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March 11, 2013
10:11 EDTTDG, NXPI, MAIN, CTCM, B, AHL, FSYS, SNCR, ROVI, MTH, C, CNX, BBY, MT, GNW, SFD, REN, MAS, CLD, BDSI, BBVA, OLN, MOSOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: ArcelorMittal (MT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Aspen Insurance (AHL) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Banco Bilbao (BBVA) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Societe Generale... Barnes Group (B) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KeyBanc... Best Buy (BBY) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... BioDelivery Sciences (BDSI) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... CONSOL Energy (CNX) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... CTC Media (CTCM) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Citigroup (C) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... Main Street (MAIN) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird... Masco (MAS) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Meritage Homes (MTH) upgraded to Strong Buy from Buy at ISI Group... NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna... Resolute Energy (REN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Wunderlich... Rovi (ROVI) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Smithfield Foods (SFD) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... TransDigm (TDG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Synchronoss (SNCR) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Avondale... Mosaic (MOS) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Scotia Capital... Genworth (GNW) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at Scotia Capital... Synchronoss (SNCR) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Avondale... Fuel Systems (FSYS) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie... Olin Corp. (OLN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Monness Crespi.
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June 26, 2015
07:28 EDTCKKR-backed Coffee Day plans $181M IPO in India, Bloomberg reports
Coffee Day Enterprises, which includes KKR (KKR) among its investors, plans to raise as much as $181M from an initial share sale in India, Bloomberg reports. Kotak Mahindra Capital, Citi (C), and Morgan Stanley (MS) are among the managers to the planned sale, the report says. Reference Link
06:38 EDTCCiti plans to combine retail banking, mortgage operations, Reuters says
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June 25, 2015
10:11 EDTCBrooks Brothers, Citi announce exclusive credit card relationship
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07:13 EDTCFed director says full transparency in stress testing can be 'enormous weakness'
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05:35 EDTCCiti apppointed depository bank for Celyad ADR program
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June 24, 2015
17:14 EDTOLNOlin Corp. sees earnings improvements in all three business segments in 2015
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15:53 EDTBBYSunTrust identifies the most likely M&A activity in specialty retail
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11:11 EDTBBYAnalyst says Best Buy shares poised to rise
Best Buy's (BBY) stock is poised to advance after the company reports its second quarter results, research firm B. Riley predicted. WHAT'S NEW: Best Buy's forecast for increased margins in the second half of the year, along with easing comparisons, should cause the stock to rise, predicted B. Riley in a note to investors earlier today. The shares will be particularly well-positioned to climb after the company updates its guidance following its Q2 results, the firm believes. Best Buy's initiatives should help increase its revenue and profits heading into fiscal 2017 and the retailer can continues to increase its market share at the expense of Sears (SHLD), RadioShack and others. Additionally, macro economic trends remain favorable for Best Buy and its key product categories continue to perform well, according to B. Riley. The firm, which is particularly confident about the company's ability to beat Q4 consensus estimates, keeps a $47 price target on the name and reiterates a Buy rating on the shares. WHAT'S NOTABLE: In their own note to investors this morning, SunTrust analysts David Magee and D. Mitch Van Zelfden speculated on potential M&A activity in the specialty retail space, noting that "Wall Street’s appetite for acquisitions has strengthened recently." In their opinion, Best Buy acquiring GameStop (GME) is among the "most compelling relationships" in the sector, the note explained. PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, Best Buy slid 0.4% to $34.72, while GameStop rose 1.3% to $44.92.
10:43 EDTCNXStocks with call strike movement; BBRY CNX
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10:00 EDTCOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Autoliv (ALV) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Catamaran (CTRX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... Citi (C) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Esperion (ESPR) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Fortinet (FTNT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi... General Motors (GM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Goldman Sachs (GS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... IBERIABANK (IBKC) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird... Independent Bank (INDB) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Baird... Inphi (IPHI) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Northland... MoneyGram (MGI) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie... Sensata (ST) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Cross Research... Teradyne (TER) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... Alcobra (ADHD) downgraded to Hold from Speculative Buy at WBB Securities.
