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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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October 14, 2014
06:30 EDTAAPLApple expected to show new iPads at Thursday's event, Re/code says
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06:30 EDTAAPLSolvay, Apple allegedly enter supply agreement, Bloomberg says
Solvay (SVYZY) and Apple (AAPL) have supposedly entered a supply agreement in which the Belgium chemical company will supply a type of high-performance plastic for iPhone 6 devices, according to Bloomberg, citing two people with knowledge of the situation. Reference Link
06:29 EDTINTCTSMC and rivals racing to pack computer power in each chip, WSJ says
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October 13, 2014
16:02 EDTAAPLOptions Update; October 13, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 3.71 to 39.56. Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR AMZN FB NFLX SUNE GILD BAC PBR according to Track Data.
13:10 EDTFBGoogle's Schmidt says Amazon is company's biggest search rival, FT reports
Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google (GOOG), says Amazon (AMZN) is his company's biggest rival in search, not Bing (MSFT) or Yahoo (YHOO), the Financial Times reports. Schmidt also argued in Berlin that Google should not be regulated "as if it were the gatekeeper of the internet," given the influence of Amazon and Facebook (FB). Reference Link
09:39 EDTFB, AAPLActive equity options trading on open
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09:02 EDTGEGE receives order from BAE Systems for 3U VPX rugged systems
GEís Intelligent Platforms business (GE) announced at AUSA that it had received a $2.6M order from BAE Systems Platforms and Services (BAESY) for a quantity of its latest generation 3U VPX COTS Rugged Systems that deliver an advanced HPEC capability. The COTS Rugged Systems will be deployed as part of the US Armyís CETU which sees in-vehicle training and simulation incorporated into the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.
09:01 EDTGEGE Capital Aviation to acquire Milestone Aviation for $1.775B
GE Capital Aviation Services, the aircraft leasing unit of GE, announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Milestone Aviation Group, the Dublin-based helicopter lessor, for $1.775B. The acquisition is in line with GE Capitalís strategic plan of growing and enhancing value in core areas aligned with GEís industrial domains including energy, aviation, oil & gas and healthcare, while reducing the overall size of GE Capital through the disposition of non-strategic assets such as the recently executed IPO and planned split-off of our North American Retail Finance business and the sale of our consumer banks in the Nordics. The transaction remains subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals, and is targeted to close in 2015. Richard T. Santulli, chairman and CEO, Milestone Aviation Group, will serve as chairman of the helicopter leasing business and will become an officer of GE.
08:31 EDTAAPLApple says iPhone 6, 6 Plus to arrive in 36 more countries this month
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07:19 EDTCOFAmEx, Capital One profits seen boosted by credit card 'sweet spot,' WSJ says
Credit card players such as American Express (AXP) and Capital One (COF), as well as banks with significant card units like JPMorgan (JPM), stand to benefit from the U.S. card industry's "sweet spot" of moderate economic growth, low interest rates and consumers who are better managing payments while growing their spending, said The Wall Street Journal, which noted that consulting firm R.K. Hammer estimates U.S. card issuers' revenue will grow 9% this year to $158.6B. Other U.S. banks with credit card units include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), and Wells Fargo (WFC) and other card companies include Visa (V) and MasterCard (MA). Reference Link
06:44 EDTMSRegulators seeking banks' auto loan data, Reuters reports
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06:41 EDTAAPLWalgreens to roll out Apple Pay on October 18, MacRumors reports
Walgreens (WAG) will begin rolling out Apple Pay (AAPL) on Saturday, October 18, according to a memo obtained by MacRumors. Reference Link
06:37 EDTMSBlackRock, Morgan Stanley to buy shares in Link Net, WSJ reports
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06:25 EDTMSMorgan Stanley may not close Rosneft deal, WSJ reports
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06:05 EDTAAPLReport: Apple iPhone 6 pre-orders in China reach 20M, Digitimes says
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05:15 EDTFBFacebook, Ericsson, XL Axiata innovate to improve Indonesia network performance
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00:04 EDTCOFBanking regulators want more disclosure on auto loans, Reuters says
Banking regulators are requesting that banks provide more details on their auto loan portfolios, says Reuters. Balances remaining on auto loans are rising and about a fifth of the loans are subprime, added Reuters. Publicly traded companies in the space include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Capital One (COF), JPMorgan (JPM), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
October 12, 2014
17:41 EDTGEGeneral Electric could return 25%, Barron's says
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17:20 EDTGEGE, Splunk, Cisco, others could benefit from Internet of Things, Barron's says
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13:03 EDTMSBanks agree on derivatives procedures for future crisis scenario, WSJ says
Meeting at the Federal Reserve in Washington, top banking executives from 18 large U.S., European and Japanese banks agreed in principle to wait up to 48 hours before seeking to terminate derivatives contracts and collect associated payments from a troubled financial institution, says the Wall Street Journal. Publicly traded companies in the space include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
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