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November 5, 2012
10:01 EDTENB, BRO, WPZ, QCOM, MNKD, HES, EPB, ARO, STT, PRGO, MON, GCO, CBS, HGG, TGT, NRG, MSGOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Aeropostale (ARO) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital... Brown & Brown (BRO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee... CBS (CBS) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Disney (DIS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus... El Paso Pipeline (EPB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Enbridge (ENB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Genesco (GCO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T... Hess Corp. (HES) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Global Hunter... Madison Square Garden (MSG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Maxim... MannKind (MNKD) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Monsanto (MON) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Monness Crespi... NRG Energy (NRG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Perrigo (PRGO) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Barrington... Qualcomm (QCOM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... State Street (STT) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Evercore... Target (TGT) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Williams Partners (WPZ) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... hhgregg (HGG) upgraded to Above Average from Average at Caris.
News For ARO;BRO;CBS;EPB;ENB;GCO;HES;MSG;MON;MNKD;NRG;PRGO;QCOM;TGT;STT;WPZ;HGG From The Last 14 Days
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May 19, 2015
06:08 EDTPRGOPerrigo CEO says would talk with Mylan, but at a higher price, Globes reports
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May 18, 2015
12:07 EDTPRGOPerrigo: there is price point where would engage with Mylan, Bloomberg reports
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10:01 EDTHGG, HESOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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06:44 EDTHESHess Corp. downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
Goldman downgraded Hess to Neutral and lowered its price target to $68 from $80 based on reduced upside from lower oil/gas price forecasts.
06:10 EDTHGGhhgregg downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS
UBS downgraded hhgregg to Sell citing a weak long-term outlook and risk of customer traffic loss from the retailer's plans to reduce costs. UBS cut its price target for shares to $4 from $6.
05:50 EDTMNKDStocks with implied volatility movement; BBRY MNKD
Stocks with implied volatility movement; BlackBerry (BBRY) 55, MannKind (MNKD) 75 according to iVolatility.
May 17, 2015
19:11 EDTTGTTarget to reduce advertising space for certain large brands, WSJ says
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14:32 EDTMONSyngenta shares show promise even without Monsanto deal, Barron's says
Shares of Syngenta (SYT) could be "worth a bet" even if Monsanto's (MON) takeover efforts flounder, Barron's contends in its 'International Trader - Europe' column. Barron's notes that the company's cost reduction measures could yield $265M in savings this year, a figure which may jump to $1B by 2018. Reference Link
May 15, 2015
17:33 EDTQCOMPoint72 Asset Management gives quarterly update on stakes
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17:08 EDTNRGSoros Fund gives quarterly update on stakes
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16:21 EDTWPZStocks end week little changed as data, deals offset bond yield jumps
Stocks ended the week little changed as a number of M&A deals and a few relatively strong economic data points offset worries about rising bond yields. MACRO NEWS: U.S. weekly jobless claims came in better than expected and reached the lowest four-week average level in 15 years... In Europe, the combined GDP of the 19 eurozone countries grew 0.4% in the first quarter, which was a bit weaker than the 0.5% consensus growth forecast but a pickup from the 0.3% growth pace of the final quarter of last year. Of note, all four of the euro zone's largest economies recorded growth in the same quarter for the first time since the first half of 2010... The People's Bank of China reduced its one year interest rate by 0.25%, marking the third time in the last six months that the central bank has cut benchmark rates... Bond yields surged in many of the world's largest economies, raising worries about inflation and putting pressure on stocks in the beginning of the week. COMPANY NEWS: There was a significant amount of M&A activity again this week, with the headliner being Verizon's (VZ) deal to acquire AOL (AOL) for $50 per share in a transaction valued at $4.4B. Danaher (DHR) agreed to buy purification technologies supplier Pall Corporation (PLL) for $127.20 per share in cash. Danaher also announced that it plans to split itself into two publicly traded companies. Energy infrastructure company Williams (WMB) announced a simplification deal to buy its affiliate Williams Partners (WPZ) for $13.9B in an all-stock transaction. Energy exploration company Noble Energy (NBL) agreed to acquire Rosetta Resources (ROSE) in an all-stock deal. Noble is buying Rosetta for $2.1B in stock plus the assumption of Rosetta's net debt of $1.8B... Alibaba (BABA) acquired a 9.3% stake in Zulily (ZU), an e-commerce retailer geared toward women. A person familiar with the matter reportedly told the Wall Street Journal that the Chinese e-commerce giant is not pursuing an outright acquisition of the U.S. company, however... Shares of Netflix (NFLX) jumped Friday and hit a new all-time high after Bloomberg reported that the company is in talks with Wasu Media, a Chinese media company backed by Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma, about forming a partnership to bring its content to China... Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management lost its proxy fight with DuPont (DD) as Trian did not succeed in getting its nominees elected to the DuPont board. INDEXES: For the week, the Dow rose 0.45% to 18,272.56, the Nasdaq gained 0.89% to 5,048.29, and the S&P 500 climbed 0.31% to 2,122.73.
16:17 EDTHGGOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Friday
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10:55 EDTQCOMJANA Partners gives quarterly update on stakes
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10:20 EDTWPZOptions with decreasing implied volatility
Options with decreasing implied volatility: NLNK ARWR CTRP RAX KING AOL WPZ RL Z MBI
10:13 EDTHGGHigh option volume stocks
High option volume stocks: POST SFM GSVC HGG HUN PH JWN CAR ONTY LBTYA
08:23 EDTMNKDJefferies sees 'good interest' in MannKind's Afrezza
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08:03 EDTWPZWilliams places two pipeline projects into service
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07:26 EDTMONBayer expecting crops and seeds industry consolidation, Reuters reports
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07:01 EDTHGGh.h. gregg says did not repurchase any shares in Q4
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07:01 EDTHGGh.h. gregg reports Q4 adjusted EPS (47c), consensus (24c)
Reports Q4 revenue $485.6M, consensus $515.39M. Reports Q4 SSS down 10%.
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