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March 7, 2014
16:34 EDTFEYE, PANW, FL, BIG, PRGS, JNPR, SWYOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were mixed following a U.S. employment report for February that came in better than expected. Despite the economy adding more jobs that expected for February, the unemployment rate edged up to 6.7% from January's 6.6%. Despite continued unrest in Ukraine and mixed economic data, the averages closed the first week of the month with gains. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., 175K non-farm jobs were added last month, beating the expected increase of 150K jobs, while the unemployment rate edged up to 6.7% from last month’s 6.6% rate. The trade balance report for January showed a deficit of $39.1B, versus the expected $38.5B deficit. January consumer credit was reported to rise $13.7B, slightly below expectations for growth of $14B. COMPANY NEWS: Grocery store owner Safeway (SWY) agreed to be acquired by Albertsons, owned by private equity firm Cerberus, for a total value estimated at $40 per Safeway share. Safeway shareholders will receive $32.50 per share in cash, will have the right to receive pro-rata distributions of proceeds from primarily non-core assets with an estimated value of $3.65 per share, and Safeway's shares of Blackhawk (HAWK), with a current value of $3.95 per Safeway share, will still be distributed. The deal, which had been roundly telegraphed in recent media reports, received a mixed reaction, with analysts at Deutsche Bank saying it views the offer as too low. Shares of Safeway closed the session down 87c, or 2.2%, to $38.60... Closeout retailer Big Lots (BIG) gained $6.72, or 22.97%, to $35.97 after the company reported fourth results, said the wind-down of its Canadian operations is on schedule, and approved a $125M share repurchase program. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Palo Alto Networks (PANW), up $7.67, or 11.04%, to $77.12 after a judge declared a mistrial in the company's ongoing patent infringement lawsuit with Juniper Networks (JNPR). Shares of Juniper finished the session little changed. Also higher was Foot Locker (FL), up $3.76, or 8.80%, to $46.49 after the athletic shoe and apparel retailer reported earnings and sales that beat estimates and said its first quarter same-store sales are up low-double digits so far. Among the noteworthy losers was FireEye (FEYE), down $8.51, or 9.50%, to $81.04 after the internet security provider launched a 14M share offering of common stock, which was priced at $82.00 per share. Also lower was Progress Software (PRGS), down $2.87, or 11.31%, to $22.51 after cutting its first quarter profit and sales outlook last night. INDEXES: The Dow was up 30.83, or 0.19%, to 16,452.72, the S&P 500 was up 1.01, or 0.05%, to 1,878.04, the Nasdaq was down 15.90, or 0.37%, to 4,336.22.
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January 27, 2015
16:06 EDTJNPRJuniper reports Q4 EPS 41c, consensus 31c
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15:35 EDTJNPRNotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Apple (AAPL), consensus $2.60; AT&T (T), consensus 55c; Amgen (AMGN), consensus $2.05; Yahoo (YHOO), consensus 29c; ACE (ACE), consensus $2.29; Stryker (SYK), consensus $1.45; Western Digital (WDC), consensus $2.10; Electronic Arts (EA), consensus 92c; Juniper (JNPR), consensus 31c; Total System Services (TSS), consensus 53c; Freescale Semiconductor (FSL), consensus 33c; Amdocs (DOX), consensus 81c; VMware (VMW), consensus $1.07; International Game Technology (IGT), consensus 25c; United States Steel (X), consensus 87c; Cytec (CYT), consensus 61c.
14:16 EDTSWYSafeway confirms FTC clearance for proposed Albertsons merger
Albertsons and Safeway announced that they have received clearance from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for the companies' proposed merger which was announced on March 6, 2014. The FTC's clearance follows Albertsons' and Safeway's agreement to a proposed consent order, which includes a commitment to divest 168 stores. As previously announced, Albertsons and Safeway entered into agreements to sell such stores to four FTC-approved buyers. Albertsons and Safeway also agreed to settlements with the attorneys general of California, Nevada and Washington. Albertsons and Safeway expect to complete the merger within the next five business days.
14:15 EDTJNPRJuniper January weekly 22 straddle priced for 6.3% movement into Q4
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14:10 EDTJNPRJuniper technical notes ahead of results
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12:49 EDTSWYSafeway agrees to sell 168 stores to settle FTC concerns with Albertsons merger
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11:14 EDTFEYEStocks with call strike movement; PBR FEYE
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09:35 EDTPANWPalo Alto poised to beat consensus estimates, says Wells Fargo
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09:32 EDTFEYEFireEye should report strong Q4 results, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo believes that FireEye benefited last quarter from strong demand for advanced malware detection solutions and good demand for its endpoint product. The firm is confident that the company's Q4 billings can meet or exceed the consensus outlook of $203M. It keeps an Outperform rating.
January 26, 2015
15:24 EDTJNPRJuniper volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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January 23, 2015
17:18 EDTSWYHCA Holdings to replace Safeway in S&P 500 as of 1/26 close
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10:02 EDTPANWOn the Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:23 EDTPANWPalo Alto downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie
January 22, 2015
17:25 EDTJNPRStarbucks names Kevin Johnson as COO
On January 22, Starbucks (SBUX) announced the appointment of Kevin Johnson as president and COO. Johnson ceased membership on all Starbucks board committees prior to his appointment as president and COO. He will remain a member of the Starbucks board of directors, which he joined in March 2009, and is expected to start in his new role effective March 1. Johnson, currently a non-employee director of the company, served as CEO of Juniper Networks (JNPR) from September 2008 to December 2013.
11:32 EDTJNPRF5 Networks plummets after Q2 outlook trails estimates
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07:42 EDTPANW, FEYEIT security demand very strong, says Wells Fargo
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06:24 EDTFEYEJPMorgan downgrades three in Software, FireEye a top pick
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January 21, 2015
11:18 EDTBIGSnow Capital reports 5.2% passive stake in Big Lots
January 20, 2015
08:24 EDTPANWPalo Alto price target raised to $165 from $130 at Stephens
Stephens said it came away from a call with the CMO of Palo Alto Networks believing that the company's newly released "Traps" endpoint product has the potential to provide the next leg of growth for the company. Citing expectations for Traps, the raised its price target on Palo Alto to $165 from $130 and reiterates its Overweight rating on the stock.
January 19, 2015
12:39 EDTFEYEFireEye achieves certification within UK Cyber Essentials Scheme
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