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July 19, 2013
10:09 EDTANF, ROST, S, TRIP, UA, URBN, UNP, LULU, NTWK, NBL, MRO, HES, ARO, AEO, APC, BIG, FDO, CHS, GPS, KND, NCMIOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust... Aeropostale (ARO) initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust... American Eagle (AEO) initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust... Anadarko (APC) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... Big Lots (BIG) initiated with a Market Perform at FBR Capital.. Chico's FAS (CHS) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... Family Dollar (FDO) initiated with a Market Perform at FBR Capital... Gap (GPS) initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust... Hess Corp. (HES) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... Kindred Healthcare (KND) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays... Marathon Oil (MRO) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... Noble Energy (NBL) initiated with a Neutral at Mizuho... Ross Stores (ROST) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... Sprint (S) coverage resumed with a Sell at Goldman... TripAdvisor (TRIP) initiated with a Buy at Ascendiant... Under Armour (UA) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... Urban Outfitters (URBN) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... lululemon (LULU) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... Union Pacific (UNP) coverage assumed with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... NetSol Technologies (NTWK) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... National CineMedia (NCMI) initiated with a Buy at B. Riley.
News For ANF;ARO;AEO;APC;BIG;FDO;CHS;GPS;KND;HES;MRO;NBL;ROST;S;TRIP;UA;URBN;UNP;LULU;NTWK;NCMI From The Last 14 Days
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October 20, 2014
12:16 EDTUNPCanadian Pacific still interested in consolidation, says UBS
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11:49 EDTSSprint to offer iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3
Sprint (S) announced that it will offer iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi + Cellular (AAPL) and iPad mini 3 with Wi-Fi + Cellular later this week. iPad Air 2 is the first tablet from Apple to connect to Sprint Spark, an enhanced LTE service with the added capacity to greatly improve the performance of video and other bandwidth-intensive applications. iPad mini 3 will connect to Sprintís 4G LTE network. Customers can add iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 to their Sprint Family Share Pack for an access charge of $10 per month per line. Through December 2015, Sprint will waive the $10 monthly access charge on iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 added as new lines of service to any Sprint Family Share Pack 20GB or higher.
08:31 EDTFDOFamily Dollar sets Oct. 30 as record date for special meeting of stockholders
Family Dollar Stores (FDO) announced that October 30, 2014 has been established as the record date for determining stockholders entitled to receive notice of, and to vote at, the Special Meeting of Stockholders, at which stockholders will be asked to adopt the previously announced merger agreement, as amended, with Dollar Tree (DLTR).
October 19, 2014
14:39 EDTSSprint job cuts include 452 at Kansas headquarters, Bloomberg says
According to a filing yesterday with the Kansas Department of Commerce, the job cuts at Sprint that were announced earlier this month, will include 452 positions in Overland Park, Kansas, where the company is headquartered, says Bloomberg. Reference Link
October 17, 2014
17:36 EDTFDOFamily Dollar says will review Elliot notice on directors in due course
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16:17 EDTURBNOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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16:09 EDTFDOElliott Advisors expresses concerns over Family Dollar merger, nominates slate
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12:52 EDTURBNOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were sharply higher at midday, as the averages bounce back following steep declines in several recent sessions. Better than expected earnings from General Electric (GE) and Morgan Stanley (MS), a rebound in European stock markets and a stronger than expected reading on U.S. consumer confidence may all be contributing to the brightened mood evidenced by today's trading. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., housing starts rebounded 6.3% to a 1.017M pace in September, beating expectations for a monthly increase of 4.6%. Building permits increased 1.5% to a 1.018M rate, which was below the expected 2.3% rise. The first release on the University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index for October came in at 86.4, versus expectations for a decline to 84.0 from the prior 84.6 reading. COMPANY NEWS: General Electric shares rose over 3% after the company reported better than expected third quarter profit and nearly in-line revenues. Morgan Stanley, whose quarterly results also topped Street expectations, advanced 2.5%. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Westmoreland Coal (WLB), which gained 23% after it stuck a deal to acquire Oxford GP, the general partner of Oxford Resource Partners (OXF), and contribute certain royalty bearing coal reserves to Oxford in return for Oxford common units. Afterward, Brean Capital raised its price target on Westmoreland to $60, noting the announcement represents an entry into the MLP space. Also higher were shares of Textron (TXT), which advanced 11% after the aircraft and defense company reported better than expected third quarter earnings per share and raised its profit outlook for fiscal 2014. Among the noteworthy losers was Urban Outfitters (URBN), which dropped 13% and was downgraded by at least three Street research firms after the owner of Anthropologie and its namesake clothing stores warned that its Q3 earnings may be negatively impacted by continued weakness in its comparable retail sales. Also lower was Myriad Genetics (MYGN), which fell 7% after guiding to lower than expected Q1 adjusted earnings, citing a higher than expected increase in costs to perform its myRisk Hereditary Cancer test following the test's national launch. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 295.34, or 1.83%, to 16,412.58, the Nasdaq was up 62.43, or 1.48%, to 4,279.82, and the S&P 500 was up 29.48, or 1.58%, to 1,892.24.
11:28 EDTURBNUrban Outfitters downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
Note this is the fourth downgrade of the day.
10:43 EDTARO, AEO, ANF, URBNUrban Outfitters slumps after warning on continued retail sales weakness
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10:00 EDTURBNUrban Outfitters plunges after Q3 sales warning
The stock is down over 15% to $29.35, a fresh 52-week low, following a warning on negative sales trends after the bell yesterday. At current price next support is at $27.41. Resistance is at $30.16.
10:00 EDTBIGOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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10:00 EDTURBNOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:17 EDTURBNOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:11 EDTBIGBig Lots initiated with a Buy at Stifel
Target $58.
08:02 EDTURBNUrban Outfitters price target lowered to $41 from $44 at RW Baird
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07:30 EDTURBNUrban Outfitters downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital
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06:53 EDTURBNUrban Outfitters downgraded at Morgan Stanley
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06:27 EDTURBNUrban Outfitters downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
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05:29 EDTURBNUrban Outfitters downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
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