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Ambac Financial

$13.35

-2.66 (-16.61%)

13:00
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Aggressive call spread in Ambac after an earnings tumble

Aggressive call spread in Ambac after an earnings tumble. The stock down 16.6% yesterday and up 33c to $13.68 Friday. 10K Feb 15 - 20 call spreads bought for 75c, tied to 240K shares. The new position has an expiration breakeven 15% above current levels at $15.75 and will capture the next earnings cycle a few months from now. Ambac saw a bullish spread late-Thursday as well when 3.5K May 15 - 20 call spreads bought to open for $1.

AMBC Ambac Financial
$13.35

-2.66 (-16.61%)

10/05/17
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MKMP
Bond insurer decline could be opportunity, says MKM Partners
After President Trump said all of Puerto Rico's debt would have to be wiped out, MKM PArtners analyst Harry Fong does not expect the debt to actually be wiped out. He believes that taking this step would violate the principles of contract law and could destroy the municipal bond market. The analyst adds that the bond insurers will not face liquidity issues if Puerto Rico's debt is wiped out. He believes that the decline in their stocks could prove to be a buying opportunity. He keeps Buy ratings on Assured Guaranty (AGO) and MBIA (MBI), and he maintains a Neutral rating on Ambac (AMBC).
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Ambac Financial upgraded to Neutral from Sell at MKM Partners
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Ambac Financial upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BTIG
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Target $10
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Sell
Ambac Financial downgraded to Sell at MKM Partners
As previously reported, MKM Partners downgraded Ambac Financial to Sell from Neutral and initiated a price target of $10. Last Friday, Ambac's Wisconsin regulator updated the Rehabilitation Court on its status saying "At the present time, absent further actions, Ambac has insufficient capital to demonstrate that a "durable" exit can be achieved to the satisfaction of the Rehabilitator." Analyst Harry Fong said he continues to have difficulty assessing the appropriate value for Ambac and values at a 70% discount to its trailing ABV, or $10.

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