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February 21, 2013
10:00 EDTLOW, GTIV, VOLC, UBSH, ODP, TSLA, CNK, OPEN, CF, PSE, HEK, HD, PVR, DRE, PAY, OMX, QEP, BDN, BHP, CQPOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: BHP Billiton (BHP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup... Brandywine Realty (BDN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Cheniere Energy Partners (CQP) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Heckmann (HEK) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... Office Depot (ODP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital... OfficeMax (OMX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital... Pioneer Southwest (PSE) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS... QEP Resources (QEP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... Union First Market (UBSH) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Compass Point... VeriFone (PAY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup... CF Industries (CF) downgraded to Hold from Strong Buy at Feltl... Volcano (VOLC) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Feltl... Duke Realty (DRE) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... OpenTable (OPEN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James... Gentiva Health (GTIV) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... PVR Partners (PVR) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Cinemark (CNK) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital... Lowe's (LOW) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel Nicolaus... Home Depot (HD) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel Nicolaus... Tesla (TSLA) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill.
News For BHP;BDN;CQP;HEK;ODP;OMX;PSE;UBSH;PAY;CF;VOLC;DRE;OPEN;GTIV;PVR;CNK;LOW;HD;TSLA;QEP From The Last 14 Days
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July 22, 2015
10:01 EDTCFOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:50 EDTCQPCheniere Energy Partners LP initiated with an Accumulate at Global Hunter
Target $35.
08:40 EDTCNKCinemark initiated with a Buy at Benchmark Co.
Target $49.13.
08:21 EDTHDHome Depot agrees to acquire Interline Brands for $1.63B
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06:48 EDTUBSHUnion Bankshares upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Compass Point
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06:36 EDTCFCF Industries downgraded to Neutral from Positive at Susquehanna
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05:36 EDTBHPBHP Billiton reports FY15 group production up 9%
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July 21, 2015
16:28 EDTTSLAOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Tuesday
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10:23 EDTTSLASell Tesla before results disappoint, analyst recommends
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09:35 EDTTSLAActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open: AAPL FB IBM TSLA BAC PVA NFLX
09:21 EDTTSLAOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:33 EDTUBSHUnion Bankshares reports Q2 EPS 34c, consensus 37c
The quarterly results include $1.3M in pre-tax nonrecurring costs related to the previously announced closure of seven branches. The mortgage segment reported net income of $95,000 for the second quarter, an improvement from a net loss of $267,000 for the first quarter. The mortgage segment had a net loss of $172,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2015. Period end loan balances increased $122.6 million, or 9.1% on an annualized basis, from March 31, 2015. Average loan balances increased $87.5 million, or 6.5% on an annualized basis, from the prior quarter. Asset quality improved due to reductions in nonperforming assets and past due loan levels.
06:05 EDTTSLAUBS sees Tesla falling short of expectations, downgrades to Sell
UBS analyst Colin Langan downgraded Tesla Motors to Sell from Neutral and cut his price target for shares to $210 from $220. The electric carmarker closed Monday up $7.60 to $282.26. The stock's current valuation implies deliveries of over 1.5M vehicles by 2025 plus full utilization of storage capacity, Langan tells investors this morning in a research note. His analysis indicates that Tesla's current planned 15GWs of storage capacity may be larger than the market in 2020, however. Further, the launch of the lower priced Model X electric car in Q3 "increases production complexity putting delivery targets at risk," Langan writes. He points out the stock has jumped 40% since the anticipation of the storage announcement. The analyst also expects other luxury carmakers to launch competing electric cars. Langan thinks Tesla's storage and auto volume growth will disappoint expectations. The stock is currently down $10 to $272.26 in pre-market trading.
