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February 13, 2013
05:55 EDTDISCA, DISCA, APA, APA, PPL, PPL, DTV, DTV, DVA, DVA, BWA, BWA, ALXN, ALXN, WM, WM, VMC, VMC, TAP, TAP, PEP, PEP, EOG, EOGCompanies reporting Before the Market Open on Thursday, February 14th
Notable companies reporting before the opening bell include Alexion (ALXN), Apache (APA), BorgWarner (BWA), DaVita (DVA), DirecTV (DTV), Discovery (DISCA), EOG Resources (EOG), Molson Coors (TAP), PepsiCo (PEP), PPL Corp. (PPL), Vulcan Materials (VMC) and Waste Management (WM).
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November 23, 2015
10:00 EDTPEPOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) upgraded to Peer Perform from Underperform at Wolfe Research... Constellation Brands (STZ) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... Dick's Sporting (DKS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... Encana (ECA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI... Genomic Health (GHDX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... HP Inc. (HPQ) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Maxim... Heritage Commerce (HTBK) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler O'Neill... James River Group (JRVR) upgraded on improved outlook at BMO Capital... Kellogg (K) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... KeyCorp (KEY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Och-Ziff Capital (OZM) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... PBF Energy (PBF) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Panera Bread (PNRA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Maxim... Parkway Properties (PKY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho... PepsiCo (PEP) upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at Nomura... Sanchez Energy (SN) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at KLR Group... Sonoco (SON) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Synchrony (SYF) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee CRT... Telecom Argentina (TEO) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Teva (TEVA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... TransAlta (TAC) upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC Capital... Universal Insurance (UVE) upgraded to Outperform at Keefe Bruyette... Willis Group (WSH) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank... YPF (YPF) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman.
08:00 EDTPEPPepsiCo upgraded to Neutral on valuation at Nomura
As previously reported, Nomura upgraded PepsiCo to Neutral from Reduce and increased its price target to $100 from $83 on shares. Analyst Ian Shackleton upgraded shares citing relative valuation, recent improvements in the company's accounting, and better revenue growth.
06:18 EDTPEPPepsiCo upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at Nomura
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November 18, 2015
18:45 EDTDVADaVita subsidiary receives Justice Department investigative demand
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12:48 EDTAPAApache volatility elevated as WTI crude oil trades below $40
Apache current 30-day overall call option implied volatility is at 49, compared to a one-month ago of 41; suggesting large price movement as WTI crude oil traded below $40/bbl level.
12:02 EDTBWABorgWarner has de-risked set up into Detroit Auto Show, analyst says
Shares of BorgWarner (BWA), a global automotive industry components and parts supplier, are gaining after Goldman Sachs analyst Patrick Archambault upgraded the company to Buy from Neutral citing the 35% pullback in shares since the March 3 peak and improving China sales. WHAT'S NEW: Archambault, who maintained a $54 price target on BorgWarner shares, said in a note to investors that the auto parts maker has de-risked the set up into the Detroit Auto Show in January in the wake of its recent guide down for 2015 and pull forward of backlog cut announcement. The company may get to mid-to-high single digit growth even with a backlog cut and improving China sales "may even point to some upside," the analyst continued. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On November 10, BorgWarner finalized its acquisition of Remy International, a manufacturer of rotating electrical components such as alternators, starter motors and electric traction motors for the automotive and commercial vehicle industry. "With this acquisition, the complementary combination of technologies and global operations will strengthen BorgWarner's product leadership position," said BorgWarner President and Chief Executive Officer James Verrier. On October 30, RBC Capital downgraded BorgWarner to Sector Perform from Outperform with a $45 price target on shares. Analyst Joseph Spak said BorgWarner's story is transitioning from a growth story to GARP as it enters a mid-single digit growth phase, and expects the shareholder base will likely churn and credibility has to be rebuilt. PRICE ACTION: Shares of BorgWarner are advancing 4.79%, or $1.94, to $42.55 in midday trading. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies in the space including Lear (LEA), Delphi Automotive (DLPH) and Magna International (MGA) are trading higher in midday trading.
10:00 EDTBWAOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Apple (AAPL) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman... BorgWarner (BWA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Cognex (CGNX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... FARO Technologies (FARO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... Lazard (LAZ) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... LendingClub (LC) upgraded on valuation, positive outlook at Sterne Agee CRT... Middleby (MIDD) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... Perrigo (PRGO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley... RE/MAX Holdings (RMAX) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at JMP Securities... Sally Beauty (SBH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Shopify (SHOP) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... TASER (TASR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Ladenburg... USG (USG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Northcoast.
05:43 EDTBWABorgWarner upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
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November 17, 2015
10:11 EDTAPAOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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08:38 EDTAPAApache assets do not warrant a premium, says Canaccord
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08:10 EDTAPAMitsubishi UFJ to hold a conference
Oil & Gas Conference is being held in New York on November 17.
