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JWN

Nordstrom

$47.55

2.5 (5.55%)

, CNC

Centene

$96.09

5.21 (5.73%)

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Early notable gainers among liquid option names on September 13th

Notable gainers among liquid option names this morning include Nordstrom (JWN) $47.85 +2.79, Centene (CNC) $96.44 +5.54, Diamond Offshore (DO) $14.00 +0.62, Southwestern Energy (SWN) $6.02 +0.26, and Transocean (RIG) $9.13 +0.34.

JWN

Nordstrom

$47.55

2.5 (5.55%)

CNC

Centene

$96.09

5.21 (5.73%)

DO

Diamond Offshore

$13.97

0.59 (4.41%)

SWN

Southwestern Energy

$6.01

0.25 (4.34%)

RIG

Transocean

$9.04

0.25 (2.84%)

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JWN Nordstrom
$47.55

2.5 (5.55%)

09/13/17
GDHS
09/13/17
DOWNGRADE
GDHS
Hold
Nordstrom downgraded to Hold from Accumulate at Gordon Haskett
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.
06/14/17
CLVD
06/14/17
NO CHANGE
CLVD
Nordstrom Q2 comps likely trending below consensus at Cleveland Research
07/14/17
JPMS
07/14/17
NO CHANGE
JPMS
Underweight
JPMorgan keeps Underweight on Nordstrom after management meetings
JPMorgan analyst Matthew Boss keeps an Underweight rating on Nordstrom (JWN) after meeting management at the company's headquarters. Management would not comment on their evaluation of strategic alternatives and the meeting was reshuffled to exclude members of the Nordstrom family while incoming CFO Anne Bramman attended but did not actively participate, Boss tells investors in a research note. The analyst views the company's EBITDA roadmap as "increasingly uncertain" with a greater emphasis on fashion to differentiate mix versus Amazon.com (AMZN) and rising costs of customer acquisition. He believes the retailer's fundamental multi-year risk profile is elevated.
CNC Centene
$96.09

5.21 (5.73%)

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PIPR
07/26/17
NO CHANGE
Target $105
PIPR
Overweight
Piper says double down on Centene, ups target to $105
Piper Jaffray analyst Sarah James attributes yesterday's post-earnings pullback in shares of Centene to the macro backdrop and the company's spending bump that she believes fuels the bear concern that constant spending for growth pressures margins. The analyst "strongly" disagrees and believe this is when investors should double down on Centene shares. The company will see the greatest multiple expansion in the group and has the highest potential for earnings upside, James tells investors in a research note. She raised her price target for the shares to $105 from $85 and keeps an Overweight rating on the name.
09/13/17
MSCO
09/13/17
NO CHANGE
Target $94
MSCO
Overweight
Deal for Fidelis 'in Centene's wheelhouse,' says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Zack Sopcak sees Fidelis Care as a strong fit, both culturally and in terms of business mix, for Centene, calling the acquisition a deal "in Centene's wheelhouse." The analyst, who views the downside to the deal as limited given what he sees as modest synergy targets, keeps an Overweight rating and $94 price target on Centene shares.
09/13/17
CANT
09/13/17
NO CHANGE
Target $107
CANT
Overweight
Centene price target raised to $107 from $100 at Cantor
Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Steven Halper raised his price target for Centene shares to $107 following the company's acquisition of Fidelis Care. The analyst views the acquisition positively, both from a strategic and financial perspective. He keeps an Overweight rating on Centene.
09/13/17
LEER
09/13/17
NO CHANGE
Target $90
LEER
Market Perform
Centene price target raised to $90 from $78 at Leerink
Leerink analyst Ana Gupte raised her price target for Centene to $90 from $78 as she is positive on it after the announcement of the Fidelis AMC acquisition. The analyst reiterates a Market Perform rating on the shares.
DO Diamond Offshore
$13.97

0.59 (4.41%)

