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$182.49

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Bullish spread in General Dynamics as shares rally ahead of earnings

Bullish spread in General Dynamics as shares rally ahead of earnings. The stock up 3.3% to $182.90 and 3.7K May 180 - 195 call spreads sold at $5.05 to buy 5.1K May 190 - 205 call spreads bought for $1.57. The 3.7K May 180 - 195 call spreads apparently close a matching print from 4/3 when 3.7K bought for $1.29 with shares $167.75. The stock up 9% since that time and they're closing the vertical to monetize a $3.76 profit, or $1.4M on the 3.7K lot. Now a new larger position is being opened in the May 190 - 205 call spread and the vertical expresses a bullish short-term outlook for shares, as the max payout is on a 12% move to $205 or better over the next 24 days. Earnings due before the bell tomorrow.

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GD General Dynamics
$182.49

5.43 (3.07%)

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Target $178
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General Dynamics price target lowered to $178 from $186 at Bernstein
Bernstein analyst Douglas Harned lowered his price target for General Dynamics to $178 from $186 after the company reported solid Q4 results, but several issues raised more caution for short-term sentiment on the stock. The analyst reiterates a Market Perform rating on the shares.
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General Dynamics downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
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General Dynamics downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Robert Springarn downgraded General Dynamics to Neutral from Outperform and lowered his price target to $184 from $190. In a research note to investors, Springarn says the acquisition of CSRA appears to be only "nominally accretive" to 2019, well short of his expectations, and says he believes the acquisition has significantly reduced the company's balance sheet flexibility and may limit future shareholder returns. Additionally, Springarn sees increasing competitive threats in both IT and Aerospace, which dims his growth outlook. Springarn says he is no longer convinced that General Dynamics can outperform, at least until management can show that its strategy warrants a higher multiple.
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Fly Intel: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Coca-Cola (KO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi with analyst Wendy Nicholson saying the company's guidance implies 2019 earnings growth of plus or minus 1%. Coca-Cola has reported earnings per share of $2.00, plus or minus 10c, for the last eight years, with strong underlying growth offset by dilution from refranchising activities and currency headwinds. 2. General Dynamics (GD) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse with analyst Robert Springarn saying the acquisition of CSRA appears to be only "nominally accretive" to 2019, well short of his expectations, and says he believes the acquisition has significantly reduced the company's balance sheet flexibility and may limit future shareholder returns. 3. Ball Corp. (BLL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS with analyst Edlain Rodriguez saying while Ball's fundamentals "remain solid," a higher multiple "is a stretch" with the stock already up 45% over the past year. 4. Six Flags (SIX) downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at KeyBanc with analyst Brett Andress saying he remains constructive on the broader theme park industry and the majority of Six Flags' growth pillars, but international upside had been a key component of his thesis and the significantly reduced visibility and potential downside prompts the downgrade. 5. LogMeln (LOGM) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer and to Hold from Buy at Needham. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, Reference Link

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