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February 22, 2013
16:17 EDTWBMD, MMSI, AIG, ARUN, HPQ, INTOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stock futures were higher during the pre-market trading session following better than expected earnings reports from Dow components AIG (AIG) and Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) and a positive confidence reading out of Germany. The futures action led to a higher open for the broader market. The averages found an immediate level where they sat for the first half of the session, before finally breaking out a bit toward the upside. The averages closed in positive territory for the eighth consecutive Friday, which includes every Friday in 2013, and the move pushed the Dow into the green for the week... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., no market moving economic data was reported. In Germany, official data confirmed an earlier estimate that the nation's GDP shrank 0.6% in the last three months of 2012. However, the Ifo Institute business confidence reading rose to 107.4 from 104.2 in January, beating expectations. Also in Europe, the European Commission lowered it forecast for gross domestic product in the 17-nation region, estimating now that GDP will fall 0.3% this year. The EC predicted in November that the region's economy would grow 0.1% in 2013... COMPANY NEWS: Hewlett-Packard surged $2.10, or 12.28%, to $19.20 and led the Dow Jones Industrial Average after its Q1 results topped estimates, as did its earnings guidance... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the other notable gainers following their earnings reports were WebMD (WBMD), which rose $4.14, or 25.4%, to $20.44, and Aruba Networks (ARUN), up $4.60, or 22.13%, to $25.40. Among the noteworthy losers was Merit Medical (MMSI), which fell $2.10, or 15.18%, to $11.73 and was downgraded at Raymond James following its quarterly report. Also lower were shares of World Fuel Services (INT), down $4.47, or 10.16%, to $39.51 after the company reported revenues and profits that disappointed... INDICES: The Dow was up 119.95, or 0.86%, to 14,000.57; the Nasdaq was up 30.33, or 0.97%, to 3,161.82; and the S&P 500 was up 13.18, or 0.88%, to 1,515.60.
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April 15, 2014
10:14 EDTARUNHigh option volume stocks: LPNT IWC MSI ARMH ARUN
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10:00 EDTWBMDOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Allscripts (MDRX) reinstated with an Outperform at Raymond James... Amber Road (AMBR) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Autonation (AN) coverage assumed with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo... BG Group (BRGYY) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital... Borderfree (BRDR) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Dean Foods (DF) initiated with a Buy at BB&T... Destination XL (DXLG) initiated with a Buy at Ascendiant... Group 1 Automotive (GPI) coverage assumed with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Halozyme (HALO) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... MakeMyTrip (MMYT) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman... Penske Automotive (PAG) coverage assumed with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo... RPM (RPM) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo... RSP Permian (RSPP) initiated with a Buy at KLR Group... Repligen (RGEN) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... Spansion (CODE) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee... Statoil (STO) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital... TPG Specialty Lending (TSLX) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Versartis (VSAR) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... WWE (WWE) initiated with a Buy at Needham... WebMD (WBMD) reinstated with a Strong Buy at Raymond James.
April 14, 2014
16:56 EDTWBMDWebMD reinstated with a Strong Buy at Raymond James
Target $54.
12:26 EDTWBMDOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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12:00 EDTWBMDWebMD rises 19.4%
WebMD is up 19.4%, or $7.30, to $44.97
10:36 EDTWBMDWebMD gaps up sharply, runs higher after guidance
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10:00 EDTWBMDWebMD rises 18.6%
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09:00 EDTWBMDWebMD rises 11.5%
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08:59 EDTWBMDOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:34 EDTWBMDWebMD sees Q1 adjusted EBITDA above high end of previous guidance
Sees Q1 revenue to be at the high end of the range previously provided. For the FY14, WebMD expects to be in the top half of the ranges previously provided for revenue, Adjusted EBITDA and net income. "The update to our guidance that we are providing today reflects recent improvements in our sales activity compared to our experience in the early weeks of 2014," said the company. "We are having very positive dialogue with our customers about how WebMD can help address their evolving business needs and we are continuing our investments in new product and service offerings to better serve those needs and realize future growth opportunities."
