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December 7, 2012
16:33 EDTGRPN, UNXL, NFLX, NXY, GOOG, AAPL, AMRNOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were mixed on the day, as better than expected jobs numbers sent the averages higher at the open, however a continued selloff in shares of Apple (AAPL), which fell $13.99, or 2.56%, to close at $533.25, weighed on the Nasdaq for the third straight session. The averages saw light trading volume and moved in a narrow range for the second half of the session, with the S&P 500 and Dow maintaining modest gains and closing at their highs.. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the November non-farm payrolls report showed a seasonally adjusted 146,000 jobs were added last month, versus an expected 85,000. The unemployment rate fell to 7.7% from 7.9%, beating expectations for it to remain flat. The Reuters/U of Michigan consumer sentiment reading, expected to slip to 82 from the end-November reading of 82.7, fell more than forecast to 74.5 in the initial look for December. In Europe, Germany's central bank reduced its forecast for the country's GDP growth in 2013 to 0.4% from its earlier call for 1.6% growth. Also, in Greece, the nation's three biggest banks agreed to take part in the country's bond buyback program... COMPANY NEWS: Netflix (NFLX) and CEO Reed Hastings each received a "Wells Notice" from the SEC indicating its intent to recommend to the SEC that it institute a cease and desist proceeding and/or bring a civil injunctive action against Netflix and Hastings for violations of Regulation Fair Disclosure. Hastings responded on Facebook to defend the earlier post that got him scrutinized and contend that he and the company were not acting wrongly... Groupon (GRPN), saw shares run higher over the last two hours of the session, eventually settling up 88c, or 22.97%, to $4.68, and a Bloomberg report attributed the move to speculation that Google (GOOG) may consider buying the company... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were Uni-Pixel (UNXL), up $1.49, or 18.04%, to $9.75 after revealing it has entered a multi-million dollar license agreement with a "major PC maker." Among the noteworthy losers were Amarin (AMRN), down $2.26, or 18.91%, to $9.69 after disclosing plans to raise money and hire a sales force, and Nexen (NXY), down $1.65, or 6.56%, to $23.52 after late-day news broke that the Canadian Industry Ministry would make an announcement after the close... INDICES: The Dow was up 81.09, or 0.62%, to 13,155.13; the Nasdaq was down 11.23, or 0.38%, to 2,978.04; the S&P 500 was up 4.13, or 0.29%, to 1,418.07.
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August 19, 2015
10:57 EDTNFLXT-Mobile promotion gives Netflix analyst greater confidence
UBS raised its price target on Netflix (NFLX) to $143 from $116, saying that its confidence in the company's outlook has improved following a promotion undertaken by T-Mobile (TMUS). WHAT'S NEW: T-Mobile recently began offering one free year of Netflix to consumers who switch to its wireless service, UBS analyst Doug Mitchelson wrote in a note to investors today. Mitchelson said that the promotion increases his confidence in the outlook for Netflix's U.S. business. Moreover, he believes that Netflix could "become a standard promotional tool" for wired and wireless broadband providers going forward. Although Netflix's stock "looks very expensive" in the near-term, the company's long-term opportunity is "extraordinary," given the potential size of the global streaming market, the analyst stated. Mitchelson's "upside case" for Netflix shares is $199 while his "downside case" is $55. The downside case assumes Hollywood starts restricting content licensing to streaming services like Netflix in attempt to slow their growth. He raised his price target on the name to $143 from $116 and kept a Buy rating on the shares. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On August 10, research firm Stifel raised its price target on Netflix to $143 from $128, saying that the company's U.S. subscriber base can reach 80M by 2024, above the midpoint of its guidance. PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, Netflix fell 1% to $122.
10:42 EDTGOOGAnalyst increases Google price target by $265, upgrades to buy
Research firm Atlantic Equities upgraded Google (GOOG, GOOGL) to Overweight from Market Weight, saying that it is more upbeat on the company's search business, while YouTube is becoming a major growth driver. Additionally, the search giant's margins look poised to improve, the firm stated. Overweight is Atlantic's equivalent of a buy rating. WHAT'S NEW: Google's second quarter results showed that its search business is weathering the transition to mobile better than expected, Atlantic Equities analyst James Cordwell stated in a note to investors today. Meanwhile, YouTube's revenue, despite growing very quickly, can rise even further since it still accounts for just roughly 5% of global TV viewing outside of China, according to Cordwell. Additionally, the movement of ad dollars from conventional TV to online TV looks set to accelerate, the analyst believes. Furthermore, Google is undertaking initiatives that should cause the amount of money it obtains from each mobile click to rise, the analyst believes. Commenting on the outlook for Google's margins, Cordwell believes that they should be boosted by the cost cuts being undertaken by the company's new CFO. The analyst raised his price target on the company's Class A shares to $825 from $560. PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, Google's common stock rose $2.60 to $658.73 and its Class A shares rose $2.70 to $691.43.
