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MBI

MBIA

$9.95

-0.9 (-8.29%)

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Implied volatility spike in MBIA as shares give back gains

Implied volatility spike in MBIA as shares give back gains. The stock down 91c to $9.94 after a 13% move higher yesterday and 1.1K May 10 calls traded in the name. Apr 27th 10 calls, Apr 13th 10 calls, and Apr 27th 9.5 calls also trading in small lots. Total volume is 2.4K calls and just 35 puts. 30-day implied volatility rose 21% to 71.5 after declining 23% to 59 yesterday. Catalyst for the volatility late this week unclear. The stock reached 52-week highs after an afternoon spike Thursday.

MBI MBIA
$9.95

-0.9 (-8.29%)

10/05/17
MKMP
10/05/17
NO CHANGE
MKMP
Bond insurer decline could be opportunity, says MKM Partners
After President Trump said all of Puerto Rico's debt would have to be wiped out, MKM PArtners analyst Harry Fong does not expect the debt to actually be wiped out. He believes that taking this step would violate the principles of contract law and could destroy the municipal bond market. The analyst adds that the bond insurers will not face liquidity issues if Puerto Rico's debt is wiped out. He believes that the decline in their stocks could prove to be a buying opportunity. He keeps Buy ratings on Assured Guaranty (AGO) and MBIA (MBI), and he maintains a Neutral rating on Ambac (AMBC).
02/05/18
KBWI
02/05/18
INITIATION
Target $7
KBWI
Market Perform
MBIA initiated with a Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette
Keefe Bruyette initiated MBIA with a Market Perform rating and $7 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. Kellogg (K) initiated with a Buy at Pivotal Research. 2. MBIA (MBI) initiated with a Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette. 3. AxoGen (AXGN) initiated with an Outperform at William Blair. 4. Ctrip (CTRP) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank. 5. Sun Hydraulics (SNHY) was initiated with a Buy at SunTrust and an Overweight at KeyBanc. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
02/16/18
BTIG
02/16/18
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BTIG
BTIG says PREPA request rejection a 'huge' positive for Assured Guaranty, MBIA
BTIG analyst Mark Palmer said that U.S. District Court Judge Laura Taylor Swain's rejection of the financial oversight board's effort to prime the bondholders of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, or PREPA, is a "huge" positive for municipal bond insurers Assured Guaranty (AGO) and MBIA (MBI). Each have significant insured exposure to PREPA's debt and the rejection of PREPA's effort to gain approval for a $1B DIP loan issued by the Puerto Rico government that would have primed the utility's bondholders was a big win, said Palmer. He also believes the ruling had broader implications for them and fellow municipal bond insurer Ambac Financial (AMBC), which has no insured exposure to PREPA but still filed a motion opposing the DIP loan. MBIA shares are up 6.8% in early trading while Assured Guaranty is up about 3.8%.

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BA

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Netflix

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BAESY

BAE Systems

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INAP

Internap

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V

Visa

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-0.91 (-0.65%)

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EQIX

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MA

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AUTL

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ARW

Arrow Electronics

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QURE

uniQure

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PFE

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AMBA

Ambarella

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BF.B

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