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June 10, 2014
18:40 EDTOXM, SYNA, PSEC, ULTA, AIGOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
HIGHER: Synaptics (SYNA), up 17.62% after acquiring Renesas SP Drivers for $475M, and raising its Q4 revenue guidance to reflect the acquisition... Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC), up 5.3% after not being required to restate historic financial statements. UP AFTER EARNINGS: Ulta Salon (ULTA), up 8.49% after reporting better than expected Q1 results, giving Q2 guidance, and reaffirming FY14 guidance. LOWER: AIG (AIG), down fractionally after naming Peter Hancock as president and CEO, effective September 1. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Oxford Industries (OXM), down 1.3% after reporting Q1 earnings, giving disappointing Q2 guidance, and backing its FY14 EPS and revenue guidance.
News For SYNA;PSEC;ULTA;AIG;OXM From The Last 14 Days
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October 30, 2014
11:26 EDTAIGAIG November weekly volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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10:18 EDTSYNASynaptics has a conference call hosted by JPMorgan
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October 29, 2014
12:24 EDTOXMOxford Industries downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Tigress Financial
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October 27, 2014
10:32 EDTSYNAVeriFone rises after Barron's says Apple Pay positive for company
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October 26, 2014
13:28 EDTSYNAApple Pay could make winners of VeriFone, others, Barron's says
Apple Pay (AAPL) could provide long-term investors with confidence in Visa (V) and MasterCard (MA) as well as make winners of VeriFone (PAY), NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), and Synaptics (SYNA), Barron's contends in a feature article. Reference Link
October 24, 2014
09:18 EDTSYNAOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Microsoft (MSFT), up 4.3%... KLA-Tencor (KLAC), up 8.8%... Rubicon Project (RUBI), up 17.8%... Gigamon (GIMO), up 16%. ALSO HIGHER: Procter & Gamble (PG), up 2.7% after earning report, announcing plans to exit Duracell business by creating a stand-alone Duracell company... Vitae Pharmaceuticals (VTAE), up 40% following its report of top-line results from two Phase 1 clinical trials... Digital River (DRIV), up 47% after agreeing to be acquired by investor group for $26.00 per share. LOWER: Amazon (AMZN), down 9.3%, downgraded at Cowen and Janney Capital following the company's Q3 report... DryShips (DRYS), down 26% after filing an automatic common stock shelf... NPS Pharmaceuticals (NPSP), down 4.4% following PDUFA date for Natpara extended three months to January 24... Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), down 4% after downgraded at Goldman and BMO Capital. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Pandora (P), down 7%... Synaptics (SYNA), down 9.9%... Flowserve (FLS), down 5%... New Oriental Education (EDU), down 4%.
08:56 EDTSYNASynaptics price target lowered to $90 from $100 at Cowen
Cowen lowered its price target on Synaptics to $90 from $100, citing lower Q1 revenues and gross margins and the company's reduced guidance for 2015. Cowen maintains it Outperform rating on Synaptics shares.
October 23, 2014
18:52 EDTSYNAOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Rubicon Project (RUBI), up 19.2%... KLA-Tencor (KLAC), up 15.8%... Gigamon (GIMO), up 13.5%... Maxwell (MXWL), up 11.3%... Qlik Technologies (QLIK), up 9.8%... NetSuite (N), up 5.5%... Microsoft (MSFT), up 3.3%... Juniper Networks (JNPR), reverses in after-hours trading and is up 1.4% after reporting third quarter results and announcing a $1.1B increase to the company's share repurchase authorization. ALSO HIGHER: Vitae Pharmaceuticals (VTAE), up 38.6% following positive top-line results from two Phase 1 clinical trials of BI1181181/VTP-37948... Pfizer (PFE), up 1.8% after announcing a new $11B share repurchase program. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Amazon.com (AMZN), down 10.7%... Synaptics(SYNA), down 12.7%... Pandora (P), down 6.8%... Lattice Semiconductor (LSCC), down 5.6%... Maxim Integrated (MXIM), down 5.8%. ALSO LOWER: DryShips (DRYS), down 16.5% after filing an automatic common stock shelf... NPS Pharmaceuticals (NPSP), down 7.9% following PDUFA date for Natpara extended three months to January 24... GoPro (GPRO), down 2.8% after being initiated with an Underperform at Oppenheimer.
16:34 EDTSYNASynaptics sees Q4 revenue $415M-$450M, consensus $435.8M
Kathy Bayless, CFO, added, "With the growth of Synaptics' core business and the addition of Renesas SP Drivers this quarter, we are very pleased to note that December quarter revenue is expected to be more than double last year's December quarter revenue. Considering seasonal market dynamics and customer ramp cycles, we expect downward sequential revenue trends in our core business from the September quarter. Based on the combined backlog of Synaptics and Renesas SP Drivers of approximately $260 million entering the December quarter, customer forecasts, and expected product mix, we anticipate revenue to be in the range of $415 million to $450 million, a new record for Synaptics."
16:33 EDTSYNASynaptics reports Q1 adjusted EPS $1.04, consensus $1.19
Reports Q1 revenue $283M, consensus $288.38M.
October 21, 2014
14:09 EDTAIGThird Point discloses new positions in eBay, Alibaba, exit from Sony
In its Q3 investor letter, Third Point says it established a "significant" position in eBay (EBAY). Dan Loeb's hedge fund also revealed it has established a significant direct investment in Alibaba (BABA) shares now that the company is public. Third Point also said it is now one of Amgen's (AMGN) largest shareholders. During the quarter, Third Point exited its position in Sony (SNE) and reduced or exited other positions, including AIG (AIG), Hertz (HTZ) and Softbank (SFTBF), the firm stated in its letter. PRICE ACTION: Following the disclosures in the Third Point letter, Amgen is up 4%, eBay is up 2.3% and Alibaba is up 3.8%, while Sony shares trading in New York are down nearly 1%.
12:37 EDTPSECOptions with increasing implied volatility
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07:22 EDTSYNASynaptics coverage assumed with a Buy at Sterne Agee
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October 20, 2014
12:36 EDTPSECOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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06:38 EDTAIGAIG upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank upgraded AIG to Buy citing valuation following the recent pullback in shares. Deutsche believes concerns that Starr International could succeed in its trial against the U.S. Government are overblown. It raised its price target for AIG shares to $60 from $59.
October 17, 2014
08:14 EDTAIGAIG unlikely to be forced to indemnify government, says Bernstein
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