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March 12, 2013
11:08 EDTSWHC, P, CIEN, SFD, MTGOptions with decreasing implied volatility: SFD P MTG CIEN SWHC
News For SFD;P;MTG;CIEN;SWHC From The Last 14 Days
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April 21, 2015
07:04 EDTMTGMGIC Investment reports Q1 EPS 32c, consensus 21c
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April 20, 2015
15:37 EDTMTGNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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12:02 EDTPPandora April weekly volatility elevated into Q1 and growth outlook
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10:00 EDTSWHCOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: 58.com (WUBA) initiated with a Hold at Summit Research... Aduro Biotech (ADRO) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... Alibaba (BABA) initiated with a Buy at Summit Research... Baidu (BIDU) initiated with a Buy at Summit Research... Callaway Golf (ELY) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... Cellectis (CLLS) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... Changyou.com (CYOU) initiated with a Buy at Summit Research... Cheetah Mobile (CMCM) initiated with a Buy at Summit Research... Ctrip.com (CTRP) initiated with a Hold at Summit Research... Dynegy (DYN) initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley... FMC Corporation (FMC) initiated with a Neutral at Monness Crespi... Franklin Financial Network (FSB) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Granite Construction (GVA) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... Hershey (HSY) initiated with a Reduce at Nomura... JD.com (JD) initiated with a Hold at Summit Research... Jumei (JMEI) initiated with a Buy at Summit Research... McEwen Mining (MUX) initiated with a Buy at H.C. Wainwright... Natural Gas Services (NGS) initiated with a Neutral at Sidoti... New Residential (NRZ) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Platform Specialty Products (PAH) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Qihoo 360 (QIHU) initiated with a Buy at Summit Research... Qunar (QUNR) initiated with a Buy at Summit Research... SINA (SINA) initiated with a Hold at Summit Research... Smith & Wesson (SWHC) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Sohu.com (SOHU) initiated with a Hold at Summit Research... SolarEdge (SEDG) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... Splunk (SPLK) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... Tableau (DATA) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup... Team Health (TMH) initiated with an Outperform at Leerink... Tuniu (TOUR) initiated with a Buy at Summit Research... Vipshop (VIPS) initiated with a Buy at Summit Research... Vista Outdoor (VSTO) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Weibo (WB) initiated with a Buy at Summit Research... YY Inc. (YY) initiated with a Buy at Summit Research... Youku Tudou (YOKU) initiated with a Hold at Summit Research... Zhaopin (ZPIN) initiated with a Hold at Summit Research.
10:00 EDTMTGOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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06:30 EDTMTGMGIC Investment upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse
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06:23 EDTSWHCSmith & Wesson initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital
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April 17, 2015
17:08 EDTMTGMGIC Investment expects MGIC to be in compliance with PMIERs
We expect that Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Company, which is the principal subsidiary of MGIC Investment Corporation, will be in compliance with the PMIERs, including their revised financial requirements, when they become effective. We estimate that as of March 31, MGIC's Available Assets are approximately $5.12B and its Minimum Required Assets are approximately $5.35B, resulting in a shortfall of approximately $230M. Our shortfall estimates are based on our interpretation of the PMIERS and assume that the risk in force and assets of MGIC's MIC subsidiary will be repatriated to MGIC. Our shortfall estimates do not include any benefits from MGIC's existing reinsurance transaction or the anticipated restructure of the existing reinsurance transaction, capital contributions from MTG to MGIC, or the transfer of other assets from regulated insurance affiliates of MGIC that subject to regulatory approval could increase the Available Assets of MGIC. As we have previously disclosed, we would not have received full credit under the PMIERs for our existing reinsurance transaction. Therefore, we have reached agreement to restructure that transaction in a way that we believe will result in MGIC receiving the maximum benefit under the PMIERs. The effectiveness of this restructured transaction will be subject to approval by the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance and the GSEs. In addition, in April, we received regulatory approval to transfer $45M of assets from regulated insurance affiliates of MGIC that will increase the Available Assets of MGIC. Furthermore, we believe a portion of MTG's $491M of cash and investments at December 31, 2014, may be available for future contribution to MGIC.
