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January 28, 2014
10:00 EDTMT, AIG, MLM, VMC, BMRC, DFS, PCL, AJG, TCBI, LUV, SANM, SBH, MXIM, FTNT, CORR, CBM, BPESFOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: ArcelorMittal (MT) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Cambrex (CBM) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at First Analysis... CorEnergy (CORR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Fortinet (FTNT) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at JMP Securities... Maxim Integrated (MXIM) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Sally Beauty (SBH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee... Sanmina (SANM) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham... Southwest (LUV) upgraded to Outperform from In-Line at Imperial Capital... Texas Capital (TCBI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust... Arthur J. Gallagher (AJG) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Plum Creek Timber (PCL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson... Discover (DFS) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Bank of Marin (BMRC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Fig Partners... Enterprise Financial upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Fig Partners... Vulcan Materials (VMC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... Martin Marietta (MLM) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... AIG (AIG) added to US 1 List at BofA/Merrill... Banco Popular (BPESF) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse.
News For MT;CBM;CORR;FTNT;MXIM;SBH;SANM;LUV;TCBI;AJG;PCL;DFS;BMRC;VMC;MLM;AIG;BPESF From The Last 14 Days
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October 15, 2014
14:05 EDTLUVSouthwest upgraded to Outperform from Peer Perform at Wolfe Research
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12:46 EDTLUVAirline stocks down following report that second ebola patient traveled on plane
The CDC announced earlier that a second health care worker who has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus traveled by air on October 13, a day before she reported symptoms. The CDC is reaching out to passengers who flew on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth due to the proximity in time between the evening flight and first report of illness the following morning. Publicly traded companies in the space are trading lower following the report, including American Airlines (AAL) down 3.65% to $30.35, Delta Air Lines (DAL) down 4.39% to $31.37, JetBlue (JBLU) down 2.69% to $9.95, Southwest (LUV) down 2.5% to $29.24, and United Continental (UAL) down 5.5% to $40.66. Reference Link
07:36 EDTLUVSouthwest overseas expansion brings opportunity, growing pains, WSJ says
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October 13, 2014
14:01 EDTAJGArthur J. Gallagher acquires Bennett & Shade
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09:23 EDTFTNTHP could buy lower valuation company, says Bernstein
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October 10, 2014
15:42 EDTLUVPlane held on Las Vegas tarmac over Ebola scare, Reuters reports
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10:49 EDTSANMHigh option volume stocks
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10:01 EDTPCLOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:38 EDTSANMActive equity options trading on open
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08:52 EDTPCLPlum Creek Timber upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
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07:15 EDTSBHJackson Square reports 10.07% passive stake in Sally Beauty
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October 9, 2014
10:00 EDTVMCOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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10:00 EDTVMCOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Acuity Brands (AYI) upgraded at Oppenheimer... Agnico-Eagle (AEM) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Desjardins... Apple (AAPL) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Bank of Montreal (BMO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... Basic Energy (BAS) upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies... BreitBurn Energy (BBEP) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Golden Minerals (AUMN) upgraded at Roth Capital... Helmerich & Payne (HP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... II-VI (IIVI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson... LivePerson (LPSN) upgraded at Credit Suisse... Luminex (LMNX) upgraded to Market Perform at Cowen... MGM Resorts (MGM) upgraded at Craig-Hallum... New Gold (NGD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Desjardins... New Source Energy (NSLP) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Pacific Coast Oil (ROYT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... Pioneer Energy (PES) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Precision Drilling (PDS) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... Randgold (GOLD) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at HSBC... Resource Capital (RSO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at MLV & Co.... Toyota (TM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Transocean (RIG) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Iberia... Universal Technical (UTI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Vulcan Materials (VMC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow.
07:42 EDTVMCVulcan Materials initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill
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07:42 EDTMLMMartin Marietta initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill
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06:40 EDTFTNTSource of JPMorgan cyberattack still unclear, NY Times says
The source of the cyberattack on JPMorgan (JPM) and other U.S. financial institutions this summer is still unclear, according to The New York Times. The hackers may have tried to hit about a dozen financial institutions , and E-Trade(ETFC) and Fidelity Investments may have been victimized in some way, the newspaper stated, citing an unnamed source who was briefed on the matter. At least five other banks, including Citigroup (C), HSBC (HBC) and Regions Financial (RF), discovered that one of the web addresses used by those who hacked JPMorgan tried to penetrate their systems, The Times quoted unnamed sources briefed on the matter as saying. Publicly traded companies in the space include Barracuda Networks (CUDA), Check Point (CHKP), F5 Networks (FFIV), FireEye (FEYE), Fortinet (FTNT), Imperva (IMPV), Palo Alto (PANW), Proofpoint (PFPT), Qualys (QLYS) and Symantec (SYMC). Reference Link
06:13 EDTVMCVulcan Materials upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow
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October 8, 2014
14:17 EDTDFSDiscover reports 2.2% net principal charge-off rate in September
Discover Financial earlier reported credit card charge-off and delinquency statistics for September in a regulatory filing. For September, Discover reported ending loans of $53.7B, average loans of $53.5B, a net principal charge-off rate of 2.2% and a delinquency rate over 30 days of 1.7%.
08:46 EDTLUVSouthwest reports September RPMs up 5.1% to 8.3B
Southwest announced that the company flew 8.3 billion revenue passenger miles in September 2014, a 5.1% increase from the 7.9B RPMs flown in September 2013. Available seat miles increased 0.7% to 10.3B from the September 2013 level of 10.2B. The September 2014 load factor was 80.5%, compared to 77.1% in September 2013. For September, passenger revenue per ASM is estimated to have increased approximately 5% as compared to September 2013. For the third quarter of 2014, the Company flew 28.5B RPMs, compared to 27B RPMs flown for the same period in 2013, an increase of 5.6%. Third quarter 2014 ASMs increased 1.1% to 33.8B from third quarter 2013 ASMs of 33.4B . The third quarter 2014 load factor was 84.4%, compared to 80.8% for the same period in 2013.
08:01 EDTFTNTFortinet should be bought ahead of earnings, says Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest believes that Fortinet's core momentum remains strong as it continues to gain share in enterprise deals. The firm thinks the company could beat expectations. It keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
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