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July 9, 2014
09:13 EDTAAL, COH, CELG, KKR, LXRX, GRMN, SDRL, SLXP, MSM, SIMG, AVAV, BOBE, LO, RAI, GIMO, TCS, BPOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: American Airlines (AAL), up 5.5% after reporting its June traffic rose 1%, forecasting its 2014 total system capacity to be up 3% from last year... AeroVironment (AVAV), up 5.5% after reporting better than expected Q4 earnings results... Reynolds American (RAI), up 1.3% after Daily Mail reported that British American Tobacco (BTI) is rumored to be near a deal to buy out the stake in Reynolds it does not already own, which would prevent a Reynolds takeover of Lorillard (LO). Lorillard shares are down 1.4% in pre-market trade following the report... Lexicon (LXRX), up 11.5% after announcing JDRF, the world's largest non-profit supporter of type 1 diabetes research, will provide funding to support a Phase 2 trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of LX4211... Seadrill (SDRL), up 3% after cancelling contemplated convertible bond issuance... KKR (KKR), up 1.3% after upgraded to Outperform at Credit Suisse. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Container Store (TCS), down 15%... Bob Evans (BOBE), down 1.2%... MSC Industrial (MSM), down 3%. ALSO LOWER: Gigamon (GIMO), down 32% following downgrades at five firms after the company lowered its Q2 revenue guidance... Garmin (GRMN), down 2.7% following downgrade at Pacific Crest... Silicon Image (SIMG), down 11% after cutting second quarter guidance... Salix (SLXP), down 4% after announcing deal to combine with Cosmo Technologies... Celgene (CELG), down 1.5% after OTEZLA did not achieve primary endpoint in Phase III trial... Coach (COH), down 0.7% following downgrade at Buckingham... BP (BP), down 1% after downgraded at Deutsche Bank.
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July 21, 2014
11:05 EDTBOBEBob Evans management to meet with Oppenheimer
Meeting to be held in New York on July 23 hosted by Oppenheimer.
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09:10 EDTRAI, LOOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Allergan (AGN), up 0.5% after Q2 results, FY14 outlook beat expectations and the company announces plans to reduce workforce by about 1,500 employees as part of restructuring. Also, Valeant (VRX) announced it has contacted both the SEC and Canadian financial authorities regarding Allergan's "apparent attempt to mislead investors and manipulate the market for Valeant common shares by continuing to make false and misleading statements regarding Valeant's business"... Extreme Networks (EXTR), up 13% after raising Q4 EPS, revenue view... Gas Natural (EGAS), up 6% after confirming it rejected $13 per share unsolicited offer from Algonquin Power... EMC (EMC), up 4.5% after the WSJ says Elliot Management took a stake of over $1B in the firm and plans to push the company to break itself up... GoPro, (GPRO), up 2.8% after initiated at several firms including Citigroup, Barclays and JPMorgan... Kandi Technologies (KNDI), up 6% after China Daily said China will not to waive a sales tax on electric cars made by foreign companies. Tesla (TSLA) is down 1% following the report. UP AFTER EARNINGS: Halliburton (HAL), up 0.5%... LOWER: Reynolds American (RAI), down 2.3% after a Florida jury hit the company with $23.6B in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker. Shares of fellow tobacco companies also fell after the jury decision, as Lorillard (LO) fell 2% and Altria (MO) slid 1.6%... Yum! Brands (YUM), down 2% after AP reported that a Shanghai TV station said a food supplier sold expired beef and chicken to the company's KFC brand in China along with to McDonald's (MCD), which is down 0.7%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: PetMed Express (PETS), down 2.4%... Hasbro (HAS), down 1.3%.
08:16 EDTBPFMC Technologies signs agreement to develop susbsea equipment and systems
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06:12 EDTLOStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; LO IGT
Stocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; Lorillard (LO) 16, International Game (IGT) 14 according to iVolatility.
