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January 28, 2013
09:12 EDTBBBY, ROP, KERX, CAT, RPRX, JOSB, BBY, SNE, MW, FURX, HESOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS/GUIDANCE: Caterpillar (CAT), up 2.5%... ALSO HIGHER: Hess (HES), up 6.6% after announcing intent to pursue sale of terminal network, saying Elliott Associates may acquire more shares... Sony (SNE), up 7% following upgrade to Buy at Citigroup... Best Buy (BBY), up 3.2% following upgrade to Buy at BB&T... Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (KERX), up 45% after Zerenex meets primary study endpoint... Furiex (FURX), up 47% after confirming Takeda's receipt of FDA approval for certain drugs, Canaccord initiates stock with a Buy... DOWN AFTER EARNINGS/GUIDANCE: JoS. A. Bank (JOSB), down 16.6%... Roper (ROP), down 2.8%... ALSO LOWER: Men's Wearhouse (MW), down 3.5% after peer JoS. A. Bank's warns on Q4 results... Repros Therapeutics (RPRX), down 5.7% after revising date for expected clinical results from study of Androxal... Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY), down 2.4% following downgrade to Sell at Goldman.
News For SNE;CAT;HES;BBY;KERX;FURX;JOSB;ROP;MW;RPRX;BBBY From The Last 14 Days
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February 27, 2015
09:24 EDTKERXOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:59 EDTSNESony fires Sony Pictures Digital president, Variety says
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08:52 EDTKERXKeryx CFO to leave company by October
Keryx Biopharmaceuticals disclosed in a regulatory filing a planned consolidation of its finance and accounting function into its Boston office and that its CFO, James Oliviero, will be leaving Keryx by October. In connection with this transition, the company entered into an employment agreement with Oliviero that became effective on February 26 and will terminate on October 1, but may be extended upon the mutual agreement of the parties. The company has commenced a search for a new CFO who will be based in its Boston office. Oliviero will continue to manage the companyís finance and accounting team during the remainder of his tenure and will assist in the transition of his duties to the new CFO, Keryx said.
07:14 EDTKERXKeryx reports Q4 EPS (44c), consensus (37c)
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February 26, 2015
12:04 EDTBBYBest Buy volatility increases into Q4 and outlook
Best Buy March weekly call option implied volatility is at 60, March is at 42, April is at 35, June is at 34; compared to its 26-week average of 41 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release Q4 results on March 3.
February 25, 2015
09:36 EDTBBBYBed Bath & Beyond Q4 comp sales trending below conensus, says Cleveland Research
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08:45 EDTSNEEros International announces content partnership with Sony Television
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February 24, 2015
13:01 EDTSNETom Rothman to replace Amy Pascal at Sony Pictures, FT reports
Former Fox Filmed Entertainment (FOXA) co-Chairman Tom Rothman will replace Amy Pascal as co-chairman of Sony Pictures (SNE), The Financial Times reports. Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton has extended his contract, the publication notes. Rothman has run Sony's TriStar label since 2013. Reference Link
February 23, 2015
07:27 EDTSNESony breach underscored failings in corporate, government cooperation, WSJ says
A Wall Street Journal review of the hack attack on Sony Entertainment shows that the companies and government agencies fighting the hackers based some decisions on little information or consultation since the parties often held too closely to their own interests, illustrating major shortcomings in how the government and companies work together to respond to such attacks. The Journal cites interviews with executives, U.S. officials and people briefed on their conversations in its report. Reference Link
February 20, 2015
06:11 EDTSNESony may be contemplating replacing CEO Hirai with CFO Yoshida, NY Post says
Sony may be considering replacing CEO Kaz Hirai with current CFO Kenichiro Yoshida, reports the New York Post, citing several Hollywood sources. Yoshida has received heavy media praise for his restructuring efforts and is currently set to add the title of executive deputy president in April. The article emphasizes that this is speculation among Hollywood figures. Reference Link
February 19, 2015
11:11 EDTCATCaterpillar retail trends remain negative, says Wells Fargo
After Caterpillar reported earlier that its retail sales of machine declined 14% in the three month period ending in January, Wells Fargo noted that the trend worsened from December's 12% drop and that all regions reported declines. The firm believes retail trends remain negative for Caterpillar shares, on which it keeps a Market Perform rating.
09:14 EDTSNESony Pictures co-chairman position may be split into multiple roles, FT says
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09:09 EDTCATCaterpillar reports retail machines sales down 14% in three months end January
Caterpillar reported in a filing that its total retail machines sales were down 14% on a three month rolling basis in January. For reference, retail sales of machines were down 12% in the period ending in December and were down 10% in the period ending in November. The company reported world Resources Industries sales down 27% in the January period, which was down fom the 22% drop in the December end period. Construction Industries world sales were down 10%, worse than the 9% drop in the December period. Total Energy & Transportation Retail Sales were up 22% in the January end period, which was the same growth rate as seen in the December period.
07:20 EDTCATCaterpillar facing multiple federal investigations, WSJ says
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06:57 EDTSNESony to release high-end audio memory card, WSJ says
Sony will release a high-end, audio-focused memory card next month, reports the Wall Street Journal's Digits blog, citing spokesperson comments. The 64gb micro SD card will sell for $160 in Japan -- which the paper notes is roughly five times the average price for standard 64gb cards -- and produces less electrical noise when reading data. A Sony spokesperson stated, "We arenít that sure about the productís potential demand." Reference Link
February 18, 2015
12:30 EDTSNESony upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura
09:32 EDTBBYComarco files patent suit against Best Buy
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06:23 EDTCATCaterpillar discloses grand jury subpoena requesting financial information
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06:00 EDTSNESony plans to split out Video & Sound unit, others thereafter
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05:58 EDTSNESony sets FY17 ROE target of more than 10%
Sony held its Corporate Strategy Meeting and unveiled a mid-term strategy that charts the path forward for the company over the next three years. Sony said it will position Return on Equity as its primary key performance indicator and has set a target for consolidated ROE of more than 10% and a target for consolidated operating profit of more than 500B yen for the Sony Group in FY2017, the final year of its mid-range corporate plan.
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