|July 23, 2013|
|10:05 EDT||TXN, NMM, ABX, LII, SLW, HAS, PHG, BHI, TSS, CWEI, FIS, BBVA||On The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary|
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Baker Hughes (BHI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... Banco Bilbao (BBVA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Clayton Williams (CWEI) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James... FIS (FIS) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Philips (PHG) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Texas Instruments (TXN) upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at SunTrust... Total System (TSS) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Baker Hughes (BHI) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Silver Wheaton (SLW) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Barrick Gold (ABX) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie... Hasbro (HAS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham... Lennox (LII) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at Global Hunter... Navios Maritime Partners (NMM) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan.
News For BHI;BBVA;CWEI;PHG;FIS;TSS;TXN;SLW;ABX;HAS;LII;NMM From The Last 14 Days
|November 25, 2015|
|06:46 EDT||LII||Lennox initiated with a Hold at Stifel|
|November 24, 2015|
|14:03 EDT||ABX||Barrick Gold upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord|
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|08:33 EDT||FIS||FIS selected as core banking provider for Los Alamos Bank|
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|November 23, 2015|
|18:17 EDT||ABX||Royal Gold provides update on Pueblo Viejo mine |
Royal Gold (RGLD) announced that Barrick Gold (ABX) reported a mechanical issue at the Pueblo Viejo mine in the Dominican Republic is expected to result in reduced production at the operation until mid-January 2016. Royal Gold confirmed with Barrick that the company's December 15 delivery will not be impacted materially by this development. Royal Gold expects to receive its first delivery of gold with respect to Pueblo Viejo on December 15 for the period July 1 to November 30, 2015. Barrick informed the Company that the first delivery will include approximately 8,900 ounces relating to July and August 2015 production, in addition to delivery of gold for the period including September, October and November 2015.
|18:12 EDT||ABX||Barrick Gold reports mechanical issue at Pueblo Viejo mine |
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|November 20, 2015|
|13:08 EDT||BHI||Baker Hughes reports U.S. rig count down 10 to 757 rigs|
Baker Hughes says the U.S. Rig Count is down 10 rigs from last week to 757, with oil rigs down 10 to 564, and gas rigs unchanged at 193. It added that the U.S. Rig count is down 1,172 rigs from last year at 1,929, with oil rigs down 1,010, and gas rigs down 162. The U.S. Offshore rig count is 30, down 3 rigs from last week, and down 23 rigs year over year, Baker announced. The Canadian rig count is down 10 rigs from last week to 166, with oil rigs down 1 to 67, and gas rigs down 9 to 99, according to the company. The Canadian Rig Count is down 268 rigs from last year at 434, with oil rigs down 176, and gas rigs down 92.
|November 19, 2015|
|10:00 EDT||LII||On The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary|
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Airgas (ARG) downgraded to Neutral from Accumulate at Seaport Global... Bloomin' Brands (BLMN) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... Brinker (EAT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Civitas Solutions (CIVI) downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James... Columbia Sportswear (COLM) downgraded on a more cautious outloook at BofA/Merrill... Fairchild (FCS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi... Lennox (LII) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Longbow... Newfield Exploration (NFX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Regis (RGS) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Synergy Resources (SYRG) downgraded to Accumulate from Buy at KLR Group... Titan International (TWI) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... eLong (LONG) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Brean Capital.
|08:18 EDT||LII||Lennox downgraded to Neutral on valuation at Longbow|
As previously reported, Longbow downgraded Lennox to Neutral from Buy. Analyst Chris Dankert downgraded shares due to valuation and would use any retrenchment in shares as a potential buying opportunity.
|05:54 EDT||LII||Lennox downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Longbow|
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|05:09 EDT||BHI||Stocks with implied volatility movement; BHI SUNE|
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|November 18, 2015|
|08:37 EDT||BHI||Baker Hughes has superior risk/reward ratio, says BMO Capital|
BMO Capital believes that Baker Hughes (BHI) has one of the best risk/reward ratios in its coverage universe. The firm thinks the stock will rise 25% if its acquisition by Halliburton closes, and fall only 9%-14% in the medium term if the deal falls through. BMO now sees an 80% chance of the deal closing, up from 70% previously.
