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July 28, 2014
12:21 EDTTSNOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:58 EDTTSNPoultry leaders Tyson, Cal-Maine diverge after quarterly reports
Shares of two leaders in the poultry industry, Tyson Foods (TSN) and Cal-Maine Foods (CALM), are moving in opposite directions following their respective quarterly reports. Tyson, a food production company specializing in chicken and other proteins, were up after the company reported better than expected third quarter revenues, while shares of egg provider Cal-Maine are cracking after the company said it was "cautiously optimistic" about having a good start to full-year 2015. TYSON: Tyson Foods' adjusted Q3 earnings per share was 75c, which fell below analysts' consensus of 78c. The food provider's Q3 revenue was $9.68B, which exceeded analysts' consensus of 9.47B. In terms of guidance, Tyson guided fiscal year 2014 revenue to grow to $38B, compared to analysts' estimates of $36.85B. Tyson expects FY15 EPS growth of at least 10%. Analysts are expecting the company's FY15 EPS to be $3.16. The company sees FY15 revenue of $42B, above the analysts' consensus of $38.75B. Tyson Foods said that it expects fiscal year 2015 domestic protein production to increase 1% and also expects grain supplies to increase during the fiscal year, which should result in lower input costs as well as decreased costs for cattle and hog producers. U.S. chicken production is expected to increase around 2% in FY15 compared to FY14. The company expects lower feed costs for chicken in FY15 and said the Chicken segment's operating margin should be at or above 10% in FY15. Tyson also announced that has reached a definitive agreement with to sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil to Pilgrim's Pride (PPC), whose majority owner is a wholly owned subsidiary of JBS SA (JBSAY). On its earnings conference call, Tyson backed its FY14 EPS view of "at least" $2.78, versus analysts' estimates of $2.91, and called 2015 earnings guidance "conservative." The company said the Hillshire Brands (HSH) acquisition is on-track to close in Q4 and sees synergies reaching $225M in 2015. CAL-MAINE: Meanwhile, Cal-Maine reported fourth quarter EPS of $1.30, which surpassed the consensus forecast of $1.15 from the two analysts covering the stock, according to First Call. The company's Q4 revenue was $371.6M, which was over $46M higher than the revenue it reported a year ago in the same period. Cal-Maine reported that it produced 195.63M total dozen eggs in Q4 and sold 249.44M total dozen eggs in the quarter. The company said its results reflect strong demand for shell eggs throughout the year from all the major market segments including retail, egg product and exports. Looking ahead to its FY15, Cal-Maine said that it is "cautiously optimistic" about a good start to the upcoming year. The company said current USDA projections for harvested acres and yields for both crops should be favorable for end users and help reduce feed costs in FY15. ANALYST REACTION: Sidoti downgraded Cal-Maine to Neutral from Buy due to valuation. The firm maintained its price target of $87 on the shares. PRICE ACTION: Near midday, shares of Tyson Foods rose $1.70, or 4.3%, to $41.24 and CalMaine foods fell $4.70. or 6%, to $74.59.
10:02 EDTCSCOOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: AcelRx (ACRX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord... Anglo American (AAUKY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... Aon plc (AON) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Sandler ONeill... Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) downgraded at Oppenheimer... Cisco (CSCO) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at Pacific Crest... Coeur Mining (CDE) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James... DSW (DSW) downgraded at Sterne Agee... DuPont Fabros (DFT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup... El Paso Electric (EE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... Enphase Energy (ENPH) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Horizon Technology (HRZN) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Wunderlich... Lear (LEA) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Life Time Fitness (LTM) downgraded at Wedbush... Monster Beverage (MNST) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... NRG Energy (NRG) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... PG&E (PCG) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Pfizer (PFE) downgraded at BMO Capital... Post Properties (PPS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup... Publicis (PUBGY) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citigroup... Selmer Scientific (SMLR) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Aegis... TransCanada (TRP) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Travelers (TRV) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Sandler O'Neill... Zurich Insurance (ZURVY) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Bernstein.
09:17 EDTTSNOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:10 EDTTSNTyson Foods says 2015 earnings guidance 'conservative'
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08:57 EDTTSNPilgrim's Pride to acquire Tyson Foods Mexican poultry business for $400M
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08:31 EDTTSNTyson Foods raises view of synergies from Hillshire deal to $500M
08:28 EDTTSNTyson Foods to sell Mexico, Brazilian poultry businesses to JBS S.A. for $575M
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08:23 EDTTSNTyson Foods sees Hillshire Brands synergies reaching $225M in 2015
08:20 EDTTSNTyson Foods backs FY14 EPS view of 'at least' $2.78, consensus $2.91
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08:03 EDTTSNTyson Foods says will not comment on, answer questions on stock, unit offerings
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07:45 EDTTSNTyson Foods files to sell 24M shares of common stock, 30M tangible equity units
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06:08 EDTTSNTyson Foods sees FY15 EPS growth of at least 10%, consensus $3.16
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06:08 EDTTSNTyson Foods sees FY14 revenue $38B, consensus $36.85B
Sees FY14 CapEx $600M-$650M; Sees FY14 net interest expense $130M. The company currently does not plan to repurchase shares other than to fund obligations under equity compensation program.
