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July 3, 2014
13:32 EDTPETM, NQ, PCAR, LO, SNX, RAIOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Major stock indexes hit record highs for a third day in a row to close out the holiday shortened week, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average managing to rise above 17,000 for the first time. Like the Dow, the S&P 500 opened at a new all-time high and managed to close at one as well following the better than expected non-farm payrolls data. The volume was light, as was to be expected with investors preparing to head out for the Independence Day weekend. ECONOMIC EVENTS: The U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in June, easily topping economists' expectations of 215,000. The unemployment rate fell to 6.1% from last month’s 6.3% level. The weekly jobless claims data showed initial claims were 315K, versus the expected 313K. The trade balance report showed a deficit of $44.4B, which was below the consensus forecast for a deficit of $45B. Markit's services PMI rose to 61.0 in June from May's 58.1 reading, though it was revised down from the June flash reading of 61.2. ISM services index dipped to 56.0 in June from 56.3 in May, though that matched expectations. In Europe, the ECB kept the interest rates on its main refinancing operations, the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility unchanged. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of PetSmart (PETM) surged $7.48, or 12.5%, to $67.28 after activist investor Jana Partners disclosed that it has acquired a 9.9% stake in the company and intends to have talks with its board of directors and management regarding a review of strategic alternatives, including exploring a sale. Afterward, research firm Oppenheimer said it views a sale of the company as unlikely in the near-term, adding that it does not expect a "quick fix" for PetSmart. Oppenheimer maintained its Perform rating on the stock. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was PACCAR (PCAR), which rose $3.47, or 5.44%, to $67.25 after research reports said Daimler's (DDAIY) truck chief claimed to have been told that Volkswagen (VLKAY) wants to take over the truck maker, even though a spokesman for Volkswagen told Dow Jones that there is "no truth" to the reports that it is planning an acquisition bid. Also higher was Lorillard (LO), which advanced $3.26, or 5.33%, to $64.41 after CNBC's David Faber reported, citing sources, that Reynolds (RAI) is on track to acquire Lorillard "within weeks." Shares of Reynolds also gained $1.40, or 2.33%, to $61.56 following Faber's report and similar headlines from Bloomberg. Among the noteworthy losers was China's NQ Mobile (NQ), which plunged $2.18, or 32.25%, to $4.58 after the company reported that the chair of its audit committee is stepping down and that its independent auditors, PricewaterhouseCoopers, communicated to the company that it would need to perform additional procedures and expand the scope of its audit work. Also lower were shares of SYNNEX (SNX), which fell $3.56, or 4.82%, to $70.37 following the company's Q2 earnings report. Citi attributed the post-earnings sell-off to the company's conservative outlook and the firm said SYNNEX remains its top small cap pick. INDEXES: The Dow rose 92.02, or 0.54%, to 17,068.26, the Nasdaq gained 28.19, or 0.63%, to 4,485.92, and the S&P 500 advanced 10.82, or 0.55%, to 1,985.44.
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September 16, 2014
09:59 EDTSNXOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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06:20 EDTSNXSYNNEX upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel
Stifel upgraded SYNNEX to Buy based on valuation. Price target is $71.
September 12, 2014
06:03 EDTNQStocks with implied volatility top IV index mean; NQ YHOO
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September 11, 2014
05:59 EDTNQStocks with implied volatility top IV index mean; NQ YHOO
Stocks with implied volatility top IV index mean; NQ Mobile (NQ) 105, Yahoo (YHOO) 55 according to iVolatility.
September 4, 2014
10:30 EDTRAIReynolds American backs FY14 EPS view $3.35-$3.45, consensus $3.38
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09:46 EDTRAIReynolds says U.S. tobacco industry enviornment remains 'highly competitive'
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07:53 EDTPCARAugust Class 8 truck orders bwlow consensus, says Morgan Stanley
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07:20 EDTPCARAugsut truck orders well ahead of expectations, says Jefferies
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05:24 EDTPCARAugust Class 8 truck orders below expectations, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo notes that ACT Research reported August Class 5-8 truck orders were up 14% year-over-year but declined 6% from July. Class 8 net orders were 25,400, up 30% year-over-year and down 16% sequentially from July, below Wells' expectation of 27,000-30,000. The firm says Class 8 orders remained strong, however. Wells believes the modest Class 8 truck backlog decline may be a short-term neutral to negative for truck-related stocks, such as Cummins (CMI), Navistar (NAV) and PACCAR (PCAR).
September 3, 2014
16:22 EDTLOLorillard subsidiaries sue Zippo in the UK
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