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January 15, 2013
10:03 EDTCVE, VPHM, DUK, FTI, RPM, GMCR, SYMC, PDH, CS, BSX, MLNX, CLF, RAS, MXIM, CELGOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summar
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Boston Scientific (BSX) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Celgene (CELG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Cliffs Natural (CLF) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Credit Suisse (CS) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Exane BNP Paribas... Maxim Integrated (MXIM) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Mellanox (MLNX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... PetroLogistics (PDH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... RAIT Financial (RAS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital... RPM (RPM) upgraded to Perform from Underperform at Oppenheimer... ViroPharma (VPHM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Symantec (SYMC) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... FMC Technologies (FTI) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Cenovus Energy (CVE) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Green Mountain (GMCR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus... Duke Energy (DUK) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS.
News For BSX;CELG;CLF;CS;MXIM;MLNX;PDH;RAS;RPM;VPHM;SYMC;FTI;CVE;GMCR;DUK From The Last 14 Days
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July 22, 2015
15:26 EDTBSX, CELGNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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14:51 EDTMXIMEarnings Watch: Qualcomm reports after speculations of potential breakup
Qualcomm (QCOM) is expected to report third quarter earnings after the close on July 22, with a conference call scheduled for 4:45 pm ET. Qualcomm is a maker of semiconductors and telecommunications equipment. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of 95c on revenue of $5.85B. EPS consensus ranges 90c-$1.05 on a revenue range of $5.59B-$6.08B, according to First Call. LAST QUARTER: On April 22, Qualcomm reported Q2 EPS of $1.40 against expectations for $1.33, and revenue of $6.89B versus estimates of $6.83B. The company also cut its FY15 EPS guidance to $4.60-$5.00 from $4.85-$5.05 and lowered projected revenue to $25B-$27B from $26.3B-$28B, saying it expects pressure in its semiconductor business due to customer shifts in the premium segment and a decline in Qualcomm's share at an unnamed large customer. NEWS: On May 8, Reuters reported that EU antitrust regulators asked Qualcomm's competitors how the company's licensing and business practices affect them, and on July 16, the European Commission confirmed two formal antitrust investigations of the company. On May 25, Qualcomm and Daimler (DDAIF) announced a strategic collaboration to develop connected car technology. Coming on the heels of Avago's (AVGO) May 28 agreement to acquire Broadcom (BRCM), Bloomberg quoted a source later that day as saying Qualcomm, Intel (INTC), Altera (ALTR), Analog Devices (ADI), Maxim Integrated (MXIM), Texas Instruments (TXN), and Microchip Technology (MCHP) are all considering their own M&A opportunities. Note that on June 1, Intel announced an agreement to acquire Altera. On June 23, Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMI), Qualcomm, Huawei, and Imec announced the formation of a joint venture to focus on a type of 14 nanometer technology. More recently, the Wall Street Journal reported on July 20 that Qualcomm is "expected" to begin a comprehensive strategic review which may include the possibility of a breakup following pressure from "activist" shareholder Jana Partners, according to sources, adding that the move could be announced concurrent with Wednesday's earnings release. STREET RESEARCH: Following last quarter's earnings report, Exane BNP Paribas downgraded Qualcomm to Neutral from Outperform, while both Canaccord and Brean Capital lowered price targets for the stock after "disappointing" guidance. Meanwhile, Citi said it expects the company's chip business to recover in 2016 despite this "very bad year." On May 28, CLSA said it sees continued pressure on Qualcomm chipsets, potentially spurring the company to consider making an acquisition, and on June 2, Craig-Hallum noted that Skyworks (SWKS) would be a great fit for Qualcomm. On June 24, Summit Research called Applied Micro Circuits (AMCC) an "affordable" target for Qualcomm, with AMD (AMD) and Cavium (CAVM) also looking like potential takeover candidates. On June 29, Drexel Hamilton downgraded Qualcomm to Sell from Hold, citing expected price cuts. Lastly, following media reports on July 20 that Qualcomm could be weighing a breakup, Bernstein said that such a "dis-synergistic" split would likely destroy value rather than create it. PRICE ACTION: Shares of Qualcomm are down more than 1% to $64.37 in afternoon trading ahead of Wednesday's earnings report.
12:35 EDTMXIMAnalog chip makers fall after Linear cites weak end market demand
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11:34 EDTCLFOptions with increasing put volume and implied volatility: RSX CLF FFIV
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09:59 EDTCSCredit Suisse CEO considers possible acquisition, FT reports
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09:28 EDTCELGBiogen downgraded to Neutral at Piper Jaffray after Alzheimer's data
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July 21, 2015
16:10 EDTFTIFMC Technologies sees at least $3B of Subsea Technologies awards in 2015
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16:09 EDTFTIFMC Technologies reports Q2 EPS 46c with items, consensus 61c
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15:02 EDTFTINotable companies reporting after market close
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11:03 EDTCELGCelgene treatment of pediatric Crohn's disease receives FDA orphan designation
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10:01 EDTGMCROn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:03 EDTDUKDuke Energy Renewables acquires 20MW Shawboro solar project in North Carolina
Duke Energy Renewables announced it has acquired a 20-megawatt AC solar power project in Shawboro, N.C., from Ecoplexus, lead developer of the project. The energy generated from the facility is enough to power about 4,000 homes and will be sold to Dominion NC Power through a 15-year agreement. Swinerton Renewable Energy will build the facility and is expected to employ more than 90 percent local workers during construction. The project is targeted for completion by year end.
07:22 EDTBSXBoston Scientific should be bought on pullbacks, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital expects Boston Scientific to report slightly higher than expected Q2 EPS and in-line revenue. The firm expects the company's results to be boosted by strength in ICDs and OUS DES stents. RBC is confident that the company's EPS can grow by low teen percentage levels over the long-term and recommends buying the shares on pullbacks.
06:29 EDTCELGCelgene price target raised to $160 from $147 at Piper Jaffray
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06:24 EDTCELGPiper expects 'stronger, bolder' move from Biogen
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06:07 EDTSYMCONUG: Yahoo hires VP of global network from Symantec
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05:57 EDTGMCRStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; CMG GMCR
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July 20, 2015
16:40 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain initiated with a Neutral at Sterne Agee CRT
09:08 EDTBSXBoston Scientific begins study of resorbable drug-eluting scaffold system
Boston Scientific has initiated a study of the company's first fully resorbable drug-eluting scaffold system. The Fully Absorbable Scaffold Feasibility Study, or FAST, is a prospective, single arm study designed to assess the safety and performance of this next generation scaffold for the treatment of atherosclerotic coronary lesions.
08:37 EDTDUKDuke Energy begins construction of solar facility at Marine Corps Base Camp
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