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USB

U.S. Bancorp

$47.42

0.52 (1.11%)

, SWN

Southwestern Energy

$4.36

0.25 (6.08%)

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Unusual put flow in option market yesterday

Notable put activity was cited Wednesday in US Bancorp (USB), Southwestern Energy (SWN), GoPro (GPRO), GameStop (GME), L Brands (LB), BB&T (BBT), Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), Tal Education Group (TAL), and Myriad Genetics (MYGN).

USB

U.S. Bancorp

$47.42

0.52 (1.11%)

SWN

Southwestern Energy

$4.36

0.25 (6.08%)

GPRO

GoPro

$4.92

0.2 (4.24%)

GME

GameStop

$15.98

0.17 (1.08%)

LB

L Brands

$28.24

0.04 (0.14%)

BBT

BB&T

$46.14

0.42 (0.92%)

ANF

Abercrombie & Fitch

$21.00

0.09 (0.43%)

TAL

TAL Education

$28.95

1.46 (5.31%)

MYGN

Myriad Genetics

$30.46

1.54 (5.33%)

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USB U.S. Bancorp
$47.42

0.52 (1.11%)

01/04/19
OPCO
01/04/19
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Outperform
Oppenheimer sees 'poor' quarter for banks' capital markets businesses
Oppenheimer analyst Chris Kotowski previewed the Q4 outlook for financial institutions, telling investors in a research note that the significant market volatility in December suggests a poor quarter for the banks' capital markets businesses which are likely to persist into 1H19, adding that the weaker equity markets will likely limit ECM revenues. Kotowski says he believes the less banks pay for their shares in the current market turmoil, the more the stocks are worth in the long run. He continue to recommend Bank of America (BAC), Citi (C), CIT Group (CIT), Goldman Sachs (GS), Morgan Stanley (MS) and US Bancorp (USB).
01/08/19
JEFF
01/08/19
DOWNGRADE
Target $110
JEFF
Hold
JPMorgan downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Ken Usdin downgraded JPMorgan (JPM) to Hold from Buy and lowered his price target on the stock to $110 from $130, as he believes continued outperformance of the best performer among large cap banks in 2018 "may be more governed" in 2019 as he expects negative EPS revisions and believes that revenues could fall short of consensus expectations for both NII and fees. Among large cap banks, Usdin also downgraded SunTrust (STI) and U.S. Bancorp (USB), both to Hold, this morning.
01/08/19
JEFF
01/08/19
DOWNGRADE
Target $51
JEFF
Hold
U.S. Bancorp downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Ken Usdin downgraded U.S. Bancorp (USB) to Hold from Buy and lowered his price target on the stock to $51 from $60 as he believes the company's higher premium, currently at its widest over the last five years, reflects the perception that the bank's profitability will hold up better than peers in any downturn. While he sees somewhat limited downside EPS revision risk for U.S. Bancorp, Usdin believes the stock is already reflecting this, he tells investors. Among large cap banks, Usdin also downgraded JPMorgan (JPM) and SunTrust (STI), both to Hold, this morning.
11/27/18
11/27/18
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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. Hormel Foods (HRL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies with analyst Akshay Jagdale citing valuation. 2. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (WH) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman Sachs while Wyndham Destinations (WYND) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy. 3. U.S. Bancorp (USB) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank with analyst Matthew O'Connor citing valuation. 4. Macerich (MAC) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Richard Hill saying he believes the market is underappreciating the company's free cash flow declines in 2019 and 2020. 5. Athenahealth (ATHN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo with analyst Jamie Stockton saying he suspects a proxy will come out in the next week or two detailing the full process since June to try to sell the company, which ultimately resulted in Veritas Capital and Elliott Management making a $135 all-cash offer on November 12. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
SWN Southwestern Energy
$4.36

0.25 (6.08%)

