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January 29, 2013
11:18 EDTHLF, RPRX, CSTR, ACAD, EXCOptions with increasing implied volatility: HLF RPRX CSTR ACAD EXC
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August 28, 2014
16:21 EDTRPRXOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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12:47 EDTHLFHerbalife volatility flat as shares at low end of 13-month range
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12:34 EDTRPRXOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower at midday as concern over the Ukraine crisis overshadowed an upward revision to the government's estimate of U.S. economic growth in the second quarter. The major averages began the session in negative territory and picked up downside momentum in early trading, but soon after began to drift off their lows and recapture some of their losses. Volume remains light, as is expected ahead of the upcoming long weekend. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., Q2 GDP growth was unexpectedly boosted to 4.2% from the first estimate of 4.0%. Personal consumption rose 2.5% during the second quarter, versus estimates for a 2.4% increase. Initial jobless claims ticked down slightly to 298K in the fourth week of August. Pending home sales index increased 3.3% in July, which was better than the 0.5% month-over-month increase that was expected. In Europe, Ukraine president Poroshenko reportedly accused Russia of a "de facto" invasion and canceled a trip to call an urgent meeting of his security and defense council. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Visa (V) declined 1% after Raymond James lowered its rating on the credit card giant's stock to Market Perform from Outperform. The Dow component faces a number of headwinds, including tougher negotiating tactics by larger international banks looking to win better deals, lower cross-border volume, and loss of processing revenue in Russia, wrote Raymond James analyst Wayne Johnson. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Repros Therapeutics (RPRX), which jumped 20% after the first of two identical pivotal studies comparing Androxal to an FDA approved topical gel and placebo achieved superiority in both co-primary endpoints and Piper Jaffray hiked its price target on the stock to $33 from $26. Also higher was Signet Jewelers (SIG), which rose nearly 7% after reporting Q2 results that analysts at Sterne Agee called "impressive." Among the noteworthy losers were a number of retailers who dropped after reporting results from their most recent fiscal quarters. Shares of home goods retailer William-Sonoma (WSM) dropped 11%, jeans maker Guess (GES) fell 9%, and apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) slipped more than 4%. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was down 33.92, or 0.2%, to 17,088.09, the Nasdaq was down 4.52, or 0.1%, to 4,565.11, and the S&P 500 was down 2.04, or 0.1%, to 1,998.08.
11:57 EDTRPRXRepros next Androxal trial should hit endpoints also, says Brean Capital
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10:25 EDTRPRXHigh option volume stocks
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10:10 EDTRPRXRepros Therapeutics price target raised to $33 from $26 at Piper Jaffray
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09:01 EDTACADACADIA says FDA provisionally accepts trade name Nuplasid for pimavanserin
ACADIA Pharmaceuticals announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has provisionally accepted the trade name “NUPLAZID” for pimavanserin. NUPLAZID is a selective serotonin inverse agonist and, if approved, will represent the first in a new class of drugs to treat psychosis. NUPLAZID has successfully completed a pivotal Phase III trial in Parkinson’s disease psychosis, which the FDA has agreed can serve as the basis, together with supportive data from other studies, for a New Drug Application. ACADIA plans to submit the NUPLAZID NDA to the FDA near the end of this year.
08:55 EDTRPRXOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Digital Ally (DGLY), up 16% after announcing order from Michigan State Police for over $1.1M... EnteroMedics (ETRM), up 12.4% after reporting three-year data from Maestro RC system... Repros (RPRX), up 0.8% after Androxal achieves superiority in both co-primary endpoints in a study... Synthetic Biologics (SYN), up 2.7% after Pfizer (PFE) was granted FDA Fast Track designation for its investigational Clostridium difficile vaccine candidate. Synthetic Biologics announced earlier this week that SYN-004, the company's lead anti-infective product candidate for the prevention of the effects of C. difficile, will be presented in October... Signet (SIG), up 3.9% after Q2 revenue tops consensus. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), down 5.7%... Guess (GES), down 8.3%... Frontline (FRO), down 7%. ALSO LOWER: Williams-Sonoma (WSM), down 10.9% after downgraded at Morgan Stanley following the company's Q2 earnings report... GT Advanced (GTAT), down 2% after downgraded at Raymond James... Sungy Mobile (GOMO), down 20.1% following earnings report, CFO resignation, downgrade of stock at Oppenheimer... Genesco (GCO), down 7.7% after cutting fiscal year forecast.
07:29 EDTRPRXRepros Therapeutics to host conference call
Conference call to discuss Androxal's top line results will be held on August 28 at 9 am. Webcast Link
05:10 EDTRPRXRepros reports Androxal achieves superiority in both co-primary endpoints
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August 27, 2014
11:09 EDTHLFHerbalife at highs following Icahn tweet
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August 26, 2014
11:12 EDTRPRXHigh option volume stocks
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August 25, 2014
11:44 EDTHLFStocks with call strike movement; PVA HLF
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August 22, 2014
14:28 EDTHLFHerbalife off earlier lows, levels to watch
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13:45 EDTHLFAckman likely pressed bearish options bet on Herbalife, CNBC reports
Bill Ackman of Pershing Square likely pressed his bearish options bet on Herbalife, based on options trading activity, CNBC's Scott Wapner reports.
11:05 EDTRPRXPiper Jaffray biopharm analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
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09:01 EDTRPRXRepros Therapeutics has favorable near-term catalysts, says BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill lowered Repros Therapeutics' price target to $27 from $32 due to competitive pricing and a contraction in the TRT market but says it expects favorable near-term data from Androxal and AndroGel studies. The firm expects the Sept 17 FDA meeting to access DV risks from exogenous testosterone to be favorable. Shares are Buy rated.
August 21, 2014
06:33 EDTEXCPJM proposal bullish data point for generators, says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank notes PJM late Wednesday proposed capacity market reforms in response to poor reliability performance by generators. Deutsche views the proposal as a bullish data point for generators with a weighting towards highly reliable baseload capacity. The firm has Buy ratings on Exelon (EXC) and PSEG (PEG).
August 19, 2014
09:02 EDTEXCExelon, Pepco file for merger approval with Maryland Public Service Commission
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07:47 EDTEXCExelon management to meet with SunTrust
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