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November 15, 2012
11:31 EDTT, VZ, ORB, GRA, HAR, NSM On The Fly: Analysts Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Harman (HAR) initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo...Nationstar (NSM) initiated with an Outperform at FBR Capital...AT&T (T) initiated with a Neutral at National Securities...Verizon (VZ) initiated with a Buy at National Securities...Orbital Sciences (ORB) coverage resumed with a Buy at Stifel Nicolaus...W.R. Grace (GRA) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie.
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July 21, 2014
14:30 EDTVZEarnings Preview: Verizon CEO says 1.4M postpaid subscribers added in Q2
Verizon Communications (VZ) is expected to report second quarter earnings before the market open on Tuesday, July 22, with a conference call scheduled for 7:30 am ET. Verizon is a holding company providing communications, information and entertainment. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for EPS of 90c on revenue of $31.12B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is 86c-93c on revenue of $30.84B-$31.35B. LAST QUARTER: Verizon reported first quarter adjusted EPS of 84c against estimates for 87c on revenue of $30.8B against estimates for $30.7B. For Q1, the company reported adding 549,000 net retail connections, including 539,000 net retail postpaid connections. It reported retail postpaid churn of 1.07%, 103.3M total retail connections, and 97.3M total retail postpaid connections. Consumer ARPU was up 11.3% year over year. It reported 98,000 FiOS Internet and 57,000 FiOS Video net additions in the quarter. Verizon said it continued to target consolidated top-line growth of 4% and adjusted consolidated EBITDA margin expansion in 2014, with positive contributions to profitable growth from both wireless and wireline. On July 10, during an interview on CNBC, CEO Lowell McAdam said the company added over 1.4M postpaid subscribers in Q2, with "record" tablet growth and "very strong" smartphone growth. McAdam added that Q2 churn was "very good" with margins consistent with the past several quarters. STREET RESEARCH: Street research has been mostly positive in the weeks leading up to Verizon's Q2 earnings report. On May 22, Verizon was initiated with an Outperform at Bernstein with a price target of $57. On July 1, Verizon was initiated with a Buy at BTIG and a price target of $60. On July 18, Oppenheimer added Verizon to its Triple Play list. The firm said its Triple Play stocks are rated Outperform, screen positively based on trends in earnings revisions, and have an attractive technical profile. PRICE ACTION: Verizon shares have gained approximately 10% following the company's Q1 report. However, over the past twelve months, they are up only about 1%. In afternoon trading ahead of Tuesday's Q2 report, Verizonís shares are flat.
12:56 EDTVZVerizon launches rewards program for wireless customers
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09:38 EDTVZActive equity options trading on open
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08:08 EDTTAT&T awarded $275M contract U.S. Department of State
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July 18, 2014
15:42 EDTVZVerizon July weekly volatility elevated into Q2
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08:38 EDTVZVerizon added to Triple Play list at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer added Verizon (VZ) to its Triple Play list. The firm says its triple play stocks are rated Outperform, screen positively based on trends in earnings revisions and have an attractive technical profile. The firm removed Riverbed (RVBD) from the list after it downgraded that stock.
05:57 EDTVZLevel 3 says Verizon 'deliberately' causing Netflix congestion
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July 17, 2014
11:01 EDTVZVerizon Wireless, ControlTec announce partnership
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09:06 EDTTAT&T and town of Carrboro sign agreement for 1 Gigabit network
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06:21 EDTORBOrbital backs 2014 adjusted EPS view $1.10-$1.20, consensus $1.16
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06:21 EDTORBOrbital reports Q2 adjusted EPS 34c, consensus 29c
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July 16, 2014
14:03 EDTVZ, TNetflix submits FCC comments on proposed Net Neutrality rules
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13:05 EDTVZ, TVerizon, Comcast, AT&T viwed as 'logical' Time Warner bidders, Bloomberg says
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12:42 EDTT, VZTime Warner said to see Verizon,Comcast, AT&T as logical bidders, Bloomberg says
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10:00 EDTNSMOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:23 EDTNSMOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Time Warner (TWX), up 15% after company confirmed that it rejected an $80B takeover offer from 21st Century Fox (FOX, FOXA), as had been reported earlier this morning... Apple (AAPL), up 2% after announcing an enterprise mobile partnership with IBM (IBM), which is also up 2%... International Game (IGT), up 9.5% after agreeing to be acquired by GTECH for $4.7B in cash and stock... FireEye (FEYE), up 5% after shares upgraded at Goldman... Precision Drilling (PDS), up 4% after announcing strategic agreement with Schlumberger (SLB), upgraded at Deutsche Bank... Mellanox (MLNX), up 4.7% following upgrade at Jefferies. UP AFTER EARNINGS: Intel (INTC), up 5.4%... HCA Holdings (HCA), up 6%... Textron (TXT), up 3.2%... Abbott (ABT), up 1%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: PNC Financial (PNC), down 2.5%... MGIC Investment (MTG), down 3.6%. LOWER: Yahoo (YHOO), down 3% after downgraded at CRT Capital following second quarter earnings report... Ares Capital (ARCC), down 2.5% after filing to sell 11.85M shares of common stock... Nationstar (NSM), down 2.4% after downgraded at Wells Fargo... Walter Investment (WAC), which was also downgraded at Wells Fargo, down 1.6%.
08:21 EDTGRAW.R. Grace weakness creates buying opportunity, says KeyBanc
KayBanc believes that W.R. Grace's underperformance since emerging from bankruptcy has created a buying opportunity. The firm expects the company's EPs growth to accelerate to double digit percentage levels in 2H14. The firm thinks the company could report stronger than expected Q2 results.
07:43 EDTTSenate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee holds a hearing
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07:19 EDTNSMNationstar, Walter Investment downgraded to Underperform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo downgraded both Nationstar (NSM) and Walter Investment (WAC) to Underperform from Market Perform and reduced its sector weighting for Mortgage Servicers to Underweight from Market Weight after its cash flow analysis pointed to share downside. Wells also highlights the continued regulatory issues for the space. The firm lowered its price target range for Nationstar shares to $25-$27 from $29-$32 and for Walter to $22-$24 from $27-$32. Wells keeps Buy ratings on Home Loan Servicing (HLSS) and PennyMac (PFSI).
06:00 EDTNSMNationstar downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
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