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April 23, 2013
10:00 EDTGARS, HMTV, TRNO, TJX, ARUN, HAWK, CUI, WRB, FR, RNR, BIOL, HRB, ROST, LSEOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Aruba Networks (ARUN) initiated with a Neutral at BofA/Merrill... CapLease (LSE) initiated with a Buy at MLV Equity... First Industrial Realty (FR) initiated with a Buy at MLV Equity... Ross Stores (ROST) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... TJX (TJX) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... Terreno Realty (TRNO) initiated with a Buy at MLV Equity... W. R. Berkley (WRB) initiated with a Neutral at Compass Point... H&R Block (HRB) initiated with a Buy at Sidoti.... CUI Global (CUI) initiated with a Buy at Craig-Hallum... Hemisphere Media (HMTV) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... BIOLASE (BIOL) coverage assumed with a Buy at Ascendiant Capital... Blackhawk (HAWK) initiated with an Underperform at Wedbush... Garrison Capital (GARS) initiated with a Neutral at Janney Capital... RenaissanceRe (RNR) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities.
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April 11, 2014
13:01 EDTHRBOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower again at midday, with the Dow being weighed on by a disappointing earnings report from banking giant JPMorgan (JPM). The reports from JPMorgan and peer Wells Fargo (WFC) certainly seemed to have more of an impact on market sentiment than the better than expected University of Michigan consumer confidence reading. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the Producer Price Index jumped 0.5% in March, versus expectations for it to be up 0.1%. The University of Michigan consumer sentiment reading jumped to 82.6 in the preliminary April look, which was better than forecast and its highest reading since July. COMPANY NEWS: JPMorgan and Wells Fargo kicked off earnings season for the major banks, with their stocks moving in opposite directions to mirror their earnings results. Dow member JPMorgan slipped more than 3% after its earnings per share and revenue significantly trailed consensus estimates, while Wells shares gained about 1.5% after the bank's profits beat the consensus forecast. Both noted, however, that their capital levels continued to strengthen during the quarter and both gave optimistic views on their ability to continue to reduce expenses. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was BofI Holding (BOFI), which rose 11% near midday after the company last night announced a deal to acquire H&R Block's (HRB) bank assets. H&R Block shares were down over 2% near noon. Also higher was mobile game maker Zynga (ZNGA), whose shares gained almost 3% after the company announced a new CFO and the stock was upgraded to Equal Weight by analysts at Morgan Stanley. Another gainer, Zygo (ZIGO), jumped 31% after the company agreed to be acquired by Ametek (AME) for $19.25 per share in cash in a deal that represents an aggregate enterprise value of $280M for Zygo. Shares of Ametek also rose 1.5% following the deal announcement. Among the noteworthy losers was 3D-printer maker Voxeljet (VJET), which fell 16% after its 3-million-share secondary offering of common stock priced at $15.00. Also lower was NQ Mobile (NQ), a recent target of noted short-seller Carson Block, which dropped over 13% after its profit missed expectations and the company disclosed that it found accounting errors in its recent reports. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was down 81.88, or 0.51%, to 16,088.34, the Nasdaq was down 15.30, or 0.38%, to 4,038.80, and the S&P 500 was down 6.89, or 0.38%, to 1,826.19.
12:42 EDTARUNOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
ASML (ASML) initiated with a Cautious at ISI Group... Analog Devices (ADI) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Applied Materials (AMAT) initiated with a Strong Buy at ISI Group... Aruba Networks (ARUN) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... Broadcom (BRCM) initiated with a Neutral at ISI Group... CSX (CSX) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie... Cisco (CSCO) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... F5 Networks (FFIV) initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust... Genesee & Wyoming (GWR) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie... Intel (INTC) initiated with a Neutral at ISI Group... Juniper (JNPR) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... KLA-Tencor (KLAC) initiated with a Neutral at ISI Group... Lam Research (LRCX) initiated with a Strong Buy at ISI Group... Linear Technology (LLTC) initiated with a Cautious at ISI Group... Maxim Integrated (MXIM) initiated with a Neutral at ISI Group... Micron (MU) initiated with a Strong Buy at ISI Group... NVIDIA (NVDA) initiated with a Neutral at ISI Group... NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) initiated with a Strong Buy at ISI Group... Qualcomm (QCOM) initiated with a Strong Buy at ISI Group... Riverbed (RVBD) initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust... SanDisk (SNDK) initiated with a Neutral at ISI Group... Teradyne (TER) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Texas Instruments (TXN) initiated with a Neutral at ISI Group... Trulia (TRLA) initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna... Union Pacific (UNP) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie... Zillow (Z) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna... Flamel Technologies (FLML) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... Parker Drilling (PKD) initiated with an Accumulate at Tudor Pickering.
09:13 EDTHRBOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Fastenal (FAST), up 3%... Wells Fargo (WFC), up 0.2%. ALSO HIGHER: H&R Block (HRB), up 5% after announcing a deal for BofI (BOFI) to acquire H&R Block's bank assets. Bofi up 9.4% after the deal announcement... Zynga (ZNGA), up 1.7% after naming new CFO, shares upgraded to Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... SINA (SINA), up 2% after announcing up to $500M share repurchase program. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: JPMorgan (JPM), down 3.7%... NQ Mobile (NQ), down 14.6%. ALSO LOWER: Gap (GPS), down 4% after reporting March SSS fell 6%, shares downgraded at Janney Capital... Voxeljet (VJET), down 16% after 3M share secondary offering priced at $15.00... Datawatch (DWCH), down 29% after cutting its second quarter revenue outlook.
