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February 22, 2012
17:00 EDTATRI, HSTM, GRMN, CETV, MGM, CHS, FIRE, TOL, DELLOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower, as the market took a breather from its steady move higher so far this year. The open was slightly lower following a weak pre-market session by the futures. The weakness was attributed to concerns over whether Greece could adhere to its austerity measures over the medium term, as well as disappointing manufacturing data from Europe and China. The market moved to its lowest levels of the session near mid-day, following statements by the Obama administration that corporate tax rates would be reduced but that interest would be taxed as ordinary income. The market quickly found a level where it sat for a couple of hours before moving back towards the flat line. There was little in the way of catalysts to move the buyers off the sidelines, as the domestic economic calendar remained quiet and there were few headlines of note from Europe... ECONOMIC EVENTS: Domestically, existing home sales rose by 4.3% in January, but the prior month's growth rate was revised lower. The resulting annual sales rate of 4.57M homes sold was down slightly from the annual rate of 4.61M reported a month ago. Also of note was a proposal from the Obama administration to cut the maximum U.S. corporate tax rate to 28% from 35% while eliminating many existing tax loopholes. Internationally, a euro zone composite PMI and a separate Chinese PMI reading both came in at 49.7, indicating contraction... MARKET NEWS: Dell (DELL) fell about 6% in heavy trading as it was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup following its Q4 report. Citi cited weakening prospects for additional margin expansion and lowered its price target in the name to $19 from $20... Among others reporting earnings, winners included Chico's FAS (CHS) and Garmin (GRMN); losers included Toll Brothers (TOL) and MGM Resorts (MGM)... MAJOR MOVERS: Notable gainers included Healthstream (HSTM), up $5.21, or 30.05%, to $22.55, and SourceFire (FIRE), up $9.36, or 26.13%, to $45.18, following their earnings reports. Noteworthy losers included Central Euro Media (CETV), down $1.55, or 18.24%, to $6.95, and Newfield Exploration (NFX), down $5.37, or 12.71%, to $36.88, after disappointing quarterly results... INDICES: The Dow fell 27.02, or 0.21%, to 12,938.67; the Nasdaq slid 15.40, or 0.52%, to 2,933.17; and the S&P 500 dropped 4.55, or 0.33%, to 1,357.66.
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November 24, 2015
09:01 EDTMGMEldorado Resources completes purchase of MGM's 50% interest in Silver Legacy
Eldorado Resorts (ERI) said it has completed the previously announced purchase of MGM Resorts International's (MGM) 50 percent interest in the Silver Legacy Resort Casino Reno, as well as the assets of Circus Circus Reno, for total consideration of $72.5 million cash plus a working capital adjustment. In addition, ERI repaid the entire outstanding balance of the Silver Legacy credit facility, which amounted to approximately $52.6 million on a net debt basis. The transaction was financed with cash on hand, cash from the escrow account established at the time of the Company's July financings and borrowings under the Company's revolving credit facility. As a result, Eldorado has withdrawn its registration statement relating to a proposed common stock offering, the proceeds of which were intended to pay a portion of the purchase price for the Circus Circus Reno and 50% interest in the Silver Legacy joint venture. The transaction increases Eldorado's property portfolio to seven wholly-owned and operated facilities in five markets with a total of approximately 10,230 slot machines and VLTs, approximately 300 table games, approximately 4,850 hotel rooms, approximately 35 dining, bar and entertainment options, three pari-mutuel racing facilities and approximately 8,000 team members.
07:58 EDTMGMMGM Resorts Q4 Las Vegas trends look positive, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo says that MGM's Las Vegas business looks set to grow 10% in Q4, in-line with the company's 8% RevPAR growth guidance.
