New User:

-or-
Username:
Password:
Forgot your password?

Stock Market & Financial Investment News

News Breaks
July 3, 2013
10:00 EDTFOXA, MMLP, MNK, ROL, RHI, ASGN, MAN, GMT, ECL, CTAS, CQP, CLDXOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: 21st Century Fox (FOXA) initiated with a Buy at Needham... Cheniere Energy Partners (CQP) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Cintas (CTAS) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Ecolab (ECL) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... GATX Corp. (GMT) initiated with an Equal Weight at Stephens... Manpower (MAN) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... On Assignment (ASGN) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Robert Half (RHI) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Rollins (ROL) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Mallinckrodt (MNK) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Martin Midstream Partners (MMLP) initiated with a Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Celldex (CLDX) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim.
News For FOXA;CQP;CTAS;ECL;GMT;MAN;ASGN;RHI;ROL;MNK;MMLP;CLDX From The Last 14 Days
Sign up for a free trial to see the rest of the stories you've been missing.
1 | 2 | 3 | all recent news | >>
October 23, 2014
08:37 EDTGMTGATX Corp. reports Q3 EPS $1.14, consensus $1.16
Subscribe for More Information
07:20 EDTMNKMallinckrodt initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim
Subscribe for More Information
October 22, 2014
13:06 EDTFOXAEarnings Preview: Comcast reporting Q3 results as Time Warner deal progressing
Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK) is set to report third quarter earnings before the market open on Thursday, October 23, with a conference call scheduled for 8:30 am ET. Comcast is a diversified media company that operates the NBC family of networks and Universal Pictures, among other cable, internet, and voice services. On February 13, Comcast announced plans to merge with Time Warner Cable (TWC) in a deal valued at $45.2B. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of 71c on revenue of $16.82B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is 64c-76c on revenue of $16.5B-$17.17B. LAST QUARTER: Comcast reported second quarter EPS of 75c against estimates for 72c, on revenue of $16.84B against estimates for $16.95B. TIME WARNER CABLE DEAL: On August 17, The Wall Street Journal reported that the Federal Communications Commission said that one issue it must decide as it reviewed the proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable is whether to allow Comcast to continue Time Warner Cable's arrangement to handle programming and technology acquisitions for cable operator Bright House Networks. On August 26, Engadget reported that Netflix (NFLX) filed a formal protest against the Time Warner Cable deal, saying that the merger would result in "serious public interest harm" and that a combined cable giant would have a huge amount of leverage over it and rivals such as Hulu. Hulu is a joint venture owned by Comcast along with Disney (DIS) and 21st Century Fox (FOX,FOXA). The New York Post reported on September 8 that Discovery (DISCA) believed Comcast's takeover of Time Warner Cable would give the merged entity an unfair advantage over programmers. That same day, Reuters said a proxy statement detailed that Time Warner Cable employees would split $416M if the merger deal with Comcast did not transpire. At the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference on September 10, Comcast said that it has made "a lot of progress" on the shareholder approval process for the Time Warner Cable deal, but expected the agreement to be finalized in early fiscal year 2015 versus the previous guidance of late 2014. The company expects the Time Warner Cable merger to generate $1.5B in operating expense synergies. On September 16, Comcast said at the Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference that it would reveal its capital plan at the close of the Time Warner Cable deal and noted at that time that "everything was on track" regarding the merger. The Wall Street Journal reported on September 30 that the FCC pushed for media companies to submit details of their programming agreements with Comcast prior to the Time Warner Cable deal. The FCC announced three days later that it extended time for the companies to file their replies on Comcast regarding the merger. On October 8, Comcast Shareholders approved stock issuance for the Time Warner Cable deal and the next day, Time Warner Cable stockholders approved the Comcast merger deal. STREET RESEARCH: Analysts remained fairly quiet on Comcast throughout the quarter. On September 9, UBS raised its price target on Comcast to $72 from $60 given its strong underlying fundamentals and the expected free cash flow accretion from the Time Warner Cable deal. The firm also said it expected Comcast to accelerate its stock buyback and increase its dividend. UBS kept its Buy rating on the stock. On October 17, Goldman Sachs said that Comcast was its top large cap pick into the earnings report given steady fundamentals, moderated expectations, and valuation. The firm maintained the stock with a Buy rating and a $64 price target. PRICE ACTION: Since the first day of trade following its Q2 report on July 22, shares of Comcast are down about 3.5%. Since it announced its deal with Time Warner Cable on February 13, shares of the media company have fallen just under 6%. In late-morning trade ahead of tomorrow’s Q3 report, shares of Comcast are down fractionally.
