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January 11, 2013
10:12 EDTABT, DISCA, SSTK, MRH, GMT, SCOR, CIEN, VRSN, ROSE, SLXP, TAP, DHI, WPZ, PANW, OKSB, OC, MAS, AOL, GWAY, AIGOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: AIG (AIG) initiated with an Outperform at FBR Capital... AOL (AOL) initiated with a Hold at Cantor... comScore (SCOR) initiated with a Hold at Cantor... D.R. Horton (DHI) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... GATX Corp. (GMT) initiated with a Buy at Stifel Nicolaus... Masco (MAS) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Molson Coors (TAP) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Montpelier Re (MRH) initiated with a Market Perform at JMP Securities... Owens Corning (OC) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Salix (SLXP) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Shutterstock (SSTK) initiated with a Buy at Cantor... Southwest Bancorp (OKSB) initiated with a Buy at DA Davidson... Rosetta Resources (ROSE) initiated with an Overweight at Stephens... Discovery (DISCA) coverage resumed with a Neutral at JPMorgan... Palo Alto (PANW) initiated with a Neutral at B. Riley Caris... VeriSign (VRSN) initiated with a Neutral at B. Riley Caris... Abbott (ABT) initiated with an Equal Weight at Barclays... Williams Partners (WPZ) initiated with a Buy at Global Hunter... Ciena (CIEN) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... Greenway Medical (GWAY) initiated with a Buy at Sidoti.
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January 20, 2015
08:24 EDTPANWPalo Alto price target raised to $165 from $130 at Stephens
Stephens said it came away from a call with the CMO of Palo Alto Networks believing that the company's newly released "Traps" endpoint product has the potential to provide the next leg of growth for the company. Citing expectations for Traps, the raised its price target on Palo Alto to $165 from $130 and reiterates its Overweight rating on the stock.
08:05 EDTAIGAerCap may consider stock buyback from AIG, Reuters says
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07:25 EDTDISCAViacom buys 50% stake in five Indian TV channels, WSJ says
Viacom (VIA, VIAB) is completing a deal with India's Reliance Industries giving it 50% ownership of five Indian TV channels for an undisclosed sum, reports the Wall Street Journal. Competitors including Discovery Communications (DISCA), 21st Century Fox (FOX, FOXA), and AMC Networks (AMCX) are similarly looking towards foreign investment as U.S. consumers move away from traditional cable packages. PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts 16% annual growth in Indian TV revenue over the next five years. Reference Link
January 19, 2015
11:17 EDTCIENTrans Pacific Express selects Ciena for submarine cable upgrade
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11:16 EDTCIENCiena to further upgrade Japan-U.S. cable network
The Japan-U.S. Cable Network recently selected Ciena to expand its trans-Pacific submarine network that spans close to 22,000 km and provides diverse connectivity from Japan to the U.S. This upgrade will utilize the flexibility and scalability of Ciena’s GeoMesh submarine solution and the latest WaveLogic programmable coherent optical technology to further increase the capacity of the network, which was originally upgraded with Ciena’s coherent solution in 2012.
January 16, 2015
10:01 EDTDISCAOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:36 EDTDHID.R. Horton downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
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08:56 EDTDISCADiscovery downgraded at Atlantic Equities
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06:21 EDTDISCADiscovery downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Atlantic Equities
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January 15, 2015
10:37 EDTTAPKraft rises after Goldman gets less cautious on food space, ups stock to buy
Shares of Kraft Foods (KRFT) are climbing after Goldman Sachs upgraded the stock to Buy and placed the shares on its Conviction List. WHAT'S NEW: Costs for food makers are declining as commodity prices drop, Goldman Sachs analyst Judy Hong wrote in a note to investors today. Kraft is among the U.S. food companies that benefits the most from lower costs, the analyst stated. Additionally, Kraft's pricing power is one of the strongest in the group and it is heavily exposed to the U.S. economy, the analyst stated. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Hong's upgrade of Kraft was part of a note in which she took a more balanced view of the U.S. consumer staples sector. The analyst upgraded the Food sector to Neutral from Cautious, noting that consumer staples stocks with outsized exposure to the U.S. market should be boosted by strong U.S. growth and more favorable foreign exchange dynamics than their peers. In addition to Kraft, the analyst identified the following stocks as her top picks within the consumer staples sector: Monster Beverage (MNST), Constellation Brands (STZ), Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR), Freshpet (FRPT), Mead Johnson (MJN), and Estee Lauder (EL). Goldman also upgraded Hershey (HSY), Dr. Pepper Snapple (DPS), and Clorox (CLX), all to Neutral from Sell, downgraded cigarette maker Philip Morris (PM) to Sell from Neutral and downgraded brewer Molson Coors (TAP) to Neutral from Buy. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Kraft climbed 3.7% to $65 per share.
