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XOM

Exxon Mobil

$78.97

-0.47 (-0.59%)

, M

Macy's

$20.67

-2.36 (-10.25%)

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Unusual put flow in option market yesterday

Notable put activity was cited Thursday in Exxon Mobil (XOM), Macy's (M), and Nu Skin (NUS).

XOM

Exxon Mobil

$78.97

-0.47 (-0.59%)

M

Macy's

$20.67

-2.36 (-10.25%)

NUS

Nu Skin

$60.52

-1.63 (-2.62%)

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XOM Exxon Mobil
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07/17/17
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Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. KeyCorp (KEY) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette with analyst Brian Klock saying he sees valuation expansion as the market further appreciates the company's leading return on assets and stable earnings. 2. Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Imperial Oil (IMO) were upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays. 3. Westar Energy (WR) was upgraded to Outperform from In Line at Evercore ISI and to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan. 4. STMicroelectronics (STM) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Sandeep Deshpande citing the stock's underperformance over the past three months. 5. J.M. Smucker (SJM) upgraded to Long-Term Buy on valuation at Hilliard Lyons with analyst Jeffrey Thomison citing the recent decline in shares and maintained a $140 price target. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
07/11/17
BERN
07/11/17
NO CHANGE
BERN
Oil price forecast cut at Bernstein
Bernstein analysts lowered their 2017 and 2018 oil price forecasts to $50 per barrel for both years. As reasons for the drop, the firm cited higher U.s. shale efficiency, their belief that elevated production levels will last longer than previously expected, and their belief that OPEC cuts will be insufficient to counter increased production by Libya, Iran and Nigeria. Publicly traded companies in the oil space include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT).
07/11/17
LEHM
07/11/17
UPGRADE
Target $94
LEHM
Overweight
Exxon Mobil upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Paul Cheng upgraded Exxon Mobil to Overweight citing the recent underperformance of the shares as well as the company's "leading near-term position" in the current commodity price environment. The analyst keeps a $94 price target for the shares.
M Macy's
$20.67

-2.36 (-10.25%)

06/07/17
GSCO
06/07/17
NO CHANGE
Target $25
GSCO
Neutral
Macy's price target lowered to $25 from $28 at Goldman Sachs
Goldman analyst Lindsay Drucker Mann lowerd Macy's price target to $25 from $28 to reflect weaker margin trends and operating earnings following the company's Investor Day. The analyst is encouraged by the detail around strategic initiatives and has confidence in -3-4% FY17 comp guidance range. Shares are Neutral rated.
05/12/17
COWN
05/12/17
NO CHANGE
Target $29
COWN
Market Perform
Macy's financial modeling worrisome, says Cowen
Cowen analyst Oliver Chen said the rapid transformation of consumers' shopping preferences presents ongoing challenges to Macy's and other retailers. He said the company needs to reinvent promotional techniques that currently are yielding poor store traffic and higher markdowns. Chen said from a financial modeling perspective he is worried, leading him to maintain his Market Perform rating on Macy's shares and cut his price target to $29 from $44.
08/11/17
UBSW
08/11/17
NO CHANGE
Target $21
UBSW
Neutral
Macy's Q2 better than feared, guidance hurts confidence, says UBS
UBS analyst Michael Binetti said Macy's reported Q2 results that were better than feared, but its second half guidance has damaged the confidence that its positive trends are sustainable. The analyst lowered his estimates and his price target to $21 from $23. Binetti maintained his Neutral rating on Macy's shares.
06/21/17
GDHS
06/21/17
NO CHANGE
GDHS
Nike-Amazon pact yet another department store headwind, says Gordon Haskett
Gordon Haskett analyst noted the reports of Nike (NKE) nearing a deal to sell directly on Amazon (AMZN), which he said wouldn't impact trends overnight but would represent another headwind for department stores, particularly J.C. Penney (JCP) and Kohl's (KSS), where the brand has a larger penetration than at Macy's (M) and Nordstrom (JWN). He keeps an Accumulate rating on Nordstrom, a Hold rating on Macy's and Reduce rating on both J.C. Penney and Kohl's.
NUS Nu Skin
$60.52

-1.63 (-2.62%)

12/08/16
SIDC
12/08/16
UPGRADE
Target $59
SIDC
Buy
Nu Skin upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sidoti
Sidoti analyst Frank Camma upgraded Nu Skin to Buy and raised its price target to $59 from $52 based increased confidence in management's growth plan following yesterday's analyst day.
04/26/17
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04/26/17
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SIDC
Neutral
Nu Skin downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sidoti
09/22/16
JEFF
09/22/16
NO CHANGE
Target $61
JEFF
Hold
Nu Skin price target raised to $61 from $53 at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Trevor Young raised his price target for Nu Skin Enterprises to $61 after hosting meetings with the company's investor relations team. The analyst views share repurchases as a "meaningful swing factor" for earnings, and he thinks they may have been limited until the SEC settlement was disclosed. He raised his Q3 estimates for Nu Skin after the company disclosed Tuesday that its revenue would be at or above the high end of guidance. Young keeps a Hold rating on the shares.

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21st Century Fox

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Bioverativ

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Roche

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CBS News suspends Charlie Rose following sexual harassment claims, AP says 

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