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December 5, 2012
09:26 EDTFCX, MFRM, TEA, PXP, P, CIE, MMR, TIBX, SBUXOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER AFTER EARNINGS: Francesca's (FRAN), up 9%... ALSO HIGHER: McMoRan Exploration (MMR), up 74%, Plains Exploration (PXP), up 25% after acquisition by Freeport-McMoRan (FCX)... Cobalt International (CIE), up 12% on read-through from Freeport deal... Teavana (TEA), up 7% after Starbucks (SBUX) confirms intention to acquire... LOWER AFTER EARNINGS: Mattress Firm (MFRM), down 19%... Pandora (P), down 15%... ALSO LOWER: Freeport-McMoRan, down 13% after acquisitions... Tibco (TIBX), down 14% after preliminary Q4 earnings.
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July 23, 2015
15:04 EDTP, SBUXNotable companies reporting after market close
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13:42 EDTSBUXStarbucks July weekly 56.5 straddle priced for 4.3% movement into Q3
12:44 EDTSBUXEarnings Watch: Starbucks sees Q3 adjusted EPS 40c-41c
Starbucks (SBUX) is scheduled to report third quarter results after the market close on Thursday, July 23, with a conference call scheduled for 5:00 pm ET. Starbucks purchases and roasts whole bean coffees and sells them, along with brewed coffees, Italian-style espresso beverages, cold blended beverages, food items, teas, and beverage-related accessories and equipment, primarily through company-operated retail stores. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of 41c on revenue of $4.86B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is 40c-42c on revenue of $4.75B-$4.96B. In April, Starbucks forecast Q3 adjusted EPS of 40c-41c, Q4 adjusted EPS of 42c-43c, and backed its fiscal year 2015 adjusted EPS view of $1.55-$1.57, against estimates at that time for $1.57. The company also backed its FY15 revenue growth view of 16%-18%, with global comparable store sales growth of mid-single digits, consolidated tax rate of approximately 31% and capital expenditures of approximately $1.4B. LAST QUARTER: Starbucks reported second quarter EPS of 33c, in-line with analysts' estimates, on revenue of $4.6B, beating analysts' estimates of $4.53B. Starbucks said global comparable store sales increased 7%, with a 3% increase in traffic. Americas comp sales increased 7%, with a 2% increase in traffic; CAP comp sales increased 12%, driven by a 10% increase in traffic; EMEA comp sales increased 2%, driven by a 2% increase in traffic. NEWS: At May's Bernstein Annual Strategic Decisions Conference, Starbucks said mobile payments are exceeding expectations, and CEO Howard Schultz noted that "I'm not going anywhere." During the quarter, Starbucks announced plans to raise drink prices by 5c-20c and announced a music partnership with Spotify. The company said it will close all 23 La Boulange retail locations, as La Boulange stores "are not sustainable for the company's long-term growth." Starbucks Mobile Order & Pay, which began as a pilot in Portland in December 2014 and launched in the Pacific Northwest in March 2015, expanded to stores in 21 more states in the southern and central United States in June. Starbucks announced plans to join with over a dozen companies, including CVS Health (CVS), Microsoft (MSFT) and Wal-Mart (WMT), to hire 100,000 16-to-24-year-olds as part- and full-time employees, interns and apprentices by 2018. STREET RESEARCH: On the day after its last earnings report, UBS raised its price target on Starbucks shares to $57 from $48, calling it "best-in-class" due to strong momentum and promising pipeline of innovation across both product and strategic programs. BMO Capital said it expects the company to exceed expectations over the next several years, and it kept an Outperform rating on the shares. BTIG recently initiated Starbucks with a Buy rating and $64 target. PRICE ACTION: Ahead of Thursday afternoon's earnings report, shares are down 0.4% to $56.47.
