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March 24, 2014
07:16 EDTBSXBoston Scientific upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein
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February 9, 2016
16:53 EDTBSXOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Tuesday
Stocks began the day sharply lower in the wake of a stock market selloff in Japan, but the domestic averages quickly gathered themselves and were in positive territory before long. From there stocks spent most of the day searching for direction but not moving far from the flat line. A late day rally made it seem like a green close was possible, but the averages could not hold and the market's losing streak continued, though the losses were modest. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., wholesale sales dipped 0.3% in December, while inventories fell 0.1%. The Labor Department's Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey showed job openings rose 261,000 in December to about 5.61M. In Asia, most major markets remain closed for Chinese New Year, but one of the exceptions, Japan, saw its main indexes plunge, as the Nikkei dropped 5.4% and the Topix fell 5.5%. COMPANY NEWS: Class A shares of 21st Century Fox (FOXA) declined 1.85% to $24.14 after the company reported lower than expected second quarter revenue and cut its 2016 outlook, while peer Viacom (VIAB) tumbled 21.5% to $32.86 following its own revenue miss. The largest name in the space, Disney (DIS), rose fractionally ahead of its own earnings report after the bell, but its shares dipped nearly 3% in after-hours trading following the company's report... Deutsche Bank (DB) continued its recent slide, falling another 1% in New York trading despite a report of co-CEO John Cryan telling employees in a memo that the bank is "absolutely rock-solid." The stock came well off its lows in afternoon trading, however, after Financial Times said the German giant is considering buying back several billion euros of its debt... Anadarko Petroleum (APC) lost 7.5% to $37.06 after slashing its dividend to 5c from 27c per share, with Anadarko Chairman and CEO Al Walker defending the step as "the appropriate action to take in the current environment." MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Boston Scientific (BSX), which advanced 5% to $16.87 after announcing that the government's Medicare and Medicaid will cover its Watchman cardiac device. Also higher was Salesforce (CRM), which gained 6.1% to $57.33 after being upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies, with the research firm arguing that Salesforce is seeing improved traction in enterprise and continued solid mid-market performance. In addition, Wyndham (WYN), Spirit Airlines (SAVE) and Masco (MAS) rose 2.6%, 5.8% and 8.2%, respectively, following their quarterly earnings reports. Among the noteworthy losers was ITC Holdings (ITC), which fell 1.85% to $38.65 after agreeing to be acquired by Fortis in a cash-and-stock deal valued at roughly $11.3B. Also lower were Regeneron (REGN) and Wendy's (WEN), which lost 6.3% and 4.3%, respectively, after announcing their quarterly results. INDEXES: The Dow fell 12.67, or 0.08%, to 16,014.38, the Nasdaq lost 14.99, or 0.35%, to 4,268.76, and the S&P 500 declined 1.23, or 0.07%, to 1,852.21.
12:18 EDTBSXOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Stocks have moved in a fairly wide range, with the Dow beginning the session with triple digit losses, moving briefly into positive territory, and now hovering near the flat line. Oil prices continue to dictate the equity market's direction, as each move of oil prices toward the plus side is followed by a subsequently positive move for stocks. With oil back below $30 per barrel, the major averages have found it hard to maintain any upward momentum. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., wholesale sales dipped 0.3% in December, while inventories fell 0.1%. The Labor Department's Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey showed job openings rose 261,000 in December to about 5.61M. In Asia, most major markets remain closed for Chinese New Year, but one of the exceptions, Japan, saw its main indexes plunge, as the Nikkei dropped 5.4% and the Topix fell 5.5%. COMPANY NEWS: Class A shares of 21st Century Fox (FOXA) declined 3% after the company reported lower than expected second quarter revenue, while peer Viacom (VIAB) tumbled 15% following its own revenue miss. The results of the two media conglomerates weighed on the largest name in the space, Disney (DIS), which fell 1% near noon ahead of its own earnings report, which is due after the closing bell today. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Salesforce (CRM), which rose 5% after it was upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies. Also higher was Boston Scientific (BSX), which gained 4% after it announced that Medicare will cover its Watchman LAAC device. In addition, Belden (BDC) and Goodyear Tire (GT) were up 20% and 5%, respectively, after reporting quarterly earnings. Among the noteworthy losers was ITC Holdings (ITC), which fell 2% after it agreed to be acquired by Fortis in a cash and stock deal valued at $11.3B. Also lower were Plains All American (PAA), Bristow Group (BRS) and HCP (HCP), which were down 14%, 24%, and 15%, respectively, after reporting quarterly earnings. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was down 75.85, or 0.47%, to 15,951.20, the Nasdaq was down 16.69, or 0.39%, to 4,267.06, and the S&P 500 was down 8.08, or 0.44%, to 1,845.36.
09:25 EDTBSXOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Wendy's (WEN), up 3.5%. ALSO HIGHER: ITC Holdings (ITC), up 1.1% after being acquired by Fortis for in a deal valued at $11.3B... Kinross Gold (KGC), up 2.9% after being upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Boston Scientific (BSX), up 3.1% after announcing that Medicare will cover Watchman left atrial appendage closure Device. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Regeneron (REGN), down 7.2%... Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA, FOX), down 6.7% and 2.6%, respectively... CVS Health (CVS), down 3.5%... Viacom (VIAB), down 3.2%. ALSO LOWER: Constant Contact (CTCT), down 3.3% after Bloomberg reported that Endurance International (EIGI) withdrew a $735M loan Monday that was intended to help fund its $1.1B takeover of the company... Paypal (PYPL), down 2.4% after announcing a Chief Technology Officer transition.
08:20 EDTBSXBoston Scientific should move higher on CMS decision, says Leerink
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08:06 EDTBSXCMS decision removes major overhang on Boston Scientific, says RBC Capital
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07:24 EDTBSXBoston Scientific has positive read through from CMS decision, says Stifel
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February 8, 2016
19:38 EDTBSXBoston Scientific announces Medicare will cover Watchman LAAC Device
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February 5, 2016
07:34 EDTBSXBoston Scientific 2016 results poised to beat expectations, says RBC Capital
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06:36 EDTBSXBoston Scientific post-earnings selloff overdone, says Leerink
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February 4, 2016
14:53 EDTBSXBoston Scientific weakness a buying opportunity, says BofA/Merrill
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06:42 EDTBSXBoston Scientific reports Q4 adjusted EPS 26c, consensus 25c
Reports Q4 revenue $1.98B, consensus $1.99B.
February 3, 2016
14:48 EDTBSXNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's open, with earnings consensus, include Philip Morris (PM), consensus 81c... AstraZeneca (AZN), consensus 88c... Occidental Petroleum (OXY), consensus (12c)... ConocoPhillips (COP), consensus (65c)... Cigna (CI), consensus $1.80... Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), consensus $3.01... Boston Scientific (BSX), consensus 25c... Charter Communications (CHTR), consensus (12c)... Ralph Lauren (RL), consensus $2.13... Dunkin' Brands (DNKN), consensus 50c... GrubHub (GRUB), consensus 14c... Level 3 (LVLT), consensus 53c... AmerisourceBergen (ABC), consensus $1.25... Cummins (CMI), consensus $2.11.

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