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February 11, 2013
2013 Financial Institutions Investor Conference is being held in Miami on February 11-13.
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November 25, 2015
17:05 EDTACASElliott raises stake in American Capital to 9.1%, enters confidentiality pact
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16:49 EDTACASOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Wednesday
Stocks began Wednesday in positive territory and remained higher for much of the day before dipping slightly near close. The averages moved in a narrow range as investors digested a host of economic data, including reports on consumer confidence, jobless claims and housing, none of which moved the market in any discernible way ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., several days of economic reports were compressed into a single, busy morning. Jobless claims for the week ended November 21 fell to 260,000 against expectations for 270,000 first-time claims. Personal income rose 0.4% in October, matching expectations, while spending rose 0.1% versus estimates for a 0.3% increase. Meanwhile, durable goods orders were up 3% last month versus expectations for up 1.7%. Removing transportation items showed a core reading of up 0.5% against estimates for 0.3%. The FHFA home price index rose 0.8% in September to 226.5, while Markit's services index improved to 56.5 in the flash reading for November, topping the 55.1 forecast. New home sales rose 10.7% to a 495,000 rate in October. Consumer sentiment rose to 91.3 in the final November print of the University of Michigan survey, up from October's 90.0 reading but down from the preliminary November reading of 93.1. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of HP Inc. (HPQ) and HP Enterprise (HPE) headed in opposite directions following the final combined earnings report of the recently-split companies. HP Inc., which was downgraded to Hold at research firm Needham following last night's report, ended the session down 13.63% to $12.65. Meanwhile, HP Enterprise, which also announced a cloud partnership with Microsoft (MSFT), gained 3.14% to $14.12... Deere (DE), which reported better than expected earnings and issued a 2016 sales outlook matching estimates, gained 4.79% to $80 following its quarterly report. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Tesla (TSLA), which advanced $11.39, or 5.22%, to $229.64 after research firm Credit Suisse reiterated its Outperform rating and $325 price target on the shares, saying the carmaker's January volume report should positively address investor fears over its fourth-quarter performance and Model X production ramp. Also higher was American Capital (ACAS), which gained $1.32, or 9.50%, to $15.22 after expanding its stock buyback program and announcing a strategic review of the company, including a possible sale. Additionally, Veeva (VEEV) jumped 5.01% to $28.73 following its quarterly numbers, which prompted analysts at both JPMorgan and Canaccord to raise their price targets on the stock. Among the noteworthy losers was PTC Therapeutics (PTCT), which declined $2.23, or 7.02%, to $29.52 after Jefferies analyst Gena Wang downgraded the stock to Underperform, saying yesterday's FDA panel for BioMarin's (BMRN) competing muscular dystrophy drug is a negative for PTC. BioMarin, meanwhile, slipped 1.78% to $96.06 for the day, while Sarepta (SRPT), also competing in the same therapeutic space, was up fractionally to $37.49. Also lower were SunEdison (SUNE) and TerraForm Power (TERP), which crashed a respective 21.6% and 17.67% after research firm UBS downgraded both stocks on "considerable" risks suggested by recent management changes at Terraform. TerraForm Global (GLBL), meanwhile, plunged 21.26% to $4.11. Separately, Dow Chemical (DOW) slipped 2.72% to $51.93 after the EPA withdrew approval for the company's Enlist Duo herbicide. INDEXES: The Dow rose 1.20, or 0.01%, to 17,813.39, the Nasdaq gained 13.33, or 0.26%, to 5,116.14, and the S&P 500 slipped 0.27, or 0.01%, to 2,088.87.
09:24 EDTACASOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Deere (DE), up 4.7%... TiVo (TIVO), up 4.6%... HP Enterprise (HPE), up 2.9%... Qunar (QUNR), up 2.7%... Guess (GES), up 7%. ALSO HIGHER: Aduro BioTech (ADRO), up 6.1% after confirming that all clinical trials are continuing unaltered as planned... American Capital (ACAS), up 6.9% after announcing strategic review of alternatives and expanding its share buyback program to $1B... Pandora (P), up 5.3% after reporting the opinion of the Register of Copyrights. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: 21Vianet (VNET), down 2.3%... HP Inc. (HPQ), down 9.1%. ALSO LOWER: TerraForm Power (TERP), down 6.1% after being downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS... Sunedison (SUNE), down 6.6% after being downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS... BioMarin (BMRN), down 2.9% after FDA panel meeting about its New Drug Application for Kyndrisa.
