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August 30, 2013
16:42 EDTPSUN, CRM, APA, KKD, AAMRQ, SPLK, LCCOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower as each of the major indexes finished the month with losses, lead by the Dow and S&P, which each lost more than 3% in August. The averages drifted lower for the beginning of the session, turning more volatile after statements regarding Syria were made by both U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama, with the indexes closing off their worst levels of the session. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., consumer spending rose less than forecast in July as income growth slowed. Personal income in the month rose 0.1%, versus the expected increase of 0.2%, while personal spending rose 0.1%, versus an expected 0.3% increase. The Chicago ISM rose 0.7 points to 53.0 in August, matching the forecast of analysts. The final August reading of the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment survey was revised up to 82.1, which was higher than the preliminary August estimate of 80.0, but lower than July?s reading of 85.1. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of energy explorer Apache (APA) rose $7.04, or 8.95%, to $85.68 after the company last night announced a deal to sell a 33% stake in its Egyptian business to China's Sinopec for $3.1B in cash. A number of analysts reacted positively to the news, notably RBC Capital, which upgraded the stock to Outperform from Sector Perform... A federal judge set a November 25 trial date in the U.S. Justice Department's challenge to the proposed merger between US Airways (LCC) and American Airlines parent AMR Corp. (AAMRQ). MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was cloud software company salesforce.com (CRM), up $5.48, or 12.55%, to $49.13 after beating second quarter estimates and raising its full year 2014 outlook. Also higher following a better-than-expected earnings report was another software company, Splunk (SPLK), which gained $6.29, or 12.86%, to $55.21, as the stock was also upgraded at FBR Capital. Among the noteworthy losers were shares of doughnut maker Krispy Kreme (KKD), down $3.51, or 15.11%, to $19.72 after its earnings and guidance missed expectations. Also lower was teen retailer Pacific Sunwear (PSUN), down 66c, or 16.84%, to $3.26, which reported an in-line second quarter but gave an earnings and revenue outlook for the third quarter that fell short of estimates. INDEXES: The Dow was down 30.64, or 0.21%, to 14,810.31; the S&P 500 was down 5.20, or 0.32%, to 1,632.97; the Nasdaq was down 30.43, or 0.84%, to 3,589.87.
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December 12, 2014
06:36 EDTCRMSalesforce.com resumed with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray
Price target lowered to $64 from $74.
05:34 EDTKKDKrispy Kreme expands in South Korea
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December 11, 2014
16:26 EDTSPLKSplunk initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray
Target $65.
December 10, 2014
13:10 EDTCRMSalesforce.com management to meet with FBR Capital
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10:53 EDTCRMSalesforce.com calls active on activist investor speculation
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10:39 EDTKKDKrispy Kreme falls after results, but analyst remains upbeat
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10:05 EDTCRMRumor: Salesforce.com moves up on activist investor speculation
09:23 EDTKKDOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:11 EDTKKDKrispy Kreme outlookstill positive, says Roth Capital
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December 9, 2014
18:21 EDTKKDOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Korn/Ferry (KFY), up 3.1%... Analogic (ALOG), up 2.7%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Freshpet (FRPT), down 8.5% after reporting quarterly results... Krispy Kreme (KKD), down 4.9%... Broadcom (BRCM), reverses to down just below 1%. ALSO LOWER: Agios Pharmaceuticals (AGIO), down 1.9% after filing to sell $175M of common stock... Yum! Brands (YUM), down 4.6% after providing fiscal 2015 operating guidance.
16:11 EDTKKDKrispy Kreme down 4.3% after reporting Q3 results, FY15 guidance
16:10 EDTKKDKrispy Kreme sees adjusted FY15 EPS 69c-74c, consensus 72c
16:09 EDTKKDKrispy Kreme reports Q3 adjusted EPS 18c, consensus 19c
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15:18 EDTKKDNotable companies reporting after market close
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15:09 EDTAPAApache to sell Wheatstone, Kitimat stakes to Woodside, Australian reports
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09:03 EDTKKDKrispy Kreme December volatility elevated as shares trend up into Q3 and outlook
Krispy Kreme December call option implied volatility is at 74, January is at 46, February is at 41; compared to its 26-week average of 42 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q3 results today.
06:00 EDTCRMSalesforce.com names YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki to board
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December 8, 2014
10:00 EDTAPAOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Antero Resources (AR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Apache (APA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Applied Materials (AMAT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Arch Capital (ACGL) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... CU Bancorp (CUNB) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler O'Neill... Calpine (CPN) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Commerzbank (CRZBY) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Keefe Bruyette... EastGroup Properties (EGP) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Enbridge Energy Management (EEQ) upgraded to Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Enbridge Energy (EEP) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley... GasLog (GLOG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... Hoegh LNG (HMLP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Illinois Tool Works (ITW) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at Global Hunter... LaSalle Hotel (LHO) upgraded at Morgan Stanley... Lufthansa (DLAKY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... NASDAQ (NDAQ) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Newfield Exploration (NFX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Omega Healthcare (OHI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Orange SA (ORAN) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman... SM Energy (SM) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... Southwest (LUV) upgraded at Goldman... TSMC (TSM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... United Technologies (UTX) upgraded at Bernstein... eBay (EBAY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel.
07:28 EDTCRMFBN Securities to hold a bus tour
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06:11 EDTAPAApache upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
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