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January 30, 2013
10:24 EDTADSK, MTW, KBH, TPX, WDR, NSC, CHK, AKS, VIAB, VHS, NNA, BOBE, CRESYOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Bob Evans (BOBE) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens... Chesapeake (CHK) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel Nicolaus... KB Home (KBH) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Navios Acquisition (NNA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Norfolk Southern (NSC) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities... Manitowoc (MTW) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T... Vanguard Health (VHS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Waddell & Reed (WDR) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Chesapeake (CHK) upgraded at Stifel Nicolaus... Autodesk (ADSK) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush... Viacom (VIAB) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Cowen... Tempur-Pedic (TPX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KeyBanc... Cresud SA (CRESY) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... AK Steel (AKS) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie.
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March 20, 2015
08:36 EDTKBHKB Home reports 1,593 homes delivered in Q1
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08:32 EDTKBHKB Home reports Q1 EPS 8c, consensus 2c
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March 19, 2015
18:58 EDTAKSOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Mattress Firm (MFRM), up 5.2%... New York & Company (NWY), up 3.1%... Rally Software (RALY), up 1.4%... Nike (NKE), up 4.2%... Youku Tudou (YOKU), up 1%. ALSO HIGHER: Prothena (PRTA), up 39.3% after reporting positive results from Phase 1 study of PRX002... SeaWorld (SEAS), up 1% after naming Joel Manby as president and CEO. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: AK Steel (AKS), down 9.1%.
17:20 EDTAKSAK Steel down 5% following weaker than expected Q1 guidance
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17:19 EDTAKSAK Steel reports Q1 EPS (23c)-(28c), consensus 1c
AK Steel stated that Q1 EPS has been significantly and negatively impacted by lower than expected carbon steel spot market shipments and prices due to unexpectedly high levels of what it believes are unfairly traded imports. AK Steel expects Q1 shipments of approximately 1.73M tons, a decrease of approximately 14% from 4Q14. AK Steel expects a Q1 average selling price of approximately $995/ton, or about 1% higher than 4Q14. AK Steel expects to benefit in Q1 from lower raw material and energy costs, as well as stable and consistent operations. However, the collective benefit of these items is expected to be significantly out-weighed by the negative financial effects of the shipment volume and selling price declines
15:28 EDTKBHKB Home March 14 straddle priced for 5.9% movement into Q1
15:19 EDTKBHNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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10:02 EDTCHKOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:20 EDTCHKOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:24 EDTCHKChesapeake downgraded at Sterne Agee
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06:20 EDTCHKChesapeake downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Sterne Agee
March 18, 2015
16:38 EDTTPXH Partners Management delivers letter to Tempur Sealy, demands to see books
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12:44 EDTKBHKB Home March volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
KB Home March call option implied volatility is at 96, April is at 43, July is at 37; compared to its 26-week average of 35 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q1 results on March 20.
09:23 EDTVIABVerizon may launch mobile TV service as soon as June, Bloomberg says
Verizon (VZ) has secured mobile television streaming rights with Viacom (VIA, VIAB) and DreamWorks Animation (DWA) and plans to start a mobile video streaming service as early as June, according to Bloomberg, citing a person familiar with the matter. Verizon plans to have programming from ABC (DIS), NBC (CMCSA), CBS (CBS) and Fox (FOXA) as part of the service, the report added. The Fly notes that Verizon has publicly confirmed previously that it plans to launch such a service, but has not provided many details to date.
March 17, 2015
10:00 EDTCHKOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:13 EDTCHKChesapeake downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Global Hunter
March 16, 2015
12:39 EDTAKSSteels stocks lower after report of rising China exports, analyst note
Steel stocks are lower after a Wall Street Journal report on increasing Chinese steel exports and an analyst note that lowered price targets on the sector. WHAT'S NEW: A Wall Street Journal report from Sunday night pointed out that China's steel exports rose 63% to 9.2M tons in January from a year earlier. China produces as much steel as the rest of the world combined and as the country's growth slows it is shipping its excess steel overseas, resulting in lower prices and spurring steel producers around the globe to seek government protection. ANALYST VIEW: In a note to investors, Jefferies said steel fundamentals stayed challenging throughout the first quarter and the firm lowered its price targets on a number of names in the sector to account for its reduced estimates. Jefferies lowered its price target on U.S. Steel (X) to $21 from $26, cut its price target on Schnitzer Steel (SCHN) to $17 from $20, reduced its price target on Nucor (NUE) to $57 from $61, and trimmed its target on AK Steel (AKS) to $3.75 from $4.75. Jefferies noted that a majority of its contacts expect steel prices to trough sometime in the second quarter and the firm said it believes "mini-mill" producers like Steel Dynamics (STLD) and Nucor are best positioned in the group. PRICE ACTION:In midday trading, United States Steel is down 1.24%, AK Steel is lower by 2%, Schnitzer Steel Industries is down 4.3%, Steel Dynamics is down 0.96%, and Nucor is up fractionally.
11:49 EDTAKSChina steel exports set to rise from last year's level, WSJ says
As China's economy slows it is exporting its excess steel in greater amounts and is causing a backlash from other steel producers who are seeking government protection from falling prices, says the Wall Street Journal. China's steel exports in January were up 63% to 9.2M tons from a year earlier, added the Wall Street Journal. Publicly traded companies in the space include U.S. Steel (X), AK Steel (AKS), Steel Dynamics (STLD) and Nucor Corporation (NUE). Reference Link
08:11 EDTAKSSteel seen as likely to bottom in Q2 after weak Q1, says Jefferies
Jefferies said steel fundamentals stayed challenging throughout Q1 and the firm lowered its price targets on a number of names in the sector to account for its reduced estimates. Jefferies lowered its price target on U.S. Steel to $21 from $26, cut its price target on Schnitzer Steel (SCHN) to $17 from $20, reduced its price target on Nucor (NUE) to $57 from $61 and trimmed its target on AK Steel to $3.75 from $4.75. Jefferies noted that a majority of it contacts expect steel prices to trough sometime in Q2 and the firm said it believes "mini-mill" producers like Steel Dynamics (STLD) and Nucor are best positioned in the group.
06:36 EDTTPXTempur Sealy urges holders to vote FOR company board nominees
Tempur Sealy announced that it has filed definitive proxy materials with the SEC in connection with its upcoming 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on May 8. Tempur Sealy shareholders of record as of March 11 are eligible to vote at the 2015 Annual Meeting. The Tempur Sealy board unanimously recommends that shareholders vote FOR the company's directors: Evelyn S. Dilsaver, Frank Doyle, John A. Heil, Peter K. Hoffman, Sir Paul Judge, Nancy F. Koehn, Christopher A. Masto, P. Andrews McLane, Lawrence J. Rogers, Mark Sarvary and Robert B. Trussell, Jr.
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