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June 20, 2014
16:20 EDTETE, FLML, ORCL, NGLS, ABBV, TRGP, DRI, SHPGOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street had a quiet open and remained that way throughout the session. The averages moved in a narrow range but drifted mostly in positive territory, allowing the Dow and S&P 500 to close the week at all-time highs. The Nasdaq also notched a gain, despite being weighed on by shares of Oracle (ORCL), which slid after reporting earnings below Wall Street estimates. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., no major economic data was reported. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of enterprise software provider Oracle sunk $1.69, or 3.98%, to $40.82 after the company’s fourth quarter results trailed analysts’ consensus estimates. Citigroup downgraded Oracle to Neutral from Buy citing weak license growth and "relatively aggressive" Q1 targets following the company's Q4 results... Shire (SHPG) shares trading in New York rose $31.18, or 16.26%, to $222.89 after the company confirmed it rejected a takeover offer from AbbVie (ABBV). Abbvie, which has tried unsuccessfully three times to strike a deal to buy the Ireland-based drugmaker, is considering raising its offer for Shire a fourth time, according to Bloomberg, citing two people with knowledge of the matter. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was car retailer CarMax (KMX), which surged $7.47, or 16.5%, to $52.75 after the company reported first quarter results that beat expectations. Also higher were shares of Flamel Technologies (FLML), which rose $2.40, or 18.79%, to $15.17 after the FDA changed its drug shortage website and now lists Flamel's Bloxiverz as the "first and only" approved neostigmine. Analysts at Summer Street believe the change could be a "hugely significant" milestone for Flamel and may mean that the FDA could be taking action to remove unapproved neostigmines offered by other companies. Among the noteworthy losers was Targa Resources Partners (NGLS), which fell $11.44, or 14.03%, to $70.11 after announcing last night that its takeover talks with Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) ended without a deal and the stock was downgraded at Wunderlich following the news. Shares of Targa Resources Partners and its parent, Targa Resources (TRGP), had spiked late in yesterday's session after Bloomberg reported that Energy Transfer was near a deal to buy them. Also lower was restaurant operator Darden (DRI), which dropped $1.94, or 3.92%, to $47.58 after stating that same-store sales at its Olive Garden restaurants had declined 3.5% last quarter and reporting earnings that disappointed. INDEXES: The Dow rose 25.62, or 0.15%, to 16,947.08, the Nasdaq advanced 8.71, or 0.2%, to 4,368.04, and the S&P 500 gained 3.39, or 0.17%, to 1,962.87.
News For ORCL;SHPG;ABBV;FLML;DRI;NGLS;ETE;TRGP From The Last 14 Days
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May 18, 2015
07:04 EDTNGLSTarga Resources Partners downgraded to Sell from Buy at Goldman
Goldman downgraded Targa Resources two notches to Sell from Buy and reduced its price target to $42 to reflect lower commodity price forecasts and decelerating distribution growth.
07:03 EDTTRGPTarga Resources downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
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May 17, 2015
16:50 EDTORCLWhite House wavers on backing Google, Oracle in copyright suit, Reuters says
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May 15, 2015
16:46 EDTABBVAbbVie extends exchange offer to acquire Pharmacyclics
AbbVie (ABBV) announced that it has extended the expiration of its exchange offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Pharmacyclics (PCYC) to 5 p.m., New York City time, on May 22. The depositary of the exchange offer has advised that, as of 4:00 p.m., New York City time, on May 15, a total of approximately 42,822,941 shares of Pharmacyclics common stock were validly tendered and not properly withdrawn in the exchange offer. All other terms and conditions of the exchange offer remain unchanged.
11:08 EDTSHPG, TRGP, NGLSOmega Advisors gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Targa Resources (TRGP), Targa Resources Partners (NGLS), Humana (HUM), Dow Chemical (DOW), and Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA). INCREASED STAKES: Kinder Morgan (KMI), Chimera Investment Corporation (CIM), AerCap Holdings (AER), Shire (SHPG), and KKR & Co. (KKR). DECREASED STAKES: eBay (EBAY), Altisource Portfolio Solutions (ASPS), Caesars Entertainment (CZR), Navient (NAVI), and TerraForm Power (TERP). LIQUIDATED STAKES: HCA Holdings (HCA), Gilead (GILD), Cabot Oil & Gas (COG), and Apple (AAPL).
10:55 EDTETEJANA Partners gives quarterly update on stakes
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10:29 EDTABBVAmerican Urological Association to hold an annual meeting
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09:45 EDTABBVAbbVie reports FDA orphan designation for Humira in treatment of HS
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08:05 EDTFLMLFlamel backs FY15 product revenue $170M-$185M, consensus $187.64M
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08:04 EDTFLMLFlamel reports Q1 EPS 27c, consensus 31c
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May 14, 2015
15:01 EDTFLMLNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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13:12 EDTABBVAbbVie granted orphan status for Humira
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10:41 EDTABBVAnalysts upbeat on Amgen's Kyprolis after ASCO abstracts
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09:43 EDTFLMLFlamel management to meet with SunTrust
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09:09 EDTABBVBristol-Myers down 1.3% after release of ASCO abstracts
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May 13, 2015
13:12 EDTABBVSen. Sanders urges VA to break patents on Gilead hepatitis C drugs
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11:12 EDTTRGPEnergy MLPs weak despite Williams deal for Williams Partners
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09:44 EDTTRGPMLPs that could trade up on Williams, Williams Partners news, says Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse said Plains GP Holdings (PAGP), Targa Resources (TRGP), NuStar (NSH), Western Gas Equity (WGP) could trade up on the Williams (WMB)/Williams Partners (WPZ) merger news.
May 12, 2015
07:52 EDTSHPGLeerink to hold a tour
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May 11, 2015
08:48 EDTDRIPanera Bread appoints Drew Madsen President effective May 11
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