New User:

-or-
Username:
Password:
Forgot your password?

Stock Market & Financial Investment News

News Breaks
January 23, 2013
10:09 EDTSNA, SUNS, PBF, STRZA, HRG, ELX, ALLT, UTHR, WDAY, EAGL, FIS, NFBK, FTK, QLGC, FISV, AVGOOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Allot Communications (ALLT) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays... Avago (AVGO) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Emulex (ELX) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray... FIS (FIS) initiated with a Buy at UBS... Fiserv (FISV) initiated with a Neutral at UBS... Global Eagle Acquisition (EAGL) initiated with an Outperform at Imperial Capital... Harbinger Group (HRG) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... Mellanox (MLNX) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... QLogic (QLGC) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Starz (STRZA) initiated with a Neutral at ISI Group... Workday (WDAY) initiated with a Neutral at RW Baird... Flotek (FTK) initiated with an Outperform at Barrington... United Therapeutics (UTHR) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim... PBF Energy (PBF) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup... Northfield Bancorp (NFBK) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee... Solar Senior Capital (SUNS) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... Snap-On (SNA) initiated with a Neutral at Sidoti.
News For ALLT;AVGO;FIS;ELX;FISV;EAGL;HRG;QLGC;WDAY;STRZA;FTK;UTHR;PBF;NFBK;SUNS;SNA From The Last 14 Days
Sign up for a free trial to see the rest of the stories you've been missing.
1 | 2 | all recent news | >>
April 22, 2015
15:50 EDTSNANotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Subscribe for More Information
14:47 EDTAVGOEarnings Watch: Texas Instruments reports amid M&A focus in semiconductor space
Texas Instruments (TXN) is expected to report first quarter earnings after the close on Wednesday, April 22, with a conference call scheduled for 5:30 pm ET. Texas Instruments is a global semiconductor manufacturer operating in four segments: Analog, Embedded Processing, Wireless and Other. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of 62c on revenue of $3.2B. The consensus range is 61c-64c for EPS on revenue of $3.18B-$3.21B, according to First Call. On its last earning call, Texas Instruments said it expected Q1 EPS of 57c-67c and revenue of $3.07B-$3.33B. LAST QUARTER: On January 26, Texas Instruments reported adjusted fourth quarter EPS of 69c, which matched consensus expectations at that time. Its Q4 revenue of $3.27B came in just above the consensus forecast of $3.26B. Texas Instruments said its inventory ended the quarter at 117 days and noted on its associated conference call that it believe inventories were at "healthy levels." Texas Instruments also said then that it expected its embedded operating margins to increase. STREET RESEARCH: The day after TI's last quarterly report, Ascendiant raised its price target for Texas Instruments shares to $64 from $56 and reiterated a Buy rating on the stock. The firm attributed the post-earnings slide the stock experienced then to profit taking, rather than a fundamental disappointment. That same week, Argus increased its price target on Texas Instruments to $62 from $54 and said it expected the company's operating trends to continue to strengthen. Argus kept a Buy rating on the shares. Acquiring companies in the semiconductor space "can materially outperform the market," Jefferies analyst Mark Lipacis wrote in a note to investors on March 9. At that time, Lipacis identified Texas Instruments, NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), Avago (AVGO), Marvell (MRVL), Maxim Integrated (MXIM), Broadcom (BRCM), Altera (ALTR), and Xilinx (XLNX) as companies that were well-positioned to make acquisitions in the future. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On March 1, NXP Semiconductors and Freescale Semiconductor (FSL) announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which NXP will merge with Freescale in a transaction valuing the combined enterprise at just over $40B. Recent media reports suggested that Intel's (INTC) talks to acquire Altera stalled when the latter wanted more than Intel was willing to pay. PRICE ACTION: Since the day after last quarter's report, Texas Instruments' stock has rallied nearly 7%. In afternoon trading, Texas Instruments gained over 1% to $58.76.
10:02 EDTSTRZAOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Alcoa (AA) initiated with a Neutral at Cleveland Research... American Electric (AEP) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim... American Water (AWK) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim... Anadarko (APC) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Apache (APA) initiated with a Reduce at Nomura... Associated Banc Corp (ASB) initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Canadian Natural (CNQ) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Cenovus Energy (CVE) initiated with a Reduce at Nomura... Chesapeake (CHK) initiated with a Reduce at Nomura... Cimarex Energy (XEC) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Communications Sales & Leasing (CSAL) initiated with an Overweight at Stephens... Concho Resources (CXO) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Consolidated Edison (ED) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim... Continental Resources (CLR) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... DTE Energy (DTE) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim... Denbury Resources (DNR) initiated with a Reduce at Nomura... Depomed (DEPO) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Devon Energy (DVN) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Dominion (D) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim... Duke Energy (DUK) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim... EOG Resources (EOG) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Edison International (EIX) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim... Encana (ECA) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Entergy (ETR) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim... Eversource (ES) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim... Exelon (EXC) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim... FirstEnergy (FE) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim... Great Plains Energy (GXP) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim... Hess Corp. (HES) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Marathon Oil (MRO) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Media General (MEG) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Medley Capital (MCC) initiated with a Buy at Janney Capital... Murphy Oil (MUR) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Newfield Exploration (NFX) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Newtek Business Services (NEWT) initiated with a Neutral at Ladenburg... NextEra