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C

Citi

$75.71

0.89 (1.19%)

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Citi calls active as shares advance

Citi calls active as shares advance. The stock up 93c to $75.75 and Feb 9th 76.5 calls trade in recent action for 33c when bid-ask was 32 to 33c. 3.9K trade at that line. Meanwhile, 10.4K Feb 23rd 82.5 and 10.3K Feb 80 calls also changed hands. Total volume is lopsided nearly 3:1 at 70K calls and 27K puts. Bullish flow comes after a court dismissed a $2.2B lawsuit against Citi by Parmalat.

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C Citi
$75.71

0.89 (1.19%)

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MSCO
02/02/18
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BofA, JPMorgan, Citi best positioned for tougher CCAR test, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Betsy Graseck said she had expected an easier stress test from the Federal Reserve but that the 2018 CCAR test actually seems tougher than last year, given the more intense recessions and lower asset prices modeled in it. A tougher test makes her less optimistic on her strong payout growth expectations, said Graseck, who sees Bank of America (BAC), JPMorgan (JPM) and Citi (C) as best positioned to "weather the storm" and increase payouts given their resilient balance sheets and significant excess capital. She sees Goldman Sachs (GS), which recently cut buybacks, as at risk from a tougher test, which likely weighs on the bank's 2018 ask, Graseck added.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Apple (AAPL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Longbow with analyst Shawn Harrison saying the current iPhone cycle is "good, not great." 2. Dish (DISH) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Benjamin Swinburne saying he now sees fewer likely buyers of its assets than hoped. 3. Juniper (JNPR) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Mark Moskowitz citing a lack of service provider rebound in 2018 as well as a rising threat from Arista in routing. 4. Citi (C) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Vertical Group and to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette. 5. Shell Midstream (SHLX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel with the firm citing valuation. 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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Citi downgraded to Hold from Buy at Vertical Group
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RBCM
01/17/18
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Target $85
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Outperform
Citi price target raised to $85 from $79 at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Gerard Cassidy raised his price target on Citi to $85 and kept his Outperform rating following Q4 earnings. Cassidy says that non-cash charges from tax reform masked the quarter's performance, with underlying trends for Citi remaining strong. The analyst adds that CitiGroup importantly reiterated the $60B capital return goal through CCAR despite the regulatory capital hit from the tax legislation.

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Xilinx

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PSO

Pearson

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LOW

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SKX

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0.8299 (2.17%)

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MDT

Medtronic

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TTMI

TTM Technologies

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-0.07 (-0.45%)

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VLKAY

Volkswagen

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0.46 (1.14%)

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Viacom

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TWX

Time Warner

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Disney

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Sony

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21st Century Fox

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ATI

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WRK

WestRock

$65.72

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GILD

Gilead

$79.40

-1.29 (-1.60%)

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GlaxoSmithKline

$36.67

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GSK

GlaxoSmithKline

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A

Agilent

$70.76

0.08 (0.11%)

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VLKAY

Volkswagen

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Willis Towers Watson

$156.53

-1.04 (-0.66%)

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