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February 11, 2013
10:14 EDTWFC, NVO, MNRO, TSO, BPL, SSD, VMW, KR, TFX, USB, SWFT, RNST, STR, ATRO, GPK, BBVA, FUL, HTLD, NKE, MRTN, KNX, AOLOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: AOL (AOL) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Astronics (ATRO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KeyBanc... Banco Bilbao (BBVA) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan... Graphic Packaging (GPK) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... H.B. Fuller (FUL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Heartland Express (HTLD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KeyBanc... Knight Transportation (KNX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KeyBanc... Marten Transport (MRTN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KeyBanc... Nike (NKE) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Questar (STR) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley... Renasant (RNST) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Swift Transportation (SWFT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KeyBanc... Novo Nordisk (NVO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... Monro Muffler (MNRO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at ISI Group... Tesoro (TSO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Buckeye Partners (BPL) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citigroup... Simpson Manufacturing (SSD) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson... VMware (VMW) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Evercore... Kroger (KR) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Teleflex (TFX) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... U.S. Bancorp (USB) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Stifel Nicolaus... Wells Fargo (WFC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel Nicolaus.
News For AOL;ATRO;GPK;BBVA;FUL;HTLD;NKE;MRTN;KNX;STR;RNST;SWFT;NVO;MNRO;TSO;BPL;SSD;VMW;KR;TFX;USB;WFC From The Last 14 Days
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September 22, 2014
18:20 EDTWFCSEC fines Wells Fargo Advisors $5M for not stopping inside trade, FT reports
The brokerage arm of Wells Fargo (WFC), Wells Fargo Advisors, was fined $5M by the SEC for not stopping an employee from trading on customer information ahead of the 2010 acquisition of Burger King (BKW), sometimes called “the sandwich deal," FT reports. Reference Link
13:02 EDTVMWEMC exploring options ahead of CEO retirement, Bloomberg reports
EMC (EMC) is exploring strategic options ahead of the 2015 retirement of its CEO Joseph Tucci, Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the discussions. The options could include a full or partial sale, or a spinoff of VMware (VMW), Bloomberg added, citing sources.
12:50 EDTVMWEMC jumps after reports detail takeover talks
The shares of cloud application provider EMC (EMC) are rising in a down market after Wall Street Journal reported that the company had held talks about selling itself to HP (HPQ) and Dell. WHAT'S NEW: EMC held on-and-off merger talks with HP for almost a year, but those talks have ended, Wall Street Journal reported today. Dell also held talks with EMC about a takeover, the newspaper added. According to a CNBC’s David Faber, the takeover talks between HP and EMC went on for months, but the two sides couldn't agree on a price, as EMC wanted HP to pay a large premium to its stock price. Tiernan Ray of Barron's added today that the takeover talks between the companies could resume, citing a source. WHAT'S NOTABLE: The New York Post reported on September 11 that EMC was considering selling its 80% stake in cloud computing infrastructure provider VMware (VMW). UBS analyst Steven Milunovich responded to The Post's report by writing on the same day that EMC had become a potential takeover target itself. HP, Oracle (ORCL) and Cisco (CSCO) could buy EMC, the analyst wrote. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, EMC added 1% to $30, while VMware added 1% to $95.
10:18 EDTKNXKnight Transportation management to meet with BB&T
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September 19, 2014
06:48 EDTNKENike investors convey sponsorship worries amid suspensions, WSJ says
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06:40 EDTSWFT, KNXRegulator sued over truck training requirements, NY Times reports
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06:04 EDTNKENike marketing exec Eric Toda departs for Snapchat, Re/code reports
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September 18, 2014
15:10 EDTAOLAOL spikes higher in late session trading, levels to watch
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14:52 EDTKRKroger testing online ordering, pick-up service, Progressive Grocer says
Kroger is testing a "click-and-collect system" in Cincinnati which allows customers to submit their orders online and pick them up at a drive-thru windows, Progressive Grocer reports. The technology that Kroger is utilizing is the same technology that has been deployed by Harris Teeter, a company that Kroger acquired last year. "Harris Teeter has successfully scaled this model in their stores and we are learning a lot from them about it. Our approach with new technologies and systems is to test small and work out the kinks before scaling more widely," said Rachel Betzler, public relations manage for Kroger's Cincinnati division. Reference Link
14:20 EDTNVONovo Nordisk announces EC marketing authorisation for Xultophy
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14:16 EDTAOLRumor: AOL moves up on renewed takeover chatter
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14:08 EDTUSB, WFCBanks look to high-interest personal loans to boost revenue, WSJ says
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14:06 EDTKRKroger price target raised to $58 from $55 at Argus
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13:13 EDTNVONovo Nordisk Ryzodeg does not meet primary endpoint in phase 3b trial
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12:58 EDTVMWEarnings Preview: Morgan Stanley views Oracle's Q1, Q2 estimates as 'achievable'
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10:44 EDTKRKroger board raises quarterly dividend by 12% to 18.5c
Kroger's Board raised the quarterly dividend by 12% to 18.5¢ per share, to be paid on December 1 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 14. The company continues to expect an increasing dividend over time.
09:33 EDTNKENike mentioned positively at OTR Global
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09:22 EDTNKEBack to school season healthy for footwear, says Sterne Agee
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07:26 EDTNKEGartner: Smartwatch market ready to expand, poised for takeoff, DigiTimes says
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