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February 5, 2014
10:04 EDTRPTP, TSH, VTSS, ETN, OAS, CSGS, AGCO, MYGN, TGI, ITC, ANGI, BBG, SYT, SIRI, CENX, BIRTOn the Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
AGCO (AGCO) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital... Actuate (BIRT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Drexel Hamilton... Angie's List (ANGI) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... CSG Systems (CSGS) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Century Aluminum (CENX) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen... ITC Holdings (ITC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at ISI Group... Oasis Petroleum (OAS) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... Sirius XM (SIRI) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Wunderlich... Triumph Group (TGI) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... James River Coal (JRCC) downgraded at Sterne Agee... Eaton (ETN) downgraded at MKM Partners... Syngenta (SYT) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... Myriad Genetics (MYGN) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg... Vitesse (VTSS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Craig-Hallum... Bill Barrett (BBG) downgraded to Neutral from Accumulate at Global Hunter... Teche Holding (TSH) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Fig Partners... Raptor Pharmaceuticals (RPTP) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Wedbush.
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May 11, 2015
07:02 EDTTGITriumph Group upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
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05:52 EDTSIRIStocks with implied volatility movement; YELP SIRI
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Yelp (YELP) 65, Monsanto (SIRI) 26 according to iVolatility.
05:35 EDTSYTSyngenta upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
UBS upgraded Syngenta (STY) to Buy saying Monsanto (MON) is likely to raise its takeover bid for the company. The firm views antirust issues as manageable and believes Monsanto could offer as much as CHF535 per share for Syngenta.
May 10, 2015
17:23 EDTSYTSyngenta does not consider Monsanto deal dead, Reuters says
Monsanto (MON) remains committed to acquiring Syngenta (SYT) despite having its $45B offer rejected, Reuters reported Friday, citing sources close to each company. A source familiar with Syngenta said the firm does not consider the deal dead. Reference Link
May 8, 2015
16:36 EDTSYTStocks end week higher as jobs data, M&A boosts shares
Stocks finished the week higher as favorable U.S. jobs data and significant M&A news boosted the major averages. MACRO NEWS: Weekly jobless claims and nonfarm payrolls for April both beat expectations. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 5.4% from 5.5%. Other U.S. economic data points were mixed, as a services sector index for April beat expectations, while factory orders for March were in-line with the consensus estimate... Fed Chairman Janet Yellen said that high equity valuations could pose potential dangers... In China, exports fell 6.2% and imports slid 16.1% in April, according to government data... In Europe, the Conservative party succeeded in a surprise election victory in the U.K. and David Cameron will return as prime minister. Elsewhere in the region, a report showed that industrial production in Germany unexpectedly declined 0.5% in March. COMPANY NEWS: Yelp (YELP) rallied after Dow Jones reported that the company is looking to sell itself... Bloomberg reported early in the week that Microsoft (MSFT) was considering a bid for software as a service provider Salesforce (CRM). However, Reuters reported today that Microsoft isn't currently interested in buying the cloud company... Agricultural products maker Monsanto (MON) confirmed that it had made a bid to acquire Syngenta (SYT) for 449.00 CHF per share. Switzerland based Syngenta, which develops crop protection and seed products, turned down the offer, which it believes undervalues the company... McDonald's (MCD) said it would restructure its business into four segments, accelerate the pace of its refranchising and reach the top end of its three year $18B-$20B cash return to shareholders target by the end of 2016... Cisco (CSCO) announced that Chuck Robbins would take over as CEO and that John Chambers would assume the role of executive chairman on July 26... Among the companies whose stocks fell following their earnings reports were organic foods supermarket chains Whole Foods (WFM) and Sprouts Farmers Markets (SFM) and accessories designer Kate Spade (KATE). Conversely, the shares of Herbalife (HLF) and data analytics tool provider Tableau (DATA) advanced after their quarterly reports. INDEXES: For the week, the Dow rose 0.9% to 18,191.11, the Nasdaq fell 0.05% to 5,003.55, and the S&P 500 gained 0.36% to 2,116.10.
16:34 EDTSYTOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Friday
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14:10 EDTSYTSyngenta holders think Monsanto deal could get done above $50B, Reuters says
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12:58 EDTSYTOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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12:32 EDTSYTWells Fargo downgrades Monsanto amid share rally
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09:47 EDTSYTMonsanto confirms proposal to acquire Syngenta for 449 CHF per share
In response to Syngenta’s (SYT) announcement this morning, Monsanto (MON) confirmed that it had made a private proposal to Syngenta’s Board of Directors to acquire Syngenta for 449.00 CHF per share. The proposal contemplates consideration of approximately 45% cash and would provide Syngenta shareholders with a very attractive premium and significant further value creation through ongoing ownership in the combined company. Monsanto says, "Monsanto has long respected and followed Syngenta’s business and believes combining the two companies would deliver significant value to all stakeholders, including shareholders. Creating a new company from the combination of Syngenta’s strengths and leadership in crop protection chemicals and Monsanto’s leadership in seeds, traits and information technology would form an integrated global leader in agriculture with comprehensive and complementary product portfolios, and an Ag-focused organization with enhanced abilities to develop and accelerate innovative solutions for growers. Monsanto believes the combined company would be uniquely positioned to deliver a comprehensive suite of integrated solutions to farmers around the world and to accelerate technological innovation through precision agriculture and advanced research and development capabilities aimed at increasing the world’s food supply in a sustainable fashion. Monsanto believes a combination would deliver significant value to shareholders of both companies. The combination is expected to result in substantial synergies as the company delivers more integrated solutions to customers. Monsanto, in conjunction with its financial and legal advisors, has devoted significant time and resources to analyzing a potential combination of Syngenta and Monsanto and is confident in its ability to obtain all necessary regulatory approvals. Monsanto does not intend to make any additional comments on this matter at this time."
09:28 EDTSYTOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:48 EDTTGITriumph Group says still sees forward loss on Boeing 747-8 contract
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08:41 EDTTGITriumph Group says CEO search 'under way'
Says CEO search "under way," board will take time necessary to find right candidate. Says company has "not been performing to our potential" and expectations company has set for itself. Says company conducting a comprehensive review across entire enterprise, says taking "hard look" internally to find areas to enhance operating efficiencies, reduce costs, increase profitability. Says focusing on implementing cost reduction initiatives. Says may decide to combine its companies under a single management team. Comments made on the Q4 earnings conference call.
08:05 EDTBBGBill Barrett expects 16% production growth from core assets in 2015
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08:03 EDTBBGBill Barrett produced 1.6 MMBoe in Q1
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08:03 EDTBBGBill Barrett reports Q1 adjusted EPS (12c), consensus (7c)
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08:02 EDTSIRILiberty Media reports Q1 revenue $1.08B, consensus $1.1B
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05:59 EDTSIRIStocks with implied volatility movement; MNKD SIRI
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05:20 EDTSYTSyngenta confirms, rejects unsolicited bid from Monsanto
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05:18 EDTSYTSyngenta confirms, rejects unsolicited bid from Monsanto
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