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February 25, 2014
10:00 EDTMANT, WRE, NDSN, GSS, PPO, NVO, TQNT, KGC, ED, VZ, CCMO, EOG, PEBO, KIN, HSCOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Consolidated Edison (ED) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Golden Star Resources (GSS) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Canaccord... Kindred Biosciences (KIN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... Kinross Gold (KGC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... Nordson (NDSN) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Peoples Bancorp (PEBO) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... TriQuint (TQNT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Brean Capital... Washington REIT (WRE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... EOG Resources (EOG) upgraded to Buy from Sell at Societe Generale... Novo Nordisk (NVO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... ManTech (MANT) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... CC Media Holdings (CCMO) upgraded to Fair Value from Sell at CRT Capital... Polypore (PPO) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush... Harsco (HSC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus... Verizon (VZ) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan.
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December 10, 2014
08:16 EDTTQNTBarclays to hold a conference
Global Technology Conference is being held in San Francisco on December 9-10 with webcasted company presentations to begin on December 10 at 10:40 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted.Webcast Link
December 9, 2014
16:28 EDTVZOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street opened in the red on the heels of a sharp sell-off in China and amid continued concern over tumbling oil prices. The domestic economic calendar offered little in the way of a catalyst and the market moved in a narrow range throughout the morning. However, the averages began to pare their losses once the European markets closed. By mid-afternoon the averages had turned mixed with the Nasdaq higher, the S&P flat, and the Dow the laggard, which is the way the trading day closed. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the National Federation of Independent Business' optimism index rose to 98.1 from a prior reading of 96.1. The JOLTS report showed job openings increased 149K to 4.83M in October, which was above the expectation for 4.795M openings. Wholesale sales increased 0.2% in October and inventories grew 0.4%, both of which were better than expected. In Asia, China's Shanghai composite index plunged 5.4%, making for the stock market's sharpest selloff in years, after the country’s securities clearing house raised the threshold for the type of collateral used for short-term loans and policymakers warned about potentially slower economic growth. In Europe, Greek stocks and bonds also tumbled after a move to bring forward presidential elections, which could potentially derail Greece’s bailout and austerity efforts. COMPANY NEWS: Verizon (VZ) was among the Dow's worst performers, sinking $1.98, or 4.05%, to $46.92 after the company warned that Q4 impacts of its promotional offers, together with the strong customer volumes this quarter, will put short-term pressure on its earnings per share. After last night's commentary from the company, Robert W. Baird downgraded Verizon shares to Neutral from Outperform and lowered its price target on the stock to $50 from $54... Merck (MRK) also weighed on the Dow, as the drugmaker fell $1.87, or 3.02%, to $60.01 after a Delaware court denied Cubist's (CBST) bid to stop Hospira (HSP) from selling a generic version of Cubicin in 2016. Merck announced just yesterday morning that it had agreed to buy Cubist in a transaction with a total value of approximately $9.5B. The news is a "tough start" to Merck's takeover and makes the $9.5B buyout price look $2B to $3B too high, according to analysts at Leerink. Shares of Cubist also fell $xxx, or xxx%, to $xxx following the court ruling. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was bluebird bio (BLUE), which surged $35.39, or 72.39%, to $84.28 after the company announced data from eight subjects treated with its LentiGlobin drug product and Piper Jaffray more than doubled its price target for the shares to $112 from $52. Among the noteworthy losers was Conn's (CONN), which plunged $14.26, or 40.64%, to $20.83 after unexpectedly reporting losses for its third fiscal quarter, withdrawing its FY15 guidance and announcing the departure of its CFO. Also lower was Spirit Airlines (SAVE), which slid $10.70, or 12.67%, to $73.77 after the company said last night that since late October there has been compression in the fare structure for close-in bookings, believed to be driven by the industry’s willingness to trade lower fuel prices for lower fares. Also, this morning, Raymond James downgraded Spirit Airlines to Market Perform from Outperform, citing valuation, European deflation headwinds, and earnings that are still being revised down. INDEXES: The Dow fell 51.28, or 0.29%, to 17,801.20, the Nasdaq rose 25.77, or 0.54%, to 4,766.46, and the S&P 500 slipped 0.49, or 0.02%, to 2,059.82.
