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August 6, 2014
18:54 EDTGMCR, SD, ELON, BWC, BRKR, ANAD, THOR, NSPH, VMW, LGP, CST, RIG, DEPO, DXCM, JACK, FOX, FOXA, MCPOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Molycorp (MCP), up 12.8%... Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA), up 4.3%... Twenty-First Century Fox (FOX), up 2.3%... Jack in the Box (JACK), up 7.3% after reporting third quarter results above estimates and raising fiscal 2014 EPS view... DexCom (DXCM) up 3.8%... Depomed (DEPO), up 3.1%... Transocean (RIG), up 2.5%. ALSO HIGHER: CST Brands (CST), up 14.8% after announcing that it will acquire the general partner of Lehigh Gas (LGP) for $85M in cash and stock as well as announcing a $200M share repurchase program... Lehigh Gas Partners, up 11.6% after reporting second quarter results and following the announcement that its general partner will be acquired by CST Brands... VMware (VMW), up 1.7% after announcing a $1B share repurchase program. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Nanosphere (NSPH), down 34.5%... Thoratec (THOR), down 25.7% after reporting lower than expected second quarter revenues and lowering fiscal 2014 guidance... ANADIGICS (ANAD), down 8.8%... Bruker (BRKR), down 12.7%... Babcock & Wilcox (BWC), down 12.6%... Echelon (ELON), down 14.9% after reporting second quarter results, third quarter guidance below estimates, and announcing that it will scale back its Grid business... SandRidge (SD), down 5%... Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR), down 1.81 following third quarter results.
News For MCP;FOXA;FOX;JACK;DXCM;DEPO;RIG;CST;LGP;VMW;NSPH;THOR;ANAD;BRKR;BWC;ELON;SD;GMCR From The Last 14 Days
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October 9, 2014
10:00 EDTRIGOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Acuity Brands (AYI) upgraded at Oppenheimer... Agnico-Eagle (AEM) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Desjardins... Apple (AAPL) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Bank of Montreal (BMO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... Basic Energy (BAS) upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies... BreitBurn Energy (BBEP) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Golden Minerals (AUMN) upgraded at Roth Capital... Helmerich & Payne (HP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... II-VI (IIVI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson... LivePerson (LPSN) upgraded at Credit Suisse... Luminex (LMNX) upgraded to Market Perform at Cowen... MGM Resorts (MGM) upgraded at Craig-Hallum... New Gold (NGD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Desjardins... New Source Energy (NSLP) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Pacific Coast Oil (ROYT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... Pioneer Energy (PES) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Precision Drilling (PDS) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... Randgold (GOLD) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at HSBC... Resource Capital (RSO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at MLV & Co.... Toyota (TM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Transocean (RIG) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Iberia... Universal Technical (UTI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Vulcan Materials (VMC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow.
06:26 EDTRIGTransocean upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Iberia
06:13 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain implied volatility of 34 at lower end of index mean range
October 8, 2014
13:27 EDTFOXASoftBank no longer talking to DreamWorks, Buzzfeed reports
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11:04 EDTVMWEMC advances after activist letter, report on HP merger talks
Shares of EMC (EMC) are rising slightly in a down market after activist investor Elliott Management disclosed that it wrote in a letter to the company's board that it had heard of "acquisition interest in EMC's assets on the part of several large companies." The firm called on EMC to pursue M&A opportunities and spin off its VMware (VMW) subsidiary. WHAT'S NEW: Since July, several large companies have expressed "acquisition interest" in EMC's assets, Eliiott wrote. Acquisitions of EMC's assets by these companies would be logical from a strategic perspective, the firm added. The parties that have expressed interest could afford to buy all of EMC or a number of its assets, according to Elliott. EMC should look to spin off VMware because owning VMware is holding down the value of EMC's stock and damaging its relationship with its customers, the investor stated. VMware is hurting EMC by competing with EMC's customers, Elliott explained. Elliott Management noted that is affiliates collectively own or have economic exposure to about 2.2% of the common stock and equivalents of EMC. WHAT'S NOTABLE: HP (HPQ) and EMC are still conducting due diligence on a potential merger, CNBC's David Faber reported this morning, citing sources. A deal is unlikely, but still possible, and would include a buy-in of VMware, Faber added. PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, EMC rose 0.3% to $28.20, VMware slid 0.9% to $90.59 and HP dropped 1.2% to $34.80.
