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February 7, 2013
12:28 EDTAAPL, TQNT, AKAM, DV, TRLG, VSAT, JWN, KSS, M, GMCROn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower at midday following a report that revealed a larger than expected decrease in nonfarm productivity during the fourth quarter. With its triple-digit move lower, the Dow is now well away from the 14K level again and the S&P is hovering just above 1,500... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., jobless claims fell 5K from the prior week to 366K, versus expectations for 360K claims. Nonfarm productivity fell 2.0% in Q4, versus an expected decrease of 1.4%. In Europe, the European Central Bank and the Bank of England both left their benchmark interest rates unchanged... COMPANY NEWS: Noted investor David Einhorn and his fund, Greenlight Capital, said a legal action has been initiated against Apple (AAPL) over the company's refusal to unbundle three distinct corporate governance proposals, alleging that the bundling breaks SEC rules. Einhorn also said Apple rejected his idea for the creation of a "perpetual preferred stock," which he contends could unlock $32 per share for every $50B of preferred shares Apple issued... A number of retailers reported double-digit increases in same-store sales in January, including Macy's (M), Kohl's (KSS) and Nordstrom (JWN). However, among those, only Macy's saw its shares trade higher, as the company also raised its Q4 EPS view by 3c at both ends of its prior range... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers after earnings reports that spurred analyst upgrades were ViaSat (VSAT), up 22%, True Religion (TRLG), up 21%, and DeVry (DV), up 20%. Noteworthy losers that reported disappointing quarterly results and were downgraded on Wall Street included Akamai (AKAM), down 15%, and TriQuint (TQNT), down over 11%. Also lower after its earnings report was Green Mountain (GMCR), which slid 6% in spite of beating Q1 earnings expectations and raising its full year guidance... INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was down 113.98, or 0.81%, to 13,872.54; the Nasdaq was down 22.06, or 0.70%, to 3,146.42; and the S&P 500 was down 10.34, or 0.68%, to 1,501.78.
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17:05 EDTVSATLoral and SSL reach settlement with ViaSat
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14:10 EDTAAPLApple hires 'renowned' industrial designer Marc Newson, Bloomberg says
Apple has hired "renowned" industrial designer Marc Newson to work on future products, says Bloomberg. Newson will work on the small secretive Apple team that work on designs that give the company's products their physical look and feel, added Bloomberg. Reference Link
13:40 EDTAAPLApple looks to focus on health with unveiling of smartwatch, WSJ says
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September 5, 2014
17:03 EDTTQNTTriQuint shareholders approve merger-of-equals with RF Micro Devices
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16:45 EDTAAPLMarket ends week little changed after mixed economic data
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16:01 EDTAAPLOptions Update; September 5, 2014
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12:03 EDTAAPLAvago climbs after Citi predicts surge in iPhone components
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11:32 EDTAAPLApple, Google, Adobe appeal court's rejection of hiring settlement, Reuters says
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10:39 EDTAKAMAkamai seen as 'Google of Internet infrastructure' by UBS
Shares of Akamai (AKAM) are advancing after UBS began coverage of the stock with a positive view, calling the company "the Google of Internet Infrastructure." Akamai provides infrastructure for delivering content over the Internet. WHAT'S NEW: UBS analyst Steven Milunovich initiated coverage of Akamai with a Buy rating in a note to investors today. Like Google (GOOG), Akamai relies on sophisticated algorithms, the analyst stated. Increased demand for Internet media delivery could cause the Internet content delivery sector to perform better than expected, Milunovich believes. Akamai's strong reliability is difficult to match, which should enable it to fend off competition in the space, according to the analyst. Moreover, Milunovich is upbeat on the company's new security and cloud initiatives. He set a $70 price target on the shares. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies in the Internet content delivery space include Limelight Networks (LLNW) and Level 3 (LVLT). PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, Akamai rose nearly 1% to $60.91.
