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January 7, 2013
18:47 EDTTISI, URRE, CCJ, AXAS, YUM, KND, PLXS, CLMTOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Team (TISI), up 5%... ALSO HIGHER: Uranium Resources (URRE), up 13.9% after announcing an extension of a joint venture with Cameco (CCJ)... Wet Seal (WTSLA), up 3.7% after naming John Goodman CEO... Abraxas Petroleum (AXAS), up 3.2% after its CEO said the company expects a 2013 production boost from its Eagle Ford and Bakken sites... DOWN AFTER GUIDANCE: Yum! Brands (YUM), down 5.2% after lowering its China SSS guidance to down 6% from down 4%... Kindred Healthcare (KND), down 2.4% after lowering its FY13 EPS view... Plexus (PLXS), down 3.2% after cutting its Q1 EPS and revenue view... ALSO LOWER: Calumet Specialty Products (CLMT), down 4.5% after the company announced a 5M-unit public offering of common units.
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July 21, 2014
09:10 EDTYUMOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Allergan (AGN), up 0.5% after Q2 results, FY14 outlook beat expectations and the company announces plans to reduce workforce by about 1,500 employees as part of restructuring. Also, Valeant (VRX) announced it has contacted both the SEC and Canadian financial authorities regarding Allergan's "apparent attempt to mislead investors and manipulate the market for Valeant common shares by continuing to make false and misleading statements regarding Valeant's business"... Extreme Networks (EXTR), up 13% after raising Q4 EPS, revenue view... Gas Natural (EGAS), up 6% after confirming it rejected $13 per share unsolicited offer from Algonquin Power... EMC (EMC), up 4.5% after the WSJ says Elliot Management took a stake of over $1B in the firm and plans to push the company to break itself up... GoPro, (GPRO), up 2.8% after initiated at several firms including Citigroup, Barclays and JPMorgan... Kandi Technologies (KNDI), up 6% after China Daily said China will not to waive a sales tax on electric cars made by foreign companies. Tesla (TSLA) is down 1% following the report. UP AFTER EARNINGS: Halliburton (HAL), up 0.5%... LOWER: Reynolds American (RAI), down 2.3% after a Florida jury hit the company with $23.6B in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker. Shares of fellow tobacco companies also fell after the jury decision, as Lorillard (LO) fell 2% and Altria (MO) slid 1.6%... Yum! Brands (YUM), down 2% after AP reported that a Shanghai TV station said a food supplier sold expired beef and chicken to the company's KFC brand in China along with to McDonald's (MCD), which is down 0.7%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: PetMed Express (PETS), down 2.4%... Hasbro (HAS), down 1.3%.
07:42 EDTYUMYum! Brands weakness a buying opportunity, says UBS
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05:59 EDTYUMMcDonald's, KFC face expired food scandal in China, AP reports
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July 18, 2014
16:47 EDTYUMMarket ends week higher as earnings, M&A offset geopolitical tensions
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16:20 EDTKNDOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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12:42 EDTKNDOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street began the session in positive territory and have remained there throughout the morning. The averages moved in a narrow range for most of the opening hour of the session but spurted to higher levels during the second hour. Investors appear to be using yesterday’s sell-off as a buying opportunity, despite the ongoing events in Russia and Israel that largely contributed to yesterday’s action. ECONOMIC EVENTS: The first release of the University of Michigan consumer sentiment index for July fell to 81.3 after ending June with an 82.5 reading. The leading economic indicator index rose 0.3% to 102.2, which was a bit below the forecast for an increase of 0.5%. COMPANY NEWS: Class A shares of Google (GOOGL) advanced over 3% after the search giant reported quarterly revenue that beat expectations last night. Following its report, at least three Wall Street research firms raised their price targets on the stock, while noted tech analyst Collin Gillis of BGC Financial upgraded the stock to Buy from Hold... Dow component General Electric (GE) reported second quarter EPS of 39c, matching the consensus forecast, and revenue that just missed the consensus view of analysts. The company also reported that it is targeting the initial public offering of IPO of Synchrony Financial (SYF), its North American Retail Finance business, for July. In the IPO, Synchrony is offering 125M shares of its common stock, which will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “SYF,” and anticipates that the IPO price of the shares will be between $23.00 and $26.00 per share... Another Dow member, IBM (IBM), fell 0.4% after reporting adjusted Q2 earnings per share and revenue that beat expectations. Afterward, Cantor said it thinks the worst is over for the company and reiterated its Buy rating on the shares, though Societe Generale downgraded IBM to Sell from Hold and Credit Suisse said IBM continues to be driven by less revenue growth and kept its Underperform rating and $160 price target on Big Blue's stock. