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December 19, 2012
10:10 EDTTESO, YELP, TGT, SWN, AMTD, PWR, QEP, PBY, ONXX, HST, JAH, HIG, GWAY, EGN, EQT, SCHW, BIDU, BCR, ATRSOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Antares Pharma (ATRS) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... Baidu (BIDU) initiated with a Sell at Maxim... C.R. Bard (BCR) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities... Charles Schwab (SCHW) coverage assumed with an Outperform at William Blair... EQT Corporation (EQT) initiated with a Buy at Societe Generale... Energen (EGN) initiated with a Buy at Wunderlich... Greenway Medical (GWAY) initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Hartford Financial (HIG) initiated with a Buy at MKM Partners... Host Hotels (HST) initiated with a Hold at Sandler O'Neill... Jarden (JAH) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan... Onyx Pharmaceuticals (ONXX) initiated with a Buy at UBS... Pep Boys (PBY) coverage transferred with a Hold at Stifel Nicolaus... QEP Resources (QEP) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim... Quanta Services (PWR) initiated with a Buy at UBS... Southwestern Energy (SWN) initiated with a Buy at Societe Generale... TD Ameritrade (AMTD) initiated with an Outperform at William Blair... Target (TGT) initiated with a Hold at Stifel Nicolaus... Tesco (TESO) re-initiated with a Buy at Sidoti... Yelp (YELP) initiated with a Market Perform at Northland Securities.
News For ATRS;BCR;BIDU;SCHW;EQT;EGN;GWAY;HIG;JAH;HST;ONXX;PBY;QEP;PWR;AMTD;SWN;TGT;YELP;TESO From The Last 14 Days
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August 24, 2014
21:56 EDTYELPB. Riley to hold a tour
Silicon Valley Tech Tour travels throughout Silicon Valley on August 25-27.
21:53 EDTTGTNational Association of Chain Drug Stores to hold an expo
2014 NACDS Total Store Expo to be held in Boston on August 23-25.
August 21, 2014
16:21 EDTTESOTesco CEO Julio Quintana to retire, Fernando Assing to succeed
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07:24 EDTTGTTarget margins likely to remain under significant pressure, says MKM Partners
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07:08 EDTTGTTarget shares attractive, says Wells Fargo
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06:09 EDTPWRQuanta Services selected for Chino Hills segment of Tehachapi project
Quanta Services announced that PAR Electrical Contractors, or PAR, a Quanta Services company, was selected by Southern California Edison for the 500-kilovolt underground project for the Chino Hills segment of the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project. PAR's scope of work under the contract is the civil package, which includes all infrastructure installation, road borings, manholes, steel risers and right of way restoration. Quanta expects construction of the project to begin this quarter and anticipates completing the project during 1Q15.
August 20, 2014
12:37 EDTTGTOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:11 EDTTGTTarget sees Q3 EBITDA to benefit from expense optimization, Q3 SSS flat to up 1%
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08:12 EDTEQTEQT Corporation management to meet with Deutsche Bank
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08:04 EDTTGTTarget reports Q2 U.S. segment SSS flat
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08:03 EDTTGTTarget cuts FY14 adjusted EPS view to $3.10-$3.30 from $3.60-$3.90
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08:02 EDTTGTTarget sees Q3 adjusted EPS 40c-50c, consensus 65c
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08:01 EDTTGTTarget says better U.S. sales have continued into August
"While results from the quarter didn’t meet our expectations, we are seeing some early signs of progress as we work to improve results in the U.S. and Canada,” said John Mulligan, executive vice president and CFO of Target Corporation. “In the U.S., traffic trends continue to recover and monthly sales are improving, with July comparable sales up more than 1 percent. Better U.S. sales have continued into August, driven by early back-to-school results. In Canada, the team is making important changes to operations and the merchandise assortment with a focus on delivering improved results by this holiday season.”
08:01 EDTTGTTarget reports Q2 adjusted EPS 78c, consensus 79c
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August 19, 2014
15:54 EDTSWNEnerCom to hold a conference
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15:16 EDTTGTNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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14:42 EDTTGTTarget August weekly 59.5 straddle priced for 2.4% move into Q2
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13:04 EDTTGTTarget technical comments before earnings
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13:00 EDTTGTEarnings Preview: Target cuts Q2 EPS view to reflect flat U.S. segment SSS
Target (TGT) is scheduled to report second quarter results before the market open on Wednesday, August 20, with a conference call scheduled for 10:30 am ET. Target offers merchandise at discounted prices through its retail stores and online business. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of 79c on revenue of $17.38B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is 78c-91c on revenue of $17.28B-$17.5B. LAST QUARTER: Target reported first quarter adjusted EPS of 70c on revenue of $17.05B, against estimates for 71c and $17.01B, respectively. U.S. comparable sales decreased 0.3% in Q1, near the high end of the expected range. Target was unable to estimate future expenses related to the data breach that occurred in the fourth quarter of 2013, but said costs may have a "material adverse effect" on Q2 and FY14 results. NEWS: In July, Target named Brian Cornell as chairman and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 12. Cornell most recently served as the CEO of PepsiCo (PEP) Americas Foods. Chief Financial Officer and former interim CEO John Mulligan previously told CNBC that he would be "happy" transitioning back to CFO role. The company cut its Q2 adjusted EPS guidance to "within a range around 78c" from 85c-$1.00, which excluded approximately 2c related to the expected reduction of its beneficial interest asset, as well as any net expenses related to the data breach. The updated guidance reflects U.S. Segment essentially flat comparable sales with lower-than-expected EBITDA margin driven by promotional markdowns, as guests continue to spend cautiously and focus on value in the current environment, and Canadian segment's somewhat softer-than-expected sales combined with the impact of continued investments to clear excess inventory. The Q2 results are also expected to include gross expenses of $148M related to the December 2013 data breach. Mulligan commented that the environment in both the U.S. and Canada "continues to be challenging, and results aren’t yet where they need to be," but noted that the retailer is making progress in efforts to drive U.S. sales and traffic and improve Canadian operations. Target plans to extend the hours at over 50% of its U.S. locations in an effort to increase the number of customers who shop later in the day, according to the Wall Street Journal, citing a spokesperson. STREET RESEARCH: Goldman downgraded Target to Neutral from Buy and cut its price target to $59 from $65 to reflect estimate cuts following the Q2 pre-announcement, lack of catalysts, and e-commerce devaluation of general merchandise retailers. Baird thinks that Target may see better results later in 2014 and could restart its share buybacks at some point in the second half of the year, but sees stiff competition in Target's space. Wells Fargo wrote that the costs related to the data breach are on track to come in well below the $1B that some had initially feared. PRICE ACTION: Target shares are up almost 2% over the past three months. In intra-day trading ahead of tomorrow's earnings report, shares are up more than 1% to $59.35.
07:07 EDTTGTTarget weekly volatility increases into Q2 and outlook
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