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Verizon

$47.70

-0.61 (-1.26%)

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9K Verizon Apr 52.5 - May 50 call spreads trade at 53c

9K Verizon Apr 52.5 - May 50 call spreads trade at 53c. 13.3K trade total and size matches a position opened 1/4/18 when 13.3K Apr 52.5 calls traded at $1.75 (stock ref. $52.43). The stock down 58c to $47.73 Tuesday and has lost 9% since that time. The short calls are apparently being rolled to May, down 2.5 strikes, and likely part of an overwrite against a stock position. The May term captures earnings 4/24.

VZ Verizon
$47.70

-0.61 (-1.26%)

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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Viacom (VIA, VIAB) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie by analyst Tim Nollen, who told investors that the company has taken a decisive turn in strategy to re-set its distribution relationships and is in the early stages of a turnaround. Nollen believes Viacom can return to growth despite any merger outcome with CBS (CBS) and raised estimates on increased U.S. ad and affiliate revenue growth. 2. Tenet (THC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James by analyst John Ransom to reflect management's efforts to reduce costs and sell assets. Ransom said the company is reducing debt and could generate $400M in annual free cash flow until its NOL runs out. 3. AB InBev (BUD) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna by analyst Pablo Zuanic, who said the recent weakness provided an attractive entry point as the company had a great January to September period of organic growth, he sees deal synergies with SAB, and he believes Q4 was just as good if not better than the same period a year ago. 4. Etsy (ETSY) upgraded to Buy at Roth Capital by analyst Darren Aftahi after a "strong" Q4 and citing growth reacceleration and margin expansion. 5. Verizon (VZ) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at MoffettNathanson. 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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Target $29
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Ciena price target raised to $29 from $24 at Needham
Needham analyst Alex Henderson raised his price target on Ciena (CIEN) to $29 after the company's Q1 earnings beat, helped in part by its effective rate coming down to 26% from about 36%. The analyst expects about 22c of tax-related benefits for FY18 while also pointing to the company's stable Verizon (VZ) and AT&T (T) business, along with brighter opportunities in the cable and international segments. Henderson keeps his Buy rating on Ciena, also pointing to its discussion of two new sub-sea deals signed in January with trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic cable systems.
03/13/18
GUGG
03/13/18
INITIATION
Target $58
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Verizon initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim
Guggenheim analyst Mike McCormack initiated coverage of the Telecom Services space, naming T-Mobile (TMUS) as his Best Idea in the group, but stating that scale remains an advantage in wireless and he is also bullish on AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ). He started Verizon with a Buy rating and $58 price target.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Verizon (VZ), AT&T (T), and T-Mobile (TMUS) were initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim while Sprint (S) was initiated with a Sell. 2. CNO Financial (CNO) initiated with an Outperform at William Blair. 3. GMS Inc. (GMS) initiated with a Buy at Nomura Instinet. 4. Core Laboratories (CLB) assumed with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray. 5. Cutera (CUTR) initiated with an Overweight at Stephens. 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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Anthem

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Centene

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CI

Cigna

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Humana

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Molina Healthcare

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UnitedHealth

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Sony

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Alphabet

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Apple

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Bank of America

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BlackRock

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Caterpillar

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CVX

Chevron

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Delta Air Lines

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ET

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TOL

Toll Brothers

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EQT

EQT Corporation

$19.40

-0.78 (-3.87%)

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EQM

EQT Midstream Partners

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EQGP Holdings

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EQGP Holdings

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NSANY

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FOX

21st Century Fox

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21st Century Fox

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ELGX

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Melinta Therapeutics

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Anthem

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Cigna

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UnitedHealth

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Humana

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WellCare

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Molina Healthcare

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JELD

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Bristol-Myers

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Roche

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Roche

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Celgene

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MRK

Merck

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PFE

Pfizer

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FLDM

Fluidigm

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NEO

NeoGenomics

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Seattle Genetics

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Takeda Pharmaceutical

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IMV Inc

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