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SQ

Square

$39.23

0.9318 (2.43%)

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Sizable put buyer in Square as shares rally

Sizable put buyer in Square as shares rally. The stock up $1.20 to $39.50 and 40.9K Dec 35 puts trade for 9c per contract. Another 16K block printed for 9c as well. 57K trade total against 60K open interest and the activity is likely closing, as the contract is 10.8% OTM and expiring at the end of this week. Trade history show opening selling at that strike a month ago, including a 40K block at 43c on 11/13 with shares near $40. The activity was rolling out of Nov puts at the time and now the position is being covered entirely.

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SQ Square
$39.23

0.9318 (2.43%)

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INITIATION

On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Square (SQ) initiated with a Market Perform on valuation at Cowen. 2. Illinois Tool Works (ITW) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill. 3. SendGrid (SEND) was initiated with an Outperform at William Blair, an Overweight at Piper Jaffray, KeyBanc, and JPMorgan, a Buy at Stifel, as well as an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley. 4. BWX Technologies (BWXT) initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo. 5. Arsanis (ASNS) was initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray, an Outperform at Cowen, and a Buy at Citi. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
12/11/17
COWN
12/11/17
INITIATION
Target $36
COWN
Market Perform
Square initiated with a Market Perform on valuation at Cowen
Cowen analyst George Mihalos initiated Square with a Market Perform and $36 price target saying the company's growth prospects are reflected in the current share price.
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JEFF
12/07/17
NO CHANGE
Target $47
JEFF
Buy
Jefferies says growth opportunities 'still abound' for Sqaure
After hosting an investor meeting with CFO Sarah Friar, Jefferies analyst Ramsey El-Assal says Square's growth opportunities are "still abound." The company remains focused on ongoing margin discipline while pent up demand in international markets "could start flowing through soon," El-Assal tells investors in a research note. The analyst was "impressed by the simplicity and ease-of-use" of Square Cash's bitcoin service. He keeps a Buy rating on the shares with a $47 price target.
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DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Square (SQ) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at BTIG with analyst Mark Palmer saying he believes the stock's valuation reflects "emphatic and unimpeded growth" but fails to factor in the risks facing the company from increasing competition from First Data's (FDC) Clover, Vantiv (VNTV) and others. 2. Western Digital (WDC) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Katy Huberty saying she believes the NAND industry is entering a downturn for the first time since early 2016. 3. Norfolk Southern (NSC) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Loop Capital with analyst Rick Paterson saying the company's operating efficiency metrics "look like a bit of a disaster at present." 4. TSMC (TSM) and Himax (HIMX) were downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley. 5. Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS with analyst Dennis Geiger saying the risk/reward is more balanced following the recent share rally. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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