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GM

General Motors

$44.81

0.9635 (2.20%)

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General Motors call volume above normal and directionally bullish

Bullish option flow detected in General Motors with 89,261 calls trading, 8x expected, and implied vol increasing over 2 points to 23.86%. Jan-19 45 calls and 10/6 weekly 45 calls are the most active options, with total volume in those strikes near 32,100 contracts. The Put/Call Ratio is 0.21. Earnings are expected on October 24th.

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GM General Motors
$44.81

0.9635 (2.20%)

10/03/17
BOFA
10/03/17
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Target $57
BOFA
Buy
General Motors upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst John Murphy upgraded General Motors and increased its price target to $57 from $40. The analyst said has been pursuing expansion opportunities at an accelerating pace while maintaining its core truck and global auto business. Murphy believes General Motors has a first move advantage with its ability to integrate an autonomous electric vehicle into a ride hailing fleet and/or shared fleet enveloped with OnStar. This will allow General Motors to defend its current market share as the company pushes into creating a more valuable mobility product for consumers that will ultimately drive shareholder value, Murphy wrote in a note to investors.
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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. General Motors (GM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst John Murphy saying he has been pursuing expansion opportunities at an accelerating pace while maintaining its core truck and global auto business. 2. Phillips 66 (PSX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst Neil Mehta saying he is positive on potential lower capital expenditures in 2018-2020 due to the roll off of major spending projects, sees underappreciated growth from the in-service of projects, and expects the company to benefit from a constructive outlook near-term for distillates. 3. Booz Allen (BAH) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Vertical Research. 4. Acuity Brands (AYI) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at JMP Securities with analyst Joseph Osha saying he believes consensus estimates are "behind the curve" and that the company should be able to protect its margins at current levels. 5. Regency Centers (REG) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Boenning & Scattergood. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/05/17
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Future of General Motors technology 'uncertain,' says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Joseph Spak attributes the roughly 20% rally in GM stock since the end of August to investors' speculation about the value of the company's upcoming technology. The analyst says that it's "difficult to value" the company's tech initiatives. He ascribes no value to its EV business, saying that " EVs are just a change in propulsion and not a competitive advantage." Spak believes that the company's robo-taxi initiative has shown "good progress," but he thinks that it will face significant competition. Spak values GM's tech initiatives at about $6 per share, saying it will be some time before they are profitable. He raised his price target on the name to $44 from $38 but keeps a Sector Perform rating on the stock.
10/06/17
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10/06/17
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Target $53
SBSH
Buy
GM narrative shift could unlock 'much more' value, says Citi
Citi analyst Itay Michaeli attributes the recent rally in shares of General Motors to "short-term momentum into some future Investor Day/Event" as well as the start of "lasting re-rating." Taking a holistic second look at GM could "unlock substantially more value," Michaeli tells investors in a research note. The analyst believes GM's core auto segment is complemented by a leading RoboTaxi autonomous vehicle position. He believes this "narrative shift" could pave a path towards his prior long-term high-end upside potential case of $134 per share. Michaeli keeps a Buy rating on GM with a $53 price target.

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WHR

Whirlpool

$182.85

0.39 (0.21%)

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$25.05

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COG

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$25.39

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NKE

Nike

$53.79

0.73 (1.38%)

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ADP

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UTX

United Technologies

$120.73

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FCX

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$14.78

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AGN

Allergan

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TAL

TAL Education

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LGL

LGL Group

$5.66

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ROIC

Retail Opportunity

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MCD

McDonald's

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XOM

Exxon Mobil

$83.21

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$NSD

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SAGE

Sage Therapeutics

$63.50

0.58 (0.92%)

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Volkswagen

$35.00

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