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February 19, 2013
09:13 EDTPERY, BBY, AET, HUM, ODP, ESRX, MRGE, CI, SPLS, AEO, WLP, UNH, OMXOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Office Depot (ODP), up 28.8%, OfficeMax (OMX), up 22.3%, after WSJ says companies in advanced talks to merge. Rival Staples (SPLS) also up 14.8% after report... Merge Healthcare (MRGE), up 8.1% after quarterly report, concluding evaluation of strategic alternatives... Best Buy (BBY), up 4.8% after upgrades at Stifel Nicolaus, Barclays... American Eagle (AEO), up 3.4% following postive Barron's mention... LOWER: Humana (HUM), down 9.1% Unitedhealth (UNH), down 4.9%, Cigna (CI), down 4.7%, Aetna (AET), down 3%, Wellpoint (WLP), down 2.7%, after Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposes policies to lower Medicare drug costs... UP AFTER EARNINGS: Express Scripts (ESRX), up 4.1%... DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Perry Ellis (PERY), down 7.5%.
News For ODP;OMX;SPLS;HUM;UNH;CI;AET;WLP;MRGE;BBY;AEO;ESRX;PERY From The Last 14 Days
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March 23, 2015
09:02 EDTHUMHumana reiterates FY15 EPS view $8.50-$9.00, concensus $8.87
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09:02 EDTHUMHumana to sell Concentra to Select Medical, Welsh Carson for $1.055B in cash
06:37 EDTSPLSStaples upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
UBS upgraded Staples (SPLS) to Buy based on favorable risk/reward and potential synergies and earnings growth from the Office Depot (ODP) acquisition. Price target raised to $20 from $18.
March 20, 2015
09:02 EDTPERYPerry Ellis sells C&C California intellectual property to ACI Licensing
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08:18 EDTUNH, HUM, CI, AETLeerink healthcare services analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
Healthcare Services Analyst Gupte discusses Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and the proposed pay-fors and implications For Healthcare Services on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on March 20 at 11 am.
March 19, 2015
10:02 EDTAETOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:06 EDTOMX, ODPCiti Retail Services extends long term consumer relationship with Office Depot
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08:20 EDTAETAetna upgraded at Sterne Agee
As noted earlier, Sterne Agee upgraded Aetna to Buy from Neutral. The firm says that the company is the best-positioned name within the large-cap health plan space , a defensive sector that has little exposure to Europe and reasonable growth prospects, according to the firm.
06:19 EDTAETAetna upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee
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06:15 EDTMRGEMerge Healthcare coverage transferred with an Outperform at RW Baird
Target $5.
March 18, 2015
12:46 EDTAETAetna, HackensackAlliance ACO announce collaboration
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March 17, 2015
10:59 EDTBBYBest Buy calls active on activist investor speculation
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10:54 EDTBBYRumor: Best Buy moves up on activist investor speculation
Shares of Best Buy are moving higher amid speculation Carl Icahn may have acquired a stake in the company.
09:05 EDTBBYMicrosoft Band now available at Best Buy, Target, Amazon, Re/code reports
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09:00 EDTAETAetna management to meet with JPMorgan
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08:04 EDTESRXExpress Scripts has a conference call hosted by JPMorgan
JPMorgan Analyst Gill will host a conference call with CEO George Paz on March 18 at 11 am.
07:53 EDTAEOMatson American Eagle Jack Henry named triple play at Oppenheimer
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March 16, 2015
09:04 EDTHUMHumana announcse completion of $500M accelerated share repurchase program
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March 12, 2015
10:33 EDTSPLSOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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09:03 EDTAETAetna price target raised to $115 from $103 at Argus
Argus increased its price target on Aetna after the company's Q4 membership growth exceeded its prior targets. The firm thinks the company will deliver sustained membership and revenue growth in 2015. It keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
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