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November 27, 2012
12:16 EDTBF.B, CAG, THO, ACAD, BFA, RAH, MMR, LVS, DDS, GLWOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher at midday after "core" durable goods orders and a reading on consumer confidence rose. Stock index futures were slightly lower in pre-market trading, even though the terms of a new debt deal for Greece had been outlined prior to the U.S. opening bell. The major averages spent the majority of the session in negative territory despite some better than expected domestic economic data, but managed to get back on the plus side of the ledger as the lunch hour arrived... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the Commerce Department said non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft rose 1.7% in October, versus expectations for a 0.5% decline. Total durable goods orders were unchanged for the month, versus expectations for them to decline 0.7%. The S&P Case-Shiller 20-city home-price index gained 0.4% in September compared to the prior month and prices in the 20 cities rose 3.0% year over year, which were both roughly in line with forecasts. The Conference Board's consumer confidence index rose to 73.7 in November, beating expectations and hitting its highest level in almost five years. The Richmond Fed manufacturing survey for November registered +9, compared to expectations for it to slide to -9 from the prior -7 reading. In Europe, the region's finance ministers, the ECB and the IMF reached an aid deal on Greece, which is expected to help the nation reduce its debt-to-GDP ratio to 124% by 2020... COMPANY NEWS: ConAgra Foods (CAG) agreed to acquire Ralcorp Holdings (RAH) for $90.00 per share, or about $6.8B including the assumption of debt. Shares of Ralcorp shot up 26.4% to $88.76 following the deal announcement and ConAgra also advanced 4.7% after the news... In the continuation of a recent trend, several companies declared new special dividends, with Dillard's (DDS) to pay a one-time dividend of $5.00 per share, Brown-Forman (BFA, BF.B) declaring one at $4.00 per share, and Las Vegas Sands (LVS) approving its own $2.75 per share special dividend... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was ACADIA Pharmaceuticals (ACAD), up 140% following its report of positive results from a trial of its treatment for Parkinson's disease psychosis, or PDP. Also higher were shares of Corning (GLW), up nearly 8% after the company said it now sees stronger than forecasted Q4 LCD glass volume and Topeka raised its rating on the shares to Buy. Among the noteworthy losers was McMoRan Exploration (MMR), which fell over 15% after being down yesterday as well after the company provided an update on its Gulf of Mexico exploration results and indicated ongoing well difficulties. Also lower were shares of Thor Industries (THO), down 10% after its disappointing quarterly report... INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was up 3.22, or 0.02%, to 12,970.59; the Nasdaq was up 5.79, or 0.19%, to 2,982.57; and the S&P 500 was up 2.32, or 0.16%, to 1,408.61.
News For B;LVS;ACAD;GLW;MMR;THO From The Last 14 Days
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March 27, 2015
05:51 EDTGLWStocks with implied volatility movement; GLW WMT
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March 26, 2015
12:04 EDTTHOWinnebago sinks after Q2 results trail estimates
Shares of recreational vehicle manufacturer Winnebago Industries (WGO) are sinking after the company’s second quarter results trailed analysts’ consensus estimates. WHAT'S NEW: This morning, Winnebago reported Q2 earnings per share of 30c on revenue of $234.5M, trailing analysts' consensus estimates of 38c and $253.26M, respectively. Compared to the same period last year, the company said motorhome revenue increased 2.4% in the second quarter, which was mainly a result of motorhome unit shipment growth of 2.4%. Towables operating income improved $302,000 due primarily to revenue growth of 11.8%, comprised of a 7.7% increase in ASP and 5.2% growth in unit shipments. Gross profit as a percentage of sales improved 30 basis points in Q2 year over year. WHAT'S NOTABLE: In explaining the weak results, the company noted that operating expenses increased in Q2 compared to last year. This was mainly due to $1.5M of incremental general and administrative expenses associated with two strategic initiatives that commenced during the quarter related to ERP implementation and strategic sourcing, as well as increased legal and equipment maintenance costs. Sarah Nielsen, the company's Chief Financial Officer, noted that operating cash flow for Q2 was affected by an increase in receivables of approximately $13M due to timing of invoicing in the quarter. She said the company ended the quarter with elevated inventory levels, in part due to the rental build season. In the second half of the year, the company expects to generate positive cash flow through the continued strength of its operating results, as well as favorable changes in working capital. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, Winnebago fell $3.42, or about 14.4%, to $20.37 on more than five times its average daily trading volume. Including today's pull back, the shares have lost approximately 23% over the past 12 months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Others in the recreational vehicle space include Thor Industries (THO), down 1.5%, Drew Industries (DW), down 0.9%, and Patrick Industries (PATK), up 0.15%.
March 23, 2015
12:18 EDTTHOThor Industries management to meet with Sidoti
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March 19, 2015
13:00 EDTLVSCasino operators jump after analyst starts with Buy ratings
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10:02 EDTLVSOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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March 18, 2015
16:23 EDTLVSLas Vegas Sands initiated with a Buy at Brean Capital
Target $65.
10:00 EDTLVSOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:28 EDTLVS, LVSLas Vegas Sands downgraded to Outperform from Buy at CLSA
CLSA downgraded Las Vegas Sands to Outperform and lowered its price target to $60 from $80 as part of Macau sector downgrade to reflect disappointing run rates year-to-date and expectations for more negative newsflow. See sector note for further information.
08:24 EDTLVS, LVSMacau sector downgraded at CLSA
CLSA downgraded the Macau sector given disappointing run rates year-to-date and expectations for more negative newsflow. The firm said the anti-corruption campaign continues to pressure VIP and premium mass customer visits. CLSA now expects 2015 EBITDA growth of -26%, lowered its view of VIP growth to -32% from -14%, reduced mass growth to -17% from -2%, and now expects new Cotai projects ROIC to average only +18, down from +35% previously. As part of the sector view change, the firm downgraded Las Vegas Sands (LVS), MGM Resorts (MGM), and Wynn Resorts (WYNN) to Outperform from Buy.
March 17, 2015
10:13 EDTACADOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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06:01 EDTACADStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; PNK ACAD
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March 16, 2015
09:37 EDTLVSActive equity options trading on open
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