New User:

-or-
Username:
Password:
Forgot your password?

Stock Market & Financial Investment News

News Breaks
February 7, 2014
09:58 EDTK, CHRW, CSL, STO, WEX, SNE, NFLX, LULU, EDMC, ANR, LNKD, LLL, HHS, TW, SGNT, MYGN, LII, CMI, OAS, SYT, XPO, SBUX, NBL, MMPOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Alpha Natural (ANR) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citigroup... C.H. Robinson (CHRW) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Stifel... Cummins (CMI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Education Management (EDMC) upgraded to Market Perform at BMO Capital... Kellogg (K) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan... Lennox (LII) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley... lululemon (LULU) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Magellan Midstream (MMP) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Myriad Genetics (MYGN) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Netflix (NFLX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... Noble Energy (NBL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho... Sagent Pharmaceuticals (SGNT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Sony (SNE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Starbucks (SBUX) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Towers Watson (TW) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... WEX Inc. (WEX) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan... XPO Logistics (XPO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... Harte-Hanks (HHS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Noble Financial... Statoil (STO) upgraded to Focus List from Outperform at Howard Weil... Syngenta (SYT) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Bernstein... L-3 Communications (LLL) upgraded at Cowen... Carlisle (CSL) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... Oasis Petroleum (OAS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... LinkedIn (LNKD) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust.
News For ANR;CHRW;CMI;EDMC;K;LII;LULU;MMP;MYGN;NFLX;NBL;SGNT;SNE;SBUX;TW;WEX;XPO;HHS;STO;SYT;LLL;CSL;OAS;LNKD From The Last 14 Days
Sign up for a free trial to see the rest of the stories you've been missing.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 >>
February 2, 2016
07:28 EDTSYTChemChina close to deal to acquire Syngenta for $43B, Bloomberg reports
ChemChina is close to a deal to buy Syngenta for $42.8B, Bloomberg reports, citing sources. Reference Link
05:51 EDTNFLXNetflix upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson upgraded Netflix to Overweight following the stock's 30% decline over the past two months. Concerns around slowing domestic growth and competition have created an entry point into the name, Olson tells investors in a research note. The analyst admits Netflix's domestic growth will continue to slow but sees the streaming service as an international growth story. He keeps a $122 price target for the stock. Netflix closed yesterday up $2.25 to $94.09.
05:07 EDTLNKDStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; LNKD TWTR
Subscribe for More Information
February 1, 2016
17:50 EDTMMPBridgeTex Pipeline extends open season to Feb 15 for new Eaglebine origin
Subscribe for More Information
16:01 EDTNFLXOptions Update; February 1, 2016
Subscribe for More Information
13:49 EDTSTOS&P cuts rating on Shell, puts several other EU oil majors on watch
Subscribe for More Information
13:42 EDTNFLXEarnings Watch: Alphabet to report Q4 results under new corporate structure
Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) is expected to report fourth quarter earnings after the market close on Monday, February 1 with a conference call scheduled for 4:30 pm ET. Alphabet is a multinational conglomerate that serves as the parent company of Google, Calico, GV, Google Capital, and Nest Labs. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of $8.09 on revenue of $20.77B. The consensus range is $7.32-$8.59 for EPS, and $20.33B-$21.68B for revenue, according to First Call. LAST QUARTER: Alphabet reported third quarter EPS of $7.35 against estimates of $7.21, on revenue of $18.7B against estimates of $18.53B. Google reported Q3 aggregate paid clicks up 23%, paid clicks on Google websites down 5%, aggregate cost-per-clicks down 11%, and cost-per-click on Google websites down 4%. The company also reported Q3 Sites revenue up 16% to $13.08B and Q3 Total advertising revenue up 13% to $26.78B. During its Q3 earnings report, the company said it will begin to disclose the Google business as a single segment in Q4. It also announced that the board authorized the company to repurchase $5.1B of Class C shares in Q4. GOOGLE SEGMENT: Alphabet announced that it will report Google as a single segment within its company beginning in Q4. It stated, "The new operating structure is being introduced in phases. For financial reporting purposes, we expect the reorganization will result in disclosing our Google business as a single segment and all other Alphabet businesses combined as Other Bets beginning in the fourth quarter of 2015." Within Alphabet, the Google segment now has 6 products with over 1B users, including Search, Maps, YouTube, Chrome, Android and Google Play. Gmail is also closing in on the mark with its 900M user base. RBC Capital believes that the disclosure of segment results by Google in conjunction with its Q4 results will cause the stock to rerate. The firm believes that the segment results will highlight the high profits of core Google, supporting an increase in the stocks' sum of the parts valuation. NEWS AND STREET RESEARCH: In the past quarter, Alphabet had a strong holiday season with ChannelAdvisor reporting Google Shopping was up 31.7% over the entire holiday period. Specifically, Google Shopping was up 35.9% on Thanksgiving, up 40.3% on Black Friday, up 25.7% on Cyber Saturday, and up 18.6% on Cyber Monday. Alphabet announced the redesigned launch of Google+ in November, the exploration of Fiber in Chicago and Los Angeles, and announced plans to open its first retail store in New York City. The company also targets the China launch of the Google Play app store in 2016, according to multiple reports. Lenovo (LNVGY) CEO Chen Xudong confirmed that Google Play is expected to come to China at some point this year. The company is expected to make its self-driving car company under the Alphabet structure as a stand-alone business. Ford (F) and Google are in discussions over self-driving cars, with the currently negotiated contract likely to "last a long time." According to a Reuters report, Google expects fewer software failiures in self-driving cars as it learns from its mistakes. Google tested solar-powered Internet drones and expects consumer package delivery via drone to begin in 2017. Google is also in talks with the NFL for streaming rights for London games next year. STREET RESEARCH: Oppenheimer said cloud providers like Alphabet may have a huge opportunity in the coming years. The firm said Alphabet may look for a major partner like Salesforce (CRM) to drive its cloud business. Cantor said Google ad revenue growth should continue to be strong and BMO Capital said Alphabet's outlook has improved as valuation has become more reasonable. Bernstein said the Street continues to underestimate the resilience and growth potential of Alphabet's search ad business and YouTube. Barron's, in particular, was extremely positive on YouTube, saying its revenue per viewer could potentially double in five years. It added it could be twice as valuable as Netflix (NFLX). JMP Securities was also bullish on the company, saying Alphabet benefitted from a relatively strong holiday season for online advertising. Ahead of its Q4 earnings report, JMP Securities expects the company to report "relatively strong" results. PRICE ACTION: Google shares have gained about 6% over the last three months. In Monday afternoon trading ahead of the Q4 report, Google shares are up almost 2%
