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September 10, 2012
10:26 EDTTWO, HCLP, CYTR, SEE, FNSR, PDH, EFC, APKT, BMS, ATROn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Acme Packet (APKT) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... AptarGroup (ATR) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan... Bemis (BMS) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan... CytRx (CYTR) initiated with an Outperform at Rodman & Renshaw... Ellington Financial (EFC) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Finisar (FNSR) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP) initiated with a Buy at UBS... Hi-Crush Partners initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... PetroLogistics (PDH) initiated with a Buy at Dahlman Rose... Sealed Air (SEE) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan... Two Harbors (TWO) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill.
News For APKT;ATR;BMS;CYTR;EFC;FNSR;HCLP;PDH;SEE;TWO From The Last 14 Days
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June 29, 2015
10:09 EDTTWOOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:06 EDTCYTRCytRx announces results of interim Phase 2 data for Aldoxorubicin
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08:10 EDTTWOTwo Harbors initiated with a Neutral at Nomura
Target $10.
June 24, 2015
11:16 EDTHCLPHi-Crush Partners management to meet with Jefferies
Meetings to be held in Dallas/Kansas City on June 30-July 1 hosted by Jefferies.
07:19 EDTEFCDeutsche Bank to hold a conference
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07:18 EDTHCLPCredit Suisse to hold a conference
2015 MLP & Energy Logistics Conference is being held in New York on June 23-24 with webcasted company presentations to begin on June 24 at 8 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
June 23, 2015
09:59 EDTTWOTwo Harbors removed from Priority Stock List at Wells Fargo
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June 22, 2015
10:21 EDTFNSROptions with decreasing implied volatility
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June 19, 2015
16:17 EDTFNSROn The Fly: Top stock stories for Friday
Stocks on Wall Street began the session in negative territory and remained there throughout the entire day. The economic calendar was quiet and the news flow was slow, leaving the averages to move in a narrow range until the final hour, when “quadruple witching” action kicked in and moved them a leg lower. The simultaneous expiration of futures and options can cause increased volatility, which occurred as the day’s volume was light. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., Baker Hughes reported that the U.S. Rig Count declined 2 rigs from last week to 857. In Europe, the ECB agreed to raise the limit on Emergency Liquidity Assistance to Greek banks for the second time in a week, though there were contradictory reports about the size of the increase. Next, the eurozone's heads of government will meet for an emergency summit to discuss Greece on Monday. In Asia, China's Shanghai Composite index dropped 6.4%, bringing the benchmark's weekly loss to 13.3% and sending the index into correction territory. The Bank of Japan kept interest rates unchanged and maintained its asset purchases program, as expected. The BOJ also said it will reduce the number of policy meetings it holds each year to 8 from the current 14 meetings, putting it on par with other major central banks. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of ConAgra (CAG) advanced $4.31, or 11.02%, to $43.43 after activist investor Jana Partners reported that it has acquired a 7.2% stake in the packaged foods company. Jana suggested that the company should undertake a strategic review of its strategy and corporate structure to determine if its businesses are optimally positioned to succeed, as well as various potential alternative transactions and structures... Another food producer, Hershey (HSY), fell $3.38, or 3.66%, to $88.89 after lowering its outlook for this fiscal year. The chocolate maker said its North America confectionery business is on track to deliver on its 2015 financial objectives, but cited growth in China that was below expectations for its lowered outlook. Hershey also announced the implementation of a new productivity initiative that will result in the company cutting about 300 jobs by the end of this year. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers following the activist involvement in ConAgra were a number of its peers, including Pinnacle Foods (PF), which rose 8.58% to $46.80, and Treehouse Foods (THS), which gained 4.86% to $75.55. Also higher was KB Home (KBH), which gained $1.41, or 9.43%, to $16.37 after the homebuilder reported better than expected results for its fiscal second quarter. Among the noteworthy losers was Healthways (HWAY), which sunk $3.13, or 20.15%, to $12.40 after the health management solutions provider lowered its revenue outlook for fiscal year 2015. Also lower were shares of Finisar (FNSR), which fell $2.27, or 10.25%, to $19.88 and were downgraded at Raymond James following the company's fourth quarter earnings report last night. INDEXES: The Dow dropped 101.56, or 0.56%, to 18,014.28, the Nasdaq fell 15.95, or 0.31%, to 5,117.00, and the S&P 500 lost 11.49, or 0.54%, to 2,109.75.
12:49 EDTFNSROptical networking stocks slide after Finisar results
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10:00 EDTFNSROn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:18 EDTFNSROn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:14 EDTFNSRFinisar downgraded to Outperform at Raymond James
As previously reported, Raymond James downgraded Finisar to Outperform from Strong Buy and lowered its price target to $24 from $27. The firm is less positive regarding expense control and margins given increased competition among web scale customers.
06:54 EDTFNSRFinisar downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James
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June 18, 2015
19:00 EDTFNSROn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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16:06 EDTFNSRFinisar sees Q1 non-GAAP EPS 23c-29c, consensus 27c
Sees Q1 revenue $308M-$328M, consensus $318.04M. Sees Q1 non-GAAP operating margin 30.5%.
16:04 EDTFNSRFinisar reports Q4 non-GAAP EPS 25c, consensus 25c
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15:27 EDTFNSRNotable companies reporting after market close
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