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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 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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October 14, 2014
11:53 EDTPSECProspect Capital files $5B mixed securities shelf
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11:45 EDTPSECProspect Capital requests withdrawal of registration statement
The company has elected to withdraw the N-2 Registration Statement, File No. 333-199290, as it was inadvertently filed as a new Form N-2 instead of as a Registration Statement on Form N-2/A for File No. 333-198505.
10:27 EDTULTAUlta Salon volatility elevated into investor meeting
Ulta Salon October call option implied volatility is at 47, November is at 33, December is at 42; compared to its 26-week average of 34 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into an Investor meeting on October 15.
October 13, 2014
11:53 EDTULTAUlta Salon to host investor meeting
Investor meeting to be held in Chicago on October 15 at 11 am. Webcast Link

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