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February 14, 2014
16:46 EDTBAC, DAL, GT, GOOG, EMN, LNC, HTZ, MET, OC, CBS, HAL, SNDK, UAL, QCOM, HCA, BIDU, AALAppaloosa Management gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: American Airlines (AAL), Halliburton (HAL), Eastman Chemical (EMN), Baidu (BIDU) and CBS (CBS). INCREASED STAKES: Google (GOOG), HCA Holdings (HCA) and Owens Corning (OC). DECREASED STAKES: Goodyear (GT), Qualcomm (QCOM), MetLife (MET). Delta (DAL) and United Continental (UAL). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Hertz (HTZ), Bank of America (BAC), Sandisk (SNDK) and Lincoln National (LNC).
News For AAL;HAL;EMN;BIDU;CBS;GOOG;HCA;OC;GT;QCOM;MET;DAL;UAL;HTZ;BAC;SNDK;LNC From The Last 14 Days
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December 5, 2014
07:28 EDTGOOGGoogle downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
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07:08 EDTEMNEastman Chemical downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan downgraded Eastman Chemical to Neutral saying the company's hedges will offset some of the positive impact from lower raw material prices. The firm lowered its price target for shares to $80 from $90.
06:15 EDTGOOGGoogle revamps incentive program for firms that sell productivity apps, services
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06:03 EDTGOOGiOS mobile traffic shows iPhone 6 launch strong, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray says that according to Quantcast data, Apple's (AAPL) iOS mobile traffic share increased from 60.6% at iPhone 6 launch to 61.4% nine weeks after launch, while Google's (GOOG) Android decreased from 38.4% to 37.5% in the same period. Piper views the iOS mobile traffic share as further evidence that the iPhone 6 launch in the U.S. is off to a strong start. It keeps an Overweight rating on Apple shares with a $135 price target.
December 4, 2014
18:20 EDTMETMetLife close to systemically important label, Bloomberg reports
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17:42 EDTHALHalliburton announces integration leadership for Baker Hughes acquisition
Halliburton (HAL) announced its Board of Directors has appointed Executive Vice President and CFO Mark McCollum to the new role of Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer. In this capacity, he will serve as head of the Joint Integration Team that Halliburton and Baker Hughes (BHI) are assembling in connection with Halliburton’s pending acquisition of Baker Hughes. McCollum will continue reporting to Dave Lesar, Chairman and CEO of Halliburton, and will remain a member of the company’s Executive Committee. Christian Garcia, Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, will become Senior Vice President of Finance and assume McCollum’s CFO responsibilities on an interim basis. It is anticipated that McCollum will resume his CFO duties at the conclusion of the two companies’ integration. Garcia will report to Lesar and will join Halliburton’s Executive Committee. Charlie Geer, currently Vice President of Finance, will become Vice President and Corporate Controller and will take over Garcia’s accounting responsibilities on an interim basis as well. He will continue reporting to Garcia. The new roles are effective January 1, 2015. Belgacem Chariag, President of Global Products and Services for Baker Hughes, will serve as lead for Baker Hughes on the Joint Integration Team. On Nov. 17, Halliburton and Baker Hughes jointly announced a definitive agreement under which Halliburton will, subject to the conditions set forth in the agreement, acquire Baker Hughes in a stock and cash transaction
17:00 EDTQCOMSilicon Image announces new unit Qterics, Qualcomm participates with investment
Silicon Image (SIMG) announced that Qualcomm (QCOM), has made a $7M strategic investment in Silicon Image’s new subsidiary, Qterics, for a 7% ownership interest. Qterics will be focused on enabling a wide variety of solutions and services for Internet-enabled consumer products including TVs, mobile handsets, tablets, routers, home automation devices, white goods and more. Qterics is comprised of the UpdateLogic services business combined with other related Silicon Image assets, including software and other intellectual property. Current UpdateLogic General Manager, Kurt Thielen, will assume the role of President of Qterics. “Qualcomm is committed to enabling technologies that support our ‘Internet of Everything’ initiatives. Our strategic investment in Qterics further promotes IoE advancements, including the development of solutions utilizing the AllJoyn open source software framework of the AllSeen Alliance for a truly interoperable Internet of Everything,” said Michael Wallace, SVP and General Manager, Qualcomm Internet Services. In addition to the investment, Qualcomm and Silicon Image will explore opportunities to collaborate on promoting the AllJoyn open source software framework and developing new Internet of Everything services
16:27 EDTCBSOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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15:58 EDTCBSStarz weighs alternate option after failing to find buyer, Bloomberg reports
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15:43 EDTEMNEastman Chemical raises quarterly dividend 14% to 40c from 35c per share
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11:10 EDTGOOGNetwork-1 Technologies initiates 2nd patent litigation against Google, YouTube
Network-1 Technologies (NTIP) announced it has initiated its second patent litigation against Google (GOOG) and YouTube in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York for infringement of its newly issued patent relating to the identification and tagging of media content. The patent being asserted is U.S. Patent No. 8,904,464. The lawsuit alleges that Google and YouTube have infringed and continue to infringe by making, using, selling and offering to sell unlicensed systems and products and services related thereto, which include YouTube's Content ID system.
10:18 EDTAAL, DAL, UALAirline stocks lifted following JPMorgan valuation call
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09:47 EDTCBSCBS, DISH not currently in negotiations, CNBC reports
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09:45 EDTCBSCBS has no interest in acquisition of Starz, CNBC's Faber says
CBS (CBS) has no interest in pursuing an acquisition of Starz (STRZA), according to CNBC's David Faber, citing sources.
09:37 EDTBIDUActive equity options trading
Active equity options trading according to Track Data: AAPL ALTR P BIDU AMZN TSLA X NFLX TWTR WMT
07:26 EDTAAL, UAL, DALJPMorgan says Airlines more attractive today than two months ago
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07:16 EDTBACConsumer Federation of America to hold a conference
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06:41 EDTGOOGProposed U.K. tax hike would hit tech companies, NY Times says
The British government has proposed a 25% tax on the U.K. profits of international companies, according to The New York Times. The tax would hit tech giants like Google (GOOG) which use complex loopholes to reduce their taxes, the newspaper stated. Reference Link
06:05 EDTQCOMStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; WFM QCOM
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06:02 EDTBACStocks with implied volatility movement; BAC AMZN
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