Energy (NEE) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim... Noble Energy (NBL) initiated with a Reduce at Nomura... Oasis Petroleum (OAS) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... PG&E (PCG) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim... PPL Corp. (PPL) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim... PSEG (PEG) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim... Pernix Therapeutics (PTX) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Pinnacle West (PNW) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim... Pioneer Natural (PXD) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... RSP Permian (RSPP) initiated with a Buy at Wunderlich... Range Resources (RRC) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... STMicroelectronics (STM) initiated with a Buy at Craig-Hallum... Southern Company (SO) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim... Southwestern Energy (SWN) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Starz (STRZA) initiated with a Sector Perform at FBN Securities... Stellus Capital (SCM) initiated with a Neutral at Janney Capital... Suncor (SU) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... TECO Energy (TE) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim... Tribune Media (TRCO) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies... Ultra Petroleum (UPL) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Whiting Petroleum (WLL) initiated with a Neutral at Nomura... Zogenix (ZGNX) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... bluebird bio (BLUE) initiated with a Buy at Maxim.
08:11 EDTSTRZAStarz initiated with a Sector Perform at FBN Securities
Subscribe for More Information
April 21, 2015
09:22 EDTFTKOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
Subscribe for More Information
07:39 EDTFTKFlotek: Rapid deceleration in commodity had a marked impact in Q1 results
Flotek cited the rapid deceleration in commodity prices and the resulting evisceration in oilfield activity has having a marked impact in Q1 results. Expects 1H15 to be "sloppy." The company added, "The decline in revenue approximated the decline in overall oilfield activity which was much more pronounced than nearly anyone would have expected. That said, we have been through industry cycles before and are well positioned to weather the tumult of the trough and emerge as a leader in oilfield technology, with a solid balance sheet and financial position to take advantage of opportunities as the industry emerges from the depths of the current cycle... "On the chemistry front, we continue to see new validation opportunities and are working with over 40 companies in various stages of validation projects in North America. While activity and pricing has moderated for all products, we have been pleased by the continued strength in chemistry inquiries and validation projects."
07:37 EDTFTKFlotek sees Q1 enterprise-wide gross margins should exceed 32%.
Subscribe for More Information
07:37 EDTFTKFlotek sees Q1 EPS (3c), consensus 14c
Subscribe for More Information
April 20, 2015
06:19 EDTPBFCiti still bullish on U.S. Refiners, Marathon Petroleum a top pick
Subscribe for More Information
April 16, 2015
17:55 EDTWDAYCloud computing firms lower after ServiceNow reports Q1 results, guidance
Subscribe for More Information
12:20 EDTFISCO-OP Financial Services agrees to acquire interest in Everlink from FIS
Subscribe for More Information
08:18 EDTWDAYEvery growth investor should have some exposure to Workday, says Canaccord
Subscribe for More Information
05:31 EDTALLTAllot Communications receives four orders to supply Websafe Personal product
Subscribe for More Information
April 15, 2015
10:00 EDTSTRZAOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Subscribe for More Information
09:22 EDTSTRZAStarz initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank
Subscribe for More Information
April 14, 2015
07:04 EDTFTKFlotek and Solazyme announce strategic agreements to develop technologies
Flotek Industries (FTK) and Solazyme (SZYM) announced the companies and certain subsidiaries have entered into agreements to globally commercialize Flocapso. In addition, Flotek will market Solazyme's Encapso lubricant - the first commercially available, biodegradable encapsulated lubricant for drilling fluids in certain Middle Eastern markets. Under the Joint Product Development and Marketing Agreement, Flotek and Solazyme will commercialize and market Flocapso, a proprietary formulation combining Flotek's patented Complex nano-Fluid chemistries with Solazyme's proprietary Encapso technology to create an environmentally-conscious, highly effective drilling fluid additive focused on better lubricity and greater stabilization for drilling programs worldwide. Laboratory and commercial testing indicate that the Flocapso additive will allow the use of water-based fluids in wells that previously required more expensive and invasive oil-based products, providing an environmentally superior, more efficient solution to drilling challenges around the globe. Under the Joint Agreement, Flotek and Solazyme will continue the development of the Flocapso chemistries and work cooperatively to market Flocapso worldwide. The companies are currently in an active validation project with a large national oil company in the Middle East and are pursuing commercial applications in both domestic and international markets.
07:04 EDTFTKFlotek, Solazyme announce agreements to commercialize Flocapso
Subscribe for More Information
April 13, 2015
10:00 EDTALLTOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Subscribe for More Information
09:20 EDTALLTOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Builders FirstSource (BLDR), up 54.35% after acquiring ProBuild in all-cash transaction... Arrowhead (ARWR), up 14.3% after being cleared to proceed with multiple dose Phase 2b study of ARC-520... Oramed Pharmaceuticals (ORMP), up 6.9% after enrolling first patient in glucose clamp study for oral insulin... Clovis Oncology (CLVS), up 8.2% after being upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Quantum (QTM), up 3.2% after announcing go-to-market partnership with Dot Hill Systems (HILL)... Netflix (NFLX), up 3.4% after being upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Apple (AAPL), up just under 1% following reports of Apple Watch orders. LOWER: Sina (SINA), down 3% following a report from the Financial Times that China may shut down the company if censorship doesn't improve... Ruckus Wireless (RKUS), down 2.9% after being downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... Allot Communications (ALLT), down 2.7% after being downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham.
07:31 EDTALLTAllot Communications downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham
Subscribe for More Information
1 | 2 | all recent news | >>

Sign up for a free trial to see the rest of the stories you've been missing.

I agree to the theflyonthewall.com disclaimer & terms of use