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November 13, 2012
10:00 EDTALB, LH, ROC, KRA, DOW, APD, SSYS, NS, ETP, ARI, DDD, FIO, SHW, FFIV, DVOn 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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November 27, 2015
05:39 EDTDOWStocks with implied volatility movement; DOW EWZ
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Dow Chemical (DOW) 29, MSCI Brazil Index (EWZ) 41 according to iVolatility.
November 25, 2015
17:42 EDTDOWDow Chemical expects Enlist Duo to be available for the 2016 U.S. crop season
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16:58 EDTSSYSStratasys, Vital Images partner on 3D printing
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16:49 EDTDOWOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Wednesday
Stocks began Wednesday in positive territory and remained higher for much of the day before dipping slightly near close. The averages moved in a narrow range as investors digested a host of economic data, including reports on consumer confidence, jobless claims and housing, none of which moved the market in any discernible way ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., several days of economic reports were compressed into a single, busy morning. Jobless claims for the week ended November 21 fell to 260,000 against expectations for 270,000 first-time claims. Personal income rose 0.4% in October, matching expectations, while spending rose 0.1% versus estimates for a 0.3% increase. Meanwhile, durable goods orders were up 3% last month versus expectations for up 1.7%. Removing transportation items showed a core reading of up 0.5% against estimates for 0.3%. The FHFA home price index rose 0.8% in September to 226.5, while Markit's services index improved to 56.5 in the flash reading for November, topping the 55.1 forecast. New home sales rose 10.7% to a 495,000 rate in October. Consumer sentiment rose to 91.3 in the final November print of the University of Michigan survey, up from October's 90.0 reading but down from the preliminary November reading of 93.1. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of HP Inc. (HPQ) and HP Enterprise (HPE) headed in opposite directions following the final combined earnings report of the recently-split companies. HP Inc., which was downgraded to Hold at research firm Needham following last night's report, ended the session down 13.63% to $12.65. Meanwhile, HP Enterprise, which also announced a cloud partnership with Microsoft (MSFT), gained 3.14% to $14.12... Deere (DE), which reported better than expected earnings and issued a 2016 sales outlook matching estimates, gained 4.79% to $80 following its quarterly report. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Tesla (TSLA), which advanced $11.39, or 5.22%, to $229.64 after research firm Credit Suisse reiterated its Outperform rating and $325 price target on the shares, saying the carmaker's January volume report should positively address investor fears over its fourth-quarter performance and Model X production ramp. Also higher was American Capital (ACAS), which gained $1.32, or 9.50%, to $15.22 after expanding its stock buyback program and announcing a strategic review of the company, including a possible sale. Additionally, Veeva (VEEV) jumped 5.01% to $28.73 following its quarterly numbers, which prompted analysts at both JPMorgan and Canaccord to raise their price targets on the stock. Among the noteworthy losers was PTC Therapeutics (PTCT), which declined $2.23, or 7.02%, to $29.52 after Jefferies analyst Gena Wang downgraded the stock to Underperform, saying yesterday's FDA panel for BioMarin's (BMRN) competing muscular dystrophy drug is a negative for PTC. BioMarin, meanwhile, slipped 1.78% to $96.06 for the day, while Sarepta (SRPT), also competing in the same therapeutic space, was up fractionally to $37.49. Also lower were SunEdison (SUNE) and TerraForm Power (TERP), which crashed a respective 21.6% and 17.67% after research firm UBS downgraded both stocks on "considerable" risks suggested by recent management changes at Terraform. TerraForm Global (GLBL), meanwhile, plunged 21.26% to $4.11. Separately, Dow Chemical (DOW) slipped 2.72% to $51.93 after the EPA withdrew approval for the company's Enlist Duo herbicide. INDEXES: The Dow rose 1.20, or 0.01%, to 17,813.39, the Nasdaq gained 13.33, or 0.26%, to 5,116.14, and the S&P 500 slipped 0.27, or 0.01%, to 2,088.87.
