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January 29, 2013
10:02 EDTCAT, GSK, ANF, HOV, SWIR, GPC, CGV, TSN, PLXT, FITB, BRE, SPF, LEN, ERICOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... BRE Properties (BRE) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... CGG Veritas (CGV) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Caterpillar (CAT) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... Ericsson (ERIC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Genuine Parts (GPC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T... Lennar (LEN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Compass Point... PLX Technology (PLXT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Wunderlich... Sierra Wireless (SWIR) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Standard Pacific (SPF) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Compass Point... Tyson Foods (TSN) upgraded to Buy from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Hovnanian (HOV) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Compass Point... GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Caterpillar (CAT) upgraded to Buy from Outperform at CLSA.
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January 15, 2015
08:36 EDTGSKOncoMed enrolls first biomarker-selected patient in Notch1 antibody Phase trial
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07:38 EDTLENLennar initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley
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07:02 EDTERICTrends positive for data networking names, says Bernstein
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06:17 EDTERICVodafone CTO Steve Pusey to retire, Johan Wibergh appointed as successor
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06:05 EDTLENLennar sees homebuilding business 'well positioned' to deliver growth in FY15
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06:03 EDTLENLennar reports Q4 EPS $1.07, consensus 96c
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January 14, 2015
07:06 EDTLEN, HOVKB Home margin issues company specific, says Deutsche Bank
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05:49 EDTERICApple sues Ericsson over patent royalty rates, Bloomberg says
Apple (AAPL) filed a lawsuit against Ericsson (ERIC) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, stating that Ericsson's royalty rates are excessive and its patents are not essential to LTE standards, reports Bloomberg. Reference Link
05:28 EDTERICEricsson files complaint against Apple in U.S. District Court
Following Apple's (AAPL) action, Ericsson (ERIC) has filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas requesting a ruling on Ericsson's proposed global licensing fees with Apple. During the past two years of negotiations, the companies have not been able to reach an agreement on licensing of Ericsson's patents that enable Apple's mobile devices to connect with the world and power many of their applications. Ericsson filed the suit in order to receive an independent assessment on whether Ericsson's global licensing offer complies with Ericsson's fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory, or FRAND, commitment. The global license agreement between Ericsson and Apple for mobile technology has expired and Apple has declined to take a new license on offered FRAND terms. Ericsson's Q4 IPR revenue will include payment from Apple under previous agreement. Every Apple smartphone and tablet with cellular capability uses technology from Ericsson. On January 12, Apple filed a lawsuit asking the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to find that it does not infringe a small subset of Ericsson's patents.
January 13, 2015
12:48 EDTHOV, LENOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:50 EDTHOV, LENKB Home comments hit shares of Homebuilders
Shares of companies in the Homebuilders space declined after KB Home (KBH) said on its earnings conference call that it will not meet its housing gross profit margin goal in 2015. KB cautioned that there is "still much work to do be done" to achieve its financial goals going forward. The homebuilder noted that as Q4 progressed, demand in some of its markets softened. It expects gross margins in Q1 to be down "significantly" from the year-ago period. Publicly traded companies in the space include Beazer Homes (BZH), D.R. Horton (DHI), Hovnanian (HOV), Lennar (LEN), M.D.C. Holdings (MDC), PulteGroup (PHM), Ryland Group (RYL) and Toll Brothers (TOL). The stocks moved lower following KB's comments.
11:44 EDTHOV, LENHomebuilders decline after KB says won't hit 2015 housing margin goal
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06:56 EDTTSNTyson may see 'some impact' to business by China poultry ban, WSJ says
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January 12, 2015
12:04 EDTGSKNovartis sees closing GSK transactions in 1H15
Novartis (NVS) says portfolio transformation is progressing "on track." Sees closing GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) transactions in 1H. In 2015, plans to execute integration of GSK oncology business, execute separation of Vaccines, ensure successful start-up of Consumer Health JV with GSK. Sees NBS to continue to deliver synergies. Comments from slides that are being presented at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference.
12:04 EDTTSNUSDA raises 2015 meat production forecast
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10:00 EDTSPFOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Agnico-Eagle (AEM) upgraded at BMO Capital... Aimco (AIV) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Alaska Air (ALK) upgraded at Evercore ISI... Alcoa (AA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... Alon USA Energy (ALJ) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... AvalonBay (AVB) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... BASF (BASFY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... C.H. Robinson (CHRW) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... CBS (CBS) upgraded to Outperform at Cowen... Chesapeake (CHK) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... China Mobile (CHL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at ... D.R. Horton (DHI) upgraded at KeyBanc... Daimler AG (DDAIF) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Diamond Resorts (DRII) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... FMC Corporation (FMC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... First Cash Financial (FCFS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital... Frontier Communications (FTR) upgraded at BofA/Merrill... HomeAway (AWAY) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Ingersoll-Rand (IR) upgraded at Morgan Stanley... KB Home (KBH) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Knight Transportation (KNX) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... LabCorp (LH) upgraded to Outperform at RW Baird... M.D.C. Holdings (MDC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Mid-America Apartment (MAA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... PACCAR (PCAR) upgraded at RBC Capital... Parsley Energy (PE) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Peugeot (PUGOY) upgraded to Buy from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Radware (RDWR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Buckingham... Rush Enterprises (RUSHA) upgraded at BB&T... Ryland Group (RYL) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... SL Green Realty (SLG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Solera (SLH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Standard Pacific (SPF) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan... Statoil (STO) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Syngenta (SYT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Miller Tabak... VMware (VMW) upgraded to Positive from Mixed at OTR Global... Vale (VALE) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Scotia Capital... Volvo (VOLVY) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Windstream (WIN) upgraded at BofA/Merrill... lululemon (LULU) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Sterne Agee.
08:37 EDTGSKShire deal suggests most biotech companies in play, says JMP Securities
After Shire (SHPG) agreed to buy NPS Pharmaceuticals (NPSP), JMP Securities says the deal indicates that most biotech companies are in play, particularly those with worldwide rights to their products for well-defined patient populations. The firm expects investors to speculate all week about potential new targets in the space. Publicly traded companies in the space include AstraZeneca (AZN), Bristol-Myers (BMY), Eli Lilly (LLY), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Merck (MRK), Novartis (NVS), Pfizer (PFE), Roche (RHHBY) and Sanofi (SNY).
07:51 EDTSPFStandard Pacific upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
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07:07 EDTSPFStandard Pacific upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan
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06:22 EDTGSKWHO approves 2 ebola vaccines to enter West Africa trials, Financial Times says
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