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F

Ford

$9.50

0.14 (1.50%)

, BBT

BB&T

$49.82

0.32 (0.65%)

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Unusual put flow in option market yesterday

Notable put activity was cited Wednesday in Ford (F), BB&T (BBT), CME Group (CME), Alliance Resource Partners (ARLP), and Alamos Gold (AGI).

F

Ford

$9.50

0.14 (1.50%)

BBT

BB&T

$49.82

0.32 (0.65%)

CME

CME Group

$176.98

3.03 (1.74%)

ARLP

Alliance Resource Partners

$18.61

-0.29 (-1.53%)

AGI

Alamos Gold

$4.77

0.015 (0.32%)

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F Ford
$9.50

0.14 (1.50%)

04/05/19
04/05/19
DOWNGRADE

Fly Intel: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Intel (INTC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo with analyst Aaron Rakers saying the shares, after rallying 19% year-to-date, reflect a more balanced risk/reward. 2. Boston Beer (SAM) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman Sachs with analyst Judy Hong saying she sees headwinds in 2019 as competition intensifies and the company is "unlikely to repeat its innovation success again this year." 3. Ford (F) downgraded to Reduce from Neutral at Nomura Instinet with analyst Anindya Das saying Ford's higher share of the U.K. auto market compared to the rest of Europe makes it more susceptible to Brexit risks. 4. Constellation Brands (STZ) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank. 5. International Paper (IP) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital with analyst Paul Quinn saying while International Paper is a "great company," investors have increased scrutiny on the containerboard market due to the "softening demand and fears of incremental capacity coming online" as year-to-date shipment growth slowed to 0.8% from 1.5% in 2018. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
04/05/19
NOMU
04/05/19
DOWNGRADE
Target $7.5
NOMU
Reduce
Ford downgraded to Reduce on Europe challenges at Nomura Instinet
Nomura Instinet analyst Anindya Das downgraded Ford to Reduce from Neutral after lowering his volume forecast for Europe in March and revising his estimates for the extent of electrification required to meet the EU's upcoming emissions standards. Ford's higher share of the U.K. auto market compared to the rest of Europe makes it more susceptible to Brexit risks, Das added. He cut his price target on Ford shares to $7.50 from $8.20.
04/05/19
NOMU
04/05/19
DOWNGRADE
NOMU
Reduce
Ford downgraded to Reduce from Neutral at Nomura Instinet
04/03/19
BMOC
04/03/19
NO CHANGE
BMOC
March U.S. auto sales mix negative for Magna, says BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Peter Sklar noted that Ward's Automotive reports that the U.S. light vehicle seasonally adjusted annual rate for March was 17.5M units, topping the consensus estimate of 16.8M vehicles. Sklar also pointed out that 12 of Magna's (MGA) top 20 North American programs underperformed the industry's selling rate of 1.5%. Publicly traded automakers include Daimler AG (DDAIF), Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Honda (HMC), Nissan (NSANY), Symbol now VWAGY (VLKAY) and Toyota (TM).
BBT BB&T
$49.82

0.32 (0.65%)

03/26/19
03/26/19
UPGRADE

Fly Intel: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) upgraded to Strong Buy from Market Perform at Raymond James , to Hold from Sell at Loop Capital, and to Sector Weight from Underweight at KeyBanc. 2. BB&T (BBT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank with analyst Matt O'Connor saying after meeting with CEO of SunTrust (STI), he remains positive on the merger and the combined stock. 3. Vertex (VRTX) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at William Blair with analyst Y. Katherine Xu citing expectations that the company's cystic fibrosis franchise will continue dominating after Proteostasis (PTI) reported disappointing triplet data. 4. Allegiant Travel (ALGT) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie with analyst Susan Donofrio citing her meetings with its management last week. 5. TransAlta (TAC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at TD Securities with analyst John Mould saying Brookfield Renewable Partners (BEP) $750M investment in TransAlta improves the company's financial flexibility, accelerates its ability to return capital to shareholders and advance the coal-to-gas conversion. 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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Target $44

