Breaking News Instant updates and real-time market news.

ALR

Alere

$48.50

-0.39 (-0.80%)

11:52
09/28/17
09/28
11:52
09/28/17
11:52

SEC says Alere to pay over $13M to settle accounting fraud charges

A Massachusetts-based medical manufacturer has agreed to pay more than $13M to settle charges that it committed accounting fraud through its subsidiaries to meet revenue targets and made improper payments to foreign officials to increase sales in certain countries. The Securities and Exchange Commission issued an order finding that the South Korean subsidiary of Alere Inc., which produces and sells diagnostic testing equipment, improperly inflated revenues by prematurely recording sales for products that were still being stored at warehouses or otherwise not yet delivered to the customers. According to the SEC's order, Alere also engaged in improper revenue recognition practices at several other subsidiaries. The SEC's order also finds that Alere subsidiaries in India and Colombia obtained or retained business by using distributors or consultants to make improper payments to officials of government agencies or entities under government control. Alere failed to maintain adequate internal controls to prevent the payments, and the company inaccurately recorded the payments in its books and records. In consenting to the SEC's order without admitting or denying the findings, Alere agreed to pay disgorgement of ill-gotten gains totaling $3,328,689 plus interest of $495,196 and a penalty of $9.2M.

ALR Alere
$48.50

-0.39 (-0.80%)

06/06/17
ADAM
06/06/17
DOWNGRADE
ADAM
Hold
Alere downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord
06/28/17
RBCM
06/28/17
NO CHANGE
RBCM
RBC sees competing bid for Spectranetics as unlikely
RBC Capital analyst Glenn Novarro believes a competing bid for Spectranetics (SPNC) is unlikely and that Philips' (PHG) offer "signals a high probability of an on-time approval." The analyst notes Boston Scientific (BSX) is already developing a drug-eluting stent and a drug-coated balloon for peripheral artery disease and that Abbott (ABT) is integrating St. Jude while also soon closing its buyout of Alere (ALR).
07/18/17
ADAM
07/18/17
UPGRADE
Target $42
ADAM
Buy
Quidel upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord
Canaccord analyst Mark Massaro upgraded Quidel (QDEL) to Buy from Hold as it is a beneficial buyer of Alere (ALR) assets. The analyst said the deal doubles the company's revenues, is immediately accretive, was bought at a low multiple to market value, and provides the company with new platforms to add tests on. Massaro raised his price target to $42 from $25 on Quidel shares.
09/19/17
PIPR
09/19/17
UPGRADE
Target $50
PIPR
Overweight
Quidel upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst William Quirk upgraded Quidel (QDEL) to Overweight and raised his price target for the shares to $50 from $35. The stock can continue to rise as investors digest how accretive the updated Alere (ALR) deal is and become more comfortable with an Abbott (ABT)/Alere deal close, Quirk tells investors in a research note. To reflect the amended deal agreement, the analyst raised his 2018 earnings estimates for Quidel by 64%.

TODAY'S FREE FLY STORIES

EVTC

Evertec

$16.05

-0.15 (-0.93%)

03:42
02/22/18
02/22
03:42
02/22/18
03:42
Upgrade
Evertec rating change  »

Evertec upgraded to…

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

WRI

Weingarten Realty

$27.15

-0.55 (-1.99%)

03:37
02/22/18
02/22
03:37
02/22/18
03:37
Downgrade
Weingarten Realty rating change  »

Weingarten Realty…

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

  • 22

    Feb

MNTA

Momenta

$16.35

0.4 (2.51%)

03:36
02/22/18
02/22
03:36
02/22/18
03:36
Upgrade
Momenta rating change  »

Momenta upgraded to Buy…

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

HOC

Holly

03:35
02/22/18
02/22
03:35
02/22/18
03:35
Upgrade
Holly rating change  »

Holly upgraded to…

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

CLVS

Clovis

$54.93

1.22 (2.27%)

03:34
02/22/18
02/22
03:34
02/22/18
03:34
Upgrade
Clovis rating change  »

Clovis upgraded to…

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

    Feb

HST

Host Hotels

$19.22

-0.29 (-1.49%)

03:34
02/22/18
02/22
03:34
02/22/18
03:34
Upgrade
Host Hotels rating change  »

Host Hotels upgraded to…

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

  • 22

    Feb

SLCA

U.S. Silica

$25.15

-5.6 (-18.21%)

03:33
02/22/18
02/22
03:33
02/22/18
03:33
Downgrade
U.S. Silica rating change  »

U.S. Silica downgraded to…

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

  • 30

    May

JELD

Jeld-Wen

$34.50

-3.14 (-8.34%)

03:33
02/22/18
02/22
03:33
02/22/18
03:33
Downgrade
Jeld-Wen rating change  »

Jeld-Wen downgraded to…

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

  • 22

    Feb

  • 28

    Mar

TEO

Telecom Argentina

$34.09

-0.19 (-0.55%)

03:32
02/22/18
02/22
03:32
02/22/18
03:32
Downgrade
Telecom Argentina rating change  »

