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February 22, 2013
10:00 EDTMT, SWKS, TWC, WBMD, CAT, MRVL, V, SLCA, TSS, TASR, PWR, HPQ, ISRG, FTI, EXP, MSOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: ArcelorMittal (MT) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at HSBC... Eagle Materials (EXP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee... FMC Technologies (FTI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Dahlman Rose... Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS... Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Quanta Services (PWR) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Johnson Rice... RF Micro Devices (RFMD) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Lazard Capital... TASER (TASR) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Total System (TSS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... U.S. Silica (SLCA) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at William Blair... Marvell (MRVL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Craig-Hallum... Visa (V) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim... Caterpillar (CAT) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... WebMD (WBMD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel Nicolaus... Time Warner Cable (TWC) upgraded at Macquarie... Total (TOT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... Home Depot (HD) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... State Street (STT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Skyworks (SWKS) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens... Morgan Stanley (MS) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at HSBC.
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06:52 EDTHPQTechnology producer settles China facility demonstrations, Reuters says
Hon Hai Precision Industry confirmed that it had settled a demonstration which involved close to 1K staff members at its Chongqing plant in China, and noted that manufacturing at the facility was not affected by the strike, according to Reuters, citing a statement from the company. Hon Hai constructs Apple (AAPL) products, as well as HP (HPQ) and Cisco (CSCO) computers and servers. The Chongqing facility isn't listed by Apple as one of its certified suppliers. Reference Link
06:29 EDTHPQIDC: Worldwide PC shipments down 1.7% in Q3, DigiTimes reports
Worldwide PC shipments are down 1.7% with 78.5M units shipped in Q3, reports DigiTimes, citing the IDC. Shipments in the US grew 4.3% to 17.3M, with growth centered from strong momentum in te portables category. Reference Link
October 8, 2014
16:56 EDTHPQGartner says worldwide PC shipments in Q3 declined 0.5%
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11:34 EDTCATCaterpillar maintains dividend of 70c per share
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11:04 EDTTWCComcast shareholders approve stock issuance for Time Warner Cable merger
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11:04 EDTHPQEMC advances after activist letter, report on HP merger talks
Shares of EMC (EMC) are rising slightly in a down market after activist investor Elliott Management disclosed that it wrote in a letter to the company's board that it had heard of "acquisition interest in EMC's assets on the part of several large companies." The firm called on EMC to pursue M&A opportunities and spin off its VMware (VMW) subsidiary. WHAT'S NEW: Since July, several large companies have expressed "acquisition interest" in EMC's assets, Eliiott wrote. Acquisitions of EMC's assets by these companies would be logical from a strategic perspective, the firm added. The parties that have expressed interest could afford to buy all of EMC or a number of its assets, according to Elliott. EMC should look to spin off VMware because owning VMware is holding down the value of EMC's stock and damaging its relationship with its customers, the investor stated. VMware is hurting EMC by competing with EMC's customers, Elliott explained. Elliott Management noted that is affiliates collectively own or have economic exposure to about 2.2% of the common stock and equivalents of EMC. WHAT'S NOTABLE: HP (HPQ) and EMC are still conducting due diligence on a potential merger, CNBC's David Faber reported this morning, citing sources. A deal is unlikely, but still possible, and would include a buy-in of VMware, Faber added. PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, EMC rose 0.3% to $28.20, VMware slid 0.9% to $90.59 and HP dropped 1.2% to $34.80.
11:03 EDTTWCComcast shareholders approve stock issuance for Time Warner Cable merger
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10:46 EDTHPQOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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10:00 EDTMRVLOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:53 EDTHPQHP, EMC still doing due diligence on potential deal, CNBC reports
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09:49 EDTHPQHP, EMC merger unlikely but still possible, CNBC's Faber says
09:48 EDTHPQHP, EMC still doing work on potential deal, CNBC reports
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09:20 EDTTASROn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:42 EDTMRVLMarvell initiated with a Buy at Ladenburg
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07:40 EDTTASRTASER announces multiple orders of AXON cameras
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07:20 EDTMSCapital Link to hold a forum
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07:13 EDTMSBank dealers agree to revised derivatives rules, FT reports
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06:56 EDTMSBarclays lists several Large-Cap banks with the most Q3 upside
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06:13 EDTHPQNon-Apple notebook, tablet demand to be weak till 2Q15, DigiTimes reports
Demand for non-Apple (AAPL) notebooks and tablets may remain weak until the second quarter of 2015, reports DigiTimes. Citing Taiwan makers, the pressure due to booming sales from Apple products may decrease sales until Microsoft (MSFT) launches Windows 10 next year. Demand for Samsung (SSNLF), Sony (SNE) , And HTC smartphones have also dropped worldwide recently. Reference Link
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