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February 7, 2013
12:28 EDTTQNT, TRLG, KSS, AKAM, VSAT, M, GMCR, DV, JWN, AAPLOn 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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December 9, 2014
10:23 EDTMOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:38 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading
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09:21 EDTAAPLOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: AutoZone (AZO), up 3.8%... Burlington Stores (BURL), up 3.3%. ALSO HIGHER: bluebird bio (BLUE), up 56.5% after price target raised at Piper Jaffray and SunTrust... Camtek (CAMT), up 6.7% after being awarded a $2.8M order from a semiconductor manufacturer... PDC Energy (PDCE), up 5.8% after providing fiscal 2015 production guidance... Mast Therapeutics (MSTX), up 3.1% after reporting that it will begin recruiting patients for MST-188 study in first half of fiscal 2015... Idera Pharmaceuticals (IDRA), up 1.4% after announcing data for its lead product candidate, IMO-8400. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: UTi Worldwide (UTIW), down 10.8%... CONN'S (CONN), down 35.9% after reporting third quarter results, withdrawing fiscal 2015 guidance, stating that there is no timetable set for completion of strategic alternatives, and announcing the departure of its CFO. ALSO LOWER: Apple (AAPL), down 1.6% after Pacific Crest says that weak iPad demand could cause Apple to miss estimates and following a Wall Street Journal report that a judge denied Apple's efforts to throw out iPod pricing lawsuit... Allied Nevada Gold (ANV), down 30.1% after announcing pricing of common stock and warrant offering... United Continental (UAL), down 2.7% after reporting November traffic.
08:14 EDTMMacy's downgraded at Atlantic Equities
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08:06 EDTMMacy's downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Atlantic Equities
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08:03 EDTAAPLWeak iPad demand could cause Apple to miss estimates, says Pacific Crest
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08:02 EDTKSSKohl's to keep doors open for over 100 hours straight from Dec. 19-Dec. 24
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06:20 EDTAAPLJudge denies Apple's efforts to throw out iPod pricing suit, WSJ reports
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December 8, 2014
16:00 EDTAAPLOptions Update; December 8, 2014
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13:16 EDTAAPLApple trades off session lows, levels to watch
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12:38 EDTAKAMAkamai management to meet with Pacific Crest
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07:28 EDTAKAMFBN Securities to hold a bus tour
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06:37 EDTAAPLApple rumored to be launching 4-inch iPhone in 2015, Times of India reports
Apple is rumored to be developing a new iPhone with a 4-inch display, The Times of India reports, citing a report from The Electronic Times of Taiwan. According to supply chain sources, the device will launch in 2H15. Reference Link
06:22 EDTAAPLApple price target raised to $135 from $120 at Citigroup
Citigroup raised its earnings estimates for Apple after its field work indicated consumers are increasingly buying the higher memory iPhone 6 and 6+. Citi expects purchasing trends towards higher memory devices to drive stronger sales and margins. It believes consensus estimates are yet to factor in this development. The firm raised its price target for Apple shares to $135 from $120 and keeps a Buy rating on the name. Shares of phone maker closed Friday down 49c to $115.
06:15 EDTAAPLLenovo shipments expected to lead Samsung by 9M in 2015, DigiTimes reports
Lenovo (LNVGY) is estimated to beat Samsung (SSNLF) in mobile device shipments in 2015 by about 9M units, reports DigiTimes Research. Lenovo is set to beat Samsung by about 1M units in 2014 and become the second largest mobile computing device brand vendor worldwide behind Apple (AAPL). DigiTimes Research says Lenovo and Samsung plan to focus on maintaining tablet shipments as demand weakens in 2015. Reference Link
December 5, 2014
11:23 EDTAAPLOption volume leaders
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09:36 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading
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07:45 EDTAAPLConsensus on Apple iPhone units could be low, says UBS
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06:41 EDTAAPLApple questions validity of plaintiffs in iPod case, NY Times says
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06:03 EDTAAPLiOS mobile traffic shows iPhone 6 launch strong, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray says that according to Quantcast data, Apple's (AAPL) iOS mobile traffic share increased from 60.6% at iPhone 6 launch to 61.4% nine weeks after launch, while Google's (GOOG) Android decreased from 38.4% to 37.5% in the same period. Piper views the iOS mobile traffic share as further evidence that the iPhone 6 launch in the U.S. is off to a strong start. It keeps an Overweight rating on Apple shares with a $135 price target.
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