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November 28, 2012
16:27 EDTTFM, UTI, BP, INTC, SHS, NCR, MLNX, GMCR, RTLXOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street rose about 0.8% after falling nearly 1% in the first half hour of the session. Comments out of Washington by House Speaker John Boehner and President Obama, followed by a report from the AP that White House officials plan to meet with other Senate and House leaders regarding the fiscal cliff, sent the averages into positive territory after midday and the markets went in to the close at their highs of the day... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., new single-family home sales fell 0.3% in October to a seasonally adjusted 368,000-unit annual rate. Also, the government revised sharply lower its estimate for the prior month's sales. The EIA reported crude oil inventories drew down by 347,000 barrels last week, versus expectations for a 350,000 barrel build up... COMPANY NEWS: The Environmental Protection Agency announced BP (BP) will be suspended from winning new contracts from the federal government until the company demonstrates it meets business standards set by the U.S., though the action does not affect existing contracts. Shares of BP opened sharply lower, but settled up 13c, or 0.31%, to $41.48... Shares of Retalix (RTLX) moved up sharply and were halted for trade following a report in Israel's Calcalist that it had reached a deal to be acquired by NCR (NCR). Shares were up $7.21, or 32.92%, to $29.11 when they were halted and the companies confirmed in a press release after the bell that NCR will pay $30.00 share to acquire the Israel-based software firm... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR), which saw shares trade up $7.91, or 27.32%, to $36.86 after the company's Q4 earnings report beat Street estimates and at least three analyst firms raised their price targets on the stock. Also higher were shares of Sauer-Danfoss (SHS), up $13.34, or 33.88%, to $52.72 after Danfoss S/A proposed to purchase all shares of the company is does not already own for $49.00. Among the noteworthy losers were shares of Universal Technical (UTI), down $3.44, or 28.10%, to $8.80 after the company said it sees FY13 student starts flat year-over-year and the stock was downgraded to Underperform at BMO. Also lower were shares of Mellanox Technologies (MLNX), down $8.07, or 9.57%, to $76.23 as concerns over competition from Intel (INTC) prompted a slide, though shares were defended at Pacific Crest and Barclays. Also lower were shares of The Fresh Market (TFM), down $7.46, or 12.38%, to $52.78 after the company's CFO unexpectedly resigned last night... INDICES: The Dow was up 106.98, or 0.83%, to 12,985.11; the Nasdaq was up 23.99, or 0.81%, to 2,991.78; and the S&P 500 was up 10.99, or 0.79%, to 1,409.93.
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June 19, 2015
06:15 EDTBPBP downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
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06:13 EDTBPBP, Rosneft announce exploration and refining agreements
Rosneft and BP announced the signing of "several agreements strengthening the long term strategic relationship between the two companies." Rosneft and BP signed final binding agreements for Rosneftís sale to BP of a 20% share of Taas-Yuryakh Neftegazodobycha, creating a new joint venture in East Siberia. Rosneft and BP have also agreed jointly to explore two additional Areas of Mutual Interest in the West Siberian and Yenisey-Khatanga basins covering a combined area of about 260,000 square kilometers. Any joint ventures will be owned 51% by Rosneft and 49% by BP. As part of this agreement Rosneft and BP will also form a joint venture to carry out further appraisal work on the 2009 Rosneft-discovered Baikalovskiy field inside the Yenisey-Khatanga AMI. Exploration activities in the two AMIs will include screening studies, acquisition of seismic data, and drilling of exploration wells as new licences are added. As a result of the planned deal Rosneft will double its shareholding in the Bayernoil refinery - to 25% from 12.5%; the MiRO refinery - to 24% from 12%; and the PCK Raffinerie - to 37.5% from 18.75%. BP in exchange will consolidate 100% of the equity of the Gelsenkirchen refinery and the solvent production facility DHC Solvent Chemie. The closing of the deal is subject to the fulfillment of conditions precedent, which include inter alia regulatory approvals.
June 18, 2015
11:31 EDTNCROptions with increasing implied volatility
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06:07 EDTGMCRStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; GMCR SINA
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05:56 EDTINTCIntel to debut Skylake at Gamescon in early August, DigiTimes reports
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June 17, 2015
12:11 EDTINTCIntel acquires Recon, terms not disclosed
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11:08 EDTNCROptions with increasing implied volatility
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10:19 EDTMLNXHigh option volume stocks
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08:01 EDTNCRNCR Corp. selected by Gibraltar International Bank for software solutions
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06:03 EDTGMCRStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; GMCR SINA
Stocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) 31, SINA (SINA) 46 according to iVolatility.
