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BAC

Bank of America

$31.18

-0.06 (-0.19%)

, GE

General Electric

$17.35

-0.86 (-4.72%)

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Notable open interest changes for January 18th

Wednesday's total option volume of 23.6 million contracts resulted in net open interest growth of 3.33 million calls and 3.96 million puts. Bank of America (BAC), General Electric (GE), Facebook (FB) and Alibaba (BABA) saw the greatest growth. Top five new positions opened include 91k Bank of America (BAC) Jan-18 32 puts, 91k Bank of America (BAC) Mar-18 32 puts, 88k Bank of America (BAC) Jan-18 32 calls, 43k Bank of America (BAC) Mar-18 32 calls and 38k AK Steel (AKS) Feb-18 7 calls.

BAC

Bank of America

$31.18

-0.06 (-0.19%)

GE

General Electric

$17.35

-0.86 (-4.72%)

FB

Facebook

$177.60

-0.79 (-0.44%)

BABA

Alibaba

$183.83

1.43 (0.78%)

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BAC Bank of America
$31.18

-0.06 (-0.19%)

01/18/18
BMOC
01/18/18
NO CHANGE
Target $34
BMOC
Market Perform
Bank of America price target raised to $34 from $31 at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst James Fotheringham raised his price target on Bank of America to $34 despite its "expense-driven" miss on Q4 earnings. Fotheringham says he remains bullish on banks based on the "indirect benefits of tax reform", while keeping his Market Perform rating on Bank of America given its two-year forward PE valuation trading around long-term historical average.
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.
12/20/17
WELS
12/20/17
NO CHANGE
Target $35
WELS
Outperform
Bank of America price target raised to $35 from $30 at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Mike Mayo raised his price target for Bank of America to $35 from $30 to reflect more potential upside from a portion of higher interest rates, lower taxes, and lower cost of capital due to greater resiliency. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
01/09/18
SOCG
01/09/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $33
SOCG
Hold
Bank of America downgraded to Hold from Buy at Societe Generale
Societe Generale analyst Andrew Lim downgraded Bank of America to Hold saying the stock is now fairly priced following the recent rally. The analyst raised his price target for the shares to $33 from $32.
GE General Electric
$17.35

-0.86 (-4.72%)

01/16/18
STFL
01/16/18
NO CHANGE
Target $18
STFL
Hold
Stifel says GE update on insurance review 'unsurprising,' but also 'ungood'
After General Electric announced that the comprehensive review and reserve testing for GE Capital's run-off insurance portfolio will result in a $6.2B after-tax GAAP charge in Q4 and that GE Capital will fund the contributions and suspend its dividend to GE for the foreseeable future, Stifel analyst Robert McCarthy called the update "largely telegraphed and unsurprising, but ungood." McCarthy keeps a Hold rating and $18 price target on GE shares ahead of the company's conference call to discuss the matter further.
01/12/18
JPMS
01/12/18
NO CHANGE
JPMS
Underweight
GE management changes 'red flags for ongoing concern,' says JPMorgan
The recently announced departures of key executives at General Electric, namely Joe Mastrangelo, CEO of Gas Power Systems this week, and Rich Laxer CEO of GE Capital in late December, should not be overlooked, JPMorgan analyst C. Stephen Tusa tells investors in a research note. The departures are "further red flags around the uncertainties that remain" and for the company's "ongoing concern," Tusa contends. The analyst continues to think that calls for a bottom based "merely on stock price continue to ignore the fundamental realities at play" relating to GE's leverage, "weak" free cash flow, and "challenged" businesses like Power. Tusa thinks "there are still shoes to drop." He keeps an Underweight rating on General Electric.
01/08/18
JPMS
01/08/18
NO CHANGE
Target $16
JPMS
Underweight
JPMorgan sees 'too many risks,' cuts GE price target to $16
JPMorgan analyst C. Stephen Tusa says he sees "too many risks" to change his view on shares of General Electric. The analyst keeps an Underweight rating on the name and cut his price target for the stock to $16 from $17. There is no other company in the sector where earnings and free cash expectations were cut by 50% last year, Tusa tells investors in a research note. GE's leverage remains high and one-third of its core business lacks a "credible turnaround plan in the face of a dramatic fundamental shift," Tusa writes.
12/21/17
DBAB
12/21/17
NO CHANGE
Target $15
DBAB
Sell
GE could exit Baker Hughes in 2018, says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst John Inch believes General Electric (GE) could exit its 62.5% ownership of Baker Hughes (BHGE) sometime in 2018. The eventual monetization and separation of GE's entire oil and gas portfolio would be consistent with management's signaling regarding its investment in Baker Hughes, Inch tells investors in a research note. GE's exit timing may not be optimal, however, considering that the pickup in industry activity is likely to continue given improved energy prices, the analyst contends. He adds that GE would forego $188M of dividend from Baker Hughes and any future additional share repurchase benefit by the company. Inch has a Sell rating on GE with a $15 price target.
FB Facebook
$177.60

