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August 11, 2014
04:55 EDTULTI, ULTI, ULTI, CVM, CVM, CVM, ELLI, ELLI, ELLI, ISIL, ISIL, ISIL, MOVE, MOVE, MOVE, VECO, VECO, VECO, IGTE, IGTE, IGTE, OLED, OLED, OLED, ISSI, ISSI, ISSI, OSIS, OSIS, OSIS, NICE, NICE, NICE, NCR, NCR, NCR, SCOR, SCOR, SCOR, AUDC, AUDC, AUDC, INAP, INAP, INAPOppenheimer to hold a conference
17th Annual Technology, Internet & Communications Conference to be held in Boston on August 12-13.
News For ULTI;AUDC;SCOR;NCR;NICE;OSIS;ISSI;OLED;IGTE;VECO;MOVE;ISIL;ELLI;CVM;INAP From The Last 14 Days
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January 28, 2016
12:20 EDTOSISOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Stocks on Wall Street have moved all over the place in a wild morning of trading. The averages opened sharply higher as oil prices rose above $34 a barrel. The Dow opened with triple digit gains but following reports from Iraq that it would increase oil production, and refutations of rumors that OPEC might cut production, the commodity began to weaken, taking equities with it. The averages turned negative and it looked like another rout might be in the making. Before the market fell too far, it gathered itself and moved back into positive ground and the major averages are now in the green, but not far from where they ended yesterday's session. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., initial jobless claims fell to 278,000 last week, versus the expected 281,000 first-time claims. Durable goods orders dropped 5.1% in December, versus expectations for a decrease of 0.7%. The core reading, which removes transportation items, was down 1.2%, versus expectations for a decline of 0.1%. The National Association of Realtors' pending home sales index for December rose 0.1%, versus expectations for it to be up 0.9%. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Facebook (FB) surged 14.5% after the social media giant's fourth quarter earnings and revenue beat expectations. Wall Street analysts were nearly unanimous in their praise following the report, with a number increasing their price targets for its shares... Caterpillar (CAT) reported better than expected quarterly earnings, excluding certain items, but its revenue came in below the consensus forecast and the heavy equipment maker warned that it does not anticipate an improvement in the world economy or commodity prices in 2016. The stock, which had declined almost 20% in the last three months prior to this morning's report, rebounded about 2% this morning after the company jumped over its lowered profit hurdle... Shares of eBay (EBAY) and PayPal (PYPL) diverged after the recently-split companies reported their respective fourth quarter results and gave guidance, with eBay falling 13% and PayPal rising 7% near midday... The Dow Jones US Healthcare ETF (IYH) fell over 2% at midday after a number of big-names in the space gave disappointing guidance. Celgene (CELG) fell 5% following its Q4 report and fiscal year outlook, while Abbott (ABT) dropped 8% in the wake of its own results and guidance. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Kinder Morgan (KMI), which rallied 8.5% after it was upgraded at Credit Suisse and Stifel. Also higher were Under Armour (UA), Dolby (DLB) and Deluxe (DLX), which gained 18%, 11% and 9%, respectively, after reporting quarterly earnings. Among the noteworthy losers was OSI Systems (OSIS), which fell 35% and was downgraded to Hold at BB&T following downbeat quarterly earnings. Also lower were Qualcomm (QCOM) and Discover (DFS), which each dropped about 7% after their quarterly earnings reports. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 1.37, or 0.01%, to 15,945.83, the Nasdaq was up 21.12, or 0.47%, to 4,489.28, and the S&P 500 was up 3.36, or 0.18%, to 1,886.31.
10:05 EDTSCOROn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: AMAG Pharmaceuticals (AMAG) initiated with an Outperform at Northland... Angie's List (ANGI) initiated with a Neutral at Roth Capital... Bio Blast Pharma (ORPN) initiated with a Buy at Rodman & Renshaw... British American Tobacco (BTI) initiated with a Buy at UBS... Imperial Tobacco (ITYBY) initiated with a Buy at UBS... Instructure (INST) initiated with an Outperform at Barrington... Nektar (NKTR) initiated with a Buy at Janney Capital... Par Pacific (PARR) initiated with an Outperform at Imperial Capital... Pure Storage (PSTG) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... comScore (SCOR) initiated with a Hold at Evercore ISI.
