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June 25, 2014
10:00 EDTZU, NZT, WAG, TKPPY, TRN, RDS.A, MW, EVR, RH, KRA, BC, MTTRY, GHL, ALSMYOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Alstom (ALSMY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Brunswick (BC) upgraded at KeyBanc... Evercore Partners (EVR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler O'Neill... Greenhill & Co. (GHL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler O'Neill... Kraton Performance (KRA) upgraded at Oppenheimer... Men's Wearhouse (MW) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... Metro (MTTRY) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan... Restoration Hardware (RH) upgraded at BofA/Merrill... Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Technip (TKPPY) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Tel. Corp of New Zealand (NZT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Trinity Industries (TRN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Walgreens (WAG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... zulily (ZU) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman.
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September 2, 2015
16:27 EDTAAgilent will will no longer include orders in financial reporting
Agilent Technologies announced it will no longer report orders in its periodic filings with the SEC or its quarterly earnings press releases, effective immediately. This change reflects feedback from several of the company's largest shareholders, and was also driven by the fact that Agilent was the only company among its peers to report orders. The other financial metrics included in the company's reporting provide comprehensive detail about Agilent's performance.
August 27, 2015
09:28 EDTTRNTrinity Industries doesn't believe addition tests of ET Plus system are needed
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August 26, 2015
11:01 EDTAAgilent partners with Weill Cornell Medical College for ALS research
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August 24, 2015
18:55 EDTTRNOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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18:30 EDTTRNTrinity Industries up 1.6% after positive mention by Craig Hodges on CNBC
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August 21, 2015
16:34 EDTZUMarket enters correction territory in worst week in four years
For the week, stocks plummeted amid concerns about a slowing Chinese economy and declining oil prices. MACRO NEWS: Monday, the Empire State manufacturing index crashed to -14.92 in August after rebounding to 3.86 in July from June's -1.98. The consensus estimate was 4.75, and the surprising drop puts the index at its lowest point since April 2009... Meanwhile, the NAHB homebuilder sentiment index rose to 61 in August from 60 in June, matching consensus estimates... Tuesday, July housing starts edged up 0.2% to 1.206M, beating consensus estimates for 1.180M in the best reading since October 2007. Building permits, however, fell 16.3% to 1.119M against expectations for 1.230M, while single family starts rose 12.8% and multifamily numbers fell 17.0%... Wednesday, the July consumer price index edged up 0.1% against expectations for 0.2% reading. The core reading, which excludes food and energy, also came in at 0.1% versus consensus estimates of 0.2%... Meanwhile, FOMC minutes showed no definitive indication of a September rate hike... Thursday, initial jobless claims rose to 277,000 from a revised 273,000, bringing the 4-week moving average to 271,500... The Philadelphia Fed index rose 2.6 points to 8.3 in August, beating expectations for a 7.5 reading... Friday, the PMI Manufacturing Index Flash for August came in at a level of 52.9, below the prior level of 53.8 and the consensus level of 54.2. COMPANY NEWS: Monday, Liberty Interactive (QVCA) announced an agreement to acquire zulily (ZU) for $18.75 per share in a deal valuing the online shopping site at $2.4B. The acquisition will be attributed to Liberty's QVC tracking stock, though the companies specified that QVC and zulily will operate as separate brands... Amazon (AMZN) founder and CEO Jeff Bezos downplayed a recent New York Times critique of the company's workplace practices, telling employees in an email that "the article doesn't describe the Amazon I know or the caring Amazonians I work with every day..." Tuesday, Wal-Mart (WMT) cut its full year earnings outlook, with company executives on a subsequent conference call expressing confidence in China but noting that Brazil and U.K. remain challenging markets for the company... Wednesday, Seagate Technology (STX) agreed to acquire Dot Hill Systems (HILL) for $9.75 per share, noting that it expects the deal to be non-GAAP EPS accretive in fiscal 2016... Thursday, Valeant (VRX) agreed to acquire Sprout Pharmaceuticals for roughly $1B in cash plus a profit-sharing agreement, adding that it expects to bring the company's recently-approved female sexual dysfunction drug Addyi to the U.S. by Q4... Friday, Steiner Leisure (STNR) entered into a definitive merger agreement where an affiliate of Catterton will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Steiner for $65 per share in cash. INDEXES: For the week, the Dow lost about 5.79% to close at 16,459.75, the Nasdaq declined about 6.71% to close at 4,706.04, and the S&P 500 fell about 5.73% to close at 1,970.89.

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