06:05 EDTTSNTyson Foods: Hillshire Brands acquisition on track to close in Q4
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06:05 EDTTSNTyson Foods expects FY15 domestic protein production to incresae 1%
Grain supplies are expected to increase in fiscal 2015, which should result in lower input costs as well as decreased costs for cattle and hog producers. U.S. chicken production to increase around 2% in fiscal 2015 compared to fiscal 2014. Expects lower feed costs for chicken in fiscal 2015 compared to fiscal 2014 of approximately $400M. The Chicken segment's operating margin should be at or above 10% in fiscal 2015. Expects to see a reduction of industry fed cattle supplies of 4-5% in fiscal 2015 as compared to fiscal 2014. Sees Beef segment's profitability will be similar to fiscal 2014. Expects industry hog supplies to increase around 2% in fiscal 2015 compared to fiscal 2014. For fiscal 2015, we believe our Pork segment's operating margin will be in its normalized range of 6%-8%.
06:03 EDTTSNTyson Foods reports Q3 adjusted EPS 75c, consensus 78c
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05:46 EDTCSCOCisco downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest downgraded its rating on Cisco (CSCO) shares to Sector Perform citing valuation and concern the company's margin expansion could moderate in 2015. The firm believes shares are fairly valued at $26. Cisco closed Friday up 14c to $25.97.
July 27, 2014
18:57 EDTCSCOAmazon's cloud computing unit AWS faces more rivals, WSJ says
Amazon.com's (AMZN) cloud computing unit AWS has been competing with Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT) but more company's have launched offerings in the space including Verizon (VZ), Cisco Systems (CSCO), International Business Machines (IBM) and VMware (VMW), which may threaten the profitability plans that Amazon has for AWS, says the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
July 25, 2014
16:32 EDTTSNTyson Foods to close three plants to improve prepared foods performance
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14:46 EDTTSNTyson Foods technical commentary before earnings
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July 22, 2014
15:07 EDTCSCOEarnings Preview: Microsoft to report after Nadella makes big job cuts
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08:14 EDTCSCOCisco to establish Global IoE Innovation Center in Barcelona
Cisco and Barcelona City Council announced plans to open a Cisco Global IoE Innovation Center in Barcelona. The Innovation Center will provide a platform for research, technological development and new market opportunities related to the Internet of Everything for smart cities. The new 1,720 SQM Cisco center will be located at Ca l'Alier, a 19th century heritage building at the core of the 22@Barcelona district, as part of the new Smart City Campus. Based on its current plans, from 2015 to 2020, Cisco intends to invest close to $30M in the facilities' restoration, innovation lab, IT equipment, and talent acquisition primarily in engineering, application development and research.
July 16, 2014
17:23 EDTTSNTyson Foods commences tender offer for Hillshire Brands for $63 per share cash
Tyson Foods (TSN) announced that it has commenced a cash tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of Hillshire Brands (HSH) at a price of $63.00 per share. The tender offer is being made pursuant to the previously announced merger agreement dated July 1, among the two companies and HMB Holdings, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tyson Foods. The tender offer period will expire at 12:00 midnight at the end of the day on August 12, unless the offer is extended. Tyson Foods has filed a tender offer statement on Schedule TO with the United States SEC. HMB Holdings is the acquirer in the tender offer. The Offer to Purchase contained within the Schedule TO sets out the terms and conditions of the tender offer. Hillshire Brands has also filed a Solicitation/Recommendation Statement with the SEC, which includes the recommendation of the Hillshire board of directors that Hillshire Brands stockholders tender their shares in the tender offer. Following successful completion of the tender offer, any shares not acquired in the tender offer will be acquired in a second-step merger at the same $63 per share cash price.
17:22 EDTARUNAruba Networks initiated with a Neutral at Buckingham
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July 15, 2014
08:35 EDTCSCOCisco announces multi-year sales, go-to-market agreement with Microsoft
Cisco (CSCO) announced a multi-year sales and go-to-market agreement with Microsoft (MSFT) designed to modernize data centers through the delivery and acceleration of integrated solutions. Cisco and Microsoft will both invest in sales, marketing and engineering resources to drive global alignment, while delivering deeper technology integration across cloud and data center markets. The companies will focus on integrating market leading technologies, including Cisco Unified Computing System, Cisco Nexus switching and Microsoft Cloud OS solutions including Windows Server, System Center, SQL Server and Microsoft Azure.
07:15 EDTLOWIIR Holdings to hold a conference
14th Annual Shopper Insights in Action Conference to be held in Chicago on July 14-16.
05:53 EDTCSCOStocks with implied volatility movement; CSCO WMT
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Cisco (CSCO) 23, Wal-Mart (WMT) 13 according to iVolatility.
July 14, 2014
10:00 EDTARUNOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:05 EDTARUNAruba Networks upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie
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