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LUV

Southwest

$61.54

1.86 (3.12%)

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Southwest call volume above normal and directionally bullish

Bullish option flow detected in Southwest with 6,273 calls trading, 1.4x expected, and implied vol increasing over 1 point to 21.88%. Sep-18 61 calls and Sep-18 62.5 calls are the most active options, with total volume in those strikes near 1,400 contracts. The Put/Call Ratio is 0.20. Earnings are expected on October 25th.

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LUV Southwest
$61.54

1.86 (3.12%)

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DBAB
07/03/18
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Deutsche downgrades three airlines on 'headline risk' from trade dispute
Deutsche Bank analyst Michael Linenberg downgraded his ratings on American Airlines Group (AAL), Delta Air Lines (DAL) and United Continental (UAL) to Hold from Buy. The analyst cut his price target for American to $43 from $60, for Delta to $53 from $64 and for United to $74 from $81. In a world of "heightened" macroeconomic and geopolitical risks, economically-sensitive, high beta stocks such as airlines typically underperform the broader market, Linenberg tells investors in a research note. The possibility that the current trade dispute between the U.S. and its global partners could become something bigger is problematic for the airline industry's sales growth, the analyst adds. Further, Linenberg argues, the growing trade dispute may cause U.S. companies to reconsider their spending and employment plans, which would adversely impact corporate travel. As a result, the analyst sees "headline risk" and a lack of near-term catalysts for the airline stocks. He keeps Buy ratings on Alaska Air (ALK), Allegiant Travel (ALGT), JetBlue Airways (JBLU), Southwest Airlines (LUV), Spirit Airlines (SAVE) and SkyWest (SKYW).
07/16/18
LEHM
07/16/18
NO CHANGE
Target $68
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Equal Weight
Barclays lowers Airlines targets to reflect 'more realistic' valuations
Barclays analyst Brandon Oglenski reduced his price targets across the North America Airlines group to reflect near-term earnings headwinds from higher fuel prices as well as a "more realistic valuation outlook." Nonetheless, domestic U.S. demand "appears quite strong," with 2018 industry revenue expected to expand high single digits, Oglenski tells investors in a research note. He believes discussion of incremental capacity reductions through earrings season could help put a floor in stock prices. The analyst lowered his price target for Underweight-rated Allegiant Travel Company (ALGT) to $117 from $135, for Equal Weight-rated Alaska Air Group (ALK) to $68 from $80, for Overweight-rated American Airlines Group (AAL) to $60 from $68, for Overweight-rated Delta Air Lines (DAL) to $62 from $73, for Overweight-rated JetBlue Airways (JBLU) to $27 from $29, for Equal Weight-rated Southwest Airlines (LUV) to $65 from $74, for Equal Weight-rated Spirit Airlines (SAVE) to $42 from $49 and for Overweight-rated United Continental Holdings (UAL) to $78 from $80.
08/08/18
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08/08/18
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Target $67
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Overweight
Southwest would be good strategic fit for Berkshire, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Kai Pan noted that Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) has shifted tone in recent years and become a top three shareholder of the "Big Four" U.S. airlines, including Southwest (LUV). Media reports from Forbes, CNN and others have discussed a possible acquisition by Berkshire of the airline, added Pan, who said he has no knowledge of any M&A discussions and noted that the airlines have not commented. Given that background, he analyzed a theoretical acquisition and came to the conclusion that Southwest could be a strategic fit for Berkshire and the advantages could also be compelling for the airline. Pan estimates Berkshire could pay a 20-40% premium, or $70-80 per share for Southwest, in such a hypothetical takeover situation, in which he also thinks Berkshire would divest its current holdings in American Airlines (AAL), Delta (DAL) and United Continental (UAL). Pan has an Overweight rating and $67 price target on Southwest shares.
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Check out today's top analyst calls from around Wall Street, compiled by The Fly. REACTIONS TO TESLA'S TALK OF GOING PRIVATE: Jefferies analyst Philippe Houchois raised his price target for Tesla (TSLA) to $360 from $250 after CEO Elon Musk suggested taking the company private. Going private "feels like the right thing to do," Houchois said. "Distraction or not, the move feels right even if Musk is downplaying how supportive public markets have been," the analyst adds. However, with Tesla unable to take on more debt, Houchois wondered who may fund the potential deal and end up as a new large shareholder. While Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas sympathizes with Elon Musk's argument that Tesla could be better off as a private company, he questioned the feasibility of Musk actually being able to achieve that goal. Taking the company private would assume either that the company is on the verge of generating self-sustaining cash flows or that it can tap into a range of strategic sources of capital not previously at its disposal, said Jonas, who sees strategic value at Tesla but thinks the "LBO math required to support [a price of] $420 is extremely aggressive." MORGAN STANLEY SAYS SOUTHWEST A GOOD FIT FOR BERKSHIRE: Morgan Stanley analyst Kai Pan noted that Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) has shifted tone in recent years and become a top three shareholder of the "Big Four" U.S. airlines, including Southwest (LUV). Media reports from Forbes, CNN and others have discussed a possible acquisition by Berkshire of the airline, added Pan. He analyzed a theoretical acquisition and came to the conclusion that Southwest could be a strategic fit for Berkshire and the advantages could also be compelling for the airline. Pan estimates Berkshire could pay a 20-40% premium, or $70-80 per share for Southwest, in such a hypothetical takeover situation. Pan has an Overweight rating and $67 price target on Southwest shares. BARCLAYS POSITIVE ON SNAP GUIDANCE CHANGE: Barclays analyst Ross Sandler views Snap's (SNAP) Q2 results as a "mixed bag," with daily active users 2M below his estimate and revenue $20M above his estimate. More importantly, the change in approach towards guidance is "very welcomed and should help to reduce some of the volatility going forward," Sandler said. He believes this is a "big positive for long-term holders looking to get involved." The analyst kept an Overweight rating on Snap with a $16 price target. WAINWRIGHT SAYS INSMED LIKELY TO BE ACQUIRED: H.C. Wainwright analyst Andrew Fein raised his price target for Insmed (INSM) to $43 from $35 following the 12-2 FDA panel vote in favor of ALIS in refractory nontuberculous mycobacterial patients. Insmed is now likely to be acquired as ALIS "fits well within the pipeline of a number of larger companies," Fein said.

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DowDuPont

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SPCB

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MYOV

Myovant Sciences

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Novartis

$87.49

3.03 (3.59%)

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Apple

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SHSP

SharpSpring

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CREG

China Recycling Energy

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