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Morning Coffee Pre-Market Wall Street News

44 views  2013-09-24 07:42

BlackBerry to be Acquired. Troubled cell phone maker BlackBerry (BBRY) has agreed to be acquired for $4.7 billion. A consortium led by Fairfax Financial will pay $9.00 share in cash and roll over its existing 9.9% stake into its buyout offer.  Fairfax Financial will rely on other investors to finance the rest of the deal via equity and debt. BlackBerry can look at competing bids up until the due diligence is completed. Pre-market: 8.79 -0.03 (-0.34%)

Upgrades:

Apple (AAPL): Susquehanna raised their rating from Neutral to Positive and raised their target price from $440.00 to $625.00. Pre-market: 495.60 +4.96 (1.01%)

BlackBerry (BBRY): Cowen raised their rating from Underperform to Market Perform and raised their target price from $8.00 to $9.00. Pre-market: 8.79 -0.03 (-0.34%)

BlackBerry (BBRY): Canaccord raised their rating from Sell to Hold and placed a target price of $9.00 on the company. Pre-market: 8.79 -0.03 (-0.34%)

Microchip Tech (MCHP): Goldman Sachs raised their rating from Neutral to Buy and raised their target price from $42.00 to $46.00. Pre-market: 40.84 +0.51 (1.26%)

Downgrades:

Automatic Data Processing (ADP): RBC Capital lowered their rating from Outperform to Sector Perform.

DirecTV (DTV): Moffett Research lowered their rating from Buy to Neutral.

Equifax (EFX): RBC Capital lowered their rating from Outperform to Sector Perform.

Red Hat (RHT): Pacific Crest lowered their rating from Outperform to Sector Perform. Pre-market: 47.55 -5.38 (-10.16%)

Coverage Initiated:

Automatic Data Processing (ADP): UBS initiated coverage with a Neutral rating and target price of $110.00.

Sturm Ruger & Company (RGR): Dougherty initiated coverage with a Neutral rating.

Tata Motors (TTM): Bernstein initiated coverage with an Outperform rating.

Earning Reports:

CarMax (KMX): Reported EPS of $0.62 beating estimates by +$0.07. Pre-market: 52.22 +2.21 (4.42%)

KB Home (KBH): Reported EPS of $0.28 beating estimates by +$0.07. Pre-market: 16.86 -0.17 (-1.00%)

Lennar (LEN): Reported EPS of $0.54 beating estimates by +$0.08. Pre-market: 35.10 +0.56 (1.62%)

Red Hat (RHT): Reported EPS of $0.35 beating estimates by +$0.02. Pre-market: 47.55 -5.38 (-10.16%)

Markets: 
Futures at 8:14: Dow +0.02%. S&P -0.02%. Nasdaq +0.09%. Crude -0.60% to $102.96. Gold -0.93% to $1315.00. U.S. 10 Year +5/32 2.688%

Europe: London +0.27%. Paris +0.69%. Frankfurt +0.25%. 

Asia: Japan -0.07% to 14732. Hong Kong -0.82% to 23179. China -0.61% to 2207. India +0.10% to 19911. 

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