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December 18, 2012
12:28 EDTARB, NLSN, SWHC, RGR, GALE, GTATOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were markedly higher at midday as optimism surrounding the fiscal cliff negotiations continues to spur buying. Investors have been paying less attention to recent economic reports to focus instead on the fiscal cliff, as demonstrated by the NAHB Housing Market index prompting little reaction, despite its highest reading since April 2006. The averages moved to session highs following comments from both sides of Washington's negotiating table that they hope a deal can still be reached... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the National Association of Home Builders index of builder confidence increased to 47, as was forecast. Also, the current-account deficit in the U.S. narrowed in the third quarter to $107.5B from a $118.1B shortfall in the prior quarter. Economists expected the deficit would narrow to about $103B... COMPANY NEWS: Gunmakers Smith & Wesson (SWHC) and Sturm, Ruger (RGR) continued their recent weakness as a Wall Street Journal cover story highlighted some of the ways American companies are distancing themselves from guns and their makers amid a public outcry in the aftermath of last week's tragedy in Connecticut. Among the recent developments underscored was the decision from private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management to put gunmaker Freedom Group up for sale... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Arbitron (ARB), up over 23% after agreeing to be bought by Nielsen (NLSN) for $48 per share in cash. Shares of acquirer Nielsen also rose about 3%. Among the noteworthy losers was Galena Biopharma (GALE), down 17% after it sold common stock and warrants to purchase additional shares in a public offering. Also lower was GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT), which was downgraded at Raymond James and Stifel Nicolaus and saw its shares slide more than 12% after issuing guidance well below Street expectations... INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was up 83.20, or 0.63%, to 13,318.59; the Nasdaq was up 33.89, or 1.13%, to 3,044.49; and the S&P 500 was up 11.60, or 0.81%, to 1,441.96.
News For ARB;NLSN;SWHC;RGR;GALE;GTAT From The Last 14 Days
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October 31, 2014
07:55 EDTGTATApple denied request to keep GT Advanced bankruptcy papers sealed, WSJ reports
A bankruptcy judge ordered the unsealing of bankruptcy papers from the filing of GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) that Apple (AAPL) sought to keep under wraps out of concern they will harm its relationships with other suppliers, reported The Wall Street Journal. At a court hearing, the judge said bankruptcy-code protections against defamatory information don’t apply to the characterizations of Apple’s behavior made in an affidavit signed by GT Advanced COO Daniel Squiller, the report noted. Reference Link
October 30, 2014
09:14 EDTSWHC, RGROn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Visa (V), up 4%... MasterCard (MA), up 2.5%... Alcatel-Lucent (ALU), up 12.5%... TASER (TASR), up 4%... JDSU (JDSU), up 3.8%... Radian Group (RDN), up 9%... DreamWorks Animation (DWA), up 1.7%... Take-Two (TTWO), up 7.7%. ALSO HIGHER: Grand Canyon (LOPE), up 10.5%, upgraded at Piper Jaffray after the company formed a committee to explore conversion to a nonprofit entity... Walter Energy (WLT), up 6.8% after lowering FY14 capital expenditures view, reporting lower than expected losses... Novavax (NVAX), up 7% after getting fast track designation for H7N9 VLP. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Glu Mobile (GLUU), down 16.6%... Alliance Fiber Optic (AFOP), down 18.4%... Pacira (PCRX), down 6.4%. ALSO LOWER: Sturm, Ruger (RGR), down 10% following Q3 results, cutting Q3 dividend. Peer gunmaker Smith & Wesson (SWHC) also down 3.7% after Ruger's report... Western Gas Partners (WES), down 4.4% after its 7.5M common units spot secondary priced at $70.85... ACCO Brands (ACCO), down 1.1%, downgraded at KeyBanc following the company's Q3 results... Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), down 1.1% after reported to be recalling over 300K Ram trucks due to fire concern... Inogen (INGN), down 2.3% after 2.1M share secondary offering of common stock priced at $21.50.