07:31 EDTCHSChico's increases dividend 3.3% to 7.75c
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07:31 EDTCHSChico's reports Q3 adjusted EPS 13c, consensus 20c
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07:30 EDTCHSChico's approves $300M share repurchase program
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November 23, 2015
14:07 EDTCHSChico's volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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10:00 EDTCHSOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Aixtron (AIXG) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Cavium (CAVM) downgraded on checks at JMP Securities... Chico's (CHS) downgraded to Underperform from Peer Perform at Wolfe Research... Chipotle (CMG) downgraded on new E coli infections at Sterne Agee CRT... Constant Contact (CTCT) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Stifel... Fairchild (FCS) downgraded to Neutral from Positive at Susquehanna... Haemonetics (HAE) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Jumei (JMEI) downgraded to Underperform from Buy at CLSA... Phillips 66 (PSX) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Power Integrations (POWI) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sidoti... Tata Motors (TTM) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Textura (TXTR) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... TriVascular (TRIV) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BTIG... Viacom (VIAB) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank.
09:31 EDTCHSChico's downgraded to Underperform from Peer Perform at Wolfe Research
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November 19, 2015
07:16 EDTGRMNGarmin to appeal ITC judgment in Johnson Outdoors investigation
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (GRMN), announced that the International Trade Commission issued a final determination in the investigation brought by Johnson Outdoors (JOUT) against Garmin. The ITC concluded that first generation Garmin SideVu scanning sonar products were too similar to some claims of one of the three patents asserted by Johnson Outdoors. The ITC ordered that these Garmin products be excluded from import into the United States; however, the ITC is allowing Garmin to freely import these products temporarily and further recommended that Garmin be allowed to freely import modified products permanently. The ITC found that Garmin did not infringe Johnson Outdoors' two other patents. "Garmin disagrees with the ITC and plans to appeal the determination," said Andrew Etkind, Garmin vice president and general counsel. "Nevertheless, we do not expect the ruling to have any impact on Garmin customers or products. Garmin has already modified our software to address the ITC's ruling, and we are ready to ship those products today. The ruling will have no impact on Garmin products already purchased by our customers and dealers, or any products purchased going forward."
05:15 EDTGRMNJohnson Outdoors, Hummingbird receive favorable ITC ruling against Garmin
Johnson Outdoors (JOUT) confirmed that the full International Trade Commission, or ITC, has affirmed the initial determination by the Administrative Law Judge that Garmin (GRMN) violated section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 by importing and selling SideVu sonars, which the ITC affirmed infringe a Johnson Outdoors Inc. side scan sonar patent used in certain Humminbird fishfinders. The ITC affirmed that: All three patents asserted by Johnson Outdoors are valid and enforceable Numerous models of Garmin's SideVu sonars directly infringe six Johnson Outdoors patent claims. The ITC also issued: A limited exclusion order barring Garmin's infringing SideVu sonar systems and components thereof which are manufactured overseas from import into the United States; A cease and desist order prohibiting Garmin from selling or distributing any infringing product or component thereof from its inventory. The orders will go into effect pending the mandatory review by the U.S. trade representative.
November 18, 2015
17:44 EDTCETVTCS Capital reports 10.9% stake in Central European Media, urges sale of company
In a regulatory filing reporting its position in the company, TCS Capital stated it delivered a letter on November 18 to Central European Media's (CETV) chairman and board of directors urging the hiring of a financial adviser to explore a sale of the company. In the letter, TCS expressed concern about the "poor performance" of the company's stock price, which it believes is "directly tied to Time Warner's (TWX) dominant position as both the largest debt and equity holder" of Central European.
