Breaking News Instant updates and real-time market news.

CRM

Salesforce

$72.63

2.11 (2.99%)

, TWTR

Twitter

$23.52

-0.48 (-2.00%)

08:35
10/05/16
10/05
08:35
10/05/16
08:35

Salesforce holder Fidelity wouldn't like deal for Twitter, Benzinga says

Amid ongoing reports indicating Salesforce (CRM) may potentially pursue a deal to acquire Twitter (TWTR), including the most recent update from The Wall Street Journal on the matter, sources familiar with the matter tell Benzinga that Salesforce's largest shareholder, Fidelity Management, said it wouldn't be happy if Salesforce were to make such a purchase, as it believes that such a deal is not in the best interest of Salesforce shareholders. Reference Link

CRM

Salesforce

$72.63

2.11 (2.99%)

TWTR

Twitter

$23.52

-0.48 (-2.00%)

  • 05

    Oct

  • 30

    Nov

CRM Salesforce
$72.63

2.11 (2.99%)

09/28/16
MZHO
09/28/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $15
MZHO
Underperform
Mizuho cuts Twitter to Underperform with $15 price target
Mizuho analyst Neil Doshi downgraded Twitter to Underperform from Neutral based on valuation. The shares are up 45% since the company reported Q2 results, primarily driven by potential buyout comments in media reports, Doshi tells investors in a research note. The stock at current levels is overvalued as Twitter's business fundamentals "have deteriorated significantly" over the past 12 months, the analyst contends. Doshi believes many of the M&A scenarios are unlikely to play out. He puts potential acquirers Salesforce (CRM) and Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) in the "maybe" camp, but he still has some reservations about these deals happening. The analyst believes investors of both companies would view a buyout of Twitter as negative. Doshi keeps a $15 price target for Twitter shares. The stock closed yesterday up 35c to $23.72. Loop Capital this morning also downgraded Twitter to Sell.
09/30/16
LEHM
09/30/16
NO CHANGE
Target $89
LEHM
Overweight
Barclays says Salesforce deserves a fresh look ahead of Dreamforce conference
Barclays analyst Raimo Lenschow said Salesforce (CRM) deserves a "fresh look" ahead of the Dreamforce conference and analyst day. The analyst said investor sentiment has weakened following slightly lower Q2 results and speculation it could acquire Twitter (TWTR). Lenschow said there is a low likelihood of a Twitter acquisition and expects revenue growth to reaccelerate in 2H FY17 and notes the company is still growing in the low 20% range. The analyst said Salesforce is near the bottom of its 10 year valuation range and reiterates his Overweight rating and $89 price target on shares.
10/03/16
BMOC
10/03/16
NO CHANGE
BMOC
Salesforce removed from US Large Cap Fundamental List at BMO Capital
10/05/16
WEDB
10/05/16
NO CHANGE
WEDB
Outperform
Twitter worries obscuring positive trends for Salesforce, says Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Steve Koenig said his industry and partner checks don't point to any secular headwinds for Salesforce's (CRM) business, adding that the company gave several reassuring metrics on its progress in cross-selling, growing deal sizes, and expanding its large account base at its investor day event at the Dreamforce conference. At the investor day, management acknowledged conjecture about Salesforce trying to buy Twitter (TWTR), but deflected comments, with CFO Mark Hawkins suggesting that CEO Marc Benioff's Q&A session Wednesday afternoon may be a better forum for soliciting comments, noted Koenig. The analyst, who remains constructive on Salesforce as long as the company doesn't buy Twitter, keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
TWTR Twitter
$23.52

-0.48 (-2.00%)

