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NFX

Newfield Exploration

$17.06

0.83 (5.11%)

, MAT

Mattel

$16.26

0.52 (3.30%)

09:55
02/12/19
02/12
09:55
02/12/19
09:55

Early notable gainers among liquid option names on February 12th

Notable gainers among liquid option names this morning include Newfield Exploration (NFX) $17.02 +0.78, Mattel (MAT) $16.40 +0.66, D R Horton (DHI) $39.20 +1.44, Apache (APA) $31.52 +1.15, and Diamond Offshore (DO) $9.60 +0.34.

NFX

Newfield Exploration

$17.06

0.83 (5.11%)

MAT

Mattel

$16.26

0.52 (3.30%)

DHI

D.R. Horton

$38.74

0.98 (2.60%)

APA

Apache

$31.25

0.87 (2.86%)

DO

Diamond Offshore

$9.67

0.41 (4.43%)

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NFX Newfield Exploration
$17.06

0.83 (5.11%)

11/05/18
11/05/18
DOWNGRADE

Equal Weight
Encana downgraded to Equal Weight on Newfield deal risk at Morgan Stanley
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley analyst Benny Wong downgraded Encana (ECA) to Equal Weight from Overweight, stating that he gives 50% credit to the targeted $250M in synergies the company outlined in its announcement of its deal to buy Newfield Exploration (NFX), but not the other half since Encana's Cube approach has not been tried before in the STACK/SCOOP play. The OKC play comes with concern around inventory quality and higher gas-oil ratios, added Wong, who now views Encana as a "show me" story. He lowered his price target on Encana shares to $15 from $19 and also raised his price target on Newfield shares to $31 to $23.
12/20/18
SOCO
12/20/18
DOWNGRADE
SOCO
Equalweight
Newfield Exploration downgraded to Equalweight from Overweight at Capital One
12/12/18
WILL
12/12/18
DOWNGRADE
WILL
Hold
Newfield Exploration downgraded to Hold from Buy at Williams Capital
12/10/18
GHSC
12/10/18
DOWNGRADE
GHSC
Neutral
Newfield Exploration downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Seaport Global
Seaport Global analyst Mike Kelly downgraded Newfield Exploration (NFX) to Neutral pending the acquisition by Encana (ECA).
MAT Mattel
$16.26

0.52 (3.30%)

08/13/18
08/13/18
INITIATION

On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Crinetics (CRNX) was initiated with an Outperform at Leerink, an Overweight at Piper Jaffray, and a Neutral at JPMorgan. 2. Hasbro (HAS) was initiated with an Overweight at Consumer Edge while Mattel (MAT) initiated with an Equal Weight. 3. Allakos (ALLK) initiated with an Outperform at William Blair, a Buy at Jefferies, and a Neutral at Goldman Sachs. 4. Constellation Pharmaceuticals (CNST) was initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan as well as an Outperform at BMO Capital and Oppenheimer. 5. Rubius Therapeutics (RUBY) initiated with an Outperform at Leerink, an Overweight at JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley, as well as a Buy at Jefferies. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
12/24/18
BMOC
12/24/18
NO CHANGE
Target $20
BMOC
Spin Master licensing deal with Warner negative for Mattel, says BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Gerrick Johnson says the Friday report of a DC superheroes licensing deal between Toys R Us Spin Master and Warner is a negative for Mattel. While the report has not been confirmed, the analyst believes that the business will be lost after 2019. Longer term, the analyst keeps his Outperform rating and $20 price target on Mattel and believes that its management "can facilitate needed changes in culture, product development, digital content, and partner relationships to drive sales and earnings growth."
02/08/19
MKMP
02/08/19
NO CHANGE
Target $15
MKMP
Neutral
Mattel price target raised to $15 from $12 at MKM Partners
MKM Partners analyst Eric Handler raised his price target on Mattel to $15 after its Q4 results surprised to the upside. The analyst also keeps his Neutral rating, noting that while the cost cuts have contributed to the earnings beat, the "revenue turnaround is still a work in progress".
10/26/18
JEFF
10/26/18
NO CHANGE
Target $13
JEFF
Hold
Jefferies says Mattel valuation 'still stretched,' cuts target to $13
At first glance, Mattel's earnings report "was in range," but unpacking the results uncovered a "more challenging set of facts" with sales down 10%, Jefferies analyst Stephanie Wissink tells investors in a post-earnings research note. She lowered her estimates for Mattel and dropped her price target for the shares to $13 from $14. The multiple at current share levels is " still stretched," says Wissink.
DHI D.R. Horton
$38.74

0.98 (2.60%)

