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Weatherford

$3.87

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, USB

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Unusual put flow in option market yesterday

Notable put activity was cited Friday in Weatherford (WFT) and US Bancorp (USB).

WFT

Weatherford

$3.87

0.18 (4.88%)

USB

U.S. Bancorp

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0.34 (0.62%)

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WFT Weatherford
$3.87

0.18 (4.88%)

01/02/18
GABE
01/02/18
NO CHANGE
GABE
Buy
Weatherford asset sale inferior to joint venture, says Gabelli
Gabelli analyst Simon Wong said earlier today that Weatherford (WFT) abandoning its OneStim joint venture with Schlumberger (SLB) is a disappointment. Instead, Weatherford will sell its pressure pumping fleet and pump-down perforating assets to Schlumberger for $430M. The revised deal for Weatherford is inferior to the original deal as it sold its pressure pumping assets at a near 50%-60% discount to replacement value and near trough valuation, Wong wrote in a research note. The company retains 100% of its completion business, however, which the analyst views positively. He notes the business is "broader than and superior to" Schlumberger's completion portfolio. Wong keeps a Buy rating on Weatherford shares. The stock is down 18%, or 77c, to $3.40 in afternoon trading.
01/02/18
FBCO
01/02/18
NO CHANGE
Target $5.5
FBCO
Outperform
Weatherford should be bought on weakness, says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst James Wicklund notes that Schlumberger (SLB) and Weatherford (WFT) have walked away from the OneStim joint venture, with the former selling its 1M HHP of pressure pumping equipment and pumpdown services for $430M. The analyst believes both companies made correct decisions, but "breaking up is still hard to do." Further, he would be a buyer of Weatherford on weakness, which he sees as overdone. Wicklund reiterates an Outperform rating and $5.50 price target on Weatherford's shares.
01/03/18
UBSW
01/03/18
NO CHANGE
Target $6
UBSW
Buy
Weatherford selloff after JV news unjustified, says UBS
UBS analyst Angie Sedita noted the original deal between Weatherford (WFT) and Schlumberger (SLB) was called off with the new transaction essentially neutral to the company. The analyst spoke with both companies and came away believing the selloff in Weatherford was unjustified. She believes the market is underappreciating the long-term value of Weatherford keeping its Completions business, which is one of the jewels of the company. Sedita reiterated her Buy rating and $6 price target on Weatherford shares.
01/04/18
JEFF
01/04/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $2.75
JEFF
Underperform
Weatherford downgraded to Underperform from Hold at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Brad Handler downgraded Weatherford International to Underperform and cut his price target for the shares to $2.75 from $4.25. The analyst thinks the company's free cash flow will continue to disappoint and that its divestitures might prove insufficient to shore up the balance sheet.
USB U.S. Bancorp
$55.32

0.34 (0.62%)

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NOMU
09/28/17
DOWNGRADE
NOMU
Neutral
U.S. Bancorp downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Nomura Instinet
Nomura Instinet analyst Bill Carcache downgraded U.S. Bancorp (USB) to Neutral saying he sees downside risk to net interest income and provision expectations. Consensus expects U.S. Bancorp's loan growth to accelerate to 6% by 2018, which is too optimistic given the bank's recent comments, the analyst contends. He lowered his price target for the shares to $55 from $57. Carcache remains bullish on Wells Fargo (WFC) and raised his price target for the shares to $65 from $64.
10/02/17
BOFA
10/02/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $54
BOFA
Underperform
U.S. Bancorp downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst Erika Najarian downgraded U.S. Bancorp to Underperform and lowered its price target to $54 from $56 saying shares could "lag" peers. The analyst believes the banking sector is reaching an "inflection point in terms of the micro environment and expects U.S. Bancorp to deliver slower improvement in returns and capital distribution versus peers. Additionally, Najarian thinks ongoing pressure on both revenue and expenses could lead earnings risk and expects underperforamnce to continue.
12/12/17
UBSW
12/12/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $60
UBSW
Neutral
U.S. Bancorp downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
UBS analyst Saul Martinez downgraded U.S. Bancorp to Neutral while raising his price target for the shares to $60 from $58. The analyst cites valuation and his preference for banks with higher positive optionality to tax reform for the rating change.
01/05/18
PIPR
01/05/18
UPGRADE
Target $61
PIPR
Overweight
U.S. Bancorp upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Kevin Barker upgraded U.S. Bancorp to Overweight and raised his price target for the shares to $61 from $56. The analyst calls the company a "tax reform sleeper pick" and finds the valuation attractive at current share levels. He raised his estimates to reflect the U.S. tax reform but notes the bank does not screen as being a large beneficiary of the tax bill, which has caused a price-to-earnings discount. .

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