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April 11, 2013
10:23 EDTSLAB, STL, BYD, HL, LRCX, ADBE, TOL, ZUMZ, LHOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Adobe (ADBE) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Boyd Gaming (BYD) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... LabCorp (LH) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Lam Research (LRCX) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Cowen... Sterling Bancorp (STL) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Zumiez (ZUMZ) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at Piper Jaffray... Hecla Mining (HL) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank ... Silicon Laboratories (SLAB) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Boyd Gaming (BYD) upgraded at Morgan Stanley... Toll Brothers (TOL) upgraded to Neutral from Negative at Susquehanna.
News For ADBE;BYD;LH;LRCX;STL;ZUMZ;HL;SLAB;TOL From The Last 14 Days
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August 25, 2015
16:43 EDTTOLOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Tuesday
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13:00 EDTTOLToll Brothers lags market rebound after reporting Q3 results
Shares of luxury home builder Toll Brothers (TOL) are trading lower after reporting third quarter profit and revenue that were lower than last year's Q3 results. WHAT'S NEW: Toll Brothers this morning reported Q3 earnings per share of 36c, well below the 53c the company reported in the year-ago quarter. Revenue for the quarter of $1.03B and deliveries of 1,419 units declined 3% in dollars and 2% in units from the year-ago level, while impairments rose to $18M from $6M in the year-ago quarter. Analysts were expecting Toll Brothers to report Q3 EPS of 49c on revenue of $1.05B. The company said that the average price of homes delivered was $724,000, compared to $732,000 in 3Q14. Looking ahead, Toll Brothers forecast fourth quarter deliveries of 1,645-1,945 units priced between $780,000-$800,000. The company also lowered the top end of its 2015 home deliveries forecast, and now sees deliveries of 5,350-5,650 homes compared to its prior forecast of 5,300-5,900 homes. Separately, The Commerce Department reported new home sales for July were up 5.4% to an annual pace of 507,000, which fell within the range of expectations. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On quarterly earnings conference call, Toll Brothers said it still sees net income and gross margin growth in 2016. The company added that the housing recovery is built on a "very solid foundation." The steady acceleration the industry is experiencing bodes well for the health of housing market due to pent-up demand, increasing household formations and current industry-wide production, the company said. The home builder said that there is "significant room" for growth with increased profitability in fiscal year 2016 and beyond. Toll also said it sees further consolidation in the sector. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies in the home building space include Lennar Corporation (LEN) PulteGroup (PHM), Hovnanian Enterprises, (HOV) and Ryland Group (RYL). PRICE ACTION: Shares of Toll Brothers are down 0.5% to $37.87 amid a broader market advance.
11:54 EDTTOLToll Brothers sees further consolidation in home builder sector
11:51 EDTTOLToll Brothers says continues to have 'terrific' pricing power
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11:22 EDTTOLToll Brothers says 'careful,' 'opportunistic' about land spend
11:18 EDTTOLToll Brothers says housing market remains on an upward trend
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11:18 EDTTOLToll Brothers says still sees net income, gross margin growth in 2016
Says that for the first four weeks of August, contracts in units are up 16% vs. last year. Says seeing strength in "active adult" communities. Says rental apartment business continues to outperform expectations. Says plans to expand rental apartment business nationally. Says housing recovery built on "very solid foundation." Says slow but steady acceleration industry is experiencing bodes well for health of housing market due to pent up demand, increasing household formations, current industry wide production. Says has "significant room" for growth, increased profitability in FY16 and beyond. Says "very optimistic" about future. Sees Q4 tax rate approx. 31%, FY tax rate around 32% vs. previous view of around 31%. Still sees net income, gross margin growth in 2016. Comments made on the Q3 earnings conference call. Toll Brothers is fractionally lower at $38.05 in morning trading.
09:59 EDTADBEOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:08 EDTADBEFireEye, Adobe among quality 'flushed out' tech names, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Sterling Auty says that market disruptions like the one seen in the last several days have historically provided a unique opportunity to invest in high-quality names and identified FireEye (FEYE), Adobe (ADBE), Veeva Systems (VEEV) and Rovi (ROVI) as four particularly interesting tech stocks that "appear flushed out" and now offer "exaggerated" risk/reward. The firm has Overweight ratings on all four stocks mentioned above after having upgraded Rovi to Overweight this morning.
06:18 EDTADBEAdobe upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird
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05:34 EDTTOLToll Brothers sees FY15 deliveries 5,350-5,650 units priced between $745K-$760K
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05:33 EDTTOLToll Brothers sees Q4 deliveries 1,645-1,945 units priced between $780K-$800K
05:32 EDTTOLToll Brothers reports Q3 EPS 36c, may not compare to consensus 49c
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August 24, 2015
16:17 EDTLHLabCorp: Covance announces agreement with leading pharmaceutical company
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings announced that Covance Drug Development has received a multi-year award from a leading pharmaceutical company to use Covance's Xcellerate platform as an exclusive central monitoring solution for their worldwide clinical trials portfolio. This landmark agreement with a top-tier pharmaceutical company for Covance's first-in-kind Software-as-a-Service offering reflects the company's unique technology capabilities, and reinforces its position as an industry innovator and leader in clinical informatics solutions.
15:09 EDTTOLNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's open, with earnings consensus, include Best Buy (BBY), consensus 34c... Toll Brothers (TOL), consensus 49c... Valspar (VAL), consensus $1.26... DSW (DSW), consensus 42c... Children's Place (PLCE), consensus (33c).
13:01 EDTTOLEarnings Watch: UBS positive on Toll Brothers ahead of Q3 results
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12:45 EDTTOLToll Brothers technical comments before earnings
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08:45 EDTLHLabCorp announces availability of VistaSeq Hereditary Cancer Panel
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August 21, 2015
07:48 EDTTOLToll Brothers August volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
Toll Brothers August weekly call option implied volatility is at 38, September is at 30, December is at 26; compared to its 52-week range of 20 to 34, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q3 results on August 25.
August 20, 2015
07:46 EDTTOLToll Brothers among best positioned builders, says UBS
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