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November 28, 2012
08:06 EDTSIX, DFSDiscover, Six Flags extend corporate sponsorship
After a successful three-year run, Discover (DFS) and Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (SIX) announced a new, multi-year extension of their corporate sponsorship, offering Discover cardmembers in-park discounts, special ticket packages and exclusive experiences.
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April 27, 2015
05:52 EDTSIXCedar Fair price target raised to $65 from $59 at Goldman
Goldman Sachs raised its price target for Cedar Fair (FUN) shares to $65 saying easy comps in Q2 and Q3 as well as lower gas prices in North America should drive shares higher in 2015. Goldman expects the stock's valuation gap versus peer Six Flags (SIX) to narrow. Within the Amusement Parks space, Goldman today also upgraded SeaWorld (SEAS) to Buy and downgraded shares of Six Flags to Neutral.
05:48 EDTSIXSix Flags downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
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05:45 EDTSIXSeaWorld upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman Sachs upgraded SeaWorld (SEAS) to Buy from Neutral saying it expects the company's brand to turn around under new CEO Joel Manby. Goldman thinks SeaWorld's trends are becoming less negative and raised its price target for shares to $26 from $18. The firm coupled the upgrade with a downgrade of Six Flags (SIX) to Neutral from Buy. It keeps a Buy rating on Cedar Fair (FUN). Shares of SeaWorld closed Friday up 35c to $21.49 and are down 28% over the past year. Goldman keeps an Attractive sector view on Amusement Parks.
April 22, 2015
09:32 EDTSIXSix Flags reported solid Q1 results, says Wells Fargo
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08:05 EDTSIXSix Flags reports Q1 total guest spending per capital was $43.82
Total guest spending per capita for the first quarter was $43.82, which was essentially flat with the first quarter of 2014. Admissions per capita increased 83c or 3% to $25.84 and in-park spending per capita decreased 74c or 4% to $17.98. All of the revenue per capita comparisons to prior year were adversely impacted by foreign exchange translation and a higher mix of season pass and membership attendance, which puts downward pressure on revenue per capita. Six Flags Mexico represents a higher percentage of total company revenue in the first quarter and the Mexican Peso weakened versus the U.S. dollar by 13% from the first quarter of 2014. On a constant currency basis, in the first quarter admissions per capita increased $1.37 or 6%, and in-park spending per capita decreased 19c or 1%.
08:04 EDTSIXSix Flags reports Q1 adjusted EBITDA was a loss of $38M
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08:04 EDTSIXSix Flags reports Q1 EPS (75c), consensus (67c)
Reports Q1 revenue $85.16M, consensus $83.12M
April 21, 2015
19:06 EDTDFSOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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18:18 EDTDFSDiscover says 'focused' on organic growth
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16:12 EDTDFSDiscover reports Q EPS $1.28, consensus $1.27
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15:28 EDTSIXNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's open, with earnings consensus, include Coca-Cola (KO), consensus 42c... Boeing (BA), consensus $1.81... McDonald's (MCD), consensus $1.06... EMC (EMC), consensus 36c... Abbott Laboratories (ABT), consensus 42c... Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO), consensus $1.61... Bank of New York Mellon (BK), consensus 59c... TE Connectivity (TEL), consensus $1.01... T. Rowe Price Group (TROW), consensus $1.14... St. Jude Medical (STJ), consensus 91c... Amphenol (APH), consensus 56c... Nielsen (NLSN), consensus 47c... Citizens Financial Group (CFG), consensus 34c... Autoliv (ALV), consensus $1.31... D.R. Horton (DHI), consensus 38c... Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies (WAB), consensus 95c... Huntington Bancshares (HBAN), consensus 19c... SEI Investments (SEIC), consensus 49c... AutoNation (AN), consensus 89c... Gentex (GNTX), consensus 25c... Ryder System (R), consensus $1.00... Owens Corning (OC), consensus 13c... NuStar Energy (NS), consensus 58c... Six Flags (SIX), consensus (67c)... Tupperware Brands (TUP), consensus 98c... MarketAxess Holdings (MKTX), consensus 64c... Lithia Motors (LAD), consensus $1.22... Knight Transportation (KNX), consensus 31c... Evercore Partners (EVR), consensus 58c... Potlatch (PCH), consensus 19c... Natus Medical (BABY), consensus 29c... AZZ (AZZ), consensus 59c... United Community Banks (UCBI), consensus 29c... Sonus Networks (SONS), consensus (31c)... Angie's List (ANGI), consensus 0c... Pacific Premier Bancorp (PPBI), consensus 27c.
