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News For CLWR;S;DISH;STX;STZ;AZZ;SKUL;APOL;ONE;HA From The Last 14 Days
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December 19, 2014
06:53 EDTAPOLWhitie House unveils college ratings blueprint, Reuters says
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December 18, 2014
16:01 EDTHAHawaiian Holdings to acquire six new A330-800neo aircraft
Hawaiian Airlines announced a definitive purchase agreement with Airbus, finalizing the Memorandum of Understanding announced earlier this year to acquire six new A330-800neo aircraft starting in 2019. The agreement replaces Hawaiian's previous order for six A350-800s. The transaction includes rights to purchase an additional six aircraft as part of the carrier's path to growth and increased efficiency. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but the aircraft have a total list-price value of approximately $2.9B if all of the purchase rights are exercised. Hawaiian Airlines' existing orders include an additional three new A330-200s for delivery in 2015 and 16 narrow-body A321neo aircraft starting in 2017.
08:18 EDTSSprint Chief Network Officer says 2014 network milestones met
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07:17 EDTDISHDISH price target raised to $100 from $70 at Jefferies
Jefferies raised its price target for DISH shares to $100 saying the market is "overly discounting" the value of the company's spectrum. The firm expects DISH's spectrum value to accrete towards auction levels and keeps a Buy rating on the stock. Shares of the pay-TV provider closed yesterday up $1.24 to $69.72.
December 17, 2014
11:14 EDTDISHNetflix rises after MKM downplays production risks, DISH deal announced
Shares of Netflix (NFLX) are climbing after research firm MKM Partners recommended that investors buy shares of the online streaming service heading into the New Year. The shares could triple or quadruple over the next four to five years, the firm predicted. WHAT'S NEW: Some believe that Netflix's stepped up content production increases its risk, MKM analyst Rob Sanderson reported. However, Netflix's movie content purchase deals carry similar risk and the company's massive content portfolio insulates it from risk, the analyst stated. Meanwhile, Sanderson disagrees with initial reviews of Netflix's "Marco Polo" series. The series is no "Games of Thrones," but the season of "Marco Polo" as a whole is better than the first few episodes, Sanderson believes. Netflix should benefit more than expected from the advent of 4K resolution and the company should announce partnerships with cable companies at a faster rate next year, the analyst indicated. He continues to identify the stock as his favorite large-cap name and estimates that it could triple or quadruple over the next four or five years. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Satellite broadcaster DISH (DISH) earlier today announced that it had become the first major pay-TV provider in the U.S. to integrate the Netflix app into its set-top box. The app gives customers the ability to instantly stream Netflix movies and TV shows, DISH added. PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, Netflix gained 3.4% to $327.21.
10:14 EDTSTXHP best way to play coming PC sales outperformance, Citi says
Sales of PCs will be at least flat next year, before growing slightly in 2016 and 2017, Citigroup wrote in a note to investors today. The firm identified HP (HPQ) as the best way to play better than expected PC sales. WHAT'S NEW: Although many believe that PCs will become extinct, there are several reasons why sales of personal computers will begin growing again, Citi analyst Jim Suva contended. Sales of commercial PCs in emerging markets should increase over the long-term, as those PCs are aging, according to Suva. He estimated that commercial PCs in emerging markets account for 27% of the total PC market. Meanwhile, tablets were supposed to replace PCs, but tablet sales growth slowed to just 8% this year, indicating that tablets are becoming less of a threat to PCs, he wrote. Additionally, some believe that PC demand was inflated by a rush to replace computers running Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows XP operating system this year after the company stopped supporting XP, but Suva believe that PC demand growth in 2014 was more driven by a need to buy new computers following a lull in growth in 2012-2013 than by the XP situation. As a result, the analyst estimates that the XP phenomenon will only reduce next year's PC growth by 1%, versus the 3%+ reduction that investors fear. HP is the best way to play the PC rebound, wrote Suva, who raised his price target on the company's shares to $46 from $40 and kept a Buy rating on the stock. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Suva raised his price target on hard disk drive maker Western Digital (WDX) to $125 from $110 and on its competitor, Seagate (STX), to $74 from $70, as he noted that the companies obtain about 50% of their revenue from PCs. He kept Buy ratings on both names. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Hewlett-Packard gained 2.7% to $38.32, Western Digital rose 1.7% to $106.30, and Seagate climbed 1% to $63.89.