09/28/16
SBSH
09/28/16
NO CHANGE
SBSH
Buy
Citi hopes Disney does not acquire Twitter
Citi analyst Jason Bazinet lays out four reasons for why he doesn't like Disney (DIS) pursuing an acquisition of Twitter (TWTR). Going back 15 years, the analyst can't think of a single web-based property that was successfully acquired by a traditional media firm. Two, he calls Twitter trends "troubling." Three, Bazinet estimates a cash offer would lower Disney's stock by $5 per share while an equity offer would drop its stock by $9. Four, the analyst feels it is unclear how Disney's content will help Twitter. Bazinet thinks both Yahoo (YHOO) and Twitter lost "significant money" when they streamed NFL content over the web. The analyst hopes Twitter is acquired by somebody other than Disney. He keeps a Buy rating on Disney shares. Both Loop Capital and Mizuho this morning downgraded Twitter to sell ratings.
09/28/16
09/28/16
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Wedbush with analyst James Dix citing concerns that the "Four Horsemen of the Search Apocalypse" -- self-identified consumers, consumer control of IP-delivered ads, payments innovation, and attention markets -- might arrive. 2. AT&T (T) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS with analyst John Hodulik citing expectations for lower earnings growth. 3. Macy's (M) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse with analyst Michael Exstein saying the retailer, after outlining in August its operations and merchandising strategies, is now in an execution phase. 4. Twitter (TWTR) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Mizuho and to Sell from Hold at Loop Capital. 5. Galectin Therapeutics (GALT) downgraded to Sell from Buy at Roth Capital with analyst Sa'ar Yaniv citing the company's announcement that NASH-FX, GR-MD-02's Phase 2a study in NASH fibrosis, failed both primary and secondary endpoints. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
10/04/16
SUSQ
10/04/16
NO CHANGE
Target $15
SUSQ
Neutral
Upside potential for Twitter takeout already captured, says Susquehanna
Susquehanna analyst Shyam Patil analyzed the potential takeout range for a Twitter buyout and believes most of the potential upside has already been captured. He sees the takeout range in the $17-$24 range and with the stock trading at $24, sees little upside. Patil recommends selling Twitter before market share losses to Snap play out as its fundamentals have deteriorated significantly since going public. Patil reiterated his Neutral rating and $15 price target on Twitter shares.

TODAY'S FREE FLY STORIES

BCR

C.R. Bard

$253.07

-1.7 (-0.67%)

17:40
04/23/17
04/23
17:40
04/23/17
17:40
Earnings
C.R. Bard reports Q1 adjusted EPS $2.87, consensus $2.65 »

Reports Q1 revenue…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 26

    Apr

  • 03

    May

  • 06

    Jun

BDX

Becton Dickinson

$185.29

-0.76 (-0.41%)

, BCR

C.R. Bard

$253.07

-1.7 (-0.67%)

17:38
04/23/17
04/23
17:38
04/23/17
17:38
Hot Stocks
Becton Dickinson names Polen as president, says will lead Bard segment »

BD (BDX) announced the…

BDX

Becton Dickinson

$185.29

-0.76 (-0.41%)

BCR

C.R. Bard

$253.07

-1.7 (-0.67%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 26

    Apr

  • 03

    May

  • 04

    May

  • 06

    Jun

HCMLY

LafargeHolcim

$11.56

-0.1 (-0.86%)

17:32
04/23/17
04/23
17:32
04/23/17
17:32
Periodicals
LafargeHolcim CEO set to step down, FT reports »

LafargeHolcim CEO Eric…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

BDX

Becton Dickinson

$185.29

-0.76 (-0.41%)

, BCR

C.R. Bard

$253.07

-1.7 (-0.67%)

17:30
04/23/17
04/23
17:30
04/23/17
17:30
Hot Stocks
Becton Dickinson outlines strategic highlights of C.R. Bard acquisition »

Expanding on the…

BDX

Becton Dickinson

$185.29

-0.76 (-0.41%)

BCR

C.R. Bard

$253.07

-1.7 (-0.67%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 26

    Apr

  • 03

    May

  • 04

    May

  • 06

    Jun

KLRE

KLR Energy Acquisition

$10.40

-0.02 (-0.19%)

17:29
04/23/17
04/23
17:29
04/23/17
17:29
Conference/Events
KLR Energy Acquisition to host special shareholder meeting »

Special Shareholder…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

BDX

Becton Dickinson

$185.29

-0.76 (-0.41%)

, BCR

C.R. Bard

$253.07

-1.7 (-0.67%)

