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Jefferies Rating Update on Walt Disney Co

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Jefferies has issued rating on Walt Disney Co in the latest move. The shares are Reiterated by Jefferies to “Hold” and the firm has also confirmed the drop in Target Price to $ 92 from an earlier Target Price of $112 , in a research note released to the investors . The rating information was released on Feb 1, 2016 by Jefferies.

Currently the company Insiders own 13% of Walt Disney Co shares according to the proxy statements.In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by -3.86%.Institutional Investors own 61.08% of Walt Disney Co shares.During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -3.86%.

Company has reported Insider’s Buying and Selling the shares in a Form 4 – SEC filing. On Jan 15, 2016, Christine M Mccarthy (SEVP-Chief Financial Officer) sold 49,920 shares at $101.15 per share price.In different transaction, On Dec 23, 2015, Brent Woodford (SVP, Planning and Control) sold 1,237 shares at $106.90 per share price.Also, On Aug 31, 2015, John S Chen (director) sold 6,000 shares at $101.97 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.

Walt Disney Co Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Nov 5, 2015. The company reported $1.20 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.06. Analyst had a consensus of $1.14. The company had revenue of $13512.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $13522.71 million. The company’s revenue was up 9.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.89 EPS.

Shares of Walt Disney Co (DIS) ended Monday, Feb 2, 2016 session in red amid volatile trading. The shares closed down -0.67 points or -0.70% at $95.15 with 70,27,242 shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $95.08, the shares hit an intraday low of $94.7 and an intraday high of $95.71 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $157,300 M and the number of outstanding shares has been calculated to be 1,65,31,77,900 shares. The 52-week high of Walt Disney Co is $122.08 and the 52-week low is $90.

The Walt Disney Company, incorporated on July 28, 1995, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. Media Networks comprise an array of broadcast, cable, radio, publishing and digital businesses across two divisions the Disney/ABC Television Group and ESPN Inc. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts (WDP&R) is a provider of family travel and leisure experiences. The Walt Disney Studio brings movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Disney Consumer 

Products (DCP) delivers product experiences across thousands of categories from toys and apparel to books and fine art. Disney Interactive is a creator of interactive entertainment across all current and emerging digital media platforms.

Business

Zacks Rating on NxStage Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTM)

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NxStage Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTM) has received a short term rating of buy from research analysts at Zacks Investment Research with a rank of 2. The company has been rated an average of 1.86 by 7 Wall Street Analysts. 5 analysts have added the shares in their list of strong buys. 1 broker firms have advised hold. 1 market experts have rated it as strong sell.

Wall Street Analysts have advised their investors on the company shares.NxStage Medical, Inc. was Initiated by Sterne Agee CRT to Buy on Dec 11, 2015.

NxStage Medical, Inc. Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Nov 3, 2015. The company reported $-0.03 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.05. Analyst had a consensus of $-0.08. The company had revenue of $86.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $82.13 million. The companys revenue was up 14.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $-0.11 EPS.

Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Jan 21, 2016, Joseph E Jr Turk (President) sold 2,000 shares at 18.75 per share price.On Jan 15, 2016, Winifred L Swan (SVP and General Counsel) sold 620 shares at 19.04 per share price.On Jan 11, 2016, Matthew W Towse (SVP and Chief Financial Office) sold 3,472 shares at 20.40 per share price.

Currently the company Insiders own 4.5% of NxStage Medical, Inc. shares according to the proxy statements. In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by -7.48% . Institutional Investors own 94.09% of NxStage Medical, Inc. shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -13.55%.

NxStage Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTM): The mean short term price target for NxStage Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTM) has been established at $24 per share. The higher price target estimate is at $30 and the lower price target estimate is expected at $15 according to 5 Analyst. The stock price is expected to vary based on the estimate which is suggested by the standard deviation value of $5.61

Nxstage Medical, Inc. has lost 2.12% in the last five trading days and dropped 11.36% in the last 4 weeks. Nxstage Medical, Inc. is up 16.22% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at -11.36%.

