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WBA

Walgreens Boots Alliance

$82.01

-0.72 (-0.87%)

11:55
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Walgreen Boots put volume heavy and directionally bearish

Bearish flow noted in Walgreen Boots with 5,016 puts trading, or 4x expected. Most active are 9/22 weekly 81 puts and Jan-19 90 calls, with total volume in those strikes near 3,900 contracts. The Put/Call Ratio is 2.71, while ATM IV is up over 1 point on the day. Earnings are expected on October 19th.

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WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance
$82.01

-0.72 (-0.87%)

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Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) initiated with a Buy and CVS Health (CVS) and Fred's (FRED) initiated with a Hold at Loop Capital. 2. Adobe (ADBE), Intuit (INTU), GoDaddy (GDDY) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies, while Mindbody (MB) was initiated with a Hold. 3. New Oriental Education (EDU), Bright Scholar (BEDU) and TAL Education (TAL) initiated with Overweight ratings at Morgan Stanley. 4. WellCare (WCG) coverage assumed with an Overweight at Cantor. 5. Dollar Tree (DLTR) and Dollar General (DG) reinstated with Buy ratings at BofA/Merrill. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
08/28/17
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Amazon, Whole Foods combined company not an incremental competitor, says Needham
Needham analyst Kevin Caliendo notes that drug retailers were weak after Amazon (AMZN) said it would provide its Prime members enhanced benefits while shopping at newly acquired Whole Foods (WFM) and cut prices on certain household staple items inside the grocer. While the analyst understands the Amazon threat will remain for the drug retailers and pharma supply chain, he believes the news should have no material impact on revenues or profits at CVS Health (CVS) and Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA). Caliendo expects that Amazon will continue to try and lever its website and Whole Foods store locations to increase traffic, but he does not yet see the combined company as an incremental competitor beyond what each did separately.
09/07/17
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Market Perform
Perrigo signaled willingness to work with Amazon, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst David Maris noted that while presenting yesterday at the firm's conference, Perrigo (PRGO) said it would welcome working with Amazon on store brands. Currently, online sales partnerships with e-commerce arms of existing retailers, such as Walmart (WMT) and Walgreens (WBA), account for 1% of Perrigo products, he added. Maris, who said the company made an "upbeat and confident presentation," keeps a Market Perform rating on Perrigo shares.
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Minimal hurricane exposure for pharma supply chain, says Leerink
Leerink analyst David Larsen sees less than 1% impact to revenues and earnings to companies in his coverage from Hurricane Harvey and Irma and believes any effects will be viewed as one-time in nature. The analyst notes that "the percentage of state impacted" and "days of impact" are particularly challenging variables in his model to estimate, but based on various assumptions he believes the hurricanes will prove to be a minor event for Express Scripts (ESRX), AmerisourceBergen (ABC), Cardinal Health (CAH), and McKesson (MCK). Nonetheless, Larsen says pharmacy retailers Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and CVS Health (CVS) may face some store closures and possible damage costs.

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HPE

HP Enterprise

$13.79

0.16 (1.17%)

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RP

RealPage

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HP Enterprise

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0.16 (1.17%)

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YUM

Yum! Brands

$76.48

0.11 (0.14%)

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MAR

Marriott

$107.57

-0.12 (-0.11%)

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ESPGY

Esprit Holdings

$1.21

0.018 (1.51%)

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Esprit Holdings management to meet with JPMorgan »

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BA

Boeing

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0.58 (0.23%)

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M

Macy's

$21.16

-0.32 (-1.49%)

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Macy's management to meet with JPMorgan »

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TAHO

Tahoe Resources

$5.60

0.02 (0.36%)

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ATKR

Atkore

$18.42

0.02 (0.11%)

18:11
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Atkore management to meet with JPMorgan »

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YOGA

YogaWorks

$4.00

-0.04 (-0.99%)

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Texas Instruments

$86.05

0.22 (0.26%)

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PSDO

Presidio

$13.95

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VSAR

Versartis

$21.60

-0.25 (-1.14%)

ASND

Ascendis Pharma

$27.74

-1.55 (-5.29%)

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FTR

Frontier Communications

$11.69

-0.31 (-2.58%)

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Frontier Communications operations in Florida return to near-normal levels »

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PLYA

Playa Hotels & Resorts

$10.66

-0.06 (-0.56%)

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Playa Hotels & Resorts reports no significant damage from Maria »

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ASND

Ascendis Pharma

$27.74

-1.55 (-5.29%)

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Versartis

$21.60

-0.25 (-1.14%)

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CE

Celanese

$103.90

-0.04 (-0.04%)

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DNOW

NOW Inc.

$12.98

0.1 (0.78%)

18:03
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NOW Inc. management to meet with JPMorgan »

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JOBS

51job

$58.50

0.01 (0.02%)

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HES

Hess Corp.

$43.63

0.17 (0.39%)

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APC

Anadarko

$48.49

3.68 (8.21%)

17:43
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HCC

Warrior Met Coal

$23.28

-1.05 (-4.32%)

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MAA

MAA

$107.27

-0.03 (-0.03%)

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NOC

Northrop Grumman

$280.42

0.38 (0.14%)

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GD

General Dynamics

$205.72

1.45 (0.71%)

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AAN

Aaron's

$38.83

-0.39 (-0.99%)

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MDC

M.D.C. Holdings

$31.73

0.11 (0.35%)

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