09:19 EDTMANManpower price target lowered to $86 from $100 at BMO Capital
Subscribe for More Information
October 21, 2014
17:08 EDTRHIRobert Half sees Q4 EPS 57c-62c, consensus 58c
Subscribe for More Information
16:11 EDTRHIRobert Half reports Q3 EPS 63c, consensus 58c
Subscribe for More Information
15:30 EDTRHINotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Yahoo! (YHOO), consensus 30c; ACE (ACE), consensus $2.34; Discover Financial (DFS), consensus $1.34; Pinnacle Financial (PNFP), consensus 51c; Broadcom (BRCM), consensus 84c; Intuitive Surgical (ISRG), consensus $3.80; FMC Technologies (FTI), consensus 74c; Robert Half International (RHI), consensus 58c; E-Trade (ETFC), consensus 22c; Nabors Industries (NBR), consensus 36c; Waste Connections (WCN), consensus 54c; Cubist Pharmaceuticals (CBST), consensus 4c; Sonic (SONC), consensus 34c; American Campus Communities (ACC), consensus 43c; Cree (CREE), consensus 36c; Fulton Financial (FULT), consensus 20c; Costamare (CMRE), consensus 41c; Hawaiian Holdings (HA), consensus 78c; Ethan Allen (ETH), consensus 36c; Sabra Health (SBRA), consensus 55c; Rush Enterprises (RUSHA), consensus 51c.
08:17 EDTCTASCintas board approves increased annual dividend of 85c, special dividend
Subscribe for More Information
07:36 EDTMANManpower sees Q4 EPS $1.39-$1.47, consensus $1.49
Q4 EPS view includes an estimated unfavorable currency impact of 8c.
07:35 EDTMANManpower reports Q3 EPS $1.61, consensus $1.50
Reports Q3 revenue $5.42B, consensus $5.46B.
06:47 EDTASGNOn Assignment removed from the short-term buy list at Deutsche Bank
Subscribe for More Information
October 20, 2014
15:36 EDTMANNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Subscribe for More Information
09:36 EDTCLDXActive equity options trading on open
Subscribe for More Information
07:12 EDTMNKCongress of Neurological Surgeons to hold annual meeting
Subscribe for More Information
06:49 EDTFOXATumblr, TV shows collaborate to broaden reach, NY Times says
Subscribe for More Information
October 19, 2014
18:38 EDTFOXASony's ‘Fury’ wins at the box office,'Gone Girl' keeps second place, WSJ says
Subscribe for More Information
17:39 EDTFOXADish's AutoHop wins wins tentative ruling over Fox, Bloomberg says
Subscribe for More Information
October 17, 2014
10:00 EDTMANOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: AK Steel (AKS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... AMD (AMD) upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at Pacific Crest... Atlantic Power (AT) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at BMO Capital... Basic Energy (BAS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... BorgWarner (BWA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... CA Technologies (CA) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Calumet Specialty Products (CLMT) upgraded to Outperform at Wells Fargo... DHT Holdings (DHT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore... Exelon (EXC) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citigroup... Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Goldman Sachs (GS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Helmerich & Payne (HP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Hilton (HLT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust... Hyatt Hotels (H) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... IPG Photonics (IPGP) upgraded at Stifel... ITC Holdings (ITC) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Manpower (MAN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Avondale... Nabors Industries (NBR) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... Newpark Resources (NR) upgraded at Cowen... Old Dominion (ODFL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow... PDC Energy (PDCE) upgraded at SunTrust... Patterson-UTI (PTEN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... PrivateBancorp (PVTB) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... QLogic (QLGC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Summit Research... RPC, Inc. (RES) upgraded at Cowen... Sonoco (SON) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at DA Davidson... Southwestern Energy (SWN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... SunEdison (SUNE) upgraded to Outperform at Cowen... TSMC (TSM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho... Tesco (TESO) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... UnitedHealth (UNH) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Leerink... Xilinx (XLNX) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo.
09:33 EDTFOXATribune, 21st Century Fox renew, extend Seattle affiliate agreement
Subscribe for More Information
09:22 EDTMANManpower upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Avondale
Subscribe for More Information
1 | 2 | 3 | all recent news | >>

Sign up for a free trial to see the rest of the stories you've been missing.

I agree to the theflyonthewall.com disclaimer & terms of use