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November 15, 2012
12:14 EDTX, ANFStocks with call strike movement; X ANF
U.S. Steel (X) April 24 call volatility increased 2% to 46, Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) February 48 call option implied volatility increased 1% to 46 according to iVolatility.
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October 29, 2014
11:37 EDTXU.S. Steel rallies after better than expected Q3 results
Shares of integrated steel producer United States Steel (X) are rising after the company’s third quarter results surpassed analysts’ consensus estimates. WHAT'S NEW: Last night, U.S. Steel reported Q3 adjusted earnings per share of $2.16 excluding items and revenue of $4.59B, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.17 and $4.56B, respectively. Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter came in at $611M. President and Chief Executive Officer Mario Longhi said the quarter's results reflect significant improvement in earnings power from the company's Carnegie Way transformation efforts. Longhi noted that the company experienced a significant improvement in total reportable segments and other businesses income from operations in the quarter, the highest level since the steel market peaked in 2008. Longhi said U.S. steel market conditions have remained stable. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Longhi noted that fourth quarter segment income from operations will decrease sequentially, primarily due to significantly lower results for the Flat-rolled segment. The comapny sees Q4 results for the Flat-rolled segment exceeding $100M, but decreasing significantly from Q3. However, Q4 results for the company’s European and Tubular segments are expected to improve slightly compared to the third quarter. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, U.S. Steel rose $3.45, or 9.04% to $41.58 on heavy trading volume. Including today's advance, the shares have gained approximately 64% over the past 12 months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other steel producers include ArcelorMIttal (MT), up 0.2%, AK Steel (AKS), up 2.6%, and Nucor (NUE), down 0.4%
09:42 EDTXActive equity options trading
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09:19 EDTXOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Goodyear Tire (GT), up 10%... Electronic Arts (EA), up 3.7%... ZELTIQ (ZLTQ), up 9%... Eaton (ETN), up 2.3%... Anadarko (APC), up 2%... U.S. Steel (X), up 7.7%... IAC (IACI), up 3.6%. ALSO HIGHER: Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), up 12% after reporting quarterly results, announcing plan to spin off Ferrari... Cara Therapeutics (CARA), up 17.8% after HAL trial of IV formulation of CR845 met primary endpoint... Jamba (JMBA), up 4% after upgraded at Wedbush. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Facebook (FB), down 5.7%... Gilead (GILD), down 3.2%... Ralph Lauren (RL), down 2.3%... SodaStream (SODA), down 3%... Garmin (GRMN), down 5%... Applied Micro Circuits (AMCC), down 9.9%... STMicroelectronics (STM), down 10%... Ballard Power (BLDP), down 8.7%... Hershey (HSY), down 3.3%... Deutsche Bank (DB), down 2.3%... McKesson (MCK), down 2%. ALSO LOWER: Sanofi (SNY), down 5.7% after downgraded at various firms including Barclays and BofA/Merrill after the company's board removed Christopher Viehbacher as CEO... InvenSense (INVN), down 22%, downgraded at Pacific Crest, Northland and Piper Jaffray following the company's Q2 earnings results... CareTrust REIT (CTRE), down 3.6% after acquiring Cross Healthcare Seniors housing portfolio... Orbital (ORB), down 16% after Orb-3 launch mishap... American Realty (ARCP), down 22% after announcing resignations of CFO, CAO.
October 28, 2014
18:42 EDTXOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:17 EDTXU.S. Steel up 6% following Q3 results
17:09 EDTXU.S. Steel sees Q4 flat-rolled results down significantly vs. Q3
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17:05 EDTXU.S. Steel sees Q4 segment income from operations to decrease sequentially
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17:04 EDTXU.S. Steel reports Q3 adjusted EBITDA $611M
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17:03 EDTXU.S. Steel reports Q3 adjusted EPS $2.16, consensus $1.17
Reports Q3 revenue $4.59B, consensus $4.56B.
October 24, 2014
12:49 EDTANFOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street opened relatively quietly, with investors cautious given the way the market closed yesterday following the report a NYC doctor had the Ebola virus. As the morning progressed investors became more emboldened and pushed the market higher, leaving the major averages near their highs at midday. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., a report on new home sales showed that they inched up 0.2% to a 467K rate in September, but August was revised much lower. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Amazon (AMZN) fell 7.5% after the company reported weaker than expected results and provided lower than expected revenue guidance. At least two analysts downgraded the stock following its report, while a number of others cut their price targets on the shares... Procter & Gamble (PG) rose 3% after the company's Q1 core EPS matched estimates and it announced plans to exit the Duracell personal power business. P&G noted that while no decision has been made on the form of the exit, the company’s current preference is a split-off of the Duracell business into a stand-alone company. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was were Edwards Lifesciences (EW), which rose 11% following the company's "beat and raise" report. Also higher was SodaStream (SODA), which jumped 14% after confirming that it has entered into an agreement with PepsiCo (PEP) specifically focused on a small-scale, limited time test to make certain of PepsiCo’s brands available for use on the company’s at-home beverage system. Among the noteworthy losers was Pandora (P), which dropped 15% after reporting quarterly results that included a sequential drop in listener hours. Also lower was Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), which fell 5.5% after Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to a Sell rating in a note to investors. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 86.67, or 0.52%, to 16,764.57, the Nasdaq was up 16.36, or 0.37%, to 4,469.15, and the S&P 500 was up 8.86, or 0.45%, to 1,959.68.
12:21 EDTANFAbercrombie & Fitch retreats after Goldman cuts to Sell
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10:03 EDTANFOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:18 EDTANFOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Microsoft (MSFT), up 4.3%... KLA-Tencor (KLAC), up 8.8%... Rubicon Project (RUBI), up 17.8%... Gigamon (GIMO), up 16%. ALSO HIGHER: Procter & Gamble (PG), up 2.7% after earning report, announcing plans to exit Duracell business by creating a stand-alone Duracell company... Vitae Pharmaceuticals (VTAE), up 40% following its report of top-line results from two Phase 1 clinical trials... Digital River (DRIV), up 47% after agreeing to be acquired by investor group for $26.00 per share. LOWER: Amazon (AMZN), down 9.3%, downgraded at Cowen and Janney Capital following the company's Q3 report... DryShips (DRYS), down 26% after filing an automatic common stock shelf... NPS Pharmaceuticals (NPSP), down 4.4% following PDUFA date for Natpara extended three months to January 24... Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), down 4% after downgraded at Goldman and BMO Capital. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Pandora (P), down 7%... Synaptics (SYNA), down 9.9%... Flowserve (FLS), down 5%... New Oriental Education (EDU), down 4%.
09:13 EDTANFAbercrombie & Fitch downgraded to Market Perform at BMO Capital
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06:45 EDTANFAbercrombie & Fitch downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital
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06:38 EDTANFAbercrombie & Fitch downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman Sachs downgraded Abercrombie & Fitch to Sell saying the company could miss consensus expectations due to weakness in Europe, negative same store sales growth in the U.S. and unfavorable currency movements. Goldman lowered its price target for shares to $27 from $34.
October 21, 2014
11:51 EDTXU.S. to end deal sheltering Russia from flat-rolled steel duties, Reuters says
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October 20, 2014
11:37 EDTXStocks with call strike movement; X TWTR
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October 17, 2014
10:43 EDTANFUrban Outfitters slumps after warning on continued retail sales weakness
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08:48 EDTXBofA/Merrill global steel analysts hold analyst/industry conference call
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