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March 28, 2013
11:57 EDTNKE, PLCE, MU, DG, APOLOptions with decreasing implied volatility: DG PLCE APOL MU NKE
News For DG;PLCE;APOL;MU;NKE From The Last 14 Days
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April 24, 2015
10:00 EDTNKEOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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06:45 EDTNKENike downgraded to Hold from Overweight at HSBC
HSBC downgraded Nike to Hold and lowered its price target to $104 from $107. The firm said Nike's valuation remains impressive but believes estimates are unlikely to move significantly higher given FX impact and downgraded shares due to valuation.
April 22, 2015
18:27 EDTMUSemiconductor stocks under pressure after TI, Qualcomm report financial results
Semiconductor stocks are under pressure after earnings reports from Texas Instruments (TXN) and Qualcomm (QCOM). TEXAS INSTRUMENTS: TI reported first quarter results that were lower than analyst expectations, and gave second quarter guidance below consensus estimates. In its Q1 earnings press release, Texas Instruments said its outlook for Q2 is for earnings per share between 60c-70c and revenue in the range of $3.12B-$3.38B. "Our estimates assume continuing weakness in our communications equipment and personal electronics markets, particularly for wireless infrastructure equipment and PCs, respectively. We also do not expect a near-term rebound in foreign currency exchange rates. The annual effective tax rate for 2015 is expected to be about 30%." QUALCOMM: Qualcomm reported Q2 results that were better than analyst's average estimates, but lowered its fiscal year 2015 EPS and revenue views. Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf said, "While we remain confident in the significant growth opportunities ahead, we are reducing our QCT outlook for fiscal 2015, primarily due to the increased impact of customer share shifts within the premium tier and a decline in our share at a large customer." PRICE ACTION: In after-hours trading, shares of Texas Instruments are down over 6%, while Qualcomm shares are down almost 3%. Other publicly traded companies in the space include AMD (AMD), Intel (INTC), Marvell (MRVL), Microchip (MCHP), Micron (MU), NVIDIA (NVDA), Altera (ALTR), Xilinx (XLNX), and Maxim Integrated (MXIM).
April 21, 2015
07:11 EDTMUMicron does not have negative read through from Lam results, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital says that Lam Research's (LRCX) beat and raise results do not increase its concern about oversupply in the memory market. RBC believes that the results indicate a market share shift, not an increase in aggregate DRAM spending. RBC says that DRAM prices are stable, and it keeps an Outperform rating on Micron (MU).
April 19, 2015
14:07 EDTMUMicron looks attractive at $28, Barron's says
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12:41 EDTDGKroger, Dollar General, others can be bought and held for 3 years, Barron's says
Shares of PACCAR (PCAR), Lam Research (LRCX), Kroger (KR), Autoliv (ALV), Archer Daniels (ADM), and Dollar General (DG) should be bought and held for the next three years due to high return on invested capital, Barron's contends in a feature article. Reference Link
April 15, 2015
17:36 EDTMUMicron shares trade lower by 1% after SanDisk Q1 results
15:05 EDTMUEarnings Watch: SanDisk to report Q1 results after lowering revenue guidance
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10:00 EDTNKEOn 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.
April 14, 2015
16:25 EDTNKEPiper upgrades Nike to buy following survey of teens
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16:06 EDTNKENike upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
09:19 EDTMUMicron management to meet with Brean Capital
Meeting to be held in Chicago on April 21 hosted by Brean Capital.
April 13, 2015
08:32 EDTNKEUnder Armour rises after Spieth brings attention to golf gear
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08:05 EDTPLCEChildren's Place rejects director nominations from Barington, Macellum
The Children's Place confirmed that it has received notice from Barington Capital Group, L.P. and Macellum Advisors GP, LLC, which collectively own less than 2% of the company’s shares, that they have nominated three individuals in opposition to The Children’s Place’s three nominees -- Norman Matthews, Kenneth Reiss and Stanley Reynolds -- standing for re-election to the Board of Directors at the company’s 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, to be held on May 22, 2015. The Children’s Place's Board of Directors has evaluated Barington and Macellum’s nominees and concluded that the company’s three nominees and the other members of the Board have the right combination of expertise, experience and independence. As such, the Board recommends election of the company’s nominees and has rejected the Barington/Macellum nominees. Stockholders do not need to take any action at this time. Matthews continued: “We appreciate constructive input from our shareholders and are always open to listen to ideas to improve the Company. However, we believe that Barington and Macellum’s views on the Company’s leadership and performance are simply incorrect. Our Board and management team are driving a transformation of The Children’s Place, which has resulted in a significant increase in shareholder value, measured by an increase in stock price, share repurchases and the payment of dividends. Substantial progress has been made, and we expect to continue to see the benefits of our meaningful investments in 2015. Our management team has updated our merchandise assortments, developed and is implementing a sweeping systems and technology transformation plan, transformed our outlet channel, launched international franchise and wholesale businesses, and evaluated and continues to optimize our store fleet. We believe The Children’s Place is well positioned to continue to excel in the intensely competitive specialty children’s apparel category.” Goldman, Sachs & Co. is financial advisor to The Children’s Place. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is the Company’s legal advisor.

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