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June 17, 2014
14:23 EDTMCRS, ORCL, PAY, NCR, DBDPayment 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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September 9, 2014
09:12 EDTPAYOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:17 EDTORCLThe Wireless Association to hold a conference
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September 8, 2014
14:19 EDTPAYAlex Meruelo Living Trust reports 5.45% stake in VeriFone
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September 5, 2014
10:50 EDTPAYOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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10:05 EDTPAYOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:30 EDTPAYApple iWallet would be positive for payment networks, says JPMorgan
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06:00 EDTPAYVeriFone downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James
Raymond James downgraded VerFone to Market Perform due to valuation, ongoing reinvestments that limit upside profitability, and potentially peaking EMV demand at large customers.
September 4, 2014
10:59 EDTPAYOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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09:10 EDTORCLBarclays' top ideas in U.S. Software for 2H 2014
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09:06 EDTPAYOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: PVH Corp. (PVH), up 9%... Verifone (PAY), up 3.8%... Methode Electronics (MEI), up 13%... Bazaarvoice (BV), up 9%. ALSO HIGHER: Bolt Technology (BOLT), up 35.7% after Teledyne (TDY) agrees to acquire the company for $22 per share in cash... Mitek Systems (MITK), up 58% after USAA lawsuit settlement... Tibco Software (TIBX), up 7% after announcing that it is reviewing strategic alternatives... Stereotaxis (STXS), up 22% after receiving FDA clearance for Vdrive with V-Loop system... NewLink (NLNK), up 3.4% after reporting FDA approval for Phase 1 clinical studies of Ebola vaccine. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Ciena (CIEN), down 3%... Joy Global (JOY), down 1%... Matrix Service (MTRX), down 11%... Mobileye (MBLY), down 1.3%. ALSO LOWER: Yum! Brands (YUM), down 2.8% after updating third quarter China division same-store sales guidance... 3D Systems (DDD), down 2.9% after downgraded at Pacific Crest... GoPro (GPRO), down 3.5% after downgraded at JPMorgan... Shanda Games (GAME), down 4% after announcing reconstitution of special committee.
07:36 EDTPAYVeriFone ups FY14 EPS view to $1.46-$1.47, consensus $1.45
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07:35 EDTPAYVeriFone sees Q4 EPS 39c-40c, consensus 42c
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07:34 EDTPAYVeriFone reports Q3 EPS 40c, consensus 35c
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September 3, 2014
15:29 EDTPAYNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Joy Global (JOY), consensus 84c; VeriFone Systems (PAY), consensus 35c; Ciena (CIEN), consensus 29c; Mattress Firm (MFRM), consensus 60c; Methode Electronics (MEI), consensus 40c; UTi Worldwide (UTIW), consensus 1c.
13:03 EDTORCLConcur advances after report says acquisition being explored
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09:15 EDTORCLOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:48 EDTORCLConcur a highly desirable M&A target, says UBS
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07:38 EDTPAYVeriFone Q3 results could bring another guidance raise, says Jefferies
Jefferies does not think expectations are too high into VeriFone's Q3 results tomorrow. The firm believes another FY14 guidance hike is possible, and that a beat and raise quarter would be positive for shares. Jefferies says the upside potential in Q3 is unlikely to be as big as Q2. It keeps a Buy rating on VeriFone with a $42 price target.
September 2, 2014
16:33 EDTORCLConcur explores sale, talks to SAP and Oracle, Bloomberg says
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