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February 26, 2013
10:00 EDTCL, MDP, CHMT, TSN, TC, ATML, ROSE, RIG, ATW, MMC, TXN, ADM, KYO, AFFY, LO, OKS, LSI, MOOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Altria Group (MO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Archer Daniels (ADM) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital... Atmel (ATML) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital... Colgate-Palmolive (CL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... LSI Corp. (LSI) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital... Texas Instruments (TXN) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Evercore... Thompson Creek (TC) downgraded to Reduce from Hold at TD Securities... ONEOK Partners (OKS) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Marsh & McLennan (MMC) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Sandler ONeill... Altria Group (MO) downgraded at BofA/Merrill... Oceaneering (OII) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie... Tyson Foods (TSN) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens... Lorillard (LO) downgraded to Underperform from Buy at CLSA... Colgate-Palmolive (CL) downgraded at BofA/Merrill... Atwood Oceanics (ATW) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie... Transocean (RIG) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie... Chemtura (CHMT) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer... Meredith (MDP) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Affymax (AFFY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Lazard Capital... Kyocera (KYO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Rosetta Resources (ROSE) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Miller Tabak.
News For MO;ADM;ATML;LSI;TXN;TC;OKS;MMC;TSN;LO;ATW;CHMT;AFFY;RIG;MDP;KYO;ROSE;CL From The Last 14 Days
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09:14 EDTROSERosetta Resources downgraded to Accumulate from Buy at Global Hunter
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March 16, 2015
16:25 EDTTSNTyson Foods backs FY15 EPS $3.30-$3.40, consensus $3.43
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09:26 EDTATWAtwood Oceanics Atwood Osprey to be out of service for 30 days due to cyclone
Atwood Oceanics (ATW) announced that its semisubmersible drilling unit, the Atwood Osprey, parted several mooring lines and drifted approximately three nautical miles from its original position during Cyclone Olwyn, which impacted the northwest coast of Australia on March 12. The rig is currently stable with a support vessel in position, and preliminary results indicate minimal damage with an estimated maximum of 30 days out of service time for repairs. No rig personnel were injured in the event. The Atwood Osprey is contracted to Chevron Australia (CVX) and was on location at the Iago 1B well. The well had been shut down and secured in accordance with Chevron's cyclone demobilization procedures and the rig had ballasted down and evacuated all its rig personnel in advance of the cyclone. Atwood Oceanics is coordinating its efforts with Chevron, the Australian offshore regulator and other affected parties.
07:16 EDTTSNConsumer Analyst Group of Europe to hold a conference
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March 15, 2015
15:59 EDTLOFTC increases scrutiny on Reynolds-Lorillard deal, WSJ says
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March 13, 2015
16:42 EDTTSNStocks end week lower amid euro slide, Fed rate hike worries
Stocks finished the week lower as worries about the impact of the euro's fall against the dollar, along with continued anticipation of an upcoming rate hike by the Fed and concerns about deflation, weighed on shares. MACRO NEWS: The euro's slide against the dollar continued, causing investors to worry that the trend could have a significant negative impact on the results of U.S. based, multinational companies... Anticipation of an impending interest rate hike continued to impact the market. On Tuesday, outgoing Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher said the central bank should begin to gradually raise rates before the economy reaches full employment to avoid triggering a recession. On Thursday, stocks rose as investors speculated that weak February retail sales data could cause the central bank to delay raising interest rates... An unexpected decline in the producer price index, which was reported on Friday, may have rekindled fears about deflation taking hold in the U.S., weighing on stocks... In China, the government said that industrial production rose less than expected in the first two months of the year. China's exports were reported to surge 15% in the first two months of the year versus the same period a year earlier, but data also indicated that China's imports sank 20% in the first two months of 2015. COMPANY NEWS: Apple (AAPL) provided additional information about its upcoming Apple Watch at a product launch event. Apple Watch will be available on Friday, April 24 to customers in nine countries, including the U.S., with pre-orders beginning April 10. The lowest priced Apple Watch, the 38 mm Apple Watch Sport, will be priced at $349, while the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition will be priced starting at $10,000... Embattled floor retailer Lumber Liquidators (LL) updated investors on the impact of a recent critical report from 60 Minutes. In the nine days following the report, same-store sales fell 12.7% versus the same period a year earlier, it reported. The company added that it was not able to provide full-year guidance until it has more time to gauge the impact of consumers' reaction to the report... GM (GM) settled a potential proxy battle with an investment group led by Harry Wilson by agreeing to return more cash to shareholders... Alcoa (AA) agreed to buy RTI International Metals (RTI), which supplies specialty metals and services for several sectors, including aerospace and defense... Credit Suisse (CS) appointed Tidjane Thiam, who is currently Group Chief Executive of Prudential (PUK), as its new CEO... The shares of several chicken producers fell after a possible case of bird flu was identified in Arkansas. Among the chicken producers that declined were Tyson (TSN), which is based in Arkansas, Pilgrim's Pride (PPC), Sanderson Farms (SAFM), and Hormel (HRL)... GNC Holdings (GNC) sank after New York's Attorney General announced that he and three of his colleagues would further investigate the business practices of the herbal supplement industry. INDEXES: For the week, the Dow was down 0.57% to 17,749.31, the Nasdaq fell 1.12% to 4,871.76, and the S&P 500 dropped 0.87% to 2,053.40.
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16:01 EDTRIGOptions Update; March 13, 2015
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09:06 EDTCLColgate-Palmolive reports Hershey CEO joins board of directors
In a regulatory filing, Colgate-Palmolive (CL) reports that at its meeting on March 11, the board elected John Bilbrey, president and CEO of The Hershey Company (HSY) to the Colgate board.
March 12, 2015
11:13 EDTTXNWi-LAN enters into settlement and license agreement with Texas Instruments
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11:12 EDTMOOptions with increasing implied volatility
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09:43 EDTATML, TXNIntel revenue cut weighs on semiconductor names
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08:59 EDTTSNTyson Foods can withstand bird flu outbreak, says BMO Capital
BMO Capital says that Tyson's business model can withstand "exogenous shocks" such as the current bird flu outbreak in the U.S. The firm does not expect key countries' export bans on U.S. chickens to last more than 60 days, and it says that Tyson has taken several measures, including cutting its reliance on exports and acquiring Hillshire, that reduce the impact of chicken export bans on it. In a worst case scenario, Tyson's 2015 profit will be negatively impacted by $50M by the flu outbreak, estimated the firm, which continued to identify the stock as a top pick and kept a $53 price target.
07:08 EDTATMLWedbush to hold a round-up
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06:28 EDTLO, MOBritish parliament bans branded cigarette packaging, Sky News says
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