11:57 EDTFCXOptions with increasing put volume
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10:53 EDTSBUXStarbucks technical notes ahead of earnings
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10:39 EDTFCXFreeport McMoRan sees 2016 CapEx approximately $5.6B
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10:27 EDTFCXFreeport McMoRan sees FY16 sales of copper 5.4B pounds, sales of gold 1.9M oz
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10:12 EDTFCXFreeport McMoRan says improving operating trends at Grasberg
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10:10 EDTFCXFreeport McMoRan says company highly leveraged to copper prices
Slowdown of economy in China has had an impact. Doesn't see a hard landing for China economy. Comments made on Q2 earnings call.
08:07 EDTFCXFreeport McMoRan files registration statement for possible IPO of O&G stake
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08:05 EDTFCXFreeport McMoRan sees consolidated sales of 1B pounds of copper in Q3
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08:04 EDTFCXFreeport McMoRan sees consolidated sales of 4.2B pounds of copper in FY15
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08:02 EDTFCXFreeport McMoRan reports Q2 adjusted EPS 14c, consensus 7c
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06:06 EDTSBUXStarbucks teams up with Lyft to boost loyalty program
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July 22, 2015
13:47 EDTFCXEarnings Watch: Morgan Stanley positive on Freeport-McMoRan ahead of Q2 results
Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) is expected to report second quarter earnings on Thursday, July 23, before the market open with a conference call scheduled for 10:00 am ET. Freeport-McMoRan is a natural resource company with an industry portfolio of mineral assets, oil and natural gas resources, and a production profile. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of 7c on revenue of $4.28B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is (15c)-17c on revenue of $3.68B-$5.11B. LAST QUARTER: Freeport-McMoRan reported first quarter adjusted EPS of (6c) against estimates for (7c), on revenue of $4.15B against estimates for $4.06B. Consolidated sales for Q1 totaled 960M pounds of copper, 263K ounces of gold, 23M pounds of molybdenum and 12.5M barrels of oil equivalents, compared with 871M pounds of copper, 187K ounces of gold, 27M pounds of molybdenum and 16.1 MMBOE in Q1 of last year. Consolidated sales for 2015 are expected to approximate 4.2B pounds of copper, 1.3M ounces of gold, 95M pounds of molybdenum and 52.3 MMBOE. The company forecast FY16 sales of copper at 5.4B pounds and sales of gold at 1.9M oz. It sees FY17 sales of copper at 5B pounds and sales of gold at 2.4M oz. Capital expenditures are expected to approximate $6.5B for 2015, including $2.5B for major projects at mining operations and $2.8B for oil and gas operations. Freeport-McMoRan said it has taken actions to reduce or defer capital expenditures and other costs and is evaluating funding alternatives to advance growth projects in its oil and gas business, including consideration of a sale of public equity for a minority interest in its oil and gas subsidiary. On its Q1 conference call, management said they were optimistic for mid-term and long-term prospects for business. STREET RESEARCH: Sentiment on the Street leading up to Freeportís Q2 report has been positive. On April 28, Morgan Stanley upgraded Freeport-McMoRan to Overweight from Equal Weight with a $29 price target. The firm had reduced concerns about financing due to ramping volumes and cost declines. Morgan Stanley believed Freeport-McMoRan's copper growth projects were near an inflection point and production increases would drive a 28% volume increase at a lower cost and reduced capex. On June 9, Morgan Stanley said Freeport-McMoRanís valuation was attractive. The firm believed Freeport's Q1 was a multi-year trough for earnings and free cash flow. Morgan Stanley saw minimal execution risk at three key projects and expected costs to decline 22% in 2016. Morgan Stanley viewed Freeport's valuation as attractive and reiterated its Overweight rating and $29 price target. PRICE ACTION: Freeportís shares are down about 25% since the company's Q1 report and have plummeted more than 60% over the past twelve months. In afternoon trading ahead of Thursday's Q2 report, Freeportís shares are down about 4.7%.
13:36 EDTSBUXStarbucks July weekly volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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08:08 EDTPPandora has reached attractive entry point, says Oppenheimer
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July 21, 2015
17:04 EDTSBUXStarbucks and New York Times sign agreement
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July 20, 2015
13:10 EDTFCXFreeport McMoRan 30-day call volatility increases as gold pulls back
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10:00 EDTFCXFreeport McMoRan hits new 52-week low, levels to watch
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