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News For LH;FLIR;SNTA;PCL;ESI;DNB From The Last 14 Days
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September 30, 2014
18:07 EDTFLIRAmerican Science & Engineering lower after guiding to Q2 net loss
Shares of American Science & Engineering (ASEI), a manufacturer of X-ray inspection and other detection products for homeland security, are sharply lower after disclosing that the company will record a net loss in the second quarter. WHAT'S NEW: AS&E is projecting a net loss for Q2 while the consensus estimate for Q2 EPS is 21c. The company said it has reduced its workforce by approximately 10% and has implemented additional targeted cost reductions to further reduce its operating expenses in response to the continued global volatility impacting its markets. "While our opportunity pipeline remains robust, we have reduced our expenses to manage through the quarter to quarter variability that has affected us and others in our industry. As we move forward, we will continue to execute on our strategic growth initiatives to help us leverage and capture the increased global opportunity pipeline for our expanded portfolio of product and service offerings," said AS&E CEO Chuck Dougherty. PRICE ACTION: Shares of American Science & Engineering are lower by almost 8% to $51.15 in after-hours trading. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other stocks in the homeland security space include: FLIR Systems (FLIR), I.D. Systems (IDSY), CACI International (CACI) and AeroVironment (AVAV).
September 29, 2014
11:21 EDTDNBOracle announces Data as a Service for Sales
Oracle (ORCL), at its Oracle Openworld event, announced Oracle Data as a Service for Sales, a new component of the Oracle Data Cloud. In partnership with Dun & Bradstreet (DNB), Oracle DaaS enables organizations to use trusted B2B company data, including reference, social and competitive profile information, to create new business opportunities, the company stated. Oracle also introduced Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service, a part of Oracle Analytics Cloud, which helps speed and improve decision-making by lowering the barrier to entry for users providing secure, comprehensive information access with the cloud. Additionally, at JavaOne 2014, Oracle highlighted key updates to the Java EE platform, including upcoming features in Java EE 8, and introduced Oracle Java ME Embedded 8.1, which expands the availability of Oracle Java ME Embedded to new platforms and opens new opportunities in the embedded and IoT market. Oracle also introduced the latest version of GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 4.1.
06:45 EDTLHLabCorp removed from short-term buy list at Deutsche Bank
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September 26, 2014
10:09 EDTLHHigh option volume stocks
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September 25, 2014
09:13 EDTLHOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: LipoScience (LPDX), up 63% after agreeing to be acquired by LabCorp (LH) for $5.25 per share in cash... Magnum Hunter (MHR), up 12.5% after announcing that throughput volumes on Eureka Hunter's gas gathering pipeline system have increased to about 316,500 MMBtu per day... Jabil Circuit (JBL), up 4.7% following its report of better than expected fourth EPS and revenue... JD.com (JD), up 0.7% after the stock was initiated with an Outperform rating at Macquarie. LOWER: Yahoo (YHOO), down 0.6% after RBC Capital downgraded its rating on the stock to Sector Perform from Outperform, saying the risk/reward is less attractive following Alibaba's (BABA) initial public offering... HB Fuller (FUL), down 15% after reporting quarterly results and guidance that missed analyst estimates... Omnova Solutions (OMN), down 10.8% after its Q3 adjusted EPS missed expectations... Pacira Pharmaceuticals (PCRX), down 9.2% after receiving an FDA warning letter over certain promotional materials on Exparel.
07:02 EDTLHLabCorp acquires LipoScience
LabCorp (LH) and LipoScience (LPDX) announced that they entered into a definitive merger agreement under which LabCorp would acquire LipoScience for a purchase price of $5.25 per share in cash, or a transaction value of $85.3M which represents a total enterprise value of approximately $63M. The Board of Directors of LipoScience has unanimously approved the agreement and recommended approval of the transaction by LipoScience’s stockholders. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions including the expiration or early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, and approval by LipoScience’s stockholders. The transaction is expected to close in Q4.
07:00 EDTLHLabCorp acquires LipoScience for $5.25 per share in cash
06:58 EDTLHLabCorp agrees to acquire LipoScience for $5.25 per share
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06:56 EDTLHLabCorp to acquire LipoScience for $5.25 per share in all cash transaction
06:56 EDTLHLabCorp agrees to acquire LipoScience for $5.25 per share
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September 23, 2014
17:58 EDTESICDK Global set to join S&P MidCap 400, Bill Barrett to join S&P small cap 600
CDK Global Inc. (CDKVV) will replace Bill Barrett (BBG) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Bill Barrett will replace ITT Educational Services (ESI) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Tuesday, September 30. S&P 500 constituent Automatic Data Processing (ADP) is spinning off CDK Global in a deal expected to be completed on that date. Bill Barrett's market capitalization is below $1.2B, making it more representative of the small cap market space. ITT Educational Services is ranked at the bottom of the S&P SmallCap 600. CDK Global provides integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to retail locations and manufacturers. Headquartered in Hoffman Estates, IL, the company will be added to the S&P MidCap 400 GICS Application Software Sub-Industry index. Bill Barrett acquires, explores, and develops oil and natural gas resources. Headquartered in Denver, CO, the company will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Sub-Industry index.
17:22 EDTESIBill Barrett to replace ITT Educational in S&P 600 as of 9/30 close
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September 22, 2014
06:02 EDTDNBDun & Bradstreet upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird
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September 19, 2014
14:10 EDTESIITT Educational weakness a buying opportunity, says Wells Fargo
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10:53 EDTESI Options with increasing implied volatility: ESI INO VALE AGNC
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10:07 EDTESIHigh option volume stocks
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09:19 EDTESIOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:59 EDTESIITT Educational discloses receipt of SEC 'Wells Notice' in August
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