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Why CarMax Is A 'Favorite' Stock At Oppenheimer

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Why CarMax Is A 'Favorite' Stock At Oppenheimer

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In a report published Friday, Oppenheimer analyst Brian Nagel maintained an Outperform rating on CarMax, Inc (NYSE: KMX) with a price target of $77.

CarMax’s 1Q (May) results were hit by unfavorable weather and lumpy trends. “Market concerns of an underlying unfavorable turn at KMX seem overblown. Weather-related sales weakness at the chain typically proves transitory,” analyst Brian Nagel mentioned.

The company’s 1Q EPS was up 13 percent to $0.86, from $0.76 in the year ago quarter. The used car unit comps in the period were up 4.9 percent, narrowly missing the upper end of street forecasts of 5-6 percent. CarMax’s shares have declined by a little over 7 percent since the announcement of the company’s 1Q performance.

In the report Oppenheimer noted that results of a proprietary study revealed that “44 of 253 May “Prime” selling days at KMX stores located in the South-Central US were impacted by 0.5″ or more rain YoY. Per our estimates, May showers in these markets likely lowered Q1 (May) used car unit comps by 60-120 bps.”

The used car unit comps for CarMax would ease in 2Q (August). “In Q2 (Aug.) 2014 used car unit comps at KMX rose just 0.2% vs. +3.4% in Q1’14 (May 2014). Current Street forecasts for a mid-single digit comp gain in Q2 (Aug.) imply a moderation of a few % pts. in two-year comp trends,” the report added.

CarMax’s growth prospects are expected to be driven by its expansion potential, a broad-based strengthening in consumer demand for autos as recessionary pressures ease and its dominant online presence.

Latest Ratings for KMX

Date Firm Action From To
Jun 2015 SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Initiates Coverage on Neutral
May 2015 Sterne Agee Initiates Coverage on Buy
Apr 2015 Stifel Nicolaus Maintains Buy

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Citron Research Re-Enters Tesla Short Position, Says Deliveries Were 'Underwhelming To A Watchful Eye'

Courtesy of Benzinga.

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Update, 10:57 a.m. ET, Citron comment to Benzinga: “[T]hey lowered deliveries early part of the year and now they just met the original delivery schedule. The ultimate wall st trick of lowering a bar to just jump over it.”

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) shares are dropping after hitting an intra-day high near $280 on Thursday morning. The stock at one point traded below $274 after socially-active short seller Citron Research tweeted the following:

Earlier on Thursday morning, Tesla reported a 52 percent year-over-year increase in Model S unit sales during the second quarter, according to a press release.

This action follows mostly bullish commentary from Wall Street firms.

Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry reiterated his $385 price target on the stock, stating the company can “easily” hit 62,000 to 65,000 auto deliveries this year.

Bank of America, meanwhile, nearly tripled its price target to $180 from $65. “In our view, the company could be successful in the long term as niche focused company, as demand for alternative drivetrains accelerates,” BofA analyst John Murphy wrote.

On Wednesday, Evercore ISI Rich Ross said Tesla’s technical outlook puts shares near or at the $300 mark over the short-term.

At the time of publishing, shares are stabilizing near the $274 area.

Posted-In: Citron Research Rich Ross Trip ChowdhryShort Ideas Movers Tech Trading Ideas





Canaccord: 'Buy The Dip' In Oracle

Courtesy of Benzinga.

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Canaccord Genuity Analyst Richard Davis said in a new research note that the 10 percent decline in Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) since its earnings report is an opportunity for investors to "buy the dip."

Davis attributed the sell-off to lower-than-expected revenue growth – which was also depressed by currency headwinds – as well as a pure earnings shortfall. But, looking into the numbers, Davis said that the miss was attributed to a positive trend: "the firm's transition to the cloud is happening faster than expected." That leads Oracle to capture deferred earnings instead of up-front licenses.

Over the long term, Canaccord said that it "could not stress enough" that the cloud business is two or three-times more profitable to the company. Davis argued that Oracle will "realize a several-point multiple expansion." Currently, the company trades at 12x 2017 free cash flow.

