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March 21, 2013
09:05 EDTORCL, ITMN, ACAD, TUMI, GES, MOV, PERY, AZN, YHOO, CSCO, SCHLOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Perry Ellis (PERY), up 5.2%... Movado (MOV), up 2.4%... ALSO HIGHER: InterMune (ITMN), up 12.2% after health technology appraisal body in England and Wales recommends use of its Esbriet drug... ACADIA (ACAD), up 7.5% after presenting detailed results from a Phase III study of its treatment for Parkinson's disease psychosis... AstraZeneca (AZN), up 2.8% after saying it plans to restructure its SG&A activities to cut out about 2,300 jobs, announcing partnership agreement with Moderna Therapeutics... Yahoo! (YHOO), up 2% following upgrade at Oppenheimer... DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Oracle (ORCL), down 7.6%... Guess (GES), down 6%... Tumi (TUMI), down 6%... Scholastic (SCHL), down 11.5%... ALSO LOWER: Cisco (CSCO), down 2.5%, following downgrade at FBR Capital... General Moly (GMO), down 21%, after work suspended on a $665M loan being negotiated for the development of its Mt. Hope Project.
News For ORCL;CSCO;YHOO;AZN;PERY;MOV;GES;TUMI;ACAD;ITMN;SCHL From The Last 14 Days
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October 17, 2014
12:17 EDTYHOOMark Cuban says buying Netflix shares, sees company as M&A target
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09:31 EDTCSCOCisco namnes Bernadette Wightman President of Cisco Cananda
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08:06 EDTCSCOCisco, Sensity Systems announce strategic relationship
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October 15, 2014
16:22 EDTYHOOYahoo amendment to credit agreement extended to October 8, 2015
On October 9, Yahoo! Inc. entered into Amendment No. 2 to its Credit Agreement, dated as of October 19, 2012, as amended by Amendment No. 1, dated as of October 10, 2013, with Citibank, N.A., as administrative agent, and the lenders party thereto from time to time. Amendment No. 2, among other things, extends the termination date of the Credit Agreement from October 9, 2014 to October 8, 2015. The Credit Agreement, as amended, continues to provide for a $750M unsecured revolving credit facility, subject to increase by up to $250M in accordance with its terms. There are no borrowings currently outstanding under the Credit Agreement.
10:48 EDTAZNShire tanks with AbbVie calling board meeting over merger
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06:40 EDTYHOOYahoo hires Kevin Gentzel as head of N.A. ad sales, CNet reports
Yahoo has hired Kevin Gentzel, the Washington Post's former chief revenue officer, as its new head of North American advertising sales, CNet reports. Gentzel will report to Ned Brody, the company's head of Americas. Reference Link
06:15 EDTCSCOCisco lays off 900 in San Jose area, Silicon Valley Business Journal says
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October 14, 2014
14:28 EDTYHOOYahoo hires former Washington Post Chief Revenue Officer to head sales, WSJ says
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11:23 EDTAZNBIND Therapeutics and The Conference Forum hold a conference
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09:10 EDTPERYPerry Ellis enters into license agreement with Kiona
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08:08 EDTYHOOYahoo to close Amman, Jordan office by end of year, TechCrunch reports
Yahoo will close its office in Amman, Jordan by the end of the year, TechCrunch reports, citing a confirmed statement by a company spokesperson. The company will funnel its Arab-language and English-language Arab-focused Internet portal to an office in Dubai and other regions. A Yahoo spokesperson says the move is part of its "global efforts to streamline operations." Reference Link
05:48 EDTTUMITumi initiated with a Hold at Stifel
October 13, 2014
13:10 EDTYHOOGoogle's Schmidt says Amazon is company's biggest search rival, FT reports
Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google (GOOG), says Amazon (AMZN) is his company's biggest rival in search, not Bing (MSFT) or Yahoo (YHOO), the Financial Times reports. Schmidt also argued in Berlin that Google should not be regulated "as if it were the gatekeeper of the internet," given the influence of Amazon and Facebook (FB). Reference Link
12:13 EDTYHOOYahoo upgraded as BGC sees higher chances for tax efficient monetization
Research firm BGC Partners upgraded its rating on Yahoo (YHOO) to Buy from Hold, saying that the chances of the company monetizing its assets in a more tax efficient manner have increased now that Alibaba (BABA) has come public. Among the possible scenarios, Yahoo may be acquired by Alibaba, the firm added. WHAT'S NEW: Yahoo's chances of paying a relatively low tax rate on the sale of its stakes in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan, a Japanese Internet company, have risen, BGC Financial analyst Colin Gillis stated. Yahoo could owe up to $15B of taxes on its sale of the assets, the analyst estimated. If Yahoo pays full tax liability, its stakes would be worth $43.5B. If it pays no taxes, the assets would be worth $58.5B, he estimated. Gillis set his price target on Yahoo at $50, representing the midpoint of the two scenarios, he stated. Among various scenarios that could play out, Alibaba could choose to buy Yahoo and subsequently unload Yahoo's core business and the American company's stake in Yahoo Japan, the analyst said. Yahoo shareholders could receive cash and shares of Alibaba as part of such a deal, Gillis stated. If Yahoo is not acquired by Alibaba, the American company should combine with AOL (AOL), as recently proposed by activist investor Starboard Value, Gillis contended. Merging with AOL could accelerate Yahoo's revenue growth by over 50% and increase its EBITDA by over 35%, Gillis estimated. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, Yahoo fell 1% to $39.18.
10:08 EDTYHOO, AZNOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:28 EDTYHOOYahoo upgraded to Buy from Hold at BGC Financial
BGC Financial analyst Colin Gillis upgraded his rating on Yahoo (YHOO) shares to Buy saying the company's remaining assets should get monetized in a more tax efficient manner now that Alibaba (BABA) is public. Gillis also points out that Alibaba could see benefits from acquiring Yahoo. He raised his price target for Yahoo shares to $50 from $37.
09:21 EDTAZNOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:53 EDTAZNAstraZeneca upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
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05:27 EDTAZNAstraZeneca upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
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October 12, 2014
17:20 EDTCSCOGE, Splunk, Cisco, others could benefit from Internet of Things, Barron's says
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