Miles J. Stoner, @StockHollywood

Dallas, Texas


Preview June 14

  1. Novell Inc (NOVL:$6.26,00$0.17,002.79%), The judge in the Novell Inc. versus SCO legal battle has ruled in favour of Novell, closing the case after a seven-year battle. Barring any further appeals from SCO, this will finally end the dispute.
    •  Long, great news
  2. Delcath Systems Inc (DCTH:$10.22,00$1.02,0011.09%), Special/M&A Call to discuss recent corporate developments.
    •  Long, meeting should be good and pop this stock back to 12-13 mark.
  3. Benihana (BNHN:$6.13,00$0.36,006.24%) (BNHN) reports Q4 EPS of $0.09 vs $0.06 in the same period a year ago.
    • Long early, then short it @ 11.2 area.
  4. Netlist Inc. (NLST:$2.45,00$0.56,0029.63%)
    • its HyperCloud(TM) memory module has been selected to run on Viglen servers to support High Performance Computing (HPC) applications.
    • Short, this run is over, but could see some early momentum and be half size long. 
  5. Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (QCOR:$10.19,00$0.01,000.10%)
    • Drug application (sNDA) to approve Acthar for the treatment of infantile spasms (IS) has been extended to September 11, 2010, which is not good because they need to review potential dangers.
    • Trend says short, but bargain shopping says Long, specially if this application is approved.
  6. Tenet Healthcare Corporation (THC:$5.07,00$0.03,000.60%) today announced that Trevor Fetter, Tenet̢۪s president and chief executive officer, Stephen L. Newman, M.D., chief operating officer, and Biggs C. Porter, chief financial officer, will speak at the Goldman Sachs Global Healthcare Conference in Los Angeles on June 15, 2010 at 8:35 a.m. PDT
    • short over $5
  7. Synovus Financial Corp. (SNV:$2.77,00$0.11,004.14%) may get a "say on pay" on top executives salaries.
    • Not major news, people do like control, maybe long on people on this, short on chart signs.
  8. Avery Dennison Corporation (AVY:$34.05,00$0.83,002.50%), got a patent on an "Easy Peel Feature."
    •  Long, any patent approval is good, but short the major pops if your scalping like I am.
  9. Perry Ellis International, Inc. (PERY:$22.70,00$0.61,002.76%) today announced that it has repurchased $25 million of its 2013 8-7/8 senior subordinated notes. This is the second repurchase Perry Ellis International (PERY:$22.70,00$0.61,002.76%) had made over the last 6 months, for a total repurchase of $46 million. These were opportunistic transactions funded by excess cash.
    • Long, 20.5 to 23 range, this is good news, but stock is pricey, news maybe priced in, good opportunity to play a good stock here, leaning long. 

A Look Ahead: Major Corporate & Economic Events, June 14 to June 18      
MONDAY, June 14
Economic Data: None.

TUESDAY, June 15
Extended-Hours Earnings: BKRS, BBY, CLC, HILL, FDS.
Economic Data: 8:30 a.m. Import/Export Prices; Empire Manufacturing Survey; 9 a.m. Net Long-Term TIC Flows.

Extended-Hours Earnings: FDX, IHS.
Economic Data: 8:30 a.m. Housing Starts; Building Permits; PPI; 9:15 a.m. Capacity Utilization; Industrial Production; 10:30 a.m. Crude Inventories.

Extended-Hours Earnings: ATU, SJM, PIR, SMOD, SFD, KR.
Economic Data: 8:30 a.m. Initial Claims; CPI; Current Account Balance; 10 a.m. Leading Indicators; Philadelphia Fed.

FRIDAY, June 18
Extended Hours Earnings: ALOY.
Economic Data: None.

  • GM IPO as soon as Q4, registration seen as soon as July
    * Market value must top $70 bln to make taxpayers whole
    * Analysts see GM value as high as $90 bln in deal