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March 20, 2012
16:16 EDTNSRGY, MYGN, AZN, TRGT, TSL, STP, YGE, TIF, RIO, BHPOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower on concerns of slowing growth in China. The futures barely reacted to February U.S. housing data, which showed starts were lower than expected but building permits were higher. The futures action led to a lower open for the broader market. The averages found a level in the first 30 minutes of trading where they sat and eventually began to drift higher. The market moved generally higher until the last hour of the session but the averages were never able to retake the baseline to continue their six day winning streak... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., homebuilders began construction on a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 698,000 homes in February, down 1.1% from a month ago. Building permits jumped 5.1%, versus expectations for an increase of 0.6%. In China, a report said that home prices dropped in 45 Chinese cities last month and the country increased its gas and diesel prices for the second time in less than six weeks... MARKET NEWS: BHP Billiton (BHP) was widely quoted as stating that Chinese iron ore demand growth was "flattening," but the company came out and said that the slowdown had been discussed before and was not new information. Also, both BHP and rival Rio Tinto (RIO) confirmed plans to expand production in China even further. Still, BHP's confirmation along with other signals of a slowdown in China was attributed as a significant catalyst for today's market pull-back... Saudi Arabia said it is ready to meet any shortfalls in global oil supplies which, along with China's news, caused oil prices to fall 2%, weighing on the Energy sector of the S&P... Amazon.com (AMZN) moved up 3.67% following its $775M purchase of Kiva Systems, a maker of robots and other material handling technology... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Tiffany (TIF), up $4.59, or 6.68%, to $73.27, after its earnings missed expectations but its FY12 guidance beat the Street's view. Also higher were a number of Chinese solar companies, including Yingli Green Energy (YGE), up 46c, or 12.07%, to $4.27, Suntech (STP), up 44c, or 14.06%, to $3.57, and Trina Solar (TSL), up 61c, or 7.85%, to $8.38, following the U.S. Commerce Department's decision to impose tariffs of less than 5% on the companies, which was well below the 20% to 30% that was forecast by some analysts. Noteworthy losers included Targacept (TRGT), down $2.22, or 29.96%, to $5.19, after it abandoned plans to seek approval for a depression drug it was developing in partnership with AstraZeneca (AZN), and Myriad Genetics (MYGN), down $1.33, or 5.19%, to $24.31, after the Supreme Court ruled that two patents held by Nestle (NSRGY) for certain personalized medicine products are invalid because the patents utilize "laws of nature" without adding significant additional features to those laws... INDICES: The Dow fell 68.94, or 0.52%, to 13,170.19; the Nasdaq lost 4.17, or 0.14%, to 3,074.15; and the S&P 500 dropped 4.23, or 0.30%, to 1,405.52.
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October 14, 2014
06:42 EDTTSL, YGEPV modules with solar-grade wafers to account for 89% of capacity, DigiTimes says
Solarbuzz says solar photovoltaic modules using solar-grade wafers will account for 89% of solar capacity forecast to be installed in 2014, reports DigiTimes. Thin-filmed panel makers will supply nearly 8% of end-market demand in 2014, while premium cyrstalline silicon suppliers making up the remaining 3% share. Publicly traded companies in the space include Canadian Solar (CSIQ), First Solar (FSLR), JA Solar (JASO), SunPower (SPWR), Trina Solar (TSL), Panasonic (PCRFY) and Yingli Green Energy (YGE). Reference Link
October 13, 2014
10:08 EDTAZNOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:21 EDTAZNOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:53 EDTAZNAstraZeneca upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
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05:27 EDTAZNAstraZeneca upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
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October 12, 2014
17:50 EDTRIORio Tinto shares could climb 20%, Barron's says
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October 10, 2014
08:06 EDTTSLTrina Solar announces sale of 10.6MW PV power plant in UK
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08:05 EDTTIFTiffany underlying sales, earnings power intact, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer believes that Tiffany 's stock has been weighed down by a strengthening U.S. dollar and social unrest in Hong Kong, The firm says that near-term Street estimates are probably a bit too optimistic. However, Oppenheimer added that the company's underlying earnings power is intact, and it expects investor sentiment towards the name to improve. The firm keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
October 9, 2014
14:54 EDTMYGNCapital World Investors reports 10.5% passive stake in Myriad Genetics
14:01 EDTBHPFormer Xstrata CEO offered to buy assets from BHP Billiton, FT reports
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09:41 EDTTIFBofA/Merrill retail analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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08:10 EDTAZNAstraZeneca reports Phase IIb study of benralizumab met primary endpoint
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07:24 EDTRIORio Tinto executive stands behind iron ore expansion, SMH reports
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October 8, 2014
16:09 EDTMYGNMyriad Genetics appoints former LabCorp executive Riggsbee as CFO
Myriad Genetics (MYGN) announced the appointment of R. Bryan Riggsbee as executive vice president, CFO, and Treasurer effective October 16. Jim Evans will continue in his role as CFO through the transition to Riggsbee, the company stated. Riggsbee most recently served as the senior vice president, Corporate Finance at Laboratory Corporation of America (LH).
October 7, 2014
16:31 EDTRIORio Tinto confirms no talks are taking place with Glencore
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10:08 EDTRIORio Tinto down over 4% after Glencore confirms will not pursue merger
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10:05 EDTRIOGlencore confirms no longer considering merger with Rio Tinto
Glencore notes the recent press speculation regarding a possible merger between Glencore and Rio Tinto. Glencore announces that in July it made an informal enquiry by telephone call to Rio Tinto, seeking to gauge whether there might be any interest at Rio Tinto in investigating some form of merger between the two companies. Rio Tinto responded that it was not interested in pursuing these discussions. Glencore confirms that it is no longer actively considering any possible merger transaction with, or offer for the shares of, Rio Tinto. As a consequence of this announcement, the Panel Executive has determined that Glencore is for a period of 6 months from the date of this announcement subject to Rule 2.8 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers in relation to Rio Tinto. Glencore however reserves its rights to make an offer in the future with the consent of the Takeover Panel, either with the recommendation of the Board of Rio Tinto, in the event of a third party offer for Rio Tinto, or in the event of a material change in circumstances.
10:04 EDTRIOGlencore confirms no longer considering any merger with Rio Tinto
07:48 EDTAZNSalix reinstated with a Buy at Jefferies
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06:09 EDTRIORio Tinto confirms no discussions taking place with Glencore
The board of Rio Tinto notes the recent press speculation regarding a possible combination of Rio Tinto and Glencore. The Rio Tinto board confirms that no discussions are taking place with Glencore. In July 2014, Glencore contacted Rio Tinto regarding a potential merger of Rio Tinto and Glencore. The Rio Tinto board, after consultation with its financial and legal advisers, concluded unanimously that a combination was not in the best interests of Rio Tinto's shareholders. The board's rejection was communicated to Glencore in early August and there has been no further contact between the companies on this matter. Rio Tinto remains focused on the successful execution of its strategy, which the board of Rio Tinto is confident will continue to deliver significant and sustainable value for shareholders.
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