April 11, 2014
12:42 EDTARUNOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
ASML (ASML) initiated with a Cautious at ISI Group... Analog Devices (ADI) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Applied Materials (AMAT) initiated with a Strong Buy at ISI Group... Aruba Networks (ARUN) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... Broadcom (BRCM) initiated with a Neutral at ISI Group... CSX (CSX) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie... Cisco (CSCO) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... F5 Networks (FFIV) initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust... Genesee & Wyoming (GWR) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie... Intel (INTC) initiated with a Neutral at ISI Group... Juniper (JNPR) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... KLA-Tencor (KLAC) initiated with a Neutral at ISI Group... Lam Research (LRCX) initiated with a Strong Buy at ISI Group... Linear Technology (LLTC) initiated with a Cautious at ISI Group... Maxim Integrated (MXIM) initiated with a Neutral at ISI Group... Micron (MU) initiated with a Strong Buy at ISI Group... NVIDIA (NVDA) initiated with a Neutral at ISI Group... NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) initiated with a Strong Buy at ISI Group... Qualcomm (QCOM) initiated with a Strong Buy at ISI Group... Riverbed (RVBD) initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust... SanDisk (SNDK) initiated with a Neutral at ISI Group... Teradyne (TER) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Texas Instruments (TXN) initiated with a Neutral at ISI Group... Trulia (TRLA) initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna... Union Pacific (UNP) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie... Zillow (Z) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna... Flamel Technologies (FLML) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... Parker Drilling (PKD) initiated with an Accumulate at Tudor Pickering.
08:33 EDTINTWorld Fuel Services says Executive Chairman Stebbins to step down
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06:08 EDTARUNAruba Networks initiated with a Buy at SunTrust
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April 10, 2014
10:00 EDTHPQOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Apple (AAPL) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... Crocs (CROX) initiated with a Buy at Buckingham... Deckers Outdoor (DECK) initiated with a Buy at Buckingham... EMC (EMC) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... HP (HPQ) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... IBM (IBM) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... NeoPhotonics (NPTN) coverage resumed with a Market Perform at Raymond James... NetApp (NTAP) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... Nutrisystem (NTRI) initiated with a Buy at B. Riley... Questar (STR) initiated with an Underperform at BofA/Merrill... S&T Bancorp (STBA) initiated with an Outperform at Raymond James... STB Systems Inc (STBI) initiated with an Outperform at Raymond James... Skechers (SKX) initiated with an Underperform at Buckingham... Steven Madden (SHOO) initiated with a Buy at Buckingham... UGI Corporation (UGI) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Web.com (WWWW) initiated with a Neutral at Buckingham... Ally Financial (ALLY) initiated with a Buy at BTIG... Visteon (VC) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... Greatbatch (GB) initiated with a Buy at KeyBanc... Steris (STE) initiated with a Buy at KeyBanc... Cooper Companies (COO) initiated with a Hold at KeyBanc... Hill-Rom (HRC) initiated with a Hold at KeyBanc... Invacare (IVC) initiated with a Hold at KeyBanc... Teleflex (TFX) initiated with a Hold at KeyBanc... Provident Financial (PROV) initiated with a Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... UMH Properties (UMH) initiated with a Hold at Wunderlich.
09:56 EDTHPQHP rallies after Gartner/IDC PC shipment data, levels to watch
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09:21 EDTHPQOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:01 EDTHPQPC market decline 'much less' than feared, says Citigroup
Citigroup says data yesterday from IDC showing a Q1 PC unit decline of 4% was "much less than feared." Citi continues to view HP (HPQ) as its top IT Hardware stock. It has a Buy rating on HP with a $40 price target.
06:56 EDTHPQHP estimates raised above consensus at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley raised Overweight rated HP FY15-16 estimates above consensus to reflect a margin recovery in Enterprise Services. The firm's FY15 EPS estimate goes to $4.05 vs. consensus of $3.84 and price target is raised to $36 from $34.
06:55 EDTHPQHP initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank
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06:23 EDTHPQIDC says worldwide PC shipments totaled 73.4M units in Q1, down 4.4% y/y
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 73.4 million units in 1Q14, a decline of -4.4% year on year, according to the International Data Corporation Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. Although still in decline and with continuing weakness in consumer and emerging market segments, the preliminary results are slightly better than a projected decline of -5.3%. The U.S. market continued to stabilize with growth near zero in line with forecasts. With shipments totaling 14.3 million PCs in 1Q14, the U.S. market contracted by -0.6% from the same quarter a year ago. Desktop shipments were slightly stronger, posting 3.5% growth, while portables remained in negative territory. Lenovo (LNVGY) preserved its lead in total worldwide PC shipments despite a seasonal drop due to the Chinese New Year. Growth in other regions continued at a solid pace although Latin America slowed after a dramatic expansion over the past year. HP (HPQ) remained in the number 2 position, with growth rising nicely to nearly 5% year on year. Dell grew over 9% in the first quarter.
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