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February 14, 2013
06:07 EDTBNPQY, DELL, GPMCF, NSRGY, BUD, STZOn the Fly: Periodicals Wrap-Up
WALL STREET JOURNAL: Some major U.S. hedge-fund investors have made billions betting against the yen, exploiting Japan's determination to weaken its currency and boost its economy. George Soros has scored gains of about $1B on the trade since November, sources say. Others include David Einhornís Greenlight Capital, Daniel Loebís Third Point LLC and Kyle Bass's Hayman Capital Management LP, investors say, the Wall Street Journal reports...A number of banks planned to withdraw from the panel that sets the London interbank offered rate, or Libor, but dropped the idea after the U.K.'s Financial Services Authority warned them against doing so, sources say. The FSA sent letters to some banks, including France's BNP Paribas (BNPQY) and the Netherlands' Rabobank Group, the Wall Street Journal reports...REUTERS: Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) revised terms of its $20.1B takeover of Grupo Modelo (GPMCF) to overcome U.S. objections that it would have restricted competition. The company said it agreed to sell Modelo's Piedras Negras brewery next to the U.S. border to Constellation (STZ) and grant it perpetual rights for Corona and other Modelo brands in the U.S., at a cost of $2.9B, Reuters reports...Nestle (NSRGY) expects 2013 to be as challenging as last year as the food group reported weaker-than-expected quarterly sales growth in Asia and the Americas, Reuters reports...BLOOMBERG: Dell (DELL) is scheduling meetings with shareholders to assess their demands for getting its $24.4B buyout done and also preparing a public response to critics of the deal, sources say, Bloomberg reports...U.S. realtors and mortgage bankers hope President Obamaís call for streamlining mortgage rules will lend new momentum to efforts to prevent imposing a strict minimum down payment for home loans, Bloomberg reports.
News For BNPQY;BUD;GPMCF;STZ;NSRGY;DELL From The Last 14 Days
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July 30, 2015
08:48 EDTBUDAB InBev says $1B share buyback completed during Q2
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08:46 EDTBUDAB InBev reports Q2 normalized EPS $1.21, consensus $1.35
Reports Q2 revenue $11.05B, consensus $11.57B. Total volumes declined by 2.2% in Q2, with beer volumes down 2.1%, and non-beer volumes down 2.9%. The decline in beer volumes was driven mainly by difficult FIFA World Cup comparables, especially in Brazil and Europe, and challenging trading conditions in several countries, partly offset by good volume growth in Mexico and Latin America South. Volumes of Focus Brands declined by 2.0% in Q2. Volumes of its three global brands grew by 6.4% in the quarter, with Budweiser up 6.0%, Corona up 7.8% and Stella Artois up 4.9%.
07:55 EDTBUDAB InBev volatility increases into Q2 and outlook
AB InBev August call option implied volatility is at 26, September is at 25; compared to its 52-week range of 17 to 29, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q2 results today.
July 27, 2015
10:00 EDTBNPQYOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: ADT Corp. (ADT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi... AGCO (AGCO) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Anthem (ANTM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee CRT... BNP Paribas (BNPQY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Biogen (BIIB) upgraded on valuation at Bernstein... Box (BOX) upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at Pacific Crest... Capital One (COF) upgraded to Buy from Outperform at CLSA... Centene (CNC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Chesapeake (CHK) upgraded on potential sale of assets or company at SunTrust... Cigna (CI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee CRT... Deere (DE) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... First BanCorp (FBP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim... Flotek (FTK) upgraded on stronger demand at Oppenheimer... Lear (LEA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Methanex (MEOH) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Scotia Howard Weil... News Corp. (NWSA) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... NextEra Energy Partners (NEP) upgraded to Outperform at Wells Fargo... OFG Bancorp (OFG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim... PennyMac Mortgage (PMT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Compass Point... Pool Corp. (POOL) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at William Blair... Popular (BPOP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim... Qualcomm (QCOM) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Quality Systems (QSII) upgraded on valuation at RBC Capital... VF Corp. (VFC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Ventas (VTR) upgraded on valuation, positive catalysts at BMO Capital... Weatherford (WFT) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Barclays... SS&C (SSNC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler O'Neill... Chemung Financial (CHMG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler O'Neill... Cameron (CAM) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at Global Hunter.
05:27 EDTBNPQYBNP Paribas upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman Sachs upgraded BNP Paribas to Buy citing valuation and the bank's lack of exposure to the regulatory changes proposed by the Basel committee.
July 21, 2015
10:01 EDTBUDOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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10:01 EDTBUDOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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05:26 EDTBUDAB InBev downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Nomura
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