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August 20, 2014
12:37 EDTHTZ, LOW, IFNNY, TGT, SFLY, IRFOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
The market opened in negative territory, but within striking distance of the flat line. There was little in the way of major news that investors could use to push the market higher as they moved to the sidelines ahead of this afternoonís release of the minutes of last monthís FOMC meeting. After spending most of the morning mixed, the each of the major equity averages has crossed into positive territory, albeit just barely. The Fedís minutes will be released at 2:00 pm ET. ECONOMIC EVENTS: The Mortgage Bankers' Association Purchase Applications showed a week-over-week drop of -0.4% in the purchase index, but a 3% rise in the refinance index... The EIA Petroleum Status Report showed a 4.5M draw in oil inventories to 362.5M barrels during last week. COMPANY NEWS: Target (TGT) reported Q2 earnings that missed on the bottom line by 1c but beat slightly on the top line, and the company cut its FY14 EPS view to $3.10-$3.30 from $3.60-$3.90. Target is trading up over 1% in midday trading... Lowe's (LOW) reported better-than-expected Q2 earnings and said it sees FY14 EPS approximately $2.63, above the consensus of $2.61. Lowe's is trading up fractionally. MAJOR MOVERS: International Rectifier (IRF) is up 47% after being acquired by Infineon (IFNNY) for $40 per share in cash... Hertz (HTZ) is down more than 9% after the company withdrew its FY14 guidance, saying it expects to be "well below" the low end of the guidance... Shutterfly (SFLY) is up over 3% after Bloomberg reported that private equity firms are bidding on the company. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 33.38, or 0.2%, to 16,952.97, the Nasdaq was up 0.55, or 0.01%, to 4,528.07, and the S&P 500 was up 1.99, or 0.1%, to 1,983.59.
News For TGT;LOW;IRF;IFNNY;HTZ;SFLY From The Last 14 Days
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March 30, 2015
12:53 EDTTGTNY AG Schneiderman announces agreement with GNC
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10:00 EDTHTZOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: BHP Billiton (BHP) upgraded to Outperformer from Sector Performer at CIBC...Analog Devices (ADI) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Continental Resources (CLR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Societe Generale... FirstEnergy (FE) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Madison Square Garden (MSG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Topeka... Madison Square Garden upgraded to Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Nike (NKE) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird.... Restoration Hardware (RH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Wolverine World Wide (WWW) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird... Transocean (RIG) upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at Global Hunter... Oracle (ORCL) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Hertz (HTZ) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley... Kraft Foods (KRFT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... GoPro (GPRO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Dougherty... Tetra Technologies (TTI) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Scotia Howard Weil.
08:04 EDTHTZHertz upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley
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March 26, 2015
09:02 EDTTGTSamsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge to be available in U.S. beginning April 10
Samsung Electronics America (SSNLF) announced the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge will be available in the U.S. beginning April 10, with pre-orders starting March 27. In the U.S., the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge will be available in Black Sapphire, White Pearl and Gold Platinum -- in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB2 memory options. AT&T (T), Sprint (S), T-Mobile (TMUS), U.S. Cellular (USM) and Verizon Wireless (VZ) will carry both the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge, while Boost Mobile, Cricket Wireless and MetroPCS will carry the Galaxy S 6. Samsung Experience Shops at Best Buy (BBY), as well as Amazon.com (AMZN), Costco Wholesale (COST), Samís Club (WMT), Target (TGT) and Walmart will also carry the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge. Carriers and retailers will confirm specific pricing and availability.
March 24, 2015
16:47 EDTHTZHertz receives NYSE notice of non-compliance
Hertz Global Holdings announced that on March 18, it received a notice from the New York Stock Exchange notifying the company of its failure to meet a NYSE listing standard resulting from the company's failure to timely file its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014. As previously disclosed, the company was unable to timely file its 2014 Form 10-K with the SEC because of the ongoing nature of the company's previously announced thorough review and investigation of its internal financial records for fiscal years 2011, 2012 and 2013. As a result of the ongoing nature of this review and its potential impact on the company's 2014 financial results, the company was unable to file the 2014 Form 10-K by the extended due date of March 17, 2015. The financial review and investigation by the company is ongoing. Hertz continues to expect that it will not be able to file updated financial statements, including the 2014 Form 10-K, before mid-2015, and there can be no assurance that the process will be completed by that time.
March 23, 2015
10:00 EDTIFNNYOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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05:29 EDTIFNNYInfineon upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
March 20, 2015
16:31 EDTLOWLowe's announces new $5B share repurchase program
Reflecting its commitment to return excess cash to shareholders, the Board of Directors for Lowe's Companies has authorized a new repurchase program of $5B of the company's common stock. This new repurchase program has no expiration date and adds to the previous program's balance, which was $2.4B as of January 30.
March 19, 2015
07:17 EDTTGTStephens to hold a conference
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06:36 EDTTGTTarget settles class action lawsuit over data breach, Reuters reports
Target agreed to pay $10M to settle a class action lawsuit related to its 2013 data breach, according to Reuters. Under the settlement, which must be approved by a federal judge, the retailer also agreed to implement data security measures, including hiring a chief information security officer, the news service stated. Reference Link
March 18, 2015
17:42 EDTTGTTarget to increase minimum wage paid to $9 per hour in April, WSJ says
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15:56 EDTTGTTarget to increase minimum wage paid to $9 per hour in April, Dow Jones says
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12:26 EDTTGTTarget unveils extended one-year return policy
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10:18 EDTLOWEvercore ISI to hold a summit and tour
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10:00 EDTSFLYOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Columbia Pipeline (CPPL) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... DBV Technologies (DBVT) initiated with a Buy at H.C. Wainwright... Genocea (GNCA) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... NiSource (NI) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan... On Deck Capital (ONDK) initiated with a Sell at Compass Point... Rexel (RXEEY) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays... Shutterfly (SFLY) initiated with a Buy at Axiom... Virgin America (VA) initiated with an Underperform at Credit Suisse.
06:32 EDTSFLYShutterfly initiated with a Buy at Axiom
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