Telecom Argentina…

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

03:30
02/22/18
02/22
03:30
02/22/18
03:30
General news
FX Action: USD-CAD clocked a two-month high »

FX Action: USD-CAD…

JELD

Jeld-Wen

$34.50

-3.14 (-8.34%)

03:27
02/22/18
02/22
03:27
02/22/18
03:27
Downgrade
Jeld-Wen rating change  »

Jeld-Wen downgraded to…

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

  • 22

    Feb

  • 28

    Mar

ALKS

Alkermes

$63.19

-1.56 (-2.41%)

03:27
02/22/18
02/22
03:27
02/22/18
03:27
Downgrade
Alkermes rating change  »

Alkermes downgraded to…

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

MSA

MSA Safety

$80.25

3.79 (4.96%)

03:25
02/22/18
02/22
03:25
02/22/18
03:25
Upgrade
MSA Safety rating change  »

MSA Safety upgraded to…

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

  • 12

    Mar

02:50
02/22/18
02/22
02:50
02/22/18
02:50
General news
FX Update: The dollar has continued to mostly trade firmer »

FX Update: The dollar…

02:15
02/22/18
02/22
02:15
02/22/18
02:15
General news
Asian Market Summary: »

Asian Market Summary:…

00:00
02/22/18
02/22
00:00
02/22/18
00:00
General news
Breaking General news story  »

Federal Reserve Vice…

NEM

Newmont Mining

$38.16

-0.23 (-0.60%)

, HRL

Hormel Foods

$32.68

-1.12 (-3.31%)

20:25
02/21/18
02/21
20:25
02/21/18
20:25
Earnings
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's open »

Notable companies…

NEM

Newmont Mining

$38.16

-0.23 (-0.60%)

HRL

Hormel Foods

$32.68

-1.12 (-3.31%)

APA

Apache

$37.20

-1.1 (-2.87%)

LDOS

Leidos

$65.21

-1.02 (-1.54%)

W

Wayfair

$95.69

-0.61 (-0.63%)

OA

Orbital ATK

$131.80

-0.02 (-0.02%)

TREE

LendingTree

$371.25

-7.8 (-2.06%)

SFM

Sprouts Farmers Market

$26.12

0.12 (0.46%)

TPX

Tempur Sealy

$54.97

1.17 (2.17%)

SAFM

Sanderson Farms

$128.00

-3.44 (-2.62%)

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

  • 21

    Feb

  • 21

    Feb

  • 22

    Feb

  • 22

    Feb

  • 22

    Feb

  • 22

    Feb

  • 22

    Feb

  • 22

    Feb

  • 22

    Feb

  • 25

    Feb

  • 28

    Feb

  • 07

    Mar

  • 08

    Mar

  • 20

    Mar

  • 29

    Mar

AIMT

Aimmune

$32.21

-2.75 (-7.87%)

20:04
02/21/18
02/21
20:04
02/21/18
20:04
Syndicate
Aimmune 5.5M share Secondary priced at $32.00 »

BofA/Merrill, Cantor…

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

    Mar

  • 11

    Mar

  • 22

    Feb

20:00
02/21/18
02/21
20:00
02/21/18
20:00
General news
Breaking General news story  »

Minneapolis Federal…

NUAN

Nuance

$16.28

-0.28 (-1.69%)

19:10
02/21/18
02/21
19:10
02/21/18
19:10
Periodicals
Nuance discontinues Swype feature development, Verge reports »

Nuance has ceased…

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

    Feb

SSNLF

Samsung

, QCOM

Qualcomm

$63.40

-0.59 (-0.92%)

19:04
02/21/18
02/21
19:04
02/21/18
19:04
Hot Stocks
Samsung, Qualcomm expand foundry cooperation on EUV process technology »

Samsung Electronics…

SSNLF

Samsung

QCOM

Qualcomm

$63.40

-0.59 (-0.92%)

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

    Feb

  • 06

    Mar

CATY

Cathay General

$42.84

0.43 (1.01%)

18:59
02/21/18
02/21
18:59
02/21/18
18:59
Hot Stocks
Cathay General executive chairman Cheng sells 25,000 common shares »

In a regulatory filing,…

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

SUN

Sunoco

$30.00

-0.08 (-0.27%)

18:42
02/21/18
02/21
18:42
02/21/18
18:42
Earnings
Sunoco reports Q4 EPS $2.01, may not compare to consensus 35c »

Reports Q4 revenue $3B,…

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

  • 22

    Feb

USFD

US Foods

$32.29

0.33 (1.03%)

18:39
02/21/18
02/21
18:39
02/21/18
18:39
Hot Stocks
US Foods director Lederer sells 98,702 common shares »

In a regulatory filing,…

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

VLRS

Volaris

$9.14

0.12 (1.33%)

18:38
02/21/18
02/21
18:38
02/21/18
18:38
Earnings
Volaris reports Q4 28c, consensus 20c »

Reports Q4 revenue $336M,…

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

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.