Though Davis reaffirmed his view, he did lower earnings expectations for the firm. Canaccord's Q1 2016 EPS expectation dipped $0.02 to $0.52, while the FY2016 and FY2017 estimates were trimmed by $0.05 and $0.03, respectively. Davis noted that the analysis includes "conservative" expectations for deferred revenue growth, which could lead to a higher FCF valuation.

Over the 12 to 18 months, the firm believes that Oracle will reach a $50 price target, compared with current price near $40.20 – 24 percent upside. Year-to-date, the company has lost 10.5 percent in value, most all of which has come since the mid-June earnings report. Over the past 52 weeks, Oracle has traded between $35.82 and $46.71.

Latest Ratings for ORCL

Date Firm Action From To
Jun 2015 Wedbush Reiterates Neutral
Jun 2015 Cantor Fitzgerald Maintains Buy
Jun 2015 SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Maintains Neutral

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Posted-In: Canaccord Genuity Richard DavisAnalyst Color Reiteration Analyst Ratings





Onvia Appoints Chris Woerner as SVP of Product Management

Courtesy of Benzinga.

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Onvia (Nasdaq: ONVI), announced today the appointment of Chris Woerner to the company’s executive management team as the Senior Vice President of Product Management.

Woerner brings over 20 years of experience in software development, software product management and product marketing to Onvia. In his role, Woerner will lead Onvia’s Product and User Experience teams in the continued development and management of Onvia’s business intelligence platform for state and local government contractors.

Prior to joining Onvia, Woerner served as VP Product Management at CDK Global, a spin-off from ADP Dealer Services. Woerner has also held software management positions with InstallShield Software, Quaker Oats and Andersen Consulting.

“We are very excited to have Chris join our executive team. His proven success in building world-class products and exceptional customer experiences at B2B software organizations will advance Onvia’s solutions to better help companies strategically plan, market and sell to government agencies,” stated Hank Riner, President and CEO of Onvia.

Riner continued, “We have innovated rapidly to meet the needs of our clients and give them more visibility into the massive state and local government market. In the last 18 months alone, we’ve added competitive intelligence and pricing analytics capabilities to our core platform and launched a completely new search experience to help our customers uncover new government business opportunities. Chris’ leadership will allow us to continue to add powerful new experiences to our solution and help our customers increase their sales in the public sector.”

Posted-In: News Management Press Releases





Oppenheimer Reviews GoPro Camera: Video Editing Is A 'Headache,' Not Convinced Consumers 'Willing To Spend The Time And Energy'

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Oppenheimer Reviews GoPro Camera: Video Editing Is A 'Headache,' Not Convinced Consumers 'Willing To Spend The Time And Energy'
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In a report published Wednesday, Oppenheimer analyst Andrew Uerkwitz attempted to remake a popular YouTube short film titled "Father Son Tandem Bike Ride" with a GoPro Inc (NASDAQ: GPRO) device.

"It is truly a wonderful video," Uerkwitz wrote. "We attempted to make a video by ourselves that does the same. Our conclusion is that making such a casual-looking video is difficult, and likely impractical for parents of children. It is time-consuming and complicated, required multiple takes from multiple angles, and careful editing."

Uerkwitz said that only "prosumers" (a person who buys electronic devices that are of a standard between those aimed at consumers and professionals) will create such videos on a regular basis. The analyst also suggested that general consumers who buy a GoPro camera are unlikely to enjoy the experience due to the "generally cumbersome" video editing.

Related Link: Will Apple's iPhone Replace GoPro?

Uerkwitz noted that consumers value convenience and cost, in addition to time. It is difficult and time consuming to compose a "story board" at every casual family moment, let alone the more time-consuming editing process.

"Watching 20+ Minutes Of Video Gets Tiresome"

In Uerkwitz's attempt to create a "casual home video" he captured over 20 minutes of raw footage from multiple angles. The analyst did admit that taking the actual video was "easy" but he found himself focusing more on the video itself rather than the activity.

After an exhaustive five plus hours and 13 steps in post production, the time effort may not be worth it and consumers may come to the same conclusion.

The analyst uploaded two final videos to YouTube. The first was cut by a professional film maker with Adobe Premier. The second was cut by an Oppenheimer team member using GoPro Studio.

