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February 4, 2014
09:12 EDTZNGA, PSMI, TTWO, PSEC, NUS, ARMH, BSX, FURX, ACH, EMR, ENTG, KORS, ATMI, AEIS, JCPOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Michael Kors (KORS), up 21% after Q3 earnings beat expectations, company raises guidance... Furiex (FURX), up 124% after reporting top-line results for its Phase III trials evaluating its irritable bowel syndrome treatment... Zynga (ZNGA), up 7% following upgrade at UBS... J.C. Penney (JCP), up 3.5% after reporting positive Q4 comparable store sales... Nu Skin (NUS), up 2% after Q4 EPS and revenue view top expectations... ATMI (ATMI), up 25% after peer Entegris (ENTG) agrees to acquire company for $34.00 per share. Entegris shares also up 17% after deal announcement, while others in the sector, such as Advanced Energy Industries (AEIS) also rose... DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: ARM Holdings (ARMH), down 6.8%... Arch Coal (ACI), down 1.8%. ALSO LOWER: Take-Two (TTWO), down 6% after earnings report, downgrades at Wedbush and Benchmark... Peregrine (PSMI), down 16% after earnings, downgrades at Needham and JPMorgan.
News For KORS;JCP;ATMI;ENTG;AEIS;NUS;ZNGA;FURX;PSEC;EMR;BSX;TTWO;ACH;ARMH;PSMI From The Last 14 Days
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May 14, 2015
06:52 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney target upped to $15 after Q1 results at Piper Jaffray
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06:33 EDTKORSMichael Kors initiated with a Neutral at Wedbush
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May 13, 2015
16:39 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney gross margin helped by penetration of private brands
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16:34 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney saw slowdown in late April versus its expectations
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16:28 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney sees FY15 free cash flow breakeven
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16:26 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney reports Q1 gross margin 36.4%
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16:13 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney narrows FY15 SSS view to up 4%-5% from up 3%-5%
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16:09 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney reports Q1 EPS (57c), consensus (77c)
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15:15 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney May 9 straddle priced for 8.2% movement into Q1
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15:04 EDTJCPNotable companies reporting after market close
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12:54 EDTJCPEarnings Watch: J.C. Penney sees Q1 SSS up 3.5%-4.5%
J.C. Penney (JCP) is scheduled to report first quarter earnings after the market close on Wednesday, May 13, with a conference call scheduled for 4:30 pm ET. J.C. Penney operates about 1,100 retail stores and jcp.com. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for a loss per share of (77c) on revenue of $2.87B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is (96c)-(61c) on revenue of $2.78B-$2.92B. LAST QUARTER: J.C. Penney reported fourth adjusted earnings per share of breakeven against estimates for 11c, on revenue of $3.89B against estimates for $3.87B. Comparable store sales were up 4.4%. The company forecast fiscal year 2015 SSS up 3%-5% and said it expected gross margin to improve 50 to 100 basis points versus 2014 and free cash flow to be flat. On its Q4 earnings conference call, the company said that it expected Q1 sales to be impacted less than 1% due to the West Coast port slowdown. NEWS: On March 17, AdAge said Chief Marketing Officer Debra Berman would leave the company immediately. Later that day, Bloomberg reported that General Cousnel Janet Dhillon would also leave the company, which was confirmed by J.C. Penney on March 20. On April 28, J.C. Penney appointed Mary Beth West as executive vice president and Chief Customer & Marketing Officer, effective June 1. In an April regulatory filing, J.C. Penney said it became aware that a senior company official "inadvertently sent an e-mail communication to a securities analyst that contained non-public information regarding the company’s comparable store sales results for Q1 to date, which are approximately 6%." The company said it expects Q1 SSS up 3.5%-4.5%, which takes into account the shift of Easter into March. The retailer said it would introduce Sephora to 25 additional stores starting on May 1. In April, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent letters warning J.C. Penney and other retailers that he believes the chains are using on-call scheduling and that such practices may be in violation of New York laws. STREET RESEARCH: Following the release of J.C. Penney's Q4 results, Deutsche Bank said J.C. Penney remained a "show me story" until liquidity is improved. Craig-Hallum said J.C. Penney's 2015 gross margin outlook supports its view the company's 2017 financial targets are "unattainable." In March, JPMorgan raised its price target for the retailer to $10 from $8 and said management expressed confidence in the company’s ability to reach its 2017 EBITDA target of $1.2B. Baird said J.C. Penney's business is on "more stable footing," but believes meaningful free cash flow growth will be challenging. PRICE ACTION: Over the last three months, J.C. Penney shares are up over 7.45%. In early afternoon trading ahead of Wednesday's Q1 report, J. C. Penney is down 2.5% to $8.66.
10:07 EDTARMHHigh option volume stocks
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07:31 EDTBSXHeart Rhythm Society to hold a conference
Heart Rhythm 2015 is being held in Boston on May 13-16.
07:29 EDTPSECUBS to hold a conference
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May 12, 2015
16:01 EDTJCPOptions Update; May 12, 2015
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11:37 EDTJCPStocks with call strike movement; TWTR JCP
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08:27 EDTAEISAdvanced Energy management to meet with Needham
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05:23 EDTBSXNevro announces filing of petitions for inter partes review by Boston Scientific
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May 11, 2015
16:00 EDTJCPOptions Update; May 11, 2015
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10:27 EDTNUSFMR reports 10.64% passive stake in Nu Skin
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