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December 18, 2012
18:48 EDTEGN, BTH, APOG, SYMM, RMCF, ORCL, HNT, AIR, KCGOn 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.
News For ORCL;APOG;KCG;RMCF;BTH;AIR;SYMM;EGN;HNT From The Last 14 Days
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July 2, 2015
07:01 EDTHNTCentene, Health Net to combine in transaction valued at about $6.8B
June 30, 2015
09:35 EDTAIRAAR Corp. to transfer Hot Springs MRO operations to Oklahoma City
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05:59 EDTORCLGartner: Worldwide IT spending on pace to decline 5.5% in 2015
Worldwide IT spending is on pace to total $3.5T in 2015, a 5.5% decline from 2014, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. Analysts attribute the decline to the rising U.S. dollar. In constant-currency terms, the market is projected to grow 2.5%. In Gartner's previous forecast in April, it had forecast IT spending to decline 1.3% in U.S. dollars and grow 3.1% in constant currency. "We want to stress that this is not a market crash. Such are the illusions that large swings in the value of the U.S. dollar versus other currencies can create," said John-David Lovelock, research vice president at Gartner. "However, there are secondary effects to the rising U.S. dollar. Vendors do have to raise prices to protect costs and margins of their products, and enterprises and consumers will have to make new purchase decisions in light of the new prices." Communications services will continue to be the largest IT spending segment in 2015 with spending at nearly $1.5T. However, this segment is also experiencing the strongest decline among the five IT sectors. In the device market, mobile phones continue to be the leading segment, with growth in Apple phones, especially in China, keeping overall phone spending consistent. However, overall smartphone unit growth will start to flatten. The PC and tablet market continues to weaken. The expected 10 percent increase in average PC pricing in currency-impacted countries is going ahead, delaying purchases even more than expected. Excessive PC inventory levels, especially in Western Europe, need to be cleared, which will delay Windows 10 inventory in the second half of the year. Within the data center systems segment, storage and network markets are both expected to see weaker growth in U.S. dollar terms as a result of the appreciation of the U.S. dollar. Reference Link
June 29, 2015
10:54 EDTORCLGoogle denied appeal by U.S. Supreme Court in Oracle copyright case
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June 26, 2015
10:00 EDTAPOGOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: ARM Holdings (ARMH) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Bernstein... Apogee Enterprises (APOG) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Northland... Atlas Resource Partners (ARP) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Bank of the Ozarks (OZRK) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Drexel Hamilton... China Cord Blood (CO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Roth Capital... Citizens Financial (CFG) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim... Community Health (CYH) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James... Eagle Bancorp (EGBN) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Sandler O'Neill... Fifth Street Senior (FSFR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... FireEye (FEYE) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Insight Enterprises (NSIT) downgraded to Underperform at Raymond James... Micron (MU) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Mizuho... SYNNEX (SNX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham... Swatch Group (SWGAY) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Target (TGT) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital... Zoetis (ZTS) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital.
06:52 EDTAPOGApogee Enterprises downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Northland
06:17 EDTORCLConcerns over AWS pricing overblown, says Piper Jaffray
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June 25, 2015
11:06 EDTHNTHospitals, insurers climb after Supreme Court rules on ACA subsidies
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10:24 EDTAPOGApogee Enterprises Q1 execution strong but orders decelerate, says Goldman
Goldman said Apogee reported Q1 2016 earnings of 41c, above its 39c estimate, on better than expected operating leverage but the book-to-bill fell to .92 from .99 last quarter. The firm said orders declined 17% year-over-year to $220M, the lowest absolute level since Q3 2014. The firm maintains its Buy rating and $61 price target and is upbeat ahead of the conference call on robust incrementals and operational gains.
10:11 EDTHNTACA tax subsidies upheld by Supreme Court
The decision of the Fourth Circuit was affirmed in King v. Burwell by a vote of 6 to 3, according to multiple media reports. The Supreme Court upholding the lower court ruling means that individuals who get health insurance through an exchange established by the federal government will be eligible for tax subsidies in all 50 states. Publicly traded companies in the health insurance space include Aetna (AET), Anthem (ANTM), Centene (CNC), Cigna (CI), Health Net (HNT), Humana (HUM), Molina Healthcare (MOH), UnitedHealth (UNH) and WellCare (WCG). Publicly traded companies in the hospital space include Community Health (CYH), HCA Holdings (HCA), LifePoint (LPNT), Tenet (THC) and Universal Health (UHS).
