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July 29, 2014
12:02 EDTIGT, DLTR, HSH, K, PSEC, BRKB, CTL, MNKDOptions with increasing implied volatility
Options with increasing implied volatility: MNKD PSEC DLTR CTL K IGT BRKB HSH
News For MNKD;PSEC;DLTR;CTL;K;IGT;BRKB;HSH From The Last 14 Days
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November 24, 2015
12:08 EDTDLTROn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Stocks began the session in negative territory and remained there for most of the morning. The weakness was attributed to the worldwide travel alert issued by the U.S. State Department on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday as well as the shooting down of a Russian plane by Turkey, both of which heightened the tension of investors. The averages have shown improvement since the European markets closed and have moved to their session highs to turn mixed near noon. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the estimate of third quarter GDP growth was boosted to 2.1% from 1.5%, matching estimates. Personal consumption growth was estimated at 3.0% in the second look, versus expectations for an increase of 3.2%. The S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city composite home price index was up a seasonally adjusted 0.6% month over month in September, versus expectations for an increase of 0.3%. The Conference Board's consumer confidence reading for November came in at 90.4, missing the consensus forecast of 99.5. COMPANY NEWS: Bill Ackman has put more funds behind his big bet in Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX), as filings show that Pershing Square raised its stake in the embattled drugmaker to 9.9%. In other news from a high-profile activist investor, Carl Icahn revealed that he has taken a 7.13% stake in Xerox (XRXZ) and may seek positions on the board of the company. Research firm Piper Jaffray believes that Icahn's involvement in the company can amplify the company's review and boost the stock, but was not the case at midday, as Xerox shares slipped about 2% following last night's disclosure. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Dollar Tree (DLTR), which rallied 6% after it reported upbeat quarterly earnings and backed its fiscal 2015 guidance. Also higher was Burlington Stores (BURL), which gained 8% after reporting quarterly results and approving a new $200M share repurchase program. In addition, Boulder Brands (BDBD) was up 8.5% after it agreed to be acquired by Pinnacle Foods (PF) for $11 per share. Pinnacle slipped 4% following the deal announcement. Another noteworthy losers was Brocade (BRCD), which fell 8% and was downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan following its Q4 earnings. Also lower was Microsemi (MSCC), which dropped 6% after it agreed to acquire PMC-Sierra (PMCS), which was also 6% lower, in a $2.5B transaction. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 15.57, or 0.09%, to 17,808.25, the Nasdaq was down 8.75, or 0.17%, to 5,093.73, and the S&P 500 was down 0.7, or 0.03%, to 2,085.89.
10:07 EDTDLTRDollar Tree spikes higher post-earnings
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09:40 EDTDLTRDollar Tree sees Q4 adjusted EPS $2.32-$2.51, consensus $2.74
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09:39 EDTDLTRDollar Tree raises FY15 revenue view to $15.45B-$15.55B from $15.3B-$15.52B
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09:34 EDTDLTRDollar Tree targeting 200 store conversions in FY15
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07:37 EDTDLTRDollar Tree reports Q3 adjusted EPS $1.33, may not compare to consensus 53c
Reports Q3 revenue $4.95B, consensus $4.84B. Reports Q3 SSS up 2.1% year over year.
07:05 EDTCTLCenturyLink and Cogent sign agreement to connect their public IP networks
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November 23, 2015
16:47 EDTDLTRLone Pine Capital reports 5.6% passive stake in Dollar Tree
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15:28 EDTDLTRNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Analog Devices (ADI), consensus 83c... Hormel Foods (HRL), consensus 69c... Dollar Tree (DLTR), consensus 53c... Campbell Soup (CPB), consensus 76c... Signet Jewelers (SIG), consensus 39c... Tiffany (TIF), consensus 75c... Valspar (VAL), consensus $1.31... Patterson Companies (PDCO), consensus 60c... Eaton Vance (EV), consensus 59c...Burlington Stores (BURL), consensus 23c... Cracker Barrel (CBRL), consensus $1.59.
10:00 EDTKOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) upgraded to Peer Perform from Underperform at Wolfe Research... Constellation Brands (STZ) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... Dick's Sporting (DKS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... Encana (ECA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI... Genomic Health (GHDX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... HP Inc. (HPQ) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Maxim... Heritage Commerce (HTBK) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler O'Neill... James River Group (JRVR) upgraded on improved outlook at BMO Capital... Kellogg (K) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... KeyCorp (KEY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Och-Ziff Capital (OZM) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... PBF Energy (PBF) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Panera Bread (PNRA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Maxim... Parkway Properties (PKY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho... PepsiCo (PEP) upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at Nomura... Sanchez Energy (SN) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at KLR Group... Sonoco (SON) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Synchrony (SYF) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee CRT... Telecom Argentina (TEO) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Teva (TEVA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... TransAlta (TAC) upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC Capital... Universal Insurance (UVE) upgraded to Outperform at Keefe Bruyette... Willis Group (WSH) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank... YPF (YPF) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman.
06:59 EDTKKellogg upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
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November 20, 2015
15:26 EDTDLTRDollar Tree volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
Dollar Tree December call option implied volatility is at 37, January is at 35; compared to its 52-week range of 18 to 40, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q3 results on November 24.
10:36 EDTKKellogg sees FY20 sales growth in the low single digits
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10:34 EDTKKellogg backs FY16 EPS growth 6%-8%, consensus $3.70
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10:31 EDTKKellogg backs FY15 currency-neutral comparable EPS down 2% to flat
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08:08 EDTMNKDMannKind CEO steps down, Alfred Mann appointed as interim CEO
MannKind announced that Hakan Edstrom has stepped down as the president, CEO and as a director of MannKind. The board of MannKind appointed Alfred Mann as interim CEO, effective November 19. Mann will continue to serve as the Executive Chairman of the company. A committee of the board will commence an immediate search for a successor CEO.
05:44 EDTKKellogg to host investor day
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November 19, 2015
12:39 EDTKKellogg November volatility elevated into investor meeting
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November 18, 2015
09:06 EDTKHain Celestial weakness looks overdone, says Bernstein
Bernstein notes that Hain Celestial (HAIN) is now trading at a lower valuation than a number of "ostensibly more challenged food companies like" Kellogg (K) and General Mills (GIS). The firm expects the company to benefit over the longer term from current food trends. It trimmed its price target on the name to $50 from $60 and keeps an Outperform rating.
November 17, 2015
07:47 EDTPSECWells Fargo to hold a forum
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