April 15, 2015
12:30 EDTSWHCOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Stocks on Wall Street began the session in positive territory for the fifth time in the past six sessions. The move came amid lower than expected manufacturing data and industrial production figures in the U.S. and a report on Chinese GDP growth that matched expectations. Although the averages remain higher near midday, the market is well off its highs as investors await the release of the Fed’s Beige Book report. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the Empire State manufacturing report had a reading of -1.19, versus expectations for a 7.17 reading. Industrial production fell 0.6% in March, versus expectations for a 0.3% decline. Capacity utilization came in at 78.4% during the month, versus the 78.6% that was forecast. NAHB's homebuilder confidence index climbed to 56 in April, versus expectations for a reading of 55. The Federal Reserve is scheduled to release its Beige Book at 2 pm EDT this afternoon. In China, the nation's GDP grew at a 7.0% rate in Q1, which met expectations but was the lowest level of quarterly growth since 2009. A number of March data releases came in below expectations in China, including reports on industrial production, retail sales and fixed investments. In Europe, the European Central Bank kept interest rates unchanged. COMPANY NEWS: The European Commission announced it has opened a formal investigation of whether Google’s (GOOG, GOOGL) conduct in relation to its Android mobile operating system as well as applications and services for smartphones and tablets has breached EU antitrust rules. The Commission also sent a Statement of objections to Google alleging the company has abused its dominant position in the markets for general internet search services in the European Economic Area by favoring its own comparison shopping product in its general search results pages. For its part, Google's SVP of Google Search Amit Singhal said the company "respectfully but strongly" disagrees with the need to issue a statement of objections and looks forward to making its case... After Intel (INTC) reported results that were in-line with its preannouncement and estimated that its 2015 revenue would be roughly flat year-over-year, shares rose 4.5%. However, analysts disagreed on the company's ability to meet its revised outlook, with Wedbush upgrading the stock to Outperform from Neutral, but Citi saying that the company's guidance was too bullish and keeping a Neutral rating on the shares. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Celsion (CLSN), which gained 20% after the company announced interim data from its ongoing open-label Phase 2 DIGNITY Trial of ThermoDox in recurrent chest wall breast cancer. Also higher was gunmaker Smith & Wesson (SWHC), which gained 13% after raising its guidance, citing orders throughout its fiscal fourth quarter that have been stronger than originally anticipated. Among the noteworthy losers was Alcatel-Lucent (ALU), which dropped 19% after agreeing to merge with Nokia (NOK) in an all-share transaction that values Alcatel-Lucent at EUR 15.6B on a fully diluted basis. Also lower were shares of Precision Castparts (PCP), which fell 3% after the company issued fourth quarter guidance, said it was making headcount reductions and the stock was downgraded at DA Davidson. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 56.39, or 0.31%, to 18,093.09, the Nasdaq was up 24.52, or 0.49%, to 5,001.81, and the S&P 500 was up 9.80, or 0.47%, to 2,105.64.
08:36 EDTSWHCSmith & Wesson raises FY15 non-GAAP EPS to 96c-98c from 87c-89c, consensus 77c
Raises FY15 revenue to $546M-$555M from $532M-$536M, consensus $535.53M. The company indicated that orders throughout its fiscal fourth quarter have been stronger than originally anticipated and it is therefore increasing its guidance.
08:35 EDTSWHCSmith & Wesson raises Q4 non-GAAP EPS to 29c-31c from 39c-41c, consensus 26c
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07:46 EDTCIENEricsson, Juniper in focus for deals after Nokia-Alcatel tie-up, Bloomberg says
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April 14, 2015
11:55 EDTCIENCommunication equipment stocks active after potential Nokia-Alcatel deal
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April 13, 2015
09:16 EDTPPandora gaps up, levels to watch
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08:42 EDTPPandora rises after Spotify reportedly valued above $8B in fundraising
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08:15 EDTSWHCSmith & Wesson positioned for solid recovery, says Cowen
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07:16 EDTPTechWeek to hold a conference
TechWeek Detroit 2015 is being held in Detroit on 4/13-19.
April 9, 2015
09:58 EDTCIENCiena management to meet with UBS
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April 8, 2015
07:25 EDTCIENCiena management to meet with UBS
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April 7, 2015
08:44 EDTPPandora has 3 to 1 reward to risk ratio, says SunTrust
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