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February 5, 2014
10:04 EDTPH, WAIR, VALE, SSRI, MBT, FNFG, BDX, ZION, Z, TYG, PCAR, LAMR, CNC, BBVA, ENTG, WDR, STLD, MYGN, GTN, BLK, ADMOn the Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Archer Daniels (ADM) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Scotia Capital... Banco Bilbao (BBVA) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at HSBC... Becton Dickinson (BDX) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James... BlackRock (BLK) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna... Centene (CNC) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citigroup... First Niagara (FNFG) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citigroup... Gray Television (GTN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Lamar Advertising (LAMR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Mobile TeleSystems (MBT) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Myriad Genetics (MYGN) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at JMP Securities... PACCAR (PCAR) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird... Silver Standard (SSRI) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank... Steel Dynamics (STLD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Tortoise Energy (TYG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... Vale (VALE) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Waddell & Reed (WDR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Wesco Aircraft (WAIR) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS... Zillow (Z) upgraded to Buy from Fair Value at CRT Capital... Entegris (ENTG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Craig-Hallum... Zions Bancorp (ZION) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson... Parker-Hannifin (PH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at MKM Partners.
News For ADM;BBVA;BDX;BLK;CNC;FNFG;GTN;LAMR;MBT;MYGN;PCAR;SSRI;STLD;TYG;VALE;WDR;Z;WAIR;ENTG;ZION;PH From The Last 14 Days
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January 22, 2015
16:48 EDTPHParker-Hannifin CEO Donald Washkewicz announces intention to retire
On January 21, Donald E. Washkewicz, Chairman of the Board, CEO president of Parker-Hannifin Corporation, notified the Board of Directors of the company that, effective February 1, he intends to retire as CEO and president of the company. Washkewicz will remain as an executive officer of the company in the position of Chairman of the Board. On January 21, the Board of Directors of the company elected Thomas L. Williams, 56, as CEO of the company, effective February 1, and as a director of the company, effective January 21.
15:32 EDTFNFGNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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14:11 EDTLAMRLamar Advertising announces partnership with Blue Bite
Lamar Advertising announces a new partnership with Blue Bite, which will give advertisers the ability to create measurable mobile campaigns through the use of outdoor media. The partnership will include the integration of Blue Bite's mTAG platform on Lamar's street level media. First being deployed to 440 transit locations throughout the Buffalo, NY area, both companies are working to expand the network footprint to a potential 25,000 mobile touchpoints across the U.S. and Canada.
10:03 EDTVALEOn the Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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10:03 EDTPCAROn the Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:16 EDTBLKMarketAxess, BlackRock expand strategic trading alliance into Europe
MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (MKTX) and BlackRock, Inc. (BLK) are expanding their Open Trading alliance into the European credit markets. The strategic alliance seeks to improve liquidity and reduce transaction costs for European fixed income market participants, building upon the success of the firms’ existing partnership in U.S. credit. The alliance will offer increased choice in execution options and counterparties, while providing valuable data and market insights to better inform trading decisions in European markets. Under the expanded partnership, the firms will continue their efforts to develop innovative trading protocols that address liquidity challenges in the global credit markets.
08:14 EDTVALEVale initiated with a Buy at Societe Generale
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January 21, 2015
16:48 EDTBDXCareFusion stockholders approve proposed merger with Becton, Dickinson
Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) and CareFusion (CFN) announced the results of the CareFusion special meeting of stockholders, held on January 21, for CareFusion stockholders to consider and vote upon the proposed merger of CareFusion and BD. CareFusion stockholders approved the definitive merger agreement and the merger transaction, with approximately 76% of shares outstanding cast in favor of the proposal. As previously announced on October 5, 2014, BD and CareFusion entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which BD would acquire CareFusion in a stock and cash transaction. CareFusion stockholder approval was a condition to the merger. The proposed acquisition remains subject to certain other conditions and approvals, including approval of the proposed acquisition by the European Commission under the European Union Merger Regulation.
16:26 EDTPCARPACCAR downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital
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12:09 EDTZUBS Group AG reports 5.29% passive stake in Zillow
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10:01 EDTBDXOn the Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Ashford Hospitality (AHT) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... BAE Systems (BAESY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Bazaarvoice (BV) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... Becton Dickinson (BDX) upgraded to Outperform at Cowen... CVS Health (CVS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Camden Property (CPT) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... ConocoPhillips (COP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson... Cree (CREE) upgraded to Overweight at Stephens... DDR Corp. (DDR) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... EastGroup Properties (EGP) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Esperion (ESPR) upgraded at BofA/Merrill... Exxon Mobil (XOM) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... FXCM (FXCM) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Keefe Bruyette... Fair Isaac (FICO) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Golar LNG (GLNG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Nordea... Gran Tierra (GTE) upgraded to Buy at Canaccord... Host Hotels (HST) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... J.M. Smucker (SJM) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Kilroy Realty (KRC) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Level 3 (LVLT) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Lowe's (LOW) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Michael Kors (KORS) upgraded to Outperform at Cowen... Netflix (NFLX) upgraded at Nomura... Regions Financial (RF) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim... Ruckus Wireless (RKUS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Northland... Santander Mexico (BSMX) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Scorpio Tankers (STNG) upgraded to Buy at Canaccord... Sprouts Farmers Markets (SFM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Strategic Hotels (BEE) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... The Medicines Co. (MDCO) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Leerink... Whole Foods (WFM) upgraded at Sterne Agee... Wolseley (WOSYY) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Exane BNP Paribas.
09:23 EDTBDXRetractable Tech says judge issues final judgment in suit against Becton Dickinson
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08:00 EDTBDXBecton Dickinson upgraded to Outperform at Cowen
As previously reported, Cowen upgraded Becton Dickinson (BDX) to Outperform from Market Perform as they believe synergy targets for its Carefusion (CFN) acquisition are too low. Cowen raised its price target to $165 form $130 on Becton Dickinson shares.
06:55 EDTBDXBecton Dickinson upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen
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January 20, 2015
07:28 EDTBLKTreasury Institute for Higher Education to hold a symposium
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07:07 EDTMYGNMyriad RBM joins Institut Pasteur in TB collaboration
Myriad RBM, a wholly owned subsidiary of Myriad Genetics, announced that it will assist the Institut Pasteur in a public-private research collaboration to fight the global tuberculosis, or TB, epidemic. This research project is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through a grant to the Institut Pasteur. The proof-of-concept study will evaluate patients with latent and active TB infections who are affiliated with the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative clinical study sites. The goals of this study are to field-test Myriad RBM's TruCulture system as a point-of-care blood collection and immune response monitoring method and to stratify patients with active and latent tuberculosis.
06:58 EDTBLKBlackRock, Fidelity close to launching 'dark pool,' WSJ reports
Some of the largest mutual fund firms, including Fidelity, BlackRock (BLK), Bank of New York Mellon (BK),, T. Row Price (TROW) and JP Morgan (JPM) are among the firms that are close to launching a new "dark pool," The Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources. The effort, which involves nine firms in total, would look to shut out sell-side trading desks and high-speed trading firms. Reference Link
06:31 EDTADMArcher Daniels downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
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05:57 EDTBBVABanco Bilbao upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
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05:44 EDTWAIRWesco Aircraft downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
Barclays downgraded Wesco Aircraft to Underweight citing low visibility amid ongoing executive departures. The firm lowered its price target for shares to $13 from $16.
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