Fly Intel: Wall Street's top stories for Friday » 16:1701/2401/24/20
INTC, DFS, AXP, CYOU, SOHU, CBB, BIP, BA, EHTH, TEAM, SYF, ERIC
Stocks closed out a down…
Fastly Inc call volume above normal and directionally bullish » 13:2501/2401/24/20
Bullish option flow…
Bullish option flow detected in Fastly Inc with 1,833 calls trading, 1.4x expected, and implied vol increasing almost 2 points to 69.06%. Mar-20 40 calls and Feb-20 25 calls are the most active options, with total volume in those strikes near 720 contracts. The Put/Call Ratio is 0.24. Earnings are expected on February 20th.
Fly Intel: Wall Street's top stories at midday » 12:1701/2401/24/20
INTC, AXP, DFS, CYOU, SOHU, CBB, BIP, EHTH, TEAM, HSC, SYF, ERIC
Stocks are looking set to…
Unusually active option classes on open January 24th » 09:4001/2401/24/20
YNDX, VMW, PNC, TCOM, USO, NFLX, GILD, BYND, ATVI, QCOM
Unusual total active…
Unusual total active option classes on open include: Yandex (YNDX), VMware (VMW), PNC Financial (PNC), Trip.com (TCOM), United States Oil Fund (USO), Netflix (NFLX), Gilead (GILD), Beyond Meat (BYND), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), and Qualcomm (QCOM).
Fly Intel: Pre-market Movers » 09:0201/2401/24/20
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HIGHER: Changyou.com (CYOU), up 8% after entering into a merger agreement with Sohu Game, an indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary of Sohu.com (SOHU). The company will be acquired by the Sohu Group in an all-cash transaction implying an equity value of the company of approximately $579M... Broadcom (AVGO), up 3% after announcing that certain of its subsidiaries have entered into two separate multi-year statement of work agreements with Apple (AAPL). Both are for the supply of a range of specified high-performance wireless components and modules to Apple for use in its products. UP AFTER EARNINGS: American Express (AXP), up 2%... Intel (INTC), up 4%... Atlassian (TEAM), up 8%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Synchrony (SYF), down 5%... Synovus (SNV), down 1%... Ericsson (ERIC), down 7%... Discover (DFS), down 7%. ALSO LOWER: Epizyme (EPZM), down 4% after SVB Leerink analyst Andrew Berens downgraded shares to Market Perform from Outperform with a price target of $18, up from $16, following the approval of Tazverik in epithelioid sarcoma. In a research note to investors, Berens says he believes the approval was widely anticipated by the market following the unanimous FDA advisory committee vote and that the tangible fundamental opportunities for the drug are fully baked-in.
Atlassian price target raised to $165 from $150 at Canaccord » 08:5401/2401/24/20
Canaccord analyst Richard…
Canaccord analyst Richard Davis raised his price target on Atlassian to $165 from $150 following solid results. The analyst believes next quarter's guidance is likely conservative but he thinks its business model and competitve moat are not seeing any deterioration and the fundamentals remain strong. Davis reiterated his Buy rating on Atlassian shares.
Alteryx price target raised to $152 from $126 at Wedbush » 07:3301/2401/24/20
Wedbush analyst Steve…
Wedbush analyst Steve Koenig raised his price target for Alteryx to $152 from $126 and maintained an Outperform rating. Koenig tells investors in a research note that while strong year-to-date share price performance creates a more challenging set-up headed into the Q4 print, he continues to like the risk/reward profile over the next 12 months. The analyst adds that he is "relatively confident" there will be strong outperformance on EPS, revenue and other major metrics.
Upwork downgraded to Neutral on slowing growth at Guggenheim » 07:1501/2401/24/20
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As previously reported,…
As previously reported, Guggenheim analyst Nandan Amladi downgraded Upwork (UPWK) to Neutral from Buy with a price target of $11, down from $25. Growth rates slowed down during the first half of 2019 and he is concerned that the pursuit of larger enterprise deals may mean longer sales cycles, posing a potential headwind to 2020 revenue growth at a time when the company's CEO change could complicate things further, Amladi tells investors. In his broader note about the Human Capital Management space and Upwork's peers, Amladi said that he believes the healthy employment backdrop and an accommodative Fed both bode well for HCM stocks. He raised his price target on ADP (ADP) shares to $200 from $185, raised his price target on Ceridian (CDAY) to $85 from $60, upped his Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD) target to $75 from $70, increased his Paycom (PAYC) target to $300 from $225, raised his Paylocity (PCTY) target to $150 from $115 and increased his Workday (WDAY) to $240 from $235 while lowering his price target for Benefitfocus (BNFT) to $40 from $50.
Atlassian price target raised to $165 from $155 at BMO Capital » 07:1201/2401/24/20
BMO Capital analyst Keith…
BMO Capital analyst Keith Bachman raised his price target on Atlassian to $165, noting that while he anticipated some "upside tension" in the company's revenue and billings going into its Q2 results, the amount of the upside reported was still higher. The analyst adds that Atlassian's guidance for FY20 may prove conservative due to the benefits of higher pricing changes, but he is keeping his Market Perform rating on the stock due to valuation.
Verizon and Dignitas to launch first 5G esports training facility » 06:3801/2401/24/20
Verizon and Dignitas have…
Verizon and Dignitas have entered into a first-of-its-kind strategic partnership to launch the nation's first 5G esports training facility, the Verizon 5G Gaming Center. Located in Verizon's 5G Lab in Los Angeles, the facility will serve as Dignitas' west coast headquarters and home to its League of Legends teams. Dignitas' 2019 World Championship-qualifying team will train exclusively at this facility. Verizon and Dignitas will aim to identify and develop ways that Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband network can enhance player performance, improve recovery, and enable players to connect with fans in new innovative ways.