10:05 EDTOSISHigh option volume stocks
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10:05 EDTOSISOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Azure Midstream Partners (AZUR) downgraded at Stifel... Chesapeake (CHK) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Wunderlich... CorEnergy (CORR) downgraded at Stifel... DCP Midstream (DPM) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... DynCorp (DCP) downgraded at Stifel... Ericsson (ERIC) downgraded on challenging outlook at BMO Capital... H&E Equipment (HEES) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... Halcon Resources (HK) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Wunderlich... InvenSense (INVN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Barrington... Invitae (NVTA) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Leerink... Kirby (KEX) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... MEG Energy (MEGEF) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Metro (MTTRY) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... OSI Systems (OSIS) downgraded to Hold following Q2 miss at BB&T... Oasis Petroleum (OAS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Wunderlich... Pan American Silver (PAAS) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital... Qualcomm (QCOM) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair... Range Resources (RRC) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Rockwell Automation (ROK) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Bernstein... Royal Gold (RGLD) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital... SEI Investments (SEIC) downgraded to Underperform at Keefe Bruyette... SandRidge Energy (SD) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Wunderlich... Seadrill (SDRL) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... ServiceNow (NOW) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at MKM Partners... State Bank Financial (STBZ) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Sandler O'Neill... Sunoco Logistics (SXL) downgraded at Stifel... Tallgrass Energy GP (TEGP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Tallgrass Energy (TEP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Textron (TXT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Drexel Hamilton... TripAdvisor (TRIP) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Tupperware Brands (TUP) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... U.S. Steel (X) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus... United Rentals (URI) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... Welltower (HCN) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Evercore ISI... Western Gas Partners (WES) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Whiting Petroleum (WLL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Wunderlich.
09:19 EDTOSISOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Facebook (FB), up 13.9%... Under Armour (UA), up 14.6%... MicroStrategy (MSTR), up 8.9%... Harley-Davidson (HOG), up 8%... Paypal (PYPL), up 6%... Mellanox (MLNX), up 7.9%... Cirrus Logic (CRUS), up 6.2%... Alibaba (BABA), up 4.5%. ALSO HIGHER: Neos Therapeutics (NEOS), up 61.4% after the FDA approved Adzenys XR-ODT for the treatment of ADHD... Exelixis (EXEL), up 4.7% after the U.S. FDA determined the company's New Drug Application for cabozantinib is sufficiently complete... Kinder Morgan (KMI), up 6.7% after being upgraded at Credit Suisse and Stifel. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: OSI Systems (OSIS), down 21.3%... ServiceNow (NOW), down 22.3%... eBay (EBAY), down 11.5%... InvenSense (INVN), down 10.5%... Juniper Networks (JNPR), down 9.3%... Hologic (HOLX), down 4.4%... Abbott Laboratories (ABT), down 3.6%... Potash (POT), down 2.1%... Qualcomm (QCOM), down 3.6%.
07:38 EDTOSISOSI Systems downgraded to Hold following Q2 miss at BB&T
As previously reported, BB&T downgraded OSI Systems to Hold from Buy. Analyst Brian Ruttenbur said Q2 results and guidance significantly missed expectations, especially underperformance in Security, and said the company is in the beginning stages of an unexpected operational turnaround.
07:25 EDTOSISOSI Systems downgraded to Hold from Buy at BB&T
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06:47 EDTSCORcomScore initiated with a Hold at Evercore ISI
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January 27, 2016
16:19 EDTISILIntersil sees Q1 EPS 14c-16c, consensus 14c
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16:19 EDTISILIntersil reports Q4 EPS 20c, consensus 14c
Reports Q4 revenue $126.6M, consensus $127.33M.
16:08 EDTOSISOSI Systems sees FY16 EPS $2.95-$3.20, consensus $3.78
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16:07 EDTOSISOSI Systems reports Q2 EPS ex-items 40c, may not compare to consensus 81c
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14:15 EDTSCORRentrak to host special shareholder meeting
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14:14 EDTSCORcomScore to host special shareholder meeting
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January 26, 2016
05:25 EDTAUDCAudioCodes reports Q4 EPS 7c, consensus 5c
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January 25, 2016
17:44 EDTSCORS&P announces changes to S&P MidCap 400, S&P SmallCap 600
S&P SmallCap 600 constituent comScore (SCOR) will replace The Chemours Co. (CC) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Chemours will replace comScore in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Friday, January 29. comScore is acquiring Rentrak (RENT) in a deal expected to be completed on or about that date pending final approvals, and the combined company's market capitalization will be more representative of the mid-cap market space. Chemours is ranked near the bottom of the S&P MidCap 400 and has a market capitalization more representative of the small-cap market space.
17:19 EDTSCORChemours to replace comScore in S&P 600 as of 1/29 close
17:18 EDTSCORcomScore to replace Chemours in S&P 400 as of 1/29 close
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10:04 EDTSCORcomScore initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie
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09:32 EDTNCRNCR Corp. upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Northcoast
Northcoast analyst Kartik Mehta upgraded NCR to Buy annd established a $26 price target on shares citing valuation.
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