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February 5, 2013
11:40 EDTTHOR, MHP, ITG, AFFYHigh option volume stocks: ITG VXZ THOR AFFY MHP
News For ITG;THOR;AFFY;MHP From The Last 14 Days
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November 26, 2014
16:24 EDTAFFYAffymax adopts tax benefit preservation plan
Affymax announced that its board has adopted a Tax Benefit Preservation Plan, or Rights Plan, in an effort to preserve the value of its significant net operating loss carryforwards, or NOLs, in relation to the potential limitations under Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code. The company had federal NOLs totaling approximately $481M at December 31, 2013, a substantial portion of which are limited due to a prior “ownership change”. The company’s use of the remaining NOLs could be substantially limited if the company experiences another “ownership change”. In general, an ownership change occurs if there is a cumulative change in a company’s ownership by “5% shareholders” that increases by more than 50 percentage points over the lowest percentage owned by such stockholders at any time during the prior three years on a rolling basis. The company noted that the Rights Plan is designed to serve the interests of all stockholders by helping to protect the company’s ability to use its NOLs to offset future tax liabilities and is similar to plans adopted by other companies with significant tax attributes.
16:22 EDTAFFYAffymax announces 5c per share special distribution
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16:20 EDTAFFYAffymax appoints Jonathan Couchman as CEO
The Affymax board appointed Jonathan M. Couchman as a Class I director of the company and as its president and CEO, and the remaining members of the board have resigned. The company, under the leadership of Couchman, will continue its evaluation of strategic alternatives.
November 19, 2014
07:47 EDTITGKeefe Bruyette to hold a conference
Securities Brokerage & Market Structure Conference is being held in New York on November 19 with webcasted company presentations to begin at 7:45 am. Webcast Link
November 18, 2014
09:56 EDTTHOROn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:34 EDTTHORThoratec upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
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06:06 EDTTHORThoratec upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
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November 17, 2014
10:02 EDTTHOROn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: CyrusOne (CONE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... MGIC Investment (MTG) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman... NuVasive (NUVA) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Phillips 66 (PSX) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Pinnacle Foods (PF) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Rayonier (RYN) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital.. Thoratec (THOR) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Volcano (VOLC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Progressive Waste (BIN) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie... Clean Harbors (CLH) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush... McGraw Hill Financial (MHFI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Benchmark Co... Chesapeake (CHK) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein... American Science & Engineering (ASEI) upgraded to Fair Value from Sell at CRT Capital... Sony (SNE) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley.
05:31 EDTTHORThoratec upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
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