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June 13, 2014
10:03 EDTTEN, MRO, CSH, ATR, SFUN, IPSEY, CCG, LULU, MRVL, FNSR, BLLOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: AptarGroup (ATR) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Ball Corp. (BLL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Campus Crest (CCG) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Cash America (CSH) downgraded to Market Perform at FBR Capital... Finisar (FNSR) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Craig-Hallum... Ipsen (IPSEY) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Marathon Oil (MRO) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Marvell (MRVL) downgraded at Susquehanna... Rackspace (RAX) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at DA Davidson... SouFun (SFUN) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Tenneco (TEN) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... lululemon (LULU) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan.
News For ATR;BLL;CCG;CSH;FNSR;IPSEY;MRO;MRVL;SFUN;TEN;LULU From The Last 14 Days
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June 22, 2015
10:00 EDTSFUNOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Akebia (AKBA) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities... Barracuda Networks (CUDA) initiated with a Buy at Summit Research... BioLineRx (BLRX) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities... Cabela's (CAB) initiated with an Outperform at Barrington... Chemours (CC) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... Communications Sales & Leasing (CSAL) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan... E.W. Scripps (SSP) initiated with a Hold at Evercore ISI... EQT Corporation (EQT) reinstated with an Overweight at Barclays... EQT GP (EQGP) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... EQT Midstream Partners (EQM) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... Eagle Pharmaceuticals (EGRX) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Energen (EGN) initiated with a Buy at KLR Group... Ignyta (RXDX) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... International Game (IGT) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Leju (LEJU) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays... Micron (MU) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... People's Utah Bancorp (PUB) initiated with a Buy at DA Davidson... SouFun (SFUN) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays... Turquoise Hill (TRQ) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital.
10:00 EDTSFUNOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:52 EDTSFUNSouFun upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie
Macquarie upgraded SouFun to Outperform and increased its price target to $12.50 from $7.25. The firm said SouFun is gaining market share in direct sales and is on tract to be the top line online real estate agency. Macquarie sees upside to commissions/take rates and sales efficiency improving.
06:02 EDTLULUStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; QIHU LULU
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05:36 EDTSFUNSouFun initiated with an Overweight at Barclays
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June 19, 2015
16:17 EDTFNSROn The Fly: Top stock stories for Friday
Stocks on Wall Street began the session in negative territory and remained there throughout the entire day. The economic calendar was quiet and the news flow was slow, leaving the averages to move in a narrow range until the final hour, when “quadruple witching” action kicked in and moved them a leg lower. The simultaneous expiration of futures and options can cause increased volatility, which occurred as the day’s volume was light. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., Baker Hughes reported that the U.S. Rig Count declined 2 rigs from last week to 857. In Europe, the ECB agreed to raise the limit on Emergency Liquidity Assistance to Greek banks for the second time in a week, though there were contradictory reports about the size of the increase. Next, the eurozone's heads of government will meet for an emergency summit to discuss Greece on Monday. In Asia, China's Shanghai Composite index dropped 6.4%, bringing the benchmark's weekly loss to 13.3% and sending the index into correction territory. The Bank of Japan kept interest rates unchanged and maintained its asset purchases program, as expected. The BOJ also said it will reduce the number of policy meetings it holds each year to 8 from the current 14 meetings, putting it on par with other major central banks. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of ConAgra (CAG) advanced $4.31, or 11.02%, to $43.43 after activist investor Jana Partners reported that it has acquired a 7.2% stake in the packaged foods company. Jana suggested that the company should undertake a strategic review of its strategy and corporate structure to determine if its businesses are optimally positioned to succeed, as well as various potential alternative transactions and structures... Another food producer, Hershey (HSY), fell $3.38, or 3.66%, to $88.89 after lowering its outlook for this fiscal year. The chocolate maker said its North America confectionery business is on track to deliver on its 2015 financial objectives, but cited growth in China that was below expectations for its lowered outlook. Hershey also announced the implementation of a new productivity initiative that will result in the company cutting about 300 jobs by the end of this year. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers following the activist involvement in ConAgra were a number of its peers, including Pinnacle Foods (PF), which rose 8.58% to $46.80, and Treehouse Foods (THS), which gained 4.86% to $75.55. Also higher was KB Home (KBH), which gained $1.41, or 9.43%, to $16.37 after the homebuilder reported better than expected results for its fiscal second quarter. Among the noteworthy losers was Healthways (HWAY), which sunk $3.13, or 20.15%, to $12.40 after the health management solutions provider lowered its revenue outlook for fiscal year 2015. Also lower were shares of Finisar (FNSR), which fell $2.27, or 10.25%, to $19.88 and were downgraded at Raymond James following the company's fourth quarter earnings report last night. INDEXES: The Dow dropped 101.56, or 0.56%, to 18,014.28, the Nasdaq fell 15.95, or 0.31%, to 5,117.00, and the S&P 500 lost 11.49, or 0.54%, to 2,109.75.
12:49 EDTFNSROptical networking stocks slide after Finisar results
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10:09 EDTSFUNSouFun falls, levels to watch
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10:00 EDTFNSROn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:18 EDTFNSROn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:14 EDTFNSRFinisar downgraded to Outperform at Raymond James
As previously reported, Raymond James downgraded Finisar to Outperform from Strong Buy and lowered its price target to $24 from $27. The firm is less positive regarding expense control and margins given increased competition among web scale customers.
06:54 EDTFNSRFinisar downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James
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June 18, 2015
19:00 EDTFNSROn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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16:41 EDTMROTexas Instruments names Janet Clark to board of directors
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16:06 EDTFNSRFinisar sees Q1 non-GAAP EPS 23c-29c, consensus 27c
Sees Q1 revenue $308M-$328M, consensus $318.04M. Sees Q1 non-GAAP operating margin 30.5%.
16:04 EDTFNSRFinisar reports Q4 non-GAAP EPS 25c, consensus 25c
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15:27 EDTFNSRNotable companies reporting after market close
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09:14 EDTCCGCampus Crest to reduce exposure to joint ventures
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05:50 EDTMRVLMarvell upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman
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June 17, 2015
10:26 EDTSFUNSouFun slips from earlier highs, levels to watch
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