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August 12, 2014
15:23 EDTCREE, PE, VSAT, JDSU, MYGN, URS, JKHY, FOSL, KING, LQNotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Cree (CREE), consensus 41c; King Digital (KING), consensus 59c; Fossil Group (FOSL), consensus 96c; Jack Henry (JKHY), consensus 60c; URS Corporation (URS), consensus 74c; Myriad Genetics (MYGN), consensus 46c; JDS Uniphase (JDSU), consensus 13c; ViaSat (VSAT), consensus 15c; Parsley Energy (PE), consensus 9c; La Quinta (LQ), consensus 11c.
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October 21, 2014
07:47 EDTJDSUJDSU price target raised to $17 from $14 at UBS
UBS raised its price target on JDSU to $17 from $14 as they envision two paths to value creation. The firm sees either staying the course on separating its assets into two companies or taking part in the industry consolidation by being either an acquirer or seller. UBS reiterates its Buy rating on JDSU shares.
October 20, 2014
12:03 EDTKINGKing Digital launches Candy Crush Soda Saga worldwide on Facebook
Earlier today, King Digital Entertainment (KING) announced that Candy Crush Soda Saga, the sister title to hit game Candy Crush Saga, has launched worldwide on Facebook (FB). Candy Crush Soda Saga is the next iteration in the Candy Crush franchise, set in the world of the Candy Kingdom. Fans of the original hit can now switch and match their way through new dimensions of gameplay with exciting new graphics and features including game modes, candy combinations, gameplay mechanics and more. Candy Crush Soda Saga is set to launch on mobile in the coming weeks.
October 17, 2014
12:52 EDTMYGNOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were sharply higher at midday, as the averages bounce back following steep declines in several recent sessions. Better than expected earnings from General Electric (GE) and Morgan Stanley (MS), a rebound in European stock markets and a stronger than expected reading on U.S. consumer confidence may all be contributing to the brightened mood evidenced by today's trading. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., housing starts rebounded 6.3% to a 1.017M pace in September, beating expectations for a monthly increase of 4.6%. Building permits increased 1.5% to a 1.018M rate, which was below the expected 2.3% rise. The first release on the University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index for October came in at 86.4, versus expectations for a decline to 84.0 from the prior 84.6 reading. COMPANY NEWS: General Electric shares rose over 3% after the company reported better than expected third quarter profit and nearly in-line revenues. Morgan Stanley, whose quarterly results also topped Street expectations, advanced 2.5%. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Westmoreland Coal (WLB), which gained 23% after it stuck a deal to acquire Oxford GP, the general partner of Oxford Resource Partners (OXF), and contribute certain royalty bearing coal reserves to Oxford in return for Oxford common units. Afterward, Brean Capital raised its price target on Westmoreland to $60, noting the announcement represents an entry into the MLP space. Also higher were shares of Textron (TXT), which advanced 11% after the aircraft and defense company reported better than expected third quarter earnings per share and raised its profit outlook for fiscal 2014. Among the noteworthy losers was Urban Outfitters (URBN), which dropped 13% and was downgraded by at least three Street research firms after the owner of Anthropologie and its namesake clothing stores warned that its Q3 earnings may be negatively impacted by continued weakness in its comparable retail sales. Also lower was Myriad Genetics (MYGN), which fell 7% after guiding to lower than expected Q1 adjusted earnings, citing a higher than expected increase in costs to perform its myRisk Hereditary Cancer test following the test's national launch. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 295.34, or 1.83%, to 16,412.58, the Nasdaq was up 62.43, or 1.48%, to 4,279.82, and the S&P 500 was up 29.48, or 1.58%, to 1,892.24.
10:24 EDTURSAECOM Technology completes acquisition of URS Corporation
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08:30 EDTLQLodging cycle is not broken, says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse said the correction in the Lodging group has crated a buying opportunity in its best ideas, Marriott (MAR), Hilton (HLT) and La Quinta (LQ). The analyst said low supply growth, healthy corporate travel demand, and lower gasoline prices continue to support the lodging cycle.
07:16 EDTMYGNMyriad Genetics receives draft medicare coverage for Prolaris
Myriad Genetics announced that Palmetto GBA, a Medicare Administrative Contractor, or MAC, that assesses molecular diagnostic technologies, has issued a draft local coverage determination, or LCD, for Prolaris, Myriad's prostate cancer test. The LCD is posted to the Medicare Coverage Database on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS, website and establishes the coverage policy for Medicare beneficiaries. The current language in the draft LCD provides reimbursement coverage for the approximately 50% of prostate cancer patients defined as low and very low risk. Under Medicare rules, the draft LCD is subject to a minimum 45-day public comment period. After comments are considered, a final LCD is issued, which goes into effect after a minimum 45-day notification period.
07:14 EDTMYGNMyriad Genetics sees FY15 EPS $1.90-$2.00, consensus $1.93
Backs FY15 revenue guidance of $800M-$820M, consensus 804.15M.
07:14 EDTMYGNMyriad Genetics sees Q1 adjusted EPS 25c, consensus 41c
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07:00 EDTMYGNMyriad Genetics trading halted, pending news
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06:28 EDTCREEIHS: LED smart bulb shipments to surpass 11M units in 2018, DigiTimes says
LED smart bulb shipments is expected to reach more than 11M units in 2018, reports DigiTimes, citing the IHS. Approximately 880,000 connected LED smart bulbs were shipped globally in 2013. Reference Link
October 16, 2014
13:39 EDTCREECree October weekly volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
Cree October weekly call option implied volatility is at 77, November is at 56, December is at 45, January is at 47, March is at 45, compared to its 26-week average of 40 according to Track Data, suggesting larger movement into the expected release of Q1 results after the market close on October 21.
08:07 EDTURSAECOM, URS announce preliminary merger consideration
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06:24 EDTCREELED lighting demand expected to be weak in Q4, DigiTimes reports
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October 15, 2014
09:53 EDTURSURS Corporation to host special shareholder meeting
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06:26 EDTCREESeptember 7W LED bulb prices grow sequentially in China, DigiTimes reports
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October 14, 2014
11:21 EDTFOSLFossil initiated with a Buy at Standpoint Research
Target $124.
09:54 EDTKINGKing Digital falls, levels to watch
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06:25 EDTCREEReplacement of conventional lighting with LEDs picks up pace, DigiTimes says
The replacement of conventional lighting with LED has picked up pace in the United States and Europe as power utilities offer subsidies for LED lighting products and the EU lowers the RoHS Directive maximum mercury content, reports DigiTimes. According to industry sources in Taiwan, the average retail price for an Energy Star-certified LED light bulb in place of a 40W incandescent bulb in the US market is $3.99 and that for a 60W-equivalent LED light bulb stands at $5-$6. Reference Link
October 13, 2014
17:24 EDTURSS&P announces changes to the S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 indices
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17:17 EDTURSTanger Factory to replace URS Corporation in S&P 400 as of 10/17 close
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