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August 20, 2014
12:37 EDTTGT, LOW, IRF, IFNNY, HTZ, SFLYOn 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 afternoon’s release of the minutes of last month’s 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 Fed’s 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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October 21, 2014
08:12 EDTHTZNissan selects Hertz as exclusive mobility partner
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06:22 EDTTGTStaples may be latest retailer to be hacked, Krebs reports
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October 20, 2014
08:58 EDTHTZJana Partners reports 7% stake in Hertz, says may engage in talks
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October 15, 2014
08:34 EDTHTZHertz subsidiary Hertz Equipment Rental launches In Panama
Hertz' wholly owned subsidiary Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation has announced its launch in Panama City, Panama to deliver specialty equipment rental solutions for the construction, industrial, and government sectors.
October 14, 2014
10:01 EDTLOWOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:23 EDTLOWLowe's downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust
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05:58 EDTHTZStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; HTZ SD
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October 13, 2014
10:08 EDTIFNNYOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Bankrate (RATE) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens... CME Group (CME) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Cliffs Natural (CLF) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Dana Holding (DAN) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Darden (DRI) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Dover (DOV) downgraded to Neutral at RW Baird... DryShips (DRYS) downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at Imperial Capital... Infineon (IFNNY) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... J.C. Penney (JCP) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS... Johnson Controls (JCI) downgraded to Outperform from Top Pick at RBC Capital... Juniper (JNPR) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus... Kennametal (KMT) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Masco (MAS) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... New Gold (NGD) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... ON Semiconductor (ONNN) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at Pacific Crest... PBF Energy (PBF) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Parker-Hannifin (PH) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... STMicroelectronics (STM) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Silicon Laboratories (SLAB) downgraded to Sector Perform at Pacific Crest... VOXX International (VOXX) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen.
09:21 EDTSFLYOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:46 EDTLOWSpeed Commerce partners with Lowe's for e-commerce platform in Monterrey, Mexico
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07:15 EDTTGTNational Association of Corporate Directors to hold a conference
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07:01 EDTSFLYShutterfly volatility elevated into Silver Lake said to shelve effort to buy
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06:03 EDTHTZStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; HTZ MU
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05:28 EDTIFNNYInfineon downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
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October 10, 2014
17:29 EDTSFLYSilver Lake said to shelve effort to buy Shutterfly, Snapfish, Bloomberg says
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16:59 EDTSFLYShutterfly down 6% after report Silver Lake shelved acquisition attempt
16:58 EDTSFLYSilver Lake said to shelve effort to buy Shutterfly, Snapfish, Bloomberg says
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11:40 EDTHTZStocks with call strike movement; HTZ AAL
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October 9, 2014
09:41 EDTTGTBofA/Merrill retail analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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08:01 EDTTGTTarget CEO hands-on with Canadian turnaround, Globe and Mail says
Brian Cornell, the new CEO of Target, told The Globe and Mail in an interview that he is taking a hands-on approach to repairing the company’s Canadian business and that he will travel north on a “regular” basis to oversee the turnaround. Reference Link
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