November 16, 2015
17:02 EDTEOGPoint72 added to lululemon position, subtracted from Netflix position
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08:05 EDTAPAEnLink Midstream acquires full ownership of Deadwood facility from Apache
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07:47 EDTTAPMolson Coors price target raised to $106 from $95 at Cowen
Cowen raised its price target on Molson Coors to $106 from $95 citing accretion from its purchase of the MillerCoors joint venture and free cash flow yield. Cowen reiterated its Outperform rating on Molson Coors shares.
07:42 EDTAPAAnadarko named a Top Pick at Cowen
Cowen moved Anadarko (APC) to a Top Pick, citing valuation and the company's ability to execute large, complex mergers. Cowen noted Anadarko approached Apache (APA) and declined when the deal did not happen, but the firm sees material upside for Anadarko shares. Cowen reiterated its Outperform rating and $87 price target on Anadarko.
November 13, 2015
17:04 EDTTAPThird Point gives quarterly update on stakes
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16:26 EDTTAPStocks end week lower as retail gets routed
Stocks ended the week sharply lower after weak retail earnings reports, highlighted by Macy's (M), were followed by a worse than expected government report on retail sales performance in October. MACRO NEWS: In the U.S., retail sales rose 0.1% in the month of October, versus expectations for an increase of 0.3%. When autos and gas are removed, the core reading was up 0.3%, versus expectations for a rise of 0.4%. Producer prices fell 0.4%, versus expectations for them to be up 0.2%. When food and energy are removed, the core reading was down 0.3%, versus expectations for it to be up 0.1%. Business inventories grew 0.3% in September while sales were flat compared to August. Consumer sentiment, as measured by the preliminary print from the University of Michigan survey, improved 3.1 points to 93.1 in November, which was better than the 91.5 reading that was expected. In Europe, data showed that eurozone's economy grew by just 0.3% in the third quarter, which was a slowdown from the 0.4% GDP growth recorded three months earlier and weaker than the 0.4% consensus growth forecast. In China, exports declined for a fourth straight month in October, sliding 3.6%, while imports fell for a 12th straight month, declining 16% in yuan terms. China's foreign-exchange reserves rose in October for the first time in six months, increasing to $3.53T from $3.51T at the end of September, the People's Bank of China reported. Industrial output in China rose 5.6% in October, matching March's reading as the weakest since 2008. Retail sales climbed 11% last month, beating expectations. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of retailers broadly declined following disappointing earnings reports and commentary from a number of department store operators, including Macy's, Nordstrom (JWN) and J.C. Penney (JCP). Weather was cited by a number of them, and analysts also pointed to the continued rise in competition felt by brick-and-mortar retailers from e-commerce players, mainly (AMZN)... Among earnings reporters outside of the retail sector, Viacom (VIAB) and Rackspace (RAX) rose immediately following their reports, while Cisco (CSCO), Priceline (PCLN), Hertz (HTZ), and Advance Auto Parts (AAP) fell right after their own... During the company's investor meeting, McDonald's (MCD) raised its global refranchising target to 4,000 restaurants through 2018 with a new long-term goal to become 95% franchised, announced plans to increase its dividend by 5% and said that after "robust" debate it had decided to not pursue a REIT spin-off transaction for its real estate holdings... Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) and SABMiller (SBMRY) came to terms on a deal to combine the companies in a transaction worth $107B. In relation to their deal, Molson Coors (TAP) agreed to purchase SABMiller's 58% stake in MillerCoors, the joint venture formed in the United States in 2008, in a deal valued at $12B. Molson Coors was the biggest winner in terms of percentage stock gains immediately following the announcements, rising over 4% on Wednesday... Mylan (MYL) jumped after the company's offer to acquire Perrigo (PRGO) failed, ending a seven-month fight between the two drugmakers. Perrigo Chief Executive Officer Joseph Papa said he was "delighted" that his company's shareholders rejected the offer and the company added that it will immediately commence its previously announced $2B share buyback program, but its shares slid in the wake of the shareholder vote... PayPal (PYPL) shares saw three straight days of losses after the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple (AAPL) is working on a mobile payments service that could compete with the firm's Venmo platform... Angie's List (ANGI) advanced after IAC/InterActiveCorp (IACI), the parent company of HomeAdvisor, made public a $8.75 per share cash buyout offer. Yelp (YELP), which also connects people with local businesses via its web-based and mobile services, also rose following the revelation of the takeout bid for Angie's List... Alibaba Group (BABA) reported blockbuster sales for the 11.11 shopping festival, better known as "Singles' Day." By the end of Wednesday in China, gross merchandise volume on Alibaba's platforms hit $14.3B, far exceeding last year's 24-hour total of $9.3B and topping the company's $11B forecast. INDEXES: The Dow lost about 3.7% to close at 17,245.24, the S&P 500 fell about 4.25% to close at 2,023.04, and the Nasdaq declined about 3.6% to close at 4,927.88.
15:52 EDTAPAApache to hold a conference call
Management discusses the company's North Sea Region's current operations and drilling success on a conference call to be held on November 17 at 10 am. Webcast Link

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