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November 28, 2012
08:01 EDTGWRE, EXPR, SDRL, COST, GMCR, TFM, KCGOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER AFTER EARNINGS: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR), up 22%... Express (EXPR), up 14%... ALSO HIGHER: Knight Capital (KCG), up 6% after WSJ reports Virtu takes lead bidder position... Costco (COST) up 5% after declaring $7/share special dividend... LOWER AFTER EARNINGS: Guidewire (GWRE), down 8%... The Fresh Market (TFM), down 9%, also disclosed resignation of CFO... ALSO LOWER: Seadrill (SDRL), down 1.4%, downgraded to Hold at Deutsche Bank.
News For GMCR;EXPR;KCG;COST;GWRE;TFM;SDRL From The Last 14 Days
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January 15, 2015
10:37 EDTGMCRKraft rises after Goldman gets less cautious on food space, ups stock to buy
Shares of Kraft Foods (KRFT) are climbing after Goldman Sachs upgraded the stock to Buy and placed the shares on its Conviction List. WHAT'S NEW: Costs for food makers are declining as commodity prices drop, Goldman Sachs analyst Judy Hong wrote in a note to investors today. Kraft is among the U.S. food companies that benefits the most from lower costs, the analyst stated. Additionally, Kraft's pricing power is one of the strongest in the group and it is heavily exposed to the U.S. economy, the analyst stated. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Hong's upgrade of Kraft was part of a note in which she took a more balanced view of the U.S. consumer staples sector. The analyst upgraded the Food sector to Neutral from Cautious, noting that consumer staples stocks with outsized exposure to the U.S. market should be boosted by strong U.S. growth and more favorable foreign exchange dynamics than their peers. In addition to Kraft, the analyst identified the following stocks as her top picks within the consumer staples sector: Monster Beverage (MNST), Constellation Brands (STZ), Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR), Freshpet (FRPT), Mead Johnson (MJN), and Estee Lauder (EL). Goldman also upgraded Hershey (HSY), Dr. Pepper Snapple (DPS), and Clorox (CLX), all to Neutral from Sell, downgraded cigarette maker Philip Morris (PM) to Sell from Neutral and downgraded brewer Molson Coors (TAP) to Neutral from Buy. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Kraft climbed 3.7% to $65 per share.
10:19 EDTEXPROptions with decreasing implied volatility
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07:36 EDTKCGKCG Holdings reports December trade volumes
KCG Holdings released trade volumes for the month of December 2014. In Market Making, KCG averaged $30.1B dollar volume traded, 5.1 billion shares traded, and 3.9 million trades per day in U.S. equities. In Global Execution Services: KCG electronic execution averaged 332.6 million shares traded per day in U.S. equities; KCG Hotspot averaged $27.7B per day in notional foreign exchange dollar volume; KCG BondPoint averaged $138.6M per day in fixed income par value. As for the overall market conditions in December, consolidated U.S. equity volume averaged $283.5B in dollar volume and 7.0 billion shares traded per day. The realized volatility for the S&P 500 was 15.7.
05:55 EDTTFMSupermarkets upgraded to Neutral from Cautious at Goldman Sachs
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January 14, 2015
10:00 EDTTFMOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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06:54 EDTTFMThe Fresh Market upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan upgraded The Fresh Market to Overweight with a $44 price target citing a favorable risk/reward following the recent pullback in shares.
January 13, 2015
10:00 EDTTFM, COSTOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:20 EDTTFMThe Fresh Market downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray downgraded The Fresh Market to Neutral citing increased risks following the departure of CEO Craig Carlock.
07:47 EDTGWREUBS to hold investor trip
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06:32 EDTGWREGuidewire to hire 60-80 new staff in 2015/2016
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05:42 EDTCOSTCostco downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
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January 12, 2015
16:30 EDTTFMThe Fresh Market reaffirms FY14 EPS $1.56-$1.64, consensus $1.58
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16:20 EDTTFMThe Fresh Market CEO Craig Carlock resigns, COO Sean Crane to succeed
The Fresh Market announced that the board appointed Sean Crane, executive VP and COO, as Interim CEO, effective immediately. Craig Carlock, president and CEO, and a member of the board, has left the company and has resigned as a member of the board. The company’s board has retained a national executive search firm to assist in identifying and evaluating candidates for the position of president and CEO.
13:14 EDTSDRLSeadrill volatility elevated as shares at six-year low
Seadrill January call option implied volatility is at 77, February is at 75, April is at 84; compared to its 26-week average of 45 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement.
11:52 EDTEXPRExpress says consumers 'came out with enthusiasm' in last two weeks of December
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09:30 EDTEXPROn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Foundation Medicine (FMI) up 138.9% following transaction with Roche (RHHBY)... Celator Pharmaceuticals (CPXX), up 19.1% after announcing promising Phase 2 data for CPX-351... Second Sight (EYES), up 16.7% after Health Canada approves Argus II retinal prosthesis system... Aegerion (AEGR), up 7.8% after reporting preliminary fourth quarter results and guidance... Express (EXPR), up 4.5% after reporting preliminary fourth quarter results. NOTABLE: NPS Pharmaceuticals (NPSP), up 8.5% following acquisition by Shire (SHPG)... Shire is down 1.1% in pre-market trading. LOWER: Arrowhead (ARWR), down 20.9% after FDA clears company to begin modified study of ARC-520 in a preliminary call of a partial clinical hold... Tiffany (TIF), down 10.4% after lowering fiscal 2014 net EPS guidance... SanDisk (SNDK), down 10.1% after lowering fourth quarter outlook... Ascena Retail (ASNA), down 5.8% after lowering fiscal 2015 adjusted EPS view... Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT), down 5.9% after reporting long-term outcomes from Phase IIb Eteplirsen study... Loral Space & Communications (LORL), down 3.6% following a NY Post article that reported that talks to sell itself to the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan have ended... Southwestern Energy (SWN), down 4.2% after filing to sell 20.3M shares of stock and 26M depository shares.
07:26 EDTEXPRWedbush to hold a meetings at ICR XChange Conference
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06:06 EDTEXPRExpress raises FY14 EPS view to 74c-77c from 69c-76c
Full year comparable sales are now expected to decline in the mid-single digit range, compared to the company's previous guidance of a mid to high single digit decline.
06:04 EDTEXPRExpress raises Q4 EPS view to 43c-46c from 38c-45c
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06:04 EDTEXPRExpress lowers Q4 SSS view to down 3%-4% from mid to high single digit decline
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