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November 21, 2012
09:59 EDTBIN, WBS, PENN, FMER, THOR, NRGY, MTL, FRC, SKX, GLREOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Greenlight Capital Re (GLRE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Inergy, L.P. (NRGY) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird... Penn National (PENN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Lazard Capital... Skechers (SKX) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna... Thoratec (THOR) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Webster Financial (WBS) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley... First Republic Bank (FRC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jeffries... FirstMerit (FMER) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler ONeill... Progressive Waste (BIN) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Scotia Capital... Mechel (MTL) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank.
News For GLRE;NRGY;PENN;SKX;THOR;WBS;FRC;FMER;BIN;MTL From The Last 14 Days
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August 31, 2015
07:45 EDTTHORThoratec discloses HSR waiting period in St. Jude Medical expired
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August 28, 2015
09:34 EDTPENNNevada reports July statewide gaming win down 0.96% to $922.89M
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August 27, 2015
13:42 EDTTHORAnalyst says Abbott-St. Jude deal looks unlikely
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12:41 EDTTHOROn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Stocks began the session sharply higher, extending the rally that started yesterday. A number of factors may be contributors to today's strength, including China's government intervening in its market last night and pushing its key stock index up 5%, dovish comments made by N.Y. Fed President Bill Dudley yesterday regarding the potential for a September interest rate hike and an upward revision in the estimate of second quarter GDP growth. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the updated estimate of GDP growth showed the economy grew 3.7% in the second quarter, topping expectations for annualized growth to be revised up to 3.2% from the prior estimate of 2.3%. Personal consumption in the quarter rose 3.1%, matching expectations. 271,000 initial jobless claims were filed last week, versus expectations for 274,000 first-time claims. The NAR pending home sales index rose 0.5% in July, missing the expectation for an increase of 1%. In China, the Shanghai composite index rose 5.3%, stemming its recent string of down days, with media reports indicating that the government may have played a role by stepping in to buy stocks. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of St. Jude Medical (STJ) advanced 4.5% after the Financial Times reported, citing sources, that Abbott (ABT) is prepping a takeover offer that would value the medical device maker at $25B. An Abbott spokesperson, however, issued statements to Bloomberg, CNBC and the Wall Street Journal following the report to deny that it is pursuing a bid for St. Jude, which struck a deal in July to acquire fellow medical device manufacturer Thoratec (THOR) for $63.50 per share in cash, or $3.4B, net of cash acquired. Thoratec shares slid 0.5% near noon following the report, as investors may be concerned that the previously announced deal could be jeopardized if Abbott does in fact step in to the situation... Shares of Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) surged 28% this morning after the miner and oil explorer announced plans to cut spending and production, including plans to cut about 10% of employees and contractors at its U.S. mining operations. Freeport has lowered its 2016 capital expenditure budget to $4B, or approximately 29% lower than the $5.6B estimate it issued on July 23, which it said reflects "aggressive" actions in response to current market conditions. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Movado (MOV), which gained 20% after the company reported better than expected second quarter results and backed its fiscal year earnings view. Also higher following its earnings report was Signet Jewelers (SIG), whose shares rose 13%. Another jeweler reporting earnings this morning, Tiffany (TIF), which slid 3% after the company lowered its fiscal year outlook. Among the other noteworthy losers following their earnings reports were Williams-Sonoma (WSM), which dropped 7%, and Dollar General (DG), which slipped 4%. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 311.33, or 1.91%, to 16,596.84, the Nasdaq was up 109.30, or 2.33%, to 4,806.83, and the S&P 500 was up 42.77, or 2.2%, to 1,983.28.
08:10 EDTWBSMid-cap bank weakness a buying opportunity, says Wells Fargo
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07:51 EDTTHORThoratec volatility low into report Abbott prepping offer for St. Jude Medical
Thoratec (THOR) September call option implied volatility is at 10, October is at 6; compared to its 52-week range of 8 to 54 suggesting decreasing price movement into reports Abbott (ABT) is preparing a bid for St. Jude Medical (STJ). In July St. Jude Medical and Thoratec approved an agreement under which St. Jude Medical will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Thoratec for $63.50 per share in a cash. The deal is scheduled to close in Q4.
August 26, 2015
08:34 EDTBINProgressive Waste renews NCIB
Progressive Waste Solutions announced that it has received approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange to renew, for a 12-month-period, its normal course issuer bid, or NCIB, effective August 28.
August 24, 2015
09:45 EDTTHOROn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:29 EDTTHORWilliam Blair to hold a field trip
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06:39 EDTTHORThoratec downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James
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06:19 EDTTHORThoratec downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Leerink
Leerink downgraded Thoratec (THOR) to Hold from Buy ahead of the closing of its merger transaction with St. Jude Medical (STJ), which is expected to close by year-end.
August 21, 2015
08:50 EDTTHORThoratec announces end of 'go shop' period in merger agreement with St. Jude
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08:00 EDTSKXSkechers announces three-for-one stock split subject to investor approval
SKECHERS USA announced that its Board of Directors has approved a three-for-one split of the Company's Class A and Class B common stock that will be distributed in the form of a stock dividend. The stock split is subject to stockholder approval of an amendment to the Company's Certificate of Incorporation to increase the authorized number of Class A and Class B shares. The stockholder vote is expected to take place at a special meeting of stockholders currently scheduled for September 24, 2015. If the Company's stockholders approve the authorization of additional shares, the stock dividend will be distributed to the stockholders of record as of the close of business on October 2, 2015, with a payment date of October 15, 2015. "Our decision to adopt this stock split is another indication of our confidence in our business model worldwide, which we believe will continue to generate profitable growth and strong cash flows," stated Robert Greenberg, Skechers CEO. "We are looking forward to continuing to deliver our broad-based collection of men's, women's and kids' footwear to the global market. Personally, I have never been more confident and excited about the future of Skechers."
August 20, 2015
15:09 EDTPENNPenn National obtains final approval for $360M Tropicana Las Vegas transaction
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15:01 EDTFMERFirstMerit raises quarterly dividend to 17c from 16c per share
The dividend is payable September 21 to shareholders of record on August 31.
06:45 EDTSKXSkechers volatility increases as shares near record high
Skechers August call option implied volatility is at 40, September is at 36; compared to its 52-week range of 27 to 58, suggesting non-directional price movement.

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