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January 4, 2013
10:24 EDTARUN, TOWR, UA, TGT, MAT, FRC, CAH, FST, TXT, USB, STI, JNJ, ESE, HRL, PLL, URBN, TXRH, ZQK, ILMN, COn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Cardinal Health (CAH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho... Citigroup (C) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman... ESCO Technologies (ESE) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird... First Republic Bank (FRC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Illumina (ILMN) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Mattel (MAT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham... Quiksilver (ZQK) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... SunTrust (STI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Target (TGT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital... Texas Roadhouse (TXRH) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... U.S. Bancorp (USB) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Under Armour (UA) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Urban Outfitters (URBN) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Textron (TXT) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Tower International (TOWR) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan... Pall Corp. (PLL) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie... Forest Oil (FST) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James... Aruba Networks (ARUN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel Nicolaus... Hormel Foods (HRL) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at CLSA.
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February 22, 2015
12:51 EDTCAH, JNJJ&J considers Cordis sale with Cardinal the leading suitor, Bloomberg says
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February 20, 2015
17:31 EDTCAH, JNJJ&J considering sale of Cordis with Cardinal the leading suitor, Bloomberg says
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16:20 EDTCOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street opened in negative territory with time running out for Greece to reach an extension of its bailout agreement. The morning was filled with headlines from both Greek and eurozone finance leaders, many of which indicated that prospects for a deal looked grim. When reports surfaced that an agreement on an extension had been reached the Dow took off and hit its first new high of 2015. The S&P 500 followed to its own new high and the Nasdaq continued to close in on the 5,000 level. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., Markit's flash PMI rose to 54.3 in February, versus the consensus forecast for a preliminary reading of 53.6 for the month. In Europe, the Eurogroup and Greece reached a tentative deal for an extension of the current EFSF Master Financial Assistance Facility Agreement for up to four months. The deal is predicated on Greek authorities presenting a first list of reform measures, based on the current arrangement, by the end of Monday. Also, the Eurozone flash composite PMI came in at 53.5, versus expectations for a reading of 53. The services PMI was better than expected, while the manufacturing PMI was lower than expected. COMPANY NEWS: Deere reported Q1 earnings per share of $1.12 and revenue of $6.38B, which beat consensus forecasts of 84c and $5.59B, respectively. However, Deere said company equipment sales are projected to decrease about 17% for fiscal 2015 and now sees net income to be about $1.8B, which is down from the company's prior net income outlook of $1.9B. Analysts at Wells Fargo calculate that the implied EPS guidance from Deere dropped to $5.25 from $5.50. Consensus for FY15 EPS prior to Deere's report was $5.51. Shares of the farm, construction and forestry equipment maker rose 72c, or 0.79%, to $92.43 following this morning's report. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was National Bank of Greece (NBG), whose shares trading in New York jumped 35c, or 21.74%, to $1.96 after the Greek aid extension deal was negotiated. Also higher was Springleaf (LEAF), which gained $4.40, or 12.88%, to $38.57 after Reuters reported that the company has beaten out rival bidders and is in advanced talks to buy consumer finance unit OneMain Financial from Citigroup (C) for more than $4B. Two stock that dropped after their earnings reports prompted multiple analyst downgrades were Noodles & Company (NDLS), which plunged $8.84, or 31.87%, to $18.90, and Rocket Fuel (FUEL), which fell $3.95, or 26.74%, to $10.82. INDEXES: The Dow rose 154.67, or 0.86%, to 18,140.44, the Nasdaq gained 31.27, or 0.63%, to 4,955.97, and the S&P 500 advanced 12.85, or 0.61%, to 2,110.30.
16:03 EDTJNJOptions Update; February 20, 2015
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15:05 EDTCSpringleaf in lead to buy OneMain for over $4B, Reuters says
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14:18 EDTCSpringleaf in advanced talks to buy OneMain from Citi for over $4B, Reuter says
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10:47 EDTCNY AG says Santander Bank to adopt new policies regarding use of ChexSystems
New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that Santander Bank, N.A. (SAN) has agreed to adopt new policies governing its use of ChexSystems, a consumer-reporting agency that screens people seeking to open checking or savings accounts. Santanderís new policies are expected to allow thousands of additional New Yorkers and consumers nationwide to open bank accounts by September 30. The change comes amid concerns that screenings by ChexSystems and other consumer-reporting agencies, which are used by most of the nationís banks, adversely affect lower-income applicants and force them to turn to high-cost alternative financial services like check-cashing outlets. With this agreement, Santander now joins Capital One (COF) and Citibank (C) as the third bank to commit to overhaul its use of ChexSystems. The three banks operate a combined 613 branches across New York State and 2,822 branches nationwide.
09:38 EDTJNJActive equity options trading on open
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08:54 EDTCCiti confirms retirement of global consumer banking head Manuel Medina-Mora
In a filing, Citigroup said that on February 18, Manuel Medina-Mora, Citiís Co-President and CEO, Global Consumer Banking, submitted a notice of retirement to Citi. The effective date of the retirement is June 1.
08:43 EDTCCiti's head of consumer banking set to retire in June, WSJ reports
Citigroup co-president and head of consumer banking, Manuel Medina-Mora, is planning to retire in June, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing memos sent by Medina-Mora and Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat. Medina-Mora is expected to stay with the bank as the non-executive chairman of Banamex. Citigroup plans to name a new head of the consumer bank "in the near future." Reference Link
08:11 EDTPLLPall Corp. looks like potential takeover candidate, says Cowen
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07:23 EDTJNJAbbVie replaces Pfizer as top global pharma pick at Jefferies
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07:20 EDTTGTWal-Mart wage increase may pressure Target, Staples, Reuters says
Wal-Mart's (WMT) wage increase announcement will likely pressure the retail, fast-food, and restaurant sectors to potentially follow suit, reports Reuters, citing an Edward Jones analyst and the managing director of consultancy firm Strategic Resource Group. The analysts specifically named Target (TGT) and Staples (SPLS). Reference Link
07:14 EDTUAOppenheimer to hold a tour
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February 19, 2015
14:38 EDTHRLGovernment panel continues to recommend lean meat, Bloomberg says
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09:09 EDTILMNLeerink's life science tools analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
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06:47 EDTC, USBReport shows subprime consumer loans at pre-2007 levels, WSJ says
Equifax (EFX) has released a report stating nearly 40%, or 50M, of auto loans, credit cards, and personal loans during the first 11 months of 2014 were made to subprime customers, the highest levels since the 2007 financial crisis, reports the Wall Street Journal. LendingTree (TREE) Chief Marketing Officer Gabriel Dalporto attributes the growth to nonbank lenders under less regulatory scrutiny than large banks. Publicly traded companies in the space include Bank of America (BAC), Citi (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
06:33 EDTHRLHormel Foods reports Q1 Refrigerated Foods sales up 48%
Reports Q1 Refrigerated Foods operating profit up 38%. Reports Q1 Jennie-O Turkey Store sales up 18% and operating profit up 35%. Reports Q1 Grocery Products sales up 17% and operating profit up 15%. Reports Q1 Specialty Foods sales up 11% and operating profit up 7%.
06:32 EDTHRLHormel Foods raises FY15 adjusted EPS to $2.50-$2.60 from $2.45-$2.55
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06:30 EDTHRLHormel Foods reports Q1 adjusted EPS 69c, consensus 64c
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