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February 8, 2013
09:11 EDTLNKD, WCRX, SKUL, CSTR, RVBD, NUAN, ONCY, WAG, RSH, AXL, AOL, MCD, ATVI, CXWOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS/GUIDANCE: LinkedIn (LNKD), up 11.8%... Activision Blizzard(ATVI), up 8.6%... AOL (AOL), up 6.3%... American Axle (AXL), up 1.3%... ALSO HIGHER: RadioShack (RSH), up 6.8% after appointing former Walgreen (WAG) executive Joseph Magnacca as CEO... Oncolytics Biotech (ONCY), up 34.5% after announcing Phase 2 clinical trial data... DOWN AFTER EARNINGS/GUIDANCE: Nuance (NUAN), down 16.8%... Riverbed (RVBD), down 13.2%... Coinstar (CSTR), down 8.8%... Skullcandy (SKUL), down 8.3%... Warner Chilcott (WCRX), down 4.8%... ALSO LOWER: Corrections Corp. (CXW), down 3.3% after authorizing REIT conversion, declaring $650M-$700M special dividend... McDonald's (MCD), down 0.4% after reporting January global SSS down 1.9%.
News For LNKD;ATVI;MCD;AOL;AXL;RSH;WAG;ONCY;NUAN;RVBD;CSTR;SKUL;WCRX;CXW From The Last 14 Days
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October 9, 2014
10:44 EDTRVBDRiverbed miss increases likelihood of Elliot deal, says Wells Fargo
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10:19 EDTRVBDFollow-up: Riverbed downgraded at William Blair
As previously reported, William Blair downgraded Riverbed to Market Perform from Outperform. The firm downgraded shares citing disappointing preliminary Q3 results, survey feedback that indicates lack of excitement around Riverbed's non-WAN optimization portfolio of products, and neutral risk/reward.
10:11 EDTRVBDRiverbed downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair
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09:43 EDTRVBDElliott 'commends' Riverbed board for initiating strategic review
Elliott Management Corporation commented on Riverbed Technology’s announcement of preliminary earnings and other actions: “We commend the Board for initiating a strategic review and believe that Riverbed is a great company with products customers value,” said Jesse Cohn, portfolio manager at Elliott Management. “We have made a $21 bid for the company, and our team and advisors look forward to completing our confirmatory diligence in an expedited fashion.”
08:32 EDTRVBDRiverbed to undertake comprehensive review of stratetgic, financial alternatives
08:32 EDTRVBDRiverbed initiates restructuring plan to reduce annual costs by $20M-$25M
The company announced that it has initiated a restructuring plan in order to reduce annual costs by $20 million to $25 million and improve annual operating margins by 1% to 2%. The company expects these restructuring efforts to be substantially complete by the end of calendar 2014. “In light of current business conditions, we are taking decisive steps to improve our cost structure in order to drive enhanced operating performance,” said Jerry M. Kennelly, chairman and CEO, Riverbed. “We believe these actions enable us to deliver increased value to our shareholders while continuing to deliver the products and support expected by our customers.” In addition to these restructuring initiatives, Riverbed's Board of Directors has determined to undertake a comprehensive review, with the assistance of its advisors, of strategic and financial alternatives to enhance shareholder value. There is no set timetable for the review process. The company does not intend to disclose or comment on further developments unless and until its Board approves a specific action or it otherwise concludes its review of alternatives.
08:31 EDTRVBDRiverbed narrows Q3 adjusted EPS view to 30c-31c from 30c-32c
Consensus is 31c. Cuts Q3 revenue view to $276M-$277M from $285M-$291M, consensus $286.75M. The revised guidance primarily reflects lower than expected growth in the company’s WAN Optimization and virtual ADC businesses.
08:06 EDTATVIActivision Blizzard files response to Noriega lawsuit
Activision Blizzard, filed a response to Manuel Noriega’s opposition in the lawsuit brought by the former dictator and convicted murderer. Rudy Giuliani, former New York City Mayor and named partner of Bracewell & Giuliani, will argue as co-counsel beside Munger, Tolles & Olson at the October 16 hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court in support of Activision Blizzard’s motion. Activision Blizzard is moving to strike Noriega’s lawsuit on the grounds that the minor inclusion of a Noriega character in Call of Duty: Black Ops II is protected free speech. The motion to strike was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on September 22. The legal action seeks to dismiss Manuel Noriega’s complaint at the outset under California’s anti-SLAPP statute. Lawyers for Manuel Noriega filed a response to the anti-SLAPP motion on October 2. The Superior Court will consider the matter at a hearing on October 16.
October 8, 2014
18:31 EDTNUANOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Ruby Tuesday (RT), up 19.6%... Exar (EXAR), up 13.7% after reporting second quarter revenue guidance... Alcoa (AA), up 2.2%. ALSO HIGHER: Nuance (NUAN), up 2.5% following rumors that Carl Icahn will recommend that Apple (AAPL) buy the company... GrubHub (GRUB), up just under 1% after being initiated with a Buy at CRT Capital. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Kofax (KFX), down 20.1% after reporting first quarter revenue and fiscal 2015 revenue guidance below analyst estimates... ARC Group (ARCW), down 17%... E2open (EOPN), down 8.9%. ALSO LOWER: Gap (GPS), down 7.6% following September same store sales data and CEO transition... AMD (AMD), down 7% after announcing CEO transition.
16:26 EDTNUANOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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15:43 EDTRSHLitespeed Management reports 8.8% stake in RadioShack
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15:12 EDTNUANNuance October calls active amid speculation Icahn speculation
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15:05 EDTNUANRumor: Nuance moves off lows amid Icahn speculation
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08:48 EDTRSHStandard General to own 50%-80% of Radioshack stock after rights offer
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07:28 EDTMCDMcDonald's brand solid but execution issues remain, says UBS
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06:02 EDTWAGWalgreen implied volatility of 23 at lower end of index mean range
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October 7, 2014
09:36 EDTRSHActive equity options trading on open
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09:24 EDTAOLFormer Yahoo CFO says AOL merger makes 'little sense,' CNBC reports
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08:31 EDTAOLAOL names Dermot McCormack as president of AOL Video and AOL Studios
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06:19 EDTMCDMcDonald's Japan now sees FY loss of Y17B
McDonald's Japan is forecasting a loss for the full year of Y17B vs. its previous guidance for a Y6B profit, the Financial Times reports. The company, which is 50% owned by McDonald's, sees food supplier problems impacting sales by Y45B.
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