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March 16, 2012
10:10 EDTAPO, KKR, AMTD, GS, MS, IVZ, BLKDeutsche Bank downgrades Morgan Stanley, others after recent gains
Deutsche Bank downgraded Ameritrade (AMTD), BlackRock (BLK), and Morgan Stanley (MS) to Hold from Buy this morning following recent gains in the companies' shares. For Ameritrade, Deutsche Bank also cited upcoming seasonality and continuing challenges faced by the company as reasons for the downgrade. Meanwhile, Deutsche believes that BlackRock has few near-term catalysts, while Morgan Stanley is facing a "mixed" macro and regulatory outlook, as well as challenges to its fixed income business. Conversely, Deutsche Bank identified Goldman Sachs (GS), Apollo Management (APO), KKR & Co. (KKR), and Invesco (IVZ) as its top picks among Brokers and Asset Managers. However, Deutsche reduced its price target on Goldman to $145 from $160. In early trading, Ameritrade lost 1.56% to $20.15, BlackRock gained 0.23% to $205.55, Morgan Stanley lost 0.31% to $19.45, Invesco dropped 0.46% to $26.25 while Goldman fell 0.70% to $122.20.
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January 22, 2015
05:36 EDTKKRKKR acquires Trainline, details not disclosed
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January 21, 2015
07:50 EDTMSMorgan Stanley's deferment of bonuses lowered to 50%, NY Post says
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07:33 EDTAMTDTD Ameritrade reports Q1 investment product fee revenues $83M
The companyís results for Q1 include net new client assets of $18.8B, an annualized growth rate of 11%, up 30% year-over-year.
07:32 EDTAMTDTD Ameritrade reports Q1 EPS 39c, consensus 40c
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January 20, 2015
16:23 EDTMSOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks began the session in positive territory, but the major averages were unable to hold their early gains. Lackluster earnings reports, the falling price of oil, and lowered global growth expectations appeared to be too much to overcome after a three day holiday weekend. The Dow led the way lower and had losses of more than 100 points before reversing and slowly paring its losses. Late in the day the averages made it back to positive ground, as investors await the next round of earnings due out after the close. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the NAHB homebuilder sentiment index fell to 57 in January, missing expectations for it to hold steady at 58. In China, Q4 GDP growth of 7.3% came in slightly better than expected, though that puts the nation's 2014 GDP growth at 7.4%, which was the lowest reported in 24 years. Of note, the International Monetary Fund cut its forecast for global growth in 2015 to 3.5% and in 2016 to 3.7%, which were both revised down by 0.3% relative to the organization's October 2014 outlook. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) led all decliners on the Dow Jones Industrial Average with a drop of $2.75, or 2.64%, to $101.29 after its Q4 earnings were nearly in-line and its FY15 outlook failed to spur buying of the stock... Morgan Stanley (MS) declined 14c, or 0.4%, to $34.75 after the firm became the latest in the financial space to report headline earnings that missed expectations. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Smith & Wesson (SWHC), which rose $1.65, or 16.47%, to $11.67 after the gunmaker increased its financial guidance and said it has seen recent, positive trends in the primary indicators it uses to assess its business and the consumer firearm market. Also higher was Orbitz Worldwide (OWW), which jumped 79c, or 8.62%, to $9.95 after Bloomberg reported that the online travel agency is working with an adviser to contact potential buyers and has drawn interest from private-equity funds and "other Internet companies." Among the noteworthy losers was FXCM (FXCM), which plunged $11.03, or 87.33%, to $1.60 after the stock reopened following the company struck a $300M rescue agreement with Leucadia (LUK) and gave further details on that deal over the weekend. Also lower were shares of Redbox owner Outerwall (OUTR), which fell $15.72, or 20.21%, to $62.05 after the company announced that its CEO had stepped down. INDEXES: The Dow rose 3.66, or 0.02%, to 17,515.23, the Nasdaq gained 20.46, or 0.44%, to 4,654.85, and the S&P 500 advanced 3.13, or 0.15%, to 2,022.55.
15:21 EDTAMTDNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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13:08 EDTMSOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:52 EDTKKRKKR seeks $3B for distressed fund targeting oil companies, Asia, Bloomberg says
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10:58 EDTMSMorgan Stanley reports 6.1% passive stake in Madison Square Garden
09:14 EDTMSMorgan Stanley does not see lower oil hurting physical oil business sale process
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09:11 EDTMSOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:03 EDTMSMorgan Stanley says still committed to sale of oil and gas commodities business
08:50 EDTMSMorgan Stanley sees 'clear path' to ROE of 10%
Morgan Stanley sees driving ROE above 10% in Fixed Income and Commodities. On reduction and optimization of Risk-Weighted Assets in Fixed Income and Commodities, the firm said it is on track to achieve year end 2015 target of below $180B and sees additional capital opportunity through passive roll-down of $25B of RWAs by year-end 2018. Morgan Stanley sees a "meaningful reduction" in funding costs due to spread tightening and roll-off of older more expensive debt. For target Compensation/Net Revenue ratios, Morgan Stanley sees Institutional Securities °‹ 39% in 2015 in a flat revenue environment; sees Wealth Management °‹ 55% over time in a flat interest rate environment; and sees Investment Management °‹ 40% over time. Morgan Stanley intends to continue to increase its capital return to shareholders over time, subject to regulatory approval, the company noted. Comments and guidance from Q4 earnings conference call and slides.
07:28 EDTBLK, GSTreasury Institute for Higher Education to hold a symposium
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07:08 EDTMSMorgan Stanley says Q4 affected by 'choppy market conditions'
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07:07 EDTMSMorgan Stanley reports Q4 book value of $34.62
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07:07 EDTMSMorgan Stanley Common Equity Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio 14.2%
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07:05 EDTMSMorgan Stanley reports Q4 continuing ops EPS 47c, consensus 48c
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07:02 EDTMSMorgan Stanley reports Q4 EPS ex-DVA 40c, consensus 48c
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06:58 EDTBLKBlackRock, Fidelity close to launching 'dark pool,' WSJ reports
Some of the largest mutual fund firms, including Fidelity, BlackRock (BLK), Bank of New York Mellon (BK),, T. Row Price (TROW) and JP Morgan (JPM) are among the firms that are close to launching a new "dark pool," The Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources. The effort, which involves nine firms in total, would look to shut out sell-side trading desks and high-speed trading firms. Reference Link
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