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May 27, 2014
11:32 EDTSPRD, AZN, ARUN, NSR, PWRD, SHLD, WUBA, QIWI, DB, KERXOptions with decreasing implied volatility:
Options with decreasing implied volatility: NSR KERX WUBA ARUN DB SHLD AZN QIWI PWRD SPLS
News For NSR;KERX;WUBA;ARUN;DB;SHLD;AZN;QIWI;PWRD;SPRD From The Last 14 Days
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February 4, 2016
06:35 EDTAZNAstraZeneca CEO: Will only do immediately accretive acquisitions, Reuters says
AstraZeneca CEO said that the company will only do more acquisitions if they are immediately accretive, Reuters reports, citing comments from CEO Pascal Soriot to reporters. Soriot added that the company's MYSTIC lung cancer combination study is moving rapidly, the report says. Reference Link
06:27 EDTAZNAstraZeneca sees FY16 core EPS down low to mid single-digit percentage
Sees FY16 total revenue down low to mid single-digit percentage. The company said the guidance "incorporates the dilutive effects arising from the Acerta Pharma and ZS Pharma transactions announced in 2015." It added, "The guidance also assumes the loss of exclusivity for Crestor in the US from May 2016. Externalisation Revenue is expected to be ahead of that in FY 2015, including an increasing element of recurring income arising from prior agreements. This is in line with the Company's long-term business model." AstraZeneca said core R&D costs are expected to be at a similar level to FY15. The company said it is also committed to materially reducing Core SG&A costs in FY16.
06:26 EDTAZNAstraZeneca reports Q4 core EPS 94c, consensus 94c
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06:17 EDTDBDeutsche to face U.S. suit over $3.1B in shareholder losses, Reuters says
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05:11 EDTDBDeutsche Bank implied volatility of 53 at upper end of index mean range
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February 3, 2016
14:48 EDTAZNNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's open, with earnings consensus, include Philip Morris (PM), consensus 81c... AstraZeneca (AZN), consensus 88c... Occidental Petroleum (OXY), consensus (12c)... ConocoPhillips (COP), consensus (65c)... Cigna (CI), consensus $1.80... Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), consensus $3.01... Boston Scientific (BSX), consensus 25c... Charter Communications (CHTR), consensus (12c)... Ralph Lauren (RL), consensus $2.13... Dunkin' Brands (DNKN), consensus 50c... GrubHub (GRUB), consensus 14c... Level 3 (LVLT), consensus 53c... AmerisourceBergen (ABC), consensus $1.25... Cummins (CMI), consensus $2.11.
11:37 EDTDBOptions with increasing put volume; PSX CDNS DF WDR MELI MAS NOV WSM DB
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11:25 EDTAZNAstraZeneca management to meet with Jefferies
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10:00 EDTQIWIOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: AIG (AIG) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair... Credit Acceptance (CACC) downgraded to Underperform at Raymond James... CIT Group (CIT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi... Cobalt (CIE) downgraded at Stifel... Cypress Energy (CELP) downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James... Freeport McMoRan (FCX) downgraded on weak near-term outlook at Argus... Gastar Exploration (GST) downgraded to In-Line from Outperform at Imperial Capital... Intersil (ISIL) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citi... LyondellBasell (LYB) downgraded to Outperform from Top Pick at RBC Capital... Marriott (MAR) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Microchip (MCHP) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Morgan Stanley (MS) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities... Navios Maritime Partners (NMM) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Peapack-Gladstone (PGC) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Sandler O'Neill... QIWI (QIWI) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair... STORE Capital (STOR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg... Spark Energy (SPKE) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird... Stone Energy (SGY) downgraded to In-Line from Outperform at Imperial Capital... SunEdison Semiconductor (SEMI) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Teradyne (TER) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Texas Instruments (TXN) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... UBS (UBS) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Whiting Petroleum (WLL) downgraded on oil price outlook at Stifel... Xcel Energy (XEL) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS... Xilinx (XLNX) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... Yahoo (YHOO) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Axiom.
09:05 EDTQIWIQIWI downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair
William Blair analyst Robert Napoli downgraded QIWI to Market Perform after the company cut its FY15 outlook given the deteriorating macro environment in Russia.
