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March 6, 2014
10:01 EDTORCL, QTM, ASNA, ADHD, PLNR, TSCO, LJPC, AMDA, MSFT, DRTX, NDSN, ALDWOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Alcobra (ADHD) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities... Alon USA Partners (ALDW) initiated with an Underweight at Barclays... Amedica (AMDA) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities... Ascena Retail (ASNA) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna... Nordson (NDSN) initiated with a Neutral at RW Baird... La Jolla Pharmaceutical (LJPC) initiated with a Buy at Chardan... Quantum (QTM) reinstated with a Market Perform at Northland Securities... Durata Therapeutics (DRTX) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... Tractor Supply (TSCO) coverage assumed with an Outperform at Wedbush... Oracle (ORCL) initiated with a Buy at B. Riley... Microsoft (MSFT) initiated with a Neutral at B. Riley... Planar Systems (PLNR) initiated with a Neutral at B. Riley.
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July 17, 2015
10:05 EDTTSCOOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:34 EDTTSCORetailer survey suggests better Q2 backdrop for Tractor Supply, says Baird
Baird said they expect solid Q2 results from Tractor Supply, citing their retailer survey, which suggests a modestly better sector backdrop than Q1 highlighted by strength in big-ticket items. The firm feels the shares deserve their premium valuation as the company continues to stand out among large-cap peers. Baird reiterated its Outperform rating and $107 price target on Tractor Supply shares.
08:05 EDTMSFTLexmark launches Kofax View for Microsoft Outlook
Lexmark (LXK) announced the availability of Kofax View, the first document viewing, editing and PDF creation application for Microsoft (MSFT) Outlook. “Microsoft Office delivers exceptional workforce productivity and Microsoft Outlook is central to increased productivity through collaboration. Kofax View gives Outlook users—including Outlook for Office 365 users in the cloud—the ability to more easily create, manage and share familiar document types for improved communication that significantly streamlines the workflow process,” said David Caldeira, product marketing executive, Lexmark Enterprise Software.
06:49 EDTTSCOTractor Supply upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
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July 16, 2015
18:48 EDTORCLOracle drops largest copyright damages theory against Rimini Street
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13:11 EDTMSFTMicrosoft July weekly volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
Microsoft July weekly call option implied volatility is at 36, August is at 27, September is at 20 compared to its 52-week range of 15 to 29, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q4 results on July 21.
11:39 EDTORCLOracle management to meet with Evercore ISI
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09:10 EDTMSFTMicrosoft to acquire FieldOne Systems, terms not disclosed
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09:02 EDTQTMQuantum reports Q1 preliminary revenue $111M, consensus $128.39M
Quantum's scale-out storage and related service revenue grew year-over-year by approximately $10M, or 54%, and royalty revenue increased approximately $1M. However, this growth was offset by product and related service revenue declines of approximately $15M in branded tape automation, $7M in branded devices and media and $6M in OEM tape sales. DXi product and related service revenue was roughly flat year-over-year. Quantum believes the lower-than-expected total revenue was largely due to overall weakness in the general-purpose storage market, as also indicated by other companies' announcements over the last two weeks
06:25 EDTORCLOracle announces 'disciplined reduction' in overall compensatoin
Oracle announced bonuses to Ellison, Catz and Hurd will be paid out at $0 in FY15, compared to 16% targe tin FY14. Oracle said that no performance-based cash bonuses will be awarded in years where no growth in non-GAAP pre-tax profits is achieved. PSU payouts are based on Oracle revenue growth and operating cash flow growth relative to select peer company performances. In connection with the management transition in 2015, the compensation committee canceled 1.5M equity equivalent shares of Ellison's FY15 equity award. The company announced option awards will be reduced to 5 year terms from 10 year terms in 2016, significantly reducing its value and maintaining long-term vest. Comments taken from slides for July Investor Presentation.
05:46 EDTMSFTMicrosoft may increase smartphone outsourcing in Taiwan, Vietnam, DigiTimes says
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05:46 EDTMSFTMicrosoft's new Surface expected to be available in October, DigiTimes reports
Microsoft's new Surface tablet is expected to be launched in October after upstream supply chains have been notified to start mass shipments of components in September, reports DigiTimes. According to sources, Microsoft's Surface Pro shipments were 200K-250K units per month in Q1 and its monthly tablet shipment volume rose to above 300K. Sources say Microsoft's monthly tablet shipments may have a chance to reach 500K-600K units. Reference Link
July 15, 2015
13:11 EDTMSFTWindows 10 finalized, the Verge reports
Microsoft has finalized its Windows 10 software, ready for release on July 29, the Verge reports. The company is signing off on the build, known as build 10240, internally and may announce the manufacturing copy publicly by the end of the week, the report says. Reference Link
08:03 EDTLJPCLa Jolla granted orphan status for fibrodysplasia treatment
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July 14, 2015
17:11 EDTMSFTMicrosoft M&A chief says Salesforce sale 'depends on' Benioff, Fortune reports
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16:35 EDTMSFTMicrosoft CEO to focus on 'a few phones,' ZDNet says
In a ZDNet interview at the Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella remarked, "I'm not going to launch a phone a day. I'm going to focus on a few phones that actually grab share that, in fact, showcase our uniqueness." Nadella called the company's restructuring of its mobile phone business "a change to our operating approach," and he added that "we will do everything we have to do to make sure we're making progress on phones." Reference Link
16:01 EDTMSFTOptions Update; July 14, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 15c to 17.76 Option volume leaders: AAPL FB BAC T AMZN BABA INTC JPM LVS AAL CHK MSFT NFLX TSLA TWTR MPC
09:45 EDTMSFTRackspace preparing deal with Amazon Web Services, CRN reports
In addition to its deal announced yesterday with Microsoft (MSFT) Azure, Rackspace is preparing an alliance with Amazon (AMZN) Web Services, CRN reported last night, citing a source. Reference Link
09:35 EDTMSFTActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open: AAPL FB BAC T AMZN BABA INTC JPM LVS AAL CHK MSFT
05:53 EDTMSFTMicrosoft likely to revamp and focus on flagship smartphones, DigiTimes says
Microsoft will likely revamp its strategy for smartphones by focusing on high-end and business-use models, reports DigiTimes. According to sources at Taiwan's handset supply chain, the company's new roadmap is expected to call for the launch of 1-2 models for its high-end business and mid-range to entry-level family lineups. The company and most industry insiders are wondering whether the new Windows 10 OS will help ramp up significantly the share of Windows Phone-based smartphones in the global market. Reference Link
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