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February 14, 2013
12:25 EDTWTW, ANGI, GM, BUD, HNZ, WFM, Z, CSCO, AAMRQ, STZ, ULTA, VCLK, PEP, LCC, BRK.AOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were little changed at midday in spite of fewer than expected weekly jobless claims and a flurry of mergers and acquisitions announcements. The domestic news was offset by worse than expected economic growth data from Europe and Japan, leaving the major averages mixed near noon... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., weekly jobless claims fell 27K from the prior week to 341K, versus expectations for 360K claims. In Europe, the euro zone's 0.6% contraction in gross domestic product in the fourth quarter was the steepest for the bloc since early 2009. The zone's two biggest economies shrank more than expected, as Germany's economy contracted 0.6% and France's shrunk 0.3%. In Asia, Japanís real gross domestic product contracted for the third straight quarter, shrinking 0.1% in the final three months of last year... COMPANY NEWS: M&A news stole the headlines, as household names Heinz (HNZ), US Airways (LCC), American Airlines (AAMRQ) and Anheuser-Busch (BUD) were all involved in high-profile deals. Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A), along with partner 3G Capital, agreed to buy H.J. Heinz for $72.50 in cash per share, sending the stock of the ketchup maker up 20%. Constellation Brands (STZ) soared more than 35% after the terms of its deal with AB InBev were revised, granting Constellation perpetual rights to distribute Corona and other Modelo brands in the U.S. AB InBev shares also gained over 4% following the modification, which the company hopes will end its fight with the DOJ over its intention to acquire Grupo Modelo. US Airways shares fell 7% after it agreed to merge with bankrupt AMR Corp, the parent of American Airlines, in a deal that will create the world's biggest air carrier... Almost overshadowed among the M&A news were earnings reports from giants General Motors (GM), PepsiCo (PEP) and Dow component Cisco (CSCO). Of the three, only Pepsi traded higher following its results and outlook... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers following their earnings reports were Angie's List (ANGI), up 24%, ValueClick (VCLK), up 16%, and Zillow (Z), up 12%. Among the noteworthy losers after their quarterly reports were Weight Watchers (WTW), down 16%, Ulta Salon (ULTA), down 12%, and Whole Foods Market (WFM), down over 9%... INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was down 9.40, or 0.07%, to 13,973.51; the Nasdaq was up 0.31, or 0.01%, to 3,197.19; and the S&P 500 was up 0.14, or 0.01%, to 1,520.47.
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05:44 EDTZZillow Group downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Christopher Merwin downgraded Zillow Group (Z) to Underweight saying competition is increasing in local. Underweight is Barclays' equivalent to a sell rating. The real estate and rental marketplace owner closed Friday at $83.27. Merwin believes consensus growth estimates are likely too high heading into Zillow's Q2 results and cut his price target for the stock to $70 from $90. The analyst this morning also downgraded Yelp (YELP) to Equal Weight for similar reasons. His top U.S. Internet picks heading into Q2 earnings season are IAC (IACI), Activision Blizzard (ATVI) and Electronic Arts (EA). Merwin thinks Activision and Electronic Arts will receive more than half of their 2015 revenue from digital.
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07:05 EDTCSCOCisco management to meet with Deutsche Bank
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July 16, 2015
13:52 EDTGMGM slips after Barclays downgrades auto sector on China downturnbw
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10:00 EDTGMOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:23 EDTANGIAngie's List backs FY15 revenue $357M-$363M, consensus $358.35M
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08:22 EDTANGIAngie's List discloses departure of President of Marketplace Patrick Brady
In a regulatory filing, Angie's List disclosed that in connection with a restructuring of management, Patrick Brady, President of Marketplace, will be leaving Angieís List, effective July 15, 2015. The company will not immediately replace the President of Marketplace position and will realign the responsibilities among existing senior leaders who will report to the interim CEO.
07:30 EDTGMGeneral Motors downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
Barclays downgraded the U.S. Autos and Auto Parts sector to Negative from Neutral and cut its rating on General Motors (GM) to Equal Weight from Overweight. The firm sees further sector underperformance as China car sales continue to disappoint and Chinese production goes negative against a peak in the U.S. auto industry and a slow recovery in Europe. The firm sees few near-term catalysts for General Motors given is larger exposure to China and little that will change its perception by investors as a "value trap." Barclays lowered General Motors' price target to $36 from $44.
07:15 EDTCSCOCisco management to meet with Deutsche Bank
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July 15, 2015
14:35 EDTGMGeneral Motors recalls Sparks, Sonics over radio software issue
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07:24 EDTCSCOCisco management to meet with Deutsche Bank
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06:14 EDTGMFiat Chrysler CEO has no plans for another GM offer, NYT reports
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July 14, 2015
16:05 EDTGMGM announces $1.4B plant investment related to SUV production
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15:22 EDTPEPCoca-Cola rises after UBS says buy ahead of expected breakout
Shares of Coca-Cola (KO) are rising following an upgrade at UBS, with the research firm saying the stock is "poised" to break out of its trading range. WHAT'S NEW: Stephen Powers of UBS issued a research note on Coca-Cola this morning, upgrading the stock to Buy from Neutral and raising his price target to $48 from $44. Powers cited "increasing probability" that Coca-Cola shares will break out of their $37-$44 trading band within the next year, saying the company "should find relief" if macroeconomic factors ease. Powers added that the company "has made great strides" over the past 10 months in productivity and price realization and the analyst believes Coca-Cola could accelerate its U.S. refranchising and expand its cost-cutting target. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Today's upgrade follows a June 1 note from BMO Capital alleging that carbonated soft drinks are not in a structural decline, contrary to widespread perception. BMO's Amit Sharma upgraded Coca-Cola that day to Outperform, saying he expects Cokeís sales and EPS growth to get back to near the company's long-term targets in 2016 and for the company to start seeing more bottomline benefits from its cost savings program in 2017. Conversely, in a July 8 note on Coke's competitor, PepsiCo (PEP), Wells Fargo countered that scanner results suggested soft drink volumes were under pressure in the U.S. PRICE ACTION: Shares of Coca-Cola rose 1.2% in afternoon trading, standing at $41.17 at time of writing.
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10:01 EDTZOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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07:51 EDTZZillow Group initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley
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