New User:

-or-
Username:
Password:
Forgot your password?

Stock Market & Financial Investment News

News Breaks
July 5, 2013
10:29 EDTMPC, ELX, PWE, HFC, CLMT, MJN, HINKYOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Calumet Specialty (CLMT) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Emulex (ELX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus... Heineken (HINKY) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... HollyFrontier (HFC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at National Securities... Marathon Petroleum (MPC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Mead Johnson (MJN) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Penn West Exploration (PWE) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Dundee.
News For CLMT;ELX;HINKY;HFC;MPC;MJN;PWE From The Last 14 Days
Sign up for a free trial to see the rest of the stories you've been missing.
July 31, 2015
08:43 EDTMPCMarathon Petroleum weakness creates attractive entry point, says RBC Capital
Subscribe for More Information
July 30, 2015
10:32 EDTHFCOptions with increasing implied volatility
Subscribe for More Information
10:13 EDTHFCOptions with increasing implied volatility
Options with increasing implied volatility: ESPR SRPT CX RAX YY SPLK QIHU HFC OWW BBY
09:59 EDTHFCHollyFrontier jumps after report of Tesoro takeover interest
Shares of oil refiner HollyFrontier (HFC) are jumping in early trading after Reuters reported that Tesoro (TSO) made a takeover bid for its smaller peer earlier this year and may still be interested in a potential deal. The companies held talks in the first quarter, but negotiations broke down after HollyFrontier's board rejected Tesoro's terms, including the price it proposed, according to the report, which added that Tesoro is still interested in a deal and the talks may be restarted. HollyFrontier gained about 6.5% to $49 per share in early trading, while Tesoro shares are down 1% to $96.76.
09:51 EDTHFCTesoro still interested in HollyFrontier after earlier failed bid, Reuters says
09:25 EDTMPCOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
Subscribe for More Information
07:22 EDTMPCMarathon Petroleum reports Q2 EPS $1.51, consensus $1.76
Subscribe for More Information
06:47 EDTPWEPenn West reports Q2 EPS (C$0.06) vs. C$0.29 last year
Subscribe for More Information
July 29, 2015
12:08 EDTMPCMarathon Petroleum board increases dividend 28% to 32c per share
Marathon Petroleum announced that its board of directors declared a dividend of 32c per share on common stock, a 28% increase from the 25c per-share dividend in the first quarter of 2015, after adjusting to reflect the two-for-one stock split that occurred during the second quarter. The dividend is payable September 10 to shareholders of record as of the close of business August 19.
July 28, 2015
12:59 EDTMJNMead Johnson pays $12M to settle FCPA charges
Subscribe for More Information
12:00 EDTHINKYDiageo announces restructuring of South African, Namibian operations
Subscribe for More Information
11:49 EDTMJNMead Johnson announces settlement with SEC resulting in payment of $12.03M
Subscribe for More Information
July 24, 2015
10:00 EDTHFCOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Subscribe for More Information
07:13 EDTHFCHollyFrontier initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie
Target $52.
July 23, 2015
07:55 EDTMJNMead Johnson management to meet with JPMorgan
Subscribe for More Information
07:39 EDTMJNMead Johnson sees FY15 EPS $3.63-$3.78, consensus $3.69
Subscribe for More Information
07:38 EDTMJNMead Johnson reports Q2 adjusted EPS 76c, consensus 77c
Reports Q2 revenue $1.03B, consensus $1.05B.
July 20, 2015
07:11 EDTMPCMPLX, MarkWest Energy provide supplimental information about merger
Subscribe for More Information
July 17, 2015
16:41 EDTMPCStocks end week higher as Google, Greece bring out the buyers
Stocks ended the week higher and the major averages are back at record highs after Iran agreed to a nuclear deal, Greece's parliament paved the way for the country to receive another bailout by agreeing to new austerity measures and Google (GOOG) gave investors hope that earnings from tech's other heavyweights will be similarly better than expected. MACRO NEWS: In the U.S., retail sales unexpectedly fell 0.3% in June, versus the consensus forecast for growth of 0.3%. The producer prices index showed prices rose 0.4% in June, versus expectations for an increase of 0.2%. The consumer price index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.3% in June from a month earlier, matching the consensus forecast. Compared with last year, consumer prices rose 0.1%, marking the first annual increase since December. Housing starts rose 9.8% to a 1.17M rate in June and building permits rose 7.4% to a 1.34M pace, both of which topped expectations. The NAHB homebuilder sentiment index for July came in at 60, a point better than