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February 17, 2012
10:27 EDTHFC, MHS, ARTC, SJM, RP, UPL, VLO, ITRI, AIMC, HSP, JWN, MXWL, ACOR, DELLOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Dell (DELL) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird...Maxwell Tech (MXWL) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird...Hospira (HSP) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citigroup...Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup...Nordstrom (JWN) downgraded to Underperform from Buy at CLSA...ArthroCare (ARTC) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies...Altra Holdings (AIMC) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies...Ultra Petroleum (UPL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies...Medco Health (MHS) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley...Itron (ITRI) downgraded to Hold from Buy at KeyBanc...RealPage (RP) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at Pacific Crest...HollyFrontier (HFC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS...Valero Energy (VLO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS...J.M. Smucker (SJM) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman.
News For DELL;MXWL;HSP;ACOR;JWN;ARTC;AIMC;UPL;MHS;ITRI;RP;HFC;VLO;SJM From The Last 14 Days
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January 30, 2015
09:16 EDTVLOValero price target raised to $60 from $47 at RBC Capital
RBC Capital hiked its price target on Valero as the firm thinks that the company's accelerated dropdown strategy is prudent, due to its strong balance sheet. The firm keeps an Outperform rating.
January 29, 2015
11:40 EDTVLOStocks with call strike movement; VLO COP
Valero (VLO) June 60 call option implied volatility increased 5% to 32, ConocoPhillips (COP) May 70 call option implied volatility increased 6% to 29 according to IVolatility.
07:46 EDTVLOValero sees 2016 CapEx $2.4B
2016 CapEx view includes $1.4B for stay-in-business capital and $1B for growth investment, and excludes $300M for a St. Charles methanol project that remains under evaluation.
07:45 EDTVLOValero sees 2015 CapEx $2.65B
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07:43 EDTVLOValero reports Q4 adjusted EPS $1.83, consensus $1.33
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07:40 EDTACORAcorda Therapeutics assumed with a Market Perform at Leerink
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January 28, 2015
15:38 EDTVLONotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Celgene (CELG), consensus 99c... ConocoPhillips (COP), consensus 59c... Abbott Laboratories (ABT), consensus 67c... Occidental Petroleum (OXY), consensus 68c... Colgate-Palmolive (CL), consensus 74c... Ford (F), consensus 23c... Dow Chemical (DOW), consensus 69c... Alibaba (BABA), consensus 75c... Thermo Fisher (TMO), consensus $1.94; Time Warner Cable (TWC), consensus $2.09... Phillips 66 (PSX), consensus $1.34... Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN), consensus $1.29... Baxter International (BAX), consensus $1.31... Cardinal Health (CAH), consensus $1.10... Raytheon (RTN), consensus $1.08... Northrop Grumman (NOC), consensus $2.25... Viacom (VIAB), consensus $1.28... Valero Energy (VLO), consensus $1.32... Sherwin-Williams (SHW), consensus $1.38... Hershey (HSY), consensus $1.06... Mead Johnson (MJN), consensus 88c... Zimmer (ZMH), consensus $1.71... Xcel Energy (XEL), consensus 34c... Royal Caribbean (RCL), consensus 42c... Coach (COH), consensus 66c... Kate Spade (KATE), consensus 24c... Harley-Davidson (HOG), consensus 34c... Stanley Black & Decker (SWK), consensus $1.52... L-3 Communications (LLL), consensus $2.27... JetBlue (JBLU), consensus 24c.
09:59 EDTUPLOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:08 EDTUPLUltra Petroleum downgraded at Goldman
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January 27, 2015
16:37 EDTUPLUltra Petroleum downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman
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January 26, 2015
16:26 EDTUPLMarathon Oil, Cobalt, RSP Permian downgraded at UBS
UBS lowered its Brent and WTI forecasts to $52.50 and $49 from $67.50 and $62.50, respectively, and downgraded a number of names in the energy space in conjunction. Along with making changes to its oil price forecasts, UBS downgraded Marathon Oil (MRO), Cobalt (CIE) and RSP Permian (RSPP), all to Neutral from Buy. The firm also identified ConocoPhillips (COP), Devon Energy (DVN), Murphy Oil (MUR), Ultra Petroleum (UPL), Range Resources (RRC), Denbury Resources (DNR), and Magnum Hunter (MHR) as having high valuations, slowing growth and wide free cash flow deficits and said it was cautious on all of those names as well.
January 23, 2015
13:41 EDTVLOValero increases quarterly dividend by 45%
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05:51 EDTUPLStocks with implied volatility movement; BBRY UPL
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January 22, 2015
10:03 EDTAIMCOn the Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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06:33 EDTAIMCAltra Holdings downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird
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January 21, 2015
10:01 EDTSJMOn the Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Ashford Hospitality (AHT) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... BAE Systems (BAESY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Bazaarvoice (BV) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... Becton Dickinson (BDX) upgraded to Outperform at Cowen... CVS Health (CVS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Camden Property (CPT) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... ConocoPhillips (COP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson... Cree (CREE) upgraded to Overweight at Stephens... DDR Corp. (DDR) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... EastGroup Properties (EGP) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Esperion (ESPR) upgraded at BofA/Merrill... Exxon Mobil (XOM) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... FXCM (FXCM) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Keefe Bruyette... Fair Isaac (FICO) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Golar LNG (GLNG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Nordea... Gran Tierra (GTE) upgraded to Buy at Canaccord... Host Hotels (HST) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... J.M. Smucker (SJM) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Kilroy Realty (KRC) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Level 3 (LVLT) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Lowe's (LOW) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Michael Kors (KORS) upgraded to Outperform at Cowen... Netflix (NFLX) upgraded at Nomura... Regions Financial (RF) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim... Ruckus Wireless (RKUS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Northland... Santander Mexico (BSMX) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Scorpio Tankers (STNG) upgraded to Buy at Canaccord... Sprouts Farmers Markets (SFM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Strategic Hotels (BEE) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... The Medicines Co. (MDCO) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Leerink... Whole Foods (WFM) upgraded at Sterne Agee... Wolseley (WOSYY) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Exane BNP Paribas.
07:14 EDTVLO, HFCCitgo scraps auction process, to raise debt instead, WSJ reports
The auction for Venezuela’s Citgo Petroleum, which drew interest from Marathon Petroleum (MPC), HollyFrontier (HFC), Valero Energy (VLO) and private equity firms, has been called off, said The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter. Citgo will still seek to raise $2.5B in debt at this point and could restart its sales process later, the report added. Reference Link
06:04 EDTSJMJ.M. Smucker upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
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06:02 EDTSJMHershey downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
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