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MU

Micron

$49.84

-3.55 (-6.65%)

, BAC

Bank of America

$30.32

0.44 (1.47%)

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Notable open interest changes for April 6th

Thursday's total option volume of 17.0 million contracts resulted in net open interest growth of 2.37 million calls and 2.26 million puts. Micron (MU), Bank of America (BAC), Facebook (FB) and Tesla (TSLA) saw the greatest growth. Top five new positions opened include 35k Bank of America (BAC) 4/6 weekly 30.5 puts, 20k Bank of America (BAC) May-18 31 calls, 19k Bank of America (BAC) May-18 31 puts, 18k Weatherford (WFT) Aug-18 3.5 calls and 14k Kansas City Southern (KSU) Jun-18 120 calls.

MU

Micron

$49.84

-3.55 (-6.65%)

BAC

Bank of America

$30.32

0.44 (1.47%)

FB

Facebook

$159.34

4.24 (2.73%)

TSLA

Tesla

$305.72

18.78 (6.54%)

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MU Micron
$49.84

-3.55 (-6.65%)

04/06/18
NOMU
04/06/18
NO CHANGE
Target $100
NOMU
Buy
Nomura keeps $100 target on Micron after positive management meetings
After spending two days meeting investors with Micron Technology's new CFO David Zinsner and Head of Investor Relations Shanye Hudson, Nomura Instinet analyst Romit Shah maintains a Buy rating on the shares with a $100 price target. The stock closed yesterday down $3.55 to $49.84 after UBS initiated the shares with a Sell rating. Shah says he left the meetings with "several positive takeaways." The analyst does not anticipate a "massive step-up" in capital expenditures next fiscal year. Further, management did not seem concerned that NAND selling price declines in the February period would persist, Shah tells investors in a research note. He adds that Micron continues to expect DRAM suppliers to be rational about capacity expansion in an effort to sustain high margins and cash flow.
03/26/18
BERN
03/26/18
NO CHANGE
Target $60
BERN
Market Perform
Micron price target raised to $60 from $48 at Bernstein
Bernstein analyst Mark Newman raised his price target for Micron to $60 from $48, citing another record profit. However, the analyst reiterates a Market Perform rating on the shares on concerning capacity increases and NAND price weakness.
04/05/18
04/05/18
NO CHANGE

UBS starts Semiconductors coverage, says sell Micron, Texas Instruments
UBS analyst Timothy Arcuri started coverage on the U.S. Semiconductors and Semi Equipment sector, expressing the view that consolidation and a slowdown in Moore's Law should actually lead to pricing power and inflationary effects that are still in the early innings. However, he also believes semis are still cyclical and sees some signs of caution moving into later 2018 and 2019. Arcuri, who is cautious on the memory cycle in the near-term, started Micron (MU) with a Sell rating and $35 price target, citing those cyclical memory concerns. He also has one other Sell rating among his 14 recommendations, on Texas Instruments (TXN), citing its fading leverage, a more level playing field for capital return and his cyclical concerns. Among the 14 stocks he initiated, Arcuri has 4 Buy ratings - Intel (INTC), given his above consensus call for datacenter group growth and what he sees as a mispricing of long-term growth potential; Marvell (MRVL) and Broadcom (AVGO), which he views as transformation stories; and KLA-Tencor (KLAC), on its migration to industrial tech and exposure to AI-related compute growth.
04/04/18
UBSW
04/04/18
INITIATION
Target $35
UBSW
Sell
Micron initiated with a Sell at UBS
UBS analyst Timothy Arcuri started Micron Technology with a Sell rating and $35 price target.
BAC Bank of America
$30.32

0.44 (1.47%)

04/03/18
BMOC
04/03/18
NO CHANGE
Target $34
BMOC
Market Perform
Bank of America pullback provides a buying opportunity, says BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst James Fotheringham says that the recent near-10% pullback in the Bank of America stock price provides investors with a buying opportunity. The analyst contends that the bank's stock trades much more closely in line with short term interest rates rather than the 10-year and believes that its net interest margins will prove to be "insensitive" to lower yields on the benchmark as well as higher LIBOR-OIS spreads. Fotheringham keeps his $34 price target and Market Perform rating on Bank of America, adding that its current two-year-forward P/E valuation multiple is close to its long-term historical average.
02/02/18
MSCO
02/02/18
NO CHANGE
MSCO
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.
01/31/18
DBAB
01/31/18
NO CHANGE
Target $15
DBAB
Sell
GE likely to be dropped from Dow 30 index, says Deutsche Bank
General Electric (GE) is likely to be dropped from the Dow Jones Industrial Average after being in the index of 30 companies for over 110 years as an original member since 1896, Deutsche Bank analyst John Inch tells investors in a research note. The chances that GE could be removed from the Dow are increasing as the company continues to face "substantial challenges," the analyst writes. These include "earnings and cash pressure, tough global power generation markets, aggressive downsizing, shrinking its portfolio, management shake-up and SEC investigations," Inch argues. He sees "headline risk" as the most significant risk factor if GE were to be dropped from the Dow, "potentially amplified by GE's high mix of retail investors." Inch notes that the last major Dow shakeup occurred in September 2003, when American Airlines (AAL), Bank of America (BAC) and Hewlett Packard (HPQ) were removed and Goldman Sachs (GS), Nike (NKE) and Verizon (VZ) were added. Inch has a Sell rating on General Electric with a $15 price target. The shares closed yesterday down 33c to $15.95.
01/18/18
RBCM
01/18/18
NO CHANGE
Target $35
RBCM
Outperform
Bank of America price target raised to $35 from $30 at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Gerard Cassidy raised his price target on Bank of America to $35, citing a "strong all around performance" in Q4 along with the bank's commitment to keeping a low expense and growing top line profile. Cassidy says the bank remains "rate sensitive" and expects some $3.3B in net interest income from a 100bps move in short term rates. The analyst also keeps his Outperform rating on Bank of America, pointing to a positive impact from a stronger U.S. economy on its businesses, along with the return of excess capital, supporting a higher stock price view.
FB Facebook
$159.34

