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KEY

KeyCorp

$16.22

0.26 (1.63%)

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Aggressive buyer sweeps upside calls in KeyCorp ahead of earnings

Aggressive buyer sweeps upside calls in KeyCorp ahead of earnings. After an opening near $15.80 shares are recently up 14c at $16.10 with very heavy call volume of 14K contracts and Jan 25th 16.5 calls dominating the flow. Over 12500 contracts have traded from 23 to 25c, against 142 open interest, including a block of 10K crossed 24c after a number of smaller 23c purchases. Earnings later this week with straddle indicating a move near 4.5%, well above the median historical reaction.

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KEY KeyCorp
$16.22

0.26 (1.63%)

12/12/18
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12/12/18
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KeyCorp downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette
Keefe Bruyette analyst Brian Klock downgraded KeyCorp to Market Perform and lowered his price target for the shares to $19.50 from $23.
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Keefe, wanting to own defensive banks, downgrades Comerica and KeyCorp
Keefe Bruyette analyst Brian Klock expects the narrative in 2019 to shift to "defensive banks that can grow earnings using other levers rather than depending on rates." With that in mind, the analyst downgraded both Comerica (CMA) and KeyCorp (KEY) to Market Perform from Outperform. Comerica's revenue and earnings growth are largely dependent upon future Fed funds hikes, Klock tells investors in a research note. Further, he sees risk to his revenue growth assumptions next year for KeyCorp and does not see 2019 as the year the company's price-to-earnings multiple closes the discount compared to peers. Klock's top overweight picks among the Large Regionals are Citizens Financial (CFG), M&T Bank (MTB), SunTrust (STI) and Zions Bancorp (ZION).
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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).
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Citi

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LION

Fidelity Southern

$28.41

-0.16 (-0.56%)

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Bristol-Myers

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0.37 (0.75%)

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RTN

Raytheon

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2.4 (1.51%)

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JPM

JPMorgan

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PHG

Philips

$35.40

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Philips to shutter U.K. factory as Brexit concerns intensify, Bloomberg says »

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LMFA

LM Funding

$2.19

0.765 (53.87%)

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News Corp.

$12.42

0.03 (0.24%)

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FDC

First Data

$22.17

0.9 (4.23%)

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First Data call volume above normal and directionally bullish »

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BLK

BlackRock

$410.20

-2.65 (-0.64%)

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MS

Morgan Stanley

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Johnson & Johnson

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Sears

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Signature Bank

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M&T Bank

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Signet Jewelers

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Western Digital

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LPCN

Lipocine

$2.24

0.65 (40.88%)

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NASDAQ Market Internals

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Limbach Holding

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$NYE

NYSE Market Internals

$0.00

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LPCN

Lipocine

$2.27

0.68 (42.77%)

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CVE

Cenovus Energy

$7.79

-0.19 (-2.38%)

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Second day of call buying in Cenovus Energy continues as shares slump »

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Square

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ALBO

Albireo Pharma

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0.08 (0.33%)

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GPOR

Gulfport Energy

$8.67

-0.23 (-2.58%)

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United Natural Foods

$13.09

-2.32 (-15.06%)

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Earthstone Energy

$5.28

-1.49 (-22.01%)

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