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December 18, 2012
18:48 EDTORCL, APOG, KCG, RMCF, BTH, AIR, SYMM, EGN, HNTOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Oracle (ORCL), up 1.5%... Apogee Enterprises (APOG), up 1.6%... ALSO HIGHER: Knight Capital (KCG), up 4% after reports the company would seek a merger with Getco... Rocky Mountain Chocolate (RMCF), up 22% after disclosing the receipt of a takeover bid from PST Capital for $13.50 per share... Blyth (BTH), up 9.8% after announcing new agreement with ViSalus... DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: AAR Corp. (AIR), down 0.5%... DOWN AFTER GUIDANCE: Symmetricom (SYMM), down 10% after lowering Q2 revenue, EPS view... Energen (EGN), down 4.5% after lowering FY12, FY13 EPS views.. HealthNet (HNT), down 1.5% after lowering FY13 EPS, revenue view.
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September 15, 2014
07:41 EDTAIRTopeka to hold a conference
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07:35 EDTKCGKCG Holdings reports August average daily market making volume of $22.6B
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07:19 EDTORCLSNIA to hold a conference
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September 14, 2014
20:25 EDTORCLOracle buys Front Porch Digital, terms undisclosed
Oracle announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Front Porch Digital, a provider of content storage management solutions that help companies migrate, manage and monetize large-scale media assets. Front Porch Digital's big data technologies help enterprises easily handle their rapidly expanding and complex volumes of digital media content, such as high definition films and TV shows, medical images and records, and real-time security monitoring feeds. More than 550 organizations worldwide rely on Front Porch Digital across multiple industries to ensure the availability and accessibility of their valuable content, including A&E Television, BBC, Discovery Communications, U.S. Library of Congress and NASCAR. In total, Front Porch Digital helps manage over 750 petabytes of digital content. Together, Oracle and Front Porch Digital will help organizations more effectively and efficiently manage the growing complexities associated with the migration, integration, storage, and delivery of rich media content.
September 12, 2014
15:31 EDTORCLOracle September volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
Oracle September call option implied volatility is at 31, October is at 18, December is at 19; compared to its 26-week average of 23 according to Track Data suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q1 results after the close on September 18.
14:08 EDTKCGKCG Holdings announces departure of CFO Steve Bisgay
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September 11, 2014
11:17 EDTORCLEMC seen as potential target after said to mull VMware stake sale
EMC (EMC) is considering selling its 80% stake in cloud computing infrastructure provider VMware (VMW), The New York Post reported today, citing unnamed sources. Calling The New York Post "surprisingly accurate" on M&A news, UBS said the likelihood of change at EMC has increased and it has become a potential takeover target. WHAT'S NEW: EMC is exploring the possibility of selling its stake in VMware, which could be acquired by HP (HPQ), according to one source, The Post reported. EMC could also look to sell other assets, the newspaper quoted a second unnamed source as saying. ANALYST REACTION: UBS analyst Steven Milunovich wrote that he is more convinced in the wake of the Post story that "something is up" at EMC. Although EMC has denied in the past that it would consider selling or spinning off VMware, the company could change its tune, the analyst stated. HP could buy VMware or all of EMC, while Oracle (ORCL) and Cisco (CSCO) are also potential buyers of EMC, Milunovich believes.The analyst kept a $33 price target and Buy rating on shares of EMC. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Activist investor Elliott Management, a hedge fund, has taken a $1B stake in EMC and wants the company to spin off VMware, The Wall Street Journal reported in July. Early last month, research firm FBR Capital wrote that an EMC spin-off of VMware could enhance shareholder value for both companies and make VMware a top acquisition candidate by a larger technology company. The firm kept an Outperform rating on EMC at that time. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, EMC was little changed at $29.50, down from its earlier high of $29.89. VMware fell 0.7% to $96.75, down from its earlier daily high of $97.86.
10:30 EDTORCLUBS sees increasing likelihood of change at EMC
UBS calls the New York Post "surprisingly accurate on M&A" after the paper reported that EMC (EMC) is considering the sale of its stake in VMware (VMW). The firm believes the likelihood for change at the company is rising. In addition, UBS says the industry should consolidate, and it views EMC as a potential target. UBS thinks Cisco (CSCO), Oracle (ORCL) and HP (HPQ) might be interested parties in owning part or all of EMC. The firm believes an HP, EMC merger would make sense. UBS has a Buy rating on EMC with a $33 price target.
10:00 EDTEGNOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Airgas (ARG) initiated with a Neutral at Northcoast... CBOE Holdings (CBOE) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... CME Group (CME) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... Colfax (CFX) initiated with a Neutral at Northcoast... Corporate Office Properties (OFC) initiated with an Overweight at Capital One... Edwards Lifesciences (EW) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee... Energen (EGN) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... Goodrich Petroleum (GDP) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... GreenHunter Resources (GRH) initiated with a Hold at Stifel... GrubHub (GRUB) initiated with a Market Perform at Barrington... Illinois Tool Works (ITW) initiated with a Neutral at Northcoast... IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... JD.com (JD) initiated with a Buy at Brean Capital... Lincoln Electric (LECO) initiated with a Buy at Northcoast... Live Nation (LYV) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... Medtronic (MDT) initiated with a Neutral at Sterne Agee... Midstates Petroleum (MPO) initiated with a Market Perform at Cowen... NASDAQ (NDAQ) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... Newfield Exploration (NFX) initiated with an Outperform at Iberia... Newpark Resources (NR) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Nuverra Environmental (NES) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... Palo Alto (PANW) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... Petrobras (PBR) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... RSP Permian (RSPP) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... Sensata (ST) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Stage Stores (SSI) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Synergy Resources (SYRG) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... TE Connectivity (TEL) initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Twitter (TWTR) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Walter Investment (WAC) initiated with an Underweight at Barclays... Washington REIT (WRE) initiated with an Equalweight at Capital One... Yandex (YNDX) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Yara International (YARIY) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse.
05:35 EDTEGNEnergen initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank
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September 10, 2014
10:51 EDTORCLOracle September volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
Oracle September call option implied volatility is at 28, October is at 18, December is at 19; compared to its 26-week average of 23 according to Track Data suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q1 results after the close on September 18.
07:23 EDTORCLOracle coverage assumed with a Neutral at MKM Partners
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September 9, 2014
11:17 EDTEGNHigh option volume stocks
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07:17 EDTORCLThe Wireless Association to hold a conference
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07:10 EDTAIRGabelli to hold a conference
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September 8, 2014
10:34 EDTKCGKCG Holdings to sell certain assets of KCG Futures to Wedbush
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September 5, 2014
12:14 EDTBTHGabelli raises stake in Blyth to 5.84% from 5.06%, seeks board seat
Mario Gabelli sent a letter to Robert Goergen, the chairman of Blyth's board, seeking a seat on the Blyth board, citing a "lack of shareholder communication... inconsistent with good corporate governance."
08:09 EDTKCGAnonymous letter warns KCG of employee 'rebellion,' WSJ says
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September 4, 2014
12:49 EDTHNTJudges to revisit ObamaCare subsidies decision, The Hill reports
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09:10 EDTORCLBarclays' top ideas in U.S. Software for 2H 2014
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