17:23
04/23/17
04/23
17:23
04/23/17
17:23
Hot Stocks
BD sees forming third business segment, says Bard CEO to join board »

Commenting on its…

BDX

Becton Dickinson

$185.29

-0.76 (-0.41%)

BCR

C.R. Bard

$253.07

-1.7 (-0.67%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 26

    Apr

  • 03

    May

  • 04

    May

  • 06

    Jun

BDX

Becton Dickinson

$185.29

-0.76 (-0.41%)

, BCR

C.R. Bard

$253.07

-1.7 (-0.67%)

17:20
04/23/17
04/23
17:20
04/23/17
17:20
Hot Stocks
BD sees high single-digit EPS accretion in FY19 »

"This financially…

BDX

Becton Dickinson

$185.29

-0.76 (-0.41%)

BCR

C.R. Bard

$253.07

-1.7 (-0.67%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 26

    Apr

  • 03

    May

  • 04

    May

  • 06

    Jun

BDX

Becton Dickinson

$185.29

-0.76 (-0.41%)

, BCR

C.R. Bard

$253.07

-1.7 (-0.67%)

17:18
04/23/17
04/23
17:18
04/23/17
17:18
Hot Stocks
Becton Dickinson says expects to continue buyback suspension »

"BD expects to…

BDX

Becton Dickinson

$185.29

-0.76 (-0.41%)

BCR

C.R. Bard

$253.07

-1.7 (-0.67%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 26

    Apr

  • 03

    May

  • 04

    May

  • 06

    Jun

BDX

Becton Dickinson

$185.29

-0.76 (-0.41%)

, BCR

C.R. Bard

$253.07

-1.7 (-0.67%)

17:16
04/23/17
04/23
17:16
04/23/17
17:16
Hot Stocks
Becton Dickinson to acquire C.R. Bard in $24B cash and stock deal »

BD (BDX) and C. R. Bard…

BDX

Becton Dickinson

$185.29

-0.76 (-0.41%)

BCR

C.R. Bard

$253.07

-1.7 (-0.67%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 26

    Apr

  • 03

    May

  • 04

    May

  • 06

    Jun

BDX

Becton Dickinson

$185.29

-0.76 (-0.41%)

, BCR

C.R. Bard

$253.07

-1.7 (-0.67%)

17:10
04/23/17
04/23
17:10
04/23/17
17:10
Hot Stocks
Breaking Hot Stocks news story on Becton Dickinson, C.R. Bard »

Becton Dickinson to…

BDX

Becton Dickinson

$185.29

-0.76 (-0.41%)

BCR

C.R. Bard

$253.07

-1.7 (-0.67%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 26

    Apr

  • 03

    May

  • 04

    May

  • 06

    Jun

CS

Credit Suisse

$14.45

-0.09 (-0.62%)

17:07
04/23/17
04/23
17:07
04/23/17
17:07
Periodicals
Credit Suisse to determine capital raise plan after annual meeting, Reuters says »

Credit Suisse will make a…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

AAPL

Apple

$142.27

-0.17 (-0.12%)

17:04
04/23/17
04/23
17:04
04/23/17
17:04
Periodicals
Uber CEO ordered iPhone tracking, was scolded by Tim Cook, NYT says »

Beginning in 2014, ride…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 02

    May

AVID

Avid Technology

$5.11

0.19 (3.86%)

, MSFT

Microsoft

$66.40

0.9 (1.37%)

16:30
04/23/17
04/23
16:30
04/23/17
16:30
Hot Stocks
Avid announces strategic cloud alliance with Microsoft »

Avid (AVID) announced it…

AVID

Avid Technology

$5.11

0.19 (3.86%)

MSFT

Microsoft

$66.40

0.9 (1.37%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 27

    Apr

  • 02

    May

  • 09

    May

  • 09

    May

15:44
04/23/17
04/23
15:44
04/23/17
15:44
Conference/Events
Wolfe Research utilities analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call »

Utilities Analyst…

OA

Orbital ATK

$97.28

-0.65 (-0.66%)

15:32
04/23/17
04/23
15:32
04/23/17
15:32
Hot Stocks
Breaking Hot Stocks news story on Orbital ATK »

