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November 28, 2012
12:19 EDTJOSB, GMCR, GES, AEO, TFM, COST, ARO, EXPR, KCG, BP, ANNOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower for much of the morning before recovering significantly near midday. Just as a late day sell-off yesterday was prompted by some cautious fiscal cliff commentary from a notable politician, today's turn-around was sparked by optimism from one. In today's case, the averages turned following comments from House Speaker John Boehner, who said he's "optimistic" a deal with Obama can be reached and that he is willing to put revenues on the table if accompanied by spending cuts... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., new single-family home sales fell 0.3% in October to a seasonally adjusted 368,000-unit annual rate. Also, the government revised sharply lower its estimate for the prior month's sales, cutting its estimate for sales in September by 20,000 to a 369,000-unit rate. The EIA reported crude oil inventories drew down by 347,000 barrels last week, versus expectations for a 350,000 barrel build up. In Europe, Spainís bank restructuring was approved, paving the way for euro zone aid to be disbursed... COMPANY NEWS: The Environmental Protection Agency announced BP (BP) will be suspended from winning new contracts from the federal government until the oil major can demonstrate it meets business standards set by the U.S., though the action does not affect existing contracts. Shares of BP fell about 0.7% near noon... Several apparel retailers reported better than expected results and saw their shares advance, including Express (EXPR), American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) and Ann Inc. (ANN). This may or may not bode well for some of their peers expected to report after the bell, including Aeropostale (ARO) and Guess (GES)... Costco (COST) shares rose over 4% after reporting its November same store sales rose 6% and declaring a $7 per share special dividend... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR), which soared 24% after its better than expected earnings and guidance set off a wave of price target increases around the Street. Also higher were shares of Knight Capital (KCG), which rose 14% to $3.39 after shareholder Getco proposed a complex takeover bid that values shares at $3.50 apiece but involves a cash component and a share dispersal following a merger. Among the noteworthy losers was The Fresh Market (TFM), down 14% after its CFO unexpectedly resigned to take another position and its shares were downgraded at Deutsche Bank and Northcoast. Also lower were shares of Jos. A Bank (JOSB), down 7% after it was unable to participate in the rally among clothing retailers as its revenue beat consensus but its earnings fell short... INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was up 16.36, or 0.13%, to 12,894.49; the Nasdaq was down 2.31, or 0.08%, to 2,965.48; and the S&P 500 was down 0.88, or 0.06%, to 1,398.06.
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October 1, 2015
17:14 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain discloses departure of president of U.S. sales, marketing
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09:35 EDTBPActive equity options trading on open
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September 30, 2015
11:23 EDTCOSTCostco expects to add 32 net new warehouses in FY16
Says expects to add 32 net new warehouses in FY16, with 18-20 of these in the U.S. Says inventories "in good shape." Sees FY16 CapEx $2.8B-$3B. Comments made on the Q4 earnings conference call. Costco is up 0.49% to $144.43 in late morning trading.
09:13 EDTCOSTOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Mediwound (MDWD), up 25.5% after being awarded a BARDA contract valued up to $112M... Novavax (NVAX), up 8.4% after RSV F vaccine meets safety endpoints in its Phase 1 clinical trial... Western Digital (WDC), up 11.7% after receiving a $3.78B equity investment by Unisplendour Corporation... Esperion Therapeutics (ESPR), up 9.9% after being upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Chardan and after JPMorgan said they still see longer-term upside in the shares... Pericom Semiconductor (PSEM), up 6.5% after Montage Technology proposes to acquire the company for $18.50 per share... Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), up 5.2% after CNBC reported that the company could launch Ferrari's IPO as soon as Friday. NOTABLE: Ralph Lauren (RL), up 6.4% after appointing Gap's (GPS) global president of Old Navy, Stefan Larsson as CEO... Gap is down 7.4%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Barracuda Networks (CUDA), down 28.5%... Costco (COST), down a half a percent.
05:22 EDTCOSTCostco reports Q4 EPS $1.73, consensus $1.66
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September 29, 2015
19:24 EDTAROAeropostale says considering reverse stock split to meet listing requirement
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16:09 EDTAROAeropostale receives NYSE listing notice
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15:22 EDTCOSTCostco October weekly 143 straddle priced for 3.2% movement into Q4
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10:00 EDTCOSTOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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07:28 EDTGMCRKeurig CEO: Kold machine to drive long-term growth, Reuters reports
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06:14 EDTCOSTCostco October weekly volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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06:10 EDTCOSTCostco initiated with an Outperform at Telsey Advisory
Target $152.
September 28, 2015
10:00 EDTBPOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:03 EDTBPBP initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital
06:20 EDTBPBP not concerned over hostile takeover due to Macondo disclaimer, Bloomberg says
BP, which is allegedly readying defenses for potential acquisition offers, isn't concerned about a hostile takeover because of a disclaimer in its Macondo spill settlement that could put $12.6B onto the price tag, Bloomberg reports. A potential buyer may have to accelerate the payment of as much as two-thirds of the $18.7B in penalties BP agreed to pay the U.S. and several states, the report says, citing company filings. An option that provides the government and certain states the power to demand faster payment in a takeover basically hands them a veto over any deal, the report says. Reference Link
September 25, 2015
07:24 EDTKCGUBS to hold a conference
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07:22 EDTCOSTCostco October weekly volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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September 24, 2015
06:50 EDTCOSTAmerican Express price target lowered to $70 from $85 at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst John Hecht says that even with the recent selloff, shares of American Express do not offer "compelling rewards" at current levels. Hecht believes AmEx is nearing saturation in its core demographic, the highly-affluent consumer, and views the Costco (COST) loss as a "significant challenge to overcome." American Express remains the industry leader in terms of rewards, but the gap to competitors has narrowed, Hecht tells investors in a research note. The company faces "several discrete headwinds" over the coming quarters, the analyst concludes. He cut his price target for AmEx shares to $70 from $85 and keeps a Hold rating on the name. The credit card provider closed yesterday down 8c to $75.63. Hecht has Buy ratings on card peers Discover (DFS) and Synchrony Financial (SYF).
06:20 EDTBPBP management to meet with Jefferies
Meetings to be held in Chicago/Kansas City/Minneapolis September 29- October 1 hosted by Jefferies.
September 22, 2015
13:13 EDTBPBP initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie
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