01/04/19
BOFA
01/04/19
DOWNGRADE
Target $5
BOFA
Underperform
Southwestern Energy downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill Lynch analysts led by Doug Leggate downgraded a number of U.S. Oil and Gas stocks, stating that he prefers "discipline over growth" among large caps. Leggate and the team acknowledge a recovery in oil prices could lead to material upside, but views volatility as the biggest challenge as too many stocks are competing for shrinking investor dollars. He sees gas names remaining challenged by the falling incremental cost for U.S. natural gas and downgraded Southwestern Energy to Underperform from Neutral given the headwinds he sees for gas weighted E&P names. Leggate and the team lowered their price target for Southwestern to $5 from $7.
12/06/18
MKMP
12/06/18
INITIATION
Target $6
MKMP
Buy
Southwestern Energy initiated with a Buy at MKM Partners
As reported earlier, MKM Partners analyst John Gerdes initiated Southwestern Energy with a Buy rating and a price target of $6. The analyst sees its Q4 output at 252 Bcfe, above the company's midpoint of 247-255 Bcfe guidance driven by the strong southwest Appalachia liquids-rich well returns.
12/20/18
SOCO
12/20/18
DOWNGRADE
SOCO
Underweight
Southwestern Energy downgraded to Underweight from Overweight at Capital One
01/04/19
01/04/19
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Fly Intel: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Skyworks (SWKS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Nomura Instinet with analyst Krysten Sciacca saying after Apple's (AAPL) profit warning, she believes growth headwinds from macro and trade uncertainty, as well as weak unit demand at the company's largest customers, will persist in 2019. 2. Snap (SNAP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs with analyst Heath Terry saying he believes Snap's sequential user declines are likely to continue in Q4. 3. Fortinet (FTNT) double downgraded to Sell from Buy at Goldman Sachs with analyst Gabriela Borges saying the drivers of Fortinet's share gain and margin expansion are now better understood, with consensus 2019 estimates having been revised up over the past 12 months. 4. eBay (EBAY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs with analyst Heath Terry saying he sees better opportunities with other names in Internet given uncertainty around eBay's growth and margin expansion, specifically the company's ability to deliver low-to-mid single digit growth on reduced ad spend. 5. Halcon Resources (HK), Chesapeake (CHK), and Southwestern Energy (SWN) were downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
GPRO GoPro
$4.92

0.2 (4.24%)

