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March 10, 2014
10:41 EDTZQK, PANW, SWY, AMBC, MDROptions with decreasing implied volatility: PANW MDR SWY ZQK AMBC
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July 6, 2015
11:24 EDTPANWCowen shakes up cybersecurity ratings, cuts Fortinet to sell
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10:24 EDTAMBCOptions with increasing implied volatility
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10:01 EDTPANWOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: 58.com (WUBA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Summit Research... Altria Group (MO) upgraded to Buy from Outperform at CLSA... Ares Commercial (ACRE) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital... BAE Systems (BAESY) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... BGC Partners (BGCP) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... Cognizant (CTSH) upgraded to Buy on valuation at CLSA... Edwards Lifesciences (EW) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Guess (GES) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at Piper Jaffray... MarkWest Energy (MWE) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Palo Alto (PANW) upgraded to Outperform following checks at Cowen... The Medicines Co. (MDCO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho... TripAdvisor (TRIP) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Barclays... Union Pacific (UNP) upgraded to Outperform at Cowen... United Continental (UAL) upgraded to Buy from Fair Value at CRT Capital... eHealth (EHTH) upgraded on Medicare outlook, risk/reward at RBC Capital.
06:33 EDTPANWPalo Alto upgraded to Outperform following checks at Cowen
As previously reported, Cowen upgraded Palo Alto to Outperform from Market Perform and raised its price target to $205 from $175. The firm's checks indicate continued strong momentum in high-end appliances and data center, and robust subscription growth. Cowen believes there is meaningful upside to estimates and its 2017 estimates suggest shares have materially room to run.
06:19 EDTPANWPalo Alto upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen
July 2, 2015
10:48 EDTAMBCOptions with increasing implied volatility
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05:28 EDTAMBCAmbac Financial comments on Puerto Rico events
Ambac Financial provide financial guarantees and other financial services, commented on recent concerns and events in Puerto Rico. Ambac Assurance confirms that all July 1 payments due on its insured Puerto Rico bonds have been paid in full by the relevant issuer. Ambac did not receive any claims from policyholders for non-payment of interest or principal on any outstanding debt issued by the Commonwealth. In response to recent comments from Puerto Rico officials, Nader Tavakoli, Interim president and CEO, said, "We continue to believe the Commonwealth is far better served by meeting its obligations rather than considering any default scenarios. Our team of professionals in New York, Puerto Rico and Washington are actively engaged in the situation. We will not tolerate any actions that could impair our interests and Ambac Assurance is ready to fully exercise all of its rights and remedies, if needed. If it were to become necessary, we are confident in our ability to pay timely principal and interest." As of March 31, Ambac had $5.8B of Total Claims-Paying Resources, including its wholly-owned subsidiary Ambac Assurance UK Limited. Total Claims-Paying resources are net of Ambac's statutory subrogation recoveries including $2.3B of estimated representation and warranty subrogation recoveries.
