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February 22, 2013
10:00 EDTMS, WBMD, V, TASR, ISRG, MT, SWKS, CAT, SLCA, PWR, FTI, TWC, MRVL, TSS, HPQ, EXPOn 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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12:08 EDTMSOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Stocks on Wall Street were slightly higher at midday in the first trading day of a week that will be light on domestic economic data but heavy on earnings reports. Investors will be receiving profit reports from about 25% of the companies on the S&P 500 this week, making this the highest volume earnings week of this season. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., no major data was released. In Europe, Greece reopened its banks three weeks after closing as the country worked out another bailout agreement. The country announced it has started the process of paying off its creditors, including the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, with a bridge loan it just received. COMPANY NEWS: Lockheed Martin (LMT) agreed to buy the Sikorsky Aircraft business from United Technologies (UTX) for $9B, noting the price is "effectively reduced" to $7.1B after taking into account tax benefits resulting from the transaction. Shares of Lockheed, which also reported better than expected second quarter results and increased its fiscal year guidance, gained nearly 2% after the Sikorsky announcement and saying it will conduct a strategic review of its government IT infrastructure services business and technical services business... Shares of Morgan Stanley (MS) shares were little changed near noon after the bank reported earnings and revenue, excluding certain adjustments, that topped analysts' consensus forecasts... SunEdison (SUNE) announced a deal to acquire Vivint Solar (VSLR) for approximately $2.2B, payable in a combination of cash, shares of SunEdison common stock and SunEdison convertible notes. In connection with the proposed acquisition of Vivint Solar, SunEdison has entered into a definitive purchase agreement with a subsidiary of TerraForm Power (TERP) which, concurrently with the completion of SunEdison's acquisition of Vivint, will acquire Vivint Solar's rooftop solar portfolio, consisting of 523 MW expected to be installed by year-end 2015, for $922M in cash. Shares of Vivint rose 44% following the announcement, while SunEdison's stock gained 4% and TerraForm dropped 3%. Fellow residential solar installer SolarCity (SCTY), which is backed by Tesla's (TSLA) Elon Musk, rose 7% following the deal in the space. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Exelixis (EXEL), which rallied 43% after the company reported that a study of cabozantinib in metastatic renal cell carcinoma met its primary endpoint of significant improvement in progression-free survival. The shares were indicated to rise even more in early pre-market trading, but lost some of their gains after Bristol-Myers (BMY) announced that its Opdivo study was stopped early after showing superior overall survival in a Phase 3 study of previously treated patients with advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Bristol-Myers rose a bit less than 1% to trade near $70 per share after its own announcement. Also higher was PayPal (PYPL), which gained more than 5.5% in its first day of trading after being spun out of eBay (EBAY). Meanwhile, eBay shares rose over 2%. Cal-Maine Foods (CALM) dropped 8% after posting lower than expected sales and profits in its fourth quarter and warning that while it should have an adequate supply of its primary feed ingredients, the company expects that prices will be "volatile" in the year ahead. Also lower were shares of several gold miners, including Barrick Gold (ABX) and Newmont Mining (NEM), which each fell about 11%, as gold prices declined about 2% near midday. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 31.66, or 0.18%, to 18,118.11, the Nasdaq was up 9.81, or 0.19%, to 5,219.96, and the S&P 500 was up 2.82, or 0.13%, to 2,129.46.
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08:47 EDTMSMorgan Stanley CFO: Retail investor activity yet to increase from subdued levels
Morgan Stanley CFO Jonathan Pruzan said the firm's view on Wealth Management remains positive as the recovery plays out in the U.S., with growth expected to come from its bank strategy and fee-based program. "We continue to see softness in transactional revenues, which were down 8% compared to last quarter as retail investor activity has yet to increase from subdued levels," Pruzan added.
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07:01 EDTMSMorgan Stanley reports Q2 EPS ex DVA 79c, consensus 74c
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06:31 EDTTASRTASER acquires British distributor TSR
TASER announced its wholly owned subsidiary, TASER International BV, has acquired Tactical Safety Responses Limited, or TSR, -- its licensed distributor of Smart Weapons and body cameras in the UK. This investment helps expand TASER's ability to bring key public safety technologies to its partners across the UK by growing its in country sales and support team. TSR will provide unaltered service during the transition, maintaining existing staff and services, in order to ensure that TASER's current clientele enjoy both continuity and improved quality in its service.
06:00 EDTMRVLStocks with implied volatility movement; BTU MRVL
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14:29 EDTMRVLAvago eyeing acquisition of Marvell, Light Reading says
Avago (AVGO) is looking at acquiring semiconductor vendor Marvell (MRVL), according to Light Reading, citing a reputable source. Reference Link
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06:59 EDTISRGIntuitive Surgical Q2 expectations look reasonable, says Leerink
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