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February 19, 2013
10:11 EDTCSTR, DENN, END, PPL, KEG, VOD, MON, KMG, LPNT, GFI, OII, VECO, APA, TRLA, NR, CREEOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Cree (CREE) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer... Gold Fields (GFI) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citigroup... Key Energy (KEG) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... LifePoint Hospitals (LPNT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at WallachBeth... Newpark Resources (NR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... PPL Corp. (PPL) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Trulia (TRLA) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... UBS (UBS) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... KMG Chemicals (KMG) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sidoti... Endeavour (END) downgraded to In-Line from Outperform at Imperial Capital... Apache (APA) downgraded to Neutral from Accumulate at Global Hunter... Monsanto (MON) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities... Denny's (DENN) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Feltl... Vodafone (VOD) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Bernstein... Veeco (VECO) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Coinstar (CSTR) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Oceaneering (OII) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim.
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July 31, 2015
07:05 EDTLPNTLifePoint sees FY15 adjusted EPS $3.75-$4.06, consensus $4.00
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07:04 EDTLPNTLifePoint reports Q2 EPS $1.00, consensus 99c
Reports Q2 revenue $1.27B, consensus $1.24B.
July 30, 2015
16:57 EDTNRNewpark Resources reports Q2 EPS (5c), consensus (2c)
Reports Q2 revenue $163.6M, consensus $166.14M.
15:04 EDTLPNTNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's open, with earnings consensus, include Exxon Mobil (XOM), consensus $1.11... Chevron (CVX), consensus $1.16... Seagate Technology (STX), consensus 64c... Tyco (TYC), consensus 56c... Newell Rubbermaid (NWL), consensus 62c... LifePoint Health (LPNT), consensus 99c.
July 29, 2015
19:51 EDTKEGKey Energy reports Q2 EPS ex-items (27c), consensus (23c)
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July 27, 2015
19:09 EDTMONSyngenta claims Monsanto breakup fee only applies in limited cases, Reuters says
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09:35 EDTOIIOceaneering upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at Global Hunter
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09:33 EDTOIIOceaneering downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at Iberia
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July 24, 2015
15:06 EDTVODEarnings Watch: TV networks report as streaming services gain ground
CBS (CBS), Time Warner (TWX), Viacom (VIA, VIAB), and 21st Century Fox (FOX, FOXA) are among TV network companies expected to report quarterly results over the next several weeks, with Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK) already having reported before the open on July 23. EXPECTATIONS: Time Warner is expected to report EPS of $1.03 on revenue of $6.9B, CBS is expected to report EPS of 73c on revenue of $3.22B, Viacom is expected to report EPS of $1.47 on revenue of $3.22B, and 21st Century Fox is expected to report EPS of 37c on revenue of $6.48B. LAST QUARTER: CBS, Time Warner, and Fox all reported stronger than expected Q1 results, while Viacom reported higher than expected Q2 EPS but missed on revenue. THIS WEEK'S EARNINGS: On the morning of July 23, Comcast reported Q2 EPS of 84c in line with estimates, and revenue of $18.7B versus expectations for $18.14B. Cable customer relationships for the quarter were up 31,000 to 27.3M, driven by increases in double and triple product relationships. During a subsequent conference call, the company noted that TV viewership continues to be under pressure. NEWS: At Re/code's Code Conference on May 27, CBS CEO Leslie Moonves remarked that his network will "probably" sign up for Apple's (AAPL) rumored TV service, and on June 3, CBS announced that its Showtime network will be offered over the internet as a stand-alone streaming service launching in early July for a monthly price of $10.99, with Apple as its first partner. On July 1, Variety quoted sources as saying Viacom was attempting to entice advertisers by offering to construct social-media and digital extensions of traditional TV ad campaigns as the company seeks to move away from Nielsen-based advertising sales. On July 8, the Wall Street Journal reported that Viacom's Paramount Pictures reached an agreement with AMC (AMC) to accelerate the home release of movies, noting that the company hoped to implement the quickened schedule for all new releases beginning later in the year. On July 17, Re/code reported that Viacom held talks to acquire e-commerce and media company Thrillist Media, according to sources. On June 17, 21st Century Fox named James Murdoch as CEO, with founder and former chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch appointed executive co-chairman alongside