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February 25, 2014
10:00 EDTKIN, HSC, MANT, WRE, NDSN, GSS, PPO, NVO, TQNT, KGC, ED, VZ, CCMO, EOG, PEBOOn 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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October 8, 2015
11:38 EDTVZVerizon raises grandfathered unlimited data plans by $20, The Verge reports
Verizon will raise the monthly cost of its grandfathered unlimited data plans by an additional $20 per line to $49.99, reports The Verge. A Verizon spokesperson confirmed the news and said the new rate will apply beginning in November. The change impacts customers who are out of contract. Reference Link
08:09 EDTMANTManTech announces $6B IDIQ multiple-award from DIA
The Defense Intelligence Agency, or DIA, awarded ManTech an Enhanced Solutions for Information Technology Enterprise, or E-SITE, contract to provide worldwide coverage for IT requirements and technical support services for DIA and other members of the Intelligence Community, or IC. This multiple-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity, or IDIQ, vehicle has a 5-year period of performance, with a potential value of $6B. E-SITE is replacing the former Solutions for Information Technology Enterprise IDIQ vehicle where ManTech was previously a prime. ManTech will have the opportunity to win task orders that require services including systems design, development, fielding, sustainment of global intelligence, and command and control. Ultimately, this contract will design and maintain a worldwide enterprise IT infrastructure to support the DIA's critical mission.
06:36 EDTVZDISH initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank
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October 7, 2015
19:34 EDTVZAT&T Mobility CEO says FCC auction unlikely to raise $60B, Re/code reports
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08:05 EDTMANTManTech awarded $250M contract from GSA, FEDSIM
The General Services Administration, or GSA, Federal Systems Integration and Management Center, or FEDSIM, has awarded ManTech a contract to provide cyber range services to the Defense Information Systems Agency, or DISA, and United States Marine Corps, or USMC. The contract has a 1-year base period and 3 option years, with a value of $250M. ManTech has supported DISA and USMC cyber range exercises since 2009, and this award expands services and capabilities to enhance cyber workforce operational tactics, techniques, and procedures across agencies.
October 6, 2015
18:20 EDTVZVerizon to merge existing ad programs into AOL advertising network
Verizon announced that, starting in November, the company will combine its existing advertising programs -- Relevant Mobile Advertising and Verizon Selects -- into the AOL Advertising Network. The programs use online and device identifiers, including AOL browser cookies and Verizon's "Unique Identifier Header." When the Verizon and AOL programs are combined, the Verizon identifier will be inserted in certain web traffic that is then sent to Verizon companies and to certain partners, the company explained. Reference Link
October 5, 2015
19:04 EDTVZSony, Verizon cancel plans for Xperia Z4v smartphone in U.S., Verge says
Sony (SNE) and Verizon (VZ) have cancelled plans to launch the Xperia Z4v smartphone in the U.S., reports The Verge, citing spokesperson statements. "Sony is a strategic partner as we continue having ongoing discussions together as part of our future portfolio," remarked Verizon, while Sony itself stated that it "remains dedicated" to the U.S. market, the report adds. Reference Link
07:45 EDTVZJuniper upgraded on positive checks at Stifel
As noted earlier, Stifel upgraded Juniper (JNPR) to Buy from Hold. The firm says that its checks show that the company's routers have "strong traction...with webscale customers." The firm adds that the company's dependency on Verizon (VZ) and AT&T (T) appears to be declining, while its checks on Juniper's new products have been positive. Target $32.
October 2, 2015
17:37 EDTKGCKinross Gold addresses regulatory review of West Africa operations
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12:02 EDTVZFrontier Communications, IBEW AFL-CIO reach agreement in Florida
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September 30, 2015
11:31 EDTVZOn Track Innovations files patent infringement lawsuits against AT&T, Verizon
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10:50 EDTVZAT&T, Verizon could find it hard to sell enterprise businesses, CTFN says
The wireline units of AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) that serve corporate customers may be viewed as good units to sell if the companies need to raise cash to help defray spectrum acquisition costs, but a small number of potential buyers and low EBITDA multiples for the units could make any such divestitures challenging, contended CTFN. Level 3 (LVLT) could be seen as a potentially interested buyer, but a source within the company told CTFN that purchasing units that are part of other companies, known as a "carve out," doesn't match the company's usual M&A strategy. Reference Link
09:31 EDTVZVerizon Ventures partners with Grand Central Tech
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September 29, 2015
09:29 EDTEOGDeutsche Bank to hold a conference
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09:26 EDTEDWolfe Research to hold a conference
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06:18 EDTVZPublicis signs advertising partnership with Verizon's Go90 service, WSJ reports
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September 28, 2015
14:08 EDTVZAOL announces the launch of LIVE by AOL
AOL announced the launch of LIVE by AOL, a comprehensive end-to-end service for the production, streaming, distribution and monetization of live events. LIVE by AOL brings together AOL's world-class video expertise with Verizon Digital Media Services to give content and media partners access to a complete suite of live experience solutions for all screens and devices. LIVE by AOL provides content and media partners with unprecedented distribution through the company's owned and operated properties, including, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch and more, in addition to a holistic and open network of over 1,700 publisher partners for live distribution across mobile, digital, over-the-top, and linear TV. In addition to LIVE's expansive reach, the solution also provides complete production capabilities, full content-preparation supported by cross-device, cloud-based encoding that is combined with Verizon Digital Media Services' high-performance stream delivery, and options to monetize through various advertising, sponsorship, and native integration options. "As the video landscape continues to evolve, live programming is the next frontier for innovation," said Jimmy Maymann, EVP and President, AOL Content & Consumer Brands. "LIVE by AOL not only unites the pillars of our business, but enables all of our content and media partners to tap into the power of live programming and bring that success to their own properties. As the lines between traditional television and online video blur, producing, distributing, and monetizing live content in the digital realm will be a deciding factor for those who successfully step into the next era of video."
13:42 EDTVZVerizon offers annual upgrade plan for iPhone users
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07:52 EDTNVOIIR Holdings to hold a conference
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06:50 EDTVZVerizon's go90 wins $80M from backers, NY Post reports
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