09/26/18
09/26/18
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. UBS UPGRADES IBM TO BUY: UBS analyst John Roy upgraded IBM (IBM) to Buy and raised his price target for the shares to $180 from $160. The market is pricing in a 2% revenue decline, which IBM can beat, Roy believes. Further, his sum-of-the-parts analysis suggests the market is applying virtually no value to IBM's hardware business, which the analyst thinks is "unrealistic." Roy sees a number of additional positives, including operating margin improvement, the Watson hype cycle bottoming this year, and a 4.4% dividend "providing a floor." Shares of IBM were higher by 2% in late morning trading. OPPENHEIMER UPGRADES GOPRO TO OUTPERFORM: Oppenheimer analyst Andrew Uerkwitz upgraded GoPro (GPRO) to Outperform from Perform, with a $9 price target. The analyst believes the company has done everything it can to position itself for success. With compelling features such as live streaming and gimbal-like image stabilization, Uerkwitz called its products are "compelling." This should be enhanced by targeted marketing and a vastly improved software editing suite, he contended. In late morning trading, GoPro shares were higher by 4%. PIPER JAFFRAY BOOSTS ACTIVISION BLIZZARD PRICE TARGET: Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson raised his price target for Activision Blizzard (ATVI) to $88 from $84 saying he's increasingly confident in potential for earnings upside in 2018 from "Call of Duty Black Ops 4" and the accompanying Blackout battle royale mode. Both gamer and critical feedback on Blackout have been favorable, Olson said. He believes the Street has underestimated the potential for collective Call of Duty franchise revenue in 2018 and into 2019 and maintained an Overweight rating on shares. UBS CUTS LAM RESEARCH TO NEUTRAL: UBS analyst Tim Arcuri downgraded Lam Research (LRCX) to Neutral from Buy and lowered his price target for the shares to $170 from $220. Arcuri is "stepping to the sidelines" because he sees a big risk for the company in the first half of 2019 due to Lam Research's outsized exposure to Samsung. In late morning trading, shares of Lam Research were lower by almost 2%. DA DAVIDSON STARTS LULULEMON WITH A NEUTRAL: DA Davidson analyst John Morris initiated Lululemon (LULU) with a Neutral rating and a price target of $155, saying the "quality of its long-term growth rate is not as robust as it has been" even though its forward earnings multiple is near historical highs. The analyst noted that the company's "future growth has higher risk variables associated with the complexity of international expansion across multiple continents and fashion cycle headwinds as the athleisure trend ebbs." Despite the risks, the analyst points to the company's "strong management team and powerful brand equity" in justifying his neutral stance.
11/26/18
WEDB
11/26/18
NO CHANGE
WEDB
Wedbush Black Friday checks positive for Consumer Electronics, Turtle Beach
Wedbush Retail analysts led by Michael Pachter say their Black Friday channel checks were positive for Consumer Electronics with Turtle Beach (HEAR) a "stand-out." Fitbit (FIT) and GoPro (GPRO) offered more compelling discounts on new products this year versus last year, which likely drove more unit sales, the analysts write in a research note. Further, they believe Amazon (AMZN) took Smart TV market share as its Fire TV Edition Smart TVs were not available at retail last year. Nonetheless, with more favorable pricing this year across brands and greater breadth of products, Roku TV (ROKU) unit sales were likely higher versus last year, say the analysts. And despite high inventory going into Black Friday, Turtle Beach had low inventory levels with "spotty" sell-outs on Black Friday, they note. The analysts believe this suggests a "very strong uptick" in year-over-year holiday sales for the company.
10/29/18
MSCO
10/29/18
NO CHANGE
Target $5
MSCO
Underweight
GoPro HERO7 could disappoint investors' expectations, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Yuuji Anderson said he finds minimal evidence of upside from early takeaways on GoPro's HERO7, which could disappoint some investors' expectations for upside in the December quarter. While receptivity to the HERO7 Black appears consistent with last year, demand for the lower priced Silver and White models appear weak, Anderson tells investors. He maintains an Underweight rating and $5 price target on GoPro shares.
11/29/18
SBSH
11/29/18
NO CHANGE
SBSH
Citi consumer electronics survey positive for Corning, negative for GoPro
Citi surveyed 60 retail and electronics stores in the U.S. during mid-November to inquire about promotions, sell-through, and preferences for various consumer electronics products, analyst Jim Suva tells investors in a research note. The analyst calls television the "clear winner," followed by video game accessories and wireless speakers. The results point to continued size migration to 50 inch-plus TVs and strong elasticity of demand for price promotions, says Suva. He believes this benefits Corning (GLW). The analyst also finds the video gaming accessories trends as positive for Logitech (LOGI). Fitness trackers and smartwatch trends are neutral for Fitbit (FIT) and positive for Apple (AAPL), while digital camera trends negative for GoPro (GPRO), adds Suva.
GME GameStop
$15.98

0.17 (1.08%)

11/30/18
BNCH
11/30/18
NO CHANGE
Target $9
BNCH
Sell
GameStop 'has zero terminal value,' says Benchmark
Benchmark analyst Mike Hickey said he was not surprised that GameStop reduced its FY18 earnings view and free cash flow guidance given the weaker than anticipated new/used software sales, higher promotional expenses and a mix shift towards lower margin hardware sales evidenced in its Q3 report. The company appears "lost at sea" and its management team "lacks investor credibility," said Hickey, who believes GameStop "has zero terminal value." He sees the "Hail Mary" effort to sell the remainder of the company running up against "limited reasonable financial outcomes that would encourage a potential bid," Hickey added. The analyst keeps a Sell rating on GameStop shares and lowered his price target on the stock to $9 from $10.
11/30/18
WEDB
11/30/18
NO CHANGE
Target $18
WEDB
Outperform
GameStop sale to private equity 'imminent,' says Wedbush
Wedbush analyst reiterated an Outperform rating and $18 price target on GameStop following the company's mixed Q3 results and lowered FY18 guidance, telling investors in a research note that the threat from the digital mix shift is being overshadowed by the proposed Spring Mobile sale. Additionally, the analyst says he believes that a sale of GameStop to private equity is "imminent," as he thinks that if the continuation of GameStop as a standalone entity were a likelihood, the company would have identified CEO candidates since the departure of its CEO over six months ago.
11/30/18
LOOP
11/30/18
NO CHANGE
Target $13
LOOP
Hold
GameStop price target lowered to $13 from $15 at Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Anthony Chukumba lowered his price target on GameStop to $13 and kept his Hold rating after its Q3 results, saying he found the guidance reduction for the rest of 2018 as "troubling", particularly the "dramatic reduction" in its free cash flows. The analyst notes that the current "secular headwinds" give him little hope that performance will improve significantly any time soon.
11/29/18
BARD
11/29/18
NO CHANGE
Target $14
BARD
Outperform
GameStop quarter 'mixed' on disappointing pre-owned segment sales, says Baird
Baird analyst Colin Sebastian writes that GameStop Q3 results have come in mixed, with better than expected earnings but a lowered Q4 guidance given the "weakness in pre-owned sales and underperformance from recent sales promotions." The analyst states that the low guidance reflects the company's mix shift toward lower-margin hardware from high-margin software. Sebastian also keeps his Outperform rating and $14 price target on GameStop, adding that "importantly", the company is still in "discussions regarding potential strategic alternatives, including a potential sale".
LB L Brands
$28.24

