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ECA

Encana

$4.26

-0.17 (-3.84%)

, BAC

Bank of America

$26.42

-1.31 (-4.72%)

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Notable open interest changes for August 15th

Wednesday's total option volume of 27.9 million contracts resulted in net open interest growth of 3.42 million calls and 2.42 million puts. Encana (ECA), Bank of America (BAC), Cisco (CSCO) and Advanced Micro (AMD) saw the greatest growth. Top five new positions opened include 77k Encana (ECA) Aug-19 6 puts, 77k Encana (ECA) Aug-19 6 calls, 40k Southwestern Energy (SWN) Sep-19 1.5 puts, 35k Bank of America (BAC) Aug-19 27.5 calls and 32k Bank of America (BAC) Oct-19 25 puts.

ECA

Encana

$4.26

-0.17 (-3.84%)

BAC

Bank of America

$26.42

-1.31 (-4.72%)

CSCO

Cisco

$50.66

-2.09 (-3.96%)

AMD

AMD

$30.25

-1.85 (-5.76%)

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ECA Encana
$4.26

-0.17 (-3.84%)

04/30/19
BERN
04/30/19
DOWNGRADE
BERN
Market Perform
Encana downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein
05/01/19
05/01/19
DOWNGRADE

Market Perform
Encana downgraded to Market Perform at Bernstein
As previously reported, Bernstein analyst Bob Brackett downgraded Encana to Market Perform from Outperform after the company reported quarterly results, and as he sees relatively fewer catalysts for remainder of 2019. Further, in terms of share buybacks, the analyst notes that at 60% complete have failed to re-rate the stock.
07/30/19
RHCO
07/30/19
INITIATION
Target $4
RHCO
Hold
Encana initiated with a Hold at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Neal Dingmann initiated Encan with a Hold and $4 price target.
07/30/19
07/30/19
INITIATION
Target $4

Hold
Encana initiated with a Hold at SunTrust
As previously reported, SunTrust analyst Neal Dingmann initiated Encana with a Hold rating and a price target of $4. The analyst notes that while the company is taking several "prudent steps" to meet its growth and free cash flow objectives, the results may not be realized for "at least a few more quarters" because of the "material" decrease in activity observed over the past several quarters, the "challenging" energy price environment, and "apathetic" sentiment toward energy stocks.
BAC Bank of America
$26.42

-1.31 (-4.72%)

07/26/19
KBWI
07/26/19
UPGRADE
Target $260
KBWI
Outperform
Goldman Sachs upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette
Keefe Bruyette analyst Brian Kleinhanzl upgraded Goldman Sachs (GS) to Outperform from Market Perform and raised his price target for the shares to $260 from $225. The analyst, who also upgraded Citi (C) and Bank of America (BAC) today to Outperform, raised the Universal Bank group to Overweight from Market Weight as he believes the economic cycle will be extended following rate cuts from the Federal Reserve. Further, the current valuations for the group are attractive "as we are not as late cycle as feared," Kleinhanzl tells investors in a research note. He also expects rotation back to financial stocks after investors have reduced allocations to the group. Investors should position for better macro conditions with a focus on owning money center banks and select brokers, says Kleinhanzl.
07/26/19
KBWI
07/26/19
UPGRADE
Target $36
KBWI
Outperform
Bank of America upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette
Keefe Bruyette analyst Brian Kleinhanzl upgraded Bank of America to Outperform from Market Perform and raised his price target for the shares to $36 from $32. The analyst raised the Universal Bank group to Overweight from Market Weight as he believes that the economic cycle will be extended following Federal Reserve rate cuts. Further, the current valuations for the group are attractive "as we are not as late cycle as feared," Kleinhanzl tells investors in a research note. He also expects rotation back to financial stocks after investors have reduced allocations to the group. Investors should position for better macro conditions with a focus on owning money center banks and select brokers, says Kleinhanzl.
06/28/19
WELS
06/28/19
NO CHANGE
WELS
Market Perform
Impacts of Bank of America decision manageable for First Data, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Timothy Willi sees three potential outcomes as Bank of America (BAC) reportedly weighs the exit of its joint venture with First Data (FDC). The joint venture can be dissolved, the terms can be renegotiated more favorably for Bank of America, and/or Bank of America can acquire an increased ownership of the venture, Willi tells investors in a research note. The current agreement ends in June 2020 and any party wishing to terminate must give one year notice, the analyst adds. While he believes that each of these scenarios could be an incremental negative for First Data, the analyst thinks the impacts are either "manageable or immaterial" in the context of a combined Fiserv (FISV), First Data. Willi has a Market Perform rating on First Data.
06/18/19
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Fly Intel: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Bank of America (BAC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital with analyst James Fotheringham expecting upward consensus estimates revisions and a "multiple re-rating" to drive 34% total return in the shares. 2. SunPower (SPWR), SunRun (RUN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral as SolarEdge (SEDG) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman Sachs with analyst Brian Lee anticipating "volume tailwinds" in the second half of 2019 given the recent signs of strength in the sector's financing environment. 3. CNH Industrial (CNHI) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank with analyst Chad Dillard saying he's turning positive on North America large agriculture. 4. U.S. Cellular (USM), Telephone and Data (TDS) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Simon Flannery stating that he sees both stocks as "very attractively valued" with each down over 20% from their recent peak levels. 5. Prosperity Bancshares (PB) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James with analyst Michael Rose saying the LegacyTexas Financial (LTXB) transaction provides meaningful scale in some of the most attractive markets in the country. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
CSCO Cisco
$50.66

