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November 30, 2012
09:59 EDTNTLS, YUM, BF.B, OPNT, TIF, TLM, RY, SWKOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Brown-Forman (BF.B) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Longbow... Tiffany (TIF) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Yum! Brands (YUM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... Yum! Brands (YUM) downgraded to Neutral from Positive at Susquehanna... Yum! Brands (YUM) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Royal Bank of Canada (RY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... OPNET Technologies (OPNT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Mizuho... NTELOS (NTLS) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital... Talisman Energy (TLM) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital.
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August 27, 2015
12:41 EDTTIFOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Stocks began the session sharply higher, extending the rally that started yesterday. A number of factors may be contributors to today's strength, including China's government intervening in its market last night and pushing its key stock index up 5%, dovish comments made by N.Y. Fed President Bill Dudley yesterday regarding the potential for a September interest rate hike and an upward revision in the estimate of second quarter GDP growth. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the updated estimate of GDP growth showed the economy grew 3.7% in the second quarter, topping expectations for annualized growth to be revised up to 3.2% from the prior estimate of 2.3%. Personal consumption in the quarter rose 3.1%, matching expectations. 271,000 initial jobless claims were filed last week, versus expectations for 274,000 first-time claims. The NAR pending home sales index rose 0.5% in July, missing the expectation for an increase of 1%. In China, the Shanghai composite index rose 5.3%, stemming its recent string of down days, with media reports indicating that the government may have played a role by stepping in to buy stocks. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of St. Jude Medical (STJ) advanced 4.5% after the Financial Times reported, citing sources, that Abbott (ABT) is prepping a takeover offer that would value the medical device maker at $25B. An Abbott spokesperson, however, issued statements to Bloomberg, CNBC and the Wall Street Journal following the report to deny that it is pursuing a bid for St. Jude, which struck a deal in July to acquire fellow medical device manufacturer Thoratec (THOR) for $63.50 per share in cash, or $3.4B, net of cash acquired. Thoratec shares slid 0.5% near noon following the report, as investors may be concerned that the previously announced deal could be jeopardized if Abbott does in fact step in to the situation... Shares of Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) surged 28% this morning after the miner and oil explorer announced plans to cut spending and production, including plans to cut about 10% of employees and contractors at its U.S. mining operations. Freeport has lowered its 2016 capital expenditure budget to $4B, or approximately 29% lower than the $5.6B estimate it issued on July 23, which it said reflects "aggressive" actions in response to current market conditions. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Movado (MOV), which gained 20% after the company reported better than expected second quarter results and backed its fiscal year earnings view. Also higher following its earnings report was Signet Jewelers (SIG), whose shares rose 13%. Another jeweler reporting earnings this morning, Tiffany (TIF), which slid 3% after the company lowered its fiscal year outlook. Among the other noteworthy losers following their earnings reports were Williams-Sonoma (WSM), which dropped 7%, and Dollar General (DG), which slipped 4%. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 311.33, or 1.91%, to 16,596.84, the Nasdaq was up 109.30, or 2.33%, to 4,806.83, and the S&P 500 was up 42.77, or 2.2%, to 1,983.28.
10:19 EDTTIFTiffany price target lowered to $79 from $97 at Cantor
Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Laura Champine lowered her price target on Tiffany to $79 from $97 in a post-earnings note to investors after the company cut its FY15 EPS view by about 20c to $3.99-$4.12 per share The analyst, who notes that the Americas region remains the "weakest link" for the jeweler, keeps her Hold rating on Tiffany shares.
09:26 EDTTIFOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:55 EDTTIFTiffany sees no net earnings growth in Q3 vs. last year's Q3
Says saw weakness in entry level silver, fine jewelry in the U.S. in Q2. Says stores in Hong Kong and Macau continue to experience weakness that began in the second half of last year, says believes Chinese tourists have shifted their traveling and shopping to other markets. Says long-term strategy in China remains the same. Says "difficult to predict" any potential negative impact on sales in Chinese market from recent stock market correction or currency devaluation. Says weaker yen may be boosting domestic spending in Japan. Says plans to increase company operated stores by a net of approximately 12 stores this year. Sees "modest" increase in FY gross margin. Says plans price increases in regions most impacted by forex. Sees "long lead time" before seeing benefit from lower diamond prices. Sees FY effective tax rate similar to last year's 34%. Seeks to keep inventory growth below rate of sales growth. Sees no net earnings growth in Q3 vs. last year's Q3, sees resumption of earnings growth in Q4. Comments made on the Q2 earnings conference call.
07:03 EDTTIFTiffany now sees FY15 EPS 2%-5% below $4.20 last year
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07:02 EDTTIFTiffany CEO: Adverse effects from strong dollar 'more significant' than expected
Frederic Cumenal, CEO, said, "We entered this year expecting translation and tourism-related pressures on sales and earnings from the exceptionally strong U.S. dollar, as well as challenging economic conditions in certain markets. While the adverse effects from the strong dollar have been even more significant than initially expected, we met our overall expectations in the first half of the year. We are pleased with responses to new designs, including our Tiffany T jewelry and CT60 watch collections, and are excited about upcoming additions being made to bolster sales across jewelry categories and price points. Tiffany also expanded its global presence during the quarter by opening six stores across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe."