-0.79 (-0.44%)

01/18/18
KEYB
01/18/18
NO CHANGE
KEYB
Cost savings emerge as 'killer app' for artificial intelligence, says KeyBanc
Over the past 35 days, KeyBanc analyst Brent Bracelin hosted meetings at Adobe (ADBE), Autodesk (ADSK), Algorithmia, Cloudera (CLDR), Coupa (COUP), Facebook (FB), Guidewire (GWRE), Netflix (NFLX), NVIDIA (NVDA), Salesforce (CRM), SAP, Synopsys (SNPS), Twilio (TWLO), Tableau (DATA), Talend (TLND), Veeva (VEEV), Workday (WDAY), and Zendesk (ZEN) as part of an AI & Cloud-themed field trip. The analyst notes that cost savings have emerged as the "killer app" for artificial intelligence, and large enterprise interest in migrating back-office apps to cloud has been slow, but is picking up, conversational AI and bot activity is yielding real cost savings. Further, Bracelin sees 2018 as a defining year for enterprise AI applications, and is most impressed by enterprise AI initiatives at Microsoft (MSFT), Zendesk, Guidewire, and Adobe.
01/16/18
BARD
01/16/18
NO CHANGE
Target $200
BARD
Outperform
Facebook user survey suggests social media fatigue, says Baird
Baird analyst Colin Sebastian said his social media survey suggests some moderation in Facebook app usage, which coincides with Mark Zuckerberg's comments relating to improvements in content relevancy. The analyst said the survey suggests an underlying trend that management is trying to pro-actively address. Sebastian, who reiterates his Outperform rating and $200 price target on Facebook shares, still expects strong demand among advertisers and sees limited downside risk to his estimates.
01/16/18
01/16/18
UPGRADE
Target $30

Buy
Twitter upgraded to Buy with $30 target at Aegis
As previously reported, Aegis analyst Victor Anthony upgraded Twitter (TWTR) two notches, to Buy from Sell, and set a $30 price target on the stock. Anthony believes 2018 will be an inflection point in owned and operated advertising for Twitter and he sees a return to double-digit growth in that area in 2019. He also sees the potential for improving monthly average user growth, sustained double-digit daily active user growth and thinks the stock could be included in the S&P 500 at some point. Additionally, Anthony sees Facebook's (FB) decision to de-emphasize public content making Twitter a more valuable resource for video and news, making it an even more appealing takeover candidate, he tells investors.
01/17/18
COWN
01/17/18
NO CHANGE
COWN
Digital Realty may have signed lease with Facebook, says Cowen
Cowen said Digital Realty (DLR) may have signed a lease with Facebook (FB) for 12MW in Northern Virginia.
BABA Alibaba
$183.83

1.43 (0.78%)

