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May 4, 2012
10:29 EDTJPM, PEGA, MD, GPRO, BODY, PVH, HAS, DRWI, BMS, PRU, MN, GMCR, CBOU, ANROn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Alpha Natural (ANR) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Brean Murray... Bemis (BMS) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Longbow... Body Central (BODY) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair... Body Central downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Caribou Coffee (CBOU) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Dougherty... DragonWave (DRWI) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... Gen-Probe (GPRO) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird... Green Mountain (GMCR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Dougherty... Hasbro (HAS) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... MEDNAX (MD) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Manning & Napier (MN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette... PVH Corp. (PVH) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Pegasystems (PEGA) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair... Prudential (PRU) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... JPMorgan (JPM) downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at CLSA.
News For ANR;BMS;BODY;CBOU;DRWI;GPRO;GMCR;HAS;MD;MN;PVH;PEGA;PRU;JPM From The Last 14 Days
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November 14, 2014
17:13 EDTPRUAppaloosa gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), Lorillard (LO), Alibaba (BABA), and Shire (SHPG). INCREASED STAKES: Whirlpool (WHR), Priceline (PCLN), Delta (DAL), CBS (CBS), and General Motors (GM). DECREASED STAKES: American Airlines (AAL), Disney (DIS), Apple (AAPL), MGM Resorts (MGM), and Eastman Chemical (EMN). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Expedia (EXPE), AIG (AIG), Prudential (PRU), Celanese (CE), and ASML Holding (ASML).
16:26 EDTHASNasdaq clear leader as major averages end week higher
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09:05 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain target to $185, Cold may be a disrupter, says Goldman
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08:31 EDTGMCRGreen Mountain Coffee November volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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06:37 EDTHASDreamWorks competes with key Hasbro partner Disney, NY Times says
After multiple news outlets reported that Hasbro (HAS) was in talks about buying DreamWorks (DWA), The New York Times says that the toy maker holds very lucrative contracts with Disney (DIS), which views DreamWorks as a key competitor. Hasbro gets up to 30% of its revenue from products linked to Disney, the newspaper quoted some analysts as saying. Reference Link
November 13, 2014
16:36 EDTHASOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street saw another day of relatively quiet trading in a tight range, but the major averages once again finished the session higher than where they'd began. The Dow, powered by the post-earnings advance from Wal-Mart (WMT), led and closed at a new all-time high for the third time in the last four days. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., initial jobless claims rebounded 12K to 290K in the week ending November 8, versus expectations for 280K first-time claims. The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTs report, showed job openings fell to 4.335M in September, versus the consensus forecast for 4.8M openings. The Treasury reported a $121.7B budget deficit for October, versus the consensus deficit forecast of $117B. COMPANY NEWS: Wal-Mart led the Dow, advancing $3.74, or 4.72%, to $82.94 after the world's largest retailer's earnings beat expectations and it reported U.S. comparable store sales grew 0.5% during the just-completed quarter... Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) agreed to acquire the Duracell battery business from Procter and Gamble (PG) via a stock swap. In exchange for a recapitalized Duracell company, which will include approximately $1.7B in cash at closing, P&G will receive shares of its own common stock currently held by Berkshire having a current value of approximately $4.7B, the companies announced. Shares of Procter & Gamble, which also guided to FY15 core EPS growth in a mid-single digit percentage range, fell 88c, or 0.98%, to $88.60 after the deal was announced and guidance was issued. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Baker Hughes (BHI), which surged $7.77, or 15.24%, to $58.75 after The Wall Street Journal said the company is in fast-moving talks to be acquired by larger peer Halliburton (HAL), which also rose 56c, or 1.05%, to $53.79 following the report. Also higher was DreamWorks Animation (DWA), which jumped $3.15, or 14.08%, to $25.52 after several media outlets reported that the animated movie maker company was in talks about selling itself to toy maker Hasbro (HAS). Hasbro shares fell $2.49, or 4.33%, to $54.98 following the reports. Also lower were shares of Revance (RVNC), which fell $4.93, or 23.48%, to $16.07 after the company said last night that the preliminary results from its ongoing open-label study suggest it still has "some work to do" to increase the probability of success for its upcoming Phase 3 pivotal program for RT001. INDEXES: The Dow rose 40.59, or 0.23%, to 17,652.79, the Nasdaq gained 5.01, or 0.11%, to 4,680.14, and the S&P 500 added 1.08, or 0.05%, to 2,039.33.
12:44 EDTHASOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:27 EDTHASHigh option volume stocks
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10:20 EDTHASDreamWorks rallies on reports of potential takeover, Sterne Agee skeptical
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09:47 EDTGPROTexas legislator wants police to wear body cameras, KDFW says
A Texas state senator has proposed a bill that would have every patrol officer in the state wearing body cameras, according to Dallas local Fox affiliate KDFW. Companies that make body cameras for police include Taser (TASR), Digital Ally (DGLY), and GoPro (GRO). Reference Link
09:08 EDTHASDreamWorks Animation purchase by Hasbro would be illogical, says Sterne Agee
After media outlets reported that DreamWorks (DWA) was in talks about selling itself to Hasbro (HAS), Sterne Agee sees no logic to such a transaction and does not expect the deal to occur. The firm doesn't see why Hasbro would pay 41% of its market cap for a company that is facing serious challenges. It keeps a $17 price target and Underperform rating on DreamWorks.
07:38 EDTJPMBloomberg Link to hold a conference
The Year Ahead: 2015 is being held in Washington, D.C. with a pre-conference dinner on November 13 followed by company presentations on November 14,
07:32 EDTHASDreamWorks Animation volatility flat into Hasbro in talks to acquire report
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07:25 EDTHASHasbro risk could be raised by Dreamworks deal, says Wells Fargo
After multiple media outlets reported that Hasbro (HAS) is in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation (DWA), Wells Fargo thinks the deal would expand Hasbro Studios' capabilities. However, the firm believes the deal could increase Hasbro's risk, given Dreamworks' mixed track record. The firm keeps an Outperform rating on Hasbro.
07:21 EDTHASHasbro volatility flat in advanced talks to acquire DreamWorks report
Hasbro (HAS) overall option implied volatility of 17 compares to its 26-week average of 18 according to Track Data, suggesting non-directional price movement into talks to buy DreamWorks Animation (DWA), New York Times reports.
07:01 EDTHASHasbro deal with Disney could be impacted with merger, says Piper Jaffray
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06:29 EDTHASMattel deal with DreamWorks likely not renewed with merger, says Wells Fargo
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06:09 EDTHASDreamWorks looking for $35 per share in takeover, Deadline reports
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06:02 EDTANRStocks with implied volatility movement; EFA ANR
Stocks with implied volatility movement; iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (EFA) 14, Alpha Natural (ANR) 112 according to iVolatility.
05:52 EDTHASHasbro in advanced talks to acquire DreamWorks, NY Times reports
Hasbro (HAS) is in advanced talks to buy DreamWorks Animation (DWA) for a mix of cash and stock, New York Times reports, citing people briefed on the matter. DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg is seeking more than $30 per share, but the deal price is yet to be determined, the paper adds. Reference Link
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