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June 4, 2014
10:00 EDTAVG, SLB, ROSG, PKD, PBFX, ORCL, DNOW, MNST, HERO, HP, HAL, GTT, GNC, EXAS, ATW, BAS, ALQA, AIRM, VCOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: AVG Technologies (AVG) initiated with an In-Line at Imperial Capital... Air Methods (AIRM) initiated with a Buy at KeyBanc... Alliqua (ALQA) initiated with a Buy at Ascendiant... Atwood Oceanics (ATW) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie... Basic Energy (BAS) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie... Exact Sciences (EXAS) initiated with a Buy at Goldman... GNC Holdings (GNC) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... GTT Communications (GTT) initiated with an Outperform at Pacific Crest... Halliburton (HAL) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie... Helmerich & Payne (HP) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie... Hercules Offshore (HERO) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie... Monster Beverage (MNST) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... NOW Inc. (DNOW) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna... Oracle (ORCL) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... PBF Logistics (PBFX) initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Parker Drilling (PKD) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie... Rosetta Genomics (ROSG) initiated with an Outperform at Barrington... Schlumberger (SLB) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie... Visteon (VC) initiated with a Buy at Gabelli.
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September 11, 2014
07:35 EDTHPHelmerich & Payne upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus
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07:25 EDTVCVisteon price target raised to $130 from $122 at JPMorgan
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September 10, 2014
12:56 EDTVCVisteon split would eliminate conglomerate discount, says UBS
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11:06 EDTAVGHigh option volume stocks
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10:51 EDTORCLOracle September volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
Oracle September call option implied volatility is at 28, October is at 18, December is at 19; compared to its 26-week average of 23 according to Track Data suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q1 results after the close on September 18.
10:29 EDTVCVisteon board weighing split into two companies, Bloomberg says
The board of Visteon is exploring a plan to split up its electronics and climate controls divisions into two separate companies, but has yet to hire advisers to help with a potential break-up, said Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. A restructuring would probably not be finished this calendar year, one of the people said, and Visteon is also considering a potential sale of the electronics business, the report added. Shares of Visteon are up over 4% in morning trading following the report. Reference Link
10:13 EDTVCVisteon shares jump 2% after Bloomberg says board mulling break-up
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10:12 EDTVCVisteon board weighing split into two companies, Bloomberg says
Visteon has not hired advisers on a potential break-up yet and is said to be unlikely to complete a split, if pursued, this year, Bloomberg added.
07:23 EDTORCLOracle coverage assumed with a Neutral at MKM Partners
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September 9, 2014
07:18 EDTHP, HAL, HEROStephens to hold an investor trip
Energy: Oilfield Services Investor Plane Trip travels throughout Texas and Oklahoma on September 9-10.
07:17 EDTORCLThe Wireless Association to hold a conference
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September 8, 2014
15:43 EDTMNSTMonster Beverage asks court to block NY probe subpoena, Bloomberg says
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September 5, 2014
16:45 EDTHALMarket ends week little changed after mixed economic data
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September 4, 2014
16:24 EDTHALOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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12:34 EDTHALOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street began the session in positive territory after the ECB lowered its benchmark interest rate and took additional measures in an attempt to stimulate the region’s economy. The averages had some early momentum, but found a level about an hour into trading around which they have since traded in a narrow range. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., payroll provider ADP estimated private sector employment increased by 204K jobs in August, which was below the consensus forecast for 215K private sector jobs to have been added. Initial jobless claims rose 4K to 302K in the week ended August 30, which was close to the 300K estimate. The trade deficit narrowed slightly to $40.5B in July, beating expectations for a deficit of $42.5B. Second quarter nonfarm productivity growth was revised lower to 2.3% versus the 2.5% pace reported initially. Unit labor costs were revised down to a decrease of 0.1% from a rise of 0.6% estimated previously. Markit's services PMI for August came in at 59.5, versus a consensus forecast of 58.5. ISM's non-manufacturing PMI for August had a reading of 59.6, easily topping the 57.7 consensus estimate. In Europe, the European Central Bank unexpectedly cut the rate at which it issues short-term loans to banks to 0.05% from 0.15% and lowered its growth forecasts for 2014 and 2015. The ECB also announced plans to buy asset-backed securities, which the central bank's president Mario Draghi said will have a “sizable” impact on its balance sheet without providing further details on the size of the planned purchases. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of oil major BP (BP) trading in New York fell about 6% after a federal judge ruled that the company acted with "gross negligence" in causing the Gulf of Mexico spill in 2010 that was the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier, who held a trial without a jury over who was at fault, also found Transocean (RIG) and Halliburton (HAL) "negligent," but rested much more of the blame on BP, with 67% of the liability assigned to BP, 30% to Transocean and 3% to Halliburton. Afterward, BP said it "strongly disagrees" with the decision and will immediately appeal. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers following their earnings reports were Mattress Firm (MFRM), which rose 12%, and Methode Electronics (MEI), which gained 16%. Also higher was Bolt Technology (BOLT), which surged 36% after the company agreed to be acquired by Teledyne Technologies (TDY) for $22.00 per share in cash. Shares of Teledyne advanced nearly 2% following last night's deal announcement. Among the noteworthy losers was Matrix Service (MTRX), which dropped 21% after its earnings for the just completed quarter and its profit forecast for its new fiscal year fell short of analysts' expectations. Also lower following their earnings reports were Ciena (CIEN), which fell over 7%, and Shoe Carnival (SCVL), which dropped more than 10%. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 43.83, or 0.26%, to 17,122.11, the Nasdaq was up 15.15, or 0.33%, to 4,587.71, and the S&P 500 was up 5.23, or 0.26%, to 2,005.95.
12:11 EDTHALCourt rules Halliburton 'negligent' in Macondo incident conduct
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11:09 EDTHALBP falls after found 'grossly negligent' in spill ruling
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10:44 EDTHALBP found grossly negligent in Macondo spill, fines may rise, Bloomberg reports
U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier has found BP (BP) "grossly negligent" in its handling of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which killed 11 people and spewed oil for nearly three months, Bloomberg reports. Transocean (RIG) and Halliburton (HAL) were also involved in the case, but the federal judge did not find them as responsible as BP for the spill. BP could face fines of up to $18B for the spill. Reference Link
10:26 EDTHALHalliburton, Transocean cleared of gross negligence in spill, Bloomberg reports
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09:10 EDTORCLBarclays' top ideas in U.S. Software for 2H 2014
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