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November 2, 2012
09:51 EDTSBUX, MNKD, ICLR, WPI, SKT, SPG, MD, CBOE, WPX, SMA, ROK, ICON, AWC, PCLN, USMOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Alumina (AWC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... CBOE Holdings (CBOE) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Keefe Bruyette... ICON plc (ICLR) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird... Iconix Brand (ICON) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Benchmark Co.... MEDNAX (MD) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank... MannKind (MNKD) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan... Rockwell Automation (ROK) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Simon Property (SPG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel Nicolaus... Starbucks (SBUX) upgraded to Buy from Outperform at CLSA... Symmetry Medical (SMA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Benchmark Co... Tanger Factory (SKT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... U.S. Cellular (USM) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James... WPX Energy (WPX) upgraded to Neutral from Negative at Susquehanna... Watson Pharmaceuticals (WPI) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... (PCLN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel Nicolaus
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November 13, 2015
16:40 EDTPCLNAppaloosa gives quarterly update on stakes
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16:26 EDTPCLNStocks end week lower as retail gets routed
Stocks ended the week sharply lower after weak retail earnings reports, highlighted by Macy's (M), were followed by a worse than expected government report on retail sales performance in October. MACRO NEWS: In the U.S., retail sales rose 0.1% in the month of October, versus expectations for an increase of 0.3%. When autos and gas are removed, the core reading was up 0.3%, versus expectations for a rise of 0.4%. Producer prices fell 0.4%, versus expectations for them to be up 0.2%. When food and energy are removed, the core reading was down 0.3%, versus expectations for it to be up 0.1%. Business inventories grew 0.3% in September while sales were flat compared to August. Consumer sentiment, as measured by the preliminary print from the University of Michigan survey, improved 3.1 points to 93.1 in November, which was better than the 91.5 reading that was expected. In Europe, data showed that eurozone's economy grew by just 0.3% in the third quarter, which was a slowdown from the 0.4% GDP growth recorded three months earlier and weaker than the 0.4% consensus growth forecast. In China, exports declined for a fourth straight month in October, sliding 3.6%, while imports fell for a 12th straight month, declining 16% in yuan terms. China's foreign-exchange reserves rose in October for the first time in six months, increasing to $3.53T from $3.51T at the end of September, the People's Bank of China reported. Industrial output in China rose 5.6% in October, matching March's reading as the weakest since 2008. Retail sales climbed 11% last month, beating expectations. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of retailers broadly declined following disappointing earnings reports and commentary from a number of department store operators, including Macy's, Nordstrom (JWN) and J.C. Penney (JCP). Weather was cited by a number of them, and analysts also pointed to the continued rise in competition felt by brick-and-mortar retailers from e-commerce players, mainly (AMZN)... Among earnings reporters outside of the retail sector, Viacom (VIAB) and Rackspace (RAX) rose immediately following their reports, while Cisco (CSCO), Priceline (PCLN), Hertz (HTZ), and Advance Auto Parts (AAP) fell right after their own... During the company's investor meeting, McDonald's (MCD) raised its global refranchising target to 4,000 restaurants through 2018 with a new long-term goal to become 95% franchised, announced plans to increase its dividend by 5% and said that after "robust" debate it had decided to not pursue a REIT spin-off transaction for its real estate holdings... Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) and SABMiller (SBMRY) came to terms on a deal to combine the companies in a transaction worth $107B. In relation to their deal, Molson Coors (TAP) agreed to purchase SABMiller's 58% stake in MillerCoors, the joint venture formed in the United States in 2008, in a deal valued at $12B. Molson Coors was the biggest winner in terms of percentage stock gains immediately following the announcements, rising over 4% on Wednesday... Mylan (MYL) jumped after the company's offer to acquire Perrigo (PRGO) failed, ending a seven-month fight between the two drugmakers. Perrigo Chief Executive Officer Joseph Papa said he was "delighted" that his company's shareholders rejected the offer and the company added that it will immediately commence its previously announced $2B share buyback program, but its shares slid in the wake of the shareholder vote... PayPal (PYPL) shares saw three straight days of losses after the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple (AAPL) is working on a mobile payments service that could compete with the firm's Venmo platform... Angie's List (ANGI) advanced after IAC/InterActiveCorp (IACI), the parent company of HomeAdvisor, made public a $8.75 per share cash buyout offer. Yelp (YELP), which also connects people with local businesses via its web-based and mobile services, also rose following the revelation of the takeout bid for Angie's List... Alibaba Group (BABA) reported blockbuster sales for the 11.11 shopping festival, better known as "Singles' Day." By the end of Wednesday in China, gross merchandise volume on Alibaba's platforms hit $14.3B, far exceeding last year's 24-hour total of $9.3B and topping the company's $11B forecast. INDEXES: The Dow lost about 3.7% to close at 17,245.24, the S&P 500 fell about 4.25% to close at 2,023.04, and the Nasdaq declined about 3.6% to close at 4,927.88.
