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March 20, 2014
10:00 EDTORCL, WR, WPZ, WMB, XEL, CPE, UA, SNCR, SBNY, REN, NEE, ARPI, BYI, EMCI, EEQ, EEP, JBHT, MSM, NIHD, AEEOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Ameren (AEE) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... American Residential (ARPI) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Bally Technologies (BYI) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... EMC Insurance (EMCI) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette... Enbridge Energy Management (EEQ) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital... Enbridge Energy (EEP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital... J.B. Hunt (JBHT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... MSC Industrial (MSM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... NII Holdings (NIHD) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... NextEra Energy (NEE) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... Resolute Energy (REN) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Signature Bank (SBNY) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer... Synchronoss (SNCR) downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James... Under Armour (UA) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sterne Agee... Westar Energy (WR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Williams Partners (WPZ) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... Williams (WMB) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... Xcel Energy (XEL) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Callon Petroleum (CPE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Noble Financial... Oracle (ORCL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus.
News For AEE;ARPI;BYI;EMCI;EEQ;EEP;JBHT;MSM;NIHD;NEE;REN;SBNY;SNCR;UA;WR;WPZ;WMB;XEL;CPE;ORCL From The Last 14 Days
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October 22, 2014
07:39 EDTUAUnder Armour volatility elevated into Q3 and growth outlook
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07:11 EDTWRWestar Energy downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg
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October 21, 2014
14:34 EDTORCLEarnings Preview: EMC reports after HPQ merger talks said to end
EMC Corporation (EMC) is expected to report third quarter earnings before the bell on Wednesday, October 22, with a conference call scheduled for 8:30 am ET. EMC provides software, hardware and IT services to business customers through its three federated businesses: EMC Information Infrastructure, Pivotal and VMware Virtual Infrastructure, which is represented by EMC’s majority equity stake in VMware (VMW). VMware is expected to report on its own third quarter results after the bell on Tuesday, October 21, with a conference call scheduled for 5:00 pm ET. EXPECTATIONS: For EMC, analysts are looking for earnings per share of 46c on revenue of $6.0B. The consensus range is 44c-49c for EPS and $5.91B-$6.16B for revenue, according to First Call. Along with its last earnings report, EMC raised its FY14 adjusted EPS view to $1.91 from $1.90 and guided to FY14 revenues of $24.58B. Analysts consensus for FY14 EPS and revenue currently stand at $1.91 and $24.55B. For VMware, analysts are looking for earnings per share of 83c on revenue of $1.5B. The consensus range is 81c-85c for EPS and $1.48B-$1.52B for revenue, according to First Call. LAST QUARTER: EMC reported Q2 adjusted EPS of 43c, which matched the consensus expectation. EMC's revenue of $5.9B came in slightly ahead of the $5.83B consensus projection. EMC also accelerated its 2014 share buyback plan, stating that it now expects to repurchase an aggregate of $3B of the company's common stock in 2014. VMware reported Q2 EPS of 81c, versus consensus of 79c, on revenue $1.46B, versus consensus of $1.44B. NEWS: VMware held its "VMWorld 2014" conference from August 24-28, during which the company updated its 2015 guidance. VMware's guidance for revenue growth in the mid teens percentage level and margin expansion of up to one percentage point is positive, RBC Capital analyst Matthew Hedberg wrote in a note to investors on August 26. The same day Cowen analyst Gregg Moskowitz wrote that VMware's FY15 revenue guidance would "likely weigh modestly" on the stock, even though he was not surprised by the outlook. Less than two weeks ago, Elliott Management sent a letter to the board of directors of EMC Corporation detailing its recommendations on the right path forward for EMC, in which Elliott holds a stake. Elliott believes that EMC’s Federation structure obscures enormous value at the company and that the board and management should pursue pathways to recognize this value, including a separation of VMware from Core EMC and/or various M&A opportunities, Elliott wrote. In response, EMC said its directors regularly review and evaluate the company's strategy with a view towards enhancing shareholder value. "Over the past few months, EMC's leadership has met with representatives of Elliott several times and has listened carefully to their ideas, as we do with all