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Bank of America

$22.80

-0.2711 (-1.18%)

11:31
04/21/17
04/21
11:31
04/21/17
11:31

Active trading in Bank of America calls as shares dip

Active trading in Bank of America calls as shares dip. The stock down 25c to $22.82 and some players are likely liquidating expiring Apr 23 calls. 20.9K traded at that line against 186.1K in open interest, which is the second largest open interest in the name. These calls are falling 18c out of the money and some are likely being rolled to next week's Apr 28th 23.5 calls, which traded 22.8K, and May 23 calls, where volume is 19.5K contracts. Overall call activity outpaces puts nearly 2:1 at 140K calls verses 74K put options.

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BAC Bank of America
$22.80

-0.2711 (-1.18%)

04/04/17
04/04/17
NO CHANGE

Mrogan Stanley recommends buying large banks on weakness after Q1 results
Morgan Stanley analyst Betsy Graseck expects most large banks she covers to report weaker than expected Q1 results. However, the analyst recommends that investors buy the large-cap bank stocks on weakness, as she expects them to benefit from "stronger capital return, easing regulation, lower taxes and higher rates in 2H17," along with an improved GDP outlook and strong expense management. Graseck identifies Citi (C) as her top pick heading into the quarter, as she expects its Q1 results to beat expectations, driven by strength in emerging markets and "repositioning investments" that have started to beat fruit. She expects the bank to get a boost from CCAR in June and says that it is "the biggest beneficiary of easing regulation." Other publicly traded companies in the space include Bank of America (BAC), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC).
04/04/17
04/04/17
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital with analyst Daniel Salmon saying Amazon's (AMZN) ad business represents Google's biggest competitive headwind since Facebook (FB). The analyst believes Google can still grow revenue at 15%-20% over the mid-and long term, but he sees a lower likelihood of topping expectations as Amazon's ad business rises. Salmon continues to prefer Alphabet shares to Facebook, however. He moved Amazon to his top pick this morning and upped his price target for the shares to $1,200. 2. NVIDIA (NVDA) downgraded to Underweight from Sector Weight at Pacific Crest. 3. Nike (NKE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus with analyst John Staszak saying he expects the company's growth to slow over the next 12 months due to competition from Adidas (ADDYY) and Under Armour (UAA). 4. Urban Outfitters (URBN) and L Brands (LB) were downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi. 5. Bank of America (BAC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi with analyst Keith Horowitz saying the stock's outperformance since the U.S. election has substantially closed the valuation gap with JPMorgan (JPM). "We do not see a lot left to play for," Horowitz tells investors in a research note. He lowered his price target for Bank of America shares to $25 from $26. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
04/06/17
EVER
04/06/17
NO CHANGE
EVER
Glass-Steagall return wouldn't find support in Congress, says Evercore ISI
After media reports claimed White House economic adviser Gary Cohn supports rules to make banks split their consumer lending units from their investment divisions, which hints at a return of the "Glass-Steagall" law that was ended by President Clinton and a Republican Congress in 1999, Evercore ISI analyst Terry Haines said there is little support in Congress for a return of the law. Any new bank regulations can't "be done with the stroke of a pen" and will have to go through the usual regulatory process, added Haines. Publicly traded large banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citi (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC).
04/19/17
RBCM
04/19/17
NO CHANGE
RBCM
Bank of America reported 'knockout' results, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Gerard Cassidy says that Bank of America reported "knockout" Q1 results that were better than the other three "Big Four" banks. The analyst says that the company has momentum heading into the rest of the year. He keeps a $26 price target and an Outperform rating on the shares.

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