15:28 EDTDFSNotable companies reporting after market close
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06:18 EDTDFSUS merchants struggle to meet deadline for accepting chip cards, WSJ reports
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April 16, 2015
17:19 EDTDFSDiscover announces $2.2B share repurchase plan, raises dividend to 28c per share
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17:16 EDTDFSDiscover announces $2.2B share repurchase plan, raises dividend to 28c per share
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April 15, 2015
10:00 EDTDFSOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: American Tower (AMT) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Ameriprise (AMP) upgraded at Morgan Stanley... Builders FirstSource (BLDR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee... China Telecom (CHA) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein... China Unicom (CHU) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at Bernstein... Discover (DFS) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... EV Energy (EVEP) upgraded on asset sale at RBC Capital... GoPro (GPRO) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Intel (INTC) upgraded on valuation at RBC Capital... Nike (NKE) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Nokia (NOK) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Bernstein... Rice Energy (RICE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Staples (SPLS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T... Team (TISI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T... Ulta Salon (ULTA) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray.
08:14 EDTDFSDiscover reports March net charge-offs 1.71% vs. 1.86% last month
Reports March delinquency rate 1.43% vs. 1.50% last month.
06:49 EDTDFSDiscover upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan upgraded Discover to Overweight saying the stock is undervalued after the 10.8% year-to-date pullback. The firm keeps a $65 price target for shares.
April 14, 2015
10:01 EDTDFSOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: AB InBev (BUD) initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna... AMC Networks (AMCX) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Avery Dennison (AVY) initiated with a Hold at BB&T... Boston Beer (SAM) initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna... Brocade (BRCD) initiated with a Neutral at Wedbush... Bunge (BG) initiated with an Overweight at Stephens... CIRCOR (CIR) initiated with a Speculative Buy at Global Hunter... Cabot Microelectronics (CCMP) initiated with a Buy at BB&T... Canadian Natural (CNQ) initiated with a Buy at GMP Securities... Cenovus Energy (CVE) initiated with a Hold at GMP Securities... China Distance Education (DL) initiated with a Buy at Brean Capital... Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) initiated with a Negative at Susquehanna... Coca-Cola (KO) initiated with a Negative at Susquehanna... Constellation Brands (STZ) initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna... Discover (DFS) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo... Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna... Flex Pharma (FLKS) initiated with a Buy at H.C. Wainwright... Flowserve (FLS) initiated with a Neutral at Global Hunter... Goldman Sachs BDC (GSBD) initiated with a Neutral at BofA/Merrill... ITT Corp. (ITT) initiated with an Accumulate at Global Hunter... Intra-Cellular (ITCI) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna... Microsemi (MSCC) initiated with a Buy at Topeka... Molson Coors (TAP) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna... Monster Beverage (MNST) initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna... New Oriental Education (EDU) initiated with a Hold at Brean Capital... OM Group (OMG) initiated with a Buy at BB&T... Pattern Energy (PEGI) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... Pentair (PNR) initiated with a Neutral at Global Hunter... PepsiCo (PEP) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna... Ply Gem (PGEM) initiated with an Overweight at KeyBanc... SodaStream (SODA) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna... Splunk (SPLK) initiated with an Outperform at Baird... SteadyMed (STDY) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities... Suncor (SU) initiated with a Hold at GMP Securities... SuperCom (SPCB) initiated with a Buy at B. Riley... TAL Education (XRS) initiated with a Buy at Brean Capital... Tarena (TEDU) initiated with a Buy at Brean Capital... Ulta Salon (ULTA) initiated with a Buy at Evercore ISI... Versartis (VSAR) initiated with a Buy, $50 target at SunTrust... WisdomTree (WETF) initiated with a Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... uniQure (QURE) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital.
April 13, 2015
16:14 EDTDFSDiscover initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo
Wells started shares of Discover Financial Services with an Outperform rating and $67-$70 price target range. It says that within its U.S. large-cap banking coverage universe, Discover is the most leveraged to rebounding credit card loan growth.
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