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November 16, 2011
12:18 EDTEPD, ZOOM, PEIX, TSRA, A, ANF, TYC, ADSK, DELL, TGT, ENB, UNISOn The Fly: Mid-Day Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower at mid-day, as the price of crude spiked above $101. Futures were negative in the pre-market, leading to a lower open for the broader market. The averages moved quickly to the downside right out of the gate, marking session lows and remaining in a lower range for about the first hour of trade. The report on energy inventories from the DOE, followed by the close of trading in Europe, helped spark a move higher, but the attempt to retake the baseline fell flat. Near noon, the market is down about 0.6%, but off its lowest levels of the day... ECONOMIC EVENTS: Domestically, the Consumer Price Index fell 0.08% in October, versus the consensus estimate of unchanged. The "core" CPI, which excludes food and energy, rose 0.14%, versus the consensus estimate of a 0.1% increase. The Federal Reserve said that industrial production rose 0.7% in October. Economists had expected an increase of 0.4%. Capacity utilization also beat estimates, rising to 77.8%, compared with the forecast of 77.6%. The NAHB Housing Market Index had a 20 reading, beating expectations of 18. The DOE report on energy inventories showed that crude inventories dropped by 1.06M barrels, versus the consensus of a 1.20M draw. Gasoline inventories built by 992K barrels, versus the forecast of a 1.00M barrel draw. From Europe, the European Central Bank was believed to have bought Spanish and Italian bonds, though yields on both continue to be very high despite the intervention. Also, in Greece, the country's new Prime Minister passed his first test, winning a confidence vote. In Asia, Japan's central bank lowered its assessment of its economy and kept its key interest rate at virtually zero... MARKET NEWS: An announcement from Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) and Enbridge (ENB) that they would seek regulatory permission to reverse the direction of crude oil flows on the Seaway pipeline sent oil prices higher and the share prices of refiners lower... Target (TGT) reported Q3 adjusted EPS of 87c, soundly beating analyst estimates. Dell (DELL) reported Q3 earnings above estimates, but revenue fell below expectations as the company gave up “low-value” PC opportunities to preserve margins. Among others reporting, winners included Autodesk (ADSK) and Tyco (TYC); losers included Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) and Agilent (A)... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were Tessera Technologies (TSRA), following Samsung Electronics exercising its renewal option in a license agreement with the company, and Pacific Ethanol (PEIX), after the company announced that it has retired in full its $35M senior convertible notes. Noteworthy losers included Zoom Technologies (ZOOM), after its Q3 revenue missed estimates and the company cut its FY11 revenue view, and Unilife (UNIS), which priced a 8.25M share secondary offering at $4.35... INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was down 77.91, or 0.64%, to 12,018.25; the Nasdaq was down 16.23, or 0.60%, to 2,669.97; and the S&P 500 was down 7.65, or 0.61%, to 1,250.16.
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October 27, 2014
07:30 EDTENBInternational Economic Forum of the Americas to hold a forum
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October 24, 2014
12:49 EDTANFOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street opened relatively quietly, with investors cautious given the way the market closed yesterday following the report a NYC doctor had the Ebola virus. As the morning progressed investors became more emboldened and pushed the market higher, leaving the major averages near their highs at midday. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., a report on new home sales showed that they inched up 0.2% to a 467K rate in September, but August was revised much lower. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Amazon (AMZN) fell 7.5% after the company reported weaker than expected results and provided lower than expected revenue guidance. At least two analysts downgraded the stock following its report, while a number of others cut their price targets on the shares... Procter & Gamble (PG) rose 3% after the company's Q1 core EPS matched estimates and it announced plans to exit the Duracell personal power business. P&G noted that while no decision has been made on the form of the exit, the company’s current preference is a split-off of the Duracell business into a stand-alone company. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was were Edwards Lifesciences (EW), which rose 11% following the company's "beat and raise" report. Also higher was SodaStream (SODA), which jumped 14% after confirming that it has entered into an agreement with PepsiCo (PEP) specifically focused on a small-scale, limited time test to make certain of PepsiCo’s brands available for use on the company’s at-home beverage system. Among the noteworthy losers was Pandora (P), which dropped 15% after reporting quarterly results that included a sequential drop in listener hours. Also lower was Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), which fell 5.5% after Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to a Sell rating in a note to investors. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 86.67, or 0.52%, to 16,764.57, the Nasdaq was up 16.36, or 0.37%, to 4,469.15, and the S&P 500 was up 8.86, or 0.45%, to 1,959.68.
