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JPMorgan

$114.15

0.75 (0.66%)

, GRPN

Groupon

$4.79

0.12 (2.57%)

07:35
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Unusual call flow in option market yesterday

Notable call activity was cited Tuesday in JPMorgan (JPM), Groupon (GRPN), Papa John's (PZZA), FMC Technologies (FTI), Corning (GLW), Dollar Tree (DLTR), Hilton (HLT), Mosaic (MOS), Comerica (CMA), and BHP Billiton (BHP).

JPM

JPMorgan

$114.15

0.75 (0.66%)

GRPN

Groupon

$4.79

0.12 (2.57%)

PZZA

Papa John's

$45.96

-0.59 (-1.27%)

FTI

TechnipFMC

$29.94

0.05 (0.17%)

GLW

Corning

$29.80

0.44 (1.50%)

DLTR

Dollar Tree

$88.26

0.28 (0.32%)

HLT

Hilton

$80.47

-1.1 (-1.35%)

MOS

Mosaic

$29.02

0.64 (2.26%)

CMA

Comerica

$95.54

-0.23 (-0.24%)

BHP

BHP Group

$50.13

1.9 (3.94%)

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JPM JPMorgan
$114.15

0.75 (0.66%)

07/09/18
GSCO
07/09/18
NO CHANGE
GSCO
Bank of America, Morgan Stanley top ideas into Q2 earnings season, says Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs analyst Richard Ramsden expects Bank of America (BAC) and Morgan Stanley (MS) to beat consensus estimates in Q2. The analyst argues that both appear best positioned, while he sees risk for U.S. Bancorp (USB) and JPMorgan (JPM). Ramsden highlights Bank of America given the material valuation dislocation that looks to support the stock over time. Additionally, the analyst expects an expense and NII beat for Morgan Stanley.
07/16/18
BMOC
07/16/18
NO CHANGE
Target $118
BMOC
Market Perform
JPMorgan price target raised to $118 from $110 at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst James Fotheringham raised his price target on JPMorgan to $118 and kept his Market Perform rating after its Q2 results, saying the earnings beat consensus on higher than expected capital markets-related revenues. The analyst notes that equities trading was especially strong, while provisions for loan losses at JPMorgan were also lower than previously modeled.
07/19/18
DZBN
07/19/18
UPGRADE
DZBN
Buy
JPMorgan upgraded to Buy from Hold at DZ Bank
07/20/18
OPCO
07/20/18
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Perform
Wells Fargo's next few earnings reports likely to be 'choppy,' says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Chris Kotowski maintained a Perform rating on Wells Fargo (WFC) after recent meetings with CFO John Shrewsberry. In a research note to investors, Kotowski says there was nothing that shakes his view that the next few quarterly earnings reports are likely to still be "choppy," and notes that Shewsberry "readily acknowledged" that there was much work to be done to get the consent order lifted. At the same time, the analyst contends that shares are not trading at much of a discount versus other high performing banks like JPMorgan (JPM) and PNC (PNC) and says he favors companies that have lower but rising ROTCEs that are trading near TBV, especially Citi (C), CIT (CIT) and Goldman (GS).
GRPN Groupon
$4.79

0.12 (2.57%)

