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July 2, 2014
09:16 EDTISLE, RAX, COCO, KR, TRN, SFLY, GLPI, GBX, VITC, VE, STZOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: (VITC), up 27% after agreeing to be acquired by Kroger (KR) for $8.00 per share cash. Shares of Kroger are up/down xx% after confirming the news, which had been reported by The Wall Street Journal... Shutterfly (SFLY), up 14% after Bloomberg reported that the company has hired investment bank Qatalyst Partners to find a potential buyer... Rackspace (RAX), up 7% after TechCrunch reported that the company has been negotiating with a private equity firm to borrow capital for a deal that would take the company private... Isle of Capri (ISLE), up 13.7% after Deutsche Bank believes Gaming and Leisure Properties (GLPI) could pay $15.80 per share to acquire the casino company. Note that Reuters reported Monday that both companies have renewed merger talks... CASI Pharmaceuticals (CASI), up 7.7% after its hepatocellular carcinoma treatment was granted orphan drug status by the FDA... Greenbrier (GBX), up 8% after its earnings beat expectations and it boosted its full-year view. Shares of its peers Trinity Industries (TRN) are 3.4% higher as well... Constellation Brands (STZ), up 5.8% after being quarterly expectations and raising its FY15 comparable EPS view. LOWER: CalAmp (CAMP), down 13% after reporting quarterly results and second quarter guidance below analyst estimates... Corinthian Colleges (COCO), down 3.7% after saying it has not yet reached an agreement with the Department of Education, but adding that the parties continue to negotiate... Veolia Environment (VE), down 3% after the stock was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley.
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October 7, 2015
09:36 EDTKRUnited Natural Foods poised to win Kroger business, says Cleveland Research
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09:21 EDTSTZOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Constellation Brands (STZ), up 3.7%. ALSO HIGHER: Sunedison (SUNE), up 9.3% after the Wall Street Journal reported that SunEdison won't complete its $700M planned purchase of Latin American Power... Genocea Biosciences (GNCA), up 18.6% after reporting positive data from its Phase 2 trial of GEN-003... Lion Biotechnologies (LBIO), up 13.3% after obtaining an exclusive, worldwide license from the National Institutes of Health to develop and commercialize tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes therapy in four additional tumor indications... Juniper Networks (JNPR), up 3.3% after Light Reading reported that several Silicon Valley sources confirmed the speculation that Juniper Networks hired Goldman Sachs (GS) to explore interest in taking the company private. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Monsanto (MON), down 5%... Yum! Brands (YUM), down 15.3%. ALSO LOWER: Axion Power (AXPW), down 40.5% after reporting that it is no longer feasible or possible to complete the LCB International transaction... Advaxis (ADXS), down 20.4% following its report of a clinical hold of axalimogene filolisbac... Neonode (NEON), down 14.5% after 3.2M share Secondary priced at $1.90 and providing third quarter revenue... Adobe (ADBE), down 3.2% after providing growth target guidance for fiscal 2015 through fiscal 2018 and fiscal 2016 guidance... J.C. Penney (JCP), down 2% after being initiated with a sell at Citi.
07:38 EDTSTZConstellation Brands raises FY16 EPS view to $5.00-$5.20, consensus $4.98
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07:35 EDTSTZConstellation Brands reports Q2 comparable basis EPS $1.56, consensus $1.32
Reports Q2 revenue $1.73B, consensus $1.73B. Reports Q2 reported basis EPS $1.49.
06:12 EDTGBXGreenbrier announces order from Saudi Railway Company for 1,200 railcars
Greenbrier announced that it received an order in Q4 from the government-owned Saudi Railway Company, or SAR, for approximately 1,200 railroad tank cars. Three types of tank cars will support industrial mining operations - led by the national mining company, Ma'aden - at Wa'ad al Shamal Industrial City in the Sirhan-Turaif region of northern Saudi Arabia. The tank cars will facilitate rail transportation of molten sulfur and phosphoric acid, products that are used in a range of industrial activities. Greenbrier will build the tank cars for SAR under U.S. supervision and management at its wholly-owned Wagony Swidnica subsidiary in Swidnica, Poland. Track dimensions in Saudi Arabia are identical to those in the United States, and the tank cars will be built to U.S. standards on production lines certified by the Association of American Railroads. Delivery of the first tank cars to SAR will begin in the second half of calendar year 2016, and will be completed in 2017 and 2018, depending on car type.
06:11 EDTGBXGreenbrier announces orders for 2,900 railcars valued at $470M
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06:09 EDTGBXGreenbrier expects to exceed FY15 EPS view of $5.70-$5.85, consensus $5.79
Greenbrier announced that it expects to exceed previously provided diluted EPS guidance of $5.70-$5.85, excluding non-recurring costs in Q3 of 16c per share, for FY15. These higher expectations are principally driven by increased margins in the company's manufacturing segment, which includes lease syndications and a lower than anticipated tax rate related to geographic mix of earnings.
October 6, 2015
15:22 EDTSTZConstellation Brands October 130 straddle priced for 4.2% movement into Q1
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15:08 EDTSTZNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's open, with earnings consensus, include Monsanto (MON), consensus (2c)... Constellation Brands (STZ), consensus $1.32... Acuity Brands (AYI), consensus $1.62... Global Payments (GPN), consensus $1.43... RPM International (RPM), consensus 82c.
13:22 EDTSTZConstellation Brands technical comments before earnings
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13:06 EDTRAXAWS, Rackspace pact a sign of consolidation, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster views the partnership between Amazon Web Services (AMZN) and Rackspace (RAX) as another sign that market offerings are consolidating. The cloud space is set to continue to consolidate toward key winners AWS, Azure and Google (GOOG), Munster tells investors in a research note. He views AWS as the key driver for Amazon shares and the rollout of SaaS products as the next major catalyst. The unit could be worth north of $100B, Munster estimates. He reiterates an Overweight rating on Amazon with a $650 price target.
09:18 EDTRAXRackspace announces agreement with Amazon Web Services
Rackspace (RAX) announces an agreement with Amazon Web Services (AMZN), under which Rackspace will offer "tools, expertise, application management, and operational support" to customers on the AWS Cloud. The core offering, Fanatical Support for AWS, plus three additional beta offerings -- Managed Security for AWS, Compliance Assistance for AWS, and Managed Cloud for Adobe Experience Manager -- reflect Rackspace's "strategy of delivering best in class expertise and support for the world's leading technologies and platforms," it stated. Rackspace also has become an Amazon Web Services authorized reseller, completed the audit to become a Managed Services Partner, and is joining the AWS Partner Network at the Advanced Consulting Partner level with over 100 certified AWS engineers.
October 1, 2015
09:36 EDTGBX, TRNRailcar sector downgraded to Negative from Mixed at OTR Global
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08:04 EDTSTZConstellation Brands October volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
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September 30, 2015
06:14 EDTRAXRackspace expected to partner with Amazon, WSJ reports
Rackspace Hosting (RAX) is expected to partner with Amazon (AMZN) to make it easier for corporate customers to move computing operations to Amazon Web Services from their own facilities, The Wall Street Journal reports. According to two sources, the partnership, which is similar to an agreement Rackspace signed with Microsoft (MSFT) in July, will be announced at a conference for AWS users next week. Reference Link
September 28, 2015
07:50 EDTISLE, GLPIUBS and Deutsche Bank to co-host a forum
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