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May 27, 2014
09:28 EDTHSH, JKS, FRO, ARO, SDRL, BCRX, PFE, AZN, PF, PPC, SPLSOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Pilgrim's Pride (PPC), up 5% after proposing to acquire Hillshire Brands (HSH) for $45.00 per share cash. Hillshire up 21% following the news, while Pinnacle Foods (PF), which has agreed to be acquired by Hillshire, is down 6.4%... BioCryst (BCRX), up 19% after announcing "positive" results from OPuS-1, a trial of BCX4161... Seadrill (SDRL), up 2.6% after signing investment and cooperation pact with Rosneft and North Atlantic... Aeropostale (ARO), up 11% after $150M financing transaction with Sycamore. LOWER: AstraZeneca (AZN), down 1.7% after downgraded at Societe Generale following Pfizer (PFE) confirming it won't bid for AstraZeneca after rejection of proposal. Pfizer shares are up 1% after the news... Staples (SPLS), down 1% after downgraded at Goldman... Frontline (FRO), down 7.4% after saying it sees weaker Q2 operational results... JinkoSolar (JKS), down 7.8% after reporting lower than expected Q1 earnings results.
News For HSH;PPC;PF;AZN;PFE;BCRX;SDRL;ARO;FRO;JKS;SPLS From The Last 14 Days
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September 23, 2014
12:11 EDTPFE, AZNOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were mixed and little changed at midday, amid new rules from the Obama administration on tax inversions and manufacturing data from around the globe. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the FHFA's home price index rose 0.1% in July to 212.7, missing expectations for a rise of 0.5%. Markit's preliminary manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index for September came in at 57.9, slightly below the consensus forecast for a 58.0 reading. The Richmond Fed manufacturing index for September rose to 14, beating expectations for it to have dropped two points to 10. In China, HSBC's flash manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 50.5 from a final reading of 50.2 in August, better than expectations. In Europe, Markit's composite flash PMI for the eurozone dipped to a nine-month low of 52.3, missing expectations for it to hold steady at the 52.5 seen in August. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of several companies, including a number in the pharmaceutical industry, are lower in early trading after the Treasury Department announced new regulations yesterday night that aim to make it tougher for U.S. companies to lower their tax burdens via mergers with foreign companies, otherwise known as "inversions." Among the stocks that moved lower after the new rules were announced was Astrazeneca (AZN), which had previously been a target of Pfizer (PFE) and fell about 4% near midday. Also lower were shares of both Shire (SHPG), which fell 2%, and Abbvie (ABBV), which dropped 1.6%, as the two have previously agreed to merge in a tax inversion deal. Medtronic (MDT) and Covidien (COV), which similarly agreed to an inversion merger, were down 3.3% and 2.7%, respectively. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Salix Pharmaceuticals (SLXP), which rose more than 5% after The Wall Street Journal reported that Allergan (AGN) is in advanced talks on a deal to buy the company. Shares of Allergan were also up nearly 3% near midday, as the Journal also reported that Allergan rejected a recent buyout offer from Actavis (ACT). Among the noteworthy losers was Ascena Retail (ASNA), which dropped 16% after the apparel retailer's fourth quarter results and fiscal 2015 profit outlook trailed analysts' consensus estimates. Also lower following its own earnings report was auto retailer CarMax (KMX), which fell over 9%. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was down 32.91, or 0.19%, to 17,139.77, the Nasdaq was up 2.90, or 0.06%, to 4,530.59, and the S&P 500 was down 2.29, or 0.11%, to 1,992.00.
10:54 EDTAZN, PFEStocks, analysts react to Treasury inversion crackdown
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08:40 EDTSDRLSeadrill volatility elevated on wide-price movement
Seadrill September weekly call option implied volatility is at 56, October is at 41, January is at 34; compared to its 26-week average of 27 according to Track Data, suggesting large price movement.
06:40 EDTPFEPiper says don't dismiss potential Pfizer bid for Actavis
Piper Jaffray says it would not be dismissive of Pfizer (PFE) as a potential acquirer of Actavis (ACT). Piper believes Pfizer's public M&A comments are supportive of Actavis' exposure to complex generics and emerging markets. The firm views Actavis shares as attractively valued, irrespective of the acquisition chatter. It reiterates an Overweight rating on the stock with a $280 price target.
September 22, 2014
07:21 EDTAZNEBD Group to hold a conference
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06:20 EDTSDRLStocks with implied volatility movement; SDRL VALE
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Seadrill (SDRL) 40, Vale (VALE) 39 according to iVolatility.
September 19, 2014
16:06 EDTPFLevin Capital Strategies reports 6.9% passive stake in Pinnacle Foods
16:00 EDTPFE, SDRLOptions Update; September 19, 2014
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10:07 EDTSDRL, PFEHigh option volume stocks
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10:06 EDTSDRLOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:58 EDTSDRLSeadrill management to meet with Deutsche Bank
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09:33 EDTAZNAstraZeneca says DURATION-NEO-1 trial met primary endpoint
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07:54 EDTAZNSalix price target raised to $192 from $161 at Canaccord
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05:32 EDTSDRLSeadrill downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Exane BNP Paribas
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September 18, 2014
12:08 EDTBCRXBioCryst receives additional NIAID funding for BCX4430
BioCryst announced that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases exercised two additional options under its contract, which provides for GMP drug substance and drug product manufacture of BCX4430. Exercise of these options includes up to a $2M increase to the existing development contract. The contract modification and the two additional options exercised represent up to $4M to BioCryst in order to accelerate the development of BCX4430 as a treatment for hemorrhagic fever viruses, including Ebola virus and Marburg virus disease. NIAID, part of the National Institutes of Health, granted this five year term contract to BioCryst in September 2013. Approximately $19.9M of funding has been awarded to date under the contract. With this additional award, the BCX4430 development contract has been increased in value to $26.3M, if all options are exercised. This project is funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHSN272201300017C.
06:07 EDTSDRLSeadrill volatility elevated on wide-price movement
Seadrill October call option implied volatility is at 31, January is at 28; compared to its 26-week average of 26 according to Track Data, suggesting large price movement.
September 17, 2014
11:16 EDTSDRLOptions with increasing implied volatility:
Options with increasing implied volatility: WB SDRL TAP AGNC IYR SKX
11:11 EDTPFGeneral Mills crumbles after earnings miss, downgrade
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09:36 EDTSPLSActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL WFM X YHOO TSLA TWTR RAX SHLD SPLS
07:43 EDTPFE, AZNBofA/Merrill to hold a conference
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