07:27 EDTBBYBest Buy recommended ahead of 2H margin gains at B. Riley
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07:16 EDTOLNCredit Suisse to hold a conference
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06:37 EDTCDeutsche downgrades Citi, Goldman after share rallies
Deutsche Bank analyst Matt O'Connor recommends using the strong share performance of both Citi (C) and Goldman Sachs (GS) as on opportunity to take profits. The analyst this morning downgraded shares of both investment banks to Hold from Buy. Citi is up 21% from the lows on January 30 while Goldman is up 30% since July 1, 2014, the analyst points out. On Citi, O'Connor sees less near term upside with fixed income trading entering a seasonally weak period and core cost reductions largely over. On Goldman, the analyst sees a lack of catalysts to drive the stock meaningfully higher in the near term. His top picks among U.S. Banks are Bank of America (BAC), JPMorgan (JPM), M&T Bank (MTB) and SunTrust (STI).
06:27 EDTCCiti downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
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June 23, 2015
18:00 EDTMASS&P announces changes to the S&P 400, 500, 600 indices
S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the following changes to the S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 indices: Columbia Pipeline Group (CPGX) will replace Allegheny Technologies (ATI) in the S&P 500, Allegheny Technologies will replace Unit Corp. (UNT) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Unit Corp. will replace PetroQuest Energy (PQ) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Wednesday, July 1. S&P 500 constituent NiSource (NI) is spinning off Columbia Pipeline Group in a transaction expected to be completed on that date. NiSource will remain in the S&P 500 following the distribution. Allegheny Technologies, Unit and PetroQuest are all ranked near or at the bottom of their current indices. S&P SmallCap 600 constituent Casey’s General Stores (CASY) will replace AOL (AOL) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) will replace Casey’s General Stores in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Thursday, June 25. S&P 100 & 500 constituent Verizon (VZ) acquired AOL in a transaction completed today. TopBuild (BLD) will replace Aéropostale (ARO) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Tuesday, June 30. S&P 500 constituent Masco (MAS) is spinning off TopBuild in a transaction expected to be completed on that date. Masco will remain in the S&P 500 following the distribution. Aéropostale is ranked near the bottom of the S&P SmallCap 600. “New” Gannett Co. (GCI) will replace Quiksilver (ZQK) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Friday, June 26. S&P 500 constituent Gannett Co. (GCI) is spinning off “new” Gannett Co. in a transaction expected to be completed on that date. Post spin, the parent company will change its name to TEGNA. and trade under the symbol “TGNA”. It will remain in the S&P 500 following the distribution. Quiksilver is ranked near the bottom of the S&P SmallCap 600. Cable ONE Inc. (CABO) will replace Peabody Energy (BTU) in the S&P MidCap 400 after the close of trading on Tuesday, June 30. S&P MidCap 400 constituent Graham Holdings Company (GHC) is spinning off CableOne in a transaction expected to be completed on that date. Graham Holdings will remain in the S&P MidCap 400 following the distribution. Peabody Energy is ranked near the bottom of the S&P MidCap 400. The Chemours Co. (CC) will replace Semtech Corp. (SMTC) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Semtech will replace Paragon Offshore (PGN) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Tuesday June 30. S&P 100 & 500 constituent E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (DD) is spinning off Chemours in a transaction expected to be completed on that date. Dupont will remain in the S&P 100 & 500 following the distribution. Semtech and Paragon Offshore are ranked near or at the bottom of their current indices. “New “ Energizer Holdings (ENR) will replace Harsco (HSC) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Harsco will replace FXCM (FXCM) in the SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Tuesday, June 30. S&P MidCap 400 constituent Energizer (ENR) is spinning off “new” Energizer in a transaction expected to be completed on that date. Post spin, the parent company will change its name to Edgewell Personal Care Co. and trade under the symbol “EPC”. It will remain in the S&P MidCap 400 following the distribution. Harsco and FXCM are ranked near or at the bottom of their current indices.
10:03 EDTCLD, CNXHigh option volume stocks
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09:36 EDTCActive equity options trading on open
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06:25 EDTCBarclays-Stifel deal marks end of Lehman legacy, Business Insider reports
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June 22, 2015
19:56 EDTCLDUtilities sector dips after EPA warns of 'significant risks' from climate change
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12:14 EDTRENJohn Goff reports 5.7% stake in Resolute Energy
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