05/10/18
UBSW
05/10/18
UPGRADE
UBSW
Neutral
Groupon upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS
07/09/18
DADA
07/09/18
NO CHANGE
Target $8
DADA
Buy
Groupon offers 'tremendous value' in potential sale, says DA Davidson
DA Davidson analyst Tom Forte kept his Buy rating and $8 price target on Groupon following speculation by Recode over the weekend that the company is looking to sell itself. Forte recommends that investors purchase shares, stating that the market is underpricing Groupon as its "North American business has never been in better shape and its international operations are well positioned". In a bull case, the analyst contends that Groupon could be worth $12 per share if it can improve its growth rate or find a strategic buyer where a deal would value the two companies higher than the sum of their parts. Forte speculates about Priceline (PCLN), Alibaba (BABA), Google (GOOGL), and Facebook (FB) as potential acquirers for Groupon.
05/10/18
05/10/18
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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. Halliburton (HAL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Timna Tanners citing an increase in the firm's WTI crude forecast to $69/bbl for 2019. 2. Groupon (GRPN) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS with analyst Eric Sheridan citing its first quarter results, which continued a string of recent "very solid" earnings reports. 3. AIG (AIG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst Yaron Kinar saying AIG reaching break-even underwriting in its "much-criticized" General Insurance business will serve as a catalyst for shares in the second half of 2018. 4. Carvana (CVNA) double upgraded to Buy from Sell at B. Riley FBR and upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank. 5. Wolverine World Wide (WWW) upgraded to Neutral from Negative at Susquehanna. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
05/10/18
UBSW
05/10/18
UPGRADE
Target $6
UBSW
Neutral
Groupon upgraded to Neutral at UBS
As reported previously, UBS analyst Eric Sheridan upgraded Groupon to Neutral from Sell following its Q1 results, which continued a string of recent "very solid" earnings reports. The analyst cited management's laser focus on local commerce, scaling of its platform, the continued evolution of Groupon+, and management's job of framing the opportunity going forward. Sheridan raised its price target to $5.50 from $4.15 on Groupon shares.
PZZA Papa John's
$45.96

-0.59 (-1.27%)

07/23/18
07/23/18
NO CHANGE

Fly Intel: Today's top analyst calls on Wall Street
Check out today's top analyst calls from around Wall Street, compiled by The Fly. STIFEL SAYS SELL PAPA JOHN'S: Stifel analyst Chris O'Cull downgraded Papa John's (PZZA) to Sell from Hold and cut his price target for the shares to $38 from $50. The outlook for Papa John's is "growing dimmer" after recent media reports indicated a "fraternal corporate culture," O'Cull told investors. The reports reinforce the consumer perception that Papa John's is not a trusted brand, the analyst added. His recent channel checks indicate the company's domestic same-restaurant-sales are running down in the mid-teens since last week's media report about the company's founder using a racial slur. Papa John's is in a "precarious position," as it needs a "strategic savior" but is struggling to find one "willing to underwrite a transaction given the brand damage," O'Cull contended. Papa John's shares are down 7% in midday trading BTIG SAYS BUY SPOTIFY: BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield initiated Spotify (SPOT) with a Buy rating and a price target of $230, saying that awaiting a better entry on the stock price "has not worked." The analyst contended that the company will be a "long-term winner" in the subscription music category that remains in its infancy and will "grow significantly for years to come." DEUTSCHE RAISES QUALCOMM TARGET TO $60: Deutsche Bank analyst Ross Seymore raised his price target for Qualcomm (QCOM) shares to $60 from $55 after concluding that removal of the uncertainty from the NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) deal likely leads to incremental upside in either scenario. The analyst said he has no way of assigning probabilities of deal approval given the politically charged nature of the pending regulatory ruling from China's State Administration for Market Regulation. Seymore kept Hold ratings on both Qualcomm and NXP. ARGUS CUTS GE TO HOLD: Argus analyst John Eade downgraded General Electric (GE) to Hold from Buy, saying that despite his expectations of a turnaround, Q2 results were a "step in the opposite direction" suggesting the company will struggle to meet its FY18 guidance. Eade lowered his FY18 EPS forecast to 97c from $1.03, adding that GE will need to show at least two quarter of progress before he would reconsider his rating. The analyst prefers other large industrials such as Illinois Tool Works (ITW), United Technologies (UTX) and Boeing (BA) over General Electric, he added.
07/23/18
07/23/18
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Papa John's (PZZA) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Stifel with analyst Chris O'Cull saying the outlook for Papa John's is "growing dimmer" after recent media reports indicated a "fraternal corporate culture." 2. Buckeye Partners (BPL) downgraded to Sell from Hold at SunTrust with analyst Tristan Richardson saying the latest negative action by Moody's was "quicker than expected" and may lead to a cut in the company's distribution. 3. Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen with analyst Charles Ryhee saying he views it as poorly positioned in the move toward value-based care and believes the ownership of, rather than a partnership with, an insurance company is necessary to realize the benefits of cost trend improvements. 4. General Electric (GE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus with analyst John Eade saying that despite his expectations of a turnaround, Q2 results were a "step in the opposite direction" suggesting the company will struggle to meet its FY18 guidance. 5. Philip Morris (PM) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Societe Generale. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
07/23/18
STFL
07/23/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $38
STFL
Sell
Papa John's downgraded to Sell from Hold at Stifel
Stifel analyst Chris O'Cull downgraded Papa John's International to Sell and cut his price target for the shares to $38 from $50. The stock closed Friday up 59c to $51.59. The outlook for Papa John's is "growing dimmer" after recent media reports indicated a "fraternal corporate culture," O'Cull tells investors in a research note. The reports reinforce the consumer perception that Papa John's is not a trusted brand, the analyst adds. His recent channel checks indicate the company's domestic same-restaurant-sales are running down in the mid-teens since last week's media report about the company's founder using a racial slur. Papa John's is in a "precarious position," as it needs a "strategic savior" but is struggling to find one "willing to underwrite a transaction given the brand damage," O'Cull contends.
07/20/18
MAXM
07/20/18
NO CHANGE
Target $285
MAXM
Hold
Domino's Pizza Q2 EPS beat driven by lower tax rate, says Maxim
Maxim analyst Stephen Anderson kept his Hold rating and $285 price target on Domino's Pizza (DPZ), saying the Q2 EPS beat reported yesterday was driven by a lower than expected tax rate. The analyst adds that the company's blended 6.9% increase in comps as well as its royalty revenues also missed projections. Anderson further states that investors will likely be concerned with the slowing momentum internationally, as the two-year stacked comps for overseas markets were the lowest since the late 1990's. The analyst believes that the downside over the near term will be limited amid the recent troubles at Papa John's (PZZA), but prefers a deeper pullback in Domino's Pizza before taking a more constructive stance.
FTI TechnipFMC
$29.94

