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April 11, 2014
10:46 EDTMNKD, QCOR, NQ, WWE, BBBYOptions with decreasing implied volatility: MNKD QCOR NQ WWE BBBY
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September 19, 2014
11:06 EDTBBBYBed Bath and Beyond weekly volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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September 18, 2014
10:40 EDTBBBYPier 1 Imports falls to 12-month low after weak Q2, lowered outlook
Shares of home furnishings retailer Pier 1 Imports (PIR) hit a 12-month low after the company's second quarter results fell below analysts' consensus estimates and it reduced its fiscal 2015 earnings per share outlook. WHAT'S NEW: Pier 1 Imports reported Q2 EPS of 10c on revenue of $418.6M, missing analysts' consensus estimates of 14c and $426.02M, respectively. Same-store-sales for the quarter were up 4.5%. The retailer lowered its FY15 EPS outlook to 95c-$1.05 from $1.14-$1.22. Analysts' consensus estimates for FY15 EPS prior to the earnings report was $1.13. The company sees FY15 SSS in the mid-to-high single digits and gross profit, as a percentage of sales, are expected to be 40.5%-41.5%. Pier 1 Imports CEO Alex Smith said that he foresees online sales to surpass $400M in 2016. WHAT'S NOTABLE: During the company's conference call, Pier 1 Imports said that it expects to see improving merchandise margins in coming quarters with fewer coupons. The company noted plans to continue returning cash to shareholders in the form of dividends and share buybacks. ANALYST REACTION: This morning, Wells Fargo analyst Matt Neemer downgraded Pier 1 Imports to Market Perform from Outperform. He feels that the stock will be a difficult one to own in the medium term as the retailer moves towards a multi-channel approach. Neemer believes that the company has a difficult journey ahead as it cuts broad-based discounters, and he feels that consumers will take time to get accustomed to the new messaging. He cut his price target range to $15-$16 from $19-$20 for the company. Barclays analyst Alan Rifkin downgraded Pier 1 Imports to Equal Weight from Overweight due to slow revenue growth and heightened promotions. He feels that that the "soft" revenues could continue. He believes that the company's elongated online profitability pipeline and increased promotions are certain to be a burden on the business in ways that the company had not initially thought. Rifkin said that growing the top line will be even harder in the absence of promotions. He reduced his price target for shares to $14 from $18. Argus analyst Christopher Graja downgraded Pier 1 Imports to Hold from Buy due to the company's lower than anticipated Q2 earnings. He feels that in terms of the home furnishings market, companies such as Williams-Sonoma (WSM), Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's (LOW) are more "resilient" for shareholders. Pier 1 Imports was also downgraded to Hold from Buy at BB&T. PRICE ACTION: In morning trading, Pier 1 Imports fell $2.63, or 16.99%, to $12.90. Including today's pull back, the stock is down approximately 45.2% over the past 12 months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies in the home furnishings space include Restoration Hardware (RH), and Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY).
September 17, 2014
18:29 EDTWWEOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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16:20 EDTWWEWWE and FOX Sports Latin America announce partnership
WWE and FOX Sports Latin America announced a five-year multi-channel agreement that will make WWE programming available in 56M homes on various FOX Sports and FOX Premium platforms across all of Latin America, including Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela. The partnership will offer more than 480 hours of original WWE content per year.
09:50 EDTBBBYBed Bath & Beyond 2H guidance appears optimistic, says Cleveland Research
Cleveland Research checks indicate Bed Bath & Beyond Q2 sales trends remain flattish to up 1%, similar to Q1. The firm believes 2H guidance is too optimistic, especially for FY comps of +3%. The analyst remains cautious on shares and expect margin pressures to continue. Shares are Neutral rated.
05:53 EDTNQStocks with implied volatility movement; YHOO NQ
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05:51 EDTMNKDStocks with implied volatility movement; OREX MNKD
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Orexigen (OREX) 91, MannKind (MNKD) 60 according to iVolatility.
September 12, 2014
11:03 EDTBBBYOptions with increasing implied volatility
Options with increasing implied volatility: ADHD VNET AVNO RAX VALE NLY EWZ BBBY SYY GGP
10:48 EDTWWEWWE tape library sale report 'inaccurate,' Wrestle Zone reports
The Wrap's report last night that Warner Bros. Studios is in talks to acquire the entire WWE (WWE) tape library in "inaccurate," Wrestle Zone reports, citing sources close to the situation. Reference Link
09:55 EDTWWEWWE, Ten Sports expand partnership in India
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06:03 EDTNQStocks with implied volatility top IV index mean; NQ YHOO
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September 11, 2014
05:59 EDTNQStocks with implied volatility top IV index mean; NQ YHOO
Stocks with implied volatility top IV index mean; NQ Mobile (NQ) 105, Yahoo (YHOO) 55 according to iVolatility.
September 10, 2014
06:02 EDTMNKDMannKind implied volatility of 56 at lower end of index mean range
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September 9, 2014
06:04 EDTMNKDMannKind implied volatility of 56 at lower end of index mean range

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