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March 15, 2013
10:00 EDTJBHT, LCC, RIG, RDS.A, SCHW, CL, DTSI, ULTA, PGR, EWBC, DAL, BBT, BSRR, KMT, BBCNOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: BBCN Bank (BBCN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette... Charles Schwab (SCHW) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Compass Point... East West (EWBC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette... J.B. Hunt (JBHT) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein... Kennametal (KMT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Longbow... Progressive (PGR) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Sierra Bancorp (BSRR) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette... Transocean (RIG) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... Ulta Salon (ULTA) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer... BB&T (BBT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Sandler ONeill... DTS, Inc. (DTSI) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Avondale... US Airways (LCC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James... Delta Air Lines (DAL) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James... J.B. Hunt (JBHT) downgraded at Bernstein... Colgate-Palmolive (CL) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley.
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November 12, 2014
12:35 EDTDTSIDTS, Inc. price target raised to $41 from $32 at Barrington
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10:58 EDTDALStocks with call strike movement; YHOO DAL
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09:43 EDTBBTSusquehanna downgraded to Underperform at Boenning & Scattergood
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09:21 EDTBBTOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:05 EDTDALGoldman to hold a conference
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07:53 EDTBBTBB&T to host conference call
Conference call to discuss acquisition of Susquehanna Bancshares will be held on November 12 at 8:30 am. Webcast Link
07:04 EDTBBTBB&T to acquire Susquehanna Bancshares for approximately $2.5B
BB&T (BBT) and Susquehanna (SUSQ) announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which BB&T will acquire Susquehanna in a cash and stock transaction for total consideration valued at approximately $2.5B.In connection with the acquisition, BB&T plans to establish three new banking regions encompassing certain markets in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. BB&T also plans to integrate its Baltimore region with Susquehanna's. These four regions are expected to be led by legacy Susquehanna executives. Under the terms of the agreement, which was approved by the boards of each company, shareholders of Susquehanna will receive as merger consideration 0.253 shares of BB&T common stock and $4.05 in cash for each share of Susquehanna common stock. The merger consideration is valued at $13.50 per share based on the average closing price of BB&T over the 45 trading days ending on November 10, 2014. BB&T expects to incur pre-tax merger and integration costs of approximately $250M and expects to achieve annual cost savings of approximately $160M. BB&T expects this acquisition to be accretive to earnings per share in the first full year excluding one-time charges and expects the transaction to exceed its IRR hurdle. This acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions including regulatory approvals and approval of Susquehanna shareholders.
07:02 EDTBBTBB&T to acquire Susquehanna Bancshares for approximately $2.5B
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November 11, 2014
11:45 EDTDALStocks with call strike movement; ESV DAL
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10:00 EDTDTSIOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:49 EDTRIGTransocean needs to reduce or end its dividend, says UBS
UBS noted offshore conditions continue to weaken as oil prices dampens rig demand to anemic levels. The firm believes Transocean needs to eliminate or materially reduce its dividend to weather the cyclical downturn, which could last an estimated 1-3 years. UBS maintains its Neutral rating and lowers its price target to $28 from $38 on Transocean shares.
06:25 EDTDTSIDTS, Inc. downgraded to Neutral from Buy at B. Riley
B. Riley downgraded DTS, Inc to Neutral due to valuation. Price target raised to $33.50 from $32.
06:13 EDTRIGTransocean says 'market pause' has evolved into 'cyclical downturn'
On its Q3 earnings conference call, Transocean CEO Steve Newman said that the "market pause" has evolved into a "cycnical downturn." He commented that the industry has been through these downturns before and "Transocean is well positioned to managed through this one." Newman also said the decline in oil prices observed over the last three months could "temporarily exacerbate" the offshore rig supply imbalance that has already resulted in day rate and utilization pressures and potentially delay the cyclical recovery. Newman said his long-term bullish view of offshore drilling remains "intact."
November 10, 2014
18:05 EDTJBHTJ.B. Hunt sees FY15 operating income up 11%-14%, consensus $3.71
Sees FY15 revenue up 9%-12%, consnesus $6.88B. Sees FY15 interest expense up 3%-5%. Sees FY15 CapEx $640M. Guidance from presentation slides.
16:22 EDTDTSIDTS, Inc. raises 2014 EPS outlook to $1.48-$1.55, consensus $1.47
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16:21 EDTDTSIDTS, Inc. reports Q3 EPS 39c, consensus 27c
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09:20 EDTRIGOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:20 EDTJBHTRW Baird to hold a conference
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05:35 EDTRIGTransocean reports Q3 net ss attributable to controlling interest was $2.22B
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05:25 EDTRIGTransocean reports Q3 adjusted EPS 96c, consensus 83c
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