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March 21, 2014
09:22 EDTANN, YELP, TIF, NKE, LIN, TCEHY, LNVGY, BBRY, SYMC, GTN, EJ, UPIP, NXST, ITMN, MEGOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: LIN Media (LIN), up 31% after agreeing to combine with Media General (MEG) in deal valued at $1.6B in cash and stock. Media General shares are up 12%, while other television station owners are also higher, including Gray Television (GTN), up 16%, and Nexstar (NXST), up 4%... E-House (EJ), up 13% after Tencent (TCEHY) makes strategic investment in Leju... Yelp (YELP), up 3% after announcing a strategic deal with Yellow Pages... Unwired Planet (UPIP), up 62% after Lenovo (LNVGY) buys patent portfolio from the company for $100M... Ann (ANN), up 10% after Golden Gate Capital reported 9.5% stake... BlackBerry (BBRY), up 2.8% after agreeing to sell majority of real estate holdings in Canada, shares upgraded at CLSA... InterMune (ITMN), up 11% after Boehringer Ingelheim trials of competing IPF drug hit primary endpoints. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Nike (NKE), down 2.6%... Tiffany (TIF), down 1%. ALSO LOWER: Symantec (SYMC), down 9.6% after it unexpectedly terminated its CEO and at least five research firms downgraded shares following the news.
News For LIN;MEG;GTN;NKE;ITMN;SYMC;TIF;NXST;BBRY;YELP;UPIP;LNVGY;ANN;EJ;TCEHY From The Last 14 Days
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April 16, 2015
05:55 EDTTIFCoach upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Joan Payson upgraded Coach to Overweight citing greater confidence in the designer's ability to grow domestic store comps with its turnaround "well underway." She expects Coach's competitive pressures to ease and raised her price target for shares to $50 from $38. The maker of handbags closed yesterday down 28c to $41.76. Payson also lowered her price target for shares of Michael Kors (KORS) to $60 from $70 and keeps an Equal Weight rating on the name. She believes Kors may soon be in need of transformation. The analyst keeps an Equal Weight rating on Tiffany (TIF), calling the company a "work in progress."
April 15, 2015
10:00 EDTNKEOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: American Tower (AMT) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Ameriprise (AMP) upgraded at Morgan Stanley... Builders FirstSource (BLDR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee... China Telecom (CHA) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein... China Unicom (CHU) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at Bernstein... Discover (DFS) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... EV Energy (EVEP) upgraded on asset sale at RBC Capital... GoPro (GPRO) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Intel (INTC) upgraded on valuation at RBC Capital... Nike (NKE) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Nokia (NOK) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Bernstein... Rice Energy (RICE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Staples (SPLS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T... Team (TISI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T... Ulta Salon (ULTA) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray.
07:10 EDTTCEHYTencent outlook has improved, says Pacific Crest
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06:11 EDTBBRYBlackBerry implied volatility of 43 at lower end of index mean range
April 14, 2015
16:25 EDTNKEPiper upgrades Nike to buy following survey of teens
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16:06 EDTNKENike upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
15:10 EDTTIFTiffany has negative read through from China visa changes, says Macquarie
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11:16 EDTYELPCredit Suisse's top Internet picks
Credit Suisse's top large-cap Internet picks remain Amazon.com (AMZN) for operating margin expansion and normalizing International growth, Facebook (FB) for underestimated long-term monitization potential from growing new products, and Google (GOOGL) for a slowdown in capex and narrowing of the mobile-desktop monetization gap. The firm's top small-cap picks are LinkedIn (LNKD) for the ramp of Sales Navigator and acceleration of Marketing Solutions and Yelp (YELP) because of reduced churn and increasing mobile traffic growth and ARPU.
06:28 EDTBBRYBlackBerry implied volatility of 43 at lower end of index mean range
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April 13, 2015
16:35 EDTUPIPUnwired Planet appoints Teksler as CEO, effective June 1
Unwired Planet announced that Boris Teksler will join the company as CEO, effective June 1. Teksler will also become a member of the board of directors. Teksler is currently senior EVP and president of the technology business group at Technicolor.
10:48 EDTSYMCOptions with increasing implied volatility
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09:59 EDTSYMCSymantec split would be positive, says Wells Fargo
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09:33 EDTSYMCSymantec sale of Veritas would be good outcome, says Cowen
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08:32 EDTNKEUnder Armour rises after Spieth brings attention to golf gear
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08:06 EDTSYMCSymantec expands Incident Response Services globally
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07:08 EDTSYMCSources: Symantec exploring Veritas sale 'for months,' Reuters reports
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06:47 EDTSYMCPalo Alto, FireEye remain Piper's favorite security ideas
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06:22 EDTANNGap, Target, others scrutinized by NY AG over staffing practices, WSJ says
Several major retailer including Gap (GPS) and Target (TGT) are under investigation by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over their staffing practices and whether they require workers to show up or stay home with little notice, The Wall Street Journal reports. Schneiderman sent letters warning Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), JC Penney (JCP), Urban Outfitters (URBN), TJX Cos (TJX), Ann Inc (ANN), L Brands (LB), Burlington Stores (BURL), Sears Holdings (SHLD), Williams-Sonoma (WSM) and J Crew Group that he believes the chains are using on-call scheduling and that such practices may be in violation of New York laws. Reference Link
06:02 EDTBBRYBlackBerry implied volatility of 42 at lower end of index mean range
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April 12, 2015
18:11 EDTSYMCEx-hacker says many capable of launching Sony-style cyber attack, CNET says
Ninety percent of companies are vulnerable to a Sony (SNE)-like cyber attack security experts tell "60 Minutes," CNET says. Companies in the cyber security space include Barracuda (CUDA), FireEye (FEYE), Check Point (CHKP), Fortinet (FTNT), Imperva (IMPV), Palo Alto (PANW), Qualys (QLYS), Symantec (SYMC) and Proofpoint (PFPT). Reference Link
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