July 19, 2014
19:44 EDTRAI R.J. Reynolds hit with $23.6B in damages in lung cancer case, WSJ says
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19:26 EDTAALAmerican Airlines and IAM workgroups ratify three collective bargaining pacts
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July 18, 2014
16:47 EDTLO, RAIMarket ends week higher as earnings, M&A offset geopolitical tensions
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16:32 EDTAVAVAeroVironment CEO Timothy Conver enters 10b5-1 trading plan
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11:45 EDTCOHJefferies sees further risk for Michael Kors despite recent decline
Michael Kors' (KORS) margin pressures and slowing same-store sales growth, along with high expectations for the company, are reasons to be cautious on the stock, research firm Jefferies wrote in a note to investors today. The firm cut its price target on the luxury accessories retailer to $80 from $95. WHAT'S NEW: Michael Kors' same-store sales are slowing, while the company's gross margins are coming under pressure due to increased discounts of its products and its roll out of new stores, Jefferies analyst Randal Konik wrote. Additionally, investors' high expectations for the company will make it difficult for the stock to appreciate even if its results beat expectations, the analyst stated. Even with shares pulling back over the past few days, Konik says risk remains skewed to the downside and kept a Hold rating on the stock. Of note, this is the second time in two weeks that Jefferies cut its estimates for the company. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Expressing a very different outlook yesterday on Michael Kors was Credit Suisse analyst Christian Buss. Michael Kors is "one of the least discounted brands available during the seasonal clearance period ahead of early fall shipments" according to Buss, who wrote that he was "compelled" by the recent decline in the stock. The analyst reiterated a $107 price target and Outperform rating on the shares. OTHERS TO WATCH: The company's competitors include Kate Spade (KATE) and Coach (COH). PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Michael Kors was nearly flat near $82 per share.
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07:14 EDTKKRBlackstone, KKR, TPG discussing deal collusion suit settlement, Reuters says
Blackstone (BX), KKR (KKR) and TPG Capital are in discussions to settle a U.S. case accusing the firms of conspiring not to outbid one another and other buyout companies on takeovers of firms, according to Reuters, citing two people familiar with the matter. If all three companies settled, the Carlyle Group (CG) would be the only private equity company still up against a trial among 11 firms originally accused of colluding in agreements before the financial crisis occurred. Reference Link
06:33 EDTBPChinese helping Russia blunt sanctions' impact, NY Times says
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July 17, 2014
13:14 EDTCOHMichael Kors rises after analyst sees less discounting than peers
Shares of accessories designer Michael Kors (KORS) are slightly higher in a down market after Credit Suisse said that the company's brands are less likely to be on sale than those of its competitors. WHAT'S NEW: In a note to investors, Credit Suisse analyst Christian Buss wrote that Michael Kors' products are "one of the least discounted brands available during the seasonal clearance period ahead of early fall shipments." At mid-tier department stores, 25% of Michael Kors' products are on sale with an average markdown of 27%, Buss reported. On average, 35% of the products of the company's peers are on sale, at an average discount of 27%, the analyst stated. Additionally, Michael Kors' channel strategy provides it with multiple advantages, including brand integrity and limits on markdowns, Buss believes. Buss wrote that he was "compelled" by the recent drop in the stock, and reiterated a $107 price target and Outperform rating on the shares. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Also upbeat on Michael Kors today was research firm Canaccord. Markdowns of the company's products are not any larger than last year, and concerns about large discounts on its products have created a buying opportunity, the firm contended. Canaccord continues to believe that the accessories maker has strong long-term growth opportunities, and it kept a $123 price target and Buy rating on the shares. PRICE ACTION: In mid-afternoon trading, Michael Kors gained 2% to $83. Two of the company's competitors, Coach (COH) and Kate Spade (KATE), rose fractionally.
12:22 EDTAALAirlines retreat after plane reportedly crashed in Ukraine
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07:13 EDTTCSContainer Store initiated with a Hold at BB&T
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05:24 EDTSLXPSalix, Pharming Group announces FDA approval of Ruconest
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