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News For GM;FDX;ORCL;GIS;RMCF;BTH;KCG;NAV;AA;ONTY From The Last 14 Days
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May 22, 2015
18:01 EDTGMGeneral Motors stock is significantly undervalued, Barron's reports
General Motorsí stock trades at 7.5 times forward earnings, and is about 55% cheaper than the broad market, making it significantly undervalued, Barron's reports. Reference Link
10:03 EDTONTYHigh option volume stocks
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May 21, 2015
15:48 EDTGMU.S DOT extends federal oversight of General Motors
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12:47 EDTGMGabelli says 'just started buying' General Motors in last 60 days
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08:15 EDTORCLSalesforce acquisition still possible, says JMP Securities
After Salesforce reported stronger than expected results, JMP Securities indicated that the results, along with statements by the company's CEO, make an acquisition seem less likely. However, the firm continues to believe that Google (GOOG), Oracle (ORCL), or Microsoft (MSFT) could buy the company. All three potential acquirers have significant cash and strong potential synergies with Salesforce, and the world is moving to the cloud, the firm explained. It raised its price target on Salesforce to $80 from $75 and keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
06:37 EDTORCLOracle to cut 40% of industry solutions team, Business Insider reports
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May 20, 2015
06:00 EDTGMTakata to widen airbag recall to nearly 34M, enters Consent Order
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05:57 EDTORCLSAP CEO says Salesforce unlikely to be acquired, Reuters reports
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May 19, 2015
14:31 EDTGMCovisint expands strategic relationship with Cisco, General Motors
Covisint (COVS) announced that it has reached a definitive agreement with Cisco (CSCO) to use the Covisint platform to power General Motors (GM) OnStar and SupplyPower through 2020. Under the terms of this five-year, non-cancelable contract, GM will materially increase their use of the Covisint platform to support growth in these solutions. This economically favorable transaction is a major milestone in the strategic partnership with Cisco, and a win for General Motors, Cisco and Covisint.
13:20 EDTGMTakata expected to recall 33.8M vehicles, Detroit News reports
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13:05 EDTORCLSalesforce deal talks may have 'died down,' dealReporter says
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12:47 EDTGISEarnings Watch: Target sees FY15 adjusted EPS $4.45-$4.65, 2%-3% sales growth
Target (TGT) is scheduled to report first quarter results before the market open on Wednesday, May 20, with a conference call scheduled for 10:30 am ET. Target offers merchandise at discounted prices through its retail stores and online business. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of $1.03 on revenue of $17.09B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is 85c-$1.09 on revenue of $16.98B-$17.25B. LAST QUARTER: Target reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of $1.50 on revenue of $21.75B, beating analysts' estimates for $1.46 and $21.63B, respectively. The company said comparable sales increased 3.8% in Q4, reflecting a 3.2% increase in comparable transactions. Target said digital channel sales contributed 0.9 percentage points to SSS growth. Target forecast Q1 adjusted EPS 95c-$1.05, SSS up about 2% and said its top priority is to drive digital sales growth. The company said it could be in a position to revisit stock buybacks later this year and noted that its workers' wages are "competitive." NEWS: At its Financial Community Meeting on March 3, Target forecast fiscal year 2015 adjusted EPS $4.45-$4.65, against estimates at that time for $4.50, on sales growth of 2%-3% for the fiscal year. The company also forecast 10% annual EPS growth for 2016 and beyond, as well as 5%-10% annual dividend growth. Target forecast $2B in savings in expenses and cost of goods over the next two years and 9.5%-10% EBITDA margins over the next five years. As for share repurchases, Target sees $2B this year, and said it continues to support the dividend and repurchase "billions." Looking to FY15, Target forecast FY15 capital expenditures of $2.1B and sees expected CapEx of $2B-$2.5B over the next five years. Target said its gross margin rate of 29.5% is "achievable." Target said it would focus on categories including style, baby, kids and wellness. As part of its $2B cost savings plan, Target said it will cut "several thousand jobs." Target said in a filing that on March 10, the company notified approximately 1,700 employees whose employment will be terminated as part of an overall plan to transform Targetís business. The company said it expects to incur severance costs of $10M. During the quarter, Target said it planned to raise its minimum pay for all workers to at least $9 an hour starting in April, according to The Wall Street Journal, and agreed to pay $10M to settle a class action lawsuit related to its 2013 data breach, Reuters reported. Target reached a settlement with MasterCard (MA) to resolve claims by MasterCard and its issuers related to the retailerís 2013 data breach. Under the agreement, Target will make available up to $19M in alternative recovery offers to eligible banks and credit unions across the globe. Target Canada said it would close the last 133 retail stores by April 12. Target also announced plans to sell its Target Commercial Interiors subsidiary to Omni Workspace. The retailer launched the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection in April, which rendered its website inaccessible for short time after it was overwhelmed by customer traffic, The WSJ said. The WSJ also reported that, according to sources, Target gave notice to Campbell Soup (CPB), General Mills (GIS), Kellogg (K), Kraft Foods (KRFT) and others that it will reduce their presence in Target circulars and in-store advertisements. STREET RESEARCH: Following Target's analyst meeting, Wells Fargo said it thinks the company's operating plan sets the stage for the company to potentially beat expectations in 2015 and beyond. The firm believes that"outsized digital growth" or new products could enable Target's results to beat expectations. Piper Jaffray views Target's long term earnings algorithm, which is based on a 1% store comp and 40% growth in digital sales annually, as realistic and the company's capital deployment as encouraging. BofA/Merrill upgraded Target to Buy from Neutral in April and increased its price target to $92 from $86. The firm believes Target is well positioned to benefit from an improving middle-income core customer base. The firm said customers are responding well to improved assortment and merchandising and expects Target to continue to see increased spending at stores and online as customers trade-up to more expensive items. PRICE ACTION: Target shares are up over 1.6% over the past three months. In early afternoon trading ahead of Wednesday's earnings report, shares are down 0.51% to $77.96.