11:55 EDTDOWEPA withdraws approval of Dow Enlist Due herbicide, WSJ reports
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11:01 EDTDOWDow Chemical says working to assure EPA of herbacide's safety, DJ reports
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10:47 EDTDOWEPA revokes approval of Dow Enlist Duo herbacide, Dow Jones reports
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November 24, 2015
10:29 EDTFFIVPalo Alto seen adding confidence on IT security demand
The shares of IT security company Palo Alto (PANW) are rising after the company reported stronger than expected results last night. In a note to investors today, JPMorgan wrote that the results "should help restore investor confidence" in demand for IT security systems. WHAT'S NEW: Palo Alto reported first quarter earnings per share of 35c, versus analysts' consensus estimate of 32c. The company's revenue came in at $297M, versus the consensus outlook of $284M. The IT security company provided roughly in-line Q2 EPS guidance, while its Q2 revenue guidance came in slightly above expectations. "Security remains a strategic consideration embedded in virtually every IT decision, (and) as a result, the demand environment remains very healthy, said Palo Alto CEO Mark McLaughlin. ANALYST REACTION: Palo Alto's results should boost investors' confidence in the IT security demand environment, wrote JPMorgan analyst Sterling Auty. Palo Alto's results were "healthy" and the company's customer growth trends continue to be strong, the analyst stated. Moreover, the company is selling more of its products to each customer, Auty reported. As investors shift to valuing the company on cash flow, moving away from their current revenue based valuation method, the stock should rise, according to Auty, who kept a $216 price target and Overweight rating on the name. Palo Alto reported strong results, showing that the company is continuing to gain share in the new, fast growing next generation firewall and advanced threat detection market, according to Stephens analyst Jonathan Ruykhaver. Strong demand, good new products, and a wider distribution network will enable the company to deliver significant share gains and strong growth, believes the analyst, who increased his price target on the stock to $200 from $190. Also very upbeat on Palo Alto was Pacific Crest analyst Rob Owens. The company's growth continued to be "torrid" last quarter and it will clearly be among the winners in the IT security sector, wrote Owens, who raised his price target on the shares to $210 from $190 and kept an Overweight rating on the name. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Other publicly traded companies in the IT security space include Barracuda (CUDA), Check Point (CHKP), F5 Networks (FFIV), FireEye (FEYE), Fortinet (FTNT), Imperva (IMPV), Proofpoint (PFPT), Qualys (QLYS) and Symantec (SYMC). PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Palo Alto climbed 7% to $184.22.
November 23, 2015
10:53 EDTDDD3D Systems moves up on renewed takeover chatter
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November 19, 2015
16:27 EDTLHGlenview Capital Management reports 5.29% passive stake in LabCorp
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16:00 EDTDOWOptions Update; November 19, 2015
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08:06 EDTDOWChemours agrees to sell aniline facility to Dow Chemical for $140M
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November 18, 2015
06:50 EDTAPDAirgas buyout price fair, higher bid unlikely, says Deutsche Bank
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06:01 EDTDOWMonsanto studying possibility for consolidation in agrochem sector, Reuters says
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November 17, 2015
08:10 EDTETP, NSMitsubishi UFJ to hold a conference
Oil & Gas Conference is being held in New York on November 17.
November 16, 2015
17:10 EDTDOWSoros took stake in Paypal, liquidated Herbalife stake
Soros Fund Management gave a quarterly update on its stakes in a filing this afternoon. NEW STAKES: Paypal (PYPL), CIT Group (CIT), Schlumberger (SLB), Kraft Heinz (KHC), and Amazon (AMZN). INCREASED STAKES: Allergan (AGN), Lions Gate (LGF), Energen (EGN), Southwest Airlines (LUV), and Qunar Cayman Islands (QUNR). DECREASED STAKES: LyondellBasell (LYB), YPF (YPF), Time Warner Cable (TWC), Dow Chemical (DOW), and Monsanto (MON). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Herbalife (HLF), Lennar (LEN), DR Horton (DHI), United Continental (UAL), and Nice Systems (NICE).
06:49 EDTETPETP, Sonoco announce $2.23B dropdown of remaning 68.42% interest in Sunoco
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05:28 EDTETPStocks with implied volatility movement; HD ETP
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Home Depot (HD) 26, Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) 49 according to iVolatility.

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