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February 22, 2012
17:00 EDTATRI, FIRE, TOL, DELL, HSTM, GRMN, CETV, MGM, CHSOn 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.
News For DELL;CHS;GRMN;TOL;MGM;HSTM;FIRE;CETV;ATRI From The Last 14 Days
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January 26, 2015
10:00 EDTGRMNOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: American Axle (AXL) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... DRDGOLD (DRD) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan... DealerTrack (TRAK) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... DreamWorks Animation (DWA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley... First Niagara (FNFG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Fortinet (FTNT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Garmin (GRMN) upgraded at RBC Capital... Harmony Gold (HMY) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Invesco (IVZ) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna... Kansas City Southern (KSU) upgraded at Raymond James... McDonald's (MCD) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens... Melco Crown (MPEL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Union Gaming... Monro Muffler (MNRO) upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at SunTrust... Pier 1 Imports (PIR) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Piper Jaffray (PJC) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie... Randgold (GOLD) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Rockwell Collins (COL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus... Telefonica (TEF) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Triumph Group (TGI) upgraded at RBC Capital... Unilever (UL) upgraded to Buy from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... WWE (WWE) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie.
07:05 EDTGRMNGarmin upgraded at RBC Capital
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06:22 EDTGRMNGarmin upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
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January 22, 2015
10:03 EDTMGMOn the Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:17 EDTMGMMGM Resorts initiated with a Buy at Union Gaming Research
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January 20, 2015
16:00 EDTMGMOptions Update; January 20, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 36c to 35.12 Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR GILD NFLX MGM ABX AMAT JNJ C according to Track Data.
January 18, 2015
16:07 EDTMGMMacau junket operator reduces operations, Bloomberg says
As China’s anti-graft drive reduces customer traffic in Macau, David Group, a junket operator that serves higher-spending casino customers, is closing some rooms in the city, says Bloomberg. Publicly traded companies in the space include Las Vegas Sands (LVS), MGM Resorts (MGM), Wynn Resorts (WYNN) and Melco Crown (MPEL). Reference Link
January 15, 2015
10:00 EDTTOLOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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07:38 EDTTOLToll Brothers initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
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January 14, 2015
14:02 EDTMGMNew Jersey reports Atlantic City gaming win down 11.2% to $190.5M in December
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10:00 EDTGRMNOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:10 EDTGRMNGarmin acquires assets of iKubu, terms not disclosed
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06:39 EDTGRMNGarmin upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest upgraded Garmin to Sector Perform citing a more reasonable valuation following the recent pullback. The firm sees fair value around $50 per share.
06:06 EDTHSTMConestoga Capital reports 6.65% passive stake in Healthstream
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January 13, 2015
12:48 EDTTOLOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:50 EDTTOLKB Home comments hit shares of Homebuilders
Shares of companies in the Homebuilders space declined after KB Home (KBH) said on its earnings conference call that it will not meet its housing gross profit margin goal in 2015. KB cautioned that there is "still much work to do be done" to achieve its financial goals going forward. The homebuilder noted that as Q4 progressed, demand in some of its markets softened. It expects gross margins in Q1 to be down "significantly" from the year-ago period. Publicly traded companies in the space include Beazer Homes (BZH), D.R. Horton (DHI), Hovnanian (HOV), Lennar (LEN), M.D.C. Holdings (MDC), PulteGroup (PHM), Ryland Group (RYL) and Toll Brothers (TOL). The stocks moved lower following KB's comments.
11:44 EDTTOLHomebuilders decline after KB says won't hit 2015 housing margin goal
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