09/01/17
CLKS
09/01/17
UPGRADE
CLKS
Buy
Diamond Offshore upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Clarksons Platou
08/25/17
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Starbucks (SBUX) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush by analyst Nick Setyan, telling investors he expects shares to move higher following an expected revision in long-term growth targets in October and an update on the China joint-venture acquisition. 2. Transocean (RIG), Rowan Companies (RDC), Noble Corp (NE), Diamond Offshore (DO) upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC Capital and Oceaneering (OII) and Frank's International (FI) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform by RBC Capital's Kurt Hallead, who said there has been an improvement in the environment for offshore drillers. The analyst said contracted rig utilization has bottomed and there have been modest improvements with idle rigs going back to work. 3. Wayfair (W) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel by analyst Scott Devitt, who said the company "has effectively addressed the key challenges" facing " a furniture, housewares, and home improvement eCommerce platform." The analyst thinks that the company's investments have created "a defensive moat" that will improve its competitive position and wide the gap between itself and competitors. 4. Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi by analyst Paul Lejuez who said that the company's Q2 results showed stabilization, particularly at Hollister, and the stock's valuation has become "too attractive to ignore." 5. Beacon Roofing (BECN) upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at KeyBanc and to Buy from Hold at Jefferies. Jefferies analyst Philip Ng said the recent pullback in shares creates a buying opportunity with its increased scale in roofing and new exposure to interior products. Ng said the Allied acquisition nearly doubles Beacon's size and reinforces its presence in roofing and diversifies into interior products, providing diversification, product growth in new areas, and new markets to pursue as a roil up story. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
08/25/17
RBCM
08/25/17
UPGRADE
Target $15
RBCM
Sector Perform
Diamond Offshore upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Kurt Hallead upgraded Diamond Offshore to Sector Perform and maintained a $15 price target saying there has been an improvement in the environment for offshore drillers. The analyst said contracted rig utilization has bottomed and there have been modest improvements with idle rigs going back to work. Additionally, Hallead said the company tone has definitely improved with commentary regarding more term contracts at positive margins.
08/18/17
PART
08/18/17
UPGRADE
PART
Buy
Diamond Offshore upgraded to Buy from Hold at Pareto
SWN Southwestern Energy
$6.01

0.25 (4.34%)

03/03/17
03/03/17
UPGRADE
Target $8

Hold
Southwestern Energy upgraded to Hold at Jefferies
As previously reported, Jefferies analyst Zach Parham upgraded Southwestern Energy to Hold from Underperform, saying that the stock's roughly 30% decline year-to-date has pushed the shares to near fair value. The analyst, who remains bullish on gas prices, keeps his price target on the stock at $8.
03/15/17
SBSH
03/15/17
UPGRADE
Target $10
SBSH
Buy
Southwestern Energy upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst Robert Morris upgraded Southwestern Energy to Buy citing valuation with the stock down 50% since reaching a recent peak in early September last year. The analyst lowered his price target for the shares to $10 from $14.
03/23/17
STFL
03/23/17
INITIATION
STFL
Buy
Southwestern Energy initiated with a Buy at Stifel
Stifel analyst Karl Chalabala started coverage of Southwestern Energy with a $10 price target and a Buy rating. As reasons for the rating, the analyst cited valuation, his belief that the company will benefit disproportionately from a Gulf Coast gas shortage in 2018, and upcoming gas pricing gains. Target $10.
04/19/17
COWN
04/19/17
UPGRADE
Target $11
COWN
Outperform
Southwestern Energy upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen
Cowen analyst Charles Robertson upgraded Southwestern Energy to Outperform and lowered its price target to $11 from $14 given its strong production growth outlook, year-to-date underperformance, insulation to service costs, and upside to ethane pricing.
RIG Transocean
$9.04

0.25 (2.84%)

08/31/17
SOCO
08/31/17
UPGRADE
SOCO
Overweight
Transocean upgraded to Overweight from Equalweight at Capital One
08/31/17
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UPGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. FMC Corporation (FMC) upgraded to Buy from Underperform at BofA/Merrill with analyst Steve Byrne double upgrading FMC following survey results that indicate ag sales are likely to increase 1-3% rather than decline 1-3%, as previously expected. 2. Owens Corning (OC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo with analyst Stephen East saying he sees an "inexpensive valuation" versus peers and has increased comfort in Owens' ability to achieve or surpass this year's targets. Hurricane Harvey is a boost to the company's roofing business, but its insulation replacement "may be the bigger winner," East tells investors. 3. ChannelAdvisor (ECOM) upgraded to Overweight from Equal-Weight at First Analysis with analyst Lawrence Berlin citing increased confidence in the company's ability to accelerate growth and hit its mid-teen growth targets after meeting with management. 4. Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC Capital with analyst Brian Tunick saying a return to profitability in the second half of 2017 is more likely following Q2 results that suggest that turnaround efforts are yielding results faster than anticipated. 5. Transocean (RIG) upgraded to Overweight from Equalweight at Capital One with analyst Joseph Gibney saying the group is exhibiting some modest "green shoots" and sees upside to Transocean on a relative basis even in a long/measured recovery and some semblance of contracting pickup. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/01/17
CLKS
09/01/17
UPGRADE
CLKS
Buy
Transocean upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Clarksons Platou
08/31/17
08/31/17
UPGRADE
Target $12

Overweight
Transocean upgraded to Overweight at Capital One
As previously reported, Capital One upgraded Transocean to Overweight from Equalweight with a $12 price target. Analyst Joseph Gibney said the group is exhibiting some modest "green shoots" and sees upside to Transocean on a relative basis even in a long/measured recovery and some semblance of contracting pickup.

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