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GE

General Electric

$12.09

0.8 (7.09%)

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Bank of America

$29.66

0.19 (0.64%)

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Notable open interest changes for October 2nd

Monday's total option volume of 17.1 million contracts resulted in net open interest growth of 2.66 million calls and 2.55 million puts. General Electric (GE), Bank of America (BAC), Facebook (FB) and Tesla (TSLA) saw the greatest growth. Top five new positions opened include 41k General Electric (GE) 11/2 weekly 12 puts, 20k AMD (AMD) 10/5 weekly 33 calls, 19k General Motors (GM) Dec-18 33 puts, 17k General Electric (GE) 10/5 weekly 12 puts and 17k General Electric (GE) 10/5 weekly 13 calls.

GE

General Electric

$12.09

0.8 (7.09%)

BAC

Bank of America

$29.66

0.19 (0.64%)

FB

Facebook

$162.44

-2 (-1.22%)

TSLA

Tesla

$310.40

46.11 (17.45%)

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GE General Electric
$12.09

0.8 (7.09%)

10/02/18
WOLF
10/02/18
UPGRADE
WOLF
Outperform
General Electric upgraded to Outperform from Peer Perform at Wolfe Research
10/02/18
SBSH
10/02/18
NO CHANGE
SBSH
Buy
GE management change bigger than $23B impairment, says Citi
Yesterday's announcement of Larry Culp being named Chairman and CEO is a "new beginning" for General Electric, Citi analyst Andrew Kaplowitz tells investors in a research note. The analyst says that while the Power business is "dramatically worse" than he thought, a "proven outside leader" can immediately accelerate the pace of change and execution. Management change is bigger and more forward looking than the $23B non-cash impairment the company will take on its Power business, Kaplowitz contends. The analyst keeps a Buy rating on General Electric.
10/02/18
RBCM
10/02/18
UPGRADE
Target $15
RBCM
Outperform
General Electric upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Deane Dray upgraded General Electric to Outperform and raised his price target for the shares to $15 from $13. The analyst believes a floor has been put in the shares following news of Larry Culp being named Chairman and CEO.
10/01/18
JPMS
10/01/18
NO CHANGE
JPMS
GE 'negative surprise' raises questions about serious issues, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Stephen Tusa said the timing and format of GE's (GE) CEO change announcement is a negative surprise that raises questions as to whether there are "serious issues at play." While the selection of ex-Danaher (DHR) CEO Larry Culp is a positive for investor confidence and the change brings the company a step closer to a real reset, the details on how potentially bad things actually are have not been shared and Tusa sees a dividend cut and potential equity raise as likely, he tells investors. The analyst maintains a $10 price target and Underweight rating on GE shares, which are up 97c, or 8.5%, to $12.26 in afternoon trading.
BAC Bank of America
$29.66

0.19 (0.64%)

09/25/18
WOLF
09/25/18
INITIATION
Target $40
WOLF
Outperform
Bank of America initiated with an Outperform at Wolfe Research
Wolfe Research analyst Steven Chubak initiated Bank of America with an Outperform and $40 price target.
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.
07/17/18
BARD
07/17/18
NO CHANGE
Target $30
BARD
Neutral
Baird would be buyers of Bank of America on weakness
Baird analyst David George said he would remain a buyer of Bank of America shares on any weakness, stating that its operating leverage was impressive in Q2 and should continue along with solid execution. George maintained his Neutral rating and $30 price target on Bank of America shares.
09/19/18
OPCO
09/19/18
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Outperform
U.S. banks 'in very good shape,' says Oppenheimer, favorites include BofA, Citi
Oppenheimer analyst Chris Kotowski tells investors in a research note that the U.S. banking group is on solid footing with balance sheets less risky than at any time over the last 33 years the firm covered the group and says his favorite bank stocks are Outperform-rated Bank of America (BAC), Citi (C), CIT (CIT) and Goldman Sachs (GS). However, Kotowski notes that banks are trading at an average relative P/E of just ~66% relative to the S&P 500 and returning to a historical avg valuation of 73%-80% range would imply over a thousand basis points of outperformance by the group. In his view, the U.S. banks are, on the whole, in "very good" shape.
FB Facebook
$162.44

-2 (-1.22%)

