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February 14, 2014
09:13 EDTCLF, WTW, JOSB, A, LOGM, ERIC, LCAV, SJM, CPB, TRLA, CHGG, CIEN, VFC, OXY, MW, MHR, GNC, PHMDOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Campbell Soup Company (CPB), up 4%... Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF), up 6.8%... LogMeln (LOGM), up 23%. ALSO HIGHER: LCA Vision (LCAV), up 27% after PhotoMedex (PHMD) agreed to buy the company for $5.37 per share... Ciena (CIEN), up 6.2% after announcing global agreement with Ericsson (ERIC)... Magnum Hunter (MHR), up 7.8% after announcing gas discovery in first Utica Shale well... Occidental Petroleum (OXY), up 2.8% after authorizing the separation of Occidental’s California assets into an independent and separately traded company. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Weight Watchers (WTW), down 22.5%... VF Corp. (VFC), down 7%... GNC Holdings (GNC), down 14%... J.M. Smucker Company (SJM), down 4.6%... Chegg (CHGG), down 10.5%... Trulia (TRLA), down 13.5%... Agilent (A), down 6.5%. ALSO LOWER: Jos. A. Bank (JOSB), down 1.3% after agreeing acquire Everest Holdings, parent of Eddie Bauer, for $825M. Men's Wearhouse (MW), which has offered to buy Jos. A. Bank previously, is down 7.6%.
News For JOSB;MW;CPB;WTW;OXY;SJM;CLF;VFC;LCAV;PHMD;CIEN;ERIC;GNC;CHGG;LOGM;MHR;TRLA;A From The Last 14 Days
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August 20, 2015
12:57 EDTWTWWeight Watchers management to meet with Craig-Hallum
Meeting to be held in Chicago on August 25 hosted by Craig-Hallum.
09:00 EDTMWMen's Wearhouse selloff a buying opportunity, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Edward Plank views the recent selloff in shares of Men's Wearhouse as a buying opportunity. Much of the back-end integration risk from Jos. A. Bank has now passed, and margin improvement should follow, Plank tells investors in a research note. The analyst's FY18 bull case suggests a price target of $100, or 75% upside from current levels, versus a bear case of $47, or 20% downside. He keeps a Buy rating on Men's Wearhouse with a $67 price target.
08:36 EDTPHMDPhotoMedex says no!no! breaks record on U.K. home shopping television
PhotoMedex announces that no!no! continues to break sales records with the launch of the MICRO no!no!. These sales records continue to be broken even after seven years on UK home shopping. On August 16, home shopping consumers in the UK purchased more than 10,000 pieces of the latest generation of no!no! hair removal technology, generating over GBP1.1M and representing a record for no!no! as the fastest selling unit, and selling out in only one and a half hours of live air time. To date, nearly half a million no!no! Hair hair removal units have been sold through this TV shopping channel in both the UK and U.S. combined, and more than six million units have been sold worldwide.
August 19, 2015
10:00 EDTSJM, WTWOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:03 EDTCIENCiena chosen by TCR Telecom to support 'Porto Maravilha' project
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07:48 EDTWTWWeight Watchers upgraded to Equal Weight on valuation at Morgan Stanley
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06:29 EDTSJMJ.M. Smucker upgraded to Outperform on sales growth progress at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse upgraded J.M. Smucker to Outperform and increased its price target to $126 from $112. The firm said the latest Nielsen data indicates sales growth has turned with notable progress in coffee and pet food. Additionally, Credit Suisse believes management is about to introduce a more aggressive cost savings target for the Big Heart integration and expects shares to narrow the valuation gap versus peers as revenue growth and market share improves.
