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SQ

Square

$41.25

0.11 (0.27%)

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Square call volume above normal and directionally bullish

Bullish option flow detected in Square with 44,061 calls trading, 2x expected, and implied vol increasing over 4 points to 48.26%. Jan-18 40 calls and Jan-18 43 calls are the most active options, with total volume in those strikes near 7,000 contracts. The Put/Call Ratio is 0.26.

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    Jan

SQ Square
$41.25

0.11 (0.27%)

12/13/17
RHCO
12/13/17
NO CHANGE
Target $23
RHCO
Buy
Verifone multiple expansion supported by improving cash flows, says SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Andrew Jeffrey kept his Buy rating and a $23 price targat on Verifone (PAY) after its in-line Q4 results and "messy" FY18 guidance. Jeffrey says the company's offerings remain "relevant" across its merchant base despite the competition from Square (SQ), forecasting low-single digit organic revenue growth and better margins going forward. The analyst attributes the FY18 guidance miss to the Street not having adjusted its consensus view following the company's divestitures.
12/19/17
MSCO
12/19/17
NO CHANGE
Target $40
MSCO
Equal Weight
Square price target raised to $40 from $26 at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst James Faucette noted that the firm's survey work has found high satisfaction with Square, though also a low propensity for small-and-medium businesses to switch from existing providers to Square. While Square's premium valuation assumes its strong momentum is sustainable, strong growth assumptions are achievable, he tells investors. However, multiple downside risks - including credit market volatility, a change in the pricing environment and trouble repeating its U.S. success internationally - could "catch the market offguard," Faucette tells investors. After changing his valuation methods, he raised his price target on Square to $40 from $26, though he keeps a Hold rating on the stock.
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BUCK
01/04/18
INITIATION
Target $42
BUCK
Buy
Square initiated with a Buy at Buckingham
Buckingham analyst Chris Brendler initiated Square with a Buy and $42 price target saying it unique tech disruptor that is in the early stages of its global opportunity. Brendler said Square has a dominant SMB-focused payments franchise and high-margin software solutions scaling rapidly, which should continue to drive recent momentum.
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Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Square (SQ) initiated with a Buy at Buckingham. 2. Tyme Technologies (TYME) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord. 3. Visteon (VC) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim. 4. Core-Mark (CORE) initiated with an Outperform at William Blair. 5. PJT Partners (PJT) initiated with a Neutral at Buckingham. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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Disney

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CTIC

CTI BioPharma

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ZSAN

Zosano Pharma

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Sanmina

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Amazon.com

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TWTR

Twitter

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TWTR

Twitter

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SPY

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Facebook

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New York Times

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WMT

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AAPL

Apple

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