NxStage Medical, Inc. is a medical device company. The Company is engaged in the development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the treatment of kidney failure, fluid overload and related blood treatments and procedures. The Companys products include the System One, Streamline Blood Tubing Sets and AV Fistula and Apheresis Needles. Its primary product, the System One, is a small, portable, easy-to-use hemodialysis system. It is designed to deliver the therapeutic flexibility and clinical benefits associated with traditional dialysis machines in a smaller, portable, easy-to-use form that can be used by healthcare professionals and trained lay users alike in a variety of settings, including patient homes, as well as more traditional car

 

air conditioning (HVAC), and pump solutions. The general rentals segment consists of around 12 geographic regions, including eastern Canada, Gulf South, Mid-Atlantic, Mid-Central, Midwest, Mountain West, Northeast, Pacific West, South, Southeast and Western Canada, among others. The trench safety, power and HVAC, and pump solutions segment includes the rental of specialty construction products and related services. It offers approximately 3,300 classes of equipment on an hourly, daily, weekly or monthly basis to construction and industrial companies, manufacturers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners, Government entities and other customers.

World

Obama launches cancer-fight ‘moonshot’ with Biden in charge

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“And by the way we may be given a gift from the Lord in the presidential race here”, Biden said to laughter.

“If we stay true to those principles”, Obama said, “our party is not just going to have a good year, America will have a good year. That’s not keeping America safe”.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama created a new federal task force Thursday to accelerate cancer research, putting Vice President Joe Biden in charge of the drive to streamline government efforts toward a cure.
But it was the distinction between Democrats and Republicans that Obama returned to over and again. “As Democrats”, he said, “we believe in science-I know it’s a radical proposition”.
Obama played up the economic policies he said pulled the country from the Great Recession, while hammering Republican critics who warned that they would come at the expense of jobs and consumer confidence.
House Democrats, who lost their majority in 2010 after a midterm election that was largely a referendum on Obamacare, haven’t always enjoyed a close relationship with the President.
“We’re not trying to make incremental change here”, he said in a post on the web site Medium.
The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action.
Biden has never hid his feelings about Trump, calling his immigration message “sick” over the summer and railing against the Republican candidate’s plan to bar Muslims from entering the country.
“Sometimes I get a little frustrated that we don’t run back the tape to what the Republicans said back then, at each juncture every single one of the steps we took they said the opposite, wanted to go in the other direction”, he said.
On the political front, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California announced Thursday that she raised $40 million for House Democrats past year, including $30.4 million for the campaign committee. There are 188 Democrats in the House, compared to 257 when he arrived at the White House, and the Democrats’ chances of regaining control in the near future are slim.
Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., said Obama told Democrats that “we have to look back on what we have accomplished and appreciate what we’ve done’ to… build the strength to meet the challenges before us”.

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Obama launches cancer-fight ‘moonshot’ with Biden in charge

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“And by the way we may be given a gift from the Lord in the presidential race here”, Biden said to laughter.

“If we stay true to those principles”, Obama said, “our party is not just going to have a good year, America will have a good year. That’s not keeping America safe”.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama created a new federal task force Thursday to accelerate cancer research, putting Vice President Joe Biden in charge of the drive to streamline government efforts toward a cure.
But it was the distinction between Democrats and Republicans that Obama returned to over and again. “As Democrats”, he said, “we believe in science-I know it’s a radical proposition”.
Obama played up the economic policies he said pulled the country from the Great Recession, while hammering Republican critics who warned that they would come at the expense of jobs and consumer confidence.
House Democrats, who lost their majority in 2010 after a midterm election that was largely a referendum on Obamacare, haven’t always enjoyed a close relationship with the President.
“We’re not trying to make incremental change here”, he said in a post on the web site Medium.
The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action.
Biden has never hid his feelings about Trump, calling his immigration message “sick” over the summer and railing against the Republican candidate’s plan to bar Muslims from entering the country.
“Sometimes I get a little frustrated that we don’t run back the tape to what the Republicans said back then, at each juncture every single one of the steps we took they said the opposite, wanted to go in the other direction”, he said.
On the political front, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California announced Thursday that she raised $40 million for House Democrats past year, including $30.4 million for the campaign committee. There are 188 Democrats in the House, compared to 257 when he arrived at the White House, and the Democrats’ chances of regaining control in the near future are slim.
Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., said Obama told Democrats that “we have to look back on what we have accomplished and appreciate what we’ve done’ to… build the strength to meet the challenges before us”.

Sports

Experts say Zika virus unlikely to spread here

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Beth Ranson, Florida Keys Mosquito Control District.

