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February 5, 2013
18:52 EDTUSNA, DDD, HPQ, SFLY, CME, CMG, PNRA, DIS, AFL, MMM, EXPE, ZNGAOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Zynga (ZNGA), up 6.5%... Disney (DIS), up 2.7%... Shutterfly (SFLY), up 15.3%... Expedia (EXPE), up 4.6%... Panera Bread (PNRA), up 3.8%... ALSO HIGHER: Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), up 3.7% after a report by Quartz said the company's board is considering a break up... 3M (MMM), up 1.5% after raising its dividend and authorizing a $7.5B share buyback program... 3D Systems (DDD), up 2.1% after announcing a 3-for-2 stock split... DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Chipotle (CMG), down 0.9%... Aflac (AFL), down 1.5%... CME Group (CME), down 3.6%... USANA Health Sciences (USNA), down 5%.
News For ZNGA;DIS;SFLY;EXPE;PNRA;HPQ;MMM;CMG;DDD;AFL;CME;USNA From The Last 14 Days
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February 23, 2015
14:44 EDTMMM3M confirms agreement to acquire Polyporeís Separations Media business for $1B
3M (MMM) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Polypore International (PPO) to acquire the assets and liabilities associated with Polyporeís Separations Media business for a total purchase price of $1B. Polyporeís Separations Media business is a leading provider of microporous membranes and modules for filtration in the life sciences, industrial and specialty segments with trailing 12-month sales of $210M as of Sept. 27, 2014. Separately, Asahi Kasei has announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Polyporeís Energy Storage business. Both transactions are subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. In addition, both transactions are conditioned on 3Mís transaction with Polypore closing immediately prior to the closing of Asahi Kaseiís transaction with Polypore.
12:21 EDTMMMOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:35 EDTDISAmazon picks Benson to head advertising for original TV series, Variety says
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08:55 EDTHPQHP volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
HP February weekly call option implied volatility is at 61, March is 30, April is at 28, August is at 27; compared to its 26-week average of 27 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q1 results on February 24.
07:40 EDTHPQHP Q1 results could beat expectations, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo believes that HP's Q1 results could exceed the consensus outlook, driven by PC share gains, strong server demand, and solid printing demand The firm believes that currency issues may pressure the company's outlook, but it thinks that ivnestors expect such a scenario. The firm reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
06:21 EDTZNGAFacebook's shuttle drivers approve new union contract, WSJ reports
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05:34 EDTMMM3M expects acquisition of Polypore business to be dilutive to earnings
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05:31 EDTMMM3M acquires Polypore's Separatoins Media Segment for $1B
As an integrated step in Polypore's (PPO) sale to Asahi Kasei for $60.50, immediately prior the transaction, 3M (MMM) will acquire the assets of Polypore's Separations Media segment for approximately $1band Asahi Kasei will receive the cash proceeds from the asset sale. The definitive agreements require that the sale of the Polypore and the integrated sale of the Separations Media segment close after closing conditions for both transactions have been satisfied and that the closings of the transactions are conditioned upon one another.
05:29 EDTMMMPolypore agrees to sell company for $60.50 per share
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February 22, 2015
13:03 EDTDISDisney raises prices at the Magic Kingdom, Orlando Sentinel says
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February 20, 2015
07:40 EDTEXPEExpedia price target raised to $102 from $91 at UBS
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07:27 EDTHPQHP volatility elevated into Q1 and growth outlook
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05:20 EDTDDD3D Systems implied volatility of 68 at upper end of index mean range
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05:18 EDTEXPEStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; EXPE TRIP
Stocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; Expedia (EXPE) 28, TripAdvisor (TRIP) 33 according to iVolatility.
February 19, 2015
10:12 EDTDDD3D Systems price target lowered to $36 from $42 at Imperial Capital
Imperial Capital lowered its price target for 3D Systems shares to $36 ahead of the company's Q4 results but keeps an Outperform rating on the name. The firm views lower organic growth rates and declining margins as near-term headwinds.
10:01 EDTMMM3M acquires health care products manufacturer Ivera Medical
3M announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Ivera Medical, a manufacturer of health care products that disinfect and protect devices used for access into a patientís bloodstream. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Ivera employs approximately 60 people and has annual sales of approximately $30M. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2015. On a GAAP reported basis, 3M estimates the acquisition to be neutral to earnings in the first 12 months following completion of the transaction.
08:45 EDTHPQHP launches open network switches for web scale cloud data centers
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07:17 EDTEXPEMaxim to hold a bus tour
Internet/Tech Bus Tour travels throughout Seattle, Washington to various with various industry companies on February 19.
05:35 EDTDDD3D Systems implied volatility of 73 at upper end of index mean range
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05:34 EDTEXPEStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; EXPE BBRY
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