0.05 (0.17%)

06/21/18
EXAN
06/21/18
DOWNGRADE
EXAN
Underperform
TechnipFMC downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Exane BNP Paribas
07/17/18
FBCO
07/17/18
INITIATION
Target $38.28
FBCO
Outperform
TechnipFMC assumed with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Jim Wicklund assumed coverage of TechnipFMC with an Outperform rating and $38.28 price target.
07/02/18
SBSH
07/02/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $39
SBSH
Neutral
TechnipFMC downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi
Citi analyst Michael Alsford downgraded TechnipFMC to Neutral and lowered his price target for the shares to $39 from $43. The analyst cites valuation for the downgrade given the stock's "strong relative outperformance" since October 2017.
06/29/18
WELS
06/29/18
UPGRADE
Target $8
WELS
Outperform
Nabors Industries upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Judson Bailey upgraded Nabors Industries (NBR) to Outperform with an unchanged price target of $8. The analyst sees further downside risk to pressure pumping and proppant pricing and favors defensive "value" stocks that have "somewhat limited" downside earnings risk. His top four picks remain TechnipFMC (FTI), Baker Hughes (BHGE), Weatherford (WFT) and Schlumberger (SLB).
GLW Corning
$29.80

0.44 (1.50%)

05/31/18
05/31/18
UPGRADE
Target $34

Overweight
Corning upgraded to Overweight amid 'overdone' display worries at Morgan Stanley
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley analyst James Faucette upgraded Corning to Overweight from Equal Weight, stating that the number one question he gets from investors is about how the display market has remained so healthy despite weakness in the panel market over the past couple of years. The analyst, who thinks concerns over the display segment have been "overdone," notes supply and demand are more in unison, the company maintains a cost advantage, and Corning dominates where the display market is healthiest. He also contends that expansion opportunities are closer than they appear as he believes there will be demonstrated traction in one, if not multiple, of Corning's areas of investment in the coming years. Faucette raised his price target on Corning shares to $34 from $33.
05/31/18
05/31/18
UPGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. General Motors (GM) upgraded to Outperform from In Line at Evercore ISI with analyst George Galliers saying he had been assigning no value to the Cruise assets before the announcement. 2. Biogen (BIIB) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord with analyst Sumant Kulkarni saying although there are risks that remain, the company's financial flexibility makes him more positive on the shares. 3. Corning (GLW) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst James Faucette saying that the number one question he gets from investors is about how the display market has remained so healthy despite weakness in the panel market over the past couple of years. 4. Quality Systems (QSII) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Cantor Fitzgerald with analyst Steven Halper saying after the better than expected Q4 results, it appears the company's growth prospects have improved. 5. Extended Stay America (STAY) upgraded to Overweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Thomas Allen noting that company management highlighted at a recent conference that it could follow a similar path to La Quinta (LQ), which recently announced plans to shift from an asset-heavy, single-brand Lodging company to a REIT. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
05/31/18
MSCO
05/31/18
UPGRADE
MSCO
Overweight
Corning upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
06/20/18
GSCO
06/20/18
UPGRADE
Target $29
GSCO
Neutral
Corning upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs analyst Rod Hall assumed coverage of Corning with an upgrade to Neutral from Sell and a price target of $29. The analyst expects gross margin deterioration to reverse.
DLTR Dollar Tree
$88.26

