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November 26, 2012
10:00 EDTSRPT, SMBL, BP, ATRS, RLGY, SNDK, DNKN, LNCO, Z, RDS.A, AAPLOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Apple (AAPL) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... BP (BP) initiated with an Outperform at Exane BNP Paribas... Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) initiated with a Buy at UBS... Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) initiated with an Underperform at Exane BNP Paribas... SanDisk (SNDK) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Silicon Laboratories (SLAB) initiated with an Outperform at Pacific Crest... Smart Balance (SMBL) initiated with a Top Pick at RBC Capital... Zillow (Z) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Sarepta (SRPT) initiated with an Outperform at Burrill... Realogy (RLGY) initiated with a Buy at CRT Capital... LinnCo (LNCO) initiated with a Strong Buy at Raymond James... Antares Pharma (ATRS) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim.
News For A;SNDK;SMBL;Z;RLGY;SRPT;LNCO;ATRS From The Last 14 Days
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July 22, 2015
16:12 EDTZZillow Group to acquire DotLoop
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16:06 EDTSNDKSanDisk reports Q2 non-GAAP EPS 66c, consensus 33c
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15:26 EDTSNDKNotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Qualcomm (QCOM), consensus 95... American Express (AXP), consensus $1.32... Texas Instruments (TXN), consensus 65c... Las Vegas Sands (LVS), consensus 61c... Crown Castle (CCI), consensus $1.06... Discover Financial (DFS), consensus $1.32... Tractor Supply (TSCO), consensus $1.11... SanDisk (SNDK), consensus 33c... SL Green Realty (SLG), consensus $1.56... Xilinx (XLNX), consensus 54c... Weatherford (WFT), consensus (12c)... F5 Networks (FFIV), consensus $1.60... United Rentals (URI), consensus $1.74... Fortinet (FTNT), consensus 9c... LaSalle Hotel (LHO), consensus 89c... Oceaneering International (OII), consensus 68c... Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), consensus 62c.
15:09 EDTSNDKEarnings Watch: Summit breaks trend with upgrade of Sandisk to Buy
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12:16 EDTSNDKSanDisk technical notes before earnings
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07:10 EDTSNDKSanDisk July weekly volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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July 21, 2015
16:13 EDTZZillow Group board approves creation of Class C shares
Zillow Group announced its board has unanimously approved a stock dividend of non-voting Class C capital stock. On August 14, all shareholders of record of Zillow Group's Class A and Class B common stock as of July 31, the record date of the dividend, will receive a dividend of two shares of Class C capital stock for each share of Class A and Class B common stock held by them as of the record date. The issuance of Class C capital stock is an extension of Zillow Group's dual-class structure, whereby Zillow Group's co-founders Rich Barton and Lloyd Frink hold Class B shares. "The Class C dividend enables the company to continue its focus on long-term growth and innovation, while maintaining the flexibility to issue additional stock for strategic business decisions and to retain and attract the best employees," it stated. Application to the Nasdaq has been made to list the Class C capital stock. Following the issuance date of the dividend, Zillow Group expects the Class C capital stock will trade under the ticker symbol "Z" and the Class A common stock will trade under the ticker symbol "ZG."
10:01 EDTLNCOOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:23 EDTLNCOLinnCo downgraded to Outperform at Raymond James
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07:17 EDTLNCOLinnCo downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James
July 20, 2015
14:32 EDTSRPTFDA panel likely to review Sarepta, BioMarin drugs in November, TheStreet says
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11:03 EDTSRPTSarepta rises after Roth says added data can keep it ahead of BioMarin
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10:43 EDTZZillow slides to 52-week low after Barclays cuts to sell
The shares of Zillow (Z) are falling after Barclays downgraded the stock to Underweight, the firm's equivalent of a "Sell" rating, citing increased competition in the "local" segment of the Internet market. Zillow's websites advertise homes that are up for sale. WHAT'S NEW: In a note to investors earlier today, Barclays analyst Christopher Merwin wrote that, heading into second quarter results, he does not recommend Internet stocks that have been "challenged" and have relatively "cheap" valuations. These valuations are only "cheap" based on consensus estimates that are probably too high, the analyst believes. Based on that criteria, he downgraded Zillow to Underweight from Equal Weight. He also used the same criteria to downgrade Yelp (YELP), whose website features user reviews of local businesses, to Equal Weight from Overweight. Both companies are facing an "atypical level" of competition, driven by a favorable venture capital funding environment, Merwin indicated. The competition has driven down the companies' multiples, he believes. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Merwin recommended that investors buy the shares of small and mid cap Internet companies whose estimates are just beginning to be revised upwards by analysts. He identified IAC (IACI), which owns several dating websites, as one stock in this category. IAC should benefit from increased monetization of its popular Tinder dating app and the stabilization of its core dating websites, the analyst contended. Also poised for further positive estimate revisions are video game makers Electronic Arts (EA) and Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Merwin believes. The companies' increased revenue from digital games should mitigate the risk they face from slowing software growth as sales of new consoles slow, the analyst believes. He noted that 50% of both companies' revenue are now generated from digital games and identified Electronic Arts and Activision Blizzard as two of his top ideas. PRICE ACTION: In morning trading, Zillow fell 5% to $79 after hitting a 52-week low of $76.82 earlier in the session. Meanwhile, Yelp slid 1.6% to $34.40, IAC fell fractionally to $83.83, Electronic Arts added about 1% to $74.15 and activision Blizzard rose 0.5% to $25.93.
10:17 EDTLNCOHigh option volume stocks
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10:13 EDTSRPTOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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10:00 EDTZOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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10:00 EDTSNDKOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:13 EDTSNDKSanDisk upgraded to Neutral at Nomura
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06:11 EDTSNDKSanDisk upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at Nomura
05:44 EDTZZillow Group downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Christopher Merwin downgraded Zillow Group (Z) to Underweight saying competition is increasing in local. Underweight is Barclays' equivalent to a sell rating. The real estate and rental marketplace owner closed Friday at $83.27. Merwin believes consensus growth estimates are likely too high heading into Zillow's Q2 results and cut his price target for the stock to $70 from $90. The analyst this morning also downgraded Yelp (YELP) to Equal Weight for similar reasons. His top U.S. Internet picks heading into Q2 earnings season are IAC (IACI), Activision Blizzard (ATVI) and Electronic Arts (EA). Merwin thinks Activision and Electronic Arts will receive more than half of their 2015 revenue from digital.
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