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June 16, 2014
10:10 EDTWMB, WPZ, SSRI, MOFG, LECO, DLR, CAB, PGR, MU, EXH, DISH, AKS, SXE, NMBL, MDT, EVHC, CNPOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: AK Steel (AKS) upgraded at BofA/Merrill... Cabela's (CAB) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Feltl... CenterPoint Energy (CNP) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... DISH (DISH) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Digital Realty (DLR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Envision Healthcare (EVHC) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Exterran (EXH) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Howard Weil... Lincoln Electric (LECO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T... Medtronic (MDT) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Micron (MU) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird... MidWestOne (MOFG) upgraded at Raymond James... Nimble Storage (NMBL) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Progressive (PGR) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank... Silver Standard (SSRI) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank... Southcross Energy Partners (SXE) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Williams Partners (WPZ) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Tudor Pickering... Williams (WMB) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies.
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February 24, 2015
07:17 EDTDISHDISH price target raised to $95 from $78 at Brean Capital
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06:16 EDTWMB, WPZWilliams Partners downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
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06:14 EDTWMBWilliams downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
Citigroup downgraded Williams to Neutral saying management should consider building coverage, which would cause distribution growth to fall behind EBITDA growth. Citi believes the valuation reflects what the company has accomplished. It raised its price target for shares to $52 from $49.
February 23, 2015
13:10 EDTDISHDISH Chairman Ergen says not interested in owning TV content
Says re-assumed CEO role because other duties were taken care of.
13:01 EDTAKSAK Steel to build research and innovation center in Middletown, Ohio
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12:38 EDTDISHDISH Chairman Ergen says prefers not to use equity to raise cash
Says Sling would not make it after potential Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger as the combined company would have a giant advantage in online TV. Says plans to continue as CEO unless, "I find someone better." Says short term battles over programming costs eventually pay off. Says Q1 adversely impacted by Fox, Turner blackouts. Says Sling TV results "encouraging after two weeks." Says Sony's OTT will include a full package of programs, and the company has less to lose by having no pay-TV service. Says more TV programmers worried about not being on Sling.
12:18 EDTDISHDISH Chairman Ergen says will consider talks over spectrum
Says DISH Pay-TV is mature, Sling TV has upside potential. Says company has used most of cash on latest airwave aution. Says "comfortable" with current liquidity, it's not an issue. Says 600MHZ aution is key to leveling the playing field.
12:10 EDTDISHDISH Chairman Ergen says auction gave company valuable downlink airwaves
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10:38 EDTMUMicron management to meet with Pacific Crest
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09:59 EDTNMBLOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:55 EDTNMBLNimble Storage initiated with a Buy at Monness Crespi
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08:40 EDTMDTMedtronic acquires Advanced Uro-Solutions, terms not disclosed
Medtronic announced that it has acquired Advanced Uro-Solutions, a privately-held developer of neurostimulation products for the treatment of bladder control issues based in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Terms of the acquisition agreement, which closed in December 2014, were not disclosed.
08:33 EDTCNPCenterPoint Energy to build electric transmission facilities for LNG project
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06:08 EDTDISHDISH reports 2.6M activations of gorss new PAy-TV subscribers
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06:07 EDTDISHDISH reports FY14 EPS $2.04, consensus $1.59
Reports FY14 revenue $14.6B, consensus $14.66B
06:06 EDTDISHDISH announces President and CEO Joseph Clayton to retire March 31, 2015
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February 20, 2015
13:56 EDTDISHAT&T VP critical of Dish auction tactics
AT&T (T) VP of Federal Regulatory Joan Marsh stated in a post to a corporate blog that FCC Auction 97 represents "hard evidence that there is significant continuing interest in licensed spectrum... It didn't matter that it was mid-band spectrum. It mattered only that it was broadband spectrum." Marsh notes that Dish (DISH) won more licenses than any other bidder though "none of that spectrum is currently supporting commercial wireless services," with her suggestion being that "auctions should be designed to ensure that licenses go to those willing to deploy networks not speculators or stockpilers...The government should continue to place a high priority on allocating new licensed bands to the wireless industry." Marsh continues her analysis of Dish, claiming the double and triple-bidding activity carried out by its two designated entities "circumvented auction activity rules, masked actual demand and distorted the auction," as they were able to win significant allocations while enjoying a 25% small business discount. In response to Dish claims that all companies use DEs, Marsh replies that "in more recent auctions... bidders like AT&T, Verizon (VZ) and T-Mobile (TMUS) had no DE relationships, participated directly and paid full price for their licenses." Reference Link
12:19 EDTMDTFDA approves closure system to permanently treat varicose veins
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05:19 EDTSSRISilver Standard sees FY15 gold production 160K-175K oz
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05:16 EDTSSRISilver Standard reports adjusted Q4 EPS (8c), may not compare to consensus 20c
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