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MRK

Merck

$62.26

2.34 (3.91%)

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Stryker

$125.03

3.13 (2.57%)

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Early notable gainers among liquid option names on January 11th

Notable gainers among liquid option names this morning include Merck (MRK) $63.00 +3.07, Stryker (SYK) $127.12 +5.21, United Continental (UAL) $76.25 +2.61, CarMax (KMX) $67.74 +2.08, and Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) $682.84 +20.51.

MRK

Merck

$62.26

2.34 (3.91%)

SYK

Stryker

$125.03

3.13 (2.57%)

UAL

United Continental

$76.28

2.62 (3.56%)

KMX

CarMax

$67.72

2.04 (3.11%)

ISRG

Intuitive Surgical

$662.20

20.9 (3.26%)

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MRK Merck
$62.26

2.34 (3.91%)

01/11/17
GSCO
01/11/17
NO CHANGE
Target $70
GSCO
Neutral
Goldman sees Merck advantage for Keytruda in first-line NSCLC to be short-lived
Goldman Sachs analyst Jami Rubin said that if Merck's (MRK) chemo combo sBLA is approved, she would expect a "rapid uptake" for Keytruda in the first-line setting given there will be no requirement for PD-L1 testing. However, while Merck may benefit in the near-term in 2017, she is making no change to her 2018 estimates given imminent competition from potentially three other players, adding that she is also making no changes to her estimates for Bristol-Myers (BMY) as she has estimates for first-line non-small cell lung cancer only from 2018. Rubin maintains her Neutral rating and $70 price target on Merck shares.
01/11/17
BMOC
01/11/17
NO CHANGE
BMOC
FDA decision a significant boost for Merck, says BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Alex Arfaei says that the FDA's acceptance and priority review of Merck's Keytruda+chemo in first line non-small cell lung cancer "is a positive surprise." and "represents significant upside" for the company. The analyst thinks that Keytruda's market share in first line non-small cell lung cancer can reach about 80%-85%, up from about 25% now. He continues to identify Merck as his top pick.
01/11/17
JEFF
01/11/17
NO CHANGE
Target $48
JEFF
Buy
Merck filing for Keytruda could disrupt market, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Jeffrey Holford views Merck's (MRK) filing for Keytruda plus chemo in first line non-small cell lung cancer as a "positive surprise" that could disrupt market share dynamics in the near term, particularly for Bristol-Myers (BMY). The filing, however, does not materially change Merck's long term outlook, Holford tells investors in a research note. He believes approval risk is high given limited data and keeps an Underperform rating on Merck. The stock is up $1.78 to $61.70 in pre-market trading while Bristol-Myers is down $1.98 to $58.00.
01/11/17
JPMS
01/11/17
NO CHANGE
JPMS
Overweight
Keytruda filing a 'distinct positive' for Merck, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Chris Schott views the acceptance of the Keytruda plus chemo combo supplementary Biologics License Application for priority review as a "distinct positive" for Merck (MRK). The company is increasingly well positioned in first-line lung cancer, Schott tells investors in a research note. The analyst reiterates an Overweight rating on Merck.
SYK Stryker
$125.03

3.13 (2.57%)

01/11/17
LEER
01/11/17
NO CHANGE
Target $136
LEER
Outperform
Stryker price target raised to $136 from $127 at Leerink
Leerink analyst Richard Newitter raised his price target for Stryker to $136 from $127 after the company pre-announced a "solid" Q4 revenue beat and full year EPS that is anticipated to come in at the top-end of guidance. The analyst believes this "strong finish" to 2016 sets the tone for what he thinks will be continuing execution towards driving revenue growth at the top-end of MedTech. He reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
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01/06/17
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Underperform
Stryker downgraded to Underperform from Hold at Needham
Needham analyst Mike Matson downgraded Stryker to Underperform to reflect Mako and capex concerns. The analyst said the Mako total knee is unlikely to be a significant catalyst for Stryker and worries it could disappoint investors. Further, Matson said Styker's exposure to capital equipment is grater than many of its large-cap peers and creates increased risk from an ACA repeal-induced capital spending slowdown. Stryker is also less likely to benefit from reduced corporate tax rates relative to some of its peers, Matson writes.
01/05/17
EDJN
01/05/17
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EDJN
Hold
Stryker downgraded to Hold from Buy at Edward Jones
UAL United Continental
$76.28

2.62 (3.56%)