01/23/19
01/23/19
UPGRADE

Fly Intel: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Walmart (WMT) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Simeon Gutman citing his belief that Walmart U.S. can now generate sales growth without sacrificing margins, unlike most retailers. 2. Teva (TEVA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS and to Neutral from Underweight at Piper Jaffray. 3. D.R. Horton (DHI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho with analyst Haendel St. Juste saying stock selectivity is becoming more important in these latter stages of the housing cycle and larger platforms with price point diversification and strong balance sheets will be rewarded. 4. Logitech (LOGI) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan and to Hold from Sell at Maxim. 5. Lamb Weston (LW) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel with analyst Christopher Growe saying he is confident in the "growth profile of the business continuing amidst the very strong operating conditions in the category." This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
01/23/19
MZHO
01/23/19
UPGRADE
Target $45
MZHO
Buy
D.R. Horton upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho
Mizuho analyst Haendel St. Juste upgraded D.R. Horton (DHI) to Buy and raised his price target for the shares to $45 from $40. Stock selectivity is becoming more important in these latter stages of the housing cycle and larger platforms with price point diversification and strong balance sheets will be rewarded, St. Juste tells investors in a research note. He believes D.R. Horton "fits this profile," along with Lennar (LEN). The analyst sees Horton as a "net winner during the late, decelerating portion of the housing cycle."
01/11/19
01/11/19
INITIATION

Fly Intel: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Take-Two (TTWO), Electronic Arts (EA), Glu Mobile (GLUU) were initiated with an Overweight at Stephens, while the analyst also initiated Zynga (ZNGA) and Ubisoft (UBSFY) with an Equal Weight. 2. Domino's Pizza (DPZ) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen. 3. Okta (OKTA) and Zscaler (SZ) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray. 4. Lennar (LEN), D.R. Horton (DHI) and NVR (NVR) initiated with a Buy and KB Home (KBH), PulteGroup (PHM), Hovnanian (HOV) and Toll Brothers (TOL) initiated with a Neutral at Buckingham. 5. VMware (VMW) reinstated with a Neutral at Goldman SachsThis list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
01/11/19
01/11/19
INITIATION
Target $45

Buy
Buckingham starts 'entry level leader' D.R. Horton at Buy
As previously reported, Buckingham analyst Megan McGrath initiated D.R. Horton with a Buy rating and $45 price target, as she believes the "entry level leader" can outperform its peers this year given its established focus on affordable product and conservative land positioning. While she is forecasting a difficult year for U.S. housing, with sales and starts expected to decline slightly for the full year, McGrath has optimism that near-term weakness could stabilize given the recent retreat in mortgage rates.
APA Apache
$31.25

0.87 (2.86%)

01/16/19
LEHM
01/16/19
INITIATION
Target $29
LEHM
Underweight
Apache initiated with an Underweight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Jeanine Wai started Apache with an Underweight rating and $29 price target. The analyst sees "below average" fundamentals metrics with limited upside to net asset value.
12/06/18
SPHN
12/06/18
INITIATION
Target $50
SPHN
Overweight
Apache initiated with an Overweight at Stephens
Stephens analysts Gail Nicholson and Drew Lipke began coverage of the E&P sector with a positive outlook, citing what they view as attractive valuations, management teams' focus on increasing shareholder returns, and their positive outlook on WTI prices in 2019 and 2020. They started Apache with an Overweight rating and $50 price target.
12/10/18
GHSC
12/10/18
UPGRADE
GHSC
Buy
Apache upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Seaport Global
Seaport Global analyst Mike Kelly upgraded Apache to Neutral and lowered its price target to $34 from $39 saying shares are more attractive following relative underperformance.
12/06/18
12/06/18
INITIATION

On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. LG Display (LPL) initiated with a Buy at Citi. 2. Twitter (TWTR) and Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) were initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim, while Snap (SNAP) and Facebook (FB) were initiated with a Neutral. 3. Apache (APA) initiated with an Overweight at Stephens. 4. CorMedix (CRMD) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital. 5. Protagonist Therapeutics (PTGX) initiated with a Buy at Nomura Instinet. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
DO Diamond Offshore
$9.67

0.41 (4.43%)

02/04/19
FERN
02/04/19
UPGRADE
FERN
Buy
Diamond Offshore upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at Fearnley
01/28/19
PART
01/28/19
UPGRADE
PART
Buy
Diamond Offshore upgraded to Buy from Hold at Pareto
11/08/18
CLKS
11/08/18
UPGRADE
CLKS
Buy
Diamond Offshore upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Clarksons Platou
01/09/19
DNBM
01/09/19
UPGRADE
DNBM
Hold
Diamond Offshore upgraded to Hold from Sell at DNB Markets

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