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ESPR

Esperion

$45.00

-1.15 (-2.49%)

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Esperion put volume heavy and directionally bearish

Bearish flow noted in Esperion with 1,497 puts trading, or 1.6x expected. Most active are Oct-18 30 puts and Oct-18 35 puts, with total volume in those strikes near 1,200 contracts. The Put/Call Ratio is 7.16, while ATM IV is up over 4 points on the day. Earnings are expected on November 6th.

ESPR Esperion
$45.00

-1.15 (-2.49%)

09/13/18
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09/13/18
INITIATION
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Esperion resumed with a Buy at Stifel
Stifel analyst Derek Archila resumed coverage of Esperion with a Buy rating and $89 price target, saying he is positively biased heading into bempedoic acid's Study 2 results expected in October. Archila believes the death imbalance for fatal adverse events unrelated to drug is "most likely noise", the controversy surrounding increases in liver function tests is "overblown", and there is a "clear role for BPA and BPA/ezetimibe within their treatment armamentarium for statin intolerant/uncontrolled patients."
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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. NVIDIA UPGRADED AMID POST-EARNINGS PULLBACK: Oppenheimer analyst Rick Schafer upgraded Nvidia to Outperform from Perform following Thursday's earnings, noting that all its segments grew year-over-year, led by core Gaming and Data Center. While its Q3 outlook was mixed, he attributes the modest top-line guidance miss to a slowdown in crypto demand and lack of volume availability of the recently introduced Turing gaming GPU. Schafer, who he sees significant pent-up demand for Turing along with solid, structural growth drivers in Data Center AI, gaming and autonomous, set a $310 price target on Nvidia shares, which are down 4.3% to $246.27 in morning trading. CITI SAY BUY ESPERION AHEAD OF EXPECTED CHOLESTEROL DRUG APPROVAL: Citi analyst Joel Beatty upgraded Esperion to Buy from Neutral because he believes bempedoic acid for LDL-lowering is likely to be approved. His 70% probability of approval view is higher than the roughly 40% odds of success he believes is currently priced in the stock, Beatty tells investors. DSW CUT TO NEGATIVE: Susquehanna analyst Sam Poser downgraded DSW to Negative from Neutral as he expects margins to be challenged due to increased variable costs and gross margin pressure related to the new loyalty program. He also expects guidance to be reduced following the next earnings call. Poser lowered his price target to $22 from $26 on DSW shares, which are down 7.3% in morning trading. DEUTSCHE MORE POSITIVE ON MATCH GROUP: Deutsche Bank analyst Kunal Madhukar believes the total addressable market for Match Group's Tinder could be in the range of 185-190M monthly average users, which could translate into about 10M paying subscribers for Tinder, and he contends that Tinder remains underpenetrated relative to that opportunity. Given his higher confidence in Tinder's ability to keep delivering strong growth over the medium-term, Madhukar reiterated his Buy rating on Match Group and increased his price target on the shares to $56 from $50.
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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. Nvidia (NVDA) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer with analyst Rick Schafer noting that all its segments grew year-over-year, led by core Gaming and Data Center. 2. Esperion (ESPR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi with analyst Joel Beatty saying he believes bempedoic acid for LDL-lowering is likely to be approved. 3. Viper Energy (VNOM) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel with analyst Timothy Howard saying he believes the MLP will be a significant beneficiary of parent Diamondback Energy's (FANG) acquisition of Energen (EGN). 4. First Data (FDC) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities with analyst Kunaal Malde saying its prior acquisitions of CardConnect and BluePay have given it a foothold in higher growth segments and the company is now "on a clear path to deleveraging." 5. Fluor (FLR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord. 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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Target $75

Buy
Esperion upgraded to Buy on 70% odds for bempedoic acid approval at Citi
As previously reported, Citi analyst Joel Beatty upgraded Esperion to Buy from Neutral because he believes bempedoic acid for LDL-lowering is likely to be approved. His 70% probability of approval view is higher than the roughly 40% odds of success he believes is currently priced in the stock, Beatty tells investors. His increased price target of $75, up from $57 previously, assumes $1.2B in bempedoic acid sales in 2025, Beatty noted.

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AES

AES Corp.

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AES Corp.

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Avis Budget

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CTAS

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