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August 19, 2014
10:42 EDTMNKD, NWBO, ACHN, ARWR, JCP, YPF, AMPE, PLUG, KING, VHCOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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News For ARWR;VHC;AMPE;ACHN;KING;YPF;NWBO;PLUG;JCP;MNKD From The Last 14 Days
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August 31, 2015
10:01 EDTJCPOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: 58.com (WUBA) upgraded to Overweight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley... AU Optronics (AUO) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at Bernstein... Asbury Automotive (ABG) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Buckingham... Astec (ASTE) upgraded on upcoming catalysts at Stifel... Baidu (BIDU) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Bob Evans (BOBE) upgraded to Sector Weight from Underweight at KeyBanc... CNOOC (CEO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Dover (DOV) upgraded on valuation, headwinds bottom at Bernstein... Envestnet (ENV) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Avondale... Generac (GNRC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at William Blair... Gold Fields (GFI) upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at Scotia Howard Weil... Goldman Sachs (GS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI... Intel (INTC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Northland... J.C. Penney (JCP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Leggett & Platt (LEG) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Morgan Stanley (MS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI... Newmont Mining (NEM) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Scotia Howard Weil... Pan American Silver (PAAS) upgraded to Outperform at Scotia Howard Weil... QLogic (QLGC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Summit Research... Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Telefonica Brasil (VIV) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Tenet (THC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... Twitter (TWTR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust... UIL Holdings (UIL) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Argus... Vocera (VCRA) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Leerink... Wisconsin Energy (WEC) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman.
09:48 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney tests recent range highs
The shares are bucking the broader market trend and heading higher, last up over 1.8% to $9.10. The next level of major resistance would be at $9.42, a high that has not been met since April. Support is at $9.03. A breakout above $9.42 would break the stock out of a long base, which would be technically bullish for future price.
09:24 EDTJCPOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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06:54 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Paul Trussell upgraded J.C. Penney to Buy and raised his price target for shares to $12 from $10. The retailer closed Friday up 47c to $8.94. Penny's target of mid-single-digit same-store-sales growth looks achievable while the company's brands and assortment look right, Trussell tells investors in a research note. Further, new CEO Marvin Ellison is bringing Penny "up the curve" in pricing and markdown optimization while reducing corporate redundancies, the analyst writes. He views the company as a "self-help story with multiple levers to pull."
05:36 EDTMNKDStocks with implied volatility movement; MNKD ABT
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August 28, 2015
11:25 EDTPLUGPlug Power COO buys 14K shares
In a regulatory filing, Plug Power COO Keith Schmid disclosed that he acquired 14,000 shares of company stock yesterday, August 27, at an average price of $1.80 per share.
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06:03 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney implied volatility of 48 at lower end of index mean range
August 27, 2015
05:54 EDTMNKDStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; MNKD AMBA
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August 26, 2015
07:09 EDTARWRVertex, Novavax among select biotechs to buy on weakness, says Piper Jaffray
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05:52 EDTMNKDStocks with implied volatility movement; TSM MNKD
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August 21, 2015
15:26 EDTNWBONorthwest Biotherapeutics confirms Phase 3 trial of DCVax-L is ongoing
Northwest Biotherapeutics confirmed that its Phase III trial of DCVax-L for newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme is ongoing and the patients enrolled in the trial are continuing to be treated per the protocol. Over 300 patients have been recruited for the trial. The total anticipated enrollment is 348 patients. The only change in status of the trial is that new screening of patient candidates for the trial has been temporarily suspended while the company submits certain information from the trial for regulatory review. Such screening involves the initial evaluation of patient candidates to determine whether they meet eligibility criteria for the trial. Some blogs and social media comments have noted that the EudraCT trials database in Europe states that there is a "Temporary Halt" of the trial in Germany. In actuality, the trial status in Germany is that the trial is ongoing as noted above, and the company has only undertaken a temporary suspension of new screening. The company has sought to have the EudraCT listing corrected, but the database includes only certain pre-specified categories and there is no category that corresponds to a temporary suspension of new screening only, while a trial is ongoing. The company is in the process of preparing the trial information for regulatory review and anticipates submission within the next couple of weeks.
12:49 EDTNWBONorthwest Bio stops screening new patients in DCVax-L study, Reuters reports
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09:13 EDTVHC, NWBOOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Accuray (ARAY), up 12.7%... Brocade (BRCD), up 6%... salesforce.com (CRM), up 3.5%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Intuit (INTU), down 6.7%... Deere (DE), down 5.4%... Nordson (NDSN), down 4.4%. ALSO LOWER: GigOptix (GIG), down 20% after 9.22M share Spot Secondary priced at $1.70... VirnetX Holding (VHC), down 19.8% after filing to sell 35M shares of common stock... Northwest Biotherapeutics (NWBO), down 8.7% after TheStreet's Adam Feuerstein reports, via Twitter, that CVax Phase 3 study has been temporarily halted in Germany.
08:49 EDTNWBONorthwest Phase 3 study halted in Germany TheStreet's Feuerstein says
The European Union Clinical Trials Register says Northwest Biotherapeutics' DCVax Phase 3 study has been "temporarily halted" in Germany, TheStreet's Adam Feuerstein reports via Twitter. Shares of Northwest are down 63c to $8.25 in pre-market trading.
06:30 EDTVHCVirnetX files to sell 35M shares of common stock
Cowen is acting as sales agent for the offering.
August 20, 2015
19:53 EDTJCPRetailers, others question heightened fees at Port of Oakland, WSJ says
After the Port of Oakland said it is considering implementing additional fees, the Retail Industry Leaders Association told the Federal Maritime Commission that it is "troubled" due to the lack of details regarding the fees, according to the Wall Street Journal. The retailer group also questioned the general effectiveness of such a program, and the Agriculture Transportation Coalition echoed the criticism, said the report. Note that executives from Lowe's (LOW), Best Buy (BBY), Target (TGT), Coca-Cola (KO), J.C. Penney (JCP), Tyson Foods (TSN), SunOpta (STKL), and Whole Foods (WFM) serve on the boards of the aforementioned associations. Reference Link
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09:47 EDTMNKDMannKind failed to settle loan by deadline, TheStreet's Feuerstein says
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