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URI

United Rentals

$134.99

9.19 (7.31%)

, SNA

Snap-On

$172.32

14.47 (9.17%)

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Early notable gainers among liquid option names on April 18th

Notable gainers among liquid option names this morning include United Rentals (URI) $137.44 +11.57, Snap on (SNA) $171.65 +13.60, Union Pacific (UNP) $177.21 +8.11, Torchmark (TMK) $89.54 +3.15, and Travelers (TRV) $140.43 +4.52.

URI

United Rentals

$134.99

9.19 (7.31%)

SNA

Snap-On

$172.32

14.47 (9.17%)

UNP

Union Pacific

$176.39

7.19 (4.25%)

TMK

Torchmark

$89.45

3.09 (3.58%)

TRV

Travelers

$141.24

5.35 (3.94%)

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URI United Rentals
$134.99

9.19 (7.31%)

02/19/19
STPT
02/19/19
DOWNGRADE
STPT
Hold
United Rentals downgraded to Hold from Buy at Standpoint Research
12/13/18
SBSH
12/13/18
NO CHANGE
SBSH
United Rentals added to the Citi Recommended List
Citi analyst Tobias Levkovich added United Rentals to the Citi Recommended List citing Tim Thein's Buy rating on the shares "due to a compelling positive fundamental outlook for the company and the US rental market into FY19."
12/14/18
LEHM
12/14/18
INITIATION
Target $130
LEHM
Equal Weight
United Rentals reinstated with an Equal Weight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Adam Seiden reinstated coverage of United Rentals with an Equal Weight rating and $130 price target. The analyst sees "slow, steady" low-to-mid single-digit growth for the rental industry in 2019, United Rentals included. He sees an even risk/reward at current share levels.
04/01/19
OTRG
04/01/19
DOWNGRADE
OTRG
Mixed
United Rentals downgraded to Mixed from Positive at OTR Global
OTR Global downgraded United Rentals to Mixed from Positive following checks that indicate flattening utilization and growth.
SNA Snap-On
$172.32

14.47 (9.17%)

04/10/19
BARD
04/10/19
DOWNGRADE
Target $160
BARD
Neutral
Snap-On downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird
Baird analyst David Leiker downgraded Snap-On to Neutral from Outperform and lowered his price target on the shares to $160 from $186.
04/10/19
BARD
04/10/19
DOWNGRADE
Target $160
BARD
Neutral
Snap-On downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird
Baird analyst David Leiker downgraded Snap-On to Neutral from Outperform and lowered his price target on the shares to $160 from $186, citing indications of more challenging near-term performance. Until growth improves, the analyst feels the 3+ year bull/bear debate surrounding Snap-On will likely continue, keeping shares range-bound.
04/16/19
BOFA
04/16/19
DOWNGRADE
BOFA
Neutral
Snap-On downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
04/16/19
BOFA
04/16/19
DOWNGRADE
BOFA
Neutral
Snap-On downgraded to Neutral on decelerating growth at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA/Merrill downgraded Snap-On to Neutral from Buy and lowered its price target to $168. Analyst Curtis Nagle expects the pace of performance for the commercial and industry segments to continue to decelerate due to tepid global industrial trends and is less optimistic the company will see upside from better tool revenues.
UNP Union Pacific
$176.39

7.19 (4.25%)

01/24/19
LOOP
01/24/19
NO CHANGE
Target $193
LOOP
Buy
Loop raises Union Pacific price target to $193, sees good fortune continuing
Following Union Pacific's Q4 earnings report, Loop Capital analyst Rick Paterson said it is "a little remarkable how Union Pacific's fortunes have inflected to the positive since October," though he sees "more to come" for the stock. Union Pacific had seemed determined to implement PSR primarily with in-house talent prior to hiring Jim Vena, and operating metrics following the October phase I implementation evidenced a strong start, but the Vena hire "was clearly a positive" and "the icing on the cake in terms of investor sentiment," Paterson added. He raised his price target on Union Pacific shares to $193 from $188 and keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
03/19/19
LOOP
03/19/19
DOWNGRADE
Target $182
LOOP
Hold
Union Pacific downgraded to Hold from Buy at Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Rick Paterson downgraded Union Pacific to Hold from Buy and lowered his price target for the shares to $182 from $193.
03/19/19
03/19/19
DOWNGRADE
Target $182

