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July 8, 2014
10:28 EDTRIO, WDR, RRC, VALE, GRPN, GES, MMM, CGI, AIVOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: 3M Company (MMM) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus... Aimco (AIV) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Celadon Group (CGI) upgraded at Stifel... Groupon (GRPN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley... Guess (GES) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Range Resources (RRC) upgraded to Hold from Reduce at KLR Group... Rio Tinto (RIO) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Vale (VALE) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Barclays... Waddell & Reed (WDR) upgraded at Sterne Agee.
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November 24, 2015
19:26 EDTGESOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Veeva Systems (VEEV), up 7.1%... Guess (GES), up 4.7%... HP Enterprise (HPE), up 2%. ALSO HIGHER: Aduro BioTech (ADRO), up 2.8% after confirming that all clinical trials are continuing unaltered as planned... Prima BioMed (PBMD), up 1.6% after filing its investor update ahead of its General Meeting. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: HP Inc. (HPQ), down 7.4% after reporting quarterly results.
16:19 EDTGESGuess now sees FY16 EPS 93c-$1.02, consensus 96c
Sees FY16 revenue to decline between 1.5% and 0.5% in constant currency. Currency headwinds are expected to negatively impact consolidated revenue growth by approximately 8.0%, for a net decline between 9.5% and 8.5%. The estimated impact on FY16 earnings per share of the currency headwinds is approximately 40c.
16:18 EDTGESGuess sees Q4 EPS 53c-62c, consensus 59c
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16:17 EDTGESGuess reports Q3 EPS 15c, consensus 11c
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15:23 EDTGESNotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include HP Enterprise (HPE), consensus 52c... Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), consensus 45c... Veeva (VEEV), consensus 11c... Guess (GES), consensus 11c... Caleres (CAL), consensus 78c... TiVo (TIVO), consensus 8c.
14:17 EDTGESGuess technical notes ahead of earnings
The stock has been basing, with a bullish bias, since hitting fresh 52-week lows in March of this year. There is also a very large percentage of the float short at over 27%. If the news is more bullish than traders appear to be positioned for, there could be a much stronger than typical move to the upside. Resistance levels to watch from the current price of $19.82 are at $21.12, $22.39, and $23.45 which is the 52-week high. If the news is bearish, the current recovery could be disrupted. Support levels to watch as potential downside objectives would be at $18.67, $17.83, and $17.29. The 52-week low is at $16.61.
November 23, 2015
08:37 EDTVALE, RIOU.S. district judge dismisses Rio Tinto case against BSG Resources
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November 20, 2015
06:15 EDTVALEVale to close Manitoba nickel and smelting operations in 2018, Reuters reports
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November 19, 2015
07:30 EDTMMMUBS to hold a conference
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06:40 EDTVALEBHP Billiton backs dividend policy amid profit slump, CNBC reports
BHP Billiton (BHP) defended its dividend policy amid a drop in share prices and profits slump this year as well as weak China growth and a recent mine disaster in Brazil, CNBC reports. BHP chairman Jacques Nasser said at the company's annual meeting that the dividend policy is the result of "appropriate capital management," the report says. In addition, the company said it and joint venture partner Vale (VALE) will be commissioning an external probe of the Samarco dam spill, the report says. Reference Link
November 18, 2015
10:08 EDTGRPNGoPro sinks after analyst finds cameras on flash sales sites
The shares of action camera maker GoPro (GPRO) are sinking and hit a new 52-week low after research firm Piper Jaffray reported that the company has been offering significant discounts on its cameras. WHAT'S NEW: GoPro's cameras have been selling on flash sales websites such as Zulily (ZU) and Groupon (GRPN) at price discounts of 16%-34%, Piper analyst Erinn Murphy wrote in a note to investors today. As a result of these discounts and the 147% increase in GoPro's inventory at the end of the third quarter, the analyst is concerned that the company's gross margin could be pressured. In addition to the discounts GoPro is offering on the flash websites, the camera maker cut the price of its GoPro Session camera on Amazon to $299 from $399 in September and there has been "select downward price movement" on two more of its cameras on Amazon, Murphy reported. The analyst continues to expect GoPro's Q4 earnings per share to come in at 34c, versus analysts' consensus estimate of 41c. She slashed her fiscal 2016 EPS estimate for the company to $1.03 from $1.35, versus the consensus outlook of $1.37. Murphy reduced her price target on the stock to $15 from $20 and kept an Underweight rating on the name. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Ambarella (AMBA) makes chips used in GoPro's cameras. Best Buy (BBY), which is due to report its results tomorrow, sells GoPro's cameras. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, GoPro fell 8% to $19.19. Earlier today, it hit a new 52-week low of $19.04.
