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July 3, 2014
09:56 EDTSBGL, RSPP, END, RMD, NFX, CMA, RGDO, LAZOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Comerica (CMA) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup... Endeavour (END) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital... Lazard (LAZ) downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James... Newfield Exploration (NFX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Societe Generale... RSP Permian (RSPP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... Regado Biosciences (RGDO) downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at Wedbush... ResMed (RMD) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Sibanye Gold (SBGL) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS.
News For CMA;END;LAZ;NFX;RSPP;RGDO;RMD;SBGL From The Last 14 Days
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February 9, 2016
06:12 EDTCMAComerica volatility elevated as shares trend lower
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February 8, 2016
07:23 EDTLAZCredit Suisse to hold a forum
17th Annual Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum is being held in New York where on February 8, some of the companies will be hosting dinners, followed by company presentations on February 9-10.
February 5, 2016
10:13 EDTSBGLHigh option volume stocks
High option volume stocks: SC YRCW MKTO MT LNKD EPAM SBGL ALLY QLIK
06:47 EDTCMAActivist investors eyeing U.S. banks for merger waves, Reuters says
Activist investors are targeting the U.S. banking sector, betting that the headwinds the industry is experiencing will accelerate consolidation among such companies, Reuters reports. Banks historically have stayed out of the line of sight of activist investors, with certain exceptions, though rate and regulatory pressures could result in a wave of M&A for SMID-cap institutions, the report says. Potential activist candidates include Comerica Bank (CMA), which Hudson Executive Capital acquired a $56M stake in earlier this week, and Zions (ZION), Reuters notes. Reference Link
February 2, 2016
06:57 EDTLAZLazard reports Q4 asset management operating revenue $261M
Reports Q4 net inflows of $1.9B. Reports Q4 M&A and other advisory operating revenue $282M. Reports Q4 Financial Advisory operating revenue $331M. Average AUM for the fourth quarter of 2015 was $188 billion, 4% lower than average AUM for the fourth quarter of 2014 and 2% lower than the third quarter of 2015. AUM as of December 31, 2015, was 2% higher from September 30, 2015, primarily driven by market appreciation, partially offset by foreign exchange movement and $1.9 billion of net outflows in the quarter.
06:55 EDTLAZLazard reports Q4 adjusted EPS 92c, consensus 88c
Reports Q4 revenue $598M, consensus $574.92M.
February 1, 2016
16:24 EDTLAZLazard declares special dividend of $1.20 per share
Lazard declared a special dividend of $1.20 per share, up from the $1.00 special dividend paid in 2015, as well as a quarterly dividend of 35c per share on its outstanding Class A common stock. The dividends are payable on February 26 to stockholders of record on February 11.
January 29, 2016
10:05 EDTRSPPOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: American Equity (AEL) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Calpine (CPN) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim... Diamondback Energy (FANG) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital... Dynegy (DYN) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim... ICF International (ICFI) initiated with a Market Perform at Barrington... Juno Therapeutics (JUNO) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... Kite Pharma (KITE) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... Match Group (MTCH) initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna... Medifast (MED) initiated with a Hold at Wunderlich... NRG Energy (NRG) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim... NRG Yield (NYLD) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim... Nutrisystem (NTRI) initiated with a Buy at Wunderlich... Parsley Energy (PE) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital... Precision Drilling (PDS) initiated with a Hold at Canaccord... RSP Permian (RSPP) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital... Taylor Morrison (TMHC) initiated with a Neutral at Citi... Tortoise North American Energy (TYN) initiated with a Neutral at Guggenheim... WisdomTree (WETF) initiated with a Neutral at Northcoast.
06:14 EDTRSPPRSP Permian initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital
Target $25.
January 28, 2016
10:04 EDTCMAOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Amdocs (DOX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Cheesecake Factory (CAKE) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens... Chemical Financial (CHFC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler O'Neill... Cimarex Energy (XEC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Wunderlich... Cirrus Logic (CRUS) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Citrix (CTXS) upgraded on Q4 results, valuation at JMP Securities... Comerica (CMA) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at BMO Capital... Community Health (CYH) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James... Denny's (DENN) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens... Dolby (DLB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Dougherty... EMC (EMC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho... Halliburton (HAL) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at KLR Group... Hanmi Financial (HAFC) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... Hawaiian Holdings (HA) upgraded to Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Hologic (HOLX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham... Kinder Morgan (KMI) upgraded at Stifel... MGM China (MCHVF) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Nimble Storage (NMBL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Maxim... Patterson Companies (PDCO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... PayPal (PYPL) upgraded to Outperform on core market share gains at Wedbush... Prosperity Bancshares (PB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson... RPC, Inc. (RES) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Rowan Companies (RDC) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley... SanDisk (SNDK) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho... Stillwater Mining (SWC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital... Vantiv (VNTV) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna... Wilshire Bancorp (WIBC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James.
08:53 EDTCMAComerica upgraded on valuation at BMO Capital
As noted earlier, BMO Capital upgraded Comerica to Market Perform from Underperform. The firm upgraded the stock based on valuation, and said that it is not concerned about the adequacy of the bank's capital. Target to $38 from $43.
06:39 EDTCMABombardier sued by Comerica for jet payments, Reuters reports
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06:04 EDTCMAComerica upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at BMO Capital

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