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June 21, 2013
10:10 EDTHURN, JDSU, TTI, REGI, IRWD, VIPS, CXO, FNSR, SGYP, MKGAY, ICPT, BKW, MRC, WEN, SCMP, PTN, PICO, XOM, AMRN, DAR, IT, CVXOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Amarin (AMRN) initiated with a Perform at Oppenheimer... Chevron (CVX) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo... Darling (DAR) initiated with an Outperform at Wedbush... Exxon Mobil (XOM) initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Gartner (IT) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... Intercept (ICPT) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Ironwood (IRWD) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Merck KGaA (MKGAY) initiated with a Sell at Goldman... Palatin Tech (PTN) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Renewable Energy (REGI) initiated with an Outperform at Wedbush... Sucampo (SCMP) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Synergy Pharmaceuticals (SGYP) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Tetra Technologies (TTI) initiated with an Equal Weight at Stephens... Wendy's (WEN) initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Finisar (FNSR) initiated with a Buy at Craig-Hallum... JDSU (JDSU) initiated with a Buy at Craig-Hallum... MRC Global (MRC) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... Concho Resources (CXO) re-initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Huron (HURN) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... Burger King (BKW) initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo... PICO Holdings (PICO) initiated with an Outperform at Northland Securities... Vipshop (VIPS) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup.
News For AMRN;CVX;DAR;XOM;IT;ICPT;IRWD;PTN;MKGAY;REGI;SCMP;SGYP;TTI;WEN;FNSR;JDSU;MRC;CXO;HURN;BKW;VIPS;PICO From The Last 14 Days
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December 10, 2014
06:58 EDTBKWBurger King upgraded at RBC Capital
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06:43 EDTBKWBurger King upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
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December 9, 2014
18:09 EDTCVXChevron FY15 CapEx plan delayed until 2015, Bloomberg says
Due to the recent slump in crude oil, Chevron will delay the release of its 2015 capital expenditure plan until early 2015, Bloomberg reports, citing a telephone interview with a company spokesperson. Reference Link
17:53 EDTREGIREG subsidiary to acquire ICG's majority equity in Petrotec AG
Renewable Energy Group and IC Green Energy announced that REG, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, will acquire ICG’s majority equity ownership position in German biodiesel producer Petrotec AG. Closing of the transaction is expected before year end. ICG, Israel Corporation’s vehicle for investing in the alternative energy market, today formally accepted an offer from REG European Holdings B.V. to purchase ICG’s 69% equity ownership in Petrotec AG for $20.9M, or $1.235 per share, to be paid in newly issued REG shares valued at the 30 trading day volume-weighted average for the day prior to signing. The REG subsidiary will also purchase ICG’s loan to Petrotec AG in the amount of approximately $15.4M. In the next several weeks, REG European Holdings B.V. intends to make a cash tender offer for all other Petrotec shares at a price no less than the value per share to be received by ICG.
14:57 EDTFNSR, JDSUTelecom equipment stocks rally after Verizon CFO comments on wireless CapEx
Telecom equipment stocks, which opened lower, rallied after Verizon (VZ) CFO Fran Shammo said he sees wireless CapEx continuing to trend upward. Shammo, speaking at the UBS 42nd Annual Global Media And Communications Conference, said, "The day we start to cut wireless CapEx is the day we start to wonder where the future of this industry is going." Ciena (CIEN), JDSU (JDSU), and Finisar (FNSR) all reversed earlier losses. PRICE ACTION: In afternoon trading, Ciena is up 1.5%, JDS Uniphase is up 3.8%, and Finisar is up 4.5%. Verizon, which was downgraded this morning to Neutral from Buy by RW Baird, is trading down almost 5%.
14:28 EDTBKWTim Hortons shareholders approve proposed transaction with Burger King
Tim Hortons (THI) announced the company's shareholders have approved the transaction with Burger King Worldwide (BKW) that will create a new global quick service restaurant leader. Following approximately 99.2% approval of votes cast by THI shareholders, the two companies announced the name of the new parent company, Restaurant Brands International. The name reflects the new company's global scale and reach, which will include more than 18,000 restaurants operating in 100 countries under its two distinct, iconic brands. Upon close of the transaction, shares of Restaurant Brands International will be traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "QSR." Units of Restaurant Brands International Limited Partnership are expected to trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "QSP." The transaction remains subject to customary closing conditions, including, among other things, approval and issuance of a final order of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice hearing for the final order to approve the Arrangement is scheduled to take place on December 11, and completion of the Arrangement and related transactions is expected to occur on or about December 12.
13:00 EDTTTITetra Technologies CFO buys 46.4K shares of company stock
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10:35 EDTBKWTim Hortons to host special shareholder meeting
Special Shareholder Meeting to vote upon the proposed arrangement with Burger King Worldwide is being held on December 9 at 10 am. Webcast Link
10:23 EDTCXOOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: American Eagle (AEO) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Concho Resources (CXO) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Hanmi Financial (HAFC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital... LHC Group (LHCG) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Lincoln Electric (LECO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow... Northeast Utilities (NU) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... SM Energy (SM) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Volcano (VOLC) upgraded at Needham... Wells Fargo sees fewer distractions for lululemon (LULU), upgrades shares... Xcel Energy (XEL) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... lululemon (LULU) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
08:55 EDTXOMExxon Mobil to hold a webcast
Vice Presidents Colton and Cohen hold a webcast to launch ExxonMobil's 2015 Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040 on December 9 at 1 pm. Webcast Link
08:18 EDTCXOConcho Resources upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie
Macquarie upgraded Concho Resources (CXO) to Outperform from Neutral as part of a larger revision of its U.S. E&P sector estimates. The firm set a $113 price target on Concho, citing its updated view on how industry dynamics will impact the company. In the same note, the firm also upgraded SM Energy (SM) and downgraded Emerald Oil (EOX).
08:02 EDTIRWDIronwood initiates Phase IIa study of IW-9179 in diabetic gastroparesis
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07:41 EDTCXOConcho Resources upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie
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05:36 EDTDARDarling CFO Colin Stevenson resigns, John Muse appointed CFO
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December 8, 2014
19:01 EDTCVXChevron subsidiary acquires three blocks offshore New Zealand
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10:20 EDTFNSROptions with decreasing implied volatility
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08:09 EDTXOMExxon Mobil management to meet with UBS
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07:53 EDTCVX, XOMClimate for Exxon E&P acquisition improved by falling prices, WSJ says
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07:40 EDTCXOMany E&P target prices lowered at SunTrust
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06:47 EDTBKWBurger King coverage resumed with a Buy at Goldman
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