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March 10, 2014
07:48 EDTURIUnited Rentals acquisition positive, says Oppenheimer
After United Rentals agreed to buy the second largest specialty pump rental company in North America, called National Pump, Oppenheimer indicates that it views the acquired company as a higher growth/margin/ROIC specialty rental asset. The firm thinks the deal will provide United Rentals with strong expansion/cross-selling opportunities. It keeps a $99 price target and Outperform rating on United Rentals.
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April 23, 2015
08:16 EDTURIUnited Rentals shares should be bought on weakness, says Wells Fargo
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April 22, 2015
11:46 EDTURIUnited Rentals says institutional sector appears to have bottomed out
United Rentals said on its Q1 earning call that the institutional sector, which had a disappointing decline in 2014, "appears to have bottomed out" and that the consensus is that institutional construction will reverse and climb again in 2016. Shares of United Rentals are down 2.3% to $95.62, but off their earlier low of $93.72, as the company's earnings call continues.
09:22 EDTURIOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: CalAmp (CAMP), up 12.7%... Angie's List (ANGI), up 17.4%... Broadcom (BRCM), up 6.3%... Owens Corning (OC), up 3.8%... Yum! Brands (YUM), up 3.3%... Dolby Laboratories (DLB), up 3.6%... Infinera (INFN), up 2.4%... AutoNation (AN), up 2.5%... Amgen (AMGN), up 3.1%... Coca-Cola (KO), up 2%. ALSO HIGHER: Procera Networks (PKT) up 10.4% after being acquired by Francisco Partners in deal valued at $240M... Organovo (ONVO), up 19.2% after entering into a collaboration agreement with Merck Sharp and Dohme... Vical (VICL), up 5.8% after being awarded $4M contract to manufacture HIV vaccines for clinical evaluation... CTI BioPharma (CTIC), up 4.9% after announcing that Phase 3 pacritinib data will be highlighted in a late-breaking oral presentation at ASCO meeting. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), down 5.2%... iRobot (IRBT), down 3.6%... Cree (CREE), down 3.5%... United Rentals (URI), down 4%... Super Micro Computer (SMC), down 2.3%... Thermo Fisher (TMO), down 2.6%. ALSO LOWER: Natural Resource Partners (NRP), down 14% after reducing quarterly distribution 75% to 9c per unit... Trinity Industries (TRN), down 3.5% following a Bloomberg report that the Justice Department has initiated a criminal investigation into Trinity guardrails.
07:19 EDTURIUnited Rentals shares should be bought on weakness, says Wells Fargo
After United Rentals reported stronger than expected results but slightly lowered its 2015 guidance, Wells Fargo says that lower than expected rental rate growth in Q1 drove the guidance decrease. However, the firm expects the company to benefit from a strong construction cycle in the years ahead and keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
April 21, 2015
19:06 EDTURIOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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16:29 EDTURIUnited Rentals lowers FY15 increase in rental rates view to about 3% from 3.5%
16:28 EDTURIUnited Rentals lowers FY15 adjusted EBITDA view to $2.95B-$3B from $2.95B-$3.05B
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16:27 EDTURIUnited Rentals lowers FY15 revenue view to $6B-$6.1B from $6B-$6.2B
FY15 consensus $6.07B.
16:26 EDTURIUnited Rentals reports Q1 adjusted EPS $1.34, consensus $1.13
Reports Q1 revenue $1.315B, consensus $1.3B.
15:28 EDTURINotable companies reporting after market close
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April 19, 2015
12:55 EDTURIShares of United Rentals could jump 50% to $150 in two years, Barron's says
Shares of United Rentals may jump 50% or more to $150 over the next two years, Barron's contends in a feature article. Barron's notes that traders have shown concern over the company's exposure to oil prices, yet only 6% of United's revenue is derived from oil operations, making the stock potentially undervalued. Reference Link

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