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SWN

Southwestern Energy

$10.77

0.39 (3.76%)

, CNC

Centene

$58.80

2.08 (3.67%)

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Early notable gainers among liquid option names on December 21st

Notable gainers among liquid option names this morning include Southwestern Energy (SWN) $10.80 +0.42, Centene (CNC) $58.46 +1.73, Owens-Illinois (OI) $18.28 +0.50, Monster Beverage (MNST) $44.74 +1.20, and EQT Corporation (EQT) $67.29 +1.64.

SWN

Southwestern Energy

$10.77

0.39 (3.76%)

CNC

Centene

$58.80

2.08 (3.67%)

OI

Owens-Illinois

$18.10

0.33 (1.86%)

MNST

Monster Beverage

$43.54

-0.33 (-0.75%)

EQT

EQT Corporation

$67.07

1.42 (2.16%)

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SWN Southwestern Energy
$10.77

0.39 (3.76%)

11/28/16
BMOC
11/28/16
UPGRADE
BMOC
Outperform
Southwestern Energy upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital
12/02/16
TUDR
12/02/16
DOWNGRADE
TUDR
Hold
Southwestern Energy downgraded to Hold from Buy at Tudor Pickering
11/28/16
BMOC
11/28/16
UPGRADE
BMOC
Outperform
Southwestern Energy upgraded on valuation, potential gas upturn at BMO Capital
As noted earlier, BMO Capital upgraded Southwestern Energy to Outperform from Market Perform. Analyst Dan McSpirit upgraded the stock based on valuation and his belief that the natural gas supply/demand balance could improve. Target $18.
11/10/16
KLRG
11/10/16
UPGRADE
Target $14
KLRG
Buy
Southwestern Energy upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at KLR Group
KLR Group analyst John Gerdes upgraded Southwestern Energy to Buy citing valuation with the shares down over 30% in the past month. The analyst keeps a $14 price target for the shares.
CNC Centene
$58.80

2.08 (3.67%)

12/13/16
GSCO
12/13/16
UPGRADE
Target $63
GSCO
Neutral
Centene upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman
Goldman analyst Matthew Borsch upgraded Centene to Neutral saying valuation reflects downside risk and maintained its $63 price target.
12/16/16
OPCO
12/16/16
NO CHANGE
Target $89
OPCO
Outperform
Oppenheimer remains a buyer of Centene on any volatility
Oppenheimer analyst Michael Wiederhorn notes that Centene's guidance was likely slightly lower than expected, but says it is explained by the 20c/share impact of the Exchange business. Nonetheless, the analyst continues to favor Centene due to its growth outlook and attractive valuation, and would continue to be a buyer on any volatility. He reiterates an Outperform rating and $89 price target on the shares.
12/19/16
WELS
12/19/16
NO CHANGE
WELS
Centene weakness creates buying opportunity, says Wells Fargo
After attending Centene's Investor Day, Wells Fargo notes that the company's guidance was lower than expected but incorporated a conservative view of its public exchange business. However, Wells continues to believe that the company is well-positioned due to "the continued shift towards managed care in the high acuity Medicaid population, (its) track record in winning new government businesses, and a new growth platform in Medicare following its Health Net acquisition." The firm keeps an Outperform rating on Centene.
12/21/16
JPMS
12/21/16
INITIATION
Target $75
JPMS
Overweight
Centene initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Gary Taylor started Centene with an Overweight rating and $75 price target. The analyst also added the shares to his firm's Analyst Focus List. The company has an "impressive track record" of operating performance and state contract wins, Taylor tells investors in a research note.
OI Owens-Illinois
$18.10

0.33 (1.86%)