08:51 EDTNLSNNielsen 14.4M share Block Trade priced at $40.75
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October 29, 2014
18:59 EDTRGROn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:17 EDTRGRSturm, Ruger down 6.7% following Q3 results, lower Q3 dividend
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17:17 EDTRGRSturm, Ruger lowers Q3 dividend to 14c per share from 45c per share
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17:15 EDTRGRSturm, Ruger reports Q3 EPS 34c, may not compare to consensus 99c
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09:27 EDTNLSNNielsen to provide market research for Special Olympics
Nielsen and Special Olympics announced a strategic alliance with to uncover and illustrate the purchasing power of people with intellectual disabilities. Nielsen will help measure and provide a deeper understanding of the population of adults with intellectual disabilities as a key demographic. This work is part of a broader engagement that includes access to market intelligence research and consumer insights to help build understanding, awareness and impact for Special Olympics worldwide.
October 28, 2014
12:56 EDTGTATGT Advanced says litigation against Apple would be 'expensive,' WSJ reports
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October 27, 2014
08:14 EDTNLSNNielsen long-term positioning intact, says Barclays
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October 24, 2014
06:07 EDTGTATApple responds to GT Advanced's sapphire business exit, Re/code reports
Following GT Advanced's (GTAT) announcement to shut down factories in Mesa, Arizona and Salem, Massachusetts, an Apple (AAPL) spokeswoman said the company will continue evaluating GTAT's progress on larger sapphire boule development, reports Re/code. She said, "Apple put a lot of effort into an ambitious new sapphire manufacturing process with GTAT which is not ready for production. We’re going to continue evaluating GTAT’s progress on larger sapphire boule development, as well as consider other options for the facility. We remain committed to the city and we’re going to work with Mesa and Maricopa County to help the GT Advanced employees who will be impacted by this find new jobs.” Reference Link
October 23, 2014
09:19 EDTGTATGT Advanced to wind down operations at Mesa facility
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07:01 EDTNLSNNielsen reports Q3 EPS adjusted 66c, consensus 65c
Reports Q3 revenue $1.57B, consensus $1.59B.
October 22, 2014
15:37 EDTNLSNNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Comcast (CMCSA), consensus 71c; Union Pacific (UNP), consensus $1.52; 3M (MMM), consensus $1.96; AbbVie (ABBV), consensus 77c; Celgene (CELG), consensus 95c; Eli Lilly (LLY), consensus 67c; Occidental Petroleum (OXY), consensus $1.57; Caterpillar (CAT), consensus $1.36; Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN), consensus $1.16; Precision Castparts (PCP), consensus $3.32; Raytheon (RTN), consensus $1.60; American Electric Power (AEP), consensus $1.02; Southwest Airlines (LUV), consensus 53c; Lorillard (LO), consensus 90c; T. Rowe Price (TROW), consensus $1.15; Mead Johnson (MJN), consensus 91c; Zimmer Holdings (ZMH), consensus $1.30; Nucor (NUE), consensus 73c; Nielsen (NLSN), consensus 65c; Prologis (PLD), consensus 46c; Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL), consensus $1.06; Under Armour (UA), consensus 40c; EQT (EQT), consensus 56c; Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS), consensus 88c; Cameron International (CAM), consensus $1.10; Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), consensus 89c; Quest Diagnostics (DGX), consensus $1.08; CMS Energy (CMS), consensus 41c; Airgas (ARG), consensus $1.29; PulteGroup (PHM), consensus 36c; Diamond Offshore (DO), consensus 79c; Bemis (BMS), consensus 67c.
14:08 EDTGALEGalena files to sell 2M shares of common stock for holders
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October 21, 2014
19:34 EDTGTATGT Advanced, Apple reach deal to 'wind down' sapphire plant, Philip DeWitt says
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10:29 EDTGTATGT Advanced expects settlement with Apple 'within hour,' Bloomberg reports
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06:08 EDTNLSNAdobe and Nielsen announce strategic alliance
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October 17, 2014
10:00 EDTSWHCOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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06:37 EDTSWHCSmith & Wesson initiated with a Buy at Wunderlich
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