0.04 (0.14%)

12/18/18
DADA
12/18/18
INITIATION
Target $32
DADA
Neutral
L Brands initiated with a Neutral at DA Davidson
DA Davidson analyst John Morris initiated L Brands with a Neutral rating and a price target of $32, saying the company's turnaround of Victoria's Secret brand could take "well into next year to materialize". The analyst notes that while the company's Bath & Body Works division is performing well with historically high margins, it does not sufficiently offset the challenges faced by Victoria's Secret, which likely requires "brand repositioning" and correction to its product assortment missteps.
12/13/18
BARD
12/13/18
NO CHANGE
Target $37
BARD
Outperform
L Brands sale of La Senza a 'positive outcome,' says Baird
Baird analyst Mark Altschwager views L Brands' sale of its La Senza business to an affiliate of Regent LP as a "positive outcome." The analyst currently models operating losses of $90M in the company's Other segment, where both the La Senza and Henri Bendel businesses are reported, in fiscal 2019 versus $130M in losses for 2018. The $40M improvement implicitly represents half of the benefit from the removal of Henri Bendel and La Senza, says the analyst, who sees room for "further upside in this line item." Altschwager keeps an Outperform rating on L Brands with a $37 price target.
01/02/19
WELS
01/02/19
NO CHANGE
Target $50
WELS
Outperform
L Brands price target lowered to $50 from $55 at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Ike Boruchow lowered his price target for L Brands to $50 from $55, while reiterating an Outperform rating on the shares. In a research note titled "2019 Retail Outlook report," the analyst says he believes Holiday reads likely slowed post Black Friday, Multinational brands struggled relative to retailers the past several months as concerns around Europe weakness, China uncertainty, a slowdown in tourism and FX pressures are growing, e-commerce meaningfully underperformed Brick and Mortar retail in 2018 as inflated multiples have been hit hard in the face of a painful tech ''unwind'' and choppier fundamentals, 2019 is likely to be worse than 2018 for the space, and Leases are coming onto retailers' balance sheets in 2019, making for worse capital structure optics.
01/02/19
JEFF
01/02/19
NO CHANGE
JEFF
Buy Gap, sell L Brands are Jefferies' best Consumer ideas for 2019
In the Consumer space, Jefferies analyst Randal Konik says his best ideas for 2019 are buying Gap (GPS) and selling L Brands (LB). The analyst recommends using the late 2018 selloff as an opportunity to get long consumer names for 2019. His other top Buy ideas are American Eagle (AEO), Boot Barn (BOOT), Capri Holdings (CPRI), Five Below (FIVE), Foot Locker (FL), Fox Factory (FOXF), Acushnet Holdings (GOLF), Kohl's (KSS), Manchester United (MANU), Ollie's Bargain Outlet (OLLI), Tiffany (TIF), Urban Outfitters (URBN), Under Armour (UAA) and Yeti (YETI). On L Brands, Konik continues to believe Victoria's Secret "is broken," Pink "is a fad" that's sales will get cut in half, and Bath & Body Works is at a "cyclical peak with daunting compares ahead." On the flip side, the analyst thinks Gap will be one of the top S&P 500 stocks in 2019. He recommends "aggressively" buying the shares at current levels.
BBT BB&T
$46.14

