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AAPL

Apple

$191.11

-3.96 (-2.03%)

, BAC

Bank of America

$26.97

-1.22 (-4.33%)

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Notable open interest changes for March 25th

Friday's total option volume of 25.1 million contracts resulted in net open interest growth of 3.54 million calls and 3.57 million puts. Apple (AAPL), Bank of America (BAC), Coty (COTY) and Citi (C) saw the greatest growth. Top five new positions opened include 45k Coty (COTY) May-19 15 calls, 44k Coty (COTY) May-19 15 puts, 37k Caesars (CZR) 3/29 weekly 9 calls, 26k Sirius XM (SIRI) Apr-19 6 calls and 20k Citi (C) Apr-19 64.5 calls.

AAPL

Apple

$191.11

-3.96 (-2.03%)

BAC

Bank of America

$26.97

-1.22 (-4.33%)

COTY

Coty

$11.22

-0.06 (-0.53%)

C

Citi

$60.98

-2.92 (-4.57%)

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AAPL Apple
$191.11

-3.96 (-2.03%)

03/21/19
RHCO
03/21/19
NO CHANGE
RHCO
Apple event may be negative for Netflix, positive for Lions Gate, says SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Matthew Thornton previews Apple's (AAPL) media event scheduled for March 25th, saying the company is likely to unveil a Video Service. The analyst believes that an Apple OTT service could be a positive for Lions Gate (LGF.B) given the participation of the Starz networks but negative for Netflix (NFLX) "if Apple can offer compelling content bundles at compelling prices with a compelling UI and ubiquitous access". Thornton adds that Apple's bundling of its Music with video subscriptions and news subscriptions may be a negative for Spotify (SPOT) and a "modest incremental negative" for Roku (ROKU) if Apple's service app is not on its service.
03/22/19
JPMS
03/22/19
UPGRADE
Target $65
JPMS
Overweight
JPMorgan upgrades Lumentum to Overweight on iPhone volume stabilization
JPMorgan analyst Samik Chatterjee upgraded Lumentum Holdings (LITE) to Overweight from Neutral and raised his price target for the shares to $65 from $50. The stock closed yesterday up $2.44, of 5%, to $52.10. The analyst sees a "solid" outlook for the company's telecom business amid "strong" growth led by 5G investments and upside to synergy targets relative to recent acquisition of Oclaro. Further, he sees limited downside risk relative to volume expectations for Apple's (AAPL) iPhone, which he notes has been a "key driver of sentiment on the shares." Stabilization of its iPhone volume outlook should drive focus back to the "strong" fundamentals in Lumentum's primary telecom business, Chatterjee tells investors in a research note.
03/22/19
MSCO
03/22/19
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Overweight
Apple streaming service timing, robustness key details, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty said she expects next Monday's special event from Apple to be focused on new Services launches, specifically a streaming video on demand service and likely a paid subscription news and magazine service. Huberty believes that besides the launch of an Apple Media bundle, which she would view as the most bullish potential announcement, the inclusion of video content from other programmers would be a positive and the launch timing and robustness of the offerings are the most important details to watch. A meaningful delay in the launch of original video content could hamper customer adoption and pricing at or above market for a stand-alone streaming video service could also slow adoption, said Huberty, who has an Overweight rating on Apple shares.
03/25/19
BTIG
03/25/19
NO CHANGE
Target $220
BTIG
Buy
Apple price target raised to $220 from $189 at BTIG
BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk raised his price target on Apple to $220 and kept his Buy rating ahead of its product event today, saying that while the rally of the stock price could stall, his new target assumes the company will return to growth in 2020. The analyst notes that while the recent data points have not been positive for Apple's iPhone business expectations, he continues to expect abating lengthening of the product cycle to materialize in 2020. Piecyk adds that stock buybacks and the company's capital program should be the primary driver Apple's earnings growth.
BAC Bank of America
$26.97

-1.22 (-4.33%)

02/08/19
DAIW
02/08/19
DOWNGRADE
DAIW
Neutral
Bank of America downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Daiwa
02/01/19
02/01/19
DOWNGRADE