06:35 EDTQIWIQIWI cuts FY15 adjusted revenue view to up 15%-16% vs. FY14
QIWI announced downward revisions to its previously announced full-year 2015 Adjusted Net Revenue guidance to a range of a 15% to 16% increase over 2014, down from its previous guidance of an 18% to 22% increase over 2014. In addition, QIWI is revising its previously announced full-year 2015 Adjusted Net Profit guidance to a range of a 16% to 18% increase over 2014, down from its previous guidance of an 18% to 22% increase over 2014.The downward revision in the Company's Adjusted Net Revenue guidance is primarily due to the continued economic recession in Russia as well as weak consumer demand pressured by high inflation and decreasing real income, which has resulted in performance that was lower than anticipated across certain market verticals, in particular e-commerce and money remittance. In the e-commerce market vertical, the Company expected to see a seasonal increase in demand from customers in accordance with trends observed in previous years that failed to materialize, particularly in physical e-commerce. In addition, the money remittance market vertical underperformed in terms of volumes as well as net revenue due to shifting migration trends and the termination of a few partnerships with counterparties and agents.The downward revision in the Company's Adjusted Net Profit guidance is primarily caused by the downward revision in the Company's Adjusted Net Revenue guidance and a substantial increase in bad debt expense compared to the full year ended December 31, 2014, resulting from an increase in reserves for receivables from several of QIWI's agents who have shown signs of financial instability.
05:10 EDTDBEmpresas ICA confirms sale of OMA shares pledged as collateral
Empresas ICA (ICA) confirmed that Deutsche Securities, S.A. de C.V., Casa de Bolsa foreclosed on collateral in the form of OMA Series B shares pledged to secure a loan to ICA's wholly-owned subsidiary, Aeroinvest, after a Mexican federal judge granted Deutsche Bank (DB) a suspension of the injunctions sought by ICA related to the pledged shares. In connection with the foreclosure on the pledged shares, Deutsche Bank sold a total of 33,162,600 OMA Series B shares, representing 8.29 % of OMA's equity capital in the form of Series B and Series BB shares. Excluding the shares referenced above, ICA holds a 17.23 % ownership interest in OMA in the form of Series B and Series BB shares, directly and indirectly, through Aeroinvest and SETA. ICA is not in default under any other loan agreement subject to a pledge of OMA shares.
February 1, 2016
12:27 EDTWUBAOptions with increasing put volume
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10:34 EDTWUBA58.com weakness attributed to Chinese-language report
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January 29, 2016
07:11 EDTAZNAllergan enters into global agreement with AstraZeneca for ATM-AVI
Allergan announced that it has entered into a global agreement with AstraZeneca to develop and commercialize ATM-AVI, an investigational, fixed-dose antibiotic combining aztreonam and avibactam. Together, the two companies will evaluate the combination to treat serious infections caused by metallo betalactamase MBL-producing Gram-negative pathogens, a difficult-to-treat sub-type of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, for which there are currently very limited treatments, thus presenting a new treatment option for patients with MBL-producing pathogens. Under the terms of the agreement, Allergan will maintain commercialization rights in the U.S. and Canada and AstraZeneca will maintain commercialization rights in all other countries.
