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January 9, 2013
16:20 EDTHA, NUVA, CLWR, APOL, S, HLF, ININ, DISHOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher as Alcoa's (AA) report and outlook sparked optimism regarding the Q4 earnings season that is just beginning. The averages drifted for much of the session, moving lower just after midday and again losing some ground prior to the close, but held onto enough of their gains to finish the day in positive territory... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the EIA's weekly petroleum status update showed that inventories of crude oil built up but by fewer barrels than expected, while gasoline and distillates built up by more than expected. In Europe, industrial output in Germany grew slightly in November but fell short of expectations, as the 0.2% adjusted monthly rise missed expectations for a 1.0% increase... COMPANY NEWS: Herbalife (HLF) dominated the headlines through the day, as Dan Loeb's hedge fund Third Point disclosed an 8.24% stake in the company this morning, sending shares sharply higher. Herbalife continued to trade higher until a Dow Jones headline said the SEC will open an investigation of the company, sending shares temporarily down almost $4. Shares of Herbalife, however, reversed again and finished the day up $1.60, or 4.17%, to $39.95 ahead of tomorrow's much anticipated investor meeting to address Bill Ackman's short thesis... Shares of Clearwire (CLWR) gained 21c, or 7.19%, to $3.13 after the company got an unsolicited $3.30 per share buyout bid from Dish Network (DISH). Sprint (S), which already owns a majority stake in Clearwire and has a deal in place to acquire the remaining interest in the company, saw its shares fall 9c, or 1.51%, to $5.88 following the news... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was NuVasive (NUVA), which rose $1.70, or 10.79%, to $17.46 after reporting preliminary revenue that beat expectations and having its stock upgraded to Sector Perform at RBC Capital. Also higher were shares of Interactive Intelligence (ININ), up $6.12 or 18.60%, to $39.02 after the company reported Q4 orders were up 119% over last year and gave an FY13 revenue view above consensus. Among the noteworthy losers was Apollo Group (APOL), down $1.61, or 7.69%, to $19.33 following its Q1 earnings report last night. Also lower were shares of Hawaiian Holdings (HA), down 46c, or 6.52%, to $6.59 following a two notch downgrade to Underperform from Buy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch... INDICES: The Dow was up 61.66, or 0.46%, to 13,390.51; the Nasdaq was up 14.00, or 0.45%, to 3,105.81; and the S&P 500 was up 3.87, or 0.27%, to 1,461.02.
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November 18, 2014
06:23 EDTSSprint names Douglas Michelman to management team, to replace Bill White
Sprint (S) announced the appointment of Douglas Michelman to Sprintís leadership team. Most recently, he spent 10 years as Chief Communications Officer at Visa (V), where he oversaw global media relations, public affairs, industry analyst relations and financial and communication strategies. Prior to Visa, Michelman served in various roles at FleishmanHillard, including regional president and senior partner. In addition to his many years of corporate experience, Michelmanís communications background also includes staff positions for two presidential campaigns. Michelman replaces Bill White, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility, who will be leaving the company. White spent the past 32 years with Sprint. Michelman joins Sprint on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, and will be relocating to Overland Park, Kansas.
November 17, 2014
10:02 EDTNUVAOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: CyrusOne (CONE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... MGIC Investment (MTG) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman... NuVasive (NUVA) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Phillips 66 (PSX) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Pinnacle Foods (PF) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Rayonier (RYN) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital.. Thoratec (THOR) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Volcano (VOLC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Progressive Waste (BIN) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie... Clean Harbors (CLH) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush... McGraw Hill Financial (MHFI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Benchmark Co... Chesapeake (CHK) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein... American Science & Engineering (ASEI) upgraded to Fair Value from Sell at CRT Capital... Sony (SNE) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley.
05:39 EDTNUVANuVasive upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo upgraded NuVasive to Outperform after attending last week's North American Spine Society annual meeting. Wells believes the worldwide spine market continues to improve and that NuVasive is well positioned to capitalize on the momentum. The firm raised its price target range for shares to $50-$52 from $43-$44.
November 14, 2014
17:07 EDTHLFSoros Fund Management gives quarterly update on stakes
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12:53 EDTSOmega Advisors gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: AerCap Holdings (AER), Nordic American Offshore (NAO), Melco Crown Entertainment (MPEL), Groupon (GRPN), and Ashland (ASH). INCREASED STAKES: QEP Resources (QEP), United Continental (UAL), Cabot Oil & Gas (COG), Actavis (ACT), and KAR Auction Services (KAR). DECREASED STAKES: Sprint (S), SandRidge Energy (SD), Sirius XM Holdings (SIRI), Kinder Morgan (KMI), and Transocean (RIG). LIQUIDATED STAKES: QUALCOMM (QCOM), Ocwen Financial (OCN), Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), Boston Scientific (BSX), and Capital One (COF).
08:59 EDTNUVANuVasive price target raised to $51 from $49 at Canaccord
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08:07 EDTHLFHerbalife director linked to Brazilian fraud case, Reuters reports
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November 12, 2014
12:41 EDTAPOLFor-profit education stocks look appealing, analyst says
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08:46 EDTSSprint in talks to buy FreedomPop, USA Today reports
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08:19 EDTAPOLJPMorgan to hold a conference
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07:48 EDTSWells Fargo to hold a conference
5th Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference is being held in New York on November 12-13.
07:27 EDTNUVANorth American Spine Society to hold annual meeting
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07:22 EDTAPOLPiper says time to increase exposure to Education sector
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November 11, 2014
10:01 EDTININInteractive Intelligence hires Jeff Platon as Chief Marketing Officer
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10:00 EDTNUVAOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Alcentra Capital (ABDC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Ambac Financial (AMBC) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at MKM Partners... Banco Bilbao (BBVA) upgraded to Buy from Reduce at Nomura... Darden (DRI) upgraded at KeyBanc... ICU Medical (ICUI) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... IMAX (IMAX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Juniper (JNPR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... Michaels (MIK) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Midcoast Energy (MEP) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Midstates Petroleum (MPO) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Northland... Monroe Capital (MRCC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird... NuVasive (NUVA) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... ONEOK Partners (OKS) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... ORBCOMM (ORBC) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at First Analysis... Pattern Energy (PEGI) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Targa Resources Partners (NGLS) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Time Warner (TWX) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Tremor Video (TRMR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Western Gas Partners (WES) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Yamana Gold (AUY) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at HSBC... Zynga (ZNGA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies.
08:10 EDTNUVANuVasive upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen
As previously reported, Cowen upgraded NuVasive to Outperform from Market Perform. The analyst believes NuVasive is well positioned for share gains from innovative offerings and to beat modestly improving Spine market growth rates. Price target raised to $51 from $44.
07:51 EDTNUVANuVasive upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen
05:51 EDTHLFStocks with implied volatility movement; HLF CMCSA
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November 10, 2014
13:54 EDTNUVANuVasive to host investor meeting
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November 8, 2014
20:17 EDTSAT&T could be the best bet of telecom stocks, Barron's says
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