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August 14, 2014
17:46 EDTGRA, YUM, MHR, HOLX, ESL, CLH, FAF, BG, MTW, WFMRelational Investors gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Whole Foods Market (WFM). INCREASED STAKES: Clean Harbors (CLH), Magnum Hunter Resources (MHR), Manitowoc (MTW), Esterline Technologies (ESL), and Yum! Brands (YUM). DECREASED STAKES: Bunge (BG), and Hologic (HOLX). LIQUIDATED STAKES: W.R. Grace & Co (GRA), and First American Financial (FAF).
News For WFM;CLH;MHR;MTW;ESL;YUM;BG;HOLX;GRA;FAF From The Last 14 Days
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May 20, 2015
10:03 EDTBGBunge repeats 2017 EPS target of about $8.50
Expects to maintain dividend increases in line with historical average. Sees about $200M EBIT run rate improvement by 2017 in Agribusiness, $125M EBIT run rate improvement in Food & Ingredients by 2017. Comments from slides that will be presented at the annual general meeting.
May 19, 2015
16:44 EDTBGBunge announces new $500M share repurchase plan, raises quarterly dividend
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16:42 EDTBGBunge announces new $500M share repurchase plan, raises dividend
06:02 EDTWFMWhole Foods implied volatility of 18 at lower end of index mean range
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May 18, 2015
13:33 EDTFAFFirst American to host investor day
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09:20 EDTGRAW.R. Grace, Chevron JV to build catalysts plant in Lake Charles, LA
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08:35 EDTYUMYum! Brands price target raised to $105 from $90 at Oppenheimer
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07:57 EDTMHRTopeka highlights potential E&P takeover targets
Topeka continues to believe that the E&P companies most likely to be acquired are situated in the core areas in the Permian, Eagle Ford, Bakken, Niobrara and Marcellus/Utica. The firm highlights Cabot Oil & Gas (COG), Energen (EGN), Diamondback Energy (FANG), Gulfport Energy (GPOR), Laredo Petroleum (LPI), Magnum Hunter (MHR) and Oasis Petroleum (OAS) as potential takeout targets. It keeps Buy ratings on all the stocks named.
07:46 EDTWFMAmerican Express has $850M revenue opportunity with Plenti, says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank estimates the coalition loyalty/rewards program Plenti represents a $750M-$850M annual revenue opportunity for American Express (AXP) over the next 3-5 years. Earnings accretion will take time, but returns on equity are likely "very high," Deutsche says in a research note. The firm believes Plenti is an example of how Amex is leveraging its strengths to mitigate the loss of Costco (COST). It thinks Plenti's next program supplier needs to be a grocery chain, and pegs Whole Foods (WFM) as a good candidate. Deutsche keeps a Buy rating on American Express with a $90 price target.
06:05 EDTWFMWhole Foods implied volatility of 19 at lower end of index mean range
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May 15, 2015
17:39 EDTCLH, MTWRelational Investors gives quarterly update on stakes
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16:35 EDTMTWIcahn Associates gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: None. INCREASED STAKES: Manitowoc (MTW), Voltari (VLTC), Federal-Mogul Holdings (FDML), and Chesapeake Energy (CHK). DECREASED STAKES: None. LIQUIDATED STAKES: None.
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.
06:05 EDTWFMWhole Foods implied volatility of 20 at lower end of index mean range
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May 14, 2015
10:00 EDTMHROn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:27 EDTMHRMagnum Hunter downgraded to Hold from Accumulate at KLR Group
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06:22 EDTWFMWhole Foods implied volatility of 20 at lower end of index mean range
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