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November 15, 2012
11:31 EDTBHI, ESRX, ANF, CHA, TWC, HAL, PRUOn The Fly: Analysts Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee and to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse...Prudential (PRU) upgraded to Top Pick from Outperform at RBC Capital...Time Warner Cable (TWC) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan...Express Scripts (ESRX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup...Halliburton (HAL) upgraded to Buy from Underperform at CLSA...China Telecom (CHA) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse...Baker Hughes (BHI) upgraded to Buy from Outperform at CLSA.
News For ANF;PRU;TWC;ESRX;HAL;CHA;BHI From The Last 14 Days
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May 19, 2015
16:41 EDTESRXExpress Scripts initiated with a Neutral at Baird
Target $94.
08:23 EDTBHI, HALSiemens bond plan keeps it in running for Halliburton assets, Bloomberg says
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07:36 EDTTWCAutomakers to start V2V car rollouts with spectrum at a premium, WSJ says
General Motors' (GM) upcoming Cadillac CTS is the only car firmly scheduled to launch in the U.S. with vehicle-to-vehicle communications, or V2V, but the industry has promised that V2V will revolutionize safety and Cisco (CSCO) joined automakers earlier this month to brief the FCC on plans to test airwave sharing soon, said The Wall Street Journal. However, cable and telecom companies are pressuring carmakers to give up a part of the airwaves marked for V2V to be available for broader use, the report added. Publicly traded automakers include Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), Ford (F), Honda (HMC), Toyota (TM) and Volkswagen (VLKAY), while cable and telecom companies include Verizon (VZ), AT&T (T), Sprint (S), T-Mobile (TMUS), Comcast (CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Charter (CHTR). Reference Link
07:31 EDTHALUBS to hold a conference
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May 18, 2015
20:16 EDTANFUrban Outfitters down over 16% after disappointing Q1 results
Urban Oufitters (URBN) is down sharply after reporting first quarter earnings per share and revenue that missed analyst estimates. WHAT'S NEW: Urban Oufitters reported Q1 EPS of 25c on revenue of $739.01M, below consensus expectations of 30c and $758.25M, respectively. Urban Outfitters also reported Q1 comparable retail segment net sales up 4%, with Q1 retail segment net sales increasing 17% at Free People, 5% at Urban Outfitters, and 1% at the Anthropologie Group. Wholesale segment net sales rose 18%. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On its Q1 earnings conference call, Urban Outfitters announced that Urban Outfitters Group CEO Ted Marlow, who oversaw the direction of the namesake brand, would retire at the end of August. While Urban Outfitters did not provide guidance, Urban Outfitters Anthropologie Group CEO David McCreight commented on the Anthropologie brand, "We're expecting we could see Q2 shaping up like Q1 in terms of low single-digit comps. We could also see being in the low-mid-single digit comps. It's hard to tell at this point." ANALYST REACTION: Two analyst firms lowered their respective price targets on Urban Outfitters following the company's earnings report. Sterne Agee, which rates Urban Outfitters a Neutral, lowered its 12-month price target to $34 from $46, noting the company has had trouble getting both its Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie brands to perform at the same time. Cantor, which maintained its Buy rating, lowered its price target to $53 from $54, saying that Anthropologie sales disappointed, but noting that a "later catalog release appears to us to have pushed some sales at Anthropologie into May." PRICE ACTION: Urban Outfitters fell 16.4% to just over $34 in after-hours trading. PEERS: Other publicly traded companies in the space include Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), American Eagle (AEO), Five Below (FIVE), Pacific Sunwear (PSUN), and Zumiez (ZUMZ).
May 17, 2015
18:31 EDTTWCBanks prepare $25B funding in case of Charter-Time Warner deal, Reuters says
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May 15, 2015
13:03 EDTBHIBaker Hughes reports U.S. rig count down 6 to 888 rigs
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10:01 EDTPRUOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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07:09 EDTHALHayman Capital gives quarterly update on stakes
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05:51 EDTPRUPrudential initiated with a Neutral at Goldman
Target $89.
05:46 EDTBHIStocks with implied volatility movement; BHP AVP
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Avon Products (AVP) 77, Baker Hughes (BHI) 27 according to iVolatility.
May 14, 2015
11:08 EDTESRXExpress Scripts management to meet with Maxim
Meeting to be held in St. Louis, MO on May 21 hosted by Maxim.
May 13, 2015
09:24 EDTTWCComcast CEO says does not 'feel need to rush' to pursue other merger deals
Comcast (CMCSA) CEO Brian Roberts is speaking at the MoffettNathanson Research conference regarding the company's scrapped deal to buy Time Warner Cable (TWC).
07:16 EDTTWCMoffett Nathanson to hold a summit
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May 12, 2015
11:59 EDTTWCCharter still in active talks about Bright House acquisition, Bloomberg reports
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May 11, 2015
13:17 EDTCHAMicrosoft invests in subsea cables to connect datacenters globally
Microsoft (MSFT) announced in a blog post that over the past nine months, "Microsoft has been significantly investing in subsea and terrestrial dark fiber capacity by engaging in fiber partnerships that span multiple oceans and continents. And today, our connections across the Atlantic and Pacific just got stronger.We announced deals with Hibernia and Aqua Comms, in which Microsoft is investing in a cable with each company to connect Microsoftís datacenter infrastructure from North America to Ireland and on to the United Kingdom. These cables will help deliver data at higher speeds, with higher capacity and lower latency for our customers across the globe. Additionally, we joined a consortium comprised of China Mobile (CHL), China Telecom (CHA), China Unicom (CHU), Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), KT Corporation (KT) with TE SubCom as the cable supplier. As part of our participation in the consortium, Microsoft will invest in its first physical landing station in the US connecting North America to Asia. The New Cross Pacific Cable Network will provide faster data connections for customers, aid Microsoft in competing on cloud costs, all while creating jobs and spurring local economies. The goal of our expansions and investments in subsea cables is so our customers have the greatest access to scale and highly available data, anywhere." Reference Link
10:48 EDTPRUPrudential Real Estate Investors acquires retail, office portion of Mercato
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08:21 EDTHALMitsubishi UFJ to hold a tour
Energy Tour travels throughout Houston and San Antonio, Texas to meet with various energy companies on May 11.
08:14 EDTBHIMorgan Stanley to hold a conference
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07:40 EDTESRXFocus on Vertex will shift to pricing after Orkambi FDA meeting, WSJ says
An FDA advisory committee that meets Tuesday to decide whether to recommend approval of Vertexís Orkambi will be closely watched by health insurers and pharmacy-benefit managers concerned that the experimental cystic-fibrosis drug will be high-priced, said The Wall Street Journal. Vertex hasnít announced a price, but analyst at JPMorgan predict the drug will have a wholesale price of about $287,000 annually per patient. Publicly traded PBM owners include Catamaran (CTRX), which is being acquired by UnitedHealth (UNH), CVS Health (CVS) and Express Scripts (ESRX). Reference Link
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