|December 13, 2012|
|08:24 EDT||TISA, VIA, LAYN, MDCA, INAP, NU, CF, RSG, MTX||Gabelli to hold a conference|
Best Ideas Conference is being held in New York on December 13.
News For INAP;VIA;RSG;MDCA;TISA;CF;LAYN;MTX;NU From The Last 14 Days
|November 27, 2015|
|13:22 EDT||VIA||On The Fly: Top stock stories for Friday|
Stocks on Wall Street were mixed following the short Black Friday session. In addition to periodic checks on traffic at malls and big box retailers, the day's media coverage was dominated by discussion of Disney's disclosure that subscribers for ESPN have dropped about 3% from last year's levels. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., no major data was released, as several reports that usually come out on Thursdays or Fridays were accelerated into Wednesday due to the holiday. In China, shares of brokerages sold off sharply, with Citic Securities, Founder Securities and China Merchants all falling about 10% on news that the China Securities Regulatory Commission had launched investigations into the firms in an effort to limit short selling and speculation. Amid the rout in the brokerages, the Shanghai Composite index tumbled 5.5%. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Disney (DIS) fell $3.56, or 3.0%, to $115.11 after the media giant disclosed in a regulatory filing late Wednesday that domestic subscribers for ESPN were estimated to have declined by 3M. As of October 3, ESPN had 92M subscribers in the U.S., as estimated by Nielsen Media Research. In the company's 10-K filing last year, Disney stated that Nielsen estimated that ESPN had 95M subscribers as of September 27, 2014. Disney's weakness weighed on its big media peers as well, with Twenty-First Century Fox (FOX, FOXA) falling 1.2%, Time Warner (TWX) dropping 0.74% and Viacom (VIA, VIAB) sliding 1.8%... Amazon (AMZN) shares were flattish, falling 0.3% despite Adobe Systems estimating that online shoppers in the U.S. would spend $1.7B in online shopping by the end of the day on Thanksgiving, a 22% jump from last year. Additionally, ChannelAdvisor estimated that Amazon had a "strong showing" on Thanksgiving day, calculating that its same-store sales grew 28.9% compared to last year. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Exact Sciences (EXAS), which rose 3.8% to $9.23 after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, posted the 2016 Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Fee Schedule. Exact Sciences announced this morning that it has requested that CMS clarify the 2016 reimbursement rate for the company's Cologuard test. Also higher were shares of KaloBios Pharmaceuticals (KBIO), which jumped 30.8% to $34.83 after its new CEO, Martin Shkreli, announced last night via his Twitter account that after speaking with his counsel and advisers that he has decided to stop lending his KaloBios shares out until he "better [understands] the advantages of doing so." Among the noteworthy losers were a number of oil and gas explorers, as Pioneer Energy Services (PES), Stone Energy (SGY) and Southwestern Energy (SWN) fell 8%, 10.2% and 7.2%, respectively, during another down day for oil prices. INDEXES: The Dow fell 14.90, or 0.08%, to 17,798.49, the Nasdaq gained 11.38, or 0.2%, to 5,127.52, and the S&P 500 added 1.24, or 0.06%, to 2,090.11.
|November 24, 2015|
|10:00 EDT||INAP||On The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary|
Today's noteworthy initiations include: BB&T (BBT) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Citizens Financial (CFG) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Copsync (COYN) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... CyrusOne (CONE) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... DuPont Fabros (DFT) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... Equinix (EQIX) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... Fifth Third (FITB) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Granite Construction (GVA) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Internap (INAP) initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust... KeyCorp (KEY) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Merck (MRK) initiated with a Hold at Berenberg... Nucor (NUE) initiated with a Buy at BB&T... Oracle (ORCL) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... PNC Financial (PNC) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... PowerSecure (POWR) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Regions Financial (RF) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Steel Dynamics (STLD) initiated with a Buy at BB&T... Stellar Biotechnologies (SBOT) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... SunTrust (STI) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Teladoc (TDOC) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... U.S. Bancorp (USB) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... U.S. Concrete (USCR) initiated with a Buy at Sidoti... Wells Fargo (WFC) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Wix.com (WIX) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities... Zions Bancorp (ZION) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray.