4.24 (2.73%)

04/05/18
WELS
04/05/18
NO CHANGE
Target $230
WELS
Outperform
Facebook expected to 'weather the storm,' says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Ken Sena says his advertising and agency contacts continue to point to the fact that marketers with direct and purchased access to third party data will still be able to apply it to Facebook targeting. Moreover, combined with the fact that Facebook's first party data and advertiser's customer data will continue to be applicable to Facebook targeting, the analyst expects no material negative impact on advertiser spending. Sena reiterates an Outperform rating and $230 price target on the shares.
04/04/18
SPHN
04/04/18
NO CHANGE
Target $32
SPHN
Overweight
Acxiom overreaction to Facebook news a buying opportunity, says Stephens
Stephens analyst Brett Huff noted that Acxiom (ACXM) CEO Scott Howe published a blog post stating that he has seen "some signs" that Facebook (FB) is reconsidering its new policy on data imports in light of advertiser concerns. Huff, who thinks the blog post is a potential indication of the level of concern advertisers are having about Facebook's recent move, remains a buyer of Acxiom shares as he views the recent negative stock reaction to Facebook's news as overdone. He maintains his $32 price target and Overweight rating on Acxiom shares.
04/04/18
SBSH
04/04/18
NO CHANGE
SBSH
Buy
Facebook pullback brings long-term opportunity, says Citi
Citi analyst Mark May believes the recent selloff in shares of Facebook brings an opportunity for long-term minded investors. The analyst, however, believes the company's current situation is "difficult to quantify" and he expects near-term volatility to persist. May maintains a Buy rating on Facebook.
04/04/18
MSCO
04/04/18
NO CHANGE
Target $200
MSCO
Overweight
Morgan Stanley still bullish on Facebook, but trims target to $200
After having spoken with eight agencies/advertisers about Facebook following the company's recent data and privacy issues and its announcement that it will end partnerships with third party data providers, Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak said he did not sense any material reduction in ad spend. He actually thinks the elimination of third parties is smart strategically over the long-term, as he sees it highlighting Facebook's leading reach and first party data advantage. While he noted his agency conversations were positive, Nowak also acknowledged his sample "is far from statistically significant." Feeling it appropriate to be more conservative in the near-term, he lowered his 2018 and 2019 ad revenue estimates for Facebook by 2% and 3%, respectively, and cut his price target to $200 from $230, also citing increased expectations for investment in data safety. Nowak, who said he is still bullish on Facebook, keeps an Overweight rating on the name.
TSLA Tesla
$305.72

18.78 (6.54%)

04/05/18
BERN
04/05/18
NO CHANGE
BERN
BMW, Tesla among 'biggest losers' following Chinese tariffs, says Bernstein
Bernstein analyst Robin Zhu notes that China's Ministry of Commerce announced 25% incremental tariffs on U.S. imports of 106 types of goods, including essentially all automobiles, soy beans, chemicals, aircraft, and other goods. If enforced, this would mean cars imported from the U.S. would face 50% import tariffs, up from the usual 25%. The analyst believes the biggest losers would be BMW (BMWYY), Mercedes (DDAIF), Tesla (TSLA). BMW and Mercedes import the largest volumes of cars from the U.S. into China, followed by is Tesla with14k units of projected imports, he points out.
04/04/18
LEHM
04/04/18
NO CHANGE
Target $210
LEHM
Underweight
Barclays continues to expect capital raise from Tesla in 2018
Barclays analyst Brian Johnson says that while Tesla's quarter-end Model 3 production push of 2,020 deliveries in the final week ended up ahead of investor expectations, he continues to see challenges to sustainability of production. Average weekly production in the quarter was only 750 units, Johnson tells investors in a research note. Further, the analyst continues to think a capital raise will be necessary in 2018. The lack of sustainable elevated production will keep Tesla "pressed on cash," Johnson contends. He keeps an Underweight rating on the shares with a $210 price target.
04/04/18
BERN
04/04/18
NO CHANGE
Target $265
BERN
Market Perform
Uncertainties loom ahead despite Tesla in-line Q1 deliveries, says Bernstein
Bernstein analyst A.M. Sacconaghi, Jr notes that Tesla Model 3 deliveries missed guidance and consensus, but were nonetheless largely in-line with actual expectations. The analyst also points out that Tesla remains optimistic about production going forward but "we've heard this story before." Furthermore, Sacconaghi argues that while Tesla declared it "does not require an equity or debt raise," the margin and capex outlook remains uncertain. The analyst reiterates a Market Perform rating and $265 price target on the shares.
04/04/18
RBCM
04/04/18
NO CHANGE
Target $305
RBCM
Sector Perform
Tesla price target lowered to $305 from $380 at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Joseph Spak lowered his price target on Tesla to $305 after the company's Q1 production data, saying that while the figures provided some "near-term relief" relative to "meaningfully" lowered expectations, they underscore a longer-term output concern. Spak further notes that his assumptions for Model 3 production have likely been "too aggressive" while adding that the 2K/per week production rate was likely due to a ramp and may not be sustainable. The analyst keeps his Sector Perform rating on Tesla.

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