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February 19, 2014
10:00 EDTPAAS, RHT, CVBF, CCMP, SNI, SAIA, MTB, JBHT, GOGO, G, CX, CPST, AHT, ACTOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Actavis (ACT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Ashford Hospitality (AHT) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird... CEMEX (CX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee... Capstone Turbine (CPST) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital... Genpact (G) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Gogo (GOGO) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Evercore... J.B. Hunt (JBHT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Wunderlich... M&T Bank (MTB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust... Saia, Inc. (SAIA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Wunderlich... Scripps Networks (SNI) upgraded at Argus... Cabot Microelectronics (CCMP) upgraded at DA Davidson... CVB Financial (CVBF) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Fig Partners... Red Hat (RHT) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... Pan American Silver (PAAS) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at BMO Capital.
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October 16, 2014
08:01 EDTRHTRed Hat, Cloudera announce alliance to deliver enterprise software solutions
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October 15, 2014
11:03 EDTGOGOGogo selected to provide in-flight Wi-Fi on United's two-cabin jet fleet
Gogo (GOGO) announced that it has been selected by United Airlines (UAL) to bring its in-flight Internet service to United's two-cabin regional jet fleet. Installation of Wi-Fi services, which will involve more than 200 aircraft, is expected to begin later this year. The United Express aircraft will be the first regional jets in the United States to be outfitted with Gogo's ATG-4, which more than triples the peak speeds to an aircraft when compared to Gogo's original ATG service that launched in 2008. Additionally, United and Gogo have agreed to partner on offering in-flight entertainment on two-cabin regional jets, beginning early next year, enabling passengers to watch movies and television shows on their Wi-Fi enabled devices. Along with regional jet Wi-Fi and personal device entertainment, late next year, United plans to begin a trial of Gogo's 2Ku satellite Wi-Fi on five of the carrier's aircraft that operate its p.s. "Premium Service" between New York JFK and Los Angeles and New York JFK and San Francisco. These aircraft currently offer Gogo's ATG-4 product.
08:45 EDTCPSTCapstone Turbine secures order to upgrade S Korean residential high-rise
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October 14, 2014
08:36 EDTJBHTJ.B. Hunt reports Q3 dedicated contract services revenue $361M
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08:34 EDTJBHTJ.B. Hunt reports Q3 EPS 87c, consensus 84c
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07:46 EDTACTActavis should be able to mitigate Irish tax downside, says Leerink
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06:03 EDTACTMarket overreacted to new Irish tax rules, says BMO Capital
BMO Capital believes the market may have overreacted yesterday to the report that Ireland is eliminating the "Double Irish" tax loophole. The firm says Allergan (AGN) confirmed that it incorporated potential changes to Irish tax law in its recently raised earnings guidance while Mallinckrodt (MNK) said it does expect the new tax structure to have an immediate impact. BMO views yesterday's pullback in shares of Allergan, Mallinckrodt and Actavis (ACT) as an overreaction.
October 13, 2014
15:12 EDTACTActavis may see modest negative impact from Irish tax change, says BMO Capital
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15:08 EDTJBHTJ.B. Hunt technical comments before earnings
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October 10, 2014
17:41 EDTAHTAshford Hospitality intends to separate asset management business from hospital
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10:20 EDTACTFidelity supports potential merger between Actavis and Allergan, Reuters reports
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07:37 EDTACTActavis more likely partner than Valeant if Allergan merges, says UBS
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October 9, 2014
13:14 EDTMTBM&T Bank to refund $2.9M to customers for deceptive advertising practices
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12:28 EDTACTAllergan price target raised to $230 from $210 at BTIG
BTIG said it expected Allergan to beat the consensus forecast for Q3 EPS, but not by as much as it did, and the firm did not expect the company to raise its future EPS outlook yet again. BTIG feels the stock's move higher indicates Valeant (VRX) or Actavis (ACT) would need to bid above $200 if they hope to buy the company. BTIG maintains its Buy rating on Allergan and raised its price target on the stock to $230 from $210.
11:14 EDTACTAllergan raises outlook again as Valeant pursuit continues
Drug maker Allergan (AGN) this morning preannounced stronger than expected results and again raised its fiscal year profit guidance. The beat and raise results come after The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that drug maker Valeant (VRX) and hedge fund Pershing Square intend to raise their previous bid for Allergan by $15 per share to about $191. Meanwhile, also on Tuesday, Reuters said that drug maker Actavis (ACT) plans to make a new merger offer to Allergan, and sources indicated to the news service that Allergan may be willing to consider an offer from Actavis if the bid is for more than $200 per share. WHAT'S NEW: Allergan estimated that its third quarter earnings per share would come in at $1.76-$1.78, versus analysts' consensus estimate of $1.48. The drug maker had previously provided Q3 EPS guidance of $1.44-$1.47. Allergan raised its fiscal 2014 EPS guidance to $6.20-$6.25 from $5.74-$5.80. Analysts' consensus estimate was $5.81. This is the fourth time that Allergan has raised its guidance this year. Allergan said that its markets have been strong around the world, while it is gaining market share in most categories. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors today, Wells Fargo analyst Larry Biegelsen wrote that, in the wake of Allergan's guidance increase, the company's price to earnings multiple could expand to 22x its estimated 2016 earnings, up from its current multiple of 19x. In addition to the raised guidance, a potential accretive acquisition by Allergan and the possibility that it will be acquired make such an increase in the multiple "quite possible," Biegelsen contended. He kept an Outperform rating on the stock. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Allergan has reportedly held advanced talks about acquiring another company in the sector, Salix (SLXP), although CNBC's David Faber on October 2 reported that the talks between the two companies about a merger had "cooled considerably." PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Allergan rose fractionally to $191.06 while Valeant slid 1.5% to $124.08.
08:50 EDTACTAllergan shares have further upside, says Wells Fargo
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October 8, 2014
08:42 EDTACTSalix shares should be bought on weakness, says Sterne Agee
After Reuters yesterday afternoon reported that Actavis (ACT) plans to make a new merger approach to Allergan (AGN), Sterne Agee believes that Salix's standalone value is $162. The firm expects the shares to reach that level following approval of its Xifaxan IBS-D drug after the February 2015 PDUFA date.
06:47 EDTACTLawmakers may push for new regulations on generic drug makers, NY Times says
After the prices of some generic drugs soared more than 1,000% over the last year, two influential members of Congress are probing the sector and threatening to look to impose new regulations on it, according to The New York Times. Generic drug makers include Teva (TEVA), Mylan (MYL), Actavis (ACT), and Lannett (LCI).Reference Link
06:28 EDTMTBM&T Bank, SunTrust may miss Q3 expectations, says Citigroup
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06:23 EDTACTActavis more inclined to pursue Allergan over Salix, says Citigroup
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