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July 9, 2014
18:50 EDTTTS, GOV, PBPB, LNVGY, ZNGA, HD, LL, RGDO, HELI, HPQ, ZUMZ, LOW, SIR, MEMP, HELE, UALOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
HIGHER: Zumiez (ZUMZ), up 10.5% after raising second quarter outlook... Zynga (ZNGA), up 1.7% after appointing Google executive Dr. Regina Dugan to the company's board... United Continental (UAL), up 6.4% after reporting June traffic... HP (HPQ) and Lenovo (LNVGY), up fractionally after second quarter PC shipment data was released by Gartner and IDC. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Helen of Troy (HELE), down 4.9% after reporting first quarter results below analyst estimates... CHC Group (HELI), down 7.3% after reporting quarterly results. ALSO LOWER: Potbelly (PBPB), down 16.4% after lowering second quarter and fiscal 2014 outlook... Memorial Production Partners (MEMP), down 4.3% after filing to sell 8.6M shares of common units for partners... Regado Biosciences (RGDO), down 2.22% after the FDA placed a clinical hold on the company's ongoing Phase 3 REGULATE-PCI trial... Government Properties Income Trust (GOV), down 1.5% after purchasing shares of Select Income REIT (SIR), which is down 2.9%. NOTABLE: Lumber Liquidators (LL), down 19.3% after cutting full-year outlook... Others in the flooring space that are trading down include Tile Shop (TTS), down 5%,Lowe's (LOW), down 2.1% and Home Depot (HD), down 1.1%.
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November 14, 2014
09:34 EDTHDHome Depot downgraded to Hold from Buy at Zelman
07:40 EDTZUMZZumiez initiated with a Buy at BB&T
Target $42.
November 13, 2014
11:51 EDTLNVGYLenovo selected by Fixnetix as x86 server technology partner
Lenovo announced that Fixnetix, a managed service provider, chose Lenovo as its x86 server technology partner for its managed services contract at one of the world’s largest global banks. The estimated $3.5M deal, includes 700 System x3650 M4 servers, upgraded maintenance and flexible financing.
09:40 EDTZNGAActive equity options trading
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06:22 EDTLNVGYLenovo, Asustek to launch $149 Chromebook, DigiTimes reports
Lenovo and Asustek plan to release Chromebooks using Google (GOOG) certified solutions from Rockchip in 1H15, reports DigiTimes. According to DigiTimes Resarch's latest finding from the Greater China supply chain, the devices are expected to be priced at $149. Reference Link
November 12, 2014
15:08 EDTHPQEarnings Preview: Cisco reports amid analyst debate on break-up potential
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13:32 EDTHDEarnings Preview: J.C. Penney lowered Q3 SSS view, affirms FY14 metrics in Q3
J.C. Penney (JCP) is scheduled to report third quarter earnings after the market close on Wednesday, November 12, with a conference call scheduled for 4:30 pm ET. J.C. Penney operates about 1,100 retail stores and jcp.com. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for a loss per share of (80c) on revenue of $2.81B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is (95c)-(54c) on revenue of $2.72B-$2.93B. LAST QUARTER: J.C. Penney reported second quarter adjusted EPS of (75c) against estimates for (93c), on revenue of $2.8B against estimates for $2.79B. Comparable store sales increased 6% for the quarter and online sales through jcp.com were up 16.7% from the year-ago period to $249M. On its Q2 earnings conference call, the company said that expected a "profitable" sales in the back-to-school season, adding that the company could see some "anomalies" in expense during Q3. NEWS: During the quarter, J.C. Penney announced the appointment of Marvin Ellison, EVP of stores at Home Depot (HD), as president and CEO-Designee, effective November 1. Ellison will also join the board, and succeed Myron E. Ullman, III as CEO of the company on August 1, 2015, at which time Ullman will become executive chairman of the board for a period of one year. At its analyst day in October, the retailer lowered its Q3 SSS view to low single digit growth from its previous view of mid single digit growth. J.C. Penney also warned investors that its September sales were weaker than expected. Despite lowering its SSS forecast, the retailer reaffirmed the rest of its quarterly guidance, including gross margins and SG&A expenses, and maintained all of its fiscal year 2014 guidance metrics, including mid-single digit SSS growth and positive free cash flow. STREET RESEARCH: Cleveland Research said J.C. Penney's challenging sales trends continued in October and is positioning to increase promotional activity during the holiday season. Wells Fargo, which has an Underperform rating on the stock, said that Ellison lacks expertise in apparel and accessories, where J.C. Penney is having a tough time. J.C. Penney shares could drop 35% if the company misses on sales growth estimates, Barron's said. PRICE ACTION: Over the last three months, J.C. Penney shares are down almost 20%. In morning trading today ahead of tonight's Q3 report, J. C. Penney's stock is up almost 6% to $7.61.
