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WTW

Weight Watchers

$26.81

-1.23 (-4.39%)

, PAY

Verifone

$17.68

-0.64 (-3.49%)

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Unusual put flow in option market yesterday

Notable put activity was cited Friday in Weight Watchers (WTW), Verifone (PAY), Zions Bancorp (ZION), and Waste Management (WM).

WTW

Weight Watchers

$26.81

-1.23 (-4.39%)

PAY

Verifone

$17.68

-0.64 (-3.49%)

ZION

Zions Bancorp

$42.34

0.95 (2.30%)

WM

Waste Management

$72.65

0.11 (0.15%)

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WTW Weight Watchers
$26.81

-1.23 (-4.39%)

01/04/17
SIDC
01/04/17
NO CHANGE
Target $28
SIDC
Buy
Weight Watchers price target raised to $28 from $25 at Sidoti
Sidoti analyst Frank Camma raised Buy rated Weight Watchers' price target to $28 from $25 on strong macro factors and a refreshed marketing campaign featuring Oprah Winfry.
01/27/17
CHLM
01/27/17
NO CHANGE
Target $40
CHLM
Buy
Nutrisystem selloff on Oprah/Kraft news 'a big overreaction,' says Craig-Hallum
After Kraft Heinz (KHC) and Oprah Winfrey announced a joint culinary venture called Mealtime Stories that seeks to create a new line of nutritious refrigerated foods, Craig-Hallum analyst Alex Fuhrman notes that he does not think the new venture is a "meaningful threat" to Nutrisystem's (NTRI) business, and continues to believe the latter is off to "a strong diet season." The analyst believes Nutrisystem's offerings are very different from those of Weight Watchers (WTW) or Oprah's joint venture with Kraft, adding that he thinks the selloff in Nutrisystem's shares was "a big overreaction." He reiterates a Buy rating and $40 price target on Nutrisystem's stock.
02/27/17
MSCN
02/27/17
NO CHANGE
MSCN
Weight Watchers online sign-ups few at fastest pace in 3 years, says MScience
MScience said Weight Watchers Q4 came in "OK" and online sign-ups grew fastest pace in 3 years.
05/30/17
SIDC
05/30/17
DOWNGRADE
SIDC
Neutral
Weight Watchers downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sidoti
Sidoti analyst Frank Camma downgraded Weight Watchers to Neutral citing valuation and maintain a $28 price target.
PAY Verifone
$17.68

-0.64 (-3.49%)

04/11/17
CHLM
04/11/17
NO CHANGE
CHLM
Buy
Verifone should be bought on weakness, says Craig-Hallum
Craig-Hallum analyst Brad Berning would buy Verifone's stock on the recent pull-back as he believes management will confirm the second half ramp that investors do not believe in. The analyst also thinks the inventory overhang will be behind Verifone by Q3. Berning likes the risk/reward and reiterates a Buy rating on the shares.
03/27/17
TIGR
03/27/17
INITIATION
TIGR
Buy
Verifone initiated with a Buy at Tigress Financial
Tigress Financial analyst Ivan Feinseth started Verifone with a Buy rating, calling it the company best positioned to benefit from the shift to greater use of electronic payments.
03/14/17
BTIG
03/14/17
NO CHANGE
BTIG
BTIG says Western Union positive reaction to MoneyGram news makes sense
BTIG analyst Mark Palmer said he believes the uptick in Western Union (WU) shares after the announcement of Euronet's (EEFT) offer to buy competitor MoneyGram (MGI) makes some sense as Euronet may be seen as less of a competitive threat than Alibaba's (BABA) Ant Financial, which previously struck a deal to buy MoneyGram, and the bid underscores the attractiveness and potential of the global remittance space. However, speculation that if Ant was unsuccessful in its effort to acquire MoneyGram it could look to acquire VeriFone (PAY) or Green Dot (GDOT) "makes less sense," said Palmer.
06/09/17
CHLM
06/09/17
NO CHANGE
CHLM
Buy
Verifone divestitures to shed slower growth businesses, says Craig-Hallum
Craig-Hallum analyst Bradley Berning said VeriFone's better performance in U.S. retail in Q2 was masked by its petrol media divestiture and weakness in the Taxi business. However, he believes the company's announced divestitures will help it shed its slower growth businesses and lift its gross margins. Berning, who still thinks VeriFone will return to growth, with better margins, in 2018 keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
ZION Zions Bancorp
$42.34

