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November 13, 2012
10:00 EDTDDD, LH, SSYS, SHW, ROC, NS, FFIV, KRA, ETP, DV, DOW, ARI, ALB, APD, FIOOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: 3D Systems (DDD) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Air Products (APD) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Albermarle (ALB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Apollo Commercial (ARI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at JMP Securities... Dow Chemical (DOW) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Eaton Vance (EV) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... F5 Networks (FFIV) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Kraton Performance (KRA) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... NuStar Energy (NS) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Rockwood (ROC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Sherwin-Williams (SHW) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at CLSA... Stratasys (SSYS) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... LabCorp (LH) upgraded to Buy from Hold at WallachBeth... Fusion-io (FIO) upgraded to Buy from Sell at Craig-Hallum.
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August 28, 2014
06:22 EDTDDD3D Systems implied volatility of 41 at lower end of index mean range
August 27, 2014
12:44 EDTDOWDow Chemical looking to sell Angus Chemical, AgroFresh units, Reuters reports
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12:39 EDTDOWDow Chemical looking to sell Angus Chemical, AgroFresh units, Reuters reports
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07:43 EDTFFIVJefferies to hold a summit
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07:15 EDTDOWDow Chemical management to meet with Deutsche Bank
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August 26, 2014
12:51 EDTDOWStocks with increasing options volume
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08:03 EDTETPSusser, Energy Transfer Partners report preliminary merger consideration results
Susser Holdings (SUSS) and Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) announced the preliminary results of the elections made by Susser common stockholders regarding their preference as to the form of merger consideration to be received in Energy Transfer Partnersí pending acquisition of Susser. As previously announced on April 28, 2014, Susser Holdings Corporation entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger with Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. and certain other parties thereto. Pursuant to the merger agreement, Susser stockholders were entitled to elect to receive, (i) a combination of $40.125 in cash and 0.7253 of an ETP common unit, (ii) $80.25 in cash (iii) 1.4506 ETP common units, for each share of Susser common stock they own immediately prior to the merger. The deadline for making this election was 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 25, 2014. Based on available information as of the Election Deadline, the preliminary merger consideration election results are as follows: Holders of approximately 7% of the outstanding shares of Susser common stock, or 1,489,061 shares of common stock, elected the standard mix of consideration; Holders of approximately 1% of the outstanding shares of Susser common stock, or 264,840 shares of common stock, made a cash election; and Holders of approximately 85% of the outstanding shares of Susser common stock, or 18,576,197 shares of common stock, made a unit election. Holders of approximately 7% of the outstanding shares of Susser common stock, or 1,464,477 shares of common stock, failed to make a valid election prior to the Election Deadline and therefore are deemed to have elected the standard mix of consideration.
August 25, 2014
14:21 EDTAPDAir Products licenses ICEFLY technology to Advanced Research Systems
Air Products announced it has licensed its proprietary cryogenic machining technology to Advanced Research Systems, a manufacturer of industrial and research cryogenic equipment. The technology license agreement gives ARS extensive rights to Air Products' patented ICEFLY Cryogenic Machining Technology. Included in the agreement is the transfer of ICEFLY cryogen delivery equipment design information and cryogenic machining know-how developed by Air Products.
07:23 EDTDVGovernment not looking to push other colleges out of business, says Wells Fargo
In the wake of Corinthian Colleges' (COCO) dissolution due to actions taken by the Department of Education, Wells Fargo thinks the government did not intend for this scenario to unfold. After speaking with unnamed "knowledgeable sources" about the issue, the firm does not expect the department to take similar actions in the future because doing so would create too much of a workload for the department, Wells believes. Publicly traded companies in the space include American Public Education (APEI), Apollo Education (APOL), Bridgepoint Education (BPI), Career Education (CECO), Corinthian Colleges (COCO), DeVry (DV), Grand Canyon (LOPE), ITT Educational (ESI) and Strayer (STRA).
August 20, 2014
10:04 EDTFFIVOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:32 EDTFFIVF5 Networks upgraded at ISI Group
As noted earlier, ISI Group upgraded F5 Networks to Strong Buy from Buy. The firm thinks the company's positioning vis-a-vis NFN/SDN has improved, while its momentum from a number of growth drivers, including security, has increased. The firm is now more confident that the company's EPS could approach $7 in 2015. Target $135.
07:23 EDTSSYSBrean Capital remains a buyer of Stratasys following management meetings
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August 19, 2014
21:06 EDTFFIVF5 Networks upgraded to Strong Buy from Buy at ISI Group
17:20 EDTROCOz Management reduces stake in Rockwood to 3.5% from 5.95%
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11:32 EDTLHLabCorp prenatal test a negative for Sequenom, says Maxim
Maxim views LabCorp's (LH) announcement today that it will begin offering the informaSeq prenatal test as a long-term negative for Sequenom (SQNM) due to increased competition. The news is also negative for Illumina (ILMN) and PerkinElmer (PKI), who both offer Non-Invasive Prenatal Tests, Maxim adds. The firm recommends buying shares of LabCorp and keeps a Buy rating on the name with a $130 price target.
11:05 EDTFFIVImperva seen as takeover candidate under new CEO
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08:47 EDTLHLabCorp announces availability of InformaSeq non-invasive prenatal test
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings announced the availability of the informaSeq Prenatal Test. The informaSeq Prenatal Test is an advanced, non-invasive, next-generation prenatal screening assay that can assess risk for multiple fetal chromosomal aneuploidies, or abnormalities in the number of chromosomes, from a single maternal blood draw. There are testing options for several additional common sex-related aneuploidies. The test is offered through Integrated Genetics, part of the LabCorp Specialty Testing Group of laboratories that offer advanced esoteric and genomic testing.
08:42 EDTFFIVImperva new CEO has history of selling companies, says Sterne Agee
After Imperva (IMPV) appointed Anthony Bettencourt as its new CEO, Sterne Agee says that he has a history of selling companies. The firm believes that Imperva "would likely be an acquisition candidate" for a number of large tech companies such as Cisco (CSC), Juniper (JNPR), HP (HPQ), IBM (IBM), Check Point (CHKP), or F5 (FFIV). Sterne Agee believes that Imperva could be acquired for as much as $45 per share, and it keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
07:09 EDTNSCitigroup to hold a conference
MLP / Midstream Infrastructure Conference to be held in Las Vegas on August 19-21.
August 15, 2014
10:02 EDTDVDeVry management to meet with Barrington
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