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Microsoft

$56.92

-0.19 (-0.33%)

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Microsoft call buyer realizes 15% same-day gains

Notable profits for the buyer who lifted the $0.46 offer for 14,152 Microsoft (MSFT) Nov-16 60 calls yesterday at 10:52ET when underlying shares were trading at $56.47. Shares closed at $56.92, and the calls at $0.53 for a mark-to-market profit of 15%, or $99K, on the $651K outlay.

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MSFT Microsoft
$56.92

-0.19 (-0.33%)

09/26/16
CANT
09/26/16
NO CHANGE
Target $42
CANT
Buy
Yelp takeout chances increased with share conversion, says Cantor
Yelp's (YELP) conversion of Class B super-voting shares into regular Class A shares late last week increases the company's takeout potential, Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Youssef Squali tells investors in a research note. Yelp, especially following recent improvements in the underlying growth fundamentals of the business, has become "an easier, and more likely" acquisition target, the analyst contends. The analyst views Facebook (FB), Priceline (PCLN), TripAdvisor (TRIP) and Microsoft (MSFT) as potential acquirers of Yelp. Squali estimates Yelp could be worth $53 per share in a takeout. He keeps a Buy rating on the stock with a $42 price target. The stock is up 2% to $40.35 in early trading.
10/06/16
OPCO
10/06/16
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Microsoft, Amazon well positioned to enable cloud, AI trends, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Timothy Horan notes that machine learning and artificial intelligence have been use to improve applications and acceleration of infrastructure builds, with "intelligent software" designed to make lives easier and more productive. Further, the analyst sees communications and cloud services continuing to converge, with infrastructure and data as key components to AI. Microsoft (MSFT) and Amazon (AMZN) Web Service are well positioned to enable these trends, he contends, adding that he see colocation providers, such as Equinix (EQIX) and Interxion (INXN), and networking companies like Zayo Group (ZAYO) GTT Communications (GTT) as beneficiaries.
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WELS
10/12/16
NO CHANGE
WELS
Market Perform
Wells doesn't see Apple as biggest beneficiary from Samsung issues
Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um attributes the recent rally in shares of Apple (AAPL), at least in part, to Samsung's (SSNLF) issues with its Note 7 phones. Apple gained an incremental $14B in market capitalization at its intraday peak, which the analyst believes embeds more than 3M of incremental iPhone 7 Plus units. Samsung's production halt will help Apple, but other Android vendors with 5.7 inch phones could see a bigger benefit if Android users prefer to stick with Android, Um tells investors in a research note. He points out that LG, Kyocera, and Microsoft (MFST) have 5.7 inch Android phones at U.S. carriers. Um thinks expectations for Apple into earnings "have risen materially." He keeps a Market Perform rating on the iPhone maker. Apple closed yesterday up 25c to $116.30.
10/13/16
NOMU
10/13/16
NO CHANGE
Target $65
NOMU
Buy
Microsoft expected to report a solid quarter, says Nomura
Nomura analyst Frederick Grieb expects Microsoft to report a solid Q1 driven by strong performance in Productivity and Business Process andIntelligent Cloud along with continued, single-digit declines in More Personal Computing results. The firm's reseller survey indicates Microsoft came in above plan for the quarter as resellers were positive on the Office 365 model transition. Grieb believes the transition to Office 365 is above plan, declines in the Windows business have likely moderated and the company should continue to outperform on operating expenses. The analyst rates Microsoft a Buy with a $65 price target.

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Merck

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4.081 (6.96%)

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General Electric

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UNH

UnitedHealth

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QCOM

Qualcomm

$65.38

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AVGO

Broadcom

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NXP Semiconductors

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GM

General Motors

$45.03

0.955 (2.17%)

UA

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Under Armour; also tag UA

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comScore

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National Oilwell

$38.90

-0.24 (-0.61%)

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National Oilwell put volume heavy and directionally bearish »

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DPW

DPW Holdings

$2.41

-0.325 (-11.90%)

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SBOW

SilverBow Resources

$31.88

-0.9386 (-2.86%)

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Tencent

$56.92

1.565 (2.83%)

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AXP

American Express

$101.32

0.35 (0.35%)

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BX

Blackstone

$35.81

0.42 (1.19%)

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ICBK

County Bancorp

$30.16

0.38 (1.28%)

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Manitowoc

$40.09

0.73 (1.85%)

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Roche

$31.78

0.405 (1.29%)

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NSRGY

Nestle

$85.10

0.58 (0.69%)

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Hess Corp.

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-0.38 (-0.70%)

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CECE

CECO Environmental

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-0.07 (-1.32%)

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IHS Markit

$47.85

0.39 (0.82%)

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GSK

GlaxoSmithKline

$37.74

0.24 (0.64%)

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GlaxoSmithKline

$37.76

0.2646 (0.71%)

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SPY

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust

$278.99

1.07 (0.39%)

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S&P 500

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Petrobras

$11.67

0.1978 (1.72%)

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Merck

$62.38

3.72 (6.34%)

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