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July 30, 2013
12:45 EDTPOT, HLF, PFE, WU, CYH, IPI, COH, AET, PBI, MOS, AGU, MRK, OSK, HMAOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher at midday as a report on rising home prices along with some better than expected earnings reports supported the market. The second quarter earnings season, which is reaching its peak this week, may not be turning out to be as bad as some had feared. However, the week's biggest events may still be yet to come, as investors brace for tomorrow's conclusion of the Fedís two day FOMC meeting, along with the latest monthly jobs report, due Friday. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city home-price index was up 12.2% from the prior year and was up about 1.0% from the prior month in May, which was close to in line with forecasts. The consumer confidence index for July fell to 80.3, which was a bit worse than the expectation for it to slip just slightly from its prior reading of 81.4. COMPANY NEWS: Several of the day's worst performing stocks were fertilizer companies after Russian potash producer Uralkali ended its cooperation with Belarus' Belaruskali. Following the news, Potash (POT) tumbled 20%, Mosaic (MOS) plunged 19%, Intrepid Potash (IPI) plummeted 30%, and Agrium (AGU) dropped nearly 5%... Among several notable healthcare names to announce quarterly results this morning, Pfizer (PFE) performed the best, rising almost 1% following its report. Its peer, Merck (MRK), slid about 1% after its own report, while health insurer Aetna (AET) was little changed in midday trade. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers following their earnings reports were Oshkosh (OSK), up 12%, Pitney Bowes (PBI), up 11%, and Western Union (WU), up 9%. Shares of multi-level marketer Herbalife (HLF) also rose over 4% following its report in spite of new questions from Bill Ackman's Pershing Square, which has a very large and well documented short position in the stock. Among the noteworthy losers was upscale accessories maker Coach (COH), which fell more than 7% after the company reported mixed fourth quarter results, announced the departure of two senior executives, and agreed to sell its Reed Krakoff business. Also lower were shares of hospital chain Health Management Associates (HMA), which fell 11% after Community Health (CYH) agreed to buy the company for the equivalent of about $13.78 per share plus possible future considerations based on the outcome of certain legal matters. INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was up 10.37, or 0.07%, to 15,532.34; the Nasdaq was up 23.81, or 0.66%, to 3,622.95; and the S&P 500 was up 3.18, or 0.19%, to 1,688.51.
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March 19, 2015
10:02 EDTAETOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:20 EDTAETAetna upgraded at Sterne Agee
As noted earlier, Sterne Agee upgraded Aetna to Buy from Neutral. The firm says that the company is the best-positioned name within the large-cap health plan space , a defensive sector that has little exposure to Europe and reasonable growth prospects, according to the firm.
06:19 EDTAETAetna upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee
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March 18, 2015
17:30 EDTPOTPotash sees FY15 pre-tax earnings reduced C$75M-C$100M due to tax changes
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17:09 EDTPFEPfizer CAPiTA published in New England Journal of Medicine
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13:49 EDTHLFHerbalife says 'confident in strong fundamentals of business model'
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12:46 EDTAETAetna, HackensackAlliance ACO announce collaboration
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11:24 EDTWUeBay falls after Facebook adds friend-to friend payment option
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09:23 EDTHLFOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:00 EDTPBIPitney Bowes renews strategic alliance with Hewlett-Packard
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08:02 EDTHLFHerbalife wins dismissal of class action 'pyramid scheme' lawsuit
On March 16, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California granted Herbalife its motion to dismiss a class action complaint brought on behalf of shareholders who allege that the company and its executives violated federal securities laws by misrepresenting the "nature, scope and legality" of the company's business and operations. According to the plaintiffs, Herbalife and its executives, including CEO Michael Johnson, misrepresented Herbalife as a legitimate multi-level marketing company when it "is actually an illegal pyramid scheme." The court concluded that the suit's plaintiffs have not adequately pled loss causation, meaning that the court need not consider Herbalifeís alternative arguments, according to a court filing. Shares of Herbalife are up 3% in pre-market trading after the court dismissal was widely reported by Bloomberg last night.
07:13 EDTHLFHerbalife complaint letter signer subpoenaed, Hartford Courant reports
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March 17, 2015
19:42 EDTHLFOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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18:27 EDTHLFHerbalife up over 5% following favorable court ruling in 'pyramid scheme' suit
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18:07 EDTHLFHerbalife wins dismissal of 'pyramid scheme' lawsuit, Bloomberg says
15:45 EDTWUWestern Union, MoneyGram near lows after Facebook reports money transfer plans
Shares of money transfer and payment services companies MoneyGram International (MGI) and Western Union (WU) are both in negative ground and near their session lows after Facebook (FB) announced this afternoon that it is adding a new feature in Messenger that gives people a "more convenient and secure way" to send or receive money between friends.
13:42 EDTPOTPotash upgraded to Buy from Hold at Societe Generale
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10:26 EDTHLFOptions with increasing implied volatility
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09:00 EDTAETAetna management to meet with JPMorgan
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