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February 15, 2013
10:12 EDTVAL, NGLS, PSUN, EAT, HNZ, NTGR, PDS, XL, SGNT, KFY, KGC, GNRC, ATML, QLIK, SAAS, QEPOn the Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today’s noteworthy upgrades include: Heinz (HNZ) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... inContact (SAAS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Roth Capital... Korn/Ferry (KFY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust... Qlik Technologies (QLIK) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... XL Group (XL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital... Brinker (EAT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Davenport... Sagent Pharmaceuticals (SGNT) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Atmel (ATML) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Craig-Hallum... Qlik Technologies (QLIK) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna... Pacific Sunwear (PSUN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson... Targa Resources Partners (NGLS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel Nicolaus... Generac (GNRC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel Nicolaus... Precision Drilling (PDS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Valspar (VAL) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at First Analysis... Kinross Gold (KGC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... QEP Resources (QEP) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Sterne Agee... Netgear (NTGR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee
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May 27, 2015
07:31 EDTVALValspar reaffirms FY15 adjusted EPS view $4.45-$4.65, consensus $4.60
Based on the company’s updated estimate of foreign currency translation for the year, the company is updating its fiscal 2015 annual sales guidance to reflect a sales decline in the “low single-digits” from fiscal 2014, compared to the previous guidance of “approximately flat sales”. Excluding the expected impact of currency translation, fiscal 2015 annual sales are expected to increase “low single-digits”.
07:05 EDTVALValspar to acquire performance coatings businesses of Quest Specialty Chemicals
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May 26, 2015
15:00 EDTVALNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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10:13 EDTEATHigh option volume stocks
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09:43 EDTGNRCGenerac reaffirms business outlook given on April 30
Generac in conference presentation slides reaffirmed the business outlook it reported on April 30. The company sees 2015 consolidated net sales approximately flat vs. 2014 and adjusted EBITDA approximately flat vs. 2014, with margins of approximately 23.0%. Regarding free cash flow, the company said, "Expected to remain strong given attractive margin profile, low cost debt, favorable tax attributes and capital-efficient operating model."
08:32 EDTXLXL Group to hold a conference call
Conference call to discuss recent acquisition and integration of Catlin Group Ltd will be held on May 28 at 5 pm. Webcast Link
07:27 EDTATMLAtmel management to meet with SunTrust
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May 19, 2015
09:23 EDTQLIKStoltenberg Consulting announces partnership with Qlik Technologies
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May 18, 2015
20:16 EDTPSUNUrban Outfitters down over 16% after disappointing Q1 results
Urban Oufitters (URBN) is down sharply after reporting first quarter earnings per share and revenue that missed analyst estimates. WHAT'S NEW: Urban Oufitters reported Q1 EPS of 25c on revenue of $739.01M, below consensus expectations of 30c and $758.25M, respectively. Urban Outfitters also reported Q1 comparable retail segment net sales up 4%, with Q1 retail segment net sales increasing 17% at Free People, 5% at Urban Outfitters, and 1% at the Anthropologie Group. Wholesale segment net sales rose 18%. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On its Q1 earnings conference call, Urban Outfitters announced that Urban Outfitters Group CEO Ted Marlow, who oversaw the direction of the namesake brand, would retire at the end of August. While Urban Outfitters did not provide guidance, Urban Outfitters Anthropologie Group CEO David McCreight commented on the Anthropologie brand, "We're expecting we could see Q2 shaping up like Q1 in terms of low single-digit comps. We could also see being in the low-mid-single digit comps. It's hard to tell at this point." ANALYST REACTION: Two analyst firms lowered their respective price targets on Urban Outfitters following the company's earnings report. Sterne Agee, which rates Urban Outfitters a Neutral, lowered its 12-month price target to $34 from $46, noting the company has had trouble getting both its Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie brands to perform at the same time. Cantor, which maintained its Buy rating, lowered its price target to $53 from $54, saying that Anthropologie sales disappointed, but noting that a "later catalog release appears to us to have pushed some sales at Anthropologie into May." PRICE ACTION: Urban Outfitters fell 16.4% to just over $34 in after-hours trading. PEERS: Other publicly traded companies in the space include Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), American Eagle (AEO), Five Below (FIVE), Pacific Sunwear (PSUN), and Zumiez (ZUMZ).
15:29 EDTNGLSOptions with increasing volume
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13:42 EDTGNRCGenerac to host investor day
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10:01 EDTNGLSOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:04 EDTNGLSTarga Resources Partners downgraded to Sell from Buy at Goldman
Goldman downgraded Targa Resources two notches to Sell from Buy and reduced its price target to $42 to reflect lower commodity price forecasts and decelerating distribution growth.
May 15, 2015
11:08 EDTNGLSOmega Advisors gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Targa Resources (TRGP), Targa Resources Partners (NGLS), Humana (HUM), Dow Chemical (DOW), and Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA). INCREASED STAKES: Kinder Morgan (KMI), Chimera Investment Corporation (CIM), AerCap Holdings (AER), Shire (SHPG), and KKR & Co. (KKR). DECREASED STAKES: eBay (EBAY), Altisource Portfolio Solutions (ASPS), Caesars Entertainment (CZR), Navient (NAVI), and TerraForm Power (TERP). LIQUIDATED STAKES: HCA Holdings (HCA), Gilead (GILD), Cabot Oil & Gas (COG), and Apple (AAPL).
10:29 EDTSGNTAmerican Urological Association to hold an annual meeting
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May 14, 2015
10:00 EDTEAT, ATMLOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:14 EDTATMLAtmel upgraded to Overweight at Stephens
As previously reported, Stephens upgraded Atmel to Overweight from Equal Weight, saying that management has been taking the right steps to lower spending and the company is levered to the fast growing Internet of Things space. The firm raised its price target on Atmel shares to $10 from $8.50.
07:25 EDTATMLAtmel upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens
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06:45 EDTEATBrinker upgraded to Buy from Hold at Miller Tabak
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May 13, 2015
07:32 EDTATMLCLSA to hold a conference
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