0.42 (0.92%)

01/10/19
BOFA
01/10/19
DOWNGRADE
BOFA
Underperform
BB&T downgraded to Underperform from Buy at BofA/Merrill
01/10/19
01/10/19
DOWNGRADE

Underperform
BB&T downgraded to Underperform on full valuation at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA/Merrill downgraded BB&T two notches to Underperform from Buy and cut its price target to $48. Analyst Erika Najarian believes shares fully reflect future efficiency improvements and defensible credit quality, leaving little room for misses.
11/19/18
BMOC
11/19/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $139
BMOC
Market Perform
PNC Financial downgraded to Market Perform at BMO Capital on valuation
As reported earlier, BMO Capital analyst Lana Chan downgraded PNC Financial (PNC) to Market Perform from Outperform and kept her $139 price target. The analyst says that the stock is approaching her prior $139 per share forecast and sees the company as challenged in gaining market share through expansion given the competition from other Universal banks. Chan adds that PNC Financial "already trades at a slight premium to the Regional P/E median", giving preference to more attractively valued BB&T (BBT) and Comerica (CMA).
10/31/18
MSCO
10/31/18
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Morgan Stanley sees BB&T, AmEx as possible winners if Fed changes bank rules
Noting that the Federal Reserve will release a memo detailing proposed changes to bank capital rules to the public around 10 am today and is scheduled to vote on this proposal in a meeting starting at 10:30 am, Morgan Stanley analyst Betsy Graseck said BB&T (BBT) could be the biggest beneficiary with a 5% EPS increase if it is ruled that banks with more than $250B in assets that are not Global Systemically Important Banks should have more tailored regulation. Other potential beneficiaries of possible rule changes include American Express (AXP), Capital One (COF), Northern Trust (NTRS), PNC Financial (PNC) and U.S. Bancorp (USB), Graseck added.
ANF Abercrombie & Fitch
$21.00

0.09 (0.43%)

11/26/18
DBAB
11/26/18
UPGRADE
Target $24
DBAB
Buy
American Eagle upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Tiffany Kanaga upgraded American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) to Buy with an unchanged price target of $24. The analyst also reiterates a Sell rating on Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) ahead of the Q3 results for the teen retailers. The analyst views American Eagle's valuation as undemanding and sees a buying opportunity at current share levels. Amid more favorable weather and following Black Friday channel checks, the analyst has increased confidence that the company can exceed guidance in Q3 and cycle a tough compare in Q4.
10/11/18
WEDB
10/11/18
NO CHANGE
Target $17
WEDB
Neutral
Abercrombie & Fitch price target lowered to $17 from $25 at Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Jen Redding lowered her price target for Abercrombie & Fitch to $17 from $25 on Q3 negative data signal from new proprietary data model. The analyst says the Wedbush Big Data Product forecasts third quarter gross margin as a percent of sales to be lower than consensus by 249 bps to 58.97% compared with the consensus estimate of 61.46%. Given its large sample size and historical accuracy, as well as rigorous statistical back testing, the analyst is confident in the directionality of the forecasted miss, and are cautiously lowering estimates in her financial model. Redding reiterates a Neutral rating on the shares.
10/11/18
JPMS
10/11/18
NO CHANGE
Target $16
JPMS
Underweight
Abercrombie & Fitch price target lowered to $16 from $19 at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Matthew Boss lowered his price target for Abercrombie & Fitch to $16 and maintains an Underweight rating on the shares. Work in the field and talks with management points to elevated risk, Boss tells investors in a research note. Such risks, according to the analyst, include Abercrombie's Europe exposure with has seen unfavorable weather and its exposure to a potentially increasing minimum wage.
08/31/18
JPMS
08/31/18
NO CHANGE
Target $19
JPMS
Underweight
Abercrombie & Fitch price target lowered to $19 from $23 at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Matthew Boss lowered his price target for Abercrombie & Fitch to $19 and keeps an Underweight rating on the shares following yesterday's Q2 results. Accelerating compares and sustained margin pressure raises "red flags" for the second half of the year, Boss tells investors in a research note.
TAL TAL Education
$28.95