"The short video we made requires a story board (similar…
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Morning Market Gainers

Courtesy of Benzinga.

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Real Goods Solar, Inc. – Class A (NASDAQ: RGSE) jumped 34.04 percent to $2.52. On Wednesday, RGS Energy completed a $5 million public offering of common stock and warrants.

Xoom Corp (NASDAQ: XOOM) shares surged 20.74 percent to $24.99 after the company agreed to be acquired by Paypal for $890 million, or $25 per share.

ConforMIS Inc (NASDAQ: CFMS) shares surged 16.88 percent to $22.50 after gaining 28.33 percent on Wednesday.

Applied Genetic Technologies Corp (NASDAQ: AGTC) rose 16.36 percent to $18.92. Biogen Inc (NASDAQ: BIIB) and AGTC announced entering into a collaboration related to the development of gene therapies in ophthalmology.

Health Net, Inc. (NYSE: HNT) jumped 16.11 percent to $75.54 after Centene Corp (NYSE: CNC) announced its plans to acquire Health Net.

Chart Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: GTLS) shares rose 8.55 percent to $36.93. Chart Industries will replace IGATE Corp (NASDAQ: IGTE) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on July 6.

Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) shares gained 6.54 percent to $29.99 after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its fiscal second quarter and lifted its FY15 outlook. The company appointed Jerry Rulli as COO.

BP plc (ADR) (NYSE: BP) shares rose 4.28 percent to $40.95 following settlement news related to deepwater horizon.

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) shares gained 3.93 percent to $279.72 on strong Model S delivery numbers. Tesla reported delivery of 11,507 vehicles in the second quarter. Bank of America maintained Tesla with a Underperform and raised the price target from $65.00 to $180.00.

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BMO Capital Upgrades Kosmos Energy To Outperform

Courtesy of Benzinga.

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Analysts at BMO Capital upgraded Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE: KOS) from Market Perform to Outperform.

Kosmos Energy shares have dropped 28.17 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has surged 4.63 percent in the same period.

Kosmos Energy shares dropped 5.99 percent to close at $7.93 yesterday.

Latest Ratings for KOS

Date Firm Action From To
Jul 2015 BMO Capital Upgrades Market Perform Outperform
May 2015 Deutsche Bank Upgrades Hold Buy
Apr 2015 Citigroup Maintains Neutral

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Posted-In: BMO CapitalUpgrades Analyst Ratings





How The Xoom Acquisition Gives PayPal 'Instant' And 'Compelling' Capabilities

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In a report published Thursday, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods analyst Sanjay Sakhrani maintained an Outperform rating on eBay Inc (NASDAQ: EBAY), with a price target of $70, after news of Paypal, Inc. entering into an agreement to acquire Xoom Corp (NASDAQ: XOOM).

Xoom is a digital money transfer provider and its acquisition allows PayPal to offer an additional product to existing customers and “broaden its appeal to new customers, while also heightening customer engagement (remittance is a high-repeat business) with a focus on key regions (more specially, Mexico, India, the Philippines, China and Brazil),” analyst Sanjay Sakhrani said.

In the report Keefe, Bruyette & Woods noted, “Additionally, international money transmittance is a highly adjacent business to P2P payments and digital wallets, which is PayPal’s core business…Despite a fairly rich valuation, XOOM is growing quickly and brings to the table a scalable, bolt-on platform to help offer additional value-add and adjacent services to existing customers.”

PayPal plans to finance the acquisition entirely with cash and expects the deal to close in 4Q15. In view of the expected onetime integration costs, the deal is expected to be “slightly dilutive” to PayPal’s non-GAAP EPS in FY16, Sakhrani mentioned.

Sakhrani believes that enhancing its consumer value proposition is “the right thing” for PayPal to do. Moreover, the company’s cash position at the time of the split was estimated at about $6 billion. “…we are encouraged by the company’s willingness to add to its technological capabilities and continue to build its competitive moat,” the report added.

Latest Ratings for EBAY

Date Firm Action From To
Jun 2015 Mizuho Securities Initiates Coverage on Neutral
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ALLETE Clean Energy Acquires Pennsylvania Wind Facility

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ALLETE Clean Energy (ACE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ALLETE, Inc. (NYSE: ALE), has closed on the purchase of a 100.5-megawatt (MW) Pennsylvania wind farm from The AES Corporation (AES).

