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January 31, 2013
19:13 EDTELX, BERY, PMCS, TLAB, BUD, TSYS, PWER, CTCT, SPF, ADNCOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Audience (ADNC), up 25.1%... TeleCommunication Systems (TSYS), up 11.9%... PMC-Sierra (PMCS), up 7.2%... Standard Pacific (SPF), up 4.4%... ALSO HIGHER: Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD), 0.1% after DoJ announced earlier today it was suing to block the company's planned acquisition of Grupo Modelo... DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Berry Plastics (BERY), down 8.9%... Constant Contact (CTCT) down 6.3%... Tellabs (TLAB), down 3.9%... Emulex (ELX), down 3.2%... Power-One (PWER), down 2.9%.
News For ADNC;TSYS;PMCS;SPF;BUD;BERY;CTCT;TLAB;ELX;PWER From The Last 14 Days
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February 26, 2015
16:52 EDTELXOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street moved in a narrow range for most of the session while remaining near record levels. The Nasdaq was the strongest of the indices, as it continues its march towards 5,000. Crude oil prices fell by over 5% during the regular trading session, but recovered a bit in after-hours trading. The market is on pace to complete its fourth consecutive week of gains and close out the month of February with gains after suffering losses in January. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the Consumer Price Index fell 0.7% in January, with the core rate rising 0.2%, versus expectations for the headline CPI to be down 0.6% and the core rate to rise 0.1%. Initial jobless claims rose 31K to 313K in the week ended February 21, versus expectations for 290K first-time claims. Durable goods orders rose 2.8% in January, versus expectations for a 1.6% increase. The FHFA home price index rose 0.8% to 218.6 in December, versus expectations for an increase of 0.5%. COMPANY NEWS: The Federal Communications Commission voted 3 to 2 in favor of adopting new open Internet, or "net neutrality," rules. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has proposed that the FCC use its Title II authority to implement and enforce "bright-line" rules to ban paid prioritization and the blocking and throttling of lawful content and services. However, Wheeler said his proposal will "modernize" Title II, insuring there will be no rate regulation, no tariffs, and no last-mile unbundling. Major Internet Service Providers, including Verizon (VZ), AT&T (T), and Comcast (CMCSA), have opposed the rules, while Netflix (NFLX) has been a strong and vocal supporter of open Internet provisions... Shares of International Business Machines (IBM) slipped $1.94, or 1.19%, to $160.87 after Big Blue held its investor day meeting in NYC. At the meeting, IBM backed its fiscal year profit view but also said that the company now expects currency to impact revenue growth by over 6 points for the full year, which is greater than the impact previously provided based on January 16 spot rates. IBM also said it was shifting $4B into "strategic initiatives," including Big Data, the Cloud, mobile, social and security... Barnes & Noble (BKS) rose $1.67, or 6.89%, to $25.92 after announcing plans to split its Education business from its Retail and NOOK Digital businesses. The separation into two independent, publicly traded companies is anticipated to be completed by the end of August and is intended to be a tax-free distribution to shareholders, B&N noted. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Emulex (ELX), which jumped $1.57, or 24.69%, to $7.93 after the company agreed to be acquired by Avago Technologies (AVGO) for $606M, or $8 per share in cash. Avago also rose $16.57, or 14.71%, to $129.25 after announcing the deal and reporting "beat and raise" quarterly results. Also higher was UIL Holdings (UIL), which gained $9.74, or 23.01%, to $52.07 after the company agreed to be acquired by Iberdrola USA to create a newly listed U.S. publicly-traded company. The proposed transaction implies total value per share to UIL shareholders of $52.75, including $10.50 per share paid in the form of cash, the companies said. Among the noteworthy losers was Clayton Williams (CWEI), which fell $11.41, or 17.77%, to $52.79 after the company suspended drilling operations in both of its core resource plays, citing low oil prices, and its shares were downgraded at Wunderlich. Also lower following their earnings reports were network solutions provider Inteliquent (IQNT), which dropped $3.05, or 17.33%, to $14.55, and electric weapons maker TASER (TASR), which slid $4.36, or 16.14%, to $22.68. INDEXES: The Dow fell 10.15, or -0.06%, to 18,214.42, the Nasdaq gained 20.75, or 0.42%, to 4,987.89, and the S&P 500 declined 3.12, or 0.15%, to 2,110.74.
