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Verizon

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Verizon calls active ahead of earnings next week

Verizon calls active ahead of earnings next week. Shares off 55c to $56.54 and 7.8K Feb 58 - 60 call spreads bought for 56c. The vertical trades 10K total today and appears to roll 10K Feb 60 calls opened on 1/11 for 60 to 64c with shares near $58. The long calls are being rolled down two strikes to the 58 line today after a 2.5% slump in shares and the adjustment reflects expectations for a rebound through earnings next Tuesday, after market. Separately today, Mar 60 calls on Verizon sold at 46 down to 41c. 12.5K changed hands and the call writes probably replace expired positions because Jan 60, Jan 57.5, and Jan 62.5 calls were the largest open interest blocks in Verizon heading into the January expiration last week.

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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. eBay (EBAY) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Brian Nowak saying he had been wrong in his prior view about how quickly core marketplaces would deteriorate. 2. Bank of America (BAC) and Morgan Stanley (MS) were downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette. 3. Mosaic (MOS) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan with analyst Jeffrey Zekauskas saying there are signs of increased phosphate exports from China, which have the potential to loosen the supply/demand balance in phosphate in 2019, leading to a weaker phosphate price dynamic. 4. Verizon (VZ) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Simon Flannery saying he contends that the stock's 11% year-to-date advance prices in the company's good news, including its $4B free cash flow improvement this year. 5. Fluor (FLR) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman Sachs with analyst Jerry Revich saying Fluor management noted that it was underbid on a major U.S. liquefied natural gas project that the analyst expected to be a catalyst in 2019. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
12/28/18
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Verizon 5G rollout offset by saturated, competitive market, says Tigress
Tigress Financial analyst Ivan Feinseth reiterated a Neutral rating on Verizon, noting that the long-term opportunity of its 5G rollout, which it continues to invest in upgrading and expanding, is offset by "headwinds of a highly saturated and competitive market," as well as an ongoing decline in Verizon Fios subscribers. Feinseth does believe, however, that Verizon's above-average dividend and size advantage could provide an "attractive investment opportunity at some point in the near future."
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Verizon's 'strong' Q4 net adds bode well for sales growth, says Citi
Citi analyst Michael Rollins says Verizon's "strong" postpaid phone net additions for Q4 in a measured promotional environment bode well for the company's sales growth and cash flow as well as the broader wireless category. The analyst remains a buyer of Verizon shares as he sees further upside from better wireless performance, cost cutting and 5G.
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Neutral
Crown Castle downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs analyst Brett Feldman downgraded Crown Castle (CCI) to Neutral and lowered his price target for the shares to $110 from $116. The analyst believes tower stocks are appropriately priced given his expectations for growth in 2019. "Near-peak growth expectations" are priced in at current share levels, Feldman tells investors in a research note. The analyst also laid his top picks in Americas Telecom Services. His favorite defensive stock is Verizon (VZ), his favorite value stock is Altice USA (ATUS), his most catalyst driven idea is Zayo Group (ZAYO) and his top data center operator is Equinix (EQIX).

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