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August 1, 2014
16:24 EDTWWWW, MGAM, PG, VCRA, BYI, SGMS, CVXOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street opened in negative territory and remained there for most of the session, capping a down week with a down day. The averages made it into positive territory for a short time during the morning hours but were never able to build any momentum. Investors were hit with a heavy dose of information, including more corporate earnings, the monthly U.S. jobs report, data on personal income and spending, construction spending and domestic manufacturing, along with manufacturing PMI readings from China. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., non-farm payrolls rose 209K in July, missing the 230K forecast. The unemployment rate rose to 6.2% from 6.1% previously. Personal income rose 0.4% in June, with spending up 04% as well, and both of those matched expectations. The final reading of the University of Michigan consumer sentiment index for July came in at 81.8, which was in-line with expectations. seen 81.9; previously 81.3. ISM's manufacturing PMI for July rose to 57.1, beating expectations for a more modest rise to 56.0. Construction spending dropped 1.8% in June, versus expectations for it to have risen 0.4%. In China, the government's official manufacturing PMI for July came in above expectations at 51.7, though the HSBC-Markit PMI came in at 51.7, missing the median forecast of 52.0. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Procter & Gamble (PG) advanced $2.33, or 3.01%, to $79.65 to lead the Dow Jones Industrial Average after the company's core earnings per share beat expectations and it said it intends to pare back its portfolio to focus on the 70 to 80 "core" brands that make up about 90% of its revenue... Another member of the Dow, Chevron (CVX), moved in the opposite direction, falling $1.34, or 1.04%, to $127.90 after its own earnings report. The oil major also lowered its FY14 production view by 1%-2%, citing weather, asset sales and a shutdown at its Angola LNG site as negative production drivers. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Bally Technologies (BYI), which surged $17.53, or 29.13%, to $77.70 after the company agreed to be acquired by Scientific Games (SGMS) for $5.1B, or $83.30 per share. Another company in the same sector, Multimedia Games (MGAM), rose $2.21, or 9.16%, to $26.33, while Scientific Games gained 24c, or 2.81%, to $8.78 following the announcement of the deal. Among the noteworthy losers was Vocera (VCRA), which fell $3.42, or 27.21%, to $9.15 and was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Craig-Hallum and cut to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens following the company's Q2 report and lowered FY14 guidance. Also lower were shares of Web.com (WWWW), which dropped $6.43, or 24.22%, to $20.12 and was downgraded at SunTrust and BWS Financial after its own quarterly report. INDEXES: The Dow dropped 69.93, or 0.42%, to 16,493.37, the Nasdaq fell 17.13, or 0.39%, to 4,352.64, and the S&P 500 declined 5.52, or 0.29%, to 1,925.15.
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April 22, 2015
15:12 EDTPGProcter & Gamble technical comments before earnings
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15:10 EDTPGEarnings Watch: Procter & Gamble to report Q3 results after forex warnings
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April 21, 2015
12:59 EDTCVXExxon Mobil CEO sees continued pressure on oil prices, WSJ says
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07:22 EDTCVXOceaneering cut to sell following recent rally at Jefferies
Jefferies downgraded Oceaneering (OII) to Underperform from Hold citing the recent rally in shares and its lowered order outlooks across its subsea hardware coverage. Underperform is the firm's equivalent to a sell rating. It cut its price target for shares to $49 from $52. Oceaneering closed Monday's trading up 45c to $57.56. Jefferies calls Chevron (CVX) and Galp Energia its top stock picks in the integrated oil sector.
April 20, 2015
09:36 EDTCVXActive equity options trading on open
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06:06 EDTCVXChevron to face off against lawyer in appears court, WSJ reports
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April 17, 2015
16:02 EDTPGProcter & Gamble raises quarterly dividend 3%
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08:29 EDTCVXU.S. may be at, or near, peak oil output, WSJ says
New data and forecasts suggest lower crude prices are finally prompting U.S. energy companies to cut back their crude output, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing reports from OPEC, the DOE and North Dakota. Publicly traded oil majors include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Publicly traded drillers and oil services companies include Baker Hughes (BHI), Diamond Offshore (DO), Halliburton (HAL), Nabors Industries (NBR), Noble Corp. (NE), Rowan Companies (RDC), Schlumberger (SLB), Transocean (RIG) and Weatherford (WFT). Reference Link
April 15, 2015
16:39 EDTPGHenkel, Revlon, Coty line up bids for Procter & Gamble beauty unit, Reuters says
According to sources, Henkel & Co (HENKY), Revlon (REV) and Coty (COTY) are lining up bids for parts of Procter & Gamble's (PG) beauty business, Reuters reports. Reference Link
10:36 EDTSGMSBofA/Merrill U.S. credit analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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07:53 EDTVCRATopeka Capital to hold events at HIMSS '15
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April 14, 2015
10:01 EDTWWWWOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:40 EDTWWWWWeb.com downgraded on valuation at RBC Capital
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06:40 EDTCVXU.S. shale forecast, Yemen fighting lift oil prices, Reuters says
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06:31 EDTWWWWWeb.com downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
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06:11 EDTPGProcter & Gamble CEO could step down as early as summer, WSJ reports
Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley and other senior executives have reportedly made comments in private meetings with Wall Street analysts and investors that Lafley could step down as early as this summer, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources who attended the meetings. Analysts believe Lafley could remain chairman for "another year or two" to help smooth a CEO transition. The company's next CEO, which is likely to be an internal candidate, is widely expected to be P&G executive David Taylor. Reference Link
April 13, 2015
07:48 EDTVCRAVocera announces first clinical communications app for Apple Watch
Vocera (VCRA) announced the Vocera app for Apple's (AAPL) Apple Watch. The Apple Watch enables Vocera to extend the power of the Vocera Communication Platform in new ways so physicians and care teams can engage with and respond to life-critical communications and alerts. The Vocera app for Apple Watch will allow users to rapidly manage life-critical communications by viewing and responding to prioritized calls, alerts, and messages from other care team members, Electronic Health Records and clinical systems, including critical lab values and STAT orders. In addition, users will be able to manage key communication functions by setting their availability to enable proper message routing. The Vocera app also allows users to initiate panic calls in "man-down" emergency situations, improving staff safety. The Vocera app will be available this summer from the Apple Watch App Store.
07:31 EDTVCRAHealthcare Information & Management Systems Society to hold a conference
HIMSS 2015 is being held in Chicago on April 12-16.
07:29 EDTVCRALeerink to hold booth tours at HIMSS
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April 12, 2015
16:49 EDTCVXIEA says Iran nuke deal to have limited impact on supply for years, Reuters says
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