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October 26, 2012
16:25 EDTAAPL, AMZN, C, FB, DV, TASR, VRSNOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were mixed on the day and the averages were down significantly on the week. Following a midday sell-off, the markets recouped their losses and moved into positive territory during the afternoon before weakening a bit at the end of the session. Among those set to report earnings next week are Exxon Mobil (XOM), Chevron (CVX), and Ford Motor (F)... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the first GDP reading for the third quarter showed growth of 2.0%, versus expectations for 1.8% growth. This was up from the 1.3% growth rate in the second quarter. Personal consumption for the third quarter was in line with expectations, rising 2.0%. The University of Michigan final consumer sentiment reading for October was 82.6, down a bit from the preliminary reading of 83.1... COMPANY NEWS: Apple (AAPL) last night reported quarterly sales that marginally beat expectations and earnings that missed them. The company reported iPhones sales rose 58% compared to last year and iPads sales increased 26% from the prior year's quarter. Shares fell immediately after the results were released and saw a big drop midday, but eventually closed down just $5.54, or 0.91%, to $604.00... Amazon's (AMZN) quarterly losses and revenue were worse than expected, but shares rose through the day, eventually settling up $15.32, or 6.87%, to $238.24 as investors digested the report and Jefferies defended the Q3 results in a note to investors... Citigroup (C) fired an analyst, Mark Mahaney, after the firm was fined $2M by the state of Massachusetts for disclosure violations related to the initial public offering of Facebook (FB)... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were DeVry (DV), up $5.19, or 24.93%, to $26.01, and TASER (TASR), up $1.67, or 26.13%, to $8.06, following their stronger than expected quarterly reports. Noteworthy losers included Verisign (VRSN), down $7.21, or 15.47%, to $39.39 despite higher than expected quarterly earnings as the company warned the Commerce Department may not complete its review of the company's .com registry agreement before it expires at the end of November. Also lower were shares of Constant Contact (CTCT), down $5.10, or 29.95%, to $11.93 after the company's quarterly report spurred a rash of downgrades and lowered price targets... INDICES: The Dow gained 3.53, or 0.03%, to 13,107.21; the Nasdaq rose 1.83, or 0.06%, to 2,987.95; and the S&P 500 fell 1.03, or 0.07%, to 1,411.94.
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July 14, 2014
08:05 EDTCCitigroup reports Q2 Citi Holdings assets down 15% to $111B
Citi Holdings revenues in Q2 increased 33% versus the prior year period to $1.5B. Revenues in the second quarter 2014 included CVA/DVA of negative $1M compared to positive $15M in the prior year period. Excluding CVA/DVA, Citi Holdings revenues increased 35% to $1.5B primarily driven by the absence of repurchase reserve builds for representation and warranty claims in the current quarter, a higher level of gains on asset sales compared to the prior year and lower funding costs. As of the end of the quarter, total Citi Holdings assets were $111B, 15% below the prior year period, and represented approximately 6% of total Citigroup assets.
08:04 EDTAAPLInvenSense should be bought ahead of results, says Pacific Crest
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08:03 EDTCCitigroup reports Q2 Citicorp revenue $17.88B
Reports Q2 Citicorp revenues of $17.9B declined 8% from the prior year period. CVA/DVA, reported within ICG, was negative $32M in Q2, or negative $20M after-tax, compared to positive $462M, or $284M after-tax, in the prior year period. Excluding CVA/DVA, revenues were down 5% from Q213, reflecting declines in both GCB and ICG revenues of 3% and 7%, respectively. GCB revenues of $9.4B declined 3% from the prior year period, as lower U.S. mortgage refinancing activity, regulatory changes, repositioning actions in certain markets and the continued impact of spread compression globally more than offset the impact of the Best Buy portfolio acquisition and ongoing volume growth in most international businesses. ICG revenues declined 11% from the prior year period to $8.5B. Excluding the impact of CVA/DVA, revenues were $8.5B, 7% lower than the prior year period, primarily reflecting a decline in Fixed Income Markets and Equity Markets revenues, partially offset by higher Investment Banking revenues.