08:02 EDTACASAmerican Capital expands stock buyback program to $1B
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08:02 EDTACASAmerican Capital announces strategic review of alternatives
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November 23, 2015
08:36 EDTGPNGlobal Payments, talech partner to offer EMV tablet solution
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November 19, 2015
08:05 EDTETFCE-Trade announces $800M share repurchase authorization
E*TRADE Financial Corporation announced that its Board of Directors authorized the company to repurchase up to $800M of its common stock. The authorization is effective immediately and extends through March 31, 2017. "Today's announcement brings our fourth major capital deployment action in 2015, after having reduced and refinanced corporate debt, terminated wholesale funding obligations, and begun the process of growing our balance sheet to our targeted size of approximately $50 billion," said Paul Idzik, CEO. "It also marks the first time in more than eight years that the Company has returned capital to shareholders through a repurchase program - a natural next step to continue driving value for our owners, while providing us with the flexibility to evaluate further opportunities, should they arise."
November 17, 2015
10:00 EDTCNOOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Antero Resources (AR) initiated with a Buy at Goldman... Applied Micro Circuits (AMCC) initiated with a Buy at Drexel Hamilton... Arc Logistics (ARCX) initiated with a Buy at DA Davidson... CNO Financial (CNO) initiated with a Buy at Goldman... Capstone Turbine (CPST) initiated with a Perform at Oppenheimer... Dominion (D) initiated with an Outperform at Scotia Howard Weil... Duke Energy (DUK) initiated with a Sector Perform at Scotia Howard Weil... EQT Corporation (EQT) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman... EverBank (EVER) initiated with a Hold at Sandler O'Neill... Exelon (EXC) initiated with a Sector Perform at Scotia Howard Weil... First Data (FDC) initiated with a Neutral at BTIG... Genworth (GNW) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman... Marinus Pharmaceuticals (MRNS) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... New Relic (NEWR) initiated with a Buy at Needham... NextEra Energy Partners (NEP) initiated with a Sector Perform at Scotia Howard Weil... NextEra Energy (NEE) initiated with an Outperform at Scotia Howard Weil... PG&E (PCG) initiated with a Neutral at Citi... Reinsurance Group (RGA) initiated with a Sell at Goldman... The Advisory Board (ABCO) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan... Torchmark (TMK) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman... Ubisoft Entertainment (UBSFY) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies.
07:48 EDTDFS, LM, FIIBofa/Merrill to hold a conference
Banking & Financial Services Conference 2015 is being held in New York on November 17-18.
07:01 EDTGPNGlobal Payments to offer Apple Pay support in Canada
Global Payments (GPN) said it will offer its merchants in Canada the ability to accept American Express (AXP) payments made with Apple (AAPL) Pay. As an Apple Pay-qualified payment provider, Global Payments' robust suite of payments solutions is fully enabled for Apple Pay acceptance, allowing merchants to offer their customers the convenience of Apple Pay acceptance in-store, in-app and on-the-go.
06:40 EDTCNOCNO Financial initiated with a Buy at Goldman
Goldman analyst Michael Kovac initiated CNO Financial with a Buy rating and $23 price target on shares. Kovac sees double digit earnings growth driven by risk reduction, out sized capital deployment, ROE expansion and growth in businesses, and secular tailwinds.
05:40 EDTACASEuropean Capital and American Capital receive proceeds of EUR 91.4M from Delsey
European Capital Limited and its affiliates and American Capital announced that they have received total proceeds of EUR 91.4M from exiting their unitranche investments in Delsey. European Capital and American Capital also announced that they have invested an additional EUR 7.8M in subordinated mezzanine bonds to support the company's refinancing and future growth.
November 16, 2015
10:11 EDTACASHigh option volume stocks
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09:44 EDTDFSDiscover reports October net charge-offs 1.52% vs. 1.61% last month
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08:40 EDTACASElliott says American Capital's share price could be worth over $23/share
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08:31 EDTACASElliott announces stake in American Capital, opposes plan to spin out BDC assets
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November 13, 2015
08:08 EDTETFCE-Trade reports October DARTs 144,607, up 4% from September
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November 12, 2015
16:32 EDTCNOCNO Financial authorizes additional $400M share repurchase program
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16:20 EDTETFCE-Trade, Jefferies announce retail alliance
E-Trade Financial (ETFC) and Jefferies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leucadia (LUK), announced a retail alliance to provide E-Trade customers with access to Jefferies' underwritings of municipal securities. Through this relationship, E-Trade customers have access to offerings originated by the Jefferies Municipal Securities platform. This builds on both firms' current alliance, in which E-Trade customers have access to Jefferies' underwritings of U.S. IPO and follow-on equity offerings, in place since January 2014.
08:22 EDTDFSDiscover is the Top Card Pick over next year at Morgan Stanley
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