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DE

Deere

$100.00

7.99 (8.68%)

, SIG

Signet Jewelers

$92.99

2.2 (2.42%)

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Early notable gainers among liquid option names on November 23rd

Notable gainers among liquid option names this morning include Deere (DE) $100.56 +8.54, Signet Jewelers (SIG) $93.25 +2.69, Hormel Foods (HRL) $36.56 +0.68, Capital One (COF) $84.16 +1.56, and United Rentals (URI) $95.79 +1.69.

DE

Deere

$100.00

7.99 (8.68%)

SIG

Signet Jewelers

$92.99

2.2 (2.42%)

HRL

Hormel Foods

$36.16

0.2975 (0.83%)

COF

Capital One

$83.39

0.8 (0.97%)

URI

United Rentals

$94.90

0.835 (0.89%)

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DE Deere
$100.00

7.99 (8.68%)

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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
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11/11/16
DBAB
11/11/16
NO CHANGE
Target $102
DBAB
Buy
Deustche says infrastructure upside not fully priced into Machinery names
Deutsche Bank analyst Nicole DeBlase expects infrastructure stimulus to be more of a 2018 "earnings tailwind" with legislation unlikely until the spring of 2017 at the earliest. She's skeptical that the rally in Machinery stocks can continue for an extended amount of time, but feels only 50% of the total benefit has been priced in, to date. Caterpillar (CAT) is the best way to play a U.S. infrastructure stimulus, DeBlase tells investors in a research note. She raised her price target for the shares to $102 from $95. The analyst also raised her price target for Buy-rated Oshkosh (OSK) to $72 from $65, for Hold-rated Deere (DE) to $95 from $90 and for Sell-rated CNH Industrial (CNHI) to $7.20 from $6.24.
10/31/16
BARD
10/31/16
UPGRADE
Target $100
BARD
Outperform
Deere upgraded to Outperform at Baird
As reported previously, Baird analyst Mircea Dobre raised his rating on Deere to Outperform from Neutral, noting 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. Dobre reiterated his Outperform rating and raised his price target to $100 from $86 on Deere shares.
10/31/16
BARD
10/31/16
UPGRADE
BARD
Outperform
Deere upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird
SIG Signet Jewelers
$92.99

2.2 (2.42%)

11/18/16
WELS
11/18/16
NO CHANGE
WELS
Signet Jewelers removed from Priority Stock List at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo removed Signet from its Priority Stock List after conducting checks. The company's traffic appears to be characterized by "chopiness" and "elevated" promotions, while its Q4 compares are "tougher," according to the firm. However, it keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
11/18/16
WELS
11/18/16
NO CHANGE
WELS
Outperform
Signet Jewelers removed from Priority Stock List at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Ike Boruchow removed Signet Jewelers from his Priority Stock List saying his Q3 store work indicated "ongoing choppiness" in traffic trends and elevated levels of promotion. The analyst, however, still believes the company is well-positioned in the industry over the longer-term. He lowered his Q4 earnings estimate to $3.82 from $4.09 but keeps an Outperform rating on Signet with a $100-$105 price target range. Boruchow believes the stock's risk/reward remains favorable.
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09/28/16
LYON
09/28/16
INITIATION
LYON
Outperform
Signet Jewelers initiated with an Outperform at CLSA
CLSA analyst Rick Patel initiated Signet Jewelers with an Outperform rating and a $87 price target.
HRL Hormel Foods
$36.16

0.2975 (0.83%)

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OPCO
09/15/16
INITIATION
Target $38
OPCO
Perform
Hormel Foods initiated with a Perform at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Rupesh Parikh initiated Hormel Foods with a Perform rating and $38 price target.
09/16/16
EDJN
09/16/16
UPGRADE
EDJN
Buy
Hormel Foods upgraded to Buy from Hold at Edward Jones
09/27/16
FBCO
09/27/16
NO CHANGE
Target $43
FBCO
Outperform
Hormel Foods added to US Focus List at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse added Hormel Foods (HRL) to the US Focus List, replacing Kellogg (K). The firm Investment Policy Committee said analyst Rob Moskow's FY17 above consensus estimate reflects his view that the Street underestimates earnings momentum, is best positioned to capitalize on increased demand for convenient protein products and deflationary meat cost trends, higher margins from its mix to value-added products, and high short interest that will dissipate. Moskow rates Hormel an Outperform with a $43 price target.
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COF Capital One
$83.39

0.8 (0.97%)

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11/16/16
DOWNGRADE
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Neutral
Capital One downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird
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DOWNGRADE
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Capital One downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird
As reported previously, Baird analyst David George downgraded Capital One 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 $82 from $78 on Capital One shares.
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URI United Rentals
$94.90

0.835 (0.89%)

11/23/16
PIPR
11/23/16
NO CHANGE
Target $112
PIPR
Overweight
Piper ups price targets after Rental Sentiment Survey
Piper Jaffray analyst George Tong raised his price targets for United Rentals (URI) and Neff (NEFF) following his firm's Rental Sentiment Survey of rental executives. The results increased the analyst's confidence in a "strengthening equipment rental demand outlook driven by aggressive planned increases in infrastructure spending under a Trump administration." Checks show stronger expectations for rental revenue growth over the next year, backed by an uptick in both rental rate and rental volume growth trends, Tong tells investors in a research note. He also believes increases in infrastructure spending will likely benefit 2018 estimates. The analyst raised his price target for United Rentals to $112 from $95 and for Neff to $15 from $13 citing a stronger spending outlook. Tong is a buyer of both stocks.
11/10/16
GSCO
11/10/16
UPGRADE
GSCO
Neutral
United Rentals upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman
10/24/16
10/24/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $81

Equal Weight
United Rentals downgraded to Equal Weight, upside limited, says Morgan Stanley
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley downgraded United Rentals to Equal Weight from Overweight. Analyst Mili Pothiwala sees limited upside to the firm's $81 price target given increasing competition and an incrementally softer non-residential outlook.
10/24/16
MSCO
10/24/16
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MSCO
Equal Weight
United Rentals downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley

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