June 16, 2015
16:24 EDTNCROn The Fly: Top stock stories for Tuesday
Stocks began the day slightly lower but began to move higher shortly after the open. The market began to drift higher before the noon hour as European markets closed in positive territory. Investors are now looking toward and positioning ahead of the week's big event, namely tomorrow's scheduled policy announcement from the Federal Reserve and the associated press conference by Chairwoman Janet Yellen. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., housing starts were down 11.1% to a 1.036M rate in May, versus expectations for a decline of 4%. Building permits were up 11.8% to a 1.275M rate, versus expectations for a decline of 3.5% in May. In Europe, the ZEW index of economic sentiment in Germany plunged to 31.5 this month from a reading of 41.9 in May. COMPANY NEWS: Gap (GPS) held its annual investor meeting today, but made its big news last night prior to the meeting by announcing that it will close about 175 of its namesake brand's stores in North America over the next few years. Gap estimated an annualized sales loss of approximately $300M associated with the closures and sees one-time costs primarily associated with these actions to be in the range of approximately $140M-$160M, the company noted. Gap shares advanced 55c, or 1.44%, to $38.75 following the announcement and meeting... Kirk Kerkorian, the founder of MGM Resorts (MGM) and one of the company's largest shareholders, died Monday night, the company confirmed. Kerkorian owned Tracinda Corporation, a private investment firm that disclosed a 16.19% stake in MGM Resorts and stated that its position in the common stock became subject to the terms of Kerkorian's will upon his death. The will instructs the executor of Kerkorianís estate, Anthony Mandekic, to execute an orderly disposition of Tracindaís position in the common stock, the firm stated. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Coty (COTY), which advanced $5.04, or 19.35%, to $31.09 after The New York Post and Reuters reported that the company had won an auction to buy three Procter & Gamble (PG) beauty businesses valued at $12B. Shares of P&G, meanwhile, added 98c, or 1.25%, to $79.10 following the reports. Also higher were shares of NCR Corp. (NCR), which rose $3.36, or 10.71%, to $34.73 after Reuters reported that private equity firms Blackstone (BX) and Carlyle Group (CG) are planning to jointly bid for the company in a deal that could be worth over $10B, including debt. Among the noteworthy losers was Avalanche Biotechnologies (AAVL), which dropped $21.83, or 56.15%, to $17.05 after the company reported the results of a study of its AVA-101 drug for wet age-related macular degeneration, or wet AMD. Also lower were shares of Oshkosh (OSK), which fell $3.59, or 7.14%, to $46.71 after cutting its FY15 adjusted EPS view to $3.75-$4.00 from $4.00-$4.25, noting that sales and earnings for its third quarter, principally in its access equipment segment, have been hurt by several factors including severe weather conditions, potential rental industry consolidation and, to a lesser extent, new product launch delays. INDEXES: The Dow rose 113.31, or 0.64%, to 17,904.48, the Nasdaq added 25.58, or 0.51%, to 5,055.55, and the S&P 500 gained 11.86, or 0.57%, to 2,096.29.
15:19 EDTNCRNCR Corp. spikes, retraces, levels to watch
The shares are at $34.87, up over 11% on the day but off the earlier high at $36.50. Support based on current price is at $33.87.
13:28 EDTNCRBlackstone, Carlyle may jointly bid to buy NCR for over $10B, Reuters reports
According to sources, Blackstone (BX) and Carlyle Group (CG) are planning to jointly bid for NCR Corp (NCR) in a deal that could be worth over $10B, including debt, Reuters reports. The sources say that Apollo (APO) and other buyout firms are also interested in NCR, but that the auction is still "several weeks away from completion." Reference Link
13:24 EDTNCRNCR Corp. calls active after joint bid report
NCR Corp. June 31 and 32 calls are active on total call volume of 1000 contracts (250 puts) on Blackstone, Carlyle may jointly bid to buy, Reuterís reports. June call option implied volatility is at 44, July is at 41, October is at 29; compared to its 52-week range of 24 to 48. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for price movement.
13:18 EDTNCRNCR resumes trading after Reuters report, up $4.63 to $36.00
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13:15 EDTNCRBlackstone, Carlyle may jointly bid to buy NCR for over $10B, Reuters reports
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13:13 EDTNCRNCR Corp. halted for volatility after jumping $1.85 to $33.22
10:01 EDTTFMOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: AIG (AIG) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Alumina (AWCMY) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Avalanche Biotechnologies (AAVL) downgraded on lack of catalysts at SunTrust... DealerTrack (TRAK) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Craig-Hallum... Greenbrier (GBX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Methode Electronics (MEI) downgraded to Neutral at Baird... Profire Energy (PFIE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Maxim... Standard Pacific (SPF) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... The Fresh Market (TFM) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Northcoast... Twitter (TWTR) downgraded to Neutral at MKM Partners on stalled user growth... United Natural Foods (UNFI) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus... United Rentals (URI) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Macquarie.
09:27 EDTTFMThe Fresh Market downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Northcoast
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08:15 EDTMLNXMellanox shares should be owned ahead of new product announcement, says Stifel
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