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AAPL

Apple

$171.85

2.37 (1.40%)

, BAC

Bank of America

$28.17

0.01 (0.04%)

08:55
12/01/17
12/01
08:55
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08:55

Notable open interest changes for December 1st

Thursday's total option volume of 23.5 million contracts resulted in net open interest growth of 3.28 million calls and 3.37 million puts. Apple (AAPL), Bank of America (BAC), Intel (INTC) and Micron (MU) saw the greatest growth. Top five new positions opened include 57k Apple (AAPL) Jan-18 170 puts, 51k Apple (AAPL) Jan-18 170 calls, 40k Bank of America (BAC) Jan-18 31 calls, 25k Intel (INTC) Jan-18 47 puts and 23k Comcast (CMCSA) Jan-18 41.25 calls.

AAPL

Apple

$171.85

2.37 (1.40%)

BAC

Bank of America

$28.17

0.01 (0.04%)

INTC

Intel

$44.84

0.89 (2.03%)

MU

Micron

$42.39

-1.35 (-3.09%)

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    Dec

AAPL Apple
$171.85

2.37 (1.40%)

11/27/17
NOMU
11/27/17
NO CHANGE
Target $185
NOMU
Buy
Apple multiple is 'getting full,' says Nomura Instinet
Nomura Instinet Jeffrey Kvaal says his channel checks through the holiday weekend suggest demand for Apple's iPhone X can drive upside to near-term estimates. The analyst, however, believes the stock's multiple is "getting full." Apple has traditionally traded poorly between supercycles, Kvaal tells investors in a research note. Nonetheless, he keeps a Buy rating on the shares with a $185 price target.
11/27/17
UBSW
11/27/17
NO CHANGE
UBSW
UBS says survey mixed for iPhone, positive for broader smartphone demand
UBS analyst David Mulholland said the firm's consumer survey of smartphone owners showed improving demand in China, but also the "surprising" indication that domestic OEMs are expected to benefit from this rather than Apple. The purchasing intention results were slightly below expectations for iPhone demand, but he noted the survey took place prior to the iPhone X being available in stores and hands on experience could help drive sales toward the iPhone X. The survey was mixed for iPhone but the firm now sees a stronger overall smartphone market and increased its smartphone growth forecast for 2018 to 5% from 4%.
11/30/17
PIPR
11/30/17
NO CHANGE
Target $200
PIPR
Overweight
Piper explains why Apple doesn't need to answer 'what's next?'
Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson sees an "ongoing drumbeat of concern" around the trajectory of Apple now that the iPhone X launch is in the rearview mirror. There are several reasons to believe that there is now less need for an imminent path to new innovation, Olson tells investors in a research note titled "Why AAPL Can Keep Working: 'Super Cycle' Is Now 'Super Long Cycle.'" The analyst believes Apple could be increasingly well positioned to experience a "strong multi-year iPhone trajectory," not the short-lived "super cycle" that was anticipated. He sees an elongated iPhone cycle and growing interest in augmented reality pushing out Apple's need to answer the question of "what's next?" Olson reiterates an Overweight rating on the shares with a $200 price target.
11/30/17
MSCO
11/30/17
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Activated phone analysis keeps Morgan Stanley bullish on Apple outlook in China
Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty responded to recent shipment data indicating that Apple's iPhone appears to be losing share in China, contending that Apple actually leads in share of the active smartphone user base there. The reasons for the divergence include the fact that Chinese vendors have been building meaningful channel inventory of inactivated smartphones and Chinese-branded smartphones have a shorter replacement cycle than the iPhone, she explains. Active market share, where Apple has gained ground, is a more accurate indicator of strength and potential upgrade demand, says Huberty, who thinks the iPhone's best days in China are still ahead. She maintains an Overweight rating and $200 price target on Apple shares.
BAC Bank of America
$28.17

0.01 (0.04%)