07:36 EDTGMAutomakers to start V2V car rollouts with spectrum at a premium, WSJ says
General Motors' (GM) upcoming Cadillac CTS is the only car firmly scheduled to launch in the U.S. with vehicle-to-vehicle communications, or V2V, but the industry has promised that V2V will revolutionize safety and Cisco (CSCO) joined automakers earlier this month to brief the FCC on plans to test airwave sharing soon, said The Wall Street Journal. However, cable and telecom companies are pressuring carmakers to give up a part of the airwaves marked for V2V to be available for broader use, the report added. Publicly traded automakers include Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), Ford (F), Honda (HMC), Toyota (TM) and Volkswagen (VLKAY), while cable and telecom companies include Verizon (VZ), AT&T (T), Sprint (S), T-Mobile (TMUS), Comcast (CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Charter (CHTR). Reference Link
07:22 EDTFDXUPS having success with pickup points, WSJ says
Driven by the increase in e-commerce deliveries, UPS (UPS) has been combatting failed deliveries by using package pickup points, called UPS Access Points, like local drug stores, reports the Wall Street Journal. As a result UPS, FedEx (FDX), and DHL are investing in new systems aimed at having e-commerce customers collect orders from these pickup points, the Journal adds. Reference Link
07:13 EDTGISBarclays to hold a conference
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07:08 EDTGMGeneral Motors sees maintaining profitability goals in China, WSJ reports
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05:38 EDTGISGeneral Mills backs FY15 adjusted EPS to grow at low single-digits
FY15 EPS consensus of $2.83. Backs FY15 net sales to grow at low single-digit rate, consensus $17.86B.
May 18, 2015
09:54 EDTGMNHTSA looks to accelerate V2V rollout by automakers, Motor Authority says
Automakers have been notified that initial proposals for the implementation of vehicle-to-vehicle technology will be outlined by before January 1, 2016, which would be a full year ahead of schedule, according to Motor Authority. Publicly traded automakers include Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Honda (HMC), Nissan (NSANY), Toyota (TM) and Volkswagen (VLKAY). Mobileye (MBLY) makes chips utilized in advanced driver assistance systems. Reference Link
06:26 EDTGMStudy shows Toyota and Honda leads in best supplier relations, Reuters says
A new study revealed that Toyota (TM) and Honda (HMC) led automakers with U.S. plants in supplier relations, reports Reuters. According to the study led by Planning Perspectives President John Henke, Toyota led Honda while Ford (F) was a distant third and Nissan (NSANY) came in fourth. General Motors (GM) and Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) were last on the list. Reference Link
May 17, 2015
19:11 EDTGISTarget to reduce advertising space for certain large brands, WSJ says
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16:50 EDTORCLWhite House wavers on backing Google, Oracle in copyright suit, Reuters says
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May 15, 2015
16:51 EDTGMGreenlight Capital gives quarterly update on stakes
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16:28 EDTGMAppaloosa Management gives quarterly update on stakes
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12:13 EDTFDXThird Point gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Yum! Brands (YUM), NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), FedEx (FDX), McKesson (MCK), and J M Smucker (SJM). INCREASED STAKES: Actavis (ACT), Roper Technologies (ROP), Delta Air Lines (DAL), and FleetCor Technologies (FLT). DECREASED STAKES: Ally Financial (ALLY), Amgen (AMGN), Phillips 66 (PSX), eBay (EBAY), and Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (BUD). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Alibaba Group (BABA), Citigroup (C), EMC Corporation (EMC), Anglo American (AAL), and Williams Companies (WMB).
