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March 28, 2013
12:17 EDTBBRY, PVH, RPRX, UTIW, DECK, FIVEOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher at midday and if the S&P's level holds into the close, the index will set a new all-time closing record. Equity markets being closed for a holiday tomorrow makes this the last trading day of the quarter, and buyers have emerged to position their portfolios accordingly... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., initial jobless claims increased 16K from the prior week to a seasonally adjusted 357K, versus expectations for 340K claims. The Commerce Department upwardly revised its estimate for gross domestic product expansion in the fourth quarter to 0.4% growth from its prior estimate of a 0.1% growth rate. However, this was a bit below the 0.5% gain forecast by analysts. The Chicago PMI Business Barometer Index came in at 52.4, missing the expected reading of 56.5... COMPANY NEWS: Blackberry (BBRY) posted an adjusted profit for its most recent quarter, when a loss was expected, and said it shipped 6M smartphones, including approximately 1M BlackBerry 10 units. The company also reported a gross margin of 40% in the quarter and said its cash position grew to $2.9B. Shares of the mobile device maker gained 2% near noon following the report and associated conference call... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were shares of Repros Therapeutics (RPRX), which rose 71% after the company announced its Androxal drug for the treatment of secondary hypogonadism reached its primary endpoints in a study. Also higher was Deckers Outdoor (DECK), which advanced over 7% after a Jefferies analyst increased his price target on the shares to $100 from $65. Among the noteworthy losers following their earnings reports were Five Below (FIVE), UTi Worldwide (UTIW) and PVH Corp. (PVH), which all fell around 4%... INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was up 43.25, or 0.30%, to 14,569.41; the Nasdaq was up 2.90, or 0.09%, to 3,259.42; and the S&P 500 was up 3.64, or 0.23%, to 1,566.49.
News For BBRY;DECK;RPRX;FIVE;UTIW;PVH From The Last 14 Days
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May 22, 2015
15:07 EDTDECKDeckers Outdoor volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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10:59 EDTBBRYBlackBerry advances after second report says Microsoft weighing bid
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06:18 EDTBBRYBlackBerry an acquisition target after return to profitability, Digitimes says
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May 21, 2015
16:50 EDTBBRYBlackBerry up 2% after announcing proposed share repurchase program
16:38 EDTBBRYBlackBerry to propose new employee share purchase plan
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16:36 EDTBBRYBlackBerry to buy for cancellation up to 12M common shares
BlackBerry announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program to purchase for cancellation up to 12M BlackBerry common shares, or approximately 2.6% of the outstanding public float. BlackBerry can purchase the common shares over the Nasdaq Stock Market or, subject to regulatory approval, on the Toronto Stock Exchange or other markets. In the past 12 months, BlackBerry has not repurchased any of its outstanding securities. At its annual meeting of shareholders on June 23, BlackBerry will present for approval a new employee share purchase plan and a proposed increase in the number of shares available under BlackBerry's equity incentive plan. If these proposals are approved by shareholders at the meeting, BlackBerry will file a notice of intention to commence a normal course issuer bid with the TSX. The share repurchase program would remain in place for up to 12 months from acceptance of the notice of intention by the TSX, or such earlier time as the purchases are completed or the program is terminated by BlackBerry. If the proposals are not approved by shareholders, BlackBerry does not expect that it will proceed with the share repurchase program. "The purpose of this repurchase program will be to offset dilution that may result from our proposed employee share purchase plan and from proposed amendments to our equity incentive plan," said BlackBerry Executive Chairman and CEO, John Chen. "We intend to take advantage of our strong cash position to purchase our shares when the market price does not reflect what we view to be the underlying value and future prospects of our business, without adversely affecting our strategic initiatives," added Mr. Chen. The price that BlackBerry will pay for any shares under the share repurchase program will be the prevailing market price at the time of purchase. The share repurchase program will be effected in accordance with Rule 10b-18 under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the TSX's normal course issuer bid rules, which contain restrictions on the number of shares that may be purchased on a single day, subject to certain exceptions for block purchases, based on the average daily trading volumes of BlackBerry's shares on the applicable exchange. In addition, BlackBerry may enter into forward purchase or swap contracts in connection with common shares which may be settled by physical settlement, cash settlement or a combination thereof. The forward price will be based on market price, dividend yield and market interest rates.