Sell
Societe Generale downgrades Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley to Sell
As previously reported, Societe Generale analyst Andrew Lim downgraded Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS), both to Sell from Hold, citing his view that the credit cycle deterioration "has already been set in motion" and that it will pay to be defensive for the rest of 2019. Goldman and Morgan are much more exposed to pressure on market-sensitive revenues as purer investment banks, Lim tells investors. He does not have any Buy ratings on big U.S. banks, but continues to favor holding positions in Bank of America (BAC) and JP Morgan (JPM), which Lim views as the most defensive large cap U.S. banks, he tells investors.
02/01/19
UBSW
02/01/19
NO CHANGE
Target $33
UBSW
Buy
Bank of America rate sensitivity concerns overdone, says UBS
UBS analyst Saul Martinez noted banks' underperformance since the dovish comments by the Fed earlier this week. The analyst noted Bank of America shares fell and he believes the perception they are more sensitive to interest rates than peers is misguided. He thinks the company should be able to drive mid-single digit growth and solid positive operating leverage even if the Fed is on hold. Martinez reiterated his Buy rating and $33 price target on Bank of America shares.
03/25/19
JEFF
03/25/19
NO CHANGE
JEFF
Jefferies downgrades Financials to Underweight on 'shocking' Fed meeting
Jefferies analyst Steven DeSanctis is "very surprised" by last week's Federal Reserve's decision taking rate hikes completely off table in 2019. The "shocking" Fed meeting means lower rates for longer, which is not good for Financials, DeSanctis tells investors in a research note. A "lack of catalysts and weaker earnings growth" going forward for the entire sector, not just banks, means an Underweight rating on the space makes sense, says the analyst. As such, he downgraded his rating on the Financial sector to Underweight from Market Weight. Publicly traded companies in the space include Bank of America (BAC), Citi (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC).
COTY Coty
$11.22

-0.06 (-0.53%)

01/04/19
JPMS
01/04/19
UPGRADE
Target $7
JPMS
Neutral
Coty upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Andrea Teixeira upgraded Coty to Neutral with a $7 price target. The analyst's sum-of-the-parts analysis indicates Coty's valuation is "flushed out" at current levels. Teixeira, however, still sees potential downside to consensus estimates.
03/20/19
JEFF
03/20/19
NO CHANGE
JEFF
Amazon risk still manageable for beauty retailers, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Stephanie Wissink said Amazon's (AMZN) launch of a value priced private label skincare brand, Belei, "came as a bit of a surprise," adding that her sense from contacts inside and outside of the e-commerce company is that the launch is meant to establish a stronger presence, refine a more robust beauty platform and provide data to improve access to national brands. Wissink said it has become increasingly competitive for smaller brands to get into Sephora and Ulta (ULTA) and she expects Amazon to gain access to a growing number of small brands. Wissink points to Ulta's recent strong report as an indicator that with the right, curated assortment, the company is able to protect its position and gain share. Publicly traded skincare and beauty product makers include Estee Lauder (EL), Revlon (REV), Coty (COTY) and e.l.f. Beauty (ELF).
03/05/19
JEFF
03/05/19
NO CHANGE
JEFF
Hold
Revlon sales declines reported to worsen in February, says Jefferies
After reviewing Nielsen data through Feb. 23, Jefferies Stephanie Wissink noted that mass beauty sales decelerated to down 4% in the trailing 4 week period, with all categories stepping lower. By brand, Revlon sales decline of 15% was a deceleration, L'Oreal's (LRCLY) 2% decline was a slight deceleration, e.l.f. Beauty's (ELF) decline of 3% was stable and Coty's (COTY) 4% decline was improved, Wissink tells investors. She keeps Hold rating on all four mass beauty product makers mentioned. In morning trading, shares of Revlon are down $4.95. or 19.4%, to $20.62.
02/11/19
JPMS
02/11/19
NO CHANGE
Target $10
JPMS
Neutral
Coty price target raised to $10 from $7 at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Andrea Teixeira raised her price target for Coty to $10 following the company's Q2 beat and keeps a Neutral rating on the shares. The analyst found "renewed energy from new management encouraging," but points out there there were "no major financial strings or timing attached to the turnaround at this point." Teixeira sees "massive execution risks" for the company, which keeps her on the sidelines post Friday's 32% "relief rally."
C Citi
$60.98

-2.92 (-4.57%)

02/22/19
JEFF
02/22/19
UPGRADE
Target $73
JEFF
Buy
Jefferies sees positive risk/reward on Citi, upgrades shares to Buy
Jefferies analyst Ken Usdin upgraded Citi to Buy from Hold and raised his price target for the shares to $73 from $64. The analyst believes Citi's 2019 will show better revenue growth, stable costs and credit trends, as well as $20B-plus of capital returns. He believes the stock's risk/reward is "skewed to the positive," especially if Citi starts showing tangible progress toward its 13.5% ROTCE goal for 2020. Further, the Mexico and Latin America "story adds to Citi growth/return profile," Usdin tells investors in a research note.
02/22/19
JEFF
02/22/19
UPGRADE
Target $73
JEFF
Buy
Citi upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Kenneth Usdin upgraded Citi to Buy and raised his price target for the shares to $73 from $64.
01/25/19
OPCO
01/25/19
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Outperform
Bank stocks still 'resoundingly cheap,' says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Chris Kotowski told investors in a research note that one reason he is so "incessantly bullish" on bank stocks is that investors "still so incessantly hate them." The stocks still remain resoundingly cheap at a 63% relative P/E multiple even though bank balance sheets are arguably the best they have ever been, and the business models decidedly less capital-intensive, he contends. He continues to recommend Outperform-rated Bank of America (BAC), CIT (CIT), Citi (C), Goldman (GS), Jefferies (JEF), Morgan Stanley (MS) and U.S. Bancorp (USB).

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