10:16 EDTPCLNOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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07:53 EDTICONSequential Brands weighed down by sector concerns, says Canaccord
Canaccord believe shares of Sequential Brands (SQBG) are lower due to negative commentary from Iconix Brands (ICON). The firm feels the share retracement has entirely discounted Sequential's last three deals and noted the company just raised its organic growth rate target to double digits, has strong financial partners, and believes the company's new long-term revenue targets could double upon the closing of its Martha Stewart deal. Canaccord reiterated its Buy rating and $22 price target on Sequential Brands shares.
November 12, 2015
16:45 EDTSKTConsolidated Tomoka reports $9.7M land sale to Tanger Factory
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16:02 EDTMNKDMannKind stock financing falls 'far short' of need, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Joshua Schimmer noted that MannKind priced 13M shares in its private placement of common shares to index funds in Israel, which is "well below" the original target of 50M shares and provides funding that "falls far short" of what the company needs for long term solvency. Schimmer reiterated an Underweight rating on MannKind shares.
16:00 EDTMNKDOptions Update; November 12, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 1.28 to 20.18. Option volume leaders: GE AAPL MNKD XOM BAC FB SUNE CSCO NFLX SYF BABA MSFT
14:54 EDTMNKDMannKind prices Israeli offering, says can now support Afrezza, Technosphere
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09:21 EDTMNKDOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Kohl's (KSS), up 5.4%... NetEase (NTES), up 6.3%... SunPower (SPWR), up 3.4%. ALSO HIGHER: Angie's List (ANGI), up 12.1% after after IAC (IAC) proposes to acquire the company... OHR Pharmaceutical (OHRP), up 7.4% after submitting a Special Protocol Assessment request to the FDA for OHR-102... Galena Biopharma (GALE) up 6.2% after being upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... MannKind (MNKD), up 5.4% after confirming a planned stock sale. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Freshpet (FRPT), down 25%... Advance Auto Parts (AAP), down 11.1%... Viacom (VIAB), down marginally. ALSO LOWER: Derma Sciences (DSCI), down 30.4% after ending its Phase 3 clinical trials with aclerastide, DSC127, for diabetic foot ulcer healing... Sunedison (SUNE), down 11.2% after being downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Axiom.
November 11, 2015
16:14 EDTMNKDMannKind confirms planned stock sale
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12:24 EDTMNKDMannKind outlook 'continues to darken,' says Piper Jaffray
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10:48 EDTMNKDMannKind sinks after Israel keeps ETFs out of offering
Shares of MannKind are plummeting after Globes reported that Israeli regulators have decided to prevent exchange traded funds from participating in the company's planned stock offering. The decision came after MannKind shares fell approximately 40% after it was listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, the paper added. MannKind is down 17%, or 40c, to $1.90 in morning trading.
10:34 EDTMNKDIsrael to prevent ETFs from buying stock issued by MannKind, Globes reports
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10:03 EDTICONHigh option volume stocks
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09:59 EDTROKOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Amedisys (AMED) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Mizuho... Apple Hospitality REIT (APLE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg... BioCryst (BCRX) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Boot Barn (BOOT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at BB&T... C1 Financial (BNK) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James... Clarcor (CLC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Avondale... EMC (EMC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Eaton (ETN) downgraded on near-term challenges at Argus... Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) downgraded to Negative from Mixed at OTR Global... Lennox (LII) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Mediaset (MDIUY) downgraded to Hold from Buy at HSBC... MetLife (MET) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Metaldyne Performance (MPG) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Oracle (ORCL) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Penn Virginia (PVA) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord... Rex Energy (REXX) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Northland... Rice Energy (RICE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Rockwell Automation (ROK) downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at CLSA... Sabra Health Care (SBRA) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... SanDisk (SNDK) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein... Vestas Wind (VWDRY) downgraded to Hold from Buy at HSBC.
09:56 EDTMNKDIsrael regulator seeks to block MannKind offering, Calcalist reports
The Israel Securities Authority is seeking to block MannKind's stock offering, Calcalist reported earlier. Shares of MannKind are down 15c to $2.14 in early trading. Reference Link
09:38 EDTMNKDActive equity options trading on open
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07:55 EDTPCLNRBC Capital to hold a conference
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07:38 EDTROKRockwell Automation price target lowered to $120 from $135 at UBS
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07:27 EDTROK, ROKRockwell Automation downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at CLSA
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