05:55 EDTTSLATesla downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS
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July 20, 2015
16:01 EDTTSLAOptions Update; July 20, 2015
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12:08 EDTTSLAOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Stocks on Wall Street were slightly higher at midday in the first trading day of a week that will be light on domestic economic data but heavy on earnings reports. Investors will be receiving profit reports from about 25% of the companies on the S&P 500 this week, making this the highest volume earnings week of this season. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., no major data was released. In Europe, Greece reopened its banks three weeks after closing as the country worked out another bailout agreement. The country announced it has started the process of paying off its creditors, including the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, with a bridge loan it just received. COMPANY NEWS: Lockheed Martin (LMT) agreed to buy the Sikorsky Aircraft business from United Technologies (UTX) for $9B, noting the price is "effectively reduced" to $7.1B after taking into account tax benefits resulting from the transaction. Shares of Lockheed, which also reported better than expected second quarter results and increased its fiscal year guidance, gained nearly 2% after the Sikorsky announcement and saying it will conduct a strategic review of its government IT infrastructure services business and technical services business... Shares of Morgan Stanley (MS) shares were little changed near noon after the bank reported earnings and revenue, excluding certain adjustments, that topped analysts' consensus forecasts... SunEdison (SUNE) announced a deal to acquire Vivint Solar (VSLR) for approximately $2.2B, payable in a combination of cash, shares of SunEdison common stock and SunEdison convertible notes. In connection with the proposed acquisition of Vivint Solar, SunEdison has entered into a definitive purchase agreement with a subsidiary of TerraForm Power (TERP) which, concurrently with the completion of SunEdison's acquisition of Vivint, will acquire Vivint Solar's rooftop solar portfolio, consisting of 523 MW expected to be installed by year-end 2015, for $922M in cash. Shares of Vivint rose 44% following the announcement, while SunEdison's stock gained 4% and TerraForm dropped 3%. Fellow residential solar installer SolarCity (SCTY), which is backed by Tesla's (TSLA) Elon Musk, rose 7% following the deal in the space. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Exelixis (EXEL), which rallied 43% after the company reported that a study of cabozantinib in metastatic renal cell carcinoma met its primary endpoint of significant improvement in progression-free survival. The shares were indicated to rise even more in early pre-market trading, but lost some of their gains after Bristol-Myers (BMY) announced that its Opdivo study was stopped early after showing superior overall survival in a Phase 3 study of previously treated patients with advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Bristol-Myers rose a bit less than 1% to trade near $70 per share after its own announcement. Also higher was PayPal (PYPL), which gained more than 5.5% in its first day of trading after being spun out of eBay (EBAY). Meanwhile, eBay shares rose over 2%. Cal-Maine Foods (CALM) dropped 8% after posting lower than expected sales and profits in its fourth quarter and warning that while it should have an adequate supply of its primary feed ingredients, the company expects that prices will be "volatile" in the year ahead. Also lower were shares of several gold miners, including Barrick Gold (ABX) and Newmont Mining (NEM), which each fell about 11%, as gold prices declined about 2% near midday. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 31.66, or 0.18%, to 18,118.11, the Nasdaq was up 9.81, or 0.19%, to 5,219.96, and the S&P 500 was up 2.82, or 0.13%, to 2,129.46.
09:34 EDTTSLAActive equity options trading on open
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06:58 EDTCFCF Industries will likely have to pay up for OCI, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray has a favorable initial view of CF Industries' potential acquisition of OCI, but feels the company will have to pay up for the assets. Piper only expects modest savings from a potential inversion given the heavily U.S. based business for CF. It still believes the deal would be accretive, however. It keeps an Overweight rating on CF with a $71 price target. Piper points out that there is a "lot of uncertainty" if a deal will happen.
06:49 EDTHD, LOWDeutsche goes below consensus on Home Depot, Lowe's
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05:23 EDTCFCF Industries confirms talks with OCI N.V.
CF Industries confirmed that it is in preliminary discussions with OCI N.V. regarding a potential combination involving certain of OCI's businesses. There can be no assurances that these discussions will result in any transaction. CF Industries does not intend to comment further at this stage and any further statements will be made if and when appropriate.
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