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August 30, 2013
10:05 EDTSOHU, VOD, OVTI, DANG, SPLS, YOKU, NTES, JOYOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Joy Global (JOY) downgraded to Hold from Buy at BB&T... Staples (SPLS) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Vodafone (VOD) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird... NetEase.com (NTES) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Dangdang (DANG) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Sohu.com (SOHU) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Youku Tudou (YOKU) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... OmniVision (OVTI) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Craig-Hallum.
News For JOY;SPLS;VOD;NTES;DANG;SOHU;YOKU;OVTI From The Last 14 Days
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July 2, 2015
09:34 EDTJOYJoy Global management to meet with JPMorgan
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June 30, 2015
07:45 EDTVODEU agrees to enact 'net neutrality' law, WSJ reports
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June 29, 2015
10:23 EDTOVTIOptions with decreasing implied volatility
Options with decreasing implied volatility: THC CYH HCA BBBY BBRY BKS NKE OVTI ACN CTRX
10:09 EDTYOKUOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Assured Guaranty (AGO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BTIG... Capital Bank (CBF) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Sandler O'Neill... F5 Networks (FFIV) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... First BanCorp (FBP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim... Gannett (GCI) downgraded to Hold at Jefferies following spin-off... IBERIABANK (IBKC) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Sandler O'Neill... JPMorgan (JPM) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer... KYTHERA (KYTH) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Leerink... MBIA (MBI) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BTIG... Macy's (M) downgraded to Sell from Buy at Deutsche Bank... MarketAxess (MKTX) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Nutrisystem (NTRI) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Barrington... Park Sterling Bank (PSTB) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Sandler O'Neill... Popular (BPOP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim... Qualcomm (QCOM) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Drexel Hamilton... SunTrust (STI) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer... Ternium (TX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Xoom (XOOM) downgraded to Neutral at Susquehanna... Youku Tudou (YOKU) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Mizuho.
10:09 EDTSOHUOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:04 EDTYOKUYouku Tudou downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Mizuho
Mizuho downgraded Youku Tudou to Underperform with a $18 price target. The firm does not view Youku as an attractive takeout candidate our privatization target given its asset light nature and loss-making operations.
07:04 EDTSOHUSohu.com upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho
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June 25, 2015
14:05 EDTSPLSStaples, Office Depot shares head lower as analyst highlights merger pitfalls
Shares of Staples (SPLS) and Office Depot (ODP) are in negative territory following a Citi research note identifying significant downside potential if their proposed merger is blocked. The note follows news on June 23 that a U.S. District Court has approved the preliminary injunction of the US Foods-Sysco (SYY) merger. WHAT'S NEW: In the wake of the FTC's preliminary injunction of the US Foods-Sysco deal, Citi's Kate McShane issued a note on the proposed merger of Staples and Office Depot. The FTC is expected to release a public version of its Sysco ruling this Friday, and McShane said details of the injunction could shed light on whether the Staples-Office Depot merger is likely to follow a similar path. The analyst sees a 40% and 49% downside scenario for Staples and Office Depot, respectively, were the merger to fail, versus a 20% upside for Office Depot shares if a successful outcome is reached. WHAT'S NOTABLE: The FTC stated on June 23 that the Sysco-US Foods merger "would lead to higher prices and diminished service," and U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta cited the probability of "substantially" reduced competition. Building on those pieces of information, Kate McShane notes that a merged Staples-Office Depot may only capture 15%-25% of the addressable market, in contrast to the 75% market share of a Sysco and US Foods combination. McShane cautioned that if she limits her analysis to just Fortune 100 companies, the 15%-25% figure would likely be higher, but refrains from stronger speculation on the probability of the deal closing. On June 24, the New York Post cited sources calling the merger "unlikely" after the Sysco injunction. As noted by Citi, if regulator sentiment swings against the office supply companies, shares could head sharply lower. PRICE ACTION: Staples is down 0.4% in afternoon trading, while Office Depot is down 0.3%.
08:50 EDTSPLSStaples has 20% upside if Office Depot deal closes, says Citi
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06:47 EDTSPLSStaples volatility low into expected closure of its merger with Office Depot
Staples (SPLS) July weekly call option implied volatility is at 23, July is a 22, September is at 28; compared to its 52-week range of 20 to 53, suggesting decreasing price movement into the expected closure of its proposed $6.3B merger with Office Depot (ODP).
June 24, 2015
09:10 EDTSPLSOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:12 EDTSPLSStaples deal unlikely after Sysco-US Foods merger blocked, NY Post reports
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06:12 EDTVODLiberty Global to focus on growing in existing European markets, Reuters says
Liberty Global (LBTYA) CEO Michael Fries told Germany's Handelsblatt that the company plans to focus on growing in its existing markets in Europe, Reuters reports, and that markets where the company is not active "do not interest us." Though Fries did not comment on talks with Vodafone (VOD), he said Liberty does not need to buy other companies to grow in the markets where it already operates. Reference Link
June 23, 2015
10:00 EDTVODOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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06:11 EDTYOKUGreenwoods reports 5.3% passive stake in Youku Tudou
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05:27 EDTVODVodafone upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura
June 22, 2015
10:41 EDTOVTIOptions with increasing implied volatility
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