12:41 EDTLLLCACI completes acquisition of L-3 National Security Solutions
Subscribe for More Information
11:14 EDTNFLXStocks with call strike movement; NFLX AA
Netflix (NFLX) April 110 call option implied volatility increased 6% to 51, Alcoa (AA) April 8 call option implied volatility increased 4% to 50 according to iVolatility.
10:00 EDTLLLOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Air Products (APD) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... American Airlines (AAL) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... Axiall (AXLL) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... BASF (BASFY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Societe Generale... CNH Industrial (CNHI) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... CU Bancorp (CUNB) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Fig Partners... CaixaBank (CAIXY) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Societe Generale... Chipotle (CMG) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Concho Resources (CXO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust... Continental Building (CBPX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T... Eastman Chemical (EMN) upgraded to Buy from Outperform at CLSA... Extreme Networks (EXTR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham... Glacier Bancorp (GBCI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Fig Partners... IBERIABANK (IBKC) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... Infineon (IFNNY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Jarden (JAH) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Joy Global (JOY) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... KT Corporation (KT) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Kennametal (KMT) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... L-3 Communications (LLL) upgraded to Buy on valuation at BofA/Merrill... Maximus (MMS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Micron (MU) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Monster Beverage (MNST) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Newell Rubbermaid (NWL) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Northrop Grumman (NOC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... PTC (PTC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee CRT... Peoples Bancorp (PEBO) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Boenning & Scattergood... Praxair (PX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Proofpoint (PFPT) upgraded to Outperform from In-Line at Imperial Capital... Seagate (STX) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Benchmark... Siemens (SIEGY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... Superior Drilling (SDPI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Wunderlich... Vertex (VRTX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Werner (WERN) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... ZAIS Financial (ZFC) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays.
09:44 EDTNFLXForbes contributor suggests Apple should buy Netflix
Forbes contributor Jay Somaney noted that Apple (AAPL) has recently been reported to be talking to TV producers and Hollywood studios about investing and developing original TV shows and he contends that "one way to circumvent the tedious and lengthy negotiations process with Hollywood and the networks" is for Apple to offer to buy out Netflix (NFLX). Reference Link
09:36 EDTNFLXActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open: BAC AAPL FB AMZN TWTR MGM MCD NFLX GILD INTC TSLA AA BABA C
09:11 EDTNFLXDISH says releases Hopper 3 to customers nationwide
DISH Network (DISH) announced the availability of its award-winning Hopper 3 to customers nationwide. The third-generation of DISH's whole-home DVR system, Hopper 3 features 16 tuners, delivers an enhanced 4K experience and supports up to seven TVs simultaneously. In the coming weeks, Hopper 3 will launch the Netflix (NFLX) app and integrate Netflix titles into its universal search results.
08:16 EDTLLLL-3 Communications upgraded to Buy on valuation at BofA/Merrill
Subscribe for More Information
07:42 EDTNBLNoble Energy believes it can develop Leviathan by 2019, Globes reports
Noble Energy Israel County Manager Bini Zomer said that his company thinks it can develop the Leviathan natural gas reservoir if a sufficient number of contracts are signed, despite the plunge in oil prices that have led to investment cuts, Globes reports. "There is no doubt that the global oil and gas industry is facing many challenges. Despite those challenges, Noble believes that the Leviathan project can move forward based on domestic and export opportunities and because of the positive climate created by the Natural Gas Framework," Zomer said. Reference Link
07:24 EDTSBUXEU's Vestager dismisses U.S. criticism of tax cases, Reuters says
Subscribe for More Information
06:28 EDTLLLL-3 Communications upgraded to Buy from Underperform at BofA/Merrill
05:11 EDTNFLXNetflix announces Brahman Naman to premiere exclusively on Netflix
Subscribe for More Information
05:08 EDTLNKDStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; LNKD TWTR
Subscribe for More Information
January 31, 2016
20:11 EDTNFLXTime Warner, Hulu talks heat up over issue of current seasons, WSJ says
Time Warner's (TWX) negotiations to potentially buy into Hulu, a joint venture of Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK), Fox (FOX, FOXA) and Disney (DIS), have been heating up lately over the issue of Hulu subscribers being able to view current-season TV shows, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing sources. Though the feature is a differentiator for Hulu when compared to Netflix (NFLX) and Amazon (AMZN), Time Warner believes the presence of full, current seasons contributes to cord cutting, the report says. Reference Link
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 >>

Sign up for a free trial to see the rest of the stories you've been missing.
I agree to the theflyonthewall.com disclaimer & terms of use