0.28 (0.32%)

06/06/18
BERN
06/06/18
NO CHANGE
BERN
Dollar General, Dollar Tree likely to have 'very different' futures, says Bernstein
Bernstein analyst Brandon Fletcher says Dollar General (DG) and Dollar Tree's (DLTR) wholly owned Family Dollar banner may seem alike, but they have meaningful differences. The similarities are that they sell almost the exact same products, have similar store sizes, and target similar customers, he says. However, the analyst believes these two retail banners will likely have "very different" futures, which can only be understood by considering some subtle differences in store experience, merchandising, layout, and geography. The geographic differences are very stark and Fletcher thinks will matter more over time.
06/08/18
RBCM
06/08/18
NO CHANGE
Target $97
RBCM
Top Pick
RBC Capital remains a buyer of Dollar Tree, despite Family Dollar performance
RBC Capital analyst Scot Ciccarelli reiterated a Top Pick rating and $97 price target for Dollar Tree, telling investors in a research note that while Family Dollar's "disappointing" performance has caused Dollar Tree's stock declines, he remains a buyer of the stock.
07/06/18
SBSH
07/06/18
INITIATION
SBSH
Neutral
Dollar Tree assumed with a Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst Gregory Badishkanian assumed coverage of Dollar Tree with a Neutral rating. The turnaround at Family Dollar seems to be taking longer than expected, Badishkanian tells investors in a research note.
06/25/18
LOOP
06/25/18
NO CHANGE
Target $120
LOOP
Buy
Dollar Tree sale of Family Dollar would drive stock higher, says Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Anthony Chukumba keeps his Buy rating and $120 price target on Dollar Tree but notes that performance at the Family Dollar segment has regressed in Q1 after 3 consecutive quarters of comps and operating margin expansion. The analyst speculates that if the company put this business up for sale, there would be several parties that might be interested. Chukumba adds that the sale would be "at worst slightly accretive" to earnings and likely result in "significant" stock price appreciation.
HLT Hilton
$80.47

-1.1 (-1.35%)

07/19/18
07/19/18
UPGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Square (SQ) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse WITH analyst Paul Condra saying he believes its growing product eco-system is increasing its ability to penetrate larger merchants, positive data points on Cash-App adoption validate Square's two-sided platform strategy to grow both merchant and consumer use-cases, and growth investing should support strong revenue trends driving upside to revenue forecasts in the out-years. 2. Discovery (DISCA) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman Sachs with analyst Drew Borst saying Discovery's acquisition of Scripps creates "meaningful" cost and revenue synergy opportunities. 3. Grainger (GWW) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS with analyst Steven Winoker saying the company's strategic initiatives, including its pricing reset and e-commerce platform development, reposition it to gain market share through 2019. 4. Hilton (HLT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Berenberg. 5. United Continental (UAL) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
06/15/18
JPMS
06/15/18
UPGRADE
JPMS
Neutral
InterContinental upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Borja Olcese upgraded InterContinental Hotels (IHG) to Neutral with an increased price target of GBP 43.50. The analyst sees a lack of negative growth drives and catalysts "for now." The analyst prefers shares of Accor as well as Marriott (MAR) and Hilton (HLT).
07/19/18
BREN
07/19/18
UPGRADE
BREN
Buy
Hilton upgraded to Buy from Hold at Berenberg
Berenberg analyst El Kassir upgraded Hilton to Buy from Hold and raised its price target to $84 from $79. Kassir comments Hilton is execute strongly on room growth and expects it to accelerate moving forward. Hilton is the standout in terms of execution on not only pipeline growth but net room growth over the past decade, the analyst wrote in a note to investors. Kassir expects this to continue and for Hilton to drive its net room additions higher moving forward, which is underpinned by its pipeline. This is the main reason Kassir view on Hilton has become more positive, with significant upside if Hilton is able to maintain current growth characteristics.
07/17/18
DBAB
07/17/18
NO CHANGE
DBAB
Buy
Hilton Q2 results likely to serve as catalyst, says Deutsche Bank
With the stock range-bound this year and down 5% in recent weakness, Deutsche Bank analyst Carlo Santarelli believes Hilton Worldwide's Q2 results are likely to serve as a "catalyst for investor re-engagement." The analyst sees favorable fundamentals and an attractive valuation for Hilton and keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
MOS Mosaic
$29.02

