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April 9, 2014
09:11 EDTGM, ZGNX, PEP, SNMX, ISRG, ACI, CTCT, FEYE, AA, LNKD, YELP, TM, ETFCOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Constant Contact (CTCT), up 16% after its preliminary first quarter revenue outlook beat estimates... Alcoa (AA), up 4% after reporting adjusted profit that beat estimates... LinkedIn (LNKD), up 3% following upgrade at Topeka... Yelp (YELP), up 1.8% after upgraded at CRT Capital... Senomyx (SNMX), up 8.7% after entering into research agreement with PepsiCo (PEP)... Zogenix (ZGNX), up 5.4% after requesting order staying the ban of Zohydro in MA... Consumer Portfolio (CPSS), up 4% after upgraded at Stephens... FireEye (FEYE), up 2% after upgraded at Topeka... E-Trade (ETFC), up 2% following upgrade at BofA Merrill Lynch. LOWER: GM (GM), down 1.6% after shares downgraded to Underweight at Morgan Stanley... Toyota (TM), down 2.3% after announcing recall of over 6M vehicles worldwide... Intuitive Surgical (ISRG), down 9% after giving a first quarter revenue outlook that widely missed expectations and saying it will take a $67M charge in the quarter related to legal settlements...Arch Coal (ACI), down 3.5%, Walter Energy (WLT), down 3%, and Alpha Natural (ANR), down 3.3% following downgrades at UBS.
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October 9, 2014
10:41 EDTYELPYelp calls activity attributed to takeover speculation
Yelp October weekly 74.5 and October 94 calls are active on total call volume of 6K contracts (1K puts) on takeover speculation. October weekly call option implied volatility is at 92, October is at 54, November is at 66, January is at 51; compared to its 26-week average of 55 according to Track Data. Active call volume suggesting traders taking positions for upside price movement.
10:38 EDTPEPPepsiCo climbs after results beat estimates, outlook raised
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10:30 EDTYELPRumor: Yelp strength attributed to takeover speculation
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10:00 EDTTMOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Acuity Brands (AYI) upgraded at Oppenheimer... Agnico-Eagle (AEM) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Desjardins... Apple (AAPL) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Bank of Montreal (BMO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... Basic Energy (BAS) upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies... BreitBurn Energy (BBEP) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Golden Minerals (AUMN) upgraded at Roth Capital... Helmerich & Payne (HP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... II-VI (IIVI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson... LivePerson (LPSN) upgraded at Credit Suisse... Luminex (LMNX) upgraded to Market Perform at Cowen... MGM Resorts (MGM) upgraded at Craig-Hallum... New Gold (NGD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Desjardins... New Source Energy (NSLP) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Pacific Coast Oil (ROYT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... Pioneer Energy (PES) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Precision Drilling (PDS) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... Randgold (GOLD) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at HSBC... Resource Capital (RSO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at MLV & Co.... Toyota (TM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Transocean (RIG) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Iberia... Universal Technical (UTI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Vulcan Materials (VMC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow.
09:38 EDTAAActive equity options trading on open
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09:20 EDTPEP, AAOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:17 EDTGMOmix Ada recalls floor mats used in Chevrolet, GMC trucks, SUVs
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08:45 EDTAAAlcoa shares should be bought, says Sterne Agee
After Alcoa reported stronger than expected results, Sterne Agee believes that the results were strong, as the leverage it is achieving from right sizing its cost structure is exceeding expectations. The firm thinks the company is executing well and keeps an $18 price target on the name.
08:40 EDTPEPPepsiCo says its emerging and developing sectors have remained 'resilient'
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08:17 EDTAAAlcoa results highlight success of transformation strategy, says Bernstein
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07:35 EDTAAAlcoa restructuring continues as productivity improves, says UBS
UBS said special items tied to restructuring masked strong performance across the board for Alcoa. The firm sees an ongoing transformation with global demand continuing to grow and believes the company is well positioned to increase its revenues in various markets. UBS reiterates its Neutral rating but raises its price target on Alcoa to $17.75 from $16.50.
07:35 EDTAAFutures mixed following yesterday’s big advance
U.S. equity futures are trading near fair value after the market had its best single session of the year yesterday. The market reversed its losing ways following the release of the FOMC minutes which suggested the Fed may use incoming data, rather than a set timetable, as a basis for determining when to raise rates. Last night, earnings season kicked off , as Alcoa's (AA) results beat Wall Street estimates, providing hope for a positive earnings season.
06:45 EDTPEPPepsiCo reports Q3 developing and emerging organic revenue up 8%
The company said it is on track to deliver $1B of productivity savings in 2014. The company expects to return a total of $8.7 billion to shareholders in 2014 through approximately $3.7 billion in dividends and $5.0 billion in share repurchases.
06:44 EDTPEPPepsiCo raises FY14 EPS growth guidance to 9% from 8%
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06:43 EDTPEPPepsiCo reports Q3 organic revenue up 3.1%
06:43 EDTPEPPepsiCo reports Q3 core EPS $1.36, consensus $1.29
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06:40 EDTETFC, FEYESource of JPMorgan cyberattack still unclear, NY Times says
The source of the cyberattack on JPMorgan (JPM) and other U.S. financial institutions this summer is still unclear, according to The New York Times. The hackers may have tried to hit about a dozen financial institutions , and E-Trade(ETFC) and Fidelity Investments may have been victimized in some way, the newspaper stated, citing an unnamed source who was briefed on the matter. At least five other banks, including Citigroup (C), HSBC (HBC) and Regions Financial (RF), discovered that one of the web addresses used by those who hacked JPMorgan tried to penetrate their systems, The Times quoted unnamed sources briefed on the matter as saying. Publicly traded companies in the space include Barracuda Networks (CUDA), Check Point (CHKP), F5 Networks (FFIV), FireEye (FEYE), Fortinet (FTNT), Imperva (IMPV), Palo Alto (PANW), Proofpoint (PFPT), Qualys (QLYS) and Symantec (SYMC). Reference Link
06:39 EDTETFCFidelity attacked by JPMorgan hackers, but no data stolen, FT reports
Fidelity Investments was among 13 financial institutions attacked by hackers who are believed to have been responsible for a breach at JPMorgan Chase, but there is no indication that Fidelity customer data were stolen, the Financial Times reports, citing two sources. Reference Link
06:37 EDTETFCJPMorgan hackers linked to 13 other possible breaches, Bloomberg says
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06:27 EDTTMToyota upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
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