of our shareholders," the company said. Last week, HP (HPQ) announced the resumption of its share repurchase program after Reuters reported the company's merger talks with EMC had ended. HP had suspended the buyback program due to "possession of material non-public information." The tech giant said that day that it is "no longer in possession of such information." During September, Re/code reported, citing sources familiar with Oracle's plans, that the company was not interested in acquiring EMC. Meanwhile, Cisco (CSCO) CEO John Chambers also said last month at a Wall Street Journal breakfast that his company is not among the potential merger partners for EMC. Chambers said a deal between the two companies would have been done a "year or two ago" were it to happen, according to Reuters. STREET RESEARCH: On the day after its last earnings report, Brean Capital raised its price target on EMC to $33 from $30, citing the company's aggressive capital return strategy, encouraging core Storage dynamics and potential pent up demand. Tigress Financial, however, downgraded EMC to Buy from Strong Buy, citing valuation. Additionally, VMware estimated that its total available market would reach more than $60B in 2017, versus its estimate last year of a $50B+ total addressable market by 2016, Moskowitz noted. PRICE ACTION: In afternoon trading, EMC shares are up 1% to $27.22, while VMware is fractionally higher at $87.79. Over the last three months, EMC shares have declined almost 4%, while VMware's stock is down about 5.5% in that same time frame.
10:00 EDTSBNYOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:31 EDTSBNYSignature Bank upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Boenning & Scattergood
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08:40 EDTAEEAmeren subsidiary to lose legal fight over permission for power line, AP says
A Cole County circuit judge said he will rule against a subsidiary of Ameren in a battle over whether it needs permission from the Missouri Public Service Commission to build a high-voltage power line in the state, adding that he hopes to formally issue the ruling later this week, reported Associated Press. Earlier in the day, the same judge approved some landowners to join the legal fight opposing the power line, AP noted. Reference Link
06:40 EDTORCLForrester: Adobe becomes marketing cloud leader, VentureBeat reports
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05:25 EDTSBNYSignature Bank reports Q3 EPS $1.52, consensus $1.46
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October 20, 2014
17:02 EDTRENResolute Energy continues negotiations for financing transaction
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16:58 EDTRENResolute Energy reaffirms total production to fall within 2014 guidance
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16:56 EDTRENResolute Energy Q3 production approximately 12,650 Boe per day
Resolute Energy updates certain operating data, provides horizontal well results and provides information for its scheduled conference call to discuss results for the quarter ended September 30. The company noted, "Our drilling during the third quarter and into the fourth quarter has been focused in Reeves County, Texas-Delaware Basin, and Campbell County, Wyoming-Powder River Basin. We have completed four horizontal wells in Reeves County since May, including two in our Appaloosa area and two in our Mustang area. In the Powder River Basin, our two most recent Turner horizontal wells have been producing since September 3 and 25, respectively. The new wells have contributed significantly to production, and total company production is on track to be within our annual production guidance as announced on March 10. Third quarter production was approximately 12,650 barrels of oil equivalent, Boe, per day with exit rate production for the third quarter of approximately 14,000 Boe per day."
16:51 EDTWPZWilliams Partners raises quarterly dividend 5.8% to 92.85c
The board of the partnership's general partner has approved the quarterly cash distribution, which is payable on Nov. 7 to common unitholders of record at the close of business on Oct. 31.
15:36 EDTSBNYNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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13:40 EDTBYIOptions with increasing implied volatility
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12:09 EDTORCLIBM hits 52 week low after earnings miss, 2015 profit target dropped
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06:18 EDTWRWestar Energy downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
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October 17, 2014
18:06 EDTWMBWilliams, Questar interested in QEP Resources pipeline unit, Bloomberg says
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17:23 EDTWMBWilliams, Questar interested in QEP Resources pipeline unit, Bloomberg says
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10:51 EDTBYIOptions with increasing implied volatility
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10:16 EDTWPZHigh option volume stocks
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