12:07 EDTFDXThird Point reports new stakes in Yum! Brands, FedEx, McKesson
10:13 EDTONTYHigh option volume stocks
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06:33 EDTFDXJudge denies FedEx motion on drug charges, Reuters says
A judge denied FedEx's motion to dismiss charges that it was involved in distributing controlled substances, according to Reuters. The company is accused by the Justice Department of shipping packages from illegal online pharmacies, the news service stated. Reference Link
May 14, 2015
16:19 EDTONTYOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Thursday
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11:43 EDTGMU.S. appeals court dismisses UAW retiree benefit suit, Reuters reports
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10:09 EDTONTYIncreasing equity options volume on open
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09:22 EDTONTYOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Perry Ellis (PERY), up 11.5%... Ctrip.com (CTRP), up 13.4%. ALSO HIGHER: AcelRx (ACRX), up 10.3% after being awarded contract worth up to $17M from Defense Dept to advance ARX-04... Oncothyreon (ONTY), up 16.9% after ASCO presentation data released... CYREN (CYRN), up 14.6% after announcing agreement with Dell.... Discovery Laboratories (DSCO), up 5.2% after Aerosurf shows positive Phase 2a data... Kate Spade (KATE), up 3.9% after being initiated with an Outperform at Wedbush. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Digital Ally (DGLY), down 16.4%... Kohl's (KSS), down 10.2%... VOXX (VOXX), down 8.1%... Cosi (COSI), down 7.3%. ALSO LOWER: Biotechnology (PBYI), down 15.1%% after Neratinib data published in ASCO abstract... Gevo (GEVO), down 10.7% after 4.3M share Spot Secondary priced at $4.00.
09:03 EDTGMGeneral Motors to invest $1B in Warren Technical Center campus
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07:32 EDTKCGKCG Holdings reports April trade volumes
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May 13, 2015
19:12 EDTONTYOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Paragon Offshore (PGN), up 10.3%... Shake Shack (SHAK), up 10%... Vipshop Holdings (VIPS), up 6.7%. ALSO HIGHER: Vascular Biogenics (VBLT), up 12.8% and Oncothyreon (ONTY), up 15.5% after release of ASCO presentation data. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Identiv (INVE), down 10.3%... Sphere 3D (ANY), down 11.3%... VOXX International (VOXX), down 8.1%. ALSO LOWER: Puma Biotechnology (PBYI), down 21.8% after Neratinib data published in ASCO abstract... Karyopharm Therapeutics (KPTI), down 1.2% after ASCO presentation data released... Gevo (GEVO), down 11.4% after filing to sell common stock and warrants.
18:37 EDTONTYBiopharmaceutical stocks volatile after release of ASCO presentation data
After the market close, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, or ASCO, provided public access to 5,000 cancer drug trial research abstracts ahead of the society's 51st annual meeting from May 29 to June 2 in Chicago, Illinois. In after-hours trading, a number of biopharmaceutical stocks were active, including Vascular Biogenics (VBLT) and Oncothyreon (ONTY), which rose 13% and 14.9%, respectively, and Puma Biotechnology (PBYI) and Karyopharm Therapeutics (KPTI), which fell 23.9% and 14.8%, respectively.
18:17 EDTONTYOncothyreon up 12% after ASCO presentation data released
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08:11 EDTGMGeneral Motors and Toyota implement Microchip's infotainment networking devices
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05:35 EDTFDXFedEx provides update on offer to acquire TNT Express
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May 12, 2015
19:31 EDTGMGM recalls 522,000 Malibu, Colorado, Canyon models, Auto News says
General Motors is recalling roughly 53,000 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks due to faulty seat frame hooks, as well as 469,000 2011-2012 Chevrolet Malibus with weak seat belt cables, reports Automotive News, citing an emailed statement from the company. GM said it is aware of 36 claims and one minor injury related to the Malibu seat belt defect, though no accidents or fatalities have been reported. Reference Link
17:10 EDTGMGeneral Motors halts Brazilian factory over shipping troubles, Reuters says
GM has halted production at a factory in southern Brazil after transportation firms Tegma and Transzero stopped shipping cars from the plant, reports Reuters, citing company statements. Reference Link
07:37 EDTFDXOppenheimer to hold a conference
10th Annual Industrial Growth Conference is being held in New York on May 12-13 with webcasted company presentations to begin on May 12 at 8:15 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
May 11, 2015
19:01 EDTAAAlcoa to close Anglesea Power Station
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16:12 EDTONTYOncothyreon expects operating expenses in 2015 to be lower than in 2014
Oncothyreon currently expects operating expenses in 2015 to be lower than in 2014, which included the upfront payment to Array for the exclusive license to ONT-380. Oncothyreon currently expects cash used in operations in 2015 to be approximately $35M-$38M.
16:11 EDTONTYOncothyreon reports Q1 EPS (8c), consensus (8c)
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10:44 EDTGMGM ignition fund approves claims for 100 deaths, Detroit News says
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07:23 EDTAABofA/Merrill to hold a conference
Global Metals, Mining & Steel Conference is being held in Barcelona, Spain on May 11-14.
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