0.64 (2.26%)

07/24/18
07/24/18
NO CHANGE

Fly Intel: Today's top analyst calls on Wall Street
Check out today's top analyst calls from around Wall Street, compiled by The Fly. MOSAIC DOUBLE UPGRADED: BofA Merrill Lynch double upgraded Mosaic (MOS) to Buy from Underperform and raised its price target to $35 from $24. Analyst Steve Byrne said he believes 2018 will mark a bottom in global phosphate utilization rates and now believes there is more upside risk to consensus estimates as the cycle improves. Mosiac was higher by 3.5% approaching midday. BTIG SAYS BUY LIVE NATION: BTIG analyst Brandon Ross upgraded Live Nation (LYV) to Buy from Neutral with a $60 price target, saying he is now more convinced that the company will outperform expectations amid inflecting growth with an added possibility of M&A. Despite the tough comparisons, Ross notes that Live Nation should "handily" top operating income consensus in FY18 and going forward, having built an "insurmountable" competitive float in U.S. markets, and that its mid-teens EBITDA growth is "the new normal". WHIRLPOOL CUT AFTER EARNINGS: Longbow analyst David MacGregor downgraded Whirlpool (WHR) to Neutral from Buy after the company reported Q2 earnings that missed the firm's "Street low" estimate of $3.55, calling its quarter "disappointing across most dimensions of the business." Expectations for a recovery in the EMEA region are being pushed out to beyond 2020, noted MacGregor, who is waiting for after the company's earnings call to reassess his view of its earnings prospects. MIZUHO CALLS EOG 'THE APPLE OF OIL': Mizuho analyst Paul Sankey started EOG Resources (EOG) with a Buy rating and $173 price target, calling EOG -- his top pick in the group -- the Apple (AAPL) of oil. EOG has been a pioneer in unconventional oil development in the U.S. and its technology-driven, innovation-focused approach will continue to drive peer-leading rates of return and oil growth, the analyst contended. EOG was up 2.6% near midday. SUSQUEHANNA RAISES ALPHABET TARGET TO $1,500: After Alphabet's (GOOG, GOOGL) Q2 earnings report on Monday night, many analyst firms raised their price targets on the name. The highest of those targets was from Susquehanna analyst Shyam Patil, who raised his price target on Alphabet to $1,500 from $1,250. The analyst cited the "impressive" sites revenue growth acceleration, which he sees as evidence that the secular momentum for the ads business remains in place. Patil reiterated his Positive rating on Alphabet shares. Class A shares of Google's parent were up over 4% to $1,260.80 at time of writing.
07/24/18
07/24/18
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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. Mosaic (MOS) double upgraded to Buy from Underperform at BofA/Merrill with analyst Steve Byrne saying he believes 2018 will mark a bottom in global phosphate utilization rates and now believes there is more upside risk to consensus estimates as the cycle improves. 2. Live Nation (LYV) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BTIG with analyst Brandon Ross saying he is now more convinced that the company will outperform expectations amid inflecting growth rate with an added possibility of M&A. 3. Infinera (INFN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Northland with analyst Tim Savageaux saying the calculus of his March downgrade changes with the acquisition of Coriant, giving the company a double-digit market share in 100G+ optical systems. 4. Baker Hughes (BHGE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at SunTrust with analyst Ken Sill saying the EPS miss was due to higher interest expense and taxes, as well as an asset charge that is "hopefully non-recurring." 5. Werner (WERN) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill with analyst Ken Hoexter saying Q2 freight demand in One way Truckload was much stronger than normal and revenue per load mile was up 13.3% year-over-year, the strongest level in more than 20 years. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
07/24/18
07/24/18
UPGRADE
Target $35

