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DO

Diamond Offshore

$11.92

0.56 (4.93%)

, HP

Helmerich & Payne

$55.71

2.44 (4.58%)

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06/12
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Early notable gainers among liquid option names on June 12th

Notable gainers among liquid option names this morning include Diamond Offshore (DO) $11.94 +0.56, Helmerich & Payne (HP) $55.70 +2.43, Under Armour (UA) $21.10 +0.88, Kohl's (KSS) $39.48 +1.60, and Viacom (VIAB) $36.88 +1.49.

DO

Diamond Offshore

$11.92

0.56 (4.93%)

HP

Helmerich & Payne

$55.71

2.44 (4.58%)

UA

Under Armour

$20.74

0.53 (2.62%)

KSS

Kohl's

$39.55

1.68 (4.44%)

VIAB

Viacom

$35.40

0.14 (0.40%)

  • 20

    Jun

DO Diamond Offshore
$11.92

0.56 (4.93%)

03/16/17
RAJA
03/16/17
NO CHANGE
RAJA
Market Perform
Raymond James raises Diamond Offshore EBITDA estimates on Ocean Valor ruling
Raymond James analyst Praveen Narra called a Brazilian court ruling on the side of Diamond Offshore (DO) in the case of the Ocean Valor termination with Petrobras (PBR) a "surprise" and upped his EBITDA estimates for FY17 and FY18 based on the decision. He expects the stock to react positively to the news, but maintains a Market Perform rating on Diamond citing the current point in the offshore cycle. Diamond Offshore shares are up 1.7% to $15.64 in early trading.
02/07/17
PART
02/07/17
UPGRADE
PART
Hold
Diamond Offshore upgraded to Hold from Sell at Pareto
reaPareto analyst Bard Rosef upgraded Diamond Offshore to Hold.
02/03/17
COWN
02/03/17
NO CHANGE
COWN
Cowen transfers research coverage on drillers, names top picks
Cowen transferred coverage on the offshore drillers to Vaibhav Vaishnav, who said his favorite names in the group include Ensco (ESV), Diamond Offshore (DO), and Atwood Oceanics (ATW). He said his research reflects downside to current stock prices as near-term his assumptions are for lower day rates, but sees the group's three years of underperformance and underlying bid to commodity prices supporting the stocks. Other names transferred to his coverage include Noble Corp. (NE), Rowan Corp. (RDC), and Transocean (RIG). All names in his coverage are Market Perform rated.
01/09/17
LEHM
01/09/17
UPGRADE
Target $19
LEHM
Equal Weight
Diamond Offshore upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Barclays
Barclays analyst J. David Anderson upgraded Diamond Offshore to Equal Weight while raising his Oilfield Services sector view to Positive from Neutral. Investors should start shifting portfolios towards Oilfield Services, one of the most under owned sectors in the S&P 500, Anderson tells investors in a research note. "Hyper earnings growth" in the space could continue, the analyst argues. He raised his price target for Diamond Offshore shares to $19 from $15.
HP Helmerich & Payne
$55.71

2.44 (4.58%)

05/22/17
GSCO
05/22/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $45
GSCO
Sell
Helmerich & Payne downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs analyst Waqar Syed downgraded Helmerich & Payne (HP) to Sell saying the valuation and consensus estimates have downside risk as the U.S. land rig count flattens over the coming months. The analyst expects dayrates to peak around $20,000 per day, which he sees driving consensus estimates lower. Syed cut his price target for Helmerich to $45 from $63. He continues to recommend Halliburton (HAL), ProPetro Holding (PUMP) and U.S. Silica (SLCA) with Buy ratings.
05/23/17
05/23/17
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. AutoZone (AZO) downgraded to Market Perform from Strong Buy at Raymond James with analyst Dan Wewer citing the company's "poor" third quarter results. 2. Helmerich & Payne (HP) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst Waqar Syed saying the valuation and consensus estimates have downside risk as the U.S. land rig count flattens over the coming months. The analyst expects dayrates to peak around $20,000 per day, which he sees driving consensus estimates lower. Syed cut his price target for Helmerich to $45 from $63. 3. Papa Murphy's (FRSH) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo with analyst Jon Tower citing a slower than expected turnaround in same-store-sales and the potential for increased franchisee unit closures. The analyst lowered his price target for the shares to $5.00 from $5.25. 4. Columbia Sportswear (COLM) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman Sachs with analyst Lindsay Drucker Mann citing lack of near-term catalysts given the company's cold-weather focused brands. 5. Xilinx (XLNX) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo with analyst David Wong citing valuation with the shares near his unchanged price target of $66. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
05/25/17
BERN
05/25/17
NO CHANGE
BERN
Helmerich & Payne free cash flow should exceed previous cycles, says Bernstein
Bernstein analyst Noah Weisberger says that Helmerich & Payne's stock "has become more interesting" following its recent drop. The analyst says the company has a large number of rigs it can upgrade to new specifications, enabling it to benefit from increasing rig rates and causing its free cash flow to exceed the levels of previous cycles.
05/15/17
BERN
05/15/17
NO CHANGE
BERN
Helmerich & Payne decline 'temporary,' says Bernstein
After meeting with Helmerich & Payne's management, Bernstein analyst Colin Davies says that the recent decline in the stock is "temporary." He expects the company to gain market share, driven by the decreasing supply of upgradable rigs. The analyst keeps an $84 price target and an Outperform rating on the stock.
UA Under Armour
$20.74

0.53 (2.62%)

