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March 29, 2012
10:20 EDTVZ, JNS, BKI, UA, MTL, HFC, AXP, WFM, MGA, ONE, MDRX, TOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: AT&T (T) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird...Allscripts (MDRX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Auriga...American Express (AXP) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo...Buckeye Technologies (BKI) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital...Higher One (ONE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman...HollyFrontier (HFC) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse...Janus Capital (JNS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies...Magna (MGA) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citigroup...Mechel (MTL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS...Verizon (VZ) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird...Whole Foods (WFM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman...Under Armour (UA) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Longbow.
News For T;MDRX;AXP;BKI;ONE;HFC;JNS;MGA;MTL;VZ;WFM;UA From The Last 14 Days
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June 23, 2015
08:42 EDTVZVerizon completes acquisition of AOL
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05:41 EDTTAT&T upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
UBS analyst John Hodulik upgraded AT&T (T) to Buy citing an attractive valuation at current share levels. Hodulik expects the phone giant's core domestic wireless business to show "meaningful improvement" in Q2. He also thinks financial benefits from the DirecTV (DTV) acquisition are being underappreciated by the market. Hodulik raised his price target for AT&T shares to $42 from $34. The stock was also upgraded this morning by Barclays analyst Amir Rozwadowski. AT&T shares closed yesterday up 5c to $35.04.
05:39 EDTMTLMechel reports Q1 steel production up 7% to 1.1M tonnes
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05:35 EDTTAT&T upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Amir Rozwadowski upgraded AT&T (T) to Overweight saying earnings estimates should move higher following the close of the DirecTV (DTV) acquisition. After visiting AT&T's headquarters, Rozwadowski believes synergies from the deal are "too material to ignore." He raised his price target for AT&T shares to $39 from $34. The stock closed yesterday up 5c to $35.04.
June 22, 2015
17:42 EDTVZVerizon offers raises to 38K employees
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16:44 EDTVZVerizon names Scott Krohn as Treasurer
Fran Shammo, CFO, Verizon (VZ), announced that Scott Krohn will join Verizon on July 6 as Treasurer, succeeding Matt Ellis, who was previously appointed to lead Finance in Verizon's Operations organization. Before joining Verizon, Krohn VP - Tax and Treasurer at 3M Company (MMM), where for the last three years his areas of focus included capital structure strategy and execution, pension asset management, financial risk management, and more recently tax planning and governance. Prior to this, Krohn worked for almost 15 years at Ford Motor Company, where he held a number of finance leadership positions in the U.S. and overseas, with his most recent roles there focusing on financial strategy and debt capital markets.
09:40 EDTTActive equity options trading on open
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08:31 EDTAXPGlobal Payments to roll out OptBlue program for AmEx card acceptance in Canada
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June 19, 2015
16:00 EDTTOptions Update; June 19, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 11c to 18.21, Option volume leaders: AAPL TWTR BAC T FB GILD NFLX BABA AAL MU AMZN
06:42 EDTAXPAmEx to stop restricting merchants from favoring rivals, WSJ reports
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06:36 EDTVZArianna Huffington renews contract through 2019, NY Times reports
Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington has renewed her contract for four years, The New York Times reports. Huffington, whose contract had expired this year and had not signed a new one amid uncertainty surrounding the pending acquisition of Huffington Post parent AOL (AOL) by Verizon (VZ), will remain chairwoman, president and editor-in-chief of the publication. In a memo to staff members, Huffington commented that "After all my meetings and conversations with and the Verizon leadership, I am convinced that we will have both the editorial independence and the additional resources that will allow HuffPost to lead the global media platform shift to mobile and video." Reference Link
06:22 EDTT, VZMicrosoft to offer more Lumia phones through U.S. carriers, Re/code reports
Microsoft (MSFT) will be offering more of its Lumia smartphones through U.S. wireless carriers, Re/code reports. Beginning next week, the company’s Lumia 640 XL smartphone will be available through AT&T (T) for around $250, the report says. The Lumia 735 will begin selling through Verizon (VZ) at around $200, Re/code reports. Reference Link
June 18, 2015
10:01 EDTMDRXOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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06:28 EDTVZNYC says Verizon has not lived up to 2008 service delivery promise, WSJ says
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June 17, 2015
16:19 EDTMDRXAllscripts initiated with a Perform at Oppenheimer
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12:04 EDTTFCC plans to fine AT&T $100M for misleading customers about unlimited data plans
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09:29 EDTAXPAmerican Express denied bid to block U.S. injunction, Reuters reports
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June 16, 2015
19:25 EDTWFMWal-Mart ranks high among millenials, Ad Age says
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08:17 EDTTElephant Talk reaches $13.5M global settlement with Grupo Iusacell
Elephant Talk Communications (ETAK) reports it ended its relationship with Grupo Iusacell and agreed to a global settlement worth approximately $13.5M in favor of Elephant Talk, consisting of $12.6M in cash and the remaining balance in exchange for certain obligations of Elephant Talk to Iusacell. The cash payment will be reflected on the company's financial reports for the quarter ended June 30. The termination was to allow for AT&T (T) and Iusacell to ensure consistency of infrastructure suppliers in their businesses, Elephant Talk said.
07:27 EDTVZVerizon CFO: company wants to keep AOL portfolio together, WSJ says
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