1.46 (5.31%)

01/09/19
SBSH
01/09/19
UPGRADE
SBSH
Buy
TAL Education upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi
11/12/18
JPMS
11/12/18
NO CHANGE
Target $48
JPMS
Overweight
Chinese education sector selloff unwarranted, says JPMorgan
The results reported mid-year in the Chinese education sector have not deteriorated sufficiently to warrant the share price performance, JPMorgan analyst Leon Chik tells investors in a research note. The analyst points out that the average education company under his coverage is down 25%-30% since the end of May. He believes this may be due to greater uncertainty over the future due to a slowing economy and an increase in government regulations. New regulations provide short term challenges but help speed up market consolidation as larger operators can cope with changes better, Chik tells investors in a research note. The analyst's top after school tutorial picks are TAL Education (TAL) and New Oriental Education (EDU). He also has an Overweight rating on Bright Scholar Education (BEDU). Chik lowered his price target for TAL to $48 from $58, for New Oriental to $85 from $98 and for Bright Scholar to $15 from $20.
09/13/18
SBSH
09/13/18
DOWNGRADE
SBSH
Neutral
TAL Education downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi
Citi downgraded TAL Education to Neutral citing China's increased regulation on after-school tutoring.
10/15/18
MACQ
10/15/18
UPGRADE
MACQ
Outperform
TAL Education upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie
MYGN Myriad Genetics
$30.46

1.54 (5.33%)

01/04/19
COWN
01/04/19
UPGRADE
COWN
Outperform
Myriad Genetics upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen
01/02/19
NEED
01/02/19
INITIATION
Target $36
NEED
Strong Buy
Myriad Genetics initiated with a Strong Buy at Needham
Needham analyst Stephen Unger started Myriad Genetics with a Strong Buy rating and $36 price target. The analyst believes the company's expanding portfolio of molecular diagnostic testing services and an increased focus on profit improvement can drive "significant" earnings upside.
12/27/18
12/27/18
NO CHANGE

Stephens to keep GrubHub, RealPage, Vulcan Materials on 2019 Best Ideas list
Stephens said that it plans to publish a complete updated 2019 Best Ideas list on January 2, but in anticipation it shared the names that are being dropped and the three stocks that will remain on the list. The holdovers are GrubHub (GRUB), RealPage (RP) and Vulcan Materials (VMC). The stocks being removed include Boston Scientific (BSX), Brookdale Senior Living (BKD), Conn's (CONN), CoStar Group (CSGP), Curo Group (CURO), FedEx (FDX), First Financial Bancorp (FFBC), Graphic Packaging (GPK), Hub Group (HUBG), Keane Group (FRAC), KeyCorp (KEY), LKQ Corp. (LKQ), Myriad Genetics (MYGN), SVB Financial (SIVB), Triumph Bancorp (TBK), TrueCar (TRUE) and Union Bankshares (UBSH).
12/31/18
PIPR
12/31/18
NO CHANGE
PIPR
Overweight
Piper names top Diagnostics & Life Science Tools ideas for 2019
Piper Jaffray analyst William Quirk names CareDx (CDNA), Illumina (ILMN) and Myriad Genetics (MYGN) his firm's top Diagnostics & Life Science Tools ideas for 2019. The analyst's top small cap idea is CareDx. He believes AlloSure volumes will continue to drive top line and bottom line leverage for the company in 2019. Quirk's top mid cap idea is Myriad. The analyst says the company "has multiple shots on goal" and that it will garner incremental reimbursement across several tests leading to upside in 2019. His top large cap idea is Illumina. Large population sequencing projects will accelerate beginning in 2019, which combined with eventual average risk NIPT expansion and ongoing "robust" oncology adoption, will continue generating upside to consensus expectations for the company, Quirk tells investors in a research note. The analyst keeps Overweight ratings on all three names.

