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January 18, 2013
16:27 EDTAAPL, INTC, FB, GE, MS, LIFE, MOV, AMRN, COFOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were mixed on the day, as earnings and economic data did little to spur the markets, which traded in a narrow range for much of the session. Apple (AAPL), Intel (INTC), which traded lower after its earnings report, and Facebook (FB) all lost ground on the day, weighing on the Nasdaq, while the S&P 500 and the Dow gained modestly, closing at five-year highs... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the preliminary University of Michigan Consumer Confidence reading dropped to 71.3, versus an expected first look reading of 75.0 for January. In Asia, China's GDP grew 7.9% in the final quarter of the year. The late-year rebound led the nation's full year GDP to grow 7.8%, beating analyst consensus of 7.7% and the government's 7.5% target. Also, Japan's stock market surged on increased expectations that the government will take even more aggressive easing steps... COMPANY NEWS: General Electric (GE) reported earnings that were just above Street estimates and a record equipment and services backlog of $210B to end the year, sending shares up 74c, or 3.47%, to $22.04 on the day... Morgan Stanley (MS) also reported earnings that beat consensus estimates, and the company said expenses could decline by about $1.6B through 2014. Shares of Morgan Stanley lead the financial sector on the day, gaining $1.63, or 7.86%, to $22.38... Intel lost $1.43, or 6.31%, to $21.25 after the company reported earnings last night that were generally in-line with Street estimates, though investor concerns over slowing sales and continued capital spending spurred a sell-off of shares... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Life Technologies (LIFE), up $5.82, or 10.59%, to $60.79 as a number analysts said a takeover or leveraged buyout could be in the works for the company following a media report indicating talks are ongoing. Also higher was Movado (MOV), up $3.17, or 9.32%, to $37.17 after shares were upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup with price target of $40. Among noteworthy losers were shares of Capital One Financial (COF), down $4.60, or 7.47%, to $56.99 after Janney Capital downgraded shares to Neutral citing last night's disappointing Q4 results, and Amarin (AMRN), down 68c, or 7.42%, to $8.48 after an FDA Orange Book update did not indicate further exclusivity for its drug Vascepa... INDICES: The Dow was up 53.68, or 0.39%, to 13,649.70; the Nasdaq was down 1.29, or 0.04%, to 3,134.71; the S&P 500 5.04, or 0.34%, to 1,485.98.
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August 12, 2014
07:48 EDTMSBanks posted second-highest profit in 23 years in second quarter, WSJ says
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06:24 EDTAAPLApple readies Healthkit launch despite complicated regulations, Reuters says
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06:19 EDTAAPLApple suppliers begin production of next-generation iPads, Bloomberg says
Apple suppliers began production of next-generation iPads as the tech firm looks to reignite the popularity of tablet computers after it experienced two consecutive quarters of sales declines, according to Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Reference Link
05:47 EDTAAPLApple December quarter margins likely down sequentially, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray says itís likely that Apple's December quarter margins decline quarter-over-quarter due to the impact of the updated iPhone 6. Piper does not view the potential margin decline as a long-term negative, however, noting that Apple showed with the iPhone 5S that margins can expand as the company moves away from new design launches. Piper says it remains a buyer of Apple shares with an Overweight rating and $105 price target.
August 11, 2014
17:44 EDTGEGeneral Electric awarded $311.49M government contract modification
General Electric is being awarded a $311.49M modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 75 Lot 14 F/A-18E/F F414-GE-400 engines and associated devices for U.S. Navy and for the government of Australia. In addition, this modification provides for the procurement of after burner modules, fan modules, high pressure combustor modules, combustor modules, and high and low pressure turbine modules for the U.S. Navy and the government of Australia. Work will be performed in Lynn, Massachusetts; Hooksett, New Hampshire; Rutland, Vermont; and Madisonville, Kentucky, and is expected to be completed in September 2016. This modification combines purchases for the U.S. Navy and the government of Australia under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
16:00 EDTAAPLOptions Update; August 11, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 1.33 to 31.90. Option volume leaders: AAPL KMI MNKD PBR AMZN SCTY TWTR TSLA according to Track Data.
15:36 EDTFBFacebook unique desktop visitor growth turns positive, says Goldman
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10:07 EDTAAPLVirnetX says court denies Apple motion in patent suit
VirnetX (VHC) announced that on August 8 the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, issued its patent claim construction, or "Markman" Order and ruled on a VirnetX motion in the ongoing patent infringement action between VirnetX and Apple (AAPL). Both parties had presented arguments on the disputed terms along with various other motions at a Markman hearing on May 20. In the Markman order, the court denied Apple's Motion for Summary Judgment of Indefiniteness, in which Apple alleged that some of the disputed claims terms in the patents asserted by VirnetX were invalid for indefiniteness. In a separate order, the court granted in part and denied in part VirnetX's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment on Apple's Invalidity Counterclaims. The court's order precludes Apple from asserting invalidity as a defense against infringement of the claims that were tried before a jury in VirnetX's prior litigation against Apple. Apple is not precluded from asserting invalidity as a defense against infringement of the claims that were not tried before a jury in the Apple I case. "We are extremely pleased with the court's rulings and we remain confident in the merits of our complaint against Apple," said Kendall Larsen, VirnetX CEO and President. "We believe the court's Markman Order and motion ruling represents another significant step towards the successful resolution of this litigation."
09:36 EDTFB, AAPLActive equity options trading on open
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06:23 EDTAAPLGoogle testing "Listen Now" music ads, WSJ reports
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06:12 EDTFBFacebook implied volatility of 31 at lower end of index mean range
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August 10, 2014
18:44 EDTINTCIntel should see more gains, Barron's says
As Intel's revenues are expected to climb 5% this year, investors should expect more gains by the company's stock, Barron's argues in a follow up article. Reference Link
16:51 EDTINTC, AAPLCourt rejects $324M settlement in tech hiring conspiracy, NYT says
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August 8, 2014
16:16 EDTINTC, AAPLU.S. judge rejects Apple, Google antitrust hiring accord, Bloomberg reports
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16:00 EDTAAPLOptions Update; August 8, 2014
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12:01 EDTINTCAltisource names Juneja Chief Technology Officer
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11:51 EDTINTCNVIDIA rallies after Q2 quarter profit, Q3 revenue outlook top estimates
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09:37 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading on open
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07:31 EDTAAPLChina refutes report of Apple product procurement ban, Re/code reports
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07:18 EDTMSRegulators direct banks to steer mortgage aid to hard-hit areas, FT says
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