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URBN

Urban Outfitters

$24.07

0.22 (0.92%)

, ALLY

Ally Financial

$29.38

0.16 (0.55%)

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Unusual call flow in option market yesterday

Notable call activity was cited Monday in Urban Outfitters (URBN), Ally Financial (ALLY), and Canadian Natural (CNQ).

URBN

Urban Outfitters

$24.07

0.22 (0.92%)

ALLY

Ally Financial

$29.38

0.16 (0.55%)

CNQ

Canadian Natural

$26.92

0.4 (1.51%)

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URBN Urban Outfitters
$24.07

0.22 (0.92%)

05/22/19
MKMP
05/22/19
NO CHANGE
Target $28
MKMP
Neutral
Urban Outfitters price target lowered to $28 from $31 at MKM Partners
MKM Partners analyst Roxanne Meyer lowered her price target on Urban Outfitters to $28 and kept her Neutral rating, saying its Q1 earnings beat was driven in part by a lower tax rate and lower than expected SG&A expense. The analyst notes that the company's trends showed "significant" improvement as the quarter progressed, but also points to the worse than expected apparel comps and the 33% decline in its retail segment operating profit during the quarter. Meyer adds that the Urban Outfitters' expectations of improvement in the current quarter are not a given since last year's compares are tough and any improvement will depend on the typically volatile fall season selling.
05/22/19
JEFF
05/22/19
NO CHANGE
Target $40
JEFF
Buy
Jefferies recommends buying Urban Outfitters on fundamentals, easing compares
Jefferies analyst Janine Stichter lowered her price target for Urban Outfitters to $40 from $45 and keeps a Buy rating on the shares following the company's Q1 results. Comps came in ahead of expectations across all banners, notably with Anthropologie exceeding estimates by 190 basis points, Stichter tells investors in a research note. The analyst, while admitting Urban's gross margin fell short of expectations, tells investors to buy the stock on "solid" fundamentals, easing compares in the second half of the year and the company's strategic investments.
05/22/19
NOMU
05/22/19
NO CHANGE
Target $28
NOMU
Neutral
Urban Outfitters price target lowered to $28 from $32 at Nomura Instinet
Nomura Instinet analyst Simeon Siegel lowered his price target for Urban Outfitters to $28 from $32 following the company's Q1 results and keeps a Neutral rating on the shares. Urban's comps are coming at the expense of gross margin, Siegel tells investors in a research note. The margin contraction and quarter-to-date trends raise concerns over the company's ability to counter a challenging environment, Siegel tells investors in a research note.
05/16/19
DADA
05/16/19
NO CHANGE
DADA
Canada Goose, Urban Outfitters offer good value after pullback, says DA Davidson
DA Davidson analyst John Morris highlights Canada Goose (GOOS) and Urban Outfitters (URBN) as attractive stocks after a broader market pullback, saying both names show "improvements in pricing architecture" and also have a solid fundamental outlook. Morris believes that Canada Goose should benefit from the unseasonably cold start to spring based on its assortment of spring-weight vests, jackets, and outerwear. For Urban Outfitters, the analyst cites the findings of his Davidson Datamining Dashboard showing momentum gains in its store concepts, also noting improved markdown cadence in Anthropologie.
ALLY Ally Financial
$29.38

0.16 (0.55%)

