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February 4, 2013
10:17 EDTVLO, PRGO, MCHP, UCTT, MJN, BBRY, YHOO, SRE, TXN, TKR, MXWL, TSN, WYNN, WU, STJ, BENOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: BlackBerry (BBRY) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein... Franklin Resources (BEN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Maxwell (MXWL) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Mead Johnson (MJN) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman... St. Jude Medical (STJ) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Timken (TKR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Ultra Clean (UCTT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham... Western Union (WU) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Texas Instruments (TXN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at ISI Group,,, Microchip (MCHP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at ISI Group... Wynn Resorts (WYNN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at ISI Group... Sempra Energy (SRE) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Perrigo (PRGO) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Tyson Foods (TSN) upgraded to Buy from Underperform at CLSA... Yahoo! (YHOO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel Nicolaus... Valero Energy (VLO) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie.
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August 25, 2015
13:22 EDTPRGOMylan comments on 'misleading' Perrigo statements
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11:27 EDTPRGOTeva to refrain from voting at Mylan special meeting
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09:55 EDTTKRTimken management to meet with CL King
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07:54 EDTSTJSt. Jude Medical management to meet with Oppenheimer
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06:13 EDTYHOOThird Point, FTC settle over antitrust filings for 2011 Yahoo stake
Three affiliated hedge fund companies and their management company, Third Point LLC, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they violated premerger reporting laws in connection with their 2011 acquisitions of stock in Yahoo! Inc. The complaint alleges that Third Point Partners Qualified L.P., Third Point Ultra, LTD, and Third Point Offshore Fund, LTD failed to observe the filing and waiting requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act before purchasing shares in Yahoo. According to the complaint, the three defendant funds claimed that they were exempt from reporting to the U.S. antitrust authorities because the purchases were made solely for investment purposes. At the time of the stock purchases, however, defendant Third Point LLC, which made investment decisions on behalf of the funds, was taking actions inconsistent with an investment-only intent, such as communicating with third parties to determine their interest in becoming the CEO or a board candidate of Yahoo. Under the terms of the proposed stipulated five-year federal court order, the defendants are prohibited from relying on the investment-only exemption if they have contacted third parties to gauge their interest in joining the board of the target company, communicated with the target company about proposed candidates for its board, or engaged in other specified conduct in the four months prior to acquiring voting securities above the HSR Act threshold. In this case, the agencies determined not to seek civil penalties based on several factors, including that the violation was inadvertent and short-lived, and this was the defendants' first violation of the HSR Act.
August 24, 2015
09:45 EDTVLOOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:31 EDTSTJSt. Jude Medical receives CE Mark for MRI labeling for Prodigy MRI system
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08:28 EDTMCHPMicrochip downgraded to Hold from Buy at Drexel Hamilton
Drexel Hamilton downgraded Microchip and lowered its price target to $40 from $48. The firm said reduced business confidence will likely result in continued weakness in orders and visibility
07:24 EDTVLOValero downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merill downgraded Valero to Underperform and raised its price target to $68 from $64. The firm believes the Refining sector has reverted to a trading sector and downgrade shares ahead of a seasonal slow-down in demand and a deteriorating macro backdrop.
August 21, 2015
15:22 EDTPRGOMylan clarifies certain inaccuracies related to lowered condition to acquire Perrigo
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08:50 EDTSTJThoratec announces end of 'go shop' period in merger agreement with St. Jude
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08:19 EDTPRGOMylan to host special shareholder meeting
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07:17 EDTWYNNMacau developments negative, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo says that its checks on Macau for August indicate that the region's revenues are trending flat to down this month. According to Wells, in August the region's revenues are historically up 4% versus July. The firm adds that comments by Macau casino owner Galaxy suggest that the market has not yet bottomed. Wells believes that the market has not yet stabilized and remains neutral on Macau stocks, although it remains upbeat on their long-term outlook. Publicly traded companies in the Macau gaming space include Las Vegas Sands (LVS), MGM Resorts (MGM), Melco Crown (MPEL) and Wynn Resorts (WYNN).
August 20, 2015
19:53 EDTTSNRetailers, others question heightened fees at Port of Oakland, WSJ says
After the Port of Oakland said it is considering implementing additional fees, the Retail Industry Leaders Association told the Federal Maritime Commission that it is "troubled" due to the lack of details regarding the fees, according to the Wall Street Journal. The retailer group also questioned the general effectiveness of such a program, and the Agriculture Transportation Coalition echoed the criticism, said the report. Note that executives from Lowe's (LOW), Best Buy (BBY), Target (TGT), Coca-Cola (KO), J.C. Penney (JCP), Tyson Foods (TSN), SunOpta (STKL), and Whole Foods (WFM) serve on the boards of the aforementioned associations. Reference Link
August 19, 2015
13:09 EDTBBRYLeaked photo shows BlackBerry's Android phone with keyboard, BGR reports
A leaked photo shows BlackBerry's upcoming phone based on the Android operating system will have a keyboard that slides out of the bottom, BGR reports. Reference Link
07:41 EDTYHOOYahoo price target lowered to $56 from $62 at Cantor
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August 18, 2015
18:30 EDTTXN, MCHPChip makers advance after Analog Devices reports Q3 financial results
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13:35 EDTMCHPMicrochip selects Intel technology to enhance Internet-of-Things security
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07:23 EDTMXWLBWS Financial to hold a conference
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07:13 EDTWYNNMacau GGR poised to sink 37% in August, says Bernstein
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