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BAC

Bank of America

$24.03

-0.08 (-0.33%)

, SBUX

Starbucks

$54.00

-5.5 (-9.24%)

08:55
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Notable open interest changes for July 31st

Friday's total option volume of 16.8 million contracts resulted in net open interest growth of 2.76 million calls and 3.25 million puts. Bank of America (BAC), Starbucks (SBUX), Micron (MU) and US Steel (X) saw the greatest growth. Top five new positions opened include 21k Exxon Mobil (XOM) Sep-17 80 calls, 19k AT&T (T) Nov-17 37 puts, 17k AT&T (T) Nov-17 41 calls, 15k Bank of America (BAC) Aug-17 25 calls and 14k Bank of America (BAC) Aug-17 25 puts.

BAC

Bank of America

$24.03

-0.08 (-0.33%)

SBUX

Starbucks

$54.00

-5.5 (-9.24%)

MU

Micron

$29.28

-0.96 (-3.17%)

X

U.S. Steel

$22.98

-2.02 (-8.08%)

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BAC Bank of America
$24.03

-0.08 (-0.33%)

07/18/17
NOMU
07/18/17
NO CHANGE
Target $27
NOMU
Buy
Bank of America NII softness could weight on shares, says Nomura Instinet
Nomura Instinet analyst Steven Chubak said Bank of America reported a modest core beat but the NII miss and elevated bar for Q3 could result in modest share underperformance. The analyst remains encouraged by fee income resiliency, favorable credit trends, strong capital build, and compelling risk/reward, and reiterates his Buy rating and $27 price target.
07/11/17
BARD
07/11/17
NO CHANGE
BARD
Big bank set-up not great, would sell into extended rally, says Baird
Baird analyst David George does not see a great set-up for money-center banks heading into Q2 earnings. He said the trade looks crowded and he would be a seller into an extended rally. George said the risk/reward is less attractive following the sector's most recent rally as economic growth remains muted and the pace of NIM expansion may slow. George believes the biggest potential catalyst would be a gradual steepening of the yield curve and pick-up on loan growth.
06/09/17
RBCM
06/09/17
NO CHANGE
RBCM
House financial reform bill unlikely to advance in Senate, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Gerard Cassidy says that the financial regulation reform bill passed yesterday by the House would help the banking sector but probably won;t be passed by the Senate. Large publicly traded banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citi (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC).
04/24/17
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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. Disney (DIS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Loop Capital with analyst David Miller citing valuation following the stock hitting a 52-week high on Friday. The strength in the stock over the last nine months has appropriately priced in the company's growth rate, said Miller, who maintains a $118 price target on Disney shares. 2. Groupon (GRPN) downgraded to Underweight on lackluster ad spend at Morgan Stanley with analyst Brian Nowak saying its recent local advertiser survey indicate lackluster forward advertiser spending and believes Groupon will need to spend more in order to grow North America Local Billings, which the Street seems to be underestimating. 3. Grainger (GWW) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair with analyst Ryan Merkel citing a lack of confidence in the company's repricing strategy. 4. Bank of America (BAC) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Berenberg with analyst James Chappell saying it is time to take profits. Interest rates unlikely to rise as much as has been priced into bank equity valuations, Chappell tells investors in a research note. Further, regulation and tax reform are likely to take longer than expected and not be as beneficial for the banks as many might have hoped, the analyst adds. He upped his price target for Bank of America shares to $22 from $15. 5. DuPont Fabros (DFT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel with analyst Matthew Heinz saying shares are fully valued and demand patterns have shifted. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
SBUX Starbucks
$54.00

-5.5 (-9.24%)

07/28/17
07/28/17
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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. Starbucks (SBUX) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim and to Hold from Buy at Stifel. 2. Spirit Airlines (SAVE) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham and BofA/Merrill and to In-Line from Outperform at Imperial Capital. 3. Flowers Foods (FLO) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies with analyst Akshay Jagdale saying his positive thesis on bread industry pricing becoming more rational has not played out. 4. AstraZeneca (AZN) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Vincent Meunier saying shares look fairly valued as he removed MYSTIC from his models. 5. U.S. Steel (X) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citi with analyst Alexander Hacking saying he sees downside risk to U.S. flat rolled prices for the remainder of 2017. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
07/28/17
JPMS
07/28/17
NO CHANGE
Target $62
JPMS
Overweight
Starbucks nearing sub-$55 level JPMorgan's been waiting for
JPMorgan analyst John Ivanko says Starbucks is now approaching the sub-$55 per share level he's been waiting for. The stock in premarket trading is down $3.93 to $55.57 following last night's Q3 earnings report. He believes the company's 15%-20% five-year earnings growth rate given in December 2016 is being re-evaluated with any revisions coming on the Q4 earnings release. The analyst sees the "reasonable" earnings growth rate as 10%-15%. Ivanko trimmed his price target for the shares to $62 from $63 and keeps an Overweight rating on Starbucks.
07/28/17
UBSW
07/28/17
NO CHANGE
Target $67
UBSW
Buy
Starbucks best positioned to handle decelerating industry trends, says UBS
UBS analyst Denis Geiger believes Starbucks is better positioned than most to manage the industry's decelerating trends. The analyst noted the company's disappointing outlook, but said it still maintains leading growth potential. He thinks long-term guidance can be reduced, but it could already be priced into the stock. Geiger reiterated his Buy rating but lowered his price target to $67 from $70 on Starbucks shares.
07/28/17
GUGG
07/28/17
DOWNGRADE
GUGG
Neutral
Starbucks downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim
MU Micron
$29.28