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Skyworks (SWKS), which gained 14% after reporting third quarter results and fourth quarter guidance above analyst estimates and seeing no less than five analyst firms raise their price targets on its stock. Also higher was Gentiva Health (GTIV), which rose 14% after it announced that its board unanimously determined to reject the partial tender offer from Kindred Healthcare (KND) to acquire 14.9% of the outstanding shares of Gentiva for a price of $16.00 per share in cash and disclosed that it has received a $17.25 per share, all-cash takeover proposal from a "recognized owner, operator and investor in the sector." After the announcement, shares of Kindred fell 2%. Also lower following their earnings reports were RealPage (RP), which fell over 21%, and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), which dropped nearly 18%. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 107.05, or 0.63%, to 17,083.86, the Nasdaq was up 57.98, or 1.33%, to 4,421.43, and the S&P 500 was up 17.04, or 0.87%, to 1,975.16.
10:03 EDTPLXSOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: American Homes 4 Rent (AMH) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... Andersons (ANDE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T... Brunswick (BC) upgraded at B. Riley... Burberry (BURBY) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Exane BNP Paribas... Colfax (CFX) upgraded at Stifel... ITV Plc (ITVPF) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citigroup... Olin Corp. (OLN) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie... Plexus (PLXS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow... Resources Connection (RECN) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird... Sandy Spring Bancorp (SASR) upgraded at RW Baird... Seagate (STX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Craig-Hallum... easyJet (ESYJY) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital.
08:11 EDTPLXSPlexus upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow
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07:08 EDTYUMYum! Brands risk/reward attractive after decline, says Bernstein
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06:06 EDTPLXSPlexus upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow
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July 17, 2014
16:52 EDTYUMOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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16:42 EDTKNDGentiva says received $17.25 all-cash takeover bid, rejected Kindred $16 offer
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16:36 EDTKNDGentiva Health rejects prior Kindred Healthcare proposal, receives alternate bid
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12:15 EDTYUMYum! Brands sinks after miss but analyst still upbeat
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10:01 EDTYUMYum! Brands falls after earnings, levels to watch
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09:43 EDTYUMYum! Brands: China to achieve 40% operating profit growth in FY14
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09:43 EDTYUMYum! Brands sees FY14 EPS growth of 20%, consnesus $3.73
The company expects to sustain double digit EPS growth in 2015 and beyond
09:36 EDTYUMYum! Brands Taco Bell breakfast option off to a 'great start'
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09:15 EDTYUMOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Dresser-Rand (DRC), up 15.5% after Manager Magazin says Siemens (SIEGY) preparing bid for the company. Other oil equipment companies with a market cap similar to Dresser-Rand's include Dril-Quip (DRQ) and Oil States (OIS)... Microsoft (MSFT), up 3.4% after announcing restructuring, including plans to cut up to 18K jobs. UP AFTER EARNINGS: Morgan Stanley (MS) up 1.5%... Sherwin-Williams (SHW), up 3%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Mattel (MAT), down 7.3%... Sandisk (SNDK), down 7%... Yum! Brands (YUM), down 2.5%. LOWER: Orbitz (OWW), down 3% after results, 34M share spot secondary offering of stock priced at $8.25... Benefitfocus (BNFT), down 1% after 2.5M share Secondary priced at $38.50.
07:15 EDTYUMYum! Brands shares should be bought after mixed Q2 results, says Stifel
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