Hold
Union Pacific cut to Hold at Loop Capital on cold weather, Nebraska flooding
As previously reported, Loop Capital analyst Rick Paterson downgraded Union Pacific to Hold from Buy and lowered his price target to $182 from $193. Amid the meltdown of western railroads, the analyst says Union Pacific "wins the award for the world's unluckiest", noting that in spite of reeling from the Oregon tunnel collapse last May, the more recent polar vortex and Nebraska flooding delivered a "one-two punch" to the company. Paterson also lowers his FY19 EPS view to $8.72 from $8.86 and FY20 forecast to $9.95 from $10.09 on Union Pacific and sees its P/E topping at 18-times, stating it "makes sense to scale back" the rating.
01/25/19
ARGS
01/25/19
NO CHANGE
Target $175
ARGS
Buy
Union Pacific price target raised to $175 from $155 at Argus
Argus analyst John Eade raised his price target on Union Pacific to $175 and kept his Buy rating, saying the stock is in "recovery mode" given the recent improvement in the energy market. The analyst also points to the "strengthening underlying demand for rail transport" and more positive overall volume trends, adding that the company's earnings are further supported by its industry-low operating ratio.
TMK Torchmark
$89.45

3.09 (3.58%)

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GSCO
09/10/18
DOWNGRADE
GSCO
Sell
Torchmark downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs analyst Alex Scott downgraded Torchmark to Sell and lowered his price target for the shares to $78 from $92. The analyst, who is more constructive on life insurers, believes declining union membership creates a deteriorating sales environment for Torchmark.
01/09/19
LEHM
01/09/19
NO CHANGE
LEHM
Barclays downgrades Life Insurance sector to Neutral from Positive
Barclays analyst Jay Gelb downgraded the U.S. Life Insurance sector to Neutral from Positive because he doubts valuations will improve in a volatile environment. A sub-3% yield on 10-year Treasuries, a flat yield curve, declining equity markets and long-term care insurance risks are viewed as factors in the "substantial de-rating of life insurer valuations," Gelb tells investors in a research note. The analyst prefers the Property and Casualty sector based on its "lower beta and less exposure to a volatile macro environment." As part of the sector rating change, the analyst upgraded Ameriprise Financial (AMP) to Overweight from Equal Weight. He also continues to see value in Prudential (PRU), Unum Group (UNM) and Lincoln National (LNC). His Underweight rated names are Brighthouse Financial (BHF) and Torchmark (TMK).
01/02/19
JPMS
01/02/19
UPGRADE
Target $88
JPMS
Overweight
JPMorgan upgrades Torchmark to Overweight with $88 price target
JPMorgan analyst Jimmy Bhullar upgraded Torchmark to Overweight from Neutral with an unchanged price target of $88. The analyst's long-term fundamental outlook on life insurance stocks remains mixed, but he expects insurers to report improved results in 2019. This, coupled with more "downbeat sentiment and the sharp pullback in stocks," has created attractive risk/reward profiles, Bhullar tells investors in a research note. He believes Torchmark "offers the most upside among high-quality/low-beta life stocks."
01/02/19
JPMS
01/02/19
UPGRADE
Target $88
JPMS
Overweight
Torchmark upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Jimmy Bhullar upgraded Torchmark to Overweight with an $88 price target. The analyst believes improving business trends and the recent pullback in the shares create an attractive setup.
TRV Travelers
$141.24

5.35 (3.94%)

01/09/19
LEHM
01/09/19
UPGRADE
Target $145
LEHM
Overweight
Travelers upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Jay Gelb upgraded Travelers to Overweight and raised his price target for the shares to $145 from $135.
01/09/19
LEHM
01/09/19
NO CHANGE
LEHM
Barclays upgrades three P&C Insurers, downgrades RenaissanceRe
Barclays analyst Jay Gelb upgraded Travelers (TRV), Arch Capital Group (ACGL) and Progressive (PGR) to Overweight while downgrading RenaissanceRe to Underweight from Equal Weight. Travelers, Arch and Progressive are among the best managed companies in the Property and Casualty Insurance sector with "sustainably robust earning power, strong balance sheets, and increasingly attractive valuations," Gelb tells investors in a research note. He believes the recent share pullbacks have provided an attractive opportunity. And although he also views RenaissanceRe as well managed company, he thinks the stock's valuation is full and that reinsurance market conditions are unlikely to tighten.
01/15/19
COMP
01/15/19
INITIATION
Target $155
COMP
Buy
Travelers initiated with a Buy at Compass Point
Compass Point analyst Bijan Moazami initiated Travelers with a Buy and $155 price target. Moazami said Travelers maintains a very competitive expense ratio allowing its positive reserve development to stabilize earnings.
02/27/19
02/27/19
UPGRADE
Target $90

Neutral
Cincinnati Financial upgraded to Neutral at Credit Suisse
As previously reported, Credit Suisse analyst Michael Zaremsk upgraded Cincinnati Financial (CINF) to Neutral from Underperform due to stronger-than-appreciated P&C pricing power relative to large-cap peers Travelers (TRV) and Chubb (CB), lower forecast non-catastrophe weather losses in 2019, and less exposure to workers' compensation business, for which he forecasts underlying margin deterioration through 2020 due to mandated pricing decreases. The analyst also raised his price target on Cincinnati Financial's shares to $90 from $75.

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