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BAC

Bank of America

$22.63

-0.08 (-0.35%)

, MU

Micron

$20.58

-0.07 (-0.34%)

08:55
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Notable open interest changes for December 22nd

Wednesday's total option volume of 12.6 million contracts resulted in net open interest growth of 1.59 million calls and 2.53 million puts. Bank of America (BAC), Micron (MU), AMD (AMD) and Hartford Financial (HIG) saw the greatest growth. Top five new positions opened include 29k AMD (AMD) Jul-17 14 calls, 23k Kinross Gold (KGC) Jan-17 2.5 puts, 21k Bank of America (BAC) 12/23 weekly 23 calls, 19k Hartford Financial (HIG) Jan-17 29 puts and 15k Bank of America (BAC) Jan-17 23 calls.

BAC

Bank of America

$22.63

-0.08 (-0.35%)

MU

Micron

$20.58

-0.07 (-0.34%)

AMD

AMD

$11.47

-0.04 (-0.35%)

HIG

Hartford Financial

$48.21

0.2 (0.42%)

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BAC Bank of America
$22.63

-0.08 (-0.35%)

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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. Sunoco (SUN) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse with analyst John Edwards saying valuation is "underappreciated" and said a dividend cut is unlikely given options available for Sunoco and Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) to execute before reducing payouts. 2. BP (BP) and Statoil (STO) were upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS. 3. Citi (C) and Bank of America (BAC) were upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities while Morgan Stanley (MS) was upgraded to Neutral from Underweight. 4. Air Products (APD) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Monness Crespi with the firm saying it thinks that Air Products will benefit from consolidation in the industry. It says that Air Products' balance sheet will enable it to "easily bid on and win new projects" and exploit divestitures in the sector. 5. Monster Beverage (MNST) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies with analyst Kevin Grundy calling the stock his top large cap growth pick in Consumer Products. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
12/15/16
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Outperform
Bank of America upgraded to Outperform at Raymond James
As previously reported, Raymond James analyst Michael Rose upgraded Bank of America to Outperform from Market Perform, saying he views the stock as a general proxy for the health of the economy, for which he sees "better days ahead" under the Trump administration. Rose set a $26 price target on BofA shares.
12/21/16
ATLE
12/21/16
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ATLE
Overweight
Bank of America upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities
12/21/16
ATLE
12/21/16
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Target $25
ATLE
Overweight
Bank of America upgraded due rising rates, lower taxes at Atlantic Equities
As previously reported, Atlantic Equities upgraded Bank of America to Overweight from Neutral with a $25 price target. Analyst Christopher Wheeler said Bank of America will be a major beneficiary of rising rates, strong capital markets, and potentially lower tax rates.
MU Micron
$20.58

-0.07 (-0.34%)

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CRSS
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CRSS
Buy
Micron upgraded to Buy from Hold at Cross Research
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Target $33

Buy
Micron upgraded to Buy after results at Needham
As previously reported, Needham analyst Rajvindra Gill upgraded Micron to Buy from Underperform, with a $33 price target, following the company's "significant beat and raise" this quarter. The analyst believes Micron has regained its customer positioning in 20nm, is successfully migrating to 3D NAND and is benefiting from a substantially better pricing environment in DRAM.
12/22/16
BMUR
12/22/16
NO CHANGE
Target $28
BMUR
Buy
Micron price target raised to $28 from $25 at Brean Capital
Brean Capital analyst Mike Burton raised his price target on Micron to $28 from $25 following the company's Q1 report. The analyst noted Micron beat on both sales and earnings and said the company remains in the midst of a positive cycle in the DRAM and NAND markets. Burton reiterated his Buy rating on Micron shares.
12/22/16
JPMS
12/22/16
NO CHANGE
Target $28
JPMS
Overweight
Micron price target raised to $28 from $25 at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Harlan Sur raised his price target for Micron Technology to $28 saying the company's margins are inflecting better than expected following its "strong" Q2 results. The analyst continues to see upside in the shares and keeps an Overweight rating on Micron.
AMD AMD
$11.47

-0.04 (-0.35%)

12/16/16
JEFF
12/16/16
NO CHANGE
Target $13
JEFF
Buy
AMD price target raised to $13 from $9 at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Mark Lipacis raised his price target for AMD to $13 after his channel checks indicated the company's Zen MPU is being well received in the enthusiast DT channel. The analyst continues to believe AMD is in the midst of a turnaround. He raised his earnings estimates and reiterates a Buy rating on the stock.
12/20/16
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Target $13

Buy
AMD upgraded to Buy on deep learning and AI opportunity at Mizuho
As previously reported, Mizuho analyst Vijay Rakesh upgraded AMD (AMD) to Buy from Neutral, as he sees deep learning and AI as the next big computing paradigm and believes the company has an opportunity for deep learning with its new Radeon ProGFx/Ryzen products. He set a $13 price target on AMD shares. Rakesh, who said NVIDIA (NVDA) has solid traction in the initial Deep Learning space with GPUs and parallelism, raised his price target on its shares to $115 from $80, adding that while Intel (INTC) is a "late starter" and behind NVIDIA, it should also be a beneficiary of GPUs in the data center.
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MZHO
12/20/16
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MZHO
Buy
AMD upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho
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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. NVIDIA (NVDA) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman with analyst Toshiya Hari saying he expects AI/ML capacity additions to drive TAM expansion, high barriers of entry faced by competition and NVIDIA continues to leverage its position to gain greater share of the ML hardware TAM. 2. Carlyle Group (CG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi with analyst William Katz saying he expects a favorable FPAUM inflection into 2017, setting the stable for the next DE upcycle, and views valuation as compelling. 3. Alcoa (AA) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie saying it is the best way to participate in the pick up in global GDP and recommends using any weakness to build or initiate positions. 4. AMD (AMD) upgraded to Buy on deep learning and AI opportunity at Mizuho with analyst Vijay Rakesh saying he sees deep learning and Artificial Intelligence as the next big computing paradigm and believes the company has an opportunity for deep learning with its new Radeon ProGFx/Ryzen products. 5. Caterpillar (CAT) upgraded to Positive from Mixed at OTR Global with the firm saying its checks indicate the rate of decline in year-over-year global new equipment orders has moderated in Q4 due to strength in EMEA and Asia/Pacific. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
HIG Hartford Financial
$48.21

0.2 (0.42%)

11/16/16
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BOFA
Neutral
Hartford Financial downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill downgraded Hartford Financial to Neutral citing valuation.
11/28/16
FBRC
11/28/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $47
FBRC
Market Perform
Hartford Financial downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital
FBR Capital analyst Randy Binner downgraded Hartford Financial to Market Perform citing valuation and keeps a $47 price target on the shares.
12/08/16
RBCM
12/08/16
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RBCM
Outperform
Hartford Financial upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
12/09/16
RBCM
12/09/16
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RBCM
Outperform
Hartford Financial upgraded on 2017 outlook at RBC Capital
As noted earlier, RBC Capital upgraded Hartford to Outperform from Sector Perform. Analyst Mark Dwelle says that personal auto insurance rate hikes should boost the company's margins next year, while its commercial business should continue to be "solid" and have growth potential. Target to $54 from $46.

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PM

Philip Morris

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MTZ

MasTec

$39.20

0.45 (1.16%)

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Umpqua Holdings

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Citi

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Credit Agricole

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EVH

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Tenet

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Blue Apron

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BABA

Alibaba

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Fiat Chrysler

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Goldman Sachs

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Credit Suisse

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Morgan Stanley

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