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Morning Coffee Pre-Market Wall Street News

95 views  2013-05-29 07:35   Tagsbackground  completed  purchase  reported  company 

Shineway in Talks with Smithfield Foods. China based Shineway has been reported to be in talks with Smithfield Foods (SFD) to purchase the company in a deal worth $4.5-5 billion. The acquisition if completed would represent a 25-30% premium over Smithfield's close yesterday of $25.97. Pre-market: 32.34 +6.37 (24.53%)

Upgrades

Analog Devices (ADI): Citigroup raised their rating from Neutral to Buy and raised their target price from $48.00 to $54.00. Pre-market: 45.60 +0.12 (0.26%)

Microchip Tech (MCHP): Citigroup raised their rating from Neutral to Buy and raised their target price from $39.00 to $47.00.

Peugot SA (PEUGY): HSBC Securities raised their rating from Underweight to Neutral.

Downgrades

Brocade (BRCD): Morgan Stanley lowered their rating from Equal Weight to Underweight and placed a target price of $4.50 on the company. Pre-market: 5.25 -0.13 (-2.42%)

Comerica (CMA): Wunderlich lowered their rating from Buy to Hold and placed a target price of $40.00 on the company.

Coverage Initiated

Flagstar Bancorp (FBC): BTIG initiated coverage with a Buy rating and target price of $18.00.

SeaWorld Entertainment (SEAS): Lazard Capital initiated coverage with a Neutral rating. Pre-market: 37.00 -0.71 (-1.88%)

SeaWorld Entertainment (SEAS): Macquarie initiated coverage with an Outperform rating and target price of $44.00. Pre-market: 37.00 -0.71 (-1.88%)

SeaWorld Entertainment (SEAS): KeyBank initiated coverage with a Buy rating and target price of $45.00. Pre-market: 37.00 -0.71 (-1.88%)

SeaWorld Entertainment (SEAS): JPMorgan initiated coverage with a Neutral rating and target price of $41.00. Pre-market: 37.00 -0.71 (-1.88%)

Earning Reports

Bank of Montreal (BMO): Reported EPS of $1.46 missing estimates by -$0.04. Pre-market: 60.70 -0.51 (-0.83%)

Brown Shoes (BWS): Reported EPS of $0.32 beating estimates by +$0.10.

Chico's FAS (CHS): Reported EPS of $0.32 missing estimates by -$0.04. Pre-market: 18.18 -1.16 (-6.00%)

Movado Group (MOV): Reported EPS of $0.28 beating estimates by +$0.06.

Trina Solar (TSL): Reported EPS of -$0.90 missing estimates by -$0.16.

Wet Seal (WTSL): Reported EPS of $0.03 beating estimates by +$0.03. Pre-market: 4.66 +0.16 (3.56%)

Markets: 
Futures at 8:30: Dow -0.39%. S&P -0.54%. Nasdaq -0.45%. Crude -0.69% to $94.35. Gold +0.66% to $1388.10.

Europe: London -1.47%. Paris -1.22%. Frankfurt -1.42%. 

Asia: Japan +0.10% to 14326. Hong Kong -1.61% to 22555. China +0.12% to 2324. India -0.07% to 20148. 

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