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June 26, 2014
09:17 EDTBBBY, NBR, CIDM, UNXL, AA, ONVO, ROYL, ZU, QLTI, PM, CJES, BCS, AGEN, AUXLOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Uni-Pixel (UNXL), up 22.7% after achieving roll-to-roll pilot production of InTouch Sensors... Agenus (AGEN), up 12.8% after announcing Phase 2 results for HerpV... Alcoa (AA), up 4.5% after acquiring Firth Rixson for $2.85B in cash and stock... Auxilium (AUXL), up 15.4% after agreeing to merge with QLT Inc. (QLTI). Shares of QLT trading in New York are also up 30%... zulily (ZU), up 3.4% after upgraded at RBC Capital... Nabors (NBR), up 10%, and C&J Energy (CJES), up 9%, after announcing C&J Energy will merge with Nabors' completion and production businesses in a transaction valued at $2.86B... Organovo (ONVO), up 10% after 3D Liver system distinguished toxic drug in study... Royale Energy (ROYL), up 13% after reporting on independent review of two North Alaska drilling targets. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY), down 8%... Cinedigm (CIDM), down 15.5%... Steelcase (SCS), down 9.4%. ALSO LOWER: Barclays (BCS), down 5.5% after NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a lawsuit against the bank... Philip Morris (PM), down 2.3% after lowering its 2014 EPS outlook.
News For BBBY;PM;AA;AUXL;QLTI;UNXL;AGEN;ZU;CIDM;BCS;ROYL;NBR;CJES;ONVO From The Last 14 Days
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July 17, 2015
16:55 EDTNBR, CJESC&J Energy announces filing of shelf registration statements
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July 16, 2015
18:37 EDTBCSFINRA fines Barclays $800,000 over data reporting errors, Reuters says
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12:12 EDTPMOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Stocks began the session in positive territory after Greece's Parliament approved austerity measures that should pave the way for the country to receive a new bailout package. With earnings season gaining steam and the situations in Greece and China appearing more stable in recent days, the S&P and Nasdaq are back within striking distance of their all-time highs. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., initial jobless claims dropped to 281,000 in the week ended July 11, versus expectations for 285,000 first-time claims. The NAHB homebuilder sentiment index for July came in at 60, a point better than forecast. The Philly Fed business outlook index dropped 9.5 points to 5.7 in July, falling short of the 12.0 reading that was expected. In Europe, Greek lawmakers passed the country's austerity agreement and Euro-area finance ministers also reportedly agreed in principle to extend a $7.6B bridge loan to Greece. The loan, which will come from the European Financial Stabilization Mechanism, should help keep Greece afloat while Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras negotiates the details of the country's three-year bailout. COMPANY NEWS: Netflix (NFLX) rallied 16% and hit a split-adjusted all-time high of $114.45 per share after the streaming service operator reported stronger than expected second quarter results, including higher than expected Q2 subscriber metrics, prompting a large number of research firms to raise their price targets on the stock... The third-largest U.S. bank, Citigroup (C), posted second quarter profit, excluding adjustments and one-time items, of $1.45 per share, beating the $1.34 average estimate of analysts. Goldman Sachs (GS) reported Q2 earnings per share of $1.98, which fell far short of the consensus forecast of $3.89. However, the firm recorded $1.45B in net provisions for litigation and regulatory matters, which reduced EPS for the quarter by $2.77. Goldman Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein said the bank was "pleased" with its quarterly performance, adding that while "uncertainty in the EU" weighed on investors’ conviction, many of its businesses continued to benefit from generally improving economic conditions. Citi shares rose 3.5% following its report, while Goldman shares slipped a bit more than 1.5%... eBay (EBAY), which is set to split from PayPal (PYPL) in just a few days, reported better than expected earnings for the still-combined company. eBay also announced an additional $1B stock repurchase authorization, bringing its total buyback allowance to $3B, and confirmed it reached a deal to sell eBay Enterprise to a consortium consisting of Sterling Partners, Permira Funds and others for $925M. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Amira Nature Foods (ANFI), which advanced 16% after the company reported earnings and said it sees "double-digit" revenue growth in its new fiscal year. Also higher was Philip Morris (PM), which gained 3% after reporting better than expected earnings and revenue, excluding certain items. Among the noteworthy losers was Rovi (ROVI), which dropped 16.5% after Netflix was granted a motion of summary judgment invalidating all five of the remaining Rovi patents that were being contested in litigation between the companies. Also lower was Garmin (GRMN), which fell 9% after reporting preliminary Q2 earnings that fell short of expectations, citing the negative impact of currency movements and a "more promotional pricing environment" in the fitness segment. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 35.47, or 0.2%, to 18,085.64, the Nasdaq was up 54.08, or 1.06%, to 5,153.02, and the S&P 500 was up 14.10, or 0.67%, to 2,121.50.
10:00 EDTNBR, CJESOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:08 EDTPMOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:00 EDTPMAltria expands strategic framework with Philip Morris for e-vapor products
Altria (MO) announced that it is expanding its strategic framework with Philip Morris International (PM) to include a joint research, development and technology-sharing agreement. Under the agreement, Altria and PMI will collaborate to develop e-vapor products for commercialization in the United States by Altria and in markets outside the United States by PMI. The Agreement also provides for exclusive technology cross licenses, technical information sharing and cooperation on scientific assessment, regulatory engagement and approval related to e-vapor products.
