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June 18, 2014
10:01 EDTSM, MDT, DTV, CBI, WAG, NDSN, GPS, DMND, CECO, TSN, NMBL, BEN, CLBOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Career Education (CECO) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at First Analysis... Chicago Bridge & Iron (CBI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson... Core Laboratories (CLB) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Iberia... Diamond Foods (DMND) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KeyBanc... DirecTV (DTV) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Buckingham... Franklin Resources (BEN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Gap (GPS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... Medtronic (MDT) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Nimble Storage (NMBL) upgraded at Morgan Stanley... Nordson (NDSN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Barrington... SM Energy (SM) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Tudor Pickering... Tyson Foods (TSN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... Walgreens (WAG) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays.
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November 18, 2014
07:30 EDTTSNMorgan Stanley to hold a conference
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07:20 EDTMDTMedtronic confirms commitment to Covidien transaction
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07:19 EDTMDTMedtronic backs FY15 EPS $4.00-$4.10, consensus $4.05
Narrows FY15 revenue guidance to up 4%-5% from 3%-5%.
07:17 EDTMDTMedtronic reports Q2 EPS 96c, consensus 96c
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06:17 EDTCLBCore Laboratories initiated with a Buy at SunTrust
Target $161.
November 17, 2014
15:16 EDTMDTNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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10:29 EDTTSNTyson advances after profit beats expectations
Shares of meat producer Tyson Foods (TSN) are climbing after the company reported higher than expected profits and roughly in-line revenue. The company also made optimistic comments about the outlook for its meat products. WHAT'S NEW: Tyson reported fourth quarter earnings per share, excluding some items, of 87c, versus analysts' consensus estimate of 76c. The company's Q4 revenue of $10.11B was roughly in-line with expectations. Tyson provided fiscal 2015 EPS guidance of $3.30-$3.40, versus the consensus outlook of $3.33. However, the meat producer's fiscal 2015 revenue guidance came in at $42B, compared with the consensus outlook of $42.51B. Tyson expects its chicken segment to generate a 7%-9% return on sales over the long-term, but a return on sales of more than 10% in fiscal 2015. Hillshire Brands, which was acquired by Tyson earlier this year, should generate revenue synergies of $4B in fiscal 2015, added Tyson. Meanwhile, demand for beef is "very strong," and pork margins should be good in 2015, the meat producer stated. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Tyson gained 4% to $42.34. Other meat producers also advanced, with Sanderson Farms (SAFM) rising 0.5% to $84.17 and Hormel Foods (HRL) gaining 0.6% to $54.84.
09:49 EDTTSNTyson Foods says 'very optimistic' about demand in chicken segment
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09:26 EDTTSNTyson says demand for beef 'very strong'
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09:22 EDTTSNTyson Foods trades higher after earnings, levels to watch
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09:22 EDTTSNOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:57 EDTMDTMedtronic volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
Medtronic November call option implied volatility is at 28, December is at 21, January is at 19, February is at 18; compared to its 26-week average of 19 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q2 results on November 18.
07:35 EDTTSNTyson Foods sees Hillshire acquisition adding $4B in revenues in FY15
The company says "We expect to realize substantial synergies from combining our Prepared Foods business with Hillshire Brands. Synergies are expected to come primarily from operational improvements, purchasing and distribution. As we execute our Prepared Foods strategy, we estimate the impact of the Hillshire Brands synergies, along with the cost savings and the production efficiencies associated with the previously announced plant closures, will positively impact our Prepared Foods segment by more than $225 million in fiscal 2015, and more than $500 million by the third full year of ownership. As we continue to integrate these businesses and deliver the first year synergies, the near-term results for fiscal 2015 are expected to be above the top end of our prior range of 6% despite a projected increase in raw material costs. However, as a result of the improvements we have made in our Prepared Foods business, our acquisition of Hillshire Brands and the significant synergies we expect to realize over the next few years, we believe the long-term profitability of this business should be between 10-12%."
07:35 EDTTSNTyson Foods sees FY15 sales $42B, consensus $42.51B
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07:33 EDTTSNTyson Foods sees FY15 adjusted EPS $3.30-$3.40, consensus $3.33
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07:32 EDTTSNTyson Foods reports Q4 adjusted EPS 87c, consensus 76c
Reports Q4 revenue $10.11B, consensus $10.16B.
November 16, 2014
14:08 EDTMDTDaVita announces collaboration with Medtronic
DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners (DVA) and leading provider of kidney care services, announced a collaboration with Medtronic (MDT) to better understand cardiovascular health in end stage renal disease, ESRD patients. The collaboration will focus on developing a pilot program using Medtronic's Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitoring system to identify cardiac arrhythmias in patients receiving dialysis. "Medtronic recently announced data at the American Society of Nephrology meeting that showed a higher incidence of arrhythmias in patients receiving hemodialysis," said Ven Manda, vice president, Renal Care Solutions at Medtronic. "We are pleased to pursue this collaboration with DaVita to monitor more patients and gather additional data that will further our understanding of the relationship between dialysis and cardiac events in ESRD patients." "Given the high incidence rate of cardiovascular disease and events in ESRD patients, we believe that by collaborating with Medtronic, we can gain knowledge to help improve the lives of ESRD patients," said Mahesh Krishnan, vice president for clinical innovation and public policy for DaVita HealthCare Partners. "Through the collaboration we expect to utilize innovative monitoring technology and data from our DaVita Kidney Care information systems across the country. This effort is poised to improve the lives of patients by proactively detecting and preventing cardiac complications."
November 14, 2014
16:39 EDTDTVBerkshire Hathaway gives quarterly update on stakes
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12:43 EDTMDTMedtronic readying $10B bond sale for Covidien deal, WSJ reports
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11:50 EDTMDTMedtronic readying $10B bond sale for Covidien deal, Dow reports
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