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February 25, 2013
10:11 EDTSTZ, TCK, KMR, PKX, PFG, BBEP, FFIV, TPH, ETN, CENTOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Constellation Brands (STZ) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... Eaton (ETN) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... TRI Pointe Homes (TPH) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... TRI Pointe Homes (TPH) initiated with an Outperform at FBR Capital... F5 Networks (FFIV) initiated wit a Sell at Off WallStreet Research... BreitBurn Energy (BBEP) initiated with a Buy at Ladenburg... Central Garden & Pet (CENT) initiated with a Buy at Sidoti... Principal Financial (PFG) coverage reinstated with an Underweight at JPMorgan... Posco (PKX) coverage resumed with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Kinder Morgan Management (KMR) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Teck Resources (TCK) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley.
News For STZ;ETN;TPH;FFIV;BBEP;PFG;PKX;KMR;TCK;CENT From The Last 14 Days
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October 20, 2014
08:30 EDTSTZConstellation Brands initiated with a Buy at Pivotal Research
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07:33 EDTCENTHarbinger expresses disappointment in Central Garden & Pet's proposal rejection
Harbinger Group (HRG) released a letter to the board of Central Garden & Pet (CENT) expressing disappointment with the CENT board announcement rejecting HRG's proposal to acquire all of CENT for $10.00 in cash per share or alternatively to acquire CENT's Pet Segment for $750M in cash. HRG said it remains committed to pursuing a transaction with CENT and has called upon the members of the CENT Board to fulfill their responsibilities as fiduciaries to all shareholders of CENT by engaging in a constructive dialogue with HRG regarding its proposals, or otherwise to resign from the CENT Board. HRG is also encouraging CENT shareholders to communicate their opinion of these proposals, as well as the way in which these proposals were reviewed and dismissed, to the CENT Board. In the board, Harbinger Group said, "We believe that the Board's process in evaluating and responding to our proposals was deeply flawed and this Board continues to shirk its duty to act as an unbiased steward and fiduciary to all of the Company's shareholders... HRG remains committed to acquiring all of CENT for $10.00 in cash per share or alternatively acquiring CENT's Pet Segment for $750 million in cash. HRG's $10.00 per share offer represented a premium of 27.5% to the trading value of CENT common shares immediately before the offer. As a result of the announcement of HRG's offer, the CENT commons shares traded up to as high as $10.01 per share. However, the lack of action by CENT and its Board has allowed the CENT common shares to decline below the level of its share price before HRG made its offer public. Today, our $10.00 per share offer now represents a premium of 44.5% to the current trading value of CENT common shares."
07:22 EDTETNSolar Energy Trade Shows to hold a conference
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06:57 EDTPFGPrincipal Financial downgraded at Raymond James
As previously reported, Raymond James downgraded Principal Financial to Market Perform from Outperform. The firm downgraded shares due to valuation.
06:41 EDTPFGPrincipal Financial downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James
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October 16, 2014
10:01 EDTTCKOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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05:34 EDTTCKTeck Resources initiated with an Equal Weight at Barclays
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October 15, 2014
16:13 EDTKMRKinder Morgan now sees exceeding published annual budget dividend of $1.72
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15:28 EDTKMRNotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include American Express (AXP), consensus $1.36; eBay (EBAY), consensus 67c; Kinder Morgan (KMI), consensus 34c; Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP), consensus 64c; Kinder Morgan Management (KMR), consensus 58c; El Paso Pipeline Partners (EPB), consensus 39c; Netflix (NFLX), consensus 93c; United Rentals (URI), consensus $2.08; Navient (NAVI), consensus 52c; Las Vegas Sands (LVS), consensus 58c; Umpqua Holdings (UMPQ), consensus 29c; Astoria Financial (AF), consensus 16c; Rambus (RMBS), consensus 5c.
October 14, 2014
18:03 EDTCENTCentral Garden & Pet Co. will not pursue Harbinger Group Proposals
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16:53 EDTKMRTennessee Gas Pipeline closes open season for South System Flexibility Project
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP) announced that KMP’s Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, or TGP, successfully closed a binding open season for its South System Flexibility Project for 500,000 dekatherms per day of capacity. MexGas Supply, formerly known as MGI Supply, the natural gas supply arm of Petróleos Mexicanos, has been awarded 100% of the project capacity. Anticipated project capital is $187M, with service beginning as early as Jan. 1, 2015. In addition, TGP initiated a binding open season Oct. 9 for its proposed Lone Star expansion project, which includes an incremental 300,000 Dth/d of firm transportation from Tennessee to South Texas for future infrastructure projects. TGP has secured an unnamed foundation shipper for this project and will announce the results and further details upon the close of the open season, which is scheduled for Oct. 31. The volumes committed are sufficient to justify building the project. The general partner of KMP is owned by Kinder Morgan (KMI). KMI owns the general partner interests of KMP and El Paso Pipeline Partners (EPB), along with limited partner interests in KMP, Kinder Morgan Management (KMR) and EPB.
