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News For ADI;CTRX;DISCA;EQIX;LBTYA;LMCA;REGN;SBAC;VRSK;WDC From The Last 14 Days
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April 17, 2015
14:06 EDTLMCADOJ lawyers leaning toward suit to block Comcast-TWC deal, Bloomberg says
Lawyers at the Justice Departmentís antitrust division are leaning toward making a recommendation to file suit to block Comcastís (CMCSA) proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable (TWC), according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. Staff attorneys could submit their review to Renata Hesse, a deputy assistant attorney general for antitrust, as soon as next week, the report added. John Malone, the chairman of Liberty Media (LMCA), has previously said that Charter Communications (CHTR) would look to buy Time Warner Cable if its deal with Comcast falls through. Shares of Comcast are down 2.6% to $58.11 in afternoon trading after Bloomberg's report, while Time Warner Cable shares are down 5.6% to $149.30. Reference Link
April 16, 2015
08:07 EDTEQIXEquinix opens data center in Toronto
Equinix opened a data center in Toronto, Ontario. Known as TR2, the new data center will serve companies doing business in Canada's largest financial, networking and cloud computing market. .
06:31 EDTWDCWestern Digital assumed with an Overweight at JPMorgan
Price target lowered to $105 from $115.
06:05 EDTCTRXUnitedHealth says Catamaran combination to contribute 30c to 2016 earnings
April 15, 2015
11:51 EDTCTRXExpress Scripts down 2% as Walgreens speaks at analyst day
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10:00 EDTWDCOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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06:07 EDTWDCWestern Digital initiated with a Buy at Maxim
Target $131.
April 14, 2015
10:01 EDTWDCOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:13 EDTLMCALiberty Media management to meet with UBS
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06:25 EDTWDCWestern Digital upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill upgraded Western Digital to Buy and maintained its $117 price target. The firm believes fundamentals have bottomed and valuation is attractive at current levels. BofA/Merrill lowered estimates on further PC weakness but said pricing is holding up and the mix shift to capacity HDDs is driving ASP and margin improvement.
April 13, 2015
10:33 EDTCTRXOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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07:24 EDTWDCWestern Digital added to Franchise Pick List at Jefferies
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07:22 EDTLMCAWave of media M&A may be on the way, WSJ says
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07:12 EDTLMCALiberty Media management to meet with UBS
Meeting to be held in Paris on April 13 hosted by UBS.
April 10, 2015
07:17 EDTREGNExpert very bullish on outlook for Regeneron Eylea, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital reports that a retina expert with whom it spoke was "very bullish" on the outlook for Regeneron's Eylea, not just in DME but also in wet AMD. The firm says the expert's positive outlook was sparked by recently presented Protocol T data. RBC continues to believe that Eylea could beat guidance this year, while Phase III programs could boost the stock. RBC keeps a $490 price target and Outperform rating on the shares.
April 9, 2015
09:21 EDTCTRXCatamaran said to be likley to keep Cigna contract, CT Financial News reports
Brain Tanquilut, senior VP, Healthcare Services Equity Research at Jefferies, believes there is "precedent out there that suggests Catamaranís (CTRX) contract with Cigna (CI) "is safeĒ despite UnitedHealth's (UNH) recent deal to buy the pharmacy benefits manager, according to CT Financial News. Reference Link
April 8, 2015
10:01 EDTCTRXOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Almost Family (AFAM) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird... Angie's List (ANGI) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at B. Riley... Annaly Capital (NLY) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital... Apple (AAPL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Societe Generale... Calamos (CLMS) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Catamaran (CTRX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus... Cinemark (CNK) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital... Crestwood Equity (CEQP) downgraded at BofA/Merrill... Cummins (CMI) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Kinder Morgan (KMI) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... L'Oreal (LRLCY) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Exane BNP Paribas... NextEra Energy Partners (NEP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Regal Entertainment (RGC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital... Trina Solar (TSL) downgraded at BofA/Merrill... WebMD (WBMD) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Yingli Green Energy (YGE) downgraded at BofA/Merrill... Zep Inc. (ZEP) downgraded to Sell from Buy at Wunderlich.
08:38 EDTLBTYALiberty Global volatility at one year low
Liberty Global overall option implied volatility of 26 compares to its 26-week average of 29 according to Track Data, suggesting decreasing price movement.
07:31 EDTCTRXCatamaran downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus
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April 7, 2015
10:05 EDTCTRXOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:29 EDTCTRXCatamaran downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James
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08:15 EDTDISCADiscovery said to bid for stake in Korean cable TV operator, Bloomberg reports
Discovery Communications was among those submitting bids for a stake in South Korean cable TV operator C&M, reported Korea Economic Daily, according to Bloomberg.
05:48 EDTCTRXCatamaran downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
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April 6, 2015
15:58 EDTWDCNeedham says an acquisition of SanDisk is unlikely
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13:35 EDTWDCSanDisk climbs after being identified as 'excellent' takeover target
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13:12 EDTCTRXCatamaran purchase expected to clear antitrust hurdles, CT Financial News says
Optum, a unit of UnitedHealth (UNH), is expected to face close scrutiny by regulators over its proposed acquisition of Catamaran (CTRX) and its pharmacy benefits management unit, but the deal is likely to be approved by regulators, CT Financial News reports, adding that the prospective deal could start a wave of consolidation among PBMs. Norm Smith, president and founder of health care research firm Viewpoint Consulting, believes the ultimate beneficiaries of the OptumRx/Catamaran deal will be consumers and health insurers. Reference Link
11:11 EDTCTRXOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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10:58 EDTWDCWestern Digital calls active on SanDisk speculation.
Western Digital (WDC) May 92 and 97 are active on 2,500 contracts versus 200 puts following a report by Susquehanna that speculates the company should consider an acquisition of SanDisk (SNDK). The firm believes Western Digital acquiring SanDisk's NAND supply and flash IP would be a transformational move for the company and a 35% premium, or $86 per share, purchase price for SanDisk would be accretive by year two.
10:02 EDTCTRXOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: AGCO (AGCO) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Deutsche Bank... CONSOL (CNX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Catamaran (CTRX) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital... Comerica (CMA) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim... Gannett (GCI) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital... Magnum Hunter (MHR) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Wunderlich... Qualcomm (QCOM) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital... Regions Financial (RF) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim... SAP (SAP) downgraded at Wells Fargo... Sanderson Farms (SAFM) downgraded to Underweight from Sector Weight at KeyBanc... Scorpio Tankers (STNG) downgraded to Neutral from Accumulate at Global Hunter... Simpson Manufacturing (SSD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at DA Davidson... Skyworks (SWKS) downgraded at Stephens... TripAdvisor (TRIP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham... Western Union (WU) downgraded to Neutral from Positive at Susquehanna... Zillow Group (Z) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays.
08:57 EDTCTRXCatamaran downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital
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08:33 EDTWDCWestern Digital acquisition of SanDisk would be compelling, says Susquehanna
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07:57 EDTCTRXLeerink healthcare services analyst holds analyst/industry conference call
Healthcare Services Analyst Gupte discusses the leverage Anthem likely has in its Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) contract with Express Scripts and how it changes after the Catamaran-Optum Rx deal, the synergy potential for the deal between Catamaran and Optum Rx and the likelihood of Cigna-HS remaining with the newly merged Optum Rx-CTRX on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on April 6 at 2 pm.
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