June 24, 2015
17:45 EDTAPOGApogee Enterprises reports Q1 backlog up 22% to 470.8M
17:44 EDTAPOGApogee Enterprises expects to surpass $1B in revenues in FY16, consensus $1.06B
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17:43 EDTAPOGApogee Enterprises raises FY16 EPS view to $2.10-$2.25 from $2.05-$2.20
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17:40 EDTAPOGApogee Enterprises reports Q1 EPS 41c, consensus 37c
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June 23, 2015
10:47 EDTORCLOracle new services round out cloud platform, says Cantor
Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White believes Oracle's addition of 25 new cloud services rounds out the Oracle Cloud Platform. He says Oracle is now in a unique position to competitively deliver cloud solutions to enterprise customers and keeps a Buy rating on the stock with a $48 price target.
06:04 EDTORCLOracle says extending enterprise cloud portfolio
At a live event yesterday, Oracle (ORCL) Executive Chairman of the Board and CTO Larry Ellison announced new additions to the Oracle Cloud Platform, a comprehensive, integrated suite of services that make it easier for developers, IT professionals, business users and analysts to build, extend and integrate cloud applications. With more than 24 new cloud services, the Oracle Cloud Platform "extends Oracle's leadership with the world's broadest and deepest portfolio" of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS. Newly available Oracle Cloud services include, Oracle Database Cloud - Exadata, Oracle Archive Storage Cloud, Oracle Big Data Cloud, Oracle Integration Cloud, Oracle Mobile Cloud, and Oracle Process Cloud. The Oracle Cloud Platform helps customers build new applications, extend existing ones, and easily move existing on-premises workloads to the cloud with no application changes. The services are designed to maximize end user experience and productivity; enable developers to manage and analyze data, rapidly develop, test and deploy applications; enable architects to quickly integrate across on-premises and cloud applications; and enable business users to drive rich business insights and enterprise collaboration. With the Oracle Cloud Platform, customers and partners are able to take advantage of the industry-leading Oracle middleware and database software that thousands of global organizations already use to run their own businesses, all delivered via cloud. The extensive level of automation that has been engineered into the Oracle Cloud, results in faster time-to-value, greater innovation, and lower cost for customers. "Oracle is growing really fast. We sold $426M worth of business in SaaS and PaaS last quarter, a 200 percent increase over the same quarter last year. That's an industry record, no company has ever sold that much in just one quarter," said Ellison. "Oracle is the only company on the planet that can deliver a complete, integrated, standards-based suite of services at every layer of the cloud. Those technology advantages enable us to be much more cost-effective than our competitors. Our new Archive Storage service goes head-to-head with Amazon Glacier (AMZN) and it's one-tenth their price."
June 22, 2015
10:00 EDTEGNOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Akebia (AKBA) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities... Barracuda Networks (CUDA) initiated with a Buy at Summit Research... BioLineRx (BLRX) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities... Cabela's (CAB) initiated with an Outperform at Barrington... Chemours (CC) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... Communications Sales & Leasing (CSAL) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan... E.W. Scripps (SSP) initiated with a Hold at Evercore ISI... EQT Corporation (EQT) reinstated with an Overweight at Barclays... EQT GP (EQGP) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... EQT Midstream Partners (EQM) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... Eagle Pharmaceuticals (EGRX) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Energen (EGN) initiated with a Buy at KLR Group... Ignyta (RXDX) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... International Game (IGT) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Leju (LEJU) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays... Micron (MU) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... People's Utah Bancorp (PUB) initiated with a Buy at DA Davidson... SouFun (SFUN) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays... Turquoise Hill (TRQ) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital.
08:22 EDTORCLOracle to hold a webinar
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08:11 EDTEGNEnergen initiated with a Buy at KLR Group
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06:37 EDTHNTHealth insurers may change policies based on King v. Burwell ruling, NYT says
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