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August 12, 2014
11:24 EDTIGT, SHPG, KATEOptions with increasing implied volatility
Options with increasing implied volatility: SHPG IGT CREE KATE
News For SHPG;IGT;KATE From The Last 14 Days
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July 31, 2015
15:11 EDTKATEKate Spade volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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July 30, 2015
07:28 EDTIGTInternational Game to provide ticket printing services to Croatian Lottery
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July 28, 2015
10:23 EDTKATEBMO Capital says high-end handbag makers to stay weak
High end handbag makers Coach (COH), Kate Spade (KATE) and Michael Kors (KORS) are continuing to struggle and their share prices are likely to remain weak, research firm BMO Capital wrote in a note to investors today. The firm significantly cut its price targets on all three names. WHAT'S NEW: Consumers are spending less on high-end handbags as they increase the amount they allocate to other areas, including travel, leisure and apparel, BMO Capital analyst John Morris stated. Consequently, the North American handbag market was expanding at a 5% rate at the end of June, down from a high single digit rate earlier this year, according to Morris. Meanwhile, competition within the space is mounting and handbag price wars are continuing, the analyst stated. Although handbag stocks have dropped significantly and their valuations appear attractive, they are "falling knives," the analyst warned. Assessing the status of specific companies, Morris says that Kate Spade has avoided implementing major price cuts on its products, though its comparative sales and "mind share" have suffered as a result of that decision and stores are displaying its products less prominently. Coach's stock suggests that investors expect the company's fundamentals to rebound, but Morris thinks that their optimism may be premature. The pace of the company's improvement "remains challenging," and it is likely to be hurt by a decline of U.S. tourism, he believes. Also likely to be hurt by declines in tourism is Michael Kors, the analyst stated. The prices of Michael Kors' products are being reduced by retailers, its gross margins are sinking and its watch business is weak, Morris warned. He reduced his price target on Kate Spade to $19 from $30, on Coach to $28 from $37 and on Michael Kors to $40 from $51. The analyst kept Market Perform ratings on all three stocks. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Kate Spade was little changed at $18.75, Coach fell 0.5% to $30.60 and Michael Kors was fractionally higher at $39.17.
09:04 EDTKATEHandbag makers estimates, price targets lowered at BMO Capital
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July 23, 2015
14:01 EDTSHPGShire receives 'positive opinion' on Intuniv from CHMP
Shire announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has adopted a positive opinion recommending the approval of the once-daily, non-stimulant Intuniv, or guanfacine hydrochloride extended release, for the treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents. The positive opinion is based on results from three Phase 3 pivotal studies investigating the short- and long-term safety and efficacy of Intuniv in children and adolescents. The European Commission will now consider the CHMP positive opinion in its decision of whether to grant marketing authorisation for Intuniv in Europe, said Shire.
07:25 EDTSHPGShire raises FY15 EPADS growth view to mid-to-high single digit percentage
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07:22 EDTSHPGShire reports Q2 EPS $2.63, consensus $2.81
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July 17, 2015
08:07 EDTIGTInternational Game signs five-year extension agreement with Maryland Lottery
International Game has entered into a five-year extension agreement with the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission to continue providing the Company's INTELLIGEN central monitoring and control system for the existing video lottery terminal program at the state's five licensed VLT venues: Hollywood Casino Perryville, The Casino at Ocean Downs, Maryland Live! Casino, Rocky Gap Resort and Casino, and Horseshoe Casino Baltimore. Additionally under the extension agreement, the Company will provide technology and services to connect the VLTs at the state's sixth licensed VLT venue, MGM National Harbor, which is expected to open in the third or fourth quarter of 2016, to INTELLIGEN.

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