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November 14, 2013
09:09 EDTCSCO, JNPR, IBM, ODP, HTGC, SCTY, NVAX, LULU, WMT, KSS, CIENOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Novavax (NVAX), up 8% after NEJM publishes positive data from study of flu vaccine... SolarCity (SCTY), up 7.5% after shares were upgraded at RW Baird... Office Depot (ODP), up 2% after stock upgraded at BofA Merrill Lynch... DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Wal-Mart (WMT), down 1.7%... Kohl's (KSS), down 8%... ALSO LOWER: Hercules Technology (HTGC), down 3% after downgraded at Wunderlich... lululemon (LULU), down 2.7% after downgraded at Sterne Agee... Cisco (CSCO), down 12.5%, after Q1 revenue missed and Q2 guidance lower than expected. Several Cisco peers lower including IBM (IBM), down 1%, Juniper (JNPR), down 3%, and Ciena (CIEN), down 2%.
News For CSCO;KSS;WMT;LULU;NVAX;SCTY;HTGC;ODP;IBM;JNPR;CIEN From The Last 14 Days
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September 23, 2014
08:11 EDTIBMTech Data expands relationship with IBM
Tech Data (TECD) announced an expanded distribution agreement with IBM (IBM) to offer SoftLayer technologies to its channel of solution providers throughout the U.S. and Europe. The announcement was made in conjunction with Tech Data's Channel Link event.
07:23 EDTCSCOCisco management to meet with UBS
Meeting to be held in New York on September 23 hosted by UBS.
07:19 EDTCSCOEMC's end game is a marriage with Cisco, says Macquarie
Macquarie views EMC's (EMC) merger talks with Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) as a "ploy" to bring Cisco (CSCO) to the bargaining table. The analyst is not surprised by reports that EMC's discussions with Hewlett-Packard stalled given the lack of synergies and views Cisco as a logical buyer due to strong synergies and defensive reasons. Macquarie said VMware (VMW) would make Cisco the leader in the growing Software Defined DataCenter market, allowing it to offer EMC a better deal than any other potential acquirer. Finally, the firm does not view the status-quo as a compelling option for EMC given the recent share strength, aggressive street estimates, and the upcoming retirement of Joe Tucci in February. Macquarie rates EMC a Neutral with a $32 price target, up from $28.
September 22, 2014
12:50 EDTCSCOEMC jumps after reports detail takeover talks
The shares of cloud application provider EMC (EMC) are rising in a down market after Wall Street Journal reported that the company had held talks about selling itself to HP (HPQ) and Dell. WHAT'S NEW: EMC held on-and-off merger talks with HP for almost a year, but those talks have ended, Wall Street Journal reported today. Dell also held talks with EMC about a takeover, the newspaper added. According to a CNBC’s David Faber, the takeover talks between HP and EMC went on for months, but the two sides couldn't agree on a price, as EMC wanted HP to pay a large premium to its stock price. Tiernan Ray of Barron's added today that the takeover talks between the companies could resume, citing a source. WHAT'S NOTABLE: The New York Post reported on September 11 that EMC was considering selling its 80% stake in cloud computing infrastructure provider VMware (VMW). UBS analyst Steven Milunovich responded to The Post's report by writing on the same day that EMC had become a potential takeover target itself. HP, Oracle (ORCL) and Cisco (CSCO) could buy EMC, the analyst wrote. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, EMC added 1% to $30, while VMware added 1% to $95.
12:26 EDTCSCOEMC, HP merger talks could resume, Barron's reports
The merger talks between EMC (EMC) and HP (HPQ) could resume, Tiernan Ray of Barron's reports, citing a source. The companies had discussed HP selling its printer division, but only as "a down the road thing," once a deal was completed, Tiernan added, citing the source. Cisco (CSCO) and Oracle (ORCL) are still considered possible buyers for EMC, the reporter noted. Reference Link
11:18 EDTCSCOCisco management to meet with Oppenheimer
Meeting to be held in Boston on September 25 hosted by Oppenheimer.
08:05 EDTIBMIngram Micro signs U.S. agreement with IBM's SoftLayer
Ingram Micro Cloud, a global division of Ingram Micro (IM), announced a new relationship with SoftLayer, an IBM company (IBM). Under the U.S. agreement, Ingram Micro is expanding its relationship with IBM and now offers SoftLayer cloud services to its mutual channel partners within the U.S. As part of the new relationship, Ingram Micro will be able to market, sell and support SoftLayer cloud services and drive solutions and cross-selling opportunities within its partner community and the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace. As a master Cloud Services Provider, Ingram Micro will also offer its cloud onboarding capabilities, marketing support, as well as end-to-end technical and operational support to its channel partners focused on building cloud solutions.
06:11 EDTCSCOEMC explores merger, holds talks with HP, Dell, WSJ reports
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September 19, 2014
16:24 EDTIBMStocks rise after Fed keeps pledge for 'considerable time' before rate hike
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16:17 EDTIBMOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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07:41 EDTNVAXNovavax coverage assumed with an Outperform at Wedbush
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07:40 EDTLULUVF Corp. upgraded to Buy, could target lululemon, says KeyBanc
As previously reported, KeyBanc upgraded VF Corp (VFC) to Buy from Hold with an $80 price target. The firm cited momentum at its Timberland brand, VF's strong brand portfolio, and the potential for another large M&A transaction. The analyst said VF Corp. is well positioned to complete another large deal and could target lululemon (LULU). KeyBanc believes lululemon's quality issues, forecasting and store operational challenges play into VF Corp.'s strengths and that such an acquisition would be 10c accretive initially and 80c accretive over time.
07:23 EDTJNPRFCC to hold a roundtable
Open Internet Roundtable: Technological Aspects will consider the technical aspects of ensuring an Open Internet, including questions of scope, transparency, blocking, mobile networks, and reasonable network management and is being held at FCC Washington, D.C. offices on September 19 at 1:30 pm. Webcast Link
06:00 EDTIBMStocks with implied volatility top IV index mean; AMD IBM
Stocks with implied volatility top IV index mean; AMD (AMD) 55, IBM (IBM) 61 according to iVolatility.
September 18, 2014
11:16 EDTNVAXNovavax to host analyst and investor day
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10:40 EDTWMTWal-Mart to hire 60K seasonal associates, 10% more than last year
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10:00 EDTKSSOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:34 EDTIBMAT&T extends NetBond security services to IBM SoftLayer platform
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07:25 EDTIBMActuate to hold a webinar
Database Trends & Applications Webinar will be held on September 18 at 2 pm. Webcast Link
06:12 EDTKSSKohl's upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
Citigroup upgraded Kohl's to Buy on expectations the company's comp store sales and margins will improve due to better product assortment, loyalty program leverage and inventory management. Citi raised its price target for shares to $70 from $63.
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