0.95 (2.30%)

05/04/17
DBAB
05/04/17
UPGRADE
Target $46
DBAB
Buy
Zions Bancorp upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Dave Rochester upgraded Zions Bancorp to Buy citing the recent underperformance of the shares. The analyst expects a near-term rebound in loan growth and continued net interest margin expansion. He raised his price target for the stock to $46 from $45.
05/24/17
GSCO
05/24/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $44
GSCO
Neutral
Zions Bancorp downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs analyst Ryan Nash downgraded Zions Bancorp to Neutral saying he sees less fundamental upside over the next 12 months. The analyst believes much of Zions' rate sensitivity has been monetized at this point. He lowered his price target for the shares to $44 from $48.
03/29/17
COMP
03/29/17
UPGRADE
Target $47
COMP
Buy
Zions Bancorp upgraded to Buy on valuation at Compass Point
As previously reported Compass Point upgraded Zions Bancorp to Buy from Neutral and maintained its $47 price target. Analyst Scott Valentin views valuation as attractive following the recent sell-off and increased estimates to reflect Fed rate increases.
06/05/17
MSCO
06/05/17
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Midcap Bank sector upgraded to In-Line at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Ken Zerbe upgraded the Midcap Bank sector to In-Line from Cautious citing the group's underperformance year-to-date and better earnings from lower deposit betas. The firm's top picks are SVB Financial (SIVB), Signature Bank (SBNY), KeyBanc (KEY), and Citizens Financial (CFG). Note the analyst upgraded People's United (PBCT) and Prosperity Bancshares (PB) to Equal Weight citing valuations.
WM Waste Management
$72.65

0.11 (0.15%)

03/01/17
03/01/17
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Intel (INTC) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Bernstein with analyst Stacy Rasgon saying the beginnings of a multi-year structural downturn are beginning to show. The analyst believes Intel's datacenter growth is "beginning to crack" amid compressing margins and an increasingly competitive environment. "The world seems to be moving against Intel's strengths," Rasgon writes. 2. Palo Alto Networks (PANW) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley, to Market Perform at William Blair, to Neutral from Outperform at Baird, and to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan. 3. Waste Management (WM) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays with analyst Jon Windham citing high valuations in the municipal solid waste space following the recent rally. Most of the upside from potential tax reform is already reflected in Waste Management shares, Windham tells investors in a research note. He raised his price target for the name to $73 from $70. 4. Signet Jewelers (SIG) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Telsey Advisory. 5. Ross Stores (ROST) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi with analyst Paul Lejuez saying the risk/reward is more balanced with the shares close to his unchanged price target to $72. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
03/01/17
LEHM
03/01/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $73
LEHM
Equal Weight
Waste Management downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Jon Windham downgraded Waste Management to Equal Weight citing high valuations in the municipal solid waste space following the recent rally. Most of the upside from potential tax reform is already reflected in Waste Management shares, Windham tells investors in a research note. He raised his price target for the name to $73 from $70. Windham this morning also downgraded Republic Services (RSG) to Equal Weight.
11/16/16
OPCO
11/16/16
NO CHANGE
Target $82
OPCO
Outperform
Election outcome is an overall positive for Waste Connections, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Noah Kaye notes that since Election Day, Waste Connections' (WCN) shares have declined, while peers Waste Management (WM) and Republic Services (RSG) have gained. However, the analyst believes the election outcome is an overall positive for Waste Connections and would see EPS/free cash flow benefit from lower U.S. statutory corporate tax rates. Kaye believes Waste Connections has more upside than peers from a potential E&P recovery, relatively less risk from potential trade-related recycling commodity headwinds, and neutral to net positive impact with respect to solid waste import/export trade policy. He reiterates an Outperform rating and $82 price target on Waste Connections' shares.
11/07/16
11/07/16
UPGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Time Warner (TWX) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse with analyst Omar Sheikh citing attractive valuation. 2. Waste Management (WM) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Jon Windham saying the recent pullback in shares provides a buying opportunity given the company's "strong" underlying fundamentals. 3. Parker-Hannifin (PH) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI and to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley. 4. Biogen (BIIB) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray with analyst Joshua Schimmer saying the company still has time to "get its act together to maximize the value of its SMA franchise, and stop being M&A disciplined/pipeline-undisciplined." 5. Cummins (CMI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI with analyst David Raso citing lowered expectations, valuation, and accelerating inflation. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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