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May 6, 2013
20:25 EDTEMR, EMR, OAK, OAK, HFC, HFC, CHTR, CHTR, PRGO, PRGO, FE, FE, HCN, HCN, DTV, DTV, EOG, EOG, NRG, NRGNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Emerson Electric (EMR), consensus 78c; EOG Resources (EOG), consensus $1.17; DIRECTV (DTV), consensus $1.08; Health Care REIT (HCN), consensus 91c; FirstEnergy (FE), consensus 68c; Perrigo (PRGO), consensus $1.44; Charter Communications (CHTR), consensus (61c); HollyFrontier (HFC), consensus $1.73; Oaktree Capital Group (OAK), consensus $1.53; NRG Energy (NRG), consensus (28c).
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October 22, 2014
11:12 EDTDTVFCC stops 'informal clock' for review of AT&T, Comcast proposed deals
Federal Communications Commission disclosed in a notice on its website that a number of commenters filed a motion for an extension of time to file replies in Docket 14-57, which is the review of the application of Comcast (CMCSA) for approval of its proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable (TWC). Among other points, the commenters argue that certain third-party programmers “do not want any of the interested parties’ outside counsel or experts to view [their programming contracts],” the FCC noted. "We agree with these commenters that their current inability to review Highly Confidential Information that has been submitted in these dockets significantly hampers their ability to meaningfully comment and participate in these proceedings, in both Docket 14-57 and Docket 14-90. Accordingly, we are suspending the pleading cycles and stopping our 180-day informal time clock in both dockets," the FCC stated. Docket 14-90 refers to AT&T's (T) proposed purchase of DIRECTV (DTV). Reference Link
08:23 EDTEMREmerson sees 2015 underlying sales growth ex-currency up slightly from 2014
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08:22 EDTEMREmerson reports orders growth of 5% for three months end September
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October 21, 2014
13:09 EDTDTVEarnings Preview: AT&T to benefit from strong iPhone 6 demand, Wells Fargo says
AT&T (T) is expected to report third quarter earnings after the market close on Wednesday, October 22, with a conference call scheduled for 4:30 pm ET. AT&T is a global telecommunications company offering wireless and long distance services. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of 64c on revenue of $33.24B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is 59c-66c on revenue of $31.77B-$34.34B. LAST QUARTER: AT&T reported second quarter EPS of 62c against estimates for 63c on revenue of $32.6B against estimates for $33.22B. On its Q2 earnings report, the company forecast FY14 EPS growth at the low end of a mid-single digit range, compared to consensus of $2.62. It sees: FY14 consolidated revenue growth in the 5% range, versus consensus $133.93B; FY14 free cash flow in the $11B range; FY14 capital expenditures remaining in the $21B range. In Q2, AT&T reported the following: total branded smartphone net adds, both postpaid and prepaid, of 576,000; total branded tablet net adds of 250,000; 366,000 postpaid tablet net adds; postpaid churn of 0.86%. On September 25, DirecTV (DTV) stockholders voted overwhelmingly to approve DIRECTV’s proposed merger with AT&T. STREET RESEARCH: Street research has been light in the weeks leading up to AT&T's Q3 earnings report. On September 15, Wells Fargo said AT&T should particularly benefit from strong Apple (AAPL) iPhone 6 demand. After Apple reported that over 4M iPhone 6 units were pre-ordered in the first 24 hours of eligibility, Wells Fargo said that it believed strong demand for the phones will be positive for all of the wireless carriers, but particularly for AT&T because of its strategic decision to focus on its early upgrade "Next!" program. The firm maintained its Outperform rating on AT&T. PRICE ACTION: AT&T’s shares have fallen approximately 4% since the company's Q2 report, but they did manage to make a 52-week high of $37.48 in late July. In afternoon trading ahead of tomorrow’s Q3 report, AT&T’s shares are up 0.5%.
12:06 EDTEOGStocks with call strike movement; HAL EOG
Halliburton (HAL) January 60 call option implied volatility decreased 8% to 60, EOG Resources (EOG) January 105 call option implied volatility decreased 4% to 31 according to IVolatility.
11:57 EDTCHTRCharter recommended as long idea by Chopra, Bloomberg reports
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10:00 EDTCHTR, EOGOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:00 EDTCHTRCharter upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie
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06:44 EDTPRGOActavis among bidders for Omega Pharma, Bloomberg reports
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06:15 EDTEOGEOG Resources upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim
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October 17, 2014
10:51 EDTDTVOptions with increasing implied volatility
Options with increasing implied volatility: COV DISH HLT QEP GREK BKW BYI LLY DTV TIBX
08:00 EDTCHTRHBO may have fight with cable operators over OTT service price, Reuters says
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October 16, 2014
15:07 EDTEMRTimken, others interested in Emerson power transmission unit, Reuters says
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10:32 EDTFEFirstEnergy says second nurse diagnosed with Ebola visited employee
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October 14, 2014
10:28 EDTPRGOPerrigo Animal Health receives SQF certification
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10:01 EDTEOGOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: AU Optronics (AUO) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS... Antero Resources (AR) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at KLR Group... BHP Billiton (BHP) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Bill Barrett (BBG) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at KLR Group... BorgWarner (BWA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... CRH Plc. (CRH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Comstock Resources (CRK) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at KLR Group... Cracker Barrel (CBRL) upgraded at Argus... Delphi Automotive (DLPH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... EOG Resources (EOG) upgraded at Bernstein... Eaton (ETN) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Energizer (ENR) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) upgraded to Outperform at RW Baird... Federal-Mogul (FDML) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Ford (F) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Buckingham... Gulfport Energy (GPOR) upgraded to Accumulate from Hold at KLR Group... Halcon Resources (HK) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KLR Group... HeartWare (HTWR) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Helmerich & Payne (HP) upgraded to Outperform at FBR Capital... Legg Mason (LM) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Level 3 (LVLT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Gabelli... Magnum Hunter (MHR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KLR Group... NetScout (NTCT) upgraded at DA Davidson... Netflix (NFLX) upgraded to Buy with $600 target at BTIG... Newfield Exploration (NFX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KLR Group... Nielsen (NLSN) upgraded at Bernstein... Orbitz (OWW) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital... PDC Energy (PDCE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KLR Group... Rackspace (RAX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore... Range Resources (RRC) upgraded to Accumulate from Hold at KLR Group... Rex Energy (REXX) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at KLR Group... SM Energy (SM) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at KLR Group... Sanchez Energy (SN) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at KLR Group... Targa Resources (TRGP) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at Tudor Pickering... Unilife (UNIS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Ladenburg... Universal Forest (UFPI) upgraded at Sterne Agee.
07:44 EDTEOGEOG Resources upgraded at Bernstein
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06:00 EDTEOGEOG Resources upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein
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October 13, 2014
17:11 EDTEOGEOG Resources upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein
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October 10, 2014
09:17 EDTEOGEOG Resources volatility increases as share price and energy prices trend lower
EOG Resources October call option implied volatility is at 39, November is at 40, January is at 35; compared to its 26-week average of 27 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement.
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