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August 21, 2014
18:22 EDTHD, OGXI, TFM, GME, INTU, MRVL, ROST, ARO, GPS, CRMOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: GameStop (GME), up 6.3%... salesforce.com (CRM), up 1.4%... Ross Stores (ROST), up 6.3%... The Fresh Market (TFM), up 8.1%... Gap (GPS), up 1.2% after reporting second quarter results above analyst estimates and announcing plans to open the first franchise-operated Gap stores in India in 2015... Marvell Technology (MRVL), up 1.1%. ALSO HIGHER: OncoGenex (OGXI), up 6.4% after Phase 3 ENSPIRIT Trial passes early interim futility analysis. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Aeropostale (ARO), down 6.7%... Intuit (INTU), down 1.2%. ALSO LOWER: Home Depot (HD), down fractionally after announcing that Craig Menear will replace Frank Blake as CEO.
News For GME;CRM;ROST;TFM;GPS;MRVL;OGXI;ARO;INTU;HD From The Last 14 Days
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June 18, 2015
08:36 EDTCRMSalesforce price target raised to $80 from $75 at Baird
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07:30 EDTCRMSalesforce initiatives should help social media companies, says Brean Capital
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05:50 EDTMRVLMarvell upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman
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June 17, 2015
15:16 EDTCRMOptions with increasing volume
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11:34 EDTCRMsalesforce.com calls active amid renewed takeover chatter
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11:14 EDTCRMRumor: Salesforce spikes up amid renewed takeover chatter
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10:00 EDTCRMOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: AbbVie (ABBV) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Arista Networks (ANET) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee CRT... Astec (ASTE) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... Bristol-Myers (BMY) initiated with an Underweight at Piper Jaffray... Community Healthcare (CHCT) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Eli Lilly (LLY) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Fitbit (FIT) initiated with a Buy ahead of IPO at Dougherty... Hortonworks (HDP) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... II-VI (IIVI) initiated with a Buy at Benchmark Co.... J Sainsbury (JSAIY) initiated with an Underperform at Credit Suisse... McDermott (MDR) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... Merck (MRK) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Molina Healthcare (MOH) initiated with a Buy at UBS... Pacific DataVision (PDVW) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Pfizer (PFE) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Quest Resource (QRHC) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... Regional Management (RM) initiated with a Buy at Janney Capital... Rofin-Sinar (RSTI) initiated with a Buy at Benchmark Co.... Salesforce (CRM) initiated with a Neutral at Exane BNP Paribas... Sprouts Farmers Markets (SFM) initiated with a Neutral at Cleveland Research... Tesco (TSCDY) initiated with an Underperform at Credit Suisse... WM Morrison (MRWSY) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... WWE (WWE) initiated with a Buy at BTIG... World Acceptance (WRLD) initiated with a Buy at Janney Capital... Zafgen (ZFGN) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust.
05:25 EDTCRMSalesforce initiated with a Neutral at Exane BNP Paribas
Target $81.
June 16, 2015
19:47 EDTGMEXbox chief says digital game sales 'really strong,' WSJ reports
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16:24 EDTGPSOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Tuesday
Stocks began the day slightly lower but began to move higher shortly after the open. The market began to drift higher before the noon hour as European markets closed in positive territory. Investors are now looking toward and positioning ahead of the week's big event, namely tomorrow's scheduled policy announcement from the Federal Reserve and the associated press conference by Chairwoman Janet Yellen. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., housing starts were down 11.1% to a 1.036M rate in May, versus expectations for a decline of 4%. Building permits were up 11.8% to a 1.275M rate, versus expectations for a decline of 3.5% in May. In Europe, the ZEW index of economic sentiment in Germany plunged to 31.5 this month from a reading of 41.9 in May. COMPANY NEWS: Gap (GPS) held its annual investor meeting today, but made its big news last night prior to the meeting by announcing that it will close about 175 of its namesake brand's stores in North America over the next few years. Gap estimated an annualized sales loss of approximately $300M associated with the closures and sees one-time costs primarily associated with these actions to be in the range of approximately $140M-$160M, the company noted. Gap shares advanced 55c, or 1.44%, to $38.75 following the announcement and meeting... Kirk Kerkorian, the founder of MGM Resorts (MGM) and one of the company's largest shareholders, died Monday night, the company confirmed. Kerkorian owned Tracinda Corporation, a private investment firm that disclosed a 16.19% stake in MGM Resorts and stated that its position in the common stock became subject to the terms of Kerkorian's will upon his death. The will instructs the executor of Kerkorianís estate, Anthony Mandekic, to execute an orderly disposition of Tracindaís position in the common stock, the firm stated. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Coty (COTY), which advanced $5.04, or 19.35%, to $31.09 after The New York Post and Reuters reported that the company had won an auction to buy three Procter & Gamble (PG) beauty businesses valued at $12B. Shares of P&G, meanwhile, added 98c, or 1.25%, to $79.10 following the reports. Also higher were shares of NCR Corp. (NCR), which rose $3.36, or 10.71%, to $34.73 after Reuters reported that private equity firms Blackstone (BX) and Carlyle Group (CG) are planning to jointly bid for the company in a deal that could be worth over $10B, including debt. Among the noteworthy losers was Avalanche Biotechnologies (AAVL), which dropped $21.83, or 56.15%, to $17.05 after the company reported the results of a study of its AVA-101 drug for wet age-related macular degeneration, or wet AMD. Also lower were shares of Oshkosh (OSK), which fell $3.59, or 7.14%, to $46.71 after cutting its FY15 adjusted EPS view to $3.75-$4.00 from $4.00-$4.25, noting that sales and earnings for its third quarter, principally in its access equipment segment, have been hurt by several factors including severe weather conditions, potential rental industry consolidation and, to a lesser extent, new product launch delays. INDEXES: The Dow rose 113.31, or 0.64%, to 17,904.48, the Nasdaq added 25.58, or 0.51%, to 5,055.55, and the S&P 500 gained 11.86, or 0.57%, to 2,096.29.
14:49 EDTGPSGap says Old Navy 'hitting' planned financial model
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14:47 EDTGPSGap CEO says creating common product operating model for company
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12:31 EDTGPSGap says some real estate was not representative of brand
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12:23 EDTGPSGap CEO says 'very bullish' on Banana Republic
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12:15 EDTGPSGap CEO says 'hates' to close stores
Gap says "hates" to close stores but remaining fleet will be in the correct real estate. Comments from company Investor Day.
12:09 EDTGPSOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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10:01 EDTTFMOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: AIG (AIG) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Alumina (AWCMY) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Avalanche Biotechnologies (AAVL) downgraded on lack of catalysts at SunTrust... DealerTrack (TRAK) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Craig-Hallum... Greenbrier (GBX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Methode Electronics (MEI) downgraded to Neutral at Baird... Profire Energy (PFIE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Maxim... Standard Pacific (SPF) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... The Fresh Market (TFM) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Northcoast... Twitter (TWTR) downgraded to Neutral at MKM Partners on stalled user growth... United Natural Foods (UNFI) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus... United Rentals (URI) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Macquarie.
09:27 EDTTFMThe Fresh Market downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Northcoast
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08:22 EDTGPSGap restructuring 'necessary and positive,' says FBR Capital
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07:51 EDTGPSGap volatility at 29 into announcing it will close about 175 stores
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