05/16/17
JEFF
05/16/17
NO CHANGE
Target $28
JEFF
Buy
Under Armour weakness today a buying opportunity, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Randal Konik recommends using the weakness in shares of Under Armour (UAA) following Dick's Sporting Goods' "disappointing" results as a buying opportunity. The private label strength that Dick's reported is not surprising and not a threat to Under Armour, Konik tells investors in a research note. The analyst reiterates his belief that Under Armour is "one of the few brands that matters in the athletic space." He has a Buy rating on the shares with a $28 price target. The stock in afternoon trading is down 4% to $19.44.
05/16/17
05/16/17
INITIATION

On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. C&J Energy Services (CJ) initiated with a Buy at Citi. 2. Select Energy Services (WTTR) was initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse and FBR Capital, an Overweight at Piper Jaffray, a Buy at BofA/Merrill and Citi, and a Neutral at JPMorgan. 3. Nike (NKE) was initiated with a Buy and named a top pick at Berenberg, while Under Armour (UA) and lululemon (LULU) were initiated with a Hold. 4. Builders FirstSource (BLDR) coverage assumed with an Outperform at Wedbush. 5. Sapiens (SPNS) assumed with an Outperform at William Blair. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
05/16/17
BREN
05/16/17
INITIATION
Target $20
BREN
Hold
Under Armour initiated with a Hold at Berenberg
Berenberg analyst Corinna Freedman initiated Under Armour with a Hold and a $20 price target saying she is cautious near-term given exposure to the mid-tier department store channel, limited opportunity for additional meaningful North American market share gains, and poorly received footwear styles.
05/11/17
JEFF
05/11/17
NO CHANGE
Target $28
JEFF
Buy
Kohl's call shows Under Amour bears 'misplaced,' says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Randal Konik points out that Kohl's (KSS) on today's Q1 earnings call noted that the Under Amour (UAA) launch is exceeding its "aggressive" expectations across every category. "This shows the bears are misplaced, period," Konik tells investors in a research note titled "Kohl's Shows Just How Wanted the UA Brand Is." The analyst reiterates his call to buy Under Armour shares "now." He believes Kohl's conference call today shows the "robust" demand for the Under Armour brand. Konik has a Buy rating on the shares with a $28 price target. The stock in morning trading is down 3% to $20.50.
KSS Kohl's
$39.55

1.68 (4.44%)

05/04/17
CLVD
05/04/17
NO CHANGE
CLVD
Kohl's Q1 comps appear below consensus, says Cleveland Research
Cleveland Research said Kohl's Q1 comps are trending towards the negative 1.5%-1% range versus consensus estimate of down .6%.
05/04/17
ATLE
05/04/17
UPGRADE
ATLE
Neutral
Kohl's upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at Atlantic Equities
Atlantic Equities analyst Daniela Nedialkova upgraded Kohls to Neutral with a $42 price target saying valuation and expectations are much more reasonable and believes industry sentiment with improve.
04/19/17
DBAB
04/19/17
NO CHANGE
Target $17
DBAB
Hold
Under Armour Q1 sales may have slowed more than guidance, says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Paul Trussell says his channel checks throughout Q1 have been mixed for Under Armour. Solid sell-through at recently launched Kohl's (KSS) and ongoing favorable trends at Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) was offset by a weaker DTC effort and wholesale challenges in footwear, Trussell tells investors in a research note. He believes Under Armour's Q1 sales may have decelerated more than guidance provided on January 31. The analyst sees risk to the FY17 outlook but adds that a guidance cut may not happen with this earnings report. Trussell keeps a Hold rating on Under Armour with a $17 price target.
VIAB Viacom
$35.40

0.14 (0.40%)

06/12/17
JPMS
06/12/17
NO CHANGE
Target $48
JPMS
Overweight
JPMorgan calls Paramount 'hidden jewel' of Viacom
JPMorgan analyst Alexia Quadrani believes investors have "largely overlooked" Viacom's Paramount asset following the unit's $445M loss last year. The analyst sees a "path toward profitability in the coming years" for Paramount following "wide-ranging management and strategy changes." She calls the studio Viacom's "hidden jewel" and keeps an Overweight rating on the shares with a $48 price target.
05/10/17
DBAB
05/10/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $32
DBAB
Sell
Viacom downgraded to Sell from Hold at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Bryan Kraft downgraded Viacom (VIAB) to Sell after learning Charter (CHTR) re-tiered the company's most popular networks to its TV Gold package, its most expensive video tier, and into its Digi Tier. The analyst expects this to dive more revenue pressure at Viacom and cut his price target for the shares to $32 from $35.
05/19/17
RBCM
05/19/17
NO CHANGE
RBCM
CBS is predator and prey,' says RBC Capital
As the situation deteriorates for media companies due to accelerating cord cutting and weak ad trends, RBC Capital analyst Steven Cahall thinks that companies in the sector will look to consolidate.He believes that CBS (CBS) could buy Lionsgate (LGF.A,LGF.B) in a deal that would be 5% accretive and be viewed favorably by the market or the TV network could be acquired by Verizon (VZ). However, the analyst thinks the most likely scenario is an acquisition of Viacom (VIAB) by CBS.
05/31/17
LOOP
05/31/17
NO CHANGE
Target $39
LOOP
Hold
Viacom price target lowered to $39 after Baywatch 'flop' at Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst David Miller said its atypical for him to adjust estimates for a studio's parent company so quickly after an opening weekend, but in the case of Viacom's "Baywatch" his exhibitor contacts have stated that they are already allocating screens to other films after the movie opened with only $18.6M in grosses for the standard Friday-through-Sunday window. Miller, who anticipates a "measurable reduction" in Baywatch's screen count by this Friday, lowered his estimates for Viacom's Q3 and cut his price target on the stock to $39 from $42. He keeps a Hold rating on Viacom shares.

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