07/11/17
BARD
07/11/17
NO CHANGE
BARD
Big bank set-up not great, would sell into extended rally, says Baird
Baird analyst David George does not see a great set-up for money-center banks heading into Q2 earnings. He said the trade looks crowded and he would be a seller into an extended rally. George said the risk/reward is less attractive following the sector's most recent rally as economic growth remains muted and the pace of NIM expansion may slow. George believes the biggest potential catalyst would be a gradual steepening of the yield curve and pick-up on loan growth.
07/18/17
NOMU
07/18/17
NO CHANGE
Target $27
NOMU
Buy
Bank of America NII softness could weight on shares, says Nomura Instinet
Nomura Instinet analyst Steven Chubak said Bank of America reported a modest core beat but the NII miss and elevated bar for Q3 could result in modest share underperformance. The analyst remains encouraged by fee income resiliency, favorable credit trends, strong capital build, and compelling risk/reward, and reiterates his Buy rating and $27 price target.
08/09/17
WELS
08/09/17
INITIATION
WELS
Outperform
Bank of America resumed with an Outperform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Mike Mayo resumed coverage of Bank of America with an Outperform rating and $30 price target.
10/16/17
BMOC
10/16/17
NO CHANGE
Target $29
BMOC
Market Perform
Bank of America price target raised to $29 from $27 at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst James Fotheringham raised his price target on Bank of America following Q3 earnings to reflect higher than expected net interest margins. Fotheringham notes that among the top four banks, Bank of America is the only one offering positive return potential. The analyst also sees positive broader trends and an opportunity to buy credit-sensitive stocks, as "investors remain bullish on rates but bearish on credit". Fotheringham maintains a Market Perform rating on Bank of America.
INTC Intel
$44.84

0.89 (2.03%)

11/08/17
STFL
11/08/17
NO CHANGE
STFL
Stifel says Intel purported hiring of AMD exec furthers competition with Nvidia
Commenting on reports that Raja Koduri, the head of AMD's (AMD) Radeon Technologies Group, is leaving the company and speculation that he would join Intel (INTC), Stifel analyst Kevin Cassidy said that, if true, this news points toward Intel working to build a stronger GPU and general purpose parallel processor to compete with Nvidia (NVDA). The analyst, who said "Intel is clearly not going to let Nvidia run away with the AI market," views Intel's developing strategy as positive for AMD too.
11/13/17
LEHM
11/13/17
NO CHANGE
Target $55
LEHM
Overweight
Intel price target raised to $55 from $45 at Barclays
Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis raised his price target for Intel shares to $55 and keeps an Overweight rating on the name. Positive drivers are still ahead, including free cash flow improvement from cost controls, improving personal computer trends and the ramping of 10nm, Curtis tells investors in a research note titled "Don't Call It a Comeback; Path to $55."
11/17/17
DAIW
11/17/17
UPGRADE
DAIW
Buy
Intel upgraded to Buy from Outperform at Daiwa
11/17/17
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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. L Brands (LB) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital with analyst Brian Tunick saying fundamental improvements are helping Victoria's Secret comps and margins are bouncing off their lows. 2. Nielsen (NLSN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi with analyst Jason Bazinet saying cost cuts and better sales results will help Nielsen generate better results in 2019 and 2020. 3. Anadarko (APC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital with analyst Phillip Jungwirth saying the company's outlook suggests competitive growth, free cash flow, and shareholder returns over a multi-year span, adding that a WTI crude oil price of $55-$60/barrel can help the company generate a 3.5%-6.5% free cash flow yield by 2020. 4. Intel (INTC) upgraded to Buy from Outperform at Daiwa. 5. Square (SQ) upgraded to Outperform from In Line at Evercore ISI with analyst Stephen Richardson saying he believes Square's new products, with omnichannel capabilities, should help its upmarket progression. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
MU Micron
$42.39

-1.35 (-3.09%)

