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June 2, 2014
10:45 EDTPANW, BIG, RMTI, OVTI, GES, ANF, KORS, DSW, EXPROptions with decreasing implied volatility
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May 22, 2015
07:21 EDTKORSMichael Kors May weekly volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
Michael Kors May weekly call option implied volatility is at 66, June is at 43, August is at 34, November is at 31; compared to its 90-day average of 33, suggesting large May price movement into the expected release of Q4 results on May 27.
May 21, 2015
13:52 EDTPANWPalo Alto Networks May weekly volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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May 20, 2015
15:55 EDTPANWCareFirst BlueCross BlueShield confirms cyberattack
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has confirmed that cyberattackers gained limited, unauthorized access to a single CareFirst database. This was discovered as a part of the companyís ongoing Information Technology security efforts in the wake of recent cyberattacks on health insurers. CareFirst engaged Mandiant, a unit of FireEye (FEYE), to conduct an end-to-end examination of its IT environment. The review determined that in June 2014 cyberattackers gained access to a single database in which CareFirst stores data that members and other individuals enter to access CareFirstís websites and online services. Approximately 1.1M current and former CareFirst members and individuals who do business with CareFirst online who registered to use CareFirstís websites prior to June 20, 2014 are affected by this event. All affected members will receive a letter from CareFirst offering two free years of credit monitoring and identity theft protection. Mandiant completed its review and found no indication of any other prior or subsequent attack or evidence that other personal information was accessed. Other publicly traded companies in the cybersecurity space include Barracuda Networks (CUDA), Check Point (CHKP), F5 Networks (FFIV), Fortinet (FTNT), Imperva (IMPV), Palo Alto (PANW), Proofpoint (PFPT), Qualys (QLYS) and Symantec (SYMC).
10:00 EDTPANWOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:41 EDTPANWCisco CFO sees potential for acquistions in security
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06:51 EDTPANWPalo Alto initiated with a Hold at Evercore ISI
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06:46 EDTKORSMichael Kors multiple could 'struggle' to expand, says Piper Jaffray
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06:07 EDTKORSStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; KORS BBY
Stocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; Michael Kors (KORS) 40, Best Buy (BBY) 37 according to iVolatility.
May 19, 2015
06:00 EDTKORSStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; KORS ALTR
Stocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; Michael Kors (KORS) 38, Altera (ALTR) 72 according to iVolatility.
May 18, 2015
20:16 EDTANFUrban Outfitters down over 16% after disappointing Q1 results
Urban Oufitters (URBN) is down sharply after reporting first quarter earnings per share and revenue that missed analyst estimates. WHAT'S NEW: Urban Oufitters reported Q1 EPS of 25c on revenue of $739.01M, below consensus expectations of 30c and $758.25M, respectively. Urban Outfitters also reported Q1 comparable retail segment net sales up 4%, with Q1 retail segment net sales increasing 17% at Free People, 5% at Urban Outfitters, and 1% at the Anthropologie Group. Wholesale segment net sales rose 18%. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On its Q1 earnings conference call, Urban Outfitters announced that Urban Outfitters Group CEO Ted Marlow, who oversaw the direction of the namesake brand, would retire at the end of August. While Urban Outfitters did not provide guidance, Urban Outfitters Anthropologie Group CEO David McCreight commented on the Anthropologie brand, "We're expecting we could see Q2 shaping up like Q1 in terms of low single-digit comps. We could also see being in the low-mid-single digit comps. It's hard to tell at this point." ANALYST REACTION: Two analyst firms lowered their respective price targets on Urban Outfitters following the company's earnings report. Sterne Agee, which rates Urban Outfitters a Neutral, lowered its 12-month price target to $34 from $46, noting the company has had trouble getting both its Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie brands to perform at the same time. Cantor, which maintained its Buy rating, lowered its price target to $53 from $54, saying that Anthropologie sales disappointed, but noting that a "later catalog release appears to us to have pushed some sales at Anthropologie into May." PRICE ACTION: Urban Outfitters fell 16.4% to just over $34 in after-hours trading. PEERS: Other publicly traded companies in the space include Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), American Eagle (AEO), Five Below (FIVE), Pacific Sunwear (PSUN), and Zumiez (ZUMZ).
09:02 EDTOVTIOmniVision and Silicon Line GmbH announce collaboration
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May 15, 2015
08:24 EDTEXPRAmerican Eagle, Express should be bought ahead of results, says BMO Capital
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05:52 EDTKORSStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; KORS SPLS
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May 14, 2015
13:44 EDTKORSMichael Kors weekly volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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13:28 EDTKORSIncreasing equity options volume
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10:00 EDTKORSOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation SummaryT
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Advaxis (ADXS) initiated with a Buy at MLV & Co.... Akebia (AKBA) initiated with a Buy at Brean Capital... CarMax (KMX) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee CRT... Coach (COH) initiated with a Neutral at Wedbush... Euronav NV (EURN) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Franco-Nevada (FNV) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie... Kate Spade (KATE) initiated with an Outperform at Wedbush... Lumber Liquidators (LL) initiated with a Perform at Oppenheimer... Michael Kors (KORS) initiated with a Neutral at Wedbush... National Instruments (NATI) initiated with an Overweight at Stephens... Royal Gold (RGLD) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie... Spectra Energy Partners (SEP) initiated with a Buy at Janney ... Spectra Energy (SE) initiated with a Buy at Janney Capital... Tribune Publishing (TPUB) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee CRT.
08:52 EDTPANWPalo Alto Q3 checks positive, says Stephens
Stephens said its checks have come back positive during Palo Alto's Q3 have been positive, leading the firm to expect the company's results to top consensus expectations. Stephens keeps its Overweight rating and $170 price target on Palo Alto shares.
08:21 EDTPANWFinjan says patent suits ongoing with numerous cybersecurity companies
Finjan (FNJN) said it has an active Markman Hearing schedule with two Markman Hearings already concluded in favor of the company and two additional Markman Hearings to be held in Q2. The company has a two-week trial against Blue Coat set to commence on July 20. Finjan has patent infringement lawsuits against FireEye (FEYE), BlueCoat, Proofpoint (PFPT), Sophos, Symantec (SYMC), and Palo Alto Networks (PANW) relating to, collectively, more than 20 patents in the Finjan portfolio. Subsequent to the quarter end, Finjan entered into a negotiated license agreement with F-Secure Corporation, a company incorporated in Finland. The agreement provides for F-Secure to pay Finjan the sum of $1M in cash, to be paid in two installments, consisting of $700,000 which was received on April 22 and $300,000 on or before March 31, 2016. The agreement also provides for the assignment by F-Secure to Finjan of two patents, U.S. Patent Nos. 8,474,048 and 7,749,991.
06:33 EDTKORSMichael Kors initiated with a Neutral at Wedbush
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