|November 17, 2015|
|10:48 EDT||PHG||Nuance rises after earnings as analysts point to bookings as positive sign|
Shares of Nuance Communications (NUAN) climbed in morning trading after analysts from Deutsche Bank and Oppenheimer raised their price targets on the company following upbeat fourth quarter earnings. WHAT'S NEW: After the market close yesterday, Nuance reported Q4 earnings per share of 41c, beating analyst estimates of 35c, on revenue of $504.1M, just short of consensus $507.84M. The company provided guidance for fiscal 2016, saying it expects earnings per share for the year in the range of $1.35-$1.45 on revenue of $1.95B-$2B. Nuance also said it expects first quarter EPS of 31c-33c on revenue of $477.8M-$489.8M. WHAT'S NOTABLE: In the same press release, Nuance chief financial officer Dan Tempesta said that the company has made "substantial progress" on its company-wide transformation project. "We expect to continue our improvements in financial performance and lead the company to improved growth in 2016 and beyond," Tempesta said. STREET RESEARCH: Following the quarterly report, Deutsche Bank analyst Nandan Amladi maintained a Buy rating on the company's stock and raised its price target to $30 from $25, citing greater visibility from recurring revenue. Amladi said that Nuance had a "robust" finish to fiscal 2015 and that bookings and recurring revenue metrics were stronger than traditional licenses. The analyst added that the company's outlook leaves some headroom for upside and that its buyback activity should continue its "pronounced" pace heading into FY16. In addition, Oppenheimer analyst Shaul Eyal maintained an Outperform rating on Nuance and raised the price target on the company's shares to $26 from $22, saying that the company's shift towards a more software-as-a-service focused business model shows positive indications. Eyal added that the company's fundamentals are improving and that EPS accretion is supported by an ongoing share repurchase and cost containment measures. PRICE ACTION: In morning trading, Nuance rallied 14.5% to $19.53. OTHERS TO WATCH: Philips (PHG), which reached a collaboration agreement with Nuance a month ago to provide Nuance users its PowerScribe 360 software, was up 1.4% in morning trading.
|10:33 EDT||TXN||Citi says Xilinx, not Maxim, likely to be acquired|
According to Citi, analog chip maker Maxim Semiconductor (MXIM) probably won't be acquired, despite Bloomberg reports which stated that Texas Instruments (TXN) and Analog Devices (ADI) had held talks about potentially buying the company. The firm sees Xilinx (XLNX) as the only large cap chip maker remaining that has "all of the attributes of a good takeover target." WHAT'S NEW: The only two companies capable of buying Maxim are Texas Instruments and Analog Devices, Citi analyst Christopher Danely wrote in a note to investors today. However, Maxim's valuation is too high for Texas Instruments and the deal would be too big for Analog Devices, the analyst stated. However, Xilinx is a potential takeover target, partly due to its high margins, a size large enough that it could impact an acquirer's profits and its cost cutting opportunities, Danely stated. One potential acquirer of Xilinx is Qualcomm (QCOM), which has suggested that it could be interested in M&A opportunities in the future, the analyst wrote. Despite his belief that Xilinx could be acquired, Danely kept a Neutral rating on the shares. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On October 14, Bloomberg reported that Analog Devices and Maxim were in merger talks. On October 28, the news service reported that Texas Instruments was in talks about buying Maxim. According to Bloomberg, Maxim was working with a bank on a strategic review before it was approached by Analog Devices. Maxim may not want to sell itself unless it receives a large premium, the news service stated. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Maxim was flat near $38.86 per share, while Xilinx gained 1.5% to $47.83.
|08:54 EDT||TXN||Maxim could be bidder for Fairchild, says Citi|
Citi analyst Atif Malik views Maxim Integrated (MXIM) as a potential acquirer Fairchild Semiconductor (FCS). Bloomberg on October 13 reported that Fairchild was seeking advice for a potential sale, and listed potential acquirers as STMicroelectronics (STM), Infineon (IFNNY) and ON Semiconductor (ON). Bids from STM and ON seem unlikely, but Infineon and Maxim could be potential acquirers of Fairchild, Malik tells investors in a research note. In a bull case scenario, Fairchild's buyout value could reach $25 per share, the analyst contends. Fairchild closed yesterday at $17.76. Malik's peer at Citi, analyst Christopher Danely, argued today in research note that Maxim Integrated (MXIM) is unlikely to get acquired despite reports of interest from Analog Devices (ADI) and Texas Instruments (TXN). Danely views Xilinx (XLNX) as a potential takeout target, potentially for Qualcomm (QCOM).