Lachlan Murdoch. The Telegraph reported on June 20 that Fox rejected offers for its stake in Sky (SKYAY) from Vodafone (VOD) and Vivendi (VIVHY), potentially signalling an interest in outright purchasing the rest of Sky, according to the report. More recently, the European Commission announced on July 23 that it delivered a statement of objections to Sky and various film studios owned by Comcast, Viacom, Fox, Time Warner, Disney (DIS), and Sony (SNE), discussing anti-trust concerns due to limitations on country-by-country availability of pay-TV services. STREET RESEARCH: On May 12, Pacific Crest said it believes Apple will launch its TV service before the end of the year, saying the move should benefit TV networks as well as Apple itself. On June 24, Brean Capital said Facebook's (FB) agreement with Time Warner to host premier episodes of certain upcoming shows was "a trend worth following," and possibly indicative of Facebook hosting additional TV content in the future. Also on June 24, FBR Capital contended that Netflix (NFLX) was on pace to have a larger 24-hour audience than all traditional broadcast networks, where ratings are seeing declines on average, according to the research firm. Those comments were followed by a July 10 note on Netflix from Morgan Stanley, saying the subscription streaming service was seeing higher time spent per day than any single broadcast network. Moving away from the Netflix factor, on July 10, JPMorgan said CBS shares looked "very attractive" following a recent selloff, though the company saw a downgrade on July 20 from Pivotal, which cited higher costs of capital among other factors. Finally, Citi upgraded Viacom on July 16 to Neutral, citing recent underperformance in the company's shares heading into earnings season.
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05:32 EDTVODVodafone backs FY16 outlook
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05:31 EDTVODVodafone reports Q1 Group revenue GBP 10.11B
Reports Q3 service revenue GBP 9.17B, down 0.9% on a reported basis and up 3.3% on an organic basis. Reports continued recovery in Europe: Germany -1.2%*, UK 0.2%*, Italy -2.0%*, Spain -5.5%. CEO Vittorio Colao commented, ". Our emerging markets have maintained their strong momentum and more of our European businesses are returning to growth, as customer demand for 4G and data takes off. We continue to hit our Project Spring build milestones and customers are beginning to value the improvement in service that is resulting: contract churn in Europe is now falling and mobile ARPU trends are stabilising in a number of key markets."
July 23, 2015
10:00 EDTOIIOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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06:36 EDTOIIOceaneering upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies
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06:21 EDTMONMonsanto renews takeover efforts after Syngenta's Q2 results, Reuters says
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July 22, 2015
17:08 EDTOIIOceaneering lowers FY15 EPS outlook to $2.70-$2.90 from $2.80-$3.20
FY15 EPS consensus is $2.87. Oceaneering CEO Kevin McEvoy said, "Our overall outlook for the second half of this year is down somewhat from last quarter's guidance, primarily on reduced expectations for Subsea Products and Asset Integrity. We now expect to report EPS of $1.34-$1.54 during the second half of 2015. Given this outlook and our year-to-date performance, we are lowering our 2015 EPS guidance to a range of $2.70-$2.90 from $2.80-$3.20, down about 7% at the midpoints. Relative to the first half of 2015, during the second half we expect to generate higher operating income from Subsea Products and AdTech, lower ROV and Subsea Projects results, and a similar operating income contribution from Asset Integrity... We believe our cash flow and liquidity position us well to manage our business through the current low commodity price environment. Longer-term, deepwater is still expected to continue to play a critical role in global oil supply growth required to replace depletion and meet projected demand."
17:04 EDTOIIOceaneering sees Q3 EPS 65c-75c, consensus 77c
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17:03 EDTOIIOceaneering reports Q2 adjusted EPS 76c, consensus 68c
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15:26 EDTOIINotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Qualcomm (QCOM), consensus 95... American Express (AXP), consensus $1.32... Texas Instruments (TXN), consensus 65c... Las Vegas Sands (LVS), consensus 61c... Crown Castle (CCI), consensus $1.06... Discover Financial (DFS), consensus $1.32... Tractor Supply (TSCO), consensus $1.11... SanDisk (SNDK), consensus 33c... SL Green Realty (SLG), consensus $1.56... Xilinx (XLNX), consensus 54c... Weatherford (WFT), consensus (12c)... F5 Networks (FFIV), consensus $1.60... United Rentals (URI), consensus $1.74... Fortinet (FTNT), consensus 9c... LaSalle Hotel (LHO), consensus 89c... Oceaneering International (OII), consensus 68c... Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), consensus 62c.
06:30 EDTAPAApache coverage assumed with a Neutral at Credit Suisse
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