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MET

MetLife

$45.32

0.28 (0.62%)

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AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,696.01

4.01 (0.24%)

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Tesla

$302.26

-45.18 (-13.00%)

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Fly Intel: Top five weekend stock stories »

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Amazon.com

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4.01 (0.24%)

TSLA

Tesla

$302.26

-45.18 (-13.00%)

NFLX

Netflix

$339.20

-14.02 (-3.97%)

EA

Electronic Arts

$92.50

3.19 (3.57%)

ATVI

Activision Blizzard

$48.64

1.26 (2.66%)

CMCSA

Comcast

$36.21

0.32 (0.89%)

CMCSK

Comcast

$0.00

(0.00%)

COST

Costco

$213.59

2.15 (1.02%)

ILMN

Illumina

$312.66

2.53 (0.82%)

TMO

Thermo Fisher

$240.72

2.55 (1.07%)

DHR

Danaher

$107.43

1.88 (1.78%)

A

Agilent

$71.93

1.16 (1.64%)

TECH

Bio-Techne

$163.24

1.16 (0.72%)

NEM

Newmont Mining

$31.77

0.15 (0.47%)

GOLD

Barrick Gold

$11.78

-0.11 (-0.93%)

KRC

Kilroy Realty

$68.23

0.21 (0.31%)

VNO

Vornado

$66.40

1.04 (1.59%)

TCEHY

Tencent

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NTDOY

Nintendo

$0.00

(0.00%)

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Nintendo investors starting to feel optimistic again, Bloomberg says »

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T

AT&T

$30.95

0.32 (1.04%)

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Comcast

$36.21

0.32 (0.89%)

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Box Office Battle: 'Glass' wins MLK weekend with $47M »

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AT&T

$30.95

0.32 (1.04%)

CMCSA

Comcast

$36.21

0.32 (0.89%)

CMCSK

Comcast

$0.00

(0.00%)

SNE

Sony

$50.16

0.66 (1.33%)

FOX

21st Century Fox

$48.38

0.32 (0.67%)

FOXA

21st Century Fox

$48.74

0.34 (0.70%)

LGF.A

Lionsgate

$18.25

0.23 (1.28%)

DIS

Disney

$110.97

-0.02 (-0.02%)

VIAB

Viacom

$30.09

0.3 (1.01%)

VIA

Viacom

$33.15

0.2 (0.61%)

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SPX

S&P 500

$0.00

(0.00%)

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SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust

$266.44

3.45 (1.31%)

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Trump says deal with China 'could very well happen,' Reuters reports »

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S&P 500

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SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust

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GM

General Motors

$38.63

0.35 (0.91%)

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General Motors warns workers in Brazil on losses, Reuters reports »

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SPX

S&P 500

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SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust

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3.45 (1.31%)

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Trump says no amnesty for 'Dreamers,' Reuters reports »

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S&P 500

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SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust

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TSLA

Tesla

$302.26

-45.18 (-13.00%)

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Tesla gets green light to begin delivering Model 3 in Europe, Bloomberg says »

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SoftBank; also use SFTBF

$0.00

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SoftBank; also use SFTBF initiated at Deutsche Bank »

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Subaru

$0.00

(0.00%)

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Mazda Motor

$0.00

(0.00%)

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Toyota, Panasonic to launch EV battery joint venture in 2020, Reuters reports »

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Subaru

$0.00

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MZDAY

Mazda Motor

$0.00

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PCRFY

Panasonic

$0.00

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TM

Toyota

$125.40

0.505 (0.40%)

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S&P 500

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SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust

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3.45 (1.31%)

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Trump, Kim February summit likely to take place in Vietnam, Bloomberg reports »

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S&P 500

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SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust

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3.45 (1.31%)

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FB

Facebook

$150.01

1.77 (1.19%)

13:11
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Facebook launches German initiatives to defend election integrity, Reuters says »

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AMZN

Amazon.com

$1,696.01

4.01 (0.24%)

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Amazon taking advantage of consumers' online shopping habits, NY Times says »

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CLSD

Clearside Biomedical

$1.16

0.02 (1.75%)

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Clearside Biomedical extension study of PEACHTREE for Xipere shows durability »

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TCEHY

Tencent

$0.00

(0.00%)

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Tencent not the best opportunity out there right now, Barron's says »

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