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December 28, 2012
12:11 EDTOMER, PSO, AEZS, BKS, CALL, HPQOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower at midday on continued uncertainty surrounding the fiscal cliff. Headlines around mid-morning said that President Obama will propose a scaled-back budget in his meeting with Congressional Leaders this afternoon, and this news briefly sent the averages higher though they remained below the flatline and these gains had been largely pared around midday... ECONOMIC NEWS: In the U.S., the December Chicago PMI came in at 51.6 vs. expectations for a 51.0 reading. November Pending Home Sales were up 1.7% against the previous month, against expectations for a 1.8% rise. Crude Oil Inventories came in at a 586k draw vs. expectations for a 1.75M draw, and gasoline inventories increased 3.78M barrels vs. expectations for an 850k barrel increase. The weekly EIA natural gas report reported a 72Bcf draw, which was in-line with expectations... COMPANY NEWS: Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) disclosed in its 10k filing last night that the Department of Justice has begun an investigation into the company's acquisition of Autonomy, and shares of HP were down about 2% at midday... Barnes & Noble (BKS) announced that Pearson (PSO) had signed an agreement with its NOOK unit to invest $89.5M in cash in the unit. Barnes & Noble also said that its holiday sales results would fall short of expectations, but shares of the bookseller opened higher and were trading up over 6% near midday... MAJOR MOVERS: Among notable gainers was magicJack (CALL), up about 10% after naming a new CEO and saying that it expects its FY12 results to exceed expectations. Also higher were shares of Aeterna Zentaris (AEZS), up 15% after it announced an agreement with the FDA regarding a Special Protocol Assessment for an upcoming phase 3 trial. Among noteworthy losers were shares of Omeros (OMER), down over 10% after the company reported last night that a phase 3 clinical trial did not meet all endpoints, though shares were defended at Wedbush... INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was down 59.47, or 0.45%, to 13,036.84; the S&P was down 5.94, or 0.42%, to 1,412.16; the Nasdaq was down 7.31, or 0.24%, to 2,978.60.
News For HPQ;BKS;PSO;CALL;AEZS;OMER From The Last 14 Days
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April 15, 2015
07:41 EDTAEZSEBD Group to hold a forum
ChinaBio Partnering Forum 2015 is being held in Shanghai, China on April 15-16.
05:10 EDTHPQHP selects Antonio Lucio as Chief Marketing Officer of HP Inc.
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April 14, 2015
10:01 EDTAEZSOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:47 EDTHPQHP announces new $190M Medicaid contract in Arkansas
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07:08 EDTOMEROmeros' OMS721 receives European approval for compassionate use
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07:08 EDTAEZSAeterna Zentaris upgraded to Buy from Neutral at H.C. Wainwright
H.C. Wainwright upgraded Aeterna Zentaris to Buy with a $1.25 price target following the successful meeting with the FDA for a new Phase 3 trial of Macrilen and a separate, thorough QT study to address issues raised by the Complete Response Letter in November 2014.
April 13, 2015
19:43 EDTHPQHP reaffirms commitment to the public cloud
In a blog post on HP's website, senior VP Bill Hilf said, "In the past week, a quote of mine in the media was interpreted as HP is exiting the public cloud, which is not the case." Reference Link
10:00 EDTBKSOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Barnes & Noble (BKS) initiated with a Buy at Craig-Hallum... Calgon Carbon (CCC) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... CenterPoint Energy (CNP) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman... Compass Diversified (CODI) initiated with an Outperform at William Blair... DTE Energy (DTE) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman... Goldman Sachs BDC (GSBD) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo... Green Bancorp (GNBC) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... Hilltop Holdings (HTH) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... ITC Holdings (ITC) initiated with a Sell at Goldman... Independent Bank (IBTX) initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust... LegacyTexas Financial (LTXB) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... MarkWest Energy (MWE) initiated with a Buy at Ladenburg... Medgenics (MDGN) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities... National Commerce (NCOM) initiated with an Outperform at Keefe Bruyette... OGE Energy (OGE) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman... Owens Corning (OC) initiated with a Hold at Evercore ISI... Southside Bancshares (SBSI) initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust... Zogenix (ZGNX) initiated with a Buy at Empire.
10:00 EDTPSOOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:13 EDTBKSBarnes & Noble initiated with a Buy at Craig-Hallum
Target $36.
07:34 EDTAEZSAeterna Zentaris plans to conduct new Phase 3 clinical study of Macrilen
Aeterna Zentaris announced plans to conduct a new, confirmatory Phase 3 clinical study to demonstrate the efficacy of Macrilen, or macimorelin, a novel orally-active ghrelin agonist for use in evaluating adult growth hormone deficiency, as well as a dedicated thorough QT study to evaluate the effect of Macrilen on myocardial repolarization. This decision follows a positive and helpful meeting with the FDA regarding its New Drug Application for Macrilen. The Company's goal is to conduct a Phase 3 study that will satisfy the registration requirements of the European Medicines Agency as well as the FDA. The Company expects to receive comments from the EMA regarding the study design during a Scientific Advice Meeting in early May.
05:30 EDTPSOPearson downgraded to Underperform from Buy at Jefferies
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April 10, 2015
06:38 EDTHPQHP pullback brings attractive opportunity, says Citigroup
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05:51 EDTHPQStocks with implied volatility movement; HPQ POT
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05:49 EDTHPQStocks with implied volatility movement; HP POT
Stocks with implied volatility movement; HP (HPQ) 23, Potash (POT) 25 according to iVolatility.
April 9, 2015
18:11 EDTHPQWorldwide PC shipments decline 6.7% in Q1, IDC says
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11:04 EDTHPQHP introduces new portfolio of PageWide XL Printers
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05:59 EDTHPQStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; HPQ ACN
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April 7, 2015
16:55 EDTHPQXerox upgraded to Buy ahead of Q1 results at Citigroup
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07:52 EDTHPQHP, Microsoft partnering on solutions for auto, financial services industries
HP (HPQ) announced it is partnering with Microsoft (MSFT) to deliver solutions for the automotive, public sector and financial services industries to help organizations deliver differentiated products and create new revenue through mobile, web and social channels. HP and Microsoft are building a portfolio of business process accelerators and are delivering them as Business Process as-a-Service solutions, HP stated. HP Business Process as-a-Service solutions for Microsoft Dynamics services are available immediately worldwide. Reference Link
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