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April 19, 2013
10:04 EDTHUBG, LEG, TXN, ALB, HMSY, VAR, MHR, COH, FCS, PAY, COTOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Albermarle (ALB) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... Coach (COH) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird... Cott Corp. (COT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... Magnum Hunter (MHR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... Texas Instruments (TXN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James... Varian Medical (VAR) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citigroup... VeriFone (PAY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Compass Point... Wolverine World Wide (WWW) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Leggett & Platt (LEG) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Monness Crespi... Coach (COH) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird... VeriFone (PAY) downgraded at Compass Point... Fairchild Semiconductor (FCS) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Texas Instruments (TXN) downgraded at Raymond James... Hub Group (HUBG) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens... HMS Holdings (HMSY) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at First Analysis.
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January 26, 2016
14:00 EDTHUBGSwift spikes after reporting Q4 earnings beat
Shares of trucking company Swift (SWFT) are rallying after reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Monday evening. WHAT'S NEW: Swift reported fourth quarter earnings per share of 53c on revenue of $1.09B. Analysts were anticipating Q4 EPS of 47c on revenue of $1.12B. With its Q4 financial results, the company guided for fiscal 2016 EPS of $1.50-$1.60 against analyst estimates of $1.55. Swift attributed the earnings beat to strong operational execution, declining fuel prices, gains on equipment sales, and a better than anticipated tax rate. "We were able to generate year-over-year rate increases in our three largest reportable segments, despite difficult comparison quarters. Investments in our fleet technology are also beginning to pay off, with improved accident and workers' compensation trends, driver retention, and fuel efficiency in the quarter. We also realized improvements in our Intermodal container turns," the company said in a letter to investors. WHAT'S NOTABLE. In late September, the company slashed it fiscal 2015 EPS view to $1.43-$1.52 from $1.64-$1.74. At the time, the company blamed its reduced view, in part, on the additional carrying expense associated with the large volume of new tractors received late in the second quarter due to delivery delays, as well as a reduction in expected volumes of seasonal project business in Q4 of 2015 due to customers' recent logistical changes. A month later, with its third quarter results, the trucking company noted that as it moved into Q4, it would focus on improving utilization of its fleet. PRICE ACTION: Shares of Swift lost about 50% of their value in 2015 and closed Monday at $13.67. In Tuesday afternoon trading, shares of Swift are up over 19% to $16.31. OTHERS TO WATCH: Shares of other companies in the truck and logistics space are also up, including JB Hunt (JBHT), Hub Group (HUBG), Landstar System (LSTR), and Werner Enterprises (WERN).
12:16 EDTCOHOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Stocks began the session in positive territory moved cautiously in the opening segment, before shooting higher following the better than expected consumer confidence reading. The Dow is the biggest winner and is up more than 1.5% while the Nasdaq has been lagging but is up more than 0.6%. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 5.8% from the prior year in November, topping expectations for a 5.7% year-over-year increase. The separate FHFA house price index showed a monthly gain of 0.5% in November, matching the consensus forecast. Markit's services PMI for January came in at 53.7, missing the 54.0 forecast. The preliminary reading of the Conference Board's consumer confidence index for January came in at 98.1, topping the 96.5 reading that was expected. In Asia, Japan's Nikkei index fell 2.35% while China's Shanghai composite slid 6.4%. COMPANY NEWS: The volume of earnings reports took a step up, with four members of the bluechip Dow Jones Industrial Average posting results before the opening bell this morning. All four advanced on the heels of their reports, with 3M (MMM) leading the pack with a gain of 4.5% despite earnings, excluding restructuring charges, that missed the consensus forecast. The industrial conglomerate did, however, affirm its performance expectations for the new fiscal year. Meanwhile, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) rose 3%, Procter & Gamble (PG) gained 2.7% and DuPont (DD) added 1.6%... AIG (AIG) provided its much-anticipated strategy update, committing to return at least $25B to shareholders over next two years and announcing that it has agreed to sell AIG Advisor Group to private equity firm Lightyear Capital and Canadian pension investment manager PSP Investments. AIG also said it will pursue an initial public offering of United Guaranty in mid-2016 to sell up to 19.9% of the outstanding shares as a first step towards a full separation. However, the insurer said it believes a full breakup, as espoused by investor Carl Icahn, would detract from shareholder value, arguing that a lack of diversification benefits would reduce capital available for distribution and there would be a loss of tax benefits. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Avis Budget (CAR), which rallied 7% after the company raised its share repurchase authorization by $300M and after SRS Investment reported a 9.5% stake in the company. Also higher were Sprint (S) and Coach (COH), which gained 20% and 11%, respectively, after reporting quarterly earnings. In addition, FirstMerit (FMER) rose 16% after reporting quarterly earnings and announcing that it will merge with Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) in a deal valued at $3.4B. Huntington Bancshares fell 10% after the FirstMerit merger agreement was announced. Also lower was Stratasys (SSYS), which dropped 6% after JPMorgan downgraded the shares to Neutral from Overweight. In addition, Polaris (PII) and Waters Corporation (WAT) were down 11% and 4.5%, respectively, after reporting quarterly earnings. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 273.66, or 1.72%, to 16,158.88, the Nasdaq was up 49.20, or 1.09%, to 4,567.69, and the S&P 500 was up 25.96, or 1.38%, to 1,903.04.