01/05/17
MSCO
01/05/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $72
MSCO
Equal Weight
United Continental downgraded to Equal Weight on valuation at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Rajeev Lalwani downgraded United Continental to Equal Weight from Overweight with a $72 price target. Analyst Rajeev Lalwani changed his rating due to relative outperformance and said further upside might be limited from here.
01/04/17
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
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01/05/17
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01/05/17
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MSCO
Equal Weight
United Continental downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
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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. Macy's (M) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank with analyst Paul Trussell saying the company's turnaround initiatives "continue to fall short of expectations." The "discouraging" 2017 forecast reflects the "realities of market share losses" to off-price retail, Amazon (AMZN) and other online threats, Trussell tells investors in a research note after Macy's lowered its outlook. He cut his price target for the shares to $34 from $47. 2. Kohl's (KSS) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Telsey Advisory and to Neutral from Outperform at Baird. 3. DCP Midstream (DPM) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital and to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse. 4. United Continental (UAL) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Rajeev Lalwani saying he changed his rating due to relative outperformance and said further upside might be limited from here. 5. Travelers (TRV) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Kai Pan saying lower reserve releases and rising auto claims present a risk to earnings and post US election share strength underestimates these fundamental headwinds. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
KMX CarMax
$67.72

2.04 (3.11%)

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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. Verizon (VZ) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Drexel Hamilton with analyst Barry Sine ting valuation, and expectations for earnings acceleration driven by wireless revenue growth, Internet of Things acquisitions, and reduced losses from strategic media investments. 2. 3M (MMM) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Scott Davis saying the negative earnings revision cycle is nearing an end and the recent pullback in the shares has created an attractive entry point. 3. CarMax (KMX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank with analyst Rod Lache saying the company should benefit as the value equation shifts to used versus new cars. 4. Dick's Sporting upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen with analyst John Kernan citing Dick's market share gains, customer satisfaction, and accelerated traffic trends, saying that they all suggest momentum in its business. 5. Kinder Morgan (KMI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital and to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James. 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
WEDB
11/16/16
NO CHANGE
WEDB
CarMax rally overdone, says Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Seth Basham says that the rally in CarMax's stock, which he attributes to optimism about Trump Administration policies, is "overdone." The analyst says that the outlook for economic growth is uncertain, while rising interest rates are more negative than positive for the company. The analyst says that results form publicly traded car dealers indicate that CarMax's environment continues to be weak. He keeps a $55 price target and a Neutral rating on the shares.
12/07/16
NRCS
12/07/16
NO CHANGE
NRCS
Neutral
CarMax estimates raised on demand environment at Northcoast
Northcoast analyst John Healy said checks indicate used vehicle retail market continued to outperform the new market in November, which an ever-growing supply of quality late model used vehicles. He believes sales trends at CarMax have improved and based on the demand environment, and easier comps, raised his Q3 earnings estimate to 74c from 72c. Healy rates Carmax a Neutral.
12/09/16
OPCO
12/09/16
NO CHANGE
Target $72
OPCO
Outperform
CarMax price target raised to $72 from $66 at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Brian Nagel raised his price target for CarMax to $72 from $66 to reflect his positive intermediate to longer-term outlook. The analyst recommends clients stay focused upon prospects for better results in coming quarters and use any potential share price weakness around the Q3 report as a buying opportunity. He reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
ISRG Intuitive Surgical
$662.20

20.9 (3.26%)

01/04/17
01/04/17
DOWNGRADE

Hold
Intuitive Surgical downgraded to Hold on macro uncertainties at Evercore ISI
As previously reported, Evercore ISI downgraded Intuitive Surgical to Hold from Buy and lowered its price target to $690 from $780. Analyst Vijay Kumar expects 2017 to be one of the most challenging for healthcare in general, with the sector facing issues ranging from ACA repeal to border tax reform to interest expense deductibility. Kumar thinks the uncertainty among the customer base is likely to have an impact on all big ticket items, including robotic surgery.
01/04/17
EVER
01/04/17
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EVER
Hold
Intuitive Surgical downgraded to Hold from Buy at Evercore ISI
10/19/16
LEER
10/19/16
NO CHANGE
Target $810
LEER
Outperform
Intuitive Surgical price target raised to $810 from $790 at Leerink
Leerink analyst Richard Newitter raised his price target for Intuitive Surgical to $810 from $790 on higher estimates and cash position, following the company's Q3 revenue and EPS beat, which was marked by solid year over year procedure growth and gross margin outperformance. The analyst remains bullish on Intuitive Surgical amid an improving procedure and gross margin outlook plus new product launches in the near-term. Newitter reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.

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