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December 4, 2012
10:00 EDTHOS, LVS, TDW, CLB, RY, MDVN, FLS, GLW, ALE, THS, SBUX, LGP, DNKN, CBOU, ALXA, THI, TD, NCS, IMPV, DSW, BNSOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Alexza Pharmaceuticals (ALXA) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... Allete (ALE) initiated with a Buy at KeyBanc... Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup... Caribou Coffee (CBOU) initiated with a Buy at Longbow... Corning (GLW) initiated with an Outperform at Bernstein... DSW Inc. (DSW) initiated with an Outperform at William Blair... Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) initiated with a Buy at Longbow... Flowserve (FLS) initiated with a Buy at KeyBanc... Imperva (IMPV) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Lehigh Gas (LGP) initiated with a Buy at Janney Capital... Lehigh Gas (LGP) initiated with an Outperform at RW Baird... Medivation (MDVN) initiated with an Equal Weight at Barclays... NCI Building Systems (NCS) initiated with an Outperform at FBR Capital... Royal Bank of Canada (RY) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... Starbucks (SBUX) initiated with a Buy at Longbow... Toronto-Dominion (TD) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... TreeHouse Foods (THS) initiated with a Buy at Longbow... Tim Hortons (THI) initiated with a Buy at Longbow... Core Laboratories (CLB) initiated with a Buy at Global Hunter... Las Vegas Sands (LVS) initiated with a Buy at Craig-Hallum... Hornbeck Offshore (HOS) coverage resumed with a Neutral at Goldman... Tidewater (TDW) coverage resumed with a Neutral at Goldman.
News For ALXA;ALE;BNS;CBOU;GLW;DSW;DNKN;FLS;IMPV;LGP;MDVN;NCS;SBUX;RY;TD;THS;CLB;THI;LVS;HOS;TDW From The Last 14 Days
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June 30, 2015
07:38 EDTGLWCorning agrees to purchase pharmaceutical glass tubing business for EUR 196M
Corning announced that it has reached a definitive agreement with Gerresheimer AG to acquire its pharmaceutical glass tubing business for EUR 196M. The deal is expected to be completed by year-end, subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of regulatory approvals.
June 26, 2015
12:00 EDTDSWFinish Line rises after Q1 results beat expectations
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09:32 EDTLVSNevada reports May Statewide gaming win up 3.33% to $1.0B
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June 25, 2015
19:43 EDTRYRBC in talks to sell Swiss private banking unit, Bloomberg says
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10:00 EDTALEOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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06:58 EDTSBUXPiper reiterates Starbucks as top pick, raises price target
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06:31 EDTALEAllete downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan downgraded Allete to Underweight saying idlings of US Steel and potentially other mines will likely weigh on near-term earnings. The firm believes the mining risk is significant and not priced into consensus estimates. It cut its price target for shares to $47 from $53.
June 24, 2015
12:06 EDTIMPVU.S. data hack larger than previously disclosed, WSJ reports
Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta said in a statement today to the House Oversight Committee that her agency is investigating whether up to 18M unique Social Security numbers were stolen as part of the previously disclosed cyberattack, Wall Street Journal reports. The hack is being defined as two distinct breaches, and the larger than previously thought numbers are preliminary and not verified, the Journal adds. Publicly traded companies in the cybersecurity space include Barracuda Networks (CUDA), Check Point (CHKP), F5 Networks (FFIV), FireEye (FEYE), Fortinet (FTNT), Imperva (IMPV), Palo Alto (PANW), Proofpoint (PFPT), Qualys (QLYS) and Symantec (SYMC). Reference Link
09:35 EDTSBUXActive equity options trading on open
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09:01 EDTSBUXAerohive names Starbucks CIO Curt Garner to board of directors
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June 23, 2015
09:04 EDTCLBCore Laboratories acquires Sanchez Technologies
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08:03 EDTMDVNMedivation lowered expectations skews risk/reward to upside, says UBS
UBS noted Medivation shares have been weak since ASCO but believes the risk reward has been skewed to the upside. The firm said its thesis is different from consensus as they believe the company's pipeline advancement this year could drive multiple expansion if Xtandi sales can at least remain flat. UBS reiterated its Buy rating and $142 price target on Medivation shares.