|08:37 EDT||TXN||Citi sees Xilinx, not Maxim, as potential takeout candidate|
Citi analyst Christopher Danely says he does not expect Maxim Integrated (MXIM) to get acquired despite reports of interest from Analog Devices (ADI) and Texas Instruments (TXN). Xilinx (XLNX) is the only large-cap semiconductor company left with "all of the attributes of a good takeover target," Danely tells investors in a research note. He believes Xilinx management could be willing sellers at the right price, and points out Qualcomm (QCOM) has a history of doing deals. Xilinx could make a good candidate for Qualcomm, Danely contends.
|07:56 EDT||TXN||UBS to hold a conference|
Global Technology Conference is being held in San Francisco on November 16-18 with webcasted company presentations to begin on November 17 at 10:45 am.; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
|November 16, 2015|
|10:25 EDT||TXN||UBS trims Apple target, says iPhone partner cut production forecast|
Hon Hai, which manufactures Apple's (AAPL) iPhones, expects to assemble significantly fewer iPhones this quarter than in the same period in 2014, UBS wrote in a note to investors today. WHAT'S NEW: Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn, is expected to assemble 10% fewer iPhones this quarter than in the same period in 2014, said UBS analyst Steven Milunovich, citing work from fellow UBS analyst Arthur Hsieh. Previously, companies that supply force touch components for iPhones saw a 10%-15% reduction in their orders, the analyst reported. These developments "are not encouraging," but Apple had previously ordered a large number of iPhones for Q4, according to Milunovich. Overall iPhone demand "could still be decent," he believes. However, the analyst lowered his iPhone sales estimate for Apple's March quarter to 61M from 62.5M, asserting that iPhone sales on China's November 11 Singles Day holiday may have come in below expectations. Based on October search volumes, he continues to believe that demand for iPhone units in the fourth quarter of the calendar year will be 75M, in-line with the consensus outlook. Milunovich trimmed his price target on Apple to $140 from $150 but kept a Buy rating on the shares. WHAT'S NOTABLE In a note to investors on November 10, Credit Suisse reported that it was cutting its estimates for 2016 iPhone sales. The firm expects sales of the device to fall 10.4% in the first quarter versus the same period in 2015, and it predicts that iPhone sales will decline 5.5% year-over-year in 2016. Suppliers with greater than 10% exposure to Apple include Avago (AVGO), SanDisk (SNDK), Analog Devices (ADI), Broadcom (BRCM), Texas Instruments (TXN), NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) and Fairchild (FCS), Credit Suisse reported. The firm said it continues to have a negative view of the smartphone sector. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Apple added nearly 1% to $113.34.
|10:00 EDT||CWEI||On The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary|
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Abengoa (ABGB) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord... Best Buy (BBY) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... CDTi (CDTI) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Roth Capital... CNH Industrial (CNHI) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Clayton Williams (CWEI) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Roth Capital... Disney (DIS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim... Endo (ENDP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Mizuho... Five Below (FIVE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Garrison Capital (GARS) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair... General Growth (GGP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Evercore ISI... Helmerich & Payne (HP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Evercore ISI... Kosmos (KOS) downgraded on investor sentiment, costs at RBC Capital... MannKind (MNKD) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Griffen Securities... Media General (MEG) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Evercore ISI... Progressive (PGR) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Sabra Health Care (SBRA) downgraded on challenges, investor sentiment at Stifel... Simon Property (SPG) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Evercore ISI... Springleaf (LEAF) downgraded after settlement on acquisition reached at BMO Capital... Steiner Leisure (STNR) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair... Taubman Centers (TCO) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Evercore ISI... TerraForm Power (TERP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... UniCredit (UNCFF) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi... Violin Memory (VMEM) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Maxim... Vipshop (VIPS) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Wolseley (WOSYY) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank.
|06:08 EDT||CWEI||Clayton Williams downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Roth Capital|
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|November 15, 2015|
|12:59 EDT||BHI||Baker Hughes shares could gain, lose 30% on merger verdict, Barron's says|
Shares of Baker Hughes (BHI) could gain 27% if its combination with Halliburton (HAL) gains regulatory approval, but "there is too much uncertainty" to take that bet, as a negative verdict on the merger could send Baker plunging 20%-30%, Barron's contends in a 'Trader Extra' column. Investors searching for less risky arbitrage deals may instead take a look at Berkshire Hathaway's (BRK.A, BRK.B) offer for Precision Castparts (PCP), argues the publication. Reference Link