January 28, 2016
08:56 EDTDBDeutsche Bank plans will barely meet 2019 capital requirements, WSJ says
Deutsche Bank CEO John Cryan said the bank does not need fresh capital, but the bank's plans will leave it with a capital ratio that "only just squeaks over the hurdle it must clear" in 2019, according to The Wall Street Journal's Paul Davies, who contends that "Deutsche may still need another equity injection to make it through" despite the CEO's promise. Reference Link
05:55 EDTDBDeutsche Bank reports Q4 net income (EUR 2.13B) vs. EUR 441M last year
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January 25, 2016
08:43 EDTDBDeutsche Bank to slash 2015 bonuses after record loss, Reuters reports
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06:53 EDTAZNGlaxo, Astra, J&J partner with universities in drug research fund, Reuters says
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January 24, 2016
11:02 EDTDBStocks post weekly gain after oil rebounds
Stocks recovered late in the week to post their first weekly gain of the new year as equities continue to be correlated closely with the oil market. A plunge in oil led equities lower early in the holiday shortened week, but as oil prices rebounded to close the week out, the major averages followed suit. MACRO NEWS: In the U.S., the consumer price index fell 0.1% during December, versus expectations for a flat reading. The core reading, which excludes food and energy, showed prices rose 0.1% from the prior month, versus expectations for an increase of 0.2%. Initial jobless claims rose to 293,000 last week, topping the expectation for 278,000 first-time claims. Markit's flash manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index for January rose 1.5 points to 52.7, better than the 51.0 reading that was expected. Existing home sales climbed 14.7% to a 5.46M rate in December, topping the 5.2M rate that was forecast... In Asia, China's national bureau of statistics estimated that GDP growth slowed to 6.8% in the last quarter of the year, dipping from 6.9% growth in the previous quarter. China's industrial output rose 5.9% from a year earlier in December, compared with the consensus forecast for a 6% increase. Japan's Nikkei average was down early in the week, even falling into bear market territory, but rallied nearly 6% on Friday after the Nikkei Asian Review said that the Bank of Japan is taking a "serious look" at additional easing... In Europe, the European Central Bank left its key interest rates unchanged. However, at an associated press conference, ECB President Mario Draghi acknowledged downside risks were increasing again, meaning the bank may need to "review and possibly reconsider" its monetary policy stance at its next meeting in March. Markit's flash PMI for the euro zone slid to an 11-month low of 53.5, missing expectations for a more modest dip to a 54.2 reading. The International Monetary Fund cut its global growth forecasts for the third time in less than a year. The IMF now estimates that the world economy will grow 3.4% this year and 3.6% next year, down from its prior forecasts of 3.6% and 3.8% growth, respectively. COMPANY NEWS: On Tuesday, Morgan Stanley (MS) advanced 1% after its earnings and revenue topped analysts' consensus forecast. Big bank peer Bank of America (BAC) slid 1% after its earnings also beat expectations but its revenue narrowly missed the consensus estimate... On Wednesday, IBM (IBM) slid nearly 5% after reporting better than expected earnings and revenue for the fourth quarter, but forecasting below-consensus profits for the new year... On Thursday, Verizon (VZ) was among the best performers on the Dow, advancing over 3% after its earnings, revenue and wireless subscriber additions all topped expectations. Conversely, fellow Dow member Travelers (TRV) slid almost 1% after releasing its own quarterly results... On Friday, American Express (AXP) sunk more than 12% after the card issuer reported stronger than expected quarterly results but its 2017 profit guidance came in below the consensus outlook. The company's pledge to take out $1B in costs by the end of 2017 did little to change the mood of analysts or investors. Fellow Dow member GE (GE) slid a bit more than 1% after reporting better than expected earnings but lower than expected quarterly revenue... Schlumberger (SLB) shares gained 6% after the oil services giant reported earnings that topped expectations, approved a quarterly dividend of 50c per share and a new share repurchase program of $10B and said it plans to cut 10,000 more jobs... Netflix (NFLX) reported fourth quarter earnings that beat analyst estimates, powered by better than expected international subscriber growth. The numbers were met with positive commentary by several research firms, though decelerating U.S. subscriber growth was highlighted by bears as a warning sign for the company... Deutsche Bank (DB) disclosed that it expects a EUR2.1B net loss for the quarter due to a number of charges, including expected litigation costs of EUR1.2B... Xilinx (XLNX) advanced after reporting its third quarter numbers. The news may have been overshadowed, however, by a regulatory filing showing new agreements with its top executives, with several analysts highlighting that the change could signal a takeover is in the cards in the future... Alkermes (ALKS) plunged more than 44% after disclosing that two of three Phase 3 studies of its experimental depression disorder treatment did not meet their primary efficacy endpoints. INDEXES: For the four-day week, the Dow gained about 0.67% to close at 16,093.51, the S&P 500 rose about 1.4% to close at 1,906.90, and the Nasdaq increased about 2.3% to close at 4,591.18.
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