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February 14, 2013
17:18 EDTEQIX, NWSA, MS, TSOThird Point reports new stakes in News Corp., Tesoro, Morgan Stanley, Equinix
News For NWSA;TSO;MS;EQIX From The Last 14 Days
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November 30, 2015
17:04 EDTTSOOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Monday
After seeing an early-morning jump, stocks on Wall Street spent Monday's trading session generally lower amid a glut of reports on Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales trends as well as weaker than expected financial data on manufacturing and home sales. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the Chicago purchasing managers' index dropped 7.5 points to 48.7 in November, coming in much worse than the expected 54.0 reading. Pending home sales for October, meanwhile, rose 0.2% from the prior month, lower than the forecasted 1% monthly increase. The Dallas Fed's manufacturing index rose 7.8 points to -4.9 in November, which was better than the anticipated -10.0 reading. The National Retail Federation said that about 151M people say they shopped in-store or on-line over the past four days, compared with 136M who said in a mid-November survey that they planned to shop over the holiday period. Also, as expected, the International Monetary Fund Monday added the Chinese yuan to the the fund's basket of reserve currencies, joining the U.S. dollar, the euro, the Japanese yen and the British pound. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Amazon (AMZN) spiked momentarily on Monday morning amid media reports that the company was seeing a strong start to the holiday sales season, with ChannelAdvisor reporting same-store sales growth of above 20% for the e-commerce giant over Black Friday and the rest of the long Thanksgiving weekend. By session close, however, the shares gave up their early gains, falling 1.26% to $664.80. Meanwhile, Target (TGT) slipped 1.28% to $72.50 as shoppers visiting the company's website in search of Cyber Monday deals encountered intermittent delays, which the company pinned on record sales volumes. Fellow retailer Wal-Mart (WMT) dipped 1.70% to $58.87, while specialty names Express (EXPR), Urban Outfitters (URBN), and Guess? (GES) fell a respective 5.48%, 5.29%, and 6.68%. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were a number of renewable fuel companies, with Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) and Renewable Energy Group (REGI) advancing a respective 21.12% and 6.50% after the EPA finalized its biofuel targets. Petroleum refiners HollyFrontier (HFC) and Tesoro (TSO) slipped 3.30% and 1.74%, respectively, following the news, while oil majors Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX) closed the day up a respective 0.69% and 1.24%. Also higher was ITC Holdings (ITC), which jumped $3.11, or 9.21%, to $36.86 following a Bloomberg report that the company is exploring a potential sale. Separately, Microsoft (MSFT) rose 42c, or 0.78%, to $54.35 after research firm Raymond James upgraded the company two notches to Strong Buy from Hold, predicting that the tech giant will become one of the few large scale cloud vendors that can succeed across the industry's various segments. Among the noteworthy losers was Lockheed Martin (LMT), which declined $6.65, or 2.94%, to $219.26 after Barclays downgraded the shares to Underweight from Equal Weight, saying it "doesn't make sense" to expect further outperformance from the defense major. Also lower was Under Armour (UA), which fell $3.43, or 3.82%, to $86.25 after Piper Jaffray analyst Erinn Murphy cut her price target on the stock following visits to malls and retailers Thanksgiving night, reportedly finding evidence of deeper discounts than last year. Additionally, Lululemon (LULU) lost 8.91% to $47.82 after being downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital after the research firm discovered "significantly higher" clearance levels on company products in-store and online. INDEXES: The Dow fell 78.57, or 0.44%, to 17,719.92, the Nasdaq lost 18.86, or 0.37%, to 5,108.67, and the S&P 500 slipped 9.70, or 0.46%, to 2,080.41.
14:52 EDTTSOEPA sets renewable fuel standards for 2014, 2015, 2016
The EPA announced it is finalizing the volume requirements and associated percentage standards that apply under the RFS program in calendar years 2014, 2015, and 2016 for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel. EPA is also finalizing the volume requirement for biomass-based diesel for 2017. The final 2016 standard for advanced biofuel is nearly 1 billion gallons, or 35 percent, higher than the actual 2014 volumes, while the total renewable standard requires growth from 2014 to 2016 of over 1.8 billion gallons of biofuel, or 11% higher than 2014 actual volumes. The EPA set the renewable fuel target for 2015 at 16.93B gallons and the 2016 target at 18.11B gallons. Companies involved in renewable fuel production include Pacific Ethanol (PEIX), Gevo (GEVO), Renewable Energy (REGI), FutureFuel (FF) and Amyris (AMRS). Publicly traded companies in the refiner space, which may be impacted by the EPA's renewable fuel standards, include Delek US (DK), HollyFrontier (HFC), Marathon Petroleum (MPC), Phillips 66 (PSX), Tesoro (TSO), Valero (VLO) and Western Refining (WNR). Reference Link
12:16 EDTMSMorgan Stanley planning job reductions in fixed income, Bloomberg says
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09:59 EDTNWSATribune Publishing disputes Murdoch tweet, says not in talks to sell
Shares of multi-platform media and marketing solutions company Tribune Publishing (TPUB) are surging in morning trading after Rupert Murdoch said that the company would likely be sold, However, Tribune has come out in response to state that it is not in discussions to sell the company. WHAT'S NEW: On Friday, Rupert Murdoch, the chairman and chief executive officer of News Corp (NWSA, NWS), said in a tweet that there was "strong word" that Tribune would be sold and that the LA Times would be spun off to a local group involving philanthropist Eli Broad. In an e-mailed message to employees on Monday, Tribune said it wanted to address the rumor regarding a potential purchase of the company, and said that "While our policy is not to comment on rumors, given the source of this speculation and the fact that it has received considerable public attention, the company believes a statement to employees is warranted." Tribune reaffirmed that it is committed to its strategy and transformation plan and that it is not engaged in talks or a process to sell the company. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Newsonomics' Ken Doctor reported that private equity firm Apollo Global Management (APO) approached Tribune "about a month ago," telling Tribune's Chairman Eddy Hartenstein about its interest in buying the company. Doctor notes that Tribune was "non-responsive" to requests for talks, and was "unwilling to schedule meetings or provide deeper-than-public financials." Doctor believes that, given Tribune's market capitalization and debt, a purchase price could be in the $650M-$750M range. Tribune has reportedly engaged a small group of newspaper veterans to "plot its next strategy, should an acquisition be finalized." PRICE ACTION: Tribune Publishing is up 9.2% to $10.14 in morning trading. OTHERS TO WATCH: Shares of other newspaper publishers, including McClatchy (MNI) and Gannett (GCI), are also higher this morning.
