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January 23, 2014
10:02 EDTECOM, SBGI, WYN, WDAY, WCG, WWE, DATA, TIBX, SPLK, SWI, QLIK, PANW, MSTR, VAC, JIVE, DRII, SCOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: ChannelAdvisor (ECOM) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... Diamond Resorts (DRII) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities... Jive Software (JIVE) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... Marriott Vacations (VAC) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities... MicroStrategy (MSTR) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... Palo Alto (PANW) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... Qlik Technologies (QLIK) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... SolarWinds (SWI) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... Splunk (SPLK) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... TIBCO (TIBX) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... Tableau Software (DATA) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... WWE (WWE) initiated with a Buy at Benchmark Co... WellCare (WCG) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Workday (WDAY) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... Wyndham (WYN) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities... Sinclair Broadcast (SBGI) initiated with a Buy at CRT Capital... Santander Consumer USA (SC) initiated with a Buy at BTIG.
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July 17, 2014
07:38 EDTSWISolarWinds granted CoN by U.S. Army for 21 IT management products
SolarWinds announced that the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command has accredited 21 unique SolarWinds solutions with a new Certificate of Networthiness, empowering Army IT Professionals to implement the network, systems and security management solutions in their IT infrastructures.
07:21 EDTPANWPalo Alto price target raised to $105 from $90 at Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest increased its price target on Palo Alto as the firm touts what it sees as the company's strong fundamentals, fastest ramping profitability in enterprise IT and emerging opportunities. The firm keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
July 16, 2014
13:06 EDTPANWIT security stocks advance after upbeat Goldman note
Shares of a number of IT security stocks are rallying after Goldman Sachs wrote that it was upbeat on the sector in a note to investors today. WHAT'S NEW: Goldman Sachs analyst Matthew Niknam assumed coverage of the Security Software sector with an Attractive rating. Cyber threats have become larger and more costly, so many companies are increasing the amount of money they spend on IT security, Niknam wrote. Spending on security is increasing by the highest rate since 2010, the analyst estimated. Companies in the sector should see their free cash flow growth accelerate, while cash rich tech companies could become interested in carrying out M&A transactions with security vendors, the analyst predicted. Additionally, more mature companies in the sector should be able to buy back more of their shares going forward, Niknam believes. He identified Palo Alto (PANW) as his top pick in the space, as he believes that the company provides "the most unique blend of disruptive long-term growth and accelerating profitability." The company is poised to gain additional market share, while its growth going forward should beat expectations, Niknam stated. He raised his price target on the shares to $97 from $91 and kept a Conviction List-Buy rating on the stock. Meanwhile, the analyst upgraded another stock in the sector, FireEye (FEYE), to Buy from Neutral after assuming coverage of the shares. The company's status as the market leader in fighting Advanced Persistent Threats, or APTs, leaves it well-positioned in the current market, he contended. An IT survey indicates that most respondents plan to increase their APT-related spending, and 59% of the respondents say they plan to spend more money on solutions from a new vendor, Niknam reported. Furthermore, FireEye's revenue growth likely accelerated in Q2 and its revenue should beat expectations in 2014 and 2015, while the company's free cash flow should come in above consensus levels next year, Niknam predicted. FireEye may eventually be acquired by another company, according to Niknam, who raised his price target on the shares to $42 from $36. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Niknam initiated coverage of Proofpoint (PFPT) with a Buy rating as he predicted that the company's growth and free cash flow would beat expectations in the near-term and he believes that the company could also become a takeover target. The analyst started coverage of Fortinet (FTNT) with a Neutral rating. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, Palo Alto climbed 3% to $78.36, FireEye rose 3.5% to $34.99, Proofpoint climbed 3.6% to $34.46, and Fortinet rose 1% to $24.24.
10:00 EDTQLIK, PANWOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: American Airlines (AAL) initiated with an Overweight at Atlantic Equities... Apple (AAPL) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... Basic Energy (BAS) initiated with a Neutral at RW Baird... Brookdale Senior Living (BKD) initiated with a Buy at Goldman... CA Technologies (CA) initiated with a Market Perform at FBR Capital... Dresser-Rand (DRC) initiated with a Neutral at RW Baird... Fortinet (FTNT) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman... Frank's International (FI) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies... Home Bancorp (HBCP) initiated with an Outperform at Fig Partners... Key Energy (KEG) initiated with an Outperform at RW Baird... McDermott (MDR) initiated with a Neutral at Tigress Financial... ORBCOMM (ORBC) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie... Oil States (OIS) initiated with an Outperform at RW Baird... PBF Energy (PBF) initiated with an Equal Weight at Barclays... Palo Alto (PANW) assumed with a Conviction Buy at Goldman... Proofpoint (PFPT) initiated with a Buy at Goldman... Qlik Technologies (QLIK) initiated with a Market Perform at FBR Capital... Radius Health (RDUS) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Seventy Seven Energy (SSE) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies... Superior Energy (SPN) initiated with an Outperform at RW Baird... Tandem Diabetes (TNDM) initiated with an Outperform at William Blair... Trecora Resources (TREC) initiated with a Buy at B. Riley... Ultragenyx (RARE) initiated with an Outperform at RW Baird... United Natural Foods (UNFI) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Viper Energy (VNOM) initiated with a Market Perform at Northland... Whiting Petroleum (WLL) initiated with a Buy at Tigress Financial.
07:55 EDTQLIKQlik Technologies initiated with a Market Perform at FBR Capital
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05:52 EDTPANWPalo Alto assumed with a Conviction Buy at Goldman
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July 15, 2014
11:42 EDTSBGIDoJ requires Sinclair to make divestiture to proceed with Perpetual deal
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09:04 EDTSBGISinclair Broadcast reaches retransmission consent with Buckeye Cable
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08:48 EDTPANWPalo Alto outlook has improved, says JMP Securities
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07:23 EDTSPLKFortune to hold a conference
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July 11, 2014
16:46 EDTECOMStocks end week lower on European, Fed concerns
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10:45 EDTECOMAmazon climbs after ChannelAdvisor says sales growth accelerated
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10:00 EDTECOMOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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05:47 EDTECOMChannelAdvisor upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
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July 10, 2014
11:55 EDTSBGISigns show Sinclair Broadcast near closing Albritton deal, says Wells Fargo
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10:46 EDTSPLKSplunk mentioned cautiously at Deutsche Bank
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10:05 EDTSCOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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07:11 EDTWCGAetna, WellPoint top large-cap Managed Care picks at Jefferies
Jefferies calls Aetna (AET) and WellPoint (WLP) its favorite large-cap picks in the Managed Care space, with Health Net (HNT) its favored name in the small to mid-cap space. The firm believes the market is already expecting strong Q2 results from the sector, and it downgraded UnitedHealth (UNH) to Hold from Buy on valuation and below-peer earnings growth. Jefferies has Buy ratings on Aetna, Health Net, Molina Healthcare (MOH) and WellPoint.
06:23 EDTWCGHealth insurers moving away from fee for service model, NY Times reports
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July 9, 2014
17:47 EDTSCSantander Consumer initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie
Target $22.
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