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May 15, 2014
10:01 EDTLEJU, GLRI, EBS, PBCT, ICPT, GSK, CHKE, SUSQ, MPET, ITW, FCF, CAMP, RAX, BDSI, ACADOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: ACADIA (ACAD) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan... BioDelivery Sciences (BDSI) initiated with a Buy at Summer Street... CalAmp (CAMP) initiated with an Overweight at Stephens... Cherokee (CHKE) initiated with a Buy at B. Riley... Emergent BioSolutions (EBS) initiated with a Buy at Summer Street... First Commonwealth (FCF) initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust... GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan... Glori Energy (GLRI) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... Illinois Tool Works (ITW) reinstated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Intercept (ICPT) initiated with a Buy at Summer Street... Leju (LEJU) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie... Magellan Petroleum (MPET) initiated with a Buy at B. Riley... People's United (PBCT) initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust... Rackspace (RAX) assumed with an Overweight at JPMorgan... Susquehanna (SUSQ) initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust.
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February 2, 2016
07:42 EDTGSKPressure mounts on big pharma names to shrink, sharpen focus, FT says
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06:32 EDTGSKGSK, J&J back Index Ventures' $1B biotech business spinoff, Reuters says
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) will back a new spinoff from Index Ventures, which is spinning off its biotech portfolio into a new $1B entity, Reuters reports. The New Medicxi Ventures business will be helmed by the existing life sciences team from Index and will include all the current biotech portfolio firms, the report says. Medicxi raises $229M for a new fund in Europe with GSK and J&J each putting in 25%, Reuters reports. Reference Link
February 1, 2016
16:11 EDTCAMPCalAmp to acquire LoJack for $6.45 per share
CalAmp (CAMP) and LoJack (LOJN) announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which CalAmp will acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of LoJack for $6.45 per share in an all cash transaction valued at approximately $134 million. This transaction has been unanimously approved by both companies' Boards of Directors. The transaction is expected to close during CalAmp's fiscal 2017 first quarter, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals and the tender of a number of LoJack shares that, together with other shares owned or to be acquired by CalAmp and its subsidiaries, represent at least two thirds of the total number of LoJack's outstanding shares. CalAmp will fund the acquisition with existing cash on hand.
January 29, 2016
16:07 EDTACADACADIA announces FDA advisory committee to review NUPLAZID
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11:14 EDTICPTIntercept says CFO Barbara Duncan leaving company
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10:05 EDTICPTOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Atlassian (TEAM) upgraded on positive outlook at JMP Securities... BRF S.A. (BRFS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Bank of America (BAC) upgraded to Outperform from Sell at CLSA... CEMEX (CX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Chemical Financial (CHFC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Fig Partners... Computer Programs (CPSI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Topeka... DST Systems (DST) upgraded to Outperform at Baird... Diamond Offshore (DO) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citi... First Cash Financial (FCFS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital... First Merchants (FRME) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens... Flex (FLEX) upgraded on solid results at Stifel... Intercept (ICPT) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley... J.C. Penney (JCP) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... JetBlue (JBLU) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI... Juniper (JNPR) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein... Live Oak Bancshares (LOB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust... Microsemi (MSCC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... NetSuite (N) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... NextEra Energy (NEE) upgraded to Outperform at Baird... Oshkosh (OSK) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust... PC Connection (PCCC) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James... Pinnacle Financial (PNFP) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens... Potash (POT) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Scotiabank... Rayonier (RYN) upgraded on valuation at BMO Capital... SanDisk (SNDK) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham... Select Comfort (SCSS) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush... Sotherly Hotels (SOHO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital... Textura (TXTR) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Northland... Valley National (VLY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler O'Neill.
07:28 EDTICPTIntercept upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley
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January 27, 2016
15:42 EDTFCFFirst Commonwealth upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Boenning & Scattergood
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08:53 EDTITWIllinois Tool Works to hold a conference call
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08:08 EDTITWIllinois Tool Works backs FY16 EPS $5.35-$5.55, consensus $5.43
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08:07 EDTITWIllinois Tool Works sees Q1 EPS $1.20-$1.30, consensus $1.28
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08:06 EDTFCFFirst Commonwealth reports Q4 EPS 11c, consensus 16c
Provision for credit losses totaled $6.1M, an increase of $1.5M from the previous quarter and $3.6M from the year ago quarter, due primarily to $5.4M in specific reserves for two commercial credits, one of which is tied to the oil and gas industry.
08:06 EDTITWIllinois Tool Works reports Q4 EPS $1.23, consensus $1.21
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January 26, 2016
14:32 EDTITWNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's open, with earnings consensus, include Novartis (NVS), consensus $1.18... Boeing (BA), consensus $1.26... United Technologies (UTX), consensus $1.52... Biogen (BIIB), consensus $4.08... EMC (EMC), consensus 65c... General Dynamics (GD), consensus $2.38... Anthem (ANTM), consensus $1.22... Illinois Tool Works (ITW), consensus $1.21... State Street (STT), consensus $1.18... Norfolk Southern (NSC), consensus $1.24... Progressive (PGR), consensus 47c... St. Jude Medical (STJ), consensus $1.01... Rockwell Automation (ROK), consensus $1.33... Textron (TXT), consensus 83c... Hess (HES), consensus ($1.47)... Cliffs Natural (CLF), consensus (26c).
January 25, 2016
11:05 EDTGSKOncoMed price target lowered to $29 from $43 at Piper Jaffray
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10:00 EDTPBCTOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: American Express (AXP) upgraded to Perform from Underperform at Oppenheimer... BankMutual (BKMU) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Hovde Group... Black Hills (BKH) upgraded on acquisition at BMO Capital... Bruker (BRKR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Cantor... Cedar Fair (FUN) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman... Charles Schwab (SCHW) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... Corporate Office Properties (OFC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho... Entegris (ENTG) upgraded on valuation, outlook at Pacific Crest... First Financial upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Goldman Sachs (GS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... Graphic Packaging (GPK) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Home Depot (HD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Intel (INTC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... J.B. Hunt (JBHT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T... Magna (MGA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi... Masco (MAS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI... Mattel (MAT) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman... O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... PACCAR (PCAR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi... People's United (PBCT) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at Piper Jaffray... Quality Systems (QSII) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... RadiSys (RSYS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham... Standard Motor (SMP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at CL King... Swedbank (SWDBY) upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies... Toll Brothers (TOL) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... Voyager Therapeutics (VYGR) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Chardan... Yahoo (YHOO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Pivotal Research.
09:19 EDTITWIllinois Tool Works to acquire EF&C business from ZF TRW for about $450M
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09:01 EDTACADACADIA names James "Randy" Owen as Chief Medical Officer
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06:53 EDTGSKGlaxo, Astra, J&J partner with universities in drug research fund, Reuters says
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05:51 EDTPBCTPeople's United upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Matthew Breese upgraded People's United Financial to Neutral saying the stock is fairly valued at $14 with a 4.8% dividend yield. The analyst has a $14 price target for the shares.
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