November 29, 2015
19:31 EDTNWSAMurdoch says Tribune newspaper group likely to be acquired
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November 27, 2015
08:40 EDTMSLarge Banks reduce number of loans to small businesses, WSJ says
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November 25, 2015
12:46 EDTMSFederal Reserve approves final rule for capital plan and stress test regulations
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09:52 EDTEQIXEquinix management to meet with Oppenheimer
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November 24, 2015
15:05 EDTMSFed to provide means for banks examiners to express divergent views
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10:00 EDTEQIXOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: BB&T (BBT) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Citizens Financial (CFG) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Copsync (COYN) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... CyrusOne (CONE) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... DuPont Fabros (DFT) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... Equinix (EQIX) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... Fifth Third (FITB) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Granite Construction (GVA) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Internap (INAP) initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust... KeyCorp (KEY) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Merck (MRK) initiated with a Hold at Berenberg... Nucor (NUE) initiated with a Buy at BB&T... Oracle (ORCL) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... PNC Financial (PNC) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... PowerSecure (POWR) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Regions Financial (RF) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Steel Dynamics (STLD) initiated with a Buy at BB&T... Stellar Biotechnologies (SBOT) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... SunTrust (STI) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Teladoc (TDOC) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... U.S. Bancorp (USB) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... U.S. Concrete (USCR) initiated with a Buy at Sidoti... Wells Fargo (WFC) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray... (WIX) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities... Zions Bancorp (ZION) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray.
November 23, 2015
16:15 EDTEQIXEquinix initiated with a Buy at SunTrust
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16:09 EDTTSOTesoro to acquire Flint Hills Resources' marketing/logistics assets in Alaska
Tesoro through its affiliate Tesoro Alaska Company, has agreed to acquire Flint Hills Resources' wholesale marketing and logistics assets in Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska. "This investment represents our commitment to efficiently and reliably serve customers in the state of Alaska," said Greg Goff, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tesoro Corporation. "We have been a part of the Alaska community since 1969, and over the last five years we have invested more than $300 million dollars in our Alaska operations. We look forward to continuing our operations in the state. "This transaction includes: all FHR wholesale fuel marketing contracts in Alaska; an Anchorage terminal with 580,000 barrels of total in-service storage capacity, a truck rack, and rail loading capability; a Fairbanks airport terminal that includes 22,500 barrels of in-service jet fuel storage and truck rack; and a multi-year terminalling agreement at FHR's North Pole terminal, which will provide efficient rail offload capabilities and provide Tesoro access to Alaska's Interior. The former FHR North Pole refinery is not part of this acquisition.This transaction also improves Tesoro's ability to serve customers from its existing Anchorage terminal, as a result of Tesoro gaining access to rail loading capabilities located at the FHR Anchorage terminal. This extends Tesoro's ability to efficiently and reliably serve the Alaska interior. Tesoro expects to offer qualified third parties access to the FHR Anchorage terminal. The transaction is expected to close within 60 days, pending completion of transition, planning and required consents and approvals.
November 20, 2015
13:00 EDTNWSADow Jones, Pearson to sell stakes in Vedomosti
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November 19, 2015
06:03 EDTEQIXEquinix 2.6M share Secondary priced at $288
JPMorgan, BofA/Merrill, Citi, RBC Capital, Barclays and TD Securities acted as joint book running managers for the offering.
November 18, 2015
08:55 EDTMSMorgan Stanley exec sees Q4 not much better than Q3 for banks, DJ reports
Morgan Stanley (MS) Institutional Securities President Colm Kelleher cautioned that fixed-income markets "still seem subdued," according to Dow Jones, citing his comments at an investment conference. Morgan Stanley was among the banks that reported lower revenue from fixed-income, currency and commodities trading during the third quarter and Kelleher said he doesn't think "the fourth quarter is going to be much better," the report noted. Large bank peers to Morgan Stanley include Bank of America (BAC), Citi (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
November 17, 2015
09:44 EDTMSBrookings Institute to hold a discussion
The Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at Brookings and Ben Bernanke host a discussion with Betsy Graseck of Morgan Stanley, Governor Tarullo of the Federal Reserve on the role of collateral in the financial system, liquidity in bond markets and the shadow banking system in a meeting being held in Washington, D.C. on November 17 at 1:30 pm. Webcast Link
07:48 EDTMSBofa/Merrill to hold a conference
Banking & Financial Services Conference 2015 is being held in New York on November 17-18.

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