07:40 EDTNBRNabors Industries initiated with a Neutral at Citi
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07:40 EDTCJESC&J Energy initiated with a Neutral at Citi
Target $13.
07:13 EDTPMPhilip Morris, Swedish Match to dissolve smokeless JV
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07:06 EDTPMPhilip Morris CEO says Q2 results 'very solid'
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07:04 EDTPMPhilip Morris sees being near high end of FY15 adjusted EPS growth of 9%-11%
PMI reaffirms its FY15 reported diluted EPS forecast of $4.32-$4.42, at prevailing exchange rates. On an adjusted basis, diluted EPS are projected to increase in the range of 9%-11% versus adjusted diluted EPS of $5.02 in 2014, with PMI anticipating that its currency-neutral adjusted diluted EPS growth rate will be towards the upper end of 9%-11%. Consensus $4.41. "While currency headwinds remain stubbornly high, we are ever focused on the prudent management of cash flow. We are committed to returning around 100% of our free cash flow to shareholders, said CEO Andre Calantzopoulos.
07:03 EDTCJESC&J Energy files automatic mixed securities shelf
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07:01 EDTPMPhilip Morris reports Q2 adjusted EPS $1.21, consensus $1.13
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July 15, 2015
14:53 EDTPMNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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13:42 EDTPMPhilip Morris technical comments before earnings
On a long-term chart the shares have been in a slow, stable, decline since hitting a peak of price in April 2013. That trend has moderated somewhat in recent months, leaving shares range-bound. That range seen in a long-term view is the bearish price channel since 2013. In a closer short-term view, there is quite a bit of volatility within the channel bounds. If the news is bearish, a key level to watch on the downside is the 52-week low at $75.27. A breakdown below that level would see the downtrend accelerate. If the news is a bullish surprise, a trade up to the top of the long-term channel at the $87 area would be the level to watch. An eventual breakout post-earnings above that area would turn the trend toward bullish with next resistance at $87.92.
07:44 EDTBCSBarclays' Rake to step down from board to join WorldPay, Bloomberg reports
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July 14, 2015
17:52 EDTAAS&P announces changes to the S&P 500, 400, 600, and 100 indices
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10:06 EDTBBBYHigh option volume stocks
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10:01 EDTBBBYOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
8point3 Energy (CAFD) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... Abraxas Petroleum (AXAS) initiated with a Market Perform at Cowen... Amarantus Bioscience (AMBS) initiated with a Buy at WallachBeth... Ashford Hospitality Prime (AHP) initiated with a Hold at Canaccord... Ashford (AINC) initiated with a Hold at Canaccord... BE Aerospace (BEAV) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan... Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) initiated with a Neutral at Longbow... Benchmark Electronics (BHE) initiated with a Buy at B. Riley... Bill Barrett (BBG) initiated with a Market Perform at Cowen... Boeing (BA) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan... Bombardier (BDRBF) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan... Cablevision (CVC) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... Charter (CHTR) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... Chesapeake (CHK) initiated with an Equal Weight at Stephens... Comcast (CMCSA) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... DiamondRock (DRH) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Diamondback Energy (FANG) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... EOG Resources (EOG) initiated with an Overweight at Stephens... Fogo De Chao (FOGO) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... General Dynamics (GD) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan... HP (HPQ) initiated with a Hold at Maxim... Hanover Insurance (THG) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Harris (HRS) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan... Hospitality Properties (HPT) initiated with a Hold at Canaccord... Host Hotels (HST) initiated with a Hold at Canaccord... Hydrogenics (HYGS) initiated with a Buy at Rodman & Renshaw... King Digital (KING) initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley... L-3 Communications (LLL) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan... La-Z-Boy (LZB) initiated with a Neutral at Longbow... LaSalle Hotel (LHO) initiated with a Hold at Canaccord... MINDBODY (MB) initiated with a Buy at UBS... Marriott (MAR) initiated with a Hold at Canaccord... Newfield Exploration (NFX) initiated with a Buy at Global Hunter... Northern Oil and Gas (NOG) initiated with a Market Perform at Cowen... Northrop Grumman (NOC) initiated with an Underweight at JPMorgan... Oasis Petroleum (OAS) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... PDC Energy (PDCE) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... Pier 1 Imports (PIR) initiated with a Buy at Longbow... Plexus (PLXS) initiated with a Buy at B. Riley... Raytheon (RTN) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan... RetailMeNot (SALE) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Rockwell Collins (COL) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan... Spirit AeroSystems (SPR) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan... Starwood (HOT) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Strategic Hotels (BEE) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Summit Hotel Properties (INN) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Textron (TXT) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan... Time Warner Cable (TWC) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... TransDigm (TDG) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan... TrueCar (TRUE) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Whiting Petroleum (WLL) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... XL Group (XL) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Zillow Group (Z) initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Zynga (ZNGA) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley.
06:59 EDTBBBYBed Bath & Beyond initiated with a Neutral at Longbow
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