06:33 EDTFIVEFive Below initiated with a Market Perform at FBR Capital
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May 20, 2015
08:42 EDTDECKGoldman says to buy Deckers Outdoor, sell Foot Locker
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May 19, 2015
08:37 EDTBBRYBlackBerry software showing encouraging signs, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital says it's seeing encouraging signs regarding the sales of BlackBerry's software to regulated sectors, including government ,financials, and healthcare. The firm says that the company's mobile device management system, BES 12, is adding customers, while its resellers are getting more comfortable selling its software and sales of its technology solutions products are beating its guidance. RBC slashed its hardware sales estimates for the company and expects its Q1 revenue to come in well below expectations as a result, but adds that software has become the company's focus. It keeps an $11 price target and Sector Perform rating on the shares.
06:29 EDTBBRYBlackBerry CEO says smartphone business will be profitable again, BI reports
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May 18, 2015
20:16 EDTFIVEUrban Outfitters down over 16% after disappointing Q1 results
Urban Oufitters (URBN) is down sharply after reporting first quarter earnings per share and revenue that missed analyst estimates. WHAT'S NEW: Urban Oufitters reported Q1 EPS of 25c on revenue of $739.01M, below consensus expectations of 30c and $758.25M, respectively. Urban Outfitters also reported Q1 comparable retail segment net sales up 4%, with Q1 retail segment net sales increasing 17% at Free People, 5% at Urban Outfitters, and 1% at the Anthropologie Group. Wholesale segment net sales rose 18%. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On its Q1 earnings conference call, Urban Outfitters announced that Urban Outfitters Group CEO Ted Marlow, who oversaw the direction of the namesake brand, would retire at the end of August. While Urban Outfitters did not provide guidance, Urban Outfitters Anthropologie Group CEO David McCreight commented on the Anthropologie brand, "We're expecting we could see Q2 shaping up like Q1 in terms of low single-digit comps. We could also see being in the low-mid-single digit comps. It's hard to tell at this point." ANALYST REACTION: Two analyst firms lowered their respective price targets on Urban Outfitters following the company's earnings report. Sterne Agee, which rates Urban Outfitters a Neutral, lowered its 12-month price target to $34 from $46, noting the company has had trouble getting both its Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie brands to perform at the same time. Cantor, which maintained its Buy rating, lowered its price target to $53 from $54, saying that Anthropologie sales disappointed, but noting that a "later catalog release appears to us to have pushed some sales at Anthropologie into May." PRICE ACTION: Urban Outfitters fell 16.4% to just over $34 in after-hours trading. PEERS: Other publicly traded companies in the space include Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), American Eagle (AEO), Five Below (FIVE), Pacific Sunwear (PSUN), and Zumiez (ZUMZ).
05:50 EDTBBRYStocks with implied volatility movement; BBRY MNKD
Stocks with implied volatility movement; BlackBerry (BBRY) 55, MannKind (MNKD) 75 according to iVolatility.
May 15, 2015
15:26 EDTBBRYBlackBerry calls active amid rumor of Microsoft investigation of potential bid
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15:00 EDTBBRYBlackBerry rises amid rumor of Microsoft investigation of potential bid
Shares of BlackBerry (BBRY) are higher in afternoon trading after Ben Harrington's Betaville blog said Microsoft (MSFT) is said to have requested Deutsche Bank (DB) and Goldman Sachs (GS) examine whether the company should acquire the mobile device maker. His source said Microsoft has not yet approached Blackberry and is still in the "very early stages" of looking into making a potential deal, Harrington added. BlackBerry is up 1.7% to $10.50 following the blog post. Reference Link
14:54 EDTBBRYMicrosoft said to examine potential for BlackBerry bid, Betaville says
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10:34 EDTBBRYOptions with increasing implied volatility
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May 13, 2015
13:15 EDTBBRYInquirer discusses recent Apple for BlackBerry takeover rumors
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May 12, 2015
05:58 EDTBBRYStocks with implied volatility movement; MNKD BBRY
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May 11, 2015
10:18 EDTBBRYBlackBerry calls active on renewed takeover chatter
Blackberry May calls are active 13K contracts (1K puts) on renewed takeover speculation. May call option implied volatility is at 39, June is at 58, August is at 44; compared to its 90-day average of 48 according to Track Data. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for large near term price movement.
10:11 EDTBBRYRumor: BlackBerry moves up on renewed takeover chatter
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