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March 12, 2014
09:20 EDTKTOS, PAY, HDY, EXXI, MX, PRMW, EPL, FCEL, RAD, EXPR, SNTA, QIWI, GERN, OXGNOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: VeriFone (PAY), up 8.5%... Primo Water (PRMW), up 8.3%... QIWI (QIWI), up 2.5%. ALSO HIGHER: Oxigene (OXGN), up 128% following results from its Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating Avastin with or without ZYBRESTAT to treat patients with recurrent ovarian cancer... Rite Aid (RAD), up 3% following upgrade at Goldman... EPL Oil & Gas (EPL), up 28.8% after Energy XXI (EXXI) to acquire the company for $2.3B. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Express (EXPR), down 13%... Kratos Defense (KTOS), down 10%. ALSO LOWER: Hyperdynamics (HDY), down 59% after U.S. Department of Justice and the SEC to open investigations into the activities of the company... Geron (GERN), down 61% after announcing IND clinical hold affecting trials of imetelstat... Synta Pharmaceuticals (SNTA), down 16.7% after downgraded at Stifel, BMO Capital... FuelCell (FCEL), down 3.6% following downgrade at Cowen... MagnaChip (MX), down 10.7% after announcing it will restate prior financial statements... Northwest Biotherapeutics (NWBO), down 6.8% following downgrade at Oppenheimer.
News For EXPR;OXGN;QIWI;RAD;GERN;SNTA;FCEL;EPL;EXXI;PAY;PRMW;HDY;KTOS;MX From The Last 14 Days
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May 22, 2015
11:08 EDTRADStocks with call strike movement; RAD AAL
Rite Aid (RAD) October 10 call option implied volatility decreased 5% to 40, American Airlines (AAL) November 50 call option implied volatility increased 4% to 37 according to IVolatility.
09:58 EDTPAYOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Allison Transmission (ALSN) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... Avago (AVGO) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... Blackstone (BX) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna... Cellectis (CLLS) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Cypress Semiconductor (CY) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... Esperion (ESPR) initiated with a Sell at Chardan... H&R Block (HRB) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Horizon Pharma (HZNP) initiated with an Outperform at Leerink... M/A-COM (MTSI) initiated with a Buy at Goldman... Meritor (MTOR) initiated with a Hold at Stifel... Micron (MU) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... Monster Worldwide (MWW) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray... NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... National Storage (NSA) initiated with a Sector Weight at KeyBanc... ON Semiconductor (ON) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... Qorvo (QRVO) initiated with a Buy at Goldman... SanDisk (SNDK) initiated with a Neutral at Mizuho... Sharps Compliance (SMED) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... Skyworks (SWKS) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... StemCells (STEM) initiated with a Buy at Cantor... Synaptics (SYNA) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... Synergy Pharmaceuticals (SGYP) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Texas Instruments (TXN) initiated with a Neutral at Mizuho... TriNet (TNET) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Vascular Biogenics (VBLT) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... Verifone (PAY) initiated with an Outperform at Imperial Capital... uniQure (QURE) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer.
05:34 EDTPAYVerifone initiated with an Outperform at Imperial Capital
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May 20, 2015
19:02 EDTOXGNOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: salesforce.com (CRM), up 6.6%... Williams-Sonoma (WSM), up 4%. ALSO HIGHER: CTPartners (CTP), up 42% after agreeing to exclusive negotiations to be acquired by DHR International. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Xunlei (XNET), down 14.9%... NetApp (NTAP), down 8%... Open Text (OTEX), down 7.7%.... Rexnord (RXN), down 7.1%... Synopsys (SNPS), down 1.5%... Youku Tudou (YOKU), down 1.2%. ALSO LOWER: Wave Systems (WAVX), down 8.5% after filing to sell Class A common stock and warrants... OXiGENE (OXGN), down 5.1% after filing mixed securities shelf.