11:13 EDTCOHActive options; AAPL BAC FB NFLX C MSFT TWTR VALE FCX COH XOM AMZN
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11:01 EDTCOHStocks with call strike movement; COH BAC
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10:06 EDTCOHOptions with decreasing implied volatility
Options with decreasing implied volatility: SRPT GNC ALKS CALM NFLX CREE FFIV COH ISRG IBM
10:01 EDTCOHHigh option volume stocks
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09:17 EDTCOHCoach says 'no change' in capital allocation plans
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09:15 EDTCOHOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Sprint (S), up 19.5%... Rambus (RMBS), up 8%... Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), up 11.3%... Sanmina (SANM), up 9.9%... Coach (COH), up 4.9%. ALSO HIGHER: Firstmerit (FMER), up 21.5% following the merger announcement with Huntington Bancshares (HBAN). DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Polaris (PII), down 4.2%. ALSO LOWER: Huntington Bancshares, down 6.8% after announcing a merger with Firstmerit. Stratasys (SSYS), down 3.7% after being downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan.
09:12 EDTCOHCoach sees N.A. comps improving throughout the year
09:11 EDTCOHCoach says "now is the time" to explore selling interest in Hudson Yards JV
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09:05 EDTCOHCoach experiencing strengthening in Chinese tourist spending in Japan, Europe
Says confident company will return to topline growth this FY as well as positive N.A. comps by Q4. Says seeing Stuart Weitzman gain traction internationally, seeing growth in Asia. Says on target to end the year with 40% of doors in new modern luxury format. Says "bullish" about prospects for global men's business, still targeting $1B in sales in 2017. Says had "record" Black Friday sales in North America. Says in store traffic trends improved in North America in Q2, though competitive pressures intensified and company responded with higher level of promotions than expected. Says expects to renovate about 60 modern luxury concept stores this year in North America. Says Hong Kong, Macau continue to be impacted by "dramatic" slowdown in inbound tourist traffic. Says "optimistic" on prospects for this market over the long-term despite short-term volatility. Still sees Chinese tourist as "increasingly large part" of business globally and says has experienced strengthening in Chinese tourist spending, particularly in Japan and Europe. Comments taken from the Q2 earnings conference call. Coach is up 4.55% in pre-market trading.
09:01 EDTCOHCoach moves higher after earnings beat
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06:49 EDTCOHCoach backs FY16 revenue growth of low-single digits
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06:48 EDTCOHCoach reports Q2 Coach Brand sales $1.18B, Stuart Weitzman sales $94M
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06:47 EDTALBAlbemarle CFO to take temporary medical leave of absence
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06:46 EDTCOHCoach reports Q2 non-GAAP EPS 68c, consensus 67c
Reports Q2 revenue $1.27B vs. $1.22B last year.
January 25, 2016
14:29 EDTCOHNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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13:29 EDTCOHCoach technical notes ahead of earnings, potential bearish pattern
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11:24 EDTCOHOptions with increasing volume
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09:19 EDTCOHCoach volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
Coach January weekly call option implied volatility is at 76, February is at 44; compared to its 52-week range of 20 to 51, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q4 results on January 26.
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