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January 7, 2013
18:47 EDTPLXS, AXAS, TISI, KND, CCJ, CLMT, YUM, URREOn 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.
News For TISI;URRE;CCJ;AXAS;YUM;KND;PLXS;CLMT From The Last 14 Days
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May 18, 2015
08:35 EDTYUMYum! Brands price target raised to $105 from $90 at Oppenheimer
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May 15, 2015
12:13 EDTYUMThird Point gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Yum! Brands (YUM), NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), FedEx (FDX), McKesson (MCK), and J M Smucker (SJM). INCREASED STAKES: Actavis (ACT), Roper Technologies (ROP), Delta Air Lines (DAL), and FleetCor Technologies (FLT). DECREASED STAKES: Ally Financial (ALLY), Amgen (AMGN), Phillips 66 (PSX), eBay (EBAY), and Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (BUD). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Alibaba Group (BABA), Citigroup (C), EMC Corporation (EMC), Anglo American (AAL), and Williams Companies (WMB).
12:07 EDTYUMThird Point reports new stakes in Yum! Brands, FedEx, McKesson
10:01 EDTYUMOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Aspen Technology (AZPN) upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at Pacific Crest... Canadian National (CNI) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Scotia Capital... Connecticut Water (CTWS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Hanesbrands (HBI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson... Impala Platinum (IMPUY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Inovalon (INOV) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... J.C. Penney (JCP) upgraded to Market Perform at BMO Capital... Sovran Self Storage (SSS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Syngenta (SYT) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Exane BNP Paribas... UPS (UPS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Union Pacific (UNP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at TD Securities... Yum! Brands (YUM) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan.
06:47 EDTYUMYum! Brands upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan upgraded Yum! Brands to Overweight saying it believes a spin-off of China and levering up of the franchise business has moved from a "possibility" to a "probability." After attending the Yum China investor conference, the firm thinks the company is now welcome to ideas that can drive short and long term shareholder value. It raised its price target for the stock to $108 from $83.
May 14, 2015
17:04 EDTKNDKindred Healthcare expands operations into three new states
Kindred Healthcare announced that Kindred House Calls, the companyís home-based primary care business, has expanded into three additional states. Kindred recently acquired House Call Doctors of Austin, Texas, whose CEO Julia Jung has joined Kindredís Managed Care Group. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. In March, Kindred acquired Physician House Calls in Denver, Colorado. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Kindred House Calls is also integrating two primary care practices that were part of Gentiva Health Services, acquired in February. The Gentiva practices are located in Austin, Texas, and Spokane, Washington.
May 13, 2015
09:02 EDTURREUranium Resources reports Q1 EPS (14c), one estimate (11c)
Uranium Resources said it hasreduced its quarterly cash expenditures composed of mineral property and general and administrative expenses, excluding non-cash stock compensation, by 24% to $2.5 million in the 1Q 2015 from $3.2 million in 1Q 2014.
May 11, 2015
08:04 EDTYUMYum! Brands price target raised to $109 from $93 at Bernstein
Bernstein says that Yum's China comps appear to have turned the corner, while worries about the underlying weakness of its China business are contradicted by evidence. It keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.

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