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citiccgirl 12 posts  |  Last Activity: Jun 26, 2015 2:59 PM Member since: Apr 18, 2008
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  • News Breaks

    June 26, 2015

    09:37 VRX ZTS

    Valeant unlikely to pursue Zoetis acquisition, CNBC's Faber says
    Valeant (VRX) reached out to Zoetis (ZTS) as a courtesy to common shareholder Bill Ackman and is unlikely to pursue an acquisition of the company, CNBC's David Faber reports. Valeant could change its approach and pursue a deal, Faber cautioned. Zoetis shares are down $3.98 to $51.39 in early trading. The animal health company jumped late yesterday after the Wall Street Journal reported that Valeant made a takeover approach.

    Faber is just guessing that VRX is not serious about buying ZTS anyway

    From Briefing This morning...He has no idea what VR is thinking!

    26-Jun-15 09:37 Zoetis pulls back off the open; Faber on CNBC downplays report of VRX approach

    •David Faber on CNBC notes he had info 5-weeks ago of a brief conversation between ZTS and VRX, and his judgement was that this was not going to occur and not worth pursuing as a story.
    •Faber notes VRX Chairman was simply doing a courtesy call on behalf of shareholder Bill Ackman, and nothing was expected to come of it.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • INOV

    News Breaks

    June 10, 2015

    17:18 EDT INOV Inovalon: Wells Fargo discloses 10.6% passive stake in 13G filing

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • INOV

    News Breaks

    June 10, 2015

    INOV BAMCO raises passive stake in Inovalon to 30.48% from 23.24%

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • STRL..much of their construction business is Texas and Louisianan..after Katrina STRL wen up like gangbusters...huge gain, peri..sadly with these floods in Texas they stand to make a lot

    STRL Sterling Construction (STRL 3.98) initiated with a Buy at Maxim Group; tgt $6.

    Firm notes STRL is a leading heavy civil construction company that specializes in transportation and water infrastructure projects, primarily in Texas, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, California, and Hawaii, complementing these states' growing infrastructure budgets and long-term population growth trends. Their thesis and PT are supported by a P/E and EV/EBITDA analysis that compares STRL to a peer group of industrial infrastructure companies. Currently, shares of STRL trade at a P/E of 9.1x their 2016 estimates, versus its peer group's average of 16.4x

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • IDTI

    Integrated Device target raised to $29 at Topeka Capital Markets

    Topeka Capital Markets raises their IDTI tgt to $29 from $24 noting they attended the IDTI Analyst Day, where attendance levels and investor interest were very strong and mgmt was confident regarding growth and margin opportunities. While mgmt reaffirmed prior growth guidance, firm was encouraged by the growth opportunity presented for both existing and newly announced products. With technology differentiation, end market diversity and benefit from strong secular trends, firm expects co to significantly outgrow overall semiconductors. Furthermore, they believe that co can sustain relatively high margins and generate significant cash flow.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • News Breaks
    May 21, 2015
    08:20 EDT

    MTZ MasTec coverage resumed with an Overweight at Stephens
    Target $23

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • FEIC FEI initiated with a Buy at The Benchmark Company; tgt $90

    The Benchmark Company initiates FEIC with a Buy and price target of $90
    noting new products such as the Talos transmission electron microscope
    (TEM) and the Teneo scanning electron microscope (SEM) are gaining
    traction. In the third quarter of 2013 new products represented 22% of
    total bookings; this has grown to 70% of total orders in the first
    quarter of this year. Besides increased bookings, these products offer
    higher,

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • My friend said this about LOCO...he was an accountant....still, is this true? Thank you if anyone knows :)
    My friend said this about LOCO...he was an accountant.

    LOCO is being singled out because it operates so many units in LA which wants to raise the minimum wage to $15 hr. Most of their revenues comes from franchise fees which are based upon a percentage of sales. If franchisees need to raise menu prices due to higher labor costs, then LOCO will actually earn higher franchise fees. Also, in LA, occupancy and food costs are the main drivers, not labor. Yes, it will hurt a little, but not as much as the stock is being sold.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • HKSA started some ..An Emerging Growth stock added today

    Heska (HSKA #11) returns to our rankings this week. The company sells veterinary diagnostic products with a core focus on companion animals (canine and feline). Products include blood testing instruments, digital imaging products, software as well as single use products (in-clinic heartworm tests, heartworm preventive products, allergy tests etc.) It also sells private label vaccines and pharmaceuticals for cattle and small mammals.
    Heska a play on changing veterinary practices. Vets have moved away from annual vaccines and marked-up pharma sales (the move toward generic drugs makes marking up more difficult). As such, vets are moving more toward wellness and diagnostic products. A big trend is for vets wanting the ability to perform diagnostic testing in-house so results come back while pet owners are there rather than waiting days for an outside lab. It works well for Heska in that it makes money on the blood analyzer equipment sales and it has an ongoing revenue stream from the consumables.

    Of note, HSKA’s newly launched Element HT5 five-part hematology analyzer has been very popular as it’s quite a bit faster than older models. In fact, HSKA ran out of inventory in Q1. We caution that HSKA is small and thinly traded but the stock has been making a nice move higher on a series of strong earnings results with nice margin expansion.

    6 million share float

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • citiccgirl citiccgirl Apr 7, 2015 1:48 PM Flag

    StockReversals
    $NVTA I wonder if MD Cancer Center and Dr. Rosenberg of NIC (the top 2 cancer research centers in USA) are also pumping this stock?

    StockReversals
    $NVTA All they are doing is going after every patient in America to have a Genetic test and change standard of care, thats all... nothingbig

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Go to Stock twits and look at the NVTA thread. I really love these guys they really do their homework. They were in QURE before the BMY news yesterday

    eg StockReversals
    $NVTA Baker Brothers 16%, Blackrock 14%, Insiders 24%, Deerfield tripled position at IPO. CEO co founded $INCY and $GHDX. Do the math

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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