-2.09 (-3.96%)

08/15/19
NEED
08/15/19
NO CHANGE
NEED
Hold
Cisco growth drivers ebbing, says Needham
Needham analyst Alex Henderson is keeping his Hold rating on Cisco after its Q4 results, saying that a slowing macro environment is looming while the company's growth drivers are "ebbing". The analyst notes that the company had benefited from a "major upgrade cycle" in Campus that is now approaching three years old and expects the annualized price hikes along with lower tax rates to slow earnings growth. Henderson adds that the bull thesis on Cisco will be further tested since the company will not be a "meaningful 5G play any time soon" and given the "choppy" Data Center spending backdrop.
08/15/19
RBCM
08/15/19
NO CHANGE
Target $53
RBCM
Outperform
Cisco price target lowered to $53 from $64 at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Mitch Steves lowered his price target on Cisco (CSCO) to $53 after its "disappointing" Q1 guidance driven by the slowing macro environment and weakness in China revenues. Coupled with yesterday's weaker results from Netapp (NTAP), the analyst believes that the overall IT spending environment is slowing relative to consensus expectations, even though he still sees Cisco as a "better defensive name to own" within the hardware and networking sector. Steves is keeping his Outperform rating on the stock longer term based on its market-leading 50% share in network equipment and its ability to weather the current enterprise spending decline.
08/15/19
JEFF
08/15/19
NO CHANGE
Target $54
JEFF
Buy
Invstors overestimating sales growth inflection at Cisco, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst George Notter lowered his price target for Cisco Systems to $54 from $62 and keeps a Buy rating on the shares. While Cisco guided below Street expectations for the October quarter, the growth rate inflection isn't as bad as it looks due to the lapping of ASC 606 adoption impact and less impact from acquisitions, Notter tells investors in a research note. As such, the analyst thinks investors are overestimating the size of the negative sales growth inflection at Cisco. Further, the company has traditionally been very conservative when reducing expectations, adds Notter.
08/15/19
BARD
08/15/19
NO CHANGE
Target $54
BARD
Outperform
Cisco price target lowered to $54 from $57 at Baird
Baird analyst Jonathan Ruykhaver lowered his price target on Cisco to $54 from $57 following a solid quarter which posted slight beats in both earnings and revenues. The guidance was lower than expected which points to the possibility of a continued weakness in service provider spending as increased macro pressures. Ruykhaver reiterated his Outperform rating on Cisco shares.
AMD AMD
$30.25

-1.85 (-5.76%)

08/12/19
LOOP
08/12/19
INITIATION
Target $32
LOOP
Hold
AMD initiated with a Hold at Loop Capital
Loop Capital analyst Cody Acree started AMD with a Hold rating and $32 price target.
08/13/19
08/13/19
INITIATION
Target $32

Hold
AMD initiated with a Hold at Loop Capital
As previously reported, Loop Capital analyst Cody Acree initiated AMD (AMD) with a Hold rating and a price target of $32. The analyst is positive on the company's "significant transformation" since 2016 that yielded an attractive growth rate and operational profitability, noting that while many of its latest next-generation platforms are just starting to come to market, early reviews indicate "impressive performance" against comparable offerings from Intel (INTC) and Nvidia (NVDA). Acree believes that AMD is "well positioned" to gain material market share across its primary target markets, but also sees the stock as "fairly valued".
08/13/19
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INITIATION

Fly Intel: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Simply Good Foods (SMPl) initiated with an Outperform at Bernstein. 2. AMD (AMD) and Intel (INTC) initiated with a Hold at Loop Capital. 3. Cronos Group (CRON) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray. 4. Medallia (MDLA) initiated with an Outperform at William Blair, Wells Fargo, and Oppenheimer, a Buy at Roth Capital, Needham, and BofA/Merrill, as well as a Neutral at Credit Suisse and Citi. 5. Sempra Energy (SRE) initiated with an Equal Weight at Barclays. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
08/12/19
COWN
08/12/19
NO CHANGE
Target $42
COWN
Outperform
AMD price target raised to $42, remains a top pick at Cowen
Cowen analyst Matthew Ramsay raised his price target on AMD to $42 from $40 and said it remains a top pick following recent investor meetings. The analyst said with solid execution, the path to material share gains is clear as the meeting highlighted company leadership, performance, power and pricing. Ramsay said AMD remains a top pick and he reiterated his Outperform rating on AMD shares.

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