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December 28, 2012
16:28 EDTCALL, BKS, OMER, FB, HPQ, AEZS, PSOOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street finished lower on the day after news out of Washington late in the session said that President Obama did not make a new offer in fiscal cliff talks. The averages opened the session lower, and briefly ticked higher following reports that Obama would offer a scaled-back budget package, but the markets then drifted lower through the session before a late session selloff that saw the averages close at their lows... 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 was in-line with expectations for a 72Bcf draw... COMPANY NEWS: Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) disclosed in its 10k filing last night that the Department of Justice has begun an investgiation into the company's acquisition of Autonomy, and shares of HP lost 36c, or 2.56%, to $13.68... 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 gained 62c, or 4.32%, to $14.97... Facebook (FB) opened sharply lower after a report by data analytics firm AppData said that the company-owned app Instagram lost 25% of its users following a change in its terms of service. An Instagram spokesperson later said the report's data was inaccurate, and shares of Facebook pared most of their losses to close down 14c, or 0.54%, to $25.91... MOVERS: Among notable gainers was magicJack (CALL), up $1.67, or 10.26%, to $17.95 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 30c, or 13.82%, to $2.47 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 Corporation (OMER), down 52c, or 8.9%, to $5.32 after the company reported last night that a phase 3 clinical trial did not meet all endpoints, though shares were defended at Wedbush... INDICES: The Dow was down 158.2, or 1.21%, to 12,938.11; the Nasdaq was down 25.60, or 0.86%, to 2,960.31; the S&P was down 15.67, or 1.1%, to 1,402.43.
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April 16, 2015
05:58 EDTFBIndian media groups back out of Facebook's Internet.org, Financial Times reports
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April 15, 2015
07:58 EDTHPQTsinghua confirms talks for controlling stake in HP unit in China, WSJ reports
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07:41 EDTAEZSEBD Group to hold a forum
ChinaBio Partnering Forum 2015 is being held in Shanghai, China on April 15-16.
06:18 EDTFBApple, Google, others doubling down on European operations, WSJ reports
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05:10 EDTHPQHP selects Antonio Lucio as Chief Marketing Officer of HP Inc.
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April 14, 2015
11:16 EDTFBCredit Suisse's top Internet picks
Credit Suisse's top large-cap Internet picks remain Amazon.com (AMZN) for operating margin expansion and normalizing International growth, Facebook (FB) for underestimated long-term monitization potential from growing new products, and Google (GOOGL) for a slowdown in capex and narrowing of the mobile-desktop monetization gap. The firm's top small-cap picks are LinkedIn (LNKD) for the ramp of Sales Navigator and acceleration of Marketing Solutions and Yelp (YELP) because of reduced churn and increasing mobile traffic growth and ARPU.
10:58 EDTFBStocks with call strike movement; FB BABA
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10:01 EDTAEZSOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:00 EDTFBFacebook price target raised to $80 from $72 at BMO Capital
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07:47 EDTHPQHP announces new $190M Medicaid contract in Arkansas
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07:28 EDTFBFacebook remains a top 2015 pick at JPMorgan
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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
16:01 EDTFBOptions Update; April 13, 2015
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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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