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January 24, 2013
10:11 EDTASML, UPS, KNX, GOLD, SNDK, TMK, THC, ROST, NFLX, GOL, EMR, DDS, CBST, CSX, BBBY, ADSK, MEOHOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: ASML (ASML) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Autodesk (ADSK) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... CSX (CSX) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Cubist (CBST) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Cantor... Dillard's (DDS) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Emerson (EMR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Gol Linhas (GOL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Netflix (NFLX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Lazard Capital... Ross Stores (ROST) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Tenet Healthcare (THC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Torchmark (TMK) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust.. SanDisk (SNDK) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham... Randgold Resources (GOLD) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Knight Transportation (KNX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... UPS (UPS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Methanex (MEOH) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James.
News For ASML;ADSK;BBBY;CSX;CBST;DDS;EMR;GOL;NFLX;ROST;THC;TMK;SNDK;GOLD;KNX;UPS;MEOH From The Last 14 Days
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October 13, 2014
05:23 EDTGOLDRandgold upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
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October 12, 2014
16:04 EDTCSXCSX approached by Canadian Pacific on possible merger, WSJ says
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October 10, 2014
16:02 EDTNFLXActionable Options for Friday, October, 10
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11:13 EDTASMLMicrochip not relevant to DRAM, NAND, says Summit Research
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10:29 EDTSNDKMicrochip CEO warning on industry correction sinks semiconductors
Shares of a number of semiconductor makers are falling sharply after one of the companies in the space, Microchip Technology (MCHP), warned that it believes the sector had entered a correction. In a note to investors today, research firm FBR Capital said Microchip's comments "could be worrisome, " and the firm responded by taking a more defensive stance on the space. WHAT'S NEW: Microchip, which develops microcontroller and analog semiconductors, estimated that its second quarter revenue would come in at $546.2M, versus its previous guidance of $560.0M-$575.9M and analysts' consensus estimate of $568M. The company said that it had experienced a number of negative trends during the quarter, including a weaker than usual September, weakness in China, and significant inventory builds at its distributor customers. Microchip President and CEO Steve Sanghi claimed his company often sees the turn of the semiconductor industry ahead of others, noting that it reports sales from distribution on a sell-through basis and built a significant amount of inventory in the distribution channel in the September quarter and that it does business with over 80,000 customers. Sanghi stated, "We believe that another industry correction has begun and that this correction will be seen more broadly across the industry in the near future. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors today, FBR Capital analyst Christopher Rolland said that Microchip's statements come in the wake of other negative signs for the sector. In August and September, lead times for the sector fell versus the month before, the analyst stated. Additionally, revenue trends at Taiwanese chip makers weakened in August, Rolland stated. The analyst said that Microchip's statements pushed him over the fence, causing him to take a more defensive stance on the sector. He removed ON Semiconductor (ONNN) from FBR's Top Picks list but kept an Outperform rating on the stock, as he believes that its valuation is "very reasonable." Rolland maintained Market Perform ratings on Atmel (ATML), Texas Instruments (TXN), Fairchild (FCS), AMD (AMD), and Applied Micro Circuits (AMCC). Sterne Agee also attributed weakness in the sector to Microchip's warnings, but the firm recommended buying NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), Avago (AVGO), and Skyworks (SWKS) due to their strong product cycles with EMV and upcoming iPhone-iPad launches from Apple (AAPL). In addition, the firm said it would buy Micron (MU) and SanDisk (SNDK) given tight supply, below normal inventory levels, and tailwinds from China. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Microchip dropped nearly 14% to $39.29, Intel (INTC) fell almost 6% to $31.67, On Semiconductor slid 10% to $7.53, Atmel tumbled 11.5% to $6.61, Texas Instruments slipped 8% to $42.16, Fairchild slumped 10.6% to $12.95, AMD dropped 6% to $2.77, Applied Micro declined 10% to $6.19, and NXP Semiconductors was 14% lower to $55.27.
10:20 EDTSNDKSemiconductors defended at Sterne Agee
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06:39 EDTNFLXNetflix spends $150M annually on content recommendations, Gigaom reports
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October 9, 2014
16:00 EDTNFLXOptions Update; October 9, 2014
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14:32 EDTNFLXIcahn says never discussed Netflix with Tim Cook
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12:37 EDTNFLXBrett Icahn says Netflix is 30% position at Sargon
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12:35 EDTNFLXBrett Icahn says still owns shares of Netflix
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10:00 EDTGOLDOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Acuity Brands (AYI) upgraded at Oppenheimer... Agnico-Eagle (AEM) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Desjardins... Apple (AAPL) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Bank of Montreal (BMO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... Basic Energy (BAS) upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies... BreitBurn Energy (BBEP) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Golden Minerals (AUMN) upgraded at Roth Capital... Helmerich & Payne (HP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... II-VI (IIVI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson... LivePerson (LPSN) upgraded at Credit Suisse... Luminex (LMNX) upgraded to Market Perform at Cowen... MGM Resorts (MGM) upgraded at Craig-Hallum... New Gold (NGD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Desjardins... New Source Energy (NSLP) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Pacific Coast Oil (ROYT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... Pioneer Energy (PES) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Precision Drilling (PDS) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... Randgold (GOLD) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at HSBC... Resource Capital (RSO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at MLV & Co.... Toyota (TM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Transocean (RIG) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Iberia... Universal Technical (UTI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Vulcan Materials (VMC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow.
09:41 EDTBBBY, ROSTBofA/Merrill retail analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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09:38 EDTNFLXActive equity options trading on open
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09:19 EDTSNDKSanDisk results should beat expectations, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital expects SanDisk to report stronger than expected results for its September quarter. The firm's estimates for SanDisk remain above those of the Street for the next few years because the firm is upbeat on the company's ability to move to higher margin markets. The firm keeps an $118 price target and Outperform rating on the shares.
08:57 EDTSNDKSanDisk's NAND ASPs trending below consensus, says ITG Research
ITG Research said SanDisk's NAND ASP's are trending below Q3 consensus of +.5% but sees bit consensus growth of +39% year-over-year as achievable.
08:40 EDTSNDKDiablo Technologies comments on Netlist injunction
Diablo Technologies commented on the announcement that Netlist (NLST) has filed a motion for preliminary injunction against the company and its technology partner SanDisk (SNDK), in an attempt to impede the manufacture and sale of the ULLtraDIMM product. Diablo stated, "Notably absent from Netlist's press release is the fact that their recent motion has abandoned much of their previous positioning. Netlist's recent amendments now limit their claims of lost sales to the NVvault. These changes can be attributed to Netlist's failure to substantiate claims in the so-called anonymous 'whistleblower' letter, on which they have based their case from the start. The request for a Preliminary Injunction will take months to resolve and Diablo will continue to deal with these baseless accusations in court. We view their latest move as a public relations stunt, which we will address in our existing claim against them." Diablo filed its defense and a counter claim against Netlist's unfair business practices on September 25.
07:58 EDTCSXCSX October volatility elevated into Q3 and volume outlook
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06:33 EDTROSTCourt considers whether to pay Amazon workers for security checks, WSJ says
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05:53 EDTGOLDRandgold upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at HSBC
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