08:01 EDTHDHome Depot price target raised to $113 from $102 at Jefferies
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06:36 EDTLNVGYOrder visibility highest for Apple, Lenovo shipments in 2015, DigiTimes says
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November 11, 2014
13:55 EDTZNGAYuoTube hires Zynga executive to lead consumer products group, Re/code says
Google's (GOOG) YouTube has hired Manuel Bronstein, a Zynga (ZNGA) executive, to lead its consumer products group, says Re/code. According to the Re/code report, YouTube has had a series of notable managers depart in the last year. Reference Link
12:37 EDTLOWLowe's November volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
Lowe's November call option implied volatility is at 28, December is at 22, January and April is at 18; compared to its 26-week average of 22 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q3 results on November 19.
10:00 EDTZNGAOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Alcentra Capital (ABDC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Ambac Financial (AMBC) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at MKM Partners... Banco Bilbao (BBVA) upgraded to Buy from Reduce at Nomura... Darden (DRI) upgraded at KeyBanc... ICU Medical (ICUI) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... IMAX (IMAX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Juniper (JNPR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... Michaels (MIK) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Midcoast Energy (MEP) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Midstates Petroleum (MPO) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Northland... Monroe Capital (MRCC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird... NuVasive (NUVA) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... ONEOK Partners (OKS) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... ORBCOMM (ORBC) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at First Analysis... Pattern Energy (PEGI) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Targa Resources Partners (NGLS) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Time Warner (TWX) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Tremor Video (TRMR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Western Gas Partners (WES) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Yamana Gold (AUY) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at HSBC... Zynga (ZNGA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies.
09:17 EDTZNGAOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: FMSA Holdings (FMSA), up 4.7% following third quarter results. ALSO HIGHER: AVEO Pharmaceuticals (AVEO), up 7.6% after entering agreement with Ophthotech (OPHT) to license tivozanib... Ophthotech is 2.1% higher in pre-market trading... Galena Biopharma (GALE), up 3.6% after first patient dosed in NeuVax and Herceptin combination Phase 2 trial... Yamana Gold (AUY), up 3% after being upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at HSBC... Ambac Financial (AMBC), up 3.1% after being upgraded to Neutral from Sell at MKM Partners... China Finance (JRJC), up 12.4% after announcing a new partnership with Great Wall Securities... Zynga (ZNGA), up 5.7% after being upgraded on mobile business growth at Jefferies... Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), up 2.2% after being initiated with a Conviction Buy at Goldman. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Applied Optoelectronics (AAOI), down 10.7%... Ekso Bionics (EKSO), down 2.2%. ALSO LOWER: Alibaba Group (BABA), down 1.6% following comments made by vice chairman Joseph Tsai in an interview.
07:36 EDTZNGAZynga upgraded on mobile business growth at Jefferies
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07:09 EDTHDHome Depot November volatility elevated into Q3 and revenue outlook
Home Depot November call option implied volatility is at 24, December is at 20, January is at 18; compared to its 26-week average of 18 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q3 results on November 18.
06:03 EDTHPQ, LNVGYQ4 global tablet shipments estimated at 74.5M units, DigiTimes reports
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05:49 EDTZNGAZynga upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
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November 10, 2014
17:34 EDTUALUnited Continental October consolidated traffic up 0.4%
UAL's October 2014 consolidated traffic increased 0.4% and consolidated capacity increased 0.7% versus October 2013. UAL's October 2014 consolidated load factor decreased 0.2 points compared to October 2013.
08:32 EDTHELICHC Group announces shareholder approval of private placement with CD&R
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08:26 EDTLNVGYBlackBerry CEO meets with Lenovo, seeks partnerships in China, Bloomberg reports
BlackBerry (BBRY) CEO John Chen acknowledged meeting with the heads of Xiaomi and Lenovo (LNVGY) and said his company's strengths in security, encryption and privacy may present opportunities for agreements on technology licensing, distribution or manufacturing in China, reported Bloomberg, citing an interview with Chen at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO Summit. Reference Link
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