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SPLS

Taken private 9/17

$10.25

0.01 (0.10%)

, UNXL

Uni-Pixel

08:30
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09/13
08:30
09/13/17
08:30

One new option listing and three option delistings on September 13th

New option listings for September 13th include Uni Pixel Inc (UNXLQ). Option delistings effective September 13th include Staples Inc (SPLS), Uni Pixel Inc (UNXL), and VCA Inc (WOOF).

SPLS

Taken private 9/17

$10.25

0.01 (0.10%)

UNXL

Uni-Pixel

WOOF

VCA Inc.

  • 29

    Nov

SPLS Taken private 9/17
$10.25

0.01 (0.10%)

06/22/17
DBAB
06/22/17
NO CHANGE
DBAB
Staples LBO could work in high $9 per share range, says Deutsche Bank
After Reuters reported that buyout firm Sycamore Partners is in advanced discussions to acquire Staples, Deutsche Bank analyst Mike Baker says that Staples could be acquired in an LBO "in the high $9 (per share) range." Baker assumes its new owners would be able to improve its margins by 25 basis point per year, enabling its EBITDA margin to reach 8.5% by 2021, up from 6.9% in 2016. He keeps a Hold rating and $8 price target on the stock, citing what he sees as its "weak sales and/or profit trends."
06/22/17
SBSH
06/22/17
NO CHANGE
Target $12
SBSH
Buy
Staples intrinsic value closer to $12 per share, says Citi
Reuters reported Sycamore Partners is close to acquired staples for a price that could top $6B, or approximately $8.66 per share. Citi analyst Kate McShane said the $6B offer appears low considering the value of the two business segments and things intrinsic value is closer to $12 per share based on the sum-of-the-parts valuation. McShane rates Staples a Buy with a $12 price target.
07/12/17
LOOP
07/12/17
NO CHANGE
LOOP
Hold
Office Depot LBO potential doesn't offer significant upside, says Loop Capital
After the recent agreement struck by Staples (SPLS) to go private, Loop Capital analyst Anthony Chukumba examined the leveraged buyout potential of peer Office Depot (ODP). He estimates that a takeover by a private equity sponsor at $7 per share would generate "acceptable, but not awesome" returns, which he concludes provides some level of downside protection but not a significant amount of upside potential for Office Depot shares. Chukumba keeps a Hold rating on Office Depot.
07/31/17
LOOP
07/31/17
NO CHANGE
LOOP
Hold
Loop struggles to see long-term rationale for Office Depot buying Staples stores
After the New York Post said Staples (SPLS) has held talks to sell its 1,500 North American retail stores to Office Depot (ODP), Anthony Chukumba said he believes buying the stores would result in significant synergies for Office Depot and could make near-term sense, but he has a hard time understanding the long-term strategic rationale to "double down" on the secularly declining retail business. Any short-term benefits would be more than offset by the negative long-term implications, believes Chukumba, who keeps a Hold rating on Office Depot shares.
UNXL Uni-Pixel

05/12/17
05/12/17
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. General Electric (GE) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Deutsche Bank with analyst John Inch saying the stock is overvalued given "weak earnings quality" and the "wide gap between non-cash and cash earnings." 2. Electronic Arts (EA) was downgraded to Neutral from Long-Term Buy at Hilliard Lyons and to Sell from Hold at Deutsche Bank. 3. Uni-Pixel (UNXL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Roth Capital with analyst Brian Alger saying while he sees abundant industry demand and interest for the company's products, he sees Uni-Pixel's future as somewhat binary and dependent upon strategic partnerships being executed relatively quickly. Alger also lowered his price target on the shares to 45c from $2. 4. Akari Therapeutics (AKTX) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair with analyst Tim Lugo citing the company's announcement that it placed its Chief Executive Officer on administrative leave as it reviews any involvement with the Edison Report. 5. Mazor Robotics (MZOR) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at JMP Securities with analyst David Turkaly citing valuation. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
05/12/17
BNCH
05/12/17
NO CHANGE
Target $1
BNCH
Speculative Buy
Uni-Pixel price target lowered to $1 on delayed revenue ramp at Benchmark
Benchmark analyst noted that an issue with materials provided by one of UniPixel's top suppliers caused significant yield issues in Q1. While he believes the issue is now behind them, he has pushed back his expectations for a revenue ramp. He lowered his price target on UniPixel shares to $1.00 from $1.80 and keeps a Speculative Buy rating on the stock.
05/12/17
ROTH
05/12/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $0.45
ROTH
Neutral
Uni-Pixel downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Roth Capital
Roth Capital analyst Brian Alger downgraded Uni-Pixel to Neutral from Buy after the company reported Q1 results that were slightly below his expectations on the top line, but in line on EPS. While the analyst sees abundant industry demand and interest for the company's products, he sees Uni-Pixel's future as somewhat binary and dependent upon strategic partnerships being executed relatively quickly. Alger also lowered his price target on the shares to 45c from $2.
08/28/17
BNCH
08/28/17
DOWNGRADE
BNCH
Hold
Uni-Pixel downgraded to Hold from Buy at Benchmark
WOOF VCA Inc.

01/11/17
FBCO
01/11/17
DOWNGRADE
FBCO
Neutral
VCA Inc. downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse downgraded VCA Inc (VCA) following Monday's announcement that Mars, Incorporated would acquire the company for $93 per share.
01/26/17
KING
01/26/17
DOWNGRADE
KING
Neutral
VCA Inc. downgraded to Neutral from Buy at CL King
VCA Inc. (WOOF) is being acquired by Mars Incorporated for $93 per share.
02/06/17
BNCH
02/06/17
NO CHANGE
Target $100
BNCH
Buy
Heska price target raised to $100 from $78 at Benchmark
Following investor meetings with Heska (HSKA) management, Benchmark analyst Raymond Myers raised his price target on the stock to $100 from $78, citing the strength of Heska's competitive position and its margin upside potential. Additionally, ge thinks that Mars' acquisition of VCA (WOOF) increases the likelihood that Mars may transition its legacy point of care business away from IDEXX (IDXX) to Heska or Abaxis (ABAX), he tells investors. Myers keeps a Buy rating on Heska shares.
02/10/17
BNCH
02/10/17
DOWNGRADE
BNCH
Hold
VCA Inc. downgraded to Hold from Buy at Benchmark
Benchmark analyst Raymond Myers downgraded VCA Inc. to Hold citing his expectation for a timely closing of the proposed acquisition by Mars. The analyst sees little remaining upside and moved his price target to $93.

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