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April 14, 2014
08:59 EDTCVM, ICPT, MDT, C, NBG, ACOR, EW, YHOO, AKBA, WBMD, LXRX, FBOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Citigroup (C), up 3.7%. ALSO HIGHER: Yahoo (YHOO), up 1.7% after upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust... Facebook (FB), up 2.5% after Financial Times reports company looking to provide financial services... Lexicon (LXRX), up 19.5% after achieving positive results in Type 1 diabetes clinical trial... Akebia (AKBA), up 13.8% after initiated at Nomura, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and UBS... WebMD (WBMD), up 10% after saying it now sees Q1 adjusted EBITDA to come in above the high end of its previous guidance... Intercept (ICPT), up 4.9% after reporting additional data from POISE trial at EASL... Ewards Lifesciences (EW), up 11.3% after a district court granted a preliminary injunction limiting the sale of Medtronic's (MDT) CoreValve system in the U.S. Medtronic shares down 5.2% following the news. ALSO LOWER: National Bank of Greece (NBG), down 10.7% after Reuters says bank selected Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) as global coordinators for a planned equity offering... : CEL-SCI (CVM), down 10.6% after announcing intent to offer common stock, six month warrants in 'best efforts' offering... Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR), down 6.2% after pushing off start of Phase 3 study of dalfampridine-QD to second half of year.
News For YHOO;C;FB;EW;MDT;LXRX;ACOR;ICPT;WBMD;NBG;CVM;AKBA From The Last 14 Days
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December 8, 2014
08:16 EDTEWEdwards Lifesciences announces investments in CardioKinetix
Edwards made a structured investment in CardioKinetix, a privately held medical device company pioneering a catheter-based treatment for heart failure. This transaction increases Edwards' existing minority interest in CardioKinetix and provides an option to purchase the remaining outstanding shares for a future payment, plus additional milestone payments based on future regulatory and reimbursement approvals. In the second investment, the company acquired intellectual property that broadens its transcatheter mitral valve development efforts. Additional details of both investments were not disclosed.
08:15 EDTEWEdwards Lifesciences sees FY15 EPS $3.90-$4.10, consensus $3.96
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08:12 EDTEWEdwards Lifesciences backs FY14 EPS $3.33-$3.39, consensus $3.39
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06:35 EDTCValue of Wall Street's M&A bankers has risen, NY Times says
The value of Wall Street's bankers who advise large companies seems to be increasing, while traders are becoming less valuable, according to The New York Times. Bankers who work on M&A deals are expecting their bonuses to increase, while traders anticipate that their compensation will drop, the newspaper added. Furthermore, banks seem to be going the extra mile to hire top notch bankers, the newspaper stated. Publicly traded large banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
06:21 EDTCDeadline for Petsmart bidders extended as lenders put on leash, NY Post reports
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06:05 EDTEWEdwards Lifesciences to host investor meeting
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December 5, 2014
18:19 EDTCCitigroup's Japanese credit card business sought by three buyers, Nikkei says
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16:36 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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12:50 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:23 EDTFB, COption volume leaders
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10:20 EDTYHOO, FBYahoo rises, Google falls after BofA changes ratings on both
Shares of Yahoo (YHOO) are rising and Google's (GOOG, GOOGL) stock is falling after Bank of America Merrill Lynch upgraded Yahoo and downgraded Google. WHAT'S NEW: Bank of America analyst Justin Post upgraded his rating on Yahoo to Buy from Neutral. Post said he had previously not expected to obtain information about Yahoo's strategy for avoiding taxes on the sale of its stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba (BABA) at least until well into 2015. However, Yahoo's CFO recently stated that the company continued to be optimistic that it would be able to cut its tax bill and added that the company would divulge its plans for doing so during its next earnings conference call. Yahoo's next earnings conference call is expected to take place by the end of next month, Post noted. He set a $62 price target on Yahoo shares. Meanwhile, Post downgraded Google to Neutral from Buy. The analyst thinks the company is facing several headwinds, including the maturity of its search business, a lack of products that can provide catalysts, and margin pressures as it invests in competitive businesses. As a result of these headwinds, Google's results are likely to be below expectations, Post believes. Meanwhile, the company is also facing increased regulatory risk, particularly in the EU, and increased competition from Facebook (FB) and other social networks. He trimmed his price target on Google to $580 from $600. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Yahoo climbed 1% to $50.94, while Google class A shares declined 1.5% to $534.33.
10:00 EDTFB, EW, ACOROn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman... Builders FirstSource (BLDR) initiated with a Neutral at Sterne Agee... CSI Compressco (CCLP) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... California Resources Corp. (CRC) initiated with a Market Perform at Raymond James... Castlight Health (CSLT) initiated with an Equal Weight at First Analysis... DCP Midstream (DPM) initiated with a Buy at MLV & Co.... DSP Group (DSPG) initiated with an Outperform at Imperial Capital... Edwards Lifesciences (EW) initiated with an Outperform at Bernstein... EnLink Midstream (ENLK) initiated with a Buy at MLV & Co.... Facebook (FB) initiated with a Buy at MKM Partners... FireEye (FEYE) initiated with a Market Perform at JMP Securities... FleetCor (FLT) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... Imperva (IMPV) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Keryx (KERX) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... Knowles (KN) initiated with a Market Perform at FBR Capital... Marlin Midstream (FISH) initiated with a Buy at MLV & Co.... Paragon Offshore (PGN) initiated with a Sector Perform at Iberia... PepsiCo (PEP) initiated with a Buy at Evercore ISI... Proofpoint (PFPT) initiated with a Buy at Nomura... Relypsa (RLYP) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Rocket Fuel (FUEL) initiated with a Sell at Maxim... Sprouts Farmers Markets (SFM) initiated with an Underperform at Longbow... Summit Midstream (SMLP) initiated with a Buy at MLV & Co.... TubeMogul (TUBE) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... Western Gas Partners (WES) initiated with a Buy at MLV & Co.
10:00 EDTYHOOOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:36 EDTYHOO, CActive equity options trading
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08:55 EDTYHOO, FBYahoo seen overtaking Twitter in U.S. mobile ad market share, WSJ reports
Research firm eMarketer predicts Google (GOOG, GOOGL) and Facebook (FB) will account for about 35% and 17%, respectively, of the U.S. mobile ad market in 2015, but the firm also expects Yahoo (YHOO) will edge past Twitter (TWTR) in terms of mobile ad revenue, with projected market shares of 3.74% and 3.69%, respectively, reported The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
07:43 EDTYHOOFollow-up: Yahoo upgraded at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA/Merrill upgraded Yahoo (YHOO) to Buy from Neutral. The firm upgraded shares based on increased optimism for a Alibaba (BABA) tax solution and a slight improvement in the core business outlook. Price target raised to $62 from $55.
07:28 EDTYHOOYahoo upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
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07:13 EDTEWEdwards Lifesciences initiated with an Outperform at Bernstein
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06:31 EDTFBFacebook initiated with a Buy at MKM Partners
Target $105.
06:06 EDTICPTIntercept announces publication of meta-analysis from Global PBC Study Group
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