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SYF

Synchrony

$26.44

0.16 (0.61%)

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Synchrony call volume above normal and directionally bullish

Bullish option flow detected in Synchrony with 21,855 calls trading, 6x expected, and implied vol increasing almost 2 points to 37.99%. Feb-19 27 calls and Mar-19 40 calls are the most active options, with total volume in those strikes near 8,500 contracts. The Put/Call Ratio is 0.10. Earnings are expected on January 23rd.

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SYF Synchrony
$26.44

0.16 (0.61%)

01/03/19
SPHN
01/03/19
UPGRADE
Target $26
SPHN
Equal Weight
Synchrony upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Stephens
Stephens analyst Vincent Caintic upgraded Synchrony to Equal Weight from Underweight as he sees worries about account losses, declining NIM and settlement costs as all built into the stock's recently "compressed" price. However, he also noted that his 2020 EPS estimate incorporates a "much smaller" portfolio than consensus, due to account loss expectations. Caintic maintains his $26 price target on Synchrony shares, adding that he sees Synchrony continuing to face top-line pressure through 2022.
11/02/18
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Target $26
SPHN
Underweight
Synchrony downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Stephens
Stephens analyst Vincent Caintic downgraded Synchrony (SYF) to Underweight from Equal Weight, citing the negative implications he sees from the lawsuit against the company from Walmart (WMT). Beyond the potential for over $800M in damages, the suit implies the Sam's Club account is lost, the Amazon (AMZN) account is "in jeopardy," and other retailers can be expected to "take a hard look" at their own relationships with Synchrony, Caintic believes. He lowered his price target on Synchrony shares to $26 from $32.
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JPMS
10/02/18
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Target $89
JPMS
Overweight
Discover upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Richard Shane upgraded Discover Financial (DFS) to Overweight and raised his price target for the shares to $89 from $81. The company appears on track to execute a "soft landing" as loan growth stabilizes, Shane tells investors in a research note. The analyst says credit has outperformed expectations while multiples in the Credit Card space have compressed. This creates a more attractive opportunity for investment, according to Shane. He also raised his price target for Overweight-rated Capital One (COF) to $113 from $109 and for Neutral-rated American Express (AXP) to $115 from $105.
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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. Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Devin McDermott saying U.S. natural gas should soon enter a new cycle of structural oversupply and stagnating demand. 2. Manhattan Associates (MANH) downgraded to Hold from Buy at SunTrust with analyst Terry Tillman saying while there was no change in his view of the company's fundamentals, the risk reward on the stock is much more balanced after it "outperformed significantly" since the last earnings report. 3. Lam Research (LRCX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS. 4. Paycom (PAYC) and Synchrony (SYF) were downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill. 5. DowDuPont (DWDP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Nomura Instinet with analyst Aleksey Yefremov citing his commodity models based on recent changes in chemical prices and margins. 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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