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March 10, 2014
10:41 EDTSWY, AMBC, MDR, ZQK, PANWOptions with decreasing implied volatility: PANW MDR SWY ZQK AMBC
News For PANW;MDR;SWY;ZQK;AMBC From The Last 14 Days
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November 21, 2014
14:49 EDTPANWPalo Alto volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
Palo Alto November weekly call option implied volatility is at 65, December is at 51, January is at 46, March is at 42; compared to its 26-week average of 52 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q1 results on November 24.
08:19 EDTPANWPalo Alto results, guidance should beat expectations, says JMP Securities
JMP Securities expects Palo Alto's Q1 results and its guidance to beat consensus estimates. The firm thinks the company benefited from strong demand for next generation security technologies as well as share gains from legacy firewall vendors.
November 20, 2014
08:00 EDTPANWPalo Alto Q1 business looks to be beating consensus, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer believes that its checks suggest that Palo Alto's business is tracking ahead of consensus estimates. The firm thinks the company has continued strength across all core products and geographies. It raised its price target on the name to $120 from $115 and keeps an Outperform rating.
November 19, 2014
09:01 EDTPANWBig data for security could reach $4B-$5B, says FBR Capital
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November 18, 2014
10:15 EDTPANWPalo Alto price target raised to $120 from $110 at Imperial Capital
Imperial Capital raised its price target for Palo Alto Networks to $120 ahead of the company's Q1 results and keeps an Outperform rating on the stock. The firm says Palo is "emerging as a dominant player in security."
07:21 EDTPANWPalo Alto price target raised to $125 from $105 at Stephens
Stephens said it expects Palo Alto's Q1 results to beat consensus estimates, citing the firm's positive channel checks. The firm, which believes Palo Alto is continuing to take market share, raised its price target on the stock to $125 from $105 and maintains its Overweight rating on the shares.
November 17, 2014
06:48 EDTPANWState Department hacked, NY Times reports
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November 16, 2014
19:34 EDTPANWFinancial services firms plan $2B increase in cybersecurity spending, WSJ says
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November 11, 2014
10:00 EDTPANWOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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10:00 EDTAMBCOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Alcentra Capital (ABDC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Ambac Financial (AMBC) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at MKM Partners... Banco Bilbao (BBVA) upgraded to Buy from Reduce at Nomura... Darden (DRI) upgraded at KeyBanc... ICU Medical (ICUI) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... IMAX (IMAX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Juniper (JNPR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... Michaels (MIK) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Midcoast Energy (MEP) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Midstates Petroleum (MPO) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Northland... Monroe Capital (MRCC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird... NuVasive (NUVA) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... ONEOK Partners (OKS) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... ORBCOMM (ORBC) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at First Analysis... Pattern Energy (PEGI) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Targa Resources Partners (NGLS) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Time Warner (TWX) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Tremor Video (TRMR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Western Gas Partners (WES) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Yamana Gold (AUY) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at HSBC... Zynga (ZNGA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies.
09:17 EDTAMBCOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: FMSA Holdings (FMSA), up 4.7% following third quarter results. ALSO HIGHER: AVEO Pharmaceuticals (AVEO), up 7.6% after entering agreement with Ophthotech (OPHT) to license tivozanib... Ophthotech is 2.1% higher in pre-market trading... Galena Biopharma (GALE), up 3.6% after first patient dosed in NeuVax and Herceptin combination Phase 2 trial... Yamana Gold (AUY), up 3% after being upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at HSBC... Ambac Financial (AMBC), up 3.1% after being upgraded to Neutral from Sell at MKM Partners... China Finance (JRJC), up 12.4% after announcing a new partnership with Great Wall Securities... Zynga (ZNGA), up 5.7% after being upgraded on mobile business growth at Jefferies... Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), up 2.2% after being initiated with a Conviction Buy at Goldman. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Applied Optoelectronics (AAOI), down 10.7%... Ekso Bionics (EKSO), down 2.2%. ALSO LOWER: Alibaba Group (BABA), down 1.6% following comments made by vice chairman Joseph Tsai in an interview.
07:33 EDTMDRMcDermott awarded three-year shallow water pipeline contract by Brunei Shell
McDermott International has been awarded a three-year shallow water pipeline contract by Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn. Bhd. to transport and install pipelines and umbilicals for the Champion and Ampa Fields offshore Brunei. Work is expected to be executed through 2017. The full scope of work will be executed in annual work plans that are expected to be confirmed over the coming years as BSP finalizes its development plans and budgets. The work identified for 2015 will be included in McDermott’s fourth quarter 2014 backlog. The first scope of work consists of transportation and installation of more than 62 miles of pipelines including corrosion resistant alloy clad pipelines, as well as umbilicals and cables. The McDermott Derrick Barge 30 and other vessels will be mobilized to support this initial work which will include hydro testing, pre-commissioning and salvage of redundant risers.
07:30 EDTZQKQuiksilver to sell Surfdome to SurfStitch Group in all-cash transaction
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07:19 EDTPANWBarracuda, Imperva, Palo Alto should be bought, says Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest recommends buying Barracuda (CUDA), Imperva (IMPV), and Palo Alto (PANW), as the firm expects IT security to continue growing strongly. The firm thinks the companies named have compelling margins and free cash flow.
06:40 EDTAMBCAmbac Financial upgraded to Neutral from Sell at MKM Partners
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06:10 EDTPANWPalo Alto initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie
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November 10, 2014
16:28 EDTAMBCAmbac Financial reports Q3 EPS $1.77, may not compare to consensus 43c
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15:43 EDTPANWAmerican Petroleum Institute to hold a conference
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14:38 EDTPANWU.S. Postal Service suffered cyberattack, NY Times reports
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