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April 2, 2013
10:02 EDTFFIV, DLLR, EHTH, UPL, DVA, EBAY, CRFN, UAM, HBI, AZN, SMF, ROSE, UNH, GNCOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: AstraZeneca (AZN) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan... DaVita (DVA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... GNC Holdings (GNC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Hanesbrands (HBI) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Qualcomm (QCOM) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... Ultra Petroleum (UPL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Brean Capital... UnitedHealth (UNH) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... Universal American (UAM) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James... eHealth (EHTH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital... Rosetta Resources (ROSE) upgraded to Focus List from Sector Perform at Howard Weil... Qualcomm (QCOM) upgraded at Raymond James... Crescent Financial (CRFN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond Jamesl... DFC Global (DLLR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... Salient MLP & Energy Infrastructure (SMF) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... eBay (EBAY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Topeka... F5 Networks (FFIV) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird.
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June 25, 2015
10:11 EDTUNHACA tax subsidies upheld by Supreme Court
The decision of the Fourth Circuit was affirmed in King v. Burwell by a vote of 6 to 3, according to multiple media reports. The Supreme Court upholding the lower court ruling means that individuals who get health insurance through an exchange established by the federal government will be eligible for tax subsidies in all 50 states. Publicly traded companies in the health insurance space include Aetna (AET), Anthem (ANTM), Centene (CNC), Cigna (CI), Health Net (HNT), Humana (HUM), Molina Healthcare (MOH), UnitedHealth (UNH) and WellCare (WCG). Publicly traded companies in the hospital space include Community Health (CYH), HCA Holdings (HCA), LifePoint (LPNT), Tenet (THC) and Universal Health (UHS).
09:40 EDTUNHMultiple parties expressing interest in Humana, CNBC reports
Humana (HUM) has received expressions of interest from multiple companies, CNBC's David Faber reports. The interest does not mean multiples bids are forthcoming, Faber added.
07:28 EDTEBAYeBay Marketplace business could be attractive value play, says Baird
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June 24, 2015
17:57 EDTUNHWall Street applauds Senate giving go-ahead for 'fast track' trade powers
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16:00 EDTEBAYActionable Options for Wednesday, June, 24
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 30c to 17.32 Option volume leaders: AAPL FB NFLX BAC VALE MU BABA WMB T F EBAY FCX TWTR BBRY
12:06 EDTFFIVU.S. data hack larger than previously disclosed, WSJ reports
Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta said in a statement today to the House Oversight Committee that her agency is investigating whether up to 18M unique Social Security numbers were stolen as part of the previously disclosed cyberattack, Wall Street Journal reports. The hack is being defined as two distinct breaches, and the larger than previously thought numbers are preliminary and not verified, the Journal adds. Publicly traded companies in the cybersecurity space include Barracuda Networks (CUDA), Check Point (CHKP), F5 Networks (FFIV), FireEye (FEYE), Fortinet (FTNT), Imperva (IMPV), Palo Alto (PANW), Proofpoint (PFPT), Qualys (QLYS) and Symantec (SYMC). Reference Link
11:16 EDTFFIVOptions with increasing implied volatility
Options with increasing implied volatility: WMB AMZN CMG BIIB VMW QLIK ISRG FB UA FFIV
10:00 EDTUNHOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:07 EDTAZNCAR-T cancer drug researchers seen as M&A targets, Bloomberg says
Juno Therapeutics (JUNO), Kite Pharma (KITE) and Bluebird Bio (BLUE) are trading well above their IPO levels as takeovers predictions have spurred interest and share increases for the developers of CAR-T gene therapies, said Bloomberg's "Real M&A" column, quoting Dimo Dimov, a professor at the University of Bath’s School of Management, as having said that companies such as Pfizer (PFE), Merck (MRK), Roche (RHHBY) and AstraZeneca (AZN) are "closely watching" the firms. Cellectis (CLLS), which is working with Pfizer on its own approach to CAR-T therapy, has said it wants to bring its therapy to market and doesn’t anticipate a sale, the report noted. Reference Link
06:50 EDTAZNAstraZeneca loses top executive Ward-Lilley to Vectura, Reuters reports
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06:35 EDTUNHUnitedHealth initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital
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06:32 EDTDVADaVita discloses it received subpoena from Inspector General
In a regulatory filing, DaVita disclosed that the company recently received a subpoena from the Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This civil subpoena covers the period from January 1, 2008 through the present and seeks production of a wide range of documents relating to the company’s and its subsidiaries’ provision of services to Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Advantage organizations and related patient diagnosis coding and risk adjustment submissions and payments. DaVita believes that the request is part of a broader industry investigation into Medicare Advantage patient diagnosis coding and risk adjustment practices and potential overpayments by the government. In the event that the company were to incur liability related to this matter, the company would pursue an indemnification claim against the sellers secured by the escrow. We can make no assurances that the indemnification and escrow would cover the full amount of our potential losses related to this matter. The company is cooperating with the government and will gather and produce the requested information.
06:30 EDTDVADaVita discloses Robert Margolis not re-nominated as co-chairman of company
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05:42 EDTUNHCatamaran downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
UBS downgraded Catamaran (CTRX) to Neutral saying the stock new fully reflects the UnitedHealth (UNH) takeover deal terms. UnitedHealth management in recent meetings expressed confidence that its pending $61.50 per share purchase of Catamaran will still close in the second half of 2015, UBS tells investors.
June 23, 2015
18:04 EDTEBAYWal-Mart poaches technology talent from eBay, WSJ says
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14:53 EDTEBAYeBay bans Confederate flags listings, Reuters reports
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07:31 EDTAZNBIND Therapeutics announces FDA authorization of clinical trial with AZD2811
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07:25 EDTUNHPiper Jaffray to hold a summit
2015 Piper Jaffray Heartland Summit is being held in Minneapolis on June 23-24.
June 22, 2015
06:51 EDTUNHHealth insurer tie-ups could cut competition, WSJ reports
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06:37 EDTUNHHealth insurers may change policies based on King v. Burwell ruling, NYT says
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