Notable open interest changes for February 28th » 08:5502/2802/28/20
F, BAC, AAPL, AMD
Thursday's total option volume of 43.9 million contracts resulted in net open interest growth of 5.26 million calls and 5.69 million puts. Ford (F), Bank of America (BAC), Apple (AAPL) and Advanced Micro (AMD) saw the greatest growth. Top five new positions opened include 60k Pure Storage (PSTG) Mar-20 12.5 puts, 60k Ford (F) Sep-20 5 puts, 59k Ford (F) Sep-20 9 calls, 55k Macy's (M) Mar-20 11 puts and 35k Sally Beauty (SBH) Mar-20 12.5 puts.
Apple put buyer realizes 72% same-day gains » 08:0102/2802/28/20
Notable profits for the…
Notable profits for the buyer who lifted the $3.25 offer for 6,500 Apple (AAPL) Mar-20 250 puts yesterday at 13:00ET when underlying shares were trading at $282.00. Shares closed at $273.52, and the puts at $5.58 for a mark-to-market profit of 72%, or $1514K, on the $2110K outlay.
Eaton to host investor meeting » 06:4902/2802/28/20
Investor meeting to be…
Investor meeting to be held on March 2 at 8:30 am. Webcast Link
Fly Intel: Wall Street's top stories for Thursday » 17:4102/2702/27/20
MSFT, AAPL, BKNG, SBUX, FB, SNE, BBY, BA, GE, TKAMY, VIR, NVAX, ETSY, SQ, PLAN, NTNX, TSLA, SPCE
Apple to release iPad keyboard with trackpad, The Information reports » 15:2102/2702/27/20
Apple is planning to…
Apple is planning to release an iPad keyboard accessory later this year that will include a built-in trackpad, the latest step in its effort to position the tablet device as an alternative to laptop computers, The Information's Wayne Ma writes, citing a person familiar with the matter. Apple is preparing the keyboard for mass production, and one of its main manufacturers is Foxconn Technology, the source said. Reference Link
Fly Intel: Wall Street's top stories at midday » 12:1902/2702/27/20
MSFT, BKNG, SBUX, AAPL, SPCE, BBY, VIR, NVAX, ETSY, SQ, TSLA, NTNX, PLAN
Stocks are extending the…
Notable open interest changes for February 27th » 08:5502/2702/27/20
AAPL, TSLA, BAC, MGM
Wednesday's total option volume of 32.7 million contracts resulted in net open interest growth of 4.28 million calls and 4.14 million puts. Apple (AAPL), Tesla (TSLA), Bank of America (BAC) and MGM Resorts (MGM) saw the greatest growth. Top five new positions opened include 47k Oracle (ORCL) Mar-20 57 calls, 33k Tesla (TSLA) 3/6 weekly 100 puts, 24k Halliburton (HAL) Apr-20 19 calls, 22k Qurate Retail QVC Group (QRTEA) Mar-20 8 calls and 20k Uber (UBER) 2/28 weekly 34.5 calls.
Morgan Stanley sees opportunities for legacy automakers to take share from Tesla » 08:4302/2702/27/20
TSLA, AAPL, GOOGL, GOOG
Morgan Stanley analyst…
Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas said many investors he has spoken to have a difficult time thinking about how Tesla (TSLA) can maintain, if not grow, its already "very high" market share in battery electric vehicles, which are concerns that he views as valid. He sees the potential for some traditional OEMs to do the bulk of the tech development and manufacturing in-house for the majority of their EVs, but also sees potential for Tesla to play the role of third party BEV powertrain supplier to competing automakers. He also outlines the potential of a "non-Tesla tech consortium," given the "significant and growing interest" shown by the likes of Apple (AAPL) and Alphabet (GOOGL) in exploring commercial opportunities in the global auto market. Jonas, who sees "several opportunities" for legacy automakers to take increasing share of the battery electric vehicle market, keeps an Underweight rating and $500 price target on Tesla shares.
Wedbush remains bullish on Microsoft despite PC weakness news » 08:2502/2702/27/20
Wedbush analyst Daniel…
Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives notes that Microsoft (MSFT) stated that due to the ramifications of COVID-19 it will not meet its Q3 Personal Computing segment guidance of $10.75B-$11.15B given in conjunction with its earnings in late January. With Apple (AAPL) the first one of the tech bellwethers to confirm the damaged supply chain post the coronavirus outbreak last week, it should not be a shocker to the Street that Microsoft's PC business is going to be under near-term pressure related to supply chain issues in the region. Nonetheless, Microsoft "firmly" remains Ives' favorite cloud play for 2020 and beyond. The analyst views the bad news from the PC/supply chain as temporary, and says it does not change his bullish thesis around Azure's growth and the longer-term prospects over the coming years. He has an Outperform rating and $210 price target on Microsoft's shares.
Apple loses Forlenza, Pasmooji from supply chain operations, Bloomberg reports » 08:0602/2702/27/20
Apple has lost two…
Apple has lost two veteran execs from manufacturing, supply chain, and operations groups who had key roles in the production of major devices, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports. According to people familiar with the matter, Nick Forlenza, a VP of manufacturing design, has retired from Apple, while Duco Pasmooij, another VP who worked on operations, is discussing an exit in the near future. Reference Link