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November 15, 2012
10:09 EDTADM, SZYM, BGSolazyme surges after announcing new partnerships
Solazyme (SZYM) is rallying after the company yesterday after the market closed announced that it had launched a new partnership with Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), and said that it would expand its joint venture with Brazilian agribusiness company Bunge Limited (BG). Under Solazyme's deal with Archer Daniels Midland, the two companies will produce algal oils in Archer's advanced fermentation plant. Solazyme hopes to produce 20,000 metric tons of oil at the facility in 2014, and expand to 100,000 metric tons in subsequent years, the company said. Meanwhile, Solazyme and Bunge agreed to expand their joint oil production to 300,000 metric tons from their previous target of 100,000 metric tons. The companies have also decided to produce additional types of oils, including edible oils, that will be sold in Brazil. In separate news, Solazyme reported a lower than expected third quarter earnings per share loss, but its revenue fell shy of expectations. In a note to investors earlier today, Jefferies analyst Laurence Alexander wrote that Solazyme has multiple catalysts, including the deals with Bunge and Archer Daniels, and the launch of additional partnerships in North and South America. The analyst raised his price target on the stock to $23 from $22 while maintaining a Buy rating. Conversely, Piper Jaffray analyst Mike Ritzenthaler lowered his price target on the stock to $5 from $9. Noting that Solzayme reduced its fiscal 2012 revenue guidance, Ritzenthaler questions whether there will be sufficient demand for the company's oils as it expands its capacity. The analyst maintained an Underweight rating on the shares, which jumped $1.21, or 17.07%, to $8.30 in early trading.
News For SZYM;ADM;BG From The Last 14 Days
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November 19, 2014
15:53 EDTADMADM sues Syngenta over China rejections of GMO corn, Reuters says
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November 11, 2014
07:42 EDTADMArcher Daniels reinstated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill
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07:42 EDTBGBunge reinstated with a Neutral at BofA/Merrill
Target $95.
November 10, 2014
15:51 EDTBGMorgan Stanley to hold a conference
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12:07 EDTADM, BGUSDA lowers corn production forecast by 68M bushels
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10:04 EDTSZYMOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) downgraded at Oppenheimer... American Eagle (AEO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at B. Riley... BP (BP) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Callon Petroleum (CPE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... EP Energy (EPE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Eaton Vance (EV) downgraded at Sterne Agee... Ecopetrol (EC) downgraded to Underperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... General Mills (GIS) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Genworth (GNW) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette... MasTec (MTZ) downgraded to Hold from Buy at BB&T... Ocean Rig UDW (ORIG) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim... Performant Financial (PFMT) downgraded at Morgan Stanley... Petrobras (PBR) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen... R.R. Donnelley (RRD) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Benchmark Co.... Rex Energy (REXX) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital... Salix (SLXP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Mizuho... Siemens (SIEGY) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Solazyme (SZYM) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Stonegate Mortgage (SGM) downgraded to Market Perform at FBR Capital... Syngenta (SYT) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at HSBC... ViaSat (VSAT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham... Vistaprint (VPRT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... Walter Investment (WAC) downgraded at Sterne Agee... WesBanco (WSBC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette... Whiting USA Trust II (WHZ) downgraded to Underperform at Raymond James... Wipro (WIT) downgraded to Sell from Buy at UBS... XOMA (XOMA) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg... Yanzhou Coal (YZC) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Deutsche Bank.
06:12 EDTSZYMSolazyme downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley downgraded Solazyme citing continued challenges in ramping its Moema facility and the impact on the long-term outlook for the company. Price target lowered to $4.

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