“Given the closeness between Zika and dengue, the collective and individual prevention measures for both viruses are identical”.
Dr. Horacio Arruda, Quebec’s director of public health, said earlier Friday that the case in that province surfaced after a woman returned from the Caribbean with flu-like symptoms in early January.
Quezon urged residents to immediately report to the nearest health center any observation of dengue outbreak or related diseases in their areas.
“I was able to talk to this person and it appears that the patient is a suspected case of zika”.
Zika virus has been tentatively linked to 4,000 suspected cases of microcephaly in Brazil, a condition that results in abnormally small heads and brains in newborns. There has been one case where a wife contracted the disease from her husband during sexual intercourse, Schuchat said.
The Zika virus is spreading rapidly in Latin America, and Asian governments have issued advisories in a bid to contain the mosquito-borne disease, which could be linked to birth defects and can cause temporary paralysis.
The enemy of mankind is undoubtedly the Aedes aegypti mosquito.
Here, then, is more information about Zika and steps you can take to minimize your risk of contracting it. Approximately one in five people infected with the virus show symptoms. The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week.
Scientists have traced the Zika virus spreading through the Western Hemisphere to a strain from French Polynesia.
The figures confirm that the province of Norte de Santander, bordering on Venezuela, continues to have the most cases of pregnant women infected with Zika, or 37.2 percent of the total.
“The mosquitoes known to transmit the virus are not established in Canada and are not well suited to our climate”, he said. “The leaders agreed on the importance of collaborative efforts to deepen our knowledge, advance research, and accelerate work to develop better vaccines and other technologies to control the virus”, the White House said. The CDC does not recommend using the following non-registered repellents: Citronella oil, cedar oil, geranium oil, peppermint and peppermint oil, pure oil of lemon eucalyptus and soybean oil.
“We’ve repeatedly urged people not to be hard-headed and keep their surroundings clean and mosquito-free”. In 2007, Zika, which is spread to people via mosquito bites, has been making its way to the Americas.
Malaysia’s Health Ministry said Zika had not yet been detected. Also cataracts. You never see a baby with cataracts. “So, not a significant health risk to the adult population, but a health risk to the unborn baby”. “Make sure there is no stagnant water where mosquitoes can breed”, Quezon said.

Sports

Experts say Zika virus unlikely to spread here

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Beth Ranson, Florida Keys Mosquito Control District.

“Given the closeness between Zika and dengue, the collective and individual prevention measures for both viruses are identical”.
Dr. Horacio Arruda, Quebec’s director of public health, said earlier Friday that the case in that province surfaced after a woman returned from the Caribbean with flu-like symptoms in early January.
Quezon urged residents to immediately report to the nearest health center any observation of dengue outbreak or related diseases in their areas.
“I was able to talk to this person and it appears that the patient is a suspected case of zika”.
Zika virus has been tentatively linked to 4,000 suspected cases of microcephaly in Brazil, a condition that results in abnormally small heads and brains in newborns. There has been one case where a wife contracted the disease from her husband during sexual intercourse, Schuchat said.
The Zika virus is spreading rapidly in Latin America, and Asian governments have issued advisories in a bid to contain the mosquito-borne disease, which could be linked to birth defects and can cause temporary paralysis.
The enemy of mankind is undoubtedly the Aedes aegypti mosquito.
Here, then, is more information about Zika and steps you can take to minimize your risk of contracting it. Approximately one in five people infected with the virus show symptoms. The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week.
Scientists have traced the Zika virus spreading through the Western Hemisphere to a strain from French Polynesia.
The figures confirm that the province of Norte de Santander, bordering on Venezuela, continues to have the most cases of pregnant women infected with Zika, or 37.2 percent of the total.
“The mosquitoes known to transmit the virus are not established in Canada and are not well suited to our climate”, he said. “The leaders agreed on the importance of collaborative efforts to deepen our knowledge, advance research, and accelerate work to develop better vaccines and other technologies to control the virus”, the White House said. The CDC does not recommend using the following non-registered repellents: Citronella oil, cedar oil, geranium oil, peppermint and peppermint oil, pure oil of lemon eucalyptus and soybean oil.
“We’ve repeatedly urged people not to be hard-headed and keep their surroundings clean and mosquito-free”. In 2007, Zika, which is spread to people via mosquito bites, has been making its way to the Americas.
Malaysia’s Health Ministry said Zika had not yet been detected. Also cataracts. You never see a baby with cataracts. “So, not a significant health risk to the adult population, but a health risk to the unborn baby”. “Make sure there is no stagnant water where mosquitoes can breed”, Quezon said.

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Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams move on at Australian Open

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Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic both scored impressive victories in their Australian Open semifinal matches Thursday, confirming their current dominance of the sport.

