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March 7, 2014
10:00 EDTMGM, RES, JASO, NOW, RGP, CNAT, CJES, AMCC, TRI, CRM, LADR, MGA, NEWM, TEP, RSE, JAZZ, BBNKOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Bridge Capital Holdings (BBNK) initiated with a Buy at DA Davidson... Conatus Pharmaceuticals (CNAT) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... E2open (EOPN) initiated with a Buy at B. Riley... Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) reinstated with an Overweight at Barclays... Ladder Capital (LADR) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... Regency Energy Partners (RGP) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... Rouse Properties (RSE) initiated with a Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Salesforce.com (CRM) initiated with a Neutral at B. Riley... ServiceNow (NOW) initiated with a Neutral at B. Riley... Tallgrass Energy (TEP) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo... Thomson Reuters (TRI) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... JA Solar (JASO) initiated with a Buy at Sidoti... Applied Micro Circuits (AMCC) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... New Media (NEWM) initiated with a Buy at Compass Point... Magna (MGA) initiated with a Buy at TD Securities... RPC, Inc. (RES) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... C&J Energy (CJES) initiated with a Strong Buy at ISI Group... MGM Resorts (MGM) initiated with a Buy at Ascendiant.
News For BBNK;CNAT;JAZZ;LADR;RGP;RSE;CRM;NOW;TEP;TRI;JASO;NEWM;AMCC;RES;MGA;CJES;MGM From The Last 14 Days
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July 24, 2015
11:01 EDTJASOSolarCity rises after analyst says second half outlook strong
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July 23, 2015
07:38 EDTNEWMCiti, after stress testing model, calls New Media selloff 'odd'
After stress testing its model, Citi calls the 20% pullback in shares of New Media Investment Group since June "odd." Even with the selloff, management will create more value pursing M&A versus buying back shares, the firm tells investors. It keeps a Buy rating on New Media with a $37 price target.
07:32 EDTMGMLas Vegas Sands results encouraging, says Stifel
After Las Vegas Sands (LVS) reported higher than expected Macau property-level EBITDA, Stifel says that the beat should cause analysts to raise their estimates for the company. The firm adds that the results are encouraging for all "Macau-centric operators." It raised its price target on Las Vegas Sands to $65 from $60 and keeps a Buy rating on the shares. Other companies with a major presence in Macau include Melco Crown (MPEL), Wynn Resorts (WYNN), and MGM (MGM).
July 22, 2015
19:02 EDTMGMOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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14:51 EDTAMCCEarnings Watch: Qualcomm reports after speculations of potential breakup
Qualcomm (QCOM) is expected to report third quarter earnings after the close on July 22, with a conference call scheduled for 4:45 pm ET. Qualcomm is a maker of semiconductors and telecommunications equipment. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of 95c on revenue of $5.85B. EPS consensus ranges 90c-$1.05 on a revenue range of $5.59B-$6.08B, according to First Call. LAST QUARTER: On April 22, Qualcomm reported Q2 EPS of $1.40 against expectations for $1.33, and revenue of $6.89B versus estimates of $6.83B. The company also cut its FY15 EPS guidance to $4.60-$5.00 from $4.85-$5.05 and lowered projected revenue to $25B-$27B from $26.3B-$28B, saying it expects pressure in its semiconductor business due to customer shifts in the premium segment and a decline in Qualcomm's share at an unnamed large customer. NEWS: On May 8, Reuters reported that EU antitrust regulators asked Qualcomm's competitors how the company's licensing and business practices affect them, and on July 16, the European Commission confirmed two formal antitrust investigations of the company. On May 25, Qualcomm and Daimler (DDAIF) announced a strategic collaboration to develop connected car technology. Coming on the heels of Avago's (AVGO) May 28 agreement to acquire Broadcom (BRCM), Bloomberg quoted a source later that day as saying Qualcomm, Intel (INTC), Altera (ALTR), Analog Devices (ADI), Maxim Integrated (MXIM), Texas Instruments (TXN), and Microchip Technology (MCHP) are all considering their own M&A opportunities. Note that on June 1, Intel announced an agreement to acquire Altera. On June 23, Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMI), Qualcomm, Huawei, and Imec announced the formation of a joint venture to focus on a type of 14 nanometer technology. More recently, the Wall Street Journal reported on July 20 that Qualcomm is "expected" to begin a comprehensive strategic review which may include the possibility of a breakup following pressure from "activist" shareholder Jana Partners, according to sources, adding that the move could be announced concurrent with Wednesday's earnings release. STREET RESEARCH: Following last quarter's earnings report, Exane BNP Paribas downgraded Qualcomm to Neutral from Outperform, while both Canaccord and Brean Capital lowered price targets for the stock after "disappointing" guidance. Meanwhile, Citi said it expects the company's chip business to recover in 2016 despite this "very bad year." On May 28, CLSA said it sees continued pressure on Qualcomm chipsets, potentially spurring the company to consider making an acquisition, and on June 2, Craig-Hallum noted that Skyworks (SWKS) would be a great fit for Qualcomm. On June 24, Summit Research called Applied Micro Circuits (AMCC) an "affordable" target for Qualcomm, with AMD (AMD) and Cavium (CAVM) also looking like potential takeover candidates. On June 29, Drexel Hamilton downgraded Qualcomm to Sell from Hold, citing expected price cuts. Lastly, following media reports on July 20 that Qualcomm could be weighing a breakup, Bernstein said that such a "dis-synergistic" split would likely destroy value rather than create it. PRICE ACTION: Shares of Qualcomm are down more than 1% to $64.37 in afternoon trading ahead of Wednesday's earnings report.
05:24 EDTCRMStocks with implied volatility movement; CHK CRM
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July 21, 2015
17:11 EDTTEPTallgrass Energy files automatic mixed securities shelf
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16:22 EDTLADRLadder Capital files to sell 2.36M shares of Class A common stock for holders
15:11 EDTCRMEarnings Watch: Microsoft up 5% since announcing Nokia writedown
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09:56 EDTCRMSalesforce rallies amid renewed speculation of Microsoft deal
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09:55 EDTCRMSalesforce calls active
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08:19 EDTNOWIndustry talks point to larger deals for ServiceNow, says Stephens
Stephens said its recent talks with industry partners suggest ServiceNow is seeing increasing deal sizes and better uptake outside of IT. The firm believes low penetration and weak competition give ServiceNow an opportunity for strong growth and reiterates its Overweight rating and $90 target while continuing to recommend pullbacks in the stock be used as buying opportunities.
July 20, 2015
10:26 EDTJAZZLeerink's specialty pharma/generics analyst has analyst/industry conference call
Specialty Pharmaceuticals / Generics Analyst Gerberry, along with MEDACorp Specialists Michael Belliveau, PhD and Shashank Upadhye, JD, discuss the strengths and weaknesses of TEVA's preliminary responses to the IPR challenge on Copaxone 40mg, the likely outcomes for the Copaxone 40mg patent challenge and perspectives on recent updates in the JAZZ Xyrem patent case on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on July 22 at 2 pm.
July 17, 2015
16:55 EDTCJESC&J Energy announces filing of shelf registration statements
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08:38 EDTJAZZLeerink puts 25% odds on Teva, Mylan deal within 12 months
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07:32 EDTNOWServiceNow remains a core holding, says Brean Capital
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July 16, 2015
10:00 EDTCJESOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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07:40 EDTCJESC&J Energy initiated with a Neutral at Citi
Target $13.
07:04 EDTMGAMagna to acquire automotive transmissions supplier Getrag for EUR1.75B
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07:03 EDTCJESC&J Energy files automatic mixed securities shelf
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