forecast. The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment reading dropped to 93.3 in the preliminary July figure, which was below the 96.0 reading that was expected. During testimony before Congress, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen stayed on message, stating that the central bank is on track to raise record-low interest rates this year, so long as the labor market and the economy keep improving... In China, exports rose 2.1% from a year earlier during June and imports dropped 6.7%, leaving a trade surplus of $45.8B for the month, the nation's customs administration reported. The nation's GDP was reported to have grown 7% in the second quarter from a year earlier, beating the consensus expectation for growth of 6.8%... In Europe, Greek lawmakers passed the country's austerity agreement and Euro-area finance ministers reportedly agreed in principle to extend a bridge loan to Greece. The loan should help keep Greece afloat while its Prime Minister negotiates the details of the country's latest bailout... Iran reached a deal on restrictions and inspections intended to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions by six world powers. The agreement still faces a political fight in the U.S. before taking effect, but President Barack Obama has vowed to veto any congressional effort to block its implementation. COMPANY NEWS: Class A shares of Google (GOOG, GOOGL) surged at the end of the week after the search giant reported better than expected revenues and earnings in the second quarter. Research firms all over Wall Street raised their price targets on the stock in the wake of the report... Netflix (NFLX) rallied to a split-adjusted all-time high after the streaming service operator reported stronger than expected second quarter results, including higher than expected Q2 subscriber metrics, prompting a large number of research firms to raise their price targets on the stock... Many of the nation's largest banks reported on their results in the second quarter this week. JPMorgan (JPM), Bank of America (BAC) and Citigroup (C) all posted quarterly profits, excluding certain items, that beat the average estimates of analysts. Wells Fargo (WFC) reported earnings in-line with consensus estimates and revenue somewhat below expectations, while Goldman Sachs (GS) reported headline earnings that appeared to fall far short of the consensus forecast. However, that was due to Goldman's nearly $1.5B in provisions for litigation and regulatory matters. Excluding those provisions, the bank's earnings were ahead of consensus... On the M&A front, Receptos (RCPT) advanced after Celgene (CELG) announced a deal to buy the smaller drugmaker for $232 per share in cash, or a total of about $7.2B net of cash acquired. A number of research firms applauded the deal, especially noting the price Celgene agreed to pay, but cautioned that a rival bidder may still emerge for Receptos. Marathon Petroleum (MPC) gained after MPLX (MPLX), the company's fee-based master limited partnership, agreed to acquire MarkWest Energy (MWE) in a cash and stock deal that implies a total enterprise value for MarkWest of approximately $20B, including the assumption of debt of approximately $4.2B. Micron (MU) rose after The Wall Street Journal reported that China's state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup had offered to acquire the memory chip maker for $23B, or $21 per share... Shares of Twitter (TWTR) spiked Tuesday morning after a questionable takeover report was published on a website that mimicked, but had a different web address, than Bloomberg News. A Bloomberg spokesman said soon afterward that the Twitter takeover story being attributed to the news service was a fake, while a Twitter spokesperson also denied the report of an alleged deal... Macy's (M) jumped after Starboard CEO Jeffrey Smith called the stock his "best idea" for 2015, adding that the shares could be worth $125 each if the company takes steps to maximize the value of its real estate holdings. Amazon (AMZN) announced it sold more units on its first "Prime Day" than the biggest Black Friday ever and had more new members try its Prime service worldwide than any single day in company history. The e-commerce giant noted that its worldwide order growth increased 266% over the same day last year and 18% more than Black Friday 2014, adding that it will "definitely be" doing another Prime Day in the future. A number of semiconductor equipment stocks, including Applied Materials (AMAT) and Lam Research (LRCX), dropped after Intel (INTC) cut its capital expenditures guidance while reporting on its quarterly results. INDEXES: For the week, the Dow gained about 1.05% to close at 18,086.45, the Nasdaq advanced about 3.37% to close at 5,210.14, and the S&P 500 rose about 1.67% to close at 2,126.64.

Sign up for a free trial to see the rest of the stories you've been missing.

I agree to the theflyonthewall.com disclaimer & terms of use