15:49 EDTGRMNFCC documents point to new Garmin 'smart TV' streaming device
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13:05 EDTMGMLas Vegas Sands, MGM slip after Wynn reports opening delay for Macau casino
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07:05 EDTGRMNGarmin announces GAD 27 integrated controller
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November 17, 2015
10:41 EDTMGMMacau sees gaming revenue slump continuing, Bloomberg says
Macau's chief executive Fernando Chui is targeting casino revenue of $25B in 2016 about half of what it took in last year, says Bloomberg. Macau's gaming revenue fell for 17th straight month in October as China's economy slows and efforts to curb corruption continue, Bloomberg added. Publicly traded companies in the space include Las Vegas Sands (LVS), MGM Resorts (MGM), Wynn Resorts (WYNN) and Melco Crown (MPEL). Reference Link
09:02 EDTGRMNAnalyst pans competing products, says buy Fitbit
Shares of previous high-flier Fitbit (FIT) have dropped about 30% in the last two weeks following the company's third quarter earnings report, but an analyst at Bank of America upgraded his view of the fitness tracker maker this morning, saying that now is the time to buy ahead of fourth quarter results that may be boosted by the "underwhelming" new products being launched by its competitors. UNDERWHELMING COMPETITION: Fitbit's sales guidance for this holiday quarter looks conservative, contends Bank of America analyst Nat Schindler, who notes that the company only had the launch of one new product last December but will have the Charge, Charge HR and Surge to drive sales this season. Schindler also notes that the company's international advertising has expanded into more countries ahead of the holidays this year. Key, however, may be the "underwhelming" lineup of new or updated fitness trackers launched by competitors, such as the Microsoft's (MSFT) Band 2, Jawbone's UP4 and Sony's (SNE) Smartband 2, many of which have only minor improvements and no "must have" features to pull consumers away from Fitbit, Schindler told investors in his research note. PLATFORM PICKING UP STEAM: The analyst also pointed out that Fitbit now has more than 20 companies signed onto its health and wellness platform, including big names like Target (TGT) and Barclays (BCS), which he believes should help drive revenue beats in the upcoming fiscal year due to increased device sales. Also, the additional dashboard data should help Fitbit maintain long-term user engagement, said Schindler. APPLE WATCH: Apple's (AAPL) Apple Watch is largely viewed as the biggest potential competitive threat to Fitbit's offerings, but on the fitness tracker maker's last earnings call CEO James Park said Fitbit's products differ from those of its competitors in several key aspects, including pricing, cross-platform compatibility, brand awareness and product line breadth. Other wearables makers include Garmin (GRMN) and Samsung. PRICE ACTION: Since the day after Fitbit's last earnings report after the market close on November 2, its shares have fallen about 29.5% to close yesterday at $28.80. In pre-market trading this morning, Fitbit shares rose 2% to $29.40.
November 16, 2015
16:43 EDTGRMNGreenlight Capital added Apple, sold some SunEdison
Greenlight Capital gave a quarterly update on its stakes in a filing this afternoon. NEW STAKES: CNX Coal Resources (CNXC), Garmin (GRMN), Terraform Global (GLBL), and Liberty Global (LILA). INCREASED STAKES: Apple (AAPL), Michael Kors (KORS), Dillard's (DDS), UIL Holdings (UIL), and Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA). DECREASED STAKES: SunEdison (SUNE), Micron (MU), Voya (VOYA), Applied Materials (AMAT), and SunEdison Semiconductor (SEMI). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Citizens Financial (CFG), Lam Research (LRCX), Spirit AeroSystems (SPR), Hertz (HTZ), and Macy's (M).
07:18 EDTMGMDeutsche Bank to hold a conference
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07:04 EDTGRMNGarmin introduces GPS 73 marine handheld
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., announced the GPS 73, a new low-cost marine handheld designed for mariners who want a simple, rugged, and reliable navigation solution. This easy-to-use handheld is packed with marine-specific features like man overboard, marine alarms, routing planning, and navigation. New SailAssist has also been added, offering sailing-inspired features like virtual starting line, race countdown times, distance to start line, speed history graph, and tack assist.
07:03 EDTGRMNGarmin says GSX 70 selected by Northrop Grumman for RQ-4 UAS
Garmin International, a unit of Garmin Ltd. (GRMN), announced the selection of the GSX 70, a full-featured solid-state weather radar by Northrop Grumman (NOC) for the U.S. Air Force fleet of RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems. Equipped to fly at a maximum altitude of 60,000 feet with an endurance of 32+ hours, the Global Hawk is a high-altitude, long-endurance UAS.
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