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June 23, 2014
16:17 EDTNSPH, ETN, PRKR, WEC, MTOR, TEG, QCOMOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street began the session in negative territory and remained there for most of the session, though a late day rally allowed the Nasdaq to move very narrowly into positive territory. Preliminary, or "flash," manufacturing index readings in the U.S. and China rose from last month and indicated expansion, but a similar reading in Europe fell from its May level. The major averages drifted throughout the day and remained in a narrow range, as the Dow remained below the 17,000 milestone for another day. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., Markit's flash manufacturing purchasing managers index for June rose to 57.5 from 56.4 in May. Existing home sales beat estimates with a 4.9% May rise to a 4.89M rate. In China, HSBC's flash manufacturing PMI rose to 50.8 from 49.4 last month, hitting a seven-month high and moving into expansion territory for the first time this year. In Europe, Markit's euro zone flash composite purchasing managers' index, which measures activity across both the manufacturing and services sectors, fell to 52.8 in June from 53.5 in May. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of radio frequency technologies and products company ParkerVision (PRKR) crashed $3.16, or 63.07%, to $1.85 after a Florida judge ruled in favor of its competitor, Qualcomm (QCOM), in a patent infringement case between the two. ParkerVision confirmed that on Friday, June 20, a judge granted Qualcomm's motion for non-infringement but denied Qualcomm's motion for invalidity. ParkerVision CEO Jeffrey Parker said, "While we are pleased that the court upheld the jury's decision that the patents are valid, we are obviously disappointed with the District Court's ruling that judgment be entered for Qualcomm on non-infringement. We will appeal this latest ruling on non-infringement." In October 2013 a jury had found that ParkerVision's down-conversion technology patents were valid and infringed by Qualcomm and awarded ParkerVision $172.7M in damages. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was small-cap Nanosphere (NSPH), which surged 20c, or 14.6%, to $1.57 after it was selected by HealthTrust as a provider of multi-target molecular diagnostic tests for the nearly 1,400 acute care facilities that are part of the HealthTrust membership. Also higher was Integrys (TEG), which jumped $7.40, or 12.14%, to $68.35 after agreeing to be acquired by Wisconsin Energy (WEC) in a transaction valued at $9.1B. Wisconsin Energy shares slid $1.62, or 3.45%, to $45.27 following the deal announcement. Among the other noteworthy losers was Meritor (MTOR), which fell $1.91, or 13.09%, to $12.68 after industrial products maker Eaton (ETN) agreed to pay its joint venture, ZF Meritor, $500M to settle a lawsuit that alleged Eaton had sought to stifle competition in the truck transmission market. Wells Fargo analyst Andrew Casey wrote that the $500M amount was lower than most had expected, since Eaton may have had to pay $1.4B-$2.4B if the size of the payment had been decided through a trial. Eaton shares trading in New York advanced $1.68, or 2.17%, to $79.24 following the settlement deal. INDEXES: The Dow fell 9.82, or 0.06%, to 16,937.26, the Nasdaq gained 0.64, or 0.01%, to 4,368.68, and the S&P 500 slipped 0.26, or 0.01%, to 1,962.61.
News For PRKR;QCOM;MTOR;ETN;TEG;WEC;NSPH From The Last 14 Days
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March 27, 2015
07:01 EDTMTORMeritor announces executive title sponsorship of ChampTruck World Series
March 26, 2015
08:26 EDTQCOMSemi stocks less likely to rebound now than in 4Q14, says Goldman
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March 25, 2015
08:07 EDTNSPHNanosphere announces publication of Scripps study with Verigene test
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07:33 EDTQCOMQualcomm Life and AMC Health announce collaboration
Qualcomm Life, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, and AMC Health announced a collaborative effort to accelerate the transformation of chronic care and population health management by significantly enhancing connectivity and care coordination for at-risk patients, specifically those with heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, asthma or COPD, in a cost-effective manner. The companies will integrate Qualcomm Life's 2net Connectivity Platform with AMC Health's CareConsole care coordination platform.
March 19, 2015
10:02 EDTMTOROn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:10 EDTETNEndeavor IP subsidiary enters into license, settlement agreement with Eaton
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05:46 EDTMTORMeritor downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
Barclays downgraded Meritor to Equal Weight saying currency headwinds and soft Brazil truck trends put consensus estimates at risk. The firm cut its price target for shares to $15 from $17.
March 18, 2015
05:52 EDTQCOMQualcomm to play larger role for China smartphone production, DigiTimes says
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March 17, 2015
07:13 EDTETNBofA/Merrill to hold a conference
Global Industrials & EU Autos Conference 2015 to be held in London, England on March 17-20.
March 16, 2015
17:36 EDTPRKRParkerVision files to sell 5.9M shares of common stock for holders
16:06 EDTPRKRParkerVision reports Q4 EPS (6c), one estimate (4c)
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15:25 EDTPRKRNotable companies reporting after market close
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06:09 EDTQCOMStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; CSCO QCOM
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March 15, 2015
17:33 EDTETNEaton can rise 20%, Barron's says
Eaton trades at a 21% discount to the S&P and shares could rise 20% in the next year, Barron's contends in a feature column. Eaton shares yield 3.3%, the paper adds. Reference Link

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