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November 29, 2012
09:01 EDTTGT, TIF, GES, RIMM, TKR, GPS, ARO, KR, M, LQDT, DIS, BLOXOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER AFTER EARNINGS: Infoblox (BLOX), up 25%... Kroger (KR), up 5%... ALSO HIGHER: Research in Motion (RIMM), up 12% after Goldman upgrade... Guess (GES), up 7% after special dividend, Piper upgrade... Disney (DIS), up 1% after increasing dividend... LOWER AFTER EARNINGS: Aeropostale (ARO), down 9%... Tiffany (TIF), down 8%... Liquidity Services (LQDT), down 6%... ALSO LOWER: Gap (GPS), down 2%, Target (TGT), down 2%, Macy's (M), down 1.4%, after November sales reports... Timken (TKR), down 2.7% after saying separation of the businesses recommended by Relational not in best interests at this time.
News For RIMM;BLOX;KR;GES;DIS;ARO;TIF;LQDT;GPS;TGT;M;TKR From The Last 14 Days
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August 18, 2015
10:00 EDTDISOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:02 EDTMMacy's to build new store in Salt Lake City
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08:20 EDTTGTTarget August volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
Target August call option implied volatility is at 42, September is at 23; compared to its 52-week range of 14 to 27 suggesting large price movement into the expected release of Q2 results on Aug 19.
07:12 EDTDISDisney downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo downgraded Disney (DIS) to Market Perform with a $112-$119 price target range saying value is shifting from content to distribution. Wells also downgraded CBS (CBS) and 21st Century Fox (FOXA) this morning to Market Perform while cutting its Diversified Media sector view to Market Weight. Time Warner (TWX) remains its only Outperform-rated media stock. Shares of Disney closed yesterday up $1.88 to $109.05.
August 17, 2015
17:08 EDTGPSGap initiated with an Underperform at Wolfe Research
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17:03 EDTAROAeropostale initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research
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16:53 EDTDISOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Monday
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13:30 EDTTGTOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Stocks began the session deep in negative territory after a disappointing Empire Manufacturing report. The data got the market off to a weak start as optimism over last week's finish began to fade. The averages continued to drift in a narrow range for the opening hour before reversing and capturing the opening losses. Each of the major equity indices is now back in positive territory sporting slight gains across the board. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the Empire State manufacturing index plunged to -14.92 in August after rebounding to 3.86 in July from June's -1.98. The consensus estimate was 4.75, and the surprising drop puts the index at its lowest point since April 2009. The employment component slid to 1.82, while new orders crashed to -15.70. Meanwhile, the U.S. NAHB homebuilder sentiment index rose to 61 in August from 60 in June and and is the highest since November 2005. The single family sales index edged up to 66 versus a revised 65 last month, while the index of prospective buyer traffic improved to 45 versus 43 previously. In Europe, various Eurozone parliaments prepare to vote on Greece's new EUR86B bailout plan this week. COMPANY NEWS: Liberty Interactive (QVCA) announced this morning an agreement to acquire zulily (ZU) for $18.75 per share in a deal valuing the online shopping site at $2.4B, driving zulily shares up more than 47% in intraday trading. The acquisition will be attributed to Liberty's QVC Group tracking stock, though QVC and zulily will be operated as separate consumer facing brands. On a conference call discussing the acquisition, Liberty Interactive executives noted that the "highly efficient" deal will allow Liberty to reach a younger base. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers AVEO Oncology (AVEO), which rose roughly 50% after announcing a license agreement with Novartis (NVS) for the development and commercialization of AVEO's AV-380 drug and related antibodies. Also higher was Kite Pharma (KITE), which advanced roughly 5.4% after clarifying that an earlier patient death in its Phase 1/2 KTE-C19 trial for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma was unrelated to Kite's therapy. Additionally, shares of Target (TGT) have gained roughly 10c despite lingering in negative territory early Monday after the company promoted CFO John Mulligan to the newly created role of EVP and COO and appointed Cathy Smith as EVP and CFO. Prior to joining Target, Smith served as EVP and CFO at St. Louis-based Express Scripts (ESRX). Among the noteworthy losers was KKR (KKR), which lost roughly 2.4% after Samson Resources announced a restructuring agreement late Friday, adding that it expects to file for bankruptcy within 30 days. Also lower was Estee Lauder (EL), which declined nearly 6.5% after its quarterly guidance missed analysts' estimates. INDEXES: Near midday, The Dow was up 65.11, or 0.37%, to 17,542.51, the Nasdaq gained 34.73, or 0.69%, to 5,082.96, and the S&P 500 advanced 8.80, or 0.42%, to 2,101.03.
11:27 EDTTGTTarget promotes Mulligan to COO, names Smith to CFO role
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10:55 EDTTIFOptions with increasing implied volatility
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08:48 EDTTGTTarget names John Mulligan as EVP, COO, Cathy Smith as EVP, CFO
Target Corporation (TGT) promoted John Mulligan to the newly created role of EVP and COO, effective Sept. 1. Mulligan will assume oversight of stores, supply chain and properties. Joining Target as EVP and CFO will be Cathy Smith. Both Mulligan and Smith will report to Target's chairman and chief executive officer, Brian Cornell. Mulligan has worked at the Minneapolis-based company since 1996, when he began as a financial analyst. He has served as the company's CFO since 2012. In 2014, he led the company as the retailer's interim president and CEO from May to August while continuing to act as CFO. Prior to joining Target, Smith served as EVP and CFO at St. Louis-based Express Scripts (ESRX).
08:47 EDTTGTTarget names John Mulligan as EVP, COO, Cathy Smith as EVP, CFO
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07:59 EDTDISDisney plans for Star Wars should ease investor concern, says FBR Capital
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August 16, 2015
14:41 EDTDISDisney announces 'Star Wars' theme park expansion
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August 14, 2015
17:29 EDTMGreenlight Capital gives quarterly update on stakes
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17:21 EDTTIFTrian Fund gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Pentair (PNR), and Sysco (SYY). INCREASED STAKES: Mondelez (MDLZ), and Tiffany & Co (TIF). DECREASED STAKES: Legg Mason (LM), Wendy's (WEN), and Ingersoll-Rang (IR). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Allegion (ALLE).
16:16 EDTMStocks end week higher after China rattles market with currency moves
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12:41 EDTDISDisney, Maker Studio's deal could be smaller than anticipated, Re/code says
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10:33 EDTTIFOptions with increasing implied volatility
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08:10 EDTTGTTarget merchandising executive Jose Barra stepping down, WSJ reports
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