Buy
Mosaic double upgraded to Buy on phosphate recovery at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA/Merrill double upgraded Mosaic to Buy from Underperform and raised its price target to $35 from $24. Analyst Steve Byrne believes 2018 will mark a bottom in global phosphate utilization rates and now believes there is more upside risk to consensus estimates as the cycle improves. Byrne sees an end to low cost new capacity and a reduction in Chinese phosphate production due to increased environmental initiatives.
07/24/18
BOFA
07/24/18
UPGRADE
BOFA
Buy
Mosaic upgraded to Buy from Underperform at BofA/Merrill
CMA Comerica
$95.54

-0.23 (-0.24%)

07/18/18
EVER
07/18/18
UPGRADE
Target $107
EVER
Outperform
Comerica upgraded to Outperform from In Line at Evercore ISI
Evercore ISI analyst John Pancari upgraded Comerica to Outperform from In Line and increased his price target to $107 from $97 following the Q2 report. Pancari expects earnings growth to outpace peers while returns continue to strengthen, supported by a favorable positioning for higher short-term rates, ongoing efficiency improvement, and intact credit. Thee analyst expects a materially ramp in capital deployment with next week's capital announcement, which should help strengthen returns.
07/18/18
SPHN
07/18/18
NO CHANGE
Target $105
SPHN
Overweight
Comerica could be viewed as acquisition target, says Stephens
Stephens analyst Terry McEvoy raised his capital payout forecast for Comerica (CMA) for the second half of this year and for 2019 as he expects the company will announce an increase in the dividend and larger buyback plan after its board meets on July 24. Additionally, McEvoy thinks Comerica could be viewed as an takeover target once BB&T (BBT) and U.S. Bancorp (USB) are in a position to acquire banks. Stating that he likes both its fundamental and strategic outlook, McEvoy keeps an Overweight rating and $105 price target on Comerica shares.
07/18/18
07/18/18
NO CHANGE

Fly Intel: Today's top analyst calls on Wall Street
Check out today's top analyst calls from around Wall Street, compiled by The Fly. MACQUARIE CUTS TWITTER TO NEUTRAL: Macquarie analyst Benjamin Schachter downgraded Twitter (TWTR) to Neutral from Outperform, citing concerns about MAU trends, what he views as a limited set of near-term catalysts, and a valuation he believes will likely limit upside from current levels. GOLDMAN SAYS SELL CLOROX: Goldman Sachs analyst Jason English downgraded Clorox (CLX) to Sell from Neutral and cut his price target for the shares to $112 from $127. The analyst reduced his estimates for the company to reflect a combination of a lower volume forecast, lower gross margin expectation and renewed currency headwinds. English sees an "unsustainably high relative valuation" for Clorox. PIPER RAISES AMAZON TARGET: Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson raised his price target on Amazon.com (AMZN) to $2,075 from $1,850 and kept his Overweight rating ahead of its Q2 results. Olson noted that his search index suggests that unit growth will be up 19% -- in line with Q1 and just below consensus for the online segment. The analyst added, however, that his CIO survey suggests intentions to accelerate spending, stating that the AWS segment and other segment revenue is likely to post an upside. Olson is positive on the Amazon stock amid a "plethora of topline tailwinds and potential return to margin expansion" in the second half of this year. CITI SAYS NVIDIA COULD SELL OFF: Citi analyst Atif Malik said his recent supply chain checks indicate discrete graphics gaming demand is expected to remain sluggish thru the September quarter, and believes Nvidia (NVDA) could selloff in the near-term on weaker than expected graphics commentary. Malik, however, kept a Buy rating on Nvidia with a $300 price target, believing his long-term thesis on the shares remains intact. COMERICA UP TO OUTPERFORM: Evercore ISI analyst John Pancari upgraded Comerica (CMA) to Outperform from In Line and increased his price target to $107 from $97 following the Q2 report. Pancari said he expects earnings growth to outpace peers while returns continue to strengthen, supported by a favorable positioning for higher short-term rates, ongoing efficiency improvement, and intact credit.
07/18/18
07/18/18
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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. Comerica (CMA) upgraded to Outperform from In Line at Evercore ISI with analyst John Pancari saying he expects earnings growth to outpace peers while returns continue to strengthen, supported by a favorable positioning for higher short-term rates, ongoing efficiency improvement, and intact credit. 2. BorgWarner (BWA) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo with analyst Richard Kwas saying he sees limited share price downside risk and disproportionate upside potential from the current share price. 3. Avon Products (AVP) upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies with analyst Stephanie Wissink saying she believes shares of Avon are close to fair value. 4. Sunoco (SUN) upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies with analyst Christopher Sighinolfi saying while he still expects a 30% distribution cut and "equity needs" resulting from elevated leverage, he no longer sees "sufficient downside" with the shares down 10% since early April. 5. CSX (CSX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Loop Capital with analyst Rick Paterson saying CSX is making "continued progress on the adoption of its scheduled operating model," delivering an operating ratio of 59.8% in Q2 vs. 64.7% last year. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, Reference Link
BHP BHP Group
$50.13

