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February 7, 2013
08:37 EDTSYK, ZMHStryker, Zimmer risk/reward remains favorable, says RW Baird
Baird believes the risk/reward for both Stryker (SYK) and Zimmer Holdings (ZMH) remains favorable citing improving EBIT margins, earnings quality, and end markets, and undemanding valuations. Both are Outperform with Stryker's price target $68 and Zimmer's at $79.
News For SYK;ZMH From The Last 14 Days
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January 30, 2015
10:00 EDTZMHOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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10:00 EDTZMHOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Abbott (ABT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... BAE Systems (BAESY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Cantor... Boston Scientific (BSX) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... Bottomline Technologies (EPAY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Craig-Hallum... Capital Bank (CBF) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler ONeill... Centrica PLC (CPYYY) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS... Chico's FAS (CHS) upgraded to Buy at Janney Capital... Coherent (COHR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley... Devon Energy (DVN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Farmers National Banc (FMNB) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler O'Neill... Foot Locker (FL) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Groupon (GRPN) upgraded to Buy from Sell at Ascendiant... JA Solar (JASO) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... K12 (LRN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... PolyOne (POL) upgraded to Outperform at RW Baird... QLogic (QLGC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... SolarWinds (SWI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Barclays... SunPower (SPWR) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... TCF Financial (TCB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA... Tempur Sealy (TPX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... Textron (TXT) upgraded at BofA/Merrill... Trina Solar (TSL) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Umpqua Holdings (UMPQ) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Valero Energy Partners (VLP) upgraded at Credit Suisse... Verifone (PAY) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna... Yahoo (YHOO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI... Zimmer (ZMH) upgraded to Outperform at RW Baird.
09:04 EDTZMHZimmer upgraded to Outperform at RW Baird
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08:47 EDTZMHZimmer price target raised to $150 from $130 at Canaccord
Canaccord raised its price target on Zimmer to $150 from $130 following its mixed quarter. The firm cited its growth despite currency headwinds and the accretion of its acquisition of Biomet, which will drive accelerating earnings for years to come. Canaccord reiterated its Buy rating on Zimmer shares.
06:23 EDTZMHZimmer upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird
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06:14 EDTZMHZimmer downgraded to Buy from Strong Buy at Needham
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January 29, 2015
14:23 EDTZMHZimmer-Biomet deal timing and synergies intact, says Brean Capital
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08:30 EDTZMHZimmer now sees merger to contribute $1.05-$1.15 in first year after close
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08:24 EDTZMHZimmer says to give FY15 guidance for combined company after deal complete
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07:19 EDTZMHZimmer sees Q1 adjusted EPS $1.58-$1.60, consensus $1.52
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07:18 EDTZMHZimmer expects Biomet combination to close later this quarter
07:18 EDTZMHZimmer reports Q4 adjusted EPS $1.71, consensus $1.71
Reports Q4 revenue $1.22B, consensus $1.24B
January 28, 2015
15:38 EDTZMHNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Celgene (CELG), consensus 99c... ConocoPhillips (COP), consensus 59c... Abbott Laboratories (ABT), consensus 67c... Occidental Petroleum (OXY), consensus 68c... Colgate-Palmolive (CL), consensus 74c... Ford (F), consensus 23c... Dow Chemical (DOW), consensus 69c... Alibaba (BABA), consensus 75c... Thermo Fisher (TMO), consensus $1.94; Time Warner Cable (TWC), consensus $2.09... Phillips 66 (PSX), consensus $1.34... Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN), consensus $1.29... Baxter International (BAX), consensus $1.31... Cardinal Health (CAH), consensus $1.10... Raytheon (RTN), consensus $1.08... Northrop Grumman (NOC), consensus $2.25... Viacom (VIAB), consensus $1.28... Valero Energy (VLO), consensus $1.32... Sherwin-Williams (SHW), consensus $1.38... Hershey (HSY), consensus $1.06... Mead Johnson (MJN), consensus 88c... Zimmer (ZMH), consensus $1.71... Xcel Energy (XEL), consensus 34c... Royal Caribbean (RCL), consensus 42c... Coach (COH), consensus 66c... Kate Spade (KATE), consensus 24c... Harley-Davidson (HOG), consensus 34c... Stanley Black & Decker (SWK), consensus $1.52... L-3 Communications (LLL), consensus $2.27... JetBlue (JBLU), consensus 24c.
06:43 EDTSYKStryker still looking to make acquisitions, Reuters reports
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January 27, 2015
16:19 EDTSYKStryker sees Q1 adjusted EPS $1.05-$1.10, consensus $1.17
Styrker said, if foreign currency exchange rates hold near current levels, the company expects sales in the first quarter and full year of 2015 to be negatively impacted by approximately 3% to 4% and adjusted diluted net earnings per share to be negatively impacted by approximately 8c and 30c in the first quarter and the full year, respectively.
16:18 EDTSYKStryker sees FY15 adjusted EPS $4.90-$5.10, consensus $5.14
Sees FY15 constant currency sales growth in the range of 5.5%-7.0%, including organic sales growth in the range of 4.5%-6.0%. Consensus $10.11B.
16:06 EDTSYKStryker reports Q4 adjusted EPS $1.44, consensus $1.45
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15:35 EDTSYKNotable 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.
January 26, 2015
12:24 EDTZMHVantiv names Kim Martin as Chief Human Resources Officer
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January 22, 2015
08:04 EDTZMHInvacare names Matthew Monaghan as president and CEO
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