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April 17, 2014
15:29 EDTSCSS, ASBC, ISBC, CBF, AMD, ALSN, ACTG, HUBG, CPHD, ATHNNotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include athenahealth (ATHN), consensus 17c; Allison Transmission (ALSN), consensus 31c; Investors Bancorp (ISBC), consensus 24c; Cepheid (CPHD), consensus (17c); Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), consensus 0c; Associated Banc-Corp (ASBC), consensus 25c; Hub Group (HUBG), consensus 36c; Capital Bank (CBF), consensus 24c; Select Comfort (SCSS), consensus 32c; Acacia Research (ACTG), consensus 4c.
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November 30, 2015
11:05 EDTALSNAllison Transmission management to meet with Oppenheimer
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November 25, 2015
06:17 EDTAMDStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; ACI AMD
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November 24, 2015
17:02 EDTCBFCrestview Partners reports 10.77% stake in Capital Bank
November 23, 2015
09:08 EDTCBFCapital Bank to hold a conference call
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08:10 EDTCBFCapital Bank, CommunityOne Bancorp announce definitive merger agreement
Capital Bank Financial (CBF) and CommunityOne Bancorp (COB) jointly announced the execution of a definitive merger agreement, pursuant to which Capital Bank will acquire CommunityOne. The combination will strengthen Capital Bank's franchise in North Carolina, particularly in Charlotte, as well as in Greensboro/Winston Salem and the Catawba/Caldwell county area. Under the terms of the agreement, Capital Bank will acquire CommunityOne by merger, with Capital Bank being the surviving corporation. In the merger, CommunityOne shareholders shall have the right to receive, at the election of each holder and subject to proration, $14.25 per share in cash or 0.43 of a share of Capital Bank Class A common stock, with the total consideration to consist of 85% stock and 15% cash. Based on Capital Bank's closing price of $33.59 as of Friday, November 20, the merger consideration is valued at approximately $350M. Capital Bank intends to appoint Bob Reid and Scott B. Kauffman who are current CommunityOne board members to the Capital Bank board of directors upon the completion of the transaction. The transaction price is a multiple of 1.3x CommunityOne's tangible book value as of September 30. Capital Bank estimates single-digit EPS accretion in 2016 excluding merger charges and double digit accretion in 2017 and thereafter, which implies an estimated earn-back period of approximately 2.3 years. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of each company and is subject to Capital Bank and CommunityOne shareholder and regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions and is expected to close in Q1.
November 17, 2015
15:02 EDTATHNathenahealth announced new services agreement with TeamPraxis
athenahealth and TeamPraxis, a physician service organization in Hawaii, announced a new services agreement which enables TeamPraxis to access and use the athenaNet platform to implement and support the athenaOne suite of services and athenaCommunicator Enterprise population health service.
11:23 EDTATHNBarclays says sell athenahealth as new customers get harder to find
Barclays downgraded athenahealth (ATHN) to Underweight, the firm's equivalent of a Sell rating, in a note to investors today. The company's prospects in the ambulatory care market look weak and its growth rate appears to be unsustainable, the firm contended. athenahealth provides cloud-based services and mobile applications to medical groups WHAT'S NEW: After analyzing the ambulatory enterprise market, Barclays analyst Eric Percher reported that only 12 of the 100 largest names on the list are potential targets for athenahealth. Additionally, those dozen groups are much smaller than the ones with which athenahealth made deals in 2014 and earlier this year, wrote Percher. Given his findings, the analyst expects athenahealth's revenue growth to decline going forward. In order to accelerate its growth, athenahealth needs large contract wins and those are unlikely to occur in the near-term, predicted the analyst, who downgraded the stock to Underweight from Equal Weight and lowered his price target on the name to $110 from $140. WHAT'S NOTABLE: JPMorgan analyst Michael Newshel assumed lead coverage of athenahealth today with an Overweight rating and $170 price target. In his note this morning on the space, Newshel said his firm's latest hospital CIO survey indicates there will be no slowdown in HIT investments despite the electronic health records adoption cycle maturing. PRICE ACTION: In morning trading, athenahealth fell 6.6% to $152.22.
10:00 EDTATHNOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Airgas (ARG) downgraded on valuation at KeyBanc... BHP Billiton (BHP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Clarksons Platou... Chesapeake (CHK) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sterne Agee CRT... ChipMOS (IMOS) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Clovis (CLVS) downgraded to Neutral from Conviction Buy at Goldman... Cooper Companies (COO) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Five Below (FIVE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sterne Agee CRT... Grainger (GWW) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities... Hess Corp. (HES) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer... J Sainsbury (JSAIY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi... Kindred Biosciences (KIN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital... Leju (LEJU) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Lombard Medical (EVAR) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Osiris (OSIR) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Brean Capital... Polaris Industries (PII) downgraded on anemic ORV growth at Wedbush... SQM (SQM) downgraded to Hold from Buy at HSBC... Southwestern Energy (SWN) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Sterne Agee CRT... Starwood (HOT) downgraded to Outperform from Buy at CLSA... Urban Outfitters (URBN) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Cantor... WM Morrison (MRWSY) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citi... adidas (ADDDY) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... athenahealth (ATHN) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays.
06:26 EDTATHNThe Advisory Board initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan
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06:01 EDTACTGAcacia Research subsidiary enters into settlement with Huawei Technologies
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05:43 EDTATHNathenahealth downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Eric Percher downgraded athenahealth to Underweight saying the company's physician and revenue growth will decline moving forward. An analysis of the ambulatory enterprise market indicates that potential athenahealth targets among the 100 largest health systems number only 12, Percher tells investors in a research note. Big enterprise wins are needed to drive growth but are "few and far between," the analyst contends. He cut his price target for athenahealth to $110 from $140. The provider of cloud-based services for medical groups and health systems closed yesterday up $1.77 to $162.98.

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