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December 5, 2012
09:26 EDTMMR, PXP, FCX, CIE, TEA, SBUX, P, MFRM, TIBXOn 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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August 13, 2014
11:55 EDTPPandora CFO says company does not comment on takeover rumors
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08:04 EDTTIBXTIBCO holder Praesidium urges company to conduct formal sale process
Praesidium Investment Management, which beneficially owns approximately 5.4M shares of TIBCO Software, announced last night that it sent a letter to TIBCO's Board of Directors, in which it stated in part: "We were happy to read in the Wall Street Journal that TIBCO Software has started to reach out to potential acquirers. We support the Company's exploration of a potential sale as a way to maximize shareholder value. However, the article states that the talks are not part of a formal process and are being spearheaded by TIBCO's CEO, Vivek Ranadive. We strongly believe that a rigorous, formal process is required in order for the Board to make a fully informed decision in good faith regarding whether a sale, a stand-alone strategy or another alternative is in the best interests of the Company's shareholders. In order to avoid conflicts of interest, we think that it is imperative that the Board form a special committee of independent directors and that the special committee engage with an investment bank and legal advisors...We believe the Board has an opportunity to create a significant amount of value for shareholders through a formal and well run sales process. Praesidium, as a large, long-term TIBCO shareholder, would be more than willing to assist the special committee in pursuit of maximizing value for TIBCO shareholders. We intend to provide the Board our analysis and views on who we see as the potential strategic acquirers and how TIBCO's products would fit with each."
06:35 EDTPPandora coverage resumed with a Buy at Stifel
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August 12, 2014
12:34 EDTSBUXStarbucks lost some packaged coffee share, says Wells Fargo
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12:01 EDTPStocks with call strike movement; P SCTY
Pandora (P) January 31 call option implied volatility decreased 1% to 54, SolarCity (SCTY) January 85 call option implied volatility decreased 3% to 54 according to IVolatility.
06:28 EDTMFRMMattress Firm price target raised to $63 from $57 at Citigroup
Citigroup raised its price target for Mattress Firm shares citing improving industry trends and further opportunities for market share gains following the company's better than expected preliminary Q2 results. Citi reiterates a Buy rating on the stock.
05:58 EDTPStocks with implied volatility movement; P AZN
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August 11, 2014
16:50 EDTMFRMOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street opened in positive territory but were never able to gain any upside momentum. There was little to account for the initial move other than no change to the status quo for Israel and Russia. The averages moved in a narrow range but managed to stay on the plus side into the close, though in lackluster fashion. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., no significant economic data was released. In prepared comments for a conference, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said rebounds across advanced economies have been disappointing, leading the Fed and other observers to lower their long-term expectations for growth potential in the U.S. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Kinder Morgan (KMI) advanced $3.25, or 9.0%, to $39.37 after announcing it will consolidate its oil-and-gas holdings into one company by acquiring all of the outstanding shares of a number of its subsidiaries, including Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP), Kinder Morgan Management (KMR) and El Paso Pipeline Partners (EPB). The total transaction has a value of about $70B and the combined entity will be the largest energy infrastructure company in North America and the third largest energy company overall with an estimated enterprise value of approximately $140B, the company said. Afterward, Kinder Morgan was upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA Merrill Lynch, though Wells Fargo viewed the plans as mixed near-term. Wells believes the deal helps address some of the structural issues that have been pressuring Kinderís valuation in recent quarters, but it believes itís unclear how the market will ultimately value the new structure and the firm kept its Market Perform rating on all four stocks involved. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was salad and banana distributor Chiquita Brands (CQB), which jumped $3.04, or 30.22%, to $13.10 to close above the $13 per share takeover offer announced by Cutrale Group and the Safra Group. Note that Chiquita previously agreed to combine with Fyffes plc in a stock-for-stock transaction. Also higher was Mattress Firm (MFRM), which advanced $6.52, or 13.58%, to $54.53 after reporting preliminary second quarter results that beat expectations and raising it fiscal year outlook. Among the noteworthy losers following their earnings reports were Walter Investment (WAC), which fell $3.52, or 12.45%, to $24.75, and Inovio (INO), which dropped 99c, or 9.94%, to $8.97. INDEXES: The Dow edged up 16.05, or 0.1%, to 16,569.98, the Nasdaq gained 30.43, or 0.7%, to 4,401.33, and the S&P 500 rose 5.33, or 0.28%, to 1,936.92.
16:46 EDTCIEPaulson & Co. reports 10.1% passive stake in Cobalt
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15:19 EDTPPandora calls activate on company seen attracting interest report
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15:08 EDTPPandora seen attracting interest, DealReporter says
Pandora (P) is seen as attracting buyout interest, DealReporter says, according to contacts.
11:21 EDTTIBXTIBCO management to meet with JMP Securities
Meeting to be held in Palo Alto, CA on August 14 hosted by JMP Securities.
10:19 EDTFCXOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Achillion (ACHN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Alon USA Partners (ALDW) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Buenaventura (BVN) upgraded to Buy from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... CNO Financial (CNO) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Central European Media (CETV) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Cepheid (CPHD) upgraded to Neutral from Cautious at ISI Group... Chuy's (CHUY) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Compressco (GSJK) upgraded to Strong Buy from Market Perform at Raymond James... Concho Resources (CXO) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens... Frank's International (FI) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Freeport McMoRan (FCX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus... GNC Holdings (GNC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Genworth (GNW) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley... Gulfport Energy (GPOR) upgraded at Stifel... Huntington Ingalls (HII) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Hyatt Hotels (H) upgraded at Stifel... J.C. Penney (JCP) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Craig-Hallum... Kinder Morgan (KMI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Krispy Kreme (KKD) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush... Oasis Petroleum (OAS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee... PepsiCo (PEP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Regency Centers (REG) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... SandRidge Energy (SD) upgraded to Reduce from Sell at KLR Group... Southwest Gas (SWX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Brean Capital... Tesla (TSLA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank.
08:10 EDTMFRMMattress Firm raises FY14 adjusted EPS view to $2.03-$2.13 from $1.88-$2.00
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08:09 EDTMFRMMattress Firm sees Q2 EPS 58c-61c ex-items, consensus 49c
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07:25 EDTFCXFreeport McMoRan upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus
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August 8, 2014
06:11 EDTSBUXOSI withdraws products made in Shanghai in response to food scandal
After dealing with a food scandal, OSI China, parent company of Shanghai Husi Food, announced the withdrawal of products produced in Shanghai. The company said, "Husi is the subject of company and government investigations and it is proceeding smoothly. While there have been no reported illnesses linked to any Shanghai Husi products, recovering this production is an important step in facilitating the investigations and rebuilding the respect and trust of our customers, the government and the people of China. With assistances and guidance provided by Shanghai FDA, we have started the recovery process of products in question in a comprehensive and orderly." Worldwide brands such Yum! Brands (YUM) McDonald's (MCD) and Starbucks (SBUX) were affected by the scandal in China. Reference Link
August 7, 2014
12:19 EDTFCXFreeport McMoRan exploring sale of California onshore oil assets, Reuters says
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12:00 EDTFCXFreeport McMoRan exploring sale of California onshore oil assets, Reuters says
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10:51 EDTTIBXOptions with increasing implied volatility
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