1.9 (3.94%)

06/07/18
JPMS
06/07/18
UPGRADE
JPMS
Overweight
BHP Billiton upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
06/15/18
INVC
06/15/18
DOWNGRADE
INVC
Hold
BHP Billiton downgraded to Hold from Buy at Investec
06/15/18
06/15/18
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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. Southwest (LUV) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus with analyst John Staszak saying that despite being well managed and financially strong, its focus on the domestic market will lead to slower relative growth based on better expected performance in the international space. 2. Motorcar Parts (MPAA) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Roth Capital with analyst Matt Koranda saying he expects margin erosion to intensify in the coming quarters as better industry growth is awaited. 3. BHP Billiton (BHP) and Rio Tinto (RIO) were downgraded to Hold from Buy at Investec. 4. AEGON (AEG) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Michael van Wegen citing "relatively strong" stock performance. 5. Splunk (SPLK) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citi with analyst Walter Pritchard saying he sees "growth drivers plateauing" and "some warning signs in numbers." 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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Rio Tinto downgraded to Underperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Paul Hissey downgraded Rio Tinto (RIO) to Underperform and lowered his price target for the shares to A$65 from A$76. Given its reliance on iron ore as an earnings driver, Rio has "material downside risk," Hissey tells investors in a research note. He believes a drop in Chinese steel demand would bring "real concern" and that iron ore prices may dip below $50 per ton before stabilizing. The analyst sees better diversification at BHP Billiton (BHP).

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TNXP

Tonix Pharmaceuticals

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HTHT

Huazhu Group

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0.23 (0.66%)

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Buenaventura

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HOPE

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PNC Financial

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Progressive

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BNY Mellon

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Omnicom

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Textron

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Comerica

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SCGLY

Societe Generale

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SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust

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Washington Federal

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PagSeguro Digital

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Seattle Genetics

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United Continental

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Qualcomm

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Nu Skin

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CSX

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Weibo

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NVLN

Novelion Therapeutics

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Dialog Semiconductor

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BHP

BHP Group

$57.59

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DPZ

Domino's Pizza

$246.55

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Domino's Pizza CEO: We are in a position of strength »

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UBER

Uber

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LFUS

Littelfuse

$168.35

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Sprint

$7.23

0.12 (1.69%)

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Samsung

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Sprint says hackers broke into user accounts via Samsung site, ZDNet says »

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Sprint

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Samsung

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SGEN

Seattle Genetics

$63.12

-0.87 (-1.36%)

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QCOM

Qualcomm

$75.66

0.23 (0.30%)

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DOJ requests halt of antitrust ruling against Qualcomm, Reuters reports »

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MFGP

Micro Focus

$20.66

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GLD

SPDR Gold Shares

$132.39

-1.12 (-0.84%)

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SPDR Gold Shares holdings fall from 800.54MT to 799.37MT »

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