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GE

General Electric

$15.03

0.32 (2.18%)

, MU

Micron

$56.50

2.51 (4.65%)

08:55
05/17/18
05/17
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Notable open interest changes for May 17th

Wednesday's total option volume of 17.6 million contracts resulted in net open interest growth of 2.96 million calls and 2.42 million puts. General Electric (GE), Micron (MU), Bank of America (BAC) and NRG Energy (NRG) saw the greatest growth. Top five new positions opened include 59k Bank of America (BAC) May-18 31.5 calls, 52k NRG Energy (NRG) Sep-18 37 calls, 52k NRG Energy (NRG) Sep-18 40 calls, 51k Weatherford (WFT) Jun-18 3.5 puts and 26k General Electric (GE) Dec-18 16 calls.

GE

General Electric

$15.03

0.32 (2.18%)

MU

Micron

$56.50

2.51 (4.65%)

BAC

Bank of America

$31.06

-0.16 (-0.51%)

NRG

NRG Energy

$33.74

-0.01 (-0.03%)

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GE General Electric
$15.03

0.32 (2.18%)

05/10/18
JPMS
05/10/18
NO CHANGE
Target $11
JPMS
Underweight
Spread between GE's adjusted, GAAP results widest on record, says JPMorgan
The difference between General Electric's "adjusted" earnings per share, which is being used by consensus and retail investors to value the stock today, and GAAP is the "widest we have on record," JPMorgan analyst Stephen Tusa tells investors in a research note. The difference is around 50%, higher than ever seen during prior CEO Jeff Immelt's tenure, with "still worst-in-class" consensus free cash flow conversion, Tusa writes in a note titled "Quality vs. Quantity: When Will GEs EPS Recouple and Align with Peers? And Other Notable Items." The analyst keeps an Underweight rating on General Electric with an $11 price target.
05/14/18
GABE
05/14/18
INITIATION
GABE
Buy
General Electric initiated with a Buy at Gabelli
Gabelli analyst Justin Bergner initiated coverage on General Electric with a Buy and $22.50 price target. Bergner believes General Electric has the right leadership in place, with high quality assets in Aviation and Healthcare, that provide a margin of safety, and a path to de-leverage which does not require a fire sale of assets.
05/14/18
05/14/18
INITIATION

On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. General Electric (GE) initiated with a Buy at Gabelli. 2. Western Digital (WDC) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan. 3. GrafTech (EAF) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan and an Outperform at RBC Capital. 4. Surface Oncology (SURF) initiated with an Outperform at Evercore ISI and Cowen as well as a Neutral at Goldman Sachs. 5. BeiGene (BGNE) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
05/04/18
JPMS
05/04/18
NO CHANGE
Target $11
JPMS
Underweight
GE really sold Industrial Solutions for $1.9B, not $2.6B, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Stephen Tusa says new disclosures in General Electric's quarterly filing show that the net proceeds from the Industrial Solutions sale will be $1.9B, not the headline $2.6B. This is partly because of taxes but also because of the company's disclose that "cash to be received by GE Capital for receivables originated in our Industrial Solutions business and sold to them," Tusa tells investors in a research note titled "GE Industrial Solutions: A Window Into Asset Sales and How $2.6 B Becomes $1.9 B, and Arguably Close to Zero." Further, he notes that the majority of pension liabilities are staying with GE. This is "another bite out of the proceeds," Tusa writes. He believes assets sales such as this are "unattractive for the shareholder, and should be viewed as such by ratings agencies, which remain seemingly and surprisingly patient and accommodating." The analyst keeps an Underweight rating on General Electric with an $11 price target.
MU Micron
$56.50

2.51 (4.65%)

