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October 31, 2012
23:00 EDTFFIV, CSCO, NLY, CLNE, RIMM, MPC, NAT, LZB, ETH, SHW, COH, BNNY, CBE, WHR, SKT, WRC, ETN, USG, HAIN, PVHJim Cramer's "Mad Money"
Jim Cramer told "Mad Money" viewers Wednesday the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy may have been just what our ailing economy needed -- "nothing has the potential to get things moving like a widespread disaster." Cramer said with the damage from Sandy estimated between $30B-$50B, it's no wonder stocks like USG (USG), Whirlpool (WHR) and Sherwin-Williams (SHW) were on the move higher Wednesday. But even bigger than the private sector is the federal government, said Cramer, as roads and other infrastructure needs to be rebuilt. EXECUTIVE DECISION: Cramer spoke with Sandy Cutler, chairman and CEO of Eaton (ETN). Shares of Eaton have been trading higher due, in part, to the company's planned acquisition of Cooper Industries (CBE). Cutler expects many of Eaton's electrical products will be a part of that rebuilding effort from Hurricane Sandy. Eaton currently derives 60% of its revenue from its electrical businesses. Cutler said that Eaton is still seeing construction activity building. Cutler said our country is on track to return to 1.5M housing starts a year, although it ail likely take a few years to get there. Cramer said that with so much building ramping up, Eaton is the company investors need to own. Then, Cramer sat down with Manny Chirico, CEO of PVH Corp (PVH), on the heels of the company announcing it is acquiring Warnaco (WRC), a licensee of its Calvin Klein brand, for $2.9B. Cramer suggested that PVH buy Warnaco when he last spoke with Chirico on Sept 6. Shares of PVH spiked 20% on the news. Cramer said that he remained a big fan of PVH as it continues to grow and reward shareholders. Cramer also spoke with John Foraker, CEO of Annie's (BNNY), a stock that's up 14% since Cramer recommended investors get in on the company's IPO earlier this year. Annie's just reported a 1c earnings miss on better than expected sales with upbeat guidance. Foraker said his company has a great brand but certainly needs to execute better in order to meet growing customer demand. Cramer said that Annie's, along with Hain Celestial (HAIN), remains among his favorite healthy-eating stocks. Finally, Cramer sat down with Steve Tanger, president and CEO of Tanger Factory Outlets (SKT), a retail REIT with a 2.7% yield. Tanger said that doesn't expect any effect on earnings from the minimal damage from Hurricane Sandy. Tanger keeps tabs on the sales of all its tenants. In the case of Coach (COH), which struggled last quarter, Tanger said that company has a great management team that has already corrected the pricing policies that led to the declines. Cramer continued his recommendation of Tanger Factory Outlets. LIGHTNING ROUND: (Bullish) ETH, MPC, NLY. (Bearish) LZB, RIMM, CSCO, NAT, CLNE, FFIV. Reference Link
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April 17, 2014
07:07 EDTSHWSherwin-Williams sees 2014 EPS $8.12-$8.32, consensus $8.45
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07:05 EDTSHWSherwin-Williams sees Q2 EPS $2.80-$3.00, consensus $2.86
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07:04 EDTSHWSherwin-Williams reports Q1 EPS $1.14, consensus $1.11
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April 16, 2014
16:22 EDTLZBLa-Z-Boy to restructure casegoods business, will take charge of $13M-$15M
La-Z-Boy announced it will restructure its casegoods business, which represents approximately 10% of revenue, by transitioning to an all-import model for its wood furniture. To accomplish the restructuring: During the second quarter of fiscal 2015, La-Z-Boy will discontinue casegoods production at its Hudson, North Carolina facility...The company will also exit the hospitality business as that furniture is also manufactured at the Hudson facility. The company will market for sale its youth furniture business, Lea Industries, as it does not align with the company's long-term strategic objectives. La-Z-Boy will consolidate and transition its warehouse and repair functions from its two North Wilkesboro, North Carolina facilities to Hudson. Kurt L. Darrow, Chairman, President and CEO of La-Z-Boy Incorporated, said, "After careful analysis and much consideration, we made the difficult decision to transition our casegoods operation to become solely an importer of wood furniture. We have implemented many changes to our casegoods manufacturing model over the past few years to be more competitive. However, in the final analysis, we determined we cannot generate enough domestic volume to support the size facility we operate in North Carolina and believe this move will strengthen our positioning and performance in the segment." As a result of the restructuring, La-Z-Boy will take pre-tax charges in the range of $13M to $15M, or 15c to 17c per share after tax, of which approximately 75% is expected to be non-cash. The majority of these charges will be incurred in the fourth quarter of the company's 2014 fiscal year and the remainder taken in the first half of fiscal 2015. In addition, the Lea business will be reported as discontinued operations commencing with Q414.
09:07 EDTFFIVF5 Networks should report beat and raise results, says MKM Partners
After conducting checks, MKM Partners believes that F5's U.S. enterprise business performed better than those of its peers. The firm adds that U.S. government checks came back "OK." It keeps a $130 price target and Buy rating on the shares.