Novak Djokovic is through to his sixth Australian Open final after fending off a spirited comeback from Roger Federer.
For Federer, the signs were ominous from the beginning.
They gave Federer a standing ovation at the start of the third set to jolt him into action and another at 3-2 when he sealed the break.
The first set was over in 22 minutes.
It was the 45th meeting between the two greats with Djokovic now edging ahead of Federer 23-22 in their head-to-head duels. The world No. 3 held his next two service games to seize the set and continued to come up with brilliance en route to a 3-3 deadlock in the fourth.
Djokovic held his first service game at love and broke the 17-time Grand Slam champion in the second.
Federer saved another break point in the fifth game of the third set before producing his best tennis of the night, including a insane running crosscourt pass, to break Djokovic for 4-2 and drawing thunderous applause from the sellout crowd.
“Definitely I played unbelievable first two sets but that’s what’s necessary against Roger”, Djokovic said.
“This was I think a different level than from before”. I came out with the right intensity and executed everything perfectly.
“When I play Roger it’s something that is expected, in a way, considering his career and his greatness on and off the court”, Djokovic said. “He can get one or two sets all of a sudden… and it’s tough to get back into it”.
The Swiss, who has left countless opponents red-faced with his spectacular racket-wielding skills, found himself on the receiving end of a demoralising drubbing on Thursday as world number one Djokovic raced to a 6-1 6-2 lead.
“I have self-confidence”, Federer said. “I’m trying obviously to enjoy my time, to do the best that I can with the tennis racket, but also focus on the positive energy rather than negative, rather than getting frustrated for that”.
Williams is the overwhelming favorite in the final, and not just based on recent form.
Six years Djokovic’s senior, Federer simply may not have the dynamism to oust his rival over five sets – a theory he disagrees with. Now she’s looking for seven wins in seven finals on the same court. “If I don’t win on Saturday, I’ll still be one off”. Williams, who will be seeking her seventh Australian title and 22nd major, beat Agnieszka Radwanska 6-0, 6-4 in the earlier semifinal.
“I played against a better player today who earned her right to a grand slam final”, she said.
The Sydney-born Konta was the first British woman to advance to a Grand Slam singles semifinal since Jo Durie at the 1983 U.S. Open.
Williams’ win over fourth-seeded Radwanska provided yet another reminder of her dominance in the women’s game.
Kerber stands between Williams and a 22nd grand slam singles title, which would allow the American to match the record of the German’s compatriot, childhood hero and mentor Steffi Graf.

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Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams move on at Australian Open

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Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic both scored impressive victories in their Australian Open semifinal matches Thursday, confirming their current dominance of the sport.

Novak Djokovic is through to his sixth Australian Open final after fending off a spirited comeback from Roger Federer.
For Federer, the signs were ominous from the beginning.
They gave Federer a standing ovation at the start of the third set to jolt him into action and another at 3-2 when he sealed the break.
The first set was over in 22 minutes.
It was the 45th meeting between the two greats with Djokovic now edging ahead of Federer 23-22 in their head-to-head duels. The world No. 3 held his next two service games to seize the set and continued to come up with brilliance en route to a 3-3 deadlock in the fourth.
Djokovic held his first service game at love and broke the 17-time Grand Slam champion in the second.
Federer saved another break point in the fifth game of the third set before producing his best tennis of the night, including a insane running crosscourt pass, to break Djokovic for 4-2 and drawing thunderous applause from the sellout crowd.
“Definitely I played unbelievable first two sets but that’s what’s necessary against Roger”, Djokovic said.
“This was I think a different level than from before”. I came out with the right intensity and executed everything perfectly.
“When I play Roger it’s something that is expected, in a way, considering his career and his greatness on and off the court”, Djokovic said. “He can get one or two sets all of a sudden… and it’s tough to get back into it”.
The Swiss, who has left countless opponents red-faced with his spectacular racket-wielding skills, found himself on the receiving end of a demoralising drubbing on Thursday as world number one Djokovic raced to a 6-1 6-2 lead.
“I have self-confidence”, Federer said. “I’m trying obviously to enjoy my time, to do the best that I can with the tennis racket, but also focus on the positive energy rather than negative, rather than getting frustrated for that”.
Williams is the overwhelming favorite in the final, and not just based on recent form.
Six years Djokovic’s senior, Federer simply may not have the dynamism to oust his rival over five sets – a theory he disagrees with. Now she’s looking for seven wins in seven finals on the same court. “If I don’t win on Saturday, I’ll still be one off”. Williams, who will be seeking her seventh Australian title and 22nd major, beat Agnieszka Radwanska 6-0, 6-4 in the earlier semifinal.
“I played against a better player today who earned her right to a grand slam final”, she said.
The Sydney-born Konta was the first British woman to advance to a Grand Slam singles semifinal since Jo Durie at the 1983 U.S. Open.
Williams’ win over fourth-seeded Radwanska provided yet another reminder of her dominance in the women’s game.
Kerber stands between Williams and a 22nd grand slam singles title, which would allow the American to match the record of the German’s compatriot, childhood hero and mentor Steffi Graf.

