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SYF

Synchrony

$29.35

-0.905 (-2.99%)

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Synchrony call volume above normal and directionally bullish

Bullish option flow detected in Synchrony with 4,597 calls trading, 5x expected, and implied vol increasing over 2 points to 25.17%. Aug-17 30.5 calls and Aug-17 30 calls are the most active options, with total volume in those strikes near 4,000 contracts. The Put/Call Ratio is 0.36. Earnings are expected on October 20th.

SYF Synchrony
$29.35

-0.905 (-2.99%)

05/26/17
SPHN
05/26/17
NO CHANGE
Target $38
SPHN
Overweight
Stephens suggests pair trade of long Aaron's, short Synchrony
Stephens analyst Vincent Caintic noted that Aaron's (AAN) won of the subprime portion of Signet Jewelers' (SIG) outsourcing of its credit portfolio, with Alliance Data (ADS) winning the prime portfolio, and he thinks there may be more upside to Aaron's revenues from this deal than Signet's financials suggest. Based on his belief that subprime consumer lenders are outperforming prime lenders, he suggests a pair trade of Aaron's long against Synchrony (SYF). Caintic has an Overweight rating and $38 price target on Aaron's shares.
05/19/17
WELS
05/19/17
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WELS
Credit card sector lowered to Market Weight from Overweight at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo cut its rating on the credit card sector to Market Weight from Overweight. The firm noted that the sector's net chargeoffs increased to 3.6% last quarter, representing a four year high. The firm is also worried about slowing receivables growth and increased competition in the space. Despite the downgrade, it continues to recommend Discover (DFS) and Synchrony (SYF). It lowered its price target on Discover to $70 from $80 and cut its price target on Synchrony to $30 from $35. It keeps Market Perform ratings on American Express (AXP) and Capital One (COF).
05/19/17
WELS
05/19/17
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WELS
Wells downgrades Credit Card sector on credit concerns
Wells Fargo analyst Jason Harbes downgraded his rating on the Credit Card space to Market Weight from Overweight after attending Card Forum 2017 in Austin, Texas. The analyst keeps Overweight ratings on Synchrony (SYF) and Discover (DFS) and Market Perform ratings on American Express (AXP) and Capital One (COF). Credit trends have recently deteriorated primarily due to weaker underwriting, Harbes tells investors in a research note. The analyst is also concerned about slowing receivables growth following an extended period of acceleration from 2012-2016. He lowered his price target for Synchrony to $30 from $35, for Discover to $70 from $80 and for Capital One to $85 from $88. The analyst keeps an $80 target on American Express.
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GUGG
05/03/17
DOWNGRADE
GUGG
Neutral
Synchrony downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim

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Invitae

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Micron

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Akari Therapeutics

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Jamba

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HIL

Hill International

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ATW

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