|07:07 EDT||VIA||Jefferies calls Viacom an attractive value play in media|
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|November 23, 2015|
|16:14 EDT||INAP||Internap initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust|
|10:00 EDT||VIA||On The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary|
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Aixtron (AIXG) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Cavium (CAVM) downgraded on checks at JMP Securities... Chico's (CHS) downgraded to Underperform from Peer Perform at Wolfe Research... Chipotle (CMG) downgraded on new E coli infections at Sterne Agee CRT... Constant Contact (CTCT) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Stifel... Fairchild (FCS) downgraded to Neutral from Positive at Susquehanna... Haemonetics (HAE) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Jumei (JMEI) downgraded to Underperform from Buy at CLSA... Phillips 66 (PSX) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Power Integrations (POWI) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sidoti... Tata Motors (TTM) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Textura (TXTR) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... TriVascular (TRIV) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BTIG... Viacom (VIAB) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank.
|06:28 EDT||VIA||Viacom downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank|
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|05:26 EDT||CF||CF Industries, OCI committed to pursuing collaboration |
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|November 20, 2015|
|11:45 EDT||VIA||Box Office Battle: 'Hunger Games' finale expected to top box office|
Lions Gate's (LGF) "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2," the final movie based on the dystopian young adult novels, is opening this weekend at 4,175 theaters and is expecting a domestic gross in the range of $120M-$127M. Piper Jaffray analyst James Marsh said in a note to investors on November 18 that he expects the film to open domestically in the $130M range, above where it is tracking, due to limited competition and the addition of IMAX (IMAX) screens. Piper maintained its Overweight rating and $45 price target on Lions Gate shares at that time. "The Hunger Games" main competition is "Spectre" and "The Peanuts Movie," both of which are in their third weekend of release. Sony's (SNE) "Spectre," starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, is expected to earn another $15.2M-$16.8M. Fox's (FOX, FOXA) G-rated family film, starring a 3D-animated Charlie Brown, is predicted to earn an additional $12.5M-$13.2M. In other box office news, the Wall Street Journal reported that Disney's (DIS) "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which hits theaters on December 18, has had record-breaking pre-sales. Fandango said the film has already sold more tickets than any other movie before its release, which is still four weeks away, and IMAX said the movie has "doubled" its prior pre-sales record of about $9M. Other publicly traded companies involved in filmmaking include Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK), Time Warner (TWX), and Viacom (VIA, VIAB).
|07:30 EDT||RSG||UBS to hold a conference|
Industrials & Transportation Conference is being held in Boca Raton, FL on November 18-20 with webcasted company presentations to begin on November 20 at 8 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
|November 19, 2015|
|09:06 EDT||MDCA||MDC Partners 3.2M share Block Trade priced at $20.75|
Jefferies acted as sole book running manager for the offering.
|November 18, 2015|
|08:18 EDT||TISA||Roth Capital to hold a conference|
Roth Capital Tech Corporate Access Day to be held in New York on November 18.
|08:02 EDT||RSG||Republic Services expands CNG-powered fleet in Phoenix|
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|November 17, 2015|
|16:01 EDT||NU||Options Update; November 17, 2015|
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 1.32 to 21.07. Option volume leaders: GE BAC AAPL FB NFLX SYF WMT CSCO MU SUNE VRX BABA AMZN HD FCX
|10:00 EDT||CF||On The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary|
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: CF Industries (CF) upgraded to Positive at Susquehanna... ExlService (EXLS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Fitbit (FIT) upgraded to Buy at BofA/Merrill... Forward Air (FWRD) upgraded to Outperform at Baird... HD Supply (HDS) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna... Hannover Re (HVRRY) upgraded to Overweight from Underweight at JPMorgan... Moody's (MCO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... PRA Group (PRAA) upgraded to Strong Buy from Market Perform at Raymond James... Plum Creek Timber (PCL) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Shire (SHPG) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Leerink... Yandex (YNDX) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Zayo Group (ZAYO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at MoffettNathanson.
|07:47 EDT||CF||CF Industries upgraded to Positive at Susquehanna|
As reported previously, Susquehanna upgraded CF Industries from Positive to Neutral. The firm cited accretion from OCI. Susquehanna raised its price target to $58 from $57 on CF Industries shares.
|05:57 EDT||CF||CF Industries upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna|