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GE

General Electric

$30.27

0.27 (0.90%)

, MT

ArcelorMittal

$7.57

0.3 (4.13%)

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Unusual put flow in option market yesterday

Notable put activity was cited Thursday in General Electric (GE), ArcelorMittal (MT), Accelerate Diagnostics (AXDX), and Western Refining Logistics (WNRL).

GE

General Electric

$30.27

0.27 (0.90%)

MT

ArcelorMittal

$7.57

0.3 (4.13%)

AXDX

Accelerate Diagnostics

$25.00

-0.15 (-0.60%)

WNRL

Western Refining Logistics

$24.85

0.05 (0.20%)

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GE General Electric
$30.27

0.27 (0.90%)

03/31/17
WBLR
03/31/17
NO CHANGE
WBLR
Outperform
General Electric shares set to move higher, says William Blair
William Blair analyst Nicholas Heymann believes shares of General Electric are set to move higher, not on management changes, but stronger fundamentals as the "external macro environment continues to improve." If GE achieves its more aggressive 2017 fundamental performance hurdles, the shares should be set to move steadily higher to the mid- to upper $30s, Heymann tells investors in a research note. The analyst sees potential upside to estimates from U.S. corporate tax reform and U.S. privately financed infrastructure modernization. He keeps an Outperform rating on GE shares.
04/10/17
FBRC
04/10/17
NO CHANGE
FBRC
FBR views Tesco as most likely takeover in Oilfield Services
FBR Capital analyst Thomas Curran says that within his Oilfield Services coverage, Tesco (TESO) has the highest probability of a straight acquisition. In GE Oil & Gas (GE) and Forum Energy (FET), Tesco has at least two potential strategic acquirers with "highly compelling logic," Curran tells investors in a research note. He believes a buyer could offer $10 per share. Tesco closed Friday at $7.30.
03/28/17
JPMS
03/28/17
NO CHANGE
Target $27
JPMS
Underweight
General Electric price target lowered to $27 from $29 at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst C. Stephen Tusa lowered his price target for General Electric to $27 and keeps an Underweight rating on the shares. The sell-side bull thesis is shifting focus away from the $2.00 earnings per share target in 2018 to free cash flow, which is "seemingly appropriately," Tusa tells investors in a research note. The analyst views the emerging bull case on free cash flow as "overstated and not plausible." He notes his new $27 price target still implies a premium 4% free cash yield and "solid" 3.5% dividend yield.
03/13/17
JPMS
03/13/17
NO CHANGE
Target $29
JPMS
Underweight
JPMorgan says use GE rally as selling opportunity
JPMorgan analyst C. Stephen Tusa recommends using Friday's rally in General Electric shares as a selling opportunity. A possible CEO change does not change the analyst's view that GE is an expensive stock. Discussion of an activist, who owns less than 1% of the company, trying to make changes is a re-run of the case made two years ago, Tusa tells investors in a research note. The analyst does not see much a GE activist can do. The company's "stubbornly low growth and secular challenges embedded in end markets" can't be fixed by a CEO, the analyst contends. Tusa keeps an Underweight rating on shares of GE with a $29 price target. The stock rallied Friday to $30.28 after Fox Business reported that CEO Jeff Immelt is on the "hot seat" with activist Nelson Peltz.
MT ArcelorMittal
$7.57

0.3 (4.13%)

03/30/17
BOFA
03/30/17
NO CHANGE
Target $12.18
BOFA
Buy
ArcelorMittal recommended into Q2 report at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst Jason Fairclough said the near-term macro and regulatory environment is supportive of steel. The analyst is modeling ArcelorMittal's Q2 EBITDA of $2.5B, 25% above consensus, driven by margin expansion and higher volumes. Farclough recommends buying ArcelorMittal into the Q2 report and reiterates his Buy rating and $12.18 price target.
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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. Owens Corning (OC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush with analyst Al Kaschalk saying the company's second-half 2017 results should be helped by improving weather, rebounding inflation, improved housing and industrial markets versus last year, and recent major storms. 2. Alcoa (AA) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital with analyst David Gagliano citing what he sees as "the recent disconnect" between "solid aluminum and alumina prices" and "soft Alcoa shares." He thinks that these trends have created "a solid buying opportunity." 3. CME Group (CME) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at RBC Capital with analyst Peter Lenardos saying he expects supportive volume levels with growth of 7% in 2017 versus consensus of 5% and benefits from regulatory tailwinds and tax policy. 4. ArcelorMittal (MT) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Roger Bell citing relative valuation. The analyst believes the company's higher U.S. exposure relative to European Steel peers will become an advantage over the remainder of the year. He raised his price target for the shares to EUR 10 from EUR 7.80. 5. CIBC (CM) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
03/29/17
COWN
03/29/17
NO CHANGE
COWN
Steel sentiment has deteriorated, may have further downside, says Cowen
Cowen analyst Novid Rassouli sand the sentiment in steel stocks has deteriorated following the drop in oil prices, the non-repeal of ACA, and tightening Chinese credit. Rassouli said US HRC prices may come under near-term pressure due to widening domestic versus international spreads and failing scrap prices, leading to additional downside in steel names. The analyst said U.S. Steel (X) and AK Steel (AKS) are the most levered to HRC prices, ArcelorMittal (MT) could see additional downside if iron ore prices continue lower, and views Steel Dynamics (STLD) and Nucor (NUE) as defensive plays given lower fixed cost structures.
03/31/17
JPMS
03/31/17
UPGRADE
JPMS
Overweight
ArcelorMittal upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Roger Bell upgraded ArcelorMittal to Overweight citing relative valuation. The analyst believes the company's higher U.S. exposure relative to European Steel peers will become an advantage over the remainder of the year. He raised his price target for the shares to EUR 10 from EUR 7.80.
AXDX Accelerate Diagnostics
$25.00

-0.15 (-0.60%)

05/26/16
PIPR
05/26/16
NO CHANGE
PIPR
Piper sees limited impact from new European device tax rules
Piper Jaffray analyst William Quirk points out that the European Union announced it will issue new rules for medical devices and in vitro diagnostics in the near-to-mid term. The EU is looking to strengthen rules for clearing devices/tests for the market and increase existing device/test surveillance, Quirk tells investors in a research note. He believes the new rules should not inhibit well validated tests/devices from coming to market. As such, Quirk expects little impact to Piper's in vitro diagnostic coverage universe, namely Accelerate Diagnostics (AXDX), Becton Dickinson (BDX), Cepheid (CPHD), Hologic (HOLX), Quidel (QDEL) and Meridian Bioscience (VIVO).
WNRL Western Refining Logistics
$24.85

0.05 (0.20%)

01/11/17
WELS
01/11/17
DOWNGRADE
WELS
Market Perform
Western Refining Logistics downgraded to Market Perform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Michael Blum downgraded Western Refining Logistics to Market Perform from Outperform citing valuation. The analyst lowered his price target range for the shares to $22-$24 from $27-$29.

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UBNT

Ubiquiti

$50.62

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VLO

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