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News For NILE;EW;HP;NCS;NBR;NOV;OII;OIS;PTEN;PDS;SFLY;SSH;SPN;ZTS;ARP From The Last 14 Days
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October 27, 2014
07:40 EDTPTENPatterson-UTI recent sell-off overdone, says UBS
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07:38 EDTOII, PTENUS Oil Services sector downgraded to Cautious from Attractive at Goldman
Goldman downgraded the US Oil Services sector to Cautious based on a lower WTI price forecast of $74/bbl for 2015 and high management and investor expectations. As part of the sector cut, the firm upgraded Oceaneering Halliburton (OII) to Conviction Buy from Buy, downgraded Patterson-UTI (PTEN) to Neutral from Conviction Buy, downgraded Pioneer Energy (PES) and Emerge Energy (EMES) to Neutral from Buy and downgraded Basic Energy (BAS) and Diamond Offshore (DO) to Sell from Buy.
07:23 EDTEWAmerican College of Surgeons holds a conference
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06:34 EDTOIIOceaneering upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman
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06:34 EDTPTENPatterson-UTI downgraded to Neutral from Conviction Buy at Goldman
Goldman removed Patterson-UTI from the Conviction Buy List and downgraded shares to Neutral due to expectations for cuts in customer capital spending due to lower oil prices. Price target lowered to $26 from $42.
06:06 EDTPDSPrecision Drilling raises Q4 dividend by 17% to 7c per share
The board of Precision Drilling has declared a dividend on its common shares of 7c per common share, a 17% increase over the prior quarter. The dividend is payable on November 24, to shareholders of record on November 14.
06:05 EDTPDSPrecision Drilling reports Q3 EPS 18c, consensus 17c
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October 24, 2014
12:49 EDTEWOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street opened relatively quietly, with investors cautious given the way the market closed yesterday following the report a NYC doctor had the Ebola virus. As the morning progressed investors became more emboldened and pushed the market higher, leaving the major averages near their highs at midday. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., a report on new home sales showed that they inched up 0.2% to a 467K rate in September, but August was revised much lower. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Amazon (AMZN) fell 7.5% after the company reported weaker than expected results and provided lower than expected revenue guidance. At least two analysts downgraded the stock following its report, while a number of others cut their price targets on the shares... Procter & Gamble (PG) rose 3% after the company's Q1 core EPS matched estimates and it announced plans to exit the Duracell personal power business. P&G noted that while no decision has been made on the form of the exit, the company’s current preference is a split-off of the Duracell business into a stand-alone company. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was were Edwards Lifesciences (EW), which rose 11% following the company's "beat and raise" report. Also higher was SodaStream (SODA), which jumped 14% after confirming that it has entered into an agreement with PepsiCo (PEP) specifically focused on a small-scale, limited time test to make certain of PepsiCo’s brands available for use on the company’s at-home beverage system. Among the noteworthy losers was Pandora (P), which dropped 15% after reporting quarterly results that included a sequential drop in listener hours. Also lower was Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), which fell 5.5% after Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to a Sell rating in a note to investors. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 86.67, or 0.52%, to 16,764.57, the Nasdaq was up 16.36, or 0.37%, to 4,469.15, and the S&P 500 was up 8.86, or 0.45%, to 1,959.68.
10:03 EDTNBROn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Align Technology (ALGN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Brandywine Realty (BDN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Feltl... Carpenter Technology (CRS) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Check Point (CHKP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham... Diamond Offshore (DO) upgraded at ISI Group... Digital Realty (DLR) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Cowen... EQT Corporation (EQT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust... Education Realty (EDR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at MLV & Co.... Gigamon (GIMO) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Halliburton (HAL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Invacare (IVC) upgraded at KeyBanc... Knight Transportation (KNX) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Logitech (LOGI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Lorillard (LO) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Cowen... Maxim Integrated (MXIM) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... NCR Corp. (NCR) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Nabors Industries (NBR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus... Nucor (NUE) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at CLSA... Old National Bancorp (ONB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson... Plexus (PLXS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Potash (POT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at TD Securities... Reliance Steel (RS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... ResMed (RMD) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at William Blair... Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Swift Transport (SWFT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... Vulcan Materials (VMC) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens... Weatherford (WFT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup.
08:37 EDTEWEdwards Lifesciences price target raised to $132 from $100 at Stifel
Stifel increased its price target on Edwards as the firm believes that the company's Q3 results were "outstanding." The firm thinks the TAVR market has a number of very visible and positive global rivers, while the stock has a number of potential positive catalysts. The firm keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
07:49 EDTNBRNabors Industries upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus
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October 23, 2014
16:21 EDTEWEdwards Lifesciences raises FY14 EPS $3.33-$3.39, consensus $3.30
Sees FY 14 revenue higher than previous $2.05B-$2.25B, consensus $2.24B.
16:19 EDTEWEdwards Lifesciences sees Q4 EPS 89c-95c, consensus 95c
Sees Q4 revenue $575M-$615M, consensus $586.91M.
16:15 EDTEWEdwards Lifesciences reports Q3 EPS 80c, consensus 73c
Reports Q3 revenue $607.4M, consensus $546.32M.
15:30 EDTEWNotable companies reporting after market close
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06:14 EDTPTENPatterson-UTI reports Q3 EPS 11c, may not compare to consensus 47c
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October 21, 2014
18:36 EDTNBROn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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16:47 EDTNBRNabors Industries reports Q3 ex-items EPS 39c, consensus 36c
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15:30 EDTNBRNotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Yahoo! (YHOO), consensus 30c; ACE (ACE), consensus $2.34; Discover Financial (DFS), consensus $1.34; Pinnacle Financial (PNFP), consensus 51c; Broadcom (BRCM), consensus 84c; Intuitive Surgical (ISRG), consensus $3.80; FMC Technologies (FTI), consensus 74c; Robert Half International (RHI), consensus 58c; E-Trade (ETFC), consensus 22c; Nabors Industries (NBR), consensus 36c; Waste Connections (WCN), consensus 54c; Cubist Pharmaceuticals (CBST), consensus 4c; Sonic (SONC), consensus 34c; American Campus Communities (ACC), consensus 43c; Cree (CREE), consensus 36c; Fulton Financial (FULT), consensus 20c; Costamare (CMRE), consensus 41c; Hawaiian Holdings (HA), consensus 78c; Ethan Allen (ETH), consensus 36c; Sabra Health (SBRA), consensus 55c; Rush Enterprises (RUSHA), consensus 51c.
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