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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. CRH (CRH) upgraded to Overweight at JPMorgan by analyst Elodie Rall, who views the valuation as attractive and sees limited risk to estimates. 2. Ironwood (IRWD) upgraded to Outperform at Cowen citing the company's pipeline and ex-U.S. royalties as well as U.S. co-marketing agreements leaving room for growth. 3. Owens-Illinois (OI) upgraded to Buy at Citi with analyst Anthony Pettinari citing valuation and a low bar set by management for 2016. 4. Pennsylvania REIT (PEI) upgraded to Outperform at Boenning & Scattergood by analyst Floris van Dijkum, who believes Pennsylvania REIT's discounted valuation is unwarranted given significant acceleration in 2018 NOI growth. van Dijkum expects the company to continue to reduce leverage by selling other non-core assets and make development progress on the Fashion Outlets of Philadelphia. 5. Cisco (CSCO) upgraded to Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Rod Hall saying the company's 3.8% dividend yield is "compelling in the midst of current market volatility." This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
05/12/16
GSCO
05/12/16
INITIATION
Target $18
GSCO
Sell
Owens-Illinois initiated with a Sell at Goldman
Goldman analyst Brian Maguire initiated Owens-Illinois with a Sell and $18 price target.
09/29/16
RBCM
09/29/16
INITIATION
RBCM
Sector Perform
Owens-Illinois initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital
05/12/16
05/12/16
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. Amarin (AMRN) assumed with a Buy at Jefferies by analyst Hugo Ong, who said off-label Vascepa promotion in mixed dyslipidemia may be beginning to bear fruit. 2. Theravance Biopharma (TBPH) initiated with an Outperform at Leerink with analyst Paul Matteis saying he sees a favorable risk/reward ahead of a string of clinical/commercial catalysts over the next year. 3. Graphic Packaging (GPK) initiated with a Conviction Buy at Goldman. 4. Owens-Illinois (OI) initiated with a Sell at Goldman. 5. Sonoco Products (SON) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
MNST Monster Beverage
$43.54

-0.33 (-0.75%)

11/04/16
RBCM
11/04/16
NO CHANGE
RBCM
Monster Beverage 'bull case still intact,' says RBC Capital
After Monster (MNST) reported weaker than expected results, RBC Capital analyst Nik Modi blames the miss partially on the company's transition to Coca-Cola's (KO) system. The analyst says that the company was off to a strong start in October, and he continues to believe that its growth will be boosted by innovation. He keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
11/04/16
STFL
11/04/16
NO CHANGE
STFL
Monster Beverage results 'better than feared,' says Stifel
Although Monster's Q3 results came in below expectations, they were "better than feared," according to Stifel analyst Mark Astrachan. The analyst blames the miss partly on higher expenses and shipment timing. He notes that the company's gross sales accelerated meaningfully in October versus Q3, and he thinks that its U.S. market remains strong. The analyst trimmed his price target on the name to $178 from $185 and keeps a Buy rating.
12/21/16
JEFF
12/21/16
NO CHANGE
Target $63
JEFF
Buy
Newell Brands added to Franchise Picks List at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Kevin Grundy added Newell Brands (NWL) to his firm's Franchise Picks List while raising his price target for the shares to $63 from $61. Investors have "multiple ways to win" as the company's "myriad" of "value triggers" are being underappreciated, Grundy tells investors in a research note. He keeps a Buy rating on Newell. The analyst this morning also upgraded Monster Beverage (MNST) to Buy from Hold.
12/21/16
JEFF
12/21/16
UPGRADE
Target $58
JEFF
Buy
Monster Beverage upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Kevin Grundy upgraded Monster Beverage (MNST) to Buy and calls the stock his top large cap growth pick in Consumer Products. The analyst highlights Monster's accelerating sales growth in the U.S. and international market share gains. He views the current valuation as attractive and sees strategic optionality should Coca-Cola (KO) acquire the remaining 82% of the shares it does not own. Grundy raised his price target for Monster Beverage shares to $58 from $53.
EQT EQT Corporation
$67.07

1.42 (2.16%)

12/09/16
GHSC
12/09/16
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GHSC
Neutral
EQT Corporation downgraded to Neutral from Accumulate at Seaport Global
10/28/16
SBSH
10/28/16
UPGRADE
Target $80
SBSH
Buy
EQT Corporation upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst Vikram Bagri upgraded EQT Corporation to Buy citing improving fundamentals and an attractive valuation following the company's Q3 results. He raised his price target for the shares to $80 from $75.
11/17/16
DRXL
11/17/16
INITIATION
Target $86
DRXL
Buy
EQT Corporation initiated with a Buy at Drexel Hamilton
Drexel Hamilton analyst John Ragozzino initiated EQT Midstream with a Buy and an $86 price target.
10/24/16
FBCO
10/24/16
INITIATION
Target $86
FBCO
Outperform
EQT Corporation initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Mark Lear initiated EQT Corporation with an Outperform and an $86 price target saying it is positioned in the heart of the Marcellus shale with potential upside from further delineation in the Utica Shale, a recovery in gas prices and the ability to extend laterals in the Marcellus.

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