09:53 EDTDISHDISH integrates Netflix into set-top box
DISH (DISH) today became the first major pay-TV provider in the U.S. to integrate the Netflix (NFLX) app into its set-top box. Available on DISH’s second-generation Hopper, the app gives customers the ability to instantly stream Netflix movies and TV shows, including “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black,” from the same platform used to access their linear television channels. The Netflix app will rollout to DISH customers throughout the day. The Netflix app is currently available on all broadband-connected second-generation Hopper set-top boxes. In the coming months, DISH expects the app to rollout to Joey, Super Joey and Wireless Joey clients. Additionally, in the future, titles available on Netflix could be integrated into the search functionality across live, recorded and Video On Demand programs for both the Hopper as well as DISH’s forthcoming OTT service.
06:25 EDTSTXWestern Digital price target raised to $125 from $110 at Citigroup
Citigroup raised its price target for Western Digital (WDC) shares to $125 on expectations PCs will return to positive growth in 2016-2017. Citi believes Western Digital will benefit if its thesis on PCs proves correct. It also raised its price target for Seagate (STX) shares to $74 from $70. Citi keeps a Buy rating on both stocks.
December 16, 2014
17:03 EDTSTZConstellation Brands, Owens-Illinois form JV
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14:11 EDTSSprint may face $105M FCC fine over billing, Bloomberg reports
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13:31 EDTSSprint to conclude NASCAR partnership after 2016 season
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December 15, 2014
07:57 EDTHADeutsche ups targets on Airlines amid lower fuel prices
Deutsche Bank expects 2015 to be an even stronger year than 2014 for Airline stocks and believes carriers will continue to "share their growing wealth with their stakeholders." Deutsche sees lower fuel prices and reduced interest expense providing benefits in 2015. The firm raised its price target for Allegiant Travel (ALGT) to $174 from $150, for Hawaiian Holdings (HA) to $27 from $19, for JetBlue (JBLU) to $21 from $17, for Southwest (LUV) to $55 from $46, for Spirit Airlines (SAVE) to $95 from $85, for United Continental (UAL) to $80 from $50, for American Airlines (AAL) to $67 from $54 and for Alaska Air (ALK) to $53 from $42.50. Deutsche keeps a $60 price target on shares of Delta Air Lines (DAL). The firm has a Buy rating on all name in the space save for Alaska Air, which it rates Sell.
December 11, 2014
06:24 EDTDISHDISH plans to leave broadcast channels out of basic online TV package, WSJ says
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05:18 EDTDISHNexstar, DISH reach distribution agreement
Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST) announced that it reached a new distribution agreement with DISH Network (DISH) allowing the satellite television provider the right to continue to air Nexstar’s programming. The agreement covers Nexstar’s broadcast platform inclusive of 60 network affiliated and local stations in 46 markets. On Monday, December 8, Nexstar granted DISH an extension until 11:59 p.m. ET tonight to the companies’ previous agreement.
December 10, 2014
10:24 EDTSSprint retreats after Oppenheimer cuts rating to Underperform amid price war
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10:00 EDTSOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:12 EDTSRadioShack threatens bankruptcy if cell phone deals not reworked, NY Post says
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07:58 EDTSSprint downgraded to Underperform from Perform at Oppenheimer
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05:53 EDTDISHStocks with implied volatility movement; SPLS DISH
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December 9, 2014
14:51 EDTSKULSkullcandy management to meet with Piper Jaffray
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10:28 EDTSVerizon drops after warning about promotional impact on profits
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07:41 EDTSTXBarclays to hold a conference
Global Technology Conference is being held in San Francisco on December 9-10 with webcasted company presentations to begin on December 9 at 10:40 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
06:32 EDTDISHCitigroup calls on DISH to split into two companies
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05:24 EDTDISHNexstar provides third extension to DISH distribution agreement
Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST) announced that it has provided the third extension of its distribution agreement with DISH Network (DISH) allowing the satellite television provider the right to continue to air Nexstar’s highly rated programming until 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 10. The agreement covers Nexstar’s broadcast platform inclusive of 60 network affiliated and local stations in 46 markets. DISH’s previous extension with Nexstar expires at 11:59 p.m. ET. Nextar stated that for over two months, it has been negotiating in good faith to establish a mutually agreeable contract with DISH and Nexstar remains hopeful that a resolution can be reached without a service interruption to viewers in affected markets.
December 8, 2014
16:02 EDTHAHawaiian Holdings reports Nov. passenger traffic up 6.7% to 817,583
Reports November RPMs up 4.4% to 1.11M. Reports November ASMs up 2.9% to 1.39M. Reports November Load Factor up 1.1 percentage points to 80.3%.
14:56 EDTSMDC Partners climbs for third day after making announcement on CRM unit
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07:28 EDTSTXFBN Securities to hold a bus tour
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December 7, 2014
12:26 EDTDISHCBS, DISH reach content carriage agreement
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