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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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August 19, 2014
09:38 EDTAAPL, FBActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL GILD TSLA CELG VLO VZ FB HD
07:56 EDTTASRTASER management to meet with Craig Hallum
Meeting to be held in Dallas/Houston on August 25 hosted by Craig Hallum.
07:27 EDTTASRTASER positioned to be market leader in on-officer video, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan attributes the 16% rally in shares of TASER over the past two days to anticipation that the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri could drive wider adoption of on-officer video. The firm believes on-officer video provides "compelling benefits" for both police officers and citizens and thinks TASER is well positioned to be a market leader in the space. JPMorgan sees further upside in TASER shares and maintains an Overweight rating on the stock with a $17 price target. Shares of the company are up 73c to $15.41 in pre-market trading.
06:57 EDTAMZNAmazon.com implied volatility of 22 at lower end of index mean range
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06:34 EDTTASRMore than 100K support White House wearable camera petition
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06:32 EDTAAPLMorgan Stanley recommends adding to Apple positions
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August 18, 2014
16:00 EDTAAPL, C, AMZNOptions Update; August 18, 2014
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12:01 EDTTASRTASER rally continues with Ferguson still in focus
Shares of TASER (TASR) are continuing their recent advance today, amid speculation that the events in Ferguson, Missouri could increase demand for the company's cameras. But research firm CRT Capital warned that TASER's stock is likely to retreat to its previous levels. WHAT'S NEW: After an unarmed teenager was killed in the town of Ferguson, Missouri last week, activists called on police to begin wearing cameras, Bloomberg reported Friday night. TASER sells cameras that can be worn by police officers. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal reported this morning that more police departments have begun to deploy such cameras, as studies have shown that they could reduce the use of force by police officers and cut the number of complaints made by citizens. ANALYST REACTION: But research firm CRT Capital wrote that the events in Ferguson are unlikely to boost TASER's financial results. Although TASER is the only company that markets video systems for police departments, it has historically hyped similar opportunities and then under delivered, according to the firm. After the focus on Ferguson recedes, the stock is likely to return to the levels at which it was trading last week, the firm stated. It kept a $12 price target and Fair Value rating on the shares. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, TASER jumped 9% to $15. On August 12, the stock closed at $12.02.
09:35 EDTAMZN, FB, C, AAPLActive equity options trading on open
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09:20 EDTFBFacebook Q3 North American revenue tracking slightly above, says ITG Research
ITG Research said Facebook's Q3 North American revenue is tracking to $1.45B vs. consensus of $1.4B.
08:59 EDTTASRTASER volatility expected to move on speculation sales will potentially increase
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08:54 EDTTASRPolice departments to increase use of wearable cameras on uniforms, WSJ says
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08:34 EDTTASRTASER shares likely to fall, says CRT Capital
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08:30 EDTAAPLApple starts production of smartphones with sapphire screens, Guardian says
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07:58 EDTAAPLApple December quarter EPS likely to beat by 10%+, says RBC Capital
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06:47 EDTCU.S. banks consider Ireland fitting spot for EU divisions, FT says
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06:47 EDTFBFacebook volatility at low end of historic range
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06:42 EDTAAPLApple may call 5.5-inch iPhone '6L,' 9to5Mac reports
Apple may call its rumored 5.5-inch iPhone model the "6L," 9to5Mac reports, citing Asia-based rumor site Apple Daily. In this scenario, the 4.7-inch iPhone would be called the iPhone 6. Reference Link
05:23 EDTAAPLInvenSense downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
Goldman Sachs downgraded InvenSense (INVN) to Neutral citing valuation with shares near its $25 price target. Goldman also believes the near-term catalyst of share gains at Apple (AAPL) has passed. InvenSense closed Friday down 1c to $24.99.
August 17, 2014
18:38 EDTAAPLToo early to sell Apple, Barron's says
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