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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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August 19, 2014
13:28 EDTSLXPJazz moves higher after WSJ report of Salix approach by Allergan
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13:15 EDTSLXPSalix options active after WSJ report of Allergan approach
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13:13 EDTSLXPAllergan approached Salix, one other about takeover, WSJ reports
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13:06 EDTSLXPSalix jumps 6% to $147.85 after WSJ report of Allergan approach
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13:05 EDTSLXPAllergan approached Salix about takeover, WSJ reports
10:39 EDTKKRKKR hires Rothschild for sale of Northgate's public sector unit, Reuters says
KKR has engaged Rothschild to arrange for the sale of the public sector division of its software firm Northgate Information Solutions which may fetch around $600M, says Reuters. Reference Link
10:13 EDTLXRXOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: CNOOC (CEO) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... Guess (GES) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Ingersoll-Rand (IR) downgraded at RW Baird... Lehigh Gas (LGP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg... Lexicon (LXRX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Gabelli... Monster Beverage (MNST) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... Nobel Biocare (NBHGY) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Berenberg... Saint Joe Co. (JOE) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James... SolarCity (SCTY) downgraded at RW Baird.
09:38 EDTCELGActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL GILD TSLA CELG VLO VZ FB HD
08:27 EDTLXRXLexicon downgraded to Hold from Buy at Gabelli
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08:19 EDTAALFAA issues NOTAM restricting U.S. operations from flying over Syria
The Federal Aviation Administration issued a new Notice To Airmen restricting U.S. operators from flying in the Damascus Flight Information Region, which includes all of Syria. The FAA said, "This replaces the current NOTAM in place that strongly advises U.S. operators against flying in that airspace and requires them to contact the FAA before they operate in that airspace. Based on an updated assessment of the risk associated with such operations and the lack of any requests from operators wishing to fly in this airspace, we believe it prudent to prohibit U.S. operators from flying into, out of, and over Syria. The ongoing armed conflict and volatile security environment in Syria poses a serious potential threat to civil aviation. Armed extremist groups in Syria are known to be equipped with a variety of anti-aircraft weapons which have the capability to threaten civilian aircraft. Opposition groups have successfully shot down Syrian military aircraft using these anti-aircraft weapon systems during the course of the conflict. Opposition elements have previously warned civilian air carriers against providing service to Syria. Due to the presence of anti-aircraft weapons among the extremist groups and ongoing fighting in various locations throughout Syria, there is a continuing significant potential threat to civil aviation operating in Syrian airspace." Publicly traded companies in the airline industry include American Airlines (AAL), Delta Air Lines (DAL), JetBlue (JBLU), Southwest (LUV) and United Continental (UAL).
07:33 EDTCELGCelgene announces publication of REVLIMID combination results
Celgene announced that results of a study evaluating the combination of REVLIMID with rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin hydrochloride, vincristine sulfate and prednisone in untreated diffuse large b-cell lymphoma were published online ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. In a phase II, open label, single arm study, 64 patients with newly diagnosed, untreated, stage II-IV CD20 positive DLBCL received 25 mg of lenalidomide on days 1-10 with standard dose R-CHOP every 21 days for six cycles. All patients received pegfilgrastim on day two of each cycle and aspirin prophylaxis throughout. The primary endpoint was event-free survival with secondary endpoints of progression free survival and overall survival. A one-stage binomial design was used to assess the efficacy and tolerability of REVLIMID with R-CHOP. Of the 64 patients enrolled, 60 were eligible for response evaluation. In these patients, the overall response rate was 98% with 80% achieving a complete response. The 24-month EFS, which was identical to PFS, and OS rates were 59% and 78%, respectively. The company said, "This study demonstrated that the addition of lenalidomide to conventional R-CHOP resulted in similar PFS rates and OS rates between sub-types. This is intriguing as patients with the non-GCB phenotype have traditionally experienced poorer outcomes. The results of this study support further evaluation of this regimen in this sub-type of DLBCL.”
07:02 EDTSLXPSalix announces early termination of HSR Waiting Period for Cosmo transaction
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August 18, 2014
17:18 EDTSLXPVisium Asset Management reports 4.9 % passive stake in Salix
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11:41 EDTSLXPCubist rises after report sparks takeover interest speculation
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06:06 EDTKKRKKR, Abacus to acquire 70% of World Trade Center, Melbourne
Abacus Property Group and KKR have entered into definitive transaction documents to acquire a 70% interest in Towers 2, 3 and 4 of the World Trade Center, Melbourne. The vendor, Asset 1 WTC, will retain a 30% co-ownership interest. The total consideration for the acquisition of the 70% interest is $120.4M, excluding transaction costs, and represents an initial yield of 9.3% per annum. The property is a part of the Northbank precinct adjacent to the central business district. Under the terms of the venture, KKR will fund 75% of the equity and Abacus will fund the remaining 25%. Abacus will provide local property, asset and development management services to WTC. The transaction is subject to FIRB approval and finalisation of the senior bank facility, which is well advanced. Settlement is anticipated to occur in October this year. Reference Link
August 15, 2014
10:01 EDTKKROn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Apollo Global (APO) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Calavo Growers (CVGW) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Wedbush... DaVita (DVA) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Dangdang (DANG) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Ducommun (DCO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at DA Davidson... Energy XXI (EXXI) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at Howard Weil... Fifth Street Finance (FSC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Gilford Securities... Genetic Technologies (GENE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg... Harmony Gold (HMY) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at HSBC... Ignite Restaurant (IRG) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... JDSU (JDSU) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus... K12 (LRN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... KKR (KKR) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Lexington Realty (LXP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg... Lithia Motors (LAD) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... New York & Co. (NWY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital... OCI Partners (OCIP) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... OmniVision (OVTI) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird... Smith & Nephew (SNN) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Subsea 7 (SUBCY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Tencent (TCEHY) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... ViaSat (VSAT) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens... bebe stores (BEBE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital.
10:00 EDTBOBEISS, Glass Lewis recommend Bob Evans investors vote to elect Sandell nominees
Sandell Asset Management, one of the largest shareholders of Bob Evans Farms, reminded shareholders that to follow the recommendations from ISS and Glass Lewis that Bob Evans shareholders “DO NOT VOTE” on the company’s white proxy card. ISS and Glass Lewis have both recommended that Bob Evans shareholders vote on the GOLD proxy card. After conducting a thorough independent analysis, both proxy advisory firms concluded that fundamental change is needed on the Bob Evans Board, and as a result shareholders should not vote the company’s white card:
07:57 EDTSIMGSilicon Image management to meet with Northland
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07:26 EDTKKRApollo, KKR downgraded to Market Perform at Wells Fargo
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05:41 EDTKKRKKR downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo downgraded KKR to Market Perform citing valuation.
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