06:11 EDTWTWWeight Watchers upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley
August 18, 2015
10:00 EDTCIENOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) initiated with an Underperform at Wolfe Research... Abiomed (ABMD) initiated with a Buy at CRT Capital... Aeropostale (ARO) initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research... American Eagle (AEO) initiated with an Outperform, Top Pick at Wolfe Research... American Electric (AEP) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... Benefitfocus (BNFT) initiated with an Overweight at First Analysis... Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Capitala Finance (CPTA) initiated with an Equal Weight at Stephens... Chico's (CHS) initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research... Children's Place (PLCE) initiated with an Outperform at Wolfe Research... Chimerix (CMRX) initiated with an Outperform at FBR Capital... Ciena (CIEN) initiated with a Market Perform at Northland... Crane (CR) initiated with an Outperform at William Blair... Entergy (ETR) initiated with a Neutral at Mizuho... Express (EXPR) initiated with an Outperform, Top Pick at Wolfe Research... Finisar (FNSR) initiated with a Market Perform at Northland... Francesca's (FRAN) initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research... Gap (GPS) initiated with an Underperform at Wolfe Research... Infinera (INFN) initiated with an Outperform at Northland... International Game (IGT) initiated with a Buy at Union Gaming... Juno Therapeutics (JUNO) initiated with an Outperform at FBR Capital... L Brands (LB) initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research... Luca Technologies (LUCA) initiated with an Outperform at Northland... Lumentum (LITE) initiated with an Outperform at Northland... M/A-COM (MTSI) reinstated with a Buy at Jefferies... MRV Communications (MRVC) initiated with an Outperform at Northland... Michael Kors (KORS) initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research... NN, Inc. (NNBR) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... NeoPhotonics (NPTN) initiated with an Outperform at Northland... Oclaro (OCLR) initiated with an Outperform at Northland... Scientific Games (SGMS) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee CRT... SolarCity (SCTY) initiated with a Neutral at UBS... Summit Materials (SUM) initiated with a Neutral at Citi... Tech Data (TECD) initiated with an Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Urban Outfitters (URBN) initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research... Zumiez (ZUMZ) initiated with an Underperform at Wolfe Research... lululemon (LULU) initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research.
10:00 EDTCIENOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:10 EDTCIENCiena downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Northland
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06:13 EDTCIENCiena initiated with a Market Perform at Northland
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August 17, 2015
17:48 EDTAAgilent says confident in delivering on margin expansion goals
On the company Q3 earnings conference call, Agilent said that it is confident in delivering on margin expansion goals. The company noted that it is committed to a 22% operating margin by 2017 and will continue its buybacks in Q4. The company sees a number of areas of strength including Pharma, Life Science, Research and Diagnostics. The company is seeing double-digit growth in Pharma and has no reason to believe it will slow down. Agilent sees "a lot " of reasons to be positive on outlook.
16:21 EDTAAgilent says some U.S. and state government large deals delayed into Q4
Agilent said in a slides presentation that some US and state government large deals delayed into Q4. Customers in industrial markets continue cautious stance in light of macro-economic conditions.
16:09 EDTAAgilent narrows FY15 EPS view to $1.68-$1.72 from $1.67- $1.73
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16:07 EDTAAgilent sees Q4 EPS 45c-49c, consensus 50c
Sees Q4 revenue $1.03B-$1.05B, consensus $1.06B.
16:06 EDTAAgilent reports Q3 EPS 44c, consensus 41c
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14:48 EDTANotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Agilent (A), consensus 41c... Urban Outfitters (URBN), consensus 49c... MasTec (MTZ), consensus 15c... Fabrinet (FN), consensus 39c.
14:13 EDTPHMDPhotoMedex says proposed settlements in two suits approved
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August 16, 2015
17:54 EDTCLFUnited Steelworkers union prepares for week of strike action
The United Steelworkers union said it is preparing for a "busy week of events" at U.S. Steel (X), ArcelorMittal (MT), and Cliffs Natural (CLF), as the union's steelworkers prepare for various strike actions and rallies from August 19-21. USW notes that contract negotiations with the companies "continue to proceed slowly," though it reassured that the union committee "continues to meet both internally and with management as the process continues." Reference Link
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