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May 21, 2014
12:38 EDTTGT, TIF, PETM, AEO, PHH, BAH, OGZPYOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher at midday, with the Dow's triple digit gain recapturing most of what had been lost by the blue chip index yesterday. Stock futures improved during pre-market trading, leading to a positive open for the broader market, but the averages have moved in a narrow range since the opening half hour of trading. Investors now await the release of the minutes from the Fed's last rate-setting meeting to see if there was any change in the language surrounding itís monetary policy. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the Federal Reserve will release the minutes from its April FOMC meeting at 2 pm ET. In Asia, the Bank of Japan left its policies unchanged, as was widely expected, but its outlook on capital spending was upgraded. Also, central bank head Haruhiko Kuroda signaled he wasn't preparing further monetary easing soon and reiterated his optimism that Japan is on track to meet the bank's 2% inflation target. Also, China and Russia's Gazprom (OGZPY) signed a natural gas contract said to be worth a total of $400B over the 30-year life of the agreement. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Target (TGT) were marginally lower near noon after the retailer reported slightly lower than expected adjusted earnings for its first quarter and lowered its adjusted profits outlook for the fiscal year. The company said that while it was pleased with its "continued recovery" from its well-publicized data breach, that its needs to "move more quickly" and is investing additional resources to drive U.S. traffic and sales, resulting in its lowered earnings expectations. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was luxury retailer Tiffany (TIF), which climbed 8.5% after the company reported significantly stronger than expected results and raised its full-year profit guidance. Also higher was PHH Corp. (PHH), which rose more than 16% after Reuters said a Canadian equipment finance company is in exclusive talks to buy PHH's fleet leasing business for about $1.35B in cash. Among the noteworthy losers was pet products and services supplier PetSmart (PETM), whose shares sunk over 7.5% after the company reported mixed first quarter results and issued a weaker than expected profit outlook. Also lower following their earnings reports were government consultant Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH), which fell 10%, and apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters (AEO), which dropped more than 5%. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 134.02, or 0.82%, to 16,508.33, the Nasdaq was up 21.40, or 0.52%, to 4,118.29, and the S&P 500 was up 10.56, or 0.56%, to 1,883.39.
News For TGT;TIF;PETM;AEO;PHH;BAH;OGZPY From The Last 14 Days
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September 29, 2014
16:37 EDTTIFLone Pine Capital reports 5.3% passive stake in Tiffany
September 26, 2014
08:30 EDTPETMTractor Supply entering pet supply market with two store openings
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08:25 EDTPETMPetSmart has a new competitor in Tractor Supply, says BofA/Merrill
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September 24, 2014
08:21 EDTTIFTiffany's new CFO to unlock value through P&L initiatives, says Goldman
Goldman said Tiffany's recently appointed CFO Ralph Nicoletti is a new driver of strength and expects him to drive meaningful free-cash-flow improvement by unlocking value in the P&L. The analyst said yesterday's refinancing is just the beginning of initiatives that will unlock value and expects to see sourcing cost reductions, streamlining of lead times, and lower capex, tax rate, and interest expenses. Shares are Buy rated with a $116 price target up from $114.
September 23, 2014
08:38 EDTBAHBofA/Merrill airlines/aerospace analysts hold analyst/industry conference call
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September 22, 2014
06:11 EDTPETMPetSmart appoints Helen Wallace as Chief Accounting Officer
PetSmart appointed Helen Wallace as Chief Accounting Officer and principal accounting officer. Ms. Wallace is expected to assume her responsibilities on or about October 6. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Wallace served as Senior Vice President, Finance / Principal Accounting Officer of Designer Shoe Warehouse.
September 19, 2014
10:06 EDTAEOOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: American Eagle (AEO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Concur (CNQR) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Continental Resources (CLR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Global Hunter... Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... DuPont (DD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BGC Financial... First Horizon (FHN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Francesca's (FRAN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Buckingham... Guess (GES) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Buckingham... National CineMedia (NCMI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital... Patterson-UTI Energy (PTEN) upgraded to Overweight from Equalweight at Capital One... SABMiller (SBMRY) upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at Nomura... Synovus (SNV) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... Texas Capital (TCBI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Wunderlich... VF Corp. (VFC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KeyBanc... Zions Bancorp (ZION) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James.
06:30 EDTAEOAmerican Eagle upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
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September 18, 2014
11:01 EDTTGTTarget to hire 70,000 seasonal workers in 2014, CNBC reports
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10:57 EDTAEOU.S. ITC to investigate 17 denim jean companies for patent infringement
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September 16, 2014
16:29 EDTAEOAmerican Eagle assumed with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray
Target $13.
09:59 EDTAEOOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:25 EDTAEOOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:09 EDTAEOAmerican Eagle upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens
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