01/15/18
JEFF
01/15/18
INITIATION
Target $240
JEFF
Buy
Jefferies assumes Alibaba with Buy rating, ups target to $240
Jefferies analyst Karen Chan assumed coverage of Alibaba (BABA) with Buy rating and raised her firm's price target for the shares to $240 from $160. The stock closed Friday down 88c to $187.79. The analyst sees "multi-year legroom for growth" in both Alibaba's customer management and cloud revenue. Technology-enabled online and offline retail integration as well as overseas expansion "becomes the next frontier for growth," Chan tells investors in a research note partially titled "Redefining the Future of Commerce." The analyst believes Alibaba Cloud has a similar growth trajectory to Amazon Web Services (AMZN) despite a five-year time lag.
01/09/18
NOMU
01/09/18
NO CHANGE
Target $219
NOMU
Buy
Alibaba revenue to grow 51% in Q3, says Nomura Instinet
Nomura Instinet analyst Jialong Shi expects Alibaba's revenue in Q3 to growth 51% year-over-year to CNY 80.3B, or 1% above the consensus. The analyst looks for 20% year-over-year earnings growth amid margin contraction, which is largely in-line with the consensus. Shi trimmed his price target for Alibaba shares to $219 from $221 and keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
01/04/18
BNCH
01/04/18
NO CHANGE
BNCH
Benchmark includes Alibaba, Activision among best ideas for first half
Benchmark analysts have complied their list of Best Ideas for the first half of 2018, which includes Axcelis (ACLS), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Alibaba (BABA), BioTelemetry (BEAT), LivePerson (LPSN), Marvell (MRVL), NCR Corp. (NCR), Omnicell (OMCL), Pegasystems (PEGA), Quantenna (QTNA), Sinclair Broadcast (SBGI), Select Medical (SEM), STAAR Surgical (STAA) and Western Digital (WDC).
01/04/18
MSCO
01/04/18
NO CHANGE
Target $13
MSCO
Equal Weight
Morgan Stanley says $13.25 'a reasonable ceiling' for Euronet bid for MoneyGram
Morgan Stanley analyst Danyal Hussain contends that the initial $13.25 bid made by Alibaba (BABA) affiliate Ant Financial for MoneyGram (MGI) appears to be "a reasonable ceiling" for a new initial offer from Euronet (EEFT) given that MoneyGram's underlying growth has slowed over the past year and the former no longer appears to be competing against another bidder. However, MoneyGram's risk/reward looks skewed to the downside if Euronet does not follow through with a revised bid and could potentially trade below $10 in such a case, Hussain tells investors. He lowered his price target on MoneyGram shares to $13 from $18 and keeps an Equal Weight rating on the shares.

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ALV

Autoliv

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ABT

Abbott

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Morgan Stanley

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Textron

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ADTN

Adtran

$16.05

0.1 (0.63%)

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FSBW

FS Bancorp

$61.64

-1.86 (-2.93%)

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Anchor Bancorp

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0.3 (1.06%)

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CGC

Canopy Growth

$26.41

-1.19 (-4.31%)

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BA

Boeing

$356.95

0.94 (0.26%)

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MRTN

Marten Transport

$22.10

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United Continental

$72.66

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UAL

United Continental

$72.66

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CSX

CSX

$64.42

0.46 (0.72%)

MLNX

Mellanox

$84.85

0.9 (1.07%)

IBKR

Interactive Brokers

$64.65

1.93 (3.08%)

HCSG

Healthcare Services

$42.38

-0.3297 (-0.77%)

TXN

Texas Instruments

$115.80

1.21 (1.06%)

SAH

Sonic Automotive

$20.45

0.3 (1.49%)

CARA

Cara Therapeutics

$21.60

0.435 (2.06%)

CASI

Casi Pharmaceuticals

$7.26

-0.215 (-2.88%)

TLYS

Tilly's

$15.35

0.21 (1.39%)

CLX

Clorox

$135.00

0.71 (0.53%)

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BHP

BHP Billiton

$48.73

0.24 (0.49%)

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BHP Billiton

$48.73

0.24 (0.49%)

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CLX

Clorox

$135.00

0.71 (0.53%)

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NCS

NCI Building

$20.70

0.15 (0.73%)

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AMX

America Movil, also tag AMOV

$17.39

-0.35 (-1.97%)

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America Movil, also tag AMX

$17.45

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AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,844.00

21.98 (1.21%)

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BRK.A

Berkshire Hathaway

$288,482.00

-1118 (-0.39%)

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Berkshire Hathaway

$190.47

-1.52 (-0.79%)

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Pinnacle Financial

$60.10

-0.5 (-0.83%)

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CHDN

Churchill Downs

$304.60

1.1 (0.36%)

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CE

Celanese

$110.22

1.6 (1.47%)

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BLK

BlackRock

$504.89

1.14 (0.23%)

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DRNA

Dicerna

$12.47

0.57 (4.79%)

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Dicerna management to meet with SunTrust »

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GOOG

Alphabet

$1,198.81

14.57 (1.23%)

, GOOGL

Alphabet Class A

$1,213.65

17.07 (1.43%)

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$1,198.81

14.57 (1.23%)

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Alphabet Class A

$1,213.65

17.07 (1.43%)

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BA

Boeing

$356.95

0.94 (0.26%)

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