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May 30, 2014
10:13 EDTAMSG, SKHCY, OVTI, OIS, MFRM, LPNT, EXC, XEC, BAS, BNS, AVY, TDSOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: AmSurg (AMSG) upgraded to Strong Buy from Market Perform at Raymond James... Avery Dennison (AVY) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) upgraded to Outperformer from Sector Performer at CIBC... Basic Energy (BAS) upgraded to Overweight from Equalweight at Capital One... Cimarex Energy (XEC) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at Tudor Pickering... Exelon (EXC) upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies... LifePoint Hospitals (LPNT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho... Mattress Firm (MFRM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow... Oil States (OIS) upgraded to Overweight from Equalweight at Capital One... OmniVision (OVTI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Northland... Sonic Healthcare (SKHCY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Telephone and Data (TDS) upgraded at Morgan Stanley.
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October 24, 2014
07:11 EDTLPNTLifePoint Hospitals reports Q3 EPS from cont. ops. 59c, consensus 74c
Reports Q3 revenue $1.17B, consensus $1.09B.
05:27 EDTMFRMMattress Firm initiated with an Overweight at Barclays
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October 23, 2014
19:16 EDTBASBasic Energy reports Q3 EPS 24c, consensus 26c
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15:39 EDTLPNT, AVYNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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October 22, 2014
18:04 EDTEXCICC approves ComEdís Grand Prairie Gateway Project
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17:30 EDTAMSGAmSurg files to sell common stock for holders, no amount given
October 20, 2014
10:52 EDTMFRMMattress Firm completes acquisition of Sleep Train
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October 17, 2014
10:00 EDTEXC, BASOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: AK Steel (AKS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... AMD (AMD) upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at Pacific Crest... Atlantic Power (AT) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at BMO Capital... Basic Energy (BAS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... BorgWarner (BWA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... CA Technologies (CA) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Calumet Specialty Products (CLMT) upgraded to Outperform at Wells Fargo... DHT Holdings (DHT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore... Exelon (EXC) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citigroup... Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Goldman Sachs (GS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Helmerich & Payne (HP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Hilton (HLT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust... Hyatt Hotels (H) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... IPG Photonics (IPGP) upgraded at Stifel... ITC Holdings (ITC) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Manpower (MAN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Avondale... Nabors Industries (NBR) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... Newpark Resources (NR) upgraded at Cowen... Old Dominion (ODFL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow... PDC Energy (PDCE) upgraded at SunTrust... Patterson-UTI (PTEN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... PrivateBancorp (PVTB) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... QLogic (QLGC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Summit Research... RPC, Inc. (RES) upgraded at Cowen... Sonoco (SON) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at DA Davidson... Southwestern Energy (SWN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... SunEdison (SUNE) upgraded to Outperform at Cowen... TSMC (TSM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho... Tesco (TESO) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... UnitedHealth (UNH) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Leerink... Xilinx (XLNX) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
08:02 EDTBASBasic Energy upgraded at Cowen
As previously reported Cowen upgraded Basic Energy to Outperform from Market Perform. The firm upgraded shares based on valuation and said shares reflect additional downside risk. Price target to $19 from $23.
07:03 EDTBASBasic Energy upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen
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06:42 EDTMFRMMattress Firm upgraded to Buy from Hold at KeyBanc
KeyBanc upgraded Mattress Firm to Buy based on valuation, favorable industry trends, and acquisition synergies. Price target is $68.
06:16 EDTEXCExelon upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citigroup
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October 16, 2014
10:01 EDTLPNTOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:14 EDTLPNTLifePoint Hospitals upgraded at RW Baird
As previously reported, Baird upgraded LifePoint to Outperform from Neutral. The firm upgraded shares based on valuation, M&A pipeline momentum, improved core operations, and potential further ACA benefit. Price target raised to $76 from $70.
06:09 EDTLPNTLifePoint Hospitals upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird
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October 15, 2014
10:02 EDTBASOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Atwood Oceanics (ATW) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Baker Hughes (BHI) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... Basic Energy (BAS) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... C&J Energy (CJES) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... CARBO Ceramics (CRR) initiated with a Hold at ISI Group... CHC Group (HELI) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Cameron (CAM) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Chart Industries (GTLS) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Core Laboratories (CLB) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Diamond Offshore (DO) initiated with a Sell at ISI Group... Dresser-Rand (DRC) initiated with a Sell at ISI Group... Dril-Quip (DRQ) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Ensco (ESV) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... FIS (FIS) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital... FMC Technologies (FTI) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... GoPro (GPRO) initiated with a Sector Perform at Pacific Crest... Halliburton (HAL) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Helmerich & Payne (HP) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup... Hercules Offshore (HERO) initiated with a Sell at ISI Group... Key Energy (KEG) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Maxwell (MXWL) reinstated with a Buy at Canaccord... Nabors Industries (NBR) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Noble Corp. (NE) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Oceaneering (OII) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Paragon Offshore (PGN) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Parker Drilling (PKD) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Patterson-UTI (PTEN) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... Peabody (BTU) initiated with an Underperform at Imperial Capital... RPC, Inc. (RES) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... Receptos (RCPT) initiated with a Buy at Goldman... Rowan Companies (RDC) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Schlumberger (SLB) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Sensata (ST) resumed with a Buy at Citigroup... Tidewater (TDW) initiated with a Hold at ISI Group... Transocean (RIG) initiated with a Sell at ISI Group... Weatherford (WFT) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group.
08:09 EDTEXCExelon, Chicago Bridge & Iron and 8 Rivers partner for demonstration plant
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07:15 EDTBASBasic Energy initiated with a Buy at ISI Group
Target $25.
07:13 EDTOISOil States initiated with a Buy at ISI Group
Target $71.
October 10, 2014
06:02 EDTBASBasic Energy reports September well servicing rig count unchanged at 421
Basic Energy Services reported selected operating data for the month of September. Basic's well servicing rig count remained unchanged at 421. Well servicing rig hours for the month were 71,800 producing a rig utilization rate of 71%, compared to 74% and 69% in August 2014 and September 2013, respectively. During the month, Basic's fluid service truck count increased by 21 to 1,045. Fluid service truck hours for the month were 215,800 compared to 215,100 and 189,600 in August 2014 and September 2013, respectively. Drilling rig days for the month were 327 producing a rig utilization of 91%, compared to 83% and 74% in August 2014 and September 2013, respectively.
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