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EXAS

Exact Sciences

$45.96

0.96 (2.13%)

, ROK

Rockwell Automation

$177.55

0.22 (0.12%)

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Unusual put flow in option market yesterday

Notable put activity was cited Friday in EXACT Sciences (EXAS), Rockwell Automation (ROK), and DaVita (DVA).

EXAS

Exact Sciences

$45.96

0.96 (2.13%)

ROK

Rockwell Automation

$177.55

0.22 (0.12%)

DVA

DaVita

$57.49

-3.77 (-6.15%)

  • 30

    Nov

EXAS Exact Sciences
$45.96

0.96 (2.13%)

09/21/17
LEER
09/21/17
NO CHANGE
Target $50
LEER
Outperform
Exact Sciences price target raised to $50 from $45 at Leerink
Leerink analyst Puneet Souda raised his price target for Exact Sciences to $50 from $45 as he believes Cologuard ramp still remains under-appreciated longer-term. As part of its ongoing execution, Exact Sciencesis taking a number of steps to help accelerate the ramp and sales leverage even further, he adds, reiterating an Outperform rating on the shares.
09/07/17
ADAM
09/07/17
NO CHANGE
Target $45
ADAM
Buy
Exact Sciences remains a top pick for 2017, says Canaccord
Canaccord analyst Mark Massaro said Exact Sciences remains a top pick for 2017 after the company delivered another upbeat investor presentation. He cited the company's commentary on new hiring, its liquid biopsy development plans, and advertising spending. Massaro reiterated his Buy rating and $45 price target on Exact Sciences shares.
08/24/17
LEER
08/24/17
NO CHANGE
Target $45
LEER
Outperform
Exact Sciences poised to drive 'significant' uptake long-term, says Leerink
Leerink analyst Puneet Souda reiterates an Outperform rating on Exact Sciences given that the adoption of its Colorectal Cancer screening test Cologuard in the 80M target U.S. population remains highly underpenetrated at just about 2% with expectations to reach 30% or even more longer-term. The analyst also raised his price target on the shares to $45 from $44.
07/26/17
CHLM
07/26/17
NO CHANGE
Target $46
CHLM
Buy
Exact Sciences price target raised to $46 from $41 at Craig-Hallum
Craig-Hallum analyst Kevin Ellich raised his price target for Exact Sciences to $46 from $41 as "exceptional" Cologuard volume drives Q2 results well above expectations, while "significant" guidance raise suggests more to come. The analyst reiterates a Buy rating on the shares.
ROK Rockwell Automation
$177.55

0.22 (0.12%)

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WELS
04/04/17
NO CHANGE
WELS
ABB acquisition should provide support for Rockwell Automation, says Wells Fargo
Following the announcement that ABB (ABB) plans to acquire Bernecker & Rainer Industrie- Elektronik, Wells Fargo analyst Richard Kwas says the deal should provide support for Rockwell Automation's (ROK) shares, and should be a positive read through for the latter. The acquisition fills gaps for ABB in discrete automation, the analyst notes, adding that ABB could become a "more formidable competitor" in discrete. Separately, Kwas acknowledges that he had thought that Bernecker & Rainer Industrie- Elektronik may have been a "good fit" for Emerson (EMR), which he expects to execute additional M&A later in the year.
04/19/17
GABE
04/19/17
UPGRADE
GABE
Hold
Rockwell Automation upgraded to Hold from Sell at Gabelli
Gabelli upgraded Rockwell Automation to Hold with a $164 per share 2018 PMV due to strength in the consumer and automotive segments and potential M&A.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
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07/27/17
JPMS
07/27/17
UPGRADE
Target $153
JPMS
Neutral
Rockwell Automation upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst C. Stephen Tusa upgraded Rockwell Automation to Neutral saying the company reported another quarter of "strong organic growth and solid fundamentals." In a research note partially titled "We Were Wrong," the analyst maintains a $153 price target for the shares.
DVA DaVita
$57.49

-3.77 (-6.15%)

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06/26/17
JEFF
06/26/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $70
JEFF
Hold
DaVita downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Chris Cooper downgraded DaVita to Hold citing slowing treatment growth and the "tight" rate environment. The analyst believes a less competitive cost base and patient steering allegations are hindering the company's rate negotiations. He sees risk to consensus estimates and keeps a $70 price target for DaVita shares.
12/13/16
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Deutsche Bank analyst Bill Schmitz downgraded Procter & Gamble (PG) to Hold citing a lack of catalysts over the next few quarters. The analyst lowered his price target for P&G shares to $90 from $95 but remains positive on P&G's medium to long-term opportunity. Schmitz also downgraded Coca-Cola (KO) to Hold saying that while CEO James Quincey "is the right person for the turnaround job," near-term stock outperformance will be limited by investor migration out of staples, wellness related consumption headwinds and likely negative earnings revisions. The analyst cut his price target for Coca-Cola shares to $44 from $48. 2. Barclays analyst Karen Short downgraded GNC Holdings (GNC) to Underweight saying the company's recent strategy change and press reports indicating that at least some potential foreign buyers are not interested in the U.S. assets make a potential takeover unlikely. 3. RBC Capital downgraded Viacom (VIAB) to Underperform from Sector Perform after the company announced that it would no longer pursue a merger with CBS (CBS). Wedbush analyst James Dix also downgraded Viacom to Neutral after National Amusements withdrew support for a merger with CBS. 4. Craig-Hallum analyst Chad Bennett downgraded Model N (MODN) to Hold saying the "risks outweigh the benefits" following the company's acquisition of primary competitor Revitas. 5. Baird analyst Whit Mayo downgraded DaVita (DVA) to Neutral from Outperform after CMS issued its notice with respect to third-party premium support for ESRD patients enrolling in Exchange plans, which he views as potentially putting the company's entire $230M HIX tailwind at risk. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
12/13/16
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Target $69

Neutral
DaVita downgraded to Neutral after CMS guidance at Baird
As previously reported, Baird analyst Whit Mayo downgraded DaVita to Neutral from Outperform after CMS issued its notice with respect to third-party premium support for ESRD patients enrolling in Exchange plans, which he views as potentially putting the company's entire $230M HIX tailwind at risk. Mayo, who also cites the stock's 20% bounce off of its bottom and the company's "tepid" organic growth, sees DaVita shares "trading sideways" in the near-term. He raised his price target on DaVita to $69 from $68.

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