16:29 EDTOXGNOXiGENE files $75M mixed securities shelf
May 19, 2015
07:31 EDTEXXIUBS to hold a conference
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05:50 EDTRADStocks with implied volatility movement; RAD LL
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May 18, 2015
17:06 EDTQIWIQIWI, Russian post launch joint money transfer service
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13:38 EDTQIWIQIWI downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
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12:13 EDTRADRite Aid management to meet with Guggenheim
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May 15, 2015
08:24 EDTEXPRAmerican Eagle, Express should be bought ahead of results, says BMO Capital
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May 14, 2015
12:49 EDTQIWIOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
The market opened higher amid lower than expected weekly jobless claims, data showing that producer prices fell rather than rose in April and a continued slide in the dollar against the euro. The Dow notched triple digit gains right out of the gate and the averages have moved in a narrow range in morning trading, albeit at near-record levels. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., initial jobless claims fell 1K to 264K in the week ended May 9, versus expectations for 273K first-time claims. The weekly data brought the four week moving average to 271.75K, which marks its lowest level in 15 years. The Producer Price Index fell 0.4% in April, with the core PPI reading sliding 0.2%, which missed expectations for both the headline and core PPI figures to have grown 0.1%. After dropping 1.3% yesterday against the euro, the U.S. dollar slid another 0.4% earlier to about $1.14 per euro, bringing its decline to about 7% versus the euro in the past month. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Avon Products (AVP) were volatile after "PTG Capital Partners" announced via a filing with the SEC that it has submitted an offer to the board of Avon proposing to acquire all of the company's outstanding stock, and outstanding options to acquire such shares, in a recommended cash tender offer at a price per share of $18.75. Shares of Avon spiked initially after the filing, were halted several times due to volatile trading, and came well off their earlier highs as investors questioned the validity of the firm making the purported offer. A source told Dow Jones that the company was treating the purported bid as a hoax and Avon told CNBC that it had no proof PTG exists and that it has not received any offer. Still, Avon remained up about 4% to trade near $6.92 per share in early afternoon trading. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Russia's QIWI (QIWI), which jumped 12% after the company announced that it has entered into an agreement with Otkritie to acquire the Contact money transfer system and the Rapida payment processing system, which are "highly value accretive" acquisitions according to analysts at JPMorgan. Also higher was China's Ctrip.com (CTRP), which gained 10% and was upgraded at Stifel and Oppenheimer following the company's Q1 results. Among the noteworthy losers was Puma Biotechnology (PBYI), which dropped 18% after data on the company's neratinib drug was disclosed via an abstract for the company's upcoming presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology, or ASCO, meeting. Also lower following its earnings report was retailer Kohl's (KSS), which slid over 12%. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 170.23, or 0.94%, to 18,230.72, the Nasdaq was up 55.96, or 1.12%, to 5,037.65, and the S&P 500 was up 17.10, or 0.81%, to 2,115.58.
10:09 EDTEXPRIncreasing equity options volume on open
Increasing equity options volume on open: ONTY CBRL PBYI GWW AXLL IEV KSS EXPR UEC JACK
07:47 EDTQIWIQIWI price target raised to $50 from $38 at JPMorgan
JPMorgan raised its price target for QIWI to $50 from $38 calling the company's acquisition of Contact and Rapida "highly value accretive." The firm also views QIWI's Q1 results a "strong beat." It reiterates an Overweight rating on the stock.
06:36 EDTQIWIQIWI announces acquisition of Contact and Rapida
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06:35 EDTQIWIQIWI says economic slowdown in Russia could have negative effect on company
QIWI said it has started to note the effects of the macroeconomic slowdown in Russia in the second half of 2014 and especially in Q4, which may be long lasting and could have a significant negative effect on both consumer spending and the banking system in Russia and, accordingly, on QIWI's business in the future. The extent of the slowdown, and if that were to result in a full scale banking crisis, is yet to be assessed. QIWI says it does not currently have enough visibility on our Total Adjusted Net Revenue and Adjusted Net Profit in 2015. QIWI reiterates the 2015 guidance based on the current understanding of the macroeconomic situation, which is subject to change.
06:33 EDTQIWIQIWI backs FY15 adjusted net revenue to increase 12%-16%, consensus RUB 10.03B
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06:33 EDTQIWIQIWI reports Q1 adjusted EPS RUR 14.78, consensus RUR 16.16
Reports Q1 adjusted net revenue RUB 2.52B, consensus RUR 2.15B. Reports Q1 Payment adjusted net revenue RUB 1.84B. The total average Net Revenue Yield was 1.59%, an increase of 33 bps as compared with 1.26% in the prior year. The number of active kiosks and terminals was 177,448, an increase of 6% compared with the prior year.
May 12, 2015
16:02 EDTOXGNOXiGENE appoints Bill Schwieterman as CEO
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