09:00 EDTHRBH&R Block rises 5.6%
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08:14 EDTHRBH&R Block volatility expected to move into plan to sell bank unit
H&R Block (HRB) option implied volatility is expected to move after the company announced that it will divest its H&R Block Bank assets to BofI Federal Bank (BOFI). Overall option implied volatility of 30 is near its 26-week average of 29 according to Track Data, suggesting non-directional price movement.
07:38 EDTHRBH&R Block bank sale a positive, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley said H&R Block's bank sale is an incremental positive and removes an overhang on shares. The firm said the sale will allow H&R Block to buyback stock, one of the key value drivers in its Overweight rating.
07:34 EDTHRBH&R Block partnership deal positive, says Oppenheimer
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06:42 EDTHRBBofI Holding upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette
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06:08 EDTARUNAruba Networks initiated with a Buy at SunTrust
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April 10, 2014
19:00 EDTHRBOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
NOTABLE: According to a Bloomberg report that cited sources, Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, is set to resign tomorrow. A New York Times report added that President Obama is expected to nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, as Sebelius' replacement. HIGHER: Shares of BofI Holding (BOFI) and H&R Block (HRB) both advanced after announcing a deal for BofI to acquire H&R Block's bank assets. BofI, which saw shares gain 9% after hours, said it expects ongoing annual revenue from the deal of $26M-$28M beginning with its fiscal 2015. H&R Block, which gained 7%, said it expects the deal to be 7c-9c dilutive to earnings per share beginning in its fiscal 2015, and the company said it sees the deal resulting in $200M-$250M of immediate excess capital. LOWER: Gap (GPS), down 2.6% after reporting March same-store sales that fell 6% and saying that it expects first quarter gross margins to decline more when compared to the prior year period than they did in the preceding quarter... NQ Mobile (NQ), down 8.8% after reporting earnings that missed expectations on revenue that topped estimates and saying that it identified an accounting overstatement related to share-based compensation for the three and nine months ended September 30... Datawatch (DWCH), down 25% after cutting its second quarter revenue outlook... TTM Technologies (TTMI), down 3.9% after cutting its first quarter earnings outlook and saying it expects first quarter revenue to come in at the low end of its previous guidance range.
17:37 EDTHRBH&R Block to host conference call
Conference call to discuss definitive agreement to divest its bank will be held on April 11 at 9 am. Webcast Link
17:16 EDTHRBH&R Block, BofI Holding surge after acquisition agreement
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16:22 EDTHRBBofi Holding to acquire H&R Block bank assets
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16:15 EDTHRBH&R Block reaches definitive agreement to divest its bank
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16:12 EDTHRBH&R Block reaches definitive agreement to divest its bank
07:21 EDTHRBH&R Block risk/reward positive, says Oppenheimer
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April 8, 2014
16:05 EDTHAWKSafeway holders to get 0.164291 Blackhawk Class B shares for each Safeway share
Safeway (SWY) announced the final distribution ratio for the previously announced special stock dividend to its stockholders of all of the shares of Class B common stock of Blackhawk Network (HAWK) held by Safeway. Safeway stockholders will receive 0.164291 of a share of Blackhawk Class B common stock for every share of Safeway common stock held as of the close of business on April 3. The distribution will be made on April 14 in the form of a pro rata distribution of all of the 37,838,709 shares of Class B common stock of Blackhawk owned by Safeway to all Safeway stockholders of record on the record date. No fractional shares of Blackhawk Class B common stock will be distributed. Instead, Safeway stockholders will receive cash in lieu of any fraction of a share of Blackhawk Class B common stock that they otherwise would have received.
09:06 EDTTRNOTerreno Realty reports the acquisition or three industrial properties in Q1
During Q1, Terreno Realty acquired three industrial properties consisting of three buildings containing approximately 319K square feet for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $33.8M The first quarter acquisition activity was as follows. The company acquired one industrial building totaling approximately 62K square feet in Renton, Washington. The company acquired one cross-dock industrial building totaling approximately 159K square feet in Hanover, Maryland. The company acquired one industrial building totaling approximately 98K square feet in Bayonne, New Jersey that was acquired for a purchase price of approximately $9.2M. Terreno Realty currently has approximately $21.5M of acquisitions under contract and $26.5M under letter of intent. As of March 31, Terreno Realty owned a total of 99 buildings aggregating approximately 7.1M square feet, which were approximately 93.5% leased to 220 tenants. During the Q1, Terreno Realty filed a prospectus supplement under which it may from time to time sell up to $100M of its common stock through an “at the market” equity offering program. During Q1, Terreno Realty did not issue any shares under its ATM.
08:42 EDTGARSGarrison Capital offers most attractive risk/reward in coverage, says RW Baird
Baird said Garrison Capital shares offers the most attractive risk/reward in the coverage universe citing its dividend yield and potential upside from a pending SBIC license. Shares are Outperform rated with a $16 price target.
April 7, 2014
08:04 EDTGARSGarrison Capital announces sale of portfolio company ADF Holdings
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