Sports

The Broncos are early underdogs for Super Bowl 50

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Panthers coach Ron Rivera is making his first trip to the Super Bowl as a head coach, but it’s not his first experience with the game.

“One of the things coach Ditka emphasized to us was to enjoy the moment“, Rivera told reporters.
“We came out here and fought our tails off, and we did what a lot of people said we couldn’t do”, Newton said.
It’s hardly shocking to call 2015’s MVP of the NFL (as voted by the Pro Football Writers of America) “probably the most unsafe quarterback in the NFL right now”, as cornerback Aqib Talib said on Monday.
Following a dominant performance in the NFC championship against the Arizona Cardinals, the sharks in Las Vegas are buying into the Carolina Panthers.
Betting on the game itself generates only about half the revenue sports books bring in for the Super Bowl. “When you’re on the track, they always say move, and when they say that, you know somebody is coming”.
Super Bowl tickets are being sold for a super price.
Here’s a Super Bowl 50 fashion story that has nothing to do with quarterback Cam Newton’s postgame attire.
Newton accounted for 45 of the Panthers touchdowns during the regular season, 35 of those through the air and the remaining 10 on the ground, and rcked up an impressive 3,837 yards in the air and 636 yards running the football.
Rivera, who won a Super Bowl ring with the 1985 Chicago Bears as a linebacker, said he’ll rely on his former coach Mike Ditka, among others, for advice leading up the February 7 Super Bowl against the AFC champion Denver Broncos. Plus, he wasn’t able to play in six games this year due to a partly torn plantar fascia on his left heel, and he is the oldest quarterback to lead his team to the Super Bowl. “We’ll practice Wednesday and Thursday and then have a padded practice Friday”, Rivera said. They aren’t going to necessarily wow you with playmakers on offense.
“When I get a first down or when I do something the dab is smooth, you supposed to feel it; you supposed to feel it no matter what side you supposed to feel it. When Cam did it he’s like a robot”.

Sports

The Broncos are early underdogs for Super Bowl 50

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Panthers coach Ron Rivera is making his first trip to the Super Bowl as a head coach, but it’s not his first experience with the game.

“One of the things coach Ditka emphasized to us was to enjoy the moment“, Rivera told reporters.
“We came out here and fought our tails off, and we did what a lot of people said we couldn’t do”, Newton said.
It’s hardly shocking to call 2015’s MVP of the NFL (as voted by the Pro Football Writers of America) “probably the most unsafe quarterback in the NFL right now”, as cornerback Aqib Talib said on Monday.
Following a dominant performance in the NFC championship against the Arizona Cardinals, the sharks in Las Vegas are buying into the Carolina Panthers.
Betting on the game itself generates only about half the revenue sports books bring in for the Super Bowl. “When you’re on the track, they always say move, and when they say that, you know somebody is coming”.
Super Bowl tickets are being sold for a super price.
Here’s a Super Bowl 50 fashion story that has nothing to do with quarterback Cam Newton’s postgame attire.
Newton accounted for 45 of the Panthers touchdowns during the regular season, 35 of those through the air and the remaining 10 on the ground, and rcked up an impressive 3,837 yards in the air and 636 yards running the football.
Rivera, who won a Super Bowl ring with the 1985 Chicago Bears as a linebacker, said he’ll rely on his former coach Mike Ditka, among others, for advice leading up the February 7 Super Bowl against the AFC champion Denver Broncos. Plus, he wasn’t able to play in six games this year due to a partly torn plantar fascia on his left heel, and he is the oldest quarterback to lead his team to the Super Bowl. “We’ll practice Wednesday and Thursday and then have a padded practice Friday”, Rivera said. They aren’t going to necessarily wow you with playmakers on offense.
“When I get a first down or when I do something the dab is smooth, you supposed to feel it; you supposed to feel it no matter what side you supposed to feel it. When Cam did it he’s like a robot”.