09:53 EDTVMWHP, EMC still doing due diligence on potential deal, CNBC reports
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08:55 EDTVMWEMC rises after VMware separation urged by Elliott Management
Shares of EMC Corp. (EMC) are higher in pre-market trading after investor Elliott Management, affiliates of which collectively own or have economic exposure to about 2.2% of the common stock and equivalents of EMC, sent a letter to the company's board detailing the firm's recommendations, including a separation of VMware (VMW) from Core EMC. Shares of EMC are up about 1% to $28.39 following Elliott's public disclosure of its letter to the company's board.
08:54 EDTVMWElliott Management urges separation of VMware from EMC
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08:08 EDTVMWVMware should be bought ahead of earnings, says Pacific Crest
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07:13 EDTFOXAHulu may cut number ads on Hulu Plus, NY Post reports
Hulu (FOXA, DIS, CMCSA) CEO Mike Hopkins is looking to cut back on the number of ads that appear on Hulu Plus, reports the New York Post. According to an executive close to the company, Hulu and its partners are “always looking at a variety of ways to create the best possible experience for our viewers and advertisers including reducing the ad load." Reference Link
October 7, 2014
12:09 EDTGMCROn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:02 EDTGMCROn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:04 EDTFOXA, FOXFox Sports Radio, DirecTV announce partnership to launch Rich Eisen Show
FOX Sports Radio (FOXA) and DIRECTV (DTV) announced a partnership to launch The Rich Eisen Show into national radio syndication. Eisen will debut as part of FOX Sports Radio’s national weekday lineup in the noon to 3 p.m. ET timeslot, beginning November 3. FOX Sports Radio/Premiere Networks will also provide exclusive radio ad sales representation for The Rich Eisen Show.
07:51 EDTJACKJack in the Box price target raised to $79 from $65 at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer believes consensus expectations for same-store sales at the Jack in the Box flagship brand and for Qdoba appear too low and that the company's Q4 results have upside potential. The firm raised its price target on Jack in the Box to $79 and reiterates its Outperform rating on the stock.
07:23 EDTCSTWells Fargo to hold a forum
2014 Convenience Store Forum is being held in Las Vegas on October 7-8.
05:25 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain initiated with a Buy at Goldman
Goldman Sachs started shares of Keurig Green Mountain with a Buy rating saying the company is entering a period of accelerating sales and earnings growth. The firm expects growth to be driven by Keurig's Hot system and incremental contribution from the Cold platform. It set a $166 price target for shares.
October 6, 2014
08:01 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain announces multi-year agreement with W.B. Mason
Keurig Green Mountain and W.B. Mason Co announced a multi-year agreement to offer W.B. Mason’s SHAZAM coffee in K-Cup packs for the Keurig hot brewing system in away from home channels. SHAZAM will be the first brand to come into the Keurig family from a Keurig Authorized Distributor. The companies plan to launch the new SHAZAM coffee K-Cup packs later in the month of October 2014 with Light, Medium, and Dark Roast blends exclusively to W.B. Mason customers.
06:41 EDTFOXA, FOX'Gone Girl' leads weekend box office with $38M in sales, WSJ reports
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05:57 EDTSDStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; ADHD SD
Stocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; Alcobra (ADHD) 406, SandRidge Energy (SD) 64 according to iVolatility.
05:44 EDTRIGStocks with implied volatility movement; TKMR RIG
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