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Weatherford

$3.54

-0.16 (-4.32%)

, BSX

Boston Scientific

$29.69

0.12 (0.41%)

07:30
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Unusual put flow in option market yesterday

Notable put activity was cited Friday in Weatherford (WFT) and Boston Scientific (BSX).

WFT

Weatherford

$3.54

-0.16 (-4.32%)

BSX

Boston Scientific

$29.69

0.12 (0.41%)

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WFT Weatherford
$3.54

-0.16 (-4.32%)

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BERN
07/06/17
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BERN
Market Perform
Weatherford downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein
Bernstein analyst Colin Davies downgraded Weatherford based on his belief that global investment in energy exploration and production will slow tremendously next year, falling about 2% globally and rising just 2% in the U.S. He says that E&Ps will have to reduce their rig count next year. Target to $5 from $7.
07/31/17
RHCO
07/31/17
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RHCO
Weatherford reported 'solid' Q2 results, says SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Ken Sill says that Weatherford reported "solid" Q2 results, as its EPS beat expectations, excluding an accounting charge related to Venezuela. He says that the company's cost cutting is boosting its bottom line, and he keeps an $8 price target and a Buy rating on the shares.
08/03/17
BMOC
08/03/17
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BMOC
Weatherford price target to $5.50 from $4.75 at BMO Capital
After meeting with Weatherford's new CEO, BMO Capital analyst Daniel Boyd says he can raise the company's EBITDA by 50% even if oil prices stay flat "by eliminating half of the support cost gap with peers." The analyst raised his price target on the stock to $5.50 from $4.75 and keeps an Outperform rating.
10/10/17
DBAB
10/10/17
INITIATION
Target $6
DBAB
Buy
Weatherford initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst David Havens started Weatherford International with a Buy rating and $6 price target.
BSX Boston Scientific
$29.69

0.12 (0.41%)

06/28/17
RBCM
06/28/17
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RBCM
RBC sees competing bid for Spectranetics as unlikely
RBC Capital analyst Glenn Novarro believes a competing bid for Spectranetics (SPNC) is unlikely and that Philips' (PHG) offer "signals a high probability of an on-time approval." The analyst notes Boston Scientific (BSX) is already developing a drug-eluting stent and a drug-coated balloon for peripheral artery disease and that Abbott (ABT) is integrating St. Jude while also soon closing its buyout of Alere (ALR).
07/17/17
COWN
07/17/17
NO CHANGE
Target $31
COWN
Outperform
Boston Scientific set up favorably for Q2, says Cowen
Cowen analyst Joshua Jennings believes Boston Scientific can retain its position as one of the premier large cap Med-Tech growth stories and does not expect Q2 results to slow its momentum. He believes its top line growth performance will remain and said it is possible to see another positive guidance revision. Jennings reiterated his Outperform rating and $31 price target on Boston Scientific shares.
10/04/17
NEED
10/04/17
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NEED
Boston Scientific deal should increase market share, says Needham
Needham analyst Mike Matson believes that Boston Scientific's acquisition of Apama Medical will enable it to increase its market share and the growth rate of its Electrophysiology business. The analyst reiterates a Buy rating on the stock.
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10/09/17
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Valuations in Medical Technology look more attractive, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Glenn Novarro says the recent pullback in Medical Technology stocks since Q2 earnings has eliminated the valuation gap relative to other S&P Health Care subsectors. The analyst recommends a "Buy Now" for Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and "Buy on Weakness" for Abbott Laboratories (ABT) among diversified MedTech names. In Cardiovascular, Novarro says "Buy Now" for Edwards Lifesciences (EW) and "Buy on Weakness" for Boston Scientific (BSX). For Nuvasive (NUVA) and Wright Medical (WMGI), the analyst says management will cut guidance because of hurricane related revenue shortfalls, but the selloff over the past several weeks is already discounting those expectations.

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