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UPGRADE

Fly Intel: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Exact Sciences (EXAS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs by analyst Patrick Donnelly, who said the current momentum of the Cologuard commercial ramp provides "strong basis" for the company's premium valuation while the combination of positive Cologuard catalysts and new product roll-outs provide upside to current levels, even after the stock's 75% rally since the beginning of 2018. Exact Sciences is a "must-own growth stock" given the "clean runway forward that is largely in its control with potential for discovery value in the pipeline outside of Cologuard," the analyst said. 2. Siemens (SIEGY) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan by analyst Andreas Willi, who sees a relative valuation opportunity after the stock's 27% underperformance over the past two years. He believes investor sentiment can improve "after a period where the story has drifted." 3. Kadmon (KDMN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi by analyst Robyn Karnauskas, who assigned a 50% probability to KD-025 in chronic graft versus host disease with an unadjusted ~$900M market opportunity. However, upside to the stock will depend on quality of the data likely, Karnauskas said. 4. EverQuote (EVER) upgraded to Buy following Q4 beat at BofA/Merrill by analyst Mat Schindler, who said user growth has re-accelerated, supporting evidence of a turnaround, and thinks estimates are conservative and views the risk/reward as attractive. 5. Ally Financial (ALLY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler O'Neill by analyst Christopher Donat, who said he believes Ally's near-prime auto finance book is "meaningfully less risky" than Santander Consumer's (SC) book or the unsecured credit cards of Discover (DFS) and Capital One (COF), yet all four stocks trade at similar multiples. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
04/02/19
MSCO
04/02/19
NO CHANGE
Target $30
MSCO
Equal Weight
Ally buyback approval significantly higher than estimated, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Betsy Graseck noted that Fed CCAR instructions released on February 5 exempted banks with assets between $100B-$250B from the 2019 stress test, which meant that Ally Financial did not need to wait for Fed approval in June to announced that its board authorized the repurchase of up to $1.25B in common stock for 3Q19-2Q20. This $1.25B authorization is significantly higher than her $560M estimate, said Graseck, who raised her 2020 EPS estimate for Ally by 14c, or 3.5%, in response to the news. Graseck keeps an Equal Weight rating on Ally shares.
04/22/19
BMOC
04/22/19
NO CHANGE
Target $39
BMOC
Market Perform
Ally Financial price target raised to $39 from $34 at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst James Fotheringham raised his price target on Ally Financial to $39 after its Q1 earnings beat. The analyst is keeping his Market Perform rating however, saying he is concerned about the company's capital, with 9.3% B3CET1 ratio as the "lowest among its cohort". The analyst add that he prefers other opportunities among his coverage of large-cap banks, specialty lenders, and financial technology stocks.
04/02/19
SBSH
04/02/19
NO CHANGE
SBSH
Buy
Ally Financial buyback plan above forecast, says Citi
Citi analyst Arren Cyganovich says Ally Financial's new repurchase plan of up to $1.25B is above his forecast of $900M. The analyst is "somewhat surprised" by the 25% increase in the authorization with the implementation of the current expected credit loss model beginning on January 1, 2020, but he sees it as a sign of confidence that the company "can withstand the initial phased-in capital hit to book value." Cyganovich has a Buy rating on Ally Financial.
CNQ Canadian Natural
$26.92

0.4 (1.51%)

04/03/19
EVER
04/03/19
UPGRADE
EVER
Outperform
Canadian Natural upgraded to Outperform from In Line at Evercore ISI
04/03/19
EVER
04/03/19
UPGRADE
EVER
Outperform
Canadian Natural upgraded to Outperform at Evercore ISI
As previously reported, Evercore ISI upgraded Canadian Natural to Outperform from In Line and maintained a C$48. Analyst Stephen Richardson said the market still views Canadian Natural as a heavy crude name versus a more diversified and stable cash flow generator it has become. The analyst views downside as limited and views yield and cash flow opportunities as attractive.
04/16/19
GSCO
04/16/19
UPGRADE
Target $11
GSCO
Neutral
Cenovus Energy upgraded to Neutral with $11 price target at Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs analyst Neil Mehta upgraded Cenovus Energy (CVE) to Neutral from Sell and raised his price target for the shares to $11 from $7.50. The analyst cites improvements to the company's leverage outlook and a more constructive commodity price environment, particularly for Canadian heavy crude, for the upgrade. However, he stills see more upside to Buy-rated ConocoPhillips (COP), Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ), Suncor (SU) and Imperial Oil (IMO) among large cap North American oils than Cenovus.
03/11/19
MZHO
03/11/19
INITIATION
MZHO
Buy
Canadian Natural initiated with a Buy at Mizuho
Mizuho analyst David Clark started Canadian Natural Resources with a Buy rating and C$45 price target. The company is in the "sweet spot of the investment/cash flow cycle" and has an increasingly clear shareholder-friendly approach to cash flow allocation, Clark tells investors in a research note. Further, he believes Canadian Natural is positioned as a premier producer of distillaterich synthetic crude oil, a "great place to be for a diesel-skewed future."

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