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April 23, 2013
10:00 EDTCPA, TOL, INFA, DRH, CAT, WWD, BGC, MS, IVZ, CYH, LFL, VECO, LEN, EC, CBOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Bank of America (BAC) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Caterpillar (CAT) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Chubb (CB) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at William Blair... Community Health (CYH) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird... DiamondRock (DRH) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird... Ecopetrol (EC) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citigroup... Informatica (INFA) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Invesco (IVZ) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Lennar (LEN) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Morgan Stanley (MS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust... Toll Brothers (TOL) upgraded to Overweight from Underweight at Barclays... Veeco (VECO) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... General Cable (BGC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sidoti... Veeco (VECO) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Noble Financial... Copa Holdings (CPA) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... LATAM Airlines (LFL) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan... Woodward (WWD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Maxim... Veeco (VECO) upgraded at Oppenheimer... Caterpillar (CAT) upgraded on favorable risk/reward at JPMorgan... Bank of America (BAC) upgraded at Morgan Stanley.
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April 14, 2014
10:44 EDTMSMorgan Stanley April calls active into Q1
Morgan Stanley April 30 calls are active on 12K contracts into the expected release of Q1 results on April 17. April call option implied volatility is at 46, May is at 31, June is at 26; compared to its 26-week average of 27 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement.
10:02 EDTCYHOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital... Allegheny Technologies (ATI) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Sterne Agee... BP (BP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... Bloomin' Brands (BLMN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Boardwalk Pipeline (BWP) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Boston Scientific (BSX) upgraded at BofA/Merrill... Charles Schwab (SCHW) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Citigroup (C) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Rafferty Capital... Community Health (CYH) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Eaton Vance (EV) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citigroup... Eli Lilly (LLY) upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies... F5 Networks (FFIV) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... HeartWare (HTWR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BTIG... Heartland Payment (HPY) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Stifel... Hyatt Hotels (H) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital... MasterCard (MA) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird... McDermott (MDR) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at HSBC... Palo Alto (PANW) upgraded to Overweight at Stephens... PetroChina (PTR) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Seagate (STX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus... Sensata (ST) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Stryker (SYK) upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at SunTrust... TD Ameritrade (AMTD) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... TTM Technologies (TTMI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... Transocean (RIG) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank... VMware (VMW) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at CLSA... Visa (V) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird... Yahoo (YHOO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust... Zimmer (ZMH) upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at SunTrust... bebe stores (BEBE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital.
07:10 EDTMSNBG picks Goldman, Morgan Stanley to manage share offering, Reuters says
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07:02 EDTCYHCommunity Health upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer
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April 11, 2014
09:37 EDTLFLLATAM Airlines reports March passenger traffic up 1.6%, capacity down 3.8%
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07:37 EDTMSGoldman, Morgan, Citi probed by FINRA over bond deals, WSJ says
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April 10, 2014
06:41 EDTMSGo Daddy hires Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan for IPO, NY Times says
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06:35 EDTMSMobile banking presents opportunity and risks for banks, WSJ reports
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April 9, 2014
16:02 EDTIVZInvesco reports preliminary AUM $787.3B as of March 31
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09:33 EDTCATBofA/Merrill's industrial/mining analysts hold analyst/industry conference call
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06:35 EDTMSRegulators increase leverage ratio requirement for large banks, NY Times says
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06:27 EDTMSBig banks must add capital to comply with new rules, WSJ reports
A of January 1, 2018, the U.S.'s eight largest banks -- including Citigroup (C), JPMorgan (JPM) and Goldman Sachs (GS) -- must add up to $68B in extra capital to comply with a new rule intended to help firms weather losses during periods of market stress, the Wall Street Journal. The banks will be required to maintain well above the minimum levels of capital held against assets on their books. Banks must report the new levels next year. Reference Link
April 8, 2014
17:51 EDTCBNew York regulator issues subpoenas to insurers on Iran, WSJ says
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05:17 EDTLENLennar's UAMC acquires certain assets of Pinnacle Mortgage Group
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April 7, 2014
19:57 EDTMSFederal Reserve announces extension on some CLOs
The Federal Reserve Board announced that it intends to exercise its authority to give banking entities two additional one-year extensions to conform their ownership interests in and sponsorship of certain collateralized loan obligations, or CLOs, covered by section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, commonly referred to as the Volcker rule. Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act directed the board to adopt rules for the conformance period and the board previously extended the conformance period for all activities and investments by one year to July 21, 2015. To ensure effective compliance, the board intends to grant banking entities two additional one-year extensions, which together would extend until July 21, 2017, to conform their ownership interests in and sponsorship of CLOs to the statute. Publicly traded companies that may be impacted by the announcement include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
09:36 EDTCPACopa Holdings downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS (pre-open)
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06:58 EDTMSDark markets could cause more harm than high-frequency trading, Reuters says
After a book by financial author Michael Lewis sparked worries that high-speed traders have been rigging the U.S. stock market, former regulators and academics say a more serious threat to investors could be the increasing amount of trading that happens outside of exchanges, reported Reuters. Top internalizers include units of KCG Holdings (KCG), Citadel, UBS (UBS), and Citigroup (C). Dark pool operators include Credit Suisse (CS) and Morgan Stanley (MS). In an attempt to earn back some of the retail orders, exchanges such as IntercontinentalExchange Group's (ICE) New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq (NDAQ), and BATS Global Markets, have allowed brokerages to place dark pool-style orders on their platforms, with the trade hidden until after it is executed. Reference Link
April 6, 2014
18:07 EDTCATCaterpillar likely to face more IRS pressure, WSJ says
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April 4, 2014
08:49 EDTMSMorgan Stanley well positioned to beat Q1 Street expectations, says Macquarie
Macquarie said Morgan Stanley is best positioned to beat Q1 Street expectations of 62c due to mix and easier comps.
07:27 EDTMSMorgan Stanley pushes back at HFT accusations, FT says
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