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July 22, 2014
10:00 EDTQIWI, MTX, ZPIN, SRPT, PTCT, ENPH, WPG, QSII, NEP, CSG, TSE, AXYS, ATNM, ABYOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Abengoa Yield (ABY) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Actinium Pharmaceuticals (ATNM) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Axys Technologies (AXYS) initiated with a Buy at Dougherty... Chambers Street Properties (CSG) initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust... Enphase Energy (ENPH) initiated with a Buy at Dougherty... Minerals Technologies (MTX) initiated with an Outperform at Wedbush... NextEra Energy Partners (NEP) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... PTC Therapeutics (PTCT) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... QIWI (QIWI) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna... Quality Systems (QSII) initiated with a Buy at Topeka... Sarepta (SRPT) initiated with a Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Trinseo S.A. (TSE) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Washington Prime Group (WPG) initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust... Zhaopin (ZPIN) initiated with a Buy at UBS.
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July 2, 2015
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10:00 EDTCSGOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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06:14 EDTABYAbengoa Yield files automatic mixed securities shelf
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05:34 EDTCSGChambers Street Properties downgraded to Market Perform at Wells Fargo
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July 1, 2015
13:05 EDTCSGOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Stocks on Wall Street remain higher at midday but off their best levels, which were achieved shortly after the open. The strength is being largely attributed to hopes for a resolution to the Greek crisis, but the move was also supported by better than expected domestic data on employment, construction and manufacturing. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., ADP reported the addition of 237,000 private sector jobs in June, versus expectations for 218,000 job additions. Markit's manufacturing purchasing managers' index for June came in at 53.6, narrowly topping the 53.4 forecast. ISM's manufacturing index rose to 53.5 in June, topping May's 52.8 reading and the 53.2 consensus forecast. Construction spending rose 0.8% in May, versus the expected growth of 0.5%. In China, manufacturing PMI's came in short of expectations. The HSBC/Markit PMI slipped to a final 49.4 in June from the flash reading of 49.6 reading, while the official manufacturing PMI fell to 50.1 in June from 50.9 in May. In Europe, Greece officially missed its $1.7B payment to the International Monetary Fund, becoming the first developed country to do so. The Financial Times then reported the Greek government was indicating it was willing to make concessions that get it much closer to creditor demands. The new proposal for budget cuts and policy overhauls from Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was dismissed by European officials, however, and uncertainty remains high surrounding the next steps in Europe. COMPANY NEWS: In a blockbuster deal in the insurance industry, ACE Limited (ACE) agreed to acquire Chubb (CB) in a transaction valued in excess of $28B in cash and stock. ACE said it expects that the deal will be immediately accretive to EPS and book value, and by year three, the transaction will be accretive to EPS on a double-digit basis and will be accretive to ROE. The combined company is expected to be the number one global Property and Casualty insurance company by P&C underwriting income and the number two U.S. public P&C insurer by market cap. ACE shares advance 2% following the deal announcement, while Chubb surged 29%... General Motors (GM) reported its U.S. sales fell 3% in June compared to the same month of last year, while Ford (F) said its sales grew 1.6% last month compared to last year. FCA US, the parent of the Chrysler and Jeep brands, reported U.S. sales increased 8% compared with sales in June 2014. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Schnitzer Steel (SCHN), which rose 14% after BofA Merrill Lynch upgraded the shares two notches to Buy from Underperform and raised its price target to $21, saying it believes scrap pricing should be nearing a trough with stability expected ahead. Also higher were shares of Dycom (DY), which gained 7% after the company raised its fourth quarter guidance for both earnings and revenue and announced a $40M stock repurchase program. Among the noteworthy losers was Chambers Street Properties (CSG), which fell 8% after announcing a merger agreement with Gramercy Property Trust (GPT), whose shares also slipped 3% following the announcement of the stock-for-stock transaction. Also lower were shares of Peabody Energy (BTU), which dropped 24% after cutting its second quarter guidance on Tuesday night. The company sees its adjusted EPS below its original target due to multiple factors, including flash flood events in June and price drops in Australian metallurgical coal. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 88.42, or 0.5%, to 17,707.93, the Nasdaq was up 13.01, or 0.26%, to 4,999.88, and the S&P 500 was up 8.62, or 0.42%, to 2,071.73.
07:55 EDTCSGChambers Street Properties & Gramercy Property Trust host joint conference call
Conference call to discuss merger agreement will be held on July 1 at 8:30am. Webcast Link
07:09 EDTCSGChambers Street, Gramercy Property to continue dividend policy until deal close
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07:08 EDTCSGChambers Street, Gramercy Property merger has enterprise value of approx. $5.7B
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07:08 EDTCSGChambers Street Properties, Grammercy Property Trust announce merger agreement
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07:06 EDTCSGChambers Street, Gramercy Property Trust announce merger agreement
June 30, 2015
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June 29, 2015
12:53 EDTSRPTSarepta NDA submission for eteplirsen done ahead of schedule, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray noted that Sarepta (SRPT) completed its rolling NDA submission for eteplirsen ahead of schedule and the firm believes that concurrent advisory committee meetings for its DMD drug and BioMarin's (BMRN) drisapersen could take place this fall. The firm has a Neutral rating and $20 price target on Sarepta and Overweight rating and $147 target on BioMarin.
07:05 EDTSRPTSarepta completes NDA submission to FDA for eteplirsen
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07:03 EDTSRPTSarepta secures $40M in debt financing
Sarepta Therapeutics announced that it entered into a credit and security agreement with Midcap Financial, a middle market-focused, specialty finance firm, that establishes a senior secured term loan facility that allows Sarepta to borrow up to $40M at an annual rate of 7.75%, with a maturity of June 2018, subject to certain conditions and other applicable fees. Sarepta has drawn down $20M under the facility and has the right to repay all borrowed funds and terminate the facility at any time.
June 26, 2015
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June 25, 2015
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June 24, 2015
11:25 EDTMTXMinerals Technologies to host analyst day
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June 23, 2015
10:00 EDTWPGOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Adeptus Health (ADPT) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Angie's List (ANGI) initiated with a Hold at Topeka... Avenue Financial (AVNU) initiated with an Equal Weight at Stephens... CASI Pharmaceuticals (CASI) initiated with a Buy at H.C. Wainwright... Corindus (CVRS) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... Coupons.com (COUP) initiated with a Market Perform at William Blair... Five Below (FIVE) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Franklin Financial Network (FSB) initiated with an Equal Weight at Stephens... Galmed (GLMD) initiated with a Buy at H.C. Wainwright... Genesis Healthcare (GEN) initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna... Groupon (GRPN) initiated with a Hold at Topeka... GrubHub (GRUB) initiated with a Buy at Topeka... Hercules Technology (HTGC) initiated with a Buy at Compass Point... Immersion (IMMR) initiated with a Buy at Craig-Hallum... Lipocine (LPCN) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... NeoGenomics (NEO) initiated with a Buy at BTIG... Novadaq (NVDQ) initiated with a Neutral at BTIG... Perrigo (PRGO) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital... Signal Genetics (SGNL) initiated with a Buy at Chardan... Standard Motor Products (SMP) initiated with a Neutral at CL King... United Community Financial (UCFC) initiated with a Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... WP Glimcher (WPG) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman... WhiteWave (WWAV) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... Yelp (YELP) initiated with a Buy at Topeka.
07:49 EDTPTCTPTC Therapeutics risk lowered by symposium, says Oppenheimer
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05:31 EDTWPGWP Glimcher initiated with a Neutral at Goldman
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