleum to Strong Buy and raised its price target to $16 from $14. The analyst said Whiting reported "extremely impressive" Q3 report and now plans to double its Bakken rig count and sees double-digit production growth from current levels in 2017.

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