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June 21, 2013
10:10 EDTPICO, TTI, WEN, FNSR, JDSU, MRC, CXO, HURN, BKW, VIPS, SGYP, SCMP, ICPT, IRWD, PTN, MKGAY, REGI, IT, XOM, DAR, CVX, AMRNOn 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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August 26, 2014
06:52 EDTBKWU.S. will receive more money in taxes after Tim Hortons deal, sources tell CNBC
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06:45 EDTCVXChevron aims for $1.5B in Canadian oil endeavor, Reuters says
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06:33 EDTWEN, BKWBurger King wants merger despite problems with dining combos, NY Times says
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06:19 EDTBKWBerkshire may lend 25% of financing for Burger King/Tim Hortons deal, WSJ says
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) will help finance the acquisition of Tim Hortons (THI) by Burger King (BKW), the Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the matter. According to sources, Berkshire, which would invest in the deal in the form of preferred shares, could provide around 25% of the deal's financing. The acquisition may be valued at $10B or more. Reference Link
August 25, 2014
16:36 EDTCVXPacific Drilling gets firm contract extension for the Pacific Bora
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16:13 EDTBKWOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks began the session in positive territory and proceeded to tack on gains throughout the morning. Despite a disappointing report on new home sales in July, the S&P surpassed the 2,000 level for the first time before noon. The market pared its gains shortly after the milestone was reached and drifted for the remainder of the session on light volume, as trading activity may be restrained all week ahead of the Labor Day weekend. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the Chicago Fed's National Activity index jumped to 0.39 in July from an upwardly revised 0.21 in June. Markit's preliminary August services PMI came in at 58.5, which was down from a prior reading of 60.8 but above the 58.0 consensus projection. New home sales dropped 2.4% to a 412K rate in July, missing expectations for them to have risen to a 430K annualized rate. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of InterMune (ITMN) surged $19.05, or 35.41%, to $72.85 after the company agreed to be acquired by Roche (RHHBY) for $74.00 per share in an all-cash transaction. The deal announcement comes less than two weeks after Bloomberg reported that Roche, along with big pharma peers Sanofi (SNY) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), had made takeover bids for the smaller drugmaker. A number of other biotech companies gained following the deal announcement, including bigger names like Gilead (GILD) and Celgene (CELG) and smaller ones such as Achillion Pharmaceuticals (ACHN) and Receptos (RCPT)... Burger King (BKW) shares rose $5.29, or 19.51%, to $32.40 after the company confirmed it is in talks regarding a potential strategic transaction with Canadian donut chain Tim Hortons (THI). Shares of Tim Horton's trading in New York also gained $11.88, or 18.91%, to $74.72 following the confirmation of news first reported by The Wall Street Journal. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the other notable gainers was Advaxis (ADXS), which advanced 75c, or 23.08%, to $4.00 after announcing it has entered into a clinical trial collaboration agreement with Merck (MRK). Also rising were shares of Comtech (CMTL), which jumped $1.70, or 4.84%, to $36.81 after Reuters said the company is working with Citigroup to explore a potential sale. Among the noteworthy losers was Chinese internet and software company Qihoo 360 Technology (QIHU), which fell $7.88, or 7.74%, to $93.87 despite reporting second quarter earnings and revenue that beat analysts' estimates. Also lower were shares of GrubHub (GRUB), which fell $3.60, or 8.42%, to $39.16 after filing to sell 10M shares of common stock. INDEXES: The Dow gained 75.65, or 0.44%, to 17,076.87, the Nasdaq rose 18.80, or 0.41%, to 4,557.35, and the S&P 500 advanced 9.54, or 0.48%, to 1,997.94.
13:02 EDTBKWBurger King upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
12:35 EDTBKWBurger King, Tim Hortons deal likely complete in next day or two, CNBC reports
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12:19 EDTBKWOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:54 EDTBKWHigh option volume stocks
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10:25 EDTBKWBurger King, Tim Hortons climb higher after confirming deal talks
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09:11 EDTBKWOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:36 EDTBKWTim Hortons business would be boosted by Burger King deal, says KeyBanc
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06:47 EDTBKWTim Hortons volatility expected to move on confirming talks with Burger King
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06:24 EDTFNSRFinisar September volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
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05:11 EDTBKWTim Hortons, Burger King confirm talks regarding potential strategic transaction
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August 24, 2014
21:56 EDTJDSUB. Riley to hold a tour
Silicon Valley Tech Tour travels throughout Silicon Valley on August 25-27.
20:05 EDTBKWBurger King seeks Tim Hortons acquisition in tax inversion deal, WSJ says
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August 22, 2014
10:52 EDTBKWCarrols Restaurant signs agreements to buy 64 Burger King restaurants
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August 21, 2014
16:40 EDTSCMPSucampo announces exclusive manufacturing, supply agreement for Lubiprostone
Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (SCMP) announced that its subsidiary, Sucampo AG, has signed an exclusive global manufacturing and supply agreement, or EMSA, with its manufacturing and development partner, R-Tech Ueno, for clinical and commercial supplies of AMITIZA, or lubiprostone, in most global markets. Under the new EMSA, Sucampo receives a new, lower price for certain components of or finished product of lubiprostone globally, except for the U.S. and Canada until the collaboration and license agreement with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company (TKPYY), expires in December 31, 2020, and except for Japan until the manufacturing and supply agreement for Japan expires or certain material circumstances occur. Additionally, under the EMSA Sucampo has the right to qualify a back-up supplier for lubiprostone in expanded circumstances, such as an authorized generic, additional formulations, and/or inability to supply product in certain circumstances, among others. The new EMSA supersedes the current manufacturing and supply agreements with R-Tech except in those situations noted above and is effective as of January 1.
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