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January 24, 2014
10:09 EDTWDAY, ZU, TWC, HBR, VIAS, P, HP, VIAB, NMM, DISCK, CMC, CBS, JIVE, DISCA, CMG, N, GEO, DSX, ECOMOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: CBS (CBS) initiated with a Buy at Topeka... ChannelAdvisor (ECOM) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital... Chipotle (CMG) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Commercial Metals (CMC) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Diana Shipping (DSX) initiated with an Equal Weight at Evercore... Discovery Communications (DISCK) initiated with a Buy at Topeka... Discovery (DISCA) initiated with a Buy at Topeka... Disney (DIS) initiated with a Hold at Topeka... Geo Group (GEO) initiated with a Buy at CRT Capital... Jive Software (JIVE) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital... Navios Maritime Partners (NMM) initiated with an Equal Weight at Evercore... NetSuite (N) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital... Pandora (P) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Time Warner Cable (TWC) initiated with a Hold at Topeka... Viacom (VIAB) initiated with a Hold at Topeka... Viasystems (VIAS) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... zulily (ZU) initiated with a Buy at Janney Capital... Helmerich & Payne (HP) coverage resumed with an Overweight at Stephens... Nabors Industries (NBR) initiated with an Equal Weight at Stephens... Workday (WDAY) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital.
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January 14, 2015
06:28 EDTVIAB, CBSViacom downgraded to Sell from Buy at Citigroup
Citigroup downgraded Viacom (VIAB) two notches to Sell from Buy and lowered its price target for shares to $62 from $88. Citi says its new price target assumes a 50% probability that DISH (DISH) drops Viacom's channels. The firm sees 30% share downside risk should such an event occur. Citi lists two potential M&A deals that could offset the downside risk: Viacom acquiring CBS (CBS), which it feels would be neutral for the stock, or another media firm acquiring Viacom, which it feels could drive 20% upside for Viacom shares. Citi assumes a 10% probability of Viacom getting bought out.
05:52 EDTECOMStocks with implied volatility movement; RSH ECOM
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January 13, 2015
16:24 EDTECOMOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
The Wall Street averages spent time in both positive and negative territory during the session, before closing a bit below where they'd started the day. The market opened sharply higher after Alcoa’s (AA) better than expected report gave some optimism about the upcoming earnings season. The early move higher came despite oil continuing its slide. The major averages saw their highs shortly after the open and then began to drift slowly lower. By mid-afternoon the market was in the red, though the equity averages eventually made it briefly back into positive ground, but failed to hold those narrow gains into the close. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the NFIB small business optimism index for December came in at 100.4, which was stronger than the expected 98.5 reading. The JOLTS report showed job openings increased 142K to 4.972M in November, beating the 4.85M consensus forecast. Treasury posted a $1.9B surplus in December, which was a bit below the expected surplus of $3B. Also of note is the fact that the U.S. and European benchmarks of WTI and Brent crude were at parity for the first time since 2013 during the session, with both trading near $46 per barrel for a time. COMPANY NEWS: KB Home (KBH) reported better than expected revenue and higher orders in its fourth quarter, but the stock declined $2.70, or 16.29%, to $13.87 after CEO Jeffrey Mezger warned on the associated earnings call that margins could drop "significantly" in its current quarter from the levels seen last year. KB's margin outlook, which it blamed on rising costs, heavier use of incentives and a sequential decline in average selling prices, dragged down peers in the housing space as well. D.R. Horton (DHI), the biggest homebuilder by market cap, finished the day down $1.26, or 4.83%, to $24.82, while PulteGroup (PHM) also slid $56c, or 2.47%, to $22.13... MetLife (MET) said it will sue to oppose the U.S. Financial Stability Oversight Council’s designation of the insurer as a SIFI, or "systemically important financial institution." The life insurer called the label premature and said it has offered “substantial and compelling evidence” that it isn’t a SIFI. Wells Fargo said it thinks it is appropriate for MetLife to challenge the ruling, though the firm does not presently see a Dodd-Frank provision that enables an entity to shed its designation. Wells added that a MetLife victory would have no impact on either AIG (AIG) or Prudential (PRU), which did not challenge their SIFI designations before their windows closed. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Emulex (ELX), which rose $1.21, or 20.86%, to $7.01 after the company issued better than expected guidance on its second quarter results. Also higher was McGraw Hill Financial (MHFI), which jumped $5.13, or 5.98%, to $90.89 after reports said the company's Standard & Poor’s rating unit was in talks about a potential $1B settlement to its fight with the Justice Department and state attorneys general over allegations of inflating credit ratings on mortgage investments preceding the financial crisis. Among the noteworthy losers was ChannelAdvisor (ECOM), which plunged $11.32, or 53.52%, to $9.83 after its fourth quarter revenue warning prompted no less than eight downgrades of the stock by Street analysts. Also lower were shares of Ocwen Financial (OCN), which dropped $4.41, or 36.18%, to $7.78 after the Los Angeles Times reported that California is seeking to suspend the company's mortgage license in the state. Altisource Portfolio Solutions (ASPS), which is a related company to Ocwen, also declined $10.45, or 38.79%, to $16.49. Shares of GoPro (GPRO) fell $6.91, or 12.17%, to $49.87 after the Patently Apple blog reported that Apple (AAPL) was granted a patent for a camera system that specifically mentions the weaknesses of GoPro devices. INDEXES: The Dow fell 27.16, or 0.15%, to 17,613.68, the Nasdaq lost 3.21, or 0.07%, to 4,661.50, and the S&P 500 dropped 5.23, or 0.26%, to 2,023.03.
