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June 16, 2014
09:19 EDTLAYN, ISIS, DARA, WFT, ETRM, AKS, ACMP, WMB, BLUE, LVLT, TWTC, SNDK, FIO, MDT, COVOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Covidien (COV), up 30% after Medtronic (MDT) agreed to acquire the company for $42.9B in cash and stock. Medtronic shares are also up 6% following the news... Fusio-io (FIO), up 24% after SanDisk (SNDK) to acquire the company in all-cash deal valued at approximately $1.1B... tw telecom (TWTC), up 11% after agreeing to be acquired by Level 3 (LVLT) for $40.86 per share. Level 3 shares are up 1% following the announcement... Bluebird bio (BLUE), up 63% after announcing data from a clinical study... Williams Companies (WMB), up 12.3% after Access Midstream (ACMP) confirms Williams' planned acquisition... AK Steel (AKS), up 5% after upgraded at BofA Merrill Lynch... Dara BioSciences (DARA), up 21% after KRN5500 granted orphan drug designation by FDA. LOWER: Weatherford (WFT), down 3% after holders approve change of jurisdiction from Switzerland to Ireland... Layne Christensen (LAYN), down 12% after reporting a greater than expected Q1 loss per share and lower than expected revenues.
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August 20, 2014
07:18 EDTCOV, MDTMedtronic shares have upside with or without deal, says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank sees limited downside risk and significant upside potential for shares of Medtronic (MDT), with or without the pending Covidien (COV) acquisition. Deutsche says the Q1 results show improving trends and it keeps a Buy rating on Medtronic with an $85 price target.
August 19, 2014
12:17 EDTTWTCtw telecom says 'applauds OMB approval of FCC's special access request'
tw telecom Senior Vice President of Public Policy Michael Rouleau issued the following statement following the Office of Management and Budget's approval of the Federal Communication Commission's special access data collection request. The request will help expedite the FCC's review of incumbent business broadband service providers' market power: "tw telecom applauds the OMB for its approval of the FCC's special access data collection request, helping pave the way for the Commission's review of business broadband service providers' market power, business practices, and pricing. The FCC's access to this pertinent market data will help open the window to increased competition in the industry. tw telecom thanks the OMB and the FCC for their continued efforts toward resolving this long-standing issue, and urges the Commission to issue the data request as soon as possible."
08:40 EDTMDTMedtronic sees FY15 gross margin of 74.5%-75%, with Q2 on lower end of range
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08:25 EDTMDTMedtronic: Negative factors in Spine segment in Q1 werre temporary
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08:22 EDTMDT, COVMedtronic: We will continue to pay significant US taxes following Covidien deal
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07:19 EDTMDTMedtronic backs FY15 EPS view of $4.00-$4.10, consensus $4.04
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07:17 EDTMDTMedtronic reports Q1 EPS 93c, consensus 92c
Reports Q1 revenue $4.27B, consensus $4.25B.
August 18, 2014
16:10 EDTCOVCovidien says study shows directional atherectomy safe, effective
Covidien announced that directional atherectomy is "safe and effective as a frontline therapy for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease," according to a Covidien study published online today in the Journal of American College of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Interventions. Results from the DEFINITIVE LE study using Covidienís TurboHawk and/or SilverHawk directional atherectomy systems demonstrated 95% limb salvage in patients with critical limb ischemia and 78% overall patency in claudicant patients at 12 months.
15:26 EDTMDTNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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14:49 EDTMDTMedtronic technical comments before earnings
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13:59 EDTMDTMedtronic August weekly 63.5 straddle priced for 2% move into Q1
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06:24 EDTMDTOptions expected to be active
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August 15, 2014
11:26 EDTLAYNLayne Christensen announces DOJ decided not to file any charges against company
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07:01 EDTISISIsis Pharmaceuticals earns $2M from advancement of ISIS-SMN from Biogen
Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS) announced that it has earned a $2M milestone payment from Biogen (BIIB) related to the advancement of the ongoing open-label extension study of ISIS-SMNRx in children with spinal muscular atrophy.
August 14, 2014
17:41 EDTWFTPoint72 Asset Management gives quarterly update on stakes
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17:27 EDTWFTAppaloosa gives quarterly update on stakes
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17:16 EDTCOVPaulson & Co gives quarterly update on stakes
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17:08 EDTLVLTSoros Fund Management gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: CONSOL Energy (CNX), Google (GOOG), Level 3 (LVLT), Time Warner (TWC), and New Oriental (EDU). INCREASED STAKES: YPF SA (YPF), Apple (AAPL), Facebook (FB), AIG (AIG), and American Airlines (AAL). DECREASED STAKES: Teva (TEVA), Liberty Global (LBTYK), Barrick Gold (ABX), EQT (EQT), and Comcast (CMCSA). LIQUIDATED STAKES: FedEx (FDX), Monster Beverage (MNST), Google (GOOGL), Devon Energy (DVN), Marathon Petroleum (MPC).
07:27 EDTCOV, MDTJPMorgan a buyer of Medtronic at current levels
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06:15 EDTMDT, COVCovidien risk/reward very favorable, says Citigroup
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