10:00 EDTTAP, DHIOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: American Campus (ACC) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Apple (AAPL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Mizuho... Archer Daniels (ADM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Barrick Gold (ABX) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... CNOOC (CEO) downgraded to Underperform from Hold at Jefferies... CSC (CSC) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Computer Programs (CPSI) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair... D.R. Horton (DHI) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... DDR Corp. (DDR) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Dominion Diamond (DDC) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... EVERTEC (EVTC) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Education Realty (EDR) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Franco-Nevada (FNV) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... General Cable (BGC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Longbow... Green Dot (GDOT) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Greif (GEF) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Grupo Simec (SIM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Hecla Mining (HL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at BB&T... Host Hotels (HST) downgraded to Hold from Buy at MLV & Co.... Ingredion (INGR) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Insulet (PODD) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James... Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Magna (MGA) downgraded to Hold from Buy at TD Securities... Molson Coors (TAP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Nuverra Environmental (NES) downgraded at Roth Capital... Omnicom (OMC) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Evercore ISI... PetroChina (PTR) downgraded to Underperform from Hold at Jefferies... Philip Morris (PM) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Precision Castparts (PCP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at KeyBanc... Rio Tinto (RIO) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie... STAG Industrial (STAG) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Silicon Laboratories (SLAB) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Sinopec (SNP) downgraded to Underperform from Hold at Jefferies... Sky (SKYAY) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Exane BNP Paribas... Teledyne (TDY) downgraded to Underweight from Hold at KeyBanc... Woodward (WWD) downgraded to Underweight from Hold at KeyBanc... Xilinx (XLNX) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays.
10:00 EDTDHIOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:26 EDTWPZWilliams says Transco delivered record volumes in early January
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07:37 EDTDHID.R. Horton initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
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06:36 EDTTAPMolson Coors downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
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06:15 EDTDHID.R. Horton downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
UBS downgraded D.R. Horton due to valuation. Price target remains $26.
06:07 EDTSSTKShutterstock to acquire PremiumBeat for $32M in cash
Shutterstock has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire PremiumBeat, a provider of exclusive, high-quality music and sound effects for use in videos, films, television, apps, games, and other creative projects. With offices in Montreal and Dallas, PremiumBeat will continue under the leadership of Francois Arbour, who will expand his responsibilities to lead music globally for Shutterstock and focus on further growth. The purchase price consists of initial consideration of approximately $32M in cash. Additional consideration is payable upon the achievement of certain operating and financial goals through 2018. The company expects to update its 2015 financial outlook for the impact of this transaction when it reports Q4 earnings.
06:06 EDTSSTKShutterstock to acquire Rex Features for $33M
Shutterstock has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Rex Features, the largest independently owned photographic press agency in Europe. The purchase price is approximately $33M, substantially all of which will be paid in cash. The company expects to update its 2015 financial outlook for the impact of this transaction when it reports Q4 earnings.
January 14, 2015
16:05 EDTDHISanders Capital reports 5.58% passive stake in D.R. Horton
07:06 EDTDHIKB Home margin issues company specific, says Deutsche Bank
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