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May 14, 2014
10:11 EDTTWTR, RCL, NAVG, LEA, CAMP, ZMH, SUMR, PPO, MNKD, HMY, ADSK, WDC, RUBI, P, LM, GLPI, AKAMOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Akamai (AKAM) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Pacific Crest... Autodesk (ADSK) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... CalAmp (CAMP) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at First Analysis... Gaming and Leisure Properties (GLPI) upgraded at Credit Suisse... Harmony Gold (HMY) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Lear (LEA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Legg Mason (LM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... MannKind (MNKD) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at Piper Jaffray... Navigators (NAVG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler O'Neill... Pandora (P) upgraded at Raymond James... Polypore (PPO) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at William Blair... Royal Caribbean (RCL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust... Rubicon Project (RUBI) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Summer Infant (SUMR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Roth Capital... Summit Hotel upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Twitter (TWTR) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Pivotal Research... Western Digital (WDC) upgraded to Overweight from Equalweight at Barclays... Zimmer (ZMH) upgraded to Strong Buy from Buy at Needham.
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November 14, 2014
11:27 EDTAKAMAkamai hits highs of day amid takeover speculation
The move higher in shares of Akamai (AKAM) is being attributed to takeover speculation. The suitor rumored to be interested is Alibaba (BABA). Shares of Akamai are at highs of the day, up 3% to $62.00.
11:22 EDTPPandora rallies after CEO share purchase
The stock is being pushed higher by word that the CEO of the company made a purchase of 25,000 shares following the recent lows at $17.55. At the current price of $20.97 resistance is at the bottom of the bearish gap down in price from October 24th at $21.17. A move higher puts the shares back into the gap for a bullish gap fill. Resistance would be at $22.48 thereafter. Support is at $20.31. Approximately 10% of the float is short which is likely contributing to a squeeze higher.
11:05 EDTPPandora jumps following CEO share purchase
Shares of Pandora (P) are rallying after the company's CEO disclosed that he had bought 25,000 shares of the company's stock. WHAT'S NEW: In a regulatory filing last night, Pandora CEO Brian McAndrews disclosed that he had bought 25,000 of the company's shares on Wenesday at a price of $18.58 per share. McAndrews now owns over 475,000 shares of the stock, according to the filing. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors, Stifel analyst Scott Devitt wrote that McAndrews purchased the stock using his own personal funds. According to the analyst, it is quite rare for CEOs to take such an action. McAndrews' purchase of the stock was "a strong vote of confidence" in the company, Devitt contended. He kept a $29 price target and Buy rating on the shares. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Pandora announced that it would hold a conference call next Tuesday to discuss proceedings before the Copyright Royalty Board. The board will determine the company's new royalty structure by December 2015, Devitt wrote. PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, Pandora climbed $2.30, or 12.5%, to $20.75.
09:38 EDTGLPIJANA Partners gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: AMD (AMD), AECOM Technology (ACM), Alibaba (BABA), McDonald's (MCD), Amgen (AMGN), Gaming and Leisure Properties (GLPI), Iron Mountain (IRM), iRobot (IRBT), Seadrill Partners (SDLP), Valeant (VRX). INCREASED STAKES: eBay (EBAY), Charter (CHTR), Groupon (GRPN), HD Supply (HDS), Hertz (HTZ). DECREASED STAKES: Apache (APA). LIQUIDATED STAKES: CBS (CBS), Endo (ENDP), FMC Corporation (FMC), SeaWorld (SEAS), SunEdison (SUNE).
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08:18 EDTPPandora CEO share purchases a significant vote of confidence, says Stifel
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November 13, 2014
18:47 EDTPPandora to host conference call
Conference call to discuss the current Web IV proceeding before the Copyright Royalty Board will be held on November 18 at 5 pm.Webcast Link
18:40 EDTPOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: TubeMogul (TUBE), up 12.4%... Weibo (WB), up 3.2%... Nordstrom (JWN), up 3.1%. ALSO HIGHER: Geron (GERN), up 30.7% after announcing a global strategic collaboration with Janssen Biotech... Baker Hughes (BHI), up 16.2% following reports that the company is in talks to be acquired by Halliburton (HAL)... Halliburton is up 1.4%... Pandora (P), up 4% after announcing a conference call to discuss Web IV proceeding... AmerisourceBergen (ABC), up 1.1% after being awarded a $4.06B government contract. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Retrophin (RTRX), down 6.6%... Phoenix New Media (FENG), down 8.4%... Voxeljet AG (VJET), down 8.6%... Intrexon (XON), down 1.1%... Youku Tudou (YOKU), down 5.7%... Applied Materials (AMAT), down 2.5%. ALSO LOWER: Puma Biotechnology (PBYI), down 6.9% following PB272 Phase II Trial results... EnLink Midstream (ENLK), down 4.8% after filing to sell 10.5M common units representing limited partners.
18:26 EDTPPandora announces conference call to discuss Web IV proceeding
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17:00 EDTLMTrian Fund Management gives quarterly update on stakes
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16:03 EDTTWTROptions Update; November 13, 2014
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15:42 EDTTWTRTwitter heads for lows of the day following steady decline
The shares have been on a downside move since the start of the session. The initial gap up in price was met with selling that did not really pause for long. Volume is more than double the average. S&P assigned an unsolicited BB- corporate credit rating which has additionally weighed on the shares. At the current price of $40.26 next support is at $40, $39.38, and $37.45.
14:59 EDTTWTRS&P assigns Twitter unsolicited BB- rating
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11:22 EDTTWTRDan Niles says looking to short more of Twitter
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09:40 EDTWDC, TWTRActive equity options trading
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08:58 EDTTWTRTwitter analyst day yields cohesive growth strategy, says Canaccord
Canaccord said Twitter's analyst day presentation yielded a cohesive strategy, which increased their confidence in management. The firm continues to like the stock, citing the company's broadly defined user base and engagement and the monetization potential of these users. Canaccord reiterated its Buy rating and $56 price target on Twitter shares.
08:58 EDTTWTRTwitter met needs at Investor Day, says RBC Capital
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08:08 EDTADSKAutodesk November volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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08:02 EDTLMLegg Mason reports preliminary October AUM of $719.5B
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07:24 EDTTWTRTwitter addressed key challenges at analyst day, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan reiterates an Overweight rating on Twitter with a $64 price target saying the company addressed the key challenges around product and monthly active users at its analyst day. The firm it is encouraged that new product launches over the next 12 months will be heavier than it's ever been.
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