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August 13, 2013
16:26 EDTAAPL, LCC, AAMRQ, OSIR, JOSB, UAL, DAL, PGEM, IOCOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher following comments from a regional Fed president suggesting a September "taper" may be unlikely. The Fedspeak appeared to offset worse than expected retail sales data released earlier in the day. The Nasdaq logged the day's largest gain, boosted by a surge in shares of Apple (AAPL), which climbed following the disclosure by activist investor Carl Icahn of a large stake. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., retail sales edged up 0.2% in July, missing expectations for a 0.8% increase. Retail sales excluding autos increased 0.5%, however, which was a bit above the 0.4% rise expected for that reading. Import prices rebounded to rise 0.2% in July after being down in the prior month, while export prices slipped 0.1% in July. Business inventories were flat in June, versus expectations for them to grow 0.2%. Comments made by Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart near midday sent the averages higher, as Lockhart largely ruled out a September tapering of the Fed's asset purchases given recent economic and employment data. COMPANY NEWS: Apple gained $22.21, or 4.75%, to $489.57 after Carl Icahn announced on his Twitter account that he has built a "large" position in the iPhone and iPad maker. Icahn also tweeted that he had a conversation with Apple CEO Tim Cook today, during which he told Cook a larger share buyback should be done now. A late afternoon headline from Bloomberg said that Icahn's position in Apple is over $1B... The Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit seeking to block the proposed merger of US Airways (LCC) and American Airlines' bankrupt parent AMR Corp. (AAMRQ), saying the tie-up will result in passengers paying higher fares and receiving less service. Following the news, AMR shares fell $2.64, or 45.44%, to $3.17 and US Airways fell $2.46, or 13.07%, to $16.36. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Osiris Therapeutics (OSIR), which saw its shares more than double, adding $14.78, or 138.65%, to $25.44 after a clinical trial of its treatment for diabetic foot ulcers met the pre-specified stopping rules for "overwhelming" efficacy. Also higher were shares of JoS. A. Bank (JOSB), up $5.03, or 12.48%, to $45.33 after BeaconLight Capital sent a letter to the company's board saying its stock could be worth $70 if the company took "a few simple steps." Among the noteworthy losers were a number of airline stocks, including United Continental (UAL), down $2.48, or 7.47%, to $30.73, and Delta Air Lines (DAL), down $1.49, or 7.08%, to $19.55 after the DoJ filed to block the proposed merger between US Airways and AMR. Also lower following their quarterly reports were Ply Gem Holdings (PGEM), down $3.66, or 19.34%, to $15.26, and InterOil (IOC), down $8.47, or 10.09%, to $75.51. INDEXES: The Dow was up 31.33, or 0.20%, to 15,451.01; the Nasdaq was up 14.49, or 0.39%, to 3,684.44; and the S&P 500 was up 4.69, or 0.28%, to 1,694.16.
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September 9, 2014
10:10 EDTUAL, DALOn the Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: AMC Entertainment (AMC) initiated with a Hold at Topek... AMRI (AMRI) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan... Alcoa (AA) initiated with an Outperform at Bernstein... Alumina (AWC) initiated with a Market Perform at Bernstein... American Airlines (AAL) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Catalent (CTLT) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Chimerix (CMRX) initiated with a Buy at Cantor... Delta Air Lines (DAL) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Enable Midstream (ENBL) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital... Enbridge Energy (EEP) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital... Endocyte (ECYT) initiated with a Buy at Cantor... EnerNOC (ENOC) initiated with an Outperform at Pacific Crest... Enterprise Products (EPD) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital... Good Times Restaurants (GTIM) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... JetBlue (JBLU) initiated with an Underperform at Credit Suisse... Kinder Morgan Energy (KMP) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital... MEI Pharma (MEIP) initiated with a Buy at Cantor... ONEOK Partners (OKS) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital... Southwest (LUV) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Spectra Energy Partners (SEP) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital... TC PipeLines (TCP) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital... TECO Energy (TE) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup... Targa Resources Partners (NGLS) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital... United Continental (UAL) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Weibo (WB) initiated with a Buy at T.H. Capital... Williams Partners (WPZ) initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital.
09:36 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL KNDI NFLX YHOO TWTR TSLA C BAC FB MCD
08:56 EDTAAPLGT Advanced September volatility elevated into Apple event
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08:42 EDTAAPLApple's online store goes down ahead of today's event
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08:34 EDTAAPLWebMD to benefit from Apple initiatives, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital expects WebMD (WBMD) to benefit from Apple's (AAPL) launch of initiatives in the consumer health IT market. The firm believes that Apple's efforts in this area will provide more publicity for WebMD. RBC Capital keeps a $70 price target and Top Pick rating on WebMD.
08:24 EDTAAPLVIX methodology for Apple at 30.30, above its 10-day moving average of 27.66
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07:30 EDTAAPLApple new launches biggest test yet for CEO Cook, WSJ says
Three years into his tenure, and with his company trying to prove that it can still be a groundbreaking innovator, Apple CEO Tim Cook will look to make his mark on the company with the expected launch of larger iPhones and its first wearable device, said The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
07:28 EDTAAPLFutures drift in early trading
U.S. equity futures are suggesting another quiet open as they trade near fair value. There is little to look forward to as far as a catalyst, but investors will be watching the highly anticipated launch of Apple's (AAPL) new products .Meanwhile, little market moving economic data is expected to be announced today.
07:28 EDTAAPLThe Money Event, Inc to hold a conference
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07:27 EDTAAPLApple partner Mayo Clinic to demonstrate HealthKit at event, Star Tribune says
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07:18 EDTAAPLApple expanding Siri team in Boston, BetaBoston reports
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06:56 EDTAAPLApple September weekly 98 straddle priced for 4.2% move into press event
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06:53 EDTAAPLApple volatility elevated into press event
Apple September weekly call option implied volatility is at 59, September is at 35, October is at 28, November is at 26, December is at 26, January is at 24; compared to its 26-week average of 25 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into today’s press event.
06:35 EDTAAPLApple looking to refocus on 9.7-inch iPad in 2H14, DigiTimes Research says
Apple looks to refocus its aggressiveness on the new 9.7-inch iPad and overall iPad shipments in Q3 are expected to return to growth, reports DigiTimes Research. For the full year, however, the weakening demand in Europe and the US, the upcoming larger iPhones and the delay of the next-generation iPad mini are expected to impact iPad sihpments, with the volume estimated to be lower than 70M units. Reference Link
06:33 EDTAAPLApple may call 5.5-inch iPhone 'iPhone 6 Plus,' Business Insider reports
Apple may call the 5.5-inch iPhone the "iPhone 6 Plus," Business Insider reports, citing Japanese Apple blog Macotakara. The 4.7-inch version of the device is expected to be called the iPhone 6. Reference Link
06:20 EDTAAPLForrester: Apple could sell 10M iWatches this year, FT reports
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06:18 EDTAAPLNXP Semiconductors volatility low into Apple event
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06:15 EDTAAPLSynaptics volatility low into Apple event
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05:40 EDTDAL, UALU.S. Airline sector initiated with an Overweight at Credit Suisse
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05:33 EDTUALUnited Continental initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
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