Strong Buy
Synovus upgraded to Strong Buy at Raymond James
As previously reported, Raymond James analyst David Lon upgraded Synovus (SNV) to Strong Buy from Outperform, with a $44 price target. The analyst cited the recent pullback in the stock and what he sees as an outsized opportunity for market share gain stemming from the recently announced BB&T (BBT)-SunTrust (STI) mega merger.
04/04/19
RAJA
04/04/19
DOWNGRADE
RAJA
Market Perform
BB&T downgraded to Market Perform on near-term noise at Raymond James
As previously reported, Raymond James analyst David Lon downgraded BB&T (BBT) to Market Perform from Outperform and reducing his EPS estimates. The analyst cited the nearer-term noise surrounding its merger with SunTrust (STI) and his view that BB&T shares are unlikely to outperform until there is greater clarity on when the deal will actually close and its ability to retain key talent with the combined company's footprint. Moreover, larger acquirer stock prices generally haven't reacted favorably over the past few years, he contends.
04/04/19
RAJA
04/04/19
DOWNGRADE
RAJA
Market Perform
BB&T downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James
CME CME Group
$176.98

3.03 (1.74%)

02/15/19
BERN
02/15/19
NO CHANGE
Target $210
BERN
Outperform
CME Group price target cut to $210 from $215 at Bernstein
Bernstein analyst Christian Bolu reiterated an Outperform rating on CME Group but lowered his price target to $210 following the company's Q4 results. In a research note to investors, Bolu says CME stock has underperformed YTD in sync with softer activity trends, but believes the print should help reset expectations and provide a better setup for stock price outperformance.
02/15/19
JPMS
02/15/19
DOWNGRADE
Target $164
JPMS
Underweight
CME Group resumed with an Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Kenneth Worthington resumed coverage of CME Group following a period of restriction and downgraded the shares to Underweight from Neutral with a $164 price target. While the analyst believes CME's acquisition of NEX can be "potentially disruptive over time," he sees near term risks from elevated expectations, difficult 2018 comparisons and soft volumes.
03/22/19
JPMS
03/22/19
NO CHANGE
Target $150
JPMS
Underweight
CME Group price target lowered to $150 from $164 at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Kenneth Worthington lowered his price target for CME Group to $150 from $164 and keeps an Underweight rating on the name. The analyst continues to see the current environment as challenging for CME, with volumes falling and comparisons to 2018 difficult. Further, consensus estimates are too high, Worthington tells investors in a research note. "With open interest deteriorating further as a leading indicator," the analyst lowered his estimates for CME.
03/26/19
LEHM
03/26/19
NO CHANGE
Target $193
LEHM
Overweight
CME Group price target lowered to $193 from $210 at Barclays
Barclays analyst Jeremy Campbell lowered his price target for CME Group to $193 from $210 to reflect a "challenged" near-term environment but says his longer-term bullish thesis remains intact. The analyst sees "tough sledding" in the near-term for CME as interest rate derivative trading drives ~25% of its revenue. Rates volume activity is currently weak due to the broad consensus view that rates are going nowhere and the Fed's no rate hike outlook into 2020 has weighed on CME shares, Campbell tells investors in a research note. He believes estimates for CME need to come down but keeps an Overweight rating on the name.
ARLP Alliance Resource Partners
$18.61

-0.29 (-1.53%)

05/23/18
MKMP
05/23/18
UPGRADE
MKMP
Buy
Alliance Resource Partners upgraded to Buy from Neutral at MKM Partners
05/23/18
MKMP
05/23/18
UPGRADE
Target $22
MKMP
Buy
Alliance Resource Partners upgraded to Buy at MKM Partners on valuation
As reported earlier, MKM Partners analyst Daniel Scott upgraded Alliance Resource Partners to Buy from Neutral and raised his price target to $22 from $21. Scott cites a "good quarter with a guidance increase" as exports expectations in FY18 rose to about 20% total sales for the year. The analyst added that the output of thermal coal in Illinois Basin and coking coal out of Appalachia were strong, while the solid performance came in spite of the delayed shipments of 1.4M tons of coal due to weather-related transportation disruptions on the river system.
AGI Alamos Gold
$4.77

0.015 (0.32%)

03/21/19
NATB
03/21/19
DOWNGRADE
NATB
Sector Perform
Alamos Gold downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at National Bank
02/21/19
RAJA
02/21/19
DOWNGRADE
RAJA
Market Perform
Alamos Gold downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James
12/13/18
DESJ
12/13/18
DOWNGRADE
DESJ
Hold
Alamos Gold downgraded to Hold from Buy at Desjardins
04/16/19
FBCO
04/16/19
INITIATION
Target $7
FBCO
Outperform
Alamos Gold initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Fahad Tariq started coverage of Alamos Gold with an Outperform rating and $7 price target. The analyst continues to believe gold miners will operate against a backdrop of higher gold prices year over year in 2019, and estimates an average gold price of about US$1,280/oz in 2019.

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