ACE acquired the wind facility near Troy, Pennsylvania, called Armenia Mountain from AES and a non-controlling interest from a minority shareholder for a total of $108 million, plus the assumption of existing debt.

ALLETE Clean Energy exercised an option to purchase the facility on April 1 and signed a purchase agreement with AES on April 30.

Located in the busy PJM electricity market near the New York-Pennsylvania border, Armenia Mountain consists of 67 General Electric turbines installed in 2009. All of the facility’s energy output is sold through existing power purchase agreements that extend through 2025. It is the seventh wind facility in ACE’s portfolio. The company will operate the facility and the 11 onsite employees have been hired by ACE.

“We look forward to entering the vibrant Eastern U.S. market for renewable energy,” said ALLETE Clean Energy President Eric Norberg. “We want to build upon our operational and entrepreneurial experience to add strategic locations.”

ACE was established in 2011 to acquire or develop capital projects to create energy solutions by way of wind, solar, biomass, hydro, natural gas, shale resources, clean coal technology and other emerging energy innovations. ALLETE’s combined portfolio of operating wind assets controlled by ACE and Minnesota Power now totals more than 1,000 MW.

“This latest acquisition further builds momentum at our clean energy subsidiary and demonstrates that ALLETE continues to effectively execute its multi-year, multi-faceted growth strategy as the market evolves and our company answers the call of the nation’s changing energy landscape,” said Alan R. Hodnik, ALLETE chairman, president and CEO.

ALLETE, Inc. is an energy company headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota. In addition to its electric utilities, Minnesota Power and Superior Water, Light and Power of Wisconsin, ALLETE owns ALLETE Clean Energy, based in Duluth, Minnesota, BNI Coal in Center, North Dakota, U.S. Water Services in St. Michael, Minnesota, and has an eight percent equity interest in the American Transmission Co. More information about ALLETE is available at www.allete.com.

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Benzinga's Top #PreMarket Gainers

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Xoom Corp (NASDAQ: XOOM) shares climbed 23.04 percent to $25.47 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by Paypal for $890 million, or $25 per share.

Applied Genetic Technologies Corp (NASDAQ: AGTC) gained 17.47 percent to $19.10 in pre-market trading. Biogen Inc (NASDAQ: BIIB) and AGTC announced entering into a collaboration related to the development of gene therapies in ophthalmology.

Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) shares rose 8.13 percent to $30.44 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its fiscal second quarter and lifted its FY15 outlook. The company appointed Jerry Rulli as COO.

ConforMIS Inc (NASDAQ: CFMS) shares rose 6.49 percent to $20.50 in pre-market trading after gaining 28.33 percent on Wednesday.

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) shares climbed 4.77 percent to $281.99 in pre-market trading on strong Model S delivery numbers. Tesla reported delivery of 11,507 vehicles in the second quarter. Bank of America maintained Tesla with a Underperform and raised the price target from $65.00 to $180.00.

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Greeks Vote In "Holy Moment"

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Submitted by Tyler Durden.

The Greek day of decision has arrived, and with it so did the Greek finance minister at his local voting booth...

... who then proceeded to enshrine today's referendum vote as a holy moment for Greece:

"Today, after five years of failure, the Greek people have the opportunity to decide on the last ultimatum of the Eurogroup, the institutions and our partners. This is about a holy moment. A moment of hope for the whole of Europe. A moment that gives hope to Europe that the common currency and democracy can co-exist, and they do co-exist "

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Independence Day, Twice Removed

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Unknown Magazine and cannonballs at Battery Rodgers, Alexandria 1863

I hardly ever go out in the morning, the first 7-8 hours of every single day are taken up by reading and writing. But today I did, to feel the mood in the city. Not sure I got it, though. Everything’s quiet. It may not help that I’m staying smack in the middle of the Acropolis tourist area (still haven’t figured out why 90% of them are American).

Not sure if many Greeks even really understand what is going on, and who can blame them, they have every reason to be scared more than anything else.

