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June 18, 2014
10:01 EDTTSN, NMBL, BEN, CLB, SM, MDT, DTV, CBI, WAG, NDSN, GPS, DMND, CECOOn 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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July 1, 2015
13:57 EDTDTVAT&T-DirecTV deal set to be cleared by U.S. antitrust officials, Bloomberg says
AT&T’s (T) proposed $48.5B deal to buy DirecTV (DTV) is slated to be cleared by U.S. antitrust officials without any conditions, Bloomberg reports, citing a personal familiar with the deliberations by the Justice Department. The merger still requires approval from the FCC, which may demand concessions such as following net neutrality rules, the report says. Reference Link
09:08 EDTSMSM Energy sells Ark-LA-Tex assets to Aethon Energy and RedBird Capital
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June 30, 2015
18:11 EDTDTVAT&T, DirecTV merger may get U.S. approval next week, Reuters says
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June 29, 2015
18:13 EDTMDTMedtronic says AHA/ASA recommends stent retriever technology
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17:25 EDTDTVAT&T, DirecTV elect to further extend merger termination date
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15:32 EDTDTVDoubtful that FCC votes on AT&T, DirecTV deal this week, CTFN says
Sources said it is looking "increasingly doubtful" that the FCC will vote this week on the proposed merger between AT&T (T) and DirecTV (DTV), according to CTFinancialNews. Reference Link
06:20 EDTGPSGap plans two flagship stores for brands in Times Square, WSJ reports
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June 26, 2015
14:25 EDTGPSGap to take over Toys R Us location in Times Square, CNBC reports
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June 25, 2015
11:03 EDTMDTMedtronic announces U.S. launch of Advisa SR MRI SureScan pacing system
Medtronic announced the U.S. FDA approval and commercial launch of the Advisa SR MRI SureScan single-chamber pacemaker with the 5076 MRI lead, which allows for magnetic resonance imaging scans positioned on any region of the body without restrictions. The new system includes the Advisa SR MRI pacemaker and a SureScan lead, which must be used together to be considered MR- conditional.
10:00 EDTGPSOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:23 EDTMDTMedtronic announces resignation of Christopher O'Connell
Medtronic (MDT) announced in a regulatory filing that Christopher J. O’Connell is resigning as the company’s EVP and President, Restorative Therapies Group. The company also announced the appointment of Geoff Martha as the company’s EVP and President, Restorative Therapies Group, effective immediately. The Fly notes that Waters (WAT) this morning named O'Connell as its new president, CEO and member of its Board of Directors, effective in September.
09:15 EDTMDTWaters names Christopher O'Connell as CEO, effective in September
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08:45 EDTGPSGap initiated with a Hold at BB&T
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June 23, 2015
17:03 EDTMDTMedtronic implements voluntary recall for certain lots of Covidien Shiley tubes
Medtronic announced that on May 8, it began notifying hospitals and distributors worldwide that affected lots of its Covidien Shiley tracheostomy tubes were formed with a wider-angle bend than standard models manufactured after November 29, 2012. The company initiated the field action following a small number of customer complaints that included reports of 12 serious patient injuries, such as breathing difficulties that impacted oxygen levels immediately upon tube placement or discomfort. Replacement of the tracheostomy tube with product manufactured prior to November 29, 2012 addressed the patient breathing difficulty or discomfort. The notification requested all customers and distributors to quarantine and discontinue use of all potentially affected units and return the affected product to the company as soon as possible for credit. Medtronic also took the necessary steps to prevent future shipments of the recalled products. The company also notified regulatory agencies around the world, as appropriate. Since November 29, 2012, Shiley tracheostomy tubes were shipped into Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, Uruguay and the United States of America.
11:20 EDTMDTMedtronic competitive with Edwards after approval, says Wells Fargo
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09:22 EDTMDTMedtronic announces FDA approval for new TAVR system
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09:04 EDTCLBCore Laboratories acquires Sanchez Technologies
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07:25 EDTMDTPiper Jaffray to hold a summit
2015 Piper Jaffray Heartland Summit is being held in Minneapolis on June 23-24.
05:41 EDTDTVAT&T upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
UBS analyst John Hodulik upgraded AT&T (T) to Buy citing an attractive valuation at current share levels. Hodulik expects the phone giant's core domestic wireless business to show "meaningful improvement" in Q2. He also thinks financial benefits from the DirecTV (DTV) acquisition are being underappreciated by the market. Hodulik raised his price target for AT&T shares to $42 from $34. The stock was also upgraded this morning by Barclays analyst Amir Rozwadowski. AT&T shares closed yesterday up 5c to $35.04.
05:35 EDTDTVAT&T upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Amir Rozwadowski upgraded AT&T (T) to Overweight saying earnings estimates should move higher following the close of the DirecTV (DTV) acquisition. After visiting AT&T's headquarters, Rozwadowski believes synergies from the deal are "too material to ignore." He raised his price target for AT&T shares to $39 from $34. The stock closed yesterday up 5c to $35.04.
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