10/01/18
DADA
10/01/18
NO CHANGE
Target $36
DADA
Buy
Applied Optoelectronics price target lowered to $36 from $54 at DA Davidson
DA Davidson analyst Mark Kelleher lowered his price target on Applied Optoelectronics (AAOI) to $36 after its negative Q3 pre-announcement, stating that at its projected revenue rate it will be difficult for the company to show a profit. The analyst notes that the company's quality control issue was related to 25G lasers that led to suspended shipments of transceivers to a "single customer", adding that the entity was likely Facebook (FB) with whom Applied Optoelectronics has a $125M transceiver contract. Despite the pre-announcement, Kelleher keeps his Buy rating on the shares longer term, saying that as "one of the leading providers of optical networking technology to the datacenter and cable TV markets", the company is " well positioned to benefit from the growing dominance of 'hyperscale' data centers".
09/25/18
RHCO
09/25/18
NO CHANGE
Target $200
RHCO
Buy
Instagram 'in a good place' after Systrom, Krieger resignations, says SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Youssef Squali maintained a Buy rating and $200 price target on Facebook following the departure of Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. In a research note to investors, the analyst notes that the departures are the "latest in a string" of high profile departures in recent months, including WhatsApp co-founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton and VP and General Counsel Colin Stretch, and follows a restructuring earlier this year that reorganized the entire company. Squali contends that Instagram is "in a good place" and is being left with "stable footing," as well as "impressive" growth in users as Stories DAUs, adding that product cadence has slowed and it is entering a new phase of its life. Squali feels a deeper integration with Facebook could lead to an improved advertising product and monetization, which Systrom and Krieger may have been more resistant to, and does not see any material changes at the Facebook unit in the near-term.
09/26/18
BOFA
09/26/18
NO CHANGE
Target $205
BOFA
Buy
BofA/Merrill says Facebook changes may signal accelerated Instagram monetization
Following news that Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are leaving Facebook, BofA Merrill Lynch analyst Justin Post said some will express valid concerns that the leadership change is a risk to Instagram culture and usage growth. However, he noted that Facebook purchased Instagram over five years ago and does not anticipate a near-term financial impact. He also thinks acceleration of Instagram monetization is possible and believes investors may reconsider the potential value in Messenger and WhatsApp. Post maintains a Buy rating and $205 price target on Facebook shares.
10/01/18
CHLM
10/01/18
NO CHANGE
Target $19
CHLM
Sell
Applied Optoelectronics price target lowered to $19 from $28 at Craig-Hallum
Craig-Hallum analyst Richard Shannon lowered his price target for Applied Optoelectronics (AAOI) to $19 from $28, citing the lower guide on quality issues, likely at number one customer. The analyst believes the specific customer is Facebook (FB), where his checks indicate competitor Intel (INTC) is poised to ramp production and gain share. Since data center customers' value supply chain execution nearly as much as quality and price, Shannon worries that this action may cause Facebook to allocate share increasingly to Intel and Innolight. The analyst reiterates a Sell rating on Applied Optoelectronics shares.
TSLA Tesla
$310.40

46.11 (17.45%)

10/01/18
SBSH
10/01/18
NO CHANGE
Target $258
SBSH
Sell
Tesla risks linger despite settlement removing worst case, says Citi
Citi analyst Itay Michaeli said he expects Tesla shares to recover some ground following the "surprisingly swift" settlement reached by Elon Musk and Tesla with the SEC. While the settlement adds a "much needed dose of stability," it doesn't mark the end of the substantial legal, regulatory, reputational risks that Musk's "go-private saga" created, Michaeli tells investors. The focus will now shift to Q3, but the analyst worries that the ramifications of last week's events might linger on broader sentiment, he added. Michaeli raised his price target on Tesla shares to $258 from $225 given the reduced risk from the SEC settlement, but he keeps a Sell rating on the stock.
10/01/18
ADAM
10/01/18
NO CHANGE
Target $316
ADAM
Hold
Musk's settlement with SEC 'positive' for Tesla, says Canaccord
Canaccord analyst Jed Dorsheimer says he believes Elon Musk's settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission will be "positive" for Tesla shares, as it should improve governance and allow investors to focus solely on the operations. However, the analyst believes the "distractions" have likely impacted operations and now predicts a miss in Model 3 production, at 48,000 vs. expectations of 50,000-55,000. Dorsheimer, who maintains a Hold rating and $316 price target on Tesla shares, says he would become more constructive as details of who the new chairman and independent directors might be or a significant improvement in the operations and profitability of the company.
10/01/18
RBCM
10/01/18
NO CHANGE
RBCM
Sector Perform
Tesla SEC settlement is a positive outcome, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Joseph Spak kept his Sector Perform rating on Tesla after its CEO Elon Musk settled the SEC charges against him for $40M combined and announced his resignation as the Board chairman. The analyst says it was a positive outcome for the company as it will allow it to continue raising capital and keep Musk as the CEO. Spak adds that the outcome of splitting a CEO and chairman positions is also a sign of management "maturity", with hopes that a "true check" on Musk will emerge to bring more accountability on the company's claims and targets.
10/02/18
WOLF
10/02/18
INITIATION
Target $295
WOLF
Peer Perform
Tesla initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research
Wolfe Research initiated Tesla with a Peer Perform and $295 price target.

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UQM Technologies

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Sanofi

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Alphabet

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