And I’m still trying to wrap my head around the trouble just about everyone seems to have with the simplest and most basic exercise in direct democracy that’s taking place right now. The ...



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China's slowdown is bad news for the world's big industrial exporters (Business Insider)

China's slowing economy is a serious concern for the economies of the nearly 50 nations that count China as their top export destination.

According to economists at UBS, not only will it impact the countries where the goods are coming from, but individual industries will also be hit harder than others.

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Why CarMax Is A 'Favorite' Stock At Oppenheimer

Courtesy of Benzinga.

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Chinese SSEC rally with Wyckoff Logic

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Supply and demand is the leading force within stock prices, you must know the tea leaves. Richard Wyckoff logic is the only known method of understanding supply and demand with the stock market.Readtheticker.com provides all the tools you need to be a Wyckoff master analyst.More from RTT Tv

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Mid-Day Update

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Shanghai index creates historic reversal pattern like 2007

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Much of the attention around the world seems to be revolving around a small country called Greece. What about the most populated country in the world (China), any key messages coming from there of late?

Well another Month, Quarter and Half a year are in the books. With this in mind I wanted to look at Monthly action of the hottest stock market in the world, the Shanghai Index. Above looks at the Shanghai index over the past 25-years. The 100%+ rally over the past year has pushed the Shanghai index up to its 23% Fibonacci ratio and a long-term resistance line, that has been in play for 25-years at (1) above.

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Swing trading portfolio - week of June 29th., 2015

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This post is for all our live virtual trade ideas and daily comments. Please click on "comments" below to follow our live discussion. All of our current  trades are listed in the spreadsheet below, with entry price (1/2 in and All in), and exit prices (1/3 out, 2/3 out, and All out).

We also indicate our stop, which is most of the time the "5 day moving average". All trades, unless indicated, are front-month ATM options. 

Please feel free to participate in the discussion and ask any questions you might have about this virtual portfolio, by clicking on the "comments" link right below.

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Digital Currencies

BitGold Now Available in US! Why BitGold?

Courtesy of Mish.

BitGold USA

Effective today, BitGold Announces Platform Launch in the United States.

BitGold, a platform for savings and payments in gold, is pleased to announce the launch of the BitGold platform for residents of the US and US territories. As of today, US residents can sign up on the BitGold platform and buy, sell, or redeem gold using BitGold’s Aurum payment and settlement technology. US residents will also have access to the BitGold mobile app and a prepaid card when these features launch over the coming weeks. Send and receive gold payment features are not initially available in the US.

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Sector Detector: Bulls under the gun to muster troops, while bears lie in wait

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Courtesy of Sabrient Systems and Gradient Analytics

Two weeks ago, bulls seemed ready to push stocks higher as long-standing support reliably kicked in. But with just one full week to go before the Independence Day holiday week arrives, we will see if bulls can muster some reinforcements and make another run at the May highs. Small caps and NASDAQ are already there, but it is questionable whether those segments can drag along the broader market. To be sure, there is plenty of potential fuel floating around in the form of a friendly Fed and abundant global liquidity seeking the safety and strength of US stocks and bonds. While the technical picture has glimmers of strength, summer bears lie in wait.

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Baxter's Spinoff

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Baxter Int. (BAX) is splitting off its BioSciences division into a new company called Baxalta. Shares of Baxalta will be given as a tax-free dividend, in the ratio of one to one, to BAX holders on record on June 17, 2015. That means, if you want to receive the Baxalta dividend, you need to buy the stock this week (on or before June 12).

The Baxalta Spinoff

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Mapping The Market

An update on oil proxies

Courtesy of Jean-Luc Saillard

Back in December, I wrote a post on my blog where I compared the performances of various ETFs related to the oil industry. I was looking for the best possible proxy to match the moves of oil prices if you didn't want to play with futures. At the time, I concluded that for medium term trades, USO and the leveraged ETFs UCO and SCO were the most promising. Longer term, broader ETFs like OIH and XLE might make better investment if oil prices do recover to more profitable prices since ETF linked to futures like USO, UCO and SCO do suffer from decay. It also seemed that DIG and DUG could be promising if OIH could recover as it should with the price of oil, but that they don't make a good proxy for the price of oil itself. 

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