08:03 EDTCCitigroup CEO: Businesses showed resilience during uneven economic environment
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08:02 EDTCCitigroup reports Q2 allownace for loan losses $17.9B
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08:01 EDTCCitigroup reports Basel III Tier 1 Common ratio 10.6% at quarter end
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07:59 EDTCCitigroup reports Q2 EPS $1.24 ex-items, consensus $1.05
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07:41 EDTAAPL, AAPLGT Advanced 's 2014 guidance at risk, says CLSA
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07:24 EDTAAPLApple may not release 5.5-inch 'phablet' iPhone this year, Apple Insider reports
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07:24 EDTAAPLApple estimates raised above consensus at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley's survey results suggests June quarter iPhone demand upside. The firm raised its iPhone unit estimate to 36M from 34M and increased its EPS estimate to $1.24 from $1.18, vs. consensus of $1.22 and 2015 EPS estimate to $2.33 from $2.25, 11% above consensus. The analyst added iWatch estimates into its model and sees unit sales in the 30M-60M range for the firm 12 months. Shares are rated Overweight with a $110 price target, up from $98.57.
07:22 EDTFBFacebook poised to report stronger than expected Q2 results, says Oppenheimer
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07:05 EDTCCitigroup to settle DOJ, FDIC claims for $7B
07:03 EDTCCitigroup CEO: Settlement in best interests of shareholders
07:02 EDTCCitigroup CEO says has resolved substantially all legacy RMBS, CDO litigation
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07:01 EDTCCitigroup to take charge of approximately $3.8B pre-tax in Q2
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07:01 EDTCCitigroup to settle DOJ, FDIC claims for $7B
Citigroup announced that it has reached an agreement to settle the ongoing investigation of the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group, part of the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force. Todays agreement resolves actual and potential civil claims by the U.S. Department of Justice, several state attorneys general and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation relating to RMBS and collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) issued, structured or underwritten by Citi between 2003 and 2008. Under the terms of the settlement, Citigroup will pay a total of $4.5B in cash and provide $2.5B in consumer relief. The cash portion consists of a $4 billion civil monetary payment to the DOJ and $500M in compensatory payments to the State AGs and the FDIC. The consumer relief will be in the form of financing provided for the construction and preservation of affordable multifamily rental housing, principal reduction and forbearance for residential loans, as well as other direct consumer benefits from various relief programs. Citigroup has agreed to provide the consumer relief by the end of 2018. Michael Corbat, CEO of Citigroup, said, The comprehensive settlement announced today with the U.S. Department of Justice, state attorneys general, and the FDIC resolves all pending civil investigations related to our legacy RMBS and CDO underwriting, structuring and issuance activities. We also have now resolved substantially all of our legacy RMBS and CDO litigation. We believe that this settlement is in the best interests of our shareholders, and allows us to move forward and to focus on the future, not the past.
07:00 EDTCCitigroup announces settlement with RMBS Working Group
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06:40 EDTAAPLApple responds to China broadcaster's privacy charges, China Daily says
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06:08 EDTAAPLABI Research: Over 24M cars to be fitted with Apple CarPlay, DigiTimes says
ABI Research said that over 24M cars will be fitted with Apple (AAPL) CarPlay in 2019, reports DigiTimes. ABI Reserch said that the uptake in MirrorLink will also be fairly significant, but predicts more cars will be fitted with CarPlay. It cites several car makers to have the capabilities, including Ford (F), BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Jaguar/Land Rover, Toyota (TM), Nissan (NSANY), and Volvo (VOLVY). Reference Link
05:44 EDTAAPLApple upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
Barclays upgraded its rating on Apple (AAPL) shares to Overweight citing its channel checks which indicate near-term upside to consensus estimates and strong new products into 2015. The firm also believes troubles at Samsung are creating an opportunity for Apple to regain market share. Barclays raised its price target for Apple shares to $110 from $95. The stock closed Friday at $95.22.
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