16:00 EDTVZOptions Update; December 9, 2014
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14:57 EDTVZTelecom equipment stocks rally after Verizon CFO comments on wireless CapEx
Telecom equipment stocks, which opened lower, rallied after Verizon (VZ) CFO Fran Shammo said he sees wireless CapEx continuing to trend upward. Shammo, speaking at the UBS 42nd Annual Global Media And Communications Conference, said, "The day we start to cut wireless CapEx is the day we start to wonder where the future of this industry is going." Ciena (CIEN), JDSU (JDSU), and Finisar (FNSR) all reversed earlier losses. PRICE ACTION: In afternoon trading, Ciena is up 1.5%, JDS Uniphase is up 3.8%, and Finisar is up 4.5%. Verizon, which was downgraded this morning to Neutral from Buy by RW Baird, is trading down almost 5%.
12:25 EDTVZOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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12:22 EDTNVOPiper Jaffray biopharm analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
Senior Research Analyst Schimmer, along with Biopharmaceuticals Analyst Breazzano, discuss gene therapy for hemophilia on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on December 11 at 10 am.
10:38 EDTVZVerizon CFO Shammo says not interested in doing large international M&A deal
CFO Fran Shammo sees wireless CapEx continuing to trend up, sees wireline CapEx continuing to trend down. Says does not believe wireless CapEx will decline. Shammo commented that ""The day we start to cut wireless CapEx is the day we start to wonder where the future of this industry is going." Says dividend policy "very important." Says doesn't see share buybacks until balance sheet is delevered.
10:28 EDTVZVerizon drops after warning about promotional impact on profits
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10:27 EDTVZVerizon CFO says would sell towers for 'right price, right terms'
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10:23 EDTVZOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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10:17 EDTVZVerizon CFO Shammo says sees promotional pricing 'settling down' in 2015
Says Q4 has been a "pretty exciting" period, says seeing increase in activations, but seeing some increase in churn as well. Says has seen high volume in Q4 sales. Says continues to see strong momentum for wireless customer growth in Q4. Sees promotional pricing "settling down" in 2015. Shammo says social media, press has built this up as a price war; says rival's half-priced promotion "not as dramatic" as it looks. Says tablets a "tremendous" growth area for industry. Says streaming TV to mobile to begin in mid-2015. Says that over time, company believes can increase margins. Comments made at the UBS Global Media & Communications Conference. Verizon shares are down 3.8% to $47.04 in morning trading.
09:38 EDTVZActive equity options trading
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07:40 EDTVZVerizon competition increased, company should be able to respond, says Canaccord
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07:32 EDTVZUBS to hold a conference
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07:01 EDTEOGEOG Resources coverage resumed with a Hold at Stifel
06:15 EDTVZVerizon downgraded at RW Baird
As previously reported, Baird downgraded Verizon to Neutral from Outperform. The firm downgraded shares citing last night's negative pre-announcement due to increasing competitive concerns, margin pressures, higher churn, and full valuation. Price target lowered to $50 from $54.
06:01 EDTVZVerizon downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird
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December 8, 2014
18:37 EDTEOGEOG Resources divests majority of Canadian assets
EOG Resources announced the divestiture of all its assets in Manitoba and certain assets in Alberta in two separate transactions that closed on November 28 and December 1. Approximate proceeds from the divestitures were US$410M, net of customary transaction adjustments. As a result of these transactions, approximately US$150M of restricted cash related to future abandonment liabilities was released. The proceeds and cash will be utilized for general corporate purposes. Current forecast production from the divested assets is approximately 7,050 barrels of crude oil per day, 580 barrels of natural gas liquids per day and 43.5M cubic feet of natural gas per day. Net proved reserves divested are estimated to be 7.7M barrels of oil, 0.8M barrels of NGLs and 78.7B cubic feet of natural gas. EOG divested 1.3M gross acres, 97% of which were in Alberta. Of the approximate 5,800 producing wells sold, 5,255 were natural gas. EOG has retained approximately 382,200 gross acres in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. EOG will maintain an operations office in Alberta
18:24 EDTVZOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:05 EDTVZVerizon sees Q4 impacts of promotional offers will pressure wireless EBITDA, EPS
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