12:39 EDTELXOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:19 EDTELXHigh option volume stocks
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09:25 EDTELXOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:58 EDTELXAvago price target raised to $145 from $120 at Brean Capital
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07:10 EDTELXAvago price target raised to $135 from $115 at Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest increased its price target on Avago (AVGO) after the company reported higher than expected EPS and in-line revenue. The firm is upbeat on the company's acquisition of Emulex (ELX), calling it "another accretive gem." Pacific Crest keeps an Outperform rating on Avago.
06:22 EDTELXAvago price target raised to $131 from $110 at Citigroup
Citigroup raised its price target for Avago Technologies (AVGO) to $131 saying the acquisition of Emulex (ELX) will help margin expansion. Citi says it does not view Avago as a wholly derivative play on Apple (AAPL) and it expects the company's diversification into end markets like storage and later auto to drive multiple expansion. Avago remains Citi's top specialty semiconductor pick following its Q4 results.
05:21 EDTBUDAB InBev sees FY15 revenue per hl to grow organically in line with inflation
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05:15 EDTBUDAB InBev announces $1B share buyback program
The board has approved a share buyback program for an amount of $1B, which will be conducted during the course of this year. The company's current intention is to use the shares acquired to fulfill its various share delivery commitments under the stock ownership plan. The program will be executed under the powers granted at the General Meeting of Shareholders on April 30.
05:12 EDTBUDAB InBev reports Q4 EPS $1.54, consensus $1.41
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February 25, 2015
18:24 EDTELXOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:37 EDTELXQLogic rallies after Avago says purchasing Emulex for $8 per share
Shares of QLogic (QLGC) are higher in the extended session after peer Emulex (ELX) agreed to be bought for $8 per share in cash by Avago Technologies (AVGO). WHAT'S NOTABLE: Emulex and QLogic both make products for network infrastructure. After the close, Avago Technologies (AVGO) and Emulex Corporation (ELX) announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Avago will acquire Emulex in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $606M. Under the terms of the agreement, which has been approved by the boards of both companies, a subsidiary of Avago will commence a tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of Emulex common stock for $8 per share in cash. Avago expects to fund the transaction with cash available on its balance sheet. PRICE ACTION: Shares of Emulex are higher by almost 25%, while QLogic shares are up almost 5% in extended trading. Avago is up almost 6% to $118.56.
16:12 EDTELXAvago to acquire Emulex for $8 per share in cash
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16:10 EDTELXAvago to acquire Emulex for $8 per share in cash
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15:05 EDTBUDNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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February 23, 2015
09:59 EDTSPFOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Antofagasta (ANFGY) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Arch Coal (ACI) downgraded to Sell from Buy at Argus... BHP Billiton (BHP) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Beazer Homes (BZH) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Compass Point... Boeing (BA) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Century Communities (CCS) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... CyberArk (CYBR) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... DirecTV (DTV) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Brean Capital... Enerplus (ERF) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Desjardins... Fiserv (FISV) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Monness Crespi... GP Strategies (GPX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at B. Riley... Interactive Brokers (IBKR) downgraded to Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... MRC Global (MRC) downgraded at BB&T... Precision Castparts (PCP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Quest Diagnostics (DGX) downgraded at BofA/Merrill... Rio Tinto (RIO) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Roth Capital downgraded Spectrum (SPPI) on court case loss... Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at Howard Weil... Ryland Group (RYL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Compass Point... Salix (SLXP) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Leerink... Standard Pacific (SPF) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Compass Point... Superior Energy (SPN) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Transocean (RIG) downgraded to Negative from Neutral at Susquehanna... Vale (VALE) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley.
09:09 EDTSPFStandard Pacific downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Compass Point
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08:08 EDTTSYSTeleCommunication Systems' TCS awarded GSA approval to add O3b Networks
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February 19, 2015
10:32 EDTBERYHigh option volume stocks:
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February 18, 2015
12:53 EDTADNCVertex raises stake in Audience to 7.3% from 5.1%
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