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January 8, 2013
12:32 EDTCY, MON, FIO, SIG, SHLD, AYI, MDCOOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower again at midday as investors shift their focus from the fiscal cliff to the fourth-quarter earnings season, set to unofficially kick off after the closing bell when Dow component Alcoa (AA) reports. Expectations for the earnings season are muted, with S&P 500 companies forecast to post earnings growth of just 2.8% for the quarter, according to Thomson Reuters. Profit-growth estimates were sharply reduced from the expected growth rate of 9.2% called for at the end of September, according to FactSet. The averages have drifted lower on fairly light volume, indicating a lack of buying rather than intense selling, as investors may be content to wait to see how the earnings season develops before stepping back in... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the NFIB small-business-optimism index rose to 88.0 in December from 87.5 in November. In Europe, zone-wide unemployment hit a new record rate of 11.8% in November, though the European Commission also separately reported that its December Economic Sentiment Indicator improved by 1.3 points in the euro area, to 87.0, and remained generally unchanged at 88.4 in the broader EU. In Asia, Japan said it will use its foreign reserves to continue to buy bonds issued by the European Stability Mechanism to help weaken the yen... COMPANY NEWS: Sears Holdings (SHLD) said late Monday that CEO Louis D’Ambrosio will step down due to family health reasons and be replaced in that role by Eddie Lampert, its chairman of the board and largest shareholder. Sears also forecast adjusted earnings for Q4 that beat consensus expectations but shares fell about 5% near noon... Among companies reporting earnings after yesterday's close or before today's open, Monsanto (MON) advanced and Acuity Brands (AYI) declined... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were The Medicines Company (MDCO), up 11% after announcing results for a Phase 3 trial of one of its drugs, and Signet Jewelers (SIG), up 9% after reporting its holiday season same-store sales rose 3.3% and issuing earnings guidance. Among the noteworthy losers were Cypress Semiconductor (CY), down 9% after cutting its Q4 earnings forecast, and Fusion-io (FIO), which fell 8% after William Blair downgraded the stock to Market Perform... INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was down 68.23, or 0.51%, to 13,316.06; the Nasdaq was down 15.69, or 0.51%, to 3,083.12; and the S&P 500 was down 7.46, or 0.51%, to 1,454.43.
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November 20, 2014
10:02 EDTMDCOOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:41 EDTMDCOThe Medicines Co. upgraded at Credit Suisse
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06:06 EDTMDCOThe Medicines Co. upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
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November 18, 2014
07:31 EDTSIGSignet Jewelers names Daniel Shull as Chief Information Officer
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November 17, 2014
14:08 EDTCYCypress Semiconductor November volatility elevated into analyst meeting
Cypress Semiconductor November call option implied volatility is at 40, December and January is at 30, March is at 31; compared to its 26-week average of 33 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into a company sponsored analyst meeting on November 18.
10:43 EDTCYCypress Semiconductor to host analyst day
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10:06 EDTSHLDSears Canada, JPMorgan Chase announce changes to credit card program
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10:01 EDTSHLDSears introduces 'Reserve It' service
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November 16, 2014
13:41 EDTMDCOThe Medicines Co. presents findings from MDCO-216 study
The Medicines Company presented findings from a new Phase 1 study showing that a single infusion of MDCO-216, an investigational lipid-modifying agent, in both healthy and CAD patients, modified key lipid parameters including ApoA-1, phospholipids, HDL, pre-beta 1 HDL and Apo E, markedly increased ABCA1 mediated efflux, a potential marker of reverse cholesterol transport and was well tolerated. The study was presented today as part of a poster session at The American Heart Association’s Annual Scientific Sessions in Chicago. Clinical findings have shown that human carriers of the ApoA-1 Milano variant have a reduced incidence of cardiovascular disease. MDCO-216, currently under development by The Medicines Company, is a complex of recombinant human Apo A1 with phospholipids to emulate an HDL particle. MDCO-216 has the potential to modify atherosclerotic disease by promoting reverse cholesterol transport, and its potential impact on reducing cardiovascular events in acute coronary syndrome, ACS, patients. “This study provides a signal that MDCO-216 is able to modulate lipid parameters consistent with those humans with the ApoA-1 variant, had an important effect on markers of reverse cholesterol transport such as pre-beta1 HDL and ABCA1 mediated efflux, and importantly was well-tolerated,” commented David Kallend, MBBS, Vice President and Global Medical Director for the Lipid Programs at The Medicine Company. “These findings support the continued development of MDCO-216 as a potential treatment to help address a currently unmet need in coronary artery disease patients."
November 14, 2014
10:33 EDTMDCOThe Medicines Co. to present new data on MDCO-216 at AHA sessions
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November 12, 2014
07:29 EDTMONMonsanto says ongoing EPS could 'at least double' over five years
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November 10, 2014
15:51 EDTMONMorgan Stanley to hold a conference
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12:07 EDTMONUSDA lowers corn production forecast by 68M bushels
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09:08 EDTSHLDSears announces plans for mixed-use development in Aventura
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07:23 EDTCYRBC Capital to hold a conference
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07:11 EDTSHLDOpen Mobile Media to hold a summit
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07:05 EDTSHLDMarket too upbeat on Sears report, Reuters columnist says
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