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January 9, 2013
10:21 EDTCSC, ROST, PCG, FMER, SAPE, DNKN, RRGB, KEY, CTXS, DISH, V, URBN, RL, HCSG, EAT, MAT, BGSOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: B&G Foods (BGS) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Brinker (EAT) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Citrix Systems (CTXS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... FirstMerit (FMER) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Healthcare Services (HCSG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Benchmark Co.... KeyCorp (KEY) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... PG&E (PCG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Ralph Lauren (RL) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Red Robin (RRGB) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley... Ross Stores (ROST) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Urban Outfitters (URBN) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie... Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital... CSC (CSC) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Sapient (SAPE) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Visa (V) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman... Mattel (MAT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at MKM Partners... DISH (DISH) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Wunderlich.
News For BGS;EAT;CTXS;FMER;HCSG;KEY;PCG;RL;RRGB;ROST;URBN;DNKN;CSC;V;SAPE;MAT;DISH From The Last 14 Days
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March 23, 2015
07:20 EDTVBarclays to hold a forum
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March 20, 2015
10:00 EDTDISHOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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07:49 EDTDISHDISH initiated with an Underperform at BMO Capital
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06:36 EDTDISHWeb TV companies ask internet providers for special treatment, WSJ says
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March 18, 2015
17:28 EDTPCGPG&E embraces new NTSB safety recommendations for natural gas industry
PG&E is embracing the National Transportation Safety Board’s new safety recommendations for the gas pipeline industry. These recommendations were a result of a recent safety study on integrity management of gas transmission pipelines in urban areas completed by the NTSB. PG&E has already completed or is in the process of implementing many of these new safety recommendations. Additionally PG&E has closed nine out of 12 safety recommendations in response to the 2010 pipeline accident in San Bruno. Of the three remaining safety recommendations, the NTSB considers PG&E's progress "open-acceptable response," which means acceptable progress, pending completion.
March 17, 2015
14:55 EDTCTXSVMware to face more competitive process for DOD contract, says Stifel
After government websites indicated that Citrix (CTXS), Amazon (AMZN) and others succeeded in getting the DoD to reconsider its awarding of a $1.6B, five-year contract to VMware (VMW), Stifel said it doesn't think VMware has necessarily lost the opportunity, but that the company will now likely face a more competitive bidding process to win the deal. The firm view this example as supporting its concerns that VMware's steps to become a more strategic vendor have the potential to be as much of a threat as an opportunity and Stifel maintains its Hold rating on the stock.
14:43 EDTCTXSVMware award from DISA canceled after protest, siliconANGLE reports
On March 12, the Defense Information Security Agency, or DISA, reversed a decision to award VMware (VMW) with a $1.6B contract following protests by Amazon Web Services (AMZN), Citrix Systems (CTXS), and others, reported siliconANGLE. A government posting noted that "Amendment 0002 is issued to cancel the request for proposal to further analyze the government's needs." Reference Link
11:23 EDTDISHApple willing to share TV data to attract programming partners, NY Post reports
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10:02 EDTDISHHigh option volume stocks
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10:00 EDTPCGOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:10 EDTDISHDISH announces four new A+E Network channels
Dish's (DISH) Sling TV announced that four A+E Networks’ channels -- A&E, HISTORY, H2 and Lifetime -- will be available in its “Best of Live TV” core package by the end of March. The company’s core package will remain priced at $20 per month. With this update also comes the introduction of two new add-on packs, “Lifestyle Extra” and “World News Extra,” each priced at an additional $5 per month. Sling TV will announce A+E Networks’ launch date and Video-On-Demand availability within the coming weeks. Sling TV plans to provide existing “News & Info Extra” subscribers with both the “Lifestyle Extra” and “World News Extra” for a total of $5 per month. A&E is jointly owned by Disney (DIS) and Hearst.
09:07 EDTDISHDISH's Sling TV launches on Xbox One
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07:00 EDTPCGPG&E downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
March 16, 2015
16:19 EDTRRGBRed Robin appoints Lee Dolan as Chief Marketing Officer
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16:17 EDTRRGBRed Robin promotes Denny Marie Post to Chief Concept Officer
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers announced the promotion of Denny Marie Post to executive vice president and Chief Concept Officer. Post joined Red Robin in August 2011 as senior vice president and Chief Marketing Officer.
15:26 EDTPCGSpark Energy acquires customer accounts in PG&E Market
Spark Energy (SPKE) announces that it has entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Entrust Energy for the purchase of approximately 33,500 customer contracts in the Pacific Gas and Electric (PCG) natural gas market in Northern California. The purchase price is $2.83M, or approximately $85 per customer. Closing of the transaction is expected in the first two weeks of April.
15:04 EDTHCSGHealthcare Services management to meet with Jefferies
Meetings to be held in Chicago/Detroit/Minneapolis on March 18-19 hosted by Jefferies.
11:53 EDTDISHDISH abused small business program in auction, FCC Commissioner says
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai stated: "Last month, the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau disclosed that two companies in which DISH Network Corp. has an 85% ownership stake are claiming over $3B in taxpayer-funded discounts on licenses they won during the AWS-3 spectrum auction. As I said then, allowing DISH, which has annual revenues of approximately $14B and a market capitalization of over $34B, to obtain billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies would make a mockery of the small business program. The evidence of abuse continues to mount. DISH recently disclosed that it made approximately $8.504B in loans and $1.274B in equity contributions to those two companies—hardly a sign that they were 'very small businesses' that lacked access to deep pockets. Moreover, we now know that DISH’s abuse of the program had an enormous impact on actual small businesses serving actual customers." Reference Link
10:14 EDTURBNOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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08:39 EDTRLPVH Corp. price target lowered to $130 from $144 at Piper Jaffray
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