07:46 EDTSBUXPiper Jaffray to hold a field trip
Seattle Field Trip travels throughout Seattle visiting with Costco, Starbucks and Amazon on June 23-24.
07:34 EDTHOSGlobal Hunter Securities to hold a conference
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07:27 EDTDNKNJefferies to hold a conference
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June 22, 2015
07:13 EDTBNS, TDUBS to hold a conference
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06:54 EDTDNKNDunkin' Brands and Darden are top picks heading into 2H 2015 at Credit Suisse
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06:04 EDTSBUXStarbucks commits additional $30M as part of Global Farmer Fund program
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June 19, 2015
16:17 EDTTHSOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Friday
Stocks on Wall Street began the session in negative territory and remained there throughout the entire day. The economic calendar was quiet and the news flow was slow, leaving the averages to move in a narrow range until the final hour, when “quadruple witching” action kicked in and moved them a leg lower. The simultaneous expiration of futures and options can cause increased volatility, which occurred as the day’s volume was light. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., Baker Hughes reported that the U.S. Rig Count declined 2 rigs from last week to 857. In Europe, the ECB agreed to raise the limit on Emergency Liquidity Assistance to Greek banks for the second time in a week, though there were contradictory reports about the size of the increase. Next, the eurozone's heads of government will meet for an emergency summit to discuss Greece on Monday. In Asia, China's Shanghai Composite index dropped 6.4%, bringing the benchmark's weekly loss to 13.3% and sending the index into correction territory. The Bank of Japan kept interest rates unchanged and maintained its asset purchases program, as expected. The BOJ also said it will reduce the number of policy meetings it holds each year to 8 from the current 14 meetings, putting it on par with other major central banks. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of ConAgra (CAG) advanced $4.31, or 11.02%, to $43.43 after activist investor Jana Partners reported that it has acquired a 7.2% stake in the packaged foods company. Jana suggested that the company should undertake a strategic review of its strategy and corporate structure to determine if its businesses are optimally positioned to succeed, as well as various potential alternative transactions and structures... Another food producer, Hershey (HSY), fell $3.38, or 3.66%, to $88.89 after lowering its outlook for this fiscal year. The chocolate maker said its North America confectionery business is on track to deliver on its 2015 financial objectives, but cited growth in China that was below expectations for its lowered outlook. Hershey also announced the implementation of a new productivity initiative that will result in the company cutting about 300 jobs by the end of this year. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers following the activist involvement in ConAgra were a number of its peers, including Pinnacle Foods (PF), which rose 8.58% to $46.80, and Treehouse Foods (THS), which gained 4.86% to $75.55. Also higher was KB Home (KBH), which gained $1.41, or 9.43%, to $16.37 after the homebuilder reported better than expected results for its fiscal second quarter. Among the noteworthy losers was Healthways (HWAY), which sunk $3.13, or 20.15%, to $12.40 after the health management solutions provider lowered its revenue outlook for fiscal year 2015. Also lower were shares of Finisar (FNSR), which fell $2.27, or 10.25%, to $19.88 and were downgraded at Raymond James following the company's fourth quarter earnings report last night. INDEXES: The Dow dropped 101.56, or 0.56%, to 18,014.28, the Nasdaq fell 15.95, or 0.31%, to 5,117.00, and the S&P 500 lost 11.49, or 0.54%, to 2,109.75.
07:38 EDTLVSMacau official says monthly revenue could hit four year low, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo reports that a Macau official said that the region's gaming revenue may hit the lowest level in over four years this month. The official said that the region's June gambling revenue could be more than 20% below the average for the first five months of this year, the firm added. Wells says that Macau's gaming industry remains challenged, and it remains neutral on the sector. Publicly traded companies in the space include Las Vegas Sands (LVS), MGM Resorts (MGM), Wynn Resorts (WYNN), and Melco Crown (MPEL).
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