14:12 EDTSTZConstellation Brands files automatic mixed securities shelf
13:08 EDTETNEaton rallies, Tyco falls after Barclays swaps ratings
Shares of industrial products maker Eaton (ETN) are rising while peer Tyco (TYC) is falling after analysts at Barclays upgraded the former and downgraded the latter. WHAT'S NEW: Noting that Eaton had tumbled 23.5% so far this year and Tyco had risen 1.2%, Barclays analyst Scott Davis wrote that the disparity between the stocks' valuations had become too extreme. Although Tyco faces slightly less risk and its management has been more effective than Eaton's, the two companies' profit growth is "comparable,” the analyst stated. Meanwhile, Eaton's valuation looks too low, as the stock price appears to anticipate that the company's profits will be as much as 20% below the consensus outlook, which is unlikely to occur in the near-term, Davis believes. According to Davis, the industrial sector is still in the midst of a generally positive trend although it's undergoing "a healthy correction." Stocks that have been "overly punished", such as Eaton's are likely to advance, the analyst stated. Davis upgraded Eaton to Overweight from Equal Weight and cut his rating on Tyco to Equal Weight from Overweight. He kept a $78 price target on Eaton and a $48 price target on Tyco. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, Eaton rose 2.5% to $60 and Tyco fell 3% to $40.
12:20 EDTETNOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher at midday after three of the nation's largest banks reported on their results in the most recent quarter of the year. The market began the session in positive territory but the move seemed tenuous and the averages were almost back in negative ground within a half hour of the opening bell. As the morning progressed and the bears were unable to gain control, the buyers emerged and pushed the Dow to a triple digit gain and the Nasdaq to an increase of nearly 1.5%. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the National Federation of Independent Business' small business optimism index came in at 95.3, versus the consensus expectation for a 95.8 reading. COMPANY NEWS: JPMorgan (JPM) swung to a third quarter profit, but its headline earnings per share fell below analysts’ consensus estimate. Of note, the company's press release on its results came out earlier than planned on Nasdaq's (NDAQ) Shareholder.com website, which the exchange operator attributed to an internal "human error." Wells Fargo (WFC) reported in-line earnings and stronger credit quality, but its stock slid 1.4% following the report. Citigroup (C) generated the most headlines, however, as it reported better than expected adjusted third quarter profit, announced plans to pull back from retail banking in eleven countries and said it will disband a legacy Banamex unit that provided personal security services after an investigation uncovered illegal conduct. Shares of Citi bucked the trend set by its two peers, rising 3% near noon... In addition to JPMorgan, Dow member Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported on its third quarter earnings. The drug and medical device giant reported better than expected profits and revenues and raised its FY14 EPS outlook, but the stock was fractionally lower near midday. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Energy Transfer Equity (ETE), which gained 8.5% after the stock was among the energy industry names upgraded this morning at RW Baird. Also higher was Skyworks (SWKS), which rose 11% after the company preannounced stronger than expected results that its CEO attributed to the "broad-based strength" of its business. Among the noteworthy losers was EnerNOC (ENOC), which dropped 11% after JPMorgan downgraded the stock to Neutral citing risk to the company's Demand Response revenue at PJM given the challenge to FERC Rule 745. Also lower was Tyco (TYC), which fell nearly 4% after Barclays downgraded the stock citing valuation and coupled the ratings change with an upgrade of Eaton (ETN). INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 133.38, or 0.82%, to 16,454.45, the Nasdaq was up 60.63, or 1.44%, to 4,274.29, and the S&P 500 was up 21.51, or 1.15%, to 1,896.25.
10:01 EDTETNOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: AU Optronics (AUO) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS... Antero Resources (AR) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at KLR Group... BHP Billiton (BHP) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Bill Barrett (BBG) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at KLR Group... BorgWarner (BWA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... CRH Plc. (CRH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Comstock Resources (CRK) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at KLR Group... Cracker Barrel (CBRL) upgraded at Argus... Delphi Automotive (DLPH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... EOG Resources (EOG) upgraded at Bernstein... Eaton (ETN) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Energizer (ENR) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) upgraded to Outperform at RW Baird... Federal-Mogul (FDML) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Ford (F) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Buckingham... Gulfport Energy (GPOR) upgraded to Accumulate from Hold at KLR Group... Halcon Resources (HK) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KLR Group... HeartWare (HTWR) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Helmerich & Payne (HP) upgraded to Outperform at FBR Capital... Legg Mason (LM) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Level 3 (LVLT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Gabelli... Magnum Hunter (MHR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KLR Group... NetScout (NTCT) upgraded at DA Davidson... Netflix (NFLX) upgraded to Buy with $600 target at BTIG... Newfield Exploration (NFX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KLR Group... Nielsen (NLSN) upgraded at Bernstein... Orbitz (OWW) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital... PDC Energy (PDCE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KLR Group... Rackspace (RAX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore... Range Resources (RRC) upgraded to Accumulate from Hold at KLR Group... Rex Energy (REXX) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at KLR Group... SM Energy (SM) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at KLR Group... Sanchez Energy (SN) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at KLR Group... Targa Resources (TRGP) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at Tudor Pickering... Unilife (UNIS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Ladenburg... Universal Forest (UFPI) upgraded at Sterne Agee.
07:09 EDTFFIVF5 Networks initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
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05:29 EDTETNTyco downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
Barclays downgraded Tyco (TYC) citing valuation and keeps a $48 price target for shares. The firm coupled the downgrade with an upgrade of Eaton (ETN).
05:28 EDTETNEaton upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
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October 13, 2014
09:23 EDTFFIVHP could buy lower valuation company, says Bernstein
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07:04 EDTFFIVF5 Networks weakness a buying opportunity, says William Blair
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