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July 16, 2014
10:00 EDTESV, WAC, TSM, STWRY, POT, ROST, NSM, NNN, KORS, KPLUF, IMAX, HSY, YHOOOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Ensco (ESV) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim... Hershey (HSY) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... IMAX (IMAX) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... K+S (KPLUF) downgraded to Reduce from Neutral at Nomura... Michael Kors (KORS) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair... National Retail Properties (NNN) downgraded to Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Nationstar (NSM) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Potash (POT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at TD Securities... Ross Stores (ROST) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sterne Agee... Software AG (STWRY) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... TSMC (TSM) downgraded to Negative from Neutral at Susquehanna... Walter Investment (WAC) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Yahoo (YHOO) downgraded to Fair Value from Buy at CRT Capital.
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October 14, 2014
07:25 EDTTSMTSMC short trade should be revisited, says Susquehanna
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06:29 EDTTSMTSMC and rivals racing to pack computer power in each chip, WSJ says
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05:48 EDTKORSMichael Kors initiated with a Hold at Stifel
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October 13, 2014
13:10 EDTYHOOGoogle's Schmidt says Amazon is company's biggest search rival, FT reports
Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google (GOOG), says Amazon (AMZN) is his company's biggest rival in search, not Bing (MSFT) or Yahoo (YHOO), the Financial Times reports. Schmidt also argued in Berlin that Google should not be regulated "as if it were the gatekeeper of the internet," given the influence of Amazon and Facebook (FB). Reference Link
12:13 EDTYHOOYahoo upgraded as BGC sees higher chances for tax efficient monetization
Research firm BGC Partners upgraded its rating on Yahoo (YHOO) to Buy from Hold, saying that the chances of the company monetizing its assets in a more tax efficient manner have increased now that Alibaba (BABA) has come public. Among the possible scenarios, Yahoo may be acquired by Alibaba, the firm added. WHAT'S NEW: Yahoo's chances of paying a relatively low tax rate on the sale of its stakes in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan, a Japanese Internet company, have risen, BGC Financial analyst Colin Gillis stated. Yahoo could owe up to $15B of taxes on its sale of the assets, the analyst estimated. If Yahoo pays full tax liability, its stakes would be worth $43.5B. If it pays no taxes, the assets would be worth $58.5B, he estimated. Gillis set his price target on Yahoo at $50, representing the midpoint of the two scenarios, he stated. Among various scenarios that could play out, Alibaba could choose to buy Yahoo and subsequently unload Yahoo's core business and the American company's stake in Yahoo Japan, the analyst said. Yahoo shareholders could receive cash and shares of Alibaba as part of such a deal, Gillis stated. If Yahoo is not acquired by Alibaba, the American company should combine with AOL (AOL), as recently proposed by activist investor Starboard Value, Gillis contended. Merging with AOL could accelerate Yahoo's revenue growth by over 50% and increase its EBITDA by over 35%, Gillis estimated. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, Yahoo fell 1% to $39.18.
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10:08 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:28 EDTYHOOYahoo upgraded to Buy from Hold at BGC Financial
BGC Financial analyst Colin Gillis upgraded his rating on Yahoo (YHOO) shares to Buy saying the company's remaining assets should get monetized in a more tax efficient manner now that Alibaba (BABA) is public. Gillis also points out that Alibaba could see benefits from acquiring Yahoo. He raised his price target for Yahoo shares to $50 from $37.
October 10, 2014
16:20 EDTWACBaker Street Capital reports 11.3% passive stake in Walter Investment
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12:05 EDTPOTUSDA raises U.S. corn production estimate to 14.475B
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11:18 EDTHSYOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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October 9, 2014
14:37 EDTYHOOYahoo looking to make Tumblr another YouTube, Business Insider says
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09:41 EDTROSTBofA/Merrill retail analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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06:33 EDTROSTCourt considers whether to pay Amazon workers for security checks, WSJ says
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October 8, 2014
06:19 EDTYHOOYahoo lays off 400 employees in India, WSJ reports
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October 7, 2014
10:02 EDTYHOOYahoo volatility at low end of one-year range
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09:42 EDTKORSMichael Kors mentioned positively at OTR Global
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09:40 EDTYHOOYahoo lays off up to 2,000 employees in India, TechCrunch reports
Yahoo has laid off up to 2,000 employees in India as a result of a move to consolidate into fewer offices, TechCrunch reports, citing local blog The Next Big What. Yahoo has confirmed the consolidation, but did not confirm how many people are affected by the effort. Reference Link
09:24 EDTYHOOFormer Yahoo CFO says AOL merger makes 'little sense,' CNBC reports
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06:14 EDTTSMSamsung may find difficulty competing with TSMC for Apple chips, DigiTimes says
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