07:01 EDTTIFTiffany reports Q2 adjusted EPS 86c, consensus 91c
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August 26, 2015
15:00 EDTTIFNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's open, with earnings consensus, include Dollar General (DG), consensus 94c... J. M. Smucker (SJM), consensus $1.23... Tiffany (TIF), consensus 91c... Signet Jewelers (SIG), consensus $1.15... Patterson (PDCO), consensus 54c... Michaels (MIK), consensus 16c... Burlington Stores (BURL), consensus 12c.
13:39 EDTTIFTiffany technical comments before earnings
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06:14 EDTRYRoyal Bank of Canada reports Q3 EPS excluding items C$1.66, cash EPS C$1.68
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August 24, 2015
14:44 EDTTIFTiffany August weekly volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
Tiffany August weekly call option implied volatility is at 46, October is at 37, November is at 33; compared to its 52-week range of 17 to 41, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q2 results on August 27.
August 20, 2015
15:56 EDTRYWindstream said to hire RBC to explore sale of data storage business
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August 19, 2015
16:58 EDTYUMOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Wednesday
The market opened deep in negative territory after a tumultuous trading session in China and a softer than expected U.S. consumer prices report. Sellers continued to push the averages lower throughout the morning, with the Dow tacking on losses of more than 200 points as investors waited for the release of the Fed minutes. The market rallied following an early leak of the minutes, which suggested officials are getting closer to raising rates but appear to be waiting for additional data. Despite the afternoon rally, the averages sold off once again heading into the close, leaving all three indices in the negatives for Wednesday. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the July consumer price index edged up 0.1% against expectations for 0.2% reading. The core reading, which excludes food and energy, also came in at 0.1% versus consensus estimates of 0.2%. There were no revisions to the 0.3% headline gain in June or the 0.2% growth in the ex-food and energy component. Component gains were muted across the board, with Energy prices up just 0.1% in July. Meanwhile, FOMC minutes showed no definitive indication of a September rate hike. Most committee members "judged that the conditions for policy firming had not yet been achieved, but they noted that conditions were approaching that point." Other members, however, believed that the inflation outlook "might not soon meet one of the conditions... for initiating a firming of policy." COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Dot Hill Systems (HILL) soared $4.50, or 86.87%, to $9.68 after Seagate Technology (STX) agreed to acquire the company for $9.75 per share, noting that it expects the deal to be non-GAAP EPS accretive in fiscal 2016. Shares of the hard drive giant fell 5.03% to $49.43 for the session... Lowe's (LOW) shares saw gains of $1.34, or 1.84%, to $74.36 following the company's earnings report this morning, while Target (TGT) rose $59c, or 0.73%, to $80.89 after beating on both top and bottom lines. On a subsequent conference call, Target executives forecast a "choppy" competitive environment in Q3, though they added that the company "will not get beat" on promotions in Q4. Separately, American Eagle (AEO) lost 7.42% to $16.92 after its quarterly numbers. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were Palatin (PTN) and Apricus (APRI), showing respective advances of 3.19% and 7.89% after the FDA approved Sprout's female sexual dysfunction drug Addyi, with the agency remarking that it "continues to encourage drug development in this area." Note that both Palatin and Apricus are developing their own treatments in the space, and Apricus reaffirmed this morning its intent to seek a global partner as it advances its Femprox sexual dysfunction medication. Also higher was Yum! Brands (YUM), which gained $1.90, or 2.26%, to $86.10 after appointing a new CEO of its China division, adding that its same-store sales in the region "have turned significantly positive." Among the noteworthy losers was Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM), plunging $6.01, or 44.09%, to $7.62 after disclosing a legal battle with its customer Eastman Chemical (EMN) over "meet or release" contract stipulations which may impact Eastman's purchase obligations. Also lower was Caesarstone (CSTE), which lost $3.43, or 7.14%, to $44.61 after short-selling hedge fund Spruce Point said the stock has up to 75% downside due to heightened raw material costs and competitive concerns, among other factors. Separately, EOG Resources (EOG), Baytex Energy (BTE), and Vanguard Natural (VNR) saw respective losses of 4.15%, 15.53%, and 13.83% after WTI crude fell 5.02% for the session. INDEXES: The Dow declined 162.61, or 0.93%, to 17,348.73, the Nasdaq fell 40.30, or 0.80%, to 5,019.05, and the S&P 500 lost 17.31, or 0.83%, to 2,079.61.
13:23 EDTYUMOptions with increasing call volume
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10:23 EDTYUMYum! gets a boost from China CEO change, sales commentary
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09:19 EDTYUMYum! Brands leadership change positive, says Bernstein
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August 18, 2015
18:32 EDTYUMOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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16:34 EDTYUMYum! Brands appoints Micky Pant CEO of China Division
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08:16 EDTSWKHillman Companies names Gregory Gluchowski President and CEO
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August 17, 2015
10:55 EDTTIF, YUMOptions with increasing implied volatility
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