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June 29, 2014
10:08 EDTGOOG, AAPL, BA, JNJ, BRK.AApple is the world's most respected company, Barron's says
Apple (AAPL) moved to the first spot, from third place last year, in "The Top 100 Most Respected Companies" list. Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A), last year's number one, dropped to second place. Boeing (BA) came in third, moving up from twenty six, Google (GOOG) maintained its position in fourth and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) rounds up the top five, by moving up to fifth, from thirteenth, Barron's reports in its cover article. Reference Link
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November 10, 2014
12:45 EDTGOOGFullscreen to acquire Rooster Teeth, terms not disclosed, Reuters reports
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07:44 EDTJNJJohnson & Johnson looks for acquisitions to help expand in China, WSJ says
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07:12 EDTBACA Technologies to hold a conference
CA World 2014 is being held in Las Vegas on November 9-12.
07:11 EDTGOOGOpen Mobile Media to hold a summit
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06:04 EDTGOOGGoogle's same-day delivery head leaves for Uber, Re/code reports
The head of Google Express' same-day delivery service, Tom Fallows, has left the company to join Uber, Re/code reported on Friday, citing sources. Reference Link
05:29 EDTBABoeing, SMBC Aviation announce order for 80 737 MAXs
Boeing and SMBC Aviation Capital announced an order for 80 737 MAX 8s, valued at more than $8.5B at list prices. This is the largest single order for 737 MAXs from a leasing company and will help SMBC Aviation Capital grow its portfolio of high-demand, fuel-efficient airplanes. Boeing's Current Market Outlook forecasts that airlines will need more than 25,600 single-aisle airplanes like the 737 MAX over the next 20 years.
November 7, 2014
16:07 EDTJNJJohnson & Johnson completes acquisition of Alios BioPharma
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14:37 EDTBAU.S. could send significant number of additional troops to Iraq, Reuters says
The U.S. has developed plans to significantly increase the number of American troops in Iraq, according to Reuters, which cited unnamed U.S. officials. America, which currently has about 1,400 soldiers in the country, is looking to reinforce Iraqi troops fighting Islamic State, the news service stated. Publicly traded defense companies include BAE Systems (BAESY), Boeing (BA), General Dynamics (GD), Lockheed Martin (LMT), Northrop Grumman (NOC), Raytheon (RTN) and United Technologies (UTX).Reference Link
09:36 EDTGOOGActive equity options trading
Active equity options trading according to Track Data: AAPL WFM ABX GILD TSLA ZNGA FB FSLR GOOG AMZN
06:46 EDTGOOGMicrosoft begins offering free iPhone Office apps
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06:39 EDTGOOGLenovo to launch low-cost Chromebook in early 2015, DigiTimes reports
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06:38 EDTBABoeing 737 hits buffalo during takeoff, Bloomberg says
One of SpiceJet's Boeing 737 planes collided with a buffalo during its takeoff from an airport in western Gujarat, which caused officials to ground the aircraft, according to Bloomberg, citing an e-mailed statement from SpiceJet. The 140 passengers on-board were not harmed, but the plane endured "significant damage." Reference Link
November 6, 2014
15:52 EDTGOOGApple appears to be crawling HTML sites with bot, AppleInsider says
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15:41 EDTJNJRulings encouraging for Boston Scientific in suit with J&J, says Wells Fargo
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13:04 EDTGOOGEarnings Preview: Analysts positive on NVIDIA ahead of Q3 earnings report
NVIDIA (NVDA) is expected to report third quarter earnings after the close on Thursday, November 6, with a conference call scheduled for 5:00 pm ET. NVIDIA is a semiconductor manufacturer that produces graphics chips used in personal computers as well as mobile processors used in cell phones and tablets. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of 29c on revenue of $1.2B. The consensus range is 27c-31c for EPS on revenue of $1.2B-$1.22B, according to First Call. In its last earnings report, NVIDIA said it expects Q3 revenue of $1.2B, plus or minus 2%, which was higher than analysts' consensus of $1.16B at the time. LAST QUARTER: On August 6, NVIDIA reported second quarter EPS of 30c, which beat the consensus forecast of 20c, on revenue of $1.1B, which matched analysts consensus of $1.1B. COMPANY NEWS: On August 26, NVIDIA, VMWare (VMW) and Google (GOOG) announced a collaboration to deliver high-performance virtual desktops and workstation-class graphic on Google Chromebooks. The partnership is anticipated to broaden the hardware options for high-performance virtual desktops. On September 4, NVIDIA announced that it filed complaints against Samsung (SSNLF) and Qualcomm (QCOM) at the International Trade Commission and in the U.S. District Court in Delaware, alleging that the companies were both infringing NVIDIA GPU patents covering technology including programmable shading, unified shaders and multithreaded parallel processing. The identified Samsung products included the Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 mobile phones and the Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab 2 computer tablets. STREET RESEARCH: On August 8, Needham upgraded NVIDIA to Buy from Hold. The firm believed that the change in the company's strategy reduced its earnings volatility and raised its margins, while the stock's decline has created a good entry point. The firm also noted that the company reported better than expected results and provided stronger than expected guidance. NVIDIA announced that it had filed graphics processing units patent infringement lawsuits against both Samsung and Qualcomm, Stifel said on September 5 that the lawsuits could at a minimum cause other companies to conclude licensing deals with NVIDIA. The firm kept a $22 price target and Buy rating on NVIDIA. After NVIDIA (NVDA) filed lawsuits against Qualcomm (QCOM) and Samsung, JMP Securities noted that there was a good chance that NVIDIA would obtain a favorable ruling or settlement that is equal or greater to the $1.5B deal it cut with Intel (INTC). The firm thought that other companies, most notably Apple (AAPL), would launch talks with NVIDIA in the wake of the lawsuit. JMP Securities recommended buying NVIDIA ahead of upcoming Apple product refreshes and what it sees as accelerating growth trends for NVIDIA. The firm was upbeat about NVIDIA's new products and reiterated an Outperform rating. Pacific Crest upgraded NVIDIA to Sector Perform from Underperform on November 3. The firm expected the company's share gains in high end desktop GPU and AMD's (AMD) product delays to enable NVIDIA's results to meet or exceed consensus estimates in the near to medium term. PRICE ACTION: Since issuing preliminary earnings on August 6, shares of NVIDIA are up over 12.5%. During late-morning trading, shares of NVIDIA are down fractionally to $20.02.
12:08 EDTBABoeing reports 35 new orders in weekly update
In an update on its orders through November 4 posted to its website, Boeing reported 35 new orders, including Monarch Airlines' 30 737s, three 737s for unidentified customer(s) and two 777s for business jet / VIP customer(s). As reported earlier, Boeing identified Air Canada's order for two 777s listed previously as unidentified. Boeing updated its 2014 gross orders to 1152 and its 2014 net orders to 1046.
10:06 EDTBABoeing, Air Canada announce order for two additional 777-300ERs
Boeing and Air Canada announced an order for two additional 777-300ER airplanes. The order, previously listed as unidentified on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website, is valued at $660M at list prices.
08:26 EDTBAUnited Technologies to support Boeing CST-100 vehicle
United Technologies (UTX) unit UTC Aerospace Systems is supporting the development of Boeing's (BA) CST-100 Commercial Crew Transportation System, which won a $4.2B Commercial Crew Transportation Capability Contract from NASA on September 16. UTC Aerospace Systems is responsible for the design, development, qualification and production of components for the Environmental Control and Life Support Subsystem on the CST-100.
06:22 EDTA, GOOGGlobal companies silent on local impact, transparency report shows
Transparency International issued a report saying that global companies are saying too little regarding their businesses abroad. The agency said, "The world’s biggest companies disclose little or no financial details about their operations outside their home country, a new report from Transparency International reveals. Ninety of the 124 companies assessed do not disclose the taxes they pay in foreign countries, while 54 disclose no information on their revenues in other countries. BHP Billiton (BHP), Eni (E), Statoil (STO) and Vodafone (VOD) scored more than six out of ten. The four companies report on a range of corruption prevention measures and disclose details of subsidiaries. However, only three companies, Statoil, Telefónica (TEF) and Vodafone score above 50% for country-by-country reporting, disclosing tax payments in almost all the countries where they operate, though not all financial data. Forty-four of the firms in the report are American, of which Amazon (AMZN), Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B) and Google (GOOG) performed worst. Only two US companies publish tax payments in foreign countries, ConocoPhilips (COP) in Canada, Walmart (WMT) in Chile. Surprisingly, the sector that makes greater transparency possible is one of the least transparent. U.S. tech giants Amazon, Apple (AAPL), Google and IBM (IBM) all score less than three out of ten." Reference Link
06:16 EDTGOOGGoogle Maps to integrate OpenTable restaurant reservations
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