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December 6, 2012
16:46 EDTAAPL, DB, CZR, TD, EPHC, VRA, FCXOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street finished slightly higher on the day after a session that again saw shares of Apple (AAPL) determine the Nasdaq's direction. Light volume in the markets and a light news flow saw the averages move in a narrow range through the session, as the U.S. continues its march toward the fiscal cliff with the political rhetoric only getting more inflammatory... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., initial jobless claims fell 25,000 to 370,000, versus expectations for claims to fall to 380,000. Also, Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported that planned layoffs were up 34% in November compared to the prior year. In Europe, the European Central Bank and Bank of England both kept their benchmark interest rates unchanged and did not announce new stimulus measures. The ECB also lowered its growth and inflation forecasts for 2013...COMPANY NEWS: Three former Deutsche Bank (DB) employees told U.S. regulators that the bank hid as much as $12B in losses during the financial crisis, according to a report by The Financial Times, though the company has disputed the allegations and pledged cooperation with the investigation...Apple, the Nasdaq's largest component, again dominated the headlines ahead of the broadcast of CEO Tim Cook's interview with NBC's Brian Williams. Early comments from the interview hint at product innovations and supply chain changes for the company in 2013, notably the return of more Mac production to the U.S.... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were shares of Caeser's (CZR), up $1.01, or 16.03%, to $7.31 after a report from VegasInc said the company received a recommendation from the Nevada Gaming Commission to operate online poker sites in the state. Also higher were shares of Epoch Investment (EPHC), up $5.78, or 26.38%, to $27.69 after announcing it would be acquired by TD Bank (TD) for $28.00 per share. Among the noteworthy losers was Vera Bradley (VRA), down $3.07, or 11.71%, to $23.14 after its guidance missed estimates. Also lower were shares of Freeport McMoRan (FCX), which fell another $1.35, or 4.20%, to $30.81 after at least five downgrades the day after its big deal announcement... INDICES: The Dow was up 39.55, or 0.30%, to 13,074.04; the Nasdaq was up 15.57, or 0.52%, to 2,989.27; and the S&P 500 was up 4.66, or 0.33%, to 1,413.94.
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October 8, 2014
16:26 EDTAAPLOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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16:01 EDTAAPLOptions Update; October 8, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 2.73 to 29.51. Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR AMZN FB NFLX PBR AA CLF GILD according to Track Data.
15:12 EDTAAPLNuance October calls active amid speculation Icahn speculation
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15:00 EDTAAPLApple shares climb following Icahn tweet of open letter to Tim Cook
Activist investor Carl Icahn tweeted that he is sending an open letter to Tim Cook tomorrow. This news along with the better tone in markets has helped lift the shares back above the psychologically important $100 level. Next resistance is at $101.79. Support is at $99.90.
14:54 EDTAAPLApple volatility flat, Icahn says to send open letter to CEO Tim Cook tomorrow
Apple October weekly call option implied volatility is at 23, October is at 20, November is at 26, December is at 24, January is at 23; compared to its 26-week average of 25 according to Track Data, suggesting non-directional price movement on Carl Icahn says to send open letter to CEO Tim Cook tomorrow.
14:36 EDTAAPLIcahn says to send open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook tomorrow
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12:52 EDTFCXFreeport faces mounting pressure to improve safety at copper mine, Reuters says
Workers at Freeport McMoRan's Indonesia copper mine are looking for face-to-face talks with local management and may commence a mine blockade or strike action following a fatal accident at the mine, Reuters reports, citing union official Albar Sabang. If workers safety concerns and other demands are ignored by management, fresh protests and strikes may occur which can hinder copper exports for Freeport, Sabang added. Reference Link
12:08 EDTAAPLApple sends out invites for October 16 event, 9to5Mac reports
Apple has sent out invitations for its October 16 event that is expected to introduce new iPads and Macs, 9to5Mac reports. The event will take place at the Town Hall auditorium on its Infinite Loop Campus in Cupertino, California and begin at 1pm ET. Reference Link
11:45 EDTAAPLApple 'surprised' by GT Advanced's Chapter 11 filing, WSJ reports
Apple (AAPL) says it was "surprised" by GT Advanced's (GTAT) Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing on Monday, the Wall Street Journal reports. Apple says it is focused on preserving jobs in Arizona and will continue to work with state and local officials "as we consider our next steps." GT Advanced is a partner for Apple's sapphire initiative. Reference Link
11:41 EDTAAPLJ.C. Penney says store base count 'roughly' where it needs to be
Says evaluating stores to see if EBITDA accretive. Says "disciplined" regarding promotions. Says won't risk margin over promotions. Says Apple (AAPL), Samsung (SSNLF), Amazon (AMZN) taking "chunk" out of consumer spending. Sees returning to 37%-39% gross margins over time.
10:44 EDTAAPLFitbit said it has no plans to integrate with iOS 8 Heath app, 9to5Mac says
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09:57 EDTAAPLBlog reveals next-generation Apple iPad Air, 9to5Mac says
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09:38 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading on open
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08:39 EDTCZRCaesar's subsidiary receives purported Notice of Default
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08:20 EDTAAPLQualcomm opportunity at Xiaomi almost rivals iPhone, says FBR Capital
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07:11 EDTDBDeutsche Bank mulls $2B real estate loan portfolio sale, Reuters says
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06:57 EDTAAPLApple's iPhone 6 Plus more popular than iPhone 6, WantChinaTimes says
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06:13 EDTAAPLNon-Apple notebook, tablet demand to be weak till 2Q15, DigiTimes reports
Demand for non-Apple (AAPL) notebooks and tablets may remain weak until the second quarter of 2015, reports DigiTimes. Citing Taiwan makers, the pressure due to booming sales from Apple products may decrease sales until Microsoft (MSFT) launches Windows 10 next year. Demand for Samsung (SSNLF), Sony (SNE) , And HTC smartphones have also dropped worldwide recently. Reference Link
06:10 EDTAAPLQuantom begins small-volume production of 12-inch Macbook Air, DigiTimes says
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05:54 EDTAAPLTeen interest in Apple Watch 'tepid,' says Piper Jaffray
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