12:48 EDTECOMOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:31 EDTCMCBofA/Merrill metals & steel analysts hold analyst/industry conference call
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10:00 EDTECOMOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:07 EDTECOMOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Apple (AAPL), up 1.4% after Credit Suisse upgraded Apple to Outperform and raised its iPhone volume estimates again... Best Buy (BBY), up 2.8% after being upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... SunPower (SPWR), up 2.6% after being upgraded to Outperform at Credit Suisse... Alcoa (AA), up 2% after Q4 results beat expectations. RISING AFTER GUIDANCE: Pharmacyclics (PCYC), up 17.5%... CTI BioPharma (CTIC), up 8.3%... Emulex (ELX), up 15.5%... ARIAD (ARIA), up 2.6%. LOWER: ChannelAdvisor (ECOM), down 42% following preliminary fourth quarter revenue guidance and after receiving multiple analyst downgrades... Antares Pharma (ATRS), down 7.7% after the FDA recommended that the company create a larger safety database for its clinical development program for QuickShot Testosterone.
08:37 EDTECOMChannelAdvisor downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair
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07:48 EDTECOMChannelAdvisor downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman
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06:06 EDTECOMChannelAdvisor downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank downgraded ChannelAdvisor to Hold citing churn and pricing concerns following the company's negative Q4 preannouncement. The stock was downgraded this morning at five other firms.
06:05 EDTECOMChannelAdvisor downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital
Janney Capital downgraded ChannelAdvisor to Neutral citing a lack of near-term revenue visibility following the company's negative Q4 preannouncement. The stock was downgraded this morning at four other firms.
06:04 EDTECOMChannelAdvisor downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James
Raymond James downgraded ChannelAdvisor to Market Perform citing limited visibility following the company's negative Q4 preannouncement. Shares were also downgraded this morning at three other firms.
06:00 EDTECOMChannelAdvisor downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel
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05:59 EDTECOMChannelAdvisor downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at Pacific Crest
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05:31 EDTECOMChannelAdvisor downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird
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January 12, 2015
16:08 EDTECOMChannelAdvisor sees Q4 revenue $23.7M vs. prior outlook $25.6M-$26.1M
Consensus $25.9M. The company said, "We are disappointed that the fourth quarter did not meet our guidance. We saw an unusual shift of gross merchandise volume to larger customers this holiday season at the expense of smaller customers. Because larger customers enjoy volume discounts in the form of lower take rates, this shift translated to lower variable subscription revenue, even though overall GMV increased 31% year over year for the fourth quarter. This resulted in fixed subscription revenue for the fourth quarter growing approximately 27% while variable subscription revenue decreased approximately 5% compared to a year ago. Despite this, we believe our fundamental value proposition, position in the market, and opportunities for continued growth remain intact. As fixed subscriptions grow as a percentage of overall revenue, we expect our overall visibility to improve as we look to continued growth in 2015. I want to emphasize that these financial results are preliminary and subject to change based on the completion of our normal."
10:00 EDTCBSOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Agnico-Eagle (AEM) upgraded at BMO Capital... Aimco (AIV) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Alaska Air (ALK) upgraded at Evercore ISI... Alcoa (AA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... Alon USA Energy (ALJ) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... AvalonBay (AVB) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... BASF (BASFY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... C.H. Robinson (CHRW) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... CBS (CBS) upgraded to Outperform at Cowen... Chesapeake (CHK) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... China Mobile (CHL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at ... D.R. Horton (DHI) upgraded at KeyBanc... Daimler AG (DDAIF) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Diamond Resorts (DRII) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... FMC Corporation (FMC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... First Cash Financial (FCFS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital... Frontier Communications (FTR) upgraded at BofA/Merrill... HomeAway (AWAY) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Ingersoll-Rand (IR) upgraded at Morgan Stanley... KB Home (KBH) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Knight Transportation (KNX) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... LabCorp (LH) upgraded to Outperform at RW Baird... M.D.C. Holdings (MDC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Mid-America Apartment (MAA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... PACCAR (PCAR) upgraded at RBC Capital... Parsley Energy (PE) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Peugeot (PUGOY) upgraded to Buy from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Radware (RDWR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Buckingham... Rush Enterprises (RUSHA) upgraded at BB&T... Ryland Group (RYL) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... SL Green Realty (SLG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Solera (SLH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Standard Pacific (SPF) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan... Statoil (STO) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Syngenta (SYT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Miller Tabak... VMware (VMW) upgraded to Positive from Mixed at OTR Global... Vale (VALE) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Scotia Capital... Volvo (VOLVY) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Windstream (WIN) upgraded at BofA/Merrill... lululemon (LULU) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Sterne Agee.
08:43 EDTDSXDiana Shipping announces delivery of m/v Santa Barbara
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08:02 EDTCBSCBS upgraded to Outperform at Cowen
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07:44 EDTCBSCBS upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen
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