11/28/17
BARD
11/28/17
NO CHANGE
Target $60
BARD
Outperform
Micron price target raised to $60 from $52 at Baird
Baird analyst Tristan Gerra raised his price target on Micron to $60 from $52 to reflect a stronger than expected DRAM outlook for the medium term. The analyst expects DRAM pricing to increase high single digits in Q4 driven by mobile and data centers. Gerra reiterated his Outperform rating on Micron shares.
11/28/17
STPT
11/28/17
DOWNGRADE
STPT
Hold
Micron downgraded to Hold from Outperform at Standpoint Research
11/28/17
11/28/17
DOWNGRADE

Hold
Micron downgraded to Hold after rally at Standpoint Research
As previously reported, Standpoint Research analyst Ronnie Moas downgraded Micron to Hold from Outperform, saying he no longer sees his second-highest rating as justified following the stock's 138% rally since early December.
11/30/17
DBAB
11/30/17
NO CHANGE
Target $55
DBAB
Buy
Micron price target raised to $55 from $50 at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Sidney Ho raised his price target for Micron Technology to $55 and maintains a Buy rating on the name. In a research note on Global Memory, analysts at Deutsche Bank said they expect record profit for memory in 2018 as demand-supply remains balanced and net wafer capacity adds remain limited due to capacity loss from conversions. They believe the market is underestimating the impact from greater wafer capacity losses from conversions, especially in NAND, and the inventory sell-down in 2016 that could result in lower memory bit shipments in 2018.

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CERN

Cerner

$70.36

0.23 (0.33%)

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CACC

Credit Acceptance

$326.25

3.97 (1.23%)

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CoStar Group

$287.83

-2.67 (-0.92%)

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ROG

Rogers Corporation

$158.59

1.4 (0.89%)

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ROG

Rogers Corporation

$158.89

1.7 (1.08%)

11:29
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HDP

Hortonworks

$19.76

0.18 (0.92%)

11:25
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Hortonworks management to meet with Needham »

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CACC

Credit Acceptance

$326.25

3.97 (1.23%)

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$NSD

NASDAQ Market Internals

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$NYE

NYSE Market Internals

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RL

Ralph Lauren

$96.15

-3.99 (-3.98%)

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Ralph Lauren falls after Bofa/Merrill downgrade cites 'dimming' margin story »

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TGT

Target

$61.58

0.555 (0.91%)

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TMUS

T-Mobile

$63.48

0.41 (0.65%)

, T

AT&T

$37.75

-0.35 (-0.92%)

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Cable, telecom stocks dip as T-Mobile plans to bring 'un-carrier' to TV »

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T-Mobile

$63.48

0.41 (0.65%)

T

AT&T

$37.75

-0.35 (-0.92%)

ROKU

Roku

$46.95

-1.03 (-2.15%)

CMCSA

Comcast

$39.51

1.07 (2.78%)

CMCSK

Comcast

CHTR

Charter

$329.99

-1.5 (-0.45%)

VZ

Verizon

$52.82

-0.375 (-0.71%)

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LITE

Lumentum

$51.75

-1.75 (-3.27%)

, FNSR

Finisar

$19.30

-0.51 (-2.57%)

11:09
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$51.75

-1.75 (-3.27%)

FNSR

Finisar

$19.30

-0.51 (-2.57%)

AAPL

Apple

$171.70

-0.97 (-0.56%)

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NFLX

Netflix

$185.73

-0.49 (-0.26%)

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TGT

Target

$61.64

0.62 (1.02%)

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TGT

Target

$61.70

0.68 (1.11%)

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Target

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0.67 (1.10%)

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TGT

Target

$61.72

0.71 (1.16%)

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AYI

Acuity Brands

$165.44

-8.79 (-5.05%)

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Technical View: Acuity Brands tumbles, levels to watch »

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VIPS

Vipshop

$8.30

0.115 (1.41%)

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Opening action in Vipshop far upside calls »

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NVS

Novartis

$84.72

0.2568 (0.30%)

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TRN

Trinity Industries

$37.45

0.57 (1.55%)

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