12:21 EDTANFAbercrombie & Fitch retreats after Goldman cuts to Sell
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10:03 EDTANFOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:18 EDTANFOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Microsoft (MSFT), up 4.3%... KLA-Tencor (KLAC), up 8.8%... Rubicon Project (RUBI), up 17.8%... Gigamon (GIMO), up 16%. ALSO HIGHER: Procter & Gamble (PG), up 2.7% after earning report, announcing plans to exit Duracell business by creating a stand-alone Duracell company... Vitae Pharmaceuticals (VTAE), up 40% following its report of top-line results from two Phase 1 clinical trials... Digital River (DRIV), up 47% after agreeing to be acquired by investor group for $26.00 per share. LOWER: Amazon (AMZN), down 9.3%, downgraded at Cowen and Janney Capital following the company's Q3 report... DryShips (DRYS), down 26% after filing an automatic common stock shelf... NPS Pharmaceuticals (NPSP), down 4.4% following PDUFA date for Natpara extended three months to January 24... Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), down 4% after downgraded at Goldman and BMO Capital. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Pandora (P), down 7%... Synaptics (SYNA), down 9.9%... Flowserve (FLS), down 5%... New Oriental Education (EDU), down 4%.
09:13 EDTANFAbercrombie & Fitch downgraded to Market Perform at BMO Capital
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06:45 EDTANFAbercrombie & Fitch downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital
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06:38 EDTANFAbercrombie & Fitch downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman Sachs downgraded Abercrombie & Fitch to Sell saying the company could miss consensus expectations due to weakness in Europe, negative same store sales growth in the U.S. and unfavorable currency movements. Goldman lowered its price target for shares to $27 from $34.
October 23, 2014
06:10 EDTTGTTarget's Canadian unit experimenting with overstocking, Globe and Mail reports
As part of its turnaround effort, Target Canada is experimenting with overstocking items at its premier locations and retraining employees to create a service culture, the Globe and Mail reports. Reference Link
October 22, 2014
12:42 EDTTGTTarget free shipping impact already in guidance, says Wells Fargo
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09:50 EDTTGTCredit Suisse to hold a field trip
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05:50 EDTTGTTarget announces partnership with STORY
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05:49 EDTTGTTarget announces plans for holiday shopping season
Target announced new initiatives for the holiday season centered on products, value and guest-friendly services; including new and enhanced digital tools and free shipping on all Target.com orders now through Dec. 20. With conversion on Target’s digital channels up 40% this year, guests are turning to Target.com for more of their shopping. To make it even easier for guests, for the first time, Target will offer free shipping on all Target.com orders for the holidays, now through Dec. 20. Additionally, more than 65,000 items are now available for Store Pickup on Target.com and 80% of orders are fulfilled within one hour, making it a convenient option for busy shoppers through Christmas Eve. Target will launch a Wish List app beginning Oct. 31; a modern and digital take on the classic tradition of creating holiday wish lists for parents and kids. Cartwheel will offer daily deals for its more than 10M users, and from Nov. 2-Dec. 24, Cartwheel will offer 50% off a different toy every day. The app will have new features for the holidays, including special deals for top users, personalized recommendations and a select number of popular offers that do not expire. For the third year, Target is extending the timeframe of its Price Match Policy for the holiday season beyond the typical seven day window.
October 21, 2014
12:54 EDTENBTransCanada delays seeking approval for $11B Energy East line, Bloomberg says
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07:07 EDTADSKMecklerMedia to hold a conference
Inside 3D Printing Conference is being held in Santa Clara, California on October 21-23.
06:22 EDTTGTStaples may be latest retailer to be hacked, Krebs reports
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October 20, 2014
07:56 EDTADSKAutodesk estimates raised after 'robust' checks at Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest raised its estimates for Autodesk to the higher end of management guidance after its European channel checks came back "robust." The firm says after some initially weak reseller checks in the U.K. and Germany, those markets have improved. It sees potential upside to guidance and keeps an Outperform rating on Autodesk.
07:10 EDTAAmerican Society of Human Genetics to hold annual meeting
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October 17, 2014
18:14 EDTEPDEnterprise Products extends open season for Bakken-to-Cushing pipeline
Enterprise Products Partners announced that the binding open commitment period to determine shipper demand for capacity on a proposed new crude oil pipeline from the Williston Basin of North Dakota to the Cushing hub in Oklahoma has been extended until 5 p.m. CST, November 14.
10:43 EDTANFUrban Outfitters slumps after warning on continued retail sales weakness
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