-0.96 (-3.17%)

07/31/17
WELS
07/31/17
NO CHANGE
WELS
Wells Fargo downgrades Semiconductor sector to Market Weight
Wells Fargo analyst David Wong downgraded the Semiconductor sector to Market Weight from Overweight. Recent earnings reports from chip companies suggest that year-over-year growth will likely plateau or perhaps even decelerate over the next few months, Wong tells investors in a research note. He believes many chip stocks now have "elevated multiples" off calendar 2018 earnings estimates. Wong still sees good investment opportunities in some specific stocks, however, and reiterates Outperform ratings on Intel (INTC), Qualcomm (QCOM), Micron (MU), AMD (AMD), Skyworks (SWKS) and Microsemi (MSCC).
07/27/17
STFL
07/27/17
NO CHANGE
STFL
Micron has positive read through from Samsung comments, says Stifel
Stifel analyst Kevin E. Cassidy reports that Samsung indicated that conditions for memory suppliers would be favorable at least through the end of the year. Additionally, Cassidy thinks that the company's comments indicate that it is looking to maintain a supply/demand balance. He views Samsung's comments as positive for Micron and says they should alleviate the fears of the latter company's investors. The analyst keeps a Buy rating on Micron.
07/26/17
SBSH
07/26/17
NO CHANGE
Target $45
SBSH
Buy
Micron selloff yesterday a buying opportunity, says Citi
Citi analyst Christopher Danely recommends using the selloff yesterday in shares of Micron Technology as a buying opportunity. Fears of weaker DRAM pricing moved the stock lower after Hynix announced it will increase DRAM capital expenditures and expects supply tightness in DRAM to ease in the second half of 2017, Danely tells investors in a research note. The analyst does not believe this level of capacity increase is enough to materially weaken the DRAM market. He keeps a Buy rating on Micron shares with a $45 price target.
07/25/17
COWN
07/25/17
NO CHANGE
COWN
Hynix challenges in 3D NAND could help Micron, Western Digital, says Cowen
Cowen analyst Timothy Arcuri noted Hynix reported record gross and operating margins on continued strength in average selling prices that offset lower bits. The analyst said 3D NAND challenges leaves room for both Micron (MU) and Western Digital (WDC) to gain market share.
X U.S. Steel
$22.98

-2.02 (-8.08%)

07/27/17
07/27/17
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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. AstraZeneca (AZN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Leerink with analyst Seamus Fernandez citing the company's "continued reliance on externalization profits and deteriorating earnings quality." 2. F5 Networks (FFIV) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo and to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer. 3. UMC (UMC) was downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse and to Underperform from Market Perform at Bernstein. 4. U.S. Steel (X) and AK Steel (AKS) were downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Longbow. 5. Dean Foods (DF) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Bernstein with analyst Alexia Howard saying she believes that retailers are increasingly using cheap, private label milk in order to compete with low price competitors. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
07/28/17
ARGS
07/28/17
NO CHANGE
ARGS
U.S. Steel price target raised to $35 from $27 at Argus
Argus analyst David Coleman raised his price target on U.S. Steel after the company reported Q2 EPS of $1.48. He expects the company to return to full-year profitability this year, driven by "help from stronger pricing, continued cost reductions, and tariffs on imported steel." He keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
07/28/17
SBSH
07/28/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $20
SBSH
Sell
U.S. Steel downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst Alexander Hacking downgraded U.S. Steel to Sell and lowered his price target for the shares to $20 from $26. The analyst sees downside risk to U.S. flat rolled prices for the remainder of 2017.

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TSLA

Tesla

$315.05

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GT

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HMC

Honda

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0.02 (0.06%)

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Procter & Gamble

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GE

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MKSI

MKS Instruments

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