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January 29, 2014
09:26 EDTBA, PGNX, CRUS, MDVN, T, BKU, EMC, YHOO, DOW, FSL, ONVO, EAOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Dow Chemical (DOW), up 6%... Electronic Arts (EA), up 2.5%... Freescale (FSL), up 13%. ALSO HIGHER: Medivation (MDVN), up 13% after Phase 3 PREVAIL trial with Astellas Pharma (ALPMY) of enzalutamide showed significant benefits in OS... Organovo (ONVO), up 16% after announcing first delivery of 3D liver tissue. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Boeing (BA), down 4%... Yahoo (YHOO), down 6%... AT&T (T), down 3.5%... Tupperware Brands (TUP), down 7%... Hess (HES), down 1.4%... EMC (EMC), down 1%... ALSO LOWER: Cirrus Logic (CRUS), down 7.5% after reporting Q3 earnings that beat estimates but giving a Q4 revenue outlook that widely missed expectations... Progenics Pharmaceuticals (PGNX), down 18.5% after abstract for drug trial posted... BankUnited (BKU), down 1.4% after filing to sell 8M common shares for holders.
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May 12, 2015
12:17 EDTCRUSCirrus Logic management to meet with Piper Jaffray
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11:47 EDTYHOOYouTube's engineering head Panchapakesan dies, Re/code reports
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11:38 EDTTLivePerson sinks to 52-week low after cutting fiscal 2015 outlook
Shares of LivePerson (LPSN), a provider of cloud-based digital engagement solutions, are sinking after the firm lowered its outlook for fiscal 2015. WHAT'S NEW: LivePerson yesterday reported first quarter adjusted earnings per share of 4c, in line with analysts' consensus estimates, on revenue of $59.8M, slightly below analysts' consensus estimates of $60.79M. LivePerson said it signed 147 deals in the quarter, including the addition of 30 new customers. Looking ahead to the second quarter, LivePerson forecast adjusted EPS of 0c-2c and revenue of $58.5M-$59.5M, well below the analysts' consensus estimates of 6c and $63.88M, respectively. WHAT'S NOTABLE: The company lowered its fiscal year 2015 adjusted EPS view to 10c-15c from 27c-32c, significantly trailing analysts' consensus estimates of 28c. LivePerson also cut its FY15 revenue outlook to $243M-$247M from $263M-$269M, also well below analysts' estimates of $264.36M. The company reduced reduced FY15 revenue guidance by $21M when comparing the midpoint of its updated guidance range to the midpoint of its previous guidance range. The adjustment reflects the impact of one large customer contract that ended, an increase in foreign exchange headwinds and a slightly slower start to the year than expected as the company intensified its focus on bringing LiveEngage to the market, the company said. LivePerson said it expects to record a $2.5M charge in Q2 related to cost-cutting move, which it described as "reprioritizing on areas showing the highest potential growth." The company believes its cost-savings initiatives will generate approximately $13M of expense savings in 2015. ANALYST REACTION: Credit Suisse this morning downgraded LivePerson to Neutral from Outperform and lowered its price target to $8 from $19. The firm said LivePerson was "forced" to lower revenue guidance for FY15 primarily due to the loss of AT&T (T) as a pay-for-performance chat customer, as well as from a slow sales start and FX. The firm said the ability of LivePerson to transition its large customer base to LiveEngage 2.0 will take longer than previously estimated. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, LivePerson fell $1.16, or 12.26%, to $8.30 on more than five times its average daily trading volume. Earlier in the session, the stock hit a fresh 52-week low of $8.10. Including today's pull back, the shares have lost approximately 15% over the past 12 months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies offering cloud-based digital engagement solutions include eGain (EGAN), down 1.2%, Zendesk (ZEN), down 4.05%, and Salesforce.com (CRM), up 0.2%.
11:14 EDTYHOO, TAOL premium low but likely best bet for AOL shareholders, Bloomberg says
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10:58 EDTBABoeing backs FY15 core EPS $8.20-$8.40, consensus $8.55
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10:52 EDTBABoeing reports backlog of $440B in commercial airplanes
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10:49 EDTBABoeing backs FY15 revenue $94.5B-$96.5B, consensus $94.56B
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10:32 EDTTAcacia Research enters settlement, license agreement with AT&T Mobility
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10:31 EDTYHOOCantor sees higher bid for AOL unlikely, positive on Yahoo
Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Youssef Squali downgraded AOL (AOL) two notches to Sell from Buy after Verizon (VZ) agreed to acquire the company for $50 per share. Squali finds the takeover valuation "relatively fair" and believes a higher bidder for AOL is unlikely to emerge. The analyst believes the transaction could be positive for Yahoo (YHOO), which he views as the "last remaining large scale digital Media company of its kind." Squali has a Buy rating on Yahoo with a $60 price target.
10:20 EDTBABoeing says demand for new airplanes remain high
CEO Jim McNerney comments that airlines remain increasingly profitable, allowing for more resources for new technology. He adds that the fundamentals that bear on market demand are there. Expects cash flow to continue to increase in 2016 and beyond on higher production rates and overall ongoing productivity gains across the company. See potential for higher margin in the long-term. Comments taken from May Investor Conference.
09:38 EDTYHOOActive equity options trading on open
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08:27 EDTBAU.S. Chamber of Commerce to hold a summit
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07:51 EDTFSLDeutsche Bank to hold a conference
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May 11, 2015
12:06 EDTTAT&T appoints Jeffrey Lewis Chief Accessibility Officer
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10:29 EDTEAElectronic Arts management to meet with Jefferies
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07:30 EDTBABoeing May volatility at low end of range into investor meeting
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06:33 EDTBAAir Lease announces lease placement of two new Boeing aircraft with Hainan
Air Lease (AL) announced long term lease agreements with Hainan Airlines for two new Boeing (BA) 787-9 aircraft, both from ALC’s order book with Boeing. ALC has ordered 46 new Boeing 787-9 and 787-10 aircraft in total for deliveries beginning in spring 2016.
06:25 EDTBABoeing management to meet with Jefferies
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06:12 EDTYHOOYahoo implied volatility of 22 at lower end of index mean range
May 10, 2015
18:05 EDTTFCC contract ruling may speed review of AT&T-DirecTV merger, WSJ says
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