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August 19, 2014
18:37 EDTTEDU, DGLY, LZB, HTZ, RGSEOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
NOTABLE REPORTERS: Digital Ally (DGLY), rose another 6.6% in after-hours trading after surging 94% intraday. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Real Goods Solar (RGSE), down 15.8% after reporting second quarter results, filing to sell 5.02M shares of Class A common stock, and announcing that it has promoted Dennis Lacey to CEO... La-Z-Boy (LZB), down 3.79% after reporting first quarter EPS below analyst estimates... Tarena International (TEDU), down 8.4% after reporting second quarter results and guidance for third quarter and fiscal 2014. ALSO LOWER: Hertz (HTZ), down 12% after withdrawing fiscal 2014 guidance.
News For DGLY;RGSE;LZB;TEDU;HTZ From The Last 14 Days
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July 29, 2015
10:31 EDTDGLYDigital Ally litigation likely over after patent ruling, says Rodman & Renshaw
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08:31 EDTDGLYDigital Ally says USPTO invalidates claims in Boykin '556 patent
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July 28, 2015
12:05 EDTDGLYNew Jersey announces $4M statewide police body camera initiative
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July 23, 2015
18:21 EDTHTZOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Thursday
Stocks began the session mixed on the heels of weak earnings reports from both Caterpillar (CAT) and 3M (MMM). The Nasdaq managed to spend most of the day in positive territory but joined the other averages in negative territory by mid-afternoon. Selling picked up momentum towards late afternoon, and by day’s end each of the averages were lower by more than 0.4%, with the Dow losing nearly 0.7%. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., initial jobless claims fell to 255,000 in the week ended July 18, below the 278,000 first-time claims that were expected. The Leading Economic Indicators advanced 0.6% in June, exceeding expectations for a 0.3% increase. In Asia, the Shanghai Composite index advanced for a sixth straight session, adding another 2.4%. In Europe, the Greek Parliament voted to accept creditor terms for a new bailout, though a decision on when to reopen Greek financial markets was deferred to next week. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of General Motors (GM) finished the session up 3.96% to $31.50 after reporting earnings per share above analyst expectations. Other notable names rising following earnings reports include SanDisk (SNDK), Under Armour (UA), Southwest (LUV)... Caterpillar, meanwhile, dropped $2.86, or 3.59%, to $76.90 after cutting its yearly guidance during this morning's earnings report, with the company noting a "relatively stagnant" global economy. Also lower following earnings were Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK), Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), Dunkin Brands (DNKN), and Boston Scientific (BSX). MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Cigna (CI), which rose $3.29, or 2.18%, to $154.36 after the Wall Street Journal reported last night that Anthem (ANTM) is nearing a deal to acquire the company for roughly $187, representing a total transaction value of over $48B. Adding to that report, CNBC's David Faber said on Thursday morning that Anthem will announce an agreement Friday to purchase Cigna for $188 per share, at a 45% equity, 55% cash split. Also higher were shares of numerous IT security companies, with FireEye (FEYE) advancing 4.53% and Palo Alto Networks (PANW) adding 2.33% after earnings reports from security firms Fortinet (FTNT) and F5 Networks (FFIV) beat on both top and bottom lines. Fortinet and F5, meanwhile, finished Thursday's session up 10.71% and 7.75% to $46.83 and $127.68, respectively. Among the noteworthy losers following earnings was McDonald's (MCD), which edged down 0.52% to $97.10 after noting that Q2 global comparable sales fell 0.7% for the quarter, including a 2% decline in U.S. same-store sales. Also lower was Hertz (HTZ), which declined 8.53% to $16.45 following a downgrade to Underweight at Morgan Stanley, with the research firm citing increased competition from Uber and similar mobility services. INDEXES: The Dow fell 119.12, or 0.67%, to 17,731.92, the Nasdaq lost 25.36, or 0.49%, to 5,146.41, and the S&P 500 declined 12.00, or 0.57%, to 2,102.15.
10:22 EDTDGLYDigital Ally reports police body camera and in-car video orders
Digital Ally announced that it has received "large orders" from the Alamosa Police Department in Colorado and Camden County Police Department in New Jersey. Alamosa Police Department in Colorado awarded a contract to Digital Ally for 25 "Complete Package" systems as well as camera systems for their interview rooms. Camden County Police Department in New Jersey also awarded a contract to Digital Ally for 325 FirstVu HD body-worn cameras, accessories and docking stations. This order represents Digital Ally's largest New Jersey body-worn camera deployment to date. These agencies awarded contracts to Digital as a result of a competitive bid process, the company said.
10:00 EDTHTZOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:12 EDTHTZHertz downgraded to Underweight at Morgan Stanley
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley downgraded Hertz to Underweight from Equal Weight with a $15 price target on shares. The firm believes consensus estimates remain too high and meaningful price increases are unlikely. Additionally, Morgan Stanley said competition from Uber-like ride sharing and new mobility models is accelerating faster than expected.
06:42 EDTHTZHertz downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
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July 20, 2015
06:27 EDTHTZHertz reinstated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
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