05/16/18
RBCM
05/16/18
INITIATION
Target $80
RBCM
Outperform
Micron initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Amit Daryanani initiated Micron with an Outperform rating and a price target of $80, saying the company is offering exposure to DRAM and NAND memory market at an attractive valuation. While the down-price cycle in memory may not be over, the analyst contends that it is more "muted" than estimated, stating that Micron can still generate earnings and free cash flows in the current environment. Daryanani is also positive on Micron's position in the long term given the more diversified DRAM user base market with much more emphasis on mobile, reduced competition, and the potential for capital allocation.
05/16/18
MZHO
05/16/18
NO CHANGE
Target $70
MZHO
Buy
Micron analyst day could be a catalyst, says Mizuho
Micron's (MU) analyst day could be a catalyst for shares as it may reinforce a positive second half of 2018 outlook with iPhone/holiday build season, Mizuho analyst Vijay Rakesh tells investors in a research note. Further, the analyst believes NAND and DRAM pricing will remain stable exiting the June quarter. With Micron and Western Digital (WDC) off 10% from recent highs, Rakesh sees attractive entry points and remains a buyer. He has a Buy rating on Micron with a $70 price target.
05/15/18
STFL
05/15/18
NO CHANGE
Target $101
STFL
Buy
NAND flash negativity creates buying opportunity in Micron, says Stifel
Stifel analyst Kevin Cassidy said DRAM prices are tracking above his previous estimates for the May-ending quarter, while the NAND flash market "is growing and far from collapsing, as the bear case has it." The NAND flash negativity is overdone, creating buying opportunities in Micron (MU), Smart Global (SGH) and Western Digital (WDC), according to Cassidy. He raised his price target on Micron shares to $101 from $95 while maintaining a Buy rating on the stock. The firm also has Buy ratings on Smart Global and Western Digital.
05/16/18
05/16/18
INITIATION

On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Ulta Beauty (ULTA) initiated with a Buy at UBS. 2. uniQure (QURE) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo. 3. Micron (MU) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital. 4. Spotify (SPOT) initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo. 5. Tocagen (TOCA) initiated with a Buy at B. Riley FBR. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
BAC Bank of America
$31.06

-0.16 (-0.51%)

04/17/18
BMOC
04/17/18
NO CHANGE
Target $34
BMOC
Market Perform
Bank of America is the best of the 'big four' U.S. banks, says BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst James Fotheringham kept his Market Perform rating and $34 price target on Bank of America (BAC) after its in-line Q1 earnings but raised his FY18 EPS view to $2.62 from $2.59 and FY19 view to $3.18 from $3.12. Fotheringham says than in contrast, he lowered earnings forecasts for JPMorgan (JPM), Wells Fargo (WFC), and Citigroup (C) because of higher costs and lower revenues, but Bank of America's better than expected net interest income rise justifies his view of the bank as the "best of the bunch". The analyst also notes the bank's more favorable valuation trading at a below-average two-year-forward P/E multiple despite his forecast of double the core earnings growth rate of Bank of America's peers.
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.
NRG NRG Energy
$33.74

-0.01 (-0.03%)

07/13/17
LEHM
07/13/17
NO CHANGE
Target $27
LEHM
Overweight
NRG Energy price target raised to $27 from $20 at Barclays
Barclays analyst Daniel Ford raised his price target for NRG Energy to $27 saying the company's transformation plan is "significantly accretive." NRG's plan to sell between a 50%-100% stake in NRG Yield and Renewables, plus 6GWs of conventional generation can achieve management's projected $2.0B-$4.5B in cash proceeds and reduction of $8.7B in debt, Ford tells investors in a research note. His upside case has $11 per share of valuation accretion to $38 per share. The analyst reiterates an Overweight rating on the shares.
08/16/17
DBAB
08/16/17
NO CHANGE
Target $38
DBAB
Buy
NRG Energy shares have 50% more upside, says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Abe Azar raised his price target for NRG Energy shares to $38 from $27 to reflect the company's planned transformation. Even with the rally year-to-date, NRG is still trading at an "unwarranted significant discount to peers," Azar tells investors in a research note titled "Baby, we were born to run." The analyst believes the stock has an additional 50% upside and reiterates a Buy rating on the name. Asset sales throughout the year and an investor day early next year set up a "favorable catalyst calendar and should lead to the stock to re-rate higher," Azar writes.
02/23/18
UBSW
02/23/18
INITIATION
Target $33
UBSW
Buy
NRG Energy initiated with a Buy at UBS
UBS analyst Daniel Ford started NRG Energy with a Buy rating and $33 price target. The analyst sees the stock moving to his price target as asset sales close and return of capital plans are revealed at the analyst day on March 27.
02/23/18
UBSW
02/23/18
INITIATION
Target $21
UBSW
Neutral
Vistra Energy initiated with a Neutral at UBS
UBS analyst Daniel Ford started Vistra Energy (VST) with a Neutral rating and $21 price target. The analyst views the shares as fairly valued without the Dynegy (DYN) deal and prefers shares of NRG Energy (NRG).

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