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June 17, 2014
14:23 EDTDBD, ORCL, NCR, MCRS, PAYPayment system makers rise after report of imminent MICROS takeover
Shares of companies that sell retail payments systems and point-of-sale hardware are rising after Bloomberg reported that Oracle (ORCL) is nearing a deal to acquire one of the companies in the sector, MICROS (MCRS). WHAT'S NEW: Oracle is close to acquiring MICROS, which makes payment systems, for over $5B, Bloomberg reported earlier today, citing unnamed sources. MICROS sells payment systems, including cash registers, to companies in the retail, restaurant, and hospitality sectors. Its stock was trading this afternoon at a market capitalization of slightly less than $5B, according to Yahoo Finance data. OTHERS TO WATCH: NCR (NCR), Diebold (DBD) and VeriFone (PAY), which provide solutions and services for retail and hospitality clients, are rising in the wake of Bloomberg's report about MICROS. PRICE ACTION: In mid-afternoon trading, MICROS surged 15% to $66.50, NCR climbed 3% to $33.50, VeriFone gained 1.5% to $37.50 and Diebold advanced 1.6% to $39.
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December 15, 2014
16:07 EDTPAYVeriFone sees Q1 EPS 40c, consensus 45c
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16:05 EDTPAYVeriFone sees FY15 EPS $1.85-$1.90, consensus $1.97
Sees FY15 revenue $2.02B-$2.04B, consensus $2.03B
16:03 EDTPAYVeriFone reports Q4 EPS 44c, consensus 41c
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15:21 EDTPAYNotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include VeriFone Systems (PAY), consensus 41c; FuelCell Energy (FCEL), consensus (2c); Willbros Group (WG), consensus 15c.
14:11 EDTPAYVeriFone technical comments ahead of results
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13:56 EDTPAYVeriFone technical comments ahead of results
The stock has been in a downtrend since topping out near the 52-week high in November. That 52-week high, at $38.26, has been notable resistance in the prior year. If the news is weaker than expected, the downtrend could extend. Support levels that could become additional downside objectives are at $31.13, $30.19, and $28.95. A move that takes the shares below $30 would signal a potential major topping pattern that could be long-term bearish for price. If the news is better than expected, resistance levels that could become upside objectives are at $34.94, $36.53, $37.46, and the 52-week high at $38.26.
10:10 EDTPAYHigh option volume stocks:
High option volume stocks: RVBD AGCO FRO CRUS UBNT LH PAY PETM OREX KOS
10:00 EDTORCLOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:27 EDTORCLOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Opko Health (OPK), up 13.1% after Pfizer (PFE) and OPKO Health enter into global agreement for hGH-CTP... Cirrus Logic (CRUS), up 7.5% after being upgraded to Overweight from Underweight at Barclays... PetSmart (PETM), up 4.7% after being acquired by BC Partners led consortium for $83 per share... Sohu.com (SOHU), up 3% after being upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Oracle (ORCL), up 2.2% after receiving FedRAMP provisional authority to operate. LOWER: Unwired Planet (UPIP), down 25.7% after commenting on Google (GOOG) Markman ruling... EXCO Resources (XCO), down 13% after suspending its dividend.
09:03 EDTORCLOracle achieves FedRAMP provisional authority to operate
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07:33 EDTORCLOracle upgraded at Morgan Stanley
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley upgraded Oracle to Overweight from Equal Weight. The firm's surveys indicate improving Cloud Apps growth in 2015 against low expectations and weak sentiment, favorable adoption of the new 12c database options next year, and improved perception value in Engineered Systems. Price target is $50.
06:34 EDTORCLOracle upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
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December 12, 2014
10:01 EDTORCLOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: BreitBurn Energy (BBEP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Wunderlich... CIBC (CM) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Costco (COST) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital... Discovery (DISCA) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Emerald Oil (EOX) downgraded to Neutral from Accumulate at Global Hunter... Goodrich Petroleum (GDP) cut to Underweight on lower oil at JPMorgan... Hain Celestial (HAIN) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Hovnanian (HOV) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Compass Point... Mindray Medical (MR) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Morgan Stanley (MS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham... Oracle (ORCL) resumed with a Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Rackspace (RAX) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at DA Davidson... Zayo Group (ZAYO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BTIG.
07:24 EDTORCLOracle December volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
Oracle December call option implied volatility is at 40, January is at 26, March is at 22; compared to its 26-week average of 22 according to Track Data suggesting larger near term price movement into the expected release of Q2 results after the close on December 17.
06:40 EDTORCLOracle resumed with a Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray
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December 10, 2014
08:47 EDTDBDDiebold extends cost reduction initiative into 2016 and 2017
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08:47 EDTDBDDiebold sees FY15 non-GAAP EPS $1.90-$2.10, consensus $2.03
Sees FY15 financial self-service revenue up 2%-4%; Sees FY15 security revenue relatively flat YoY. Sees FY15 Brazil "other" revenue to be approximately $50M. Sees FY15 non-GAAP effective tax rate of approximately 30%. Sees FY15 free cahs flow to be approximately $120M. Sees FY15 negative impact from currency of 1.5%.
08:45 EDTDBDDiebold backs FY14 non-GAAP EPS $1.70-$1.80, consensus $1.77
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07:24 EDTDBDImperial Capital to hold a conference
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December 5, 2014
07:17 EDTORCLOracle December volatility elevated into Q2 and margin outlook
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