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IBM

IBM

$155.46

1.36 (0.88%)

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Active trading in IBM calls as shares buck the trend

Active trading in IBM calls as shares buck the trend. While many NASDAQ tech names are under water for a second day, IBM has added $1.13 to $155.23 on increasing volume of 3.4M shares. In option action, 3.4K Jun 160 calls have changed hands. Jun 155 calls, Jun 23rd 160 calls, and Jul 170 calls are next most active. Total volume lopsided more than 2:1 at 23K calls and 10K puts. Earnings expected again 7/18.

IBM IBM
$155.46

1.36 (0.88%)

05/18/17
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Sector Weight
IBM initiated with a Sector Weight at Pacific Crest
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On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Bernstein initiated Nvidia (NVDA) with an Outperform and a $165 price target. 2. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated Thermo Fisher (TMO) with an Overweight rating and $194 price target. 3. Pacific Crest initiated IBM (IBM) with a Sector Weight rating. 4. Conduent (CNDT) initiated with a Market Perform rating and $18 price target at Cowen. 5. JMP Securities started coverage of Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals (SBPH) with a $20 price target and an Outperform rating. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
05/23/17
MAXM
05/23/17
NO CHANGE
Target $41
MAXM
Buy
Nutanix pact with IBM potentially more powerful than Dell deal, says Maxim
Maxim analyst Nehal Chokshi said he views Nutanix' (NTNX) announcement of a multi-year initiative that will combine IBM's (IBM) P-series servers and Nutanix' Enterprise Cloud Platform as a "very significant mid-term positive." He believes the partnership gives IBM a powerful infrastructure software answer to VMware (VMW) and Microsoft (MSFT) and sees the relationship with the potential to be even more powerful than the Dell relationship that powered Nutanix' improving FY16 sales productivity and cash flow. Chokshi keeps a Buy rating on Nutanix but trimmed his price target to $41 from $42 to account for Dell siphoning Nutanix leads to VMware, as previously discussed.
06/08/17
STFL
06/08/17
NO CHANGE
STFL
IBM defended after CNBC report at Stifel
After CNBC reported that Facebook's (FB) WhatsApp had decided to stop using IBM's (IBM) cloud service and build its own solution, Stifel analyst David Grossman says that WhatsApp accounted for a tiny portion of IBM's cloud/outsourcing revenue. The analyst reiterated that bookings disclosed by IBM so far this quarter increase his confidence that its Infrastructure Services business "can stabilize in 2H17, all else being equal." He notes that the business accounts for about 30% of the company's revenue. Devitt keeps a $182 price target and Buy rating on the stock.

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TMO

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SMBC

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NVTA

Invitae

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Micron

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