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January 7, 2014
10:02 EDTAJG, VAR, WDAY, PRGO, YUM, ABV, LULU, BBT, MGM, GLUU, SHW, UNH, STI, BDX, BDN, BRO, COF, CLR, CVD, JNJ, LOGI, PLL, STJ, LMTOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Arthur J. Gallagher (AJG) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Becton Dickinson (BDX) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Brandywine Realty (BDN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Brown & Brown (BRO) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Capital One (COF) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman... Continental Resources (CLR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Covance (CVD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Logitech (LOGI) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Barclays... Pall Corp. (PLL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... St. Jude Medical (STJ) upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC Capital... SunTrust (STI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... UnitedHealth (UNH) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Varian Medical (VAR) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citigroup... Workday (WDAY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Yum! Brands (YUM) upgraded to Top Pick from Outperform at RBC Capital... Perrigo (PRGO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... AmBev (ABV) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... lululemon (LULU) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson... MGM Resorts (MGM) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Glu Mobile (GLUU) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Craig-Hallum... BB&T (BBT) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Sherwin-Williams (SHW) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KeyBanc... Lockheed Martin (LMT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill.
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July 10, 2014
08:43 EDTUNHUnitedHealth July volatility elevated into Q2 and guidance
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08:12 EDTLMTPratt & Whitney, U.S. government close to $2B engine deal, WSJ reports
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07:11 EDTUNHAetna, WellPoint top large-cap Managed Care picks at Jefferies
Jefferies calls Aetna (AET) and WellPoint (WLP) its favorite large-cap picks in the Managed Care space, with Health Net (HNT) its favored name in the small to mid-cap space. The firm believes the market is already expecting strong Q2 results from the sector, and it downgraded UnitedHealth (UNH) to Hold from Buy on valuation and below-peer earnings growth. Jefferies has Buy ratings on Aetna, Health Net, Molina Healthcare (MOH) and WellPoint.
06:23 EDTUNHHealth insurers moving away from fee for service model, NY Times reports
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06:06 EDTLULUStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; LULU VLO
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05:43 EDTUNHUnitedHealth downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
Jefferies downgraded UnitedHealth to Hold with an $87 price target saying the market is already pricing in upside to Q2 estimates.
July 9, 2014
11:16 EDTLMTAeroVironment rallies after better than expected results
Shares of AeroVironment (AVAV), which develops a portfolio of products and services for unmanned aircraft and efficient energy systems, are rallying after the company reported better than expected fourth quarter results. WHAT'S NEW: Last night, AeroVironment reported Q4 EPS of 35c and revenue of $73.5M, compared to analysts' consensus estimates of 22c and $69.62M, respectively. WHAT'S NOTABLE: The company forecast fiscal 2015 revenue of $250M-$270M, compared to consensus of $256.2M, along with gross profit margins of 34.5%-37.5%. The company noted that planned increases in research and development and business development investments for Tactical Missile Systems, Commercial UAS and Global Observer business areas in FY15 may largely offset operating profit in the current fiscal year. PRICE ACTION: In morning trading, AeroVironment soared $4.49, or 14.5%, to $35.45 on nearly five times its average daily trading volume. Including today's advance, the stock is up more than 70% over the past 12 months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies in the unmanned aircraft space include Lockheed Martin (LMT), General Dynamics (GD), and Northrop Grumman (NOC), though all of those are significantly larger than AeroVironment.
07:38 EDTBBTKeefe Bruyette to hold a virtual conference
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06:54 EDTLMTPentagon says no decision yet on F-35s air show attendance, Reuters says
Pentagon press secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said that a choice has not been made yet on whether to send a group of Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to Britain for the plane's international debut at two air shows after the fleet was grounded in response to an engine fire, according to Reuters, citing comments from Kirby. Kirby said, "A decision will be coming pretty soon." Reference Link
06:03 EDTLULUStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; LULU BBBY
Stocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; lululemon (LULU) 37, Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) 18.
July 8, 2014
10:48 EDTWDAYWorkday volatility flat on wide price movement
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10:28 EDTSTJOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: A.O. Smith (AOS) initiated with an Outperform at Northland... Abengoa Yield (ABY) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Aflac (AFL) initiated with a Buy at Drexel Hamilton... Aspen Aerogels (ASPN) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Boston Scientific (BSX) initiated with a Buy at CRT Capital... CSC (CSC) initiated with an Underweight at Morgan Stanley... Consumer Portfolio (CPSS) initiated with a Buy at Compass Point... Credit Acceptance (CACC) initiated with a Sell at Compass Point... Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) initiated with a Neutral at BTIG... Masimo (MASI) initiated with a Buy at BTIG... Memorial Resource (MRD) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays... MetLife (MET) initiated with a Buy at Drexel Hamilton... Mueller Water (MWA) initiated with a Market Perform at Northland... New York REIT (NYRT) initiated with a Market Perform at JMP Securities... NorthStar Asset Management (NSAM) initiated with a Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Ophthotech (OPHT) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Performance Sports Group (PSG) initiated with an Outperform at Wedbush... Prudential (PRU) initiated with a Buy at Drexel Hamilton... RCS Capital (RCAP) initiated with a Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Santander Consumer (SC) initiated with a Neutral at Compass Point... Silicon Laboratories (SLAB) initiated with a Buy at MKM Partners... St. Jude Medical (STJ) initiated with a Buy at CRT Capital... Starwood Waypoint (SWAY) initiated with an Outperform at Keefe Bruyette... T-Mobile (TMUS) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital... TherapeuticsMD (TXMD) initiated with an Outperform at FBR Capital... Waddell & Reed (WDR) initiated with an Outperform at William Blair... Xerox (XRX) initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley.
09:36 EDTMGMActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL TSLA TWTR GILD EXXI FB MGM
08:52 EDTLMTGCS to work with Lockheed Martin
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08:49 EDTPRGOPerrigo receives final approval for ibuprofen and phenylephrine tablets from FDA
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08:36 EDTLMTUncertain if F-35s will fly in time for shows, The Hill says
The Pentagon's decision to ground its fleet of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, built by Lockheed Martin (LMT) and United Technologies (UTX), comes ahead of two major air shows scheduled for next week, according to The Hill. Officials said yesterday that it's uncertain if the planes will be allowed to fly in time for the shows, the newspaper added. Reference Link
07:36 EDTYUMYum! Brands price target raised to $100 from $89 at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer increased its price target on Yum!, citing upcoming positive earnings catalysts, the likelihood of a multiple increase as appreciation for strengthening sales rises, and the transition of valuation to 2015 estimates. The firm thinks there is little risk that the company's earnings will miss expectations and it reiterates an Outperform rating.
07:32 EDTPLL, LMTSemiconductor Equipment & Materials International to hold a conference
SEMICON West to be held in San Francisco on July 8-10.
06:36 EDTSTJSt. Jude Medical initiated with a Buy at CRT Capital
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06:11 EDTLULUStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; LULU BBBY
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