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January 17, 2013
10:02 EDTAIZ, TAL, PKI, MDT, GTAT, EXC, ALDW, MHK, JNPR, BIO, CBS, RIO, MCY, INFN, ADTNOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Adtran (ADTN) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citigroup... Bio-Rad (BIO) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at CLSA... GT Advanced (GTAT) upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies... Infinera (INFN) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Juniper (JNPR) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Medtronic (MDT) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Mercury General (MCY) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Mohawk (MHK) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at Macquarie... PerkinElmer (PKI) upgraded to Buy from Outperform at CLSA... Rio Tinto (RIO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Alon USA Partners (ALDW) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... TAL International (TAL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... CBS (CBS) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush... Exelon (EXC) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Assurant (AIZ) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James.
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June 29, 2015
07:55 EDTMHKMohawk deal has signficant revenue synergies, says SunTrust
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June 26, 2015
10:00 EDTEXCConstellation selected by City of Cleveland for electricity supply
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June 25, 2015
11:03 EDTMDTMedtronic announces U.S. launch of Advisa SR MRI SureScan pacing system
Medtronic announced the U.S. FDA approval and commercial launch of the Advisa SR MRI SureScan single-chamber pacemaker with the 5076 MRI lead, which allows for magnetic resonance imaging scans positioned on any region of the body without restrictions. The new system includes the Advisa SR MRI pacemaker and a SureScan lead, which must be used together to be considered MR- conditional.
09:23 EDTMDTMedtronic announces resignation of Christopher O'Connell
Medtronic (MDT) announced in a regulatory filing that Christopher J. O’Connell is resigning as the company’s EVP and President, Restorative Therapies Group. The company also announced the appointment of Geoff Martha as the company’s EVP and President, Restorative Therapies Group, effective immediately. The Fly notes that Waters (WAT) this morning named O'Connell as its new president, CEO and member of its Board of Directors, effective in September.
09:15 EDTMDTWaters names Christopher O'Connell as CEO, effective in September
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June 24, 2015
17:57 EDTAIZWall Street applauds Senate giving go-ahead for 'fast track' trade powers
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08:25 EDTCBSNetflix on pace to have larger audience than all networks, FBR says
FBR Capital analyst Barton Crockett says that while Netflix (NFLX) is not rated by Nielsen (NLSN), the 10B hours streamed in Q1 reported by the company are equivalent to having a 24-hour rating of 2.6, on par with Disney's (DIS) ABC and Comcast's (CMCSA) NBC. And while ratings at broadcasters are falling on average, Netflix is growing its ratings at a 40%-plus compound annual rate, Crockett tells investors this morning in a research note. At this pace, Netflix in a year will have a larger 24-hour audience than all broadcast networks, he contends. Regarding last night's 7-for-1 stock split announcement, Crockett says the move reflects management's confidence in the "durability of the recent stock surge." For perspective, three years ago Netflix shares were around $60. This morning they are trading up $18.69 to $699.88 in the pre-market. Crockett has an Outperform rating on the streaming service with a $900 price target.
June 23, 2015
17:03 EDTMDTMedtronic implements voluntary recall for certain lots of Covidien Shiley tubes
Medtronic announced that on May 8, it began notifying hospitals and distributors worldwide that affected lots of its Covidien Shiley tracheostomy tubes were formed with a wider-angle bend than standard models manufactured after November 29, 2012. The company initiated the field action following a small number of customer complaints that included reports of 12 serious patient injuries, such as breathing difficulties that impacted oxygen levels immediately upon tube placement or discomfort. Replacement of the tracheostomy tube with product manufactured prior to November 29, 2012 addressed the patient breathing difficulty or discomfort. The notification requested all customers and distributors to quarantine and discontinue use of all potentially affected units and return the affected product to the company as soon as possible for credit. Medtronic also took the necessary steps to prevent future shipments of the recalled products. The company also notified regulatory agencies around the world, as appropriate. Since November 29, 2012, Shiley tracheostomy tubes were shipped into Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, Uruguay and the United States of America.
13:09 EDTCBSHulu to sell Showtime premium package for subscribers
Hulu (DIS;NWSA;CMSA) will sell Showtime Networks' (CBS) Internet streaming service to subscribers in early July, reports Variety. Hulu will offer Showtime to its subscribers for $8.99 in addition to the $7.99 fee Hulu subscribers pay per month.Reference Link
11:20 EDTMDTMedtronic competitive with Edwards after approval, says Wells Fargo
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09:22 EDTMDTMedtronic announces FDA approval for new TAVR system
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07:25 EDTMDTPiper Jaffray to hold a summit
2015 Piper Jaffray Heartland Summit is being held in Minneapolis on June 23-24.
05:33 EDTJNPRJuniper, Ruckus Wireless announce new technology alliance
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June 22, 2015
19:56 EDTEXCUtilities sector dips after EPA warns of 'significant risks' from climate change
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June 21, 2015
12:42 EDTMDTMedtronic reports five-year follow-up results for Endurant AAA stent graft
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June 19, 2015
17:02 EDTMDTMedtronic acquires Aptus Endosystems for $110M
Medtronic announced it has acquired the assets of Aptus Endosystems, a Sunnyvale, Calif. based, privately held medical device company focused on developing advanced technology for endovascular aneurysm repair and thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair. Medtronic completed its acquisition of the assets of Aptus Endosystems in a transaction valued at approximately $110M. Additional terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
12:49 EDTINFNOptical networking stocks slide after Finisar results
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09:23 EDTMDTMedtronic acquires CardioInsight Technologies
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09:21 EDTMDTMedtronic approves repurchase of addition 80M shares
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09:20 EDTMDTMedtronic raises quarterly dividend by 25% to 38c per share
The board of Medtronic approved a 25% increase in its cash dividend for FY16, raising the quarterly amount to 38c per ordinary share for an annual amount of $1.52 per ordinary share. The dividend is payable on July 17, to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 29.
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