09:34 EDTGRPNActive equity options trading on open
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November 17, 2015
08:14 EDTAIVRBC Capital to hold events at NAREIT
RBC Capital Events being held at NAREIT in Las Vegas on November 17-18.
06:17 EDTVALEBHP Billiton reviewing all dams worldwide, U.K. Times reports
BHP Billiton (BHP) CEO Andrew Mackenzie told analysts and investors at the company's annual general meeting that the company is reviewing all of its dams worldwide after the Samarco mudslide in Brazil killed at least nine people, The U.K. Times reports. Mackenzie also said BHP is considering moving away from the arrangement under which mines that it partly owns are managed by committee rather than by a single operator; the Samarco mine is half run by BHP, with the remainder owned by Vale (VALE). Reference Link
November 16, 2015
18:50 EDTVALESamarco to set aside $262M for initial costs after Brazil dam breach, WSJ says
Samarco, a joint venture of Vale (VALE) and BHP Billiton (BHP), reached an agreement with Brazilian prosecutors to establish an initial $262M cleanup fund related to two dam breaches at its iron-ore mines in Minas Gerais state, reports the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
13:26 EDTVALEVale: It will take 'years' for Rio Doce river to recover, Reuters reports
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09:26 EDTGRPNGroupon closes operations in Nordic countries, Breakit reports
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06:46 EDTRIORio Tinto CEO: 'Unfazed" by pessimism around China growth, Bloomberg says
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November 13, 2015
09:27 EDTMMMOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Blue Buffalo (BUFF), up 8.2%... Applied Materials (AMAT), up 3.8%... Planet Fitness (PLNT), up 9.8%... Lipocine (LPCN), up 16.2% after reporting quarterly results and that the FDA has assigned a Prescription Drug User Fee Act goal date of June 28, 2016. ALSO HIGHER: Mylan (MYL), up 10.9% after Perrgo (PRGO) shareholders did not tender enough shares for the hostile takeover bid to succeed... Plug Power (PLUG), up 7.3% after entering into a strategic supply agreement with 3M (MMM)... Yum! Brands (YUM), up after reporting that October China Same-Store Sales are up 5%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Fossil (FOSL), down 24.5%... Fossil (JWN), down 20.6%... El Pollo LoCo (LOCO), down 15.1%... Cisco (CSCO), down 4.1%.... Tyco (TYC), down 4.1%... J.C. Penney (JCP), down 6.8%. ALSO LOWER: Fitbit (FIT), down 8.4% after 17M share Secondary priced at $29.00... GameStop (GME), down 8% after being downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at Pacific Crest... Lions Gate (LGF), down 2.6% after 3.4M share Spot Secondary priced at $39.43... Perrigo is down 10.5% after shareholders did not tender enough shares for the hostile takeover bid to succeed.
07:05 EDTMMM3M, Plug Power announce strategic supply agreement
Plug Power (PLUG) and 3M (MMM) announce a supply agreement for membrane electrode assemblies, or MEAs, to be used in Plug Power designed proton exchange membrane, or PEM, fuel cell stacks. Through this strategic supply agreement, robust fuel cell stacks will be manufactured in Plug Power's Latham, NY and Spokane, WA facilities to support the $20B material handling market. Additionally, this new fuel cell stack technology will be utilized to expand Plug Power's presence into hydrogen enabled electric vehicle applications outside of the material handling market. Fuel cell systems using the 3M MEA's and Plug Power stack design will begin shipments in Q4.
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