10:00 EDTGOOGOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:33 EDTNFLX, AAPLActive equity options trading on open
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07:52 EDTAAPLAnalog Devices growth being driven by Apple, says Jefferies
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06:53 EDTGOOGDeutsche Telekom exec calls for internet firms to subsidize online ads, FT says
Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY) senior vice president of technology strategy, governance, and programs Tomasz Gerszberg has called for internet companies such as Google (GOOG) and Facebook (FB) to subsidize users' mobile subscriptions due to the new way advertising takes over data allowances, the Financial Times reports, citing an article Gerszberg wrote on LinkedIn. The Deutsche Telekom executive said that consumers need to be protected from rising data charges related to "annoying" online ads, the report says. Reference Link
06:35 EDTAAPLApple Stores to shift iPod stock to shelves, drop iPad smart signs, 9to5Mac says
Apple plans to make changes at its stores by relocating iPod stock to accessory shelves and removing iPad-based Smart Signs, 9to5Mac reports, citing several Apple Retail managers briefed on the plans. Apple will start to roll out these changes overnight on Tuesday of next week in the U.S., the report says. Reference Link
06:25 EDTGOOGGoogle upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities
Atlantic Equities analyst James Cordwell upgraded Google (GOOG, GOOGL) to Overweight and raised his price target for shares to $825 from $560. The search giant closed yesterday down $5.38 to $688.73. Google's YouTube unit "continues to grow very rapidly," while the revenue growth of Google Websites suggests the company is navigating the mobile transition on search better than expected, Cordwell tells investors in a research note. Further, a greater focus on costs by the new CFO is driving improved profitability, a trend that should continue, the analyst argues. Cordwell expects continued outperformance of Google shares.
06:01 EDTNFLXNetflix price target raised to $143 from $116 at UBS
UBS analyst Doug Mitchelson raised his price target for Netflix (NFLX) shares to $143 after increasing his longer term revenue assumptions. The streaming service closed yesterday down $1.31 to $124.05. Mitchelson upped his 2020-2026 revenue estimates to reflect his belief that Netflix will successfully monetize its streaming platform beyond just monthly subscription fees, such as bundling and promoting third party services. He has increased confidence in the company's U.S. growth outlook after T-Mobile (TMUS) just launched a promotion for its wireless service that included one free year of Netflix. As competition among broadband providers intensifies, Netflix's inexpensive monthly streaming service could become one of the standard promotional tools, Mitchelson tells investors in a research note. The analyst's "upside case" for Netflix shares is $199 while his "downside case" is $55. The downside case assumes Hollywood starts restricting content licensing to streaming services like Netflix in attempt to slow their growth. Mitchelson keeps a Buy rating on Netflix.
05:56 EDTGOOGStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; GMCR GOOG
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August 18, 2015
18:43 EDTAAPLApple denies report of 48% Apple Music retention rate, The Verge says
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16:00 EDTAAPL, NFLXOptions Update; August 18, 2015
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15:54 EDTAAPL48% of Apple Music listeners give up streaming, Cult of Mac says
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15:25 EDTGOOGGoogle introduces OnHub router
In a post to its official blog, Google said "While we count on Wi-Fi more than ever to be entertained, productive, and stay connected, we're streaming and sharing in new ways our old routers were never built to handle. So today, with our partner TP-LINK, we're launching OnHub, a different kind of router for a new way to Wi-Fi. Instead of headaches and spotty connections, OnHub gives you Wi-Fi that's fast, secure, and easy to use." Reference Link
11:14 EDTNFLXStocks with call strike movement; NFLX VALE
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09:39 EDTNFLX, AAPLActive equity options trading on open
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06:30 EDTAAPLU.S. PTO views Apple D'677 iPhone design patent as invalid, Foss Patents says
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06:15 EDTAAPLNew Apple TV's OS to be TV-optimized version of iOS 9, 9to5Mac reports
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06:02 EDTGOOGStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; GMCR GOOG
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05:55 EDTAAPLQualcomm to supply all modem chips for next iPhone, DigiTimes reports
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