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November 21, 2012
12:33 EDTCRM, DE, SKX, SQNM, ZLC, TLYS, STJOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher at midday in a pre-holiday session marked by little corporate news but a fair amount of economic data. The averages opened quietly after the Labor Department reported a drop in first-time unemployment claims from the prior week, as expected. Among the other economic reports, the consumer confidence reading was slightly lower than expected and the leading economic indicators were slightly above expectations. There was little reaction to any of the reports and volume has been light, which is not surprising... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., initial jobless claims fell to 410,000, which was in-line with forecasts. Markit's "flash" November flash PMI rose to 52.4 from 51.0 in October. The final November reading of the University of Michigan Sentiment index slipped to 82.7 from its 84.9 preliminary reading. The leading indicators edged up 0.2% in October to 96.0 from 95.8 in September. In Europe, the region's finance ministers and the IMF were unable to reach a bailout agreement for Greece and will meet again on Monday with an eye on resolving the remaining disagreements. In Asia, Japanese exports fell 6.5% in October, which was worse than expectations of a 4.9% decline... COMPANY NEWS: Salesforce.com's (CRM) Q3 results beat on the top and bottom lines and RW Baird and Wells Fargo reiterated their Outperform ratings on the stock following the report. Shares advanced 8%. Conversely, Deere (DE) shares slumped 4% after its earnings missed expectations, as did its guidance for the coming year... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Sketchers (SKX), rising 12% after Susquehanna upgraded the stock to Positive from Neutral, citing valuation and product momentum. Also higher were shares of Sequenom (SQNM), up 11% after a committee of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommended that cell-free fetal DNA testing be offered to certain at-risk patients. Among the noteworthy losers following their earnings reports were Zale (ZLC), down over 28%, and Tilly's (TLYS), down 17%. Also lower was St. Jude Medical (STJ), which fell 14% after an FDA inspection report cited serious flaws in its oversight of design changes in its Durata line of defibrillator leads... INDICES: Near 12:30 pm ET, the Dow was up 45.14, or 0.35%, to 12,833.65; the Nasdaq was up 7.07, or 0.24%, to 2,923.75; and the S&P 500 was up 2.43, or 0.18%, to 1,390.24.
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September 15, 2014
16:32 EDTCRMSalesforce.com assumed with an Outperform at RBC Capital
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08:20 EDTDEGeorgetown University Law Center holds a discussion
Panel discussion entitled, "Arbitration in Brazil: Implications for Transnational Business" with Ken Reiss, Corporate Counsel at Northrop Grumman and Walter Regina, General Counsel for Latin America at John Deere is being held in Washington, D.C. on September 15 at 9 am.
08:02 EDTSTJSt. Jude Medical announces launch of OPTISTM integrated system
St. Jude Medical announced the company has secured CE Mark and FDA clearance for the new OPTISTM Integrated System. The system is a departure from traditional, mobile cart-based diagnostic tools and advances percutaneous coronary intervention optimization via direct installation into a hospital’s cardiac catheterization laboratory, fully integrating optical coherence tomography and fractional flow reserve into PCI workflow.
07:45 EDTSTJCardiovascular Research Foundation to hold a conference
Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics: TCT 2014 to be held in Washington, D.C. on September 13-17 with some presentations being webcasted. Webcast Link
07:24 EDTCRMTech leaders concede need to address privacy, security concerns, FT says
Prominent start-up investor and Facebook (FB) director Peter Thiel said a "crescendo of concern is building up in Europe" about the U.S. tech industry's record on online privacy and security, which Silicon Valley is underestimating "badly,” though Google (GOOG) chairman Eric Schmidt tech companies "are way sensitive" to the concerns, reported Financial Times. The same report noted that Brad Smith, general counsel of Microsoft (MSFT), said some in the industry have "underestimated the degree to which people care about privacy,” while Salesforce.com (CRM) CEO Marc Benioff said consumer Internet companies have “paid a terrible price” for imposing a U.S.-centric view of their technology. Reference Link
07:21 EDTSTJHeart Failure Society of America to hold annual meeting
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06:23 EDTCRMCisco says Salesforce.com CEO Benioff to step down from board
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September 13, 2014
18:16 EDTSTJSt. Jude Medical announces data from the EnligHTN III study
St. Jude Medical announced 12-month outcome data from the EnligHTN III study, which demonstrated a continuation of safe, rapid and effective treatment with the next-generation EnligHTN Renal Denervation System for patients with drug-resistant, uncontrolled hypertension. The results were presented during the 26th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics scientific symposium.
September 12, 2014
15:03 EDTSTJSt. Jude Medical pausing Portico sales, implants, says Wells Fargo
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September 11, 2014
14:10 EDTDESupply trends continue to be negative for ag equipment demand, says Wells Fargo
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September 10, 2014
15:44 EDTDEDeere reports U.S./Canada utility tractor sales up more than 9% in August
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05:38 EDTCRMSalesforce.com signs agreement to establish data center in France
Salesforce.com (CRM) announced that it has signed an agreement to establish a new European Data Centre in France, selecting Interxion (INXN) as its service provider. The new data centre in France is one of three planned for Europe and will support the company's growing base of customers across the region. Salesforce.com's European Data Centre in France will be powered 100% by renewable energy sources.
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11:30 EDTCRMSalesforce.com issues security alert on Dyre malware
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September 8, 2014
10:23 EDTSKXSkechers named new top pick in footwear at Sterne Agee
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08:10 EDTCRMSalesforce.com allocates $100M to venture capital fund for app builders
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07:26 EDTSTJMorgan Stanley to hold a conference
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05:50 EDTDEStocks with implied volatility movement; DE WAG
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Deere (DE) 15, Walgreen (WAG) 30 according to iVolatility.
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