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December 21, 2012
16:34 EDTRIMM, YUM, PNK, ASCA, RHT, NKE, HLF, GDI, SPWOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower on the day, after news last night out of Washington indicated that House Speaker Boehner's 'Plan B' failed to garner enough support for passage in the House, leaving the fiscal cliff unresolved as lawmakers head home for Christmas. Light volume in the markets saw the averages trade in a narrow range following the morning's selloff... ECONOMIC EVENTS: Reports showed U.S. personal income rose 0.6% in November, versus the expected increase of 0.3%. Consumer spending climbed 0.4% in the month, which matched expectations. Durable goods orders rose 0.7% in November, versus the expected increase of 0.3%. Excluding transportation items, orders jumped 1.6%, versus the expected decline of 0.2%. The final University of Michigan Consumer Confidence reading for December was revised down to 72.9 from a prior 74.5 reading. Analysts called for it to rise slightly to 75.0... COMPANY NEWS: After yesterday's close, Research in Motion (RIMM) reported Q3 revenue that beat consensus estimates and quarterly losses that were not as steep as feared, though the company said on its conference call that it plans to introduce a lower enterprise service tier, which multiple Wall Street analysts said may cut into one of its highest margin revenue streams. Shares of RIM opened higher in yesterday's after hours session, but quickly reversed and the weakness continued into today's trading, eventually closing down $3.21, or 22.73%, to $10.91...Yum! Brands (YUM) saw shares down $2.61, or 3.93%, to $63.88, the stock's third straight day of losses following reports that Chinese authorities were testing chicken suspected to have contained an antiviral medicine... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were Pinnacle Entertainment (PNK) and Ameristar Casinos (ASCA), which both rose after Pinnacle agreed to purchase Ameristar for $26.50 per share, or $2.8B. Shares of Pinnacle gained $2.85, or 21.35%, to $16.20 on the news, while Ameristar gained $4.43, or 20.07%, to $26.50. Also higher following earnings reports were Nike (NKE), up $6.10, or 6.16%, to $105.10, and Red Hat (RHT), up $2.38, or 4.52%, to $54.99. Among the noteworthy losers were shares of Herbalife (HLF), down $6.43, or 19.08%, to $27.27 as the company's public fight with Bill Ackman intensifies. Also lower were shares of Gardner Denver (GDI), down $8.14, or 10.78%, to $67.40 after a Reuters report said the company's takeover talks with SPX Corp. (SPW) fell through... INDICES: The Dow was down 120.88, or 0.91%, to 13,190.84; the S&P was down 13.54, or 0.94%, to 1,430.25; the Nasdaq was down 29.38, or 0.96%, to 3,021.01.
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April 11, 2014
15:39 EDTHLFU.S. DoJ, FBI launch criminal probe into Herbalife, FT says
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15:38 EDTHLFCriminal probe launched into Herbalife, FT says
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15:08 EDTHLFHerbalife bracing for 20/20 report on business practices, Gasparino says
On Twitter, Charlie Gasparino said, "FBN NEWS: $HLF bracing for news magazine @ABC2020 expose on company's business practices worried abt a new whistle blower." Reference Link
08:31 EDTSPWSPX Corp. announces sale of SPX Precision Components
SPX Corporation announced it has completed the sale of its Precision Components business to RFE Investment Partners and 24/6 Capital Partners for approximately $62M. Precision Components is an aerospace and defense manufacturer that provides engineered components and other parts to military and civilian aircraft programs. In SPX's most recent financial filings, the results of Precision Components were reported as discontinued operations for all periods presented. Loop Capital Markets LLC acted as a financial advisor to SPX on the transaction.
April 10, 2014
10:00 EDTNKEOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:10 EDTNKENike upgraded at Macquarie
As previously reported, Macquarie upgraded Nike to Outperform from Neutral. The firm is positive on Nike based on expectations for overseas revenue acceleration, strong futures orders, valuation, lower cost of production in Vietnam and sportswear category growth. Price target raised to $84 from $80.
05:57 EDTNKENike upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie
April 9, 2014
10:33 EDTPNKBofA/Merrill's gaming analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
Gaming Analysts provide an industry update and outlook on an Analyst/Industry conference call. Relevant covered companies LVS, WYNN, MGM, PENN, PNK, CZR, BYD and IGT may be discussed on the Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on April 15 at 10:30 am.
April 8, 2014
12:12 EDTNKEOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:03 EDTNKEOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:09 EDTNKEOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: BioScrip (BIOS), up 6.7% after stock was named as a stock pick and a potential takeover target by Oscar Schafer while speaking on CNBC... Nokia (NOK), up 5% after deal to sell substantially all of its Devices & Services business to Microsoft (MSFT) receives regulatory approval in China... Ctrip.com (CTRP), up 4.6% after Bloomberg said, citing sources, that the company is in talks with Baidu-controlled (BIDU) Qunar (QUNR) about a partnership or a potential merger... Plug Power (PLUG), up 4.6% after CEO discusses plan to expand fuel cells to trucks in interview... FireEye (FEYE), up 2.5% following upgrade at Wedbush... Twitter (TWTR), up 2% following initiation of coverage with a Buy rating at at Janney Capital... Nike (NKE), up 1.75% after upgraded at Stifel. LOWER: Gigamon (GIMO), down 23% after lowering revenue outlook, shares downgraded at Pacific Crest... LivePerson (LPSN), down 3% after announcing resignation of EVP, Worldside Sales, shares downgraded at Benchmark... Cisco (CSCO), down 0.5% following downgrade to Hold from Buy at Wunderlich.
07:54 EDTYUMYum! Brands testing new Super Chix concept, AdAge reports
Yum Brands will start testing Super Chix, a new concept restaurant, AdAge reports. This week, Super Chix will launch in Arlington, Texas, with a limited menu including chicken sandwiches, chicken tenders, fries, salads and custards. A spokesperson for Yum says the concept "may in the future be considered for international purposes." Reference Link
07:05 EDTNKENike upgraded at Stifel
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06:23 EDTNKENike upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel
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April 7, 2014
08:48 EDTRHTRed Hat underlying trends remain solid, says RW Baird at RW Baird
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April 3, 2014
12:42 EDTHLFEnergy drink MLM changes practices amid scrutiny of Herbalife, NY Post says
Vemma, a multilevel marketing company that makes Verve brand energy drinks, said it is changing its business practices as the Federal Trade Commission investigates Herbalife (HLF), which has a similar business model, reported The New York Post. Monster Beverage (MNST), which like Herbalife has drawn a fair amount of scrutiny from lawmakers, markets energy drinks that compete with Vemma's. Reference Link
11:36 EDTRHT Options with decreasing implied volatility: RH APOL BBRY VJET RHT
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07:48 EDTHLFChanos says 'side with the bears' on multi-level marketers
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April 2, 2014
11:08 EDTRHTOptions with decreasing implied volatility: LULU VJET APOL RHT GME
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07:26 EDTYUMYum! Brands price target raised to $89 from $80 at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer increased its price target on Yum! as the firm thinks the company's multiple could expand, while its earnings could surpass expectations going forward. The firm adds that Taco Bell's breakfast initiative has not been built into estimates and is thus "a free option" for investors. Oppenheimer recommends owning the stock now and keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
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