08:16 EDTWHRAHAM says March major appliance wholesale shipments up 8.9%, says Longbow
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April 15, 2014
09:02 EDTCSCOLumos Networks selects Cisco as exclusive supplier for Project Ark
Lumos Networks (LMOS) announced the selection of Cisco (CSCO) as its exclusive supplier of mission critical equipment for Project Ark, its new broadband MPLS/IP fiber network designed primarily to handle Fiber to the Cell site traffic within the company’s network. Cisco’s ASR 9912 routers, the foundation for Project Ark, will be deployed in Ashburn, Virginia, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Roanoke, Virginia and Charleston, West Virginia. Network construction will begin in the 2Q14 with completion of the first phase of Project Ark scheduled for the 3Q14. The company expects to begin routing traffic from newly installed FTTC sites onto the “Ark network” in 4Q14 and it is expected that existing FTTC traffic will be migrated to the “Ark network” in early 2015.
05:50 EDTCSCOStocks with implied volatility movement; YOKU CSCO
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April 14, 2014
19:20 EDTWHRWhirlpool approves $500M share repurchase plan
Whirlpool announced that its board approved a new $500M share repurchase authorization. The company completed its previously authorized repurchase program in December.
19:19 EDTWHRWhirlpool boosts dividend 20% to 75c per share
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10:55 EDTPVHPVH Corp. management to meet with Piper Jaffray
Meetings to be held in California April 21-22 hosted by Piper Jaffray.
10:02 EDTFFIVOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital... Allegheny Technologies (ATI) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Sterne Agee... BP (BP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... Bloomin' Brands (BLMN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Boardwalk Pipeline (BWP) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Boston Scientific (BSX) upgraded at BofA/Merrill... Charles Schwab (SCHW) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Citigroup (C) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Rafferty Capital... Community Health (CYH) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Eaton Vance (EV) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citigroup... Eli Lilly (LLY) upgraded to Hold from Underperform at Jefferies... F5 Networks (FFIV) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... HeartWare (HTWR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BTIG... Heartland Payment (HPY) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Stifel... Hyatt Hotels (H) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital... MasterCard (MA) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird... McDermott (MDR) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at HSBC... Palo Alto (PANW) upgraded to Overweight at Stephens... PetroChina (PTR) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Seagate (STX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus... Sensata (ST) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Stryker (SYK) upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at SunTrust... TD Ameritrade (AMTD) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... TTM Technologies (TTMI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... Transocean (RIG) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank... VMware (VMW) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at CLSA... Visa (V) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird... Yahoo (YHOO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust... Zimmer (ZMH) upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at SunTrust... bebe stores (BEBE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital.
07:06 EDTCSCOU.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation to hold a symposium
GEOINT 2013 Symposium, originally scheduled for October 2013, is being held in Tampa, Florida on April 14-17.
06:59 EDTFFIVF5 Networks upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel
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05:51 EDTCSCOStocks with implied volatility movement; HLF CSCO
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April 13, 2014
19:59 EDTFFIVImperva faces competition from firms like IBM, F5 Networks, Bloomberg says
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April 11, 2014
12:42 EDTFFIV, CSCOOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
ASML (ASML) initiated with a Cautious at ISI Group... Analog Devices (ADI) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Applied Materials (AMAT) initiated with a Strong Buy at ISI Group... Aruba Networks (ARUN) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... Broadcom (BRCM) initiated with a Neutral at ISI Group... CSX (CSX) initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie... Cisco (CSCO) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... F5 Networks (FFIV) initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust... Genesee & Wyoming (GWR) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie... Intel (INTC) initiated with a Neutral at ISI Group... Juniper (JNPR) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... KLA-Tencor (KLAC) initiated with a Neutral at ISI Group... Lam Research (LRCX) initiated with a Strong Buy at ISI Group... Linear Technology (LLTC) initiated with a Cautious at ISI Group... Maxim Integrated (MXIM) initiated with a Neutral at ISI Group... Micron (MU) initiated with a Strong Buy at ISI Group... NVIDIA (NVDA) initiated with a Neutral at ISI Group... NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) initiated with a Strong Buy at ISI Group... Qualcomm (QCOM) initiated with a Strong Buy at ISI Group... Riverbed (RVBD) initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust... SanDisk (SNDK) initiated with a Neutral at ISI Group... Teradyne (TER) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Texas Instruments (TXN) initiated with a Neutral at ISI Group... Trulia (TRLA) initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna... Union Pacific (UNP) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie... Zillow (Z) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna... Flamel Technologies (FLML) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... Parker Drilling (PKD) initiated with an Accumulate at Tudor Pickering.
06:08 EDTCSCOCisco initiated with a Buy at SunTrust
Target $27.
06:08 EDTFFIVF5 Networks initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust
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06:03 EDTCSCOCisco issues advisory on Heartbleed bug
Cisco issued an advisory stating that a long list of products were either confirmed vulnerable or under investigation for the Heartbleed bug. Among the 16 products confirmed vulnerable are the Cisco Unified Communication Manager 10.0, Cisco MS200X Ethernet Access Switch and several Cisco Unified IP Phones. Reference Link
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