10:05 EDTAKAMOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Actavis (ACT) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Akamai (AKAM) initiated with a Buy at UBS... Alexion (ALXN) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... Allegion (ALLE) initiated with a Buy at Buckingham... Allergan (AGN) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Aviat Networks (AVNW) initiated with a Neutral at H.C. Wainwright... Celgene (CELG) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... EZCORP (EZPW) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies... Eaton (ETN) initiated with a Neutral at Buckingham... Emerson (EMR) initiated with a Neutral at Buckingham... HMS Holdings (HMSY) initiated with an Overweight at Stephens... Incyte (INCY) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... Ingersoll-Rand (IR) initiated with a Neutral at Buckingham... Insmed (INSM) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... Intercept (ICPT) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital... Lennox (LII) initiated with a Neutral at Buckingham... Mylan (MYL) initiated with a Hold at ISI Group... Orion Engineered Carbons (OEC) initiated with a Buy at Goldman... Parker-Hannifin (PH) initiated with a Buy at Buckingham... Pentair (PNR) initiated with a Neutral at Buckingham... Pharmacyclics (PCYC) initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust... Rockwell Automation (ROK) initiated with a Neutral at Buckingham... Sabre (SABR) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Santander Consumer (SC) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... Springleaf (LEAF) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... Susser Petroleum (SUSP) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Teva (TEVA) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Valeant (VRX) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... WESCO (WCC) initiated with a Neutral at Buckingham... Watsco (WSO) initiated with a Neutral at Buckingham... Weyerhaeuser (WY) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan... World Acceptance (WRLD) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies.
09:35 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL GILD TSLA YHOO WFM SLW ABX GOOG FB BIDU
09:13 EDTTQNTRF Micro Devices holders approve merger of equals with TriQuint
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08:22 EDTAAPLNVIDIA lawsuits likely to have positive outcome, says JMP Securities
After NVIDIA (NVDA) filed lawsuits against Qualcomm (QCOM) and Samsung, JMP Securities thinks there is a good chance that NVIDIA will obtain a favorable ruling or settlement that is equal or greater to the $1.5B deal it cut with Intel (INTC),. The firm thinks that other companies, most notably Apple (AAPL), will launch talks with NVIDIA in the wake of the lawsuit. JMP Securities recommends buying NVIDIA ahead of upcoming Apple product refreshes and what it sees as accelerating growth trends for NVIDIA. The firm is upbeat about NVIDIA's new products and reiterates an Outperform rating.
07:30 EDTAAPLApple iWallet would be positive for payment networks, says JPMorgan
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07:26 EDTAAPLApple strikes transaction fee discount deals, Bank Innovation says
Apple (AAPL) has reached deals with American Express (AXP), JPMorgan (JPM), Citigroup (C), Capital One (COF), and Bank of America (BAC) to lower card transaction fees for its soon to be launched payments venture, said Bank Innovations, citing an earlier report from Tom Noyes and confirmation by its own sources. Apple has both convinced them to consider its transactions as “card present,” which carries a lower discount rate, and has also managed to bump down the actual “card present” rate by 15 to 25 basis points, according to people with knowledge of the matter, the report noted. Reference Link
07:05 EDTAAPLApple shares could work going forward, says RBC Capital
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06:29 EDTAAPL$30 to be competitive price for sapphire covers in 2015, DigiTimes Research says
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06:20 EDTAAPLApple plans to warn users of attempts to hack iCloud, WSJ reports
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06:15 EDTAAPLAvago price target raised to $100 from $90 at Citigroup
Citigroup raised its price target for Avago (AVGO) shares to $100 citing increased confidence in the company's wireless content gains after meeting with management. Citi believes Avago will likely double its dollar content in Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 6 when compared to the iPhone 5S. The firm reiterates a Buy rating on Avago, calling the stock its top specialty semi pick. The stock closed yesterday up 70c to $86.09.
05:49 EDTAKAMAkamai initiated with a Buy at UBS
UBS started shares of Akamai with a Buy rating, calling the company the "Google of internet infrastructure." The firm thinks Akamai will fend off CDN business competition through its network relationships and global platform. UBS set a $70 price target for the stock.
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