July 1, 2015
14:49 EDTPANWTrump Hotels becomes latest victim of credit card data breach, Krebs says
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10:28 EDTAMBCOptions with increasing implied volatility
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June 30, 2015
11:13 EDTAMBCAmbac Financial volatility increases as shares pullback
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June 26, 2015
10:56 EDTPANWBarclays calls Fortinet, Palo Alto best bets in cybersecurity sector
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05:43 EDTPANWPalo Alto price target raised to $210 from $178 at Barclays
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05:41 EDTPANWFireEye downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
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June 24, 2015
12:06 EDTPANWU.S. data hack larger than previously disclosed, WSJ reports
Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta said in a statement today to the House Oversight Committee that her agency is investigating whether up to 18M unique Social Security numbers were stolen as part of the previously disclosed cyberattack, Wall Street Journal reports. The hack is being defined as two distinct breaches, and the larger than previously thought numbers are preliminary and not verified, the Journal adds. Publicly traded companies in the cybersecurity space include Barracuda Networks (CUDA), Check Point (CHKP), F5 Networks (FFIV), FireEye (FEYE), Fortinet (FTNT), Imperva (IMPV), Palo Alto (PANW), Proofpoint (PFPT), Qualys (QLYS) and Symantec (SYMC). Reference Link
08:54 EDTPANWFortinet downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi
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June 23, 2015
18:00 EDTZQKS&P announces changes to the S&P 400, 500, 600 indices
S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the following changes to the S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 indices: Columbia Pipeline Group (CPGX) will replace Allegheny Technologies (ATI) in the S&P 500, Allegheny Technologies will replace Unit Corp. (UNT) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Unit Corp. will replace PetroQuest Energy (PQ) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Wednesday, July 1. S&P 500 constituent NiSource (NI) is spinning off Columbia Pipeline Group in a transaction expected to be completed on that date. NiSource will remain in the S&P 500 following the distribution. Allegheny Technologies, Unit and PetroQuest are all ranked near or at the bottom of their current indices. S&P SmallCap 600 constituent Casey’s General Stores (CASY) will replace AOL (AOL) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) will replace Casey’s General Stores in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Thursday, June 25. S&P 100 & 500 constituent Verizon (VZ) acquired AOL in a transaction completed today. TopBuild (BLD) will replace Aéropostale (ARO) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Tuesday, June 30. S&P 500 constituent Masco (MAS) is spinning off TopBuild in a transaction expected to be completed on that date. Masco will remain in the S&P 500 following the distribution. Aéropostale is ranked near the bottom of the S&P SmallCap 600. “New” Gannett Co. (GCI) will replace Quiksilver (ZQK) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Friday, June 26. S&P 500 constituent Gannett Co. (GCI) is spinning off “new” Gannett Co. in a transaction expected to be completed on that date. Post spin, the parent company will change its name to TEGNA. and trade under the symbol “TGNA”. It will remain in the S&P 500 following the distribution. Quiksilver is ranked near the bottom of the S&P SmallCap 600. Cable ONE Inc. (CABO) will replace Peabody Energy (BTU) in the S&P MidCap 400 after the close of trading on Tuesday, June 30. S&P MidCap 400 constituent Graham Holdings Company (GHC) is spinning off CableOne in a transaction expected to be completed on that date. Graham Holdings will remain in the S&P MidCap 400 following the distribution. Peabody Energy is ranked near the bottom of the S&P MidCap 400. The Chemours Co. (CC) will replace Semtech Corp. (SMTC) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Semtech will replace Paragon Offshore (PGN) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Tuesday June 30. S&P 100 & 500 constituent E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (DD) is spinning off Chemours in a transaction expected to be completed on that date. Dupont will remain in the S&P 100 & 500 following the distribution. Semtech and Paragon Offshore are ranked near or at the bottom of their current indices. “New “ Energizer Holdings (ENR) will replace Harsco (HSC) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Harsco will replace FXCM (FXCM) in the SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Tuesday, June 30. S&P MidCap 400 constituent Energizer (ENR) is spinning off “new” Energizer in a transaction expected to be completed on that date. Post spin, the parent company will change its name to Edgewell Personal Care Co. and trade under the symbol “EPC”. It will remain in the S&P MidCap 400 following the distribution. Harsco and FXCM are ranked near or at the bottom of their current indices.
17:24 EDTZQK"new" Gannett to replace Quiksilver in S&P 600 as of 6/26 close
07:03 EDTMDRMcDermott awarded Otis Field Subsea Tieback Project by LLOG
McDermott International has been awarded a “sizeable lump sum contract” by LLOG Exploration Offshore in support of LLOG’s Otis development located in the Gulf of Mexico. The lump sum contract will be included in McDermott’s second quarter 2015 backlog. The Otis field, located in Block Mississippi Canyon 79, will be developed as a subsea tieback to the Delta House floating production system, or FPS, and lies in approximately 3,800 feet of water. McDermott’s Houston office will perform the overall project management and engineering. The flowline and SCR are scheduled to be assembled and fabricated at McDermott’s new spoolbase facility in Gulfport, Mississippi. Offshore installation is scheduled to be completed in early 2016.

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