Orbital ATK says Cygnus…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

CTRV

ContraVir Pharmaceuticals

$1.41

-0.09 (-6.00%)

15:30
04/23/17
04/23
15:30
04/23/17
15:30
Hot Stocks
ContraVir presents data on hepatitis B candidates TXL, CRV431 »

ContraVir Pharmaceuticals…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

ASPS

Altisource

$24.05

-1.39 (-5.46%)

, NRZ

New Residential

$16.34

-0.05 (-0.31%)

15:30
04/23/17
04/23
15:30
04/23/17
15:30
Conference/Events
Piper Jaffray specialty finance analyst holds analyst/industry conference call »

Regional Banks &…

ASPS

Altisource

$24.05

-1.39 (-5.46%)

NRZ

New Residential

$16.34

-0.05 (-0.31%)

OCN

Ocwen

$2.42

-0.07 (-2.81%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 24

    Apr

  • 03

    May

  • 24

    May

MRK

Merck

$61.89

-0.66 (-1.06%)

15:27
04/23/17
04/23
15:27
04/23/17
15:27
Hot Stocks
Merck reports new Phase 2 MK-3682B data »

Merck announced the first…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 02

    May

  • 03

    May

  • 07

    May

  • 10

    May

  • 27

    May

  • 09

    Jun

  • 14

    Jun

ABUS

Arbutus Biopharma

15:10
04/23/17
04/23
15:10
04/23/17
15:10
Hot Stocks
Arbutus reports ARB-1467 study data, plans additional trial in 2H »

Arbutus Biopharma…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 24

    Apr

  • 25

    Apr

  • 26

    Apr

ACHN

Achillion

$3.64

-0.02 (-0.55%)

, JNJ

Johnson & Johnson

$121.76

-0.11 (-0.09%)

15:05
04/23/17
04/23
15:05
04/23/17
15:05
Hot Stocks
Achillion reports updated data from Phase 2 JNJ-4178 study »

Achillion Pharmaceuticals…

ACHN

Achillion

$3.64

-0.02 (-0.55%)

JNJ

Johnson & Johnson

$121.76

-0.11 (-0.09%)

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 03

    May

  • 06

    Jun

BMY

Bristol-Myers

$53.48

0.04 (0.07%)

14:59
04/23/17
04/23
14:59
04/23/17
14:59
Hot Stocks
Bristol-Myers says '036 NASH study meets primary endpoint »

Bristol-Myers Squibb…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 27

    Apr

  • 02

    May

  • 03

    May

  • 06

    Jun

14:52
04/23/17
04/23
14:52
04/23/17
14:52
General news
Breaking General news story  »

Fillon concedes as Le…

ALBO

Albireo Pharma

$20.66

-0.26 (-1.24%)

14:45
04/23/17
04/23
14:45
04/23/17
14:45
Hot Stocks
Albireo Pharma reports 'promising' A4250 data, sees Phase 3 trial start in 2H »

Albireo Pharma announced…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

PG

Procter & Gamble

$88.62

-0.71 (-0.79%)

14:34
04/23/17
04/23
14:34
04/23/17
14:34
Hot Stocks
ShaveLogic says wins summary judgement over Gillette »

ShaveLogic issued the…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 26

    Apr

ORIG

Ocean Rig UDW

$0.23

-0.0121 (-5.04%)

14:30
04/23/17
04/23
14:30
04/23/17
14:30
Hot Stocks
Ocean Rig UDW extends Drill Rigs early consent deadline »

Ocean Rig UDW announced…

03/08/13
Wedge Partners
03/08/13
Credit Suisse
03/06/13
Citigroup
03/06/13
Barclays

See Street Research during your Free Trial

  • 24

    Apr

Get Full Fly Access

Breaking market intelligence sent straight to you
Our team of experts analyze every news story and filter out the noise to deliver real-time market moving news.
Up-to-date information on important industry events
Get real-time updates on events that are moving the market—from conferences and calls to syndicate announcements.
News focused on the companies in your portfolio
Create up to 12 portfolios with 150 stocks each, and see how active they are in market news.